• February 29, 2024

    In March, we will learn and review Habit 6, Synergize. Synergize means when two or more people work together to create a better solution than either would have thought of alone. It’s not your way or my way, but a better way. Synergy is taking good ideas and making them better by working together. 

    Examples of synergy come from nature, history, literature, and personal experiences. For example, synergy happens in nature when a flock of geese heads south for the winter. The geese fly in a V formation because due to the updraft, the entire flock can fly farther than if each bird flew alone.

    1. Please wear class shirts on March 7th for our JUMP FOR CYPRESS event!

    2. March 5th was a Principal Coffee Talk and the date is postponed until our April meeting- our next Coffee Talk will be April 2.  

    3. Online Pre-K Registration will open on March 4th. All documentation must be received by March 28th to be included in the lottery process.  Once you complete your online application, CSE Registrar Wendy Woolard, will reach out to you via email to schedule an appointment to bring in the required documentation.  Please reach out to her at wendy.woolard@dsisdtx.us if you have any questions or need assistance.

    4. Please check Lost and Found!  Many items such as jackets, sweatshirts, water bottles, and lunch boxes need to be found.  On Friday, March 8th, any items remaining will be donated to a local clothing drive.

    5. 4th Grade Families!  March 7th, 8:00 am-9:00 am, in the CSES Cafeteria our 4th graders will showcase their research on a historical figure through a Wax Museum! RSVP here. The RSVP will close on Tuesday, March 5th at noon. Thank you!

    6. Read Across America is March 4-8!  The theme is Read Across Drip: In our Reading PHASE. Get ready for a week of reading adventures inspired by the upcoming eclipse. We hope this week sparks a love for reading, imagination, and the wonders of the universe. Each day will have a theme to explore in class. We are excited to spread the love for literacy throughout our learning community. 

    7. We are so excited to have you on campus for Field Day 2024! A VISITOR BADGE IS REQUIRED to attend. Please have your badge visible during the entire Field Day. **WE CAN ONLY PRE-PRINT A BADGE IF YOU HAVE RECENTLY HAD YOUR ID SCANNED AT CSE. If we have not recently scanned your ID, please allow extra time to check in at the front desk with your photo ID.**  After you receive your Visitor Badge, please proceed to the track area.   If you plan to take your child home with you after Field Day, be sure to check in with your child's teacher to officially sign them out. WE WILL NOT BE CHECKING OUT SIBLINGS FROM THE FRONT OFFICE AFTER 2:30. Please plan accordingly.

    *RSVP before noon, Monday, March 25th*  Event Details: Location: Track Area Date: Thursday, March 28th  Time: PK - 2nd 8:00 A.M. - 11:00 A.M.  /  3rd - 5th 12:00 P.M. - 2:40 P.M.

    1. Career Day is Coming on March 27th! Interested in volunteering and sharing all about your career with our students?! If so, please click on this flyer and submit the google form attached. Due to time constraints spots are limited. We would love to have you a part of this day!:)

    2. DSHS Head Volleyball Coach, Michael Kane, is offering Youth Volleyball Development Clinics for Grades 1-5 at the High School Gym.  DS Lady Tigers have received many accolades over the years and this is a great opportunity to begin developing the next generation of Tiger Volleyball Athletes.  Learn more here

    3. DSHS Junior, Audrey Staker, has a club called the Golden Years Club and is hosting an Easter Egg Hunt at Ledgestone Senior Living on March 30th from 12:00-1:00. Since many senior citizens have mobility restrictions, we are inviting Cypress Elementary students to participate! There will be Easter Eggs hidden, tons of food, fun music, and more. We would love to have you guys in attendance. We're capping it at around 100 children, but honestly, the more the merrier! Here is the link to sign up. https://forms.gle/3SHC9psBr67ZVRjZ7

     CSES PTA NEWS:

    • March Calendar

    • JUMP for CYPRESS update - Congratulations Cypress Springs families! We have reached our $50,000 milestone goal! Wow! We are so close to our overall goal of $75,000! Thank you for your support and generosity! We are so excited for all the amazing things we will be able to do for the school in the next year! If you haven't registered yet, click here to sign up!

    • Weekend 2 Challenge: this weekend (Friday-Sunday) the class in each grade level that raises the most money will win a donut party on Monday! GO TIGERS!!

    • The big day is almost here! Students - remember to practice those jumps and be ready for March 7th when you will earn all those pledges you have been collecting! We still need a few more volunteers for the event, sign up here.  

     CSES Mission:  We Trust!  We Accept!  We Persevere!

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  • February 22, 2024

    We are wrapping up the last days of February and our learning about Habit 5: Seek First to Understand, then to be Understood.  Ask your children why it is important to be honest. 

    1. February 22 from 6-7:30 pm is our Annual Cultures Around the World event!  Come and celebrate our culture and diversity! 

    2. Please help us with starting our day of learning on time with on-time arrivals.  The campus opens at 7:00 am and school begins at 7:45 am.  Students need time to walk to class, unpack, and get settled before the learning begins. Thank you for your support!

    3. Lunch Guests- we love having families visit for lunch!  Please know it is expected that parents eat only with their personal children and that if you decide to eat outside the cafeteria, students are to remain seated during lunchtime.  Thank you!

    4. Winter 2023-2024 NWEA MAP reports are now available in Skyward Family Access under Report Card/Portfolio for you to review. Please see the following attachment for instructions on how to find your student's report.

    5. The Interim 3B grade reports were posted to Family Access for grades 3-12 on 2/22/24.

    6. March 5th was a Principal Coffee Talk and the date is postponed until our April meeting- our next Coffee Talk will be April 2.  

    7. Read Across America is March 4-8!  The theme is Read Across Drip: In our Reading PHASE. Get ready for a week of reading adventures inspired by the upcoming eclipse. We hope this week sparks a love for reading, imagination, and the wonders of the universe. Each day will have a theme to explore in class. We are excited to spread the love for literacy throughout our learning community. 

    8. In the past few weeks, our 3rd-5th graders have received lessons from our counselors regarding bullying and cyberbullying. Cyberbullying, an issue in today's digital age, poses significant threats to the well-being and mental health of individuals, particularly adolescents. It manifests in various forms, including harassment, spreading rumors, and the posting of hurtful or humiliating content online. Unlike traditional forms of bullying, cyberbullying can occur 24/7, reaching victims in the supposed safety of their homes and beyond. Addressing cyberbullying demands collective action from parents and educators to create safer online environments, promote digital literacy, and foster empathy and respect among users. By working together, we can combat cyberbullying and cultivate a culture of kindness and inclusivity both online and offline. Please see this link for more information on Family Tips for cyberbullying.

    9.  DSHS Junior, Audrey Staker, has a club called the Golden Years Club and is hosting an Easter Egg Hunt at Ledgestone Senior Living on March 30th from 12:00-1:00. Since many senior citizens have mobility restrictions, we are inviting Cypress Elementary students to participate! There will be Easter Eggs hidden, tons of food, fun music, and more. We would love to have you guys in attendance. We're capping it at around 100 children, but honestly, the more the merrier! Here is the link to sign up. https://forms.gle/3SHC9psBr67ZVRjZ7

     CSES PTA NEWS:

    • JUMP for CYPRESS: The CSE PTA Spring Fundraiser kicks off TODAY!! Look in your student’s backpack for lots of information about what we have planned and click here to learn more!  

      • Register your student here and start collecting pledges! Help us raise funds to support CSES teacher grants, updates to outdoor spaces including new and improved soccer goals, new Wonderbooks for the library, teacher appreciation events (help us show our teachers and staff lots of love!), Fall Fun Fest, student programs such as STEAM Appreciation, Talent Show, Spelling Bee, new school event chairs, and much more! We will also donate 1% of funds raised for CSES to the Dripping Springs Community Library! 

      • Students will participate in 8 fun Jump Challenges during their Essentials period on March 7th! Sign up to help at the event here! Space is limited to volunteers only so sign up soon!

      • We have lots of fun school-wide celebrations and awards planned! If each student raises $113 we will reach our goal of $75,000! Thank you, donors! Go TIGERS! 

    • PTA Board Elections Coming up! The PTA Membership Elects a new board every year. Terms are one year and can be held for only two max, so we have a number of board members who are either shifting roles or not seeking re-election, but all positions are up for nominations. This means we kicked off the process to start the election at our General Meeting on 2/20. The Nominating Committee was formed, and we will be sending out info on how to submit nominations soon!

    • Yearbook

    • Order your yearbooks before it’s too late! Deadline: March 29!

    • If you've taken photos at an event and want your awesome pics included in the yearbook, please share them here: Yearbook Photo Upload

     CSES Mission:  We Trust!  We Accept!  We Persevere!

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  • February 15, 2024

    This month we have been learning about Habit 5: Seek First to Understand, then to be Understood. Ask your child what it means to whole body listen.  We listen with our eyes, our ears, and our hearts. 

    1. February 16 and 19 are Student Holidays! Enjoy the long weekend.

    2. Mark your calendars for our Annual Campus Advisory Council (CAC) Public Meeting on February 21 at 3:15 pm.  We will review our Texas Academic Performance Report (TAPR). Public Meeting: Each campus-level committee shall hold at least one public meeting per year. The required meeting shall be held after receipt of the annual campus rating from TEA to discuss the performance of the campus and the campus performance objectives. Education Code 11.253(g)

    3. Join us on February 21 for a session on Building Resiliency.  Click here for information.

    4. February 22 is School Bus Driver Appreciation Day!  Please thank your driver for service to our families of CSES!

    5. February 22 from 6-7:30 pm is our Annual Cultures Around the World event!  Come and celebrate our culture and diversity! 

    6. DSISD is seeking feedback from stakeholders on the design and programming of the district’s second high school. A community input survey is open to the public until Friday, Feb. 23 at dsisdtx.us/highschool2survey. We encourage parents, students, staff, and community members to complete the survey and share your opinions with us! 

    7. Friendly Safety Reminder from our Transportation Team: If your student is in 2nd grade or younger, they will not be allowed to exit the bus in the afternoon if a designated guardian is not present, they will be returned to school. Please ensure the bus driver knows you are coming up to the bus door to let them know who you are picking up. This guardian can also be a sibling in 3rd grade or older who exits the bus with them. Please go to your Smart Tag Parent Portal and check that the people you allow your student to exit the bus with are on the Guardian's list. You can add and remove people from this list in the parent portal. Thank you for helping us ensure all students arrive home safely.

    8. Tiger Madness Special Olympics is coming March 20, 2024, to DSHS!  If you or someone you know is interested in participating as an athlete, learn more here.  If you are interested in volunteering, learn how to sign up here.  

     

    CSES PTA NEWS:

    • uncheckedLive Newsletter: Head over there for the Tiger Tales content regularly updated whenever you need it! Live Newsletter
    • uncheckedPTA General Meeting 2/20 This month's meeting is a biggie! We will be talking about: The Spring Fundraiser,  Upcoming Board Elections,  The new Dripping Springs Community Library! We have Special Guests from the Dripping Springs Community Library, our very own Mrs. Melinda Laird and their Capital Campaign Manager, Sarah Rose to talk about the new Library being built, plus all the fun programs they offer. They'll even sign folks up for library cards afterward if you don't have yours yet! Can't wait to see you there! RSVP Here 
    • uncheckedSpring Fundraiser: JUMP for Cypress! We will be doing something NEW this year!! The annual CSE PTA Spring Fundraiser is happening March 7th! Students will collect online pledges starting Thursday, February 22nd and complete Jump challenges during their essentials period on March 7th. Help us raise funds to support CSES teacher grants, teacher appreciation events, updates to outdoor spaces, student programs such as STEAM Appreciation, Spelling Bee and much more! Be on the lookout for more information coming home soon!  Questions: fundraising@csepta.org
    • uncheckedFab Fridays! February is here, and we've got some special ways we will be showing our amazing educators some love! Coming up:🠲🠵 Feb 23rd - Souper Lunch for Super Teachers!  We are asking for donations for all kinds of soups, bread, etc. Signup Genius link is here as well as on the PTA Events Calendar.Souper Lunch Donation Signup
    • uncheckedYearbook
    • Order your yearbooks before it’s too late! Deadline: March 29!

    • If you've taken photos at an event and want your awesome pics included in the yearbook, please share them here: Yearbook Photo Upload

     CSES Mission:  We Trust!  We Accept!  We Persevere!
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  • February 8, 2024

    We had an incredible week at CSES!  We hosted a Leader in Me event with about 100 guests from around the state and Sean Covey (son of Dr. Stephen Covey) stopped by to tour our campus!  Our students and staff shined!

    1. Our CSE Cultures Around the World Celebration will take place on Thursday, February 22nd starting at 6:00 PM. We are excited to have some of our families host culture stations! Our third graders will sing at 6:30 pm in a musical performance in the cafeteria. If you are interested in being part of this event there are opportunities to bring food items to represent their family's culture and run an activity station. Please fill out this form if you are interested in helping highlight the many wonderful cultures representative of our CSE families. 

    2. February 16 and 19 are Student Holidays! Enjoy the long weekend.

    3. Mark your calendars for our Annual Campus Advisory Council (CAC) Public Meeting on February 21 at 3:15 pm.  We will review our Texas Academic Performance Report (TAPR). Public Meeting: Each campus-level committee shall hold at least one public meeting per year. The required meeting shall be held after receipt of the annual campus rating from TEA to discuss the performance of the campus and the campus performance objectives. Education Code 11.253(g)

    4. DSISD is seeking feedback from stakeholders on the design and programming of the district’s second high school. A community input survey is open to the public until Friday, Feb. 23 at dsisdtx.us/highschool2survey. We encourage parents, students, staff, and community members to complete the survey and share your opinions with us! 

    5. Friendly Safety Reminder from our Transportation Team: If your student is in 2nd grade or younger, they will not be allowed to exit the bus in the afternoon if a designated guardian is not present, they will be returned to school. Please ensure the bus driver knows you are coming up to the bus door to let them know who you are picking up. This guardian can also be a sibling in 3rd grade or older who exits the bus with them. Please go to your Smart Tag Parent Portal and check that the people you allow your student to exit the bus with are on the Guardian's list. You can add and remove people from this list in the parent portal. Thank you for helping us ensure all students arrive home safely.

    6. Tiger Madness Special Olympics is coming March 20, 2024, to DSHS!  If you or someone you know is interested in participating as an athlete, learn more here.  If you are interested in volunteering, learn how to sign up here.  

     CSES PTA NEWS:

    PTA General Meeting 2/20

    This month's meeting is a biggie! We will be talking about:


    🠯 The Spring Fundraiser

    🙋 Upcoming Board Elections

    📚 The new Dripping Springs Community Library!

    We have Special Guests from the Dripping Springs Community Library, our very own Mrs. Melinda Laird, and their Capital Campaign Manager, Sarah Rose to talk about the new Library being built, plus all the fun programs they offer. They'll even sign folks up for library cards afterward if you still need yours! Can't wait to see you there!

    RSVP Here 

    Fab Fridays!

    February is here, and we've got some special ways we will be showing our amazing educators some love!

    Coming up:

    🥓🥞 Feb 9th - Breakfast provided by PTA 

    🥤🫶 Feb 16th - Fizzy Drinks to staff and educators.  Families can drop off donations by the office for this day.

    🠲🠵 Feb 23rd - Souper Lunch for Super Teachers!  We are asking for donations for all kinds of soups, bread, etc. The Signup Genius link is here as well as on the PTA Events Calendar.

    Souper Lunch Donation Signup

    🠫☕ Feb 2nd - Coffee & Chocolates. The PTA is coordinating this one, but families can drop chocolate donations by the office!

    CSES Mission:  We Trust!  We Accept!  We Persevere!

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  • February 1, 2024

    We loved celebrating the 100th Day of School!  We are thrilled for an exciting week as we enter into February!  On the 7th, CSES is honored and proud to host visitors from around the state as a Leader in Me Site Visit! Please have your students wear our class shirts!

    We are so proud to be part of TIGER NATION!

    1. Our CSE Cultures Around the World Celebration will take place on Thursday, February 22nd starting at 6:00 PM. We are excited to have some of our families host culture stations! Our third graders will sing at 6:30 pm in a musical performance in the cafeteria. If you are interested in being part of this event there are opportunities to bring food items to represent their family's culture and run an activity station. Please fill out this form if you are interested in helping highlight the many wonderful cultures representative of our CSE families. 

    2. Support DSISD and HUNT for jobs at the District Job Fair on February 8th from 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM!  Sign up to be a Substitute or learn more about our open positions in DSISD!  There will be on-site interviews for Kids Club Workers, Custodians, and Special Education Instructional Aides.  Come learn more and join our Tiger team!

    3. Wear class shirts on February 7th!

    4. The week of February 5th-9th is National School Counseling Appreciation Week!  We are grateful for our fabulous counselors, Mrs. Guerra and Mrs. McLaurin!

    5. Mark your calendars for our Annual Campus Advisory Council (CAC) Public Meeting on February 21 at 3:15 pm.  We will review our Texas Academic Performance Report (TAPR). Public Meeting: Each campus-level committee shall hold at least one public meeting per year. The required meeting shall be held after receipt of the annual campus rating from TEA to discuss the performance of the campus and the campus performance objectives. Education Code 11.253(g)

     

    CSES PTA NEWS:

    â ±ï¸  Time commitment: 2-3 hours

    â ° During school hours: yes

    👨†👧†👦 Will you get to hug your kiddo? Probably!

    â ±ï¸  Time commitment: 45m (3 slots: Choose 1 or ALL!) + 1.5 hr training (Fri 2nd 1-2:30)

    â ° During school hours: Yes (8:30-11 am)

    👨†👧†👦 Will you get to see your kiddo? Yes

    3-5th Grade Feb 6th:

    â ±ï¸  Time commitment: 5 hours

    â ° During school hours: Yes (7:30 am-12:30 pm)

    👨†👧†👦 Will you get to see your kiddo? Yes

    • uncheckedYearbook: Yearbooks are on sale now!! and you are running out of time! If you've taken photos at an event and want your awesome pics included in the yearbook, please share them here: Yearbook Photo Upload
    • uncheckedFab Fridays! February is almost upon us, and we've got some special ways we will be showing our amazing educators some love!

    🠫☕ Feb 2nd - Coffee & Chocolates. The PTA is coordinating this one, but families are welcome to drop chocolate donations by the office!

    🥓🥞 Feb 9th - Breakfast provided by PTA 

    🥤🫶 Feb 16th - Fizzy Drinks to staff and educators.  Families can drop off donations by the office for this day.

    🠲🠵 Feb 23rd - Souper Lunch for Super Teachers!  We are asking for donations for all kinds of soups, bread, etc. Signup Genius link is here as well as on the PTA Events Calendar. Souper Lunch Donation Signup

    • unchecked Digital Calendar (volunteer survey idea!): We've created a digital calendar that you can add to your phone/computer calendar from here to keep you in the loop for all of the events and volunteer opportunities coming up at CSE. We've also added a feed to the homepage of the CSE PTA Website to keep you updated there as well.
    • unchecked February Calendar: Here is the printable Calendar
     CSES Mission:  We Trust!  We Accept!  We Persevere!
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