OCTOBER 21, 2021

October is flying by and we are quickly approaching the holiday season.  This time of year is a great time to reflect on what we are grateful for.  Dr. Tudor and I are beyond grateful for our learning community here at Cypress Springs Elementary.  Our staff is top-notch.  Our students are stellar.  And our families are splendiferous!   It takes a village to raise up positive contributors and life-long learners and we are thankful for our village.  Thank you for your continued support!  

  1. See you at Cypress Sprinters tomorrow morning at 7:15!

  2. Thursday, October 21, Term 1 Grades will post to Family Access.  Please log in to view your child’s progress. We promote and encourage the best effort and a growth mindset for our children.  

  3. CSES Healthy Habits Week is October 25- 29.  We are excited for this week!  Click here for information regarding the dress-up days. Friday, October 29th is our first Annual CSES Character Parade (tied into Healthy Habits Week).  Our parade will take place outside at 8:30 am.  Students are asked to dress up as their favorite book character based on a book they have read.  Please have the children bring their books and leave masks or scary dress at home.  Families are welcome to attend and will spread out outside. 

  4. For families that are interested, we will meet in January, February, and April for a book study based on the book The Whole-Brain Child by Daniel J. Siegel and Tina Payne Bryson.  If you would like to participate, please purchase your copy and mark your calendars for January 11 (discuss intro, chapters 1 and 2), February 8 (chapters 3 and 4), and April 12 (chapters 5, 6, and closing).  We will learn more about 12 strategies to nurture our children’s developing minds. 

  1. The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, also known as IDEA, is a federal law that gives eligible students with disabilities the right to receive special education services and assistance in school. To be eligible for special education services, a student with a disability must need instruction that is specially designed to meet the student’s unique needs based on that disability. If you suspect that your child may have a disability, you may request a special education evaluation.  Please see the below link and/or attachment for more information.  Updates in Special Education  Updates in Special Education -Spanish 

  2. The Bookfair is in process!  Click here for more information.

  3. Please support our DSHS Toys for Tots Campaign

  4. Click here for information for K-5 about upcoming holiday camps.  Here is camp information for 3-5-year-olds.

  5. Help us honor our Veterans by sending in pictures of family members that are Veterans.  Click here for information.

  6. Our Campus Advisory Council’s next meeting is Nov 3, 2021 at 3:45 pm in the Center for Learning & Innovation.  This meeting is a public meeting and others are invited to attend. 

    1. Role of CAC: Campus Advisory Councils are committees of parents, students, business and community representatives, teachers, principals, and other campus staff. The formation of CACs is required by state law (Texas Education Code, §11.251). Specific functions of CACs include providing review and comment on: Campus Educational Program, Campus Performance, Campus Improvement Plan, Campus Staff Development Plan, Campus-Level Waiver Requests to the State, Campus Budget 

  7.  The DSISD Dyslexia team will be hosting our Annual Dyslexia Parent Information night on Wednesday, Oct. 27 from 5:30 to 7. This will be a virtual event for anyone interested in learning more about dyslexia and tips for supporting their children with dyslexia at home. Everyone is welcome to attend and no registration is required. Click here for information.

  8. Activity Fees are due for PK-4th grade on October 31, 2021.  Please visit the District Webstore.  Click on Cypress Springs Elementary, select Activity Fees, and choose your child (ren) grade levels to pay.  These fees cover field trips.  5th Grade families, please use the same process to pay for Camp Champions by October 15, 2021.  THANK YOU!

  9. CSE PTA Updates

  • Book Fair Preview Week is almost complete, but it’s not too late to sign up to volunteer as a Shopping Helper or Cashier at the Book Fair on October 26-29. In addition, if your child plans to shop at the Book Fair, you can add money to their eWallet Here! Parents are also welcome to come shop with their students during their assigned shopping time or during Fun Fest 5:30-7:30 pm on Thursday 10/28. Families are also invited to donate to your teacher’s eWallet, so they can purchase books from their wishlist.

  • Cypress Fun Fest is next Thursday, October 28 from 5:30 pm-8 pm! Make sure to follow us on Social Media to get more information about Food, Activities, Silent Auctions, Teacher Buy A Spots, and more! FacebookInstagram, & Twitter. Also please see this message from the PTA President about this fun community event and fundraiser.  

  • Check out our PTA Facebook Group for a chance to show off your family and get to know other families at CSE with Family Fun Friday!

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