The Cypress Village Forecast

Forecast

Monday, 5/10/2021
Front Office Hours:  7:45am - 3:00pm

Tuesday, 5/11/2021
Front Office Hours:  7:45am - 3:00pm
Upper Grade Music
ACE - Bot Ann E (iLab):  2:30pm - 3:30pm

Wednesday, 5/12/2021
Minimum Day
Front Office Hours:  7:45am - 2:15pm
6th Grade Yard Signs Distribution: 1:30pm - 3:30pm

Thursday, 5/13/2021
Front Office Hours:  7:45am - 3:00pm
PTA Board Meeting:  9:30am - 10:30am
Upper Grade Music
ACE - Robotic Pet Vet (iLab):  2:45pm - 3:45pm

Friday, 5/14/2021
Front Office Hours:  7:45am - 3:00pm
School Spirit Day
Primary Music


Updated School Calendar
Please CLICK HERE for the updated school calendar.

Yearbook
Order your Yearbook today! 
"
A Year Like No Other" 
Please visit www.treering.com/validate and use passcode : 1015634838383013
All students, regardless of their model, will be included in the yearbook. Please mention your students grade and email your pictures to yearbook@cypressvillagepta.org to be included in the yearbook page. 

CLICK HERE to learn how to customize your yearbook!

Start Signing Your Yearbook Today!
CLICK HERE to watch a video on how to electronically sign, send, and receive signatures for our Treering Yearbooks! With our students being in different models, this is a great way to ensure that your child gets the signatures they want for their yearbook. Get started today!

PTA Slate of Nominees for the 2021-2022 Executive Board
We are excited to present our slate of nominees for the 2021-2022 PTA Executive Board! Save the date for our elections at our next PTA meeting.

  • President - Jenny Reyes
  • External VP- Autumn Ceniza
  • Treasurer - Win Chan
  • Secretary - Derrek Gabagat
  • VP of Membership - Svetlana Guryanova
  • VP of Fundraising - Anouk Gorokhovsky
  • VP of Programs - Agnes Nguyen
  • Financial Secretary - Olu Shittu
  • Historian - Esther Kang Loh

Cypress Village Pizza Making Night
Message from PTA
We will be hosting a virtual pizza making night with our very own Mrs. Lambert, Mr. Forster, and Ms. Hulley as our pizza making chefs! CLICK HERE for more information on how you can participate at home with your family!

Sami Circuit Family Night
Sami Circuit will be hosting another virtual family fun workout night on Wednesday, May 12th from 6:00-7:00pm! CLICK HERE to join in on the fun!

Class Placement Requests
Every year about this time, the staff and I begin to hear from some parents who want to request a specific teacher or have a special request regarding the classroom placement for their child for the upcoming school year.  Cypress Village recognizes that parents do have valuable information, which could assist in the class placement of their child.  

Examples of this may be:

• an unsatisfactory experience between an older child and a teacher

• neighborhood problems that may necessitate the separation of two children

• description of the traits and characteristics present in a teacher that your child responds to best

We also recognize that parents sometimes have preferences for teachers and may request a specific teacher for their child. Although your request is reviewed, consideration is not given to specific teacher requests. We cannot place children in classes based only on parent preferences or a teacher’s reputation in the community.  Please keep in mind that staffing changes often occur from year to year. This includes teachers that may not return to teach at Cypress Village, new and additional teachers that may be added, and teachers changing grade levels. We group children for instructional purposes, and placing them in classes for other factors would defeat those purposes. Although not guaranteed, requests that include multiple class placement choices have a better chance of being accommodated. Parent requests asking their child to not be placed in a class that includes a specific population of students, a certain classroom composition, or a combination classroom are given no consideration.

In summary, most parents do not request specific teachers for their child or have any additional information to give us, and leave it to us to place their child in an appropriate classroom.  However, if you have pertinent information related to the classroom placement of your child for next school year, please communicate your request in email, with subject line: “Class Placement,” to Mrs. Lambert before May 21st

Daily Home Screening
Please ensure that you go through this Daily Symptom Screener with your child before leaving for school every day. It is essential that a parent calls the attendance line at 949-936-8901 to notify the school that the student is staying home due to illness or has been in contact with a Covid positive person.

Irvine Family Resource Center
The Irvine Family Resource Center provides individualized services designed to meet the needs of our IUSD students and community. The IFRC is offering a variety of Parent Enrichment Workshops during the month of May. In addition, the Irvine Family Resource Center is now accepting new referrals for short term mental health services, case management and to assist with resource linkage. Please click IFRC Parent Enrichment Workshops for more information.

City of Irvine Spring and Summer Recreation Activities
The City of Irvine’s recreation activities newsletter for IUSD, is now available online.  This latest edition includes information about enrichment activities, along with spring and summer camps, for school-aged children. To learn more, including how programs have been modified for COVID health and safety guidelines, click here.  To sign your student(s) up for programs, visit yourirvine.org.  For questions, call 949-724-6600 or email yourirvine@cityofirvine.org.

Spring and Summer Recreation Activities Newsletter for IUSD 
The City of Irvine’s recreation activities newsletter for IUSD, is now available online.  This latest edition includes information about enrichment activities, along with spring and summer camps, for school-aged children. To learn more, including how programs have been modified for COVID health and safety guidelines, click here.  To sign your student(s) up for programs, visit yourirvine.org.  For questions, call 949-724-6600 or email yourirvine@cityofirvine.org.

Irvine Parent Education Program (IPEP)
Irvine Parent Education Programs (IPEP) are FREE seminars and educational workshops offered to Irvine parents throughout the school year. Our goal is to empower parents with the skills and strategies necessary to become active participants in their child’s education. IPEP offers a variety of workshops focused on topics important to parents of IUSD students. Experienced instructors and district-level representatives facilitate the interactive workshops, engaging participants in conversations and hands-on activities. We invite you to register for one or more of the IPEP Parent Workshops on our IUSD Webpage. CLICK HERE for more information.

Free and Reduced Lunch Price Applications Available in the Front Office or On-Line
Students whose families are on limited incomes may qualify to receive free or reduced lunch.  If you would like to apply for your child to receive free or reduced-price lunch, please click here.


Community Mental Health Resources
CLICK HERE to visit our Community Mental Health page. CLICK HERE for Care Solace - Our Mental Health Concierge Services to Connect Families to Outside Resources.

From IUSD’s Prevention and Intervention Department 
Student Support and Planning Survey - Due May 20th

Dear Parents,
We value your insight and input about your student, and any supports you may be interested in accessing this Summer and return in the fall. Please take a moment to complete this brief survey. Our Prevention & Intervention Department will use the results for program planning. Thank you so much for your time.
Elementary Parent Survey Link: http://bit.ly/ElementaryStudentSupportAndPlanningSurvey

CHOC Mental Health Awareness Month
In celebration of Mental Health Awareness Month in May 2021, CHOC’s Mental Health Advocacy Committee volunteers have created some fun activities intended to inspire, inform, reflect and heighten community awareness around mental health, while also reducing the stigma. They are kicking off the campaign with a Check In Challenge throughout the month of May 2021. Use the resources below to participate in CHOC’s Check in Challenge
CHOC’s Mental Health Awareness Month campaign and activities
CHOC Check In Website
The CHOCO Bear Coloring Sheet

CHOC Children’s Mental Health Education Program recently put on a “Building Resilience in Youth” Presentation for our Cypress Village Community. Below are the resources they have provided to us.
The PDF of Dr. Casados’ presentation
CHOC’s free downloadable mental health resources
CHOC’s online mindfulness videos

Care Solace
CLICK HERE for Care Solace Mental Health Services
In order to better serve our students, families, and staff, IUSD has partnered with Care Solace mental health services to connect families to outside care providers. Care Solace provides concierge services to assist families in navigating mental health services in the community.  Care Solace’s team is available 24/7 and can support you in any language.  If you would like to use Care Solace to help you find a provider:

Care Solace will assign a personal Care Concierge to support you through the process of finding mental health care.  They will identify available providers who accept your insurance; private, Medi-Cal, sliding scale, or cost-free options.  They will help you book an appointment and check-in with you afterwards to see if you like the provider or need additional support.

Coffee with the Counselor - CLICK HERE for Flyer
"Hot Coffee" Last Wednesday of each month (morning), @ 7:30a- 8:15a
"Iced Coffee" Last Wednesday of each month  (afternoon), @ 1:00p- 1:45p
Join in to learn about how we can work together to build our Cypress Village students' social and emotional well-being. If you are interested in attending, please fill out Google Form  
Hope to see you there!

Parent Videos and Resources 
CLICK HERE for short and engaging video Parent Pep Talks designed to offer strategies and suggestions for some of the greatest challenges parents are currently facing.  This series of videos begins with Adult Self-Care because we often take care of our children before we take care of ourselves. They are followed by videos that provide practical strategies for thriving through the ever-complex adolescent years. 


IVA District Newsletter
Our Director of Virtual Learning, Kris Linville, will be sending out the most recent newsletter, by email, later today. This newsletter gets sent out every Friday. Please keep an eye out and check your spam folder in case you don’t receive it. 

Cantrell Photos
IVA parents will be able to pick up their child’s photo when Chromebooks are turned in at the end of the year. 

IUSD’s Virtual Academy Website
If you haven’t checked out IUSD’s Virtual Academy website, you can click here for more resources, IVA’s calendar, and more information: https://iva.iusd.org/

Follow IVA’s Instagram Account: @ivaiusd

Other Important Dates:
Minimum Days
Friday, May 28 Friday before Memorial Day
Friday, June 4 Last day of school
You can access the IVA Calendar for the 2020-2021 school year here: IVA 2020-2021 Calendar