The Cypress Village Forecast

Forecast

Monday, 10/12/2020
Front Office Hours: 7:45am - 3:00pm
2:45PM: School Site Council Meeting

Tuesday, 10/13/2020
Front Office Hours:  7:45am - 3:00pm
Upper Grade Music

Wednesday, 10/14/2020
Front Office Hours:  7:45am - 2:30pm
9:30AM: PTA Board Meeting
Minimum Day

Thursday, 10/15/2020
Front Office Hours:  7:45am - 3:00pm
Upper Grade Music

Friday, 10/16/2020
Reflections Submissions Due
IPSF Giving Day (Wear Orange)
Front Office Hours:  7:45am - 3:00pm
Primary Music


REFLECTIONS 2020: I Matter Because.....
Cyclones please submit your original form of artwork by Friday, October 16th. CLICK HERE for Reflections Flyer.

Daily Home Screening for Students           
Parents CLICK HERE. Please complete this short check each morning before your child leaves for school.

IPSF GIVING DAY - October 16th
Wear Orange and Share Your Photo with #supportipsf #turnirvineorange
TOGETHER WE WILL MAKE THIS YEAR AMAZING FOR STUDENTS! As students begin the new school year, it is clear this year they will need our support more than ever! Save the date for IPSF GIVING DAY and let’s Turn Irvine Orange on October 16th. Great schools don’t just happen, it takes a community dedicated to educational excellence. A community of people like YOU! To support Irvine students and schools. https://ipsf.net/eef2020/  

School Picture Days (All Models) - Save the Date
School Picture Days have been scheduled for all models on Wednesday, February 17th & Wednesday, February 24th. All models will have their photos taken. We will have a daily schedule as these dates get closer, but far enough in advance for families to plan.

Yearbook Photos
We will be collecting yearbook photos for this year’s yearbook. Parents in all models, please take plenty of photos of your children and look for future communication on how to share your photos with us. 

GATE - Parent Representative Needed
Parents of GATE students at Cypress Village:

Each school site is asked to have one parent representative participate in our distinct level GATE meetings. If you are interested in this opportunity, please let me know. For more information about this opportunity, please review this document. 
GATE Site Parent Representative overview of meeting

All parents of GATE students are invited to participate in the parent Book Club. The book this year is William Damon's The Path to Purpose- How Young People Find Their Calling in Life.
Parent Book Club interest form

If you would like to hold a position on the district Community Advisory Committee for GATE, please read about the upcoming board election. Note: You must already be the site representative for your child’s school and you must have a child already in the GATE program.
CAC-GATE Board Election process

Battle of the Schools
We are currently in the top ten in a nationwide challenge, Battle of the Schools, hosted by USAgain! If we win, we plan to add additional water bottle stations around the school. Please ask your friends and family to deposit their gently used clothes and shoes in the Tree Machines in front of our school (by the bike racks) so that Cypress Village can win up to $2,000! We appreciate your support! The Battle of the Schools ends October 14th.

Social Emotional Resources
We acknowledge the increased need for Social/Emotional Learning (SEL) as we plan for a return to school.  Our teachers have been provided resources, lesson plans, and guidelines to specifically address the urgent SEL needs facing our students, namely, building a sense of safety through relationships, routines, and expectations, as well as SEL lessons that foster self-awareness and coping skills.  We have built a “toolkit” for parents as well!  Please see the full toolkit resource here: Parent Toolkit The 3 R's Return to School, or view some key resources below.

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


PTA News
CY Spirit Wear Available for Purchase
Wear your Cyclone pride and support your home school no matter what model you have chosen this year. Parents, you can order Spirit Wear from the comfort of their home and have it delivered to your doorstep. (shipping charges apply). Click here for details. Please email us at info@cypressvillagepta.org with any questions. 

Hoodie Artwork
T-Shirt Artwork

PTA Membership Drive
The easiest way to support the PTA is to become a PTA member.  It only costs $10 and anyone can join!  We like to encourage both parents to be members, plus grandparents, relatives, friends, teachers, and neighbors!  When you join the PTA, you not only receive voting rights at our general association meetings, but also access to PTA member discounts at national and local businesses. CLICK HERE for membership information. CLICK HERE to join.


IVA
Please review the most recent newsletter that was sent out to the IVA community today by our Director of Virtual Learning, Kris Linville: CLICK HERE

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/

Parent Conference Dates:
Spring Conference minimum days - March 22-26

Other Important Dates:

Minimum Days

Tuesday, November 24 Last day before Thanksgiving break
Friday, December 18 Last day before winter break
Friday, January 15 Friday before MLK and Student/Teacher Holiday
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