The Cypress Village Forecast

Forecast

Monday, 4/18/2022
Front Office Hours:  7:30am - 3:30pm
Spirit Week: Dress Up Like A Teacher 

Tuesday, 4/19/2022
Front Office Hours:  7:30am - 3:30pm
Upper Grade PE
Upper Grade Music
Yogurtland Afterschool 2:15-3:00pm
ACE Class - Beginners Chess: 2:25PM - 3:25PM
ACE Class - ACME Inventors: 2:25PM - 3:25PM
ACE Class - What’s Cooking: 2:50PM - 3:50PM
ACE Class - Journalism and Broadcasting: 2:45PM - 4:45PM
Spirit Week: Wear Your Favorite Sports Jersey

Wednesday, 4/20/2022
Minimum Day
Front Office Hours:  7:30am - 3:30pm
Primary PE
Primary Music
Spirit Week: Where Your Grade Level Color
Family Spirit Night: Handel’s Ice Cream - Tustin Marketplace

Thursday, 4/21/2022
Front Office Hours:  7:30am - 3:30pm
Upper Grade Music
TK PE
ACE Class - STEM Showtime: 2:25PM - 3:25PM
ACE Class - Soccer: 2:25PM - 3:25PM
ACE Class - Beginners Chess: 2:25PM - 3:50PM
ACE Class - Argumentation and Debate Level 1: 2:50PM - 3:50PM
Spirit Week: Monochromatic Day
GATE/APAAS Informational Night - 5:30PM - 6:30PM

Friday, 4/22/2022
Front Office Hours:  7:30am - 3:30pm
Primary Music
Stormy Sprinters
Spirit Week: Dress Up Like Mother Nature/Earth Day
Autism Awareness: Wear Blue


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

News Center
CLICK HERE to visit our News Center.

Inclusion Matters - An Abilities Awareness Event - Wednesday, 4/27
IUSD,  Special Education Department, and the Community Advisory Committee are happy to present our Inclusion Matters Abilities Awareness Event at Beacon Park Elementary from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm. Please click here for Flyer 

Harvest Cup Update
Due to challenges with field availability, Harvest Cup will be moved to the fall of this year, tentatively early December. A limited version of Harvest Cup will be held in May 2022 to ensure that 8th grade students are able to enjoy this experience before moving on to high school. Please direct any questions to info@socalelite.org

Class Placement 2022-23: A Note from Mrs. Lambert
Dear Cypress Village Community,

In preparation for the next school year, Cypress Village recognizes that parents 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, little consideration is 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 for 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 a specific request or pertinent information related to the classroom placement of your child for next school year, please CLICK HERE to submit your request before May 13th, 2022. 

Current Transfers/School of Choice Families - Remain at Cypress Village
Families who are currently enrolled at Cypress Village, but are assigned to a different neighborhood school must get approval from the Principal to continue at Cypress Village for the 2022-2023 school year. 

Cypress Village School Tours
New incoming families are welcome to join us for a school tour! Please click here to view/sign-up for our upcoming tour dates and times for the 2022-2023 school year. Visitors will meet at our front office flagpole.

GATE and APAAS Informational Meeting
Cypress Village will be holding an informational meeting for parents who would like information regarding our school’s “Gifted and Talented Education” program on Thursday, April 21st from 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM in the Multi-Purpose Room. Some of our GATE teachers and principal will provide an overview of Cypress Village’s GATE program and IUSD’s APAAS program, and although anyone is welcome to attend, this meeting is specifically designed for parents of third, fourth, and fifth-grade students who have applied for APAAS or have an interest in their child's possible future participation in the GATE program at Cypress Village. The presentation is not designed for parents of a student currently participating in Cypress Village’s GATE program. The focus of our information meeting will not be on the criteria needed for GATE program admittance. For criteria information, it is recommended that you read the information on this link. If you  are unable to attend this meeting and have general questions about Cypress Village's GATE program or questions regarding the district's APAAS program, please contact your child’s teacher or visit our school’s website.

Open House
Open House will be an in-person event. We are excited to share all that your children have accomplished this year! Mark your calendar for Thursday, April 28th.

Open House Times:
6:00-7:00: 1st - 6th Grades
5:30-6:15: TK, PM Kinder, AUT
6:30-7:15: AM Kinder

Sami Circuit Family Night
Mark your calendars for our virtual Sami Circuit Family Night on Wednesday, May 4th at 6pm.  Sami Circuit is a Social Emotional Learning program that engages our students through weekly videos introducing new social emotional concepts integrated with physical fitness activities shown weekly in their classrooms. A virtual link to join the family night will be provided as we get closer to the date. It is sure to be filled with fun, fitness, and family! 

PATS Supports Grants for Irvine Schools
You may have recently seen Irvine Public Schools Foundation’s announcement of their 2022 Innovative Grants Program awards. Cypress Village has been fortunate to receive IPSF grants in the past, and we look forward to the opportunity to apply again in the future. These grants have the power to bring amazing ideas to life and continue to keep our school and district on the leading edge of innovative teaching and learning! The Innovative Grants Program is an easy way to show our teachers, nurses, and staff how much we appreciate all that they do! For a small donation, IPSF provides the teachers and staff of your choice a certificate of appreciation, which includes a personal message from your family.   

  • To support the PATS campaign and make a donation in honor of a teacher or staff member, please visit https://ipsf.net/pats.  

Virtual Mental Health Presentation
IUSD is hosting a Virtual Mental Health Presentation on April 27, 2022 from 6-7pm on How to Navigate COVID-19 Social Anxiety. During COVID-19, children and adolescents experienced a surprising shift in their social relationships. For some youth, adjustment to extended periods of isolation led to self-doubt and a decreased sense of belonging. This presentation will discuss the signs and symptoms of social isolation in children and adolescents. The impact of social isolation on interpersonal relationships and school avoidance will also be explored. Targeted audience: Pre-K to 12th grade parents. 

To register, click here IUSD Mental Health Speaker Series April 2022

If you have any questions, please contact Christine Guerrero, Supervisor of Mental Health Services at 949-936-7502 or christineguerrero@iusd.org

Stormy Sprinters
Please see below for upcoming practice dates. If you have any questions, please reach out to your Stormy Sprinter’s Coach. 

  • Session 9: 4/22
  • Session 10: 4/29

Coffee with Counselor
CLICK HERE for Coffee with Counselor Flyer.

  • 4-27-22:  Mindfulness
  • 5-25-22:  Mental Health Awareness

IPSF Updates - NEW
To view the latest news from the Irvine Public Schools Foundation, CLICK HERE.


PTA Website: CLICK HERE

YEARBOOK!

- 2 Custom pages are due on April 18!

- There is still time to purchase a yearbook if you have not yet already done so.

** IMPORTANT ** If you have logged in and are not seeing a yearbook that you have purchased, please email president@cypressvillagepta.org 

COMING SOON: CARNIVAL!
Save the date for May 6, 2022!  

We are in need of volunteers to help with set up, with the manning of the game booths and with the clean-up. If you have some time to spare, please do sign up as a volunteer here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSffaGrRS_11IFIXqq-YeE_noJymNuROprQw_DUeyCjMbO9s7g/viewform?usp=sf_link

* There will be free attractions (like bounce houses and slides) and some ticketed ones. ALL CYCLONE STUDENTS WILL BE GIVEN 5 FREE TICKETS to start. These will be handed to your teachers by May 6. Any additional tickets will be sold at $1/ticket. 

Important Upcoming Dates:

- April 20th: Spirit Night - Handel’s Ice Cream - Tustin Marketplace

- April 30th: Kids Run The OC event

- May 2 - 6: Teacher Appreciation Week

- May 4th: PTA Virtual Association Meeting - 6PM (last one for the year)

- May 6th: Carnival!

- May 20th: Volunteer Appreciation Night at Bubble Pop in the District. (Prizes will be given away to our wonderful Volunteers!)

- May 25th: Ninja Nation Field Day

- May 27th: Dad’s Club Night Out At Angel’s Baseball (Star Wars Theme)