Mark Your Calendar

October 17-21    Parent/Teacher Conferences

                            Minimum Day Schedule:

                            Grades 1st - 5th, 8:15-12:30

                                   Grades TK-K, 8:15-12:25

October 17-21   NO after school classes during

                           this week

October 24-31   Red Ribbon Week

                           10/24-Wear Crazy Socks!

October 26         Fall Picture Retake Day

October 28         Spirit Assembly at 8:20

October 31         Halloween Parade at 8:20


Cypress Elementary

The Cypress staff is committed to educating students to their potential and helping them on their way to becoming productive members of society. Cypress students will participate in a standards-based, comprehensive program that meets their individual needs in a positive, child-centered, cooperative environment fostered by parent involvement, a dedicated, caring staff and a supportive community.

Cypress students will become:

  • Self-actualized learners who have mastered a challenging, core curriculum and believe themselves to be capable, significant and able to mold their future as they reflect on their personal accomplishments and direct their own thinking.
  • Skillful communicators who are able to readily acquire and effectively express information, ideas, and emotions through reading, writing, speaking, listening and the use of technology.
  • Problem-solvers who are able to generate practical and innovative solutions to complex intellectual and social problems using critical and creative problems-solving skills.
  • Socially conscientious citizens, who are responsible for their own behaviors, are able to work collaboratively, and demonstrate honesty, empathy fairness, and respect for others as contributing citizens in their ever-enlarging world.





Principal Spotlight


Cypress Paw Prints   October 2016

It is hard to believe we are heading into the month of October for the 2016-2017 school year.  I hope everyone has settled into the school year.  The school partnership between families, teachers, and staff helps make school a healthy place for your children. This month is packed with many activities. Be sure to get connected to the PTA Cypress Newsblast for details on all PTA sponsored events.  

A few of our parents have worked hard to create “The Tiger’s Den.”  This is a place where students can go during recess to create and build projects, play games with friends, read and/or work on homework.  This space is pretty awesome!  Our students had the opportunity to use this space last week with the high temperatures. However, it will officially open next Tuesday during recess.   We are looking for a few donations to help make this place even more special for our Cypress students.  We are looking for the following items:  books (all ages), Legos, building blocks, art supplies (like scissors, glue sticks, coloring books, crayons, markers, colored pencils, white paper), cards, plastic storage tubs.   Bring all donations to the front office and they will be delivered to the den. 

This past Friday, several 5th grade students participated in our annual student council election.  I was so impressed by the confidence our students demonstrated while giving their speeches. Their speeches were filled with many great ideas to help support our school.   Congratulations to all the newly elected officers. I look forward to working with you during your time on student council. Also, this month the student council will be collecting socks for Socktober.  All donations will be taken to Lighthouse Women and Children Shelter.   

 The School Site Council is currently looking for someone to help support our English Language Learning Community.  This person would sit on our School Site Council and also represent our school at monthly District English Learners Advisory Committee (DELAC) meetings.  If you are available and interested in helping to support our school, please contact us.  Our School Site Council meeting will be held on Tuesday, October 11, at 3:00 p.m. in the library, this month due to the school holiday on October 12.   

On October 14th, your child will come home with a progress report to mark the halfway point of the first Trimester.  Parent Conferences are scheduled for the week of October 17-21.  The school will be on a minimum day schedule.  TK and Kindergarten will be dismissed at 12:20 and grades 1-5 will be dismissed at 12:30 each day.  Use your conference time with your child’s teacher to discuss: academic progress, overall behavior and relationships with peers.  Also, on October 14th our students will participate in an assembly sponsored by our PTA.  This assembly will teach character education through “bucket filling.”  Students will be taught through the metaphor of the bucket, dipper, and lid.   Everyone has feelings and we will embrace others by treating one another with positive, caring, accepting and kind behaviors.

On October 24th, Tiger Time, our targeted intervention program, will begin for grades 1-5. We are currently working on the design of the program this year which continues to align to the needs of our students based on current data analysis. This targeted instruction helps support the range of learners through small targeted instruction. This session will last for 6 weeks.   The week of October 24th will also be our Red Ribbon Week. Students will pledge to be drug free by supporting this year’s theme of You Only Live Once (YOLO).  School spirit days will be announced as we get closer to this date. 

On October 31st, at 8:20 please join us in the quad for the annual Halloween Parade.   Students are able to dress in costume, but please remember to keep the costume appropriate for school.  School dress code applies and no weapons.  Students can bring a change of clothes to school for after the parade.


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Cypress Elementary School

4200 Kimber Drive, Newbury Park, CA  Principal:  Mrs. Carey Bartlow
Phone: (805) 498-6683 email:
Fax: (805) 375-5600 fax
Attendance Hotline: (805) 498-6203