Principal's Message

  • Cypress Families,

    Congratulations on completing another Owl-Standing year at Cypress Elementary. On behalf of the Cypress school community, we wish our 2024 5th Grade class continued success in middle school. To our new families, thank you for choosing Cypress and entrusting us with your precious children. Cypress is a great place to “BE”.

    We definitely had a busy and challenging but productive year with much to celebrate. Accomplishments to celebrate this year include, but not limited to, increased community participation in the school events: Literacy Night, S.T.E.A.M Night, ESOL Game Night, Award assemblies, Debate Club, Singing Club, Dual Language Showcase, PreK Matriculation Ceremony, World Language Competition, exciting field trips, etc. that we were able to have and enjoy once again together! Additionally, provide extended learning opportunities (Hoot Camp, Language Enrichment Camp, JEDI Camp, etc.) for our students to work towards closing the achievement gaps. Safety is our #1 priority, as a reminder, when coming to campus please make sure you always have ID with you to enter the building and sign in at the front office. This is always necessary for the utmost security to be able to concentrate on our most important task, Teaching and Learning!

    What we are most proud of, is the quick transition our students, parents and staff made to the new BEST Standards, F.A.S.T Assessments, Benchmark Advance ELA Curriculum, Envision Math Curriculum. WOW is an understatement, for the quick learning that continued to took place to ensure we continue to provide a high-quality education to all our kids. As your principal, I am so proud at the dedication, commitment, collaboration and perseverance everyone demonstrated to get the JOB done! Our accomplishments are made possible by our EXTRAordinary families and staff. Thank you for your love, support and loyalty!

    Summer is here and this is the time students and families look forward to many wonderful events. Summer activities provide valuable experiences in which children learn about themselves and the world around them. Your child’s life can be enriched through reading and journal writing. Please make sure that your child’s day includes time that is set aside for independent reading. Reading is a “sport” with a 12-month season, so please ensure that your child makes it to “practice” every day. There are many resources for your child on the website. Take a look, see what you can find to keep your child engaged! I would like to thank you now for supporting your children with reading this year and thank you in advance for continuing during the summer. Your efforts are greatly appreciated!

    Please stay tuned for information coming for the 2024-2025 school year. It is critical that you follow the updates sent through parentlinks and emails for the latest information. You can also visit for any updates. The school year officially starts on Monday, August 12, 2024.

    May you refuel this summer vacation with rest, relaxation and recreation as we are “One Team, One Dream” Bringing On Our “A” Game into the 2024-2025 school year!

    Luckiest Principal,

    Vanessa Schnur

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