This note was written by two fourth-grade girls. It was complete unsolicited, they came up with it on their own. One girl, who’s parents say doesn’t like to do homework, came home one day this week and demanded “I need a computer!” She then typed it up and gave it to her parents. Our kids are great!
Registration day is July 23. The office will be open 9am to 8pm.
Returning families need to process registration forms online. Directions are: Sign in to Renweb, got to family informaiton, go to enrollment/reenrollment and follow the prompts as given. You have to use your orginal email address that you first registered on Renweb for the process to work. New families need to manually fill out the forms in the office.
We are looking forward to seeing many of you on the 23rd!
Calling All Cypress Artists:
Inspire your kids’ creativity to soar with ArtWise Art Camp: “All About Air!” Our newest camp series introduces students to the science of air through ART! ArtWise is holding the camp on your school campus June 8th-12th.Students work with a variety of mediums including: water color, acrylic, paper sculpture, and clay! Create 2 conceptual “air” projects daily. Sign-up online for 1, 2, 3, 4 or 5 days www.artwisenw.com – unde
Teachers at Cypress Adventist School are well prepared. All Cypress teachers have completed a rigorous dual certification process having certification from Washington State and by the North American Division of Seventh-Day Adventist Office of Education.
Four Cypress Staff members are recent world travelers. Their travels include cultural enrichment trips to: Asia (Cambodia, Vietnam), continental Europe, Eastern Europe (Romania), Greece, Turkey and South Africa.
Cypress teachers endeavor to keep current both by professional reading and by participating in workshops and webinars.
Recent continuing education experiences of Cypress Teachers include participation in the following:
- Parenting/Teaching with Love and Logic – Jim Fay
- The Whole-Brain Child – Dr. Dan Siegel
- Brain Rules – Dr. John Medina
- Why Students Don’t Like School – Dr. Daniel Willlingham
- Ren Web – Total electronic record keeping for schools
Our Cypress teachers endeavor to be models of life-long learning.
Does one have to be an Adventist to enroll a student at Cypress School? The answer is NO.
In recent years about 40% of our students come from belief systems other than Adventist. Faith traditions represented in our school family in recent years include the following: Adventist, Baha’i, Baptist, Buddhist, Catholic, Islam, LDS, Methodist, Non-denominational Protestant, and Orthodox, plus some who are not aligned with a particular church but want a faith and values-based education for their children. We believe that God’s love extends to all of his children and that his family on earth is made up of a large tent of people.
We feel that the most significant measure of spirituality is found in how we treat each other. We believe that personal spirituality and values are best expressed in behaviors and actions. While we don’t hide the unique things that make us Adventist, we don’t believe in forcing others to believe the way that we do.
A Spiritual Community
Our religious values and Bible curriculum are centered in the historic Judeo-Christian faith tradition found in the Scriptures. Students in lower grades study Bible heroes and learn Bible memory verses. Upper grade religion classes focus on a literature-based approach to studying the Bible. Students study both Old and New Testament Bible Books and themes in their whole literary context.
We have school wide chapel every Friday. Classes take turns leading in songs, praise, and prayer. A local area pastor or one of our teachers shares a short story or experience. This weekly event helps create a spiritually inclusive family feel on our campus. We experience great joy in praising God together.
Each quarter (four times a year) the Cypress Family leads in a worship service in one of the school constituent Adventist Churches that supports the school financially. Students lead in praise songs, choir, chime and hand bell choirs, Scripture readings, prayers, and sometimes a children’s story. These are powerful moments when our whole school family infuses local church communities with dynamic young life leading out in corporate worship of our great God. These occasions conclude with a social hour where a vegetarian meal is served by the host church.
Our Pre-K class offers young students a sneak peak into the world of Kindergarten.
Pre-K students meet 3 days a week for half days (mornings) and share a classroom with our full day Kindergartners. They get to experience a little taste of school, with all the play and exploring that is part of a Pre-K experience.
Our teacher enjoys this format and says both the Pre-K students and the Kindergarten really benefit from this combined class. The kids are able to learn and play in parallel with the other class and help each other along the way.
Contact us to find out about our free pizza lunch visitation days!
Visitors to our campus often comment on the diversity of our student population. We are indeed a global community. Cultural backgrounds of school families in recent years include the following countries: Argentina, Chile, China, Ethiopia, Eretria, Guatemala, Honduras, India, Indonesia, Kenya, Korea, Japan, Mexico, Pacific Islands, Pakistan, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Taiwan, the United States, and Venezuela. We treasure this cultural richness. It infuses our school family with an exposure to and an appreciation of the diversity in our world.
Cypress Adventist School is part of the community of Adventist schools which are operated in nearly 200 countries around the world. This affiliation enables us to be a part of the global world community.
Special events and programs at Cypress often incorporate the dress, music, and foods represented in our diverse community. An example is the Social Studies Fair/Open House coming Sunday, March 15, 2015.
We’re fast approaching the end of 2014, and while you’re thinking of your year-end giving we hope you’ll keep Cypress Adventist School in mind. We have $50,000 to raise for scholarships for needy students. Remember, too, that if you donate your good-running vehicle and Cypress keeps it for our use you may be able to deduct the full fair market value. (See IRS Publication 4303 for more information. An appraisal may be required.)
Please feel free to contact me at 425-775-3578 or by email if our office can be of assistance to you.
Lowell Dunston, Principal