We want our students to learn the importance of getting out into the community and making a difference in the lives of people around them, putting into practice the Character Counts! pillars of Caring and Citizenship. We participate in several different activities throughout the year that help students gain responsibility and become active participants in the community.
Lighthouse Rescue Mission - Coins For Caring
Each year, Cypress joins schools throughout the district to raise money for Tulare’s Lighthouse Rescue Mission. Last year Cypress raised $600.85 dollars to donate to the outreach needs of women and children in our community. Our drive this year was October 19 through October 23. Our goal was to raise $1 per Cypress student, and we did it! With your help we were able to raise $634! This was a great way for our students to put into practice our pillars of character and show that the Cypress community C.A.R.E.s.
American Heart Association - Jump Rope for Heart
Jump Rope for Heart, sponsored by the American Heart Association, raises money to help kids with special hearts. Cypress has had the opportunity to participate in this event the past four years. This year we raised $3,457 to help the American Heart Association reach its goals and had a great time celebrating our accomplishments at our event.
United for Good
United for Good is a partnership of Tulare City Schools geared toward a project supporting our local and global community. This year, Cypress joined the other elementary school in supporting “Operation Gratitude,” which honors our deployed troops, veterans, and wounded warriors. Students donated items to send to deployed soldiers and also raised money through t-shirt and bracelet sales.
Canned Food Drive
Cypress, together with schools across the district, held a canned food drive for those who needed a little extra help this holiday season. With your help, our Scorpions worked together to collect over 1,180 cans to help our community!