Week of November 20, 2023

Grammar & Logic School News

We wish you a happy and safe Thanksgiving break. Please remind your interested friends and family that the Prospective Family Open House is scheduled for December 2nd. Giving Tuesday kicks off on Monday, November 27th. This is a wonderful opportunity to support the Aristoi Mission.

Don't forget to order a delicious BBQ plate by November 30th for the upcoming 2nd Annual Aristoi Cypress Christmas Program. Bring a toy for the toy drive and your camera to snap a picture with St. Nick. Enjoy your week off and we look forward to seeing you all on campus soon!

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November 20th - 24th

No school this week - Happy Holidays!

Giving Tuesday is November 28th

We're kicking it off on Monday, November 27th!

Giving Tuesday kicks off the Aristoi Classical Academy Year-End Appeal. However, we're getting a head start at Aristoi Cypress and launching the program on Monday, November 27th! Watch the announcements for more information.

The top 10 contributors on Giving Monday or Tuesday will receive a one-of-a-kind Aristoi Christmas Ornament.

Inaugural Swim Team

First Swim Meet is the Cypress Christian Invitational on Monday, December 4th at 6:15 PM at Cyfair Natatorium, 12550 Windfern Road, Houston, 77064. Warm-ups begin at 5:15 PM for all swimmers. GO Griffins! 

Swim practices are held at Fleet Aquatic Center at 14654 Spring Cypress Drive, Cypress, Texas 77429. Practices are on Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday mornings from 6:00 AM - 7:15 AM in either the indoor or outdoor pools depending on the lanes. The swim season this year is from November 1st through February 1st.

The coaches for Swimming are Mrs. Blacklock and Mr. Small.

Please click on the links below to access all the necessary information regarding uniforms, swim gear, athletic fees, and the athletic handbook.

* Please know families need to complete a waiver for Fleet Swim in order to participate. 

Swim Team Information
Athletic Handbook
Fleet Swim Liability Waiver

Please do not hesitate to reach out to Mr. Pertuso with any questions.

Semester Exams

December 12th - December 15th

These exams account for one-seventh of the fall semester grade for each course. Please note the following changes to the schedule during exam week:

  • The school day begins, as normal, at 7:55 AM.
  • Final exams are held Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday.
  • Each day is an early release day at 12:20 PM. Once students finish with the second exam, they will be dismissed. 

Please discuss with your student what classes he/she has at each time period to understand which finals he/she has each day. Students may bring a snack to school each day. It is recommended they bring a book to read when they are finished testing.  

Please contact Ms. Wallace if you have any questions or concerns.

6th Grade Medieval Tournament, December 11th

Sixth grade Griffins play in various tournaments with games and toys of old as they learn about medieval culture. For more information please contact Mrs. Fast.

K-5 Christmas Parties

You are invited to your scholar's Christmas Party on Friday, December 15th

Class Party Schedule:

10:45 AM - 11:30 AM - Kinder - 2nd grades

11:30 AM - 12:15 PM - 3rd - 5th grades

Here are some important instructions to help make your visit to Aristoi a pleasant experience:

We are expecting many guests. Please adhere closely to the party schedule to assist with parking and to maintain class order.

Please pre-register on this LINK for the Holiday Party.

Please pre-register as soon as possible, but no later than December 13th at 4:00 PM. Pick up your visitor's badge at the front desk.

If you DO NOT pre-register, please park and check-in at the front office with your driver's license. 

Due to space, please do not bring siblings (Aristoi or non-Aristoi) to class parties.  

Please contact your student's teacher if you have any questions. 

Aristoi Cypress Chess Club

Aristoi Classical Academy - Cypress is starting its inaugural Chess Club when we return from Christmas Break. The club is open to students in grades 1-8. Mr. Harkins is instructing grades 1-4 every other Monday, and Mrs. Clark is instructing grades 5-8 every other Thursday. Chess Club meets in the library on scheduled days from 3:30 - 4:15 PM. A calendar is provided to those who are able to join. The inaugural club has 20 open spots in the grades 1-4 meetings and 20 open spots in the 5-8 meetings. It will be first-come, first-served until the spots are filled. Next year, we hope to open the club to more students. 

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Prospective Family Open House, December 2nd

It's that time of year when we cordially invite prospective students and families to join us at Aristoi and learn about our culture, classical education, student life, and more.

Please invite your friends, neighbors, and anyone interested in Aristoi and classical education!

Following is the schedule for the entire Aristoi Network:

  • Aristoi Cypress (K-9*): 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

  • Aristoi Katy Grammar (K-4): 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

  • Aristoi Katy Logic & Rhetoric (5-12): 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

  • Aristoi West Houston (K-5): 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM (at Aristoi Katy Grammar) And 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM (at Aristoi Katy Logic & Rhetoric)

*Aristoi Cypress is adding a 9th grade next year!

Please note that these events start on time.

Please send the link and form below to anyone interested in great classical schools!

RSVP for the Prospective Family Open House

Christmas Program December 5th, @ 6:00 PM at Prince of Peace Catholic Church Hall

(19222 TX-249, Houston, TX 77070)

Lineup of Festivities:

Grab your camera and take a picture with St. Nick: 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Pick up your pre-purchased dinner, hosted by Aristoi Cypress PTO: 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Christmas Program Performance: 6:00 PM

Scripps Spelling Bee,

December 6th

School Bee for 2nd - 8th grade. For more information please contact Mrs. Fast.

Holiday Shopping at the Aristoi Spirit Shop

Check off your holiday shopping list with Aristoi attire. Whether you're looking for gifts for your scholar and family or want to treat yourself to something! Select your preferred item, choose the item color, and add an Aristoi-approved logo.

When making purchases, please follow the guidelines provided on the Aristoi Spirit Shop page.

Friday Spirit Shirts for scholars are identified here.

Student Holiday and Teacher Workday, December 4th

Early Release Days

December 12th - 15th

Students are dismissed at 12:20 PM each day.

December 18th - January 3rd

School Board Meeting, December 11th @ 5:30 PM, Aristoi Katy Logic & Rhetoric School

This month's School Board Meeting is at the Aristoi Katy Logic & Rhetoric School.

Please contact Mrs. Lester if you have any questions.

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Aristoi Cypress PTO & Booster Club Updates

Aristoi Cypress PTO is offering a BBQ Dinner at the Christmas Program on Tuesday, December 5th 

You can purchase a pulled pork sandwich ($12) or a hot dog ($7) for dinner. All dinners come with a drink, chips, and a cookie. Meals must be ordered by November 30th and are available for pick up at Prince of Peace during the night of Aristoi's Christmas Program.

BBQ Pre-Sale 

Snap a picture with St. Nick, December 5th, 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Aristoi Cypress PTO Christmas Spirit Cart is December 7th- 8th, During Lunches

Collecting Toys for Tots

Aristoi Cypress PTO

Ice Cream Friday

Aristoi Cypress PTO

Staff Hospitality

Help stock the Coffee Bar!

For more information:

Contact Aristoi Cypress PTO

Contact Aristoi Cypress Booster Club