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Local Table – A New Place to Wine and Dine in Cypress, TX

We’ve got a super new place to wine and dine in Brdgleand – Local Table has arrived. Yummy quesadillas are a family favorite so far… Locally sourced produce on your table and a lively suburban family vibe! – Check it out and let me know your favorites! ⠀ Lakeland Village Center at 10535 Fry Road in Cypress.⠀ ⠀ ⠀

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CFISD - Keeps on Growing

Major construction projects underway within Cy-Fair ISD

 Cy-Fair ISD makes preparations to open 5 schools in 2 years

In response to the growth and new development in Northwest Harris County communities like Cypress, Cy-Fair ISD has embarked upon an aggressive expansion plan. This article from the Community Impact | Cy-Fair provides an insight into the projects underway and planned. September 16, 2015

Construction is underway on two multischool sites, several new facilities and updates to older campuses as Cy-Fair ISD works to keep up with student growth.

“Because of the economic downturn in 2008, there were a lot of construction projects planned several years ago that had to be delayed,” Superintendent Mark Henry said. “We’re in the process of catching up. On the other hand, over the next five years we’re expecting around 9,000 or 10,000 new students, so we’re dealing with growth that occurred over the last seven years and growth that will occur over the next five years.”

Construction projects

CFISD was the fifth-fastest-growing school district in Texas during the 2014-15 school year, adding nearly 1,600 new students, according to a study by demographic firm Population Survey Analysts.

“The district is growing rapidly, and we’re pushing 115,000 students this year,” said Dillon Brady, CFISD assistant superintendent for facilities and construction. “Between now and 2017 we’re opening two high schools, two elementary schools and replacing an elementary school. We’re trying to stay in front of our needs.”

Construction is nearly 50 percent complete on Cypress Park High School, which is part of a 175-acre property at FM 529 and Westgreen Boulevard. The site will also house a middle school, expected to open by 2019, and an elementary school, which will open by 2020.

There are numerous advantages to building a multi-school site—or educational village—ranging from cost savings to shared roadways and providing a sense of community for the students, Brady said.

“It’s an advantage for students and families in that your child can start kindergarten at that site and go all the way through 12th grade,” Henry said. “We think there are advantages with bus routes and transportation costs, and we have a centralized kitchen so it’s easier to deliver meals to those campuses. There are a lot of cost savings.”

The multi-school site in Bridgeland is located between the Grand Parkway and future Mason Road, south of the future Bridgeland Creek Parkway. Construction began in late August on High School No. 12, which will be 570,000 square feet and four stories tall.

Construction is also underway on an adjacent 120,000-square-foot elementary school that will open for the 2017-18 school year. A middle school is planned for the site as well but has not been included in a bond.

The new campuses were designed with flexible spaces in mind, giving teachers the ability to create a unique culture of learning, Brady said.

“The way that High School No. 12 is placed and oriented allows for indoor and outdoor learning activities in a safe learning environment,” he said. “Inside you’ll see more glass, learning walls and activities built into the facility.”

read the complete article at CI-CyFair

 

Back to School - Jessical Harlesss

The Many Faces of Going Back to School

The first day of school is one of anticipation and excitement.  I found this poem that pretty well sums up how many parents feel each day as we send them off to school…
Roots & Wings
It has been said that the two most important things we can offer our children are roots to grow and wings to fly.
Roots & Wings

If I could give you many things, I’d give you gold and silver rings Of knowledge that I’ve gained with years The gift of smiling through the tears Confidence, courage, determination, Laughter and spirit and love of creation, Wrapped up in a box with a bow, I’d give To you these gifts to keep for as long as you live.

“If I could give you just two things, One would be Roots, the other, Wings.” Roots, not to tie you to the ground, But to guide you to where your fulfillment is found The nourishing start, the firm foundation, The source of your inner determination. Wings to soar over obstacles, wings to fly free, Wings to glide to the heights of the best you can be. And when obstacles loom, from your Roots grows a hand Providing a strong, sturdy, safe place to land. I’d choose these two things for the gifts that are best, For with Roots and with Wings, you’ll find all the rest!

Hope you and your children have a great school year!
Jessica

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The Farmer’s Market at Bridgeland

Bringing Wholesome Foord to Our Community


Fast becoming the “in-place” for Cypress, Texas on the 2nd Sunday of each month is The Farmer’s Market at Bridgeland.

What started out a one-time event is now a recurring market – thanks to the community response. The market is all volunteer run and donation supported.

It brings to our community high-quality vendors selling fresh local produce, pastured meats, free range eggs, goat cheese, honey, jellies, pickles, bread, pasta, natural home & pet products, soaps, lotions, live plants, and much more right to our backyard! in addition, the market offers events that provide education on home gardening and sustainable living.

The March market (Sunday, March 10th, 12:30 – 3:30 at the Bridgeland Activity Center 16902 Bridgeland Landing Cypress, TX) features Tomatoes and Strawberries! 

  • Texas Master Gardener Stephanie Baker will be teaching a free class at 1 pm on how to grow your own tomatoes this summer.  No matter if you have a large garden or a few containers; fresh salsa is just a few months away!
  • Ready to Grow Gardens and New Leaf Nursery will both have tomato plants for sale, including heirloom varieties.
  • It’s peak strawberry season, plus last of the cool season veggies like carrots, spinach, radishes, leeks, snow peas and much more.
  • For those of you who are Slow Dough fans, they are now taking orders in advance for pick up at the market. Go to their website at www.areyousweetorsavory.com and place your order by Thursday evening.
  • Our newest vendor, Hog Creek Farm, will be making their debut with fresh pork from heirloom pigs raised on their family farm in Magnolia Texas. This is the kind of flavorful, natural pork unique to small farms and not often found in the big stores.www.hogcreekfarm.net

More information at www.farmersmarketatbridgeland.org

Bridgeland’s First Farmer’s Market

Bridgeland will be hosting it first Farmers Market.  The market covers your daily servings of locally grown produce as well as homemade products.  It’s a great opportunity to support Texas farmers and businesses by purchasing products used every day. Rain or shine, we hope you will “turnip” for this event Sunday, May 6, 2012 from 12:30 to 3:30 in Festival Park.

Fresh produce, eggs, and all sorts of yummy goodness.