Vaughan Voice

Campus Parent Communication - September 17, 2021

What a great week! Thank you to PTA for hosting our Ice Cream Social this past Tuesday. It was a wonderful event, and it was so great to see all of our sweet families!

U.I.L. tryouts start this week. Please make sure you pay close attention to the information I've included below.

Thank you,

Tonya Jasenof


Vaughan Elementary

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U.I.L. Tryouts Next Week! Deadline to Sign-Up is Sunday, September 19th at 3 PM!

This information below went out as an email this past week to all parents who have students in grades 2-6. If you have already signed up your student(s) to try out for U.I.L., please do not do it again. If you have not and would like your child to try out, please click on the link below. The sign up will close on Sunday, September 19th at 3 PM!

If your child is staying for a try out this next week, please plan for them to stay and be picked up at the time given in the form. There will not be reminders or other emails sent out, we are just anticipating your children will stay since you signed them up to try out. Thank you!!


It’s that time again! We will begin trying out for U.I.L. contests next week. Once we determine who will be participating in each event, we will begin preparing for the contest. For those of you who do not have experience with U.I.L., here is some additional information. UIL stands for University Interscholastic League, an organization that governs all athletic and academic contests in the state of Texas. U.I.L. academic programs are designed to support basic curriculum and allow students to apply what they learn in the classroom. Students do this by selecting a contest to enter, spend a couple of months practicing the concepts after school under supervision of a coach, and then compete at the district-wide contest on January 8, 2022.

Click here for more information, as well as a link to sign your child up for tryouts.

Morning Arrival

Vaughan opens the doors for students at 7:30 AM. We have someone outside opening car doors / supporting the car line starting at 7:25 each day. There is no supervision prior to 7:25, please ensure that students are not waiting outside of the school doors prior to this time. If they're walking or riding their bike from home, please also ensure they're not arriving too early. Thanks for supporting us in ensuring your students are safe!


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Library Volunteers Needed!

Dr. Smithwick needs some extra hands in the library! If you are interested in helping to shelve books on a weekly basis or work on special projects when/if they arise, please sign up here:

Emergency Broadband Benefit

The FCC is providing relief to help families struggling to afford internet services during COVID-19. The Emergency Broadband Benefit will provide a discount of up to $50 per month towards broadband services for qualifying families and up to $75 per month for households on qualifying Tribal lands. Families can use this link to apply.

Animals on Campus

Per the Allen ISD Student Handbook, dogs or other pets should not be brought on school grounds due to student allergies and safety reasons (unless assisting the disabled or required by an individual course). This includes arrival and dismissal times. [See policy FBA (LEGAL).]
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Student's Progress

Parents of students in grades 2-6 have access to their child's grades on a daily basis via Skyward. We're currently at the half way mark for this nine weeks. Please monitor your student's grades and let us know if you have questions. In addition, teachers will reach out to parents of students in which they have concerns.

Reminder - Celebrating Birthdays

  • Birthdays are not celebrated at school, although a parent or grandparent may provide food (pre-wrapped, individual treat) to share for a student’s birthday. Please be aware that children in the school may have severe allergies to certain food products. Therefore, it is imperative to discuss any classroom allergies with the teacher before bringing food to share. If sent, birthday treats will be passed out as students leave the building.
  • Non-edible items are also allowed, but need to be individually wrapped. If brought, they will go home with children at the end of the day.
  • Invitations to parties should not be distributed at school, by the teacher or the student. If you would like to share an invite, you may consider sending something digital. Each year PTA provides a directory to all families that join PTA. This may help you in obtaining the information you need. Please do not ask the teacher for personal information about a student or their families. We are unable to share it.

Reminder - Lunch Visitors

We are now allowing lunch visitors. We’re asking visitors who come for lunch to sit in our Multi-Purpose Room (MPR), which limits the exposure to other students. Visitors may not enter the cafeteria at any time. Therefore, only students may purchase lunch, visitors may not. To ensure we have enough space, only one visitor per child is allowed. Younger siblings may also join the visitor. Please review the lunch visitor expectations below. In addition, here is the current lunch schedule.

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Remaining Spirit Shirts for Sale

We have some Vaughan t-shirts left to sale. We are selling them on a first come, first serve basis. If you would like to purchase one, click here.

Other Important Details

Health and Safety Measures: 2021-2022 School Year

Please review the health and safety measure for the 2021-2022 school year. This is a live document, so any changes that occur will be reflected here.

Ways to Get Involved!

  • Contact your child’s teacher or sign up to volunteer through the Vaughan PTA.

Save the Date!

Tuesday, September 28th - WATCH D.O.G.S Kickoff Event - 6:30 PM

Wednesday, October 6th- Walk/Bike to School Day

Thursday, October 7th - Yearbook Picture Day

Monday, October 11th - No School

Tuesday, October 12th - No School for Students

Monday, October 25th - Friday, October 29th - Red Ribbon Week

Monday, October 25th - Parent Conference Day - No School for Students

Thursday, October 28th - PTA Red Ribbon Picnic

Friday, October 29th - Storybook Character Dress Up Day

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