Vaughan Viking Voice

September 16, 2020

Upcoming Events

September 17: McDonald's Spirit Night

September 17: North Texas Giving Day

September 18: Membership Drive Deadline

September 23: Form to change Instructional Delivery Opens

September 29: Form to change Instructional Delivery Closes at 11:59pm


Please see articles below with more details!


For a complete calendar of PTA events, please visit:
https://vaughanpta.membershiptoolkit.com/Calendar

AISD Instructional Choice Timeline Details

AISD understands that families may want to change their instructional delivery model selection during the school year. Due to the scheduling complexities inherent in both At-Home Learning and In-Person Learning, parents are asked to make a commitment for at least one full nine-weeks grading period.


The chart below outlines the timeframe for making a change in the selected instructional delivery model prior to the start of each new grading period. Parents wishing to change their child’s participation in either At-Home Learning or In-Person Learning for the next nine-weeks grading period will need to complete the Commitment Form. Information will be sent to all parents about the process to request a change.


All changes will be effective on the first day of each new nine-weeks grading period as listed below:


Instructional Delivery Model Selection Timeframe for Making Changes Effective Dates


Sept. 23 - Sept. 29, 2020

(Wednesday - Tuesday at 11:59 p.m.)

Oct. 14 - Dec. 18, 2020

(Beginning of 2nd Nine Weeks through End of 2nd Nine Weeks)



Dec. 1 - Dec. 7, 2020

(Tuesday - Monday at 11:59 p.m.)

Jan. 5 - March 5, 2021

(Beginning of 3rd Nine Weeks through End of 3rd Nine Weeks)



Feb. 15 - Feb. 21, 2021

(Monday - Sunday at 11:59 p.m.)

March 15 - May 21, 2021

(Beginning of 4th Nine Weeks through End of 4th Nine Weeks)



Please note that adjustments in instructional delivery model selections across the district may impact teacher assignments and student schedules.Elementary students making changes to their instructional delivery model selection may not be guaranteed to be assigned to their home campus based on staffing and grade level seat availability.

North Texas Giving Day is Thursday, 9/17!

Dear Vaughan Parents,


This Thursday is North Texas Giving Day! Will you join me and support our Foundation For Allen Schools? The Foundation is a nonprofit organization dedicated to enhancing the learning experience in Allen ISD.


We do this through three programs: classroom grants, scholarships for AHS seniors, and support for Allen teachers including tuition reimbursement, recognition and training. To date we have invested more than $2.6 million dollars into students and teachers through our programs in Allen ISD.


Now here’s the really great news…on Thursday, you can make a donation and support your child’s campus! Vaughan Elementary has five Foundation grants for 2020-21! They total $4,004.00! Go to www.NorthTexasGivingDay.org and search for Foundation For Allen Schools; make your donation and in the information box specify that it be used for Vaughan Elementary School. This donation will help fund future grants at Vaughan!


We hope you will join us on Thursday as we get up and give on this special day! Learn more at AISDfoundation.org. Working together our community can make tomorrow better for all!


Thank you –


Regina Taylor

Foundation For Allen Schools

regina.taylor@allenisd.org

www.AISDfoundation.org

PTA Back to School Packet

We invite you to fill out the following forms for the school year:


  • Membership: Membership is open to everyone for $10 each
  • Donate: Vaughan PTA will be having an on-line "no fuss" fundraiser
  • Volunteer: While we don't know what this will look like, we want to be ready to go when volunteers are needed to serve our campus!


Thank you for your consideration and thank you for support our students, staff and community!


CLICK HERE to begin!

Vaughan PTA Membership Drive - Join by this Friday for a Chance to WIN!

All who join Vaughan PTA by Friday, September 18, 2020 will be entered into a drawing to receive a special balloon yard art donated by Looney Bloons.


The yard art is a no contact reward and will be delivered without disruption. Yard art will be selected by the end of the 2020-21 school year. See sample photos below.


PTA is $10 per member. When you become a member, you help to support the needs of all students and staff.


To Join PTA, please click here. Thank you for supporting our campus!

Nominate Citizenship Awards

Allen ISD Council of PTAs Citizenship Awards are given out to teachers, staff, and parent volunteers who give their time and effort to support our schools. These individuals are nominated because they go above and beyond what is expected and make a difference for our children.


Click here for More Information

Next Nomination Due November 4, 2020.

Click here to see Vaughan's recipients.

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2020-2021 Reflections Contest

PTA Reflections is a nationally acclaimed student recognition program to encourage artistic creativity in the classroom and at home. Students of all grades and abilities may participate and explore the arts based on the 2020-2021 theme: I Matter Because...


Please see the flyer below for important rules and guidelines for participation. Reflections Entries are due October 23rd!

2020 Allen Candidate Forum Hosted by Allen ISD Council of PTAs

Hear from candidates for Mayor and Allen ISD Trustee Place 6 on Tuesday, 9/29 at 7 pm via Zoom. Please register by 9/28 to receive your Zoom link at https://forms.gle/pB87qCGyjiHVrfQE8. The forum will be moderated by the League of Women Voters of Collin County.

Easy Ways to Support Vaughan PTA

With the help of Amazon, Kroger and Box Tops, there are easy ways you can help support Vaughan PTA with your every day shopping!


Amazon Smile

Shop the same great prices, selection and convenience you are used to with Amazon!

Click here for more info and to link your account.


Kroger Community Rewards

Kroger gives back on most purchases. For more info on how to link your shopper's reward card, click here.


Box Tops

Box Tops are a great way to earn funds for our school! They are phasing out the clipping and moving to solely scanning your receipts. Click here for more info.


Spirit Nights

September: McDonald's

October: Batch Bakery

November: Chipotle

December: Nothing Bundt Cake

VOLUNTEER APPLICATION NOW OPEN FOR 2020-2021

Annually, volunteers are required to fill out the Allen ISD Volunteer Application form. The application resets each year on July 1 and takes about 2 weeks to process.

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Stay in touch with PTA!

PTA Website: Click here
PTA Facebook: Click here