Vaughan Viking Voice

December 4, 2019

Upcoming Events

Dec. 7: Rudolph Run

Dec. 9-13: Papa John's Spirit Week

Dec. 12: Bedtime Stories with the Principals @ 7 pm

Dec. 16: Cookie Exchange (treats provided by families for staff)

Dec. 16: Chick Fil A Spirit Night, Stacy Road

Dec. 19: Winter Parties

Dec. 20: Early Release Day! Dismissals and bus drop off will run 3 hours earlier!

Please see articles below with more details!

For a complete calendar of PTA events, please visit:

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Toys for Tots Deadline Tomorrow 12/5!

Allen ISD is once again partnering with the Allen Event Center to host a Toys for Tots collection drive. As you begin your holiday shopping, please consider bringing a new and unwrapped toy to your school between now and December 5th. Toys may also be dropped off at the Allen Event Center on Tuesday, December 10th from 5 - 10 p.m.

Thank you for helping a child in need receive a gift this holiday season!

Annual Rudolph Run: December 7, 2019

Vaughan Elementary is gearing up for the annual City of Allen Rudolph Run. You can register now online.

Be sure to register under Vaughan Elementary School, so that our school gets credit for your entry!


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Spirit Week: Papa John's

Week of December 9!

101a N Greenville Ave Ste A

Allen, TX 75002

(972) 727-7676

Please mention Vaughan PTA when you order for PTA to receive 20% of the proceeds.

Staff Cookie Exchange, December 16th: Sweet Treats Donations Needed!

The annual Staff Cookie Exchange is Monday, December 16th. Families provide treats for our Vaughan staff to choose from to take home to their families. Please sign up to bring sweet treats by CLICKING HERE.

Thank you for spoiling our "sweet" staff!

Late Arrival & Safety Reminders

Please remember that the tardy bell rings at 7:45 am and all outside doors automatically lock at this time. Students who have not made it into the building before the doors lock must enter through the front door to get a pass to class. Students may enter the building at 7:25 am. All students needing breakfast should arrive no later than 7:40 am.

In addition, please be mindful that parking on the wrong side of the road is a ticketable offense. Making a U-turn in the middle of the road is a huge safety concern as well. If you are dropping students off at the front of the school, please pull through the car line and drop them off at the curb in front of the school.

Thank you for helping us, and your students, start the day off on a positive note!

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Absence notifications to the school and excuse notes can now be entered via Family Access in lieu of calling the school and/or sending a handwritten note!

Please report your students' absence to Stacy Spears, who is now in charge of attendance, by 10:00 am using one of the following methods:

  • Family Access - best method! It notifies the school AND provides the excuse note!

(This feature cannot be used in lieu of a medical note to excuse students who leave school for a medical appointment or come in late from a medical appointment.)

  • Email (follow up with a handwritten note, a medical note or enter the "absence request" into Family Access)

  • Call 972-236- 0948 (follow up with handwritten note, medical note or enter into Family Access)

All notes must be received within 3 school days of the absence to be considered excused.

Lost & Found

Our Lost & Found is overflowing with coats, water bottles, lunch boxes, balls, books, etc. Jewelry, glasses and phones are kept in the office. The Lost & Found racks are currently stationed by the gym where students can look each day as they walk by.

Unclaimed items are donated twice a year. The first donation will take place 12/20. Parents are encouraged to sign in to take a look and help us get these items back home!

Volunteer Opportunities

PTA has a few current volunteer needs. If you can help, it would be greatly appreciated. Please click the link to sign up for a shift that works for you. Thank you for your help!

  • Popcorn Club distribution, monthly dates available. CLICK HERE
  • Weekly Wednesday folder flyer sorting. CLICK HERE

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.

Thank You from the Library

Thank you to all who volunteered and shopped the fall book fair! PTA was able to donate 80 books to the library.

Please LIKE the Vaughan Library Facebook page for library programs and activities, reminders, birthday books, volunteers and more!

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Helping AISD Students Thrive

With feedback from campus counselors and nurses, AISD Council PTA has compiled a list of items that are needed at many of our AISD campuses.

Please consider donating and supporting students throughout AISD. These donations will be distributed to the campuses in the district that are in need.

Save a trip to the store and donate by ordering the district approved items via the Amazon wish lists below:

Thank you for helping students in Allen!

Vaughan Staff Members of the Month

Congratulations to our November Staff Members of the Month. Here are a few things that their peers said about these awesome teachers!

Erin Little

Erin goes above and beyond in all that she does. She is always quick to help whenever needed and is consistently looking for ways to help our students and staff at Vaughan. She collaborates with every grade level to ensure the success of our students. Thank you, Erin, for all that you do to support all each and every one of us!

Beth Monsen

Beth has such a positive influence at Vaughan. She is a teacher who goes above and beyond in all that she does. You can see Beth working hard in the classroom, getting to know her students and helping them learn, at PTA meetings, performing extra tasks even after the school day ends, and providing fun activities for STEAM club with a smile on her face. Beth is a model teacher, and we are so incredibly lucky to have her on our Vaughan team!

Birthday Book Club

The Birthday Book Club is promoted by the Vaughan Library to honor students during his/her birthday month. With a $20 donation to the library, a book is purchased that becomes part of the permanent library collection. The book will include a bookplate featuring the student's name, picture, and current school year inside the front cover. By participating in the Birthday Book Club program, you are helping our library grow and honoring your child at the same time!

To join the Birthday Book Club, please pay $20 on School Pay and complete this form or complete the form and send a check (payable to Vaughan) or cash to the Library.

Does your student have a summer birthday? Consider honoring your child on their "half-birthday!"

Student members of the Birthday Book Club will have the following opportunities

  1. Choose a book that will be a permanent part of the Vaughan Library collection.
  2. Have a picture made in the library for the bookplate that will also feature student name and current school year.
  3. Appear on morning announcements to share the book that has been chosen.
  4. Have an extended lending time with the BBC book as a bonus on top of total allowable checkouts.

Please contact Mrs. Smithwick if you have any questions!

Watch D.O.G.S. Sign Up

Watch D.O.G.S. will be opening up for volunteers to select a second date if you wish. Thank you to all who have volunteered for this program. All sign ups are done on our PTA website.

CLICK HERE for more information about the program to access the online calendar.

Vaughan Spirit Shirts

Click here for an order form. These make great stocking stuffers!

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