Vaughan Voice

Campus Parent Communication - November 20, 2020

As we move into Thanksgiving Break, I just want you all to know how thankful we are for each of you! Your support and affirmation is appreciated more than you know! Thank you for sharing your sweet children with us!


I hope everyone has a wonderful, relaxing Thanksgiving break!


Tonya Jasenof

Principal

Vaughan Elementary

PTA Hosts Virtual Bedtime Stories with the Principals and Other Staff!

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Greg Tang Math Challenge

What?

A math challenge game board for students to complete during Thanksgiving break, using the online games and books at TangMath.com.

Students who complete the challenge can be entered into a prize drawing by their parent or teacher.

Prizes?

Students will win prizes from the Tang Math Store. Click here to enter!

All students who complete the challenge earn a certificate of achievement which can be printed by clicking here.

Teachers and parents can provide their own prizes for students who complete the challenge.

Who?

Kids in grades K-6 and above can participate in the challenge.

Any teacher or parent can fill out the form for the prize drawing.

When?

Starting November 16th, ending December 1st, 2020.

Entry form due by December 3rd, 2020

Prize winners announced on Friday December 4th, 2020

How?

Print the grade level game board.

After the game board is completed, enter student names for the drawing.

See the instructions at the right for more detailed information.

Why?

Students learn and practice math skills during Thanksgiving break!

Students can win prizes!

It is FUN!

Questions?

Send us an email at support@gregtangmath.com

Damaged school issued computer or device?

Should your school-issued computer become damaged, please submit a help ticket here, https://allenisd.on.spiceworks.com/portal/tickets


We will then be able to get you a replacement while repairs are being made.


The school will then create an invoice and send it to you to pay for the damage, repairs, or a replacement through SchoolPay.


Should you have further questions about this process, please let us know.

3rd Nine Weeks Instructional Materials Deployment (AT-HOME LEARNERS ONLY)

  • We will be distributing instructional materials to students who will be 'AT-HOME' learners for the 3rd nine weeks of school on December 17th from 9:30-11:00 and 12:30-2:00.


  • We will use the gym side of the school ONLY for deployment.


  • If your child can come with you to get their items, we would love to see their sweet faces from your vehicle. We are hopeful that their teachers will be able to pass out items during this time.


  • Please stay in your vehicle, and we will bring your students' materials to your car.


  • In addition, we ask that you return the bag of readers that we previously sent home.

Holiday Parties

Vaughan will be having holiday parties on Thursday, December 17th. While we would love to have our parents join us, we are unfortunately still not allowing visitors on campus. Therefore, our teachers will coordinate the parties for their homeroom class.


The holiday party will include an activity, and students that are in person will be provided a snack and drink. PTA has graciously agreed to provide the drinks, and Vaughan will purchase the snack.


At-home teachers will have their parties online during one of the synchronous times. They will participate in the same activity that our in person students are participating in, and these students are also welcome to enjoy their own snack/drink during that time.


**Please do not send in additional items or goodies for parties. Thank you!

Instructional Delivery Model Selection Dates

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TOYS 4 TOTS COLLECTION INFORMATION

  • Toys 4 Tots collection begins on November 16th and goes until December 4th.
  • There is a collection box at the school for In-Person students to drop off new, unwrapped toys they'd like to donate.
  • The student must bring the toy with them to school- we cannot accept any drop offs.
  • To support At-Home Learner gift giving, we will have extra donation boxes at the Service Center and Admin Offices to drop their gifts in advance.
  • All families also have the option to drop their gifts at the AISD dedicated spot that will be setup at the Allen Event Center where FOX 4 News and the Marine Corps League of Collin County will hold the Toys for Tots drive-thru toy collection from 5-10 p.m. on Tuesday, December 8.

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2020 PTA Vaughan Spirit Wear Sale!

Chick-Fil-A Spirit Day

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Reminder - Steam Ambassador Tutoring - Grades 5 & 6

General Overview:

  • STEAM Ambassadors will provide flexible, one on one online peer tutoring services to students in grades 5-12 with homework help and science and math concept comprehension.

  • This tutoring is available for in-person AND virtual learners.

Goals:

  • Assist students with math and science concepts through virtual tutoring sessions.

  • Provide accessible student support that would typically be offered in a face to face setting but has become increasingly difficult as students learn away from campus.

  • Establish a virtual tutoring model that successfully addresses the diverse needs of learners across Allen ISD.

Who are the tutors?

  • Tutors are 10th-12th grade STEAM Ambassadors that excel in science and math.

  • STEAM Ambassadors were chosen by board members, administrators, and teachers during an extensive interview process last spring.

  • Tutors have completed classroom observations and were trained on best instructional practices.

  • Please visit the STEAM Ambassador website to learn more about the leadership program and tutoring

How to sign up:

**Parents and students may view available times for tutoring sessions and sign up for a session here**

  • Students can learn about the available tutors by viewing their bios.

  • Students will sign up for a session at least 24 hours in advance, providing details regarding material they would like to cover during the session. Additionally, graded quizzes/assignments, homework, etc. can be submitted here for the tutor to review in detail with the student (reworking missed questions, clarifying/reteaching when necessary)

  • Prior to the first tutoring session a parent/guardian permission slip will be submitted

ATTENTION PARENTS OF CURRENT VAUGHAN ELEMENTARY 6TH GRADERS (Reminder)

GREETINGS FROM THE NURSE!


I want to be proactive in helping your 6th grader prepare for 7th grade enrollment as deadlines will start to pop up much faster than you think!


Please pay close attention to the following information regarding vaccine requirements:


As soon as your student has had these immunizations please turn in the documentation to the Vaughan school nurse by hand, fax, or email. This will make the registration process for Middle School much easier.


  • Individual notices will be sent out in January, February, March, April, and May reminding those students who still need to turn in proof of the above vaccines.


  • After this initial notice, if you do not receive a notice, your student’s vaccines are current for 7th grade entry and no action is required.


If you do not currently have a family doctor or are unsure of where to take your student, you may consider the following option:


Collin County Health Care Services

Monday thru Friday: 7:30a – 11:00a and 1:00p – 4:00p

825 N. McDonald Street # 130, McKinney, TX 75069

Direct Line (972) 548-5532

www.collincountytexas.gov


• A complete shot record is required for all children’s immunizations & school nurse’s note alone WILL NOT be accepted.

• Cost ranges from $5 - $14 per shot per child.

• Medicaid / CHIPS are accepted but you MUST bring your current update for Medicaid & bring your CHIPS card with you.

• Cash or in-state check ONLY will be accepted. No credit or debit cards are accepted.

• All clinics are on a first come first serve basis.


Please let me know if you have any questions.


Kat Higman

Kathryn.higman@allenisd.org

Vaughan: 972-727-0470

Fax: 972-727-0579

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Vaughan Yearbook

Please see the information below from our yearbook coordinators -


We are so happy to have 'At-Home' learners and 'In-Person' learners this year! If you have an 'At-Home' learner, we would love to have pictures of your student learning at home! If you take any pictures please submit them to the link below.

Send pictures to - https://images.jostens.com/415573965.

Also, any parents that have first day of school pictures please send them our way following the directions above! We would love to have as many pictures of your student as we can this year!

Lastly, if you want to order a yearbook please order it through Josten's website. Click HERE to order now or click on the QR code.

We are so excited to have such an amazing year at Vaughan!

Thank you for all you are doing for your student, it is truly appreciated!

REMINDER - Allen ISD Resources

For the 2020–2021 school year, Allen ISD has compiled additional resources for our families. These resources are available on the Allen ISD website and can be accessed through the following links:

Upcoming Dates and Reminders

  • Join Vaughan PTA- Please consider joining the Vaughan PTA to contribute to your child's school. Membership gives you access to our PTA online Membership Toolkit, ways to connect with Vaughan families through social media, and supports our school. https://vaughanpta.membershiptoolkit.com/packet-start/2046

Save the Date!

November 16th - December 4th - Toys for Tots Collection

November 23rd - 27th - Thanksgiving Break

November 30th - Chick-Fil-A Spirit Night

December 3rd - Virtual Bedtime Storytime with the Principals - 7 PM

December 14th - Chick-Fil-A Spirit Night

December 17th - Holiday Parties

December 18th - Early Release Day - 12 PM

December 21 - January 4 - Winter Break

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