PTA: Vaughan Viking Voice

October PTA Newsletter

Upcoming Events

October 6th: National Walk and Bike to School Day

October 7th: Yearbook Picture Day

October 11th-12th: School Holidays

October 11th - 16th: PTA Spirit Week @ Batch Bakery

October 25th: Student Holiday - Parent Conferences

October 25th -29th: Scholastic Book Fair

October 28th: Red Ribbon Picnic (5:30 – 6:30pm)

October 29th: Storybook Character Dress Up Day

October 29th: Reflections Submissions Due

October 29th: PTA Bingo Card Due


Please see articles below with more details!


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

Lifetouch Yearbook Picture Day is NEXT WEEK!

A flyer went home in today's Wednesday folders with information regarding Vaughan's Yearbook Picture Day on Thursday, October 7th!


The actual order form will be coming in the next few days. However, ordering online is the best option! Your student does not have to remember to turn the envelope in to the photographer, you will get more background choices and additional package options!


To order online:


If you send an order form:

  • enclose a check or the exact amount due as no change can be made at the school
  • fill the form out completely
  • make sure your student knows they must hand it to the photographer at the time the picture is taken


All students will have their picture taken for the yearbook, whether a package is purchased or not. Please remember that students must follow school dress code for these photos.

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What makes Anchors Away Awesome?

There is no selling anything and no going door to door! Supporting Vaughan PTA has never been easier! Simply write a check or make an easy donation online with a credit card!


All amounts are appreciated and no donation is too small. 100% of the funds raised will be used throughout the year to support our staff and students.


Some of the way PTA is able to support our students, staff and school community because of your generosity:


  • Staff Appreciation Events
  • Student Assemblies
  • Author Visits
  • Family Fun Nights
  • 6th Grade Celebration
  • School Library & Classroom Donations
  • Parent Education Events
  • And so much more!


Don't forget that many companies offer corporate matching for employee donations. You can check here to see if your employer offers corporate matching: www.matchinggifts.com/rit


And, if you donate by October 15th, your student can earn fun incentives! For more information about Anchors Away or to make a donation, click here.

Watch D.O.G.S. Signups are Now Available!

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Kindness Rocks!

Our students will be decorating these awesome rocks in their art classes over the next couple weeks and then, in mid-October, the decorated rocks will be on display to bring even more cheer to our campus!


A huge thank you to Tiffany Wada for helping with this Kindness Rocks project. She has been our "rock star" and we could not have done this without her help!

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Scholastic Book Fair! October 25th - 29th

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Red Ribbon Picnic!

Join us on Thursday, October 28th from 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm for Vaughan's Annual Red Ribbon Picnic!


We'll have hotdogs, bounce houses, a cake walk and more!


Want to help? Here are a few ways you can...


Donate Your Time

We have several volunteer needs the night of the event from grilling hot dogs to overseeing the inflatable stations. Shifts are broken down into 30 minutes each. We appreciate all of our volunteers! Thank you for your help. Look for the sign up sheet coming soon.


Donate Cake

An old-fashioned cake/cookie walk will be part of our Red Ribbon festivities. Can you help? Items have to be store bought - no nuts please! Details on drop-off will be shared soon.


Donate Items

Each grade is encouraged to donate the following items to provide for our family picnic. Dry items may be dropped off at the school starting October 18th.


  • Kinder & 1st & 2nd Grade: Individual Finger Desserts (No Peanuts)
  • 3rd & 4th: Individual Chip Bags
  • 5th & 6th: Drinks (Juice Boxes, Waters or Canned Drinks)


More details to follow.....


Thank you for your help! We can't wait to see you there!

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“I Will Change the World by…”

...is the Vaughan Elementary and PTA 2021-2022 Reflections Theme!


Use your imagination, creativity and interpretation of this theme in one of the following art forms:


  • Dance Choreography
  • Film Production
  • Literature, Music Composition
  • Photography
  • Visual Arts


Create your original work of art to reflect the “I Will Change the World By” theme.


Find the guidelines/Rules/Entry Form here: txpta.org/reflections-participation


Find the Vaughan PTA Membership form here: Vaughanpta.com


Submissions due October 29, 2021


Contact reflections@vaughanpta.com for more info!

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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

Check back for more dates this spring!

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