Vaughan Viking Voice

August 21, 2019

Welcome Back, Vikings!

We are so happy to have all our Vaughan Vikings back in class! There are just a few important reminders as we adjust to the new school year:



  • Allen ISD has moved the school start time to 7:45 am for all elementary campuses!!
  • Doors open at 7:25 am for students to enter the building.
  • Students will be counted late if they are not in the building by the 7:45 am tardy bell!
  • All outside doors will lock and students will need to enter at the front door after 7:45 am.
  • Students who eat breakfast should be in the cafeteria no later than 7:40 am.
  • Students should always exit the car on the curb side for safety reasons.


We are looking forward to an awesome 2019-2020 school year!

Vaughan Spirit Shirts for Sale - Limited Quantity

If you missed purchasing a spirit shirt at Meet the Teacher night, here is your chance to order. Limited quantities available! Click here for an order form.

PTA Back-to-School Packet Available: Join, Donate, Volunteer

PTA offers an online form packet for all your PTA needs. From this packet you can:

  • Update your student's info and directory preferences
  • Join PTA
  • Donate to our Anchor's Away fundraiser
  • Select volunteer interests - Including Art Sparks facilitator and Room Parent


To start, please visit www.VaughanPTA.org.

Vaughan PTA Membership Drive - Chance to Win!

Vaughan PTA's Membership drive is underway! We will have a drawing for 2, $25 gift certificates to the fall book fair for all who join by Wednesday, September 4. The grade level with the highest percentage of participation will receive an extra recess.


You can help your classroom teacher win a $50 gift certificate to the book fair! The classroom with the highest percentage of PTA membership will win their teacher a $50 book fair gift certificate. To Join: visit www.VaughanPTA.org!

Anchors Away - The "No-Fundraiser" PTA Fundraiser!

You can help the school get cool events and supplies, help the PTA support the school, AND help your Viking student earn fun prizes just by going to VaughanPTA.org and donating to our Anchors Away "No-Fundraiser" fundraiser! There you can see all of the prize levels, grade level awards, and school level goals. There are some amazing incentives this year - everything from popcorn to Ring Pops to yard signs! If every household at Vaughan were to donate $30 we would be able to bring in Dinosaur George, an award-winning traveling Dinosaur Museum!


Other ways to support our school:

PTA Update

Vaughan PTA is thrilled to have done the following for our campus in the last few weeks:


  • Hosted the Popsicles on the Playground event - thank you Kona Ice!
  • Donated 50 wobble chairs to the school classrooms.
  • Donated a book binding machine and kit to the library that preserves the longevity of our books.
  • Provided a bagel and bacon breakfast to the staff last week.
  • Delivered 369 school supply kits - thank you to the wonderful volunteers who worked throughout the summer!

Thank you everyone for your support of Vaughan PTA!

A BIG "Thank You" to the PTA from the Vaughan Staff!

Thanks to the Vaughan PTA for the wonderful breakfast that was provided to the staff, the ordering and delivering of school supplies to the classroom, the donation of copy paper to each grade level and the coordination of the weekly information that goes home to students!


We are lucky to have such dedicated and caring volunteers!

PTA Events: Coffee with Principals & Ice cream social

Coffee with the Principals

Tuesday, August 27, 8:30-9:30 am

Vaughan Multi-Purpose Room

Come to this casual coffee to visit with the principals and other families.


PTA Meeting and Ice Cream Social

Thursday, September 5

5:45 pm: PTA Member Meeting, Vaughan Multi Purpose Room

6:15 pm: PTA Ice Cream Social, Vaughan cafeteria

Be The One T-Shirts On Sale Through September 6, 2019


Allen ISD's district-wide character initiative is called Be The One. Through this program, students at each campus are encouraged to spread kindness, be respectful to others, accepting of one another’s differences, and be helpful at home, in school, and community. In order to spread the word, Be The One t-shirts are available for purchase in both youth and adult sizes. The custom designed t-shirt can also serve as a great spirit shirt for all sporting events; as well as other school and community activities.


Please help us show our community and surrounding area that Allen students, parents, and staff want to make our world better by making the effort to Be The One that will make a difference!


To order https://allenisd.schoolpay.com/ and login to your account.


Click here for a flyer.

Watch D.O.G.S. Information Night

Come and learn how you can be a "Hero of the Hallway!" The Watch D.O.G.S. Program is designed specifically for dads/father figures only.


Join us for the Watch D.O.G.S. Informational Meeting:

  • 6 pm Tuesday, September 10
  • Vaughan Cafeteria

*Note: Sign ups this year will be through Membership Toolkit and will open at 6 am on September 11. CLICK HERE for more information about Watch D.O.G.S.

AISD Volunteer Application

Volunteers who work with AISD student groups and organizations will need to complete a volunteer application annually. This is for anyone who wants to volunteer in the classroom, go on a field trip or be a campus Watch D.O.G.S. The application can take up to 2 weeks to process and must be completed annually. Vaughan LOVES our Volunteers and appreciates the time and commitment families make to support our students. CLICK HERE for the application.

AISD Project SOAR - Apply by August 22

Want to help develop Allen ISD's long-range plan for the next 10+ years? Applications to join the SOAR 2030 strategic-planning process are now open. The process will engage approximately 140 parents, community and staff members. The deadline to sign up is Aug. 22. Sign up now at http://bit.ly/2KD2n9a

Vaughan PTA Open Board Positions for 2019-20

If you are interested in serving on the PTA board, we have the following positions open: Veteran’s Day, Newsletter, and Student Enrichment. If you are interested in learning more, please email Christine Kless at VaughanPTAPresident@gmail.com

Coming Soon! Popcorn Club & Spirit Gear

Please be on the look out in September to enroll in Vaughan's Popcorn Club and to purchase Spirit Gear! NOTE: If you donate to Anchor's Away at the $50 level, you will be automatically enrolled in the Popcorn Club!
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Upcoming Events

August 26, 6 pm: 1st Grade Curriculum Night - MPR and GATE classrooms
August 26, 6:45 pm: 4th Grade Curriculum Night - MPR and GATE classrooms

August 27, 8:30 am: Coffee with the Principals, MPR
August 27, 6 pm: Kindergarten Curriculum Night - individual classrooms
August 27, 6:45 pm: 2nd Grade Curriculum Night - MPR and GATE classrooms
August 29, 6 pm: 6th Grade Curriculum Night - MPR and GATE classrooms
September 2: No School

September 5, 6:45pm: 3rd Grade Curriculum Night - MPR and GATE classrooms

September 5, 5:45 pm: PTA Membership Meeting, MPR

September 5, 6:15 pm: PTA Ice Cream Social, Cafeteria

September 10: 6 pm, Watch D.O.G.S. Information Night

September 12: 5-9 pm, Spirit Night at McDonalds, Bethany/Allen Heights

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Stay in touch with PTA!

PTA Website: Click here
PTA Facebook: Click here