Vaughan Viking Voice
October 2, 2019
Red Ribbon Picnic: Oct 24th!
Vaughan is hosting our annual Red Ribbon Picnic from 5 - 6:30 pm on Thursday, October 24th! There will be music, food, games with prizes, a bounce house, balloon animals, the Scholastic Book Fair, Kona Ice and back by popular demand, a CAKE WALK! CLICK HERE for more info.
We are asking that each grade level help support our Red Ribbon Picnic by bringing the following items to share the night of the picnic:
- Kinder & 1st & 2nd Grade: Individual Finger Desserts (No Peanuts)
- 3rd & 4th: Individual Chip Bags
- 5th & 6th: Drinks (Juice Boxes, Waters or Canned Drinks)
PTA will be providing all beef hot dogs through a generous donation by RBFCU again this year. Thanks so much! Please CLICK HERE to sign up and let us know what you are bringing.
Can you help at Red Ribbon Picnic? We need volunteers to bring sweets for the cake walk and to help with the event! CLICK HERE for all RRP details.
We appreciate everyone's help in making this a fun event!
21-Day Challenge: Sign Up By October 7th
Your student(s) can participate in a FREE healthy snack challenge. When you sign your child up and they complete the challenge, they will receive a FREE recipe book and the potential to earn other prizes.
This is an activity that not only supports our school through potential prizes, but challenges your family to eating healthier for 21 days. We really appreciate your support and hope you will take a few seconds to register for this challenge. CLICK HERE for easy online registration.
Thank you for your participation!
Ready, Set, EXPERIMENT!
The Vaughan Science Fair is just around the corner! Proposals are due October 11th, so get your thinking caps on! First through sixth grade students may participate. Please click here to view the attached information sheet that will give you all the important details!
If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Polansky at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Book Fair Opens 10/21!
Vaughan PTA's fall book fair will be held October 21st - 25th. We will also be open on Parent-Teacher conference day, 10/28 and during the Red Ribbon Picnic 10/24!
For all book fair information, including hours + volunteer opportunities, please CLICK HERE.
Spirit Week: Buttermilk Sky Pies 9/30 - 10/5
Pre-order your holiday pies and earn money for Vaughan PTA! Buttermilk Sky Pie Shop in Allen is giving us back 30% of all pies purchased between September 30th - October 5th. If you don’t need any holiday pies, just go in that week and grab one (or 2, we won’t judge) to take home for dessert!
Be sure to let them know you’re with Vaughan!! And remember, calories don’t count when it’s for a good cause! For more info on other Spirit Nights, please CLICK HERE.
October 22:Donuts with Grown Ups!
Please CLICK HERE to RSVP by October 18th for this fun event!
LAST CHANCE! Join the Vaughan Popcorn Club
Every month, starting at the end of October, they will receive a bag of gourmet popcorn to bring home. Order two so you can have one, too! Order three and treat your Viking's teacher!
CLICK HERE for complete details, FAQ and sign up!
NOTE: If you donate to Anchor's Away at the $50 level, you will be automatically enrolled in the Popcorn Club!
Room Parent Volunteers Needed
To indicate you are interested, please click the link below. You will need to be logged into your account and select the Room Parent option for volunteer interest. Once we have a room parent for all the classes, PTA will reach out. CLICK HERE to sign up!
THANK YOU to those who have already signed up.
Reflections Entries Due October 29th
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 2019-2020 theme: Look Within.
For complete details including categories, rules, and entry forms, please CLICK HERE. The Deadline for this year’s entry is Tuesday, October 29th.
NOTE: At least one parent must be a member of the Vaughan PTA for your student to participate in Reflections.
Vaughan 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!
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
- Choose a book that will be a permanent part of the Vaughan Library collection.
- Have a picture made in the library for the bookplate that will also feature student name and current school year.
- Appear on morning announcements to share the book that has been chosen.
- 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 Ups Are Open
- Your AISD background application must be completed and approved.
- One date per D.O.G this school year. We want everyone who wants to serve to have the opportunity!
CLICK HERE for more info and to sign up!
Box Tops! There's an App for That!
Don't feel like scanning? PTA will do it for you! You can drop your labels and receipts in one of our collection bins. Receipts must be scanned within 2 weeks of purchase.
For more details, please CLICK HERE.
Vaughan Spirit Shirts for Sale - Limited Quantity
AISD Volunteer Application
September 30 - October 5: Buttermilk Pie Spirit Week
October 11: Science Fair Proposal Due
October 14: NO SCHOOL
October 15: NO SCHOOL (Staff Work Day)
October 21 - 25 & Oct 28: Book Fair
October 22: Donuts with Grownups, 7 am
October 24: Red Ribbon Picnic, 5 pm
October 28: NO SCHOOL (Teacher Conference Day)
October 31: Storybook Character Day & Author Visit
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