Vaughan Viking Voice

September 2, 2020

Upcoming Events

September 2: In-Person Learning Resumes!

September 3: Bond Info Session for PTA members

September 7: Labor Day Holiday - NO SCHOOL

September 8: PTA Membership Meeting


Please see articles below with more details!


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

AISD Bond Presentations for PTA Members


AISD is holding a bond election on November 3, 2020. Informational sessions will be hosted for PTA members to learn about the proposed bond and to ask questions. Please RSVP for one of the three sessions listed below by clicking here.


Vaughan PTA will be voting to support the bond at our membership meeting held virtually on Tuesday, September 8. If you wish to participate in the Membership meeting you will need to:


  1. Be a PTA member, you can join Vaughan PTA at VaughanPTA.org. You will need to join by 7 pm Monday, September 7 if you wish to attend the September 8 meeting.
  2. RSVP to the September 8 Vaughan PTA Membership Meeting by 7 pm Monday, September 7 by clicking here.

PTA MEMBERSHIP MEETING: September 8 @ 7pm

All current PTA Members are invited to attend the first Vaughan PTA Membership meeting of the year. The meeting will be held virtually.


7 pm Tuesday, September 8


CLICK HERE to join PTA - Must be a member by 7 pm Monday, September 7 to attend the meeting


CLICK HERE to RSVP for the meeting by 7 pm Monday, September 7

NOTE: All members must RSVP for the meeting in order to receive the Zoom dial-in details.

Agenda items include:

    • Budget amendments
    • CMS PTA support of the proposed bond
    • Financial Reconciliation Committee report

PTA Back to School Packet

We invite you to fill out the following forms for the school year:


  • Membership: Membership is open to everyone for $10 each
  • Donate: Vaughan PTA will be having an on-line "no fuss" fundraiser
  • Volunteer: While we don't know what this will look like, we want to be ready to go when volunteers are needed to serve our campus!


Thank you for your consideration and thank you for support our students, staff and community!


CLICK HERE to begin!

PTA Donates to Campus Library

Vaughan PTA is pleased to donate new books for our campus library! This donation occurred in the early spring and books were received and placed in the library this August. THANK YOU to all the families who support PTA. Whether you donated to Anchors Away, participated in a spirit night or bought a book at the Book Fair, you helped!


Want to be a part of the magic?! CLICK HERE to join PTA and donate to this year's fundraiser!

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Citizenship Recognition Nominations - Due September 12

Allen ISD Council of PTA's Citizenship Awards are given out to teachers, staff, and parent volunteers who give their time and effort to support our schools. These individuals are nominated because they go above and beyond what is expected and make a difference for our children.


Recipients are recognized during each of the five Allen Council of PTA's Delegate meetings. If you would like to recognize someone from our campus who has gone above and beyond, please do so by September 12. Fill out this form, CLICK HERE.


Thank you for taking the time to recognize and appreciate those who do the extraordinary for our campus!

Getting Started with Digital Learning Platforms - Resources for Parents and Students

The instructional technology team has created several resources to support the utilization of digital learning platforms by students and parents. The resources can be found on the Back To School > Academic Information for Families page on the Allen ISD website:


All levels:

Getting Started with Zoom


Elementary:

Elementary: Getting Started with Google Meet

Getting started with Seesaw

Getting started with Google Classroom


Secondary:

Secondary: Getting Started with Google Meet

Getting Started with Canvas


For the complete list of resources created to support Allen ISD students and parents click here.


Education Rights and Responsibilities During COVID-19​ (PDF)

Education Rights and Responsibilities During COVID-19​ (Spanish) (PDF)

20-21 School Lunch & Breakfast Program

In light of increased safety and social distancing standards, Student Nutrition will offer curbside meal service providing meal bundles two times per week for Allen ISD students (K-12) at five school locations. Meals (2 Breakfasts and 2 Lunches) will be offered on Wednesday, August 12, 2020 and on Friday, August 14, 2020 for the first week of At Home Learning at the Tuesday Meal Bundle Prices below. Curbside meals will be offered on Tuesdays (2 Breakfasts and 2 Lunches) and Thursdays (3 Breakfasts and 3 Lunches) after the first week. Meals must be purchased as a complete bundle, and cannot be purchased separately.


All meal bundles will be priced according to the student’s eligibility. Parents and/or students may pick up the meal bundles by scanning their student’s ID Card or providing their student’s ID number. ID Cards will be distributed at your child’s school. To help ensure a smooth purchasing process, please ensure that there is adequate funding to your child’s PayPams account or purchase meal bundles using cash or check by placing in an envelope with your child’s name and ID and depositing at the curbside meal station at one of the five locations. Students are encouraged to pick up meal bundles at the closest location to their regularly assigned school; however, any Allen ISD student can receive meals at any of the five locations from 11:00-1:00 (1 bundle per student per day).


The five Allen ISD school locations for curbside meal pick up are:


1. Boyd Elementary, 800 Jupiter Rd, Allen, TX 75002

2. Rountree Elementary, 800 E. Main St., Allen, TX 75002

3. Reed Elementary, 1200 Rivercrest Blvd., Allen TX 75002

4. Lindsey Elementary, 5730 Wilford Dr., McKinney, TX 75070

5. Ereckson Middle School, 450 Tatum Dr., Allen, TX 75013


Pricing for the Student Nutrition Curbside Service is below:

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Vaughan PTA Membership Drive

Welcome to the 2020-2021 school year at Vaughan Elementary! We know this year may look a bit different, but we are so glad to be Vaughan Vikings. Vaughan PTA is still working hard to support the needs of all of our students, staff and community.


By joining PTA, membership is $10 per person, you are actively supporting the needs of all our students. As a special thank you, Vaughan PTA will be drawing three names from all who are members by September 18, 2020. The winning names will receive a special ballon yard art donated by Looney Bloons.


The yard art is a no contact reward and will be delivered without disruption. Yard art will be selected by the end of the 2020-21 school year. See sample photos below.


To Join PTA, please click here. Thank you for supporting our campus!

GRADE-LEVEL FACEBOOK GROUPS

Each grade at Vaughan has their own FB group! Parents can join the groups and use it to share information about homework, arrange group activities and for specific grade-level reminders. These groups are parent run, not PTA or school run.

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.

VOLUNTEER APPLICATION NOW OPEN FOR 2020-2021

Annually, volunteers are required to fill out the Allen ISD Volunteer Application form. The application resets each year on July 1 and takes about 2 weeks to process.

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Stay in touch with PTA!

PTA Website: Click here
PTA Facebook: Click here