Vaughan Voice

Campus Parent Communication - August 20, 2021

It's been a great first full week of school! Thank you for your continued patience as we work through arrival, dismissal, etc. We have over 700 students on campus, so it can get pretty congested at times. However, it will get better!


We're absolutely loving your children! Thank you for sharing them with us.


Have a great weekend!



Tonya Jasenof

Principal

Vaughan Elementary

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HELP NEEDED!

Vaughan Elementary is hiring cafeteria monitors to work for a maximum of 2-3 hours between 10:30 am and 1:30 pm daily. Basic duties include:


RESPONSIBILITIES:


Applies the rules of safety and sanitation to ensure care in food handling, safety in work and reduction of accidents. Demonstrates good personal appearance and cleanliness in work habits. Demonstrates willingness to work where needed in a cooperative manner and to assist others until assigned jobs are completed. Deals with crisis or problem situations in a calm, tactful, professional manner. Demonstrates support of fellow employees through actions and comments. Sets an example for other employees by inspiring teamwork and demonstrating a "can-do" attitude. Utilizes personal time efficiently and effectively and exhibits initiative in completing work assignments. Performs other duties as superintendent may assign. Reports to Principal.



Please email Ashley Crowson at ashley.crowson@allenisd.org if you are interested in this position.

Remaining Spirit Shirts for Sale

We have some Vaughan t-shirts left to sale. We are selling them on a first come, first serve basis. If you would like to purchase one, click here.

Celebrating Birthdays

  • Birthdays are not celebrated at school, although a parent or grandparent may provide food (pre-wrapped, individual treat) to share for a student’s birthday. Please be aware that children in the school may have severe allergies to certain food products. Therefore, it is imperative to discuss any classroom allergies with the teacher before bringing food to share. If sent, birthday treats will be passed out as students leave the building.
  • Non-edible items are also allowed, but need to be individually wrapped. If brought, they will go home with children at the end of the day.
  • Invitations to parties should not be distributed at school, by the teacher or the student. If you would like to share an invite, you may consider sending something digital. Each year PTA provides a directory to all families that join PTA. This may help you in obtaining the information you need. Please do not ask the teacher for personal information about a student or their families. We are unable to share it.

Masks

We were not provided with masks for this school year. If your child chooses to wear one, please put additional masks in their backpack. We do not have additional ones to give them should they forget theirs at home. Thanks!

Arrival

While Vaughan doesn't open until 7:30, students may get out of their cars as early as 7:25. We will have an adult by the front and side door to help move cars along, as well as be there if the students need them. Hopefully this helps move the traffic along smoother and quicker.

Dismissal

Please continue to bring your car tags to dismissal. If you're a tree walker for K-3 and siblings or you're child is a 4-6 car rider, you should have a car tag as well. More went home this week, and hopefully we'll have one to everyone by the beginning of next week.

Summer Reading Program

It’s time to return books and backpacks from the Vaughan Vikings Summer Reading Program. Students who participated may drop off their books and bags in the library. Dr. Smithwick will collect these and issue prizes for participation in the next couple of weeks. Thank you!

Other Important Details

Health and Safety Measures: 2021-2022 School Year

Please review the health and safety measure for the 2021-2022 school year. This is a live document, so any changes that occur will be reflected here.

What Do I Do When My Child is Late to School?

  • It is imperative that no child be dropped off on the north side (gym side) of the school after the late bell rings at 7:45 am as the doors will be locked.

  • Kindergarten students should be escorted by their parents to check in at the office when they arrive late to school. Students in 1st through 6th grades may sign themselves in when late; however, we ask that parents ensure their student makes it safely inside the school door before leaving. Students simply ring the bell to gain access to the building.

  • Students are not considered late if they are coming to school after a doctor’s appointment if a doctor’s note is provided when signing into school for the day.

Visitors on Campus

  • Ring the bell located on the left side wall at the front of the building (east/flagpole side).

  • Be prepared to show your picture ID.

  • The receptionist will need you to state your name, your student’s name and the reason for your visit before unlocking the door.

  • Approval and an ID badge must be obtained prior to entering the instructional areas of the campus.

  • To volunteer on campus you must have a background check. Click here for more information.

Lunch Visitors

  • Parents are welcome to eat lunch with their own children in a designated area.
  • We do have specific days in which we ask for no lunch visitors.

  • We ask that parents refrain from eating with their child until August 30th. This allows our staff to support students with expectations and procedures in the cafeteria.

  • We also do not allow parents to join their students for lunch on state testing days.

  • When you arrive for lunch, you will need to sign in with the receptionist and then proceed to the MPR (multi-purpose room - across from the cafeteria)

  • For security purposes and to avoid hurt feelings of other students, only your own children will be allowed to sit with you.

  • You are welcome to bring in an outside meal for your student and/or yourself only.

  • If purchasing a tray, please have your child order your meal at the beginning of the day in order to have enough food prepared.

  • We will have expectations that need to be followed, and at no time will lunch visitors be allowed to go in the cafeteria.

Ways to Get Involved!

  • Contact your child’s teacher or sign up to volunteer through the Vaughan PTA.

Save the Date!

Thursday, September 2nd - Reading with the Eagles

Monday, September 6th - No School - Labor Day

Tuesday, September 14th - PTA Ice Cream Social - Vaughan Playground 6:30 PM

Monday, October 11th - No School

Tuesday, October 12th - No School for Students

Monday, October 25th - Parent Conference Day - No School for Students

Thursday, October 28th - PTA Red Ribbon Picnic

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