Monday, May 25, 2009

Vaughan Elementary School News - May 25, 2009

We can hardly believe that the school year really is almost over! It seems that just yesterday we started. The next two weeks will be very busy with end of year activities and we just wanted to make you aware of them. Monday, June 1 at 10:00 AM we will be holding our Pre-K Celebration. Then on Tuesday, June 2, at 10:00 AM we will have Kindergarten Celebration and awards. At 1:00 PM we will have our Grades 1-4 Awards Day. That evening, students in Grades 3-5 will be honored at our Scholars Reception from 6:30-7:30 PM This event is by invitation only. Students participating should already have received these. All of these events will be held in the Multi-Purpose Room. On Wednesday, June 3, at 1:30 PM, we will have a celebration fun day for Perfect Attendance, K-2 Honors students and Character Award winners for this entire year. This event will be held on the patio.

Students who made level 1 or 2 on their End-of-Grade Tests will be busy with retakes June 1- 4. If you visit our school during these dates, please take notice of Testing signs and follow directions accordingly for traffic and noise in the hallways where testing will be taking place.

As a reminder, students who have library books out need to get them turned in as soon as possible or pay the replacement cost. We love our library and having all of our books turned in allows others more opportunities for titles to read next year. Parents, thank you for your help with this.

Monday, May 18, 2009

May 18 - Vaughan School News

We are really feeling like things are wrapping up for the year. Students in grades 3 – 5 completed their Reading and Math End-of-Grade Tests last week. Students that made a level 2 or 1 have already begun their remediation to prepare for retakes during the first week of June. Parents, you should have already received some preliminary scoring data to inform you of how your child performed. If you did not, please contact your child's teacher. If your child will retake their Reading or Math End-of-Grade tests, please work with them each and every night until retesting. Fifth grade students will have taken their Science End-of-Grade Tests on Tuesday, May 19. We look forward to receiving preliminary results from those tests as well.

Last Friday our Pre-K students participated in their May Day. They really had a great time with some of the physical fitness activities outside. They enjoyed a special sub lunch with their parents in the multi-purpose room. Mrs. Barnes and Mrs. Watson certainly did a wonderful job taking care of everything! These same Pre-K students will be having their Celebration Ceremony on June 1, 2009 at 10 AM in the multi-purpose room. It will be so exciting to see our “baby eagles” preparing to move on up to Kindergarten.

As we are moving closer and closer to the end of the school year, it is time to start turning in library books. If your child has lost a book, please help them look for it if at all possible. Students who have missing books will need to take responsibility for losing the book and pay the replacement cost. Thank you for helping your child with this task.

Upcoming Events
June 2, 2009 Kindergarten Celebration, 10 AM
June 2, 2009 Grades 1-4 Awards Day, 1 PM
June 2, 2009 Scholar's Reception, Grades 3-5, 6:30 PM
June 3, 2009 Perfect Attendance, K-2 Honors, Character Celebration, 1:30 PM
June 5, 2009 Fifth Grade Celebration, 10 AM

Monday, May 11, 2009

Vaughan Elementary School News - May 11, 2009

Last week was Teacher Appreciation Week and we certainly feel appreciated. On Monday morning we were given a very nice lunch bag that has already come in handy for many of us. All week long we received treats in our mailboxes as well. On Thursday, May 7, the PTA sponsored a Teacher Appreciation Luncheon in our Multi-purpose Room. It was a wonderful time to take just a few minutes out and enjoy a break and a terrific meal. We also had a drawing for door prizes. The staff would like to say a special thank you to the PTA for the lovely gifts and the meal. In addition, we would also like to say thank you to the parent volunteers who “took over” in our classrooms during lunchtime to allow us to enjoy the luncheon. We cannot tell you enough how much we appreciate all the ways that you help us!

This week students are taking the End-of-Grade Tests in Reading and Math. Please help students get to bed early so that they can get a good night's rest to be ready for their test. Next Tuesday fifth grade students will be taking their Science End-of-Grade Tests.

One important note of interest in our calendar is a change to the Kindergarten Celebration and our Awards Day Program. This has been changed to June 2. The Kindergarten Celebration will be at 10 AM and the Awards Day for Grades 1-4 will be that afternoon at 1 PM. The coming weeks will be very busy with other end of year activities. Please look at the calendar to keep a check on when important events are.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Get Ready for EOGs

It's hard to believe we are already in May! The school year has really flown by. Students in grades 3, 4 and 5 will be taking their Reading and Math End-of-Grade Tests on May 12, 13 and 14th. Retesting for students who are absent due to sickness will be given on Friday, May 15th and Monday, May 18th. Science EOGs for 5th grade students will be given on Tuesday, May 19th. Please make sure students are at school on time these days. Also, students will perform better on tests if they have had a good night's sleep the night before. Parents, thank you very much for your help in this.

This week is Teacher Appreciation Week. Thank you to all the parents who will be "taking over" for teachers to attend the Teacher Appreciation Luncheon that is sponsored by the PTA on Thursday, May 7th from 11:30 am -1:30 pm. We truly are thankful for all of the wonderful parent volunteers that help us out in so many ways!

The last day for library book circulation will be May 22nd. All books will need to be turned back in to the library on May 28th. Mrs. Paynter will be out of the Media Center on May 28 and 29 for Technology Training. If you have lost a book, payment for the book will need to be made before the last day of school on June 9th.

The next couple of weeks will be a very busy time for us, so check back for updates.