Tuesday, October 19, 2010

October 11, 2010

It's hard to believe it is almost mid October! The school year is rolling rapidly along. We were so excited to host a new event this year entitled, “Reading With Dad.” This event was held on Tuesday, September 28 from 6:30 to 7:30pm. We were astounded by the turn-out. We had over 110 participants altogether. We saw some exciting things that night and know that you dads were the stars of the show by taking time out to read with your kids. We look forward to repeating this event again next year.

Students turned in their Fall fundraising packets last week. While we don't have final totals at this point, it appears that this was a great success. Thank you to all the parents and community members who supported us by purchasing products from our students here at Vaughan. We could not do what we do without all the help we receive from you.

Last week was very busy week here on Vaughan's campus. On October 6 and 7, our second, third, and fifth grade students participated in a Stay-at-school Field Trip through UNC's Morehead Planetarium. It was exciting to see the huge inflatable dome in our gym and for our students to have such a rich, wonderful experience without ever having to leave our campus. On Friday, October 8, volunteer from Macon Rural Fire Department came to present a program in honor of Fire Safety Week. Student toured the equipment and were given some very helpful, lifesaving information about how to escape a fire and call 911 when needed. Thank you so very much to the members of Macon Rural who came out to present this program!

By the time this article is printed, we will have had our first PTA meeting of the year. Second and Third grade students will have provided entertainment for this event. We can't wait to see what they have in store for us.

Next Tuesday night, Vaughan will hold it's first Family Reading Night of the school year in the library from 6:00 to 7:30 pm. Dads, now that we know so many of you can come, we look forward to seeing you again. Moms, we are not leaving you out either! Come on out and read with your child and watch as they take Accelerated Reader tests. This is a great way to encourage your child in reading and see exactly what AR tests look like.

We are currently well underway in our plans for our Fall Festival which will be held on Thursday, October 28 from 5:00-7:30pm. Parents, you should have received a letter requesting donations of plates, napkins, drinks or chips. If you did not receive a letter, please contact your child's teacher. Raffle tickets have been sent home to be sold and we are so appreciative of all your help in getting these sold. We have some wonderful cash prizes: 1st place: $200, 2nd place: $125, 3rd place: $100, 4th place: $50 and 5th place: $50 gift certificate from Wildwood Nursery. Tickets are available from any Vaughan Elementary Student or from Vaughan Elementary School. Thank you in advance for all of your help in making Vaughan Elementary so successful!

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