Monday, November 1, 2010

November 1, 2010

Just as in every other area of life, we finish one task and move on to the next. This school year is working out to be just that way. Last Thursday night, Vaughan held it's annual Fall Festival. Due to overwhelming support from our parents and community members, it was a great success. So many people helped out in so many ways and we cannot thank you enough. A very special thanks is extended to all of the community businesses who donated money, gift certificates and wonderful gifts for both our raffle ticket fund and our Chinese Auction. Thanks is also extended to the parents who made snacks for the Sweet Shop and cakes for our Cake Walk as well as to those who came out to help us set up and clean up. It is often hard when you are tired to stay to the end to ensure that everything is presentable for the next day. We really appreciate your efforts in this area. Thank you is also extended to parents Mr. Moriarty and Mr. Jenkins for running game booths during the event.

Our Pre-Kindergarten students have been very busy in an educational unit focusing on shapes. As a culminating event, these students went of a field trip to Pizza Inn to discuss all the shapes that can be found in and around a meal in a restaurant. A great time was had by all. Thank you to Mrs. Barnes and Mrs. Watson for working so hard with our “Baby Eagles.”

This week we will be holding our Fall Parent Conferences on Thursday, November 4 from 1:30 pm to 7:00 pm. If you have not received a notice from your child's teacher to schedule a time, please contact your child's teacher as soon as possible. It is very important to keep the lines of communication open between home and school. Due to conferences, school will be dismissed early both Thursday, November 4 and Friday, November 5 at 1:00 pm. Please make plans for your children accordingly.

Next Tuesday, students meeting their Accelerated Reader goals for the first nine weeks will be rewarded at a popcorn party. We can't wait to see how many of our students will meet their goals! That night, Mrs. Bender will host a Parent Education Workshop on Science Fair Projects at 6:30 pm. This workshop will focus on preparing parents for how to help their children complete a science project for the Science Fair to be held in February. We encourage all parents in grades 3-5 to attend. Next week, elementary schools will be observing the Veteran's Day Holiday on Thursday, November 11. There will be no school on this day.

Upcoming Events
November 16, 2010 Doughnuts with Dad – Pre-K, 9:30 am
November 17, 2010 Muffins with Mom – Pre-K, 9:30 am
November 18, 2010 Parent Luncheon, 4th and 5th Grades, 11 am-12:15 pm