What is Your Story?

2016 Reflections Flyer

Do you love to draw, dance, paint, make music – be creative?
Then REFLECTIONS is for you! Simply create your work of art within this year’s theme – WHAT IS YOUR STORY? – turn it in by the deadline, and your project will compete with other’s from Vaughan in your grade and art category.
Reflections projects are due this Friday, September 23rd. All projects MUST have a completed Student Entry Form including the Artist Statement- judges place a lot of weight in the artist statement.  All the rules and entry forms can be downloaded here. You can turn in your project September 19- September 22, 2016 to the PTSA room. On Friday, September 23rd, all projects need to be turned into the cafeteria.  Please accompany your child to the cafeteria on Friday to ensure all the paperwork is filled out and complete.  If you need supplies to help prep your child’s project (clear wrap, entry forms, etc.)  you can find them in the PTSA room.
Email vaughanptsapres@gmail.com with any questions.

Celebrating Rocket Blast!

Yesterday, the Kona Ice truck pulled up to the Vaughan garden to help celebrate all 12 classes that reached their third level incentive ($50 raised per student) during Rocket Blast!
Congratulations to the following classes who received their Kona Ice Party!
Mrs. Dwornitiski
Ms. Maxwell
Ms. Pitzel
Mrs. Porter
Mrs. Babcock
Mrs. Morgan
Mrs. Wills
Mrs. Koch
Mrs. Sieracki
Mrs. Mushegan
Mrs. Perkins
Mrs. Southern
Ms. Pitzel’s class was the top earner in the whole school for the second year in a row and raised $1,853!! Wow!!

As a BONUS, Dr. McGill promised to dress up in a crazy outfit if the whole school raised over $22,500.  Since we blew past that challenge, Dr. McGill greeted everyone in carline dressed like this….

What an amazing end to our fundraiser!  We are so proud to be
Vaughan Rockets and belong to such a wonderful school!!

2nd Annual Rocket Blast was a HUGE Success!

Our final Rocket Blast Counts were in and we raised $30,153.31!!


Great job, Vaughan Rockets!! Thank you so much to all of our Vaughan families, teachers and staff! We had so much fun and it was a HUGE success! A HUGE Thank You goes out to those who gave to make our Rocket Blast a success- B-Rock for being our djay and providing our music, the YMCA of West Cobb for donating the jumpy slide, Papa John’s (Lost Mountain) for providing food to the volunteers, to Heidelberg, USA for printing our Rocket Blast envelopes and posters for FREE and to all of our parent volunteers for helping run the obstacles and making our Rocket Blast obstacle day possible.
Thank You for Giving to our School!


2nd Annual Rocket Blast Kicks Off Today!

Rockets image
The 2nd Vaughan Elementary PTSA Rocket Blast Fundraiser kicks off TODAY, August 23rd with a fun Pep Rally! The envelopes will come home with your child(ren) today and will be due back at school on Friday, August 26th for our first Count Day!  After the money is counted, the envelopes will go back home on Friday for the last big push!  The fundraiser ends and envelopes are due on Thursday, September 1st.  We celebrate on Friday, September 2nd with a fun Obstacle Course Day!

Come out and cheer on your student as they complete their obstacles!!
8:10am- 2nd Grade
9:00am- Kindergarten
9:50am- 1st Grade
10:40am- 3rd Grade
12:10pm- 5th Grade
1:00pm- 4th Grade

Classes are competing for 3 different levels of incentives!
Level 1 – $25 per student avg in class (teacher decides reward)
Level 2 – $35 per student avg in class (teacher decides reward)
Level 3 – $50 per student avg in class- KONA ICE PARTY for all classes that reach this level!

456 Members! Woohoo!


It’s Time to Celebrate!  We have reached our August goal of 400 for membership!! We have already qualified for the Visionary Pin and Certificate. If we can reach 725 by September 30th, we can win the VERY Prestigious Platinum Membership Award!  If you haven’t joined the PTSA yet, NOW is the time!! Click HERE to join online!

Back to School Open House

Vaughan’s 1st PTSA Meeting and Open House is TONIGHT August 11th at 6:30!
This is an adult only opportunity to meet your child’s teacher and learn about classroom procedures, curriculum and to have the opportunity to ask your child’s teacher questions.  The evening starts in the cafeteria, followed by meetings in your child’s classroom. We hope to see you all there!

Open House