News and Announcements
Vaughan Elementary Welcomes
Elementary Foundation would like to thank our families for their
generous donations and attendance at the
Monster Mash. Together, we raised $4,000 to support the
STEM program at Vaughan!
Fair: October 10 - 13
Visit the link below for
for Vaughan's Book Fair page:
The 2nd Vaughan Elementary PTSA Rocket Blast Fundraiser is
underway! The envelopes are 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
9:50am- 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!
make sure that you include your student's name, grade and
teacher in the Instructions to Seller box so that your
student can be given credit for this donation!!**
Thank you for supporting our school!!
IOWA and CogAT Testing for Grades 1, 3 & 5
From September 13-15, 2016, students in
first and third grades will take the Cognitive Abilities Test,
and from September 16-21, 2016 students in third and fifth
grades will take the Iowa Assessments™.
About the Iowa Assessments and Cognitive
The Iowa Assessments and
Cognitive Abilities Test help determine how students are
performing on nationwide standards. The Cognitive Abilities
Test measures students’ learned reasoning abilities in three
areas that closely relate to success in school; verbal
reasoning, quantitative reasoning, and nonverbal reasoning.
How your child can prepare for test
taking—and what you can do to help
A student who is well rested and well fed
and has a positive attitude about testing is best prepared for
testing. You can help your child do his or her best by
considering these tips:
Make sure that your child is in school and on time on test
Make sure your child gets a good night’s sleep and eats a
healthy breakfast before each day of testing.
Remind your child that these tests are only one
measure of what he or she has learned. Emphasize that you
have confidence in his or her ability to do the best job
Remind your child to listen to the directions and read each
question carefully during testing. Encourage your child to
ask the teacher for help if he or she does not understand
Sneak - a - Peek
10:00 Kindergarten Parent
11:00 - 12:00 Last Names A -
L (and all kindergarten students)
12:00 - 1:00 Last Names M -
Postcards with teacher
assignments will be mailed on July 25th.
Kindergarten/First Grade Ride Along
July 29, 2016
K-1 students along with their parents are invited to ride the
bus on Friday morning, July 29, 2016, as a practice run prior to
the first day of school which is Monday, August 1, 2016. Buses
will run at regular scheduled morning pick up times and
parents/students should be at the bus stop at least 5 minutes
for your bus route information. Due to limited space, we ask
that you limit the number of additional family members riding.
Only school-age children are allowed to ride as our regular
buses are not equipped with car seats. The bus will follow the
planned route to school, then return back to the bus stop. If a
school has a planned Sneak-a-Peek upon arrival, the driver will
deliver the families back home upon completion of the event.
Attention Parents of Children That are 8 Years Old and
A yellow tag will be issued to your student, please attach to
his/her book bag. This tag will assist Transportation
Staff to quickly identify that your student is 8 years old or
younger, which provides another safety net for proper delivery
of your child. The yellow tag must remain on the book bag on the
top strap and visible to the driver at all times. Do not write
or remove the tag for safety purposes.
Water Allowed August and September For All Students
Due to extreme heat, during the months of August and September,
ALL students may bring water in containers with a screw on lid
to drink on the bus. This will serve as an extra precaution for
If you have any questions, please contact the Transportation
Department at 678-594-8000, or email your transportation area
supervisor whose email can be found on the Transportation
2016-17 CCSD School Bus Routes Ready
Bus Routes for the new school year are now available. Bus Runs
and Maps will be posted at the local school for review prior to
the first day of school.
Click here to view bus routes.
At Vaughan, we believe reading and using math is essential to
student success in school. We know that working on these skills
over the summer helps students to retain information learned
over the school year. In order to help your child with this, we
have provided the information below to assist you.
All students will receive a postcard with
information about a new student resource, Cobb Summer Link.
Cobb Summer Link incorporates both
digital and print resources to extend learning opportunities to
families of K-5 students through the summer. Summer Link focuses
on math learning guides for each grade level and independent
reading learning guides specific to students’ current reading
Families can access digital resources
associated with the math and literacy learning guides through
the Summer Link webpage: http://www.cobbk12.org/cobblink/.
Summer Reading: Students
can participate in Cobb's summer reading program through
Scholastic. Information was sent home with all students in
Click here for more information.
Spotlight on STEM
Congratulations to our Teacher of the Year,
Nancy Gospodareck, and
Employee of the Year, Susan Belvo!
Click here to
read full story.
Kindergarten and New 1st Grade Registration
March 30, 2016, from 8:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. There
is NO afternoon registration time.
The Cobb County School District will be registering all
new kindergarten students and students new to first grade for
the upcoming 2016-17 school year on March 30, 2016, at all Cobb
County elementary schools from 8:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. There is NO
afternoon registration time. Georgia law requires that
kindergarten students be five years old on or before September
1, 2016. First grade students must be six years old on or before
September 1, 2016, to be registered. For more info about
registration requirements, please visit the Enrollment webpage
To find out what school your child will attend, check the CCSD
Bus Routes site at http://www.cobbk12.org/centraloffice/transportation/busroutes.aspx.
Georgia Milestones Assessment
Students in grades 3 - 5 will
participate in the Georgia Milestones statewide assessment on
April 13 - 22. The Georgia Milestones Assessment is a
comprehensive summative assessment program spanning grades 3
through high school. Georgia Milestones
measures how well students have learned the knowledge and skills
outlined in the state-adopted content standards in language
arts, mathematics, science, and social studies. Please visit the
Georgia Department of Education website for more information
about the Georgia Milestones assessment. Below you will find
links to resources for students and parents.
Parent and Student Resources:
for Students and Parents
Scholastic Book Fair
March 7 - 11, 2016
Rally Week at Vaughan!
Vaughan Elementary raised over
$12,000 for the Rally Foundation during the 2016 4 Quarters
4 Research Rally week! Thank you to our supportive families
and community partners for your generous donations!
Georgia Milestones Results
Vaughan students performed well on the first administration of
the Georgia Milestones statewide assessment. Vaughan
students performed higher than the school district and state at
all grade levels and in all subject areas. On average, Vaughan's
scale score was 17 points higher than the school district and 23
points higher than the state. Vaughan students performed
particularly strong in English Language Arts (ELA). Vaughan
exceeded the school district average scale score for ELA by 19
points and the state average scale score by 33 points.
Individual student results will be sent home once we receive
Click here for more
information about Vaughan's GA Milestones Results
Click here for more information about Georgia Milestones
Click here to see
what's happening in STEM!
The Vaughan Elementary Foundation has collected over
$5,000.00 in donations to support our STEM initiative. Thank
you for your generous donations!
PTSA Volunteers needed!
Check out the PTSA page for
more info. http://vaughanptsa.org/.
Be sure to "LIKE" our PTSA facebook page to keep up with the latest news!