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Upcoming Events
EVS Announcements
Welcome to Vaughan

Our school hours are from 9:10 AM - 3:50 PM.  

For those students who eat breakfast at school, doors will open at 8:45 AM.

Office hours are from 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM.  

Information for enrolling your child can be found on the left under "For Parents".
Student Registration is done by appointment only


Order Your EVS Yearbook Today
Here's your chance to order the 2015 - 2016 Elizabeth Vaughan Elementary School Yearbook (published in full color).  

The cost of the 2015-16 yearbook is $16.00     DON'T LET THIS OPPORTUNITY SLIP BY YOU! 

Yearbooks can be ordered through June 3rd.  There are three ways the yearbook can be ordered:  (1) cash - we ask that you send the exact amount if at all possible (2) check - checks should be made out to EVS.  (cash only after May 25th). or (3) Purchase your Elizabeth Vaughan yearbook online!


Super Saturday!
All students in grades 3-5 are welcome to attend our Super Saturday sessions from 9 am to noon.  To better prepare our students with the Virginia Standards of Learning (SOL), we've developed a SUPER SATURDAY program to provide additional instruction in Science and Math.  The program is free and a snack will be provided. For those who live within Vaughan's bus boundaries, bus transportation will be provided.  Make sure you return the RSVP form so that you can join the fun!
May 7th - Super Saturday Science ~ for 5th graders
May 14th &  21st  - Super Saturday Math ~ grades 3-5

click here to see the bus routes for Super Saturday

SOL Testing for Grades 3-5
SOL testing dates have been announced.  Attendance is important during this window for review and testing. So keep testing dates in mind when making appointments.

Make sure your child gets plenty of sleep the night before their tests.  In the morning, they should eat a well balanced breakfast and arrive at school on time.


Spring Photo Day
Spring photos have arrived!    Class photos were distributed to those who purchased one.  If you missed the opportunity to order one, there maybe some extras available.  Please check with your child's teacher, the cost is $13.00 (checks should be made out to Lifetouch).

Students also received a spring portrait preview package.  Please review the flyer inside of the package regarding costs for portraits you wish to purchase.  If you do not wish to purchase any of the spring portraits, please return the entire package to school.  If you have any questions regarding this, please contact Ms. Marquina.
PWCS Art Festival
This year's PWCS Art Festival will be held on Saturday, April 2nd from 10 am to 4 pm at Hylton High School. This is a great opportunity not students from Vaughan, but schools from across the county showcase their artwork from this school year.  Additional information regarding the showcase can be found on Mr. Fennel's class page.
Regional PWC Spelling Bee
CONGRATULATIONS Maria H in Ms. Antolick's class!   She was the winner of the EVS spelling bee and represented the school at the regional spelling bee on March 11th.   Maria placed 11th out of 48 competitors. Way to go Maria!

Teachers recently visited the Occoquan Volunteer Fire Company to present them with a poster that students made for them.
Science Fair
Thank you to all who cam out to see the Science Fair on March 3rd.   Congratulations to our winners who are listed below.  Those students who received first place will represent EVES at the regional PWC Science Fair on April 9th. 

Animal Sciences:
1st Place – Kylie M. in in Ms. Christiansen’s class
2nd Place – Abby M. in Ms. Culver’s class
Behavioral & Social Sciences
1st Place: Parwinder K. in Mrs. McFadden’s class
2nd Place Jannel S. in Ms. Culver’s class
2rd Place Abby D. in Ms. Christiansen’s class
Honorable Mention: Jorge P. in Ms. Christiansen’s class
1st Place – Raegan L. in Ms. Culver’s class
2nd Place Selah P. in Ms. Culver’s class
2rd Place – Edwin A in Ms. J’s class
Honorable Mention: Derek R. in Ms. Cruz’s class
Engineering & Mathematics
1st Place – Christian P. in Mrs. McFadden’s class
2nd Place Luis M. in Ms. Cruz’s class
3rd Place Braylon C. in Mrs. McFadden’s class
Honorable Mention Sean L. in Ms. Culver’s class
Medicine & Health Sciences
1st Place Duy T. in Ms. J’s class
2nd Place Zachary S. in Mrs. McFadden’s class
2rd Place Jordan P. in Ms. Christiansen’s class
Honorable Mention Brian V. in Mrs. McFadden’s class
Plant Sciences
1st Place – Jackeline C. in Mrs. McFadden’s class
2nd place Chance W. in Ms. Cruz’s class
3rd place Melissa F. in Ms. Cruz’s class
Honorable Mention Akousa A. in Ms. Christiansen’s class
1st place Lily W. in Ms. Cruz’s class
2nd Place Amirah H. in Ms. Cruz’s class
3rd place Sana P. in Ms. Culver’s class
Honorable Mention Justin L. in Ms. Cruz’s class
Announcement by Administration
Pennies for Patients

The SCA is collecting donations for the Pennies for Patients Program for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society starting February 8th.   Bring your change in!   Vaughan will be joining more than 25,000 schools nationwide raising money for research and patient services.  The Student Council Association is trying to raise $2,000 this year.  All of the money raised by our students goes directly to help area families in their fight against blood cancers.  More information and collection boxes were sent home.  If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Rivera or Ms. O’Neill.  The last day to turn in money is Friday, February 26th.  Thank you for your support!

Jump Rope For Heart
On Friday, February 12th, kindergarten students got a special visitor during Jump Rope for Heart.  Happy Heart!  The special visit was to recognize Zach L. in Mrs. Lutjen's class for being the top collector in donations for Jump Rope for Heart.  Congratulations Zach! 

Jump Rope for Heart Update - This year we have raised a total of $1,142.00 for the American Heart Association. The last two years have been the first time Vaughan has fully participated in Jump Rope for Heat in the last 10 to 12 years.  During that time we've raised about $1,400.  THANK YOU to all that donated to such a great cause!  Way to go Wildcats!!

Jump Rope for Heart
Our school is participating in a special program to raise funds for the American Heart Association.  Students at Vaughan will be participating in Jump Rope for Heart during the month of February.  Jump Rope for Heart is a nationwide event that helps students learn about the benefits of regular physical activity and heart health while raising funds to fight heart disease and stroke.  The money our school raises will fund potentially lifesaving research and will support programs that help people in our community.  Most people don’t realize that the roots for cardiovascular disease in adults often being in childhood from age 10 or even younger.  That’s why it’s important to make changes now to help your children and other family members.  Eat healthy foods, stay physically active and live tobacco free.
Jump Rope for Heart is a fun and effective way to teach heart-healthy living.  It emphasizes the importance of physical activity as our children do something they enjoy – jumping rope.
All donations collected for Jump Rope for Heart should be turned in to Mr. LeVasseur no later than February 29th
IXL Math
Vaughan Elementary is excited to provide all students with an IXL account. IXL is a comprehensive, SOL based math program that students can use at school AND at home! This is a wonderful way to support math instruction at home!!

Students can earn awards and parents can look at student progress reports. Please encourage your student to use IXL as often as possible. To access your account, go to Vaughan’s homepage at
. There students can enter their username and password. If your learner is not sure of his/her login information please contact the homeroom teacher or Ms. O’Neill at


RAZ Kids Reading Program
Vaughan Elementary has subscribed to an online library of exciting reading materials. Raz-Kids helps students improve their reading skills as they listen to a book read for modeled fluency. Then, if the computer has a built-in record function, they can record themselves reading the same book. Or, students can read the book to themselves or aloud for practice. Interactive quizzes are available at the end of each book to check for understanding. It is not necessary for students to record themselves but if they have the capability that is always a great way to improve fluency.

Here is how to access the website and your child’s reading assignment from any computer connected to the Internet:

1. Go to from your Internet browser and click the Log In tab .
2. Type in the teacher username and click  the green GO arrow.
3. Find your name on the chart and click on that.

Books that are assigned to your child are based on his or her independent reading level appear on his or her personal assignment page. Your child should choose to listen, read, and then take a quiz by clicking on the symbols below each book.

School Crossing Schedule
For those students who walk to school, listed below are the times and locations in which a school crossing guard will be available. 
York Drive & Mathews Drive
Morning:   8:05 - 9:05 Afternoon:  3:40 - 4:10
W. Longview Drive & Mathews Drive
Morning:  8:00 - 9:00 Afternoon:  3:45 - 4:15

Bus Stops and Schedules for Vaughan

Bus schedules and stops for Elizabeth Vaughan can be found here.

Frequently asked questions regarding bus transportation can be found here.

Arrival and Dismissal Procedures
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School Closings and Student Activities and Clubs
Before School Activities and Clubs

In the event of a delayed school opening due to inclement weather, all before-school student activities and clubs will not take place.

After School Activities and Clubs

In the event that school closes early due to inclement weather or a scheduled early dismissal, all after-school student activities and clubs will not take place.


Parental Notification Requirements in Title I Schools for "No Child Left Behind"

With the passage of the No Child Left Behind legislation on January 8, 2002, parents in Title I schools have the right to request certain information on their child's teachers.
The information that you have a right to request on your child's teacher is:

a.  Whether the teacher has met state qualifications and licensing criteria for the grade levels and subjects the teacher is teaching

b.  Whether the teacher is teaching under emergency or other provisional status through which state qualification or licensing has been waived ​

c.  The baccalaureate degree major of certification or degree held by the teacher, and the field of discipline of the certification or degree 

d.  Whether the child is provided services by paraprofessionals and, if so, their qualifications

Here at Elizabeth Vaughan, we are extremely proud of our teachers and teacher assistants, and are happy to provide you any of the above information pertaining to your child's teacher.  If you have such a request, please call the school at 703-494-3220 and ask for the information you are interested in.

Derechos de los Padres sobre los maestros/as
Según la ley de “Ningún Niño/a Se Quede Atrás” del 8 de Enero del 2002, los padres de alumnos/as que asisten a las escuelas de Titulo I tienen derecho a solicitor información especifica de las maestras/os de sus hijos/as:
a. Saber si la maestra/o de su hijo/a ha superado los requisitos establecidos por el Departamento de Educación para enseñar las materias que enseña.

b. Saber si la maestra/o de su hijo/a está bajo licencia provisional o de emergencia o si las licencia para enseñar se le ha suspendido o ha cambiado.

c. El grado de titulación de la maestra/o y las titulaciones adicionales a nivel académico o de discilpina que la maestra/o pueda tener.

d. Si el alumno/a está recibiendo servicios de un paraprofessional y si es asi, de quien se trata y sus cualificaciones.

Aqui en la escuela Elizabeth Vaughan estamos muy orgullosos de nuestras maestras/os y de las asistentes y estamos deseosas de poder proveerles con la información que deseen de cualquiera de nuestras maestras/os.  Si quisiera saber esta información, por favor llame al 703-494-3220 y le ayudaremos en lo que desee.

Carrots, Broccoli, and Clementines, Oh My!

Prince William County Public Schools is pleased to offer the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program (FFVP) at Vaughan Elementary School during the upcoming school year. The FFVP is entirely funded by a grant from the United States Department of Agriculture and is administered by the Virginia Department of Education. 
All students will be offered fresh fruits and vegetables at no charge during a morning or afternoon snack period on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays during the school day. We plan on offering a variety of items to the students, including carrots, broccoli, clementines, tomatoes, kiwi, melons, and many exotic and unique fruits and vegetables!  
This is a wonderful opportunity for your children to receive a nutritious snack while enjoying a variety of fresh fruits and vegetables. 

For a few interesting facts about the fruits and vegetables being offered click here.

If you have any questions, please contact Ms. Gresham, Cafeteria Manager, at


Box Tops for Education
Support our school with Box Tops for Education.  Box Tops can be sent in via an envelope or ziptop bag.  You can help by earning 5 bonus box tops by subscribing to the Box Tops email newsletter.  You'll receive coupons for Box Top products, exclusive free sample offers, more Bonus Box Top offers, and weekly updates of our school earning progress.  Go to to get started.  Remember to enter our school ID number (228735) so Vaughan gets credit for the bonus box tops.
Internet Essentials from Comcast Cable

If your child receives free lunch at school, you may qualify for reduced rates on a personal computer and internet services from Comcast Cable.
How to qualify

To qualify for $9.95 a month Internet service and a low-cost computer, your household must meet all these criteria:
  • Be located where Comcast offers Internet service
  • Have at least one child receiving free school lunches through the National School Lunch Program
  • Have not subscribed to Comcast Internet service within the last 90 days
  • Not have an overdue Comcast bill or unreturned equipment
How to apply
  • Call 1-855-8-INTERNET (1-855-846-8376) to request an application
  • Comcast will mail you an application. Complete and return it, along with lunch program documents from your child's school once approved
  • Comcast will notify you by mail about the status of your application. Allow 7-10 days for a response.
More information can be found at


Inclement Weather & School Closings

In the e
vent of snowy or icy weather, please listen to your local television or radio news for information on school delays or closings. 
You may also call 703-791-2776.

For more information, go to PWCS Regulation 404.04-1 School Closings and Delays


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