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Upcoming Events
- Reading Tutoring Program
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
- Math Tutoring Program
7:45 AM - 8:45 AM
Repeating Event - Robotics
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
- Math Tutoring Program
7:45 AM - 8:45 AM
- Reading Tutoring Program
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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


Fall Break
All PWCS schools will be closed Wednesday, November 25th through Friday, November 27th for Fall Break.  Schools will reopen on Monday, November 30th.    We hope that everyone has safe travels as they enjoy the break with family and friends.  Happy Thanksgiving!

Picture Retakes
Friday, December 4th is designated as a make up day for fall photos.  If you have already received a portrait packet and you wish to have your child's photo retaken, you will need to return the entire photo package. All students who were absent and/or new to Vaughan will have their photo taken.  If you wish to now have a portrait package made, money will need to be presented at the time of the photo.  Please contact your child's teacher and/or the office about receiving portrait package information.
Strings Concert
Our first strings concert will be held on Tuesday, December 8th at 7 pm.   Come out and support our fifth grade students in their first performance.

School Tutoring Program
Students are selected to participate in Elizabeth Vaughan's Elementary School's Tutoring Program based on assessment criteria reviewed by classroom teachers.  This is a short term tutoring program that will be held 2-3 days a week for 6-8 weeks beginning on October 26th through December 16th.

Elizabeth Vaughan's Before-School Math Tutoring Program will be held on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 7:45am-8:45am.  There will be no AM tutoring on November 17th, November 25th or December 15th.  

Elizabeth Vaughan’s After-School Reading Tutoring Program will be held Mondays and Wednesdays from 4:00pm-5:00pm. There will be no PM tutoring on November 25th.  
Transportation will be provided for students who attend the Reading After-School Tutoring Program.  The buses will depart our school at approximately 5:00pm. Because we will have several students attending the program, the bus stop will not be the same as it is when they ride their regular school bus.


Title I Math and Reading Night
Learning is "Snow" Much Fun a Title I Math and Reading Night will be held on Wednesday, December 9th from 6 - 8 pm.   Come join the Vaughan staff for a fun-filled evening of reading and math strategies and dinner.  Dinner will be held from 6 - 6:45 pm and Snow Much Fun will be held from 6:50 - 8:00 pm.   An informational flyer was sent home with students on Wednesday, November 24th.   Please return all RSVP's to your child's teacher by Thursday, December 3rd.
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.

National Young Readers Day
National Young Readers Week is an event that was co-founded in 1989 by Pizza Hut® and the Center for the Book in the Library of Congress. It's an annual event held the second week of November to promote the awareness of reading and to help encourage young children that reading is the doorway to knowledge, information, success, and happiness.
November 10th, National Young Readers Day allows our students an opportunity to share the joy of reading with business professionals right here in our community.  Vaughan Elementary was invited to  participate in National Young Readers Day by Michelle Rao, the Education & Innovation Committee Co-chair of the Prince William County Chamber of Commerce.  With Jim Livingston, President of Prince William Education Association, they were able to support Vaughan by securing over twenty community members to read to our students.
We want to thank our many community readers for visiting, over half of them were PWC Police Officers.

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

Arrival and Dismissal Procedures
Click letter to enlarge or view in Spanish.

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.

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


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.


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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