News from the Nest

May 13, 2022

The Week Ahead

Sunday 5/15

--Spirit's Grub Club: Food Truck Festival at Vernfield - 5:00-8:00pm

Monday 5/16 (Day 3)

--Field Trip - Room M101-9:00am -3:00pm
--Third Grade Field Trip - 9:00am -2:30pm

Tuesday 5/17

--Election Day: No School for Students

Wednesday 5/18 (Day 4)

--Book Fair - Library

Thursday 5/19 (Day 1)

--Book Fair - Library

--Open House 5:30 -7:00pm at Vernfield

Friday 5/20 (Day 2)

--Field Day
--Tentative: Book Fair (if Field Day is postponed due to inclement weather)

--Vernfield Spirit Day! Wear Blue/Gold or VF Spirit Wear

Food Truck Festival - Important Details for This Sunday

Thank you for all of your RSVP’s and we look forward to seeing everyone on Sunday for the Vernfield Food Truck Festival. Below are some updates and important information that will help Sunday be a success all around!

This is a fundraiser, so your participation can be as much or little as you like. The trucks have not only generously agreed to participate without minimum sales guarantees, but they will also be donating 10% of their sales to our Home and School Association. So come, relax and let the kids have fun with their friends with the entertainment by the DJ!

Please keep in mind that this is a school wide event – larger than we are used to in the past two years. So please be patient and remember that the trucks will be doing their best to serve all of our families as quickly as possible.

Time: 5-8pm You can come and enjoy the whole evening, or come at whatever time works best for your family.

This is a rain or shine event. In the event that the weather becomes too bad, we will have to cancel the event.

What to bring: The pavilion tables will be available for your enjoyment, but feel free to bring a set up that will make you and your family comfortable. Think tailgating! Picnic blankets, camping chairs, or yard games like corn hole or a soccer ball.

(Adult beverages are not permissible.)

Truck Pricing and Payment Methods: Truck food prices will range from approximately $6 to $15. Each truck will take various payment methods, including cash, card, google pay, apple pay or venmo. Please be flexible and prepared with each truck and the payment type that they accept. Some trucks will have QR codes available so you can scan, order and get notified on your phone, when your food is ready! Menus will be posted to the Vernfield HSA FB site.

***Special 50/50 Raffle*** During the Food Truck Festival, Vernfield HSA will be doing a special 50/50 raffle, with the proceeds going towards a special community service project done by one of our very own SAHS students! This student has worked hard to create a communication board for the Vernfield playground, which will be installed next week. We are very excited to support and help sponsor this project and thank you all in advance for helping us meet this goal!

Raffle tickets will be available at the 50/50 table, with pricing of; $1/per ticket, $5 for 8 tickets, $10 for 20 tickets. Cash only.

A few more volunteers needed for Vernfield Field Day

Our 17th annual field day is scheduled for Friday, May 20, 2022, with a rain date scheduled for Friday, May 27, 2022. Please follow this link for more information and to register as a volunteer.

The Vernfield Book Fair is Back!

Book fair is Back! Plan to shop from May 18th to May 27th.

Volunteers are needed to help run the book fair. Please sign up to help using the link below:!/showSignUp/4090a48a9a628a6f58-spring

Committee Chairs Needed for 2022-2023

Thank you to everyone that has signed up to chair a committee next year!

We are still look for chairs for the following committees:

  • Family Fun Night
  • Prime Time

If you would like more information about these committees, please email Meg Dick at or visit our website.

Thank you in advance for your consideration. Our events would not be possible without our committee chairs and volunteers!

Vernfield Open House on May 19th

Vernfield students and teachers are excited to host our annual Open House on Thursday, May 19th from 5:30 - 7:00pm. Your attendance at Open House is a great way to show your children that you value their education and that you are interested in seeing their work at school.

Hot dogs will be available all evening for families (one per person, courtesy of the HSA) attending Open House. You may "grab and go" either on your way in or out of the school.

Our goal is to have every student attend Open House with at least one adult. More information can be found in the below flyer.

We look forward to seeing you by the grill and in the classroom!


***IVEF: 2022 Teacher Appreciation Campaign***

Are you looking for a way to honor that special teacher or staff member?

Now Open: Teacher & Staff Appreciation Campaign

The Teacher & Staff Appreciation campaign is a great way to honor our teachers and staff for their hard work and dedication this year!
Gifts of any amount help us make an impact in our schools, and are appreciated! Donations are used to provide additional resources and learning opportunities in the Souderton Area School District. Interested to see how your donations are used? Please visit the IVEF Web site.


  1. Go to:
  2. Enter your contact and payment information and you’re set!
    *Keep in mind that the IVEF is an approved 501(c)(3) organization, so your donation is tax deductible. The IVEF is also eligible for many corporate matching programs so you can double your donation and the impact it has in our schools!

Your teacher(s) will be notified of your donation with a certificate acknowledging your gift in their honor. You can include a personal message, and acknowledge more than one teacher in one easy transaction!

Please complete your donation by Friday, June 10th!


The Indian Valley Education Foundation is pleased to announce a new online community, SASD Nation Alumni & Friends, which will allow us to establish greater connections with our graduates and the community. We’re very excited to get connected with community members and alumni of all ages!

Through this new network, all Souderton Area School District alumni, supporters and community members will be able to stay connected and receive regular updates and news articles, along with a wide variety of information on special events, mentoring and volunteer opportunities.

All are invited to check out the SASD Nation network and all that this new online community has to offer. We look forward to connecting with you!

Easy Ways to Help Fundraise!

Please consider helping to raise funds for Home & School using the following:

  • Amazon Smile: earn money for VF while shopping on Amazon! Go to for instructions.
  • Box Tops Bonus App: Download the Box Tops Bonus App for your phone or tablet! Find offers, buy products, scan your receipt and earn even MORE box tops for Vernfield!
  • ShopRite for My School: earn Box Tops for VF while shopping at ShopRite! Register your PricePlus club card at:
  • Coca Cola Give: Sign up at then just scan your product or enter your product code and watch the funds grow.

Upcoming Dates

5/23 - 5/27 --Book Fair - Library


--Musical Instrument Demo 8:55-9:25am All-Purpose Room
--Field Trip M101 - 10:00am-12:00pm

--Incoming Kindergarten Orientation 6:00 -7:30pm All-Purpose Room

5/24 --Spirit's Grub Club: Moe's Southwest Grill


--Special Olympics at SAHS
--Lip Sync Assembly 2:00 PM -3:00 PM

5/30 --Memorial Day Holiday - Schools and Offices Closed

6/1 --

--AM Kindergarten Field Trip 9:00am -11:30am
--Field Trip - M001 9:30am -2:30pm
--PM Kindergarten Field Trip 12:50 -3:00pm

6/2 -- 5th Grade Picnic

HSA Executive Board Members

If you have any questions about HSA activities, or are interested in becoming more involved at Vernfield, please feel free to reach out to any of our board members below:

President: Meg Dick;

VP Fundraising: Julie Gerhart;

VP Communications: Mandy Merrill;

Co-Treasurer: Alisha Reynolds;

Co-Treasurer: Wendy Clemmer;

Secretary: Kristin Emmons;