News from the Nest
October 18, 2019
The Week Ahead
Monday 10/21 (Day 4)
-- Character Counts! Week - Wear Purple for Citizenship
Tuesday 10/22 (Day 1)
-- Character Counts! Week - Wear Green for Responsibility
-- Veteran's Day Invitation sent home
-- Tastings of the Indian Valley IVEF Fundraiser, 5-7:30 pm. Franconia Heritage Restaurant. Details and ticket prices below.
-- NO SCHOOL: Act 80 Day for Teachers
Thursday 10/24 (Day 2)
-- Character Counts! Week - Wear Blue for Honesty
Friday 10/25 (Day 3)
-- Character Counts! Week - Wear Red for Caring
-- Hats On Day: $.50 to participate; Benefits the Indian Valley Character Counts Coalition
-- Applebee's ticket order forms and payment due
Applebee's Flapjack Fundaiser
Please send in your form and payment - $7 per adult, $5 per child - by Friday, October 25! A copy of the form can be downloaded and printed below. Cash or checks payable to Vernfield HSA only.
If you have any questions, please contact Meg Dick at email@example.com.
Character Counts! Week
Wear the colors for each day of Character Counts! Week:
Monday: Purple for Citizenship
Tuesday: Green for Responsibility
Wednesday: No School
Thursday: Blue for Honesty
Friday: Red for Caring
Show the Indian Valley Character Counts! Coalition your character by posting photos of yourself wearing colors that represent the pillars of character on their social media channels.
- Twitter: @ivccounts
- Facebook: Indian Valley Character Counts! Coalition
Vernfield Honors Veterans Day!
There will be a slide show to honor those guests in attendance. In order for your child's guest to be included in the slide show, you must email/scan a photograph to Mrs. Kling (firstname.lastname@example.org) no later than Wednesday, October 30. **We will not be able to accept photographs after this date.** If possible, please send the photo of the guest, in uniform, during his/her time of service. Also include your child's name, the guest's name, and the branch of service in the subject heading of the email.
Students will join their veteran-guest for refreshments at 9:00 am. This is a good time for pictures to be taken. The program will begin at 9:30. Students will return to their classroom immediately following the program. We will have reserved seating for our veterans.
Thanksgiving Meal Bags - Keystone Opportunity Center
The Vernfield Student Council would once again like to collect items for those in need. Our goal is to make two complete “bags” per classroom. The collection will run from November 1st-7th.
Teachers will assign or have the students choose a food item(s) to bring in. The food items needed for each "bag" are:
- 13-16 oz box of instant mashed potatoes
- Two 24 oz plastic jars of applesauce
- Two cans of fruit (in juice)
- One box of brownie or cookie mix bag
- Two boxes of stove top stuffing
- Two cans of green beans
- Two cans of corn
- One 1 pound bag of coffee
- One small box of bisquick
- Drink mix (powdered) of iced tea or lemonade
Thank you in advance for your contribution!
-Vernfield Student Council
Employer Volunteer Incentive Programs
In Case You Missed It...
TASTINGS OF THE VALLEY:
Sample local food, drinks, and raffles at The Indian Valley Chamber of Commerce's annual Tastings of the Valley Event Tuesday, October 22nd from 5:00PM-7:30PM at Franconia Heritage Banquet and Conference Center. The Indian Valley Education Foundation will receive a portion of the proceeds! Tickets are $30 in advance and $40 at the door. If you are interested in purchasing tickets, please email Meg Dick at email@example.com. Thank you!
KidStuff books are still on back-order, but this doesn't stop us from being able to sell books now. Click here for an online preview of the KidStuff Book. There are two different online portals this year to help increase the availability of the KidStuff books to family and friends.
To purchase books for Bucks, Montgomery, and Berks counties or to purchase books for family and friends for other counties that you will then hand deliver to them, use the following link: https://www.sapaynow.com/267062
If your family and friends would like to purchase books for other states/counties, they can use the following link and the book will be shipped directly to them: http://www.supportourgroups.com/GN/267062
* Note that this option results in a 40% profit and Option 1 results in a 50% option.
Thanks to everyone for your patience. If you have any questions, please contact Betsy Powlus at firstname.lastname@example.org.
VERNFIELD'S SHUTTERFLY STOREFRONT - FUNDRAISING OPPORTUNITY:
Lifetouch and Shutterfly have teamed up to provide fundraising opportunities for schools. Through the Vernfield storefront, shop the extensive Shutterfly collection of photo books, gifts, etc. and for every purchase made, Shutterfly will donate 8% to our HSA.
It’s easy to support us:
Click through to start shopping!
Purchase thoughtful gifts and keepsakes for friends, family and especially yourself. (You can even use applicable Shutterfly discount codes!)
That’s it! For every purchase made, 8% of the proceeds will go toward helping our organization
ATHLETIC SHOE DRIVE:
The HSA has partnered with Got Sneakers for an Athletic Shoe Drive to raise funds and to help keep the shoes out of landfills. New or used sneakers in wearable condition will earn more for us but we will be accepting sneakers and cleats in any condition. Sneakers with rips, holes, separated soles will be recycled. Shoe donations will be accepted until the Thanksgiving break.
If you have any questions, please contact Lisa Hovind at email@example.com
ALL VOLUNTEERS need to fill out the Registration and Disclosure Statement EACH YEAR. There are two categories of volunteers:
- Casual Volunteers (less than 10 hours per school year and works in the presence of a teacher/administrator with students).
- Program Volunteers (10 or more hours and may have unsupervised contact with students). This includes field trip chaperones.
Details regarding what forms must be filled out can be found on the SASD Volunteer website. NOTE: PPD skin test for tuberculosis can be done privately or through the school nurse by making an appointment on 10/14, 10/15, or 10/16. Please note, Program Volunteers are required to renew these clearances every 60 months. If you would like to check your clearance status or have any questions, please contact the Vernfield main office, 215-721-0606.
Easy Fundraising Reminders
- Collect and send in Box Tops from products
- Download the Box Tops app and scan receipts for additional Box Tops! (This will be eventually replacing all physical Box Tops)
- Register your ShopRite PricePlus card to earn even more Box Tops for VF: https://www.shopriteformyschool.com/en/Register-my-Card
- Set up your Giant Bonus Card to benefit Vernfield: https://giantfoodstores.com/, ID: 23581
- Buy Amazon products using Amazon Smile to benefit Vernfield: smile.amazon.com
- Sign up for Coca Cola Give https://us.coca-cola.com/give/schools/ then scan products and earn money for VF
- Giant Reusable Shopping Bags - bags, located by the check out at the Harleysville Giant, can be purchased for $2.50. Each contains a tag with a code number that will earn Vernfield HSA $1 for each code entered. Go to the MyGMCause.com website within 7 days of your purchase, enter the code located under the scratch off portion of the tag and choose Vernfield HSA as your non-profit (we are located on the third page of the list).
Save the Date!
**Week of 10/28**
-- Decorated Pumpkin Drop Off, 8-9 am OR 12:30-1 pm
-- Fall Picture Retake Day
-- Veteran's Day RSVP/photo for slide show DUE
-- 3rd Grade Field Trip
-- IVER Boon Fundraiser orders due
-- Costume Parade, 1:30-2 pm
-- Fall Social, 2-3 pm
-- Decorated Pumpkin Pick Up
-- Keystone Opportunity Center Food Drive - through 11/7.
-- Applebee's Flapjack Fundraiser, 8-10 am
**Week of 11/4**
-- Keystone Opportunity Center Food Drive - through 11/7.
-- NO SCHOOL: Election Day
-- Veteran's Day Reception for guests and their hosts, 9-9:30 am
-- Veteran's Day Assembly, 9:30-10:30 am
BOON FUNDRAISER FOR IVEF - The IVEF is hosting a Boon Supply fundraiser ending Thursday, October 31st. Please see the fundraiser flyer for details. The IVEF works in close partnership with the Souderton Area School District to raise funding for each of the 9 schools in our district. 40% of every purchase will go to support literacy initiatives and the Teacher Innovation Grant program. Shop online at boonsupply.com/296062 or fill out the order form that came home with your child. Contact Meg Dick at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
2019 FALL SACE EVENING CLASSES - Registration is open for the Fall semester. More than 100 classes, trips and activities for all ages. Join us and bring a friend to try something new this Fall!
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