News from the Nest

December 15, 2017

The Week Ahead

Monday 12/18 (day 2)

- 5th Grade Snowman project, 1-3pm

Tuesday 12/19 (day 3)

- M003 Poetry Alive, 10-11am

- 1st Grade Winter Workshop, 12:15-2:30pm

- 5th Grade Snowman project, 1-3pm

Wednesday 12/20 (day 4)

- 4th Grade Field Trip

- M005 Poetry Alive, 10-11am

- 5th Grade Snowman project, 1-3pm

Thursday 12/21 (day 1)

- M004 Poetry Alive, 10-11am

- 5th Grade Snowman project, 1-3pm

Friday 12/22 (day 2)

- Student Council Spirit Day: Show Your Holiday Spirit

- Winter Sing-a-Long, 1:30pm

- Winter Socials, 2-3pm

Amazon Smile

Please remember to use Amazon Smile this holiday season! Shop for everyone on your gift list this holiday at and Amazon donates to Vernfield Elementary Home & School. #YouShopAmazonDonates. Thank you for your support!

Phantoms Game

Vernfield families will have the opportunity to attend a Lehigh Valley Phantoms hockey game together on Saturday, January 27 with 7:05pm start time. Tickets are on sale for $20 per person. Please complete the form (sent in Communicators on 12/12 or download flyer and waiver), sign waiver on the back, and return to your teacher with cash or check by Friday January 5th. Checks should be made payable to 'Vernfield Home & School'. If you have any questions, please contact Sara Landis at

Box Tops Contest

Our new numbers are in and fourth grade is still in the lead, but not by much. Totals are as follows:

4th grade - 1,080
3rd grade - 1,002
2nd grade - 919
1st grade - 763
5th grade - 682
Kindergarten - 378

Keep up the great work! That’s $512.40 we’ve earned for Vernfield Elementary, just in three months!

Save the Date!

Monday 12/25 - Monday 1/1

- NO SCHOOL for students

Friday 1/5 - Forms due for Phantoms game

Monday 1/8 - Home & School Meeting, 7pm

Monday 1/15 - NO SCHOOL, Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday

Friday 1/19 - Family Fun Night - Candy Bar Bingo, 6:30-8pm

Monday 1/24 - NO SCHOOL for students

Saturday 1/27 - Phantoms Game, 7:05pm start time

Note: 1st Grade and Kindergarten Health Screenings will be in early January

Candy Bar Bingo Night

Save the date! Home and School is hosting a Candy Bar B-I-N-G-O Night on Friday, January 19th from 6:30 – 8:00 pm. Bring your family for a fun night of various bingo games! More information will be sent home in your child’s Communicator next week.

Submit Pictures for the Yearbook

Get your pictures in the yearbook! The Yearbook Staff invites parents to submit photos for the yearbook. If you've got great photos of school events, we'd like to see them. Our photographers can't be everywhere. Help us get as many photos as possible to create a terrific book everyone will want to have.

Here is how you can submit photos online:
• Go to:
• If it does not automatically log you into the site, enter username: 409613596
• Browse to select the photo(s) you wish to upload.
• Enter information about the photo and provide contact information in case the staff needs additional information.
• Click "Save Details".

****Please make sure that each photo has the classroom/teacher name or event included in the file name****


  • These photos will only be used by the Yearbook Staff for inclusion in the yearbook.
  • Not every photo submitted will be able to be included in the yearbook.
  • Please submit photos of school events ONLY

It's that easy! Submit your photos today!

Please direct any questions to Sandra Esposito at

Thank you!!

Get Involved

Help Wanted!

  • Yearbook- Our current Yearbook committee is looking for help with this year's Yearbook as well as someone to begin learning the website. The students love receiving the Yearbook each year and it is a great way to preserve memories from year to year. If you are interested, please contact Sandra Esposito at
  • Pod Parents- Our Pod Parent committee is looking for a new chair for the 2018-2019 school year. Each year, our pod parents come in to help the teachers with various tasks during the first week of school to help with a smooth beginning to the new school year. Some of the tasks involved include copying, cutting, labeling, sorting, etc. The chair of this committee would create a Sign-up genius to be sent out to interested parents. If you would like to chair this committee for next year, please contact either Sheila Hercek at or Meg Dick at


Reminder: all volunteers must fill out the Registration and Disclosure Statement and return it to the office. There are also copies available in the Vernfield office.

Information about additional clearances needed can be found here.


Miss Kissell, our school Guidance counselor, welcomed a beautiful baby boy, Harrison Sage Kissell, on December 7, 2017 at 6:55AM. He weighed in at 8lbs 7oz, and was 20 inches long. Congratulations to Miss Kissell and her family!

A very warm welcome to Ms. Erin Kulesza, who will be covering Miss Kissell's maternity leave!

Stay in Touch with Vernfield Home & School!

The next meeting is scheduled for Monday, January 8, 2018 at 7:00p.m. in the school library.