News from the Nest

September 16, 2022

The Week Ahead

Monday 9/19 (Day 1)

Tuesday 9/20 (Day 2)

Wednesday 9/21 (Day 3)

Thursday 9/22 (Day 4)

-Picture Day

Friday 9/23 (Day 1)

-Fall Colors Spirit Day!

Last Chance to Order Vernfield Spirit Wear!

Today is your last chance to order Vernfield Spirit Wear through Nyce Shirt.

Orders are expected to come in 3-4 weeks and will be distributed to your child's classroom. If it's too much for them to carry home, we can set up another way for pick up.

Order Link:

Sale Date: Closing today, Sept 16th

Contact: Lisa Springart -

Vernfield Family Directory Form

Vernfield Home & School Association (HSA) publishes a PRINTED school directory for each new school year which includes class lists and student contact information. The directory will ONLY be distributed to those families who complete this form.

Please complete this form by FRIDAY, October 14th, 2022. Only one form per family is required. You may provide as much or as little information as you wish.

Upcoming HSA Meetings

9/27 at 6:30pm - HSA Committee Chair meeting in the Vernfield Library

-This meeting is for all committee chairs to review the process of requesting funds and reimbursement, building requests as well as the communication procedures for advertising the events. Please try to attend this meeting if you are a committee chair.

This meeting is also open to anyone who is interested in becoming a committee chair. This is a great opportunity to hear more about the various volunteer committees we have at Vernfield!

9/27 at 7:00pm - HSA Homeroom Parent meeting in the Vernfield Library

-This meeting is for all Homeroom Parents who will help plan and run the 3 classroom socials during the year (Fall, Winter and Valentine's Day.) Please plan to attend if you have signed up to be a Homeroom Parent.

Help Wanted At Vernfield

Vernfield is hiring for the following positions:

-Intervention Teaching Assistant - 5.5 hours/daily - Must have a teacher certificate (in any certification area)
-Learning Support Classroom Instructional Assistant - 5.5 hours/daily

If you are interested or need more information, please call Vernfield Elementary at 215-721-0606 and ask to speak with Dr. Graf.

Spirit's Grub Club is Back!

Join us at the Harleysville Dairy Queen on Tuesday, October 4th, 2022 from 4-9pm for our first Spirit's Grub Club event of the 2022 school year!

When you order, please mention you are there for Vernfield night and 20% of all sales will be donated to our HSA! (Please note that this donation will not apply to gift card purchases.)

Spirit will be joining us from 7-8pm to take pictures with Vernfield families.

We hope to see you there!

Meet Your HSA Board VP of Communications

Mandy Merrill has served as VP of Communications on the HSA board since 2021. She has also helped with Prime Time Reading and Earth Day.

Mandy has two children at Vernfield, in 2nd and 3rd grades. She works full time in Market Research at Janssen Pharmaceuticals.

Volunteer at Vernfield!

There are numerous opportunities for parents and families to get involved in the Vernfield community. In order to participate, please click on the below link to complete the “Hands Across the District” survey:

This survey will match you with volunteer opportunities at Vernfield during the 2022/23 school year, based on your interest and availability. Please complete this survey by October 1st, so that we may assign volunteers as soon as possible.

**Please note that the survey was recently updated to include Homeroom Parent and Homeroom Coordinator as options for volunteering. If you are interested in being a volunteer or coordinator for the socials, please fill out the survey again and just check the additional option.

If you are new to volunteering this year, please see the volunteer requirements on the district website to ensure you have the appropriate documentation completed.

We look forward to a busy school year!

Online Vernfield Calendar

The link to the 2022-2023 Vernfield "Subscribed" Calendar is below. This is an easy way to keep up to date with events and days off at Vernfield without hand-entering them!

When you click on the link, many calendar apps will provide you the option to 'subscribe' to the calendar, so that any updates to the calendar are automatically updated on your phone.

If your phone instead downloads the events onto your calendar, the events will not update automatically. If you don't receive the option to subscribe to the calendar when you click the link, please try the following:

  1. Go to on a PC (not on a mobile phone), after logging into google
  2. Click on the cog in the upper right and click on settings
  3. On the left panel, scroll down until you see “add calendar” and click the down arrow and click “from a URL”
  4. Paste the .ical URL that is listed in this message and click “add calendar”
  5. You should then have the option to open the subscribed calendar in your calendar app

If you have any questions, please contact Mandy Merrill at

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!
  • Coca Cola Give: Sign up at then just scan your product or enter your product code and watch the funds grow.

Upcoming Dates

Sept 26th

-Rosh Hashanah - No School for Students and Teachers

Sept 27th

-HSA Committee Chair Meeting 6:30-7:00pm Library

-HSA Homeroom Parent Meeting 7:00-8:00pm Library

Sept 30th

-VF Spirit Day! Wear VF Spirit Wear or Blue and Gold

Oct 4th

-Spirit's Grub Club at Dairy Queen 4:00-9:00pm Harleysville Location

Oct 5th

-Yom Kippur - No School for Students and Teachers

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: Kristin Emmons;

VP Fundraising: Diane Meyer;

VP Communications: Mandy Merrill;

Secretary: Kristen Viscardi;

Co-Treasurer: Alisha Reynolds;

Co-Treasurer: Wendy Clemmer;