News from the Nest

November 19, 2021

The Weeks Ahead

Monday 11/22 - Wednesday 11/24

  • No School for Students - K-5 Parent/Teacher Conferences

Thursday 11/25 - Friday 11/26

    • Thanksgiving Holiday - Schools and Offices Closed
    Monday 11/29 (Day 3)

    Tuesday 11/30 (Day 4)

    Wednesday 12/1 (Day 1)

    Thursday 12/2 (Day 2)

    • Reading Olympics - 8:00 - 8:30am Library

    Friday 12/3 (Day 3)

    • Yearbook Cover Contest Ends

    Vernfield Holiday Giving Program

    Welcome to the Vernfield Holiday Giving Program! If you are interested, please review the available slots via the below link and click on the button to sign-up. Gifts are due December 10th, and should be wrapped with the comment number attached to it.

    Thank you for supporting the Vernfield Giving Tree! If you have any questions please reach out to Nicole Kissell, School Counselor, at

    Calling All Vernfield Artists!

    Does your Vernfield student love to draw? Encourage them to channel that creativity into the Vernfield Yearbook cover contest! The Yearbook Committee is hard at work pulling together another successful yearbook for the Vernfield students and needs your help.

    The below flyers will be sent home in your child's folder in the coming weeks, but we'd like to encourage all students to start their submissions now. Please note that artwork should be on a single sheet of white paper (8.5"x11") and must in a vertical orientation. In addition, all entries must include the school name (Vernfield Elementary), the school year (2021/2022) and the school message (Be the "I" in kind"). More information can be found on the flyers.

    All student artwork must be submitted to your child's teacher by Friday, December 3rd, in order to be considered for the contest. The winners will be chosen by a panel, with the winning 5th grade drawing being displayed on the front cover of the yearbook, and the winning K-4th grade drawing being displayed on the back cover of the yearbook.

    If you have any questions about the yearbook contest, please reach out to Alex Ricketts and Julie Kinch at

    Thank you for your support!

    Vernfield Elementary faculty and staff would like to wish all families a happy, safe, and healthy Thanksgiving break!

    Food Service is Hiring Managers, Cooks and Food Service Staff!

    Chartwells is currently hiring for managers, cooks and food service staff for the Souderton Area School District.

    • $250 signing bonus
    • No nights or weekends
    • Full and part-time available
    • Paid sick-time and holidays
    • 401K and discount programs

    To apply, please visit

    Or scan the QR code. A Chartwells flyer can be downloaded below.

    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

    • Holiday Shoppe Begins


    • Winter Concert Recording
    • Holiday Shoppe Ends
    • Service Hawks - 8:00 - 8:30am 3rd Grade Pod

    12/23/2021 - 1/2/2022 - Christmas/Winter Holiday - No School for Students

    District News

    ***IVEF !NSPIRE Speaker Series: Let's Talk About Drugs, Raise Awareness & Save Lives Because It Absolutely DOES Happen Here***

    On Wednesday, December 9th at 7:00PM, the Indian Valley Education Foundation in collaboration with The Drug Enforcement Administration Division invite you to join in a conversation about the top drug threats that we face here in the Indian Valley.

    This is event is FREE, but pre-registration is required!

    For more information, please see this event flyer, scan the QR code to the right, or visit our website.

    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;

    Secretary: Kristin Emmons;

    Co-Treasurer: Alisha Reynolds;

    Co-Treasurer: Wendy Clemmer;