News from the Nest

September 28, 2018

The Week Ahead

Monday 10/1 (Day 1)

-- Extended Day Kindergarten begins

Tuesday 10/2 (Day 2)

Wednesday 10/3 (Day 3)

Thursday 10/4 (Day 4)

Friday 10/5 (Day 1)

-- VF Spirit Day! Wear blue and gold or VF Spirit Wear!

-- Printed Directory Sign Up Deadline (directory sign up)

October is Down Syndrome Awareness Month

In This Issue...

  • Last Call - Hands Across the District/Volunteer Sign Up (deadline 9/28)
  • Last Call - Vernfield Printed Directory (deadline 10/5)
  • KidStuff Books (deadline 10/9)
  • Applebee's Fundraiser (sign up deadline 10/11)
  • 'Save the Date' - Upcoming Important Dates
  • Did You Know??
  • District News

Last Call - Hands Across the District - Deadline 9/28

Want to help plan the Home and School FUNDRAISERS this year? We are looking for people with fresh ideas to help organize new and interesting fundraising activities.

FIFTH GRADE PARENTS - we are looking for volunteers to help plan end of the year activities for our fifth grade students as they prepare to move on from Vernfield.

These and many more opportunities to volunteer can be found in this 'Hands Across the District' volunteer information and online sign-up! Please take 5 minutes to look through and sign up for opportunities to help out throughout the school year! THIS FORM INCLUDES HOMEROOM SOCIAL VOLUNTEERS! If you are unsure about when you might be available or what you can do, sign up anyway! Signing up allows you to get emails regarding the committee/event, and there is no pressure to participate! A list of committees can be found on the Home & School website.

The deadline to sign up is Friday, September 28.

If you have any questions, please contact Suzanne Kolesar: Thank you!

Last Call - Vernfield Printed Directory - Deadline 10/5

Vernfield Home & School Association 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 the form requesting inclusion.

Please complete the online form by FRIDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2018. Only one form per family is required.

If you have any questions, please contact Brooke Kuhlen at or Lauren Hendricks at Thank you!

KidStuff Books - Book/Payment Deadline 10/9

Vernfield is selling the super valuable KidStuff Coupon Book, which includes a 12 month membership to the New KidStuff App! The app has local and national coupons for savings on the go…even across the country! It's a win-win! You save money and time AND you are helping us raise money for our school!

Books are $25 and we earn 50% profit! This is normally a very good fundraiser for us.

If your child's class has 100% participation (which means they have either returned the book or bought/sold the book) by the sale end date of October 9th, they will earn a Philly Pretzel Party! Also new this year is free shirts. Sell 3 books = t-shirt. Sell 5 books = long-sleeve shirt. Sell 10 books = hoodie.

You will enjoy fabulous savings from: Applebee’s, Dick’s, Legoland, Macy’s, Ritas, Barnes & Noble, etc.

First thing’s First! Go to and create your account using our School Code: VER235715

POST! TWEET! EMAIL! TEXT! Share your Seller Link (which you create from the link above) with family, friends & coworkers to purchase books online...You get credit for your sales! You can pay online for your book sent home too!

Take KidStuff to work, games and family events...KidStuff also makes the BEST gift EVER! Check out all 20 valuable editions listed on the inside front cover of your book or visit! Please make checks payable to Vernfield Home and School Association. If you have questions or concerns, please contact Betsy Powlus at or 570-660-1755.

Applebee's Fundraiser - Sign Up/Payment by 10/11

Please join us for our Flapjack Fundraiser on Saturday, October 20th from 8AM-10AM at Applebee's (2333 Welsh Road, Lansdale, PA) . Pancakes, sausage, and drinks will be served by our very own Vernfield faculty and staff!

Cost is $7.00/adult and $5.00/child.

A form was sent home to your child this past Tuesday and can also be found online here. Please fill out the bottom portion and return it to your child's teacher with either cash or a check made out to Vernfield HSA by Thursday, October 11th. If you have any questions, please contact Meg Dick at We hope that you can make it for this fun morning!

Save the Date!

Tuesday 10/9

- Hospitality Committee Meeting, 6:30 pm. Library.

- Home & School Meeting, 7pm. Library.

Thursday 10/11 - Parent/Teacher Conference forms DUE (will be sent home on Tuesday 10/9)

Friday 10/12 - NO SCHOOL - Act 80 Day for Teachers

Monday 10/15 - Wednesday 10/17 - Parent Volunteer TB Testing. Call Mrs. Fox to make an appointment by 10/5.

Friday 10/19 - Fifth Grade Field Trip

Saturday 10/20 - Applebee's Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser, 8-10am. Lansdale location.

Did You Know??

With the help of Food Services, planning your child's classroom birthday celebration couldn't be easier. Order a Birthday Basket for your child's classroom from the cafeteria and treats will be delivered to your child's classroom on the date you specify.

Birthday Baskets are $1.50 per child and include:

2 snack items per child

Small prize per child (pencil, sticker)

Birthday Certificate

There are more than a dozen treats to choose from. Just be sure to order at least 2 weeks in advance.

You can find more details and the necessary form here

District News

**Deadline for Student Image and Work Consents (deadline Sept 28)**

The District has recently revised its policy and guidelines for the use of student images and the publication of student work. Please review these guidelines and indicate your consent for the use of your student’s images and publication of his/her work. Log into the Home Access Center to grant or deny consent:

**Clearning the Air About Vaping (Oct 9, 6:30pm)**

An informational event is scheduled at IVMS for parents about vaping, or the use of e-cigarettes or other electronic devices which simulate smoking. Click here to register (recommended, but not required). See the event flyer for more information.

**Protecting Your Children from Substance Abuse (Oct 17, 6:30pm)**

A community town hall event on at ICMS focusing on community efforts to protect our children from the risks of substance abuse. See the event flyer for more information.

**Souderton Area Community Education (SACE) Fall**

REGISTER NOW for Fall Evening Classes with Souderton Area Community Education (SACE)! More than 100 classes offered for community members of all ages, including: Arts, Dance, Cooking, Healthful Living, Sports, Life Planning, Languages, Aquatics, Trips and more. Look through the Fall 2018 Brochure and register online!