News from the Nest

September 29, 2023

The Week Ahead

Monday, 10/2 (Day 2)

-Vernfield Safety Week Intro 9:30 AM -10:00 AM All-Purpose Room

Tuesday, 10/3 (Day 3)

-VF Safety Week - Fire Drill

Wednesday, 10/4 (Day 4)

-VF Safety Week – Lockdown Drill

Thursday, 10/5 (Day 1)

-Big Bad Bullysaurus - Grades K, 1,3 9:00 AM -10:00 AM All-Purpose Room

-Big Bad Bullysaurus - Grades 2,4,5 1:35 PM -2:35 PM All-Purpose Room

-VF Safety Week – Barricade Drill

Friday, 10/6 (Day 2)

-VF Safety Week – Intruder Drill

-VF Spirit Wear or Blue/Gold

Calling All Vernfield Artists!

The Vernfield Spirit Wear Committee is holding a Vernfield T-shirt Decorating Contest. The winning design will be available for purchase during the fall spirit wear store in November.

All entries are due in the main office by October 20th. More information can be found in the accompanying flyer.

We look forward to seeing the entries!

Vernfield Directory Information

The school directory is created by the Home and School Association each year to assist with contact between parents and families for things such as planning play dates between children, birthday parties, etc.

Please fill out the form below if you wish to have your family's contact information included

in the school directory. As a friendly reminder you will only receive a School Directory if you

choose to be listed in the directory.

Vernfield's 2023-2024 School Directory (

The school directory is not used by the school or school district for purposes of official school communication. Updating or changing your information in the school directory does not update or change the information that the school uses for purposes of official school communication. Vernfield Elementary School does not provide any information for use in the school directory.

Information included in the school directory is provided solely and voluntarily at the discretion of the parents/guardians, and is not to be used for the purposes of soliciting business or any other non-school-related activities.

HSA Meeting Babysitters Needed

In an effort to keep HSA meetings as accessible as possible, we offer babysitting in the 2nd grade pod at every meeting.

If you have a child in 6th grade or up interested in babysitting please sign them up below:

HSA Meeting Babysitting Sign-Up

If you have any questions please contact Kristin Emmons at

Thank you!

HSA Calendar Updates

The Vernfield HSA event calendar has been updated with the following changes:

-The Trunk or Treat event on October 20th has been cancelled

-The Sr. Hawks Electric Evening will be moving from 11/9 to a new date...stay tuned.

Event Spotlight - Back 2 School Bash

Last Friday the Vernfield HSA hosted the annual Back to School Bash!

To celebrate Vernfield's 20th anniversary, this years Bash included three bounce house inflatables and a photo booth. Due to the fundraising generosity of the Vernfield community last year, the Bash was FREE for all families. Thank you!!

A very special shout-out to all of the volunteers who spend their evening setting up, delivering pizza, serving pizza, monitoring bounce houses and staying until after dark to help clean up. These events can't happen without all the volunteering support from the Vernfield community.

The Back to School Bash will need a new planning committee for next year, so please reach out to Kristin Emmons for more information on how to get involved in next year's planning!

Easy Ways to Help Fundraise!

Please consider helping to raise funds for Home & School using the following:

  • 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


-Vernfield Safety Week Intro 9:30 AM -10:00 AM All-Purpose Room


-Big Bad Bullysaurus - Grades K, 1,3 9:00 AM -10:00 AM All-Purpose Room

-Big Bad Bullysaurus - Grades 2,4,5 1:35 PM -2:35 PM All-Purpose Room


-No School for Students -Act 80 Day for Teachers


-Pod Parents 9:00 AM -11:00 AM

-Pod Parents 1:00 PM -3:00 PM

-Pod Parents 9:00 AM -11:00 AM
-Pod Parents 1:00 PM -3:00 PM


-Pod Parents 9:00 AM -11:00 AM
-Pod Parents 1:00 PM -3:00 PM


-Spirit Day – VF Spirit Wear or Blue/Gold

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: Sarah Osiol;

Co-Treasurer: Wendy Clemmer;