News from the Nest

April 20, 2018

The Week Ahead

Friday 4/20

- Middle School Music Sign-up deadline (for 5th Graders)

- IVEF Auction closes. See District News section below for details.

**Week of 4/23**

- PSSA Science, Grade 4 ONLY (Mon, Tues)

Monday 4/23 (Day 1)

- PSSA Testing (Science), Grade 4

- Girls on the Run, 3:30-5:00 pm, Location: Gym

Tuesday 4/24 (Day 2)

- Placement Request Letters due (download letter from VF here)

- PSSA Testing (Science), Grade 4

- IVMS Team Visit to 5th Grade, 10-10:30 am

Wednesday 4/25 (Day 3)

Thursday 4/26 (Day 4)

- AM Kindergarten Field Trip, 8:45-11:20 am

- PM Kindergarten Field Trip, 12:45-3:00 pm

- Girls on the Run, 3:30-5:00 pm, Location: Gym

- 5th into 6th Grade Parent Town Hall Meeting, 7:00-9:00 pm. Location: Indian Valley Middle School Auditorium

Friday 4/27 (Day 1)

- Student Council Spirit Day - Phillies/Baseball Theme

- Earth Day Rain Date

Race for Education

Thank you to everyone that has donated to our Race for Education so far! We have just reached 10% of our goal of $20,000 with a total of $2,110.00! The classrooms with the highest number of donations will receive a pizza party. The classes in the lead are:

Kindergarten: Mrs. Fogle's class- 10 donations

First grade: Mrs. Porco's class-10 donations

Second grade: Mrs. Raisner's class-7 donations

Third grade: Mrs. Edgar's class-7 donations

Fourth grade: Mr. Guengerich's class- 4 donations

Fifth grade: Mrs. Mandia-s class- 5 donations

All proceeds from this fundraiser go to assemblies, field trips, technology initiatives, and student and family activities at Vernfield!

Donating is easy!

1. Go to

2. Type in your child's name.

3. Make your donation.

4. Share this website with family and friends via email, Facebook, Twitter, and other social media.

If you prefer, you can mail or hand out these self-mailers (print 2-sided, if possible) to family, friends and neighbors. Thank you for your support in making this fundraiser successful! If you have any questions, please contact Jenn Lister at


LAST CALL FOR 5TH GRADE PICNIC FORMS!!!! If you have not filled out a form already, please do so as soon as possible and return to your child's teacher. Thank you!

Phillies/Baseball Spirit Day

Friday 4/27 is Student Council's 'Phillies/Baseball' Spirit Day! Students are encouraged to wear red, white, or blue, Phillies gear, any MLB gear, baseball hats or even Little League jerseys!

Spring BOGO Book Fair

Seems like everyone loves this fair. Save lots of money and buy books to last you through the summer. The free item is of equal or less in value. Mrs. Lightstone often helps students and their families save money and sometimes that means that they buy their book at half price instead of buy one get one free. Inventory for this sale moves quickly so try to visit before Open House on May 10th. Book fair opens at 5 pm on Open House.

Please volunteer by signing up on the online book fair sign up.

Field Day - Volunteers Needed

Vernfield's Annual Field Day is coming up on Friday, May 18th (rain date, Friday May 25th)! Mr. Gross is currently looking for volunteers to help run the activities that day. If you are interested in volunteering, please sign up!

Save the Date!

**Week of 4/30**

- Spring Book Fair (Tues. May 1 - Thurs. May 10)

Wednesday 5/2

- School Physicals, 9-9:30 am

- Reading Olympics at SAHS

**Week of 5/7**

Monday 5/7 - Field Trip for Mrs. Caranfa's Class

Tuesday 5/8 - VF Spring Concert, 7 pm at SAHS Auditorium

Thursday 5/10 - Open House, 5:30-7:00 pm

Friday 5/11 - Race for Education (Rain Date Monday 5/14)

**Future May Dates to Save**

Tuesday 5/15 - NO SCHOOL - Election Day, Teacher in-service

Thursday 5/17 - Visiting Author

Friday 5/18 - Field Day (Rain Date: 5/25)

Monday 5/28 - NO SCHOOL - Memorial Day

**Girls on the Run**

  • Practice: Mondays and Thursdays (on school days) until 5/14 (No practice on 5/17), 3:30-5:00 pm
  • Race: Sunday, 5/20 (more details to come)

Easy Ways to Help Fundraise

We are almost to the end of the school year! We have just a few more months to earn money with:

  • Giant A+ rewards
  • Box Tops
  • ShopRite for My School
  • Amazon Smile
Please remember to keep helping VF Home & School raise some 'easy' money! You can find details about how to set up each of these programs in the online flyer.

District News

**IVEF Spring Auction (closes Apr 20)**

The Indian Valley Education Foundation’s SPRING INTO AUCTION for public education is LIVE! Don’t miss your chance to bid on a wide variety of amazing items. All proceeds from this event will support innovative classroom opportunities in each one of our schools.

The online auction is available at the following link:

**SAVE Spring Community Recycling Day (Apr 21)**

The Souderton Area High School SAVE (Students Against Violating the Earth) club is holding a Spring Community Recycling Day. Please see the online flyer for items that will/will not be accepted.

Date: Saturday, April 21st, 2018
Time: 9:00a.m.-1:00p.m.
Location: West Broad Elementary School, 342 West Broad Street

**SASD Summer Camps**

Summer Camps are now open for registration. Please see online brochures and follow the links to register below:

- Day Camp and Workshops (Brochure | Register)

- SATV Television Production Summer Camp (Brochure | Register)

- Sports Camps (Brochure | Register)

Stay in Touch with Vernfield Home & School!

The next meeting is scheduled for Monday, May 14, 2018 at 7:00p.m. in the school library.