News from the Nest

October 13, 2017

The Week Ahead

Monday 10/16 (day 3)

- Character Counts week! Wear Purple for Citizenship

- TB Testing at VF for Volunteers

Tuesday 10/17 (day 4)

- Character Counts week! Wear Green for Responsibility

- TB Testing at VF for Volunteers

Wednesday 10/18 (day 1)

- Character Counts week! Wear Gold for Respect

- TB Testing at VF for Volunteers

Thursday 10/19 (day 2)

- Character Counts week! Wear Blue for Honesty

Friday 10/20 (day 3)

- Character Counts week! Wear Red for Caring

- Hats On Day for Character Counts week! $.50 to participate, proceeds benefit the Indian Valley Character Counts! Coalition

- 3rd Grade Field Trip

- Student Council 8:00-8:40am

Character Counts Week

This week, the students at Vernfield will celebrate Character Counts week. Each day the students are asked to wear a different color to represent specific character traits. Teachers will share books with the students that highlight these traits. The week will end with a Hats On Day to support the Indian Valley Character Counts! Coalition. Students can wear a hat at school for a $0.50 donation.

TB Testing for Volunteers

Mrs. Fox, our school nurse, will be offering TB tests during school hours on October 16, 17, and 18th. A TB test is mandatory for all volunteers, including field trip chaperones. Once you have had one, you will not need one again unless you leave the District and come back. If you need a TB test, please call the school office at (215)721-0606 and choose Option #3 for the school nurse or email Mrs. Fox at to schedule your appointment. Thank you!

Chicker Tailgate

Please come out to the Chicker Tailgate on Sunday, October 29th in support of a Vernfield family.

Please purchase your tickets in advance using the following link:

*Cost of tickets will increase after October 15th! Get your tickets today!

Home and School is helping to support this event by hosting the Trunk or Treat portion. We still need 16 cars to participate!

If you are interested in volunteering to decorate your car, please Sign up via Sign up Genius by Monday, October 23:

We will also be collecting candy and small toys (pencils, stickers, bouncy balls, etc) to be distributed during the Trunk or Treat. If you are able to donate these items, please drop them in the box in the lobby labeled Trunk or Treat donations by Wednesday, October 25th.

There are many more volunteers needed to help this event run smoothly. If you are able to help out, please following this link for additional volunteer opportunities:

Thank you in advance for your support!

Box Top Contest

The current totals for each grade are below. Please remember to clip Box Tops and send them to school with your children! There are collection boxes in each pod. The winning grade at the end of the year will win a class prize!

Kindergarten: 37

1st: 367

2nd: 233

3rd: 224

4th: 195

5th: 18

Save the Date!

Monday 10/23 - Friday 11/3

- Hurricane Relief Collection (see details below)

Monday 10/23

- Decorated Pumpkin Dropoff (8-9am, 12:30-1pm)

- Due date to sign up for Chicker Tailgate Trunk or Treat car decorating

Wednesday 10/25

- Due date for Chicker Tailgate Trunk or Treat candy donations

Friday 10/27

- Jersey/Hat Day, $1 donation to benefit a Vernfield family #Win4Clark #IronDad23

- Decorated Pumpkin Pickup (8-9am, 12:30-1pm), otherwise, they will be discarded

Sunday 10/29

- Chicker Tailgate fundraiser event benefitting a Vernfield family #Win4Clark #IronDad23, 11am-7pm

- Chicker Tailgate fundraiser Trunk or Treat, hosted by VF, 3:30-5pm

Tuesday 10/31

- Fall Costume Parade, 1:30-2pm. Please remember: no masks, no weapons/replicas

- Fall Socials, 2-3pm. Only Homeroom volunteers assigned to the fall social may attend.

Wednesday 11/1

- Picture Retake Day

- Veteran's Day forms due

Thursday 11/2

- Support a Vernfield Family - SAHS Fundraiser Show: The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940, 6:15-8pm

Saturday 11/4

- Applebee's Flapjack Fundraiser, Lansdale location, 8-10am

Sports Jersey/Hat Day

Students are encouraged to wear their favorite Sports jersey and/or hat on Friday, October 27th for a $1.00 donation. All proceeds will benefit a Vernfield family. #Win4Clark #Irondad23

Support a Vernfield Family Fundraiser Show

Please come out to this special performance on Thursday, Nov 2. The Souderton HS theater department has generously provided this extra performance of their fall show so all ticket and concession sales will be donated to support a Vernfield family. This is a family friendly show.

Please note this is a cash only event. Tickets can be purchased at the door. Concessions will also be available for purchase during intermission. Theater doors open at 6:15 for seating so please arrive earlier to purchase tickets.

Thank you in advance for your support !


Our Applebee's fundraiser will be held on Saturday, November 4 from 8AM-10AM! This is a fun way to spend a Saturday morning eating breakfast with friends. Vernfield teachers will be your servers! Any "tips" left on the tables will be donated to a Vernfield family in need. Flyers came home on Tuesday. Please be sure to send back the bottom portion along with your payment by Friday, October 27th. We hope to see you there!

Hurricane Relief Collection

Beginning October 23rd and continuing for two weeks, Vernfield Elementary School's Student Council will be collecting items to help the victims of the recent hurricanes.

The items that will be accepted are:

  • school supplies (new)
  • diapers
  • formula
  • wipes
  • soap
  • shampoo
  • tootbrushes
  • toothpaste
  • shoes (new)
  • canned food w/ 6 mos. or greater expiration date
  • peanut butter
  • jelly
  • cereal

There will be a designated spot in the Vernfield lobby for donated items.

We are excited to show students that they, along with their families, can MAKE THE WORLD A BETTER PLACE!

Get Involved

Help Wanted!

  • Race for Education- We are currently looking for a Committee Chair(s) to run our primary fundraiser, Race for Education. We depend on this large fundraiser at the end of the year to fund the following year. We need to get a team together soon so we can have trainers come in to teach us how to run the new online version of Race. If you are interested, please contact Meg Dick

  • Yearbook- Our current Yearbook committee is looking for help with this year's Yearbook as well as someone to begin learning the website. The students love receiving the Yearbook each year and it is a great way to preserve memories from year to year. If you are interested, please contact Sandra Esposito at

  • Sundae Bar- We are looking for someone to shadow our current Sundae Bar Chair, Sheila Hercek. Sundae Bar happens four times a year. The coordinator helps find 6 volunteers for each Sundae Bar as well as 8-10 volunteers to help with Holiday Luncheon. If you are interested in this volunteer opportunity, please contact Sheila Hercek


Reminder: all volunteers must fill out the Registration and Disclosure Statement and return it to the office. There are also copies available in the Vernfield office.

Information about additional clearances needed can be found here.

Stay in Touch with Vernfield Home & School!

The next meeting is scheduled for Monday, November 13, 2017 at 7:00p.m. in the school library.