News from the Nest

October 26, 2018

The Week Ahead

All Week

-- Holiday "Meal Bag" Drive for Keystone Opportunity Center (details below)

-- Fourth Grade Health Screening

Monday 10/29 (Day 4)

-- Decorated Pumpkin Drop Off, 8-9 am and 12:30-1 pm.

Tuesday 10/30 (Day 1)

-- Fall Picture Retake Day

-- Square 1 Art Fundraiser Flyer/Catalog Sent Home

Wednesday 10/31 (Day 2)

-- 3rd Grade Pumpkin Math, 9:30-10 am.

-- Fall Costume Parade, 1:30-2 pm.

-- Fall Social, 2-3 pm. (parent helpers arrive at 1:15pm)

Thursday 11/1 (Day 3)

-- Deadline for Veteran's Day Assembly forms

Friday 11/2 (Day 4)

-- Science Rocks sign up deadline (online form)

-- Reading Olympics, 8-8:35 am. Library.

-- Decorated Pumpkin Pick Up, 8-9 am and 12:30-1 pm.

-- Visiting Author - Michael Patrick O'Neill


This year, the Student Council food drive will be a little different than previous collections. Each classroom will be putting together items for a Holiday Meal Drive for Keystone Opportunity Center. Information will be coming home soon from your classroom teacher about items needed. The collection will take place Monday 10/29 - Thursday 11/8. Thank you!

Square 1 Art Fundraiser

Vernfield Home & School is trying a NEW fundraiser this year that celebrates and showcases artwork done by your child! Look in your child's folder on Tuesday, 10/30 for an informational letter and the catalog of items with your child's artwork. The order deadline is Tuesday, November 13! All items purchased will be delivered in time for the holidays! Proceeds will go toward funding all of the events, activities, and other monetary support Home & School provides for students, families, and teachers during the school year. Please send any questions to Lisa Mallon,

Applebee's Fundraiser - Thank You!

We had a great turn out for last Saturday's Applebee's Flapjack Fundraiser and raised $630 for the Home and School Association. That's more than we raised the past 2 years!

THANK YOU to Meg Dick for organizing the event and to all of you who joined us for breakfast. And extra special thanks to Dr. Graf and all of the teachers who gave up precious hours of their Saturday to serve us all.
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In Case You Missed It...

** Decorated Pumpkins and Costume Parade ** -- If you haven't already, please read the attached letter from Dr. Graf for important information regarding these fall festivities at Vernfield next week! Parent Parade Letter.pdf

** Science Rocks ** -- a hands-on science night for students in grades 3, 4 and 5 on FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 2018, 6:30-8:30 pm. The form can be found online here and is due Nov. 2. Questions to Bernadette Kearns

** Veteran's Day Assembly ** -- On Friday, November 9th, Vernfield will be honoring Veteran family members and friends at an in-school assembly. Forms must be returned NO LATER THAN Nov. 1

** KidStuff Books ** -- Please send in unwanted books/payment ASAP! Deliveries of books will be made over the next few weeks. Questions? Contact Betsy Powlus at


Souderton Area School District has its own television production facility – Souderton Area Television (SATV).

SATV airs the monthly School Board Meetings as well as a rotating line up of recent concerts, events, performances and activities from around the District daily on Comcast Channel 28 and Verizon Channel 46. The Programming Schedule can be found here. This weekend you can watch Vernfield’s 2018 Lip Sync and Spring Concert and the School Board's September Meeting among other offerings.

There is also an extensive library of SATV online videos available here. Videos include past concerts, events and activities from each of the District’s schools going back to 2010. There are also informational videos and episodes of a cooking show presented by the SAHS Family Consumer Science Department.

Save the Date!

Monday 10/29 - Thursday 11/8 - Keystone Opportunity Center Holiday Food Drive

Tuesday 11/6 - NO SCHOOL - Election Day

Thursday 11/8 - Math Olympics, 3:30-4:30 pm. L001

Friday 11/9

-- Veteran's Day Assembly, 9:30-10:30 am (refreshments for Guests/Student Hosts, 9-9:20 am). Wear red/white/blue.

-- Sundae Bar at lunch

-- Science Rocks, Grades 3-5, 6:30-8:30 pm.

Monday 11/12 - Home & School Meeting, 7pm. Library.

Tuesday 11/13 - Square 1 Art Fundraiser order deadline

Wednesday 11/14, Friday 11/16 - Peer Mediator Training

Health Screenings:

-- 3rd Grade: Nov. 12-15

-- 2nd Grade: Nov. 26-29


Friday 11/2, Saturday 11/3 - SAHS Fall Play, 7-9 pm. A Midsummer Night's Dream. Tickets $10

Saturday, 11/10 - Big Red Band 5K Run/Walk and Fun Run, 9 am Application here

Saturday, 11/10 - SAVE Safari Night Hike, 6-9 pm. West Broad Elementary. $3 per child, adults FREE. Flyer here