News from the Nest

March 24, 2023

The Week Ahead

Monday, 3/27 (Day 3)

-SPARK ELA 3:30-4:30pm 4th and 5th Grade Pods

Tuesday, 3/28 (Day 4)

Wednesday, 3/29 (Day 1)

-SPARK Math 3:30-4:30pm 4th and 5th Grade Pods

Thursday, 3/30 (Day 2)

Friday, 3/31 (Day 3)

-VF Spirit Hawks Spirit Day - Spring has Sprung
-Family Fun Night 6:00-7:30pm

The Vernfield Clothing Drive Fundraiser is Tomorrow!

It’s time to clean out those closets!

The Vernfield Elementary HSA will be conducting our annual clothing & shoe drive fundraiser this Saturday, March 25th from 9:30 – 11:30am at the school, rain or shine.

Drop-off is easy, with no need to park! Just drive around the Vernfield bus loop and volunteers will be there to help unload your bags.

Please see the accompanying flyer for more information about what types of items are accepted.

Volunteers Needed for Family Fun Night

Please join us for Vernfield's Candy Bar Bingo next Friday, March 31st from 6-7:30pm at the Vernfield Elementary Gym.

Events likes these rely on volunteer support, and we need your help! Please consider signing up to help during the event via the below link:

Still haven't registered? Please note the deadline to RSVP is today, March 24th:

Admission: FREE (Optional $5 Walmart or Giant gift cards welcome*)


  • Candy Bar prizes will be provided!
  • Doors open at 5:30PM
  • Refreshments and light snacks will be served.
  • Feel free to bring your own dinner to eat before BINGO.
  • Questions? Email Leanne Sebastian at or Meg Dick at

Reminder: All students attending this event must be

accompanied by an adult. Students may not be dropped off and then picked up.

*Gift cards will be provided to local families in need at the discretion of VF's Guidance Counselor

NEW Spirit Wear Designs - Store Now Open!

We are excited to offer all new Spirit Wear designs as we close out the school year!

So get your order in, and you’ll be all set for back to school in your new Vernfield designs, as we get set to celebrate 20 years at Vernfield.

Shipping to your home is $8 per order, with free shipping for orders over $50. Shipping to the school is free!

The store will close on April 2nd and all orders will ship about 20 business days after the store is sent to production.

Vernfield is taking the 100 Box challenge!

Vernfield will be accepting donations of the following food items during the entire month of March:

-Aunt Jemima Pancake On the Go Cups, 2.11oz

-Applesauce Squeeze Pouches, 3.2oz

-Canned Items: Vegetables, Chunky Soups, Chili, Pasta

-Crackers, 9-13oz box (Wheat Things, Cheeze-It, etc.)

-Fruit Cups, 4oz

-Hormel Compleats Microwave Meals, 10oz

-Instant Oatmeal Packets or Cups

-Ready-to-Eat Chicken Salad, 3oz pouch or box

-Ready-to-Eat Tuna Salad, 3oz pouch or box

All brands accepted. No expired food, please.

All donations will be given to the Bean Bag Food Program located at Zion Mennonite Church in Souderton.

We Need Your Support for Teacher Appreciation Week

The Vernfield Elementary Home and School Association is busy planning for Teacher Appreciation Week, which will be held from Monday, 5/1 through Friday, 5/5.

If you are able to help organize and/or volunteer during the week, please sign up at

If you have questions about Teacher Appreciation Week, please reach out to Nancylynn at

Appreciation Spotlight:

Back by popular demand will be the Raffle Event, where teachers can win gift baskets with items donated by Vernfield families.

Some items for donation could include:

-Gift cards from local businesses,

-A basket sponsored by your business

-Products from your business

...The ideas are endless!

Please sign-up to donate items via the below sign-up genius:

Questions about Raffle donations? Contact Vanessa Gery Plumley at

Yearbook Photo Reminder

Please remember to upload Yearbook photos from class socials, Spirit Days, Lip Sync, and more, via the accompanying DropBox links.

There is also information on uploading 5th Grade tributes.

Questions? Reach out to

Yearbook Sale Going On Now!

The Vernfield Yearbook sale is currently underway, and will end on Friday, April 14th, 2023.

Yearbook orders can be places online (via this link), or can be ordered by check through the Yearbook Committee. Yearbook envelopes were sent home in January with more detailed instructions.

Please contact Alexandra Ricketts and Julie Kinch at if you have any questions.

Earth Day Volunteers Needed!

Please save the date for Earth Day at Vernfield, which will be held on Friday, April 28th. Students will be rotating between different outdoor Earth Day activities throughout the day, which means that we need A LOT of volunteers.

If you would like to volunteer for all or part of the day, please fill out the below google form:

Earth Day Sign-Up

Thank you for your support!

Upcoming Dates

Monday, 4/3

-Light it Up Blue for Autism Awareness - Wear Blue

-SPARK ELA 3:30-4:30pm 4th and 5th Grade Pods

Wednesday, 4/5 to Monday, 4/10

-Spring Break-No School for Students

Tuesday, 4/11

-Math Olympiads - 5th grade only 3:30 -4:30pm Challenge Room

Wednesday, 4/12

-SPARK Math 3:30-4:30pm 4th and 5th Grade Pods

Thursday, 4/13

-Service Hawk Meeting 8:00-8:30am 4th Grade pod

Friday, 4/14

-VF Spirit Day - VF Spirit Wear or Blue/Gold

-Spirit Assembly 2:15-3:00pm

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.

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: Alisha Reynolds; (Co-Treasurer Elect: Sarah Osiol;

Co-Treasurer: Wendy Clemmer;