News from the Nest

October 27, 2023

The Week Ahead

Monday, 10/30 (Day 1)

Tuesday, 10/31 (Day 2)

-Fall Parade 1:45 PM -2:15 PM Playground

-Fall Social 2:15 PM -3:00 PM

Wednesday, 11/1 (Day 3)

-Veterans Day Program Information Due
-Service Hawks Thanksgiving Food Drive Begins

Thursday, 11/2 (Day 4)

-Picture Retake Day

Friday, 11/3 (Day 1)

-VF Spirit Day - VF Spirit Wear or Blue/Gold
-Spirit's Birthday Spirit Assembly 2:15 PM -3:00 PM All-Purpose Room

*Saturday, 11/4

-Spirit's Skate Party: 4-6pm at Inline 309

Fall Parade at Vernfield

On Tuesday, October 31st, students are welcome to bring their costumes to school in a bag labeled with their name. Later in the day, students will dress in their costumes for a small parade. After the parade, the students will return to their classrooms for a social.

Weather permitting, parents and guests are allowed to report to the playground at 1:45pm to watch the parade.

Calling All Reading Olympians!

Reading Olympics is returning to Vernfield Elementary this year for 4th and 5th Grade students!

See the link below for more information for this event:

Hard copies are available in the library, please direct any questions to Librarian, Aimee Porco

Vernfield News

Vernfield students were mesmerized on October 19th as the author Daniel Jude Miller shared his passion for illustrating and writing books.

Mr. Miller’s entertaining stories, ability to connect with the audience and valuable advice on how to become an author kept the students on the edge of their seats. In addition, all students received an autographed poster and an order form to purchase books.

Thank you, Home and School Association, for funding this amazing event!

Grand Opening of Vernfield's Smart Mart

On November 14th and 15th, the Vernfield mobile Spirit store will be visiting the school Pods with items for purchase to help students celebrate the 20th anniversary of Vernfield.

Items for purchase include:

-20th Anniversary pencils

-20th Anniversary bookmarks & wristbands

-Vernfield erasers

More information will be sent home soon with students.

Lace up Those Skates!

Please join the Vernfield Home and School Association for Spirit's Skate Party Fundraiser!

This event will be held at Inline 309 on Saturday, November 4th from 4-6pm. The cost is $15 per skater. Admission will be on a first-come, first-served basis, with a 200 skater maximum.

This not a drop-off event and all skaters must be accompanied by an adult. Non-skating adults will not be charged admission.

Interested in helping out? Volunteer to run the snack stand, or donate a baked good, via the link below.!/showSignUp/30E0C4BA9A623A2F58-44899768-spirits

We look forward to seeing you there!

HSA Board Openings for next school year

There will be 4 open HSA Board positions available for the 2024-2026 term. Voting will be held during an HSA meeting in the Spring, so that there is enough time for the transition from current board members.

Available roles include:


-VP, Fundraising


-Co-Treasurer (1 of 2 positions)

Anyone who is interested in learning more about running for an HSA board position could reach out to Kristin Emmons for more information.

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

-Spirit's Skate 309 Birthday Party 4:00 PM -6:00 PM Skate 309

-Election Day / Act 80 Day for Teachers - No School for Students

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: Vanessa Plumley;

Co-Treasurer: Sarah Osiol;

Co-Treasurer: Kristen Viscardi;