News from the Nest

February 26, 2021

The Week Ahead

**Sunday 2/28** - Spirit Wear Orders Due


All Week

-- Read Across America Week - Celebrate the Writing of Dr. Theodor Seuss Geisel

-- Read-A-Thon Fundraiser for Home & School

Monday 3/1 (Day 4)

-- One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish Day! Wear Red and Blue

Tuesday 3/2 (Day 1)

-- Oh, The Places You'll Go Day! Wear a shirt with a travel destination

-- Whole School Silent Reading, 9:00-9:10 AM

Wednesday 3/3 (Day 2)

-- Green Eggs and Ham Day! Wear Green

Thursday 3/4 (Day 3)

-- Fox in Socks Day! Wear Fun Socks

Friday 3/5 (Day 4)

-- Cat in the Hat Day! Hats on for Reading

-- Vernfield Spirit Day! Wear Blue/Gold or Vernfield Spirit Wear

Read A Thon Fundraiser - Starts MONDAY 3/1!

Dear Students and Parents,


Vernfield Home & School Association (HSA) is excited to announce that we will be hosting a Read-a-Thon beginning March 1, for both in-person and SAOA students. The Read-a-Thon will be 2 weeks long, ending on Friday, March 12.


Participation is easy and students will receive rewards. The more they read and fundraise, the more rewards they achieve!


Parents can help their child by reading the information that was sent home (SAOA Students were emailed the informational flyers). Please help your child set up their account before 3/1, and then you can send out the fundraising link to family and friends, once the account is activated.


The more readers who participate, the more money is raised for Vernfield!


If you have any questions, please email Kristin Emmons (kristin.m.emmons@gmail.com) or Mandy Merrill (amhansen@gmail.com). Thank you!

Winter/Spring Spirit Wear Sale!

It’s time for the Spring Spirit Wear Sale. The sale features two awesome new additions: 1. The Vernfield 2020-2021 Vision t-shirt, “Be the “I” in Kind”

2. Customizable aprons for both kids and adults


Additionally, the masks from the Fall are being offered. The sale runs until Sunday, February 28th. Click on this link to get started: https://vernfield-spiritwear-spring-2021.itemorder.com/sale

2020-2021 Yearbook

The 2020-2021 Vernfield yearbook is now available for purchase from Jostens NOW through March 28th! Please see the FLYER for the details!
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Attention 5th Grade Families!

The yearbook committee would like to pay a special tribute to each 5th grader in the yearbook. Please see this FLYER for details to ensure your child is included in this special memory.

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LAST CALL: OPEN BOARD POSITIONS FOR 2021-2022

Looking for a way to get more involved in our Home and School Association? Please consider joining our Home and School Board! Next year the following positions will be open:
  • VP of Communications
  • Co-Treasurer

Thank you to the following candidates who will be on the March ballot:
  • Leanne Sebastian and Mandy Merrill for VP of Communications
  • Alisha Reynolds for Co-Treasurer


If you are interested in running for any of these positions, please email Meg Dick by the end of the day today, Friday, February 26th to ensure your spot on the ballot. If have any questions about any of these positions, please email Meg Dick at meg213@gmail.com.

Elections will be held during our March 8th meeting at 7:00PM. Thank you for your consideration!

WANTED - Cafeteria/Playground Aides

Vernfield is hiring two Cafeteria/Playground Aides to start ASAP.
  • Mondays and Thursdays, 10:30 to 1:45
  • Wednesdays and Fridays, 10:30 to 1:45


This is a great opportunity to get some extra work within the school, and these positions are vital for having outdoor recess for the kids.

Please contact the main office at 215-721-0606 if you are interested in this position! Thank you!

Cleaning Out Your Closets or Basement? Save those Items for Our Fundraiser!



Vernfield HSA is holding a clothing, shoe, and household goods drive with clothingshoedrive.com from 9AM-12PM, March 20, 2021. Families can drive to the Vernfield Elementary School parking lot on March 20, during the hours of the clothing drive, drop off their items, and then a truck will arrive to pick up the donations.


***PLEASE NOTE: MASKS ARE REQUIRED AND WE WILL FOLLOW SOCIAL DISTANCING GUIDELINES***


Clothingshoedrive.com will accept adult and children's clothing, shoes, handbags/purses, wallets, backpacks, sandals, shoes, sneakers, boots, jackets, coats, rain gear, belts, ties, pants, shirts, blouses, vests, sweaters, dresses, robes, undergarments, uniforms, jerseys, sheets, pillowcases, towels, linens, tablecloths, hats, scarves, gloves, jewelry, new diapers, pots and pans, utensils, and hard and soft toys, electronics. Items must be in paper or plastic bags, and similar items should be bagged together. Shoes pairs should be tied/fastened together.


The organization does NOT accept thrift store goods, books, games, furniture. It also does not accept other large items such as baby carriages or strollers. Clothingshoedrive.com cannot accept any merchandise that has holes/rips, stains, mold, has an odor, or is wet.


If the items collected are less than 1000 pounds, we earn $.05 per pound; if the collection is greater than 1000 pounds, we earn $.10 per pound.


For more information, contact Julie Gerhart-Rothholz at jmgerhart@prodigy.net or visit clothingshoedrive.com. The Vernfield HSA thanks you for your participation!

In Case You Missed It

YEARBOOK PHOTOS NEEDED :

SAOA Families: Do you have any photos of the recent Dance Party? Or Self Care Breaks? Please submit photos of your child engaged in school activities from home! **Please remember that photos should be of students only - no selfies with parents or other family members**


Please send any photos (for both In-Person and SAOA students) to Vernfieldyb@gmail.com.

**Please be sure to include your child's name and teacher with the photo, and choose the best photos instead of sending many of the same activity.**


Look for info coming soon about submitting baby photos and messages for 5th Graders!

Thank you!


STUDENT DEVICE TECHNICAL SUPPORT:

For any device issues, please contact studenthelpdesk@soudertonsd.org or fill out a ticket directly via the Student Help Desk Ticket form.

Before submitting a support request, please follow the three (3) steps below:

  1. Restart your device (power off and power back on).
  2. Check that your device is not in airplane mode.
  3. Check that the wireless connection is enabled.

Please see the Instructional Technology Learning Hub for more details and support topics.

Save the Date!

**Looking Ahead**

-- Mar. 8 -- Virtual HSA Meeting, 7-8 PM

-- Mar. 12 -- NO SCHOOL - Act 80 Day for Teachers

-- Mar. 16 -- "Spirit's Grub Club": Moe's Pop-Up Event

-- Mar. 19 -- Rock Your Socks Buddy Walk for Down Syndrome Awareness

-- Mar. 20 -- Clothing/Household Item Drive

-- Mar. 21 -- Yearbook 5th Grade Tribute deadline

-- Mar. 22 -- Home Access Center Updated - 2nd Trimester Progress Reports, 7:00 PM

-- Mar. 28 -- Yearbook order deadline

-- Mar. 29 -- SAOA K,1,2 Red Bag Exchange, 9:30 AM -11:00 AM

-- Mar. 30 -- SAOA 3,4,5 and siblings Red Bag Exchange, 9:30 AM -11:00 AM

-- Mar. 31 - Apr. 5 -- NO SCHOOL - Easter/Spring Break

District News

***SACE WINTER CLASSES***

REGISTER NOW for Winter/Spring Evening Classes with Souderton Area Community Education (SACE)! Look through the Winter/Spring 2021 Brochure and register online! Or, watch for a brochure in the mail. Be sure to register early, as many classes fill quickly. Hope we’ll see you in 2021!

Easy Ways to Help Fundraise!

Please consider helping to raise funds for Home & School using the following:


  • Amazon Smile: earn money for VF while shopping on Amazon! Go to smile.amazon.com/about for instructions.
  • 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!
  • Box Tops for Education: clip the 'Box Tops for Education' from participating boxes and labels! Please HOLD ON TO THESE at home until we begin collecting them at school. We will NOT be collecting physical Box Tops at this time.
  • ShopRite for My School: earn Box Tops for VF while shopping at ShopRite! Register your PricePlus club card at: https://www.shopriteformyschool.com/en/Register-my-Card.
  • Coca Cola Give: Sign up at https://us.coca-cola.com/give/schools/ then just scan your product or enter your product code and watch the funds grow
  • Giant A+ Rewards: ***Unfortunately, the Giant Rewards program has been discontinued.***