News from the Nest

December 8, 2017

The Week Ahead

Monday 12/11 (day 1)

- 2nd Grade Health Screenings

- Progress Reports (1st Trimester) Available on Home Access Center at 7pm

NOTE: If parents are unsure of their login info for Home Access Center, they may contact the school office at 215.721.0606.

- Parent Signature Cards (for Progress Reports) sent home

Tuesday 12/12 (day 2)

- 2nd Grade Health Screenings

- NOTE: Communicators will be oldest/only and all of 5th today

Wednesday 12/13 (day 3)

- 2nd Grade Health Screenings

- Girls on the Run registration deadline

Thursday 12/14 (day 4)

- Holiday Luncheon for students

- Math Olympiad, 3:30-4:30pm

Friday 12/15 (day 1)

- VF Spirit Day (wear Blue/Gold or VF Spirit Wear!)

- Reading Olympics, 8-8:40am

Girls on the Run

Vernfield is participating in its second season of Girls on the Run! Girls on the Run is a program for girls in 3rd through 5th Grades. Online registration at closes on December 13th.

Our season begins on February 26th and we will meet Mondays and Thursdays 3:30-5:00 after school at Vernfield. The registration fee is $175 and financial aid applications are available at Our season ends with a 5K on May 20th at Montgomery County Community College. This year’s coaches will be Mrs. Steffy, Mrs. Raisner, Mrs. Halteman, and Mrs. Donovan. The informational flyer can be found here.

If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Steffy at


Thank you to all who donated items for the Teacher dinner during Conference week, and to our Hospitality committee (Allison Healy and Celeste Heim) for organizing. The teachers were very appreciative!

Our Hospitality committee shows appreciation for our teachers through various events during the school year. If you are interested in helping with this committee, please contact Allison Healy at or Celeste Heim at

Science Rocks Night

Thank you to all who came out for our Science Rocks Night and to all the volunteers, especially the committee (Bernadette Kearns, Christine Rankin, and Susan Stratton) who made this night possible.

Our 3rd-5th Grade students were able to participate in various activities including creating roller coasters for marbles (physics), a STEM challenge that involved building the tallest structure with various materials, chemistry experiments, and much more! A fun night was had by all!

Holiday Shoppe

Our 2017 Holiday Shoppe has come to a close. The students had a great time visiting the shop and shopping for gifts for family, friends and pets! Thank you to all of the volunteers and the committee (Sandra Esposito and Diane Gerhart) for organizing and helping our little shoppers!

Amazon Smile

Please remember to use Amazon Smile this holiday season! Shop for everyone on your gift list this holiday at and Amazon donates to Vernfield Elementary Home & School. #YouShopAmazonDonates. Thank you for your support!

Save the Date!

Mon. 12/18 - Wed. 12/20

- 1st Grade Health Screenings

Mon. 12/18 - Thurs. 12/21

- 5th Grade Snowman project, 1-3pm

Tuesday 12/19

- M003 Poetry Alive, 10-11am

- 1st Grade Winter Workshop, 12:15-2:30pm

Wednesday 12/20

- 4th Grade Field Trip

- M005 Poetry Alive, 10-11am

Thursday 12/21

- M004 Poetry Alive, 10-11am

Friday 12/22

- Student Council Spirit Day: Show Your Holiday Spirit

- Winter Sing-a-Long, 1:30pm

- Winter Socials, 2-3pm

Monday 12/25 - Monday 1/1

- NO SCHOOL for students

Monday 1/8 - Home & School Meeting, 7pm

Friday 1/19 - Family Fun Night - Candy Bar Bingo, 6:30-8pm

Saturday 1/27 - Phantoms Game, 7:05pm start time

Candy Bar Bingo Night

Save the date! Home and School is hosting a Candy Bar B-I-N-G-O Night on Friday, January 19th from 6:30 – 8:00 pm. Bring your family for a fun night of various bingo games! More information will be sent home in your child’s Communicator in a few weeks.

Phantoms Game

Save the date! Vernfield families will have the opportunity to attend a Lehigh Valley Phantoms hockey game together on Saturday, January 27 with 7:05pm start time. Information will be coming home in December, and tickets will be going on sale for $20 per person.

Submit Pictures for the Yearbook

Get your pictures in the yearbook! The Yearbook Staff invites parents to submit photos for the yearbook. If you've got great photos of school events, we'd like to see them. Our photographers can't be everywhere. Help us get as many photos as possible to create a terrific book everyone will want to have.

Here is how you can submit photos online:
• Go to:
• If it does not automatically log you into the site, enter username: 409613596
• Browse to select the photo(s) you wish to upload.
• Enter information about the photo and provide contact information in case the staff needs additional information.
• Click "Save Details".

****Please make sure that each photo has the classroom/teacher name or event included in the file name****


  • These photos will only be used by the Yearbook Staff for inclusion in the yearbook.
  • Not every photo submitted will be able to be included in the yearbook.
  • Please submit photos of school events ONLY

It's that easy! Submit your photos today!

Please direct any questions to Sandra Esposito at

Thank you!!

Get Involved

Help Wanted!

  • 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
  • Pod Parents- Our Pod Parent committee is looking for a new chair for the 2018-2019 school year. Each year, our pod parents come in to help the teachers with various tasks during the first week of school to help with a smooth beginning to the new school year. Some of the tasks involved include copying, cutting, labeling, sorting, etc. The chair of this committee would create a Sign-up genius to be sent out to interested parents. If you would like to chair this committee for next year, please contact either Sheila Hercek at or Meg Dick at


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, January 8, 2018 at 7:00p.m. in the school library.