News from the Nest

May 31, 2019

The Week Ahead

Monday 6/3 (Day 3)

-- Mrs. Caranfa's Class Field Trip, 10:00 am.

-- 5th Grade vs. Faculty Relays, 2:30-3:00 pm.

Tuesday 6/4 (Day 4)

-- 5th Grade Picnic (Rain Date: 6/5)

-- Kindergarten ABC Parade: AM: 10-11:30 am, PM: 2-3 pm. All-Purpose Room.

Wednesday 6/5 (Day 1)

-- Yearbook Distribution

Thursday 6/6 (Day 2)

Friday 6/7 (Day 3)

-- Movie Reward: K, 1, 2, 3: 9:15-11 am, K, 4, 5: 1:15-3:00 pm.

Movie Reward Parent Volunteers Needed

On Friday, June 7th, the students will enjoy an end of year Movie Reward. Several volunteers are needed to supervise the students during the movie. AM Kindergarten, 1st, and 2nd grade will see the movie from 9:15-11:00 am. PM Kindergarten, 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade will be from 1:15-3:00 pm.

Interested parents can sign up here. Thank you!

Looking Ahead: Fall Shoe Drive

Hang on to those outgrown school shoes and worn out Summer shoes and cleats when you go back to school shopping! The HSA will be holding a Shoe Drive in the Fall which we will kick off at the Back to School Bash.

For each pair of shoes you donate at the Back to School Bash, you will receive a ticket for our prize drawing. Multiple prizes will be awarded!

Be sure to mention the Shoe Drive to family, friends and co-workers. Everyone has an extra pair of shoes or two cluttering up their closet that they would love to be rid of!

We will be accepting all styles of footwear, including new, gently used, used, and unwearable shoes, sneakers, rubber soccer cleats, and rubber baseball cleats. The HSA will earn $1.00 for every pair of wearable sneaker, wearable rubber soccer cleat, and wearable rubber baseball cleat, and $0.10 per pair for all other styles and conditions of footwear.

Field Day - Thank You!

Last Friday was a beautiful day for Field Day! Thank you, Mr. Gross, for putting together a fun day for the students. Thanks to all of the volunteers for making this day possible!

In Case You Missed It...

IVEF Teacher & Staff Appreciation - Make a donation to IVEF in honor of a special teacher or staff member. Deadline is Friday, June 7.


  1. Go to:
  2. Enter your contact and payment information and you’re set!

Your teacher will be notified of your donation with a certificate acknowledging your generous gift in their honor.

2020 Designer Bag Bingo Event - Chairperson Needed

We are working to secure a date and looking for someone to chair the committee.

Subcommittees will be formed to organize the donations and raffles, the decorations and the publicity but we need someone to take the lead. This year's organizers are happy to help guide you. Want additional support? Ask a friend (or spouse) to co-chair with you.

Contact Lisa Hovind at for more information or to volunteer.

SATV Videos The Vernfield Rock Your Socks Buddy Walk video is now online at SATV. You can find it here. Also online is a video featuring the works of student artists from the 2019 SASD Youth Art Month Exhibit. You can find it here.

Save the Date!

Monday 6/10

-- End of Year Awards Assembly, 9:30 am.

-- EARLY DISMISSAL at 1:45 pm. (AM K: 8:45-10:45 am, PM K: 11:45-1:45 pm)

-- Last Day of Kindergarten

Tuesday 6/11

-- EARLY DISMISSAL at 10:45 am.

-- Last Day of School and End of 3rd Trimester

-- 3rd Trimester Progress Reports Available on HAC at 7 pm.


Elementary School Improvement Survey for Parents of Students Currently in Grades K-5: To continuously improve our elementary schools, we need data regarding students’, teachers’ and parents’ perceptions of the school year coming to a close. The information gained from the survey will help our elementary schools set goals to improve the educational experience for the students. Survey:

Please complete your survey by Friday, May 31st, 2019.

Summer Lunch: IVEF is running a summer lunch program (Big Red Picnic Program) and is currently seeking donations. They need to raise $36,000 to meet their goal and fully fund the program. Check out their Summer Lunch Flyer for details and how to donate.

SACE Summer Program Registration is Now Open! Summer Adventure Day Camp offers full day camp with before/after care and day trips. Summer Workshops in a variety of topics and interests are offered for campers interested in 1-week programs. See the online brochure for details. Register online here.

Registration for Souderton Area High School Summer Sports Camp Program is now open! For more information, please see the Sports Camps Brochure (PDF).

To register online, visit:

Openings are now available for the SATV Summer Camp. The Introduction to Television Production Camp is open to students entering 5th grade in the Fall. You can find further information and a link to the online registration here