News from the Nest
February 9, 2018
The Week Ahead
Friday 2/9 - TONIGHT!
- Prime Time Reading (K-2), 6-8 pm. Registration starts at 5:45.
- Elementary Honors Chorus Concert, 2 pm. Location: Indian Crest Middle School.
Monday 2/12 (Day 2)
- Home and School meeting, 7 pm. Location: Library
Tuesday 2/13 (Day 3)
Wednesday 2/14 (Day 4)
- Valentine's Day Socials, 2-3 pm. Volunteers may arrive at 1:30 pm.
Thursday 2/15 (Day 1)
- Reading Olympics, 8-8:40 am.
Friday 2/16 (Day 1)
- School IN SESSION (due to 1/4 Snow Day)
- Student Council Spirit Day-Colors of Joy
- Snow Date: Elementary Honors Chorus Concert, 2:00 pm. Location: Indian Crest Middle School.
Prime Time Reading (Grades K-2)
Prime Time Reading Night is TONIGHT Friday, February 9th from 6-8PM for our K-2 students. Please plan to arrive between 5:45-6:00. The theme this year is "Reading Makes Dreams Come True", and students (along with a parent) will enjoy fairy-tale themed activities and skits performed by their very own teachers!
Students are invited to wear their pajamas, but will need appropriate footwear and clothing for a Gym activity. You will also want to bring a favorite book, a flashlight and a blanket.
If you have any questions, please contact Katie Ross at email@example.com.
Elementary Honors Chorus Concert
Home and School Meeting
Colors of Joy Spirit Day
Save the Date!
- NO SCHOOL - President's Day Holiday
Tuesday 2/20 - Friday 2/23 - Art Goes to School, Grades 3,4,5
Tuesday 2/20 - ELA SPARK, 3:30-4:30 pm.
Thursday 2/22 - Math SPARK, 3:30-4:30 pm.
Friday 2/23 - Snow Date: Prime Time Reading, 6-8 pm.
Saturday 2/24 - Elementary Honors Band Rehearsal, 9-11:30 am. Location: Indian Crest Middle School
* Note: 2nd Grade DVD Literacy Tapings will take place the week of 2/26. Please remind your child to bring in their favorite book on Monday 2/26.
- ELA SPARK, 3:30-4:30 pm.
- PSSA Encouragement Cards Due (Grades 3,4,5)
- Town Hall Meeting, 9:30 am.
- Math SPARK, 3:30-4:30 pm.
- Anti-Bullying Parent-Only Program, 7 pm. Location: Indian Crest Middle School (See District News section below)
- Reading Olympics, 8-8:40 am.
*March 1 - March 27 is the SASD Youth Art Month Exhibit at Indian Valley Public Library. Stop in to see student work from all SASD Schools and Grades!
REVISED - Printable Vernfield Event Calendar
The Vernfield Elementary Marci Yoder Scholarship Fund
If any families are interested in donating to the Vernfield Elementary Marci Yoder Scholarship Fund, please send a check made out to Vernfield Home and School with Marci Yoder Scholarship Fund specified on the memo area of your check. Thank you!
Thank you to all of the volunteers that helped record our 3rd grade students this week!
The committee will begin taping our 2nd grade students the week of February 26th. Please see information below if you are interested in helping!
If you have not yet signed a permission form for your child (it only needs to be done once), a copy will be sent home in your child's communicator or you can find it online here (see also permission letter).
The DVD Literacy committee needs volunteers to help record the students during the school day. No experience necessary! If you are interested in volunteering, please email Amy Thompson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Help is needed for the following programs and events. Please consider getting involved so that these programs can be run this year and continue in the future! Thank you!
DVD Literacy Taping (Now! 2018)
Volunteers are needed to help record our K-3 students during the school day. No experience necessary! If you are interested in volunteering, please email Amy Thompson at email@example.com.
The DVD Literacy Committee is also looking for a new co-chair for next year to help with more of the paperwork and organization part of this committee. If you are interested and able to help, please contact Amy Thompson firstname.lastname@example.org or Meg Dick email@example.com.
Race for Education (Spring 2018)
Help is needed for various jobs to run the Race for Education. Please contact Jenn and Kevin Lister at VFhomeschool@soudertonsd.org if you are able to help with either planning or on the day of the Race. Thanks!
Yearbook (Spring 2018 and future)
The Yearbook Committee is looking for help with the Spring 2018 Yearbook as well as someone to begin learning how to put together the yearbook when the current staff 'graduates'. The students love receiving a yearbook, and it is a great way to preserve memories from year to year. If you are interested, please contact Sandra Esposito at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pod Parents (Summer 2018)
Our Pod Parent committee needs a new chair for the 2018-2019 school year. Pod parents are volunteers that help teachers with many 'start up' tasks during the first week of school, which include copying, cutting, labeling, sorting, etc. The main role of the chair of this committee is create a Sign-up genius to send to interested parents. Please contact either Sheila Hercek at email@example.com or Meg Dick at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested!
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.
Free Family Program (Wednesdays, Feb 7 - Mar 21)
The Indian Valley Character Counts Coalition (IVCCC) is offering a free "Family Night Out" program for parents and youth ages 10 - 14 at Indian Crest Middle School. The program, dinner, child care for younger siblings, raffles and prizes are all provided free of charge. You and your children will learn skills to help your family succeed during the teen years. Wednesdays 5:30 - 8:00 PM for seven weeks beginning February 7th. Registration is required by contacting Donna Lea Pyrz at email@example.com or 215-723-3569, ext. 116. Details can be found in the online flyer for the Family Night Out program.
IVEF February Fundraiser
The Indian Valley Education Foundation (IVEF) is holding a fundraiser through One Village Coffee. A portion of every purchase will benefit IVEF and the Souderton Area School District. Money raised will fund programs like SASD Next, 1:1 Computing, STEAM Initiatives, Innovation Grants and more! Place your order online between February 6th and February 28th to support classroom initiatives in SASD!
Anti-Bullying Parent Program (Mar 1)
Indian Crest Middle School is hosting an anti-bullying program FOR PARENTS ONLY. Please join us! More information at http://www.bystander.us/
Program: Bystander: A Portrait in Apathy
Date: Thursday, March 1, 2018
Time: 7:00 PM
Location: Indian Crest Middle School Auditorium