News from the Nest

December 1, 2017

The Week Ahead

Friday 12/1

- Science Rocks, 3rd-5th grade, 6:30-8:30pm

Monday 12/4 (day 4)

- Holiday Shoppe (please see envelope for your child's specific date)

- 3rd Grade Health Screenings

Tuesday 12/5 (day 1)

- Holiday Shoppe (please see envelope for your child's specific date)

- 3rd Grade Health Screenings

- Communicators will be sent home for all of 3rd Grade and 4th/5th Grade girls ONLY

Wednesday 12/6 (day 2)

- 2nd Grade Field Trip

- Holiday Shoppe (please see envelope for your child's specific date)

- 3rd Grade Health Screenings

Thursday 12/7 (day 3)

- Holiday Shoppe (please see envelope for your child's specific date)

- Winter Concert Rehearsal at school, 2-3pm

- Winter Concert, 7pm, location: SAHS Auditorium.

Friday 12/8 (day 4)

- Gifts due for Holiday Giving Program

- Holiday Shoppe (please see envelope for your child's specific date)

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

- Student Council, 8-8:30am

Science Rocks Night

Science Rocks night will be held TONIGHT, Friday, December 1st from 6:30-8:30PM. This is a special night for our 3rd-5th grade students to participate in some fun science activities and experiments.

Holiday Shoppe

Our annual Holiday Shoppe will be held during school hours from December 4th-December 8th. Students will be able to bring money to school to purchase small, inexpensive gifts for the special people in their lives. This is a great way for them to learn the joy of giving this Holiday season. Envelopes with a specific date for your child's class were sent home in Communicators on Tuesday 12/5. Please help your child fill out the envelope with a list of people and an estimated budget for gifts before their shopping date.

Volunteers are needed! If you are able to to come in and help the children with managing their individual gift lists and budgets, please sign up here. It is very cute and a lot of fun!

If you have any questions or if you did not receive an envelope, please contact Diane Gerhart at or Sandra Esposito at

Winter Concert

Vernfield's Winter Concert will be held this Thursday, December 7th at 7:00PM at Souderton Area High School. The 4th and 5th grade band, orchestra and chorus students will be sharing the beautiful music they have been working on this year. All Vernfield families are welcome to come out to support our music program.

Students performing in the band and orchestra portion of the concert should arrive at 6:30PM, and students in chorus should arrive at 6:50PM. Students should dress nicely, avoiding jeans, sneakers and t-shirts. Please leave coats in the audience with parents.

Holiday Giving Program

Vernfield is happy to be offering a Holiday Giving Program to help children and families in need in the Vernfield community. Please remember to return gifts by Friday, December 8th, unwrapped with the angel/tree taped to the present and place the gifts under the tree in the foyer.

Thank you for your help in brightening the holidays for families in the Vernfield community!

Save the Date!

Monday 12/11 - Wednesday 12/13

- 2nd Grade Health Screenings

Monday 12/11

- 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

Wednesday 12/13

- Girls on the Run registration deadline

Thursday 12/14

- Holiday Luncheon for students

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

Friday 12/15

- Reading Olympics, 8-8:40am

Friday 12/22

- Winter Sing-a-Long and Socials

Monday 12/25 - Monday 1/1

- NO SCHOOL for students

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. Registration is now open and doesn’t close until December 13th. Register online at

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

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!

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!

  • Holiday Shoppe- Help students manage their individual gift lists and budgets during the week of 12/4 - 12/8. Sign up here.
  • 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


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.