News from the Nest

December 22, 2017

The Week Ahead

Monday 12/25 - Monday 1/1

- NO SCHOOL for students - Winter Break

Monday 1/1

- NO SCHOOL - New Year's Day

Tuesday 1/2 (day 3)

- 1st Grade Health Screenings

Wednesday 1/3 (day 4)

- 1st Grade Health Screenings

Thursday 1/4 (day 1)

- 1st Grade Health Screenings

Friday 1/5 (day 2)

- Forms and payment due for Phantoms game

- VF Spirit Day - wear blue and gold or VF spirit wear!

- Reading Olympics, 8-8:40 am

- 1st Grade Health Screenings

Saturday 1/6

- Elementary Honors Orchestra Rehearsal, 9-11:30 am. Location: SAHS.

Happy Holidays

Happy Holidays to all of our Vernfield families! We hope you all have a wonderful Winter break. See you in 2018!

Submit Pictures for the Yearbook

If you have pictures from the Winter Social, please follow the directions below!

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!!

Phantoms Game

Vernfield families will have the opportunity to attend a Lehigh Valley Phantoms hockey game together on Saturday, January 27 with 7:05pm start time. Tickets are on sale for $20 per person. Please complete the form (download flyer and waiver), sign waiver on the back, and return to your teacher with cash or check by Friday January 5th. Checks should be made payable to 'Vernfield Home & School'.

Vernfield students will have access post game to take photos! Hope you can attend! If you have any questions, please contact Sara Landis at

Save the Date!

Monday 1/8 - Home & School Meeting, 7pm. Location: Library

Thursday 1/11 - Math Olympiads, 3:30-4:30 pm.

Friday 1/12

- Student Council, 8-8:30 am.

- Candy Bingo Night RSVPs due

Monday 1/15 - NO SCHOOL, Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday

Tuesday 1/16 - ELA SPARK, 3:30-4:30 pm.

Wednesday 1/17 - Yearbook Group Picture Day

Thursday 1/18 - Math SPARK, 3:30-4:30 pm.

Friday 1/19

- Reading Olympics, 8-8:40 am.

- Family Fun Night - Candy Bar Bingo, 6:30-8pm

* Note: Kindergarten Health Screenings will be held 1/17,1/18,1/23,1/25,1/31, and 2/1.

Monday 1/24 - NO SCHOOL for students

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

Candy Bar Bingo Night

Vernfield Home and School will be hosting Candy Bar B-I-N-G-O on Friday, January 19 from 6:30-8:00PM in the cafeteria. We hope you and your family will join us for a fun night of various Bingo games. All players are asked to bring a candy bar to exchange for one Bingo card (*one card per person).

Please complete and return the flyer by Friday, January 12th. If you have any questions, please contact Caitlyn Siegfried at or Autumn Wright at

Lip Sync

Please save the date for our annual Lip Sync event, which will be held on Friday, March 9th at Indian Crest Middle School. Winter break is a great time to start talking to your friends and thinking of some song choices. More information and permission slips will be coming home after Winter break.

*Please note that the Lip Sync committee is asking that each act provide at least one parent volunteer the night of the event.*

2018-2019 Kindergarten Registration

Kindergarten registration for the 2018-2019 school year is now open! If you have a child who will be attending Kindergarten next year, or if you know of anyone who does, please read or share this registration information online. There are important upcoming dates in January.

Registering students on time is very important in determining staffing for the upcoming year. It ensures that class sizes are not too large and the children have enough educational support. Thank you!

How to Receive Text Messages from SASD

Our school utilizes the SchoolMessenger system to deliver text messages, straight to your mobile phone with important information about events, school closings, safety alerts and more.

First, make sure to add or update your SMS/mobile phone number by logging in to the Update Contact Information Web page.

Then you can participate in this service just by sending a text message of “Y” or “Yes” to our school’s short code number, 67587.

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.