News from the Nest

January 14, 2022

The Week Ahead

Monday 1/17

--Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday - No School for Students and Teachers

Tuesday 1/18 (Day 3)

--Spirit's Grub Club Moe's Southwest Grill

Wednesday 1/19 (Day 4)

--Group Picture Day All-Purpose Room

Thursday 1/20 (Day 1)

--Reading Olympics 8:00 -8:30am Library; STARS Lunch 11:45am -12:30pm

Friday 1/21 (Day 2)

--VF Spirit Day - Service Hawks Pick - Penguin Day Wear Black and White

Last Call for 5th Grade Yearbook Tributes

The deadline for submitting 5th Grade Yearbook Tributes is today, January 14th.


To be sure that your 5th grader is included in the tribute we need parents to submit the following via email to the Yearbook Committee.


  • Please include a photo of your 5th grader when they were younger (preferably when they were under a year old if possible). Please upload an image that is high resolution.
  • Include a photo of your 5th grader from this past school year. The photo can be from the first day of school, a school spirit day or any other fun day from the year.
  • Favorite memory from their time at Vernfield. Please ask your child this question and include their response.
  • Write a message to your 5th grader that makes them feel proud of their time and accomplishments at Vernfield. There is only one message allowed per 5th grader and the message should be no longer than 5 sentences. (Ex: Alex, we are so proud of all your accomplishments at Vernfield. Middle school is going to be amazing! Love, Mom, Dad, Sarah and Zoe.)


*Please email these 4 items to the Yearbook Committee at:

Vernfieldyb@gmail.com no later than January 14, 2022.


Please include your 5th graders first and last name in the subject line of the email.


If you have any questions please feel free to contact the Yearbook Committee via

email at: Vernfieldyb@gmail.com

Moe's Southwest Grill Grub Club is Back in 2022

We are hosting a Moe’s Popup Fundraiser on Tuesday, January 18th! This means you can take the night off from cooking while supporting our school.


These Take-home Family Taco Kits are ready to eat when you get home, making your night easier. Plus, for every kit sold, $5 will be donated to Vernfield Elementary Home & School!


The Meal Kits feed 4-6, come with all the fixings to make up to 12 tacos, and are $39.99(+tax). Choose from chicken, ground beef, ½ chicken and ½ ground beef, or vegetarian.

Check out the photo below for all that is included!


This is a fun, convenient, and safe way to have dinner ready to pick up while supporting Vernfield.


Take a much-deserved night off from cooking, order your family a night of tacos, and show your support!


How to Order:


1. Please place your order by 1:00pm on Monday, January 17th.
Fill out this form to submit your order: https://form.jotform.com/213323128724146


2. Pick up will be at Vernfield Elementary School (960 Long Mill Rd, Telford, PA 18969) between 5:30 - 6:00pm on Taco Tuesday, January 18th.


When picking up your order, please stay in your vehicle, tell them your name, they will bring your order right to you, and you’ll be on your way!


See you on Tuesday, January 18th, we’re looking forward to it!

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Congrats to Our Vernfield Yearbook Cover Contest Winners!

Congratulations to our 2021/2022 Yearbook front cover and back cover design contest winners!


We are so proud of all the Vernfield students who submitted their artwork for the front and

back cover contest! We will be handing out ribbons to all students who entered their artwork in the coming weeks.


Design winners that will be featured on the back cover:

--Kindergarten: Eden Lynch

--First grade: Emma Siegfried

--Second grade: Cynthia Bosch

--Third grade: Addison Carroll

--Fourth grade: Natalie Clemmer


The winner of the 2021/2022 yearbook front cover:

--Fifth grade: Gabriella Kinch

And Speaking of Yearbooks...

The 2021/2022 Vernfield Yearbook sale is going on now! The cost is $19 per book and can be ordered until Friday, April 1st.


Yearbooks can be ordered via an order form that will be sent home with students in the coming weeks, or by ordering online with the below link:


https://jostensyearbooks.com/?REF=A01110000


If paying by check, please make checks payable to Vernfield Home and School Association. (Please write your students name and teacher in the memo section of your check.)


Please contact Alexandra Ricketts and Julie Kinch at Vernfieldyb@gmail.com, if you

have any questions or if you need to make other payment arrangements. (If financial support is needed, please reach out to the guidance counselor Ms. Kissell at nkissel@soudertonsd.org.)

Valentine's Day Activities at Vernfield

Valentine's Day is just around the corner! Similar to the Halloween and Winter celebrations, teachers will be planning special activities for their classes on Monday, February 14th, 2022.


While parents will not be able to attend, some teachers may ask their Homeroom parents to send in supplies for crafts or games.


Students are welcome to bring valentines to school that day to exchange with their classmates, provided there isn't food or candy associated with them.


Valentine's Day will be a Spirit Day. The theme will be red, pink and purple!

Bag Bingo: Help Wanted

Vernfield's Bag Bingo is scheduled for Friday, April 8th at St. Maria Goretti. This fundraising event will take place from 7:00 - 10:00pm, with doors opening at 6:15pm. Please note that this event is for adults only.


In order to run this event, the committee is in need of a co-chair or two, as well as volunteers. If you are interested in helping out with this event, please email Leanne Sebastian at lmg268@gmail.com. Thank you!

Important Vernfield Reminders

Two letters were recently sent home with students. The first letter (Important Procedures) is a timely reminder of established school procedures.


The second letter (Flexible Instructional Day) details the procedures that will be followed in the event of a Flexible Instruction Day during the winter months.


Both letters can be found below as downloadable PDFs.

Easy Ways to Help Fundraise!

Please consider helping to raise funds for Home & School using the following:


  • Amazon Smile: earn money for VF while shopping on Amazon! Go to smile.amazon.com/about for instructions.
  • Box Tops Bonus App: Download the Box Tops Bonus App for your phone or tablet! Find offers, buy products, scan your receipt and earn even MORE box tops for Vernfield!
  • ShopRite for My School: earn Box Tops for VF while shopping at ShopRite! Register your PricePlus club card at: https://www.shopriteformyschool.com/en/Register-my-Card.
  • Coca Cola Give: Sign up at https://us.coca-cola.com/give/schools/ then just scan your product or enter your product code and watch the funds grow.

Upcoming Dates

1/26 - Teacher In-Service - No School for Students

1/28 - VF Spirit Day

2/18 - Regular school day due to 9/2/21 school closure

2/21 - President's Day Holiday - Schools and Offices Closed

HSA Executive Board Members

If you have any questions about HSA activities, or are interested in becoming more involved at Vernfield, please feel free to reach out to any of our board members below:


President: Meg Dick; meg213@gmail.com

VP Fundraising: Julie Gerhart; jmgerhart@prodigy.net

VP Communications: Mandy Merrill; amhansen@gmail.com

Secretary: Kristin Emmons; kristin.m.emmons@gmail.com

Co-Treasurer: Alisha Reynolds; areynolds626@yahoo.com

Co-Treasurer: Wendy Clemmer; wendy.clemmer@gmail.com