News from the Nest

October 11, 2019

The Week Ahead

Monday 10/14 (Day 3)

-- Volunteer TB Testing - call 215.721.0606, opt 3 to schedule.

Tuesday 10/15 (Day 4)

-- Volunteer TB Testing - call 215.721.0606, opt 3 to schedule.

Wednesday 10/16 (Day 1)

-- Volunteer TB Testing - call 215.721.0606, opt 3 to schedule.

Thursday 10/17 (Day 2)

-- Student Council, 8-8:30 am. 3rd Grade Pod.

Friday 10/18 (Day 3)

-- 5th Grade Field Trip

KidsStuff Fundraiser Kicking Off Online

Our KidStuff books could not be distributed this week as planned. However, this doesn't stop us from being able to sell books now. There are two different online portals this year to help increase the availability of the KidStuff books to family and friends.

  1. To purchase books for Bucks, Montgomery, and Berks counties or to purchase books for family and friends for other counties that you will then hand deliver to them, use the following link:

  2. If your family and friends would like to purchase books for other states/counties, they can use the following link and the book will be shipped directly to them:

      * Note that this option results in a 40% profit and Option 1 results in a 50% option.

Want to know what to expect in this year's book? A preview is available online here.

Thanks to everyone for your patience. If you have any questions, please contact Betsy Powlus at

Vendor Bingo this Sunday!

Wondering what vendors will be represented at Sunday's Vendor Bingo? Here's the list so far:

  • Tupperware
  • LulaRoe
  • Papparazi Jewelry
  • Tastefully Simple
  • Scentcy
  • Craft by Foster Girls
  • ThirtyOne
  • Usborn Books
  • Juny Stands
  • Stone and Steel and Glass
  • Damsel in Defense
  • Wreaths n Things
  • Pure Romance
  • Purehaven
  • Hempworx
  • Tocara
  • a craftswoman who makes primitive pumpkins
  • a craftswoman who makes blankets

Hope to see you there. Please invite family and friends! Be sure to let them know you are there to support Vernfield HSA!

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Vernfield's Shutterfly Storefront

We are thrilled to announce a new fundraising opportunity with Lifetouch and Shutterfly.

With their help, we’ve created a custom online storefront where you can shop the extensive Shutterfly collection of photo books, gifts, premium stationery, keepsakes, home décor and so much more—and for every purchase made, Shutterfly will donate 8% to our HSA.

Link your Lifetouch photos to your Shutterfly account and you can use your child's school photos to personalize items!

It’s easy to support us:

  1. Visit our Shutterfly Storefront at:

  2. Click through to start shopping!

  3. Purchase thoughtful gifts and keepsakes for friends, family and especially yourself.

  4. That’s it! For every purchase made, 8% of the proceeds will go toward helping our organization.

It’s that easy. Plus, you can even use applicable Shutterfly discount codes to save on your entire order.

Please feel free to share the link with your friends, family and co-workers—the more orders we receive through our Storefront, the more the HSA earns!

Holiday Shoppe Team in Place

Thank you to Lisa Mallon, Alexandra Ricketts and Juliet Kinch who have volunteered to organize and run this year's Holiday Shoppe. Holiday Shoppe will run from December 2nd through the 6th. More information about the Shoppe and volunteer opportunities will be available in November.

In Case You Missed It...


Sample local food, drinks, and raffles at The Indian Valley Chamber of Commerce's annual Tastings of the Valley Event Tuesday, October 22nd from 5:00PM-7:30PM at Franconia Heritage Banquet and Conference Center. The Indian Valley Education Foundation will receive a portion of the proceeds! Tickets are $30 in advance and $40 at the door. If you are interested in purchasing tickets, please email Meg Dick at Thank you!


Giant is selling reusable shopping bags which contain a tag with a code number that will earn Vernfield HSA $1 for each code entered. The bags are located by the check out at the Harleysville Giant. Purchase a bag for $2.50. Go to the website within 7 days of your purchase, enter the code located under the scratch off portion of the tag and choose Vernfield HSA as your non-profit (we are located on the third page of the list).


The HSA has partnered with Got Sneakers for an Athletic Shoe Drive to raise funds and to help keep the shoes out of landfills. New or used sneakers in wearable condition will earn more for us but we will be accepting sneakers and cleats in any condition. Sneakers with rips, holes, separated soles will be recycled. Shoe donations will be accepted until the Thanksgiving break.

If you have any questions, please contact Lisa Hovind at


ALL VOLUNTEERS need to fill out the Registration and Disclosure Statement EACH YEAR. There are two categories of volunteers:

  1. Casual Volunteers (less than 10 hours per school year and works in the presence of a teacher/administrator with students).
  2. Program Volunteers (10 or more hours and may have unsupervised contact with students). This includes field trip chaperones.

Details regarding what forms must be filled out can be found on the SASD Volunteer website. NOTE: PPD skin test for tuberculosis can be done privately or through the school nurse by making an appointment on 10/14, 10/15, or 10/16. Please note, Program Volunteers are required to renew these clearances every 60 months. If you would like to check your clearance status or have any questions, please contact the Vernfield main office, 215-721-0606.

Easy Fundraising Reminders

Save the Date!

**Week of 10/21**

Monday 10/21

-- Character Counts! Week - Wear Purple for Citizenship

Tuesday 10/22

-- Character Counts! Week - Wear Green for Responsibility

Wednesday 10/23

-- NO SCHOOL: Act 80 Day for Teachers

Thursday 10/24

-- Character Counts! Week - Wear Blue for Honesty

Friday 10/25

-- Character Counts! Week - Wear Red for Caring

-- Hats On Day: $.50 to participate; Benefits the Indian Valley Character Counts Coalition

-- Applebee's ticket order forms and payment due

**Week of 10/28**

Monday 10/28

-- Decorated Pumpkin Drop Off

Tuesday 10/29

-- Fall Picture Retake Day

Wednesday 10/30

-- 3rd Grade Field Trip

Thursday 10/31

-- Costume Parade

-- Fall Social

Friday 11/1

-- Decorated Pumpkin Pick Up

Saturday 11/2

-- Applebee's Flapjack Fundraiser

District News

SPANISH CLUB - will begin on Monday, October 7! Instructional Cost for the entire 24 week program (includes a snack and a drink that will be provided for each child every class):

  • BEGINNER-(30 minute class) $200 /child or $180/child (for the 2 nd or more sibling)
  • ADVANCED-(45 minute class) $225/child or $205/child (for the 2 nd or more sibling)
See the online Spanish Club flyer for details. Register on the SACE website.

2019 FALL SACE EVENING CLASSES - Registration is open for the Fall semester. More than 100 classes, trips and activities for all ages. Join us and bring a friend to try something new this Fall!