News from the Nest

April 5, 2019

The Week Ahead

Monday 4/8 (Day 1)

-- Fourth Grade Guest Scientist Science Visit (Halteman: 9:15-10:00 am, Guengerich:10:45-11:30 am, Ditlow: 12:45-1:30 pm)

-- Home & School Meeting, 7pm. Library.

Tuesday 4/9 (Day 2)

Wednesday 4/10 (Day 3)

Thursday 4/11 (Day 4)

-- 1st Grade Field Trip

Friday 4/12 (Day 1)

Home & School Meeting - Monday 4/8

We hope you will join us for our April Home & School meeting on Monday 4/8 at 7 pm in the library.

Parent Survey

We are already hard at work planning all of the activities, events and fundraisers for next school year.

Your feedback is important to us. Your input will be valuable in planning for another great school year! Please take a few minutes to fill out our brief annual Parent Survey.

Designer Bag Bingo - Thank You!

Vernfield's Designer Bag Bingo Fundraiser was a great success!

A HUGE thank you to the committee chairs who took care of the planning and registration, the gorgeous decorations and all the awesome raffles! Heaps of praise for our evening's MC, Larry Dick. And a world of thanks to all of the volunteers who helped with set up and clean up and everything in between!

We are so very grateful to all of you who came out to have fun and support our school! We appreciate everyone who brought friends, relatives, coworkers to join us.

Because of the efforts of everyone who attended and contributed, the HSA raised nearly $8,000 from the event that will be used for all of the many events, activities, and support that Home & School provides Vernfield and its students. We also raised $240 from the 50-50 raffle to donate to EMC for their playground fund.

Philadelphia Union Game Fundraiser

We are offering 2 dates to choose from: May 4th at 7:30 pm and May 18th at 7:30 pm. (On May 4, for an additional fee, sleep over and get soccer training in the morning!)

Tickets may be purchased at, and a small portion of the ticket sales will benefit the Home & School.

Questions? Contact Lisa Mallon at

Honors Band

The Elementary Honors Band put on an outstanding performance this past Saturday! Congratulations to Mr. Pongras and all of the student musicians!

Save the Date!

Monday 4/15 -- Fourth Grade Guest Scientist Science Visit (Halteman: 9:15-10:00 am, Guengerich:10:45-11:30 am, Ditlow: 12:45-1:30 pm)

Wednesday 4/17

-- School IN SESSION due to 2/20 snow day

-- SAHS ESL Literacy Partnership, 8:50-9:50 am. Library.

Thursday 4/18 - Monday 4/22 - NO SCHOOL - Easter/Spring Break

Friday 4/19 -- Parent Survey deadline (Take the online survey)

Wednesday 4/24

-- PSSAs (ELA) begin. See schedule below.

-- 5th to 6th Grade Parent Town Hall Information Night, 7-9 pm. IVMS.

Friday 4/26 -- 5th Grade Field Trip


-- ELA - 3rd and 4th: 4/24, 4/25, 4/26. 5th: 4/24, 4/25, 4/29

-- Math - 3rd, 4th, 5th: 4/30, 5/1

-- Science - 4th only: 5/6, 5/7

Thursday 5/2 -- Kindergarten Field Trip, AM: 9-11 am. PM: 1-3 pm.

Saturday 5/4 -- Philadelphia Union Soccer Game

Monday 5/6 -- Home & School Meeting, 7 pm. Library.

Tuesday 5/7 -- Spring Concert, Assembly: 2-3 pm. Concert: 7 pm.

Wednesday 5/8 -- Author's Tea: Porco, 9:30-10:30 am. , Mensch: 12:15-1:15 pm.

Thursday 5/9 -- Author's Tea: Longstreet, 9:30-10:30 am. , Case: 12:15-1:15 pm.

Friday 5/10 -- Earth Day Celebration (rain date: Friday 5/17)

Monday 5/13 - Friday 5/17 -- Book Fair

Tuesday 5/14 -- Open House, 5:30-7:00 pm.

Saturday 5/18 -- Philadelphia Union Soccer Game

IVEF Mixed Bag Fundraiser

Help to support educational opportunities in our schools by participating in the IVEF Mixed Bag Designs Fundraiser. The IVEF works in partnership with the Souderton Area School District to provide funding support to each of our schools in a variety of ways! For more information about who we are and what we do, please visit our Web site and follow us on Facebook!

  • FUNDRAISER ID: 296062 (NOTE: the flyer has the incorrect ID, use this one!)
  • START DATE: Monday, April 1, 2019
  • END DATE: Friday, April 26, 2019

See the Mixed Bag Fundraiser flyer.


• Your friends and family can order online with your ID or at:

Please note the Fundraiser ID provided with the catalogs that were sent home is incorrect. The correct code and link are above.

• Turn in checks or money order and the Mixed Bag order form to and by: Your child’s school by 4/26/2019. PLEASE, DO NOT SEND CASH!!
• Please make checks payable to: IVEF


EMC Elementary School will be holding their annual Panther's Run on Saturday, May 4th at 9:00am at EMC Elementary School. Registration is $20 for the 5K and $10 for the 1-mile fun run. Register by 4/20 to guarantee a t-shirt, and after that date, the cost of registration goes up. See the flyer below for more details and the registration form, or register online at pretzelcitysports. EMC is working hard to raise funds for a new playground after their old playground did not pass inspection. Please come out and support our community!

Oak Ridge Elementary School will be holding their Oak Ridge Derby Designer Bag Bingo event on Friday, May 10th at 7 pm at St. Maria Goretti. Tickets are $35. For more information, contact Sara Faliveno at

SACE Summer Program Registration is Now Open! Summer Adventure Day Camp offers full day camp with before/after care and day trips. Summer Workshops in a variety of topics and interests are offered for campers interested in 1-week programs. See the online brochure for details. Register online here.

Registration for Souderton Area High School Summer Sports Camp Program is now open! For more information, please see the Sports Camps Brochure (PDF).

To register online, visit:

Openings are now available for the SATV Summer Camp. The Introduction to Television Production Camp is open to students entering 5th grade in the Fall. You can find further information and a link to the online registration here