News from the Nest

February 8, 2019

The Week Ahead

TONIGHT! Friday 2/8 -- Prime Time Reading, Grades K-2, 6-8 pm.

Saturday 2/9

-- Elementary Honors Chorus Rehearsal 9-11:30 am. ICMS.

-- Elementary Honors Chorus Concert, 12 pm. ICMS. Snow Date 2/16.

Monday 2/11 (Day 4)

-- Home & School Meeting, 7-8 pm. Library.

Tuesday 2/12 (Day 1)

-- Mom's Special Day - Room M101, 1:30-3:00 pm.

Wednesday 2/13 (Day 2)

Thursday 2/14 (Day 3)

-- Last Day to Schedule TB Test with School Nurse (call 215-721-0606 opt. #3 for appointment)

-- Reading Olympics 8-8:30 am. Library.

-- Mrs. Derro's Valentine Tea Party for Moms

-- Valentine Day Social. 2-3 pm

Friday 2/15 -- NO SCHOOL - President's Day Holiday

Prime Time Reading - Grades K-2

Prime Time Reading for K-2 is TONIGHT, Friday 2/8 from 6-8 pm (get there after 5:45 to sign in)! Remember to bring a favorite book, flashlight and blanket for flashlight reading starting promptly at 6. Kids can wear school appropriate PJs, too, but sneakers are best for the gym activity. Questions to Katie Ross at 215-260-4476 or Hope to see you there!

Home & School Meeting - Monday 2/11

Please join us on Monday 2/11, 7-8 pm for our monthly Home & School meeting. BABYSITTING WILL BE PROVIDED. We will be discussing recent and upcoming events at Vernfield as well as hearing the Principal's Report from Dr. Graf. Committee chair openings for next year will be announced.

We have an urgent need for nominees for the March Board elections and the current open Treasurer's position. Please give consideration to a position in order to insure that the Home & School continues to be well-run and can support the students and school in all the ways we have been able to in the past. Feel free to contact a current board member to find out what it is all about! Details at the meeting.

We hope to see you there!

Designer Bag Bingo Event Raffle Donations

Donations have been pouring in for our Designer Bag BINGO event raffle. Some of the early highlights? Vouchers for Ironpigs tickets, a gift certificate for a manicure at B&J Nails and a gift card for Lehigh Valley Grand Prix with many more on their way.

If you'd like to join us on Friday, March 29th from 7-10 pm, you can get your tickets through Eventbrite here. If you'd like to help out, please see our volunteer sign up.

Any questions or ideas, please contact Lisa Mallon ( or Lisa Hovind ( Thank you!

Sundae Bar

Some HSA moms made Vernfield students very happy last week when they helped with the Sundae Bar at lunch. Kids lined up for hot fudge, peaches, Oreo pieces, sprinkles, whipped cream and a cherry.

And all the moms agreed that they received the most please and thank yous from the fifth grade!

Thanks to all of our volunteers for helping out and special thanks for Juliet Kinch for organizing the volunteers! There are still some slots left for the May Sundae Bar if you want to be a part of this sweet event. You can sign up here.

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Souderton Area School District School Safety and Security Presentation Online

If you were unable to attend the District Safety and Security Night in January, you can find the slides from the presentation online here.

In Case You Missed It...

The HSA Board has an immediate opening for 2nd Treasurer. The duties of the 2nd Treasurer are listed in our bylaws. If you are interested in the position, please contact Lisa Hovind at or any of the current Board members.

Yearbook sales are OPEN! The books are $18 each and can be purchased online through March 15th. Go to Contact Sandra Esposito at with any questions.

Save the Date!

Monday 2/18 -- NO SCHOOL - President's Day Holiday

Thursday 2/21 -- 5th Grade Yearbook Questionnaire due

Tuesday 2/26 -- PSSA Encouragement Cards DUE (Grades 3,4,5)

Wednesday 2/27 -- 5th Grade Yearbook Baby Pictures due (under age 1, to Sandra at

March 1-28 -- SASD Youth Art Month Exhibit at IVPL

Monday 3/4 - Wednesday 3/6 -- Parent Volunteer TB Testing

Friday 3/8 -- Lip Sync, 7pm. ICMS. (Snow Date: 3/9). Bring a box of cereal to donate!

Friday 3/15 -- NO SCHOOL - Act 80 Day for Teachers

Thursday 3/21 -- World Down Syndrome Day Buddy Walk

Friday 3/29 -- Designer Bag Bingo Fundraiser, 7-10 pm (doors open 6:15). **Must be 21 or older**. St. Maria Goretti Church

DVD Literacy

-- 3rd Grade -- week of 2/25

-- 1st Grade -- week of 3/4

-- 2nd Grade -- 3/20-3/22

SPARK ELA -- Tuesdays 3:30-4:30 pm. 4th/5th Grade Pod.

SPARK Math -- Thursdays 3:30-4:30 pm. 4th/5th Grade Pod.


District News -- Follow the link to see the Winter/Spring Newsletter from SASD.

SACE Winter/Spring Evening Classes -- The Winter-Spring semester begins later this month with more than 100 interesting classes for all ages. Beat the winter doldrums and learn something new. Bring a friend to join in the fun! Look through the Winter/Spring 2019 Brochure and register online! Or, watch for a brochure in the mail. Be sure to register early, as many classes fill quickly.

Kindergarten Registration for 2019-20 has begun. You can find more information and a link to the Kindergarten Registration packet here.

Saturday, February 16 - FBLA Valentines Babysitting. 5:30 - 9 pm For children grades K-5. Deadline to register is Monday, Feb. 11. For more information and the registration form, see the FBLA Babysitting Flyer.

Tuesdays evenings through February 19th - FREE Strengthening Families Program for parents and their children ages 10 to 14, 5:30 - 8:00 PM. Indian Crest Middle School. For more information, see the Family Program Flyer.

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