News from the Nest
January 12, 2024
The Week Ahead
-No School for Students and Teachers - Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday
Tuesday, 1/16 (Day 4)
-Rescheduled: Home and School Meeting 7:00 PM -8:00 PM Library
Wednesday, 1/17 (Day 1)
-Group Picture Day
Thursday, 1/18 (Day 2)
-Service Hawks 8:00 AM -8:30 AM Third grade pod
Friday, 1/19 (Day 3)
-VF Spirit Day - Winter White Out
-Jr. Hawks Night Out 6:00 PM -7:30 PM
Join Us for the First (Rescheduled) HSA Meeting of 2024!
The January HSA meeting was rescheduled to this Tuesday, January 16th at 7pm in the Vernfield Library. Babysitting will be available in the 2nd grade pod.
Come learn more about the exciting activities planned in early 2024, including Junior Hawks and Lip Sync.
Due to the rescheduled meeting, we are looking for a responsible 6th grader (or older) to babysit in the 2nd grade pod. Please reach out to Kristin Emmons if your child is able to help. firstname.lastname@example.org
We look forward to seeing you there!
Jr Hawks Night Out
Join us for a FREE evening out with your Vernfield K, 1st, or 2nd grader!
This year we will have “A Night at the Theatre”, as we host the Walnut Street Theatre.
- Date: Friday, 1/19/24 at Vernfield Elementary
- Check-in starts at 5:45pm
- Craft in the pods 5:45 - 6:30pm
- Show starts promptly at 6:30pm
-Every child must be accompanied by a guardian
-Only currently enrolled Vernfield K-2nd graders
-Snack will be provided
Questions? Reach out to Sarah Stoeckle at email@example.com
HSA Board Spotlight: VP Fundraising
The Vernfield HSA Board is seeking a VP of Fundraising for the 2024-2026 school years. Key responsibilities include:
-Planning and running the Booster-thon fundraiser, which is the primary fundraiser for the following school year. This event is held in late winter/early Spring each year, and is planned in collaboration with a very efficient and supportive vendor. Anyone interested would be onboarded by the current VP of Fundraising.
-Helping to vet any new fundraising opportunities for the HSA
In addition to VP of Fundraising, the board is also accepting nominations for:
-Co-Treasurer (1 of 2 positions)
Voting will be held during an HSA meeting this Spring, so that there is enough time for the transition from current board members.
Anyone who is interested in learning more about running for an HSA board position should reach out to Kristin Emmons for more information. firstname.lastname@example.org.
Flexible Instruction Day (FID) Information
With winter upon us, it’s a good time to review Vernfield Elementary’s procedures during a Flexible Instructional Day. Souderton Area School District will occasionally use Flexible Instructional Days (FID) rather than traditional “snow days.” Here is a brief reminder of FID expectations:
-An FID is considered a school day. To be counted as attending school, students must respond to the Schoology discussion post/question posted by their teacher. Students must respond to the post by 10:00AM. If a child is unable to access the Internet, then the parent should call the school office at 215-721-0606 to leave a message on the attendance line indicating that the student was unable to access Schoology.
-Students must complete schoolwork via Schoology and/or ClassLink. There will be no live sessions. Families can have their children complete schoolwork at a time that is convenient for their family during the FID. Your child’s teacher is available, via e-mail, throughout the school day to answer any questions regarding your child’s schoolwork.
-If your child is unable to access Schoology and/or ClassLink, they are to complete the work sent home in their “Alternate Work Folder.” The work in this folder is only to be used if the student cannot access Schoology and/or ClassLink. Your child must present the work from their folder to their teacher upon returning to school.
Students or families experiencing technology problems may contact the Student Help Desk for technology support. The Student Help Desk is available at:
Before submitting a support request, please follow the three steps below:
1. Restart your device (power off and power back on).
2. Check that your device is not in airplane mode.
3. Check that the wireless connection is enabled.
If you are having trouble with Schoology, ClassLink, or Office 365 please check the status of those applications to see if they are having a service interruption. Links to those sites are available via the link provided above.
HSA Event Save the Date(s)!
Late Winter and early Spring is an exciting time for HSA-sponsored Activities at Vernfield!
*The Booster--thon Fundraiser will kick off on Tuesday, February 13th, with the dancing Finale to be held on Friday, February 23rd. More details will be coming home soon!
*Vernfield's Annual Lip Sync event will be held on Friday, March 15th at 7pm at Indian Crest Middle School. More information and permission slips will be sent home in the coming weeks. Please see the accompanying flyer for more information.
Easy Ways to Help Fundraise!
Please consider helping to raise funds for Home & School using the following:
- 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!
- 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.
-5th Grade Pathways Presentation
-Teacher In-Service - No School for Students
-VF School Store
-Reading Olympics 8:00 AM -8:30 AM Library
-Teach Girls Tech 3:20 PM -4:20 PM M005
-VF Spirit Day - VF Spirit Wear or Blue/Gold
-VF School Store
HSA Executive Board Members
President: Kristin Emmons; email@example.com
VP Fundraising: Diane Meyer; firstname.lastname@example.org
VP Communications: Mandy Merrill; email@example.com
Secretary: Vanessa Plumley; firstname.lastname@example.org
Co-Treasurer: Kristen Viscardi; email@example.com