News from the Nest

August 31, 2017

The Week Ahead

Friday 9/1

- NO SCHOOL - Labor Day Holiday
Monday 9/4

- NO SCHOOL - Labor Day Holiday

Tuesday 9/5 (day 4)

Wednesday 9/6 (day 1)

Thursday 9/7 (day 2)

Friday 9/8 (day 3)

- Vernfield Spirit Day! Wear Blue and Gold or Vernfield spirit wear.

- Book Fair begins (during Library class - ends 9/19)

- Back to School Bash (5:30 - 7:30). Location: VF playground.

Back to School Bash!

The Back to School Bash will be held on Friday, September 8, 5:30 - 7:30pm on the Vernfield Playground. This year, the Bash is sponsored by Home & School and free to families! Pizza and Cookies will be served, and there will be a DJ, dancing, and photo booth. Please bring your own chairs/blankets and refillable water bottles. Vernfield car magnets, stuffed 'Spirit' the Hawks, and some spirit wear will be available for purchase.


**Important! Please remember to return the Back to School Bash response form to school by Monday, September 5, so that we make sure to have enough pizza and cookies.**


If you have any questions or can help out during the Bash, please contact Jen Scotti.

Save the Date!

Monday 9/11 - Wear Red/White/Blue

Tuesday 9/12 - First Parent Communicator sent home
Thursday 9/14 - Back to School Night

- Session 1: 6:30 - 7:10pm

- Session 2: 7:20 - 8:00pm

Friday 9/15 - Online spirit wear sale ENDS!

Monday 9/18 (6:30pm) - Home & School "Welcome back get-together" for parents. Location: Library
Monday 9/18 (7-8pm) - First Home & School Meeting. Location: Library

Thursday 9/21 - NO SCHOOL - Rosh Hashanah

Friday 9/22 - Fall Picture Day

Spirit Wear Sale

Spirit Wear will be on sale until FRIDAY 9/15! We cannot extend the sale beyond this date, so if you would like to make a purchase, please visit the Online Store and place your order soon! Questions can be directed to Betsy Powlus.


Vernfield car magnets, "Spirit" the stuffed hawk, and a few Vernfield shirts will be cash-and-carry at the Back to School Bash on Friday 9/8.

Get Involved

Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities


  • Kindergartner's first library class: Mrs. Lightstone has asked for help on Tuesday, September 5th from 10:00 to 10:40. To volunteer, please email Sheila Hercek.
  • Book Fair helpers. 9/7 - 9/19, various times. (Sign Up)
  • Back to School Bash helpers. Friday 9/8, 5:30-7:30. Please email Jen Scotti.



Reminder: all volunteers must fill out the Registration and Disclosure Statement and return it to the office. There are also copies available in the Vernfield office.


Information about additional clearances needed can be found here.

Stay in Touch with Vernfield Home & School!

The next meeting is scheduled for Monday, September 18, 2017 at 7:00p.m. in the school library.