News from the Nest

October 20, 2017

The Week Ahead

Monday 10/23 (day 4)

- Decorated Pumpkin Dropoff (8-9am, 12:30-1pm)

- Due date to sign up for Chicker Tailgate Trunk or Treat car decorating

- Hurricane Relief Collection

Tuesday 10/24 (day 1)

- Sundae bar at lunch

- Hurricane Relief Collection

- NO Communicators sent home this week

Wednesday 10/25 (day 2)

- Due date for Chicker Tailgate Trunk or Treat candy donations

- Town Hall Meeting for students (2-2:30pm)

- Hurricane Relief Collection

Thursday 10/26 (day 3)

- Domino's Pizza at lunch

- Hurricane Relief Collection

Friday 10/27 (day 4)

- Jersey/Hat Day, $1 donation to benefit a Vernfield family #Win4Clark #IronDad23

- Due date for Applebee's sign up and payment

- Decorated Pumpkin Pickup (8-9am, 12:30-1pm), otherwise, they will be discarded

- Hurricane Relief Collection

Decorated Pumpkins

Our decorated pumpkin tradition will take place at Vernfield from Monday October 23, 2017-Friday, October 27, 2017. Families are invited to decorate a pumpkin and bring it to school to be displayed in the lobby. Please do not carve the pumpkins.

Drop-off: Monday, October 23rd from 8AM-9AM or 12:30PM-1:00PM

Pick-up: Friday, October 27th from 8AM-9AM or 12:30PM-1:00PM

*Please note that any pumpkins left at school on October 27th will disposed of that afternoon.

Happy Decorating!!!

Hurricane Relief Collection

Beginning October 23rd and continuing for two weeks, Vernfield Elementary School's Student Council will be collecting items to help the victims of the recent hurricanes.

The items that will be accepted are:

  • school supplies (new)
  • diapers
  • formula
  • wipes
  • soap
  • shampoo
  • toothbrushes
  • toothpaste
  • shoes (new)
  • canned food w/ 6 mos. or greater expiration date
  • peanut butter
  • jelly
  • cereal

There will be a designated spot in the Vernfield lobby for donated items.

We are excited to show students that they, along with their families, can MAKE THE WORLD A BETTER PLACE!

Sundae Bar

Tuesday, October 24th is Sundae Bar Day at School! If your child is buying lunch that day, Sundae Bar is included. Sundae Bar is also available for purchase a la carte for $1.65.

Sports Jersey/Hat Day

Students are encouraged to wear their favorite Sports jersey and/or hat on Friday, October 27th for a $1.00 donation. All proceeds will benefit a Vernfield family. #Win4Clark #Irondad23


Our Applebee's fundraiser will be held on Saturday, November 4 from 8AM-10AM! This is a fun way to spend a Saturday morning eating breakfast with friends. The cost is $7.00 for adults and $5.00 for children.

Vernfield teachers will be your servers! Any "tips" left on the tables will be donated to a Vernfield family in need.

Please return the bottom portion of the flyer along with your payment by this Friday, October 27th! We look forward to seeing you there!

Save the Date!

Monday 10/23 - Friday 11/3

- Hurricane Relief Collection

Sunday 10/29

- Chicker Tailgate fundraiser event benefitting a Vernfield family #Win4Clark #IronDad23, 11am-7pm

- Chicker Tailgate fundraiser Trunk or Treat, hosted by VF Home & School, 3:30-5pm. Location: Leddy's Pub at Lederach Golf Course

Tuesday 10/31

- Fall Costume Parade, 1:30-2pm. Please remember: no masks, no weapons/replicas

- Fall Socials, 2-3pm. Only Homeroom volunteers assigned to the fall social may attend.

Wednesday 11/1

- Picture Retake Day

- Veteran's Day forms due

Thursday 11/2

- Support a Vernfield Family Fundraiser Show: The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940, 6:30-8pm, doors open at 6:15pm. Location: SAHS.

Friday 11/3

- Reading Olympics (4th and 5th grade), 8-8:40am

Saturday 11/4

- Applebee's Flapjack Fundraiser, Lansdale location, 8-10am

Tuesday 11/7

- NO SCHOOL - Election Day

Friday 11/10

- Veteran's Day Assembly, 9-10am

- Jumpin' Jacks Fundraiser, Lansdale, 6-8pm

Monday 11/13

- Home and School Meeting, Library, 7pm

Chicker Tailgate

The Chicker Tailgate, a fundraiser being held to support a Vernfield family, is sold out! If you would like to donate, you can do so here.

Vernfield is hosting the Trunk or Treat portion of this event. We still need a few more cars! If you are attending the event and would like to help by decorating your car, please sign up via this Sign-Up Genius by Monday, October 23rd.

We are also looking for donations of candy and small toys to be distributed during the Trunk or Treat. There is a box in the lobby labeled "Trunk or Treat Donations". Please send your contributions to school by Wednesday, October 25th.

Volunteers needed: There are still several volunteer spots open to help this event run smoothly. If you are attending and can help out please follow this link.

Thank you for your support!

Support a Vernfield Family Fundraiser Show

Please come out to this special performance on Thursday, Nov 2. The Souderton HS theater department has generously provided this extra performance of their fall show so all ticket and concession sales will be donated to support a Vernfield family. This is a family friendly show.

Please note this is a cash only event. Tickets can be purchased at the door. Concessions will also be available for purchase during intermission. Theater doors open at 6:15 for seating so please arrive earlier to purchase tickets.

Thank you in advance for your support !

Get Involved

Help Wanted!

  • Race for Education- We are currently looking for a Committee Chair(s) to run our primary fundraiser, Race for Education. We depend on this large fundraiser at the end of the year to fund the following year. We need to get a team together soon so we can have trainers come in to teach us how to run the new online version of Race. If you are interested, please contact Meg Dick

  • Yearbook- Our current Yearbook committee is looking for help with this year's Yearbook as well as someone to begin learning the website. The students love receiving the Yearbook each year and it is a great way to preserve memories from year to year. If you are interested, please contact Sandra Esposito at


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, November 13, 2017 at 7:00p.m. in the school library.