News from the Nest

September 27, 2019

The Week Ahead

Monday 9/30

-- NO SCHOOL: Rosh Hashanah

Tuesday 10/1 (Day 3)

Wednesday 10/2 (Day 4)

Thursday 10/3 (Day 1)

Friday 10/4 (Day 2)

Vernfield Printed Directory - Deadline TODAY 9/27

Vernfield Home & School Association publishes a PRINTED school directory for each new school year which includes class lists and student contact information. The directory will ONLY be distributed to those families who complete the form requesting inclusion.

Please complete the online form by TODAY FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 2019. Only one form per family is required.

NOTE: YOU MUST SUBMIT A FORM even if you have been included in the Directory in past years! Simply enter your child's name and teacher and respond that there are no changes.

If you have any questions, please contact Brooke Kuhlen at or Lauren Hendricks at Thank you!

TB Testing

There will be a TB testing clinic for parent volunteers on:

October 14,15,16

Parents should call 215.721.0606, prompt 3, to schedule an appointment. TB tests are required for Program Volunteers, which includes field trip chaperones.

*NOTE: A TB test only needs to be done once in a volunteer's career at SASD, it does not expire.

In Case You Missed It...


On Sunday, October 13, 2019, J&A Charity Bingo will be hosting a Vendor Bingo event at the Tylersport Fire Station to benefit the Vernfield HSA. Doors open at noon. Games start at 1 pm. 20 different vendors are supplying the prizes. Our HSA will be handling all of the raffles and bonus game cards. If you tell them you are with Vernfield at the door, the $5 entrance fee goes directly to us at the end of the event! Each game is $1. Bonus round cards are $10 for a chance to win 1 prize from each of the vendors. Vernfield keeps all of the money we raise from sales of the bonus round cards. Food will be available to purchase from their provider or you can bring your own. This is a family friendly event but you can BYOB. More information about the event can be found on the J&A Facebook page. Contact Lisa Hovind at with any questions.


Giant is selling reusable shopping bags which contain a tag with a code number that will earn Vernfield HSA $1 for each code entered. The bags are located by the check out at the Harleysville Giant. Purchase a bag for $2.50. Go to the website within 7 days of your purchase, enter the code located under the scratch off portion of the tag and choose Vernfield HSA as your non-profit (we are located on the third page of the list).


The HSA has partnered with Got Sneakers for an Athletic Shoe Drive to raise funds and to help keep the shoes out of landfills. New or used sneakers in wearable condition will earn more for us but we will be accepting sneakers and cleats in any condition. Sneakers with rips, holes, separated soles will be recycled. Shoe donations will be accepted until the Thanksgiving break.

If you have any questions, please contact Lisa Hovind at


ALL VOLUNTEERS need to fill out the Registration and Disclosure Statement EACH YEAR. There are two categories of volunteers:

  1. Casual Volunteers (less than 10 hours per school year and works in the presence of a teacher/administrator with students).
  2. Program Volunteers (10 or more hours and may have unsupervised contact with students). This includes field trip chaperones.

Details regarding what forms must be filled out can be found on the SASD Volunteer website. NOTE: PPD skin test for tuberculosis can be done privately or through the school nurse by making an appointment on 10/14, 10/15, or 10/16. Please note, Program Volunteers are required to renew these clearances every 60 months. If you would like to check your clearance status or have any questions, please contact the Vernfield main office, 215-721-0606.

Easy Fundraising Reminders

Save the Date!

**Week of 10/7**

-- KidStuff Book Sale begins

Monday 10/7

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

Tuesday 10/8

-- Parent/Teacher Conference Forms go home

Wednesday 10/9

-- NO SCHOOL: Yom Kippur.

Friday 10/11

-- Parent/Teacher Conference Forms DUE

Sunday 10/13

-- Charity Vendor Bingo at Tylersport Fire Hall, Doors open: 12 pm; Games begin: 1 pm

**Week of 10/14**

Monday 10/14

-- Volunteer TB Testing - call 215.721.0606, opt 3 to schedule.

Tuesday 10/15

-- Volunteer TB Testing - call 215.721.0606, opt 3 to schedule.

Wednesday 10/16

-- Volunteer TB Testing - call 215.721.0606, opt 3 to schedule.

Thursday 10/17

-- Student Council, 8-8:30 am. 3rd Grade Pod.

Friday 10/18

-- 5th Grade Field Trip

District News

SPANISH CLUB - will begin on Monday, October 7! Instructional Cost for the entire 24 week program (includes a snack and a drink that will be provided for each child every class):

  • BEGINNER-(30 minute class) $200 /child or $180/child (for the 2 nd or more sibling)
  • ADVANCED-(45 minute class) $225/child or $205/child (for the 2 nd or more sibling)
See the online Spanish Club flyer for details. Register on the SACE website.

2019 FALL SACE EVENING CLASSES - Registration is open for the Fall semester. More than 100 classes, trips and activities for all ages. Join us and bring a friend to try something new this Fall!