News from the Nest

September 8, 2023

The Week Ahead

Monday, 9/11 (Day 4)

Tuesday, 9/12 (Day 1)

Wednesday, 9/13 (Day 2)

Thursday, 9/14 (Day 3)

Friday, 9/15 (Day 4)

-VF Spirit Day: Wear your favorite color to celebrate 'The Dot' by Peter H. Reynolds

-Summer Reading Log Due

HSA Meeting Babysitters Needed

The first HSA meetings of the 2023/2024 school year are on Monday, September 18th, in the school library.

In an effort to make the meetings as accessible as possible, we offer babysitting in the 2nd grade pod at every meeting.

If you have a child in 6th grade or up interested in babysitting please sign them up below:

HSA Meeting Babysitting Sign-Up

If you have any questions please contact Kristin Emmons at

Thank you!

Seeking Homeroom Coordinators!

The Classroom Social Committee is seeking volunteers to be Homeroom Coordinators!

The Homeroom Coordinator is responsible for organizing three classroom socials for the year (Fall, Winter, Valentine's Day). This will include creating a signup genius and email for the teacher to forward to classroom parents prior to each social.

This year, we are also asking that each coordinator act as the class yearbook liaison, which includes identifying a photographer for each social, and ensuring all photos are uploaded to the yearbook Dropbox within a week of the event.

If you would like to volunteer to be your child's Homeroom Coordinator, please complete this form:

The form will be closed on Wednesday, September 13, and those chosen as Coordinators will be contacted via email.

We are asking that all Coordinators attend the HSA and Homeroom Coordinator meetings on Monday, September 18.

If you have any questions, please reach out to Katie Van Thuyne at

Join us for the Vernfield Back to School Bash!

The Vernfield HSA invites you to join us at the 2023 Back to School Bash, being held at Vernfield Elementary on Friday, September 22nd from 5:30 – 7:30pm. More information can be found in the accompanying flyer.

Please register via the below link:

B2S Bash Registration

Parent volunteers are needed to help make this night a success! Please consider volunteering for a portion of the night by signing up below:

B2S Bash Volunteer Sign-Up

We are excited to ring in a new school year!

Your HSA Fundraising Dollars At Work!

The Vernfield HSA is proud to support students and teachers with the generous donations and fundraising from our Vernfield community.

Your fundraising dollars were used to support two requests in preparation for the school year:

1) Providing new toys and games for incoming Kindergartners to use during free time in their classrooms

2) Replacing the well-loved playground sports balls with brand new footballs, basketballs, frisbees and 4-square balls

More details on the approved 2023/2024 HSA budget will be presented at the first HSA meeting on September 18th.

Thank you for your continued support!

Vernfield is Hiring!

Would you or someone you know like to work at Vernfield Elementary School?

Please download the accompanying flyer for more information.

Online Vernfield Calendar

The link to the 2023-2024 Vernfield "Subscribed" Calendar is below. This is an easy way to keep up to date with events and days off at Vernfield without hand-entering them!

Please keep in mind that this is a subscribed calendar maintained by Home & School. Every effort will be made to keep it up-to-date, but the Vernfield printed and online calendar (Vernfield website) are the official school calendars. The subscribed calendar includes the dates of events most relevant to all families; grade-specific events and activities are not included.

When you click on the link, many calendar apps will provide you the option to 'subscribe' to the calendar, so that any updates to the calendar are automatically updated on your phone.

If your phone instead downloads the events onto your calendar, the events will not update automatically. If you don't receive the option to subscribe to the calendar when you click the link, please try the following:

  1. Go to on a PC (not on a mobile phone), after logging into google
  2. Click on the cog in the upper right and click on settings
  3. On the left panel, scroll down until you see “add calendar” and click the down arrow and click “from a URL”
  4. Paste the .ical URL that is listed in this message and click “add calendar”
  5. You should then have the option to open the subscribed calendar in your calendar app

If you have any questions, please contact Mandy Merrill at

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 then just scan your product or enter your product code and watch the funds grow.

Upcoming Dates

September 18th

-HSA Meeting 7:00 PM -8:00 PM Library
-Committee Chair Meeting 8:00 PM -8:30 PM Library
-Homeroom Coordinator Meeting 8:00 PM -8:30 PM Library

September 21st

-Picture Day
-Vernfield Chorus Sings the National Anthem at the Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs Game

September 22nd

-Back to School Bash 5:30 PM -7:30 PM

September 23rd

-Rain date only: Back to School Bash 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

HSA Executive Board Members

If you have any questions about HSA activities, or are interested in becoming more involved at Vernfield, please feel free to reach out to any of our board members below:

President: Kristin Emmons;

VP Fundraising: Diane Meyer;

VP Communications: Mandy Merrill;

Secretary: Kristen Viscardi;

Co-Treasurer: Sarah Osiol;

Co-Treasurer: Wendy Clemmer;