News from the Nest

May 4, 2018

The Week Ahead

**Week of 5/7**

- Spring Book Fair (Mon. May 7 - Thurs. May 10)

Monday 5/7 (Day 3)

- Final Spring Picture pick up (all pictures due back at school!)

- Field Trip for Mrs. Caranfa's Class

- Girls on the Run, 3:30-5:00 pm, Location: Gym

Tuesday 5/8 (Day 4)

- Sundae Bar at lunch

- Spring Concert Rehearsal, 2-3 pm

- Spring Concert, 7 pm at SAHS Auditorium

Wednesday 5/9 (Day 1)

Thursday 5/10 (Day 2)

- Open House, 5:30-7:00 pm

Friday 5/11 (Day 3)

- VF Spirit Day - Wear blue and gold or VF spirit wear!

- Student Council, 8-8:30 am

- Race for Education (Rain Date Monday 5/14)

- 5th to 6th Grade Social (Carnival Night), 6:30-8 pm. Location: IVMS

Race for Education

Just 1 week left to donate to our Race for Education!

We have surpassed 25% of our $20,000 goal and now have a total of $6,540.00!!!

The classrooms with the highest number of donations will receive a pizza party. The classes in the lead are:

Kindergarten: Mrs. Fogle's AM class- 21 donations

First grade: Mrs. Porco's class- 22 donations

Second grade: Mrs. Moore's class- 20 donations

Third grade: Mrs. Edgar's class- 17 donations

Fourth grade: Mrs. Ditlow's class- 14 donations

Fifth grade: Mrs. Mandia's class- 11 donations

All proceeds from this fundraiser go to assemblies, field trips, technology initiatives, and student and family activities at Vernfield!

Donating is easy!

1. Go to

2. Type in your child's name.

3. Make your donation.

4. Share this website with family and friends via email, Facebook, Twitter, and other social media.

If you prefer, you can mail or hand out these self-mailers (print 2-sided, if possible) to family, friends and neighbors.

Thank you for your support in making this fundraiser successful! If you have any questions, please contact Jenn Lister at

Thank you to all that have donated so far!

Spring Concert

Vernfield fourth and fifth grade students are preparing beautiful music for the spring concert next Tuesday, May 8. Our concert is 7:00 PM at Souderton Area High School. Orchestra and band students should report to the high school at 6:30 PM, and chorus students should report by 6:50 PM. Chorus students will remain with their parents in the audience until the chorus portion of the program. We look forward to seeing you at the concert!

Open House

Thursday, May 10, 5:30-7:00 PM is Open House at Vernfield! Students are excited to show off all of the work that they have been doing this year. We know it is a busy time of year for many families, but we hope you are able to stop by.

Hot dogs will be served!

The library will open EARLY at 5 PM so that families can attend the book fair before the classrooms are open.

Race for Education Day Reminders!

Our Race for Education fundraiser will be held next Friday, May 11th. The times each class will be participating are:

K- AM 9:00 to 10:00 a.m.

2nd grade 10:00 to 11:00 a.m.

5th grade 11:00 to 12:00 p.m.

1st grade 12:00 to 1:00 p.m.

K- PM & 3rd grade 1:00 to 2:00 p.m.

4th grade 2:00 to 3:00 p.m.

Students should wear sneakers, comfortable clothes, sunscreen, and bring a refillable water bottle.

We are still in need for some volunteers for Race Day. If you can help, please sign-up.

Families are welcome to come and cheer the students on!

Spring BOGO Book Fair

The Spring Book Fair is May 1 through May 10, and will be open during Open House on May 10 at 5 pm.

VOLUNTEERS ARE NEEDED! If you have never helped out with a book fair, it is a lot of fun! Time slots are flexible: please use the online book fair sign up.

Everyone loves this fair because you save lots of money and buy books to last you through the summer. The free item is of equal or less in value. Mrs. Lightstone often helps students and their families save money and sometimes that means that they buy their book at half price instead of buy one get one free. Inventory for this sale moves quickly so try to visit before Open House on May 10th!

May HSA Meeting

May 14th will be our last Home and School Meeting for the school year. It will be held in the library from 7:00-8:00PM. Come and share your feedback for this year and your ideas for next. Help us welcome the parents of the incoming Kindergarten students who will be joining us that night.

We extend a special invitation to the volunteers who have given their time and talents this year so that we can take a moment to thank you for all that you've done. As a token of our appreciation, we will be serving refreshments and have some door prizes to give out.

Field Day - Volunteers Needed

Vernfield's Annual Field Day is coming up on Friday, May 18th (rain date, Friday May 25th)! Mr. Gross is currently looking for volunteers to help run the activities that day. If you are interested in volunteering, please sign up!

Home & School Survey

Please help us plan for next school year by filling out the annual Home & School survey. All responses are anonymous, and we would love to hear what you think about events, activities, fundraising, communications, etc. Thank you!

Save the Date!

**Week of 5/14**

Monday 5/14

- Incoming Kindergarten Parent Orientation, 6-7 pm. Location: All-Purpose Room

- Last Home & School Meeting of 2017-2018, 7-8 pm. Location: Library.

Tuesday 5/15 - NO SCHOOL - Election Day, Teacher in-service

Wednesday 5/16 - 3rd Grade Field Trip

Thursday 5/17 - Visiting Author

Friday 5/18 - Field Day (Rain Date: 5/25)

Sunday 5/20 - Girls on the Run Race

**Week of 5/21**

Monday 5/21

- Special Olympics at SAHS (Rain Date 5/24)

- Instrumental Music Sign up/Assemblies for 3rd and 4th Grades, 10:30-11 am

- OSSP Presentations, Mrs. Gehman's class, 1:30-3 pm

Tuesday 5/22

- 1st Grade Author's Tea, Mrs. Case's class, 9:45-10:45 am

- OSSP Presentations, Mrs. Donovan's class, 10:30-12:00 pm

- OSSP Presentations, Mrs. Mandia's class, 1:30-3 pm

Wednesday 5/23

- 5th Grade Field Trip

- 1st Grade Author's Tea, Miss Prodorutti's class, 9:45-10:45 am

Thursday 5/24

- 2nd Grade Field Trip

- 1st Grade Author's Tea, Mrs. Porco's class, 9:45-10:45 am

- 1st Grade Author's Tea Mrs. Steffy's class, 12:15-1:15 pm

- Girls on the Run Celebration, 3:30-5 pm

Friday 5/25

- Last day of EDK

Monday 5/28 - NO SCHOOL - Memorial Day

District News

**SASD Summer Camps**

Summer Camps are now open for registration. Please see online brochures and follow the links to register below:

- Day Camp and Workshops (Brochure | Register)

- SATV Television Production Summer Camp (Brochure | Register)

- Sports Camps (Brochure | Register)

Stay in Touch with Vernfield Home & School!

The next meeting is scheduled for Monday, May 14, 2018 at 7:00p.m. in the school library.