News from the Nest

November 30, 2018

The Week Ahead

All Week -- Holiday Shoppe (see envelope that came home on 11/27 for your child's specific date)

Monday 12/3 (Day 3)

Tuesday 12/4 (Day 4)

Wednesday 12/5 (Day 1)

Thursday 12/6 (Day 2)

-- 2nd Grade Field Trip

-- 4th and 5th Grade Challenge Trip

Friday 12/7 (Day 3)

-- Yearbook cover contest deadline

-- Due date for Holiday Giving Program Gifts (wrapped with the angel/tree taped to the present and put gifts under the tree in the foyer)

-- VF Spirit Day! Wear Blue and Gold or VF Spirit Wear!

-- Reading Olympics, 8-8:30 am.

Holiday Shoppe

A much-anticipated annual event, Vernfield's Holiday Shoppe, will be held on December 3-6 during the school day. Children will have the opportunity to shop for the special people (and animals!) in their lives, and all items are priced $.25-$5.00.

Budget envelopes came home on Tuesday, November 27th. Please help your child create a list of people and budget, and send it to school on the day specified at the top of the envelope. You can send cash OR purchase a gift certificate for the shop at

The shop is set up and run by parents. If you are interested in volunteering or have any other questions, please contact Diane Gerhart at

Yearbook Cover Contest

The Yearbook Committee is looking for student artwork for the 2018-2019 Yearbook cover!

5th Grade - please use an entire sheet of paper for your design and follow the directions sent home on Tuesday! Please remember to put your name ON THE BACK, but so that it doesn't bleed through! (Form is attached below)

All other grades - Please follow the instructions sent home on Tuesday. Make sure to keep your drawing within the box provided. (Form is attached below)

Submissions are DUE ON FRIDAY, DECEMBER 7! Any questions? Email Sandra Esposito at

Vernfield's Winter Concert

Please join us for Vernfield Elementary’s winter concert on Monday, December 10 at 2:00 PM in the Vernfield Auditorium and 7:00 PM at Souderton Area High School. Our student musicians in band, orchestra, and chorus have been working hard to prepare beautiful music!

In Case You Missed It...

** Gently Used Spirit Wear Collection ** -- If you didn't get a chance to donate used Spirit Wear, we'll offer another chance in the spring. Stay tuned for details!

** Square 1 Art Fundraiser ** -- Stay tuned for delivery information!

Staff Dinner During Conference Week

It's a busy time of year for the hospitality committee! Thanks again to Celeste Heim and Allison Healy for planning and organizing, and thanks to the whole committee for providing a delicious meal for the staff during conference week.
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Pine Tree Project

When students returned from the break, they were greeted by 5 newly planted Pennsylvania White Pine Trees. The trees are part of an Eagle Scout Project by Evan Magee funded by the HSA. As these trees grow, they will provide a shady place for students to gather on the playground during hot days. Our thanks to Evan for thinking of the needs of the Vernfield students in pursuit of his Eagle Scout rank. Best of luck Evan!

Did You Know?

Did you know that a few years ago the District presented a series of workshops for parents under the program Parent University? Videos of those workshops are still available online here.

One of the workshops is Understanding the Elementary Progress Report. The video is available in both English and Spanish. Anyone with questions about the first trimester progress reports going online on December 10th may find this workshop helpful.

Save the Date!


Monday 12/10

-- Winter Concert (VF assembly: 2 pm. SAHS: 7 pm).

-- 1st Trimester Progress Reports Available on HAC, 7 pm.

Thursday 12/13

-- Holiday Luncheon (served during regularly scheduled lunch times)

-- Math Olympics, 3:30-4:30 pm.

Monday 12/17 -- Poetry Alive - M003 (Edgar). 10-10:45 am.

Tuesday 12/18

-- Student Council, 8-8:30 am.

-- Poetry Alive - M004 (Feighan). 10-10:45 am.

Wednesday 12/19 -- Poetry Alive - M005 (Steffy). 10-10:45 am.

Thursday 12/20

-- 4th Grade Field Trip

-- Poetry Alive - M002 (Mamzic). 10-10:45 am.

Friday 12/21

-- Reading Olympics, 8-8:30 am.

-- Sing-A-Long, 1:30-2:00 pm.

-- Winter Social, 2:00-3:00 pm.

12/24 - 1/1 -- NO SCHOOL - Winter/Christmas/New Year's Holiday

Health Screenings:

-- 1st Grade: Dec 10-14

-- Kindergarten: Jan 7-17


Saturday, December 8 - FBLA Holiday Babysitting Event, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM. Souderton High School Cafeteria. See the Holiday Babysitting Flyer (PDF) for details.

Tuesday, January 15 - **rescheduled from 11/28** District Safety and Security Night, 6:30-8:00 pm. Board Room, District Administrative Offices.