News from the Nest

March 29, 2019

The Week Ahead

TODAY Friday 3/29

-- Designer Bag Bingo Fundraiser, 7-10 pm (doors open 6:15). St. Maria Goretti Church

-- Yearbook order DEADLINE. Order at Questions to Sandra Esposito,

TOMORROW Saturday 3/30

-- Elementary Honors Band Concert: 12:00 pm. ICMS. (Snow Date 4/1)

-- Reading Fightin Phils Ticket Book Fundraiser DEADLINE. Purchase online here

Monday 4/1 (Day 4)

-- Autism Awareness "Blend Together Day" - wear Tie Dye!

Tuesday 4/2 (Day 1)

-- Autism Awareness "Light it up Blue Day" - wear Blue!

Wednesday 4/3 (Day 2)

-- Autism Awareness "Be an Individual Day" - Wacky Wednesday attire!

-- Challenge Evening of Sharing, 5:30-6:30 pm. SAHS.

Thursday 4/4 (Day 3)

-- Reading Olympics Celebration, 8 am. Library.

-- Autism Awareness "Together Everyone Accomplishes More" - wear your favorite sports team!

Friday 4/5 (Day 4)

-- Autism Awareness "Blowing Bubbles for Autism" (Bubbles will be provided for students)

Designer Bag Bingo - TONIGHT

Vernfield's Designer Bag Bingo Fundraiser is TONIGHT, 7-10 pm (doors open 6:15) at St. Maria Goretti Church. TICKETS ARE SOLD OUT!! There will NOT be any tickets available at the door!

Please remember that participants must be 21 or older. This is a BYOB and BYOS(nacks) event!

We will be offering extra Bingo packets for the 12 Rounds of Regular Bingo Cards for $20

Cards for a Bonus Bingo Round will be $10

Daubers will be available for $1 each

Raffle Tickets: $1 each / 25 for $20 / 50 for $30

50/50 Tickets (benefits EMC Playground Fund): $1 each / 10 for $5

Yearbooks - ORDER DEADLINE 3/29

The Yearbook order deadline is TONIGHT Friday 3/29! There will be no more extensions as the yearbook is due to the publisher.

To order online, go to If you have any questions, please contact Sandra Esposito,

Reading Fightin Phils Ticket Book Fundraiser - Site back up!

Our apologies to anyone who has been unable to access the Reading Phillies ticket book site over the past week. Their security certificate has been updated and the site is back up and running!

Ticket books contain 6 general admission tickets for $27. Vernfield HSA earns $10 for every book purchased and kids have a chance to earn great prizes detailed in the pamphlet below.

Purchase ticket books online here or by using the form below. Order by March 30th to have your ticket in time for opening day. Orders placed after March 30th will be mailed in approximately 7 days.

Honors Band Concert

Honors Band will be performing TOMORROW 3/30, 12:00 pm at Indian Crest Middle School. Come watch your friends and enjoy a great FREE performance!

Hawk's Nest Cafeteria Celebration

Many of the boys and girls at the The Hawk’s Nest Cafeteria Naming Celebration declared it as the “best day ever!” And that pretty much sums it up.

Thank you to all of the HSA Moms and Dads who provided the Rice Krispie Treat nests for all of the students. There was a treat for every child in the school (and there was even enough for the staff as well). Special thank you to Melissa Layton and our school nurse, Mrs. Fox, who worked to provide nests for all of the students with food sensitivities so that they had treats that looked and tasted identical to the others.

Thank you to Mrs. Wismer and her staff for going above and beyond to make the lunchroom look so festive and the menu for that day special.

Thank you to Spirit for appearing for every lunch period so all of the boys and girls had a chance to celebrate with him!

And, of course, endless thanks to Dr. Graf who planned this very special event and all of the little things that made it a day that our kids will remember as one of their best days ever.

More photos from the event are available on the Vernfield Twitter

Philadelphia Union Game Fundraiser

We are offering 2 dates to choose from: May 4th at 7:30 pm and May 18th at 7:30 pm. (On May 4, for an additional fee, sleep over and get soccer training in the morning!)

Tickets may be purchased at, and a small portion of the ticket sales will benefit the Home & School.

Questions? Contact Lisa Mallon at

Save the Date!

Monday 4/8

-- Fourth Grade Guest Scientist Science Experiment (Halteman: 9:15-10:00 am, Guengerich:10:45-11:30 am, Ditlow: 12:45-1:30 pm)

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

Thursday 4/11 -- 1st Grade Field Trip

Monday 4/15 -- Fourth Grade Guest Scientist Science Experiment (Halteman: 9:15-10:00 am, Guengerich:10:45-11:30 am, Ditlow: 12:45-1:30 pm)

Wednesday 4/17 -- School IN SESSION due to 2/20 snow day

Thursday 4/18 - Monday 4/22 - NO SCHOOL - Easter/Spring Break

Wednesday 4/24

-- PSSAs (ELA) begin. See schedule below.

-- 5th to 6th Grade Parent Town Hall Information Night, 7-9 pm. IVMS.

Friday 4/26 -- 5th Grade Field Trip


-- ELA - 3rd and 4th: 4/24, 4/25, 4/26. 5th: 4/24, 4/25, 4/29

-- Math - 3rd, 4th, 5th: 4/30, 5/1

-- Science - 4th only: 5/6, 5/7


Thursday, March 28 - Sunday, March 31 - SAHS Production of Mary Poppins. Tickets are $10. See flyer for more information.

EMC Elementary School will be holding their annual Panther's Run on Saturday, May 4th at 9:00am at EMC Elementary School. Registration is $20 for the 5K and $10 for the 1-mile fun run. Register by 4/20 to guarantee a t-shirt, and after that date, the cost of registration goes up. See the flyer below for more details and the registration form, or register online at pretzelcitysports. EMC is working hard to raise funds for a new playground after their old playground did not pass inspection. Please come out and support our community!

SACE Summer Program Registration is Now Open! Summer Adventure Day Camp offers full day camp with before/after care and day trips. Summer Workshops in a variety of topics and interests are offered for campers interested in 1-week programs. See the online brochure for details. Register online here.

Registration for Souderton Area High School Summer Sports Camp Program is now open! For more information, please see the Sports Camps Brochure (PDF).

To register online, visit:

Openings are now available for the SATV Summer Camp. The Introduction to Television Production Camp is open to students entering 5th grade in the Fall. You can find further information and a link to the online registration here

SACE Winter/Spring Evening Classes -- The Winter-Spring semester begins later this month with more than 100 interesting classes for all ages. Beat the winter doldrums and learn something new. Bring a friend to join in the fun! Look through the Winter/Spring 2019 Brochure and register online! Or, watch for a brochure in the mail. Be sure to register early, as many classes fill quickly.