News from the Nest

September 13, 2019

The Week Ahead

Monday 9/16 (Day 1)

-- Home & School Welcome Back Social for Parents, 6:30-7:00 pm. Library.

-- Home & School Meeting, 7-8 pm. Library

-- DEADLINE to fill out Hands Across the District form (Link to Online Hands Form)

Tuesday 9/17 (Day 2)

-- Town Hall Meeting, 9:30 am

Wednesday 9/18 (Day 3)

Thursday 9/19 (Day 4)

Friday 9/20 (Day 1)

-- Fall Picture Day

-- Fall Spirit Wear Sale Deadline (Link to Spirit Wear Sale)

Home & School Meeting and Welcome Back Social

Monday, September 16th, is our first Home and School Meeting this year. We have lots of information to share about the HSA, our activities and events and Dr. Graf will be reporting on issues affecting Vernfield and the Souderton Area School District. We also have 3 Crayola Ultra Smart Case art kits to give away at the meeting.

The meeting starts at 7 pm in the Library. We will be serving refreshments at our Welcome Back Social which begins at 6:30 that evening. Babysitting will be provided.

We hope you'll be able to join us!


Each year, Home & School provides a sign up that lists all of the known volunteer opportunities that will come up throughout the school year. Whatever you sign up for here simply puts you on the email list for more information. There are a lot of ways to become involved in your child's school experience!

Online Volunteer Form:

***IMPORTANT: Homeroom parent/holiday social volunteers are included (and will be ONLY) on this form***.

Deadline to complete is 9/16. Questions to Suzanne Kolesar:

Fall Picture Day

Picture Day is Friday, September 20! Remember to order online (using code LW729785Q0) at OR send in the picture form your child received this past Tuesday with payment. If ordering online, you do not need to send in any form.

Spirit Wear Sale

Deadline for orders is Friday, September 20! Items will be delivered to Vernfield 2-3 weeks after the sale ends.

Visit the online store:

Any questions, please contact Betsy Powlus at

Vernfield Printed Directory - Deadline 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 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!


Please note the rescheduled date for our Science Rocks event. It has been changed to the following Friday, November 15th.


Our printable one page events calendar has been updated to reflect the rescheduled Science Rocks event. Download yours below.


We had another successful Back to School Bash, despite the rain! Thank you to all of the volunteers including the committee chairs: Meg Dick, Patti Frey, Alisha Reynolds, and Wendy Clemmer!

Shoe Drive Kick Off An Overwhelming Success!

A great big thank you to everyone who donated sneakers and cleats to our Athletic Shoe Drive. We collected over 250 pairs of shoes - so many shoes that we ran out of mailers to send them into Got Sneakers and had to ask for more! The first batch of 109 shoes shipped out on Saturday.

There will be a collection box for donations in the lobby until the start of Thanksgiving break.

In Case You Missed It...


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 9/23**

-- Spirit's Vernfield Safety Week

Tuesday 9/24

-- HSA Committee Chair Meeting, 7-7:30 pm. Library.

-- HSA Homeroom Parent/Coordinator Meeting, 7:30-8 pm. Library.

Friday 9/27

-- Deadline for sign up/inclusion in the Directory: online form

**Week of 9/30**

Monday 9/30 -- NO SCHOOL: Rosh Hashanah

Tuesday 10/1 -- KidStuff Book Sale Begins

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!