News from the Nest

November 10, 2023

The Week Ahead

Monday, 11/13 (Day 2)

-Service Hawks 20th Anniversary Spirit Week
-World Kindness Day
-Class Color Day

  • Kindergarten: Red
  • 1st Grade - Orange
  • 2nd Grade - Yellow
  • 3rd Grade - Blue
  • 4th Grade - Green
  • 5th Grade - Purple

-Home and School Meeting 7:00 PM -8:00 PM in the 2nd Grade Pod

Tuesday, 11/14 (Day 3)

-Book Fair
-VF's Smart Mart School Store
-Disney Day

Wednesday, 11/15 (Day 4)

-Book Fair
-VF's Smart Mart School Store
-Hat Day

Thursday, 11/16 (Day 1)

-Book Fair
-Superhero Day
-Service Hawks 8:00 AM -8:30 AM Third grade pod

Friday, 11/17 (Day 2)

-Book Fair
-Sports Day

Last HSA meeting of 2023

The final HSA meeting of the year will be held on Monday, 11/13 in the 2nd Grade pod at Vernfield.

Babysitting will be available in the Kindergarten pod.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Vernfield's Smart Mart Opens 11/14

Starting on Tuesday, 11/14 through Wednesday, 11/15, the Vernfield mobile Spirit store will be visiting the school Pods with items for purchase to help students celebrate the 20th anniversary of Vernfield.

More information was sent home with a description and cost associated with each item. You can also view the items at the below link:

On the back of that information sheet are the days and times that the Spirit Store will be visiting each Pod, along with a plastic bag that can be used to send in money with your student.

Students who are absent on their shopping day will get another chance to shop at future school stores, which will be held throughout the school year.

Questions? Please contact Lisa Springart at

Vernfield Book Fair Is Starting on 11/14

Our Vernfield Book Fair will be held starting on November 14th, with students visiting the fair during their library class.

Please use this link to view the book fair schedule:

Though cash will be accepted, setting up an e-wallet is easy. For information on setting up an e-wallet, please click here:

If you are available to volunteer during the fair, there are still some spots available:

Fall Spirit Wear sales ends 11/12

Anyone interested in purchasing Spirit Wear through the fall sale, should do so via the below link by 11/12/23. We will not be able to accept orders after 11/12/23 to ensure items are delivered prior to the Holidays.

Ordering Link:

This Spirit Wear Sale includes a design by 5th Grader Alice Wesley, whose design was chosen to be the winner, out of 94 entries, by a panel of judges. Congratulations Alice!

Questions: Lisa Springart

Vernfield News: Spirit Assembly

Spirit's 20th birthday celebration was a whirlwind event!

Students competed in a fun and frenzy competition of hula hoop passing, cup stacking and cone knocking.

This will be a birthday Spirit will ALWAYS cherish!

HSA Board Openings for next school year

There will be 4 open HSA Board positions available for the 2024-2026 term. Voting will be held during an HSA meeting in the Spring, so that there is enough time for the transition from current board members.

Available roles include:


-VP, Fundraising


-Co-Treasurer (1 of 2 positions)

Anyone who is interested in learning more about running for an HSA board position could reach out to Kristin Emmons for more information.

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


-No School for Students - Parent-Teacher Conferences
-Book Fair

-No School for Students - Parent-Teacher Conferences
-Book Fair

-No School for Students - Parent-Teacher Conferences
-Book Fair

11/23 - 11/24
-Thanksgiving Holiday - Schools and Offices Closed

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: Vanessa Plumley;

Co-Treasurer: Sarah Osiol;

Co-Treasurer: Kristen Viscardi;