News from the Nest

October 19, 2018

The Week Ahead

Week of 10/22 - Character Counts Week - wear colors:

  • Monday - PURPLE for Citizenship
  • Tuesday - GREEN for Responsibility
  • Wednesday - GOLD for Respect
  • Thursday - BLUE for Honesty
  • Friday - RED for Caring **AND** Hats On for Character Counts! (students can wear hats for $.50 donation)T

Monday 10/22 (Day 3)

-- Fifth Grade Health Screening

Tuesday 10/23 (Day 4)

-- Student Council, 8-8:30 am. Third Grade Pod.

— Fifth Grade Health Screening

Wednesday 10/24 (Day 1)

-- Fifth Grade Health Screening

-- Dr. Recess Assembly: K,1,4: 9-9:45 am. 2,3,5: 10-10:45 am.

Thursday 10/25 (Day 2)

-- Fifth Grade Health Screening

Friday 10/26 (Day 3)

-- Third Grade Field Trip

-- Fifth Grade Health Screening

-- Student Council Spirit Day

Science Rocks!

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 2018, 6:30-8:30 pm, the Vernfield Home and School Association will sponsor “Science Rocks!” a hands-on science night for students in grades 3, 4 and 5. Students and their parents will partner up to participate in science experiments throughout the night. This year experiments will include creating gliders and paper helicopters, investigating phases of the moon, exploding volcanoes and much more! We hope to see you there!

Sign up online or send the sign up sheet (coming home in your child’s folder on Tuesday, October 23) back to school. DEADLINE FOR SIGN UPS IS NOVEMBER 2.

Any questions: email Bernadette Kearns

Veteran's Day Assembly Invitations

On Friday, November 9th, Vernfield will be honoring Veteran family members and friends at an in-school assembly. Please look for information and an invitation in student folders on Tuesday, October 23!


Student Council will be collecting non perishable food for Keystone Opportunity Center Monday 10/29 - Thursday 11/8 in the Vernfield lobby. Please stay tuned for the list of specific donation items requested. Thank you!

In Case You Missed It...

** KidStuff Books ** -- Please send in unwanted books/payment ASAP! Deliveries of books will be made over the next few weeks. Questions? Contact Betsy Powlus at

** October Family Leaf Activity ** -- Please turn in your leaf ASAP for the "different is beautiful" bulletin board!


** KidStuff Books ** -- Congratulations to Mrs. Moore's Class for winning a Philly Pretzel Party! Mrs. Moore's class returned all unwanted books and payments in by the deadline! Great job!

Don't Let Those Box Tops Coupons Expire!

Each one of those little cardboard Box Top Coupons is worth a dime to the HSA and those dimes add up. So far this year, the Box Tops have already raised $117 for the HSA.

Next week is the LAST CHANCE to submit those Box Tops with an expiration of 11/1/2018 so, if you have been saving your Box Tops, be sure to send them in ASAP!

Save the Date!

Monday 10/29 - Thursday 11/8 - Keystone Opportunity Center Food Drive

Monday 10/29 - Decorated Pumpkin Drop Off, 8-9 am and 12:30-1 pm.

Tuesday 10/30

-- Fall Picture Retake Day

-- Square 1 Art Fundraiser Catalogs Sent Home

Wednesday 10/31

-- 3rd Grade Pumpkin Math, 9:30-10 am.

-- Fall Costume Parade, 1:30-2 pm. Fall Social, 2-3 pm.

Friday 11/2

-- Visiting Author - Michael Patrick O'Neill

-- Decorated Pumpkin Pick Up, 8-9 am and 12:30-1 pm.

-- Reading Olympics, 8-8:35 am. Library.

Tuesday 11/6 - NO SCHOOL - Election Day

Thursday 11/8 - Math Olympics, 3:30-4:30 pm. L001

Friday 11/9

-- Veteran's Day Assembly, 9:30-10:30 am (refreshments for Guests/Student Hosts, 9-9:20 am). Wear red/white/blue.

-- Science Rocks, Grades 3-5, 6:30-8:30 pm.

Health Screenings:

-- 4th Grade: Oct. 29-Nov. 1

-- 3rd Grade: Nov. 12-15