Third graders are learning about the state of Vermont and creating topographical maps as part of art class.


Dear Families,

You’ve likely heard today’s news that Vermonters who are fully vaccinated no longer need to wear masks or adhere to social distancing guidelines. For families wondering about the earlier-than-expected relaxation of state guidance, we want to clarify that schools are still required to follow the Vermont Agency of Education’s guidelines, and this means that students and staff members need to continue wearing face masks and practice social distancing while at school. At this time, we do not foresee our school’s COVID-19 health and safety measures changing prior to the end of this school year. 

Students, ages 12 and up, are now eligible to receive the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine. Click here to read “What You Need to Know About COVID-19 Vaccines for Kids.” 

There will be a regional clinic for students available on Saturday, May 22, from 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., at the SVC Former College Gymnasium. Click here to read a letter issued by the Southwest Vermont Supervisory Union providing more details on the vaccination clinic and registration information.  

As a reminder, if you have not had a chance to fill out our school’s short survey letting us know if your student(s) will be returning to the Village School next year, we would appreciate your help with this. Please click here to complete the short survey. Many thanks to all the families that have already responded. 

Have a good weekend, 

Tim Newbold

Next Week’s Meals Menu:

Click here for the breakfast and lunch menus for May 17-23.

Summer Meals:

The Abbey Group announced that free breakfast and lunch will be available from June 28-July 30 for all children 18 and under. For more information, contact Food Service Director Maureen O’Neil at 802-440-8700 or

Pangaea Gift Card Fundraiser:

VSNB parents Nick Disorda and Lani DePonte, owners of Pangaea Restaurant, have put together a great opportunity in appreciation and support of our school. They are generously donating a portion of Pangaea gift card sales to VSNB during the month of May. There are options to dine at Pangaea or order takeout. A flyer and order form will be sent home with students on Monday. Click here for more information and to download an order form.  


Seeds of Hope

Village School students’ artwork, created as part of the Seeds of Hope project, is on display in the windows of businesses throughout downtown Bennington. The project invited children throughout our region to create a picture of a flower they would like to “plant” in Bennington’s “Garden of Hope.” As Liz Luca, one of the organizers, wrote: “the idea is to encourage our children to, in this time of COVID, to ‘speak’ about their feelings through flowers. This project, working with their hands and creating their flowers, would give the children a ‘voice’ of hope.” Students’ artwork will be visible throughout downtown Bennington during the month of May. 

Sage Street Mill Summer Camp

Summer Wellness Camps are being offered weekly from June 21 through August 13 for kids ages 7-12, with a focus on art, creativity, nature exploration, and more. Register for all 8 weeks or on a weekly basis.  Visit for more information and registration. Click here to download the Summer Wellness Camp brochure. 



All of these partners are helping to support many of our school programs. You can learn more about these partners at


Bank of Bennington:


D.B. McKenna & Co., Inc.:

RCS Consulting, Inc.:

Whitman’s / Poulin Grain:


Adam’s Lock & Security:

Danielle D. Fogarty, PLC:

Global Z:

Maple Leaf Realty:

West Oil Company:

Williams Financial, LLC:


Bennington Express Car Wash and Repair:

Idena Beach Photography:

Pembroke Landscaping: