Birch smiles as he walks back to his seat after receiving his certificate during the sixth grade graduation celebration on Thursday, June 10, 2021. Photo taken by Caroline Bonnivier Snyder and published with The Bennington BannerClick here to see more photos.   


Dear Families,

Happy last day of school! We saw a lot of smiles beneath students’ masks as they enjoyed fun field games and goodbye air hugs and elbow bumps. One look at their overloaded bags of completed assignments, artwork, and progress reports was a reminder that it has been a busy and full year of growth and accomplishments for all of our students!

A special CONGRATULATIONS to our sixth-graders as they move on into the next stage of their education journey! We are so proud of them and enjoyed celebrating them last night in a wonderful ceremony, with perfect weather (third time’s a charm)! Thanks to VSNB parent Michael Beach, you can watch the graduation ceremony on the VSNB YouTube Channel. Congratulations to our Award Winners: Sawyer for “Excellence in Humanities”; Aidyn for “Excellence in Mathematics”; Elizabeth for “Creativity in Mathematics” ; and Vita for the “Kindness Award.”

THANK YOU again to our amazing faculty and staff for their extra hard work, flexibility, and willingness to go above and beyond in their commitment to keeping children at the heart of all we do here at the Village School!

THANK YOU, families, for all of your flexibility and support at every step of the way this year.  As one parent put it, together our community made an “impossible year possible”!

A few last community items are below for your reference.

Have a fantastic summer!

Warm regards,



J.Crew Shopping Fundraiser Happening Until June 19

The Village School’s J.Crew Shopping Fundraiser is taking place at the J.Crew Factory store in Manchester (341 Depot St., Manchester, VT 05255) until June 19. Store hours are 10 a.m.-6 p.m. (Mon.-Sun.) and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. (Sun.). A portion of your purchase will be donated to the Village School. Plus, shoppers who spend over $100 receive 20% off their purchase. Please show your flyer or mention the fundraiser to the cashier to be sure our school gets the credit. Thank you for your support!

Soccer Season Registration for Fall 2021 – Open Until July 31

If you have a child entering Pre-K through 6th grade in the fall, they are eligible to play on a Southshire Youth Soccer team. Our league is designed to put kids first and winning and egos second. It is meant to be a fun, engaging team opportunity for kids to learn about soccer and enjoy the game. If your child hasn’t played in the past but would like to try soccer, we encourage you to sign them up.

For more information and to register, please go to All registrations are online. Please contact with any questions or difficulties with online registration.

Students are invited to join the John G. McCullough Free Library’s Summer Reading Club for Kids!

In addition to a robust schedule of free outdoor events and craft kits, children who register and track their reading will be entered into drawings for ten deluxe prize baskets and one grand prize: a one-month Literati Box subscription! All registrants will receive a free book and starter kit. This opportunity is free and all are welcome. Click here for more details

Summer Outdoor Camp Series at Lake Paran:

As part of Lake Paran’s mission to provide outdoor recreation and education to Bennington area families, Lake Paran is excited to announce its summer-long camp series in partnership with the McCullough Library and Hiland Hall Gardens. There will be week-long day camp sessions pertaining to the ecosystems, history, and natural resources. While each week is targeted for specific school-age ranges, if childcare is needed for a child whose age does not align with that week’s specification, accommodations may be able to be made for your family’s needs on an individual basis. Before and aftercare may also be available, as needed. Go to for camp dates and details, as well as registration. For questions or accommodations please email:

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: