First graders harvesting radishes at the Hiland Hall Garden. Scroll below for additional HHG photos.


Dear Families,

As a reminder, Friday, October 28, will be a half day, with dismissal for students at 11:30 a.m., unless your student is enrolled in the After School Program. We appreciate your support, which enables our faculty and staff to do important in-service training and professional development in the best interest of serving your children. Bagged lunches will be available for students who ordered them today.

Track and Treat will take place on Sunday, October 30th! The Fun Run will kick off at 9 a.m. and the 5K will start at 9:30 a.m. Vermont Arts Exchange teaching artists Caitilin McAdoo and Maria Scully will be ready to paint pumpkins with your kids starting at 9:30 a.m. Kids can also enjoy getting into the Halloween spirit with professional and talented face painter, Hannah True, a VSNB parent who volunteered for this event. All events are free, except for the 5K (the cost for the 5K is $10 pp). There will be prizes for the top runners and best costumes thanks to Ginger Haseman! The registration table for the Fun Run and 5K will be open at 8:30 a.m. in the school lobby. Baked treats, cider, and coffee will be available. If you feel the last-minute inspiration to bake or purchase a baked good, please bring it with you the morning of the event. 

Continue the Halloween fun in the afternoon with The Vermont Arts Exchange’s 30th annual North Bennington Halloween Parade at 3 p.m. Meet at the VAE (next to the Post Office) at 48 Main St. Parade participants will meander down Main St. and return to Lion’s Park for a bonfire, refreshments by Norshaft Lions Club, and live music—PLUS the Halloween costume awards! (Note: this is a walking parade only). VAE Co-Founder and Executive Director Matthew Perry invites Village School families to “Join the fun, get creative, get weird!”

Today marks the last day of the Hiland Hall Garden (HHG) program. We would like to thank Jared Niemela, the HHG Instructor (and also a VSNB parent) and Sandra Magsamen, as well as the Friends of HHG for making this program possible for our students. Click here to read about the Sixth Grade class’s visit to the Bennington County Meals on Wheels (MOW) Cafe. They visited on Tuesday to see (and taste) firsthand how the HHG’s vegetables are being used. HHG has grown, harvested, and donated almost 350 pounds of fresh vegetables to MOW with the help of our students! By all accounts, it was a bountiful and beautiful fall garden season! 

Have a good afternoon,



2022-2023 Business Partners in Education

Thank you to the following businesses for their support of The Village School:


Williams Financial LLC:


Bank of Bennington:

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

RCS Consulting:


Adam’s Lock & Security:

The Henry House:

Pangaea (Restaurant and Catering Business):

Power Guru:

Powers Market:

The Studio on Main:

West Oil Company:

SPONSORS ($250 – $499):

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Bennington House of Tile and Carpet:

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