Sixth graders brought their sketchbooks to the Left Bank Gallery’s Halloween show Haunting during art class on Thursday. Scroll to the bottom of the page for more photos. 


Dear Families,

First, thank you to our 1st and 2nd grade families for helping to support your students during their period of distance learning. We understand how trying and difficult it can be to manage the logistics this year, and we are grateful for your flexibility and partnership.

We’d like to end this challenging week with a bit of seasonal joy!


From our youngest students to the oldest, everyone enjoyed special Halloween treats. The Pre-K students dressed in costume for a classroom Halloween party; and the sixth graders visited the Left Bank Gallery for a private tour of the annual Halloween show “Haunting.” At the bottom of this page are a few photos that VAE Teaching Artist Caitilin McAdoo took of the students sketching drawings inspired by the masks, shapeshifters, costumes, and myths depicted all around them. 

Students in several other grades had the opportunity to participate in drumming lessons with Michael Wimberly, a faculty member and percussionist at Bennington College. 

In a time when we are still limited by COVID-19 health and safety restrictions, we appreciate that our faculty and staff are giving our students fun and meaningful enrichment opportunities above and beyond their core academics, both inside and outside of the classroom. 

If your children are planning to trick-or-treat or you are participating in Bennington’s Trunk-or-Treat event (Saturday, October 30, 4:30-7:30 pm at Coggins Automall parking lot) you may want to read the following public service announcement published by The Bennington Banner: Help Make Halloween Safe for Unvaccinated Children

I hope to see many of you at the Vermont Arts Exchange 29th Annual North Bennington Halloween Parade taking  place on Sunday, October 31st at 4 p.m. (starting from the VAE building, next to the post office). Click here for more details and to see this year’s Halloween Parade poster.

Wishing you and your children a safe and happy Halloween!

Warm regards,

P.S. There was a misprint on the Abbey Group’s November breakfast menu that stated “No School” on Thursday, November 11 (Veterans Day). This is not correct, as school will be open. Breakfast will be served on that day and the corrected menu is available by clicking here