Dear Families,

The Village School will be open tomorrow (Friday, November 11) for Veterans Day. As a reminder, students in Grades 2-6 will participate in the Bennington Veterans Day Parade. The parade will begin at 11:11 a.m. from the old middle school on Main Street and continue to the Vermont Veterans’ Home. Students will take a school bus to and from the parade. Family members and friends are welcome to join us at the parade. Please note: the only school lunch option tomorrow is a sunbutter and jelly sandwich (with fruit and milk) or students are welcome to bring lunch from home. We will participate in the parade rain or shine, and students are asked to dress accordingly for the weather. 

In the afternoon, please join us for an all-school Veterans Day assembly at 2 p.m. in the school gymnasium. We encourage you to invite family members, friends, and/or neighbors who have served in any branch of the United States Armed Forces to attend the assembly. All family members and visitors are asked to enter through the main lobby door, where you will be greeted by a staff member. 

Congratulations to this year’s sixth grade winner of the Peace Poster contest: Sophia! Every year, the Norshaft Lions Club sponsors the Village School and Shaftsbury Elementary School students in the Lions Club international peace poster contest. Click here to see a photo of Sophia with her artwork and award.

Lastly, we are excited that Dinoman (otherwise known as Bob Lisaius) and his troupe of Triassic giants will be taking over the Village School gymnasium this Saturday, November 12, at 11 a.m.! The John G. McCullough Free Library and the Village School are co-hosting this free event. Elementary school students of all ages will enjoy Dinoman’s “trip” through the Mesozoic Era, as he teaches kids about dinosaurs and fossils with “magic, merry mayhem, and magnificent props.”  For more information about Dinoman, visit: https://dinoman.org

Have a good evening,
Tim Newbold


2022-2023 Business Partners in Education

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


Williams Financial LLC: https://www.williamsfinancial.net


Bank of Bennington:  https://thebankofbennington.com

D.B. McKenna & Co., Inc.: https://www.dbmckenna.com

RCS Consulting: https://www.rcs.consulting


Adam’s Lock & Security: https://www.adamslockvt.com

The Henry House: https://thehenryhousevt.com

Pangaea (Restaurant and Catering Business): https://vermontfinedining.com

Power Guru: https://www.power-guru.com

Powers Market: https://www.facebook.com/powers.vt

The Studio on Main: https://www.idenabeach.com

West Oil Company: https://westoilcompany.com

SPONSORS ($250 – $499):

Bennington Express Lube & Car Wash:  https://www.benningtonlubeandwash.com

Bennington House of Tile and Carpet: https://bennington.abbeycarpet.com

Bolio Propane Service, LLC: https://www.facebook.com/BolioPropaneServiceLLC

The Richards Group: https://therichardsgrp.com/home