POSTED 11/10/23

Good Morning, Families:

We look forward to welcoming you to this afternoon’s Veterans Day Assembly at 2 p.m. in the school gymnasium. The gymnasium access door will be open at 1:50 p.m. Students and teachers in grades K-6 have put together a thoughtful program of tributes and songs to honor those who have served and those who continue to serve our country in the Armed Forces. After the assembly, students will return to their classes to get their belongings before being dismissed for the end of the school day. 

The Village School will have a contingent of faculty and staff members participating in the Veterans Day Parade tomorrow (Saturday, November 11th). For interested families and friends, we will be gathering at 10:30 a.m. at Benn High (650 Main Street). Parking will be limited, so please plan accordingly (and please keep in mind that students must be accompanied by an adult). The parade will conclude with a ceremony at the Veterans Home. 

I wish you a meaningful and restful weekend ahead.

Warm regards,

P.S. Please stop by the school lobby to check out the lost-and-found racks. They are overflowing, and all items will be donated on Wednesday, November 15. Also, if your child painted a pumpkin at Track and Treat and it is in the school lobby, please feel free to take it home. We will be composting those that do not get picked up by Thursday, Nov. 16th. 


School Announcements

Weather-Related Notification TEST Message
In case you missed it yesterday (Thursday, Nov. 9th) the office sent out a Weather-Related Notification TEST message (via text) at 3:00 p.m.  If you did not receive this as a text message, it means you will not receive a text message in the event of a weather-related delay or closure.  If you would like to receive announcements via text messaging, please make sure you have given TeacherEase the proper permissions to send you SMS text messages.  You can text “Start” to (833) 506-1827 or for detailed instructions on how to set up your communication preferences, click on this link:

Family Game Night – Friday, November 17th, 6-8 p.m. in the school gymnasium
The Friends of the Village School are rotating by grade to host events for the whole school throughout the year. The 4th Grade Friends are hosting a Game Night on Friday, November 17 from 6-8pm in the school gym. The event will be FREE and open to all VSNB families and staff. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Bring your favorite board game and enjoy this fun event. Snacks will be provided.

Community Announcements 

McCullough Library – Upcoming Events

  • Wednesday, Nov. 15: Thanks to a generous donation from the family of former children’s librarian Bonnie Dundas, the Youth Room will be renovated. Young people and their families are invited to listening sessions to share their ideas for the space. The youth session will be from 4-5 p.m.; the adult session will be from 5-6 p.m. Snacks will be provided.
  • November is National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo). The McCullough Library encourages all interested young writers to submit an entry. There are no rules about format or genre: it can be a story, essay, poem, graphic novel/comic panel, or just something crafted in your own words. The first entry sent to gets a $20 gift card to local businesses of your choice. 
  • Friday, Nov. 17: Youth in grades 5-8 are invited to help choose books and programs for the library at the next Youth Advisory Council Meeting at 4:30 p.m. in the Nowak Room. Refreshments will be provided. 

JISP and KAP 2023/24 – Register by Nov. 25th
The Junior Instructional Ski Program (JISP) and Kids Alpine Program (KAP) registration is open until November 25, 2023. A late fee of $50.00 will be assessed for each registration after November 25th and registration closes completely on November 30th. Click here for all the information and JISP/KAP registration.

Prevent Child Abuse Vermont is offering support for parents/guardians who would like to learn more about how to support their child’s social and emotional needs, learn more about their child’s development and how to deescalate and help their child with regulating their emotions through positive discipline, connect with other families, decrease isolation, or just add new tools to their parenting toolbox. All programs are offered virtually and FREE of charge. Call 802-498-0607 or email to learn more or visit this website:


Thank you to the Village School’s 2023-2024 Business Partners in Education:


RCS Consulting:


Bank of Bennington:

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


Danielle D. Fogarty, PLC:

Madrus Masonry:  

The Studio on Main:

West Oil Company:


The Bennington Bookshop:

Bennington Express Car Wash and Repair:

Bennington House of Tile and Carpet:

Bolio Propane Service, LLC: