The Village School will be participating in the Veterans Day Parade on Saturday, November 11th..  

POSTED 11/3/23

School Announcements

Fall Back! Don’t forget to set your clocks back one hour on the morning of Sunday, November 5th.

Winter Weather Advisory
Our students were delighted this week to see the first of the season’s snowflakes! In case you missed it, Nurse Kaitlyn Hewson sent home the school’s winter policy and expectations for keeping students safe, healthy, and warm. Click here to read the advisory

Track and Treat – Congratulations, gratitude, and photos!
Village School Physical Education Teacher Laura Cary sent out “a huge thank you” to all the participants in the Fun Run and 5K. “It fills my heart with joy to see so many young runners participating with families and friends,” said Ms. Cary. We appreciate all of the contributions from the many staff and family members who helped to make this event a success (rain and all!). Click here to see the race winners, costume winners, and wonderful photos from Idena and Mike Beach, of The Studio on Main.  

Picture Retake Day – Wednesday, November 8th
If you would like Lifetouch to retake your student’s picture, simply return your original package on Wednesday, November 8th to your student’s classroom teacher. If you have not ordered photos yet, enjoy 10% off your order using CODE: F202310OFF. You can order photos at and enter our school’s Picture Day ID: EVT3CZMNZ. 

Thanksgiving Lunch with Students – RSVP by Wednesday, November 8th
Family members are invited to join their student(s) for lunch at the Village School on Thursday, November 16th. Village School students eat for free. The cost for each child guest and each adult guest is $5. Lunch will be served to each class at their regularly scheduled lunch times (times are listed on the invitation). The RSVP form must be returned to your student’s teacher or the school office by Wednesday, November 8th. A menu and RSVP form were sent home with students or you can click here to download the RSVP form.

Shrek the Musical, Jr.  Student/Parent Informational Night – Wednesday, November 8th at 5:30 p.m.
Students in grades 4-6 who are interested in being in Shrek the Musical, Jr. must attend the musical informational night on Wednesday, November 8th at 5:30 p.m. in the school library. At the informational meeting, parents/guardians and students will be given a copy of the rehearsal schedule with an explanation as to student and parent/guardian responsibilities. There will be the opportunity to ask questions at that time. Many thanks to Mrs. Gardner and Teacher Carla for directing this musical! If you have any questions, please contact the main office at

Veterans Day Observed – Friday, November 10th (school will be open and a Veterans Day Assembly will take place at 2 p.m. in the school gymnasium)
The Village School believes that it is an important part of our responsibility as an educational institution to teach students about history and civics and to honor the service of our country’s Veterans. Classrooms will have age-appropriate lessons and discussions around Veterans Day, and there will be an all-school assembly in the school gymnasium at 2 p.m. Family members and friends are encouraged to join us for the assembly and to invite veterans from any branch of the United States Armed Forces to attend the assembly and enjoy tributes and songs. 

The Veterans Day Parade – Saturday, November 11th
Please join the Village School as we participate in the Veterans Day Parade in Bennington. All students must be accompanied by an adult. We will meet at 10:30 a.m. at Benn High (650 Main Street). Parking is expected to be limited, so please plan accordingly. The parade starts at Benn High and ends with a ceremony at the Vermont Veterans Home. 

Family Game Night – Friday, November 17th, 6-8 p.m. in the school gymnasium
Bring your family and a favorite board game to the Village School’s Game Night! This is a FREE event, sponsored by families of the 4th grade class. Snacks will be provided.

Community Announcements

MAYAA Basketball 2023/24 registration for grades 1-6 ends this weekend:
The Berkshire Family YMCA is now partnering with MAYAA for its basketball program. Sign up your child by November 4 to take part in this wonderful youth program to develop skills, teamwork, sportsmanship, and the love of the game. Not interested in basketball? There are also Indoor Soccer and other offerings, too. Click here to register. 

JISP and KAP 2023/24 Registration Now Open – Register by Nov. 25th
The Junior Instructional Ski Program (JISP) and Kids Alpine Program (KAP) applications are Open. The deadline for applications is 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.:


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: