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Posted 4/14/23

Dear Families, 

This week students in grades 2-6 participated in an inter-classroom Science Fair and had the opportunity to develop their understanding of the scientific method—one of the most important educational tools there is. It is a process for learning about and understanding the world around them. Some of the scientific questions students asked were silly and some profound, but the key is sparking curiosity and helping them develop their higher-order thinking skills of learning to ask the right questions. 

Looking ahead, SAVE THE DATE of Saturday, May 20th, for a celebration of the Village School’s 10-year anniversary as an independent school. A community-wide celebration will take place from 3-5 p.m. with loads of fun activities for kids, music, and carnival treats. There will also be a gathering for former students of the North Bennington Graded School and High School from 1:30-3 p.m. and an ice cream social for former students who attended the Village School between 2013 and 2022. Please spread the word! Share the event via Facebook, and more information is posted at this link: If you have any questions, email

Enjoy the April break and this weekend’s beautiful spring weather! We look forward to seeing students back at school on April 24th.

Warm regards,


YMCA Registration
Registration is open for the YMCA After School Program for April 24 to June 9. Please use the Session 5 link here to register your child. 

VSNB Chess Workshop After School! Grades 2-6 (all levels welcome)

Dates: 5/9, 5/16, 5/23, 5/30, 6/6 (Time: 3:00-4:30)
Cost: $55 (scholarships available by emailing
Call or Text Coach Trevor Plizga: (586) 744-1712 // Email:
More details at

2022-2023 Yearbooks for Sale

Yearbooks can be pre-ordered online with Lifetouch. Please click here to order online and use Yearbook ID # 14713623. The cost is $18 per yearbook. Sixth graders receive a complimentary yearbook. 

Girls on the Run – Seeking a Volunteer

Girls on the Run is currently taking place on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3-4:30 p.m. at the Village School. The after school program is already at capacity with 12 participants in grades 3-6. The GOTR may be able to accept three more girls if the team has a third adult volunteer.  If you are interested in volunteering, please email or call 802-442-5955.


Healthy Kids Day 2023 – April 29th at 12 p.m. at the Bennington Rec Center/Berkshire YMCA

Healthy Kids Day is the Y’s national initiative to improve health and well-being for kids and families. Stop by for FREE & FOR ALL fun! Abbey Food Group will be grilling burgers, healthy snacks provided, 20+ community partners with tables of activities and resources, basketball, obstacle courses, scavenger hunts, giveaways, swim time, and so much more!

Our Village Camp – Enrollment open for summer 2023

Join Lake Paran, Hiland Hall Gardens, the McCullough Library, and Vermont Arts Exchange for a week day-camp that includes swimming, gardening, summer reading, art, and lots of fun!

Each week, campers ages 6-12 will explore and travel to the unique places that make our village of North Bennington so special. Camperships are available on a limited basis so please register soon! For more information go to this link: To register go to this link:

Camp Danger 2023 Registration is Now Open

VAE’s popular summer art program, Camp Danger, is back for two weeks! It’s a place where campers take supervised risks while having a good time. Campers will learn appropriate ways to use sharp tools, power equipment, experiment with fire and things that go bang! Matthew Perry is the instructor for both weeks. Each camp runs from 10am – 4pm and the cost is $250.

Week 1: July 24th-28th  

To register for week 1:

Week 2: July 31st-August 4th

To register for week 2:

Hildene Summer Camp

Catch the last couple of slots in the 2023 camp season for Curious Caterpillars, from August 21 – 23 (3-day camp) for children entering 4th, 5th or 6th grade. The fee is $150 members/ $180 non-members. Explore the natural world through the lens of caterpillars with investigations, hikes, crafts and games. Learn about unique species and ask questions such as “why is the Woolly Bear Caterpillar so hairy?” and “Are any caterpillars picky-eaters?” This three-day camp is a great introduction to the otherworldly biodiversity that is hidden just behind the next leaf.

Register online by visiting: