This week felt much like the good old days when our school was buzzing with activities and the co-mingling of grades. The Second, Third, and Fourth grades teamed up for an inter-class science fair, with students teaching one another about chemistry, physics, and engineering through nifty STEM projects and demonstrations. The second graders hatched chicks, and the chicks made the rounds chirping throughout the classrooms to the delight of many students. >> Click here to see photos from the science fair and chick days….
Students also enjoyed a live musical performance in the school gym. It was the first in-person assembly we have had in two years! Handsome Molly, a duo composed of Kate McCann and A.J. Wright, taught students about sea chanteys while engaging them in traditional songs, accompanied by foot stomping, hand movements, and instruments such as the banjo, the concertina, and rhythm bones. It was exciting to be together for such a special event, and in our effort to continue minimizing the risk of spreading COVID and other illnesses, all students and staff were masked for the performance, and the student body was divided into two different assemblies.
With the upcoming Spring Break (April 18-22) many of us are making plans to travel and/or to spend time with friends and family. However, it is also important to remember that COVID-19 and other illnesses are on the rise again. Therefore, please remain diligent about following COVID-19 health and safety best practices. If your student or family is exposed to someone with COVID-19, please consider testing your student with an antigen test or at the COVID Resource Center (visit this website for more information: https://svhealthcare.org/COVID-Resource-Center). If you have any COVID-19 related questions or are having difficulty accessing antigen tests, please reach out to COVID Specialist Kim Krall (firstname.lastname@example.org) on Saturday, April 23 or Sunday, April 24.
We also ask that students with symptoms of any illness, even when testing negative for COVID-19 and/or the flu, stay home until they are no longer contagious and feel well enough to be in school. We have shared this same request with faculty and staff, and we may also ask students and staff to wear masks in the building if necessary.
We will continue to monitor case numbers, both within and outside of our school, as the safety of our students and staff is our top priority.
Best wishes for a healthy, restful Spring Break and a happy Easter and Passover.
Yearbooks are now on sale for the 2021-2022 school year! Each yearbook costs $15 (yearbooks will be provided to sixth graders courtesy of the school).
To order a yearbook, go to https://ybpay.lifetouch.com. Enter code 14713622.
Picture Day – Tuesday, April 26th
Order forms for spring pictures will be sent home shortly; to place your order online, go to mylifetouch.com and enter the following Picture Day ID: EVTHRRRCH.
Mount Anthony Lacrosse Association – Online registration is now open!
The Mount Anthony Lacrosse Association is a youth lacrosse club serving Bennington, North Bennington, Pownal, Shaftsbury, Woodford, and the surrounding areas.
Visit www.malavt.com for registration and scholarship information or contact Kevin Morrison at email@example.com.
Summer Vacation Arts and Wellness Programs and Camps for Kids in SoulSpace at the Sage Street Mill
Registration is open for Soul Space’s weekly summer camps focused on yoga, art, nature, and wellness activities. Students ages 6-12 are welcome. Village School students are being offered a 20% coupon for a one-week session. Click on the following link for the 20% off registration discount and more information: sagestreetmill.com/summer-camps.
2021-2022 Business Partners in Education
Thank you to the following businesses for their ongoing support of The Village School:
Bank of Bennington: https://thebankofbennington.com/
RCS Consulting: https://www.rcs.consulting/
D.B. McKenna & Co., Inc.: https://www.dbmckenna.com/
Danielle D. Fogarty, PLC: https://www.ddfplc.com/
Whitman’s / Poulin Grain: https://www.whitmansfeed.com/
Adam’s Lock & Security: https://www.adamslockvt.com/
Idena Beach Photography:: https://www.idenabeach.com/
Maple Leaf Realty: https://www.mapleleafvermont.com/
Power Guru: https://www.power-guru.com
West Oil Company: https://westoilcompany.com/
Williams Financial, LLC: https://williamsfinancial.net/
Bennington Express Car Wash and Repair: https://www.benningtonlubeandwash.com/
Bennington House of Tile and Carpet: https://bennington.abbeycarpet.com/
Bolio Propane Service, LLC: https://www.facebook.com/BolioPropaneServiceLLC/
Casella Waste Systems: https://www.casella.com/casella
The Bennington Bookshop: https://www.benningtonbookshop.com/
The Roasted Bean: https://www.the-roasted-bean.com/