Kindergartners working with Bennington College senior Hadley Pack on a community-informed art project.
Tremendous thanks to so many of you for contributing gifts to your students’ classroom baskets for our school’s first-ever online auction! Your support exceeded our expectations, and Friends of the Village School volunteers are busy packaging some amazing baskets!
The pandemic pushed us to adapt to the changing times in many new ways, and fundraising differently is just another example. When the Friends of the Village School and the Board of Trustees thought about having an online auction for our school back in the fall, we could not have imagined that an in-person event might be possible in the spring. Yet, we, thankfully, find ourselves in such a situation and we are now looking forward to having an in-person “preview event” to kick off the online auction. Planning is still in the works, and more details about this event will be announced soon. The online auction will run from Friday, May 13 – Friday, May 27th. If you would like to contribute to the auction or volunteer your time to assist the organizers, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Last week I shared that the Bennington College World Language Programs partnership resumed at our school, and it has been beyond wonderful to have these dedicated and enthusiastic college students bringing the world into our classrooms. Another Bennington College student, Hadley Pack, is studying Public Action and Curation as part of her senior work, and she is spending some time with our kindergartners this week and next week working on a community-informed art project. Community is a perennial learning unit for the kindergarten class, and the students are exploring topics such as: What is a community? What kinds of communities do you belong to? What does a community need? Enjoy these photos of their work in progress:
As we head into the weekend, I’d like to share this quote from Coretta Scott King about community: “The greatness of a community is most accurately measured by the compassionate actions of its members.”
Have a good weekend,
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.
Lost and Found
Our Lost and Found racks are overflowing. Please encourage your students to take a look at the racks in the main lobby. We will also wheel the racks outside at pick-up time every afternoon next week (April 11-15) for parents to check. Any items still here on April 15 will be donated.
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.
Summer Vacation Arts & Wellness Programs and Camps in Soul Space 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/