>> Click here to see the Spirit Week flier for full details.

Posted 5/11/23

Dear Families,

As a reminder, tomorrow (Friday, May 12) is a half-day for students, with dismissal at 11:30 a.m. 

The first week of Cognia assessments for our 3rd and 4th graders went smoothly. The fifth and sixth graders will begin their assessments on Monday, May 15. Please click here for the Village School’s testing schedule and for more information about the Cognia assessments. 

Next week is the Village School’s first-ever Spirit Week (from May 15-19) and I am happy to share that this is a student-created initiative led by fifth graders Zelva and Penny. They met with me in the fall to discuss their interest in bringing students and staff together for a fun week of dressing up and showing our school pride. Zelva and Penny talked to all of the classes about their plans and sent home a flier with students this week.  >> Click here to see the flier for more details on what is planned for each day. On Tuesday, May 16, students and staff are asked to wear their school T-shirts. If your child does not have one or needs a new size, they can be purchased at the office for $10 each. 

We chose next week for Spirit Week as a special lead-up to the Village School’s 10th Anniversary Celebration and alumni gatherings, which will be taking place at the school on May 20th.

I look forward to celebrating with the students next week!

Have a good evening,


The Village School’s 10th Anniversary Community-Wide Celebration – May 20
Families and friends are invited to join us on Saturday, May 20, from 3-5 p.m. for a community-wide celebration of the Village School’s 10-year anniversary as an independent school. There will be music by Buck2Fifty, carnival snacks, baby animals, kids’ bounce house and games, face painting (with Oh Hello Face Painting), the all-student art show (at The Left Bank) and plenty of opportunities for the community to celebrate together. The event will take place rain or shine, and refreshments and activities are FREE. Former students who attended the North Bennington Graded School/High School and VSNB alumni (from 2013-2022) are also invited for alumni gatherings at the school from 1:30 – 3:00. Please spread the word! Share the event via Facebook, and more information is posted at this link: https://vsnb.org/celebration-5-20-23/. If you have any questions, email alumni@vsnb.org

Spring Photos and Yearbook Orders

  • Lifetouch is offering 10% off of Spring Photo orders. Click on this link to order photos and use Code S2310OFF.
  • Yearbooks can be pre-ordered online with Lifetouch. Click here to order online and use Yearbook ID # 14713623. The cost is $18 per yearbook. Sixth graders receive a complimentary copy of the yearbook. 


Williamstown Orchestra Summer Workshop Registration
Registration for the summer 2023 session of  the Williamstown Orchestra Workshop (WOW) is now open for string players aged 8-18 who have been playing for at least three years. The dates are Monday-Friday, July 17-21, from 10 am – 4 pm each day. Camp will be held at St. John’s Episcopal Church, 35 Park St, Williamstown, MA. Please reply as soon as possible if you are interested, as WOW custom tailors repertoire for registrants. The fee for registrations received by May 17th is discounted. For more information and registration forms, contact Jimmy Bergin and Emily Kalish at jsbergin@gmail.com

Southshire Youth Soccer – Fall Registration: Opens May 15 and closes July 22
If you have a child entering Pre-K through 6th grade in the Fall, they are eligible to play on a Southshire Youth Soccer team. The league is designed to put kids first and winning and egos second. It is meant to be a fun, engaging team opportunity for kids to learn about soccer and enjoy the game. If your child hasn’t played in the past but would like to try soccer, you are encouraged to sign them up. Players must be at least 4 years old by September 1st. Registration Fee for Pre-K thru 3rd Grade (In-House Program) is $45 Registration Fee for 4th Grade thru 6th Grade (Travel Program) is $50

There is a $20 discount for registering 3 or more players from the same family. Registrations cannot be accepted after July 22. For more information and to register, please go to www.southshireyouthsoccer.org. All registrations are online. For any questions, contact: southshiresoccer@gmail.com.

Mountainside Summer Soccer Academy Registration
The Soccer Academy at Williams has rebranded as Mountainside Soccer Academy and will be holding one week of youth camp at Mount Greylock High School in Williamstown, MA from July 10-14. For more information, visit their website at https://www.mountainsidesocceracademy.com/.


2022-2023 Business Partners in Education

Thank you to the following businesses for their support of the Village School! 


RCS Consulting: https://www.rcs.consulting/

Williams Financial  LLC:  https://williamsfinancial.net/


Bank of Bennington:  https://thebankofbennington.com/

D.B. McKenna & Co., Inc.: https://www.dbmckenna.com/


Global-Z International: https://globalz.com/


Adam’s Lock & Security: https://www.adamslockvt.com/

Danielle D. Fogarty, PLC: https://www.ddfplc.com/

Madrus Masonry: madrusmasonry@outlook.com  

Pangaea: https://vermontfinedining.com/

Power Guru: https://www.power-guru.com

Powers Market: https://powersmarket.com/

The Studio on Main: https://www.idenabeach.com/

West Oil Company: https://westoilcompany.com/


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/

The Bennington Bookshop:  https://www.benningtonbookshop.com/

The Richards Group: https://therichardsgrp.com/