Dear Families,

As we enter the homestretch of this school year, we are planning ahead for the 2022-2023 school year. In order to provide the best experience for your child(ren) and family, and for the faculty and staff to plan properly, it helps to know how many students we will have in each class. This week we sent home an “Important Planning Survey” letter and shared a Google version of the survey via our website. If you already returned the hardcopy form or completed the Google survey, thank you! 

If you did not have a chance to respond to the survey yet, we would appreciate your reply using this Google Survey link: https://forms.gle/9nENTJfh288WFDNF8. If you have any questions or concerns about this school year or the year ahead, please contact me. 

This week I would like to say a special thank-you to the Vermont Arts Exchange for the fantastic work the teaching artists have done throughout the year with our students. They put together an impressive All-Student Art Show at the Left Bank Gallery, and it highlights student work from throughout the year (including a piece from every student). If you did not get a chance to see the opening last weekend, you can check out a video of the exhibit on our school’s YouTube channel or visit the gallery in person on Monday-Friday, from 10 a.m – 2 p.m. and on Wednesday from 5:30-7:30 p.m. The show ends May 30th. 

As VAE Director Matthew Perry says in the opening statement for the show: “Students have learned how to use many different materials and techniques this year. They have also learned essential problem-solving skills. And above all, they have learned that they can do much more than they thought they could…They can take what they’re learning in their classrooms and translate it into paintings or sculptures. Making art can help develop motor skills and make new connections to the brain and connections with other people.”

Don’t forget to place a bid on your favorite Village School Online Auction item this weekend! The bidding will end on Friday, May 27, and there are more than 80 terrific items at a variety of prices. Here’s the link for bidding: https://www.32auctions.com/VSNB2022. There’s truly something for everyone, from gift baskets and gift cards to one-of-a-kind experiences with faculty and staff members. Everyone’s bids are adding up to what we hope will be an enjoyable and successful fundraiser. 

Below are several community announcements for your reference. 

Have a good weekend!


P.S. The Girls on the Run group will be holding a bake sale fundraiser on Tuesday, May 24 from 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. on the basketball court.   

Community Announcements: 

The McCullough Library Summer Reading Club for Kids 2022: An Ocean of Possibilities!

Children are invited to join the John G. McCullough Free Library‘s Summer Reading Club happening from June 21-August 23! In addition to a robust schedule of free outdoor events, children who register and track their reading will be entered into drawings for fabulous prize baskets! All children who register will receive a free book to keep and a Summer Reading starter kit. Register online here: https://forms.gle/Qp9zCKZzFAyadHCGA 

Track your child’s reading with paper slips available at the library or with the Beanstack app on a computer or mobile device. Get started with Beanstack here: https://vermont.beanstack.com/reader365 

Questions? Need more tracking slips or book recommendations? Email McCulloughYouthServices@gmail.com 

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/

Pangaea: https://vermontfinedining.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/