Pictured above: A highlight for Second Graders this week was seeing a monarch emerge from its chrysalis as they learned about the lifecycle of butterflies.


Dear Families:

We are excited to announce that the Village School will hold an all-school Open House on Tuesday, September 27 from 6:00-7:30 p.m. for the parents/guardians of students in grades K-6. While the informational sessions will be for adults only, there will be supervision for children in the school gymnasium. More information about the Open House will be sent home next week. 

Another event to put on your calendar will be this year’s Village Block Party on Sunday, October 9, from 12:00-2:00 p.m. at the Park McCullough House. We are looking forward to a joy-filled potluck gathering with festive activities for families and friends. We hope this will be a fun way for everyone to get to know their neighbors, celebrate community, and have a warm friendly gathering—something we have sorely missed since pre-Covid times. Stay tuned for more details from partnering Village of North Bennington organizations. 

As we close out the week, I would like to share a class note from the second graders, who have been learning about the lifecycle of butterflies. A highlight for them was seeing a monarch emerge from its chrysalis on Tuesday. I love the photos above of the kids releasing the monarch outside and watching it land on a hydrangea in front of our school. They are expecting another butterfly to emerge from the second chrysalis next week!

Enjoy your weekend!

Tim Newbold
Head of School


Band Lessons and Chorus Sign-up Deadline: TODAY, Friday, September 16

Music Teacher Carla Boyle-Wight is offering Band lessons for students in grades 4-6 and will lead Chorus for students in grades 3-6 grade. More information and sign-up forms are available on our website at this link: https://vsnb.org/band-and-chorus

Friday, September 23 – Students will be dismissed for the half day at 11:30 a.m., while faculty and staff have professional development for the afternoon. Students can order a bagged lunch with their teacher on Thursday, September 22. 

The Berkshire Family YMCA will provide a half day After School Program at the Village School from 11:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. for students who are registered. The fee is $25, and spaces are available on a first-come, first-served basis. You can register online at this link: https://operations.daxko.com/programs/redirector.aspx?cid=2245&pid=109373&sid=2136287

North Bennington Strings Program Sign Up (Deadline is Wednesday, September 21)

The North Bennington Strings Program will be up and running again with Director Perri Morris. For more information, please see Ms. Perri’s letter and sign-up form on our website at this link: https://vsnb.org/strings-program-2022-23. The deadline for returning the sign-up form to your student’s classroom teacher is September 21. 

Picture Day – Tuesday, September 27th

Lifetouch will be taking students’ pictures on Tuesday, September 27. An order form was sent home with students. You can also order pictures online at mylifetouch.com. Please enter the Village School’s Picture Day ID: EVTVWVJZP.

Friends of the Village School Volunteering & Leadership

We are seeking volunteers and also event organizers to help plan some popular Friends of the Village School events again like Track and Treat, the Holiday Bazaar, and the Winter Carnival.  If you are interested in helping out or coordinating an event, please email friends@vsnb.org