Sixth graders challenged themselves and supported their classmates at Hulbert Outdoor Center’s high ropes course. More photos are at this link:

Posted 9/29/23

Dear Families,

It’s been an exhilarating week spending meaningful and memorable days with our fifth graders at Keewaydin Environmental Education Center in Salisbury, Vermont. Students were engaged in hands-on nature lessons and outdoor excursions from morning until night. Fifth Grade Teacher Mrs. Gardner and I look forward to sharing more about our Keewaydin experience in next week’s email.  

Our sixth grade class was also away this week for a three-day immersive experience at the Hulbert Outdoor Center in Fairlee, Vermont. Sixth Grade Teacher Mr. Kasulinous commented: “I was impressed by Hulbert’s well-planned and process driven team building and leadership experience. Sixth grade students learned a great deal about cooperation, roles and responsibilities within a group, group identity, working together to achieve a common goal, and community.  It was wonderful to watch students take part in challenge by choice activities, take healthy risks, get out of their comfort zones, and push themselves to new personal limits.”  You can get a glimpse of their experience on the Class Notes page of our website. 

Incredible educational experiences like Keewaydin and Hulbert are made possible in large part thanks to the generosity and support of donors and Business Partners in Education.  We are now actively reaching out for 2023-2024 partners and encourage you to share the BPIE program with any business that might be interested. It’s a win-win for our school and businesses, with partners benefiting from strong year-round promotions, marketing, and recognition within the school and the greater community. Sponsorship levels start as low as $250 for basic benefits, and benefits increase with higher level opportunities. Click here for more information:

Several school and community announcements are below for your reference.

Have a great weekend!


School Announcements:

• Wednesday, October 4 – School Picture Day
You can order pictures using the order form that was sent home with students or online at Please enter the Village School’s Picture Day ID: EVTTV8

• Monday, October 9 – School will be closed in observance of Indigenous Peoples’ Day

• Friday, October 20 – Early Dismissal for students at 11:30 a.m.; In-service afternoon for staff

• Sunday, October 29 – Save the Date for the annual Track and Treat Family Fun Run and 5K, which will take place in the morning at the Village School. 

• Sunday, October 29 – Save the date for the VAE Annual Halloween Parade, which will start in North Bennington at 3 p.m.

Community Announcements:

• Reading 2 Kids Program
Bennington College Education students are starting a “Reading 2 Kids” program with weekly story hours at Crossett Library for children of all ages. Click here to see the flier for more information and a schedule based on age groups. 

• Bromley Mountain Student Pass
Bromley Mountain local student season passes are now available. You can save $50 when you purchase your Student Season Pass by October 15th. Click here for more information.