Current Announcements

Posted 9/8/23

Dear Families,

Thank you for your patience and support during today’s unexpected school closure due to the power outage at the Village School. I was in touch with Green Mountain Power (GMP) as soon as we learned of the power outage. We were hopeful the school’s power would be restored by mid-morning. Regrettably, this was not the case, and GMP is working hard to address all the power outages in our region. I hope everyone has remained safe and well. Several school and community announcements are listed below for your attention. 

I hope to see many of you at the Village Block Party this Sunday, September 10th from 12-2 p.m., at the Park McCullough House. This event is free and open to all Village School families and staff members, as well as community members. It’s always a fun time for kids and adults to enjoy being together with great food, music, and activities. Click here for full details.

Warm regards,
Tim Newbold

School Announcements

Back to School Night – Wednesday, September 13th from 6-7:30 p.m. 

This is a wonderful opportunity for current parents and guardians of students in grades K-6 to get important information about our school, meet your students’ teachers and staff members, and learn about what is ahead for your students this academic year. The informational sessions are for adult family members only, and there will be supervision for students in the school gym. Click here for full details. 

Chorus Interest Survey – Friday, Sept. 8th deadline for signing up students in grades 3-6 

Today is the deadline for signing up your student(s) for chorus. If your student is interested, please complete the Chorus Interest Survey. Music Teacher Carla Boyle-Wight sent out an announcement earlier this week to families of students in grades 3-6, and it is available to read by clicking here.

Four Winds Nature Program Volunteer Opportunity at the Village School

The Village School is looking for one more volunteer for the 2023-24 school year to teach the Four Winds Nature Institute’s Nature Program for either 3rd or 5th grade (your choice).  Although the program means a great deal to the school and children, the time commitment for volunteers is minimal while the rewards are plenty, and no previous experience is necessary! The Nature Institute provides five 2-hour natural science training workshops for the volunteers over the course of the school year. Volunteers then go into the classroom, schoolyard, and/or Hiland Hall Gardens to share what they’ve learned that month.  The classroom schedule is determined by the volunteer and the teacher, and is generally flexible. Time in the classroom is normally no longer than one hour. Click here for more details and/or contact Judie Brower, our Four Winds Volunteer co-coordinator at

Join the Village School Chess Club, Grades 1-6!

Grades 1-6, all levels welcome…
Dates: 9/19, 9/26, 10/3, 10/10, 10/17, 10/24, 10/31, 11/7, 11/14
Time: 3:00-4:30 // Location: VSNB Library
Cost: $117 ($13 per day)

Register by emailing Chess Coach Trevor Plizga at with your chess player’s school, name, grade, and a phone number you can be reached at. Trevor Plizga handles all payments. If you have any questions, contact him at or call/text (586)744-1712.

Community Announcements:

Check it Out! Chess – Friday, September 8th from 3:30-6:30 p.m. at the Bennington Free Library

Kids 6-16 years old are invited to an afterschool and evening of chess and pizza at the Bennington Free Library on Friday, September 8th from 3:30-6:30pm. Chess Coach Trevor Plizga will lead these events:

*Learn to Play or Sharpen your Skills: 3:30-4:30pm

*PIZZA & SNACKS for EVERYONE: 4:30-5:00pm

*Chess Quad Competition: 5:00-6:30pm: a chance to compete with players on your own level

North Bennington Outdoor Sculpture Show (NBOSS) Artist Reception – All Welcome at The Bennington Museum
Friday, September 8th from 5-7 p.m. 

Join The Bennington Museum to celebrate the North Bennington Outdoor Sculpture Show (NBOSS) at the Museum. This outdoor event is free and open to everyone and will feature kids activities, including stilt walking by Troy Wunderle. Bring your own chair and enjoy a cookout with Hot Dogs and PBR, and music by SIRSY. For more information, go to this link: