Friends of the Village School
Friends of the Village School (FVS) brings together families, teachers, staff, and community members for the purpose of community building and furthering the education of our students, as well as fundraising in direct support of classroom activities and experiences. FVS strives to promote friendship, civic responsibility, and the spirit of volunteerism within the school community. It is a very active organization that meets regularly and runs Family Nights, an Outing Club, Signature Events, a Community Work Day, and Fundraisers. We encourage all who are interested to become FVS volunteers. For more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Annual Activities Include:
Holiday Catalog Fundraiser: This incredible catalog is filled with gift certificates for local restaurants and services along with a variety of products. For nearly two decades, the Holiday Catalogue has successfully raised enough funding to support various in-school residencies, Enrichment After-School Programs, and direct classroom support for field trips and activities.
Track and Treat Halloween Fun Run: This event features a 5K run/walk; a Family Fun Run PLUS a special obstacle/adventure course for the younger children throughout the morning! Runners are encouraged to wear Halloween costumes, and prizes are given in several categories.
The Holiday Bazaar gives Village School students a chance to do some holiday gift shopping, while also raising money for charity. Proceeds are divided between the local Food and Fuel Fund and The Greater Bennington Peace and Justice Center. Items sold at the Bazaar are “gently used” or new items donated by families, teachers, and friends.
Winter Carnival: This indoor carnival features fun games of skill and chance plus some great STEM challenges and activities for kids of all ages. Activities are held in classrooms throughout the school, as well as in the library and gymnasium. All proceeds go directly to support classroom activities for the benefit of students.
Lego Contest: This annual competition gives our student Lego enthusiasts the opportunity to put their imagination and building skills to work creating an original Lego design. Entries are judged in a number of different categories based on age and theme. Winners are awarded prizes, and all the entries are exhibited at a fun reception.
Staff Appreciation Luncheon: Members of the school community join together to provide a festive end-of-year luncheon for our faculty and staff.
Children are at the heart of all we do. We nurture a child's curiosity, ignite enthusiasm for exploring, develop tools for inquiry, for invention, for achievement. We welcome families into a community-wide collaboration to help our children grow into their best selves - responsible citizens and stewards of the greater world, makers of the future.