In addition to these November events, save the dates for the school’s Holiday Concert on Tuesday, Dec. 4 at 6:30 p.m. and the Holiday Strings Concert on Tuesday, Dec. 11 at 6:30 p.m.


Thanksgiving Holiday Meal for Students and Families

The Thanksgiving Holiday Meal will be on Friday, November 16. The meal takes place in the school cafeteria at students’ regularly scheduled lunch times, as listed below. The cost is $2.90 for each student and additional children, and $3.60 per adult. The menu includes roast turkey, house-made dinner roll, hearty stuffing, chef’s mashed potato, turkey gravy, cranberry sauce, green peas, fresh fruit and milk, and a festive dessert. Please use the flier that was sent home to RSVP to your student’s teacher by Monday, November 12. 

Lunch Schedule

Pre-K – 11:10 a.m.

Kindergarten – 11:15 a.m.

Grade 1 – 11:35 a.m.

Grade 2 – 11:25 a.m.

Grade 3 – 11:50 a.m.

Grade 4 – 11:45 a.m.

Grade 5 – 12:00 noon

Grade 6 – 11:55 a.m.

Fantastic Friday – Veterans Day Theme (Friday, November 9th)

Fantastic Friday will focus on Veterans Day on Friday, Nov. 9, at 2 p.m. in the gymnasium. We would like to invite any and all folks who have served in the armed forces to join us, so they can be recognized and honored for their service. Please extend this invitation to any family members, friends, and neighbors who have served. As always, all families are encouraged to join us as well.

Veterans Day Parade – Sunday, November 11

All Village School students and families are invited to walk (or bicycle) with us in the Veterans Day Parade in Bennington to celebrate, honor, and support those who have served. We will be gathering at the Vermont National Guard Armory (behind the Town Office) at 10:45 a.m. on Sunday, November 11. 

Operation Shoebox Contributions – Due Monday, November 12

Please help the 4th grade class in its effort to send an Operation Shoebox care package to our country’s service people while they are away from their homes. There is a box in the school lobby and a list of items most needed.

Monday, November 12 (Veterans Day Observed) – School will be in session for the full day

Monday, November 12 (Veterans Day Observed) – Please note that we have a full day of school

Friends of the Village School Meeting – Tuesday, November 13

FVS will meet from 6:30-7:30 p.m. in the school library on Tuesday, November 13. Childcare will be provided. Family, staff, friends and community members are encouraged to attend the FVS meeting to share ideas and get involved in supporting our students and teachers. Read more about FVS at

Storytelling Presentation with Vermont Author Doug Wilhelm – Wednesday, November 14

Students will be treated to a storytelling presentation from Vermont author Doug Wilhelm. Wilhelm, is the author of 14 books for middle-grade readers, including The Revealers and nine books in the Choose Your Own Adventure series. Pre-k through sixth graders will meet the author and have the chance to view the Village School’s new library books. This special event and the acquisition of new books is made possible through a 2018-2019 Children’s Literacy Foundation Rural Libraries grant won by the John G. McCullough Free Library. Click here to read more.

Ken Carlsen’s Minerals and Fossils Store – Friday, Nov. 16th

Ken Carlsen’s Minerals and Fossils Store will be open in the school library from 12 noon – 4 p.m. Classes will circulate through the library for students to peruse or buy different specimens, including grab bags of stones and minerals. Family and friends are also welcome to stop by the “store” during the Holiday Luncheon and after school.

Holiday Catalog Sorting Work Party – Sunday, Nov. 18 at 6 p.m.

Many hands are needed to help prepare the Holiday Catalog orders for distribution. This is always a lively gathering of volunteers, and it’s for a great cause—one of the school’s biggest fundraisers. Please RSVP to if you can help (even if you can’t RSVP but find you are free at the time of the sort, please head over to the school gymnasium to lend a hand).

Holiday Catalog Delivery – Monday, Nov. 19 

Holiday Catalog products and gift certificates will be sent home with students for all families who placed orders.

Tuesday, November 20 – Half Day Dismissal at 11:30 a.m. 


Thanksgiving Break: Wednesday, Nov. 21 – Friday, Nov. 23


Click here for the November 2018 Community Announcements.