SUNDAY, MAY 5 – Friends of the Village School Bake Sale at Zemianek Bennington Road Race

FVS will have a bake sale starting at 8:30 a.m. on the front lawn of Park McCullough at the 41st Zem-Ben Road Race. Join us as we raise funds for supporting student experiences beyond the classroom, such as field trips and guest presenters. If you can contribute a baked good (homemade or store-bought), please drop it off at the bake sale on Sunday, May 5 by 9 a.m. Thank you! Race details and registration information are available at www.

MONDAY, MAY 6 – VSNB Nurse Kaitlyn Hewson will conduct state-mandated vision testing for all grades during the school day.

TUESDAY, MAY 7 – The Spring Band and Chorus Concert will take place at the Village School gymnasium at 6:30 p.m.

FRIDAY, MAY 10  Grades 2-6 are participating in the Arbor Day Tree Planting with the North Bennington Tree Committee at Lincoln Square. The tree will be planted in honor of community member Maurice Kahn. Students will be walking to Lincoln Square with their classes at 2:15 p.m. and will be back to school for standard dismissal.  

MONDAY, MAY 13 – Smarter Balanced Assessments (SBAC) for English Language Arts, Mathematics, and the Vermont Science Assessment start this week for students in Grades 3-6. A letter was sent home to families of these students last week and is also available on our website (click here). 

TUESDAY, MAY 14 – Friends of the Village School Meeting at 5:30 p.m. in the school library
Families, staff, and community members are invited to enjoy pizza and planning at the last FVS meeting of the school year. Please RSVP by May 13 to so that we have enough food and enough coverage for children.

SATURDAY, MAY 18 – Sage City Symphony Jazz Brunch to benefit Strings Program, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. at the Park McCullough Carriage Barn
We’re pleased to announce that the Village School Strings program has been selected as one of 3 recipients of the funds raised through this event(The other recipients are the Kitchen Cupboard Food Pantry and the Sage City Symphony.) The event features the Leo Yucht Jazz Combo and the meal includes a delicious variety of brunch favorites. The cost is $20 adults; $10 students (including college-aged students); 12 and under, free. Reservations not required but encouraged. To reserve please call 802 375-9263 or email ralphharp@gmail.comMore details are at

FRIDAY, MAY 24 – Join us for the last Fantastic Friday of the year. The focus will be on Memorial Day, with a red, white and blue theme. Families and friends are welcome to attend.

MONDAY, MAY 27 – NO SCHOOL in honor of Memorial Day


ART HAPPENINGS – If you have not yet had a chance to check out “2019 Art from the Schools” exhibit at the Southern Vermont Arts Center, it is well worth the visit. The artwork of many Village School of North Bennington students is on display. The exhibit is ongoing until May 12. For information or directions, visit or call 802-362-1405.

Also, stay tuned for more details on the upcoming annual Village School of North Bennington pop-up art exhibit that will take place right here in the village of North Bennington.

TROUT TO BE RELEASED SOON – The school’s trout are thriving and will be ready for release later this month. Amy Newbold will send out a message with more details inviting students and families to assist with the release.



Monday, June 3 – 6:30 pm – Strings Concert

Wednesday, June 5 – 5:00 – 7:00 pm – Lego Contest entries drop off
If you’re interested in helping prepare the Lego Contest or reception, please email Food contributions for the reception will be gratefully accepted. Thank you!

Friday, June 7 – 6:00 – 8:00 pm – Lego Contest Reception 

Saturday, June 8 – 1:00 – 4:00 pm – Lego Contest Gallery Hours

Thursday, June 13 – Abbey Group End of Year BBQ

Friday, June 14 – Last Day of School – Early dismissal at 11:30 am

Friday, June 14 – 12:00 pm – Staff Appreciation Luncheon



Join the 2020 Census Team

The 2020 Census is hiring for a variety of temporary jobs, including census takers, recruiting assistants, office staff, and supervisory staff. To be eligible, you must be at least 18 years old, have a valid Social Security number, and be a U.S. citizen. Payment is $16.50 per hour and .58¢ for mileage. For more information or help applying, visit or call 1-855-JOB-2020.



To learn more about volunteering at the school or to make a direct financial donation, please visit

Coins for a Curtain – Last few weeks to raise a new stage curtain!

Thanks to everyone for continuing to deposit your spare change in the coin cans located in classrooms and at the main office. The school is on its way to getting a new curtain, and your contributions are much appreciated.

Box Tops raise money for the Village School: each is worth 10 cents, and they can add up quickly with your help! Please deposit Box Tops in the Campbell’s Soup bin next to the school’s main office. More details about Box Tops is at

Village School Gymnasium Open for Parties: Looking for a fun space for your child’s next party? Consider the Village School’s gymnasium. It is available for rental on most Saturdays and Sundays. Rentals are for 3 hours and one or two school staff members will assist at the party, depending on whether you also want to rent the bounce house, kitchen, and/or sports equipment. All proceeds benefit Village School classrooms. For more info, visit or email