School Starts on Thursday, August 31st
Welcome Back!

Posted 8/30/23

Dear Village School K-6 Families:

We are excited to welcome your students back to school on Thursday, August 31st. The lobby doors will open at 8 a.m. for students in K-6. The official school day begins at 8:15 a.m. with children expected to be in their classrooms at this time. The School Day procedures for arrival, dismissal, and visiting the school are posted on our website at this link: Please be mindful of students’ safety and remember to drive slowly on School Street and Church Street and pull all the way over to the sidewalk when dropping off your student(s). Please do not let your student enter or exit your car until it is fully parked along the sidewalk. 

Please note: there will be no breakfast, Morning Gym, or After School Program on August 31. Morning Gym will start on Friday, September 1, and the After School Program will start on Tuesday, September 5th. 

The weather forecast looks great for the first day of school, and we have a lot of fun events planned outside! After students settle into their classrooms, they will head outdoors for field-day activities and games. Students are encouraged to wear their Village School T-shirts and bring water bottles. Village School items will be on sale at arrival time: T-shirts for $10, water bottles for $2, and 2022-23 yearbooks for $18 (please bring cash or a check).  

Our traditional First Day Assembly will take place at 10:30 a.m. on the basketball court. Families are welcome to attend (standing room only). Students will gather for an all-school photo after the assembly, and then everyone is invited for the First Day Parade at 11 a.m. Classes will leave from the basketball court. The parade route starts out on Church Street, goes through Lincoln Square, and then travels back to the school via West Street. 

Students will be dismissed from their classrooms at 11:30 a.m. Students and families are invited to enjoy a free all-school picnic of hamburgers, hotdogs, and salads. You are welcome to bring blankets and chairs to spread out on the front lawn. The McCullough Library will also host a back-to-school ice cream social on the Library Lawn, following the picnic. 

One final note: Our terrific Hiland Hall Gardens program is seeking a part-time Garden Educator for this fall, and possibly beyond. The program runs for 6 weeks, approximately 12 hours a week. Classes start in mid-September and run through October. The program takes students into the Hiland Hall Gardens to plant, cultivate, and harvest crops while learning about nature, cooking, and nutrition. If you love gardening and inspiring students, please contact Sandra Magsamen at for more information about this opportunity.

Thank you for entrusting us with your child(ren) for another rewarding school year ahead. Education is a partnership with families, and we are grateful for your support and involvement!

Warm regards,

Tim Newbold
Head of School