Our School Community
Village School students have an array of talents and strengths, and are appreciated for their individual qualities. As a whole, students can be described as engaged, enthusiastic, and confident learners who bring their curiosity and imagination to school activities, in and out of the classroom.
Student Council empowers students to become leaders in the school, local community, and beyond. Third through sixth grade students are eligible to participate and elections are held once a year. Our Student Council is comprised of three officers (President, Vice President, and Secretary) who are joined by grade level representatives. Duties of Student Council include leading all-school assemblies, helping run the Thanksgiving food drive, selecting spirit day themes, and promoting the Village Values. These students are encouraged to be role models and advocates of good citizenship, helping make Village School a safe and accepting place to learn
Parent involvement at Village School is truly extraordinary and the Village School Parent Association (VSPA) is proud of the role we play in strengthening the ties between parents, teachers, and students. Our goal is to encourage as much parent involvement as possible. Whether you can give an hour per year or take a leadership position, we welcome your involvement. We have a variety of volunteer opportunities and committees to choose from. Volunteering with VSPA is a rewarding and worthwhile experience. The VSPA Executive Committee, as well as our Committee Chairs, look forward to having you join us and become an active participant in VSPA.
Village School offers a robust parent education program coordinated by Barbara Ruth-Williams, our Assistant Head of School and Director of Parent Education. There are multiple opportunities for parents to learn about a variety of curricular, social-emotional, developmental, and technology related topics throughout the year. Parent education offerings include: Breakfast with Barbara, Curriculum discussions, Parenting seminars, Great Minds guest speakers, 21st Century Skills and technology topics, as well as invitations to outside events.
Read more, including descriptions of each offering, on our Parent Education page
TK-K Grandparent Luncheon
In the fall of the 2015-2016 school year, Village hosted a very special event – the Transitional Kindergarten (TK) and Kindergarten (K) Grandparents’ and Special Friends’ Luncheon. Guests traveled from near and far to be part of this Village tradition, and the students were eager to share their school experience with some of the most special people in their lives.
Over 100 guests attended and when they arrived, they were greeted with a warm welcome from parent volunteers and school staff before enjoying a delicious lunch. The guests were then entertained by all the TK and K students. The children had been preparing for this special day for two months. They were adorable as they enthusiastically sang a few songs that brought joy to their audience. After the performance, the students returned to their classrooms where they were joined by their grandparents and special friends. In the classrooms, they proudly shared what they were doing at school before they worked with their grandparents and special friends on a fun, hands-on project that their visitors could take home. It was indeed a day to remember for all!
Grandparents’ and Special Friends’ Day
This is the day of the year when Village School hosts more visitors than any other: the day when beloved grandparents and dear friends travel from near and far to learn more about ‘their’ students’ Village School experience. It fortifies the bond between home and school which is core to the school’s mission.
Students in all grades look forward to revealing some of their accomplishments with pride and excitement. Each grade shares a particular project with their visitors such as the Living Wax Museum staged by third grade or fifth graders presenting their State Reports and accompanying dioramas.
In the gym, grandparents and special friends also see the fruits of the whole school’s labors in the Art Show and the upper grades’ science projects at the Science Fair. With delicious refreshments, performances by the Village School Singers, classroom visits and Book Fair all taking place in one morning, there is always a very festive atmosphere creating wonderful memories for our both students and our Village School extended family!