During the 17-18 school year, our new building was completed at our Camp Caravan campus.
The donations of many friends helped open the new building in September 2018. The school carries a large mortgage and welcomes donations to lower the mortgage, so that tuition income can be directed to educating children.
Now settled in the new building, we renovated the ‘Auditorium’ building for all-school events, performances, dance classes, and community events. This 36’ by 60’ building is completely insulated, rewired, new walls and ceiling and septic installed, and it’s heated! With the cost of building materials skyrocketing, the handicap bathrooms and handicap ramp put us over budget, adding an additional $25,000 to the cost of the project. Donations are welcome to defray these final expenses.
Come visit anytime to see this lovely building, now in use fully, with an occupancy permit. Children have dance classes, yoga classes, art classes and more in this bright cheery warm space. It has a stage too, for performances and the 5th-6th class annual play. This serves the school well as a community event space.
Once a year, Village School parents host Saturday Morning on Royalston Common, on the common in Royalston, usually the first Saturday in June.
The morning includes a pancake breakfast, a silent auction, the Millers River Morris Men dancing, a live birds of prey presentation and much more. This fundraiser is dedicated to improvements to the Village School buildings.
If you drink coffee, you can buy fresh coffee, whole or ground, monthly, online at the school website. You pay the same price or less than you would in the store for this high quality, locally roasted coffee. The coffee is delivered to the school a week later, and is waiting for you in the hallway.
Amazon matches a small percentage of your purchase and donates it to the Village School. If you ever purchase anything on Amazon, then join this program. Whenever you go to Amazon, you’ll automatically make your purchases at AmazonSmile, it is the same as Amazon, you still have your old passwords, favorites and everything else. Sign up here.
Get the lowest electricity rates and the Village School benefits too! With Autopilot
Take a look at this very short video- Autopilot guarantees the lowest monthly rate, and actively finds the best rates for you, doing it all automatically. National Grid (or whoever you have) is still your company, but your new supplier changes to the one with the lowest rate, and can change monthly if needed, to keep your rate low. See the video and sign up! The school is on Autopilot, as are a number of parents and friends of the school. Anyone can join, it’s very easy. Guaranteed savings over your current electric bill. You can save on your phone and cable bills too. Questions? or ready to sign up? Call Matt at 413 834 8677
In the fall, when you buy groceries at Hannafords, take any ‘school dollars’ you receive at the cash register, and deposit them in the Village School spot in the collection tower in the store, or drop them off at the school. Ask friends and family to do the same. The program runs from September to December 1.
Easily transform everyday shopping. Use Giving Assistant to save money and support Millers River Educational Cooperative Inc. The Village School.