Welcome to the Village School
PLEASE NOTE OUR NEW ADDRESS IS:
3411 Willamette Street
Eugene OR 97405
The Village School is a holistic, arts-integrated K-8 school that was founded in 2000 as one of Oregon's first charter schools. With a curriculum which incorporates Waldorf methods, the Village School provides a program which fully integrates the arts within an academic curriculum, educating the whole child—head, heart and hands. Movement, Handwork, Music and Spanish language classes are an integral part of the student's educational experience. We offer a unique educational experience that is unlike any other public school in this area.
Admissions & Enrollment
School Year: 2016-2017
The lottery for the 2016-2017 school year will be held on Friday, March 11, 2016.
Applications are now available and are due by Friday, March 4, 2016 by 3pm. Any applications received after this time will be placed at the end of the grade's waitlist.
To apply, download the application for enrollment for the 2016-2017 school year. If you were unable to attend a meeting, please click on this link to watch a short video that reviews some of the unique elements of the Village School curriculum.
Reminder: All applicants on the current school year's waitlist will need to re-apply each year to be included in that year's lottery. The lottery happens every March for the following school year's classes. If you have specific questions, please contact our office at 541-345-7285.
The Village School maintains an enrollment process and lottery independent of District 4J and is not included in the 4J School Choice process.
Support Village School students in their efforts to help our community
Two hundred Village School students grades 1-8 will embark on their 5th Community Service Walk-a-Thon. Students raise pledges for our healthy kitchen, our garden and eight local, community organizations committed to ecological awareness and education. At a later date, each class pairs with their assigned group for a service project. [Click here to support our walk-a-thon! ]. The pairings include:
1st Grade: Nearby Nature
2nd Grade: Cascade Raptor Center
3rd Grade: Huerto de la Familia
4th Grade: UO Museum of Natural History
5th Grade: Walama Restoration
6th Grade: Food for Lane County Gardens
7th Grade: Whole Earth Nature School
8th Grade: School Garden Project
Weather-Related School Closure Information:
For most of the year, we follow the Eugene 4J School District's lead regarding weather related closures. In the event that classes are not scheduled in the 4J District, we follow the lead of the Springfield School District.
4J School District: http://www.4j.lane.edu/weather/
Springfield School District: http://www.springfield.k12.or.us/weather
Annual Giving Campaign
You can make donations to the Village School's Annual Giving Campaign with the following options
Credit Card - To donate using your credit card, click the button to the left. You will be forwarded to the website of the non-profit Network For Good, where your gift (and any earmarks you make) will be recorded.
Check - To give by check, make it payable to “The Village School” and mail it to The Village School, 2855 Lincoln St, Eugene, Oregon 97405. Please earmark your gift to Annual Giving anywhere on the check or accompanying letter.
The Village School is proud to announce that it is the recipient of the Golden Carrot Award, from the Physicians Committee for Responsbile Medicine. The Golden Carrot Awards, established in 2004, recognize food service teams doing exceptional work to improve the healthfulness of school lunches. The Physicians Committee looks for programs that encourage students to eat more fresh fruits, vegetables, and plant-based entrées for improved health and disease prevention. The school received a check for $2015 that will be used to help build the kitchen at our new school, and helps us launch our fundraising efforts to raise the $120,000 needed! To learn more about the campaign, and to help spread the word, visit: www.gofundme.com/villagekitchen
Immunization and Exemption Rates
To provide parents with information to protect their children’s health, Oregon state law now requires school immunization rates to be published, beginning during the 2015–16 school year. Please follow this link to see The Village School's current Immunization and Exemption Rates:
2015-16 Immunization and Exemption Rates
Check Out: The Village School Library!
Our library officially opens on October 30, 2014. We are thrilled to have this amazing resource at our school and are grateful to all of the individuals and organizations who have contributed time and resources to making making it a reality! Check out the library catelogue online using the link below.
The Village School Library Website: http://tvs.kari.opalsinfo.net/bin/home
To celebrate, we are having a Book Fair after school on October 28th, 29th, and 30th. It will be a great opportunity for you to see our new library which volunteers have been working so hard to create. Let the school office know if you can help with the final touches on the library and with running the Book Fair.
Can’t wait to buy books? You can shop the Book Fair online any time using the link below. The online store has an even bigger book selection than we will have available at the school fair. Treat yourself to new books for Halloween instead of sweets! Profits support the school library.
Book Fair Website: https://bookfairrewards.scholastic.com/default.aspx
We are excited to embark on a new chapter of aftercare for Village School familes. Village Care is currently available for students in grades K-5. The program runs from 2:45 to 6:00pm, Monday-Friday.
To find out more information on pricing and available spots, please contact program coordinator, Kathryn Riordan at: email@example.com
Village Care Registration Form: www.mediate.com/village/docs/2015-16%20Registration%20Form.pdf
Village School Staff awarded an OEA Choice Trust Wellness Grant for 3rd year!
The Village School staff are excited and proud to announce that we have been reawarded an OEA Choice Trust wellness grant for the 2015-2016 school year! Our program is called Head, Heart and Hands--a Staff Wellness Program Focused on Finding and Maintaining Balance across our Lives. Our dynamic Wellness Committee will continue to organize healthy activites for staff members to decrease stress levels, improve emotional health and increase physical activity.
As part of this program, we continually seek out lots of parent and community support. Please let us know if you are a fitness instructor, therapist or wellness professional and are willing to teach staff fitness classes or give a presentation/workshop. Are you or someone you know looking to donate fitness equipment or do you have connections to getting equipment (like yoga mats or fitness DVDs) at a discount? Please let us know! Contributing your time to our staff wellness program is a great way to earn volunteer hours! Please contact Sherri in the office or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org to help with our staff wellness program.
Village School works with Americorps
The Village School was accepted to receive support for an Americorps member to serve as Garden Coordinator.
The Americorps member will begin work in September.
Village School in the News!
The Village School partnered with St. Vincent de Paul in honor of America Recycles Day.
St. Vincent de Paul donated 16 recycled bed springs to create a fence around the school garden area. The school will soon be constructing raised beds.
On Tuesday, November 15, 2011 Kevin O’Brian from St. Vincent de Paul worked with principal Bob Kaminski and third and fourth grade students to install 4 of the recycled bed springs.
Check out the short news clip from KEZI:
Special thanks to Brett Jacobs, Village School parent and Education Director at BRING, who connected the school with St. Vincent de Paul.
Village Kitchen in the News!
Register Guard: registerguard.com/rg/news/local/33623614-75/wheres-the-beef-is-not-part-of-lunch-menu-at-eugenes-village-school.html.csp
Check out Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution website to see an article about our Village Kitchen program!
KLCC story: http://www.klcc.org/onlineaudio.asp?sectionid=0&programid=60
KVAL story: http://www.kval.com/news/health/130602088.html#idc-container
Register Guard story: http://www.registerguard.com/web/newslocalnews/26887813-41/district-lunch-students-eugene-schools.html.csp
Village Zap #1
On September 17th a group of parents and staff gathered to create our first Village Zap!
Check it out! This link will open a QuickTime video. You may need to download the latest version.
Summer Grass Mowing:
The Village School needs your help over the next few months to maintain the grass. The school districts mows the big fields, but it is our responsibility to cut the grass immediately around the school. The regular cutting takes just under 3 hours, and if two or more people take it on, it’s a lot less. The cutting needs to happen once every two weeks. We have a mower and a 6hp wheel mounted weed whacker. If you can help, please contact the office or visit: Click Here. Thanks so much!!!
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