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Village Voice - Volume 22, Issue 37


Upcoming Events

  • Tuesday, June 13th, 3rd Grade Field Trip to Salem

  • Tuesday, June 13th, 4th Grade Field Trip to Library

  • Thursday, June 15th, 9:00am, Rose Ceremony

  • Thursday, June 15th, 7th & 8th Grade Field Trip to Emerald Lanes

  • Thursday, June 15th, 6:30pm, 8th Grade Graduation

  • Friday, June 16th, Last Day of School! 11:45am Dismissal


 

Administrator's Message

Greetings Village School Community!


The planet Venus passes through a famous cluster called the Beehive tonight and tomorrow night–one great glittering diamond slowly meandering through dozens of tiny glittering diamonds. It’s not clear who first named the Beehive its modern name, but astronomers have been observing it for thousands of years! You might catch a glimpse of it, if the skies are clear enough and dark enough.


The fact that Venus is so prominent in the skies right now is very fitting for our school. The pattern in our school logo is the path traced between the intersections of Venus and the Earth, with the Sun in the center, over eight years Earth time. (If you’d like to see how this works, look up Earth and Venus flower pattern on youtube). We chose this design because it flowed so well with our focus on wholism–the head, the heart, and the hands–of each child. Venus has long been associated with love and the heart, the Earth symbolizes humanity and the hands, and the Sun represents innovation and higher thought, or the head. The fact that it takes eight years for Venus and Earth to trace this perfect, beautiful shape fits impeccably with the path our students take throughout the grades here at the Village School. Eight years ago, Venus, Earth, and the Sun began one new iteration of the figure in our logo and are now just weeks away from completion, just as our eighth grade students are readying themselves for graduation. Two paths nearly completed, with new adventures on the horizon.


We are so proud of our graduates and of all of our students still orbiting our campus! We will miss our eighth grade students, but we know you are moving on toward great things and hopefully you’ll come back to visit. See below for more information on graduation and this weeks happenings!


Thank you for showing up and for always lighting our way forward!


Sincerely,


Roz, Shannon, and Andy



 


Thank You Volunteers!

Thank you for an incredible school year! From help in the Village Kitchen, field trips to school wide events, plays, and so much more, we would not be able to do what we do without your help. Parent volunteers logged thousands of hours! We appreciate your dedication to the Village School more than words could ever say.



 

Lost & Found

Please stop by the Lost & Found before the end of the school year! We will be donating all items that have not been picked up by the close of the school day on June 16th. Thank you.



 


Middle School Art Enrichment

The middle school students enjoyed a fun and productive free painting day for their last art enrichment class of the school year!



 

6th Grade Art

The 6th grade students illustrated their recent field trip to Central Oregon with these beautiful pastel drawings.


 

8th Grade Trip

The 8th graders and their teachers took their big end of year trip to Twin Rocks Friends Camp in Rockaway Beach. They had an incredible time--hiking, boating, spending time on the beach, making music and life long memories. There was even an evening of French folk dancing to Jesse’s accordion!


 

Sewing Class

Take at look at the middle school sewing class's fabulous final projects!


 

3rd Grade Play

The third graders performed their play, "Los Pajaros de la Cosecha/The Harvest Birds". They were absolutely wonderful!



 

Village Kitchen

On Friday, 4th grade helpers harvested the rest of the rainbow radishes from the school garden for our salad bar. Thank you Fourth Grade!

Today, 8th grade students harvested scapes from the garlic they planted this winter. We will use them tomorrow in our pesto preparation for lunch.


Best wishes to our fabulous graduating class, much of which we have been feeding at school for the past 9 years! You will be missed. We hope you come back to visit us in the future. Toña Aguilar

 


June Menus

June Breakfast and Lunch Menus are now available to view below! You are also welcome to pick up a paper copy in the office.




 

4th Grade Field Trip to Skinner Butte

The 4th graders went on a field trip to Skinner Butte, where they hiked, picnicked and played at the park.



 

6th Grade Play

The 6th graders wrote and performed their play, and did such a phenomenal job!


 

2nd Grade Play

The 2nd graders performed the play "Nkosnati and the Dragon" beautifully!


 


5th Grade Science Projects

The 5th graders showcased their fantastic science projects!


 


Summer Garden Volunteers Needed

The school garden is in need of caretakers in June and July.

  • Our chickens will need water every few days and food checked once a week.

  • The garden itself will need watering every couple of days.


You get eggs and veggies to eat out of the garden during your volunteer time!


Please contact Brett if you can help out.


 

2nd Grade Art Enrichment

In art enrichment classes, 2nd graders made animal collage art using handmade watercolor paper.



 

Please join us next year for Parent Council!

We will be starting up again in September.

Please join us and send questions and ideas to parentcouncil@eugenevillageschool.org.


The notes from past meetings can be found here.


Every Village School parent and guardian is a part of Parent Council - The Virtual Parent Council Meetings are open to all parents and guardians on the 2nd Wednesday of each month.

You can also engage with Village School families on the Parent Council Facebook page, The Village Vine!


 


Village School Lunch Diaries

Greek pasta salad with fresh basil, tomatoes, and olives, the sweetest roasted cauliflower, and juicy watermelon. A perfect meal for a hot, summer-like day.


It's hard to believe there's only one Yumm Bowl Wednesday left before the school year is over!


 

LTD Passes

Get your FREE student LTD transit pass before the end of the school year!

All students in 4J schools can get a student pass to ride Lane Transit District (LTD) buses for free. Student transit passes can be used to travel anywhere within the LTD service area. Student passes can be used at any time—after school, on weekends and during school breaks, as well as to get to and from school each day.

To get a free LTD student transit pass, available as a tap card or Umo smartphone app, guardians/parents can make the request at the front office for elementary students; middle school students can request their own passes. Passes are valid from September 1 of the current school year to September 30 of the following year and can be renewed by the school each year for ongoing free service.




 

Community Bulletin Board

Eugene - Springfield Youth Orchestra String Academy



 

Museum Tickets

One of our parents has generously donated passes to the Jordan Schnitzer Museum in Eugene. We have 2 left. Please stop by the office if you would like one!


 

Ophelia's Place

Ophelia’s Place is a prevention-based nonprofit, serving girls ages 10-18 in Lane and Linn Counties. Their spring calendar of events and activities for youth and parents can be found on their website: https://www.opheliasplace.net/activities-workshops



 

WordCrafters

See upcoming Workshops and Reading groups from WordCrafters. Wordcrafters provides writers and readers opportunities to strengthen their craft, deepen their connection with literature, and share their knowledge with each other and with future generations.












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freddurst
freddurst
13 jun. 2023

wow!! 😍

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