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Village Voice - Volume 23, Issue 10

Upcoming Events

  • Monday, October 30th, 5:30PM, Board Meeting, Zoom

  • November 1st - 3rd, No School (Grading and conferences)

  • Monday, November 6th, 6th Grade Field Trip

  • Wednesday, November 8th, 6:00 - 8:00pm, Math Night


Quick Links

In the interest of reducing the sheer length of the Village Voice, we have replaced several repeating items with links to shortcuts:

*Please take a look below to see how you can support the 8th grade fundraising efforts. The deadline to order wreaths is 11/6, and the MOD pizza fundraiser is on 11/1.


Administrator's Message

Greetings Village School Community!

The Dia de los Muertos Festival was amazing! We hope you had a chance to stop by and check it out! The dancers were so energizing and the art work and student performances were so lovely. The ofrenda was especially moving as well - great work to everyone who poured their time and energy into that beautiful event! It was absolutely fantastic.

This is a short week at the Village School and we’re definitely feeling the buzz of the holidays alongside the full moon. Here's a reminder: school and candy are a dubious mixture! Sugar crashes, quarrels over sharing (or not sharing), and excess trash on the floors are all markers of Halloween and school mixed up in a way we’d like to avoid!

We hope everyone is taking time to sip hot chocolate, read a book, take some deep breaths, and enjoy this fine fall we’re having!


Roz, Shannon, and Andy


Community Service Walk-a-Thon Results by Class

Thanks to everyone who contributed to this year's walk-a-thon. The results collected as of Friday shows strong results from many of the classes. Please turn in your donations if you have any outstanding. A big thanks again to everyone!


Calling all Volunteers

  • Math Night is happening on Wednesday, November 8! (see details below) We are looking for 12 more volunteers to help out at this fun event! Here is the link to sign up.

We ask families to contribute 40 hours of volunteer hours per year, and single parent households to contribute 20 hours. There are so many ways to meet these hours, while getting to make connections with other families, and helping to make Village School the incredible community that it is. Reach out to with any questions!

Another way to contribute to our school community is by attending Parent Council Meetings! We will be holding our next meeting on Tuesday, November 14th at 6pm in the Village School Library.

*Please make sure to sign in, grab a volunteer badge, and sign out at the office when you volunteer.


The Village School Math Night

Math games for all ages including parents! Prizes! Pizza! Wednesday, November 8, 6:00-8:00 p.m. Sponsored by Title 1 and Mathnasium of Eugene

Please sign up here to volunteer at this fun event!


Village School T-Shirt Sales

Help support the Village School Parent Council with some Village School swag! These items are all offered as presale. You may order items until 11/8. On that day we will submit our order and shirts/sweatshirts should be ready to pick up in early December. If there are production delays you will be notified.

Thank you so much for supporting Village school. Funds from these items go into the Parent Council account to support activities for our students.


Día de los Muertos Celebration

Thank you to all the families who came out to celebrate with us! Thank you so much to our incredible volunteers who helped the event run beautifully, to the families who contributed food for the yummy communal meal, to the staff who supported this event, and a huge thank you to Maestras Sarah and Toña for pouring their hearts and souls into making this celebration so spectacular! See the slideshow below for some photos of the event.


EasyCBM Assessment Results

District EasyCBM Math and Reading assessments have been completed for the fall. The next round of testing will be in the winter. If you are interested in seeing your child’s fall test results, please contact your child’s teacher.


Kitchen News

Alongside their ghouled cheese sandwiches and bloody tomato soup, students will get a chance to sample Oregon grown, organic pumpkin seeds for Halloween lunch tomorrow. These treats are dark green and have a fresh, slightly nutty flavor. Pumpkin seeds are a nutritional powerhouse. Eating just a quarter cup provides a significant amount of protein, vitamin E, antioxidants, magnesium, copper, zinc and more.

Pumpkins originated in North America about 9000 years ago. The oldest pumpkin seeds have been found in Mexico and date back to somewhere between 7000-5550 B.C.

8th grade students Ribbe and Cedar helped in the kitchen this afternoon and got a chance to pre-sample the pumpkin seeds.

Big thanks to everyone who contributed food to our potluck on Friday evening. We have a number of bowls and food storage containers that weren't picked up at the end of the evening. If you would like yours back please come pick it up in the office.

Have a Happy Halloween! Warmly, Toña Aguilar


8th Grade Fundraising

See some opportunities to support the 8th grade below:

Wreath Sales are here! The ordering deadline is November 6, 2023. Order pick up will be the first week in December. Orders can be made via our online store (click here), by QR code, or follow the link under Shop on the Village School Website.


Grab a pizza dinner on November 1st!


Chintimini Wildlife Rescue Classroom Visit

The 6th grade received a visit from Chintimini Wildlife Rescue animal ambassadors. A milk snake, millipedes, a desert tortoise, and some Madagascar hissing cockroaches!


Library News

Oregon Battle of the Books (OBOB) is starting soon. OBOB is a state-wide, voluntary reading program in which students form teams of four, read from a set of 16 books, then participate in "battles" where they answer trivia questions about the books. OBOB will be an extracurricular activity taking place outside of school hours. This may be different than some grades had in the past. Be on the lookout for OBOB sign up sheets that students who want to participate bring home. Students may form their own team or sign up and I will place them on a team. I also need at least one parent for each team to be their coach. This involves hosting a meeting, (usually once a week or once every 2 weeks) helping the children decide what books to read, and helping them practice answering questions. If you are interested in coaching, please provide your name and contact information on the OBOB sign up sheet. For more information, you can see the OBOB website or contact me.

Molly Bautista, VS Librarian


Parent Council

The next Parent Council Meeting will be on November 14th at 6:00pm! We will be meeting in the Village School Library.

Please join us and send questions and ideas to

The notes from past meetings can be found here (updated).

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

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


Village School Lunch Diaries

The yummiest pesto in Eugene!

Pizza day with a pesto drizzle and loads of fresh fruits and veggies.

A favorite of many staff and students--orange baked tofu sushi bowl day!


Help Wanted

Substitute Teacher & Substitute Educational Assistant

Duties: Serve as substitute teacher or substitute classroom assistant.

Qualifications: Experience working with groups of children. Knowledge of Waldorf curriculum a plus.

Teachers require Valid Oregon Teaching License:

[Main lesson (K-8), Movement/PE, Spanish, Music, Handwork]

Instructional Assistant (BA and fingerprint background check required) Willingness to get CPR training Background check required Complete Covid vaccination records Salary Range: $26 per hour for Teachers, $18 - $20 per hour for Assistants

Strong verbal and written communication skills

Benefits include our healthy lunch service, PERS coverage.

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Community Bulletin Board


Eugene - Springfield Youth Orchestra String Academy

Registration is still open! There are a few more spaces available.

Beginning Strings – for 3rd, 4th and 5th graders! Classes are on 7:30 - 8:15am every Tuesday and Wednesday at the Village School.

Eugene-Springfield Youth Orchestras (ESYO) offers your children a chance to learn the violin, viola, or cello – and they provide the instrument to take home! Accessible, affordable classes are held right here at the Village School. Classes meet twice a week before school, Tuesday and Thursday from 7:30-8:15 in the music room.

Scholarships for program fees and instrument rentals for any family that qualifies for federal assistance. We also have scholarships for private lessons!

There are so many benefits! Students gain self-confidence, discipline, cooperation, and the sheer joy of making music together. They perform for their schools, and twice a year, the strings students from different classes come together to play their concerts and show what they’ve learned to family and friends.

It’s a unique and wonderful experience – find out more here: or 541-484-0473.


Oregon Children's Choir

Sing with the Oregon Children’s Choir!

The Oregon Children’s Choir welcomes 1st-12th graders to join one of our fun and inspiring choirs for the 2023-2024 school year! Develop new singing techniques, learn new songs and make new friends. Choirs meet once per week after-school and perform four concerts per year. Scholarships and sibling discounts available. Registration and information at



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