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Village Voice - Volume 23, Issue 12

Updated: Nov 16, 2023

Upcoming Events

  • Tuesday, November 14th, 3rd - 5th Grade Field Trip to Hult Center

  • Tuesday, November 14th, 6:00 - 7:00pm, Parent Council Meeting, Village School Library

  • Wednesday, November 15th, 5:30pm, Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging Meeting

  • Friday, November 17th, 8th Grade Field Trip to Jordan Schnitzer Museum

  • Monday, November 20th, School Picture Retake Day

  • Monday, November 20th, 5:45pm, 1st Grade Lantern Walk

  • Tuesday, November 21st, 8:45 - 1:15pm, 6th Grade Field Trip to Chintimini Wildlife Center

  • November 22 - 24th, School Closed for Thanksgiving Holiday


Quick Links

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Administrator's Message

Greetings Village School Community!

Mark your calendars, we have TWO different Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging (DEIB) events upcoming!

First up is our DEIB All Community Meeting, November 15th at 5:30pm in the VS Commons. This meeting is open to anyone who has an interest in diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging in our VS community. Our first meeting agenda will include a renewal of the direction and priorities of our DEIB committee, some time toward brainstorming, and nuts and bolts of scheduling and what’s to come. There will be childcare available, please email us at if you plan to take advantage of that.

Second, we invite you to join us for Gender 101-Supporting Youth on November 27th at 5:15pm. This is a virtual event hosted by Transponder’s Teaching, Equity, and Advocacy Services. Some of the topics covered will be terminology and definitions, why gender matters, inclusive language, pronouns, strategies, and Q and A. This presentation/workshop is sponsored by the DEIB committee and we think it’s going to be AWESOME! The zoom link will be emailed out prior to the event. Hopefully you will be able to make it!

A big huge thank you to our Title team and to Mathnasium of Eugene for a great math night last week! Everyone left with a reward, some pizza, and (hopefully) a great feeling on learning about math! It was very sweet and fun, thanks for everyone who came out for the event.

Stay warm and cozy!


Roz, Shannon, and Andy


The Village School Math Night (Photos)

The Village School Title 1 Team teamed up with Mathnasium and put on a wonderful Math Night! Students stayed for almost two hours fascinated with the many interesting games offered by Mathnasium. Thank you to our wonderful parent volunteers, as well as U of O volunteers for helping to make this a fun-filled event!


Last Call for Turkey Dinners

Each year, A3 High School has offered full turkey dinners to families who could use them. If you would like to receive a dinner on Monday, 11/20 please fill out this form as soon as possible. We have 7 more dinners available.


Picture Retake Day

Picture Retake Day is coming up on Monday, November 20th. Please keep an eye out for Lifetouch fliers from your teachers, or visit the office for more information. We are also looking for one more volunteer to help out from 10:15 - 12:00am.



Please reach out to with any questions about volunteering! We ask families to contribute 40 hours of volunteer hours per year, and single parent households to contribute 20 hours. If you would like to know how many volunteer hours you have accumulated this year, please let Chrissy know. There are many events coming up, as well as classroom and kitchen opportunities that can help to meet these hours.

  • We are in need of volunteers for our Winter Concert on Wednesday, 12/6. Please sign up at this link.

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. If you would like to attend virtually, here is the Zoom link:

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


Gender 101 Learning Opportunity (Virtual)


6th Grade Mushroom Foray Field Trip

The sixth grade took their second annual mushroom hunting foray with Joe Spivak and Lee Yamada from Cascades Mycological Society. We found twenty plus types of mushroom including matsutake, hedgehog, cat's tongue, red coral, grisette amanita, and millions of russulas. Thank you Joe and Lee, for taking the time to show us the magic of mushrooms!! We had a great time.


Kitchen News

Last week we were blessed with some surprise visitors. 4J had no school on Thursday so Isadora, Bellah and Olivia, three former students, stopped in to see if they could volunteer in the kitchen. They diced potatoes, sliced cucumbers, chopped apples, assembled sandwiches and then served lunch to all the grades before sitting down to enjoy their own meals. They let us know they enjoy being in high school but they miss VS lunches.


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

Check out some beautiful Village Kitchen lunches from this past week!


Help Wanted

Classroom Support Education Assistant

Duties: Responsibilities include supporting students to stay on task with classroom work, transitions and other classroom needs, plus tutoring in reading and math for the 2023-2024 School Year. This is a part-time position, 18-20 hours per week

Qualifications: · Bachelor’s Degree preferred, but not required

· TSPC license preferred, but not required

· Experience with Reading and Math Instruction

· Strong Skills in Managing Small Groups of Children

· Knowledge of Waldorf Curriculum is a plus

· Previous experience or training is necessary

· Ability to interact with children and adults in a positive manner

· Willingness to get CPR training

· Fingerprinting/Background check required

· Ability to lift and carry 35 pounds

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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