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Village Voice - Volume 23, Issue 13

Updated: Nov 27, 2023

Upcoming Events

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

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

  • Monday, November 27th, 5:15pm, Gender 101 Event (Virtual)

  • Tuesday, November 28th, 5:30pm, Board Meeting, Library

  • Wednesday, November 29th, Gender 101 Talk (Virtual)

  • Wednesday, December 6th, 6:30 - 8pm: Winter Concert, Churchill High School


Quick Links

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Administrator's Message

Greetings Village School Community!

We have a very special DEIB event coming up next Monday, November 27th, at 5:15pm! Transponder will be facilitating a Gender 101 class for VS parents, staff, and community members. This will be a virtual event! We plan to send the link out in the next few days and then again on the day of the event. We will also post it in the Village Voice next Monday.

Trans issues are an important topic on today’s life stage. Alok V. Menon says it best in their book Beyond the Gender Binary:

“The gender binary is set up…for us all to fail. We are led to believe that there are only two genders, “man” and “woman,” and these genders are narrow, separate, and opposite. We are taught from a very young age that this is how things have always been and this is the only way to live…Not true. At its heart, discrimination against gender nonconforming people happens because of a system that rewards conformity and not creativity. Rather than celebrating people who express themselves on their own terms, we repress them…Repression breeds insecurity breeds violence.”

Break the shackles of dualism and come check out the event next Monday! We think it’s going to be very cool.

Enjoy your long weekend! We will be practicing the skills of taking only what we need and expressing gratitude to the Earth and skies for granting us life. May you find peace, warmth, and deep relaxation!

Roz, Shannon, and Andy


3rd Grade Walkathon Prize (Pictures)

Congratulations to the 3rd grade class for winning the electric hula hoops!

They had a blast trying them out! We thank all of the grades for their fundraising efforts!


Lifetouch Discount Codes

As a token of appreciation, Lifetouch is offering discounts on school photos: Valid through 11/25/23!

  • 50% off a purchase of $50+ with code THANKFUL50

  • 40% off a purchase of $40+ with code THANKFUL40

  • 30% off a purchase of $30+ with code THANKFUL30

To order, log in to your account on or create an account using your student's school ID number. Don’t forget to order your FREE Digital SmileSafe card! More about the Smilesafe program here.

Thank you!



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 a few more 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, December 12th 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.


8th Grade Field Trip to Jordan Schnitzer Museum

The 8th grade had a super engaging trip to the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art on Friday. Our tour guides really encouraged the students to use their observations to draw meaning from the works and get at what the artists were striving to achieve. The guides' knowledge and enthusiasm, coupled with the students' participation, really boosted our experience.


Gender 101 Learning Opportunity (Virtual)


Parent Council

The next Parent Council Meeting will be on December 12th at 6:00pm! We will be meeting in the Village School Library. For those who would like to join us from home, here is the Zoom link

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 of our beautiful lunches from this past week!


Help Wanted

Recess Supervisor

Duties: Supervise and provide behavior support for large groups of students during recess periods.


Ability to communicate effectively with student volunteers, co-workers and school staff.

Proven ability to manage and oversee large groups of children

Ability to be on feet 100% of time and move quickly over various terrain.

Ability to lift and carry 40 lbs.

CPR/First Aid training

Background check is required

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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