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Village Voice - Volume 23, Issue 14

Upcoming Events

  • Wednesday, November 29th, 4 - 5pm, Gender 101 Talk (Virtual Link)

  • Wednesday, December 6th, 6:30 - 8pm: Winter Concert, Churchill High School (Volunteers needed!)

  • Thursday, December 7th, 8:45 - 10:30am, 4th Grade Field Trip to Alton Baker Park

  • Tuesday, December 12th, 9:30 - 12:00pm, 1st Grade Field Trip to the Eugene Public Library

  • Tuesday, December 12th, 6pm, Parent Council Meeting in the Library (For those who would like to join virtually, here is the Zoom link)

  • Tuesday, December 12th, 7pm, 8th Grade Play


Quick Links

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Administrator's Message

Greetings Village School Community!

Welcome back! We hope your long weekend was fantastic, filled with joy, love, and gratitude! Three more weeks until the big winter break!

Some nuts and bolts to start: We’ve noticed an ever increasing number of students remaining after school. We’ve also noticed the increase in energy and intensity of play that accompanies larger groups of children, despite parents attendance on the playground. Due to this, and a need for more coherent policy and procedure after school, we would like parents and students to be off campus by 3:30pm. This gives students some time to socialize after school, leaves space and safety for our aftercare provider and aftercare attendees, and reduces the risk of injury with different sized and skilled students participating in competitive sports together. Since parents often don’t know the playground rules, this also reduces the amount of time students spend practicing activities that aren’t allowed during the school day.

We’re aware that this may not be folks' favorite thing! It’s not meant in any way to be punitive, only to alleviate chaos and risk of injury. The Village School is open again as a public park at 5pm. One suggestion would be to head to Tugman or Lafferty Park if students would like more outside play time!

On another note, we would like to remind you that there will be a Gender 101 follow up Q&A tomorrow evening from 4 - 5pm, hosted by Transponder. This will be a virtual event, you can attend from the comfort of your own home. After TEAS is a virtual, safe, and confidential space to ask for clarifications, validation, or if you want to chat with the TEAS team. It will be a space for questions and reflections. Check your email or see below for the Google meet link to attend.

Sincerely grateful for our community,

Roz, Shannon, and Andy


Handwork Raffle

Please support our handwork program by buying tickets for the raffle of items made by the handwork teachers. All proceeds go to buy extra tools and materials not covered by our budget. Items will be on display in the office and winners will be announced at the winter concert.

Raffle Tickets cost $2 a piece or 3 for $5

They will be available for purchase one hour before the concert. You can also buy tickets in advance in the handwork classroom (room 108) on Tuesdays and Wednesdays between 2:45-3:00. Cash and checks preferred.


Gender 101 Q&A (Virtual)

Please join at this link.



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. Specifically we need: 1 more volunteer for unloading instruments and setting up, 1 more 5th grade chaperone, 1 more 7th grade chaperone, and 2 more 8th grade chaperones. 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.


Kitchen News

Last week we had the pleasure of welcoming a few Village School alum into the kitchen. Lydia Valentine class of 2022 and her friend helped prep delicata from Upriver Farm for roasting. Laura Rosenburg class of 2023 stopped by to share stories of her lunch experiences at Sheldon High School. As she sat to enjoy lunch with us she told us: "When I went to school here I took the lunches for granted."


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!


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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