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Village Voice - Volume 23, Issue 28

Upcoming Events

  • Monday, April 8th, Spring ASEP Classes Begin

  • Tuesday, April 9th 6:00pm, Parent Council Meeting in the Library (Zoom Link for those who would like to attend remotely)

  • Wednesday, April 10th, 5:45 - 7pm, 5th Grade Parent Meeting

  • Wednesday, April 10th, 6:00 - 8pm, Parent Council Event- Boundaries & Social Media

  • Thursday, April 11th 5:30pm, Talent Show and 8th Grade Fundraiser

  • Tuesday, April 16th, 5:30 pm, Board Meeting in the Library

  • Wednesday, April 17th, 4th Grade Field Trip to the Raptor Center

  • Wednesday, April 17th, 6:00 - 7:30pm, 2nd Grade Parent Meeting

  • Thursday, April 25th, 6th, 7th, 8th Grade Field Trip to the Hult Center 2023-2024 Calendar is available here!


Quick Links

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


Administrator's Message

Greetings Village School Community! 

What a fabulous day for an eclipse! Many of our students were out on the field looking up to the skies through dark glasses, watching the sun turn into a cookie with a nibble gone. It was awesome! We hope you got a chance to take a look. 

We have a parent and educator opportunity upcoming: The Foundations of Learning with Nina Gallwey. Nina is an educational support specialist with 33 years of experience in classroom teaching and special education. She developed and oversees a successful support program for children with diverse learning styles in addition to running a parent and teacher resource center. Nina has been teaching, lecturing, and running workshops for parents and teachers for over 20 years. The Foundations of Learning is a distillation of extensive training in primitive reflexes, sensory integration, vision therapy, integrative movement, and child development. The new dates are April 27th and 28th. Please email if you’d like more information. 

Here’s to hoping the good weather holds up and thank you for showing up and being a part of our VS fabric. 


Roz, Shannon, and Andy


OSAS Testing

Please note, OSAS testing is right around the corner! Parents may submit an opt-out form at any time. Preferably the forms are submitted 30 days prior to the administration of the tests. If you have any questions please send an email to


Parent Council Event

The Parent Council is hosting an event on Wednesday, April 10th from 6:00 - 800pm at the Village School Commons. This will be a presentation by Ophelia's Place on Empowering

Parents to Navigate Boundaries & Social Media. Please see below for details. We hope to see you there!



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 a few events coming up, as well as classroom and kitchen opportunities that can help to meet these hours.

  • Volunteers needed for After School Enrichment Classes-please see details below.

  • Kitchen Prep volunteer needed every other Thursday morning after drop off. Our award winning food service program relies on volunteers to make the magic happen!

Another way to contribute to our school community is by attending Parent Council Meetings! We will be holding our next meeting on Tuesday, April 9th 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


Annual Giving Campaign

Thanks to everyone who has donated so far to our annual giving campaign!  We have raised $8,600 towards our goal of $20,000. You can donate by card without fees or by check. We hope you will join us in bringing more excitement and fun for students on the playground.


Talent Show

Please support the 8th graders and participants by coming to the Talent Show on Thursday, April 11th! See details below:


3rd Grade Shelter Projects

Take a look at the beautiful shelter models that 3rd graders made for their shelter projects!


Volunteers Needed for After School Enrichment Classes

Currently the After School Enrichment Program needs someone to pick up students and deliver them to their enrichment classes after school.  They still need a volunteer for Wednesdays. The time would be from 2:45 - 3:15pm, and would begin April 8 and run through May 30. Please let Chrissy know if this is something that interests you.

Thank you!


Upcoming Facilities Work

Security Fencing

The Village School Foundation is seeking bids to upgrade the fencing along 35th Avenue and to install new security gates. If you know anyone interested in this kind of work, please share the following link with them:


Lending Library

The Village School office lending library is in need of used children's clothes. We are especially low on pants for ages 10 and older. Leggings and sweatpants are ideal. If you have some used clothing you were planning on donating, please consider doing so to our lending library. Thank you!


Guitar Donations Needed

The music program wants your old unused guitars for the middle school music classes.  If you have a guitar sitting around gathering dust, we would happily accept your donation. We can make repairs. We are also looking for a working keyboard as ours has finally given up the ghost. The middle school music students will appreciate your gift.


Middle School Art Enrichment

Here is a set of beautiful pastel drawings from last Friday. Students observed real sea shells for their studies and surprised themselves at the beautiful art they created.

Here is another set on recent art works in time for the solar eclipse.


Kitchen News

We have started planting our herb bed with the help of students this past week. Just a few steps away from the school kitchen, we will have access to the freshest herbs possible to season our soups, sauces and salad dressings. 

Caroline and Aaron from the 7th grade helped layout, plant and water in a bay tree, creeping rosemary, lavender, thyme and marjoram.

Ezra from the 2nd grade helped his father Ben who volunteers every Monday morning in the kitchen plant oregano, dill and nasturtiums.

Klara and Alice from the 8th grade planted chives, cilantro, parsley and sage. 

We are still in great need of a few more morning volunteers for these last two months of school. Even 1/2 hour of laundry folding after drop off would be so very helpful. If you have the capacity to help on a weekly, bi-weekly or once in a blue moon basis, please let me know. or 541-510-8604

Toña Aguilar


Parent Council

The next Parent Council Meeting will be on Tuesday, April 9th  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

Jicama is always a treat to see in the salad bar! It makes an appearance alongside quesadillas, fiesta rice, and beans.

Tofu sushi bowls are dressed up with some of Taylor's fresh kimchi!


Help Wanted

Grades 1-3 Main Lesson Teacher

Duties:  The Village School, K-8 public charter school, seeks a full-time, grades 1 to 3 teacher beginning in the 2024-2025 School Year.


Either Valid Oregon Teaching License or Waldorf Teacher Certificate

Minimum Bachelor’s Degree

Demonstrated ability to interact with children and adults in a positive manner

Strong verbal and written communication skills

Commitment to arts-integrated education and familiarity with Waldorf education

Willingness to get CPR training 

Willingness to attend Waldorf education trainings

Ability to lift and carry 40 lbs

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

Hult Center News

Arts Access is a ticket subsidy program at the Hult Center that provides free or subsidized tickets to community members lacking adequate access to the performing arts.

What is Arts for All?

Arts for All is a program that supports community members currently using an EBT or Oregon Trail Card. A patron can show their Oregon Trail Card/EBT and can purchase two (2) $5 tickets to many of the Hult Center’s best music, theatre and dance groups. Participation varies by event and will be clearly labeled on our website.  

How does it work? 

Arts For All offers $5 tickets to select Hult Presents shows. Participating shows will have information on the website. Patrons must purchase tickets in person to present their Oregon Trail Card and can then set up an account so it is noted they have purchased their allotted 2 tickets. Tickets will be on a first come, first served basis. Please note, Arts For All cannot be applied to past purchases.

Below are the events we can currently provide these tickets for:

If you have any questions, please contact the Hult Center Ticket Office at 541-682-5000 or



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