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Village Voice - Volume 23, Issue 31

Upcoming Events

  • Tuesday, April 30th, 5:30 - 6:30pm, 3rd Grade Parent Meeting

  • Wednesday, May 1st, 1:15 - 2:45pm, May Day Celebration (volunteer signups here)

  • Saturday, May 4th, 5th Grade Greek Games

  • Monday, May 6th - Wednesday, May 8th, 5th Grade Outdoor School

  • Thursday, May 9th, 6:30pm, 2nd Grade Play

  • 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!

We have a few important updates and announcements for you: 

  1.  May Day Celebration is Wednesday this Week! Please: No dogs at the May Day Celebration! It’s a fun for all humans event! 

  2. Neurodiversity Talk This Thursday (May 2nd) here to presented by Leticia Garcia Tiwari. The event will begin at 3:15 in the Village School Commons. Leticia Garcia Tiwari is the Neurodiversity and Autistic Health Director at Smart Living Learning and Earning with Autism (SLLEA). She is also a coach, consultant, and advocacy educator. This is a community event, everyone is invited! If you have a child not registered for after care and you need child care to attend, please email us at to let us know. 

  3. Relational Aggression Presentation: Here are the Slides and a Recording from last week's Ophelia's Place Presentation.

  4. Educational Equity Development Survey (SEED). ODE is requiring us to survey students grades 3-8. The survey takes about 15 minutes to complete and measures student perceptions in these constructs:

a) Access to learning resources

b) Opportunity to learn 

c) Self-efficacy

d) Sense of belonging, and

e) Extracurricular and career / technical education (grades 6-8)

ODE has a full list of survey items online, and will publish aggregated results in August. Parents may opt out by turning in the opt-out form or opt-out Spanish to the office. Students may also opt out via the 1st question. Though not a test, the survey is distributed via the OSAS (state testing) portal, and it's open during the testing window.

Thank you!! 

Roz, Shannon, and Andy


Volunteers Needed for our May Day Festival

The Village School May Day Festival is just TWO days away! It will take place on Wednesday, May 1st from 1:15 - 2:45pm.

We will be needing plenty of support to make this event a success. There are a few volunteer opportunities still available and needing to be filled. This is a great way to meet your 20/40 hours of volunteer hours that we ask all of our families to contribute. If you have not been able to volunteer yet, please do so for this festival, as it is the last big event of the year!

Please sign up for a volunteer shift at this link.

We are asking all of our families to contribute flowers. We will need A LOT of flowers this day – for decorating the May Pole and making flower garlands. Please share the beauty of your gardens with the school, and bring flowers to the office at the beginning of the school day on May 1st! There is also a need for ivy for our flower crowns-if you have an abundance of ivy, please share it with us! Crown making will take place tomorrow on Tuesday, April 30th at 3pm behind the 4th grade classroom.

Please contact if helping out at this sweet festival is something you're interested in, or if you have any questions.

Thank you!

*Please do not bring dogs to the May Day celebration. 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. We appreciate all of your generous contributions of time and energy to make Village School what it is!

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

  • May Day volunteers needed. Sign up here!

  • Volunteer to take children to ASEP classes on Wednesdays

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


Neurodiversity in Education Presentation

Please join us on Thursday, May 2nd at 3:15pm in the Village School Commons for a presentation on Neurodiversity in Education by Leticia Garcia Tiwari. We hope to see you there!


May Menus


Volunteer Appreciation Day

Thank you to our AMAZING volunteers. The Village School parent community is absolutely incredible--passionate, engaged, supportive, and kind - you truly show up! Your dedication is apparent every day through the many ways that you contribute - as Parent Coordinators, Kitchen volunteers, Classroom helpers, the backbone of our many Festivals, and Field trip chaperones - there are not enough words to thank you for all you do to make The Village School what it is. Collectively close to 4,000 hours have been logged! We are so grateful for you all! I feel lucky to witness your dedication daily.

In endless gratitude,


It was lovely to see so many smiling faces this morning at our Volunteer Coffee.


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!


OSAS Testing

OSAS Testing has begun. Parents may submit an opt-out form at any time. Please see here for more information. Preferably the forms are submitted 30 days prior to the administration of the tests. If you have any questions please send an email to


Library Books Needed

There are a substantial amount of library books that are overdue from throughout the school year. Please check in with your child about their library books! The lower grade teachers have lists of what is checked out, or you can contact me. Please be on the lookout for more direct messages regarding overdue library books, if your child has them. If your family regularly checks out and returns books to the Eugene Public Library, please be careful to check labels and make sure you aren’t returning Village School books to other libraries. 

If you believe a book has been permanently lost, we ask that you pay for a replacement or purchase a new or lightly used copy. 

If you have questions please contact me.

Molly Bautista, VS Librarian 


Kitchen News

We love feeding our school staff! 

This week we celebrate our generous hearted volunteers who help us make the magic happen every school day. We have an average of 20 volunteers per week with parents representing kindergarten through eighth grade. So far this year kitchen volunteers have logged over 1050 hours. Thank you VSK Friends!

Toña Aguilar


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. The middle school music students will appreciate your gift.


Parent Council

The next Parent Council Meeting will be on Tuesday, May 14th 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!

If you missed the last week's Ophelia's Place Presentation on Relational Aggression, here are the Slides and a Video Recording.

Thank you so much to Shannon Boyd for her work on this getting these presentations together for us!


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:

Solar Power The Village School Foundation seeks to install 27KW of solar power and 20KWH of power storage. This project coincides with the recent completion of a power upgrade.


The Village School Foundation is releasing an invitation to bid on upgrading HVAC systems for its 3411 Willamette St Site. Separate bids are requested for (2) projects:

  1. Heat Pump Installation

  2. Heat Recovery Ventilators and Ventilation Installation


Village School Lunch Diaries

Decadent sesame noodles surrounded by so much deliciousness!

Stacked enchiladas are always a win! Especially when surrounded by all of this goodness - quinoa, kale-cabbage-apple slaw, greens, avocado and citrus.


Help Wanted

Grades 1-3 Main Lesson Teacher (teaches 1st grade 2024-25)

Job Description   Application

Grades 1-8 Spanish Teacher

Job Description   Application

Grades 1-3 Title I Reading Tutor

Job Description   Application

Grades 6-8 Math Tutor 

Job Description   Application

Substitute Teacher & Substitute Educational Assistant

Duties: Serve as substitute teacher or substitute classroom assistant.

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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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