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Village Voice - Volume 23, Issue 35

Upcoming Events

  • Tuesday, May 28th - Friday, May 31st, Spirit Week

  • Wednesday, May 29th, 7th Grade Field Trip to Ashland

  • Wednesday, May 29th, DEIB Presentation - Ayisha Elliott Talk

  • Thursday, May 30th, 3rd Grade Field Trip to Food for Lane County Youth Farm

  • Thursday, May 30th, 4th Grade Field Trip Lane County History Museum

  • Thursday, May 30th, 1:30pm, Spring Concert

  • Friday, May 31st, Medieval Games

  • Monday, June 3rd - Thursday, June 6th, 8th Grade Trip to Twin Rocks Camp

  • Tuesday, June 4th - Wednesday, June 5th, 6th Grade Overnight Trip

  • Tuesday, June 11th, Parent Council Meeting

  • Thursday, June 13th, Rose Ceremony

  • Thursday, June 13th, Graduation

  • Friday, June 14th, Last Day of School, 1/2 day ending at 11:45am


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 hope you had a lovely long Memorial Day weekend!! 

Three more weeks of school until summer vacation!  To paraphrase my old softball team chant…three up, three down! We’re still feeling great, moving with zeal and purpose all the way to the end. 

A couple things to note:

  • This Friday we will be holding the Medieval Games at Tugman Park from 8:30-3 and will be back to the Village School from 3-8. We will be ON THE VS PLAYGROUND and in other areas of the campus until around 6pm and in the VS Commons from 6-8 (ish) for the Medieval Banquet. This means that there will be no access to the playground for any grades except 6 and 7 after school on Friday. You’re welcome to watch the games while you’re on campus, but please do not enter the playground, let your student enter the playground, or interact with the students participating! Thanks for your flexibility and cooperation! 

  • Don’t forget about Spirit Week! Tomorrow is Nature Day, Thursday is Silly Day, and Friday is Jobs Day. Please take a minute to check in with your student so you know their plans! 

  • The Spring Concert is this Thursday at 1:30 during the school day, but parents are welcome to attend.

Thanks for reading and we hope you’re doing great! 


Roz, Shannon, and Andy


Ayisha Elliott Presentation on Racial Equity & Belonging

Please join us in the Village School Commons on Wednesday, May 29th at 3:15pm for a presentation by Ayisha Elliott. See below for details. This is sure to be a fantastic talk. We hope to see you there!


Spirit Week

Spirit Week is off to a great start! Here are the remaining daily themes:

Tuesday, 5/28: Pajama & Stuffy Day

Wednesday, 5/29: Nature Day - Animals, Plants, & whatever else you like from Nature!

Thursday, 5/30 - Silly Day - Wacky Hair & Outfits

Friday, 5/31 - Dress up in the attire of your favorite job!


3rd Grade Happenings

The 3rd grade class released their butterflies this past week!


1st Grade Play

The 1st graders did a wonderful job performing their first play, "The Selfish Giant"!


Village School Sweatshirts and T-shirts for Sale

We have a limited supply of Village School sweatshirts and plenty of T-shirts. They are cozy and beautiful, and most importantly, support Parent Council and our school! Stop by the office to grab one while you can!



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!

Another way to contribute to our school community is by attending Parent Council Meetings! Our final meeting of the year will be on Tuesday, June 11th 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


June Menus

Middle School Sports Enrichments

There was some serious running happening in enrichment class this past week!


7th Grade Play

Congratulations to the 7th Graders, who performed their play, "6 Alices in Wonderland" beautifully!


5th Grade Science Fair

The 5th graders showed off their fantastic science projects


Library News

Wanted: Library books!

All library books are due this Friday, May 31. Grades 1-5 can return library books to their classroom library baskets any day this week, or bring them directly to the library and place them in the book return. No more books are being checked out, as it takes a few weeks to get all library books back and put away before the end of the year. If you believe library books have been lost, please check in with me about purchasing a replacement or paying the office for the cost of replacement. Please be on the lookout for an overdue notice email from me after Friday if your student has overdue book(s).

Thank you for supporting our library and making sure books are available to check out next year!

Molly Bautista, VS Librarian


Lost & Found

Please peruse our Lost & Found in the breezeway in front of the office. We will be donating any items left at the end of the school year.


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, June 11th 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!

Here are the recordings of prior Ophelia's Place Presentations:

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

There is a Village School Parent Facebook page called the Village Vine. 

Lots of info is shared there about community events, as well as reminders on school events.

Please take a look!


Health Reminders

We are having some spring coughs and sniffles going around. Please take a look at our health guidelines to see when to keep your child home.


Village School Lunch Diaries

A new favorite of many, sesame noodles with Taylors kimchi are a combo that's hard to beat!

Spaghetti with fresh tomato sauce and mountains of greens.

Yummy pizza bagels with extra special snap peas from Upriver Farms.


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


Help Wanted

Grades 1-8 Spanish Teacher

Job Description   Application

Grades 1-3 Title I Reading 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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