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Village Voice - Volume 23, Issue 36

Upcoming Events

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

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

  • Wednesday, June 5th, 6:00pm, Ophelia's Place Presentation on Healthy Dating

  • Thursday, June 6th, 9:00am - 3:00pm, 1st & 2nd Grade Field Trip to Salem Gilbert Museum

  • Thursday, June 6th, 11:00am - 2:30pm, 5th Grade Field Trip to Ridgeline Trail

  • Thursday, June 6th, 10:15am & 6:00pm, 3rd Grade Play

  • Thursday, June 6th, 6th Grade Bake Sale after School

  • Friday, June 7th, No School

  • Tuesday, June 11th, 9:00 - 11:15am, 4th Grade Field Trip to Library

  • Tuesday, June 11th, 5:30pm, 1st Grade Parent Evening

  • Tuesday, June 11th, 6:00pm, Parent Council Meeting

  • Thursday, June 13th, 9:00am, Rose Ceremony

  • Thursday, June 13th, 1:15 - 2:30pm, 5th Grade Field Trip to Tugman Park

  • Thursday, June 13th, 6:30pm, Graduation

  • Friday, June 14th, 9:00 - 10:30am, 4th Grade Field Trip to Tugman Park

  • Friday, June 14th, Last Day of School, 1/2 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! 

What a glorious and fun-filled short week we had! Field trips, Spring concert, Spirit week, a great facilitated conversation with racial equity consultant Ayisha Elliott, and the Medieval Games for 6th and 7th grades! We are racing to the finish line with all the energy of ultra marathon runners. A lot of field trips are happening this week, but be sure to check out an important talk by Ophelia's Place on Healthy Dating Wednesday at 6PM.

As an interesting side note, ultra marathon running is quite an interesting sport. One of the earliest ultra marathon runners was Edward Payson Weston. Weston claimed he could walk from Boston to Washington (478 miles) in time to see Abraham Lincoln get inaugurated on March 4th, 1861. He missed the inauguration by a few hours, but made it to the inaugural ball that evening. He also took 51 days to walk 1546 miles (from New York to Minneapolis) at the ripe old age of 74. 

In the same way, we are chugging along toward June 14th and summer break. Hoping you are all feeling excited for the summer sun and all that life has to offer! 


Roz, Shannon, and Andy


6th Grade Fundraiser - Bake Sale - Thurs June 6th

The 6th Grade Class will hold a bake sale after school on Thursday, June 6th to fundraise for Community Supported Shelters (CSS). Established in 2013, Community Supported Shelters (CSS) is a nonprofit located in Eugene, Oregon, which helps unhoused individuals rebuild their lives through intentional community. CSS provides shelter, safety, and support for those in need at 14 Safe Spot locations across Eugene. Please stop by the grassy area at the top of the stairs by 35th Avenue to support them!


Spirit Week

Thank you to all of our staff and students for showing some serious Village School Spirit this past week!


7th Grade Ashland Trip

The 7th Graders had a wonderful trip to Ashland to watch a performance of "MacBeth" and to have some river time at Lithia Park!


Medieval Games

A great time was had at the Medieval Games! The 6th & 7th graders participated marvelously, and all earned their knighthood by the end of the day.


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!


Ceramics Enrichment Class

Check out the gorgeous work from students in Ms. Donica's Ceramics classes!



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


Spring Concert

The younger students and families were treated to a fantastic lineup of musical performances from our 4th through 8th graders this past week. Bravo to all of the musicians and our music teachers - Brett, Chris, Jennifer, and Jon! Here's a link to videos of the performances. (Thanks to Chrissy for taking them!)


4th Grade Field Trip to Lane County History Museum

The 4th graders got to go on a field trip to the Lane County History Museum last week! Thank you to all of our wonderful volunteer chaperones for helping to support their trip!


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

Savory, delectable Chickpea Tandoori!

Quesadillas with fiesta rice, beans, zesty kale & cabbage slaw, and the sweetest, crunchiest jicama!


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

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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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