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Hooray for Hosting!

Dear Families,

Host families provide a room to stay, share their meals, and provide as much transportation as possible. it's like having an older kid for a little bit, and it's greatly rewarding. Want to practice your pronunciation? Learn some cool French idioms, or how to make perfect crêpes? Maybe hosting is for you! Contact Cynthia, Alice, and Olivia to take the next step! We still need 6-8 host families for the rest of the year.

When you see any of these generous hosts at pickup, please thank them first, and then ask them any questions you have about their experience.

David and Alison Cadaret

Arthur and Camille Leider

Chris Miller and April Herlache

Kristine Nelson

Sridhar Ramacrandran and Prita Mani

Kyle and Sara Roadman

Craig and Kari Parsons

Andrew Wireman and Amy Brooks

Brett and Melissa Gomsrud

Kathy Lynn and Joshua Skov

Garth and Kathy Meldrum

Kathryn Snell-Ryan

Sue Wieslek


We also hope everyone can join us for our first PTO meeting on Sept. 26 at 6:30 p.m. Come and learn what is happening at our school and how you can get involved with all kinds of activities. Principal Eric will be there to share more detail on last year's performance data, fresh from the district.

Feel free to email Chris at or Brooke at with any questions.

Have a great week!

Chris Miller & Brooke Parrill

PTO Co-Chairs


Upcoming Events

Sept. 26: PTO meeting 6:30 p.m.
Sept. 27: Community Night Out at Yogurt Extreme
October 4:  Bike + Walk to School Day 
October 10: Picture Day
October 13: No School

Volunteers & PTO Class Reps

It is amazing to see how many people have signed up to volunteer through the online survey and at curriculum night. Thank you all! Your contributions to the Charlemagne community are truly appreciated!  

We are still looking for PTO Class Reps for the classes listed below. The class rep attends monthly PTO meetings and relays information from the PTO back to their class.  Additionally, this parent coordinates volunteers for class projects including a class donation for the Spring Auction. If you have questions or are interested, please email Debra McIntosh at  

Mme Elise

Mme Michele

Mme Wolf

Mme Roadman/Mme Sion

Mme Kim

Mme Anou

Mme King

Mme Shelli

Mme Jana

Mme Grabowski

Community Night Out at Yogurt Extreme!

It's time to make plans for a meet up with old and new Charlemagne friends, socialize, eat frozen yogurt, and support our school! Visit Yogurt Extreme and make purchases any time on Wednesday, September 27th, 25% of the proceeds will go to our PTO. Both the South Eugene and UO Campus locations are included in this fundraiser.

Bring the attached flyer with you to present to the cashier.

This is our first Community Night Out ('CNO') of the 2017-18 school year, and it would be super to have a nice turnout. Watch PTO eNews for another CNO each month, or look ahead on the Charlemagne school calendar. See you at Yogurt Extreme on Wednesday!

You are Invited to the SPICE Science Open House!

The SPICE Program is hosting its 7th Annual UO Fall Science Open House, and you are invited! 

UO Fall Science Open House

What: Free Science Outreach Event

When: October 4th, 2017 - 6:30-8:30pm

Where: Willamette Hall on the UO Campus


The UO Fall Science Open House is a showcase of all the wonderful formal and informal science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) outreach available in our community. The open house features 25+ interactive, hands-on science tables and demonstrations. The event is free and open to the public. The goal of the open house is to connect families and teachers with science education opportunities. Participation raises awareness of your group and the work you are doing, provides a pool of enthusiastic recruits for your education and research projects, and raises the profile of STEM in the community.

The event is coordinated by the SPICE program. Participation is 100% free for presenters and attendees.

Questions can be directed to

Repeated from Previous Weeks

The articles below were in a previous week, but are included again for your reference.

Full Time Counseling at Charlemagne

Great news for this year! Full-time counselors are now available to all schools. Please welcome Charlemagne counselor Laura Dale. She hails from Eugene, but practiced in Seattle for 10 years, and most recently, served kids in Harrisburg. She has studied French, and strengthened it this summer while visiting Paris. She will be in attendance at Curriculum night, and will have this brochure available, discussing the role of counseling in our schools.

Treetop Academics: Science: Fun with Physics & Engineering!

Mondays 2:45-4pm 

October 9th- December 11th Rm: Room7 Cost:$125  

In our hands-on, project-based Fall-term Science class, students will

explore the foundations of classical mechanics and engineering

through building. Hands-on weekly experiments explore concepts

such as conservation of energy, the laws of motion, speed/velocity,

electricity, magnetism, and gravity, while working with roller

coasters, electromagnets, simple machines, and more. All classes

and experiments will be explored with a study of the scientific

method, inquiry-based research, and student-centered participation.

Students will work individually and in groups each week with hands

on projects/experiments. Projects will be age-appropriate, safe, and

the class does not require any background experience or expertise,

just an interest in learning. We encourage all students to share their

ideas, test theories, and become engaged participants in class. Experiments/projects change weekly and class will be outside or inside, as appropriate. See you there!

To Register

For All Treetop Academics programs, please register for classes using the attached registration form or by going to for our online registration. If using the paper form, please send the registration form along with payment to the address provided.

Our online registration method is similar to the form below, only takes a few minutes to complete, and requires a credit or debit card for payment. With either the paper or online enrollment, once your registration has been received, you will get an email confirming that we have your pertinent information, and your child is enrolled. If you have additional questions try looking on our website or feel free to contact our Administrative Director at

See the flyer for more information.

School House Rock Live Junior

Rose Children’s Theatre proudly presents their production of School House Rock Live! Junior. Based on the ever-popular, award-winning 1970s cartoons, this fast-paced musical teaches lessons with clever, catchy tunes.  The Emmy Award-winning Saturday morning educational cartoon series and pop culture phenomenon is now the basis for one of the most fun musicals ever to hit the stage.


Performances are Friday, October 6 and 13 at 7pm and October 7, 8, 14 and 15 at 2 pm at the Wildish Theater. This energetic revue-like musical will be performed by a large cast of elementary-school aged actors from all over Lane County under the expert artistic direction of Rebekah Hope, Wayne Strong, and Lyn Burg.

Tickets may be purchased online  or one hour before show time at the Wildish box office, 630 Main Street, Springfield. Tickets are $12 for adults and $9.00 for students.


Founded in 1978 by Celeste Rose, Rose Children’s Theatre’s mission is to strengthen our community by empowering children and their families through the experience of performing arts and the magic of theater. Rose Children’s Theatre is a nonprofit charitable organization. 

Lion King Junior

Rose Children’s Theatre also proudly presents their youth production of Disney’s Lion King Jr.  The African savannah comes to life with Simba, Rafiki, and an unforgettable cast of characters as they journey from Pride Rock to the jungle….and back again, in this inspiring, coming-of-age tale.


Performances are at 7 pm on October 27, 28, November 3 and 4, and 2 pm and October 29, November 4 and 5 at the Wildish Theater. This captivating musical will be performed by a 55-student cast of 6th-8th graders from all over Lane County under the expert artistic direction of Dody Hansen, Chris Dobson, Adam Kelly and Lyn Burg.


Disney’s Lion King Jr. is based on the Broadway production directed by Julie Taymor with music and lyrics by Elton John and Tim Rice and book by Roger Allers and Irene Mecchi.


Tickets may be purchased online  or one hour before show time at the Wildish box office, 630 Main Street, Springfield. Tickets are $12 for adults and $9.00 for students.

A Note from the School Nurse

Our school nurse has provided some important back to school information to ensure a healthy environment for all.

Welcome Interns!

A huge welcome to our five native French-speaking interns for the 2017-18 school year! We are so glad to have you be an important part of our children’s education.


Clémence Courrech - Kindergarten with Mme Elise Salmond

Amira Begriche - 2nd Grade with M. Robin Chappell

Isabel Auzal - 3rd Grade with Mme Anou Hampshire and Mme Ariel Boggs

Mathilde Beguin- 4th Grade with Mme Jana Kincaid and 
Mme Shelli Hopper-Moore

Guillaume Page - 5th Grade with Mme Carrie Grabowski and 

Mme Adrienne Carlson


And thank you, Charlemagne families! Your support through donations, acting as host families, and in many other ways, makes it possible for us to welcome these great interns on campus. If your family might be interested in hosting an intern, please email for more information.


To learn more about the interns throughout the year, please join the French Intern Network Facebook page

Introducing the AAC STEM Shuttle


Our shuttle will pick your child up from school and bring them back

to the AAC for a healthy snack, homework help and STEM enrichment,

including: LEGO Robotics, Computer Programming, Engineering

Challenges, Circuits, and more! Visit our website for more info and to

request service to your school!

Fall After School Golf & Tennis Starts Soon!

All levels K-6 th are welcome whether you are brand new, or you are trying to earn your next TGA color level. TGA brings the golf course and tennis court to you, making it convenient and affordable to learn and play golf or tennis right on your school campus in a fun and safe environment. All equipment is provided! Financial aid is available! 

Sign up today at

Tennis – Wednesdays 2:55-3:55pm

Golf -Fridays 1:00-2:00pm

Location: Charlemagne playground/field/gym

Charlemagne Chess Club

Charlemagne Chess Club will begin Friday, September 15, 12:45-2:15PM, meeting in Room 7.  We have an awesome chess club, and the Charlemagne team has finished 1st or 2nd at the state tournament for the last 6 years!  Your child will be very welcome to join us (no experience necessary).  The period will be divided into times for lessons, as well as plenty of play time.  You can go here to register: 
Or you can call Jerry Ramey 541-232-0328, or email at

Parent Interest Surveys Due Sept. 15

Charlemagne has an amazing and vibrant community of parent volunteers and we need YOU to be a part of it! Whether you have time for just a quick one-hour task, or can commit to an ongoing position, we need everyone's help to make things run smoothly. Not free during the day? There are also ways to help out from home in the evenings. Even if this is your first time with a Kindergarten student, volunteering will introduce you to other parents and staff, along with the satisfaction of contributing to the outstanding education your students receive at Charlemagne. 

Please fill out the Parent Interest Survey, or pick up a paper copy in the office, and let us know your interests and abilities. 
Your time and energy will be greatly appreciated!

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Back to School Notes

1) If your 1st or 2nd grade student has recently outgrown pants, rain jackets or gently used shoes please bring them to the office.

2) Speaking of clothes, please label all coats, sweatshirts, sweaters, rain jackets, (basically anything that might be taken off at school) lunch boxes, water bottles, backpacks, etc.  Anything with a label will be a lot easier to get back to you when it is lost than if there is no name on it.

3) Bernadette is looking for some creative folks to help with bulletin boards and display cases. If you'd like to help with this please check in with her in the office

4) A reminder that the school supply contribution covers all the supplies purchased for your students from pencils, erasers, papers, to notebooks, rulers, and planners -  and it also covers the costs of field trips. By making the suggested contribution of $50 per student we can be sure to have plenty of supplies all year long. Don't forget a couple boxes of tissues as well. To the folks that ordered a case from Amazon to be delivered directly to the school last year thank you!

5) Soon after school begins, profile updates will be sent home so that you can update address, phone numbers, and emergency contacts.  If you moved recently, you will need to bring in original documents.  Please follow the following link to see what is required by the school district:

6) A Reminder that fidget spinners are not allowed at school at any time, so please leave them and all other toys at home.

Shop at Market of Choice? Make Money for Charlemagne!

It's an easy way to fund-raise for our school, at no expense to you.

  1. Sign up with eScrip and select Charlemagne (ID#XXXXXXX).
  2. Register your payment cards: VISA, MasterCard, American Express, Discover and debit cards.
  3. Shop at Market of Choice and pay with your registered cards to earn up to 4% for your favorite school or nonprofit.

    Earn with Your Registered Credit or Debit Cards

Safe Routes to School

September is a great time for active transportation like walking and biking to school, whether it's once a week or every day. Learn more on why and how your child can walk or bike to school from 4J's Safe Routes to School program.


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