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We're Number 6!

Dear Families,

Thank you to all that came to the PTO meeting, especially all the new faces! Those that came learned a lot more detail from Principal Eric about the performance data we recently received from the district. Based on this information and other factors, the website ranked Charlemagne as 6th in the state among 700 schools. And perhaps most impressive, our growth rate was the highest among 4J elementary schools.

The combination of outstanding administration, staff, and parent involvement has made Charlemagne the school it is today. Thank you all so much for your commitment to our student education.

Missed the meeting? Notes are available online, as well as Eric's presentation. See you next time!

New PTO Email!

Have a submission for the eNews? A question for the co-chairs? Please use from now on. We can work those emails separately from our personal accounts this way.

Have a great week!

Chris Miller & Brooke Parrill

PTO Co-Chairs


Upcoming Events

October 4:  Bike + Walk to School Day 
October 6:  Readathon Kickoff
October 10: Picture Day
October 13: No School
October 17: PTO Meeting



Charlemagne will have its Read-a-thon this month with packets going home with homework folders on October 6. 

Students will get a chance to show their love of reading as they ask for pledges, then record how many minutes they spend reading between October 6 and October 15. 

Prizes will be given for each level of participation based on the total minutes spent reading.  Time that students read alone or aloud to their parents as well as parents reading to students will all count. 

All packets will be due the week of
October 16. 

This will be a perfect way to get everyone excited for the Book Fair in November. Let's promote the love of reading! 

Please contact Claire Matese if you have any questions or would like to help make this a success. 

Little French School is still Enrolling!

The Little French School is currently enrolling children 3-6 years old. Read on to find more about our French immersion school and check out our website at:

  • French Immersion

We are a French immersion program open from 8:30 am - 5:30 pm with an early drop-off option at 8:00 am, Monday through Friday. This is a good way to prepare students for a continuing French program in a loving and caring environment. 

  • Small Classroom Size

We have an ideal teacher/student ratio: 

Preschool class “Petite Section” - maximum 10 children/2 teachers

Pre-K “Moyenne Section” - maximum 13 students/2 teachers

Pre-K / Kindergarten “Moyenne/Grande Section” - maximum 10 students/1 teacher

  • Shuttle Bus Available 

We have a shuttle bus to make transportation easier on parents. Our bus drives students roundtrip between LFS and Charlemagne.

  • After-School Program

We also offer an after-school program from 2:30 pm - 5:30 pm, Monday through Friday. Our after-school program is open to Little French School and Charlemagne students. Our Little French School bus transports our after-school students from Charlemagne to LFS. This program supports working parents whose work schedule makes it difficult for them to pick up their children at Charlemagne after school. 

  • Still Enrolling

We do have spots currently in our "Moyenne Section/Grande Section,” in our " Petite Section," and in our after-school program. Contact the school at 541-345-3818 to enroll.

M E R C I 

Repeated from Previous Weeks

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

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

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

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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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


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