Welcome To Charlemagne PTO eNEWS

Dear Families,
Thanks to the parents who attended the Curriculum Night Parent Meeting last Thursday and to the many who signed up for our PTO committees!  We appreciate you!  We’re happy to announce that all parents can now go online to sign-up for volunteer positions through our online Parent Volunteer Checklist.   By filling out this online checklist, PTO can easily connect you with the event or fundraising opportunity of your choice, helping  make our school even stronger!

We’re looking forward to our first PTO Meeting of the year Tuesday night, Sept. 20th, 6:30-8pm in the Library.  Free childcare provided. This is your chance to get more involved, meet other Charlemagne parents and have an impact on some important decisions affecting the school. We hope to see you!Remember to buy your pre-paid meal tickets in the breezeway before and after school all this week for the All Family Back-to-School Picnic- this Friday night, September 23rd, 5:30-8pm.  Let the fun begin!

Your PTO Co-chairs,
Becky Smith and Larisa Lilles

Online Parent Volunteer Checklist sign-up is here! 

How do you want to get more involved at Charlemagne?  Charlemagne encourages all parents to volunteer ten hours of their time through out the school year.  This online sign-up replaces the hard copy form we all used to fill out at the beginning of the school year.  Please sign-up now!  Nothing shows your kids how important school really is more than you helping out! To sign-up, click HERE.


9/20 Tuesday 6:30-8pm Library- PTO MEETING

FREE Childcare provided in the cafeteria.

Every parent/guardian of a Charlemagne student is welcome!  Join Tom and us for an often lively night out with other parents.  Learn about what”s happening at school, help inform/make decisions and get involved.  Last year we averaged 25-30 parents at our meetings!  You go parents!

The AGENDA is available HERE.

9/23 Friday 5:30-8pm Playground – BACK-TO-SCHOOL PICNIC

Let”s kick of the school year with friends and family and good food and fun!

We will be serving hamburgers, hot dogs, veggie burgers, pizza, salads, treats, and beverages. There will be cardboard slides and more!  Food ticket sales will be available for the rest of the week both in the morning and afternoon in the breezeway with all proceeds to benefit the 5th Grade class” end of the year activities. Not to be missed! Hope to see you there!

9/25 Sunday 4-5:30pm BACK-TO-SCHOOL HOUSE PARTY!

Join us for a casual, fun afternoon of great company, good food, and wine
while your kids play.  (We’re providing babysitters and kid snacks.)
WHO: Charlemagne families and others who care about public schools
WHAT: Hear from Eugene 4J School Board member Jennifer Geller and long-
time school advocate Joy Marshall how Stand for Children is working to make our  public schools stronger. Tell them what changes you want to see for your child’s education.
WHERE: 3645 Donald St., Eugene       (Bus #24 stop is nearby.)
Parking is along 36th, 37th and Donald St. Access house via gate on Donald or by walking up long driveway off of 36th.  Signs will be posted.
HOSTS:  Rebecca and Sharon Flynn, Becky Smith and Sabrina Parsons
RSVP to Rebecca at 541-556-3732 


9/27 Tuesday 6:30-8pm Charlemagne Library FRENCH FOR PARENTS

“What Did She Say?”-A One-Night French Language Introduction for Parents

 A great way to start the school year!  This free one-night program is designed for parents who aren’t able to take a full French course but still want a flavor of the French language.  Charlemagne parent and French teacher Greg Hopper-Moore will teach some basic words and phrases.  Parents will have the chance to listen to and speak some French in a friendly, interactive environment.  Whether you are a new or returning parent, whether you don”t know any French or just need a refresher, come join us for a fun evening!

Refreshments will be served. FREE Childcare available.  RSVP for childcare to Amy Chinitz: amychinitz@msn.com or 541-683-6016.

Charlemagne After-School Club News

Garden Club

Signup sheets are now in the office for Garden Club. This fall the club will actually be run by the School Garden Project. They manage school gardens all over town and do an amazing job. Meetings will be on Wednesdays from 2:45-3:45pm. Session 1 runs from September 28th through October 26th. Session 2 runs from November 2nd through November 30th. Each session is limited to ten students, first through fifth grade. (Kinders may join in the spring.)  You can signup for one or both sessions. We are pleased to be able to offer a sliding scale fee of $5-25 per student per session. Please pay Mme Heather in the office.Garden Club is also looking for people with pickup trucks or trailers who would be willing to help haul material to our garden in the next couple of weeks. Contact Tabatha (tabandrews@gmail.com, 344-0901) or Erika (erikamarkmcfarlane@gmail.com, 852-3394). Stay tuned for more garden info in upcoming newsletters!

Community News

The Little French School-  2011-2012

Preschool through Kindergarten French immersion program. Give your child the gift of language:

  •  Small classroom teacher to children ratio
  • Wrap around Kindergarten program with Fox Hollow elementary school
  • Morning and afternoon shuttle service between the Little French School and Fox Hollow
  •  Pre-academic skills/social skills/art/music/dance/outdoors
  •  Field trips
  •   Nutritional organic snacks
  •  Green school

To view details about our summer programs, school programs, as well as tuition and fees, please visit our web site at www.littlefrenchschool.org

To schedule a visit, for questions and to enroll please contact Stephanie Schiffgens at admissions@littlefrenchschool.org or call 541-345-3818


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