Dear Families,

Our first PTO Meeting of the school year was well-attended by 25 parents last Tuesday evening.  If you weren’t able to join us, please check out the 9/20 PTO Meeting Minutes.

Our annual Back-to-School Picnic was a fun success on Friday night with delicious food graciously prepared by the Fifth Grade families. Thanks to all who participated!
Thanks to all the families who attended the Stand for Children House Party at the Flynn’s on Sunday.  We added eight new members and folks heard about ways to get involved with supporting our schools.  Stand will be hosting 2 community meetings where information will be given, and feedback will be solicited. The first meeting is about the  Achievment Gap, and the 2nd meeting is about Supporting Teachers and Administrators through assessment, evaluation and continuing education. Want more information? Click Here.

Activities to look forward to this week are:

  • Parent French Night on Tuesday
  • Garden Club beginning on Wednesday
  • Continuing to help your kids sell Gift Wrap/Innisbrook products.  This fundraiser earned us over $9,000 last year.  That’s almost a tenth of our fundraising efforts!  Our goal this year is $10,626 – Let’s go for it!!!
Many thanks to the parents who make these events, clubs and fundraisers happen to benefit our Charlemagne school community!
Wishing you health and vitality this Fall,
Your PTO Co-chairs,
Becky Smith and Larisa Lilles

Online Parent Volunteer Checklist sign-up still needs you!

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.  If you haven’t already, please sign-up now.  Nothing shows your kids how important school really is more than you helping out! To sign-up, click HERE.


Upcoming Events

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

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

 A great way to start the school year! 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.  Refreshments will be served.

FREE Childcare available.  RSVP for childcare to Amy Chinitz: or 541-683-6016

9/25-10/7 Order Charlemagne Shirts and Sweatshirts and a percentage gets donated back to Charlemagne 5th grade. After 10/7 the donations go into the PTO funds. Check it out! 

10/5 Wednesday Walk/Bike to School Day
In an effort to encourage GREEN behavior at Charlemagne we will have our 2nd annual Walk/Bike to school.

10/14 No School State-In Service Day

10/18 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 parents for an often lively night out discussing vital issues related to our school.  Please don’t be shy– come and participate, or just listen and learn!

Charlemagne After-School Club News

Garden Club
Signup sheets are now in the office for Garden Club. This fall the club will 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 10 students, 1st through 5th 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 (, 344-0901) or Erika (, 852-3394). Stay tuned for more garden info in upcoming newsletters!

Community News

The Little French School: Preschool through Kindergarten

  • Small class sizes, personalized attention
  • Wrap around kindergarten program with Fox Hollow Elementary School
  • Morning and afternoon shuttle service between the Little French School and Fox Hollow
  • Pre-academic and social skills, as well as art, music, dance, and outdoor play
  • Field trips
  • Nutritious organic snacks provided
  • Certified Green School

To view details about our programs, as well as tuition and fees, please visit our web site at

Other After School Activities:

Piano Lessons: Cary Norgraad let us know she was impressed with the offerings from Eugene Piano Academy. Check them out!

Coyote Kids: Starting THIS THURSDAY @ Charlemagne. Kids are immersed in outdoor activities and education every Thursday from 2:45-4:45. Grades 1-5. CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO

Figure Skating Club: 8 Week Fall Term Classes begin:
September 27, 2011 – Tuesdays 6pm-7pm
October 1, 2011 – Saturdays 11am-12pm

Please email us if you have any other after school activity ideas, or want to let us know about something your kids do that you think others would be interested in!

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