Dear Families,

Parent-Child Library Time at Charlemagne begins Tuesday, October 18
Want to be able to check out school library books with your child? Want to learn more about the school library? Katy Brundan will be in the school library every Tuesday after school until 3:30 to help parents check out books and browse. Books can be checked out either to the student or parent (we can issue a community library card), following the usual limit of 2 books for a week.
Do come and check out the wonderful books we have, and give your kids a helping hand to navigate the English and French books and videos on offer.
If you’re willing to help staff the library check-out desk on Tuesday afternoons, please email Katy Brundan – kbrundan@uoregon.edu
Thanks also to our dedicated team of library volunteers, Christine Sampley who can field queries, and Rebecca Stafford who has worked tirelessly to keep our library organized as well as meeting with the district librarian.
Many thanks to all of you!!

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! You can see this month’s agenda here
Charlemagne picture day is this Friday, Oct. 21.
Order your child’s pictures online through the Lifetouch Website. Our school ID is LO531142Y0.

What are the advantages of ordering school pictures online?
Ordering online offers you additional choices regarding looks and allows you to customize your portrait package with more than one Look. Additionally, your child does not need to bring the Order Form/Payment Envelope with cash or check to school. Instead, your child simply brings a Picture Day Pass to Picture Day. You print this pass during the order process.

Box Tops Due Friday, October 21st!
Christine Sampley will be making our next submission of Box Tops soon so please bring them in by October 21st. Box Tops means cash for our school — no strings attached. This program is an easy way for our school to earn money. Many products you may already buy have a Box Top on it, and each Box Top is worth 10 cents. For a list of participating products, check out Box Top Products. Our goal for this school year is $500. Last year, we collected over $470 worth of Box Tops. If every student dropped off 16 Box Tops during the school year, we would earn an easy $500. Check your pantry and cabinets for products with Box Tops. Clip them and drop them off at the front office in the big barrel. It’s that easy! Get them in by October 21st.

Poinsettia & Holiday Wreath Sale continues this week.
Charlemagne is offering for sale beautiful holiday poinsettias and evergreen wreaths from Johnson Brothers’ Greenhouses in Coburg. Four varieties of poinsettias in three sizes are available. One size of wreath is available made of noble fir with incense cedar and juniper with berries. This is a great opportunity to raise money for our school. The poinsettias and wreaths are beautiful, and as many people buy these items over the holidays anyway, please take advantage of this sale.
Orders will be taken October 13th – 27th. Deliveries will be made to the school on Friday, December 2nd. Flyers with all the information and order forms were sent home last week. If you didn’t receive one, please check in the office. Order forms can be turned into the office until October 27th.
Poinsettias range from $6-$25, Wreaths are $25
They make a great holiday gift for yourself or others!
Call Linda Fossum at (541) 505-7747 for more information.

Wow what a busy week at Charlemagne!

Your PTO Co-chairs,
Becky Smith and Larisa Lilles

A Community Outreach Event
Sharing our Charlemagne spirit with our neighborhood seniors

Continue the Halloween Fun at Fox Hollow Residential Care for Seniors
(NEW LOCATION) Charlemagne’s After-school Costume Parade
sponsored by Esprit de Corps

What: A Halloween Costume Parade for our neighborhood seniors. We’ll sing songs, deliver bright miniature pumpkins and, of course, show off our costumes. Pick up a CD in the front office to learn a couple songs before our parade.

Who’s Invited: All Charlemagne students & their families (siblings welcome!)

When: 3pm, Mon. Oct. 31st (right after school)

Where: Meet in the parking lot of Fox Hollow Residential Care, 5320 Fox Hollow Road. It’s on your right as you drive South on Fox Hollow Road, right after Saratoga St. and before Donald St.

Why: To brighten someone’s day

Questions: Contact Esprit de Corps’ Melissa Sikes 541-683-8384

 Book Fair Volunteers Needed

The countdown has begun to launch our school to the Book Fair and Beyond! We need volunteers to transform our Fair into an out-of-this-world reading experience, but we need your help to accomplish this mission.

Join our volunteer team to:
• Organize and put things in place
• Bring a creative flair to signs and decorations
• Offer a helping hand, setting up or packing up
• Help shoppers of all ages find the perfect book
The Book Fair runs from November 3 to 10. There are daytime and evening shifts available. We have work to do before and after the fair as well. As a thank you to our volunteers, we are offering a $10 raffle for 10 of our volunteers. For every 2-hour shift you work, you will get a chance to win $10 to spend on Scholastic books at the Fair.
If you want to help or have questions about working the Fair, please contact Christine Sampley at candrsampley@comcast.net. Thank you!

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

10/31 Halloween Parade at Charlemagne 1:45-2:30
Fox Hollow Residential Care costume parade 3:00
11/7  Restaurant of the Month fundraiser at Mazzi’s 11/9 & 10  Parent Teacher Conferences 11/11 No School- Veterans Day

Community News:

The Rose Children’s Theater is putting on Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. The cast includes 2nd – 8th graders from the Eugene/Springfield area including several Charlemagne students past and present! Come support your fellow Charlemagne students and enjoy a great show.

Friday, October 28th @ 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, October 29th @ 2:00 p.m.
Saturday, October 29th @ 7:00 p.m.
Sunday, October 30th @ 2:00 p.m.

The location is the Wildish Theater, 630 Main Street, Springfield, OR.
Tickets can be purchased through www.therct.com or call 541-431-0444.

Free online French classes

The Eugene Library has online completely free French lessons that anyone with a library card can access from an internet connection. Charlemagne parent Lark Wadsworth has looked into it and says it’s a great way to learn basic French and practice good pronunciation. Click Here for instructions on signing up. iTunes also has a free app to access the lessons on your iPhone. Once you have signed up online, search for Mango Languages Library Edition in the iTunes store.

Community Forums on Education

Oregon’s Achievement Gap October 24, 2011; 7-8 p.m.

River Road Elementary School, 120 W. Hilliard Lane, Eugene

Oregon has a student achievement gap that is among our nation’s largest and growing. What does that mean? What’s happening in schools that are closing the gap? What can we do?

 

Beat the Odds Breakfast November 2, 2011; 7:30 a.m.

Eugene Hilton, 66 East 6th Avenue, Eugene

Scholarship awards and fundraising breakfast for Stand for Children. Come celebrate two outstanding local students who have won a $10,000 college scholarship each. Keynote speaker Krista Parent, South Lane School District Superintendent. Click Here to register.

Supporting Principals and Teachers November 14, 2011; 7-8 p.m.

Adams Elementary School, 950 W. 22nd Avenue (22nd and Jackson St.) Vibrant schools are full of supported and effective educators and strong leaders.

Community forums are co-sponsored by Stand for Children, Eugene School District 4J, and the Chalkboard Project.

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

Please submit articles by Friday at 5:00pm for inclusion in the following week’s eNews.