Dear Families,

Welcome back to school! We hope that you had a wonderful break and enjoyed the holidays with friends and family.

School Directories are finally here! They will be sent home with your children today. Please contact Heather in the office by the end of January with any updates to your information. All updates will be sent out in hard copy form in February with subsequent updates hopefully coming electronically. 541-790-3177 or perry_h@4j.lane.edu.

Our last PTO meeting on December 13th was well attended, click here for meeting minutes. We are looking forward to this month’s meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 17 at 6:30.

Entertainment Books
We are selling 2012 Oregon Entertainment Books. The books have a lot of great local deals, $20.00 Market of Choice coupons etc. The coupons are good until the beginning of November so there is plenty of time to use them up! The books cost $25.00 with $15.00 of that coming directly to Charlemagne School. Books are available in the office through Friday, January 13th.

Body of Light Massage Gift Certificates
We still have some for sale in the office or see below for a great way to treat yourself or someone you care about!

Activities to look forward to this week are:

Friday: Superintendent Shelley Berman visits Charlemagne 12:30-3:30pm

Have a great short week!

Your PTO Co-chairs,
Becky Smith and Larisa Lilles

UofO French student hosting opportunity
From Charlemagne parent Lark Wadsworth:
A friend of mine from France called me, his daughter-in-law just got notice that she has been accepted for winter and spring terms at the UO – she is in a rush to get all ready before her flight. Her name is Alizee Grand-Clement and she is 20 years old. Her English is excellent, and she is majoring in International Business Management. She will be arriving on Jan 1st in Portland and taking the bus down to Eugene, but has not yet had time to make any lodging arrangements, due to the last minute notice. We can put her up for a couple of days at our house, but it is too small for long term lodging, so we are hoping to make contact with another family or anyone who might have an affordable rental or home stay option for her. (She did not want to sign up for a roommate arrangement without the opportunity to meet the person she would be rooming with.)

If you or someone you know might be able to help, please call Lark Wadsworth at 541-556-0518.

Save the date!
Please bring the whole family (and a vegetable) to Charlemagne’s “Stone Soup” Community Event. A Free Evening of Food, Storytelling and Theater

Friday, January 20th, 5:30 – 7:30pm  in the Charlemagne Elementary School’s Cafeteria5055 Mahalo Drive, Eugene

  • Bring a vegetable to add to our pot of soup
  • Eat a dinner of bread and soup (vegetarian options)
  • Hear Storyteller Yvonne Young tell the classic story of “Stone Soup” Kids come prepared to put on a play of “Stone Soup” (in French)!

Kids get to be the actors in the show!

Students from Grades K-5 are invited to participate and create a play (a French version of the story) “Stone Soup” for the  cafeteria audience. Children will work with high school student volunteers and have help learning their lines and creating their costumes. No experience necessary! Hope to see you there!

Sponsored by Charlemagne’s Esprit de Corps Committee


Garden Club News

Garden Club is over for 2011. We hope the kids enjoyed it! Le Jardin de Charlemagne has a website, please visit it for updates and news in anticipation of Spring.

We so appreciate the help we receive from the Charlemagne community!! As always, contact Tabatha (tabandrews@gmail.com) or Erika (erikamarkmcfarlane@gmail.com) with your Garden/Green School issues.

Mark your calendars for the first Green School Committee meeting of 2012 – Monday, January 9th, 6pm, in the library. Come and find out how you can help make our school even greener.

Volunteer
Help us in creating the most vibrant school possible by signing up to get involved!  We have a total of 47 parents who have clicked in so far. It will take less than 5 minutes of your time.  It’s easy!  Please click HERE.  We’d love to have 100% parent participation!

UPCOMING EVENTS

1/3  School Choice Applications acceptance begins
1/4  Classes Resume
1/6  Superintendent Berman’s visit to Charlemagne
1/6  Math Madness Assembly 1pm 1/9 Green School Committee meeting 6pm in Charlemagne library
1/13  Math Madness Packets go home, last day to buy Entertainment Books in office
1/16  No School – Martin Luther King Holiday
1/17  Art Club begins, Tuesdays after school
1/17  PTO Meeting 6:30pm
1/20  Charlemagne Stone Soup Community Event  5:30-7:30pm
1/26  Math Madness Collected Pledges due
1/27  No School – Grading Day
1/31-2/3  School Choice Visitations

Community Events
The Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Essay and Poetry Contest. Sponsored by EEA, Eugene & Bethel School Districts, and Skipping Stones Magazine. Entries due Tuesday, January 10th 2012. Click Here for Flyer

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.