Dear Charlemagne Families

Empathy & Canned Food Drive Feb. 4 – 22nd
The staff and students of Charlemagne have been learning about and practicing empathy at school and in the community. I still find it hard to imagine that families in the Eugene/Springfield go to bed hungry because they cannot afford even the most basic food items. Knowing that children and adults in our community do not have enough food to eat
instills a sense of urgency in our annual Canned Food Drive.  Please help by donating canned and dry food items between now and Feb. 22.

School Tours
Last week we conducted a series of school tours for families who are considering attending Charlemagne next year. I must say that showing prospective families all of the wonderful things happening in classrooms at Charlemagne was an honor and a privilege and definitely the highlight of my week.

Math Madness $10,300.00 and counting!
Our Math Madness campaign was moving along and then “Wham!” Friday happened. We collected over $4,000.00 dollars in pledges on Friday alone! Even though we exceeded our $10,000,00 goal, we extended the official deadline for turning in pledges to Tuesday. On Wednesday morning, we will announce our final total and the Dickie Jo’s grand prize winners.
A big “Thanks” to all of the families who were able to participate in this years Math Madness fundraiser. All proceeds will go toward staffing costs for the 2013 – 14 school year.

Dr. Jon Saphier visits Charlemagne on Wed.
Jon Saphier, a nationally recognized expert on teaching and learning, will accompany Tom and a group of elementary principals on a  tour of classrooms at Charlemagne.  The primary purpose for the tour is to help principals to become better observers of classroom instruction. Dr. Saphier and guests will share their observations with Tom and interested teachers.  interested

OBOB is happening this week!
This week Charlemagne OBOB Teams will battle it out to see which teams represent Charlemagne in the Regional OBOB competition on Feb.   (See La Semaine for dates and times.)

Save the Date – Mardi Gras  Feb. 22nd
Charlemagne’s annual Mardi Gras celebration is just around the corner on Feb. 22nd. This year we are having our Silent Auction on a separate night (April 19) but make no mistake, this years Mardi Gras is going to be a blast! Stay tuned for more information…

See the attached La Semaine à Feb. 4-8 for additional dates, times and the “At a Glance” yearly calendar.

Tom