Celebrate Our Teachers This Week

Dear Families,

apple-appreciation-copyIt’s time to celebrate our wonderful teachers at Charlemagne. This week is Teacher Appreciationand Esprit de Corp has lots of things planned to show our love for our teachers.

A couple things that we could use some help on, is on Tuesday, please have your child bring a flower from your garden for their teacher. We will have volunteers at each classroom collecting the flowers before school and then arranging into a bouquet for each teacher. On Thursday we will be having a lunch for all teachers and classified staff and could use a few more dishes for this. Please sign up at http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0f4fa8a62cabf85-teacher/.

Thank you everyone for helping our teachers feel appreciated.

Coming up on May 27, we will be hosting our Annual Talent Show, see information below about how to sign up and show off all that talent.

Also we are gearing up for our Trot de France on May 29 (formally known as Jog-a-thon) and we are looking for volunteers. See below how you can get involved in this important fundraiser.

If you were not able to attend the last PTO meeting, here are the minutes from the April 21 meeting.

The PTO would like to thank the organizers of the Class Packages for their excellent work in putting together such a wide variety of fun packages for the Soiree Auction. These parents spent quite a bit of time and effort planning, organizing, negotiating, and working with their respective classes to make something great! And they did it all via e-mail and with an amazing amount of patience and support for this project. And many thanks as well to all the parents who contributed to these packages. Charlemagne is forever grateful for our amazing parent support.

Class package organizers were: Karen Stapleton, Koa Fodor, Jessica Barnhart, Julie Park, Rebekah Nelson, Roxy Satterfield, Jen Huang, Connie Van Flandern, Shannon Tom, Char Heitman, Cindy Gupta, Tayah Butler, Carol Herbert, and Elizabeth Baker. And the amazing Silent Auction team was: JoAnn Hoffman, Jessica Keiper, Julie Park, Alison Walker, Marcia Yu, Kathy Gregory and Koa Fodor.

Thank you everyone and have a great week!

Gina Thompson & Melissa Gomsrud
PTO Co-Chairs


Upcoming Events

May 4-8 – Teacher Appreciation Week
May 5 – Incoming 6th grade parent’s night at Roosevelt Middle School
May 13 – Site Council, 3:15 p.m., Library
May 14 – 1st grade play, 6 p.m.
May 21 – PTO meeting, 6:30 p.m., Library
May 25 – No School – Memorial Day
May 27 – Talent Show, 6 p.m.
May 29 – Trot de France


Charlemagne Talent Show, May 27

show-us-your-talent 2Calling all singers, dancers, jugglers, actors, gymnasts, comedians, magicians, musicians, martial artists, pogo stick dancers, puppeteers, finger shadow artists, and performers of all types!

The annual Charlemagne Community Talent Show is on Wednesday, May 27, from 6-7:30 p.m. in the gym.

This is the perfect opportunity for students to share their talents with the rest of the Charlemagne community and to perform a fun group act with their friends. Sign up sheets are available in the office and due by May 15. Dress rehearsals are on Wednesday, May 20 after school or during recess/lunch on Thursday, May 21. Performers must attend one rehearsal to be guaranteed a place in the show.

The show is being revived from two years ago, so we need parent volunteers to make this happen. Please sign up athttp://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F0F4FA8A62CABF85-the2015/.

Feel free to contact Julie Kim at safra76@hotmail.com with any questions or suggestions.


Trot do France needs you on May 29

Charlemagne’s first ever Trot de France (formerly known as the Jog-a-thon) is happening on Friday, May 29 and we need your help!

We are looking for 2 volunteers from each class to punch holes in runners’ cards during the event, 10 people for set up and 15 to stay and clean up afterwards.

Please email Mindy Steury and let her know which shift you’re available for. mindyanne14@gmail.com


Giving Our Children Freedom, Independence and Health

From Free Range Kids to Playborhoods

playborhoodHow can we as a community help families and kids rediscover childhood?

Join us as we welcome Mike Lanza, author of Playborhood, who will kick off our conversation. We will then hold a forum and workshop session on the topic of creating a better city for kids and families and building a culture that supports childhood independence and freedom.

While the parents gather at the Hilyard Center the kids will work on some fun activities and games next door at the Amazon Community Center. It’s like a date-night, except dinner is free, the drinks aren’t as strong and you get to build a better community!0

Join us for this special LiveMove, City of Eugene, and Safe Routes to Schoolevent!

Please register for this free event so we know how many people to expect.

Event details:
Hilyard Community Center, 2580 Hilyard Street
6:00-6:30pm Social
6:30-7:30pm Speaker Mike Lanza
7:30-8:30pm Forum & Workshop


Summer Soccer Camp

Registration is now open for the 31st annual South Eugene High School soccer camp! The camp is open for kids entering 1-8th grades. No experience necessary.

The camp runs June 15-19 (M-Th 9-2; F 9-12).
The cost is $130 with a discount for siblings and early registration.
Learn more and register: www.southeugenesoccerclub.org


Little French School Summer Camp

little french school logoWeekly Summer Camps with The Little French School at Lane Community College

The Little French School is enrolling in week-by-week camps for summer 2015. Camps run fromJune 22 through August 21 and are open to students ages ~3-8. The small group camps are French-supported, designed to accommodate local French immersion students and give them a place to practice their French while learning, playing and having fun in the sun. LFS alumni as well as new friends are welcome!

This year’s camps will have fun themes like Dinosaur Dig, Creepy Crawly Things, Magical Creatures, Messy Camp, Let’s Build It, Scientific Explorers, and more! Sign up for one week or many, according to your schedule.

Care is available until 12:30, 2:30, or as late as 5:30 pm, Monday through Friday.

Summer students will enjoy the beautiful learning space and fabulous, natural outdoor play area in one of LCC’s early childhood buildings, as well as lots of activities, games and projects designed to engage them in all the fun that summer has to offer.

Please visit http://littlefrenchschool.org/summer to learn more or sign up!


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