Principal’s Corner

principals cornerDear Charlemagne Families,

We are including our newly adopted French teaching and learning rubric adapted from The American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) with the report card for first through fifth grades. This rubric is designed to describe language performance that is the result of explicit language instruction. The current Standards for Foreign Language Learning are written for K–16 and include language-specific progress targets for elementary, secondary, and postsecondary learners. This will assist in addressing articulation K-5 and assessing student performance.

Learning targets need to consider age appropriate input and cognitive development of the language learners. The timeline for achieving targets will vary for individuals. The description of three ranges of performance (Novice, Intermediate, and Advanced) allows our teachers to identify appropriate learning targets for language learners. Each grade level at Charlemagne has identified where the majority of their students are performing on the rubric and highlighted the appropriate descriptor. Our goal is to provide a clear, accurate and descriptive present level of French performance for each student. We believe the ACTFL rubric is a major step toward achieving that goal.

Eric Anderson
Charlemagne at Fox Hollow Elementary School


Last Day Wednesday, Early Release

Dear Families,

yogurt-extreme-logoThe time has come to say good bye to the 2014/2015 school year and our 5th graders. We wish them all well on their new adventures at Roosevelt.

We too will be having new adventures at our new home at 3875 Kincaid. We’ll hold playground socials for our new kindergartners and new families on the third Saturday of each month at our new school location and there’ll be a playground social on Aug. 29 for the entire school to come and get familiar with our new school.

We have a very short week this week, with full days on Monday and Tuesday and our field day and short day on Wednesday. School will be dismissed at 11:30 and no lunch will be served this day.
Don’t forget to stop by Yogurt Extreme on Tuesday to help support this next year’s 5th grade Canoe Island Trip. What a great treat to start off summer. (Click here for the flyer and Charlemagne will receive 25% of your purchase.)

We want to send out a big thank you to kids, parents and everyone who donated to Trot de France. All of our efforts helped us raise over $10,705 to help fund our staffing for next year. The PTO really appreciates everyone’s effort and in the end our children benefit.

Thank you everyone for a fantastic year and we look forward to seeing your smiling faces at our new home in the fall!

Gina Thompson & Melissa Gomsrud
PTO Co-Chairs


Upcoming Events
June 8 – 5th Grade Promotion
June 9 – Canoe Island fundraiser at Yogurt Extreme
June 10 – Last Day of School – early release 11:30 a.m. No lunch


Schedule for Wednesday, June 10
Field Day Schedule: 
8:30 – 8:55 Homerooms (parent volunteers orient to the station for Field Day), Teachers pass out report cards
8:55 – 9:25 End of the year assembly
9:25 – 11:10 Field Day
11:10-11:20 Popsicles – served at ending station
11:20 – 11:30 Fond Farewells
11:30 Dismissal/Carpool (NO LUNCH)


bikeGot a Spare Bike?

Do you have an extra bicycle taking up room in the garage? We are hoping to receive two donated bikes for our Amity Intern program. This would be a significant support for our interns. Please email Eric at if you would like to donate a bicycle.





Yearbooks Available

Yearbooks will be distributed on Monday. If you did not pre-order a yearbook, they will be sold for $12.50 at pick up on Monday and drop off on Tuesday.









Saturday Playground Socials This Summer

IMG_20100911_111922Incoming kindergartners and new families, please come to our monthly Charlemagne Saturday Playground Socials.

Come and meet fellow kindergartners and their families each third Saturday of the month at the new Parker playground. We’ll have at least one Charlemagne returning family there to answer questions about your new school. It’s a great opportunity to make connections with future classmates and to feel more comfortable with the campus.

They’re happening each third Saturday of the summer months, plus an extra social on the last Saturday in August for the entire school. Hope to see you there.

10 a.m. – Noon

June 20
July 18
August 15
August 29

Please note that the school buildings (and restrooms) are locked and will not be accessible.

All our playdates this summer will be held at our new location at Parker, 3875 Kincaid Street.


Baby Shower at Cascades Raptor Center, June 13

Cascades_Raptor_Center_6389853Come join the Cascades Raptor Center on Saturday, June 13, from noon-6 p.m. to learn more about the babies of the raptor world. Although the Raptor Center can’t display the orphans being raised in the hospital, they have lots of photos and videos to show off their cuteness – including some with faces that only their mothers (and rehabilitators!) could love.

Become a member and receive a gift, or donate and help send our orphans through Mouse University and receive a gift!. Already a member? Bring a friend! They’d love to expand the Cascades Raptor Center family. Refreshments will be served. Visit for more information.


Charlemagne Talented and Gifted Parent Group

ThinkingLooking for additional educational opportunities and enrichment activities for your TAG child? Interested in talking with other parents about their curriculum strategies and ways to supplement material at home? Eager to learn more about what it means to be a TAG student, the services, and the avenues of advocacy?

Join the Charlemagne Talented and Gifted Parent Group and help parents explore the answers to these questions. Our goal is to offer positive support to our children, their teachers, and to our educational community.

If you would like to become involved please email Lisa Joye @ or Natalie Reeves @

This group is new and in the beginning stages. Let us know if you are interested in helping research, explore resources, and gathering ideas.


See the NCAA Track and Field Championships June 13

track and fieldMeet Olympic athletes from a variety of sports, enjoy the final day of the NCAA Track and Field Championships and get a special meet-and-greet opportunity after the meet.

ELIGIBILITY: Youth currently in K-8th grades
WHEN: Saturday, June 13 – 11:00 am – 5:45 p.m.
SUPERVISION: All youth must attend with an accompanying adult. REGISTRATION:
1. Please have the attending adult register the youth on the appropriate sign-up list. Both names will be verified as you arrive.
2. Please arrive between 10:15 and 10:45 a.m. on the day of the event to accommodate the sign-in process

Click here to register:

Eugene Youth

Springfield Youth

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