Principal’s Corner

principals cornerIt was wonderful to have most of our students finally on our new campus! We are excited to welcome back our 5th graders returning from Canoe Island on Monday.

It has been a pleasure meeting new Charlemagne families and catching up with returning families. If you have a minute, please say hello in the halls and let me know how the year is going for your student.

First Week Reminders –

* Unless you are a pre-approved recess volunteer supervisor on duty, please stay off the playground during school hours. This is important for the safety of our students so our recess supervisors can detect a trespassing adult. On Friday, this is especially important, as recess is at the end of the school day.

* If you enter the building, please check in first at the office.

* Friday pickup time is 12:00 pm.

* Please enter and exit the building by the main office. Exiting through the gate on Kincaid street is loud and creates a disturbance when the door swings shut.

* ALL students must report to the cafeteria if they arrive between 7:50 and 8:05 for supervision.

* If you pick up two children, please wait at the younger child’s pick up spot for your older child to make it over.

* Please do not get out of your car at carpool. This creates a major issue with the flow of traffic. If you need to get out of the car, please park in a designated spot.

* For the rest of September, please try not to schedule appointments that would require early pickup. We want students to fully learn the new routine.

Thank YOU for your patience as we work through the new routines and make shifts to meet the needs of our students!

Eric Anderson
Charlemagne French Immersion Elementary School


Curriculum Night on Thursday

Dear Families,

We are only a few days into the school year, and already things are humming right along! It has been terrific to see familiar faces once again and to meet so many wonderful new families.

We have a lot of events coming up this week, including Curriculum Night on Thursday the 17th.

K-2nd grade classes will hear information from their children’s teachers in their classrooms from 6-6:45 p.m.

There will be an informational meeting for all parents from 6:45-7:15 well as a chance to sign up for many volunteer opportunities.

3rd-5th grade presentations will be from 7:15-8 p.m.

Curriculum night is for adults only, but there is free childcare provided on site for school-aged children. Hope to see you there!

If you have any questions or suggestions for the PTO, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We are happy to hear from you!


Gina Thompson and Shannon Tom (PTO co-chairs) 


Upcoming Events

Sept. 16: Meet the Superintendent – 4J Educational Center 200 N Monroe
Sept. 17: Curriculum night 6 p.m.

Sept. 21-25: Safety Week
Sept 22: TAG parent meeting 5:30 p.m.
Sept. 22: PTO meeting 6:30 p.m. – Library
Oct. 8 and 9: No School – Professional Development/Inservice Day

Safe Routes to School

safe routes to school

Several people have asked for information about the safest routes to walk or bike to the new location. Here is a map provided by Shane MacRhodes from Safe Routes to School.

Meet the Superintendent

4jParents are invited to drop-in discussions with new superintendent

Our school district has a new leader, and he wants to meet you. 4J superintendent Dr. Gustavo Balderas is inviting parents and the public to stop in to get to know him and to share their thoughts and questions about Eugene’s schools.

Two “Meet the Superintendent” drop-in sessions are offered in September, one in the evening and one in the morning to accommodate families’ differing schedules. Both September sessions will be at the 4J Education Center near downtown Eugene; future opportunities will be held at different locations around the district.

Meet the Superintendent:

Wednesday, Sept. 16, 5:00–6:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Sept. 22, 7:00–8:30 a.m.

4J Education Center, 200 N. Monroe St., Eugene

After-School Salmon House Writing Workshop

Do you have a student who loves to tell stories? Check out Wild Imagination Group for Elementary Schoolers.

This group is all about fun and discovery of the wonder of words. Sessions include action packed word-play, oral and written storytelling, exploration of poetry, engaging crafts, and games.

Meets Thursdays from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. beginning October 1st.

Classes meet once a week for 8 weeks.

Tuition is $95 per student.

Space is limited.

Sign up at or call (541) 326-6112.

tree-top-academicsTreetop Academics After-school Science Class

Treetop Academics After-school science classes will be offered once again at Charlemagne!

Classes will be offered on Mondays from 2:45-4:15 beginning Oct. 5 for children in grades 1-5.

Click here for the flyer for this fall’s class or visit for more information and to register.

Opportunities at The Little French School

little french school logoThe Little French School is a private, non-profit program located in West Eugene offering early childhood French Immersion programs and after-school care for Charlemagne students! A few spaces remain this year for early childhood programs for potty-trained kiddos ages 2.5 – 6 (by Sept. 1).

Bussing from Charlemagne to LFS for small-group after-school care, Monday through Friday as late as 5:30. 

Part-time available.

Bus Transportation between LFS (located at 18th and City View) and Charlemagne, before and after school, M-F.

LFS Programs are a great way to introduce your younger kiddos to French, early academics and socialization, and prepare them for success at Charlemagne.

Small class sizes, flexible scheduling, diverse curricula and a positive supportive environment are priorities at LFS.

Call 541-345-3818 or visit LFS online at to learn more! Bonne Rentrée!