Read-a-thon kicks off this week

Dear Families,

We had another great week at Charlemagne.

Many thanks to everyone who attended our first PTO meeting; it was an amazing turn out. Sargeant Carl Stubbs from the Eugene Police Department’s School Resource Team gave a very informative presentation about school safety and answered questions from many parents. If you missed the meeting, the minutes will be online later this week and in next week’s enews.

This week kicks off our brand new Read-a-thon. This fun event will promote reading while we raise funds for our school. Keep your eye out for the pledge envelopes that will be coming home on Thursday, Oct. 1. See below for more details about this exciting event. Please note: this fundraiser replaces the previous Innisbrook Gift Wrap sale that used to take place at this same time of year.

Thanks again to all of our amazing Charlemagne volunteers for working together to make this such an amazing place to learn. If you are interested in volunteering, but haven’t gotten a chance to sign up yet, please check out thevolunteer link on the Charlemagne website.

Have a wonderful week!


Gina Thompson and Shannon Tom (PTO co-chairs),


Upcoming Events

Sept. 30: Site Council, 3:15 p.m.

Oct. 1-16: Read-a-thon – collect pledges

Wednesday, Oct. 7: Bike and walk to school day

Thursday-Friday, Oct. 8-9: No School for students, Professional Development

Oct. 12-16: Poinsettia and Wreath sale

Oct. 16-25: Read-a-thon – Read and keep a record of your reading minutes

Oct. 23: Picture Day

October Book Exchange and Read-a-thon

This week, pledge packets will be going home with homework folders. Students will get a chance to show their love of reading as they ask for pledges between Oct. 1-16 and then recordhow many minutes they spent reading between Oct. 16-25. 

Time that students read alone or aloud to their parents as well as parents reading to students will all count.

Prizes will be given based on minutes read:

  • Students who read 100 minutes will get a piece of tape to tape Principal Eric to the library wall so he can be “STUCK on reading!”
  • Pizza Party for the class with the best participation.
  • Grand prize: eReader (Kindle/Nook) for one lucky participant!

The reading week will kick off with a fun book exchange on Friday, Oct. 16.

So start saving your gently used books and drop them off in front of the library between now and Oct. 16. Please contact Julie Park at if you have any questions or would like to help make this a success. Thanks!

Out grown last years tee and sweatshirts? Reduce, Reuse, Recycle…

New swag is on sale now…but what to do with your Charlemagne gear that’s still awesome, but just doesn’t fit anymore?

Clean out your drawers of the fox tees and sweats that ‘shrunk’ as you grew…and drop them in the new Recycle Your Fox box. Look for this sign in the breezeway at pick up or drop off, and drop your beloved — but too tiny tee shirts. Every tee shirt or sweatshirt you donate will be repurposed into — a tee shirt or sweatshirt that fits a smaller person than you. Amazingly, that smaller person will also be attending your favorite school, Charlemagne! Quel coincidence!

Show your Charlemagne spirit by donating your old spirit wear. It’s all part of the Charlemagne mission to Reduce, Reuse, Recycle and share with our friends and classmates.

Nearby Nature Adventure for the No School Day on Oct. 9

We invite 6-9- year-olds to Nearby Nature for Gathering in the Garden, our no school day adventure program on Oct. 9. We’ll roast squash and munch on a salad of fall greens that we gather from our Learnscape Garden. We’ll make herb print flags using natural plant pigments, hike through the park, and play in the Squirrel Kitchen!

Cost is $40/members, $45/non-members, scholarships available for qualified applicants.

For more information or to register see our website at Or call 541-687-9699, ext. 2

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