From your PTO Co-Chairs – PTO meeting on Tuesday

pto meetingBonjour Families,

As Eric stated over the weekend, our hearts and thoughts are with France with the tragic events that took place on Friday. We hope anyone who has family or friends in France that everyone is safe and sound.

We want to send out a big thank you to Natalie Reeves, Karol Herbert and all the many volunteers who made our Book Fair a great success. They have put in many hours and we appreciate how their hard work will benefit our school library.

The Esprit de Corp committee is collecting donations to help some of our families who may need a little assistance with the Thanksgiving Holiday.There is a pumpkin in the office to collect donations. We thank you for your consideration and even a little bit helps.

If after the long Holiday Weekend and you are ready to be done with Turkey, please join us on Monday Nov. 30 at Mazzi’s for our first restaurant fundraiser for this year. Mazzi’s is open 5-9:30 p.m. and serves Italian food. They will donate a portion of your meal back to Charlemagne. See voucher below. Take out is also available.

Thank you goes out to our school nurse Helena and volunteers, Judith Sabah, Alice Cho, Sudha Rajendran, Eileen Barry, Patty Boyle and Shadi Millerand anyone else who helped with dental and vision screening on Friday. We appreciate your helping to keep our kids healthy.

We will be selling left over Charlemagne shirts and sweatshirts in the front parking lot on Monday and Tuesday after school. Tees are $15 and sweatshirts are $30. Please make checks payable to Charlemagne PTO. Limited Sizes, come and get them while they last. Thank you to Connie Van Flandern for all her hard work on getting this beautiful shirts for our school.

Be sure to join us on Tuesday for our monthly PTO meeting. Come and hear how our fundraising efforts are going and an update from Eric on School happenings. The meeting starts at 6:30 p.m. Click here for the agenda. We look forward to seeing you there and remember free childcare is available in the library.

Thank you and have a great week!

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


Upcoming Events

Nov. 12-23: Turkey donation drive

Nov. 17: TAG parent group meeting, 5:30 p.m.

Nov. 17: PTO meeting, 6:30 p.m.

Nov. 25: Conference makeups – No School

Nov 26-27: Thanksgiving Break – No School

Dec. 3: Holiday Fair and Poinsettia pick-up

Dec. 3: Picture Retake Day

Dec. 9: Site Council, 3:15 p.m.

Dec. 21-Jan. 5: Winter Break – No School

Thanksgiving Turkey Donation Drive

turkey driveIn honor of Thanksgiving, let’s remember those in our own school community. Please donate to Charlemagne’s Turkey Donation Drive Nov. 12–23.

Let’s make sure everyone has a feast on Thanksgiving Day! Please donate cash or checks to benefit Charlemagne families in need of food assistance during the holidays. Look for the orange pumpkin to deposit your donations in the main office. Make checks out to “Charlemagne PTO.”

Sponsored by Esprit de Corps. For more information, contact Julie Kim at

Confidential: If you are struggling financially, and could use some food assistance this Thanksgiving, please speak up. Don’t be shy (no questions asked), just call us. Please give your name to Julie Kim or to Bernadette in the main office. We will keep your name confidential.

5th annual Charlemagne Holiday Market, Dec. 3

HolidayMarketLOGOThursday, Dec. 3, 2:45-4:45 p.m. Come pick up your poinsettias and join the holiday market for some holiday cheer while shopping for seasonal items.

Sign ups for a table will be in the office. No fee to attend or have a table, but you must sign up to have a spot. Kids are encouraged to participate, and please, adults, sign up as well!

Items featured for sale in the past: fancy cookies, soap, candles, hair ties, pottery, books, knitwear, and more.

To volunteer to help set up or tear down, or to get general questions answered about this fun event, email Stephanie Hand at, or call 541.510.9595.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Is This Your Bike?

lost-bikeThis bike was found a couple of weeks ago just inside the back door by the KG/3rd grade wing. If it’s yours, please contact Bernadette in the school office to claim it.

Mazzi’s Restaurant Fundraiser on Monday, Nov. 30

mazzis logoPlease put Monday, Nov. 30 on your calendars to save the date for our first restaurant fundraiser of the academic year.

Mazzi’s is open for dinner from 5-9:30 p.m., and they serve a variety of Italian foods, including wood-fired pizza, handmade pasta, lasagne, eggplant parmesan and other Italian classic menu items as well as a variety of seasonal seafood and meat specials, fresh salads with homemade dressings and a wide selection of wines, mixed drinks and desserts. They also have gluten-free options.

Bring the family, make it a date night or order take out.

Please be sure to print out the voucher — click here to get it — as Mazzi’s will only donate a portion of the proceeds of the meals purchased WITH the voucher.

Buon apetito!

Free After School Reading Tutoring

1st-5th grade students can receive free after school reading intervention services at University of Oregon. Students who are performing below benchmark are encouraged to apply. Services focus on alphabetic principle/phonics and fluency instruction, so the program is most beneficial for students performing below benchmark (strategic or intensive) in grades 1-2 and students needing more intensive support in grades 3-5.

Students receive 50 minutes of direct instruction in reading using research-based intervention programs 2 times per week. Instruction is provided in small groups or one-on-one, depending on student need, and is delivered by undergraduate and graduate University of Oregon students.

Tutoring takes place at the HEDCO Clinic on the UO campus. Space is limited and applications are accepted on a first come, first served basis. Any student in grades 1-5 who is performing below benchmark in reading is eligible to apply, though priority will be given to students with deficits in phonics and fluency. If more students apply than we have the capacity to serve, those students will be placed on a waiting list.

Click here for the application packet to apply for these tutoring services.

For more information or to submit your application, contact Shaheen Munir-McHill, coordinator of the CTL Reading Clinic at UO, at or Anna Ingram at

Keep Those Box Tops Coming

BoxTopsWe submitted almost 2,000 Box Tops for Education before the Nov. 1 deadline, earning our school $199.80. Thank you to everyone who’s collected and turned in your Box Tops in the barrel outside the library.

We’ll keep collecting them on an ongoing basis, so keep clipping them out on the products you already buy that have them. We need just the Box Tops coupon with the expiration date visible. Our goal for this year is $400.

Have some news to share?

Do you have news to share with the Charlemange community in our enews, Facebook page or website? Please email us with articles by Thursday at 5 p.m. to be included in the following week’s news.

Repeated from prior weeks:

Charlemagne Talented and Gifted Parent Group meeting, Nov. 17

My child has been TAG identified, now what? Are you curious what the next step is after your child has been identified? Are you eager to learn more about what a TAG Plan looks like? Are you interested in learning what should take place at TAG Plan meeting? Would you like to learn more about what resources are available to help your TAG identified child both in school and at home?

Join the Charlemagne Talented and Gifted Parent Group for a presentation by our very own Charlemagne TAG coordinator, Jana Kincaid. She will present the answers to these questions and show us some fantastic resources to use with our children. The last 15 minutes will be an open Q and A with both Mme. Jana and our principal Mr. Eric.

We’ll meet on Nov. 17 from 5:30-6:30 p.m. (before the PTO meeting) in the Charlemagne cafeteria. Our goal is to offer positive support to our children, their teachers, and to our educational community.

If you’d like to become involved or join our email list please contact Lisa Joye,, or Natalie Reeves,

Auvi-Q 2Auvi-Q Epinephrine Auto-Injectors Recall

There is a nationwide recall in effect for Auvi-Q Epinephrine Auto-Injectors due to a dose-delivery concern. (Lot numbers 2299596 through 3037230.) Anyone who carries Auvi-Q for protection against severe allergic reactions (anaphylaxis) is encouraged to contact his/her provider immediately for a new auto-injector prescription. For more information about the recall, including the process for reimbursement, please see:

Your Thoughts Wanted: Cafeteria Food

Please let us know your thoughts about the cafeteria food at Charlemagne.

This survey is available for your input.

Give To Charlemagne By Shopping

Give to Charlemagne just by doing your normal shopping. Did you know that grocery stores, restaurants, and even and Macy’s will give to Charlemagne? All you have to do is register with eScrip and then shop just like you always do. It’s the easiest way to earn money for Charlemagne.

escrip-bestHere’s how it works:

  1. Signup for eScrip: It’s free, 100% secure, and easy.
  2. Register your credit and debit cards with eScrip: They won’t charge you anything, guaranteed. It’s also completely secure.
  3. Select Charlemagne as your school. We’re Group ID: 7748978
  4. Go shopping! It really is that easy.

If you’ve signed up in previous years, please take 5 minutes to log in and make sure your registered credit cards are up-to-date.

Here’s a partial list of some of the local merchants that participate:

  • Market of Choice
  • Sizzle Pie
  • Ambrosia
  • Izumi Sushi
  • Lucky Noodle
  • Rye
  • and many more

To shop online, just go to the eScrip “mall” and click to your favorite merchant. You’ll automatically earn donations just by shopping. Here’s a partial list of places you can shop online:

  • Amazon
  • The Home Depot
  • Macy’s
  • Nordstroms
  • Bloomingdale’s
  • Walmart
  • West Elm
  • eBay

If you have questions, there’s a great FAQ online here: You can also contact with any questions.

Getting to School On Time

Are you experiencing challenges getting your child to school on time?

Please contact Eric so he can help problem solve. An example challenge could be the LTD bus schedule.