From your PTO Co-Chairs
We hope everyone had a wonderful long weekend! This week the OBOB battles are happening for the 3rd, 4th and 5th graders. They will be in head-to-head battles where they will answer questions about 16 books. We are still in need of some volunteers to help keep time, scores and moderate. If you are able to help, please contact Natalie Reeves at email@example.com.
Math Madness is still underway. Students should finish working on the packets that should have come home last Monday, Feb. 8. Parents should correct the packets and students collect any donations they have and return to school next week starting Feb. 22. Remember you simply need to do the math packet in order to participate and the classes with 100% participation will earn a pizza party.
Thanks to everyone who participated in the Mardi Gras Canned Food Drive and helped Charlemagne donate 669 pounds of food and juice to Food for Lane County! Congratulations to the first graders for winning the pizza party prize with Principal Eric with an impressive showing of donations.
Because of everyone’s enthusiasm and contributions, Charlemagne will be mentioned in an upcoming Food for Lane County newsletter because we raised more than 500 pounds of donations. Great job, everyone! Thank you Julie Kim and Esprit de Corps for arranging this wonderful community event.
The Esprit de Corps committee would like to thank the Charlemagne community for their generous support of the various drives we have had the last few months. In return, we would like to host a movie night at the school on Friday, March 4 at 6 pm. Admission and popcorn are free; however, childcare will not be provided. Feel free to bring blankets, pillows, and snacks and meet up for a casual night out. The movie is yet to be decided. Stay tuned for more details!
Don’t forget that the deadline is quickly approaching for school choice. If you have a younger child that will be entering kindergarten in the fall and you already have children at Charlemagne you still need to fill out a lottery form and have turned into the district by Feb. 29.
Lastly, please join us on Tuesday, Feb. 16 at 6:30 p.m. in the cafeteria for our monthly PTO meeting (click here for the agenda). We will be having a presentation by Shane Rhodes on safe routes to school.
We hope everyone has a great week and good luck to our OBOB teams!
Shannon Tom and Gina Thompson
Feb 16: PTO meeting, 6:30 p.m.
Feb. 16-19: OBOB
Feb. 23: Charlemagne Academic Parent Enrichment Group (APEG) Meeting, 6:30-8pm
Feb. 29: School Choice lottery deadline
March 1: 4j Building our Future Gala Event
Young Rembrandts winter classes
It’s time to register for the next session of Young Rembrandts drawing classes.
Artists will advance techniques in color pencil, marker and Sharpie. A fast food still life and emoticons will provide a lot of fun. Make this an unforgettable winter for learning and fun.
Classes are Tuesdays, 2:45-3:45 p.m. March 8, 15, 29 and April 5.
OBOB Needs Your Volunteer Help
- Tuesday, Feb. 16 (8:20-11:10)
- Wednesday, Feb. 17 (8:20-11:10)
- Thursday, Feb. 18 (8:20-10:20)
- Friday, Feb. 19. (10:45-11:20)
Please contact Natalie Reeves, firstname.lastname@example.org, if you are interested in volunteering.
About OBOB (Oregon Battle of the Books):
Teams in grades 3-5 will compete in head-to-head battles by answering questions about 16 books. We need volunteers to help run the battles. There are four volunteer positions: escort, timekeeper, scorekeeper, and moderator. It’s a bit like Jeopardy! and quite fun.
The winning team will represent Charlemagne at a Regional Competition on March 12.
Register now for this summer’s Camp Rigolo
9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Extended camp hours available M-Th from 3:00pm – 5:30pm, add. $15/day
Where: Charlemagne Elementary School
Camp Fee: $190 – Sibling Discount $155. $100 deposit due with application, balance due the first day of camp, July 11
Early Bird Discount: by March 30 – get $10 off
Campers will go on a creative and exciting French journey through interactive and fun indoor and outdoor games, sports, crafts, and much more… Prepare to laugh, sing, run, jump, roll, and to use all your talents!
For more information and for an application, visit
Nutrition Services Community Meeting
The public is invited to attend a Nutrition Services Community Meeting on Monday, Feb. 29 from 4 – 5 p.m. at the 4J School District Auditorium 200 North Monroe Eugene, OR 97402.
Parks and Recreation survey
What do you envision for the next 10 years of parks and recreation in Eugene?
Attend one of four remaining public workshops and lend your voice to the discussion. Food and childcare provided. For more information visitEUGparksandrec.org or call 541-682-6348.
- Churchill High School, 1850 Bailey Hill Rd., Wed, Feb 10 6-7:30 p.m.
- Hilyard Center, 2580 Hilyard St., Sat, Feb 13 10:30 a.m. to noon
- Sheldon Center, 2445 Willakenzie Rd, Wed, Feb 17 6-7:30 p.m.
- Madison Middle School, 875 Wilkes Dr., Thurs, Feb 18 6-7:30 p.m.
Little French School open enrollment
Does your child have a younger sibling ready to prepare for Charlemagne with French immersion and early childhood learning?
Does your Charlemagne student need a small-group, French supported after-school program and/or bus transportation between Parker and West Eugene?
The Little French School can help! LFS is a small non-profit program accepting toilet-trained children between the ages of 2.5 and 6 for French immersion early education programs, as well as Charlemagne students seeking small-group extended care and/or shuttle service before or after school.
LFS offers small class sizes with experienced teachers, flexible scheduling, and diverse, engaging curricula. Getting started with French, pre-academic and social skills at an early age in a supportive environment can really give your child a leg up as they continue to grow, learn and prepare for Charlemagne!
Call 541-345-3818 or visit www.littlefrenchschool.org today, to learn more about programs or set up a tour.