From your PTO Co-Chairs

Bonjour Families,

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

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.

WebThe 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,

Upcoming Events

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.

Enroll online or click here for the flyer.

OBOB Needs Your Volunteer Help

OBOB_smallWe still need volunteers for this week’s OBOB competition:

  • 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,, 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

camp-rigoloCamp Rigolo’s French immersion summer camp is happening July 11-15 and is open to all students in grades pre-K through 5th.

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 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

little french school logoOpen enrollment at The Little French School is happening now.

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 today, to learn more about programs or set up a tour.