Principal’s Corner

Dear Charlemagne families,

Thank you Tabatha Andrews, and her entire planning team, for preparing our fifth grade students to attend Canoe Island. In addition, thank you to the chaperones because without their commitment we would not be able to offer this amazing experience. Thank you to Shannon Tom and Chris Miller for helping with our Curriculum Night. If you have feedback for either Canoe Island or Curriculum Night, please contact me.

I am looking forward to our first PTO meeting of the year tomorrow night (Tuesday, September 27th @ 6:30 pm in Room 1). I will be sharing the most up to date information I have on the water testing for the Parker facility.

Eric Anderson
Charlemagne Elementary School

First PTO Meeting this Week

Dear Families,

It was wonderful to see all the faces both familiar and new at Curriculum Night last week. Thank you for your interest in helping make our school great, and for signing up for specific tasks and roles. If you missed the meeting, but are interested in volunteering with PTO, please contact one of us ( or join us at our first PTO meeting tomorrow night at 6:30 p.m.

Charlemagne’s PTO meetings happen monthly and are great way to get detailed information and plan for upcoming events and needs in the school. We hope to see you there! Once again, Ms. V. will be available to provide childcare during the meeting at no cost for all children out of diapers. Thank you Ms. V.!

Finally, if you haven’t yet paid your fees, please call or see Bernadette as soon as possible.
Have a great week!

Shannon Tom and Chris Miller,

PTO Co-Chairs


Upcoming Events

Sept. 27: PTO meeting 6:30 p.m.
October 3: Readathon Kickoff/Pledge week
October 5: Walk + Bike to School

Le Swag is ready to order!

This year we are ordering your Charlemagne Swag on the early side so you and your kids can show your school pride all year long.

BUT…there is a catch. Instead of an extended ordering period, we will be taking orders for one week only! That’s right…you have until

Monday October 3 to make your selections and turn in your envelopes with order forms and checks (made out to Charlemagne PTO).


Can you still get cool Charlemagne Swag if you miss the deadline? Yes. Don’t panic. We are going to order lots of extras based on past

orders and hopefully there will be the size, color and shape item that you want.However, only those who order in advance will be 

guaranteed to get the items they ordered. Ordering in advance means you are sure to get your favorite swag.

Simply print out the order form, make sure to mark your child’s name (AND yours if different on check), classroom and teacher. Feel free to add an extra $12 if you would like to sponsor a Sport Tec Tee. (Given out at Bernadette’s discretion).

Questions? Call Constance Van Flandern at 917 721-4401

Picture Day is Coming!

Picture day will be upon us on October 11. If you’d like to avoid the hassle and pre-order photos online, you can do just that at Traditional folders will also go home with students before Picture Day.

Charlemagne French Immersion School
Picture Day: Tuesday, October 11
Picture Day ID: LO436142Y0

University of Oregon SPICE Open House

What: UO/SPICE Science Open House

When: October 5th, 2016, 6:30-8:30pm

Where: Willamette Hall on the UO Campus

Who: Everyone ages 5-99

How Much: Free!

The Science Program to Inspire Creativity and Excellence (SPICE) and UO STEM CORE will hold the 6th annual “Science Open House” October 5th, 2016 in the Willamette Hall Atrium (6:30pm-8:30pm) on the University of Oregon (UO) campus. The Open House will feature a drawing for several science kits and toys. All children under 15 receive a free ticket for the drawing. Additional tickets will be dispensed to children who complete the science pentathlon. Donations encouraged. All donations will go to support science summer camp scholarships for middle school aged girls.

The event will feature 20+ hands on activity tables. Including:

• Egg Drop by SPICE

• Powerful Food by Oregon Tutor

• Neurons by Team Duckling

• Microwave Madness by SPICE

• Iodine Clocks by the Chem Demos Program

• The Science Pentathlon and MUCH MORE!

Questions?   Reply to

Do You Have a Student Who Loves to Tell Stories?

Wild Imagination Group at the Salmon House Writers Workshop

Starting September 29th, this after-school program is all about discovery of the wonder of words. Sessions include action packed word-play, oral and written storytelling, exploration of poetry, engaging crafts, and games. All new topics for Fall taught by Eugene writer and teacher, Sallie Vandagrift.

When: Thursdays, from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Sept.  29th through Nov. 17th

Where: Salmon House Writers Workshop

527 W. 12th Ave. Eugene

Tuition is $125 per student. All class materials are included. Space is limited. To enroll please contact Sallie at (541) 326-6112 or visit

Mindfulness for Parents

Want to improve your relationship with your child(ren)?
Feeling stuck in unhelpful patterns?
Feel like your emotions get the best of you?
You are not alone!

In this group, you will deepen your understanding of your own values, thoughts, and feelings. We’ll work through practical skills to handle behavioral challenges and refocus on big picture values when you feel overwhelmed.

What: This group is for parents/caregivers of children ages 2-8 years oldinterested in trying new approaches to parenting

Where: The Child and Family Center, 1600 Millrace, Eugene When: Tuesday evenings 6:00-7:30pm for 8 weeks beginning on October 18th.

Cost: $2-10 sliding scale/per session; Free childcare and dinner will be provided!

Call today to join:

Ellen Rau, M.A. 812-343- 5148

Doug Gomez, M.A. 714-981- 5076

My School’s Health Center

Please call to schedule an appointment. Same day appointments may be available!

We see children and teens that live in the 4J district (up to age 18 or upon graduation).

We may bill your health insurance, but no one is turned away for an inability to pay!

Churchill Health Center
Churchill High School
1850 Bailey Hill Road
Eugene, OR  97405
Open Mon, Tues, Thurs & Fri
8 AM to 4 PM
Closed Wed & Daily 12-1 PM

North Eugene Health Center

North Eugene High School
200 Silver Lane
Eugene, OR  97404
Open Mon, Tues, Thurs & Fri  8 AM to 4 PM
and Wednesdays 1 PM to 4 PM
Closed Daily 12-1 PM

Services include:

• School/Sports/Camp Physicals

• Vaccinations

• Sick visits

• Mental health assessment and visits

• Follow-up for other health care needs