The Read-a-thon has officially started! Pledge packets should have come home today! Students are encouraged to ask family, friends, and neighbors to support their love of reading by obtaining pledges from now untilOctober 9th. Pledges will be based on how many minutes students read between October 10-16th. Remember, time students read alone or aloud to their parents as well as parents reading to students will all count!
To make donations easier we’ve set up on-line pledge options:
Prizes will be awarded for minutes read.
Students who read 100 minutes will get a piece of tape to tape Principal Eric to the cafeteria wall so he can be “STUCK on reading!”
Pizza Party with story from local famous story teller Beth Stein for the class with the best participation.
Grand prize: eReader (Kindle/Nook) for one lucky participant!
Remember…”The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go. (Dr. Seuss)”
Let’s go on a grand adventure together!
If you have any questions or suggestions please contact Julie Park at firstname.lastname@example.org
Books Books Books!
We need books for the fun book exchange on Friday, October 7th to start off the read week for the Read-a-thon.
Please drop off gently used books in front of the office as soon as you can!
Please contact Julie Park at email@example.com if you have any questions or would like to help make this a success.
Read-a-Thon Kick Off This Week
No, it’s not Monday yet. We had a request to send out the eNews on Sundays, so we are giving it a try. Hopefully you can use some advance information to help plan your week.
We are looking forward to a fun and busy week! Look for Read-a-Thon packets to come home with kids Monday. Walk & Bike to School Day is this Wednesday. See articles below for more details on both events.
Thank you to everyone who attended our first PTO meeting last Tuesday. For anyone who missed it, the minutes will be available online soon. Mark your calendars for the next PTO meeting on Tuesday, October 18. Free childcare will be available.
Looking for an easy way to support Charlemagne? Sign up for eScrip and shop at Market of Choice, and a percentage of every purchase goes to our school!
Shannon Tom and Chris Miller
October 3: Readathon Kickoff/Pledge week
October 5: Walk + Bike to School
October 7: Book Exchange
October 11: Picture Day
October 12: Site Council, 3:15-5:00 pm
October 13: School Garden Harvest Giveaway, 2:45 pm
October 14: State Inservice – No School
October 18: PTO Meeting, 6:30-8:00 pm
Charlemagne parents work so hard all year to support our staff, students and each other. This hard work and dedication adds so much to our school community and is truly appreciated! Thank you all in advance for everything you do for our school.
Now that our school year is under way we have a few events that need some support.
If you are interested in helping out contact Julie Park firstname.lastname@example.org. Help is needed during the following times:
Oct. 7 8:30am – 10:30 help with book exchange
Oct. 17 – 21 8:00 – 8:20 collecting pledge envelopes
Picture Day is Oct. 11. Volunteers will help bring classes to the photographers and help supervise students while they wait their turn. For more details contact Debra McIntosh at email@example.com
PTO Classroom Reps
The classroom reps attend PTO meetings and relay information from the meetings and from PTO members to the rest of their class. Class Reps are needed for the following classes: Mme Elise, Mme Erika, Mme Sion/Mme Roadman, Mme Michele, Mme Shelli, Mme Jana, Mme Carlson, Mme Grabowski.
Escrip and Amazon Smile
Want to help Charlemagne raise money in the easiest way possible? When parents sign up for eScrip, a percentage of all their purchases at Market of Choice gets donated. it’s like free money for the school! Same with Amazon Smile. With a small amount of coordination, we can start to maximize this opportunity by helping more parents sign up for these programs. Please consider taking the lead on this effort.
If you’re interested please contact Debra McIntosh firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bienvenue, French Interns!
Our other two Amity French teaching interns finally arrived. Please join us in welcoming all four interns from France for this year:
Hélène Chaland (21) from Bagnolet, France (2nd Grade)
Ophélie Mercier (21) from Val-de-Marne, France (3rd Grade)
Marie Lechevalier (24) from Montereau-Fault-Yonne, France (4th Grade)
Alix Ilinca (21) from Anceni, France (5th Grade)
We also would like to extend our appreciation to Amy Brooks & Andrew Wireman, Chris Miller & April Herlache, Kristine Nelson and Camille & Artie Leider for welcoming and hosting the new interns. We could not have this program running without host families!
We are still looking for host families for 12 weeks to a semester, starting in mid November and mid January. As our internship program is expanding to 4 interns this year, we need more host families for hosting them. If you are able to or if you have questions about hosting, please do not hesitate to contact the coordinators.
Additionally, we are looking for transporting support for a host family who lives in East Eugene/ the Hendricks Park area by Laurelwood golf course. Please contact the coordinators if you are able to help.
For the Thanksgiving week, we hope to find families to host dinners for an intern whose host family is out of town.
Last but not least, we are looking for families that maybe interested in taking the interns for hiking and showing them the great outdoors of the Pacific Northwest.
Besides being a host family, you can also connect with our interns in other ways, ie. Inviting them to an outing or dinner etc. Please feel free to go onto facebook and search for “French Intern Network”, a closed group for Charlemagne community to connect with the interns. Please send us a friend’s request, and we can add you to this group. You can also simply email us to connect with them.
School Garden Harvest Giveaway!
When: Thursday October 13th after school
Where: You’ll find us hanging out with a giant school garden pumpkin by the front parking lot!
What: You’re invited to bring your students to the school garden to choose from a variety of squash that was planted by kids and parents in the spring of 2016. Quantities are limited to about the first 100 students.
All students can guess the weight of our largest pumpkin. Parents can learn more about how to get involved in the school garden, which is still in early stages of development. We’d love to hear ideas from our school community!
Book Launch Party for The Awesomely Amazing Adventures of Cherry: Butterfly Buddies
By Joanna Bartlett (Charlemagne parent)
Illustrated by Berry Gustina (Charlemagne 4th grader)
Saturday, Oct. 15
Washington Park Center (Cheese Park), 2025 Washington St, Eugene, OR 97405
Books available for sale and signing. The book is a fictionalization of Berry’s family and life. Can you recognize your friends or school in the book? Hear about the process of writing and illustrating a children’s chapter book based on real life and meet the author and illustrator (if you don’t already know them).
About the book:
Nine-year-old Cherry’s life looks perfect on the outside. Living in a great big house with a treehouse in the backyard. Surrounded by family: a brother, two step-siblings, even a foreign exchange sister. A loving mom and a geeky step-dad who offers daily science news.
But every year something big happens to change her life—and it’s not always good. Now her dad lives across the country. Her nana and cat both died. And her siblings…well, they’re great—except when they aren’t.
When this year’s big thing happens, Cherry has some choices to make. Does she stick with what she knows is true, even if it means risking a lifelong friendship? Does she fight to stop her bratty enemy from stealing her crush? And is it worth loving people if they all leave her in the end? The Awesomely Amazing Adventures of Cherry: Butterfly Buddies takes you on a journey through the magic of family, friendship and the importance of keeping an open heart.
Books are available in paperback and kindle from Amazon.com
Poinsettia and Wreath Fundraiser
It’s that time of year to kick off the Poinsettia and Wreath fundraiser. Please
look for the flyers that were sent home this week, additional forms may be found in the front office. To insure that Johnson Brothers will have adequate inventory for our order, please return your completed forms and payment no later than Monday, October 17th to the office. It’s a great opportunity to support the school and decorate your home for the holidays.
Volunteers are still needed for the morning of delivery on December 1st. Any
and all help is welcomed. Please contact Alice Webb at (541)729-3015 for more information. Thank you for supporting our children.
Walk+Bike to School Day
Walk+Bike to School Day is Wednesday, October 5, 2016! If you’ve ever considered walking or biking to school with your child, here’s your chance! All Charlemagne students who walk or bike to school on October 5 will receive a prize (stickers, ribbons or bandanas), and can fill out a raffle ticket to be entered to win a scooter, a bike helmet or a water bottle.
Walking and biking to school is a great way to promote health, identify safer routes for biking and improve air quality. You can find great information on safe bicycling and walking to and from schools on the Eugene Springfield Safe Routes to School website: http://www.eugenesrts.org/. Rain or shine, we hope you and your family join us in walking, biking, scootering, or skipping to school onOctober 5th!