Principal’s Corner

unnamedDear Charlemagne families,

It is school choice season and we are accepting applications online at this time. Your family will receive sibling priority if you have an incoming student. However, you must submit an application because the district does not automatically enroll siblings. If the district does not get your application by February 28th at 5:00 pm, your child will not have the opportunity to attend Charlemagne for the 2017-18 school year. The in-district lottery will be the first week of March.

Eric Anderson
Charlemagne French Immersion Elementary School

Welcome Back!

Dear Families,
It was wonderful to see the kids at school this week and to start getting back to a normal schedule. As we get further into January, there are a lot of fun events and important dates on the horizon. Many thanks to all the committee members who are hard at work behind the scenes!

Our Math Madness fundraiser will begin Jan. 20. Look for the packets to come home with your students on Friday.

Mardi Gras is not very far away, and there is lots to be done before the big event on Friday, Feb. 24. Many hands make light work, as they say, so please come forward and participate in bringing together this wonderful community event! If you are interested in getting involved, or just want to learn more, contact the Mardi Gras chairperson: Erika Noteboom at

Special thanks go out to:  Troy Garcia for organizing our wonderful Holiday Fair, Cynthia Stenger Riplinger for the amazing restaurant fundraisers at both Putters and Cornucopia, and to Mara Gregory for organizing the Winter Warmth Drive. Our Charlemagne volunteers are amazing!!

Lastly, if you were not able to attend our recent PTO meeting on Jan. 12, you missed a really lively and productive discussion regarding the curriculum articulation of the French Immersion program in our district from K-12. Check next week’s eNews, as we plan to have the minutes from the meeting available then.

We hope you have a fantastic week,

Shannon Tom and Chris Miller,

PTO Co-Chairs

Upcoming Events

January 16: MLK Day, No School

January 20: Math Madness Kickoff
January 23-27: 4j School Visitation Week

New After School Kids Yoga Class with Yoga Playgrounds!

In these fun and active classes kids will stretch and energize their
bodies and their minds through individual and group poses, mindfulness
games and creative relaxation techniques. Packed with playfulness,
positivity and fun, these classes give kids the tools they need to manage
their behaviors to lead happier, healthier and more peaceful lives.

Winter session classes will be held Thursdays after school in Room 7.

Jan  27th – March / 24th 2:45-3:45
Cost is $84

Register online at

Lost Glasses

glassesIf you find these glasses, please bring them to the office – they are missed!

Future Chef Competition

We’re thrilled to bring back the Future Chef Competition this year.  We will be accepting entries from 4th and 5th grade.

The idea behind this event is to help educate the kids in HEALTHY EATING HABITS.  Too often we hear about obesity in kids and kids not making the right choices in terms of their eating habits.  That’s why we want kids to submit recipes for their favorite healthy comfort food!

Judging will be based on the following criteria:
• Originality
• Kid Friendly
• Ease of Preparation
• Healthy Attributes
• Plate Presentation
• Taste

Timeline of the event:
1. A flyer and a blank recipe form will be sent home with the students describing the event.
2. Kids who would like to participate need to fill out the recipe form and return it to their teacher or to the cafeteria.
3.Recipes will be turned in to the cafeteria by February 17th.
4. After evaluating recipes, one or two finalists per school will be chosen.
5. Those finalists will be formally invited to a Culinary Competition “Cook-Off” on April 22, 2017 tentatively scheduled to begin at 9am.

All Finalists will receive a framed certificate, a recipe book of all finalists’ recipes, apron and chef hat.

The local press will be invited to take pictures of the kid’s creations and parents and teachers can view (and taste!) the final product during the reception portion of the event.

Transportation of the kids will not be provided on April 22, 2017 for the competition. Kids will need to be dropped off and picked up at Sheldon High School.

Each group of kids will have a kitchen staff member assigned to help them to ensure that there are no safety issues. This will ensure safe food and preparation practices are followed and no one gets harmed.