Jessilyn Brinkerhoff. The classes have been working in rotation on a francophone mural project that will be displayed in the cafeteria. Here are some pictures of our first-grade classes hard at work.
The Charlemagne OBOB battles for grades 3-5 are coming up!
They are from Feb. 19-22. We need parent volunteers to help run the battles. Please sign HERE!
Host Family Coordinators for the Charlemagne Intern Program
Olivia Hardin, Helen Jetter
& Cynthia Stenger Riplinger:
When winter weather arrives, schools may be closed or delayed or buses may use snow routes. These decisions are made by the district early in the morning and are the same for every 4J school.
Snow day notifications: Our school district communicates any decision to change school or bus schedules as quickly as possible in several ways, all well before 6:30 a.m.
- Sign up for text-message alerts via Twitter.
Check the district website homepage: www.4j.lane.edu
Follow district social media channels:
Tune in to local news media
No news = No change. If schools and buses are on their regular schedule, there will NOT be an announcement.
School Closure = No school for students. The decision about afternoon/evening activities will be made by noon.
Two-Hour Delay: School starts two hours late and ends at the usual school dismissal time. If a delay occurs on an early release Friday, school will still be dismissed at the early release time.
Snow Routes: Some school bus routes have alternate “snow routes” that avoid higher and steeper elevations. If you need information about your student’s bus route, please seewww.4j.lane.edu/
Parent Choice: Please consider the road conditions in your own area in making your decision about school attendance, and notify the school if your student will be staying home. Parents’ decisions about absences for weather-related safety reasons will be honored.
SPEAK UP FOR KIDS; GET MORE FUNDING FOR ALL STUDENTS!
Our state legislature decides our school budget once every two years.
Parents, students, and community members:
THIS IS YOUR CHANCE
Stand for Children ( www.stand.org/oregon )
at the State Capitol
February 18 (President’s Day; and no-school day)
& fully fund Ballot Measure 98
to raise graduation rates and expand Career and Technical Education.
7:30am – bus leaves SEHS (corner of 19th & Patterson)
9am St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, 790 Marion St NE, Salem
training and info walk a few blocks to the Capitol – meet with state legislators (no experience required; each group has a leader. Children may join you)
4:30pm – bus back at SEHS
Bus, child care, breakfast, lunch provided free
Oregon! Consider asking them to join you for some fun family activities. Feel free to invite interns directly or contact the intern coordination team and we will get you in touch.
Victor who helps in the 4th-grade classrooms enjoys musicals and sporting events and would love to see a hockey game. He also likes hiking, ice skating, and sledding. Some of the places on his Oregon bucket list are Spencer’s Butte, the Painted Hills, Crater Lake, Haystack Rock, Multnomah Falls, Silver Falls, Smith Sock, Sea Lion Caves, and Thor’s Well.
If you have any questions about the intern program or are interested in hosting please contact:
Host Coordinators for Charlemagne and Roosevelt Middle School
Olivia Hardin, Helen Jetter & Cynthia Stenger Riplinger at:
Ophelia’s Place March 21st from 6:30-8pm in the Charlemagne
Ø Learn digital citizenship tips; discuss the importance of a positive digital footprint.
Ø Examine the prevalence of online predators, exploitation and blackmail risks.
Ø Consider photo sharing, safety and location features.
Ø Discuss social media image construction and pressure it can create for youth.
Ø Define cyberbullying and examine its impact.
Ø Clarify appropriate reporting steps.
Ø Learn about youth advocacy tools and strategies to educate and support youth.
If you are interested in attending, please take a minute to answer
help us focus the discussion on the specific concerns of our
Opportunities for Supporting Charlemagne:
We need our community support to make this event a success.
We are currently seeking:
*Volunteers to help lead sub-committees
*Goods or service donations from your business
All donations are tax deductible. Our fundraising dollars support classroom assistants and interns. These assistants reduce the student to teacher ratio, provide additional support for students, and share French culture.
Additional Volunteer Opportunities
- PTO Class Representatives:(Mme Sion, Mme Kim, Mme Anou, Mme King, Mme Jana, Mme Grabowski)
- Soiree Procurement Team
- Esprit De Corps Team: Help coordinating upcoming staff and teacher appreciation weeks
Direct Drive Continues:
• Send a check to Charlemagne PTO at the school: 3875 Kincaid Street, Eugene, OR., 97405.
For your records, our tax ID number is 46-1825220.
We recognize not every family can contribute equally to a direct drive request. We also know our families give in other equally important ways and are grateful for the time spent in classrooms and at community events. We recognize all types of support are necessary and valuable to the success of our school!
Participating eScrip Retailers:
While shopping this holiday season please consider supporting these businesses as they will donate a percentage of your purchases to the school. This is free money for our school of the purchases you already are making. All you need to do is to sign up and keep your information up to date.
Market of Choice: 1) go to escrip at https://secure.escrip.com/
signup/index.jsp; 2) Type in ‘Charlemagne French Immersion Elementary’; 3) Register your payment cards; 4) Shop with your registered cards. Register your rewards card HERE:
Amazon Smile: 1) go to https://smile.amazon.com/; 2) type in ‘Charlemagne at Fox Hollow PTO Company’ & then select. AmazonSmile uses the same log in as your regular Amazon account. But you must shop at smile.amazon.com to contribute.
- Fred Meyer’s Community Rewards Program: Sign up for the Community Rewards program by linking your Fred Meyer Rewards Card at www.fredmeyer.com/
communityrewards. You can search by name (Charlemagne PTO) or by the non-profit number (QJ541)
Heres how it works:
Check the products you buy for Box Tops coupons – they’re on many foods, office, cleaning, and paper products.
Cut them out and drop them off in the collection bin outside the library. We will do the rest. Remember, each Box Top coupon is worth 10 cents for Charlemagne. It may not sound like much, but they add up. Last year, we raised $244 for our school. This year we have raised $96.00 and still counting!
Keep clipping and turn them in so we can submit them to Box Tops for Education by the March 1st deadline.
Thanks for your support!