Terrible news from New Zealand this week has me thinking about our practicing Muslim families and staff members.
As more details emerge, it is clear what happened in New Zealand is an act of hate that targeted immigrants and Muslims. Even if our students are protected from the details, certainly there is an impact even if it’s not immediately seen.
We know events like this impact people in different ways. If you know any students who may be specifically affected by this tragic event, please don’t hesitate to reach out to me, your student’s teacher or our school counselor for support. Our school is a safe, inclusive and supportive place and in our current world, this message cannot be sounded enough.
As a school, we are better and stronger because of the diversity and experiences of our students and staff. To our Muslim staff and families, ours is a message of care and concern and shared sorrow.
Thanks for taking care of each other in our community.
It’s the last week before Spring Break, and it’s a busy one! Here’s what you need to know for the week ahead:
Its School Spirit Week! Please see the schedule for the week below.
We continue our Love your Neighbor Food Drive this week to support Food for Lane County. Thank you to everyone who has contributed so far. Please join our efforts by dropping some nonperishable food items in the bins around campus. Together, our efforts can have a great impact on addressing a crucial community need. Additional info below.
Thursday 3/21 is a special PTO Community Spotlight on Internet Saftey and Digital Citizenship. The presentation and discussion will be led by Kyra Kelly from the local youth advocacy group Ophelia’s Place. Childcare provided by Mme. V in the cafeteria. More details below.
Spring is here and its almost Soiree time! Happening Friday, April 12th at the Downtown Athletic Club, Charlemagne’s premier fundraising event. Tickets are on sale, limited space is available so reserve your spot today! Lots more info below.
Have a great week!
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.
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This year’s Soiree will raise money for assistants and interns in our classrooms. As parents, you know assistants provide an integral service by assisting in classrooms, reducing our student to teacher ratio, providing supervision on the playground, and sharing French culture. They also help to reduce distractions, workload, and stress for teachers and students.
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We love to promote Charlemagne family businesses!
In proud partnership with Food for Lane County and 11 other 4j Schools, we begin our 2019 Food Drive!
A Note from our School Nurse:
With stomach bugs and winter illnesses going around, here is a
reminder of school district rules to keep in mind before sending your kids to school. You can help prevent the spread of illness bugs or help your
child get better if he/she does get sick by following a few simple steps.
Keep your child home in the following instances:
If your child has vomited or has had diarrhea (watery or loose stools) with or without fever. Keep home for 24 hours past the last incident,
sometimes 48 hours is best just to make sure it’s clear. Call your child’s practitioner if you have concerns or if the illness is lasting more than 24 hours.
If your child is sick and has a fever >100. Your child should be naturally fever free for 24 hours—temperature below 100 degrees without Tylenol, Motrin, or fever-reducing medication.
If your student has a very bad cold or cough with or without a fever and they cannot contain their mucous. Brown/green drainage from nose.
If your student has symptoms or complaints that prevent them from participating in his/her usual school activities, such as persistent cough, or unusual behavior changes, such as irritability or lethargy
Stiff neck or headache with fever
Colored drainage from eyes
Any rash with or without fever. Skin lesions that are “weepy” (fluid or pus-filled)
The best prevention for the spread of infection is frequent hand washing with soap and warm water for at least 20 seconds.
Keep immunizations up to date and get a flu shot as recommended by your MD.
Please inform the office of the nature of your student’s illness if they become ill.
Thanks so much and best of health to all!
Lourie Morgan RN, BSN
4J Regional Nurse
Charlemagne, Edgewood, Edison, Family, Chinese Immersion
Tri-fold boards (to display your project) are available for sale. Put $3 in the box near the office and get your board from Room 1. Sign up forms will go home this week. Please return the registration forms to the folder near the office. The third grade will be selling food and drinks to raise money for their class trip to Canoe Island.
The Science Fair is a great time to view cool projects and be amazed by the creative kids in our school.
· BRING IN YOUR PROJECTS (Wednesday 3:00 pm-4:15 pm and Thursday 7:55 am-10:00 am)
· JUDGING (Thursday 10:00 am- 3:00 pm)
·COME VISIT THE SCIENCE FAIR (Thursday 3:00 pm-6:00 pm)
· TAKE YOUR PROJECTS HOME (Friday 1:45 pm- 3:00 pm)
Want to help volunteer? We can use your help. Please follow this link.
Who is your champion in education? An
inspiring teacher? An encouraging school secretary? A caring school counselor or nurse? A dedicated volunteer? A principal who leads by example? A bus driver who always takes the time to listen? A custodian who helped in a time of need?
Now is the time to recognize their contributions at the 13th annual ACE (A Champion in Education) Awards!
To learn more and nominate a 4J employee or volunteer, visit http://www.4j.lane.edu/2019-
Come see your nominee be honored at an awards ceremony on May 7, 5:30–7 p.m., at North Eugene High School. One nominee in each of the five categories will be named an ACE Award champion.
If you have questions or need assistance, please contact 4J Communications at 541-790-7734 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
NFL Youth Flag Spring registration is now underway for Boys and girls ages 5-14. Season Starts April 14th and the end of season playoffs is June 9th. We are limited to 24 teams for Spring. If you would like to coach contact me via text or call (541)255-8763. Join the largest youth flag football league in the Northwest.
Registration link: http://www.maximussports.com/
Winter Session Of Afterschool Golf & Tennis Starts Soon!!
All levels K-6th are welcome whether you are brand new, or you are trying to earn your next TGA color level. TGA brings the golf course and tennis court to you, making it convenient and affordable to learn and play golf or tennis right on your school campus in a fun and safe environment. All equipment is provided! Financial aid is available!
Tennis – Wednesdays 3:15-4:15pm,
Golf -Fridays 2:00-3:00pm
Location: Charlemagne playground/field/gym
For the 2018/2019 school year, Treetop Academics will offer after-school classes to1st-5th grade Charlemagne students in Science. We provide academically enriching project-based opportunities that put students at the center of learning. Our on-site after-school Charlemagne Science class is designed to inspire kids to explore & create, use their faculties to the best of their individual ability, and test their theories about their own learning through practice, exploration, and support. In all our programs, your child will be engaged in daily project-based curriculum and activities with a focus on learning and having fun while doing it!
Each term Treetop Academics will offer a different themed Science class for students, on-site at your school. Please see our website with updated information about this term’s Science subject, online registration, and cost. Our no-school day events (‘Hackathons’) are also open to Charlemagne students, as well as any ‘extended-year’ summer camps.
We are dedicated to providing meaningful, hands-on, project-based, and student-centered educational opportunities through best teaching practices and age-appropriate curriculum to your elementary school students.
Please visit us at http://www.treetopacademics.
Treetop Academics LLC
Opportunities for Supporting Charlemagne:
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 teacher appreciation week
Host Family Coordinators for the Charlemagne Intern Program
Olivia Hardin, Helen Jetter
& Cynthia Stenger Riplinger:
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!