Dear Families,

First off, a huge merci to Karen Stapleton and Charis Allenbaugh for coordinating last weeks Science Fair. We had great participation from all grade levels and we can all agree that the creativity and curiosity displayed by our students was truly impressive. Bravo Charlemagne!

 It’s finally here! Happening this Friday, April 12th @ 6 pm, we are excited to host our annual school benefit at the Downtown Athletic Club. It’s going to be a memorable evening filled with dinner, drinks and a delectable dessert dash! Not to mention all of the incredible auction packages donated by our generous community.

Remember, all of our PTO proceeds directly fund EA’s and interns for our classrooms. We need your support to meet our goal for next year’s staffing plan! 

Tickets are on sale! Once you purchase your ticket you can browse our extensive auction catalog. Limited space is available for on-site childcare so reserve your spot today.

We look forward to seeing you all there!


Important Dates:                                                      

April 12thSoiree Night @ the DAC 6pm
April 18thPTO Meeting 6:30 pm
May 1st: Principal Appreciation Day
May 3rd: No School
May 6th-10th: Teacher Appreciation Week


C’est la fete Charlemagne!

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Friday April 12th 2019 6pm DAC

BUY YOUR TICKETS HERE!!

Incredible trips, unique dinner parties, and lots of fun activities for the kids. This year’s auction will have something for everyone.

There will be champagne, a delicious buffet dinner and dessert dash!

On-site childcare is available at the DAC.

Tickets are $40 ($45 day of event)

This year’s Soiree will raise money for assistants and interns for our classrooms in order to maintain our low student to teacher ratios.

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.

 
Want to volunteer for the event? we need a few more helpers for the event: Please sign up HERE!

Please contact:

Mara Gregory (Mara-Gregory@kw.com) or
Elisha Hibbard (elishahocking@mac.com) for more details.


Here’s a sneak peek of some of our fabulous packages available:

France FB promo


Seattle and Lincoln city promo


Dominican Promo
 
Plus much more…Don’t miss out on the fun, get your ticket TODAY!


Charlemagne Families:

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Recently, we’ve noticed an uptick in more physical behavior at recess.  This is not uncommon for the springtime as students grow more comfortable and secure in their school setting; however, we expect students to follow all schools rules, no matter where they are on campus.

As a result, over the past two weeks, we’ve addressed this several ways:

  • Teachers have re-taught playground expectations and rules a number of times, including reviewing “Stop, Walk, and Talk.”

  • I met with our Educational Assistants to discuss and plan for safe recesses.

Please help us support positive behavior by reminding your student to be safe, respectful and responsible and by reviewing the playground rules attached.

I expect to see more positive interactions and reinforcement from our supervision staff, more active supervision and increased documentation of behaviors so that we can address concerns more immediately.  If your student shares anything with you about recess at home, please let me know. Your child’s safety and happiness at school are our top priorities– along with learning French, of course!– and working with students in the moment is much more effective and efficient. For a full list of the playground rules, please click here.

Many thanks for your continued help and support!

Mme. Courtney and Staff


Just a reminder from the School Nurse! Here are some good 

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reminders for Spring term! 
 
The school will be a healthy environment if…
 
YOUR CHILD GETS THE FLU VACCINE THIS SEASON – it’s not too late!
Both the vaccine is widely available beginning in October. And while the flu shot is never 100%effective, the flu is 100% no fun! Contact the school if you have confirmed flu or ANY flu-like symptoms; abrupt onset of chills, fever, aches, persistent cough/chest discomfort, among others.
 
YOU HELP YOUR CHILD PRACTICE GOOD RESPIRATORY/HAND HYGIENE-Be sure to cough and sneeze into your arm (“chicken wing”) and wash hands before and after eating and after using the bathroom. Together we can prevent the spread of germs.
 
YOU KEEP YOUR CHILD HOME WHEN HE/SHE IS NOT FEELING WELL
Watch for fatigue, loss of appetite, and sore throat, as these are signs that your child has germs to spread. PLEASE DO NOT SEND YOUR CHILD TO SCHOOL IF THEY HAVE HAD A FEVER, VOMITING, OR DIARRHEA IN THE LAST 24 HOURS, HAVE A SUSPICIOUS RASH,
OR UNCONTROLLABLE PAIN.YOU NOTIFY THE SCHOOL OF COMMUNICABLE ILLNESSES
 
Please let us know about Chicken Pox, Whooping Cough, Measles, the Flu, Strep Throat, etc. It helps us to protect our school community and guides our sanitizing efforts and education.
 
YOUR CHILD IS UP-TO-DATE ON REQUIRED IMMUNIZATIONS
Call your child’s health care provider and be sure he/she is up to date. Please make appointments as necessary. Need a place to go? See the link below.
 
YOU INFORM THE SCHOOL ABOUT YOUR CHILD’S SEASONAL HEALTH NEEDS-Does your child need to keep an inhaler or other medications at school? Please drop by the office to fill out appropriate forms and notify staff of the need for any assistance.
 
YOU HELP YOUR CHILD DRESS FOR THE WEATHER AND SCHOOL ACTIVITIES- Please be sure your child has appropriate footwear and outerwear. If your child needs to keep a
change of clothes or any other supplies in the office or in her backpack, please let us know. And please call the office if you are struggling to provide for your child; we can help!
 
YOU TALK TO YOUR CHILD ABOUT HEAD LICE AND CHECK HIM ROUTINELY-Remind your child not to share hats, hoods, hairbrushes, etc. and to report any itching to the nearest adult. If lice strike your family, get in touch with the school nurse ASAP for treatment
advice and support. Your child is welcome at school following treatment as long as you are combing every morning and not finding any live bugs. Screen all household members close to
scalp line for nits (lice eggs) and for live lice. Use really good lighting and pay close attention to area behind ears and at nape of neck. Look for tear shaped, yellowish eggs firmly glued to the hair shaft. Nits are tiny, smaller than the head of a straight pin. Pictures are available at the websitehttp://identify.us.com If in doubt, or you see nits, please consult with your health care provider, school health clinic, or school nurse. That’s all for now!See this page for some other helpful resources. And please contact me if you ever find yourself struggling to provide for your child.
 
Lourie Morgan, RN, BSN; morgan_l@4j.lane.edu


After School Activities: Spring 2019


NFL Spring Flag Football:

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/pages/nflyouthflag


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!

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Tennis – Wednesdays 3:15-4:15pm,

Golf -Fridays 2:00-3:00pm

Location: Charlemagne playground/field/gym

Sign up today at www.playtga.com/soregon!


Treetop Academics After School Science Enrichment:

Mondays 3-4:15pm

For the 2018/2019 school year, Treetop Academics will offer after-school classes to 1st-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.com/

Jason Aulicino

Administrative Director

Treetop Academics LLC


The UO Science and Invention Fair 2019:

This event is open to all K-8 students and is just around the corner on April13th, 2019 from 11am-3pm. Please share information about this event with any of your colleagues or families that you think may be interested in. 
 
The UO Science Fair features not only great original science projects by area students, but also many hands-on outreach activities. The event is free and open to the public. 
 
Students who wish to enter a project in the fair should sign up on our website by April 8th. Scholarships are available for any student with financial hardship who wants to register a project.


KIDSPORTS SUMMER SCHEDULE!

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Opportunities for Supporting Charlemagne:


Additional Volunteer Opportunities

  • PTO Class Representatives:(Mme Sion, Mme Kim, Mme Anou, Mme King, Mme Jana, Mme Grabowski)
  • Talent show volunteers
  • Esprit De Corps Team: Help coordinating upcoming principal and teacher appreciation week
Please email Debra McIntosh for more info.


Bring the Immersion Experience into your Home:

Host an Intern!

Hosting is an amazing experience that enrichesIsabel 2018 (1) your family as well as our school! We are still looking for one more host family for the end of this year as well as host families for next year.

 If you have any questions and would like to host please contact us!

Host Family Coordinators for the Charlemagne Intern Program

Olivia Hardin, Helen Jetter

& Cynthia Stenger Riplinger:

charlemagneinternprogram@gmail.com


Direct Drive Continues:

Thank you to everyone who has made a contribution to our direct drive this past month. To keep our work going, in this season of giving, we hope you will consider a generous donation to the Charlemagne PTO, our non-profit organization. Your contribution ensures an outstanding experience for every French Immersion student from kindergarten to 5th grade.

 
All of the funds we raise from the Charlemagne PTO goes to directly subsidize staffing needs. 

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Our campaign will run throughout the year. 
Consider donating once or monthly to support our efforts to maintain our current student to staff ratios. Your tax-deductible donation can be made in two ways:

Go online to https://squareup.com/store/charlemagnePTO.

• 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.

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  • 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)
Please contact our coordinator WenLan Hu for more information about this program at wenlanhu2010@gmail.com