Charlemagne Families:
It is my pleasure to introduce to you your new PTO Executive Board for the 2019-2020 school year:
Jenny Jonak (Co-Chair) 
Jill Rodine (Treasurer)
Troy Garcia (Assistant Treasurer)
Danielle Bottalico (Secretary)
Courtney Dearinger (Site Council)
We owe a huge thank you and heartfelt appreciation to the amazing members moving on this year. Thank you for your dedication to making Charlemagne PTO great Brooke Parril (Co-chair), Brett Gomsrud (Secretary) Sabrina Parsons (Treasurer) and Kathy Gregory (Site Council).
It feels like the last day of school, June 18th, will be here before we know it but before our children are released to us for the summer, there are still several exciting school events to come including the talent show this coming Thursday at 6 pm, Tour du Monde (Jogathon) on May 31st and Field Day on June 18th release time 11:45 am. Our goal as a PTO is to finish the year fiscally strong with solid participation in Tour de Monde! With your support, we can ensure adequate Educational Assistants and Interns to enrich our children’s’ education next year!
Have a great week,
ErinMarie Langsdorf and Jenny Jonak

Important Dates:                                                      

May 23rd: Talent Show, Charlemagne Gym,  6pm
May 27th: NO SCHOOL
May 31st: Tour du Monde (Jog a thon!)
June 18th: Last day of school, students released at 11:45 a.m. Brown bag lunches available.



Our Annual Talent Show is finally here! Be prepared to be entertained by our very own troupe of singers, dancers, actors, gymnasts, magicians, musicians, martial artists, rappers, and performers of all types!

The talent show will be held on Thursday, May 23rd, from 6:00-8:00 pm at the school gym with doors open at 5:45 for seating.

Thank you all for signing up! The registration is officially closed. But you can still sign up for volunteering for the show.

There will be extra practice times during lunch recess on Tues., Wed. and Thur. If you can help, please sign up HERE. Our kids could use extra practices or simply enjoy watching the practice. It will be a great show this year! Thank you all for your support!

Concessions will be sold by the third-grade parents starting at 5:45 and during intermission for their class Canoe Island fund. Sign up to donate goodies and/or volunteer to help with the concessions stand.

For any questions or to offer to help please contact our event chairs: Wenlan Hu at or Kathryn Kathryn Snell-Ryan at

Tour du Monde 2018

Friday 5/31!

This year’s Tour du Monde, also known as Jogathon, will take place on Friday, May 31. The kids LOVE this event. Come cheer your kid on, or get involved and help out at the event.
Once again we will have real racing bibs to keep track of laps. Keep an eye out for the bibs to come home the week or so before the big day. You will need to attach them to the back of your child’s shirt the morning of the event before you send them to school. Thank you so much for your help with this!
This event is very fun to help out with. Volunteers are needed to make this event successful. We will need help setting up the morning of, marking off the kids’ laps, clean up, and collecting packets before school the following week. Please contact event chair Alyssa Wagner with any questions at:
Interested in helping out? Sign up HERE!

May is Walk and Roll to School Month!

Get your wheels ready! All month long our school will be celebrating and there many opportunities for your family to participate. Each week in May we will have fun activities to encourage you to get moving.


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May 22:  Park your car at St. Vincent de Paul church site on West Amazon and Fox Hollow. Madame Courtney will be leading the walk to school from the parking lot.  Please plan on accompanying your student on the walk.

May 29: Bike party with fruit and prize drawings. You could win a scooter, a Get Air gift card, or a bike ride with Madame Courtney!

 We hope to see you walking and rolling!

Save the date 5/31*** AMAZING*** Charlemagne Volunteers!


Our staff invites all our fantastic volunteers to a special breakfast on Friday, May 31 beginning at 7:45 am and will last all morning.

Enjoy yummy breakfast treats and coffee … it’s our small way of saying “thanks” for all our community does each day to support our school!  From classroom work to school-wide events to the smallest details and communication, our families provide incredible support for the daily work of our school.

Merci pour votre aide!

Yearbook Order Form

Students from the Yearbook Club are proud to present the 2018-2019

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Yearbook. We are selling it for $10.00 or $5.00 for families on the Free and Reduced lunch plan. Please fill out the form so that we can correctly deliver the yearbooks to your children on Yearbook Day. Also, please consider donating the cost of a yearbook to a child who cannot afford one.

The order form went home last week. You can get one from the office if you need it. Please turn in orders to the Fox Box located outside of Mme Bernadette’s office.

Library Volunteers Needed:
Happy Spring Everyone. Thank you all so much for your help in keeping the library going this year. Since there is no longer staff funding for school libraries, without our volunteers the library would not be available for students. The library closed to students on  Friday, May 17th.
If you are signed up as a library classroom volunteer, it would be great if you could still come the following week during classroom times and help us get the library ready for closure. If you are a volunteer for special projects we need you also. If you just want to volunteer in the library – we will gladly take your help too!
In order to close the library for the year, we must shelf all the books and then read the shelves to make sure all the books are in proper order and marked with blue/purple/red tape if appropriate.  We will be tackling this project Tuesday, May 21st – Friday, May 24th. 
If you know you can come help, please email me and let me know when. We also have lots of new books that need spine labels, and in a few instances protective covers, before they can be circulated to students. This project can be done at any point before the end of May and can be done on your own schedule.

Contact me if you are available/interested.

Camilla Johnston,

Soiree Items Still Available:

We still have an amazing pay to play opportunity as well as our colorful cohort photos available for purchase. View the class photos HERE! 

Soccer Party
Pay to play Soccer Party with Andy $20, $15 for additional siblings
All items available through: 

Opportunities for Supporting Charlemagne:

Additional Volunteer Opportunities

  • Talent show volunteers
  • Library Assistant (next year)
  • Readathon Co-Chair (fall 2019)
  • Auction Co-Chair (next year)
  • Host family recruitment assistant
  • Yearbook Committee (next year)
  • Social Media Coordinator
Please email Debra McIntosh for more info.

Bring the Immersion Experience into your Home:
Becoming a host family enrichesAdama with Host Family (1) your family as well as our school. Though we love our current interns and it’s hard to think about them leaving, it’s already time to make sure that our interns for the 2019-2020 school year have welcoming host families when they arrive in the fall! Interviews are already underway.


Hosting an intern not only helps the interns feel more integrated into our community, but also provides an invaluable opportunity for cultural exchange for your children and the whole family. If you think you might be interested in hosting in the fall or spring next school year, please email us with any questions, or to get a host family information form.


Finally, a huge thank you to those currently hosting, and all those who have hosted in the past. Without your openess and hospitality, we would not be able to have this wonderful intern program!

Please contact our host family Coordinators:

Olivia Hardin, Helen Jetter & Cynthia Stenger Riplinger at

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. 


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

• 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;  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;  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 to contribute.

  • Fred Meyer’s Community Rewards Program: Sign up for the Community Rewards program by linking your Fred Meyer Rewards Card at 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

Summer Camp Opportunities Below:

Rose Children’s Theatre: Summer Camps

Rose Children’s Theatre is offering a variety of exciting and unique summer camps from June 24th through August 23rd. Is your child interested in acting, singing, and dancing? Whether they are returning to the stage or looking for an introduction to the world of theatre, RCT has something for all aspiring actors. We have a number of camps geared specifically towards elementary-aged actors.
Detailed camp and registration information is available online at
Scholarships and sibling discounts are available for every camp. Please contact with any questions.

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SEHS Soccer Camp 2019:

At SEHS Soccer Camp, your child will enjoy all the high school soccer team players as counselors, learn from their years of experience, and have a lot of fun improving his or her skills and confidence! Games are played that are age appropriate for their grade.Kids are grouped by grade so they will see a lot of old and new friends. Each soccer player receives a new soccer ball.


  • June 24-27, 2019 — 9am-2pm 
  • South Eugene High School Turf Field/Open to all students entering Grades 1-9 in the Fall
  • Cost: $140 for 1st child* $120 for 2nd child *Free and Reduce Lunch $70

Register at:

Please with any questions!

South Eugene Varsity Volleyball:
The South Eugene High School Varsity Volleyball Team invites both boys and girls grades 3, 4, and 5 to attend their upcoming volleyball camp June 24, 25, 26, and 27.

For more information please see the brochure or contact Head Coach Alicia Chamness at and GO SOUTH!