Almost Half-Way Through November!

Dear Charlemagne Families:

Hope everyone is enjoying our long weekend and the continuing beautiful fall weather!


Charlemagne’s annual Read-a-Thon started Friday, November 1. We hope students have been getting lots of reading time logged! All students who participate will receive a small prize and be featured on our Reading Stars wall. We will also recognize students who are reading books in French— not just English!– for the Read-a-Thon.

In addition, one lucky winner, drawn at random from all participants will win an e-reader. As usual, the class with the most participation will get a party… and new this year, that same class will also choose the color Mme Courtney dyes her hair in celebration of reading!

Envelopes will be collected November 12-18.

Trivia Night – Guaranteed Fun with Other School Parents!

Back by popular demand, Charlemagne’s Trivia Night will be on November 15. This is a great opportunity to enjoy a night out with other Charlemagne parents while also supporting the school. Come impress us with your command of trivia, and have a fantastic time bonding with other school parents at the same time!

Doors open at 6:00. Trivia starts at 6:30 sharp and should wrap up by about 8:30… but we hear our hosts this year, The Duck Bar and Grill– thank you, Beaird Family!– run a fun karaoke night so feel free to stay and hang out!

Please sign up below so that we can plan the number of tables and everything else needed.

The link for Trivia Night registration and payment is:

Campus Clean-Up Continues

If you’re looking for a fun volunteer project, tomorrow, Monday, November 11, please join in to clean-up the courtyard outside our 1st and 2nd grade classrooms. We’ll meet at 10:30 am and wrap up by 12:30 pm. Bring gloves and weeding implements! Our next clean-up will be Monday, December 16 from 3:00 – 5:00 pm and we’ll work on some inside projects.

Counseling and Therapy Groups

Our counselor and behavior assistant are hard at work creating social skills, friendship and sporting behavior groups for students to practice kindness, empathy, problem-solving and perspective-sharing. If you are interested in your student being a part of a group, please email counselor Mme Dale ( or assistant Mme Laura (

Charlemagne is also starting a GSA– a Gender and Sexuality Alliance. This is an inclusive group to discuss gender identity and expression, stereotypes and social attitudes. We will also talk about the various ways families can be and live together. If this is a group you or your student would be interested in attending, please contact Mme Laura Dale.

Class Reps

We are looking for parents willing to volunteer as representatives for your child’s class to liaison with the PTO once a month at our monthly meetings. We only need one parent per class though if you’d like to share the responsibility among several parents who rotate, that’s fine, too. This will insure the families in each classroom are connected with the PTO. Please email if you’re willing to volunteer. We already have a volunteer for one of the kindergarten classes!

Farewell to Our School Nurse Lourie Morgan

Many of you know Nurse Lourie Morgan, who has been a great support to so many of our students here at Charlemagne. Nurse Lourie will be moving schools next week and we wish her all the best at her new campus at Twin Oaks. Nurse Lourie balances a great number of needs across several campuses and is excited at the potential of a new setting.

We have a new school nurse arriving this Tuesday and will send more information about her in our next e-News. In the meantime, thank you to Nurse Lourie for all her service. We wish her a fond farewell!

Second Phase of Student Success Act

Our school district is beginning a second phase of Student Success Act community conversations, seeking parent, staff and community input on potential investments of this new funding. More information about this second phase is below.

Upcoming Charlemagne School Dates:

November 1 Read-a-Thon started

November 11 No School Veteran’s Day

November 11 10:30 – 12:30: Campus clean-up

November 12 Read-a-Thon envelopes collected

November 14 Picture Retakes

November 15 Trivia Night

November 18 Read-a-Thon envelopes last day of collection

November 19 PTO Meeting

Have a great week!

ErinMarie Langsdorf and Jenny Jonak

PTO Co-Chairs

Student Success Act Community Conversations

Let’s Talk! Student Success Act: Investments for Success

New funding is coming to 4J schools. Oregon’s Student Success Act is expected to provide Eugene School District 4J about $12–13 million per year starting with the 2020–21 school year—about a 5% increase in the district’s general fund budget.

The district is engaging staff, families and community members to inform the planning for how to spend these funds to best support student success. The funds must be targeted to increase academic achievement, reduce disparities among student groups, and meet students’ behavioral and mental health needs. You’re invited to join the conversation.

Community Conversations

Childcare, light refreshments, and Spanish interpretation will be provided.

• Wed., Nov. 13, 7–8 p.m., Sheldon High School, 2455 Willakenzie Road

• Tue., Nov. 19, 5:30–6:30 p.m., Churchill High School, 1850 Bailey Hill Road

• Thu., Nov. 21, 7–8 p.m., North Eugene High School, 200 Silver Lane

• Mon., Nov. 25, 5:30–6:30 p.m., South Eugene High School, 400 E. 19th Ave.

Meeting in Spanish, with English interpretation:

• Tue., Nov. 19, 7–8 p.m., Churchill High School, 1850 Bailey Hill Road

Learn more:

Inversiones para el éxito: ¡Hablemos sobre la Ley de éxito estudiantil!

Nuevos fondos están llegando a las escuelas de 4J. Se espera que la Ley de Éxito Estudiantil de Oregon proporcione al Distrito Escolar de Eugene 4J alrededor de $12–13 millones por año a partir del año escolar 2020–21. Esto significa alrededor de un aumento del 5% en el presupuesto del fondo general del distrito.

El distrito está involucrando al personal, las familias y los miembros de la comunidad para ayudar en la planeación de cómo utilizar estos fondos para apoyar mejor el éxito de los estudiantes. Los fondos deben estar dirigidos a aumentar el rendimiento académico, reducir las diferencias entre los grupos de estudiantes y satisfacer las necesidades de comportamiento y salud mental de los estudiantes. Está invitado a unirse a la conversación.

Conversaciones comunitarias:

Reunión en español, con interpretación en inglés:

• martes 19, 7–8 p.m., Escuela Preparatoria Churchill, 1850 Bailey Hill Road

Reuniónes en inglés con interpretación en español:

• miércoles, 13 de noviembre, 7–8 p.m., Escuela Preparatoria Sheldon, 2455 Willakenzie Road

• martes, 19 de noviembre, 5:30–6:30 p.m., Escuela Preparatoria Churchill, 1850 Bailey Hill Road

• jueves, 21 de noviembre, 7–8 p.m., Escuela Preparatoria North Eugene, 200 Silver Lane

• lunes, 25 de noviembre, 5:30–6:30 p.m., Escuela Preparatoria South Eugene, 400 E. 19th Ave.

Se proporcionará bocadillos y cuidado de niños.

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