Busy Four-Day Week Ahead!

Dear Charlemagne Families:

No school on Monday, February 17 this week and we look forward to seeing you all for a busy four-day week starting Tuesday, February 18! A friendly reminder to please not drop your child off at school before 8 a.m. as there is no adult supervision before then.

Please join us for Mardi Gras this Friday, February 21 from 5:00-7:30 p.m. at Charlemagne. The event promises to be a festive evening with fun for the entire family! Tickets and Mardi Gras gear will be available for sale after school beginning on Wednesday, February 19. Don’t forget to come hungry and eat dinner at the event to support the class of 2021 Canoe Island trip. There is still plenty of opportunity to volunteer! Please see below for all of the details.

PTO General Meeting

Please join us in Room 1 on Tuesday, February 19 for our February PTO meeting. Lots of exciting events on the horizon including celebrating our classified staff from March 2-6! Child care will be provided for the duration of the meeting. Plan to meet from 6:30-7:45 p.m.

Mardi Gras Carnival

Coming this Friday… fun for the whole family!

Friday, February 21 from 5:00-7:30 pm

Our school carnival requires many hands and your help is so appreciated to make this event as great as possible for the kids! Below are two sign-up links:

  • Help for tasks leading up to our Carnival:


  • Pitching in during the day of the Carnival from set-up to pack-down:


In addition to helping out with tasks and activities, we are in need of sweet treats for the cake walk… so sign up on the link above to donate a cake, doughnuts, cupcakes, or granola bars.

We are so grateful for your community spirit!

4th Grade Concessions at Mardi Gras

The 4th grade class is providing concessions at Mardi Gras to fundraise for their Canoe Island trip. Please support their class by grabbing dinner and/or snacks in the cafeteria.

URGENT: Host families needed for March!

Time you added another chap/gent/monsieur to your household? If so, we need you! Two male interns are in need of host families placements from March to mid-June. If your family can assist our French immersion program– Roosevelt or Charlemagne– with a private room and welcoming home, please send a note to charlemagneinternprogram@gmail.com or reach out to Helen Jetter (509) 840-3359 or Cynthia Stenger Riplinger (541) 579-4606.

Direct Drive

Big thank you to those who have responded to our fundraising needs via direct drive and/or participate in our fundraising events. We couldn’t have the amazing opportunities for our students without your generous contributions! We realize not everyone is able to donate the same amount so we encourage you to donate as generously as you are able. If you are curious where we are with our fundraising goals for the 2019-2020 year and how you can help close the gap, please email frenchiepto@gmail.com.

Oregon Battle of the Books

OBOB battles are scheduled for Thursday, February 27. We will be starting at 8:45 am and will have three battles going on at once, in three different rooms.

The final battle will be at an assembly for grades 2-5 on on Friday, February 28 at 11:00 am.

Because we will have the first three battles happening at once, we need assistance with reading questions, keeping time and keeping score. If there are any volunteers who would be willing to help on Thursday, February 27, please contact Kim at kimcooleyreeder@gmail.com.

Community Night Out

Come enjoy each other’s company at any Falling Sky Location on Tuesday March 10th. Twenty five percent of your dinner ticket will be donated to Charlemagne PTO! Download the flyer.

Charlemagne Soiree

Charlemagne’s Soiree is the school’s largest fundraiser. This year, Soiree is scheduled for Friday, April 17, so please be sure to save the date! The auction raises money for educational assistants and French-speaking Amity interns in your children(s) classrooms. It enables us to have classroom assistants to help keep our class sizes manageable and provide intervention for students who need support.

There are several ways you can help contribute to the Soiree.

  1. If you have or know of a business who would like to Sponsor the Soiree, we have multiple levels of sponsorships available with marketing packages!
  2. If you or someone you know has a business or a skill that would make a good silent auction item, please donate! Possibilities are endless but examples could include gift certificates, artwork, experiences, tickets to an event, gift baskets, etc.
  3. If you or someone you know has an experience that would make a good live auction package, please consider donating. Examples include cooking a meal for a group of people, party packages, vacation rentals, or even things we can combine with other donations to create a package. We would be happy to brainstorm with you how any of this may work!
  4. If you have any amount of time to volunteer there are several ways you can help leading up to the auction or on the day of the auction! It does not need to be a lot of time – even a couple hours can make a big impact!

For any questions about the Soiree or how you can help, please contact our amazing Soiree coordinator, Mara Gregory. You can email her at Mara-Gregory@kw.com or call her at 541-731-0254. She would be happy to answer any questions, and we are so incredibly grateful to both Mara and Brett Gomsrud for their leadership and teamwork in providing an incredible evening for us all to enjoy!

eScrip, Box Tops, SeQuential Fuel, etc.

If you are not yet signed up for free money for your school at places you already shop, please consider visiting these websites to learn more and get signed up!




Upcoming Charlemagne School Dates

February 17 No School: President’s Day

February 18 PTO General Meeting

February 21 Mardi Gras School Carnival

February 24 Charlemagne Equity Team meeting

February 27 Oregon Battle of the Books

February 28 Final OBOB battle (school assembly)

March 2-6 Classified Staff Appreciation

March 10 Community Night Out, Falling Sky

March 13 No School: Professional Development

March 23-37 No School: Spring Break

April 2 Science Fair

April 17 Charlemagne Soiree

Have a wonderful holiday weekend and we will see you back at school on Tuesday!

ErinMarie Langsdorf and Jenny Jonak