Dear Charlemagne Families:

Happy Groundhog Day!

Before discussing upcoming events, we just wanted to share an incredible moment that happened a few days ago that illustrates just how amazing our Charlemagne community is! On Thursday, a student from Ridgeline Montessori fell into Amazon Creek on the way to school. It was one of our families’ dads who jumped into the creek, put the student on his back and got him safely out. Special shout-out to 1st grade dad Jeremiah Johnson for being our Charlemagne hero of the week!

Math-a-thon Results

Thank you so much to all the families who participated in Math-a-Thon! We hope students loved seeing their names on the Math-lete Wall of Fame in the school entryway, and we’re pleased to report that your generosity helped raise significant funds for the school.

In the meantime, if anyone missed out on making a donation and would still like to do so, you can use this online link:

Scroll down to “Math-a-Thon.” All donations are tax deductible. The Charlemagne PTO tax EIN # is 46-1825220.

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

Mardi Gras


Coming soon: Fun for the Whole Family!

Friday, February 21 from 5:00-7:30 pm


Our school carnival is on its way in just a few short weeks! Mardi Gras is a time to be together as a community, enjoying each others’ company, playing old-fashioned and new carnival games and having fun. Please save the date.


In the meantime, our fabulous Chairwoman, Marta Cuboni, is looking for people to help coordinate and plan this event for our children. Below is a sign-up link – we can use volunteers willing to make signs, help run the store, donate cakes and do pick-ups. Please join in – it’s a lot of fun!


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 thousands of dollars for educational assistants and French-speaking Amity interns. 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 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!

Upcoming Charlemagne School Dates

February 3 2nd Semester begins

February 10 4J Parent Leaders Network fundraising meeting

February 18 PTO General Meeting

February 21 Mardi Gras

February 24 Charlemagne equity team meeting

February 27 Oregon Battle of the Books

February 28 Final OBOB battle

April 2 Science Fair

April 17 Charlemagne Soiree


Have a wonderful rest of your weekend!

ErinMarie Langsdorf and Jenny Jonak

PTO Co-Chairs