Dear Charlemagne Families:

What a wonderful time we had celebrating each other and our diverse learning community at Mardi Gras Friday night. A simple “thank you” doesn’t seem enough for the hours and dedication our planners– Marta Cuboni (Chair) and Julia Anderson (Cake Walk Master),– other orchestrators and volunteers put in! The sensory art room was a fantastic addition this year– special thanks to Lesli Takasugi for the idea and execution. And, nice work to our 4th grade parents who organized food sales to benefit Canoe Island. Finally, a special thanks to the Moore family for staying late to clean up. Thank you for making Mardi Gras such a wonderful event and thank you to those who attended… we had a lot of fun!

Staffle Raffle Winners:

Mme ErinMarie: Aiden Parac 2nd grade

Mme Dale: Sareh Sabah-Tavakkol 4th grade

M. Chappell: Adeline Manning 3rd grade

Mme Elise: Jo Nuckols 3rd grade

Mme Wolf: Asher Olsen 1st grade

Mme Roadman: Sophie Weaver 1st grade

Mme Kim: Efren Cisneros 4th grade

Mme Ariel: Sabrina Osburn 4th grade

Mme Anou: Charlie Roshak 1st grade

Mme Shelli and Mme Jana: Isa Matthews 4th grade

Mme Bernadette: Glenn Keiper 5th grade

Mme Courtney: Meredith Williams 4th grade

URGENT: Host families needed for March!

Many, many thanks to those of you who stepped in to offer your home to our intern Yves! Happily, it looks as though we’ve found a homestay for Yves… and we always welcome your support and openness.

One host family is still needed for our Roosevelt intern from March to mid-June. If your family can assist our French immersion program with a private room and welcoming home, please send a note to or reach out to Helen Jetter (509) 840-3359 or Cynthia Stenger Riplinger (541) 579-4606.

Box Tops Submission – Spring Deadline

Although Box Tops has moved to an electronic process– you can learn more about here— the program continues to take clip tops on your favorite cereal, snacks, food storage goods, etc. Check those cabinets and pantries and please bring in any and all box tops you can find by this coming Friday 2/28. You can drop them in the Box Tops can located outside the library. Thank you for taking the time to look, clip, and drop off!

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. Because three battles are 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

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

Community Night Out

Come enjoy each other’s company at any Falling Sky Location on Tuesday, March 10. Twenty -five percent of your dinner ticket will be donated to Charlemagne PTO! Make sure to bring a copy of the flier with you, attached below.

Classified Staff Appreciation Week

Classified Staff Appreciation Week is coming up March 2-6, providing us a chance to specifically recognize our classified staff members and all they do to enrich the lives of our children. We will have an all-staff celebratory week later in the year. However, if you have a classified staff member in mind you would like to recognize, please do so during this special week!

Our classified staff includes: Bernadette Conover (secretary); Rob Potter and Brad Elliot (custodians); Veronica Tift and Lorella Pini (food service); Trish Coiazzi (health records clerk);Laura Naraguma MucoLeslie Cusati, Lolo ZikpiJeanne WalrathEric Stanley, and Alec Madrigal (Educational Assistants), and… Alisha Charles, Devin Davis, Elora Franklin, Andrew Greenblatt, John Fraser Gregory, Julia Rice, Chris Stephens (LifeSkills), Rachel Parac (SPED), Erica Bowman (Technology); and Susie Labounty, Ron Harris (bus drivers).

Science Fair is Coming

Spring must be coming because it’s getting time for the Science Fair! This year the fair will take place the week AFTER Spring Break, on Thursday, April 2nd. The fair takes place after school from 3-6, and kids can bring in projects the day before or morning of. No need to sign up early or register. In order to be judged or have comments, the projects are due by noon the day of the fair.

The Science Fair is a fun opportunity for kids to explore areas of interest in the sciences, to learn the scientific method, and prepare and organize a project. Students may work as individuals or in groups and all grades are encouraged to participate.

We will have categories and will bring back judges to give the kids feedback from real scientists (judging is optional). Third grade will provide food and drinks to purchase as they raise money for their class trip to Canoe Island. It’s always a fun afternoon!

The categories will be based on the school science curriculum. If your child is wondering what project to do, think about these categories!

*Physical Science

*Life Science

*Earth and Space Sciences

*Engineering, Technology and Applications of Science

A limited number of Tri Fold boards to display your project will be ready to purchase in the coming weeks at school. Office Depot also sells Tri-Fold boards.

Help your child use and learn the scientific method when organizing the project: https://www.scienceb ts/science-fair/steps-of-the- scientific-method

  • Ask a question.
  • Research
  • Create a Hypothesis
  • Test your Hypothesis
  • Write about the results of your test
  • Conclusion

If anyone wants to help judge please email us for details.

Questions? Karen Stapleton & Charis Allenbaugh

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!

OnPoint Excellence In Education Teacher of the Year Nominations

Help us award up to $100,000!

OnPoint has always believed that investing in education is one of the best ways to build thriving communities. That’s why we created the OnPoint Prize for Excellence in Education. This year, the program will award up to $100,000 to local teachers and schools, including increased Community Builder prizes!

We have an incredible teaching staff at Charlemagne! Please consider nominating a Teacher here.

Upcoming Charlemagne School Dates

February 24 Charlemagne Equity Team meeting 6:30 p.m. Room 1

February 27 Oregon Battle of the Books

February 28 Final OBOB battle (school assembly)

March 2-6 Classified Staff Appreciation Week

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 great rest of your weekend!

ErinMarie Langsdorf and Jenny Jonak

PTO Co-Chairs

District Messaging System

School Text Messages

Are you signed up to receive school texts?

To help you stay informed and connected with your student’s school, this year Eugene School District 4J has added a new text messaging service through the district’s “autodialer” system. In addition to email and phone messages, schools may send occasional text messages with safety alerts or other important information.

A test message was sent on Monday, Feb. 17, to all parents with a phone designated as a mobile phone in their student records. The message came from the short code 67587 and began “You’re registered 4 SchoolMessenger notifications.” Parents who received this message are subscribed to receive future text notifications.

If you did not receive the test message and want to opt-in to text messages, please designate a mobile phone number in your student’s record. The messaging system only allows text messages to be sent to numbers listed in the cell phone field. If you only have a mobile phone, you can list it as both your home and mobile phone number.

To designate a cell phone number in your student’s records:

1. Log in to your ParentVUE account, go to “My Account” and add your mobile phone in the cell phone field, or

2. Contact the school to add/designate a mobile phone number.

Text messages will come from the short code 67587. Standard message and data rates apply. To stop receiving text messages, reply STOP at any time. To opt back in to receiving messages, send Y or YES to 67587. To change how you receive different types of messages, go to, create a login, and go to “Preferences” to change your settings.

Mensajes de texto

¿Estás registrado para recibir textos escolares?

Para ayudarlo a mantenerse informado y conectado con la escuela, este año el Distrito Escolar de Eugene 4J ha agregado un nuevo servicio de mensajes de texto. Además de correos electrónicos y mensajes telefónicos, las escuelas pueden enviar mensajes de texto ocasionales con alertas de seguridad y otra información importante.

Se envió un mensaje de prueba el lunes 17 de Febrero a todos los padres con un número designado como teléfono móvil en el registro de su estudiante. El mensaje se envió de el código corto 67587 y comenzó “You’re registered 4 SchoolMessenger notifications.” Los padres que recibieron este mensaje están suscritos para recibir notificaciones de texto en el futuro.

Si no recibió el mensaje de prueba y desea optar para recibir mensajes de texto, designe un número de teléfono móvil en el registro de su estudiante. El sistema de mensajería solo permite enviar mensajes de texto a los números que figuran como teléfono celular. Si solo tiene un teléfono móvil, puede enumerarlo como su número de teléfono residencial y móvil.

Para designar un número de teléfono celular en los registros de su estudiante:

1. Inicie la sesión en su cuenta ParentVUE, vaya a “Mi cuenta” y agregue su número en el lugar para un teléfono celular, o

2. Póngase en contacto con la escuela para agregar o designar un número de teléfono celular.

Los mensajes de texto provendrán del código corto 67587. Se aplican las tarifas estándar de mensajes y datos. Para dejar de recibir mensajes de texto, responda STOP en cualquier momento. Para volver a recibir mensajes, envíe YES al 67587. Para cambiar la forma en que recibe los diferentes tipos de mensajes, vaya a, cree un inicio de sesión y vaya a “Preferencias” para cambiar su configuración.