Online Gift Wrap Fundraiser

Dear Families,

Thank you everyone for participating in conferences with our amazing teachers! And an extra, special bravo and thank you to to Koa, Spring, and Beppe & Gianni’s Restaurant for providing dinner for the teachers on the evening that they conferenced late.

Now we have all heard about the focused instruction happening in our classrooms and we can truly appreciate what protecting instruction time means for our students. There was no fundraising assembly this fall. However, many of us still need our holiday gift wrap. Thanks to Cindy Gupta and the plan she made with Innisbrook we can have both.

Here are instructions for ordering Innisbrook Gift Wrap online:

Follow these easy steps for online ordering and delivery straight to your home.

  • Go to:
  • Enter school # 106789
  • Choose: Charlemagne
  • Click “Click here if you do not want to assign credit”

If you spend $85 or more, shipping is free. Charlemagne receives 40% of the profit. You can order now until Dec. 1.

One more huge Charlemagne thank you to JoAnn, Natalie and Rebecca and all the Book Fair Volunteers for another joyful book fair! Please see their message below.

Hope everyone has a great week!

Melissa Gomsrud and Gina Thompson
PTO Co-Chairs

Book Fair Thanks and Updates

What an amazing turn out for the Book Fair!

We had a great selection of French books that the kids loved and will now be enjoying and sold$8,858 in Scholastic Books!

The Grand Luncheon gave a lot of loved ones the chance to visit the school and Book Fair and the kids loved having Clifford the Big Red Dog here on Saturday and Wednesday.

Our wonderful families donated 110 English and French books from the teachers’ Wish Lists for the classrooms. The kids will be excited to have all these new books in the classrooms.Mme Quena has picked out 124 new books for the Library already that we bought with some of our Scholastic earnings. As we took all of our profit to be used on Scholastic Books in the future we end up getting 55% of our sales back as profit.

The All for Books program raised $36.62 for our library with Scholastic matching this to buy books for 2 non-profit organizations. The winner of the Diary of Wimpy Kid vs. Magic Tree House contest was Diary of a Wimpy Kid ($19.57 raised vs. $12.24 for Magic Tree House).

The online Book Fair is going on until Nov. 6 with the same 55% credit coming back to our school. They have over 4,000 titles to choose from. Check it out

Special thanks goes to M. Kurt, Mme V, Eric, all our wonderful office staff and Mme Allie for making it so easy to keep the Book Fair running. It was amazing how ALL of our wonderful volunteers jumped in to make this such a success. We can’t name you all but know we couldn’t have done it without you all.

JoAnn, Natalie and Rebecca

Discounted Admission to Local Swimming Pools

There’s a new swimming benefit for all students on the 4J 2014-15 Free and Reduced Meal Program. Students receive 50% off admission for recreation swimming at Echo Hollow, Sheldon and Amazon Pools.

This is how it works:

  1. Student brings the 2014-2015 Award Letter from Nutrition Services to the pool facility.
  2. The Aquatics Office at the Pool will then issue the qualified student an Aquatic ID Card that expires on Labor Day 2015.
  3. With their Aquatic ID Card the student will receive 50% off recreation swim admissions.

If parents/guardians are interested in additional aquatic discounts, scholarship applications are available at

Math Kangaroo Competition

Registration is open for the 2015 Math Kangaroo Competition, held on March 19, 2015.

  • Math Kangaroo Competition is an international, once a year event, held on the third Thursday in March.
  • Any student in grades 1 through 12 qualifies if he or she can work independently: read and answer a multiple choice test.
  • Each student receives a t-shirt, a certificate of participation, and a gift.
  • The competition questions are appropriate for the students’ age, are interesting and challenging.

For more information, visit or click here for the flyer.

Science Exploration and Art new session starting

An interactive after school program, offered to all students grades 2-5.

Session-II starts November 7th for 6 weeks 

Held Fridays, 1:30-3 p.m. in Room 9

Students can have FUN after school and gain academic skills, while learning science through art with…

  • 6-8 week sessions all year, continuous enrollment
  • $10 weekly class fee
  • Small class size (15 max) offering in depth discoveries
  • Individualist learning and curriculum
  • Taught by a credentialed science teacher, naturalist, and environmental educator
  • Natural history, ecology, field studies, entomology, zoology, physics, chemistry and some surprises
  • Natural science illustration, water coloring, textile and trash art and much more!

To register and for more information contact Annette at or (541) 870 -6541.

Little French School Autumn Fair, Nov. 16

Mark your calendars for The Little French School’s annual Autumn Fair on Sunday, Nov. 16, from 2-5 pm. This event is open to the public and is a great chance to come together with the French immersion community to enjoy good food, friends and fun in the fall.

LFS will transform its classrooms into a café (featuring sweet and savory treats, beverages, and delicious crepes from Barbara Walraet of Caramel French Patisserie), a gift bazaar selling cute crafts made by our students as well as beautiful gifts made by LFS parents and local artisans, and a children’s room filled with fun activities like origami, face painting, and arts and crafts!

All proceeds from this event will go toward The Little French School, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and French immersion program combining quality child care with French language learning for students in preschool, pre-k, kindergarten and after-school care.

LFS would love to see alumni and meet some new friends at this event! If you are interested in donating or selling crafts in the gift bazaar or volunteering at the event, or if you have any questions, please contact LFS at Merci!

School Website Help Needed

Do you have web skills? We need a volunteer to update the Charlemagne school website each week.

Training (and coffee) provided. Our website is a WordPress installation and easy to use.

Interested? Contact me or 541-525-5144.

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