It’s Mardi Gras and OBOB Week!

Dear Families,

It’s Mardi Gras time! Our school carnival will be this Friday starting at 5:30 p.m., we look forward to seeing you there. This is an all school event and we want everyone to enjoy, so if you need any assistance in order to attend Mardi Gras, please see Madame Veronica in the cafeteria, Madame Bernadette in the office, or just let your student’s teacher know. Bakers and other volunteers are still needed- please follow this link to volunteer or contact Mardi Gras Chairperson Erika Noteboom at

The Mardi Gras store will be open every day this week after school. Come by and get your beads, masks, hats and all that glitters.

Don’t forget that our annual Canned Food Drive for Food for Lane County, continues through February 27. Look for the collection bins outside your grade level classrooms. This is a great way to reach out to the community that we live in.

OBOB battles are happening this week. Students in grades 3-5 have been busy reading their books and the battles will begin on Tuesday, February 21, so that we can determine which team will represent our school at the regional battles to be held on March 6.

Our Math Madness fundraiser has ended, however if there are still any donations out there, please bring them in to the office. Thanks to our amazing Charlemagne families, Math Madness has raised $10,056.70 so far! Many thanks to Marcia Yu and Jessica Keiper for coordinating this important fundraiser and to the teachers for creating the new and improved Math Madness packets.

We hope you will join us for the next PTO meeting on Tuesday, February 21 from 6:30-8 pm in Room 1. You can preview the agenda here. Also, please remember the Restaurant Fundraiser on the 21st at Laughing Planet from 11 am – 9 pm. No flyer needed.

As a final note, our hearts go out to Ms V, whose husband passed away on Wednesday. Many people have asked if there is a way that they can help. The YMCA has set up a community donation account at SELCO for Veronica. With the account name “Brooks Memorial Fund”, donations can be made over the phone through the service center or in person at any of the branches. Checks can be made out to the Brooks Memorial Fund. If you have an existing SELCO account you can transfer funds using the account number: 585822. 

Shannon Tom and Chris Miller

PTO Co-Chairs


Upcoming Events

February 13-27: Mardi Gras Canned Food Drive

February 20: President’s Day – No School 

February 21: Restaurant Fundraiser – Laughing Planet, 11 am – 9 pm

February 21: PTO Meeting, 6:30-8 pm

February 21-23: OBOB Battles

February 24: Mardi Gras 5:30-8 pm

Tuesday, February 21st – Eat at Laughing Planet and Support Charlemagne

It’s time for another Charlemagne Community Night Out Fundraiser – Laughing Planet on Willamette St is generously donating 15% of an entire day’s sales to support Charlemagne Elementary programs! Spread the word among your family and friends to dine there on Tuesday, February 21st (11am-9pm). No flyer needed, since all sales are included in this fundraiser. Phone-in orders for pick-up included – call 541-505-5399.

Join this event on Facebook!