Principal’s Corner

unnamedDear Charlemagne families,

Thank you to everyone who made it to our K-12 PTO meeting on January 12th. There was an engaging discussion regarding how the three levels (Charlemagne/RMS/SEHS) can be, and will be, united in the future. Strengthening the program for your children is a top priority for our collective staff. If you missed the meeting here are the materials that were presented – Strategic Plan/Vision, Program Design, PowerPoint. These are rough draft materials. The final version with edits will be made available after school board approval.
The English Language Arts (ELA), French Language Arts (FLA), ELA/FLA integrated standards, and math scope and sequence work that were presented are not included in this eNews.
Take care,

Eric Anderson
Charlemagne French Immersion Elementary School

Madness and OBOB, Oh My!

Dear Families,

Oregon Battle of the Books is a fun way to get kids to enjoy reading, and another season of battles are upon us! Check the article below to get involved – no previous experience is necessary.

There are lots of other tidbits of news in this issue, including our new 3rd grade intern, Corrine Morey and Math Madness, which is already underway.

Hoping you have a great week,

Shannon Tom and Chris Miller,

PTO Co-Chairs

Upcoming Events

January 20: Math Madness Kickoff

January 23-27: 4j School Visitation Week

January 31 – Hot Cocoa Social

February 3 – Grading Day, No School

Time for the Battle of the Books!

If you are interested in volunteering with our OBOB battles at Charlemagne, please follow the link below to sign up to volunteer. No experience with OBOB needed!

Battles will take place on: February 21st, 22nd and 23rd.  The final battle will be on March 6th.

We will be having a parent briefing for all volunteers on Thursday, February 16thin Room 1 at 3:00pm.

Thank you in advance!

Sign up link:

Bienvenue à Charlemagne!

Please join the Host Family Coordinators in welcoming our newest intern!


Corinne Morey (24) from Vaud, Switzerland (3rd grade)


Charlemagne families can get a sense of some of the activities of our interns and host families on our French Intern Network group on Facebook. Check it out and join in at


Have questions about hosting an intern in 2017-18? Contact Cynthia or Alice at

Math Madness Kicks off January 20!

Here’s how this fundraiser works: 

1/20: Students are sent home with Math Madness packets. 

Packets include math problems & ….PSSSSSTTTT…..Parents: last page is the answer key.

1/23 – 1/ 27: Students do math problems & seek pledges 

  • Pledges can be either payment for each correct answer or a flat donation. For example, Grandpa pledges $2 for each correct answer. Sally finishes all 20 problems and got 18 correct. Sally just made $36 for Charlemagne!

1/30 – 2/3: Parents correct math problems. 

  • Students collect donations.

2/6 – 2/10: Students turn in collection envelopes. 

Math Madness has both daily & grand prizes. To enter into the daily & grand prize drawings, students need to turn in a completed Math Madness packet.  

Just doing the work & turning it in counts for participation. Donations are not required to participate, but are greatly appreciated! All money raised goes directly towards Charlemagne staffing needs & are tax deductible.

Questions?  Please reach out to Jessica Keiper ( and/or Marcia Yu (

Hot Cocoa Social

Charlemagne Families, Please Join us on Tuesday, January 31st for a Hot CocoaSocial. It will take place immediately after school in the Gym. This will be a great opportunity to meet and catch up with other Charlemagne families, and let the students socialize. Charlemagne wants to thank all of you for finishing out 2016 with a tremendous amount of community giving and support.

What: Hot Cocoa Social

When: Tuesday, January 31st 2:45-4:00

Where: Charlemagne’s Gym



Save the Date – Camp Rigolo, July 10-14

Campers: Kids entering Kindergarten through kids who have
graduated 5th grade.

Fee: $190, $155 siblings
$10 discount per family if payed in full by March 31

Theme: “America’s got Talent” –
“L’ Amérique a du talent.”

Field trip: Elijah Bristow State Park In Dexter.

We will have our traditional tie-dye, sports, crafts, and face-painting.
The campers will also put together a show to present their talents 🙂
It is going to be a week filled with laughter, fun, and French.

This Year’s Auction Soiree will be at the DAC (D

On-site childcare available & will provide: pizza, basketball, bouncy gym, swimming & movie time.

More details to come & will be posted to:

The Auction is the PTO’s largest fundraiser.  All money raised goes directly to providing instructional aides in our classrooms.

Interested in supporting/participating in our Auction Soiree?

  • Do you own a business?  Would you like to donate a gift certificate / basket?

Please contact Julie Park:

  • Is your business interested in sponsoring / advertising at our fundraiser?

Please contact Sabrina Parsons:

  • Questions about class packages?

Please contact Koa Roberts:

  • Are you interested in volunteering/helping out?  Any other questions?

Please contact Marcia Yu:

Found Glasses

Oops, these glasses were actually found, not lost. If they look familiar, please inquire at the office.

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