As you are cleaning out your spare room this January please consider filling it with a Charlemagne intern! Our wonderful intern program would not be possible without our amazing host families–like the Whitaker Family seen below hosting our French-speaking intern Adama from Senegal.
We still have a need for a new family to host this spring as well as several hosts for next year. Curious to learn more? Please contact Olivia and Helen at with any questions.
Adama with Host Family
Math Madness kicks off this week. Keep an eye out for packets coming home tomorrow. It’s a great way for our students to get in some extra math practice AND support our unique and wonderful french immersion program. Please see below for more detail.
Also, we have our monthly PTO meeting this coming Thursday 1/17 at 6:30 pm. Please see the attached meeting agenda. Childcare is provided.
Have a great week!

Upcoming Events:                                                      

Jan 14th: Math Madness Kickoff
Jan 17th: PTO Meeting 6:30 pm
Jan 21: No School/MLK day
Jan 27-Feb 1: CNO at Emerald Lanes
Jan 31: 4J School Choice Lottery deadline

Math Madness Begins This Week!

1/14 – Math packets will be sent home with students. They will have a week to do the work & collect pledges & donations. Replacement problems can be found on the website below.

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1/22 – Collection week with 1 Daily Winner drawn per class every day that week.  

The sooner your student turns in a completed envelope, the more chances they have to win a daily prize ($1 gold coin)! 


Questions? Please reach out to Marcia Yu (

Coming Soon: Artist In Residence Jessilyn Brinkerhoff!

Artist-profile-image-block_Jessilyn-BrinkerhoffJessilyn will be with us from February 4 through February 15 and is in the process of designing a paneled mural celebrating our global citizenship and the Francophone world.  The mural will hang in our cafeteria above the exit doors in the back so it will be visible to all students. Each student will have the opportunity to paint with a small group four times over the course of Jesslyn’s two-week visit.  

This wonderful opportunity is provided to us by the Lane Arts Council via Eugene ArtSpark, a collaboration between Rotary International, the Lane Arts Council and the Eugene Education Foundation:

Gear Request: Extra Clothes for Front Office

In the rainy muddy weather of Oregon winter, we go through a LOT of leggings and sweat pants in the front office.  download 3

If you have any leggings or sweat pants that your child has outgrown or no longer wears the health room would love to have them.  No jeans or shirts needed.

Radon Test Results:

Dear Charlemagne families,

To continue to provide safe, healthy school facilities where students learn, grow and play, the district tested for radon in our school during the week of November 26, 2018. Radon is a naturally occurring gas that comes from the breakdown of uranium in soil and rock. Breathing high levels of radon over a long period of time can cause lung cancer. New state law requires that all districts in Oregon test school buildings for radon before January 1, 2021.

We’re pleased to report that the lab results show no elevated levels of radon in our building. However, one of the 28 air samples at the school was missing. That area will be retested this week. Please do not tamper with or move the test kit. We will inform you of the result of the missing air sample when it becomes available. Thank you for your patience.

– Charlemagne’s detailed radon test results:

– Information about radon and the district’s testing plan:

The health and well-being of our students and staff are our top priority. Thank you for your cooperation.

Hillary Johnson
Communications Specialist
Eugene School District 4J | 541-790-7734

Community Night Out @ Emerald Lanes!

Get your teams ready! We are having our January Community Night Out at Emerald Lanes.610Wwjj85IL._SL500_AC_SS350_ 2

What: Charlemagne CNO
Where: Emerald Lanes, 140 Oakway Rd
Bring your FLYER between 1/27 and 2/1 and Charlemagne PTO will receive a 50% donation from your purchase.  Game on!

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Please be advised the speed limit had changed on Amazon dr. has been reduced from 35mph to 30 mph

2019 4J School Choice Info:

In Eugene School District 4J, our school choice policy is that students may request to enroll in any 4J school. School choice requests are accepted in an order determined by lottery.

School choice in January: School choice tours and meetings will be scheduled in the month of January. To be included in the annual school choice lottery, 4J residents must apply between January 1 and January 31. This deadline changed last year to be earlier than in previous years. Non-district residents must apply for an interdistrict transfer between March 1 and March 31 to be included in the school placement lottery.

Who needs to apply: All students who wish to enroll in a school other than their neighborhood school must submit an application. This includes incoming siblings of current students, students who have moved out of our school neighborhood or the district and want to remain enrolled next year.  Their enrollment is not automatic.

Who does not need to apply: If your student is already enrolled in our school on an in-district school choice transfer and has not moved out of the district, or is already enrolled on a multi-year “open enrollment” transfer, you do not need to reapply to continue attending our school next year.

If you have any friends or family members who are considering school choice, please invite them to come to learn more about our fantastic Charlemagne French immersion program at our school choice events in January:

Thursday, January 17 @ 5:30 pm
Thursday, January 24 @ 9:00 am
Thursday, January 31 @ 12:00 pm

More information:

                             TreeTop Academics:  &a

At Charlemagne, we offer an after-school class in Science on Mondays.  This term we are focusing on Alternative Energy: Solar!

Classes are open to all 1st-5th-grade students. We are dedicated to providing meaningful, hands-on, project-based, and student-centered educational opportunities through best teaching practices and age-appropriate curriculum to your elementary school students.

Treetop Academics provides academically enriching opportunities that put students at the center of learning.

We encourage all learners to join our classes, whether a program is beginning subject matter for your student, or continuing. Please find us online read the for program descriptions for more info! 

African Singing Class:

Learn to sing the beautiful harmonies of southern Africa with Zimbabwean musician and performer Ratie Dangarembwa.

She is an passionate and energetic performer and teacher, dedicated to helping her students grow in cultural knowledge, singing skill, and confidence!

Ages 9 and up are welcome, and no experience is necessary.

Saturdays, 10:00-10:50 am

Jan. 19- Feb. 23, 2019

Cost: $48 for 6-week term


Kutsinhira Cultural Arts Center

3411 S. Willamette St

Room 3 on The Village School Campus


For more information or to reserve a spot contact


OBOB Volunteers Needed:

Parent volunteers are needed during Friday lunch beginning @11:45 to help the OBOB teams practice.

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If you miss anything regarding OBOB, it can all be found on the OBOB page on the school website:  

A lot of questions about battle rules and format can also be answered on Email for more information. 

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Get ready to play ball! Registration opens January 15th.
South Eugene Babe Ruth Baseball is open to players ages 5-15 who live in or attend school in the South Eugene High School region.

Opportunities for Supporting Charlemagne:

Spring Soiree:

Parents and Friends of Charlemagne, our annual Soiree will be Friday, April 12, 2019, and we need your help!
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We need your help to make this event a success. We are seeking:

*Volunteers to help lead sub-committees

*Business sponsorships

*Goods or service donations from your business

All donations are tax deductible. Our fundraising dollars support classroom assistants and interns. These assistants reduce the student to teacher ratio, provide additional support for students, and share French culture.

Please contact our event lead coordinator Mara Gregory to support this event.

Mardi Gras Committee:

Our Mardi Gras celebration is right around the corner Friday 2/22This is a fun community focused cadownload (5) 2rnival that includes many games, face painting cakewalk and photo booth! 

We need some enthusiastic volunteers to help us coordinate this event! 
Please contact for more info.

Support our school: Host a French Intern!

Please consider supporting our amazing French intern program by hosting! Hosting is a unique and fun opportunity that allows you to experience a new culture from your living room while making lifelong friends. multi-colored-ppl-round-an-earth 4

We are currently seeking families for the second half ofthis year as well as the 2019-2020 school year.
Please email if you are interested or have any questions. Merci!

Additional Volunteer Opportunities

  • Esprit de Corps leader (helps coordinate school movie nights, teacher appreciation and community support drives)
  • PTO Class representatives:(Mme Sion, Mme Kim, Mme Anou, Mme King, Mme Jana, Mme Grabowski)
Please email Debra McIntosh for more info. 

Direct Drive Continues:

Thank you to everyone who has made a contribution to our direct drive this past month. To keep our work going, in this season of giving, we hope you will consider a generous donation to the Charlemagne PTO, our non-profit organization. Your contribution ensures an outstanding experience for every French Immersion student from kindergarten to 5th grade.

All of the funds we raise from the Charlemagne PTO goes to directly subsidize staffing needs. 


Our campaign will run throughout the year. 
Consider donating once or monthly to support our efforts to maintain our current student to staff ratios. Your tax-deductible donation can be made in two ways:

Go online to

• Send a check to Charlemagne PTO at the school: 3875 Kincaid Street, Eugene, OR., 97405.

For your records, our tax ID number is 46-1825220.

We recognize not every family can contribute equally to a direct drive request. We also know our families give in other equally important ways and are grateful for the time spent in classrooms and at community events. We recognize all types of support are necessary and valuable to the success of our school!

Participating eScrip Retailers:

While shopping this holiday season please consider supporting these businesses as they will donate a percentage of your purchases to the school. This is free money for our school of the purchases you already are making. All you need to do is to sign up and keep your information up to date.

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  • Market of Choice: 1) go to escrip at;  2) Type in ‘Charlemagne French Immersion Elementary’; 3) Register your payment cards;  4) Shop with your registered cards. Register your rewards card HERE:

  • Amazon Smile: 1) go to;  2) type in ‘Charlemagne at Fox Hollow PTO Company’ & then select.  AmazonSmile uses the same log in as your regular Amazon account. But you must shop at to contribute.

  • Fred Meyer’s Community Rewards Program: Sign up for the Community Rewards program by linking your Fred Meyer Rewards Card at You can search by name (Charlemagne PTO) or by the non-profit number (QJ541)
Please contact our coordinator WenLan Hu for more information about this program at