Charlemagne eNews

March 8, 2020

Dear Charlemagne Families:

Community Night Out

Come enjoy each other's company at any Falling Sky Location on Tuesday, March 10th! 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.

Sponsorships for the Spring Soiree!

The Charlemagne Annual Soiree is coming up April 17, and we could use some additional sponsorships. This is a great opportunity for businesses to get a shout-out at the event, as well as advertising in the program for the event. If you know of a business that would be interested in sponsoring our school at the event, please let us know. If you can ask the company you work for or think about sponsoring yourself if you own your own business we’d love to represent your business at Soiree. You can email

The money we raise for this event will help continue to provide native French-speaking interns and other assistance for our wonderful teachers.

Tickets will be available for the event in a few weeks, so be sure to save the date and start planning to come with your friends!

Spirit Week

Charlemagne Spirit Week-- March 16 - 20

Every year prior to spring break, Charlemagne holds a spirit week-- a fun, low-pressure, week-long event that celebrates a positive school culture. Dressing up is *not* required... though it is very fun!

Monday, March 16: All School Picture and Class Color Day

Red = Kinder

Orange = 1st grade

Yellow = 2nd grade

Green = 3rd grade

Blue = 4th grade

Violet/purple=5th grade

Tuesday, March 17: Silly Hair Day

Wednesday, March 18: Charlemagne Day! Try to speak French all day, work to make a new friend, wear school shirts or the color purple!

Thursday, March 19: Fancy Day

Friday, March 20: PJ Day

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!

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.

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

Questions? Karen Stapleton & Charis Allenbaugh

Parking and Pick-Up

A reminder about school pick-up: please do not have your students cross the parking lot while cars are moving. This is dangerous for everyone.

If you are in the carpool line, please wait in your car and move forward and have your student(s) enter your car when your car is stopped. If you are parked, please get out of your car to pick up your students and do not cross in front of moving cars. Make sure your older students know not to walk or run across the parking lot while cars are moving.

Please also remind your children not to dribble or bounce balls while waiting for pick up.

This will help keep the carpool and pick-up moving as quickly as possible and make it safe for everyone - thanks!

Ace Awards

Nominate a Champion Educator- Award nominations for staff and volunteers accepted March 1–31.

Exceptional people make a difference for students every day in our 4J schools. Nominating a teacher, classified employee, administrator or volunteer for the ACE Awards is a wonderful way to honor their talent, caring and dedication. It's quick and easy! Nominations are due Tuesday, March 31.

More information and to nominate some click here.

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.

Mardi Gras Survey

Help us make next year's Mardi Gras Carnival even better! Can you take a few minutes to respond to our survey so we can shape the event to be as enjoyable as possible, for everyone? Please click the link below:

Upcoming Charlemagne School Dates

March 10 Community Night Out, Falling Sky

March 13 No School: Professional Development

March 16-20 Spirit Week

March 17 PTO General Meeting

March 19 Kindergarten Open House

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

Coronavirus COVID-19 Information

Parents and students may have questions about the spread of novel coronavirus COVID-19.

At this time there are no identified cases of COVID-19 in our area. Our school district is monitoring the situation, staying in contact with public health authorities, and planning for the possibility that COVID-19 could affect our schools. We've also attached an article that we believe may help parents in talking about the virus with their children.

We are taking extra steps to reduce the spread of germs at school. Custodians are doing extra cleaning during the day and each night, focusing on frequently touched surfaces. Our teachers are reviewing proper handwashing and cough/sneeze hygiene with students.

Two important things for families to do to help keep yourselves and others healthy are to wash hands well and often, and stay home when sick—if your child has a fever of 100.4° or higher, or cold or flu symptoms, please notify the school and keep them home. Public health officials also emphasize covering coughs and sneezes with a tissue, not touching your eyes, nose or mouth with unwashed hands, and cleaning frequently touched items. These are best practices for preventing the spread of illness.

Concern over this new virus can make children and families anxious. Talking with your kids calmly and reassuringly and providing accurate prevention information and facts can help them cope with anxiety. The National Association of School Psychologists and National Association of School Nurses have provided suggestions for talking with children about COVID-19. We hope you may find this helpful.

More information:

Coronavirus COVID-19 Information:

Talking to Children about COVID-19 (Coronavirus):

Información sobre el coronavirus COVID-19

Los padres y los estudiantes pueden tener preguntas sobre la propagación del nuevo coronavirus llamado COVID-19.

En este momento no hay ningún caso identificado de COVID-19 en nuestra área. Nuestro distrito escolar está monitoreando la situación, manteniéndose en contacto frecuente con las autoridades de salud pública, y planificando para la posibilidad de que COVID-19 pueda afectar nuestras escuelas.

Estamos tomando medidas adicionales para reducir la propagación de gérmenes en la escuela. Los conserjes realizan limpiezas adicionales durante el día y cada noche, enfocándose en superficies que se tocan con frecuencia. Nuestros maestros están revisando con los estudiantes el lavado adecuado de manos y la higiene de tos y estornudos.

Dos cosas importantes que las familias deben hacer para ayudar a mantenerse saludables son lavarse las manos bien y frecuentemente, y quedarse en casa cuando están enfermos. Si su hijo tiene fiebre de 100.4 ° o más, o síntomas de resfriado o gripe, notifique a la escuela y manténgalos en casa. Los expertos en salud pública también recomiendan cubrirse la tos y los estornudos con un pañuelo de papel, no tocarse los ojos, la nariz o la boca sin antes lavarse las manos, y limpiar los artículos que se tocan con frecuencia. Estas son las mejores prácticas para prevenir la propagación de enfermedades.

La preocupación por este nuevo virus puede hacer que los niños y las familias se sientan ansiosos. Hablar con sus hijos con calma y tranquilidad, y brindarles información de prevención y datos precisos, puede ayudarlos a sobrellevar la ansiedad. Las asociaciones nacionales de psicólogos escolares y enfermeras escolares han proporcionado sugerencias para hablar con los niños sobre COVID-19. Esperamos que le sea útil.

Para más información:

Información sobre el coronavirus COVID-19: (if embedding a link you can instead use )

Hable con sus hijos sobre el COVID-19 (Coronavirus):