PTO e-News

May 3, 2020: Teacher Appreciation Edition

Let's Celebrate!

Hello Charlemagne Families!

We hope this finds you well and that a new balance is providing rhythm to your days! We’re excited to be back on line with PTO e-News and wanted to share with you some updates for the week ahead.

Staff Appreciation Week

This week, May 4-8, is Staff Appreciation Week and we want you to know how our amazing teachers and staff will be celebrated. Huge thanks to those who brought a card to their teacher and other staff members during our student belongings pick-up last week. Here is what we have planned for the week ahead!

Monday 5/4: Special e-Mail Message

Email of appreciation from Mme. Courtney and PTO: If you would like to include a special message regarding our staff as a whole please email a sentence or two to by Monday morning at 8 a.m.

Tuesday 5/5: Social Media Day

  • Post a shout-out to your students’ teachers and EA’s on your own personal social media. If you use Facebook, tag “Charlemagne French Immersion!” (

  • On any Seesaw assignment your student submits today, take an extra moment to have them record a special “staff appreciation” message to their teacher and EA

Wednesday 5/6: #bettertogether

PTO will post a 4J #better together message about our fantastic Charlemagne staff which we’ll also post on our Charlemagne French Immersion Facebook page.

Thursday 5/7 : Staff Surprise

We’re delivering fun survival kits to our teaching staff!

Friday 5/8: Yoga class!

The staff will have the opportunity to participate in a gentle nurturing restorative yoga practice with 5th grade parent Louise Hutson… big thank you to Louise for sharing her expertise!

Our teachers and staff are paramount in making Charlemagne the wonderful environment it is for our children to learn and grow! Thank you for helping us celebrate their hard work this week in the new environment of distance teaching.

Yearbooks Are On the Way!

Yearbook Orders

In the past, Charlemagne took yearbook orders when students returned from Spring Break. The teachers are just now putting the finishing touches on what we know will be a very special yearbook for 2019-20.

Yearbooks are more important than ever to give our children a sense of school community, as well as reflecting the hard work of the 4th and 5th graders who put the yearbook together.

The PTO has decided to contribute funds toward the cost of yearbooks to ensure every family can have one to commemorate an unprecedented year. Last year, yearbooks were $10. We also had an option of $5 for those who needed assistance in purchasing one. Some families sponsored another student's yearbook by contributing more.

Any families who wish to donate to the PTO to help cover yearbook costs can do so at the following link: Thought it would be helpful, there is no obligation to contribute-- every family will receive a yearbook once they arrive.

We hope this will be an uplifting gift for our students and families during this challenging time!

Charlemagne Receives Recognition

Community Builder Award

Thanks to the work of Melissa Gomsrud, Charlemagne is a finalist for the 2020 @OnPointCU Community Builder award! Help support the great work we are doing with our Amity intern program and vote for us as the $5,000 winner using this link. With the adjustment to a new normal this spring, achieving this award would allow us to provide needed support to our Amity Intern program. Please feel free to send the link to friends and family!

PTO Needs Your Amazing Energy!

PTO Open Positions

In other business, your PTO is looking to fill the following positions as soon as possible:

  • PTO Co-chair

  • Assistant Treasurer

  • Site Council Parent Member

If you are interested or want more info, please email Filling these positions are essential to continue to run smoothly so we may maintain our current level of community building and staffing at Charlemagne. Thank you for your consideration… what better way to celebrate our staff and school than to fulfill an essential role for next year!

Best Wishes

May your week have not only bright sunshine in the sky but also sunny moments with those you hold closest. We miss our Charlemagne community and look forward to time together again.

All our best,

ErinMarie Langsdorf and Jenny Jonak

PTO Co-chairs

If you'd like to write a note or email, here's a staff list!