October 20, 2019
Dear Charlemagne Families:
Community Night Out
Our next Community Night is tomorrow, Monday, October 21 from 4-8 pm! Please come support the school while getting to know other parents in our community better. The flier is attached to the end of this newsletter. We would love to see you there!
Thanks to everyone who came to our PTO meeting last week on Tuesday, October 15! We had a wonderful data and demographics presentation by Madame Courtney and great interaction and ideas from our parents. Our next PTO meeting will be on November 19 at 6:30 pm, and hope you will join us. Please remember that childcare is provided by Ms. V so parents can focus on the meeting agenda and participate fully in the conversation.
We are looking for parents willing to volunteer as representatives for your child’s class to liaison with the PTO once a month at our monthly meetings. We only need one parent per class though if you’d like to share the responsibility amongst several parents who rotate, that’s fine, too. This will insure the families in each classroom are connected with the PTO. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you’re willing to volunteer. We already have a volunteer for one of the kindergarten classes.
Just a reminder we are still actively looking for families willing to host one of our amazing French interns. The host commitment is a minimum of 8 weeks-- if you can do more, great!
We understand that some families may be worried about the commitment. Besides providing a room to the intern, you do provide food during the month, but hosting does not require that you cook three meals a day. If you want to provide the groceries and ask the interns to make their own breakfast and lunch, that is fine, and you can simply make an extra portion for dinner. We are providing a supplement of $150/month to host families to cover costs.
Please email us at email@example.com if you can host one of our interns.
School conferences are coming up on Wednesday evening, November 7 from 4 -8 pm, and all day Thursday, November 8 from 8 am - 8 pm. Thursday and Friday, November 9 are no-school days for students. On Friday, October 18, teachers sent out invitations to families who have multiple students at Charlemagne to choose times and on Monday, October 21, invitations will go out to all families. Please look for the Sign-Up Genius link in your teachers’ blog or newsletter.
Charlemagne teachers, particularly in grades 2-5 have larger numbers of students than most other elementary school teachers in 4j. Thanks in advance for your understanding-- our teachers do their best to meet with every family within the time allotted. We respectfully ask that in order for the majority of families to schedule a conference, please choose one time per student when most family members can attend. We cannot easily accommodate multiple conference requests for the same student.
Our health screening will take place this year on Friday, October 25. Please also let us know if you are available to volunteer at this event. Students will receive eye and dental exams along with a hearing screening. If we detect any concerns or have important information to share, Lourie Morgan, our school nurse, will be in contact with families.
Facebook continues to be a great tool to connect with your child’s parent group. Many classes have active groups who post reminders and general information. If you would like to join the group for your child’s class, please search for Charlemagne Class of 20__ (whatever year your child will finish 5th grade) and ask to be added. We also have an active school-wide facebook page which you can find by searching for Charlemagne French Immersion.
After School Activities
Just a reminder that if you want to know more information about clubs and after school activities, please visit the Charlemagne website for details.
October 21 . Community Night Out Fundraiser, Viking Braggot 4-8 p.m.
October 25 . Health Screening (Volunteers needed)
October 28 . Parent Equity Group meeting
October 31 . Halloween Parade
November 1-11 . Read-a-Thon
November 7-8 . Parent/Teacher Conferences
November 8-9 . No School for Students
November 19 . PTO Meeting
Have a great week!
ErinMarie Langsdorf and Jenny Jonak
Charlemagne Community Night Out
Monday, October 21st
$1 per pint goes to support
Charlemagne Elementary PTO
Viking Braggot Southtowne Pub
2490 Willamette St Eugene
(Please present flyer when making purchases.)