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It's Teacher Appreciation Week!

Teacher Appreciation Week is May 7-11. This is our chance to show the staff our appreciation and support for all that they do. Here is what we have planned for them each day: 

Monday: Breakfast on Us 

TuesdayMerci Flower Bouquets
(made from flowers from your own backyard) 


ThursdayAll Staff Luncheon 

FridayCards from Students

We will be recognizing the hard work by the classroom teachers as well as the school counselor, music and PE teachers, and speech specialists. We especially need parent volunteers to help put together the merci flower bouquets and food donations for the all staff luncheon. Please sign up to help so we can show the teachers our heartfelt appreciation for all they do. Merci!

Please sign up to help out!

Also, check out this important informational meeting:

Middle School Math Pathways: Parent Information Night


Let’s talk about math! 4J schools are establishing a consistent math pacing and placement process in middle school—starting with students entering middle school this fall—to improve clarity, equity and access to accelerated math learning opportunities.


Parents of future middle school students are invited to a Math Pathways Information Night on Thursday, May 10. Please join us to learn about middle school math placement andpathways to advanced math in high school, get answers to your questions, and share your thoughts.

Middle School Math Pathways Information Night

Thursday, May 10, 6:30–8:00 p.m. 
4J Education Center, 200 N. Monroe St.

Spanish interpretation will be provided


These changes are intended to provide equal education opportunities to all students and open up student options for accelerated math course sequences, while also providing all students with the foundational math skills needed to prepare them for success in upper-level courses. Students will have multiple pathways to access upper-level math courses in high school, such as pre-calculus, calculus and statistics.

For more information please visit

Have a great week!

Chris Miller & Brooke Parrill
PTO Co-Chairs

Upcoming Events

May 7-11 Teacher Appreciation Week
May 8: PTO Meeting and Elections
May 9: Walk and Bike to School Day
May 14-18: Electronic Waste Recycling through NextStep
May 24: Talent Show
May 28: No School, Memorial Day
June 1: Tour du Monde (Jogathon)

Host Families Still Needed for 2018-19 School Year


Interested in learning about another culture?

Looking for an opportunity to share your own culture and community?

Able to provide 3 meals a day and a bed?

Ready for a new and exciting year?


We are still recruiting host families to host interns for both fall and spring semesters next school year. Hosting can be for a full or half term. If you are considering hosting and would like more information, we would be happy to answer any questions, or connect you with a former host family. Thank you to the families who have already offered to host!!


Contact for more information.

The Charlemagne Spring Talent Show 2018


Calling all singers, dancers, jugglers, actors, gymnasts, comedians, magicians, musicians, martial artists, rappers, and performers of all types!  Charlemagne's annual talent show will be held on Thursday, May 24th, from 6-7:30 pm.  Signup sheets are available on the bulletin board directly across from the office and due by May 14th with attendance to one mandatory dress rehearsals on May 16 or 18.  This is a great opportunity for your child to showcase an out-of-the-box talent or perform a fun ensemble act with friends like synchronized swimming, bobblehead dancing, or a glowstick routine.  

We also need parents volunteers to make this a success, so please sign up online to help!  

Contact Julie Kim at with any questions or suggestions.

Share Your Views on School Schedules

Online survey, community forum May 9

Eugene School District 4J is changing to a consistent calendar and standard schedules for all schools to provide enough instruction time for students, fair and equal learning time at all schools, and consistent schedules for families. The schedule details will be decided this spring.

A first draft schedule was published in March for staff, parent, student and community input. The district has now taken the input received and developed a second draft schedule for further review and feedback.

The district wants to hear from families about your views on school schedules and what various schedule changes would mean for you.

Please take 5 minutes between now and May 9 to share your feedback in a community input survey 

at Your input is important.

Parents, students, staff and community members also are invited to learn more about the draft schedules under discussion and talk with school board members and district staff at a community forum on school schedules on Wednesday, May 9, at 5:30 p.m., at the 4J Education Center, 200 N. Monroe St. Spanish interpretation will be provided.

To learn more, review the draft schedule, and provide feedback, see

Walk and Bike to School Day


Charlemagne is participating in the Walk + Roll Challenge on Wednesday, May 9

Our goal is to encourage as many students as possible to increase their physical activity by using active transportation modes like walking, biking, scooting, skating, etc. This year we have great incentives and prizes to encourage our students to get active!

Students walking and rolling to school will get free incentives and be entered into a prize raffle for a scooter. Please come to the front of the school to get a raffle ticket and a sticker or pencil for participation.

For some families, it really is too far to walk to school every day. Don’t worry, your family can still participate in the Walk+Roll to School Challenge. If you live a long distance from school, you can Park and Stride instead. This involves parking a 10 minute (or more) walk away from school and walking the rest of the way with your child. 

Super Summer at Oak Hill

Oak Hill School has amazing summer programs for Talented and Gifted (TAG) students. Summer isn’t too far off and it’s time for families to start planning their summer camps.  

They offer 3 unique summer programs:

Super Summer has challenging classes and activities for TAG/gifted student who have completed K-7th grades (2017-2018 school year).

Summer Enrichment Program (SEP) is a residential academic experience, for TAG/gifted students who have completed grades 6-11, located at the University of Oregon.

Summer on the Hill is a learning and recreational opportunities for all youth who have completed grades 

Learn more at

Pertussis Information

While there have not been confirmed cases in our school at this time, it's good to be informed about Pertussis (or Whooping Cough). Please review this letter and handout regarding some helpful information about preventing, identifying and treating this disease.

Repeated from Previous Weeks

The articles below were in a previous week, but are included again for your reference.

A Special Music and Cultural Project


Our students have been learning about American cultural "heroes" from the Ellis Paul album "The Hero In You." The album showcases 11 American "heroes" based on their contributions to our country and our culture. Each class has focused on a different hero/song. Ask your child which one! In addition, all the students in the school have been learning The Hero In You theme song in music class with Mr. Chappell.  

On Friday, 5/11, Ellis Paul will be on site to work with each class, hear what they've learned, and perform for and sing with them. This is a very special treat for our students, sponsored by Charlemagne PTO.  You can preview a sample video of how Mr. Paul works with kids in schools.  

If you would like to hear Ellis Paul sing, you can see him at Tsunami Books on Thursday evening, 5/10. Tickets in advance can be purchased online.  Charlemagne library has a copy of The Hero In You CD, donated by a parent, which your child can check out.

Nearby Nature Summer Daycamps — Scholarships Available!

If your kids enjoy exploring, biking, bug catching, treasure hunting, and other fun nature adventures, then they should participate in Nearby Nature's outdoor summer daycamps! Nearby Nature’s camps are a unique medley of adventure, science, nature, art, play, and gardening. Most take place in Alton Baker Park, in the group’s unique Learnscape Gardens. Daycamps run from June 18-August 31, last one week each, and serve kids from three to 13 years old. Half and full day options are available and enrollment is limited to 12 children per camp. For registration as well as scholarship information, see or call 541-687-9699.

Principal's Day

Who is the hardest working person at Charlemagne? Principal Eric. National Principals' Day is May 1st. Please use this opportunity to say a few words of thanks, either in person or in a card. To make the day fun we are going to have a Dress like the principal day in honor of Eric and all his hard work. 

Nominate "A Champion in Education" Today!

Who is your champion in education? An inspiring teacher? An encouraging school secretary? A caring school counselor or nurse? A dedicated volunteer? A principal who leads by example? A bus driver who always takes the time to listen? A custodian who helped in a time of need? 

Now is the time to recognize their contributions at the 12th annual ACE (A Champion in Education) Awards!

To learn more and nominate a 4J employee or volunteer, visit The nomination deadline is May 1.

Come see your nominee be honored at an awards ceremony on May 23, 5:30–7 p.m., at Churchill High School. One nominee in each of the five categories will be named an ACE Award champion and receive a $500 award for a project or program at their school. 

If you have questions or need assistance, please contact 4J Communications at 541-790-7734 or

Whole Earth Nature School

Summer Camp Photo

Whole Earth Nature School offers your kids a chance to get outside this summer and have an epic adventure while learning real outdoor skills. Our expert staff and excellent one to six staff/student ratio ensure that our instructors are engaged with getting to know every camper personally. Campers will grow in their confidence, resilience, and kinship with nature. Each camp has a unique theme and no two camps are ever exactly alike. Scholarships are available. Spaces will fill quickly. 

View the camp schedule and register online at

UO Volleyball Camps


University of Oregon Volleyball is pleased to offer a variety of volleyball camp options this summer. This includes our Youth Camp which is designed for elementary and junior high students (beginning and intermediate level). All Youth Camp participants receive a volleyball and a Duck t-shirt. Youth Camp will be held on three nights in July (7/9 – 7/11) from 6:30-8:30pm at Matt Knight Arena.

Registration is available at

Fee reductions are available for students on free/reduced lunch. Questions – email:

Oregon Volleyball Camps are open to any and all entrants (limited only by number, age, grade level, and/or gender). 

Oregon Children's Choir Summer Camps

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Are you interested in music?

Register for camps at

MS & HS Vocal Technique Camp with Brittany Rudoi & Amanda Smith - July 16-19, 4-7pm @ 1376 Olive St

MS & HS Studio Recording Camp, Level 1 with Chris Dobson - July 30-Aug 3 8am-3:30pm @ SEHS Choir Room

K-5th Gr OCC/RCT Collaboration Camp with Wayne Strong - Aug 13-17 

9am-1pm @ 1376 Olive St

South Eugene Soccer Camp

Ages Entering Grades 1-9

At SEHS Soccer Camp, your child will enjoy all the high school soccer team players as counselors, learn from their years of experience, and have a lot of fun improving his or her skills and confidence!  Kids are grouped by the grade they're entering in the fall, so they'll see some old friends and meet new ones! Each soccer player receives free soccer ball. 

Camp held at YMCA field/SEHS turf and grass fields.  Monday - Thursday, June 18-21, 9am-2pm. $130 for first kid $110 for siblings $65 for free/reduced. Register Online at:  starting 4/26. 

Eugene Symphony Family Perfomance


Based on the book The Composer is Dead by Lemony Snicket, the family concert is an introduction to the orchestra for kids, like Peter and the Wolf, but in the form of a murder mystery. 

Featuring music by Nathaniel Stookey, local actor William Hulings portrays a detective who interviews members of the audience and the orchestra as he investigates what happened to the composer. Children will learn about various instruments, while more experienced audiences will recognize familiar musical quotes. Pronounced by critics across the country as a “delightful success” and “witty and engaging,” the concert promises to be an entertaining and enriching experience for all ages. 

Learn more on the Eugene Symphony website.

Now Recruiting Host Families for the 2018-19 School Year


Though we love our current interns and it's hard to think about them leaving, it's already time to make sure that our interns for the 2018-19 school year have welcoming host families when they arrive in the fall! 

Hosting an intern not only helps the interns feel more integrated into our community, but also provides an invaluable opportunity for cultural exchange for your children and the whole family. If you think you might be interested in hosting in the fall or spring next school year, please email with any questions, or to get a host family information form.

Finally, a huge thank you to those currently hosting, and all those who have hosted in the past. Without you we would not be able to have this wonderful intern program! Though we love our current interns and it's hard to think about them leaving, it's already time to make sure that our interns for the 2018-19 school year have welcoming host families when they arrive in the fall! 

French Summer Camps at The Little French School— Enroll Now to Secure Your Spot!

The Little French School is offering a French enrichment program for 3 to 8 year olds from June 25 to August 17. Camps run daily throughout the summer from 8 am to 5:30 pm with a fun new theme to explore each week with French-speaking teachers. We offer flexible pick-up times at 12:30, 3:30, or 5:30 pm and an option to choose which week(s) to enroll. Camps will be held at Lane Community College. Space is limited to 13 spots each week, so registration is first-come, first-served. 

Morning programs feature indoor and outdoor activities designed to fit each week’s theme, including art & crafts, projects, games, stories, and a field trip. In the afternoon, kids focus on celebrating the beautiful natural environment at LCC and enjoying all that summer has to offer, including daily sprinkler and water play!

Camp Themes this summer are:

Food & Fun

3-2-1 Blast Off!

Watch Me Grow

Once upon a Time

Let’s Go Legos 1

Around the World in 5 Days

School of Wizardry

Let’s Go Legos 2

All information including tuition, camp descriptions, and the online registration form are available on our website at Again, camps are limited to 13 spots so enroll now to reserve your spot. 

If you have any questions, email or call


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3875 Kincaid Street
Eugene, Oregon 97405

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