le 6 au 9 juin 2022


If your student has medication at school, it will need to be picked up by June 17.

Prescription and over-the-counter medications must be picked up by a parent or authorized adult.

EPI pens and inhalers may be sent home with students only with your permission. If you authorize us to send your students EPI pen/inhaler with them, please email downes_j@4j.lane.edu.

The school office will be open until 3:00pm on June 17, the last day of school.

Attention:  If you know that you will not be returning to Charlemagne next year please send a note to Mme Bernadette at conover_b@4j.lane.edu so she can work to transition your student’s files to his next school.

Upcoming Dates

Monday, June 6 – Tie-dye day in 4th grade! Purely optional to wear any tie-dye you have.

June 614 Students can start bringing in their Family Story Projects to share in class. See English section below for a description.

June 8, at 7:30 PM –Canoe Island parent-information meeting via Zoom on Wednesday

Friday, June 10- NO SCHOOL for students as teachers prepare report cards.

Thursday, June 16 – Class party! 

Friday, June 17 – Last day of school! Field Day – 11:45 dismissal.

Visiting Artist

Cajun Fiddle:

We finished up the fiddle program with Kelly Thibodeaux, and you can click on the link below of your child’s class to see the group video of the swamp story.

Classe bleue 21-22 violon

Classe rouge 21-22 violon

Le français:

Mme Jana, French & Science kincaid_j@4j.lane.edu

•We learn to create an interrogative sentence using subject-verb inversion.

•We present our country to other students. We stand straight, enunciate, pronounce French words correctly, are prepared to share dates and statistics in French, and demonstrate that we know our country.

•We listen to other students’ presentations to learn about other francophone countries, and we learn to ask appropriate questions and to share pertinent and pleasant comments.

All the students in the blue class have completed and presented their francophone country. Yay! The red class still has six more kids to present, which will hopefully happen on Monday. So, the completed projects will likely go home on Tuesday or Wednesday. Students have done a great job, even though it’s their first time presenting something this lengthy in front of a group. Please ask your children to present their francophone countries to you at home. They represent a lot of work.

We began spring French assessments a couple of weeks ago, and nearly everyone has completed reading, comprehension, writing, and listening. We’ll spend a little time next week on the Speaking assessment.

Mme Shelli, English & Math

Review Unit: Calculating with four operations

 Last week, students solved very complex, multiple step problems involving addition, subtraction, and multiplication. These were very challenging for all students! This week we continue to focus on multiplication and division strategies.  As we finish each section of review, students will complete a review quiz. Students will bring these quizzes home the last week of school for you to see what they have mastered this year.


We are working through a Social Studies unit, Oregon: How it became a state.  Students read a text called Oregon Trail by Mel Friedman and this week will read a text about how the expansion of the United States affected indigenous people. As students read, they are making a U.S. historical Map & timeline and are taking notes. Later this week, students will create Oregon history board games to play during the last week of school to wrap up the unit. They’ll bring these home for you to play, too.

HOME PROJECT: Family history stories

To encourage students to learn about their own histories, the homework for the next few weeks is a personal history project. This can be as formal or informal as your family has time for, but the general requirements are:

At home, talk with your parents about family stories. How did your ancestors or others end up in Oregon?  With your parent’s help, choose one of the following and be prepared to share it with the class:

I.  Make a family tree

II. Write or type a family story that is important or interesting to you. (Talk with a parent, grandparent, or another person important to you.)

III. Find out about a person in your family.  Why did they move to Oregon?

IV. Find out about someone in history (not in your family) who traveled on the Oregon Trail or who immigrated to America. 

This is not a graded assignment, but it is meant to be a way for students to connect history to their lives. Though students may create a product such as a poster or a report or interview, the evaluation will focus on how to speak in front of a group using eye contact and audible volume. If you have any questions or if you think your child will need support from me on this project, please let Shelli know (hopper_s@4j.lane.edu).

Mme Lacey, our student teacher

Mme Lacey, our student teacher, wraps up her UOteach requirements and will finish her time with us on June 9th. She’s been a great help to our class this year.
Interested in getting tutoring over the summer? Please contact Mme Jana if you need a French tutor. I have several contacts, and one is below:
Carrie Grabowski, our long-time 5th-grade French teacher is tutoring via Zoom. Please contact her at clgrabowski@gmail.com:

Summer Reading Program

4J is encouraging at-home reading in a new Summer Reading Program. You can find out everything there is to know about this program and also the World Athletics Championship Oregon 22 youth program’s (WCH) Read-Athlon.  At this link:
Students who read ten minutes a day by June 30th & enter it in the online portal can enter a drawing to win tickets to the World Track and Field Championships coming this July to Eugene at Hayward Field!
Free books are available all summer long in Sora and at the Eugene Public Library. The public library has a summer reading program, too!