PTO enews, Oct. 20, 2014

Principal’s Corner

“Children are made readers on the laps of their parents.” – Emilie Buchwald

The Book Fair is here! We look forward to seeing all of you at school to invest in the future of your student’s appreciation toward reading. At Charlemagne we work diligently to empower our students to have a love for learning and academic exploration. We thank you for your partnership and participation in the 2014 Book Fair.

Eric Anderson
Principal
Charlemagne at Fox Hollow Elementary School


Thanks for a Great PTO Meeting

Dear Families,

A great big PTO thank you to everyone who joined us at last Thursday for our first PTO meeting of the school year! And thank you Eric for your presentation. There was a fabulous turnout and great information, ideas and discussion. Please stay tuned for the meeting minutes and information about November’s meeting.

Our Book Fair is starting next week and it is so great to see the kids excited about books. Please see below.

Activities this week are:
Friday: Grand Person Lunch and Book Fair

Have a great week. And thanks again to everyone who came to our first PTO meeting last week.

Melissa Gomsrud and Gina Thompson
PTO Co-Chairs


A Guide to Enjoing the Book Fair – Oct. 24-31

Student Preview, Thursday, Oct. 23

Encourage your student to make a list of the books they see at the preview that they would like to show you when the fair officially opens.

Invite a Grand Person to lunch at school, Friday, Oct. 24 at 11:30 a.m. RSVP forms for lunch due in the office the morning of Tues. 10/21

“Grands” can come early to do some shopping and then enjoy lunch with your child. The Fair is open on this day from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Come visit on the weekend, Saturday, Oct. 25 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Check out the fair in a more relaxed setting on the weekend WITH CLIFFORD!

Come to the Book Fair during the week

The Fair will be open after school on:

  • Monday, Oct. 27:  2 to 4 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Oct. 28:  2 to 4 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Oct. 29:  2 to 4 p.m.

Open also during Parent/Teacher conferences:

  • Thursday, Oct. 30:  12 to 8 p.m.
  • Friday, Oct. 31:  8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

While at the Fair, check out the Class Wish Lists

Teachers choose books — in French and English — that they would like for their classroom. Consider buying a book off of the list for your child’s classroom. They get to put a cute sticker w/ their name in the book.

Shop online, Oct. 17 to Nov. 6

The Book Fair is available online for 3 weeks. Find over 4,000 options for older and younger children and adults too. Friends and family who couldn’t make it to the Fair can still buy books and support Charlemagne. Orders are shipped free to the school. Holiday shopping? Orders will get here in time for the holiday season and can be held for you at the office. www.scholastic.com/schoolbookfairs

See you at the Book Fair!

JoAnn Hoffman
Book Fair Co-Chair
jo.hoffman@comcast.net


Poinsettia and Wreath Fundraiser

It’s time to kick off our Poinsettia and Wreath fundraiser. A flyer should have been sent home last week and additional forms are in the front office.

To ensure Johnson Brothers will have adequate inventory for our order, please return your completed forms and payment by Monday, Oct. 27 to the office. It’s a great opportunity to support the school and decorate your home for the holidays.

Volunteers are still needed for the morning of delivery on Dec. 5. Any and all help is welcomed. Please contact me at 541-729-3015 for more information. Thank you for supporting our children.

Sincerely,

Alice Webb
alwebb00@gmail.com


Common Core Information Sessions

There are 2 information sessions about Common Core State Standards this week. How are these new expectations for student learning different from the standards Oregon had in place before? Most of all, what do these changes mean for your student, and for you?

These 4J parent information nights will start by sharing information for parents of all ages, then break out to different groups for parents of elementary students and middle to high school students.

Monday, Oct. 20, 7 p.m.
South Eugene High School, 400 E. 19th Ave.

Wednesday, Oct. 22, 7 p.m.
Sheldon High School, 2455 Willakenzie Road

Questions?

www.4j.lane.edu/instruction/commoncorestatestandards

www.corestandards.org


Free French Language Resources

For parents who want to learn a bit of French, or who are looking for additional resources to support their children’s French language acquisition, there are two excellent programs available through the Eugene Public library:

  • Mango language instruction programs – geared towards language learners from student to adult
  • Muzzy language program – geared specifically towards kids

Both programs are free and are available online to anyone with a Eugene Public Library card. See the attached PDF for instructions on how to access these programs.


Nearby Nature Events

Nearby Nature’s 18th Annual Haunted Hike, Oct .25

Celebrate night creatures! Enjoy a pumpkin-lit hike in Alton Baker Park and meet an entertaining costumed owl, bat, frog, spider, and more. Enjoy crafts, snacks, games, and a raffle as well. Meet Eugene’s Slug Queen and our local Bat Woman! Rain or moonshine, Saturday, Oct. 25, 5:30-9 p.m., Alton Baker Park. Members free, non-members $5/person. Pre-registration required: 541-687-9699.

Play in the Rain Day, Nov. 8
Saturday, November 8, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., at Mount Pisgah Arboretum

Spend the day outdoors with your family, rain or shine. Enjoy hikes, scavenger hunts, hay rides, nature art, campfire cookery, archery, tree-climbing, and more. Free parking courtesy of Lane County Parks and all activities, including campfire food, are free! Event sponsored by the Youth in Nature Partnership. For more info see www.youthinnature.org.


Openings at the Little French School

The Little French School is a private, non-profit program that offers French immersion education for students in preschool, pre-k and kindergarten, as well as after-school care.

One opening remains in pre-k (for students ~4 in September) and we also have an opening in part-time kindergarten, for students enrolled at Charlemagne on Mondays and Wednesdays (interested in kindergarten extension/wrap-around care at LFS T/Th/F).

LFS offers small class sizes with personalized attention, flexible scheduling, diverse, engaging curricula, and bus transportation to/from Charlemagne. Enrolling in LFS programs gives your child a chance to build their French, academic and social skills in preparation for kindergarten, 1st grade or grades beyond at Charlemagne. To learn more, visit littlefrenchschool.org or call 541-345-3818. An enrollment special is in effect for these last-minute enrollments (we’ll waive the $50 application fee), and some scholarships may be available as well!


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PTO enews, Oct. 13, 2013

Principal’s Corner

Common Core Information

You’re invited: K–12 parent information nights about the Common Core State Standardscommon core

What are the Common Core State Standards? How are these new expectations for student learning different from the standards Oregon had in place before? Most of all, what do these changes mean for your student, and for you?

 

Things are changing in your student’s classroom, in homework, and in assessments of his or her learning. Oregon and more than 40 other states across the country have developed and adopted shared academic expectations, called the Common Core State Standards. They are clear, consistent guidelines for what students should know and be able to do at each grade level in math and English language arts in order to be ready to graduate with an Oregon diploma, ready for college, careers and life. It’s all to help students develop the knowledge and higher-level thinking skills they need for their future success.

 

Please join us at a 4J parent information night this month to learn more about Oregon’s changing academic standards and how together we can support your student’s success in school and beyond. We’ll start by sharing information for parents of all ages, then break out to different groups for parents of elementary students and middle to high school students.

 

Every information night will have the same information and activities, so you can choose whichever time and location works best for you. Spanish interpretation will be provided at each information night. An additional meeting for Spanish-speaking families will be scheduled soon.

 

Monday, Oct. 13, 7:00 p.m.

North Eugene High School, 200 Silver Lane

 

Thursday, Oct. 16, 7:00 p.m.

Churchill High School, 1850 Bailey Hill Road

 

Monday, Oct. 20, 7:00 p.m.

South Eugene High School, 400 E. 19th Ave.

 

Wednesday, Oct. 22, 7:00 p.m.

Sheldon High School, 2455 Willakenzie Road

 

Questions?

www.4j.lane.edu/instruction/commoncorestatestandards

www.corestandards.org
Eric Anderson
Principal
Charlemagne at Fox Hollow Elementary School


 

PTO meeting, Picture Day, Book Fair

Dear Families,

We hope everyone had a wonderful, long weekend.

ptoPlease join us, Thursday, Oct. 16, at 6:30 p.m. for our first PTO meeting of the school year. There will be free childcare in the cafeteria, snacks for the adults and an opportunity to hear from your Principal and PTO committee members about what is happening at school. We look forward to many of you joining us. Please see Agenda below.

The other picture dayexciting thing happening at school this week is that Friday, Oct. 17 is Picture Day. Packets from Lifetouch should have been sent home or will be sent home today with information on the packages available. Please send back completed packets with your children on Friday along with their beautiful smiles. You can also order your package online on the LifeTouch website with our school ID: LO534142Y0.

One last reminder is that book fair is starting next week and it is so great to see the kids excited about books. Please see below.

Have a great week everyone and looking forward to see you Thursday at the PTO meeting!

Activities this week are:

Thursday:

PTO meeting, 6:30 p.m., Library

 

Friday

Picture day
Melissa Gomsrud and Gina Thompson
PTO Co-Chairs


 

Book Fair in Two Weeks – Your Help Still Needed

book fairThe Scholastic & French Book Fair set up is 2 weeks away but we still need 35 volunteer shifts to make the Fair happen. Please take a minute to sign up for a shift or two now at www.SignUpGenius.com/go/5080E4CA9A82CA75-scholastic1 I will make sure you are not there alone and that you have fun (I promise). You can bring your older children when you volunteer and we can find ways for them to help too.

 

Our In-School Book Fair begins on Oct. 24, but you can begin your book shopping this Friday, Oct. 17 at the Online Book Fair. Visit the Book Fair Homepage and click on the Shop Now button. Online shopping is available Oct. 17 to Nov.6.

Benefits of shopping at the online book fair:

  • Convenient access 24 hours a day
  • Expanded selection for ALL ages—preschool to adult-up to 4,000 titles
  • Send a wish list to invite family and friends to shop (great birthday and holiday gift ideas)
  • Search for books by category, grade, age and price
  • All purchases benefit our school
  • FREE shipping directly to our school (orders will be sent home with your child unless you decide you’d like to pick them up when I email you)

So get a jump on your Book Fair shopping and thanks for supporting our school!

JoAnn Hoffman
Book Fair Co-Chair
jo.hoffman@comcast.net

PTO General Meeting Agenda

Thursday, Oct. 166:30-8 p.m.

  1. Welcome and Introductions – Gina Thompson & Melissa Gomsrud – 5 minutes
  2. Principal’s Report – Eric Anderson – 30 minutes
  3. Site Council Update – Shannon Tom, Bob Chandler, Lisa Ghandour – 5 minutes
  4. 2014/15 PTO Budget Report – Treasurer – Sabrina Parsons – 10 minutes
  5. Volunteer Update Volunteer positions still needed Volunteer sign-up list – Kathy Gregory – 5 minutes Dinner for teachers during conferences Snacks for November PTO Meeting
  6. Teacher’s Report - Robin Chappell (How to sign-up for conferences) – 10 minutes
  7. Committee Reports – 25 minutes Book Fair – JoAnn Hoffman & Natalie Reeves Occasional Restaurant and Business Fundraisers – Bob Chandler Poinsettia & Wreaths – Alice Webb Holiday Trees – Larisa Lilles Box Tops, eScrip, Target, Amazon Smile, etc. Green Schools/Garden Club – Tabatha Andrews Esprit de Corps – Stand for Children – Sabrina Parsons

Principal’s Corner

Common Core Information

You’re invited: K–12 parent information nights about the Common Core State Standards

 

What are the Common Core State Standards? How are these new expectations for student learning different from the standards Oregon had in place before? Most of all, what do these changes mean for your student, and for you?

 

Things are changing in your student’s classroom, in homework, and in assessments of his or her learning. Oregon and more than 40 other states across the country have developed and adopted shared academic expectations, called the Common Core State Standards. They are clear, consistent guidelines for what students should know and be able to do at each grade level in math and English language arts in order to be ready to graduate with an Oregon diploma, ready for college, careers and life. It’s all to help students develop the knowledge and higher-level thinking skills they need for their future success.

 

Please join us at a 4J parent information night this month to learn more about Oregon’s changing academic standards and how together we can support your student’s success in school and beyond. We’ll start by sharing information for parents of all ages, then break out to different groups for parents of elementary students and middle to high school students.

 

Every information night will have the same information and activities, so you can choose whichever time and location works best for you. Spanish interpretation will be provided at each information night. An additional meeting for Spanish-speaking families will be scheduled soon.

 

Monday, Oct. 13, 7:00 p.m.

North Eugene High School, 200 Silver Lane

 

Thursday, Oct. 16, 7:00 p.m.

Churchill High School, 1850 Bailey Hill Road

 

Monday, Oct. 20, 7:00 p.m.

South Eugene High School, 400 E. 19th Ave.

 

Wednesday, Oct. 22, 7:00 p.m.

Sheldon High School, 2455 Willakenzie Road

 

Questions?

www.4j.lane.edu/instruction/commoncorestatestandards

www.corestandards.org
Eric Anderson
Principal
Charlemagne at Fox Hollow Elementary School

PTO meeting, Picture Day, Book Fair

Dear Families,

We hope everyone had a wonderful, long weekend.

Please join us, Thursday, Oct. 16, at 6:30 p.m. for our first PTO meeting of the school year. There will be free childcare in the cafeteria, snacks for the adults and an opportunity to hear from your Principal and PTO committee members about what is happening at school. We look forward to many of you joining us. Please see Agenda below.

The other exciting thing happening at school this week is that Friday, Oct. 17 is Picture Day. Packets from Lifetouch should have been sent home or will be sent home today with information on the packages available. Please send back completed packets with your children on Friday along with their beautiful smiles. You can also order your package online on the LifeTouch website with our school ID: LO534142Y0.

One last reminder is that book fair is starting next week and it is so great to see the kids excited about books. Please see below.

Have a great week everyone and looking forward to see you Thursday at the PTO meeting!

Activities this week are:

Thursday:

PTO meeting, 6:30 p.m., Library

 

Friday

Picture day
Melissa Gomsrud and Gina Thompson
PTO Co-Chairs

Book Fair in Two Weeks – Your Help Still Needed

The Scholastic & French Book Fair set up is 2 weeks away but we still need 35 volunteer shifts to make the Fair happen. Please take a minute to sign up for a shift or two now at www.SignUpGenius.com/go/5080E4CA9A82CA75-scholastic1 I will make sure you are not there alone and that you have fun (I promise). You can bring your older children when you volunteer and we can find ways for them to help too.

 

Our In-School Book Fair begins on Oct. 24, but you can begin your book shopping this Friday, Oct. 17 at the Online Book Fair. Visit the Book Fair Homepage and click on the Shop Now button. Online shopping is available Oct. 17 to Nov.6.

Benefits of shopping at the online book fair:

  • Convenient access 24 hours a day
  • Expanded selection for ALL ages—preschool to adult-up to 4,000 titles
  • Send a wish list to invite family and friends to shop (great birthday and holiday gift ideas)
  • Search for books by category, grade, age and price
  • All purchases benefit our school
  • FREE shipping directly to our school (orders will be sent home with your child unless you decide you’d like to pick them up when I email you)

So get a jump on your Book Fair shopping and thanks for supporting our school!

JoAnn Hoffman
Book Fair Co-Chair
jo.hoffman@comcast.net


PTO General Meeting Agenda

Thursday, Oct. 166:30-8 p.m.

  1. Welcome and Introductions – Gina Thompson & Melissa Gomsrud – 5 minutes
  2. Principal’s Report – Eric Anderson – 30 minutes
  3. Site Council Update – Shannon Tom, Bob Chandler, Lisa Ghandour – 5 minutes
  4. 2014/15 PTO Budget Report – Treasurer – Sabrina Parsons – 10 minutes
  5. Volunteer Update Volunteer positions still needed Volunteer sign-up list – Kathy Gregory – 5 minutes Dinner for teachers during conferences Snacks for November PTO Meeting
  6. Teacher’s Report - Robin Chappell (How to sign-up for conferences) – 10 minutes
  7. Committee Reports – 25 minutes Book Fair – JoAnn Hoffman & Natalie Reeves Occasional Restaurant and Business Fundraisers – Bob Chandler Poinsettia & Wreaths – Alice Webb Holiday Trees – Larisa Lilles Box Tops, eScrip, Target, Amazon Smile, etc. Green Schools/Garden Club – Tabatha Andrews Esprit de Corps – Stand for Children – Sabrina Parsons

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PTO enews, Oct. 6, 2014

Principal’s Corner

Dear parents,

Do you have questions or suggQAestions about the Charlemagne program?  I would like to hear from you this Thursday at 8:45 a.m. in the library for a Question and Answer opportunity. Coffee will be provided. I hope to see you there.

We have a site council meeting this Wednesday after school. If you are interested in the conversation occurring, please follow this link – http://charlemagne.4j.lane.edu/site-council/ – to view the notes from the last meeting.

Let’s have a great week at Charlemagne!
Eric Anderson
Principal
Charlemagne at Fox Hollow Elementary School


 

Walk/Bike to School Wednesday, No School Friday

Dear Families,
WBTS_Logo

What a gorgeous fall we are enjoying. Perfect weather for walking or biking to school! And this Wednesday, October 8, 2014, is National Walk/Bike/Carpool/Bus to School Day. Please join in the fun and contact Char Heitman at heitman@uoregon.edu, or 541-514-5111 if you have any questions.

Books! Books! Yeah BOOKS!!! Please see the note below from JoAnn Hoffman about Charlemagne’s 2014 Book Fair!

Volunteering makes you feel so good

volunteersPlease come to the office and take a look at the new Volunteer Board on the west wall. It contains lists for the next 3 or 4 activities needing volunteer help, and a rack of badges for people who volunteer at least 3 times a month. Peruse the lists, pick your favorite, sign up, and then give yourself a big pat on the back!

If you volunteer at the school 3 or more time a month, and you don’t have a badge, please leave a note for Kathy Gregory. She’ll be thrilled to make you one. It’s nice to have a visual reminder of all the excellent help at our school.

Note: If you signed up for an activity at Curriculum night, your name will already be on the Volunteer Board lists. Please double check it, and confirm that you can indeed help. One ongoing need is help at morning recess and lunch/recess. There is a monthly sign up sheet for those 2 things. If you sign up for either of these, please see Eric about getting a brief training in how lunch and recess work at the school.

And if you have any questions about any of this, please e-mail Kathy Gregory at kathygregory@comcast.net.

ptoFinally, next week, Thursday, October 16, at 6:30 p.m. is our first PTO meeting. There will be childcare, snacks and an opportunity to impact our children’s education. We look forward to many of you joining us.

We hope everyone has a wonderful week and enjoys the day off school this Friday!

Activities this week are:

Wednesday

National Walk/Bike/Carpool/Bus to School Day

Red Kindergarten Class on Pumpkin Patch Field Trip with 3rd grade buddies

Thursday

Blue Kindergarten Class on Pumpkin Patch Field Trip with 3rd grade buddies

Friday

No School

Melissa Gomsrud and Gina Thompson
PTO Co-Chairs


 

Book Fair Volunteers Needed

Thanks to all the parents that have signed up to help with the Book Fair so far.

We still need a lot of help. So if you have been waiting until closer to the date, sign up here today: www.SignUpGenius.com/go/5080E4CA9A82CA75-scholastic1

Pre-order your copy of Diary of a Wimpy Kid, by Oct. 30

Diary_of_a_Wimpy_Kid_The_Long_Haul

Jeff Kinney’s newest book in the Wimpy Kid series is scheduled to go on sale November 4.

Our Scholastic Book Fair is offering an exclusive paperback edition of Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul. This book will only be available elsewhere in hardback for $13.95, but you can pre-order it through our Book Fair for a super-low price of $8.99. There’s NO cost for shipping, and each purchase benefits our school! Our school gets 50% of the sale price! The profits from this pre-order and our Book Fair go solely toward buying new books for our library & classrooms.

If you would like to preorder a copy, please fill out a form in the office or at the Book Fair. You can leave cash or a check (made payable to Charlemagne PTO) in the front office w/ your form.

Preorders will be shipped directly to our school beginning November 3. We will contact you for delivery once we receive them, so write your email address on the form. Orders are due by Thursday, October 30.

Thank you,

JoAnn Hoffman

Book Fair Co-Chair

jo.hoffman@comcast.net


 

Sign up for eScrip and raise funds for Charlemagne

escripParticipating in eScrip raises money for Charlemagne while you shop – online or off. Money raised helps with classroom needs and contributes to staffing. Every time you swipe your card at a participating merchant or start your online shopping from escrip.com, Charlemagne receives a payment of anywhere from 2-10% of your purchase price.

How to Set up an eScrip Account

  1. Go to www.escrip.com
  2. Click Sign Up – It’s Free
  3. Type in Charlemagne in the Group Name and Search. Our Group ID is 7748978
  4. Click on the school name
  5. Click Next
  6. Fill out your name and address information.
  7. Register all your credit, debit and club cards, including your Safeway card.
  8. Ask grandparents and other family to sign up as well. eScrip is a national program — they don’t need to be local.

Manage your eScrip Account

If you were previously supporting another school with eScrip, log in to my e-scrip at www.escrip.com and change your school affiliation to Charlemagne Group ID# 7748978.

Forgot your password?  Go to www.escrip.com. Click “forgot your password” and they’ll send you an email so you can log in.

Earn money while you shop

Local and national merchants and restaurants automatically donate a percentage of your purchase. When you shop online, start at www.escrip.comand click At the Online Mall. Choose from a list of online stores (such as Amazon.com, Barnes and Noble and The Children’s Place) and Charlemagne will benefit from a percentage of your purchase–at no cost to you.


 

Have some news to share?

news-eventsDo you have news to share with the Charlemange community in our enews, Facebook page or website? Please email us with articles by Thursday at 5 p.m. to be included in the following week’s news.

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