PTO enews – Nov. 24, 2014 – Principal’s Corner, Thanksgiving, Christmas tree fundraiser, Amazon Smile and more!

Dear parents,

Parent Meeting: Future of Charlemagne Facility

principals corner 2Tuesday, Dec. 2, at 6:30 p.m. in the Charlemagne gymnasium.

Full-day kindergarten is coming to Eugene 4J schools next year. A few days ago the school board voted to move forward with implementing full-day K.

This is great news, but it presents a challenge for Charlemagne. Our school building does not have enough room to add full-day kindergarten, which requires more classroom space.

The district has scheduled a meeting to talk with parents and gather input and ideas about facility options for the future of our school. The meeting will be next week, on Tuesday, December 2, at 6:30 p.m. in the gymnasium.

All Charlemagne parents and guardians are invited to join this important conversation and share their thoughts. No decisions will be made at the meeting. Parents’ input will be shared with the school board, which will make decisions about our facility in the future.

Childcare will be provided, please RSVP in the main office.

Eric Anderson
Principal
Charlemagne at Fox Hollow Elementary School


Happy Thanksgiving – No School Thursday, Friday, Monday

Dear Families,

Reminder, there is no school on Thursday, Nov. 27 and Friday, Nov. 28 for the Thanksgiving Holiday. There is also no school on Monday, Dec. 1 for a Professional Development Day. 

happy thanksgivingIt was wonderful to see so many of you at the PTO meeting on Thursday night. There was lots of great information that was shared and ideas to be heard, including Eric’s information about the upcoming meeting the district will hold on Dec. 2 in regards to full time kindergarten at Charlemagne next year. If you were not able to make it to the meeting, click here for the minutes.

We will not be holding a PTO meeting in December due to the district meeting and with the busy December month. Our next PTO meeting is on Jan. 15, 2015. If you have information that needs to be shared, please let Melissa or Gina know and we will be sure to put in the eNews.

The Holiday Fair and Poinsettias delivery our set for Dec. 5 in the gym. If kids would like to participate in the Holiday Fair and have not signed up, there is still time to do so, stop by the office to sign up. The kids have a great time making items and selling them.

Lastly if your family chooses to purchase a holiday tree, please consider driving to Spring Creek Holly Farm in Leaburg. They will donate 50% of your purchase back to Charlemagne. Please see flyer below. Also if you choose to do any holiday shopping online, see below information about Innsbrook and amazon.smile.

We hope everyone has a great week and a wonderful holiday weekend!

Gina Thompson & Melissa Gomsrud
PTO Co-Chairs


December Lunch Menu

lunchWant to know what’s on the menu for lunch this month? Click here for the December lunch menu.


Spring Creek Holly Farm Christmas Tree Fundraiser

sphf logoPurchase your Christmas tree at Spring Creek Holly Farm and Charlemagne will receive 50% of the proceeds. All trees are $4/ft.

Spring Creek Holly Farm noble firs are grown at the farm at Whitewater Ranch using low-impact and sustainable farming practices. Pre-cut trees and choose and cut trees are both available, along with handmade holly wreaths, decorations and bulk greens.

Spring Creek Holly Farm is open the day after Thanksgiving until Dec. 23 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. every day of the week. They’re located at 43111 McKenzie Highway, Leaburg OR. 541-896-3483.

Visit the Spring Creek Holly Farm website.


Innisbrook Online Gift Wrap Fundraiser

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You can still purchase gift wrap from Innisbrook and have 40% of your purchase price go to Charlemagne. Sale ends Dec. 1
Click here to shop online
Click here if you do not want to assign credit. Spend $85 or more and shipping is free.


AmazonSmile raising funds for Charlemagne

14_amazon-smileAmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support your favorite charitable organization every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop atsmile.amazon.com, you’ll find the same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience asAmazon.com, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to your favorite charitable organization.

How do I shop at AmazonSmile?
To shop at AmazonSmile simply go tosmile.amazon.com from the web browser on your computer or mobile device. You may also want to add a bookmark tosmile.amazon.com to make it even easier to return and start your shopping.

Which products on AmazonSmile are eligible for charitable donations?
Tens of millions of products on AmazonSmile are eligible for donations. You will see eligible products marked “Eligible for AmazonSmile donation” on their product detail pages. Recurring Subscribe-and-Save purchases and subscription renewals are not currently eligible.

Can I use my existing Amazon.com account on AmazonSmile?
Yes, you use the same account on Amazon.com and AmazonSmile. Your shopping cart, Wish List, registries, and other account settings are also the same.

How do I select Charlemagne PTO to receive donations when shopping on AmazonSmile?
On your first visit to AmazonSmile (smile.amazon.com), you need to select a “Charlemagne at Fox Hollow PTO” as your charitable organization to receive donations from eligible purchases before you begin shopping. Or just click on this link.

We will remember your selection, and then every eligible purchase you make at
smile.amazon.com will result in a donation.

How much of my purchase does Amazon donate?
The AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price from your
eligible AmazonSmile purchases. The purchase price is the amount paid for the item minus any rebates and excluding shipping & handling, gift-wrapping fees, taxes, or service charges. From time to time, we may offer special, limited time promotions that increase the donation amount on one or more products or services or provide for additional donations to charitable organizations.


4th Annual Charlemagne Holiday Market

Friday, Dec. 5, 1:30-4 p.m. Come pick up your poinsettias in the gym and join us for some holiday cheer while shopping for seasonal items!

Sign up to have a table at the market in the office. There’s no fee to attend or have a table, but you must sign up to have a spot. Kids are encouraged.

Items featured for sale in the past: fancy cookies, soap, candles, hair ties, pottery, books, knitwear, and more.

To volunteer for set up or tear down, or to get general questions answered about this fun event, email Stephanie Hand at stephaniehand@comcast.net, or call (541) 510-9595. We look forward to seeing you there!


Have some news to share?

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PTO enews – Nov. 17, 2014 – Principal’s Corner, PTO Budget Presentation, Fundraising Opportunities

Principal’s Corner

Hello Charlemagne Families!principals corner

This will be an eventful and informative week at Charlemagne. In addition to our regularly scheduled PTO meeting on Thursday, Nov. 20, from 6:30-8 p.m., the South Eugene French Immersion PTO will be hosting a French Immersion Panel Discussion on Tuesday, Nov 18. Below is a brief description.

Ever wonder, “Where does the French Immersion path lead after Charlemagne?” Then please attend the French Immersion Panel Discussion to get some of your questions answered. Hosted by the SEHS French Immersion Parent Group, the panel is made up of educators from the University of Oregon, South Eugene High School and Roosevelt Middle School as well as current and former French Immersion students. Bring a friend and enjoy an engaging evening of useful information.

The event will be on Tuesday, Nov. 18, from 7-8:30 p.m. in the Charlemagne gym. Before the French Immersion Panel Discussion, the PTO will be announcing their operating budget for the 2014-15 school year. We hope to see you in the library from 6:30-6:50 p.m. for this news.

Our students will enjoy an anti-bullying/harassment assembly from Pee Wee Harrison on Monday from 12:45-1:45 p.m. Learn more about it by clicking here for a brochure. Last week, and this week, our staff will introduce the Stop! Walk! Talk! curriculum to educate our children on how to appropriately handle issues of bullying and harassment at school. A research based curriculum, and uniform school-wide response will improve the climate for our students. An overview of the program will be provided Thursday evening at the PTO meeting.

Eric Anderson
Principal
Charlemagne at Fox Hollow Elementary School


Multiple Fun Evening Opportunities at School This Week

Dear Families,pto meeting

We hope to see you all Tuesday evening for the PTO operating budget presentation followed by the French Immersion Panel Discussion. Hearing from older students about the program is fun and a great opportunity to learn what is ahead for our children!

And because we will all enjoy ourselves so much Tuesday evening we won’t want to leave school, we can all head right back on Thursday evening for our November PTO Meeting. Click here for the agenda. Both nights include childcare and a great chance to connect with other Charlemagne families.

clothes-clip-art-sweater_stripedOn one of your many trips to school this week please consider bringing some new or gently used clothes to Bernadette, in the office, for her to have on hand in the Health Room.  We especially need to up our supply of small pants, underwear, and leggings.

Also, check out the volunteer sign-up board. We need a few more adults to help with health screenings.

While you are in the office, remember our Turkey Donation Drive continues this week. Please see the information below.

Tuesday: 6:30 – 6:50 – PTO operating budget (library)
Tuesday: 7:00 – 8:30 – French Immersion Panel Discussion (gym)
Thursday: 6:30 – 8 – November PTO Meeting (library)

Hope everyone has a great week!

Gina Thompson & Melissa Gomsrud
PTO Co-Chairs


Thanksgiving Turkey Donation Drive

In honor of Thanksgiving, let’s remember those in our own school community. Please give $ to Charlemagne’s Turkey Donation Drive Nov. 12 – 21.

turkey driveLet’s make sure everyone has a feast on Thanksgiving Day! Please donate cash or checks to benefit Charlemagne families in need of food assistance during the holidays. Look for the orange pumpkin to deposit your donations in the main office. Make checks out to “Fox Hollow PTO.”

Note: Any surplus money will be donated to Food for Lane County.

Sponsored by Esprit de Corps. For more information, contact Gina Thompson at541-513-6062.

Confidential: If you are struggling financially, and could use some food assistance this Thanksgiving, please speak up. Don’t be shy (no questions asked), just call us. Please give your name to Bernadette in the main office (541-790-3177) or to the Esprit de Corps Committee Chair: Gina Thompson (541-513-6062). We will keep your name confidential.


Innisbrook Online Gift Wrap Fundraiser

Are you interested in purchasing gift wrap again this year? Follow these easy steps for online ordering and delivery straight to your home!innisbrook

  • Go to www.innisbrook.com/friends
  • Enter school # 106789
  • Choose: Charlemagne
  • Click “Click here if you do not want to assign credit”

Spend $85 or more and shipping is free. Charlemagne receives 40% of the profit. The sale goes until Dec. 1.


4th Annual Charlemagne Holiday Market

Friday, Dec. 5, 1:30-4 p.m. Come pick up your poinsettias in the gym and join us for some holiday cheer while shopping for seasonal items!

Sign up to have a table at the market in the office. There’s no fee to attend or have a table, but you must sign up to have a spot. Kids are encouraged.HolidayMarketLOGO

Items featured for sale in the past: fancy cookies, soap, candles, hair ties, pottery, books, knitwear, and more.

To volunteer for set up or tear down, or to get general questions answered about this fun event, email Stephanie Hand at stephaniehand@comcast.net, or call (541) 510-9595. We look forward to seeing you there!


Unique Eugene Gift Certificates Fundraiser, Nov 17-19UniqueEugeneLogo_WebSiteSize

Do you plan to spend at least $10 at local Eugene retailers this holiday season? If so, why not help Charlemagne receive 10% of that in donations?

Unique Eugene gift certificates will be for sale at morning drop off and in the office Nov. 17, 18, 19 (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday).

Here’s what you need to know:

  • Unique Eugene Gift Certificates are sold in increments of $10.
  • Valid at all 20 Unique Eugene Member merchants.
  • $1 of every $10 gift certificate sold goes immediately to Charlemagne PTO.
  • Gift certificates do not expire.
  • Checks or cash only, please.

20 ways to spend money in your local community for Charlemagne for the holidays:

  1. Snowboard goggles? (Tactics)
  2. Bike helmet? (Paul’s Bicycle Way)
  3. Children’s book? (Smith Family Book Store)
  4. Toy or Game? (Eugene Toy and Hobby)
  5. Slab of fresh fish? (Newman’s)
  6. Milkshake? (Prince Puckler’s)
  7. Organic produce? (The Kiva)
  8. Bottle of Oregon Pinot Noir? (Sundance Wine Cellars)
  9. Garden amendments? (Down to Earth)
  10. Art canvas for your youngest artist? (Oregon Art Supply)
  11. Vitamins? (Evergreen Nutrition)
  12. Dog food? (Healthy Pet)
  13. Last minute gift? (Holiday Market)
  14. Print a picture of your little one? (Dot Dotson’s)
  15. Bead project? (Harlequin Beads)
  16. Flowers or necklace? (Passionflower)
  17. Fancy jewelry? (Goldworks)
  18. Eye exam? (Rainbow Optics)
  19. Oregon made furniture? (Riley’s Real Wood Furniture)
  20. Urban farming supplies? (Backyard Farmer)

Have some news to share?

news-eventsDo you have news to share with the Charlemagne 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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PTO enews – Nov. 10, 2014 – Easy Fundraisers, Holiday Market, Turkey Donation Drive

A Plethora of Easy Fundraisers

Dear Families,

We are just moving along with fall and it’s hard to believe the holidays will be here soon. Starting off the holiday season, a big thanks goes out to Alice Webb for all her work on the Wreath and Poinsettia Fundraiser from Johnson Brothers. The totals sales were $4,209.00 with a profit to Charlemagne for $1,593.25. Thank you everyone who participated in this fundraiser.

The Holiday Market is coming up on Dec. 5 and, if you are looking for gift wrap, see information below on our online fundraiser for Innisbrook. Also below is fundraiser information for Tactics and Unique Eugene Gift Certificates that could make some nice holiday gifts.

We are kicking off our Turkey Donation Drive this week. If you are able to help out, please see information below.

The Southeast Neighbors are holding a fall meeting on Nov. 11, where they will be discussing on preparing for winter, but let’s hope we don’t have one like last year. All Charlemagne families are invited to attend. Please see below for more information.

Lastly if you are looking for some entertainment, Rose Children’s Theatre is performing Peter Pan Jr. Some of our own Charlemagne kids are performing. Click here for the flyer.

Hope everyone has a great week!

Melissa Gomsrud and Gina Thompson
PTO Co-Chairs


Thanksgiving Turkey Donation Drive

In honor of Thanksgiving, let’s remember those in our own school community. Please give $ to Charlemagne’s Turkey Donation Drive Nov. 12 – 21.

Let’s make sure everyone has a feast on Thanksgiving Day! Please donate cash or checks to benefit Charlemagne families in need of food assistance during the holidays. Look for the orange pumpkin to deposit your donations in the main office. Make checks out to “Fox Hollow PTO.”

Note: Any surplus money will be donated to Food for Lane County.

Sponsored by Esprit de Corps. For more information, contact Gina Thompson at541-513-6062.

Confidential: If you are struggling financially, and could use some food assistance this Thanksgiving, please speak up. Don’t be shy (no questions asked), just call us. Please give your name to Bernadette in the main office (541-790-3177) or to the Esprit de Corps Committee Chair: Gina Thompson (541-513-6062). We will keep your name confidential.


Innisbrook Online Gift Wrap Fundraiser

Are you interested in purchasing gift wrap again this year? Follow these easy steps for online ordering and delivery straight to your home!

  • Go to www.innisbrook.com/friends
  • Enter school # 106789
  • Choose: Charlemagne
  • Click “Click here if you do not want to assign credit”

Spend $85 or more and shipping is free. Charlemagne receives 40% of the profit. The sale goes until Dec. 1.


4th Annual Charlemagne Holiday Market

Friday, Dec. 5, 1:30-4 p.m. Come pick up your poinsettias in the gym and join us for some holiday cheer while shopping for seasonal items!

Sign up to have a table at the market in the office. There’s no fee to attend or have a table, but you must sign up to have a spot. Kids are encouraged.

Items featured for sale in the past: fancy cookies, soap, candles, hair ties, pottery, books, knitwear, and more.

To volunteer for set up or tear down, or to get general questions answered about this fun event, email Stephanie Hand at stephaniehand@comcast.net, or call (541) 510-9595. We look forward to seeing you there!


Southeast Neighbors Winter Prep Meeting

Southeast Neighbors is having a meeting focused on preparing for winter on Nov. 11 from 6:30 to 8:30 pm in the Good Samaritan Society Meeting Room on 3500 Hilyard St. All Charlemagne families are invitation to attend. Click here for more information.


Tactics Board Shop Fundraiser, Nov. 14-16

When: Nov. 14, 15, 16 (Friday, Saturday, Sunday)

What: 20% of total purchase at Tactics Board Shop will be donated to Charlemagne PTO.

How and Where: In-store orders at Tactics Board Shop with a flyer or mention code “Charlemagne.”

Online orders placed over the phone (541-349-0087) with mention of

code “Charlemagne.” Free shipping included.

Patagonia Offer:

  • Also applies to special orders placed over the phone at Tactics for Patagonia clothing (with mention of code “Charlemagne”). Free shipping included. Patagonia product availability subject to dealer availability.
  • Sorry, no returns of Patagonia special orders. However, new, unused Patagonia products can be exchanged at the Portland Patagonia store.

Other Info:

  • Not combinable with any other promotion/discounts.
  • Eugene store is open 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. 375 W 4th Ave, Eugene, OR 97401
  • Website: www.tactics.com

Unique Eugene Gift Certificates Fundraiser, Nov 17-19

Do you plan to spend at least $10 at local Eugene retailers this holiday season? If so, why not help Charlemagne receive 10% of that in donations?

Unique Eugene gift certificates will be for sale at morning drop off and in the office Nov. 17, 18, 19 (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday).

Here’s what you need to know:

  • Unique Eugene Gift Certificates are sold in increments of $10.
  • Valid at all 20 Unique Eugene Member merchants.
  • $1 of every $10 gift certificate sold goes immediately to Charlemagne PTO.
  • Gift certificates do not expire.
  • Checks or cash only, please.

20 ways to spend money in your local community for Charlemagne for the holidays:

  1. Snowboard goggles? (Tactics)
  2. Bike helmet? (Paul’s Bicycle Way)
  3. Children’s book? (Smith Family Book Store)
  4. Toy or Game? (Eugene Toy and Hobby)
  5. Slab of fresh fish? (Newman’s)
  6. Milkshake? (Prince Puckler’s)
  7. Organic produce? (The Kiva)
  8. Bottle of Oregon Pinot Noir? (Sundance Wine Cellars)
  9. Garden amendments? (Down to Earth)
  10. Art canvas for your youngest artist? (Oregon Art Supply)
  11. Vitamins? (Evergreen Nutrition)
  12. Dog food? (Healthy Pet)
  13. Last minute gift? (Holiday Market)
  14. Print a picture of your little one? (Dot Dotson’s)
  15. Bead project? (Harlequin Beads)
  16. Flowers or necklace? (Passionflower)
  17. Fancy jewelry? (Goldworks)
  18. Eye exam? (Rainbow Optics)
  19. Oregon made furniture? (Riley’s Real Wood Furniture)
  20. Urban farming supplies? (Backyard Farmer)

Have some news to share?

Do 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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