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?

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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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PTO enews – Nov. 3, 2014 – Conferences, Gift Wrap, Book Fair

Online Gift Wrap Fundraiser

Dear Families,

Thank you everyone for participating in conferences with our amazing teachers! And an extra, special bravo and thank you to to Koa, Spring, and Beppe & Gianni’s Restaurant for providing dinner for the teachers on the evening that they conferenced late.

Now we have all heard about the focused instruction happening in our classrooms and we can truly appreciate what protecting instruction time means for our students. There was no fundraising assembly this fall. However, many of us still need our holiday gift wrap. Thanks to Cindy Gupta and the plan she made with Innisbrook we can have both.

Here are instructions for ordering Innisbrook Gift Wrap online:

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”

If you spend $85 or more, shipping is free. Charlemagne receives 40% of the profit. You can order now until Dec. 1.

One more huge Charlemagne thank you to JoAnn, Natalie and Rebecca and all the Book Fair Volunteers for another joyful book fair! Please see their message below.

Hope everyone has a great week!

Melissa Gomsrud and Gina Thompson
PTO Co-Chairs


Book Fair Thanks and Updates

What an amazing turn out for the Book Fair!

We had a great selection of French books that the kids loved and will now be enjoying and sold$8,858 in Scholastic Books!

The Grand Luncheon gave a lot of loved ones the chance to visit the school and Book Fair and the kids loved having Clifford the Big Red Dog here on Saturday and Wednesday.

Our wonderful families donated 110 English and French books from the teachers’ Wish Lists for the classrooms. The kids will be excited to have all these new books in the classrooms.Mme Quena has picked out 124 new books for the Library already that we bought with some of our Scholastic earnings. As we took all of our profit to be used on Scholastic Books in the future we end up getting 55% of our sales back as profit.

The All for Books program raised $36.62 for our library with Scholastic matching this to buy books for 2 non-profit organizations. The winner of the Diary of Wimpy Kid vs. Magic Tree House contest was Diary of a Wimpy Kid ($19.57 raised vs. $12.24 for Magic Tree House).

The online Book Fair is going on until Nov. 6 with the same 55% credit coming back to our school. They have over 4,000 titles to choose from. Check it out atwww.scholastic.com/schoolbookfairs

Special thanks goes to M. Kurt, Mme V, Eric, all our wonderful office staff and Mme Allie for making it so easy to keep the Book Fair running. It was amazing how ALL of our wonderful volunteers jumped in to make this such a success. We can’t name you all but know we couldn’t have done it without you all.

JoAnn, Natalie and Rebecca


Discounted Admission to Local Swimming Pools

There’s a new swimming benefit for all students on the 4J 2014-15 Free and Reduced Meal Program. Students receive 50% off admission for recreation swimming at Echo Hollow, Sheldon and Amazon Pools.

This is how it works:

  1. Student brings the 2014-2015 Award Letter from Nutrition Services to the pool facility.
  2. The Aquatics Office at the Pool will then issue the qualified student an Aquatic ID Card that expires on Labor Day 2015.
  3. With their Aquatic ID Card the student will receive 50% off recreation swim admissions.

If parents/guardians are interested in additional aquatic discounts, scholarship applications are available at www.eugene-or.gov/rec


Math Kangaroo Competition

Registration is open for the 2015 Math Kangaroo Competition, held on March 19, 2015.

  • Math Kangaroo Competition is an international, once a year event, held on the third Thursday in March.
  • Any student in grades 1 through 12 qualifies if he or she can work independently: read and answer a multiple choice test.
  • Each student receives a t-shirt, a certificate of participation, and a gift.
  • The competition questions are appropriate for the students’ age, are interesting and challenging.

For more information, visit www.mathkangaroo.org or click here for the flyer.


Science Exploration and Art new session starting

An interactive after school program, offered to all students grades 2-5.

Session-II starts November 7th for 6 weeks 

Held Fridays, 1:30-3 p.m. in Room 9

Students can have FUN after school and gain academic skills, while learning science through art with…

  • 6-8 week sessions all year, continuous enrollment
  • $10 weekly class fee
  • Small class size (15 max) offering in depth discoveries
  • Individualist learning and curriculum
  • Taught by a credentialed science teacher, naturalist, and environmental educator
  • Natural history, ecology, field studies, entomology, zoology, physics, chemistry and some surprises
  • Natural science illustration, water coloring, textile and trash art and much more!

To register and for more information contact Annette at scienceexplorationart@gmail.com or (541) 870 -6541.


Little French School Autumn Fair, Nov. 16

Mark your calendars for The Little French School’s annual Autumn Fair on Sunday, Nov. 16, from 2-5 pm. This event is open to the public and is a great chance to come together with the French immersion community to enjoy good food, friends and fun in the fall.

LFS will transform its classrooms into a café (featuring sweet and savory treats, beverages, and delicious crepes from Barbara Walraet of Caramel French Patisserie), a gift bazaar selling cute crafts made by our students as well as beautiful gifts made by LFS parents and local artisans, and a children’s room filled with fun activities like origami, face painting, and arts and crafts!

All proceeds from this event will go toward The Little French School, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and French immersion program combining quality child care with French language learning for students in preschool, pre-k, kindergarten and after-school care.

LFS would love to see alumni and meet some new friends at this event! If you are interested in donating or selling crafts in the gift bazaar or volunteering at the event, or if you have any questions, please contact LFS at admissions@littlefrenchschool.org. Merci!


School Website Help Needed

Do you have web skills? We need a volunteer to update the Charlemagne school website each week.

Training (and coffee) provided. Our website is a WordPress installation and easy to use.

Interested? Contact me atjoanna.y.bartlett@gmail.com or 541-525-5144.


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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