Dear Families,

A big thank you to all the families who were able to help sell gift wrap and chocolates this year! We are hopeful that the last minute weekend orders will help us achieve our $10,626 goal.

If you have time, go check out our beautiful new garden. Thanks to our fantastic garden club and many volunteers, each class will have a raised bed to plant in the spring.

Poinsettia & Holiday Wreath Sale begins this Thursday!
Our annual Poinsettia and Wreath sale is being expanded this year to benefit the whole school. Charlemagne is offering for sale beautiful holiday poinsettias and evergreen wreaths from Johnson Brothers’ Greenhouses in Coburg. Four varieties of poinsettias in three sizes are available. One size of wreath is available made of noble fir with incense cedar and juniper with berries. This is a great opportunity to raise money for our school. The poinsettias and wreaths are beautiful, and as many people buy these items over the holidays anyway, please take advantage of this sale.
Orders will be taken October 13th – 27th. Deliveries will be made to the school on Friday, December 2nd. Flyers with all the information and order forms will be sent home this week, be on the lookout.
Poinsettias range from $6-$25, Wreaths are $25
They make a great holiday gift for yourself or others!
Call Linda Fossum at (541) 505-7747 for more information.

Activities to look forward to this week are:

  1. Thursday, Johnson Brothers’ fundraiser begins
  2. Friday, No School-State In-Service day

Wishing you health and vitality this Fall,
Your PTO Co-chairs,
Becky Smith and Larisa Lilles

Volunteer Opportunity
We need a volunteer to help with School Picture day on Friday, October 21st.The shift is for the whole school day 8:30-2:30 with a break for lunch and you will receive a 50.00 voucher for portraits.

You will be responsible for getting classes to the gym based on a strict schedule. You are also asked to make sure the photos go smoothly, such as hair combed, face clean etc. Please contact Heather in the office if you are able to help out.

Parent-Child Library Time at Charlemagne begins Tuesday, October 18
Want to be able to check out school library books with your child? Want to learn more about the school library?

Katy Brundan will be in the school library every Tuesday beginning the 18th after school until 3.30, to help parents check out library books and browse the library. Books can be checked out either to the student or parent (we can issue a community library card), following the usual limit of 2 books for a week.

Do come and check out the wonderful books we have in the library, and give your kids a helping hand to navigate the English and French books and videos on offer.

If you’re willing to help staff the library check-out desk on Tuesday afternoons, please email Katy Brundan – kbrundan@uoregon.edu
Thanks also to our dedicated library volunteer, Christine Sampley, who can field queries about the library.

eScrip is an important part of our fundraising program!
We ask that every family help us make the grade in our fundraising goal. Our school needs your support!

Making the Grade…
We need all of our families to get straight A’s in their enthusiasm to raise funds. This task will not require hours of homework but just a few minutes of your time and your grocery club card number.

  • Log onto www.eScrip.com.
  • Enter the School Charlemagne At Fox Hollow or Group I.D. 7748978
  • You can also register your debit and credit cards.
  • Shop at eScrip merchants!
  • Use your eScrip registered cards for all your purchases.

A percentage of purchases will be automatically contributed by the merchant. That’s it! It’s that easy-your family shops-our school earns dollars. Electronic Scrip Incorporated (ESI) has made a firm commitment to protect all customer information provided. ESI will not license, sell, exchange or distribute any personally identifying information about eScrip participants to any third parties not directly involved in the eScrip program.

Online Parent Volunteer Checklist sign-up still needs you!
We only have 10 parents who have signed up so far and would love 100% participation! We will be sending a hard copy of the checklist home this week with a reminder to use the online sign-up. If you haven’t already, please sign-up now.  Nothing shows your kids how important school really is more than you helping out! To sign-up, click HERE.

UPCOMING EVENTS

10/18 Tuesday 2:45-3:30 After school family library time begins at Charlemagne library

10/18 Tuesday 6:30-8pm Library- PTO MEETING
FREE Childcare provided in the cafeteria.

Every parent/guardian of a Charlemagne student is welcome! Join Tom and parents for an often lively night out discussing vital issues related to our school.  Please don’t be shy– come and participate, or just listen and learn!

10/21 School Picture Day

10/31 Halloween Parade at Charlemagne 1:45-2:30

11/7  Restaurant of the Month fundraiser at Mazzi’s

Community News:
The Little French School: Preschool through Kindergarten
OPENINGS IN KINDERGARTEN

  • Small class sizes, personalized attention
  • Wrap around kindergarten program with Fox Hollow Elementary School
  • Morning and afternoon shuttle service between the Little French School and Fox Hollow
  • Pre-academic and social skills, as well as art, music, dance, and outdoor play
  • Field trips
  • Nutritious organic snacks provided
  • Certified Green School

To view details about our programs, as well as tuition and fees, please visit our web site at  www.littlefrenchschool.org

Free online French classes
The Eugene Library has online completely free French lessons that anyone with a library card can access from an internet connection. Charlemagne parent Lark Wadsworth has looked into it and says it’s a great way to learn basic French and practice good pronunciation. Click Here for instructions on signing up. iTunes also has a free app to access the lessons on your iPhone. Once you have signed up online, search for Mango Languages Library Edition in the iTunes store.

Community Forums on Education

Oregon’s Achievement Gap October 24, 2011; 7-8 p.m.
River Road Elementary School, 120 W. Hilliard Lane, Eugene

Oregon has a student achievement gap that is among our nation’s largest and growing. What does that mean? What’s happening in schools that are closing the gap? What can we do?

Supporting Principals and Teachers November 14, 2011; 7-8 p.m.
Adams Elementary School, 950 W. 22nd Avenue (22nd and Jackson St.) Vibrant schools are full of supported and effective educators and strong leaders.

Community forums are co-sponsored by Stand for Children, Eugene School District 4J, and the Chalkboard Project.

Please email us if you have any other after school activity ideas, eNews articles, or want to let us know about something your kids do that you think others would be interested in!

Please submit articles by Friday at 5 pm for inclusion in the following week’s eNews.