Dear Families,

A big welcome back to M. Maloney!! We missed your smiling face and energy at school. Charlemagne wasn’t the same without you!

Innisbrook Fundraiser Wraps up this Tuesday, October 4th!

We have just a few days left before our Innisbrook fundraiser wraps up on Tuesday, October 4th.  Remember to register your student(s) at www.innisbrook.com Our school # is 106789. You will receive a seller id# for your student. You will need this information to place orders and any out-of-town friends and family will need this information to place their orders.
All grades are currently engaged in a friendly competition for the class with the most participation. The top three classes with the most participation will be rewarded with a party. The winning class will get to choose their party.
Our 2011 school goal for our Innisbrook fundraiser is $10,626.00. We netted over $9,000.00 last year and with your help are confident we can surpass last year’s figure.
Not interested in gift wrap or chocolate? Consider making a direct donation to Charlemagne at Fox Hollow. The school receives 100% of your donation and you receive a tax deduction. A win-win situation!! Thank you in advance for your support. Please contact Francine Berryman at 541-344-5674 or scotfranbman@comcast.net with questions or problems.

Bike/Walk day is this Wednesday Oct 5th.
Charlemagne is promoting Bike/walk to school to enhance the health of kids, improve air quality and the environment and to create safer routes for biking and walking.
Please join us for cool prizes (new bike helmet is one), refreshments and exercise. Everyone that participates gets a prize!!
Activities to look forward to this week are:
  1. Continuing to help your kids sell Gift Wrap/Innisbrook products.  Last day to turn in your orders is this Tuesday, October 4th!!
  2. Walk/Bike to school day is Wednesday, October 5th
  3. Last day to order Charlemagne t-shirts and sweatshirts to benefit 5th grade is Friday, October 7th. Afterward all money goes to PTO fund.  Order Charlemagne
Many thanks to the parents who make these events, clubs, and fundraisers happen to benefit our Charlemagne school community!
Wishing you health and vitality this Fall,
Your PTO Co-chairs,
Becky Smith and Larisa Lilles

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! 
How do you want to get more involved at Charlemagne?  Charlemagne encourages all parents to volunteer ten hours of their time through out the school year.  This online sign-up replaces the hard copy form we all used to fill out at the beginning of the school year.  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

10/14 No School-State-In Service Day
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!

10/31 Halloween Parade at Charlemagne 1:45-2:45 (tentative)

Charlemagne After-School Club News

Garden Club is under way!!
Thanks to everyone who helped out with the garden work party! Take a minute this week and walk down there to check out the fifteen new raised beds. Yes, fifteen! A big thank you to the businesses that donated or provided discounted materials. Thanks to the parents who sought out cardboard, procured manure, delivered hay, and loaded dozens of wheelbarrows with soil and wood chips. Some cleanup and finishing work needs to be done in the next couple of weeks, then the beds will be planted with cover crop for the winter. This spring we hope to see every class out there planting their own bed!

We could still use some help. People with pickup trucks or trailers are needed to haul debris out for recycling. Plants are needed for the perimeter, specifically deer resistant ones like lavender, oregano, chives, etc. This is the time of the year that local nurseries offer deep discounts, and they will be able to advise about a plant’s deer resistance. We could also use a few big outdoor planters.

Contact Erika McFarlane (erikamarkmcfarlane@gmail.com) or Tabatha Andrews (tabandrews@gmail.com) if you would like to help out!

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

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.

Other After School Activities:

Piano Lessons: Carey Norgaard let us know she was impressed with the offerings from Eugene Piano Academy. Check them out!

Figure Skating Club8 Week Fall Term Classes begin:
September 27, 2011 – Tuesdays from 6pm-7pm
October 1, 2011 – Saturdays from 11am-12pm

CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO

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 5:00pm for inclusion in the following week’s eNews.