Dear Families,

Happy Halloween! Costume parade begins at 1:25 pm with class parties following at 1:45 pm. Continue the fun after school at 3 pm and join us for a costume parade and French songs sing-along at the Fox Hollow Residential Care for Seniors sponsored by Esprit de Corps. See below for more information.

The Book Fair starts this Friday with two special events! The Grand Lunch will be this Friday, Nov. 4th. Grandparents or special grand people in your child’s life are invited to have lunch at school with your child and shop the fair. We will also host a special family event — Brunch & Books Blast Off — this Saturday, November 5th from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Families are encouraged to attend and enjoy refreshments as they browse through the books.

The fair will be open in the gym for three days after school, on Saturday, and during parent/teacher conferences.

Open After School:

  • Friday, Nov. 4th from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. — Grand Lunch
  • Monday, Nov. 7th from 2 – 4 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Nov. 8th from 2 – 4 p.m.

Open During the Weekend:

  • Saturday, Nov. 5th from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. — Brunch & Books Blast Off!

Open During Conferences:

  • Wednesday, Nov. 9th from 12 – 8 p.m.
  • Thursday, Nov 10th from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

We still need volunteers to work at the fair. We need help particularly after lunch on Thursday for classroom preview on 11/3, after school on Friday 11/4, and during Parent-Teacher conferences on Wednesday and Thursday. If you can help, email Christine Sampley at candrsampley@comcast.net.

Activities to look forward to this week are:

  1. Monday, Halloween parade & parties, after school parade & sing-along at Fox Hollow Residential Care, Poinsettia Fundraiser orders due
  2. Tuesday, Open Library 2:45-3:30 p.m. for parents and students, renew your eScrip account by today!
  3. Friday, Book Fair opens, Bring a Grand Person to Lunch, Deadline to sign up for conferences
  4. Saturday, Brunch & Books Blast Off!

Have a great week!

Your PTO Co-chairs,
Becky Smith and Larisa Lilles

After school Halloween Parade at Fox Hollow Residential Care!
A Community Outreach Event: Sharing Charlemagne spirit with our neighborhood seniors to help brighten their day!

What: A Halloween Costume Parade for our neighborhood seniors. We’ll sing French songs (CD’s are still available in the front office $0-10) deliver bright miniature pumpkins and, of course, show off our costumes.

Songs we’ll be singing:
#10 Ma Citrouille
#11 C’est l’Halloween
#20 L’araignée Gypsy
#23 Tête, Epaules, Genoux et Pieds
#25 Si Tu Aimes le Soleil

Who’s Invited: All Charlemagne students & their families (siblings welcome!)

When: 3pm, Mon. Oct. 31st (right after school)

Where: Need a ride to the parade? Fun Club kids will walk up to meet us in the Care facility parking lot. Anyone else can get a ride with the Esprit de Corps Committee. If you need a ride, meet after school in the Charlemagne parking lot. Please contact Melissa Sikes 541-683-8384 to arrange your ride. If you already have transportation, meet in the parking lot of Fox Hollow Residential Care, 5320 Fox Hollow Road. It’s on your right as you drive south on Fox Hollow Road, right after Saratoga St. and before Donald St.

Green School/Garden Club News
Last Friday, 1st-5th grades gathered in the gym for our first ever Green School assembly. Representatives from Oregon Green Schools and Lane County were on hand to officially recognize our status as an Oregon Green School – one of only 35 in Lane County! Stop by the office and check out the certificate and picture of M. Maloney with a giant $500 check. To celebrate our official Green School status, every student will plant a daffodil bulb in the garden perimeter. Dates and details TBA.

The new garden beds are labeled and cover crop is happily growing! There are even a couple of patches of garlic just beginning to sprout. Thanks to the person who dropped off a bag of leaves. They are now mulching the area to the left of the back gate. Maybe you have leaves you need to get rid of?  Fill up a bag or two and drop them off near the shed. We are still in need of someone to work on the gates.

An exciting garden event is coming in November. Northwest Youth Corps has agreed to spend half a day working in the garden. They will essentially get the garden bedded down for winter. Stay tuned for info on how you can help with this event.

As always, for more information contact: Tabatha (tabandrews@gmail.com) or Erika (erikamarkmcfarlane@gmail.com).

We’re kicking off our first Restaurant-of-the-Month in November at Mazzi’s!
Next Monday, November 7th from 5:00-9:00pm. Print out the flyer and bring it with you to Mazzi’s and Charlemagne will receive 30% of the proceeds from your meal!  Dine-in or take-out.  Flyers are also available in the front office at Charlemagne.
Mazzi’s is located at 3377 E. Amazon Drive. Click Here for the flyer.

Online Holiday Shopping pays big dividends for Escrip participants!
Did you know that you can earn money for Fox Hollow while doing your online shopping? Online vendors typically donate 2 – 10% of shopping purchases to Fox Hollow when eScrip participants go through the eScrip website for their online shopping. Since it can be hard to remember to go through eScrip’s website, they’ve developed a widget called AutoEarn, that you can download to your PC or Mac (yep, you heard that right, it’s now available for Macs too!) Once installed, the widget notifies you when you’re shopping at an online vendor who gives money back to Fox Hollow. If you haven’t yet registered as an eScrip participant, go to www.escrip.com and sign up. Once you’ve done that, you can download the AutoEarn widget here.

Remember your family must renew by November 1 in order to continue uninterrupted contributions. While you can renew after November 1—contributions will stop until renewed- and with all the potential holiday shopping and winter travel the school could be earning money while you are away!

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! 
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

  • 11/7  Restaurant-of-the-Month fundraiser at Mazzi’s
  • 11/9 & 10  No School- Parent Teacher Conferences
  • 11/11  No School- Veterans Day
  • 11/14  Community Forum on Education, Adams Elem.
  • 11/15  & 12/13  PTO Meetings
  • 11/24 & 25  No School- Thanksgiving Holiday
  • 11/26  Spring Creek Holly Farm Holiday Tree Fundraiser

Community News

Stand for Children Scholarship Fundraiser. Beat the Odds Breakfast November 2, 2011; 7:30 a.m. Eugene Hilton, 66 East 6th Avenue, Eugene.

Scholarship awards and fundraising breakfast for Stand for Children. Come celebrate two outstanding local students who have won a $10,000 college scholarship each. Keynote speaker Krista Parent, South Lane School District Superintendent. Click Here to register.

Beall Concert Hall OCTUBAFEST
Wednesday, Nov. 2 • 7:30 p.m.
$7 general admission, $5 students and seniors A “high-class, low-brass” show featuring the UO Tuba-Euphonium Ensemble. Music will range from classical to popular, and is appropriate for the entire family. Tickets are available at the door or in advance from the UO Ticket Office, 541-346-4363

Autumn Fair at the Little French School
Sunday, November 6, 2 -5 p.m.
There is no entrance fee; just a $5 fee per child for the kids craft room. There will be live music by Little Timbre at 3:30, tea and pastries, and crafts for sale. All the proceeds from the event go to support the Little French School. See Flyer for more information.

Community Forum on Public Education. 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.  What’s happening in great schools and districts to help all students learn at high levels? What are outstanding teachers and principals doing to help kids learn?

All 4J parents, teachers and community members are welcome to join this conversation on the most current and critical education issues affecting students.

Share your experiences. Get your questions answered.

• Your feedback will be shared with the Governor’s education staff.

• 4J Superintendent Sheldon Berman will speak.

Please contact Stand for Children to learn more or get involved:  Joy Marshall jmarshall@stand.org 541-912-2921 www.stand.org/or

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