We hope you enjoyed your long Thanksgiving holiday weekend.

Thanks to those who contributed to our annual Thanksgiving Donation Drive to help  Charlemagne families in need of holiday food assistance.

Our Online Parent Volunteer Checklist sign-up needs you! 
ith many thanks to Sabrina Parsons, our tech volunteer, we have upgraded our volunteer sign-up process this year to an online form.  Please look over the printed version of the form (double-sided) being sent home with your child today and consider how you’d like to give of your time.  Filled out volunteer checklists in past years?  Please do it again for this year.  Also, if you’ve never filled out a background check, please see Heather or download one from the school website. If you haven’t already filled out the checklist online via the Charlemagne Website or this Charlemagne eNews link, please click HERE.  It’s easy!

And, this will save many volunteer hours inputting your information by hand into our database.  Also, nothing shows your kids how important school really is than by you helping out! Please complete the sign-up as soon as possible or by Monday, December 5th.  Thanks for your time!
Questions?  Becky Smith, PTO Co-chair, 541-345-7189 or charlemagne.fox.hollow@gmail.com

Kerry Delf, 4J Communications Coordinator invites parents to opt in to receive 4J School District eNews by clicking here to go to the 4J website sign-up.

Activities to look forward to this week are:
Spring Creek Holly Farm Holiday Tree Fundraiser continues through12/23  Click Here for Flyer.

Monday-  Look for the Online Volunteer Checklist form in backpacks
Winter Warmth campaign begins and continues through 12/9

Tuesday-Open Library 2:45-4 pm for parents and students
Fiber Arts Class  2:45-3:45pm

Friday-   Picture Retakes
Johnson Bros. Poinsettia/Wreath pick up in Gym – 1:30pm
Charlemagne Holiday Market in Gym – 1:30-5pm
(Set up at 12:30pm-volunteers wanted!)

Have a great week!
Your PTO Co-chairs,
Becky Smith and Larisa Lilles

First Annual Holiday Market at Charlemagne-  Gym              
Friday, Dec 2nd 1:30-5pm

Do you own a business or service, or sell products you think other Charlemagne families and Eugene residents should know about?  Then register for a table!  While many of the tables will have articles by local artisans, some tables have products such as housewares, travel items, and business services. This fair is open to the Eugene Community, so show your wares, or come by to see what is on display!

Instant photo booth, hand-dyed scarves, jewelry, kids and baby clothes, cards, t-shirts, travel/activity kits for kids, canned and baked goods, gourmet cookies and holiday treats, candles, soap, knit items, ornaments, finger puppets, Pampered Chef, coffee, massage gift certificates and so much more! Come join us- sign up for tables in the office.  $10/table suggested for adults, free for kids. You may find  something perfect for someone you know! Pick up your poinsettias and cruise the fair! Located in the gym.

Cash and checks preferred.  Visa machine available with 3% charge. Wanted: Volunteers  to help with set-up at 12:30pm on Friday.  RSVP to Stephanie. Contact Stephanie Hand 541.510.9595 or stephaniehand@comcast.net

 Winter Warmth Drive – Nov 28th through Dec 9th

The Charlemagne Community is collecting warm coats, blankets, etc. for families in need. The clothing will be donated to families who receive services at Pearl Buck Center. Find collection bags in the office and quads.




Spring Creek Holly Farm Holiday Tree Fundraiser ~

50% Give-Back-to-Schools program

Buy a holiday tree from Spring Creek Holly Farm between November 25 and December 23 and Spring Creek Holly Farm will donate 50% of the retail price to Charlemagne.  There are no limits, the purchaser does not need to attend or have an affiliation with the school but they need to tell the Farm to which school to donate the money.  That means that friends, relatives and companies etc. can buy trees to support our school.  For example an 8′ tree would cost (8 x $4) $32 so $16 would be donated to  Charlemagne!

All trees are $4/ft.  They have “You Choose” trees as well as pre-cut trees, mostly Noble Firs.  The sizes range from table top to 9-10′.

They also sell hand-made garlands, wreaths, table decorations and greens to decorate your home.

Encourage your family and friends to head out to the farm for some cider and create a new holiday tradition!

Please visit www.facebook.com/SpringCreekHollyFarm.  They are hoping to add a few pictures of Charlemagne families to their Facebook page as trees are purchased.  For flyer Click Here. Spring Creek Holly Farm www.schf.com 

“You can choose any tree and they will cut it for you. We went last year and they also shook the tree out, tied it up, and put it on our car for us for no extra charge. Honestly, it was the best tree buying trip we’ve ever had.” 🙂

   ~Larisa Lilles, Charlemagne parent and PTO Co-chair

Support Charlemagne and feel great in the process –

Body of Light Family Chiropractic is donating 20 massage gift certificates to our school!
All proceeds will do directly to Charlemagne. This is a great way to support our school and also receive an amazing massage from Body of Light’s highly skilled and talented massage therapists (win-win!)

The gift certificate can be a great holiday gift for friends and loved ones. One hour therapeutic massage for $65. Body of Light Family Chiropractic, “We make giving feel even better.” www.body-of-light.com

To purchase, see Heather, look for the  Body of Light table at the Charlemagne Holiday Market on Friday, or call their office at 541-687-7775 and mention Charlemagne.  Click for Flyer. Many thanks to David Spear, DC (Body of Light) and Charlemagne parent for his generous contribution to our school!

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.

After-School Art Club – Jan 17th – Apr 17th           Register now!

Parents – Art Club sign up is now!  Please pick up your Art Club application in the office.  Be sure you get it filled out and turned in by December 9th.  (Lottery to be completed 12/10 – 12/11.)  Art Club will be meeting on Tuesdays after school.  The cost is $15.00. We look forward to meeting your kids.  Please note this is a parent run/volunteer led club.  Please call if you have questions: Joan Globus 541-683-4690 or Natasha Peters 541-285-0509.


11/28 – 12/23  Spring Creek Holly Farm Holiday Tree Fundraiser
11/28 – 12/9  Winter Warmth Drive
12/12 & 13 Restaurant-of-the-Month- Dicky Jo’s (both locations)
12/13  PTO Meeting
12/16  Shoe filling Assembly
12/17 – 1/3/12  Winter Vacation
1/4  Classes Resume
1/6  Superintendent Berman’s visit to Charlemagne
1/16  No School – Martin Luther King Holiday
1/17  Art Club begins
1/17  PTO Meeting
1/20  Stone Soup Community Event  6-8pm


Community Events

A Very Special Event . . . “A Christmas Carol for Kids!”

WHEN:  Saturday morning, Dec. 3rd, 10:30AM (~1 hr) WHAT: Dramatic Reading Benefit Performance!
WHERE: Lane County Historical Society & Museum in Eugene
WHO: Children Ages 5-12, accompanied by an adult
HOW MUCH: $2/child & $3/adult

From Scrooge to Tiny Tim, from Marley’s Ghost to Mrs. Cratchit, there’s HOWLS & Growls, BANGS & Bongs, A Dance with a Song, Lively Laughter & Heartfelt Tears! Actor creates all characters, accents and all, plus sound effects — performing as Dickens himself did — simply by using his voice, face and movement, and appears in the character and costume of a Victorian Era Englishman when Dickens himself lived! Encourages younger children to join in by imitating his hand gestures, and challenges older children to try and make sense out of some of the more unusual words used in the story. Special version tells the whole story but focuses on the very concrete, versus the abstract, on smells, tastes, sights and sounds, and the highly dramatic scenes to successfully keep kids engaged.

Actor Al LePage, star of Oregon Public Broadcasting’s new “Christmas Carol” radio program, gives his first and only show in Oregon, and debuts on the west coast his specially created version of A Christmas Carol for young children based on Dickens’ own historic script! And, as always, he’s donating his time and talents for this performance.

HOW: Call 541-682-4242 to Reserve Seats, then simply pay upon arrival IF available, tickets may be purchased at the door, but Reservations Recommended!

WHY: Every penny goes to support museum programs!  ~Heather Kliever collections@lanecountyhistoricalsociety.org

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