Dear Families,

Thanks to Fun Club kids and all who joined us after school on Halloween for the costume parade and French songs sing-along at the Fox Hollow Residential Care for Seniors sponsored by Esprit de Corps. We had fun and the Seniors really seemed to appreciate the visit.

Congratulations to our own Sabrina Parsons who was appointed as one of the new citizen members on the 4J Budget Committee. Thanks for serving Sabrina!
Also, many many thanks to our amazing Charlemagne volunteers.  Very special thanks this month goes out to Christine Sampley, Chris Fox, Linda Fossum, Francine Berryman, Tabatha Andrews, Erika McFarlane, Sabrina Parsons and Joanna Bartlett and Cindy Boettcher.  We appreciate your hours upon hours given on behalf of the school and our kids!
Our Restaurant-of-the-Month Kickoff Fundraiser is at Mazzi’s!  Today, 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.
Last year we raised $552 -let’s try to beat that!
The Book Faircontinues in the gym for two more days after school and during parent/teacher conferences. This is a great place to do some of your holiday shopping!

Open After School:
Monday, Nov. 7th from 2 – 4 p.m.
Tuesday, Nov. 8th from 2 – 4 p.m.

Open During Conferences:

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

If you can volunteer, email Christine Sampley at candrsampley@comcast.net.

Activities to look forward to this week are:

  1. Monday- Book Fair 2-4 p.m.
    Mazzi’s Fundraiser 5-9 p.m.
    Turkey Donation Drive and Candy Drive for Troops begin (see below)
  2. Tuesday- Book Fair 2-4 p.m.
    Open Library 2:45-3:30 p.m. for parents and students
  3. Wednesday -No School- Parent Teacher Conferences, Book Fair
  4. Thursday -No School- Parent Teacher Conferences, Book Fair
  5. Friday- No school- Veteran’s Day Holiday
Have a great week!

Your PTO Co-chairs,
Becky Smith and Larisa Lilles

We Want Your Candy! 

But don’t worry, it’s for a good cause!
Donate Your Halloween Candy to Troops

Instead of indulging in all of that Halloween  candy, help make the lives of troops a little sweeter by donating it to them. Now through November 18th, our school will be collecting candy in the Charlemagne office for Operation Gratitude (www.operationgratitude.com). The candy will be mailed as care packages for American troops overseas. In addition to donating your candy, please consider writing a letter or drawing a picture to be included in care packages to let our service members know you care.
Contact Becca Sanghvi for more information: rsbodzick@yahoo.com

Esprit de Corp News

In honor of Thanksgiving Let’s remember those in our own school community. Please give to:
Charlemagne’s Turkey Donation Drive, November 7 – 22
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 11/7-22. 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 Melissa Sikes 683-8384 or Gina Thompson 687-7046.

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 Heather in the main office (790-3177) or to the Esprit de Corps Committee Chairs: Gina Thompson (687-7046) and Melissa Sikes (683-8384). We will keep your name confidential.

Holiday Craft Fair at Charlemagne-Friday Dec 2nd 1:30-5pm
New this year – display and sell your handmade wares or the company products/services you represent on Friday, December 2nd. T-shirts, jewelry, canned and baked goods, holiday treats, knit items, candles, Pampered Chef, Bandals, etc. It’s all good! We encourage adult vendor tables to pay a suggested donation of $10 to benefit Charlemagne. Kids’ tables are free. A percentage of sales donation is welcome too, but optional. Sign up for a table in the office with Heather! And get crafting! Any questions? Contact Stephanie Hand 541.510.9595 or stephaniehand@comcast.net

Green School/Garden Club News
If you have leaves you need to get rid of, please 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:

 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
11/7-18  Candy Collection for Troops (Operation Gratitude)
11/7-22  Charlemagne’s Turkey Donation Drive
11/14  Community Forum on Education, Adams Elem.
11/15  & 12/13  PTO Meetings1
1/24 & 25  No School- Thanksgiving Holiday
11/26  Spring Creek Holly Farm Holiday Tree Fundraiser
11/28  Winter Warmth Drive
12/2  Picture Retakes
12/2  Charlemagne’s Holiday Craft Fair
12/2  Johnson Bros. Poinsettia/Wreath Distribution