Dear Families,

We hope you enjoyed your snowy holiday on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day and perhaps celebrated with his ideals in mind. We have a busy week ahead of us as a Charlemagne community and invite you to participate in as many ways as you can.

Ways to help support our school financially this week:

Entertainment Books– We are selling 2012 Oregon Entertainment Books. The books have a lot of great local deals, $20.00 Market of Choice coupons etc. The coupons are good until the beginning of November so there is plenty of time to use them up! The books cost $25.00 with $15.00 of that coming directly to Charlemagne School. We have 14 left! Books are available in the office through Wednesday morning, January 18th or bring your checkbooks to the PTO meeting tonight!

Body of Light Massage Gift Certificates– We only have 3 left for sale in the office or see below for a great way to treat yourself or someone you care about! Valentine’s Day is less than one month away (hint! hint!)

It’s Math Madness time again! Kick off was last Friday, January 13th. Packets were sent home for students to get pledges and complete problems. Collected pledges and packets are due back to school between January 23rd-26th. Daily raffle winners picked (one from each class) and Grand prize lunch at Dickie Joe’s on 2/17 (one child from each class). Please help your child with this uniquely educational fundraiser. Last year we raised $10,865!

Renew or sign up for eScrip! See below for more information.

Activities to look forward to this week are:


Art Club begins- 3-4pm, Rm 9

Library Time- 2:45-3:30pm

PTO Meeting- 6:30-8pm in the library, free childcare in the cafeteria. Come get involved, we welcome all parents! Click here for agenda.


Entertainment Books- last morning to purchase!

2nd Grade Field Trip to the Art Museum- 9am-2pm

Young Rembrandt’s art class 3-4pm, Rm 9 There are still a few spots left! See below.


Math Club- 3-4pm, Rm 9

Green School Committee meeting – 6pm in the library. Find out how you can help make our school even greener.


Charlemagne Stone Soup Community Event- 5:30-7:30pm in the cafeteria and gym. Free. See below for more about our soup dinner, storytelling and French theater experience! Invite your friends, neighbors and anyone you think might enjoy learning more about our French immersion school!

Have a great week!

Your PTO Co-chairs,
Becky Smith and Larisa Lilles

Please bring the whole family (and a vegetable) to Charlemagne’s “Stone Soup” Community Event

A Free Evening of Food, Storytelling and Theater

Friday, January 20th, 5:30 – 7:30pm in the Charlemagne Elementary School’s Cafeteria, 5055 Mahalo Drive, Eugene

Bring a vegetable to add to our pot of soup

Eat a dinner of bread and soup (vegetarian options)

Hear Storyteller Yvonne Young tell the classic story of “Stone Soup” Kids come prepared to put on a play of “Stone Soup” (in French)!

Kids get to be the actors in the show!

Students from Grades K-5 are invited to participate and create a play (a French version of the story) “Stone Soup” for the cafeteria audience. Children will work with high school student volunteers and have help learning their lines and creating their costumes. No experience necessary! Hope to see you there!

Sponsored by Charlemagne’s Esprit de Corps Committee

Young Rembrandts Art Class has spots left!

Young Rembrandts is an award winning art enrichment program that has given the power of drawing to thousands of young artists across the US. There are still a few spots available for our Wednesday Charlemagne class. Class is held each Wednesday after school from 2:50-3:50pm in Room 9.

Call or email us to sign up!

Joel and Melissa Skinner Directors

(541) 357-7578

1029 Olympic St. Springfield, OR 97477

School directories

Please check your information and contact Heather in the office by the end of January with any updates, edits or if you did not receive a directory. All updates will be sent out in hard copy form in February with subsequent updates hopefully coming electronically. 541-790-3177 or


We raised $400 through the Restaurant-of-the-Month Fundraiser at Dickie Jo’s in January. Thank you Dickie Jo’s, the West families, and all the Charlemagne families who dined out last month!

We will be holding January’s Restaurant-of-the-Month Fundraiser at Mucho Gusto on Wednesday, January 25th and Thursday, January 26th. Look for a voucher to print out in next week’s eNews or in your child’s backpack on Monday. All Fox Hollow families and friends are invited. Be sure to bring the Mucho Gusto Voucher with you to the restaurant. Our school will then receive 25% donation from each meal!

Support Charlemagne and feel great in the process –

Body of Light Family Chiropractic has generously donated 20 massage gift certificates to our school!

We only have 3 gift certificates left, get them while you can! Valentine’s Day is coming up. 🙂

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 gifts for friends and loved ones. One hour therapeutic massage for $65.00.

Body of Light Family Chiropractic, “We make giving feel even better.”

To purchase:

Contact Heather at Charlemagne’s office (541-790-3177) or call Body of Light’s office (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 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 and sign up. Once you’ve done that, you can download the AutoEarn widget here.

Did you Renew?

Remember your family needed to renew by November 1 in order to continue uninterrupted contributions. Contributions will stop until renewed- with all the potential shopping and winter travel the school could be earning money while you are away! For Safeway card renewal instructions Click Here

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.

Help us in creating the most vibrant school possible by signing up to get involved! We have a total of 52 parents who have clicked in so far. It will take less than 5 minutes of your time. It’s easy! Please click HERE.

We’d love to have 100% parent participation!

Stand for Children

Sat, January 21, 9am – 2pm Stand for Children Annual Member Summit, Woodburn High School. All Strategy Team and Stand members are urged to attend: speeches, workshops, meet your peers from around the state to get the inside scoop on ed reform, the legislature, and weigh in on our “Guiding Principles”.

Wed, February 1, 7pm- 8pm 4J School Board meeting at the 4J offices 200 N. Monroe. Parents are encouraged to attend to show community support for better principal and teacher evaluations that provide guidance, support, and are used in personnel decisions. (NOTE THIS IS A NEW DATE- NOT Jan. 18)

Thurs, February 2 Stand for Children Lobby Day in Salem at the State Capitol. Carpool meets at 9am. Meet your legislators in person – very important way to help kids concerns be heard. Email to register for lobby day or carpool.

Monday, February 20 OEA Rally in Salem on the State Capitol steps on Presidents’ Day (no school day). Stand for Children is supporting it. Email to save a seat on the OEA bus. More details to come.


1/23-26 Math Madness Collected Pledges due

1/25 & 26 Mucho Gusto Restaurant-of-the-Month Fundraiser

1/27 No School – Grading Day

1/30, 2/1 & 2/2 School Choice Tours

2/1 Eugene 4J School Board meeting at 4J offices, 7-8pm

2/11 4J School Showcase, 10am-2pm

2/20 No School – Presidents’ Day

2/21 PTO Meeting, 6:30-8pm

2/24 Mardi Gras and Silent Auction, 5:30-8pm

2/28-3/1 School Choice Tours

3/23 School Choice Lottery Deadline



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