Dear Families,

As we end another successful Math Madness fundraiser we would like to send out huge thanks to the Math Madness organizers Jen West, Jess Keiper, Cindy Gupta, and Cindy Matherly. Thank you also to all the parents for helping your students collect pledges and correcting the math sheets, and to the students for all your hard work! We raised about $15,000 this year, fantastic job everyone!

We would also like to thank Hideaway Bakery for donating all the delicious bread to our Stone Soup event last week.

School Choice orientation and tours begin this week, see below for more information if you or someone you know has an incoming Kinder for next year. Remember even if you have an older student already enrolled at Charlemagne, you still need to fill out a school choice request form for your incoming Kindergartener.

Our 5th Grade Charlemagne Girl Scout group has taken on a service project to help out a family who lost everything to a house fire. Please see below and help out if you can.

Several alumni and current students of Charlemagne are acting in the Rose Children’s Theater’s production of Oliver the first two weekends in February. See below under Community Events for more information.

Stand for Children would like to encourage parents to attend the 4J School Board meeting at the 4J offices 200 N. Monroe, to show community support for better principal and teacher evaluations that provide guidance, support, and are used in personnel decisions. Wed, February 1,  7pm- 8pm.

Ways to help support our school financially this week:

  • Entertainment Books– We have seven 2012 Oregon Entertainment Books left to sell in the office! 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. PTO decided to extend the sale until all of the 60 books are sold, earning the school $900.  Thanks to all who have helped by purchasing one!
  • 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 two short weeks away (hint! hint!)

Activities to look forward to this week are:


  • School Choice Orientation Meeting and Tour 8:30-9:45am


  •  Art Club- 3-4pm, Rm 9
  •  Library Time- 2:45-3:30pm


  •  School Choice Orientation Meeting and Tour 8:30-9:45am
  •  Young Rembrandt’s art class 3-4pm, Rm 9
  •  Eugene 4J School Board meeting at 4J offices 7-8pm


  •   School Choice Orientation Meeting and Tour 8:30-9:45am
  •   Math Club- 3-4pm, Rm 9
  •   Coyote Club

Have a great week!

Your PTO Co-chairs,
Larisa Lilles and Becky Smith



It’s School Choice Time!

If you have an incoming Kinder for next year you will need to fill out a school choice request form, even if you have another student already enrolled at Charlemagne. School choice request forms are being accepted now and must be turned in to the district office at 200 North Monroe St. by March 23 at 5 p.m. to be considered in the school choice lottery.

New this year: You may have heard that a new state law is changing how transfers between school districts work. 4J will accept out-of-district students into some of our schools for the 2012–13 school year. The district will receive state school funds for each student. These students will be placed in schools after the regular school choice process. Transfer applications from out-of-district students are due April 1.

If you have any friends or family members who are considering school choice, please invite them to come learn more about our wonderful school!

Charlemagne Tours are:

Mon. Jan. 30   8:30 – 9:45 a.m.
Wed. Feb. 1    8:30 – 9:45 a.m.
Thurs. Feb. 2   8:30 – 9:45 a.m.
Tues. Feb. 28   8:30 – 9:45 a.m.
Wed. Feb. 29   6:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Thurs. Mar. 1   8:30 – 9:45 a.m.

School Showcase – NEW EVENT! Chávez Elementary, 1510 West 14th Ave. Saturday, Feb. 11, 10 a.m.–2 p.m. Get answers about school choice. Talk to representatives from every 4J school.

School Visitation Weeks:
Monday, Jan. 30–Friday, Feb. 3
Monday, Feb. 27–Friday, Mar. 2
Schools offer tours, open houses, and more.

School Choice Information Meetings 4J Education Center, 200 North Monroe St. Thursday, Jan. 26, 7–8 p.m.
Thursday, Feb. 23, 7–8 p.m.

Out-of-district transfers: April 1

Click here for information from District 4J



Calling All Box Tops…

Get clipping and bring in those Box Tops. Search your drawers for old ones you have stashed away. I will be making my next submission for Box Tops soon. We are just shy of being halfway of meeting our goal of $500 for the school year. It doesn’t seem like much, but who wants to turn away “free” cash, especially in the current budget. It’s a great program, and they send us a check for cash twice a year. What a deal! Check out for a list of all products participating in the program. Drop off your Box Tops in the big barrel in the front office.

If you shop at Albertson’s or Safeway, you can earn more Box Tops when you use your grocery card. If you shop at Albertson’s, register your Albertson’s card at If you shop at Safeway, register your Safeway card at Points earned with your grocery purchases are credited to the school automatically. Easy!



Silent Auction

Hey, folks!  Please don’t forget to drop off any fabulous items that you have that we can add to the Silent Auction at Mardi Gras, February 24th!!!  Just grab an auction item form from Heather at the front desk .  Label and drop off items in the PTO room near the office.

If you have any questions, you can contact Cindy Matherly (541-341-1600), Keith Crudington (541-338-7939), Jess Keiper (541-485-1591)  or Jen West (541-914-1470). We are also looking for bottles of wine to be donated to our new feature this year:  The Wall of Wine.  Woo hoo! Cheers!



Family in Need of Assistance

KellyPowell-Smith, Charlemagne 2nd and 5th grade parent and Girl Scout leader of Troop 20063 (Fox Hollow 5th Grade) requested this be sent out:
 “I am going to be asking our Fox Hollow 5th grade Girl Scout Troop to take on a service project to assist a family who lost their home, all their possessions and their 3 pets, in a tragic accidental house fire early last Monday morning.  The family is related to a colleague of mine and that is how I know of their situation.
It would be wonderful if parents would please check around your home for things you might donate, such as clothes your children have outgrown, etc.  Please label bags of donated items -Petscher Donation- and drop them off in the PTO room near the front office. I will send them collectively.”Here is a news article about the incident.

Cards, notes, clothing, toys, diapers (girls size 3), wipes, toys or anything that you may like to donate can also be sent to:

Nichole Petscher

c/o Ethel Marsh
3320 Bernard Road
Cassadaga, NY 14718
The clothes that are most needed:

There are 3 little girls (ages 5 months, 3 years and 5 1/2 years) size 6-9 months, 3T and 5T.  Mom wears size 2 pants and small shirts, shoe size 8. Dad wears large shirts and pant size 34 x 30 and shoe size 10.5.

The family is from Pennsylvania and now is staying with a family in NY so I expect cold weather clothing is an immediate need, but they have lost everything so I am sure anything would be appreciated.
A note of encouragement would be lovely as well.
The Girl Scouts may use monetary donations to purchase items to send, but as per Girl Scout guidelines cannot send money.  However, if anyone would like to make a direct monetary donation to the family they are welcome to do so. A pay pal account has been set up by their family for this purpose.  Here is the link to the blog about the family that includes a button to donate via pay pal.
Thank you for supporting this effort.
Kelly Powell-Smith
Leader, Girl Scout Troop 20063 (Fox Hollow 5th Grade)

We’re so very fortunate that everyone is safe, but please keep the family in your prayers as there will be many hard days ahead of them.



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




Thanks to all the families who patronized Yo My My and Mucho Gusto last week! Especially thank you to the West families for donating 25% of the proceeds to our school. Look for another opportunity in February to enjoy a meal out and help raise money for Charlemagne.



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!


The original and largest “electronic scrip” fundraising program.

What is eScrip?
eScrip has created a system that rewards customer loyalty by contributing a percentage of purchases made by participating families to school or youth based groups. Parents, teachers, friends and families are encouraged to register their grocery club cards, and existing credit/debit cards as supporters. A percentage of all purchases made at eScrip merchants will be given back to the designated school or group.

How Does eScrip Work?
Participating merchants contribute each time your families make a purchase using their registered cards. There are no receipts to collect, no vouchers or certificates to buy, no hassles for you and every purchase counts.

To enroll, visit and put in group ID 7748978, Charlemagne at Fox Hollow

Did you renew your Safeway card?
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 53 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

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 Joy@stand.orgto save a seat on the OEA bus. More details to come.Stand for Children Website



Community Events

The Rose Children’s Theater presents the musical Oliver!
Several Charlemagne alumni are in the show including Evan H-M as Oliver. Also in the cast are Charlemagne students 3rd grader Amanda H-M, 4th grader Olivia M and 5th grader Olivia M.

Shows are held at the Sheldon High School Auditorium on:
February 3rd at 7:00
February 4th at 7:00
February 5th at 2:00
February 10th at 7:00
February 11th at 7:00
February 12th at 2:00
Information and tickets

5th Annual Girls Rule Fair
The 5th Annual Girls Rule! happens March 17th from 9:00 – 3:00 at the Lane Community College Center for Meeting and Learning. Girls Rule is a great opportunity for girls ages 9-14 and a parent or caring adult to laugh, play and learn together. This year’s theme is No Matter the Shape, Leave Your Mark. The event features fun and interactive sessions, including Crafts, Self-Defense, Science and Nature, Dance and Movement and more! Free lunch, entertainment and prizes!
For more information and to register, go to or call 541-284-4335. Deadline for registration is March 9th. Click Here for Flyer




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

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  Charlemagne School Choice Tours

3/23  School Choice Lottery Deadline

4/1  Out of District Transfer Deadline



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.

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