Dear Families,

Happy Spring!  With Spring Vacation next week, the eNews will take a break as well and will resume again the week of April 2nd.

Thanks to all the Charlemagne families who donated to the Food for Lane County Food Drive.  We donated 372 pounds of food!

Please plan to attend the Charlemagne PTO Meeting tomorrow, Tuesday, March 20th at 6:30pm to learn more about staffing plans and parent-generated funds for the next school year.  Click here for the agenda.

Exciting new fundraiser! 

SeQuential Biofuels will donate 5 cents for every gallon of gasoline you purchase from them to Charlemagne! Thanks to parent Stephanie Hand for helping get our school on their donation list. See below for more details.

Pennies for Patients Penny Drive – this Friday, March 23rd!!

In conjunction with the local chapter of Pennies for Patients, Charlemagne will hold a one day “Pennies for Patients” penny drive on  March 23rd. Proceeds go to The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s children and young adult programs.

This is the final week for the South Eugene Relay for Life team Hat Drive.  Did you know we have a school goal of contributing 50 hats or scarves? If Charlemagne meets our goal, the kids will earn a crazy/favorite hat day this Friday!  Donation box is located in the office.  See below.

Artist-in-residence Rachel Carnes will be holding movement and dance classes with grades K-5 this week. Each homeroom will receive two sessions.

If you haven’t lately, check out the Lost and Found.  There are many items in the cafeteria (hanging on the rack or in bins) by the parking lot door and hanging in the office that need to return to their proper homes.  Be sure to take a look to see if your child’s long lost item is there!  All items will be donated after school this Friday, March 23rd.

Activities to look forward to this week are:


  •  Art Club –  3-4pm, Rm 9
  •  Library Time – 2:45-3:30pm
  •  PTO Meeting – 6:30-8pm in the library. Free childcare in the cafeteria.


  •  Garden Club begins – 2:45-3:50pm
  •  Young Rembrandt’s art class –  3-4pm, Rm 9


  •  Coyote Club


  •  Pennies for Patients Penny Drive
  •  Possible crazy/favorite hat day!
  •  School Choice Lottery Deadline – 5pm
  •   Lost and Found items to be donated after school.  Take a look!

Have a great week and a wonderful, safe Spring Vacation!                     

Your PTO Co-chairs,
Becky Smith and Larisa Lilles
SeQuential Biofuels will donate 5 cents for every gallon of gasoline you purchase from them to Charlemagne!
Owner, Alan Twigg is very into  community support, and as such, will donate 5 cents a gallon to our school! Whenever you or your family and friends buy gas at a SeQuential Biofuels station, all you need to say is, “I would like to donate!” Then the attendant will ask for your zip code and to which organization you wish to donate.  Say “Charlemagne at Fox Hollow Elementary School please!” That is it!  At the end of each month, a check will be sent to the school.

SeQuential Biofuels has 3 locations: Two at 18th and Chambers Street, and one on 86714 McVay Hwy, out by LCC near I-5.

Yes, all SeQuential Biofuel locations have gas for regular cars.

This is an easy way to receive a business donation for our school and support a community member at the same time!

At the 18th & Chambers location’s North side fueling station, there is an espresso bar as well as yummy treats from Sweet Life and Humble Bagel available in their market.

Restaurant of the Month

Save the Date: Thursday evening, April 12th at the Charlemagne Café!

Our own chef-in-residence, Kinder parent Artie Leider will be the host for a family-oriented pasta dinner. More details to come!

Many thanks to Osteria Sfizio’s for their generous support of our school on Sunday, March 11th. $721 will be donated to Charlemagne!

South Eugene High School Relay for Life Hat Drive

Ends this Friday, March 23rd

We, the South Eugene High School Relay for Life Team, have been working hard this school year to raise money and awareness for the American Cancer Society and we need your help! We are going to be holding a “Hat Drive” at elementary and middle schools in the South Eugene area.  Please bring any hats or scarves to the Charlemagne front office and the South Eugene Relay for Life Team will collect the hats at the end of the month and donate them to the American Cancer Society here in Eugene. The hats may be used, but they should be clean and only lightly worn since they will be given to patients undergoing cancer treatment. You are invited to bring hats and scarves in during the entire month of March. We are proud to be making a difference in the fight against cancer, and hope you will help us help others!

Contact Emma Lang from South Eugene HS with questions.



Staff Spotlight

Devin Brown, Bilingual Instructional Assistant

I grew up all over: California, Texas, Alaska, and Oregon.
I have a twin brother and was the fourth of ten children.
My mom worked as a child care provider and my dad was a naval officer.
When I was a kid, I spent a lot of time reading, singing and playing outside. I performed in a traveling a capella group with my sister and twin brother. We were called the “3CD.” Something I still like (that I liked as a kid) is riding my bike. I have lived in Eugene for ten years. I am single.
Favorite hobby: Riding my bike
Favorite way to spend downtime: Reading and TV
Vacation I hope to take someday: Cameroon or Guadalupe
Favorite past vacation: Montpellier, France, where I go regularly
Languages: English, French, some sign language
Where have you traveled outside of Oregon: Many of the states, France and Jamaica
Favorite thing to do in Eugene (that’s free): The library and bike riding Favorite outdoor place in Eugene: Maurie Jacobs Park
Favorite destination in the NW: The coast
Favorite book: Look Me in the Eye
Favorite music: All kinds
Something you may not know about me: I sing in the Bethel Temple Church Choir!



Charlemagne Science Fair 2012

Thursday, April 19th — Please Mark Your Calendars!
The Charlemagne Science Fair is open to all grades. This is a fun opportunity for kids to explore areas of interest in the sciences, learn scientific methods, and prepare and organize a project.
For more information, Click Here.

For info about the tri-fold display board, Click Here.
For a sign-up sheet to reserve your child’s place at the Fair, Click Here.



Camp Rigolo 2012!
July 16 – 20

French camp for grades K-5 in the summer at Charlemagne.
Come join the “Enchanted World of Merlin”!
Click here for flyer.


Applications will be available in the office after Spring Break, starting April 3rd.
Camp fills up quickly!
Do not wait…



Target Red Card Donates to Charlemagne!
If you have a Target Red Card, you can link it to our school and Target will donate 1% of all your red card purchases to Charlemagne! It’s easy and quick to link your card. You can go to their website, search for “Fox Hollow French Immersion”, select our school, enter your name and card number, and you’re done! You can also register your card easily at any Target store kiosk near the customer service area. After registering, you don’t have to do anything else other than use your red card when shopping at Target.

Target Red Card Website

Garden Club/Green School News

Garden News

Preparations continue for the spring planting of the garden beds. Each class will be out there before and after the break getting their spring crops in!

There are many ways you can help our school garden. Volunteers are needed to help with the spring planting, to plan and install the irrigation system, and move finished compost from the bins to the garden. We could also use donations of good quality children’s sized garden gloves. As always, contact Tabatha ( or Erika (

Don’t forget to sign up for Garden Club! They meet on Wednesdays, 2:45-3:50pm. $30 per student per six week session. Space is limited to 10 students per session. Session 1: March 14-April 25. Session 2: May 2-June 6. For more information or to sign up contact Jenny Laxton (from the School Garden Project) at

Green School News
Charlemagne is an official Oregon Green School! Currently our Green School Committee consists of two members! If you have been thinking of joining, now is the time to do it! There are so many things we could do to make our school greener, but help is desperately needed. Contact Tabatha or Erika for more information.



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.




Volunteer Sign-up
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 (37 of those 53 are Kinder parents-way to go Kinders!!!)  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
Grassroots advocacy for excellence in public education, pre-K through 12.

Community Events

Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art
Art work by Eugene students (K-12) is on display at the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art on the U of O campus through mid-April. Congratulations to Charlemagne students, Maya Raynor, Noa Ablow-Measelle, Ella Gann, Kate Wheeler , Leila Sanghvi, Kennedy Maderos, and Zane Andrews for having their work selected to be a part of this great show!  The show is part of the museum’s annual New Art Northwest Kids program.

University of Oregon 2012 Science & Invention Fair
This is a great opportunity for entrants to display their projects in the community.

Who: for K-12 residents of Lane County
When: Saturday, April 21st at 11 am to 3 pm
Where: Willamette Hall on the University Campus
Contact: , e-mail:


3/26  Spring Break!
4/2  Direct Donation Drive begins
4/3  Students Return
4/1  Out of District Transfer Deadline
4/5  School Choice lottery results available
4/9  School Choice:  Parents notified
4/12  Direct Drive contributions due; Pasta Dinner at Charlemagne
4/13  No School-Professional Development
4/16-20  Volunteer Appreciation Week
4/17  PTO Meeting
4/19  Charlemagne Science and Art Club Fair
4/20  School Choice:  Deadline for parents to notify schools
4/23  Direct Drive contributions due
4/25  Administrative Professionals Day- celebrate Heather!
4/27  Talent Show sign-ups begin; Jogathon kick-off assembly