Math Madness Success!!! Almost $15,000 raised

Dear Families,
Thank you to all of the families who
 participated in Math Madness – we raised almost $15,000! Because we met our goal of raising more money than last year, our former principal Mr. Maloney will treat the entire school to a frozen treat! Thank you to Jen West, Jess Keiper and JoAnn Hoffman for coordinating this very successful fundraiser!
Save the date – February 28th is Mardi Gras at Charlemagne! Be ready for a fun filled evening of carnival games, great food, raffle baskets, photo booth, and new LED blinky party wear available at the Mardi Gras store! More details will be sent next week, so stay tuned.
We are still looking for volunteers to help Heather in the office. Times are flexible, so please let us know if you have any time available and would be willing to help.
Drive safe, and have a great week!
Melissa Gomsrud and Angie Davis
PTO Co-Chairs

Science Fair Season Begins

Spice Science Fair Development workshops are a great opportunity to jump start your project planning for both the UO Science and Invention Fair happening in early March and the Charlemagne Science Fair happening after Spring Break.
What: 3rd Annual UO Science and Invention Fair
When: Saturday, March 8, 11am-4pm
Where: Willamette Hall Atrium of Univ. Oregon Campus
Who: Eugene/Springfield students K-8 and families, all ages
How much: Visiting the fair is completely FREE. There is a $20 registration fee for project entries. Scholarships available!
Please check out the following information, and get your child signed up for one of the following workshops to learn more about how he/she can participate in this year’s fair!
SPICE Science Fair Development Workshop
These workshops will cover the basics for planning and carrying out your own science fair projects. Topics include the scientific method, research questions, data collection and presenting your project. There will be fun activities demonstrating these topics. Workshops are suitable for ages 6-88. Workshops are also FREE. K-8 students are encouraged to bring a science fair project to the UO Science and Invention Fair, March 8, 2014. Register by contacting Brandy Todd, (541) 346-4313
Dates & Locations:
Friday February 7th, 2014 – 2:00pm-4:00pm, 240 Willamette Hall, University of Oregon
Saturday February 8th, 2014 – 1:00pm-3:00pm, 107 Klamath Hall, University of Oregon (Enter via Willamette Hall on 13th)
Saturday February 15th, 2014 – 1:00pm-3:00pm, 107 Klamath Hall, University of Oregon (Enter via Willamette Hall on 13th)
UO Science and Invention Fair
March 8, 2014 – 11:00am-4:00pm
The 2014 UO Science and Invention Fair (in cooperation with Eugene & Springfield Public Schools) is a chance for children of all ages to develop an enthusiasm for science by designing and carrying out his/her very own experiment. The fair is open to all Lane County children in grades K-8.
The fair will be held on the UO Campus March 8, 2014. This event is open to the public and family friendly. It is our goal to make science fun and accessible for all children. We think of this fair as an introductory event designed to encourage students’ interest in science. To that end, we have sought to make the rules and requirements of this event as simple and straightforward as possible.
This fair is open to all members of the public. Even if you are not entering a project, come and have fun learning new things! See attached flyer for details.
The fair will feature booths and tables from a number of science outreach programs in the community including SPICE and the Science Factory. A number of demonstrations and activities will take place during the judging and the fair will culminate in an awards presentations and a fun physics demonstration.

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