Principal’s Corner

Dear parents,

Do you have questions or suggQAestions about the Charlemagne program?  I would like to hear from you this Thursday at 8:45 a.m. in the library for a Question and Answer opportunity. Coffee will be provided. I hope to see you there.

We have a site council meeting this Wednesday after school. If you are interested in the conversation occurring, please follow this link – – to view the notes from the last meeting.

Let’s have a great week at Charlemagne!
Eric Anderson
Charlemagne at Fox Hollow Elementary School


Walk/Bike to School Wednesday, No School Friday

Dear Families,

What a gorgeous fall we are enjoying. Perfect weather for walking or biking to school! And this Wednesday, October 8, 2014, is National Walk/Bike/Carpool/Bus to School Day. Please join in the fun and contact Char Heitman at, or 541-514-5111 if you have any questions.

Books! Books! Yeah BOOKS!!! Please see the note below from JoAnn Hoffman about Charlemagne’s 2014 Book Fair!

Volunteering makes you feel so good

volunteersPlease come to the office and take a look at the new Volunteer Board on the west wall. It contains lists for the next 3 or 4 activities needing volunteer help, and a rack of badges for people who volunteer at least 3 times a month. Peruse the lists, pick your favorite, sign up, and then give yourself a big pat on the back!

If you volunteer at the school 3 or more time a month, and you don’t have a badge, please leave a note for Kathy Gregory. She’ll be thrilled to make you one. It’s nice to have a visual reminder of all the excellent help at our school.

Note: If you signed up for an activity at Curriculum night, your name will already be on the Volunteer Board lists. Please double check it, and confirm that you can indeed help. One ongoing need is help at morning recess and lunch/recess. There is a monthly sign up sheet for those 2 things. If you sign up for either of these, please see Eric about getting a brief training in how lunch and recess work at the school.

And if you have any questions about any of this, please e-mail Kathy Gregory at

ptoFinally, next week, Thursday, October 16, at 6:30 p.m. is our first PTO meeting. There will be childcare, snacks and an opportunity to impact our children’s education. We look forward to many of you joining us.

We hope everyone has a wonderful week and enjoys the day off school this Friday!

Activities this week are:


National Walk/Bike/Carpool/Bus to School Day

Red Kindergarten Class on Pumpkin Patch Field Trip with 3rd grade buddies


Blue Kindergarten Class on Pumpkin Patch Field Trip with 3rd grade buddies


No School

Melissa Gomsrud and Gina Thompson
PTO Co-Chairs


Book Fair Volunteers Needed

Thanks to all the parents that have signed up to help with the Book Fair so far.

We still need a lot of help. So if you have been waiting until closer to the date, sign up here today:

Pre-order your copy of Diary of a Wimpy Kid, by Oct. 30


Jeff Kinney’s newest book in the Wimpy Kid series is scheduled to go on sale November 4.

Our Scholastic Book Fair is offering an exclusive paperback edition of Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul. This book will only be available elsewhere in hardback for $13.95, but you can pre-order it through our Book Fair for a super-low price of $8.99. There’s NO cost for shipping, and each purchase benefits our school! Our school gets 50% of the sale price! The profits from this pre-order and our Book Fair go solely toward buying new books for our library & classrooms.

If you would like to preorder a copy, please fill out a form in the office or at the Book Fair. You can leave cash or a check (made payable to Charlemagne PTO) in the front office w/ your form.

Preorders will be shipped directly to our school beginning November 3. We will contact you for delivery once we receive them, so write your email address on the form. Orders are due by Thursday, October 30.

Thank you,

JoAnn Hoffman

Book Fair Co-Chair


Sign up for eScrip and raise funds for Charlemagne

escripParticipating in eScrip raises money for Charlemagne while you shop – online or off. Money raised helps with classroom needs and contributes to staffing. Every time you swipe your card at a participating merchant or start your online shopping from, Charlemagne receives a payment of anywhere from 2-10% of your purchase price.

How to Set up an eScrip Account

  1. Go to
  2. Click Sign Up – It’s Free
  3. Type in Charlemagne in the Group Name and Search. Our Group ID is 7748978
  4. Click on the school name
  5. Click Next
  6. Fill out your name and address information.
  7. Register all your credit, debit and club cards, including your Safeway card.
  8. Ask grandparents and other family to sign up as well. eScrip is a national program — they don’t need to be local.

Manage your eScrip Account

If you were previously supporting another school with eScrip, log in to my e-scrip at and change your school affiliation to Charlemagne Group ID# 7748978.

Forgot your password?  Go to Click “forgot your password” and they’ll send you an email so you can log in.

Earn money while you shop

Local and national merchants and restaurants automatically donate a percentage of your purchase. When you shop online, start at www.escrip.comand click At the Online Mall. Choose from a list of online stores (such as, Barnes and Noble and The Children’s Place) and Charlemagne will benefit from a percentage of your purchase–at no cost to you.


Have some news to share?

news-eventsDo you have news to share with the Charlemange community in our enews, Facebook page or website? Please email us with articles by Thursday at 5 p.m. to be included in the following week’s news.

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