Principal’s Corner


There will be a South Region LGBTQ Parent Night next Tuesday, April 7th from 5:30-6:30 p.m. in the Roosevelt library.

All families who identify LGBTQ, or families with students who identify LGBTQ, are invited to join us to share and discuss what’s being done in our school community to support you and your kids.

We also want to hear your ideas, suggestions, or concerns regarding your experiences in our schools. I look forward to seeing you there.

Eric Anderson

Charlemagne at Fox Hollow Elementary School


Welcome Back and Auction Update

Dear Families,

Don’t forget our annual Charlemagne Soiree (Silent Auction) is quickly approaching on April 17. It’s a fun night to get out and mingle with other parents and staff. See information below. Also if you have not already done so, please donate to your classroom basket.

Have you ever wanted to get involved in the decisions in regards to the curriculum, staffing, fundraising  etc.? There is a current opening on Site Council for a parent representative starting for Fall 2015. The commitment is for two years and you can refer to the school website for more information or you can talk to one of our current members, Shannon Tom, Bob Chandler or Lisa Ghandour for more information. If you are interested, please submit an application today. Click here for the application.

We want to let everyone know that the after school club Math Minds is now full. They have a wait list, but they will be back in the Fall.

If you were not able to attend the PTO meeting last month, here are the minutes from that meeting.

Last two reminders are that Science Fair is coming and don’t forget to order your yearbook. Information is below.

Thank you everyone and have a great week!

Gina Thompson & Melissa Gomsrud
PTO Co-Chairs


Upcoming Events

April 8 – Site Council meeting – 3:15 p.m., Library

April 17 – Silent Auction

April 21 – PTO Meeting and Executive Board elections, 6:30-8 p.m., Library

April 23 – Science Fair


Key Calendar Dates for 2015-16

  • Key_DatesTeachers report for duty: Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2015
  • First date for students: Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2015
  • Winter break: Dec. 21, 2015-Jan. 1, 2016
  • Spring break: March 21-25, 2016
  • Possible last day for students: Thursday, June 16, 2016
  • Possible hazardous weather makeup dates: Jan. 4 furlough day, June 17, 20, 21, 22 and beyond.


Charlemagne Soiree, April 17

Our third annual Charlemagne Soiree will take place Friday, April 17 from 6 to 11 p.m.

Free child care will be provided at the school during the event until 10 p.m. (no kids in diapers please). Email or sign up in the office if child care is needed as we provide pizza & need a head count.

Here are some of the few fun items up for grabs:

  • Dreamy 2 week vacation home in the french countryside
    Get your Francophile on at this gorgeous 2 bedroom, 2 bath brick house in the French countryside in SW France.
  • 4 tickets to a PAC 12 basketball game of your choice with a private tour pre-game of the back house facilities, clubs and suites (locker room is not included in the tour). 4 Phil Knight bobble heads are also included.
  • Charlemagne Drive-in Movie Night
    This is a “pay to play” event; tickets will be sold for $25 per ticket, up to a max of 60 guests.  Let your child spend an evening with friends or bring your whole family out for a night of wholesome fun!
    Date: May 8, 2015, 7-9:30 p.m., Movie TBD
  • $2,000 off new patient orthodontia with the amazing Dr. Gray Grieve. Ask your friends & neighbors that are orthodontia shopping to come to the Auction. It is a steal!
  • Tween Facial Party: 4 lucky kids get 2 hours of pampering & facials by our own wonderful Alison Walker
  • Naked Lady Party at Kathy Gregory’s for 20 women on June 4.
    Pay $35, bring clothes you are tired of wearing, have a really fun night & go home with a new wardrobe!
  • 2 bedroom, 2 bath Sunriver rental 5/15-17 or 9/25-27. Sleeps 6.
  • Loews Ventana Canyon in Tucson: 2 nights of Luxury Room Accommodations.

Buy your tickets online now. Tickets are $30 & include dinner & dancing at the end of the Auction from 10-11pm. Invite friends, neighbors & relatives. We guarantee it will be a fun time for a great c cause!    

Tickets will be sold at drop off & pick up in the breezeway now until the auction. It helps to have a headcount 3 days in advance so the sooner you buy the less grey hair I get.

Wine Wall donations are needed. This is a fun event at the Auction but requires a lot of bottles. We are encouraging wine donations to start at $15/bottle. We will be collecting donations before & after school in front of the breezeway & in the office PTO room. If you purchase wine at Sundance Wine Cellars on Hilyard they will give you a 15% discount and hold the wine for us to transport for you the day of the event.

There is a box in the PTO Room in the office to drop off donations. Please label your name & which package the donation is for. Items due by April 10th.

We still need 5 wonderful desserts for the Dessert Dash the night of the Auction. Please contact Koa at if interested in baking one Please contact JoAnn at if any questions or contributions.


Science Fair need volunteers

Please help to make the Science Fair a success!

Volunteers are needed for

  • Table Set-Up – Thursday – 1:30 to 2:45 p.m.
    Set up tables in the elementary school gym and prepare for the fair.
  • Main Table Staff – Thursday – between 2:45 and 5 p.m.
    Greet students and parents as they check in to the Science Fair and give them their participation certificate. Answer basic questions.
  • 7 Interviewers – Thursday – 3 to 4 p.m.
    Interview elementary students about their science projects! It’s a fun, easy job.
  • 1 Photographer – Thursday – any time between 2:45 and 5 p.m.
    Snap photos of the kids and their projects for Fox Hollow’s yearbook.
  • Clean-up Crew – Thursday – 5:45 to 6:15 p.m.
    Straighten up the room/floors and projects for the night. All projects stay up.
  • Clean-up Crew – Friday – 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.
    Tear down tables and move projects that are left behind. Your participation makes our school’s Science Fair a fun event for all!

Click here to sign up.

For more information, visit the Science Fair section of our website.

Christy Sheerin and Carey Norgaard


There’s still time to get your Yearbook

Don’t forget, you can pre-buy your yearbooks now with a $12.50 check to the office made out to the Charlemange PTO and marked YEARBOOK or with PayPal online.

Remember to include your child’s name and grade and teacher’s name.

This year’s yearbook is shaping up to be fabulous thanks to Chris Miller and our parent volunteers.


Celebrate Earth Day by recycling your old electronics

earth dayFrom Monday, April 13 until Monday, April 20, Next Step Recycling will leave donation bins at Charlemagne. Anything with a cord can be dumped in the bins – electronic toys, cell phones, monitors, extra computer and phone cables, broken strings of holiday lighting, laptops, keyboards, mice, hair dryers, blenders, monitors, palm pilots, zip drives, coffee makers, toasters…. NextStep will refurbish everything they can and recycle what can not be repaired.Can’t get your stuff to school that week? No worries. For the month of April, drop off your electronics at NextStep (2101 W 10th Ave, M-Sat, 8:30-5pm). Just tell them to credit your donation to Charlemagne.

Several schools in Eugene are participating. The school that collects the most pounds during the week will win a $200 gift certificate to the NewStep ReUse Store. The winner will be announced on April 22!

UO Duck Trails Summer Camps

DuckTrailsUniversity of Oregon Duck Trails Camp programs are built upon our belief that every child deserves a safe and fun recreational summer camp experience. Each summer the Duck Trails staff strives to create a low pressure, high energy, positive environment where children are encouraged to build friendships, explore their creativity, and have the time of their lives.In each program, campers are introduced to a wide variety of activities designed to promote experiential learning, teamwork, cultural awareness, and friendship. Throughout the summer, campers grow in their self-esteem, confidence, leadership, and social skills.

See the flyer for 2015 summer programs which run June 22 to Aug. 21, 2015

Got questions about the Duck Trails Camp programs? Contact Trish Dorman at or 541-346-1057 or visit their website.

Camp Rigolo 2015, July 20-24

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Secure your spot, space is limited, enroll in the office ASAP
This year’s theme is Capture the Flag – Attrape le drapeauFive days filled with outdoor and indoor fun while speaking French at Fox Hollow Elementary School on Mahalo Drive!

  • Show and skits by the counselors
  • Petting zoo
  • Music, art, & crafts
  • Group games, water games, sports,
  • Demo by “Best Martial Arts”
  • Magic Show
  • IHS French Counselors and more … surprise, surprise

Campers: All grades accepted, even incoming Pre-K for September 2015 and currently 5th graders that are graduating from FH in June 🙂

Dates/Times: July 20-24, 9am-3pm
Cost: $185 per camper Sibling discount, $155 per child for two or more siblings 🙂
After-care available M-TH, from 3-5:45pm
Minimum payment of $100 is required with the application
Balance is due preferably by June 11 or on the first day of camp, July 20!

If you have any questions, please call Barbara Walraet, Camp Coordinator at 541-689-2347, or email at

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