Principal’s Corner

Dear Charlemagne Families and Friends,

principals cornerOur students need your charitable contributions toward our direct donation drive. The current amount of money we have raised means we will have decreased services as compared to this year. We are severely short our targeted amount which jeopardizes our ability to fully staff our program of teachers, Amity interns and educational assistants. Please send in your donations as soon as possible in order to avoid compromising our staffing plan for the 2015-16 school year. More information provided below in the message from our PTO.

How well does our school communicate, engage and partner with you as parents? We would like to hear from you about your experiences and preferences, to help us improve in the future. A parent and family engagement survey is available online at

If you would prefer to complete the survey on paper, you can pick up a copy in the school office. Please take a few minutes between now and May 28 to complete the survey. Your feedback will be used to inform our efforts to continually improve our district, our schools and our partnership with parents to help students succeed.

Take care,

Eric Anderson
Charlemagne at Fox Hollow Elementary School

Finishing Up Our Fundraising

Dear Families,

thermometerIt’s hard to believe that there are only 3 1/2 weeks of school left and still lots to be done.

We are finishing up our two last fundraisers for the year to ensure that we have a teacher for every class and educational assistants and Amity Interns for next school year.

We need to raise $110,000 to make this happen and we have so far raised about $74,000, so please consider a donation to direct drive. You can either setup a minimal monthly donation or make a one-time donation with a check or credit card.

If you would like to make a donation online, you can do this by going and clicking on the PayPal link on the right hand side. Thank you for your consideration and ensuring we have a successful 2015-2016 school year.

The other fundraiser that is coming up quickly is our Trot de France (jog a thon). This is a fun and exciting way to raise money for our school, so have your kiddos get their running shoes ready and thinking about who they can ask to help support our school. Let’s hope the weather is good that day.

Lastly, library books our due back this week, so look around and make sure you have returned all your books back to the library, as we need to get them packed for the move.

Thank you everyone and have a great week,

Gina Thompson & Melissa Gomsrud
PTO Co-Chairs

Upcoming Events

May 21 – PTO meeting, 6:30 p.m., Library
May 25 – No School – Memorial Day
May 27 – Talent Show, 6 p.m.
May 29 – Trot de France

June 5 – No School – Grading

June 8 – 5th Grade Promotion

June 10 – Last Day of School – early release

Trot de France needs volunteers on May 29france

Charlemagne’s first ever Trot de France (formerly known as the Jog-a-thon) is happening on Friday, May 29 and we need your help!

We are looking for 2 volunteers from each class to punch holes in runners’ cards during the event, 10 people for set up and 15 to stay and clean up afterwards.

Please email Mindy Steury and let her know which shift you’re available for.


Summer Tutoring

oregon tutorSummer is right around the corner – and while you’re enjoying activities in the sun, keep in mind that summer learning loss is real. According to a report by the National Summer Learning Association, “At best, students showed little or no academic growth over summer. At worst, students lost one to three months of learning.”

Summer is a great time to schedule tutoring – only a couple hours a week can help your child catch up, keep up, or get ahead.

Oregon Tutor offers fun summer camp offerings. Click here for a brochure with the calendar of events at Oregon Tutor. Full camp/class descriptions can be found at

Oregon Tutor offers individual and group tutoring for students in kindergarten through college.

Space Available in Nearby Nature Summer Day Camps!

Master Circle  modified #2 without date.aiIt’s not too late to enroll in Nearby Nature outdoor summer day camps. If your kids are into bugs, raptors, rocks, gardening, fort building, rock climbing, and other fun nature adventures, then they should participate in Nearby Nature’s outdoor summer day camps.

Nearby Nature’s camps are a unique medley of adventure, science, nature, art, play, and gardening. Most take place in nearby Alton Baker Park and in the group’s unique Learnscape Gardens.

Day camps run from June 15-Aug. 28, last one week each, and serve kids from three to 13 years old. Half and full day options are available and enrollment is limited to 12 children per camp.

For registration as well as scholarship information, visit or call 541-687-9699.

Summer Soccer Camp

soccer campRegistration is still open for the 31st annual South Eugene High School soccer camp. The camp is open for kids entering 1-8th grades. No experience necessary.

The camp runs June 15-19 (M-Th 9-2; F 9-12).

The cost is $130 with a discount for siblings and early registration.

Learn more and



Little French School Summer Camps

little french school logoThe Little French School is now enrolling in week-by-week camps for summer 2015. Camps run from June 22 through Aug. 21 and are open to students ages ~3-8.

The small group camps are French-supported, designed to accommodate local French immersion students and give them a place to practice their French while learning, playing and having fun in the sun. LFS alumni as well as new friends are welcome!

This year’s camps will have fun themes like Dinosaur Dig, Creepy Crawly Things, Magical Creatures, Messy Camp, Let’s Build It, Scientific Explorers, and more.

Sign up for one week or many, according to your schedule. Care is available until 12:30, 2:30, or as late as 5:30 pm, Monday through Friday.

Summer students will enjoy the beautiful learning space and fabulous, natural outdoor play area in one of LCC’s early childhood buildings, as well as lots of activities, games and projects designed to engage them in all the fun that summer has to offer.

Visit to learn more or sign up!

Have some news to share?

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