Principal’s Corner

Hello Charlemagne Families!principals corner

This will be an eventful and informative week at Charlemagne. In addition to our regularly scheduled PTO meeting on Thursday, Nov. 20, from 6:30-8 p.m., the South Eugene French Immersion PTO will be hosting a French Immersion Panel Discussion on Tuesday, Nov 18. Below is a brief description.

Ever wonder, “Where does the French Immersion path lead after Charlemagne?” Then please attend the French Immersion Panel Discussion to get some of your questions answered. Hosted by the SEHS French Immersion Parent Group, the panel is made up of educators from the University of Oregon, South Eugene High School and Roosevelt Middle School as well as current and former French Immersion students. Bring a friend and enjoy an engaging evening of useful information.

The event will be on Tuesday, Nov. 18, from 7-8:30 p.m. in the Charlemagne gym. Before the French Immersion Panel Discussion, the PTO will be announcing their operating budget for the 2014-15 school year. We hope to see you in the library from 6:30-6:50 p.m. for this news.

Our students will enjoy an anti-bullying/harassment assembly from Pee Wee Harrison on Monday from 12:45-1:45 p.m. Learn more about it by clicking here for a brochure. Last week, and this week, our staff will introduce the Stop! Walk! Talk! curriculum to educate our children on how to appropriately handle issues of bullying and harassment at school. A research based curriculum, and uniform school-wide response will improve the climate for our students. An overview of the program will be provided Thursday evening at the PTO meeting.

Eric Anderson
Charlemagne at Fox Hollow Elementary School

Multiple Fun Evening Opportunities at School This Week

Dear Families,pto meeting

We hope to see you all Tuesday evening for the PTO operating budget presentation followed by the French Immersion Panel Discussion. Hearing from older students about the program is fun and a great opportunity to learn what is ahead for our children!

And because we will all enjoy ourselves so much Tuesday evening we won’t want to leave school, we can all head right back on Thursday evening for our November PTO Meeting. Click here for the agenda. Both nights include childcare and a great chance to connect with other Charlemagne families.

clothes-clip-art-sweater_stripedOn one of your many trips to school this week please consider bringing some new or gently used clothes to Bernadette, in the office, for her to have on hand in the Health Room.  We especially need to up our supply of small pants, underwear, and leggings.

Also, check out the volunteer sign-up board. We need a few more adults to help with health screenings.

While you are in the office, remember our Turkey Donation Drive continues this week. Please see the information below.

Tuesday: 6:30 – 6:50 – PTO operating budget (library)
Tuesday: 7:00 – 8:30 – French Immersion Panel Discussion (gym)
Thursday: 6:30 – 8 – November PTO Meeting (library)

Hope everyone has a great week!

Gina Thompson & Melissa Gomsrud
PTO Co-Chairs

Thanksgiving Turkey Donation Drive

In honor of Thanksgiving, let’s remember those in our own school community. Please give $ to Charlemagne’s Turkey Donation Drive Nov. 12 – 21.

turkey driveLet’s make sure everyone has a feast on Thanksgiving Day! Please donate cash or checks to benefit Charlemagne families in need of food assistance during the holidays. Look for the orange pumpkin to deposit your donations in the main office. Make checks out to “Fox Hollow PTO.”

Note: Any surplus money will be donated to Food for Lane County.

Sponsored by Esprit de Corps. For more information, contact Gina Thompson at541-513-6062.

Confidential: If you are struggling financially, and could use some food assistance this Thanksgiving, please speak up. Don’t be shy (no questions asked), just call us. Please give your name to Bernadette in the main office (541-790-3177) or to the Esprit de Corps Committee Chair: Gina Thompson (541-513-6062). We will keep your name confidential.

Innisbrook Online Gift Wrap Fundraiser

Are you interested in purchasing gift wrap again this year? Follow these easy steps for online ordering and delivery straight to your home!innisbrook

  • Go to
  • Enter school # 106789
  • Choose: Charlemagne
  • Click “Click here if you do not want to assign credit”

Spend $85 or more and shipping is free. Charlemagne receives 40% of the profit. The sale goes until Dec. 1.

4th Annual Charlemagne Holiday Market

Friday, Dec. 5, 1:30-4 p.m. Come pick up your poinsettias in the gym and join us for some holiday cheer while shopping for seasonal items!

Sign up to have a table at the market in the office. There’s no fee to attend or have a table, but you must sign up to have a spot. Kids are encouraged.HolidayMarketLOGO

Items featured for sale in the past: fancy cookies, soap, candles, hair ties, pottery, books, knitwear, and more.

To volunteer for set up or tear down, or to get general questions answered about this fun event, email Stephanie Hand at, or call (541) 510-9595. We look forward to seeing you there!

Unique Eugene Gift Certificates Fundraiser, Nov 17-19UniqueEugeneLogo_WebSiteSize

Do you plan to spend at least $10 at local Eugene retailers this holiday season? If so, why not help Charlemagne receive 10% of that in donations?

Unique Eugene gift certificates will be for sale at morning drop off and in the office Nov. 17, 18, 19 (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday).

Here’s what you need to know:

  • Unique Eugene Gift Certificates are sold in increments of $10.
  • Valid at all 20 Unique Eugene Member merchants.
  • $1 of every $10 gift certificate sold goes immediately to Charlemagne PTO.
  • Gift certificates do not expire.
  • Checks or cash only, please.

20 ways to spend money in your local community for Charlemagne for the holidays:

  1. Snowboard goggles? (Tactics)
  2. Bike helmet? (Paul’s Bicycle Way)
  3. Children’s book? (Smith Family Book Store)
  4. Toy or Game? (Eugene Toy and Hobby)
  5. Slab of fresh fish? (Newman’s)
  6. Milkshake? (Prince Puckler’s)
  7. Organic produce? (The Kiva)
  8. Bottle of Oregon Pinot Noir? (Sundance Wine Cellars)
  9. Garden amendments? (Down to Earth)
  10. Art canvas for your youngest artist? (Oregon Art Supply)
  11. Vitamins? (Evergreen Nutrition)
  12. Dog food? (Healthy Pet)
  13. Last minute gift? (Holiday Market)
  14. Print a picture of your little one? (Dot Dotson’s)
  15. Bead project? (Harlequin Beads)
  16. Flowers or necklace? (Passionflower)
  17. Fancy jewelry? (Goldworks)
  18. Eye exam? (Rainbow Optics)
  19. Oregon made furniture? (Riley’s Real Wood Furniture)
  20. Urban farming supplies? (Backyard Farmer)

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