Principal’s Corner

principals cornerPlease join me at the Fox Hollow garden this Saturday, March 7, to clean up and prepare for our spring and summer seasons. Our students will be accessing the garden for the remainder of the year and we could really use your help preparing the area to enhance their experience.

A reminder that there is the Superintendent Candidate Community Forum on Thursday, March 5, 6–8:30 p.m. at the 4J Education Center Auditorium 200 N. Monroe St. At the forum, the finalist candidates will share information about themselves, then respond to questions. Community members in attendance will be asked to provide their input on the candidates.

What has happened so far: The school board is seeking to name a new superintendent this spring. Community input on the strengths and qualities desired in the district’s next leader was gathered and used in developing the position description. A citizen screening committee reviewed applications, interviewed top candidates and recommended semifinalists to the school board. The board has selected a slate of semifinalists to interview and will announce the finalists on March 2.

More information:

Eric Anderson
Charlemagne at Fox Hollow Elementary School

Classified Appreciation Week This Week

Dear Families,

merci_red-1500x1100We hope everyone had a wonderful time at Mardi Gras on Friday night. Lots of fun games, fabulous food and who does not love a cake walk. A huge thank you to Stephanie Hand, Tabitha Andrews, JoAnn Hoffman and all the other wonderful volunteers who make this happen.

We had a very successful Food For Lane County Drive. Thank you to Carlie Straub and Julie Kim with Esprit de Corps for arranging this wonderful community event.

Get ready to celebrate our wonderful support staff. This week is Classified Appreciate Week. See information below about who we are honoring this week. Esprit de Corp has a wonderful week planned, but be sure if you see our classified staff, to give them a big thanks for all they do.

Mark your calendars for March 9 for our Mazzi’s Restaurant Fundraiser.Have diner at Mazzi’s and they will donate a portion back to Charlemagne, what a great and easy way to help out our school.

Science Fair is coming in April 23. Starting planning your projects now. See information below for some great ideas.

Also below is some information about a new opportunity for after school club for Tennis and Golf.

Lastly if you were not able to make it to the last PTO meeting, click here for the minutes. Discussions included the attendance policy, updates on Parker, French Report Cards and Yearbook.

Hope everyone has a fabulous week.

Gina Thompson & Melissa Gomsrud

PTO Co-Chairs

Upcoming Events

March 2–6 – Classified Appreciation Week

March 7 – Garden Work Party – Charlemagne

March 9 – Mazzi’s – Restaurant Fundraiser

March 11 – Site Council – 3:15 Library

March 13 – No School – Professional Development

March 19 – PTO Meeting – 6:30 p.m. Library

March 23–27 – No School – Spring Break

April 17 – Silent Auction

April 23 – Science Fair

Give Thanks to our Classified Staff

merci_red-1500x1100March 2-6 is Classified Staff Appreciation Week at Charlemagne. Please take a moment to recognize and say thank you to our amazing staff for all that they do to make our school run so smoothly.

This includes Madame Bernadette Conover, our secretary, Madame Veronica Tift, our food service and fun club coordinator, Mr. Kurt Lovinger, our head custodian, Mr. Rob Potter, our night custodian and all of our wonderful classroom assistants: Quena Keis, Jeanne Walrath, Travis VanHorn and Erica Goulding. It also includes technology assistant Kathy Reed, Nurse Helana Kadyszeweski, and our student helperSean O’Neil.

Extend a heartfelt “merci” to them this week!

Canned Food Drive Results

can-food-drivefoodWe had a very successful food drive this year.

Our school collected a total of 689 pounds of canned and dry goods for Food for Lane County; a new school record! FFLC expressed their sincere thanks to us for our generosity.

The winning class was 2nd grade, whose bin had a whopping 186 pounds of donated food items.

Way to go, everyone!

After School Golf and Tennis Starts in April

tennis ballAll levels K-6 are welcome whether you are brand new, or you are trying to earn your next TGA color level. TGA brings the golf course and tennis court to you, making it convenient and affordable to learn and play golf or tennis right on your school campus in a fun and safe environment.

All equipment is provided. Financial aid is available. Sign up today

Tennis – Wednesdays 2:55-3:55pm

Golf -Fridays 1:40-2:40pm

Location:  Charlemagne playground/field

Charlemagne Science Fair is Coming

Thursday, April 23 — Mark Your Calendars

science fairThe Charlemagne Science Fair is a fun opportunity for students to explore topics in science, learn basic scientific methods and present their own project. The Science Fair is open to ALL grades. Projects are not judged – this is meant to be a fun event to display every student’s project for all to enjoy! Each entrant will receive a certificate and they can be interviewed about their project if they wish.

Now is a great time to get your student thinking about a topic or question for the Science Fair. What are they curious about? Here are some topics from Science Fair projects in past years:

  • Growing Crystals
  • Maps and Cartography
  • How do Flowers Smell?
  • Earthworms
  • Rainbows
  • Oil Spills
  • Why Do Some Liquids Not Mix?
  • Venus Fly Trap
  • Gummi Science
  • How are Icicles Formed?
  • Pyramids
  • Acids
  • How does Helium Make a Balloon Float?
  • Are Dogs Really Color Blind?
  • What is a Shooting Star?
  • Lemon Batteries
  • Are Birds Dinosaurs?
  • Why Do People Sneeze?
  • How Does a Thermos Work?
  • How Saltwater Influences Buoyancy
  • Taste Buds
  • Growing Bacteria
  • How Are Clouds Formed?
  • Tectonic Plates
  • Slugs
  • Digestive System
  • Rocks and Fossils
  • Why Does Gravity Exist?

For more ideas: or

Registration forms and more information about presenting at the Science Fair are coming soon!

If you have questions or would like to help with the Science Fair, please email Carey Norgaard and Christy Sheerin at

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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