Principal’s Corner

principals cornerThank you supporting our hardworking staff with the extremely generous gifts in the Mardi Gras baskets and spoiling our classified staff this week with food, flowers and treats. We are very thankful for your appreciation and truly enjoy working with all of you.

I will be receiving the Charlemagne 2015-16 staffing report on Monday. I will share this information, and the impact, at the upcoming PTO meeting on March 19 at 6:30 p.m.

Eric Anderson
Charlemagne at Fox Hollow Elementary School

Mazzi’s Restaurant Fundraiser is Tonight! Yearbook Orders

Dear Families,

mazzis logoIf you like Italian food in a cozy atmosphere and benefitting your school, then the Mazzi’s restaurant TONIGHT Monday, March 9 is a great option for you! 30% of the proceeds of all food and beverages sold tonight with a voucher will go to Charlemagne. So, have that extra glass of wine and/or order dessert. Wood fire-baked pizza? Homemade ravioli and fetuccini? Chianti or pino griggio? Tiramisu and crème brule? All for a cause? Everybody is a winner!

Click here to print a voucher or grab one  in the office. Invite family and friends and enjoy hanging out with other Charlemagne families as well. Buon apetito!

Thank you everyone who came out and supported our Garden Work Partythis past weekend! Such a gift you all give our school!

yearbookIt is time to order your yearbooks! Pre-orders are essential to cutting costs, as we only order the copies that we need. Cost for a yearbook is $12.50. If you would like to ask for a scholarship for part or all of the cost of the yearbook, please request one in the office.

Orders are by March 31, and you can order online with PayPal.

You may also attach cash or a check made out to Charlemagne PTO with the attached form.

If you do not want your child photographed and represented in the yearbook, please contact Bernadette at to make sure your students are accurately represented in the school system.

Please check the lost and found! Items will be donated the Friday before Spring Break, March 20.

science fairScience Fair is coming Thursday, April 23. The Charlemagne Science Fair is a fun opportunity for students to explore topics in science, learn basic scientific methods and present their own project. More information is on our webite, including the registration form. 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.

Hope everyone has a fabulous week.

Gina Thompson & Melissa Gomsrud
PTO Co-Chairs

Upcoming Events

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

Classified Staff Rock!

classified staff treats classified staff flowersOur Classified Staff appreciated being appreciated last week.

Here are a few photos. Thanks to Julie Kim and Carlie Straub with Esprit de Corps for organizing everything and helping our staff know how much they mean to us.classified staff chocolate        classified staff cardskurt with card


South Eugene Track and Field

axemen_sealPlease join us for our Purple & White Community All Comers Track Meet.

  • Open to all ages 7 and older!
  • Saturday, March 14
  • Registration opens at 12 noon — see Brena at the Purple Tent
  • Field Events begin at 1 pm
  • Running Events begin at 2 pm
  • $10 Meet Entry per person or $20 Family Price
  • All proceeds go to the SEHS Track & Field Program

For detailed meet information, visit us on Facebook at South Eugene Track and Field, or contact Head Coach Jeff Hoskins at or Booster President Brena Anderson at

OBOB Update

OBOB_smallCharlemagne Parents and Families,

The Charlemagne Battles of the Books came to an exciting conclusion. On the Friday of OBOB week the Great Eight teams battled on their knowledge of the 16 OBOB books. From these battles, the top two teams battled during an assembly while their fellow students and many family members observed. Those two teams were the Llaminators and the Reading Reptiles. I was impressed by how focused and composed the teams remained. Ultimately:

READING REPTILES earned the title of Charlemagne Battle of the Books Champion! Please join me in congratulating Leo, Rio, Jason, and Jacob!

The Reading Reptiles will represent Charlemagne at Regional OBOB Battles on March 14 at Thurston High School.

I have enjoyed being involved in OBOB this year. It’s been inspiring to see the students’ enjoyment and enthusiasm throughout the process … from reading!

And I’m truly thankful to the many parents who have supported OBOB in a variety of roles: Natalie, JoAnn H., Carlie, Constance, Jo, Laura A., Robin, Teresa, Melissa, Doug, Laura F., Constance, Noah, Mindy, Amy, Joanna B., Sophie, and Lisa. Principal Anderson, Ariel King, the 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade teachers, and school staff members were also instrumental in assuring that all activities went smoothly.

The Great Eight and Final Battle Score Summary Sheets are posted on the OBOB section of the school website (click on “Resources” and then on “OBOB”).

In case you’re already planning for next year, OBOB has a list of books which are being considered for next year and they are currently seeking feedback.

You can find the list on their website:

Jennifer Frei

tennis ballAfter School Golf and Tennis Starts in April

All 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

Math Minds-M squared

lovemathNew club coming to Charlemagne, starting Friday April 3.

1:30 – 2:45 p.m., Room 7
April 3-May 29 (NO SCHOOL MAY 1).
8 sessions
Cost: $90 (cost includes $10 materials fee)
Teachers: Carol Warren and Beth Casper Curriculum Developer and periodic teacher: Micah Warren, PhD Mathematics

We encourage all students to join Math Minds (M squared); however the club will largely be centered around girls and exposing them to female role models who have achieved in math or math related fields (specifically computer science). We hope to foster girls’ long-term interest in both mathematics and math related fields.

Through simple games, questions, exercise, music, and demonstrations, we will motivate interest in mathematics. We will also have guest, female speakers from the CS and Math department from the U of O to speak on the impact of mathematics on their career choice.

Goals: Improve math skills and encourage girls to like mathematics more OR at all. Lastly, we hope to improve interest and self confidence in mathematics, and mathematic-related fields for all of our club members, boys and girls.

Please contact Carol Warren at for registration information OR if you have more questions.

Flyer will be posted at the office on Monday, March 9 in the afternoon, with more information.

Spring Imagination Yoga

Interested in Imagination Yoga this Spring at Charlemagne? Click here for the registration.

Spring Gardening Fair & Salad Potluck, March 10

The Southeast Neighbors Spring Meeting is a gardening fair & salad potluck in the large community room. Bring a salad or topping to share, a bowl and a fork if you wish to participate in the potluck or just come out early to mingle with our featured guests and get your spring gardening and community building inspiration.

The formal meeting begins at 7:00 pm and is open to all members of the community.

When: Tuesday, March 10, 6:00pm to 8:30pm
Where: Good Samaritan Society Eugene on 3500 Hilyard St., Eugene OR 97405

Featured Guests

  • Amoreena Guerrero – School Garden Project
  • Jan Spencer – Suburban Permaculture
  • Kathy Eva – City of Eugene Stormwater Connections
  • Erik Burke – Friends of Trees
  • Ashley Chesser – NW Center for Alternatives to Pesticides
  • Camille Noel – Eugene Garden Club
  • Cindy Wise – Lane County Master Gardeners

Meeting Agenda
6:00-7:00pm: Salad Potluck and Gardening Fair 7:00-7:30pm: Public Announcements/Guest Introductions
7:30-7:45pm: Neighborhood Update Report & voting on neighborhood association charter amendments
7:45-8:15pm: “Spring Garden Preparation Ideas” by Cindy Wise with the Master Gardeners
8:15–8:30pm: Q&A and Open Discussion

More details at

Listening Groups on Special Education Services

We want your input!

4J parents, staff, and community stakeholders are invited to participate in listening groups about special education services in the 4J school district. As we plan for the future, Education Support Services department leaders want to hear from you about what is working now, and what will be critical to help all students succeed in the future. We will use this information as we review how we currently deliver special education services and how this system of services could be strengthened as we plan for the immediate and long-term future.

Special Education Listening Groups

Wednesday, March 11
4J Education Center Auditorium
200 N. Monroe St., Eugene

Community Stakeholders: noon to 1 p.m.

4J Staff Members: 3:45 to 5 p.m.

Parent: 6 to 7:30 p.m.

For those of you unable to attend the scheduled time there will be a survey available on the district website from March 16-20.Your feedback would be greatly appreciated

Cell Tower Input Sought

AT&T has applied to the City of Eugene to erect a cell tower on the property of Crossfire Ministries at 4060 W. Amazon Drive across the street from Parker Elementary School. The Friends of Amazon Creek are asking concerned school parents to sign a petition, write a letter, or attend the hearing. Click here for more info.

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