Wednesday, September 1, 2021

Physical Education Welcome Letter

Hello,

                       

My name is Mr. Thome and I am one of the Physical Education teachers at Folwell.  I am excited to be back with the students again after the summer break, and I am proud to be a part of your child’s education!

 

The Rochester Elementary Physical Education (PE) program provides emphasis on health, physical fitness, and development of the skills, and habits necessary for a lifetime of health-related and recreational activities.  This program also provides enjoyment, challenge, and social interaction through a variety of activities.  The students will receive a physical education report card each trimester that reflects their progress.

 

Students are expected to wear safe, athletic shoes and clothes appropriate for active participation.  We will be running, jumping, kicking, etc. Sandals, boots, crocs, heels, platforms, etc…are unsafe and should not be worn during physical education class.  Please do not feel you must buy an expensive pair of shoes for class.  All I ask is that the shoes you provide for your child are comfortable and designed for athletic activities.

You will find the ABC calendar on this link below, which can help them to remember what days to bring their shoes to school for their PE time.  https://www.rochesterschools.org/families/calendars

 

In PE class I expect all students to come prepared, (please work on tying shoes J) be respectful listeners, use safe body control, be positive toward others, and to try their best.  Our goal in PE is to be physically active, improve motor skills, cooperate with others, and have fun!  I want students to understand that fitness can be fun, and can lead to a better lifestyle.

 

Also, if you have any health or social concerns regarding your child, please send a letter or feel free to contact me at clthome@rochesterschools.org  The health and safety of your child is very important to me. I also want to ensure you that our PE department will strictly follow all the cleaning and social distancing guidelines to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 and other sicknesses as well.

 

Sincerely,

 

 

Clint Thome

Physical Education Teacher     
Folwell Elementary



Thursday, August 26, 2021

Pesticide Use Notification Form

 

Pesticide Use

Minnesota state law requires schools to inform parents and guardians if they apply certain pesticides on school property. 

Parents or guardians may request prior notification of individual pesticide applications for their school site. If you have any questions regarding this notice, please contact Michael Stock at (507) 328‐4507.

To print the form below, Click this linkFirst page of the PDF file: HealthSafetyAnnualNotification

Thursday, August 19, 2021

Folwell Families Step Into Learning Sign Up and Electronic Document Updates

 

Dear Folwell Families of students in kindergarten!

 

Welcome!  Welcome!  Welcome!  It is time for the 21-22 School Year!!  All are welcome here and we are so excited to be back with our students and families!

 

Today you can access your children’s teachers through the Skyward Information Portal.  Then you can utilize the online scheduling system, PTCFast, to sign-up for the Step Into Learning conference with your child’s teacher, prior to the first day of school.  The conference will be about 30 minutes and there will be other school business to attend to, as well.  You may want to plan on extra time at school before or after your conference.  More information will be shared next week regarding the other school business. Folwell Step Into Learning will be Monday, August 30, from 10:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m., and on Tuesday, August 30, from 8:30 a.m. until 4:15 p.m.  Families can sign up using the PTCFast conferencing system by following the directions provided below:

1.     Click this PTCFast link: https://ptcfast.com/schools/Folwell  

2.     Check mark the boxes of the teachers you would like to conference with.

3.     Click “submit”

4.     Click the circle that applies to you from the list: “These are all for one student,” “These are for more than one student,” or “Return me to the conference list to re-choose my conference”

5.     Fill out the form.

6.     Find and click the access link provided in the PTCFast email sent to you.

7.     Check mark a box in each conference for an available time that works for you.

8.     Fill out the short form at the bottom and click “confirm selections.”

9.     A record will be sent to your email with a confirmation of your conference. 

 

We are also requesting that families complete some of the school related paperwork on line before attending:

 

§ Update contact information and permissions on Skyward.  

§ Please complete one form for each individual child

§ Click HERE for district tutorials.  

 

§ Complete this form to prepare for inclement weather and early dismissals. 

§ Please complete one form for each individual child

§ Click HERE for the form.

 

§ If you are interested in additional resources and supports at school, 

§ Click HERE.  This request includes school supplies, food resources and winter gear, for example. 

 

Thank you for your efforts to help us prepare for this school year by completing forms electronically ahead of time! 

 

Folwell utilizes a FaceBook page to share announcements and celebrations about our school.  You can find us at facebook.com/folwellelementaryschool. We encourage you to “like” us and begin to share with your student as a way to help them get to know things about their new learning environment.  We also use a blog as our school wide newsletter.  We encourage you to go to the blog and enter your email address so that you receive updates. You can access this at www.folwell.info

 

Mark your calendars and set your alarms, the first day of school for the 21-22 school year is Wednesday, September 1, with students entering at 9:20 a.m.!! 

 

Folwell is a wonderful learning community! Please let us know if there is anything we can do to help and support you!  We’re so glad you are here and we look forward to partnering with you in the year ahead!

 

Wendy J. Moritz

Principal

Folwell Elementary School

328-3220

328-3224

Folwell: “TOGETHER WE WILL!”

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Our mission is to INSPIRECHALLENGE, and EMPOWER all students with the knowledge and skills required to reach their full potential, to contribute to future generations, and to become involved members of a global community.

Wednesday, August 18, 2021

Folwell Families Step Into Learning Sign Up and Electronic Document Updates

Dear Folwell Families of students in first through fifth grade!

 

Welcome!  Welcome!  Welcome!  It is time for the 21-22 School Year!!  All are welcome here and we are so excited to be back with our students and families!

 

Today you can access your children’s teachers through the Skyward Information Portal.  Then you can utilize the online scheduling system, PTCFast, to sign-up for the Step Into Learning conference with your child’s teacher, prior to the first day of school.  The conference will be about 30 minutes and there will be other school business to attend to, as well.  You may want to plan on extra time at school before or after your conference.  More information will be shared next week regarding the other school business. Folwell Step Into Learning will be Monday, August 30, from 10:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m., and on Tuesday, August 30, from 8:30 a.m. until 4:15 p.m.  Families can sign up using the PTCFast conferencing system by following the directions provided below:

  1. Click this PTCFast link: https://ptcfast.com/schools/Folwell  
  2. Check mark the boxes of the teachers you would like to conference with.
  3. Click “submit”
  4. Click the circle that applies to you from the list: “These are all for one student,” “These are for more than one student,” or “Return me to the conference list to re-choose my conference”
  5. Fill out the form.
  6. Find and click the access link provided in the PTCFast email sent to you.
  7. Check mark a box in each conference for an available time that works for you.
  8. Fill out the short form at the bottom and click “confirm selections.”
  9. A record will be sent to your email with a confirmation of your conference. 

 

We are also requesting that families complete some of the school related paperwork on line before attending:

 

§ Update contact information and permissions on Skyward.  

§ Please complete one form for each individual child

§ Click HERE for district tutorials.  

 

§ Complete this form to prepare for inclement weather and early dismissals. 

§ Please complete one form for each individual child

§ Click HERE for the form.

 

§ If you are interested in additional resources and supports at school, 

§ Click HERE.  This request includes school supplies, food resources and winter gear, for example. 

 

Thank you for your efforts to help us prepare for this school year by completing forms electronically ahead of time! 

 

Folwell utilizes a FaceBook page to share announcements and celebrations about our school.  You can find us at facebook.com/folwellelementaryschool. We encourage you to “like” us and begin to share with your student as a way to help them get to know things about their new learning environment.  We also use a blog as our school wide newsletter.  We encourage you to go to the blog and enter your email address so that you receive updates. You can access this at www.folwell.info

 

Mark your calendars and set your alarms, the first day of school for the 21-22 school year is Wednesday, September 1, with students entering at 9:20 a.m.!! 

 

Folwell is a wonderful learning community! Please let us know if there is anything we can do to help and support you!  We’re so glad you are here and we look forward to partnering with you in the year ahead!

 

Wendy J. Moritz

Principal

Folwell Elementary School

328-3220

328-3224

Folwell: “TOGETHER WE WILL!”

FOTwitterFOFB

 

RPSLogo

 

Our mission is to INSPIRE, CHALLENGE, and EMPOWER all students with the knowledge and skills required to reach their full potential, to contribute to future generations, and to become involved members of a global community.

 

Monday, August 9, 2021

Kindergarten 2021-2022

August 5, 2021

Dear Families of Future Folwell Kindergartners,

Welcome! We are so excited to have you and your student join us this fall!  Folwell is an amazing community of learners and we’re eager to have you join us as Folwell Falcons! 

At Folwell there are three kindergarten classrooms. It  is our priority and commitment to continue cultivating relationships with students and families.  A typical school day includes a morning meeting to build relationships and community within the classroom, centers to differentiate for different student skills in both reading and math, read alouds, silent reading time, coloring and free choice time to play. There are also special areas taught by other teachers.  These include Physical Education, Music, Media and Art.  Students also go to the cafeteria for lunch and then have recess outside. 

Please mark your calendar with some important dates.  Families and students will be asked to participate in a brief assessment on Tuesday, August 17, with times available during the day, as well as the evening.  Your child will meet with a teacher for 10-15 minutes and perform various academic tasks in order to better understand your child’s needs and strengths. You and your child can arrive anytime between the hours of 9:00am and 11:30am or 4:00pm and 6:00pm. There is no need to sign up beforehand. This screener is different than the Early Childhood Check-In screener offered at the Northrup building. 

Click HERE for a letter from our kindergarten team with more details. 

Also, Folwell kicks off the school year with “Step Into Learning.” This is an opportunity for families to have an individual conference with the teacher.  You will receive communication in August with instructions and links to sign up for a time on either August 30 or 31.  Finally, the first day of kindergarten for the 2021-2022 school year is September 1!  

Folwell utilizes a FaceBook page to share announcements and celebrations about our school.  You can find us at facebook.com/folwellelementaryschool. We encourage you to “like” us and begin to share with your student as a way to help them get to know things about their new learning environment.  We also use a blog as our school wide newsletter.  We encourage you to go to the blog and enter your email address so that you receive updates. You can access this at www.folwell.info. When school begins, you will receive newsletters from your child’s teacher.

For more information, here is our District website for kindergarten: https://www.rochesterschools.org/academics/kindergarten

Here is a Folwell video about kindergarten: https://youtu.be/hUeCv7yepA8

Here is a link to a wakelet: https://wakelet.com/i/invite?code=7556a7c

A wakelet is a content platform that will allow us to share videos of staff, students and families; links to important resources; and references to important information.  We can communicate updates from both the District and school level. 

Our Folwell mantra is “Together We Will.” We are here to help and support you!  Our office is open from 8:15 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. during the week.  Please call us, email or stop by if you have any questions as we prepare for the journey ahead. We are looking forward to partnering with you!  Again, welcome to Folwell - ALL ARE WELCOME HERE! 

Sincerely, 

 

Wendy J. Moritz

Principal

Folwell Elementary School

328-3220

328-3224

Folwell: “TOGETHER WE WILL!”

 

 

Our mission is to INSPIRE, CHALLENGE, and EMPOWER all students with the knowledge and skills required to reach their full potential, to contribute to future generations, and to become involved members of a global community.