Friday, December 21, 2012

Winter Break

Have a Happy and Safe Break!

There will be no school from Saturday, December 22nd, to Tuesday, January 2nd.  
Happy Holidays and Happy New Year!

Monday, December 17, 2012

School Safety

School Safety
In response to the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School, Rochester Public Schools and Folwell Elementary are sharing the following documents that discuss school safety and ideas for how to speak with your children about Friday's news.
District Letter 12.17
Folwell Letter

Friday, December 14, 2012

Winter Concerts

Folwell Winter Music Concerts
Join us in the Folwell gym to listen to our talented music students at Folwell sing and perform for you.  The dates and times of the concerts are listed below.

Grades 1, 3, 5 - Thursday, December 20 - 10:00-11:30.
Grades 2, 4 - Friday, December 21 - 10:30-11:30.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

School Talent Show


Folwell Follies Auditions
It’s time to get your act together - Folwell Follies is almost here! Please review and fill out the audition form below. Your audition will be scheduled based on the information provided. All communication will be sent to the student act leader. Looking forward to the fun!

Dates to remember:
-Sign up due: December 19
-Auditions: January 9, 10 3:30-?
-Mandatory Dress Rehearsal: January 23 3:30-6pm
-Variety Show: January 24 – 1:45pm, 7pm
-All acts must be 2 minutes or less
-Acts must be age appropriate
-Students may participate in one solo or group act, but not both.
-Please have any accompaniment music on a CD

Click below for an audition sign up form.
Audition Sign Up Sheet

Ski Club

Folwell Ski Club
It’s not too late! Fourth and fifth grade students can still register for the Folwell Ski Club until this Friday, December 14, 2012. 

This is a great opportunity for kids to get out on a Friday night, and it is fun for both beginners and experienced skiers/snowboarders. 

We ride a coach bus to Coffee Mill after school on ski evenings, and there are always many adults from several schools skiing with the kids. 

Also, Coffee Mill offers additional lesson for beginners. 

To register, go to the Community Education website and click on the Ski Club button, or stop into the office at Northrup. 

Come have a great time!
Kate Kazemba
Folwell Ski Club Advisor

Friday, December 7, 2012

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Box Tops

We Need Your Boxtops for Education!
Collecting boxtops at home is a free and easy way to support Folwell students.  The best way to bring boxtops to school is to paste them to one of the sheets sent home with your child.  If you need a sheet, the link below has three of them for you to choose from.  These boxtops will be collected throughout the entire year!

Box Tops Collection Sheets 

Friday, November 30, 2012

Pertussis (Whooping Cough) Outbreak

Pertussis Epidemic in Olmsted County
Click on the link below for an urgent public health notice from Olmsted County public health.
Pertussis Epidemic - Health Notice

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Scrip Orders

Folwell PTSA/5th Grade Trip Gift Card Fundraiser

The Gift Card Fundraiser is a great way to help Folwell PTSA raise money to support the 5th grade trip, and you don't have to spend any more money than you normally would with your everyday shopping! This kind of program is sometimes known as "scrip". We purchase the gift cards for all of our Folwell families in a large bulk order, and the participating retailers give us a percentage of the face value to keep for our PTSA, up to 15% or more! For example, a Chipotle gift card purchased for $10 is worth the full value of $10 when spent at Chipotle, but the Folwell PTSA will get 10% of the total, or $1. The money adds up quickly! You earn money for our school without spending a single additional penny!

Click below for information on how to complete an order!  
The file below states a "due date" as November 27th.  We will continue to accept gift card orders until winter break.  To be a part of our next order, please turn in your form by next Friday, December 7th.

Scrip Order Form

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Folwell Fundraisers

Cousins Subs Nights
Please consider eating dinner at Cousins Subs on November 27th, December 4th, December 11th, and/or December 18th, from 3pm-8pm.  Cousins Subs will be donating 10% of all sales that night to Folwell to help support the purchase of our new playground!

Cherry Berry Night
Please consider eating dessert at Cherry Berry on Monday, December 3rd, from 5pm-9pm.  Cherry Berry will be donating 10% of all sales that night to Folwell to help support the purchase of our new playground!  We look forward to seeing you there!

Cherry Berry Folwell Night Flyer

Movie Night

Movie Night at Folwell!
 This Friday, November 30th, at 6:30 is movie night in the gym. 
Click the link below for more information!
Folwell Movie Night Flyer

Salad Dressing Day

Student Council Presents: Salad Dressing Day

To celebrate reaching our goal of raising more items than last year for the Olmsted County Channel One Food Bank, we will be having a salad dressing day tomorrow (11/30)!
Below, you will see what each of the different types of salad dressing stand for.  Choose one (or more if you want!) for school tomorrow.  If there is a type of dressing not on the list that you would like to do instead, please feel free!

Bleu Cheese
Wear all blue.
Wear togas and sandals.
Wear berets and fashionable clothes.
Wear Folwell colors/clothing.
Dress like cowboys/cowgirls.
Thousand Island
Wear Hawaiian clothing.

If you have any questions, please ask your class’ Student Council representatives.  Thank you for working so hard to help so many people in need! 
We collected 1,497 items!
That’s our highest total ever!
Click here for more information.

Sunday, November 18, 2012

PTSA Calendar/News

PTSA At-A-Glance
Click below to view the November and December calendars news from Folwell's PTSA.

November/December Calendar News

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Bear Creek Cookie Classic

Bear Creek Services Needs Cookies and Appetites!
For the past eight school years groups of students have been visiting Bear Creek Services for a Thanksgiving dinner.  Bear Creek is a non-profit residential program for adults with disabilities.  This year the two Folwell fifth grade classes spent a great evening getting to know several of the residents of Bear Creek.  The fifth grade team hopes that you will consider helping us give back to Bear Creek by donating a dozen or more cookies for a fundraiser that will help their programs continue to grow and reach many Rochester residents.  For more information on donating cookies or attending the December 8th sale, please click on the link below!
Bear Creek Cookie Classic