Friday, May 31, 2013

Summer Reading

Summer is almost here.  This means a break from school, but it shouldn't mean a break from reading.  Below you will find great lists of recommended summer reading, broken down by age level.  These Scholastic lists are recommended by our reading specialist at Folwell.  Happy reading!

Ages 3-5
Ages 5-7
Ages 8-10
Ages 10-12
Ages 13+

Friday, May 24, 2013

Thank You!

To all who helped make the fifth grade overnight trip to Eagle Bluff a reality, thank you!  We couldn't have attended this trip without your gift card and used book purchases, or your attendance at the staff vs. 5th grade basketball game.  The trip was an amazing way for our fifth graders to say goodbye to their time at Folwell and get ready for that next big step in their educational journey to middle school!

We look forward to the Folwell community's support in the future so that all of our students have the opportunity to experience this trip.  Below is a short video highlighting our experiences!

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Haunted Hallways

Haunted Hallways is a fun Halloween event hosted by the Rochester Public School Foundation. 
Each year Folwell is given the opportunity to participate by creating a small festive space. We have been asked to provide a small craft or game in the "not scary" room for the little kids.

This year's event will be held on October 24, 25 & 26.

If you are a fan of Halloween this is great opportunity to get into the spirit while you have some fun decorating and BOOing!
100% of the proceeds benefit Rochester Public Schools, of which a percentage will come back directly to Folwell.
This money will be used to fund important educational projects for our students. 

If you or a group of you are interested in being a part of this event please contact Valerie Presa at
Thank you for considering!

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Box Tops

The final collection for Box Tops will be Friday, May 31st. 
*Between now and May 26th, we can earn five bonus box tops for each person that "Likes" Box Tops for Education on Facebook.  Please click the link below, "Like," and then choose Folwell as your school!

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Music Concert

The spring music concert (grades 1, 3, and 5 performing) will take place on Tuesday, May 28th.  The concert will start at 10:00.  If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact Ms. Ashton Finck @

Friday, May 10, 2013

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Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Box tops for Education

Congratulations to the Fourth Graders for bringing in the most Box Tops for the month of April.  They brought in 376 of the 855 April box tops.  Soon they will be celebrating with a popcorn party!
Thank you to everyone who has brought in  box tops this year! We are ahead of target having already raised $1,290.00 since September Also, a big thank you to Mrs. Nelson and the student council for collecting and counting them up!
This money will be added to the funds for our new playground.
Our goal for the year is $1,300.00.
Let's see if we can beat it!

Monday, May 6, 2013

Folwell Staff Appreciation!

Dear Folwell Families,
This week, May 6-10 is National Teacher/Staff Appreciation Week.

We are asking families to remember our fabulous Folwell Staff. Have your child write a note of thanks, draw a picture or just say thank you to our staff!

Let's encourage the GREAT staff at FOLWELL!

Thank you!
Anne Colby
Elizabeth McGeeney
Tamara McBane
PTSA staff appreciation committee

Folwell Carnival Friday!

The Folwell Carnival will be held on Friday, May 10 from 5:30-8 pm. We have some amazing items this year for the silent auction… here are just a few to get you thinking about what you might want to bid on. Bidding closes at 7:45, so be ready!
· 4 passes to Nickelodeon Universe at the Mall of America
· 4 passes to Mount Olympus in the Wisconsin Dells
· 2 Private Winemaker’s Tours of Four Daughters Vineyards
· 4 tickets to a St. Paul Saints game
· A Family Four Pack to the Minnesota Zoo
· 4 passes to the Science Museum of Minnesota and Omnitheater
· A signed book and a 28-book set of the Magic Tree House Series
· A hockey stick signed by the Minnesota Wild
· A basketball signed by the Minnesota Timberwolves
· Gift certificates to Sekapp Orchards, Gymboree, Panera, Zumbro River CafĂ©, Family Video, ABC Toyzone, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Nupa
· A number of fantastic donations from our great Folwell parents, such as
v a dinner for six from Pasquale Presa,
v a cooking class for kids from Pasquale Presa
v a guided walk in the woods with Angela Gupta
v a babysitting night with the Spindler-Krages
v a garden consultation with Jean Fox
v a golf swing analysis and exercise consultation with Josh Holmes
v a decorating consultation with Debbie Brodsky
v a Love and Logic consultation with Andy Johnsrud
v a massage certificate donated by Danielle Rundquist
v a meditation cushion from Allison House
v a cupcake basket from the Buchholtzs
v a dozen giant chocolate chip cookies made to order by Debby Brodsky
v a rhubarb pie made by Jean Fox
v a gluten-free cake made by Michele Bleskan
v Thai red chicken curry made by (or with!) Andy Johnsrud
NEW THIS YEAR: we will accept credit cards for payment on silent auction items. You can bring your checkbook and your cash, but you can bring your credit cards, too! All proceeds will go toward getting our new playground equipment!

Friday, May 3, 2013

Spring Carnival

Friday, May 10th
5:30-8:00 pm
  • Inflatable obstacle course
  • Food (pizza, walking tacos, and more)
  • Games
  • Cotton Candy
  • Face painting
  • Raffle baskets
  • Root beer floats
  • Silent auction
  • Dunk tank
  • Water balloon launch
Tickets will be wold before and after school starting Monday, May 6th.
Carnival pass - $5      Meal ticket - $5      Raffle ticket - $1

Come join the fun at Folwell School. Bring your friends!