Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Scholastic Book Fair

Join us for the Scholastic Book Fair!  
This year's fall fair will run from Monday, November 4th, to Thursday, November 7th.  


The book fair will be set up in the library and will be open as follows:
Monday - 12:00-4:30
Tuesday 8:30-4:30
Wednesday - 8:30-4:30
Thursday - 8:30-3:00 and 5:00-8:00 (Bingo Night)

Bingo Night

Mark your calendars for Folwell's Bingo Night.  Please join other Folwell families on Thursday, November 7, from 5:30 to 7:30 as we enjoy pizza, bingo, and a great Folwell tradition.  

Please consider donating a new or gently used prize to the collection bin in the entryway by the school office.  We look forward to seeing you there!

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Vision and Hearing Tests

Vision and hearing screenings will be provided for 1st and 3rd graders on November 19th, 2013. Vision and hearing impairment can affect learning so we strongly encourage all students to be screened. However, if you would like your student to be excluded from either the vision or hearing screening, please contact the Health Office at (507) 328-3226 to complete an exclusion form.

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

We Need Your Help!!

Every year Folwell sends its entire 5th grade to Eagle Bluff Environmental Center for an unforgettable two-day, overnight field trip.  This trip is made affordable to all of our students thanks to the PTSA and our two major fundraisers, SCRIP gift cards and the Staff Vs. 5th Grade Basketball game.

The SCRIP gift card order forms have been sent home a couple of times this year already.  The next order will be sent out Thursday, October 24th.

Please consider helping to support our fifth grade classes so that all students at Folwell will have this opportunity when they are in 5th grade!

Below is a short video highlighting last year's Folwell trip to Eagle Bluff.  Enjoy!


Extreme Saver Coupon Books

Please join us and help support your children’s education by sharing this year’s fundraiser with friends and family.

You child should have brought home 5 coupon books, title Extreme Saver Coupon Book.  Students selling all 5 books and returning the money to the school by Thursday, October 31 will be in a drawing for a remote control helicopter. The drawing will take place on Friday, November 1.

The profits will be used to fund the many PTSA sponsored activities that make learning fun at Folwell.

Due to the additional fundraisers the past two years in support of the playground addition, the PTSA has determined that this will be the major fundraiser for the school year.

The PTSA has been vital in providing support of technological advances in our classrooms and have now made a commitment to helping support the purchasing of leveled books for students, a critical need for students to continue expanding their reading abilities.

Once your child has sold the initial 5 and would be able to sell additional books then feel free to stop in to the Folwell Office and Charlotte will be able to check them out to you.

The books are the property of Folwell Elementary PTSA and must be returned to school if not sold. Please return all money and unsold books on or before November 5th. Prizes will be awarded to the students selling the most coupon books.


Once again, thank you for your continued support of Folwell Elementary.

Bingo Night!

Make sure to put Folwell Bingo Night on your calendar. It will take place on Thursday, November 7 from 5:30-7:30. It is events like this where families can meet and enjoy each others company that makes Folwell a special community.

Monday, October 7, 2013

Winter Outerwear Drive

If it's not going to fit this winter, how about passing it on to someone that it will fit just fine?
As you clean out your closets, donate to the Winter
OuterWear Community Drive.
Drop off your new/gently used winter coats, snow pants, boots, mittens/gloves, hats and scarves at Folwell during the week of October 7-11!

For more information, please click below:
Winter Outerwear Drive Information

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Haunted Hallways

Once again, Folwell Elementary School will be participating in the Haunted Hallways event organized by the Rochester Public School Foundation. 
100% of net proceeds benefit our public schools. Please join us!

This year's event will be held at:
Golden Hill
2220 3rd Avenue SE

Rochester, MN

Tickets will be sold for $5 after school
Monday 10/7, Wednesday 10/9,  Friday 10/11 and Monday 10/14
and during AM Kindergarten pick-up Friday 10/11 and Monday 10/14.
(Tickets are $7 at the door)

For more information check out the website  http://www.rpsfevents.org/haunted.htm