Thursday, February 27, 2014

Breaking News

By popular request, the Folwell Used Book Sale will open earlier than scheduled!  Because of the science fair taking place on Friday, the book sale will be open from 8:30-9:30 on the morning of Feb. 28th and again from 3:00-4:00 during the afternoon of Feb. 28th.


While the science fair takes place in the gym, the book sale will take place in the foyer inside the main entrance.


We invite you to stop by and find some great bargains on gently used books!  Chapter books and hardcover picture books are $2, softcover picture books are $1, and some high-quality specialty items may be slightly higher.  Nothing is priced over $5.  Of course, since it’s a Folwell fundraiser, shoppers are always welcome to make a donation!


We will also be grateful for continued donations of books.  If you are ready to clean off your bookshelves, feel free to send in books for readers of all ages!


On Friday and throughout next week, students will have an opportunity to purchase books before and after school.  If students are interested in purchasing books on their own, it might be helpful to send just a moderate amount of money in a baggie labeled with the child’s name.  Shopping at the Used Book Sale is an ideal, low-risk opportunity in which children can practice shopping independently.


Thanks so much for supporting this Folwell fundraiser!

Monday, February 24, 2014

Basketball Week

5th Grade Basketball Week is coming!  Below is a quick description of the events that will take place starting next Monday, March 3rd.  Remember, all of these events help to send all of our Folwell 5th graders to Eagle Bluff Learning Center for an overnight field trip.  Your support ensure that all Folwell students will have this opportunity in the future!

Book Sale: Monday-Thursday, March 6th - Books are for sale in the front lobby.  You can continue to drop off donations through next Wednesday.

Sign Making for the basketball game: Monday-Thursday, March 6th - Signs are $0.25 and can be created during recess or at the game.  Students can use these signs at the game to cheer on their teachers and fifth graders.

Game: Thursday, March 6th - Doors open at 6:00 for the 6:30-8:00 game.  All Folwell students are invited for this Folwell tradition.  This year we will be celebrating our 41st annual game!

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Rochester Public Schools Fundraising

The Folwell Falcon Polar Bear Plunge team was featured in a school district video that highlights the fundraising efforts of the district.  Click the video to watch and enjoy!

Monday, February 17, 2014

Folwell Night @ Mayo Basketball

This Friday, February 21st at 7:30pm.
Students get in FREE with a paying adult.
Wear your Folwell shirt.
See you there!

Saturday, February 15, 2014

Folwell Teachers Take the Plunge!

Last Saturday, February 8th, eight Folwell teachers made the leap into freezing cold Foster Arend Pond here in Rochester.  They made the jump because Folwell students and families raised nearly $2,500 for the Special Olympics of Minnesota.  This was the 6th year in a row that Folwell has sent a team of staff members to the Polar Bear Plunge.

Click the link below to see what the plunge looks like from your teachers' point of view!
Folwell Elementary Polar Bear Plunge

Snuggle Up and Read Night

Thursday, February 20 6:30-7:30
Come in your pajamas for a fun night of story telling and book exploration! Join us in the theme rooms for three 15-minute adventures, and finish the night with milk and cookies!

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

It's Time to Recycle Your Old Books!

It’s almost time for the fifth-grade students’ big fundraising efforts for their class trip to Eagle Bluff Learning Center.  We are hoping to raise money in order to offset the cost of the trip, making it possible for all students to participate.  The used book sale and basketball game featuring fifth-grade students vs. teachers are the two traditional fundraisers taking place during the first week of March.  We hope you will join us for these events that are fun for the entire Folwell community!

In order to prepare for the used book sale, we are collecting donations of gently used books for all ages, as well as family DVDs (G or PG), and children’s story and music CDs.  All students and families will have an opportunity to purchase books from the used book sale during the first week of March.  We will sell most items for $1, with specialty items marked slightly higher.  We hope to raise more than $800 through the used book sale, so if you are ready to clear off your shelves, we will be grateful for your donations!

Feel free to drop off contributions in the boxes located in the foyer at Folwell.

Questions?  Contact Jennifer Spindler-Krage at

Thank you so much!