Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Volunteers in Education

What is Volunteers in Education?
The Volunteers in Education (ViE) program was created in 1977 and serves to enrich education in the Rochester Public Schools by making the time, talents, and expertise of parents/guardians, community members, and community businesses available to students and staff.

Volunteers have played, and will continue to play, an important and valuable role in education. Our students, teachers, administrators, parents and the Rochester community reap the benefits from the volunteer efforts of people who share their talents and resources.

As a volunteer, you will receive many rewards. You will find yourself filling the needs of students in a role that utilizes your time, talents and interests in immeasurable ways. Voluntary assistance in the education of students of all ages offers ways for you to contribute to your community while, at the same time, experience a deep sense of personal accomplishment.

If this is your first time volunteering in the district, please complete this brief application.
http://www.rochester.k12.mn.us/departments/family_and_community_engagement/volunteers_in_education__vie_/volunteer_application_form

Sunday, August 23, 2015

School Supplies

We hope you are having a great summer.  If you have been out shopping lately, you probably have noticed that school supplies are on sale in stores now!  Get a jump on getting prepared for September by clicking the link below.  We look forward to seeing you at Meet the Teacher on Thursday, September 3rd, from 4:30-6:30.
2015-16 Folwell School Supplies

If you'd like assistance in getting school supplies for your child, click below for more information about Olmsted County's Running Start for Schools program.

United Way's Running Start for Schools

Thursday, August 6, 2015

Welcome Back!

All 2015-16 incoming students and families are invited to Folwell’s Welcome Back Playground Socials! 

We invite you to join us for family fun on the Folwell playground before the school year begins. Please consider attending the event that fits with your child’s 2015-2016 school year. 

Who: Kindergarten and Grade 1 
When: Monday, August 24th, 9:00-11:00am K/1 rain date is August 25th 

Who: Grade 2 and Grade 3 
When: Wednesday, August 26th, 9:00-11:00am 2/3 rain date is August 27th 

Who: Grade 4 and Grade 5 
When: Monday, August 31st, 9:00-11:00am 4/5 rain date is September 1st 

Playground hosts for each grade level will provide snacks and water. Family members and siblings of all ages are encouraged to attend. Please keep in mind that all children must be supervised by their own parent/guardian. While the children play, the adults will have a chance to meet each other and visit before the school year begins!

Click the link below for more information.
Welcome Back Social Information