Monday, November 30, 2015

Folwell Communication

To keep up to date on announcements and communication, please keep your Skyward profile current with updated cell phone numbers and email addresses.

Also, did you know Folwell is on Twitter (@Folwellfalcons) and now Facebook (

Morning Routine

The "S" in S.O.A.R. is for Safety and the "A" is for Always Learning.  It is with these expectations, and the best interest of our students, that we'll be making some adjustments to the morning routine.  We love our school, but we don't want to arrive too early!  Please do not arrive before 8:50 a.m.

We will allow students to enter the building at 9:00 a.m.  They'll have ten minutes to get out of winter clothing, enter their classrooms, and begin their morning jobs.  Instruction will begin at 9:10 a.m. and students arriving after 9:15 a.m. will be marked tardy, which is the current District-wide practice.  By bringing students safely inside in the morning and getting started on time with our day, we're able to maximize that time and get off to a great start - Always learning!

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Gift Cards for the Holidays!

The Folwell Gift Card Fundraiser is a great way to help Folwell PTSA raise money to support the 5th grade overnight field trip to Eagle Bluff Environmental Learning Center, 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!  

We will continue to accept gift card orders until winter break, but to be a part of our next order, please turn in your form by next Friday, December 7th.

Gift Card Order Form

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Movie Night Volunteers Needed

Hi Folwell families! PTSA is looking for a few people to help set up for movie night, sell concessions & clean up at after. If you would be willing to help with one of these roles, please click the link to sign up.

Sign up here ~

Marie Lindloff
Folwell Volunteer Coordinator

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Movie Night

Join us next Friday, November 20th, at 6:30 for movie night.  We will be showing the movie Inside Out in the gymnasium.  We’ll be collecting non-perishable food items to donate to Channel 1 Foods.

Don’t forget to bring your favorite pillow or blanket for comfort!
Snacks will be available to purchase.

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Bingo Night

Hello everyone!  Our annual bingo night is right around the corner.  Thursday, November 12th, marks the end of the first quarter, and that night we will celebrate with pizza and bingo.  Look for information coming home in this week's Thursday folder.  There is a bin in the lobby for prize donations, new or gently used items are greatly appreciated.  See you on the 12th at 5:30 in the Folwell gymnasium!

Monday, November 9, 2015

Give to the Max

GiveMN launched its “Give to the Max Day” over 7 years ago, a 24-hour day of giving intending to rally and inspire citizens to donate to charities.  Last year, Minnesotans broke a record, donating more than $18 million to schools and non-profits.  First prize this year for schools and non-profits is a chance to win $10,000!

Give to the Max Day is an opportunity to support the Folwell PTSA, specifically the current book needs of your children.  Your charitable contribution would help purchase 28 leveled book bins for our students.

Some book bin facts:  
*Our children’s books are leveled by color and organized in bins for easy accessibility for both student and teacher.
*Book bins contain a variety of fiction and informational texts to keep a reader engaged and excited about reading.  
*A book bin costs $240.

Currently, Folwell has a sufficient number of yellow and green book bins.  However, what about our red and blue readers?  What about orange, purple, and bronze?  We are lacking book bins for those children.  With an adequate number of texts in each reading level, every child will be given the opportunity to successfully grow their literacy skills.

Please consider making a donation on November 12 to the Folwell PTSA.

Go to, click on “donate,” and search for Folwell PTSA (please do not select Folwell School as this is an inactive group on the site).   Then make your donation!

Together, we hope to raise more than $6000 for books for the Folwell students. 
YOU can help us reach our goal!

Thank you,
Folwell PTSA

*Give to the Max Day is Thursday, November 12.  However, you can participate in advance and gifts made prior to the event will be transacted on November 12.  The advantage to early participation is avoiding potential Internet problems (so many non-profits and so many caring supporters can lead to slow processing on the Give to the Max site).  

Friday, November 6, 2015

Scholastic Book Fair

The Folwell Book Fair is coming next week.  Click the link below for more information!

Folwell Scholastic Book Fair

PTSA Meeting

The next PTSA meeting is Tuesday, November 10th, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the Folwell Gym.  We look forward to seeing you there!