Thursday, February 25, 2016

All Pro Dads

Meeting on Friday, March 4th
8:00am-9:00am, Folwell Gym
Questions – Mark Ellingson –

Please join us for a special presentation from a fellow Folwell dad, Evan Draper.  He will be presenting on a concept called Family Home Evening.  
Ideas for a simple and fun yet effective way to spend time with family and promote healthy and long lasting family values.  Don’t miss this great presentation!

Also, we will be joining the new healthy phenomenon at Folwell called Morning Movers.  This will take place from approximately 8:40am-9:00am in the Folwell Gym.  Several dads will be leading groups in activities to get the heart, body and mind moving.  Dads and kids are encouraged to participate!

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Science Fair Tomorrow

We are so excited about our Folwell Science Fair tomorrow, February 18th. Exhibitors will be invited to begin setting up around 7:30am, in the Folwell Elementary Gym. SACC will be in another location and Morning Movers will be outside, so please dress for the weather (snow pants, coats, hats, mittens and boots)

The science fair participants will report for judging at the following times:
3rd grade:             9:30-9:50
4th grade:             9:50-10:10
5th grade:             10:10-10:30

After the school day has begun, we are requesting that all visitors are to enter Door #1. Visitors will be asked to sign in and will wear a “Science Fair” sticker as a visitor badge. Thank you.

Snuggle Up and Read

Snuggle up and read is Thursday, February 25, from 6:30-7:30pm, at Folwell Elementary School. Please enter the building through the door by the parking lot, #2. Come in your pajamas and comfy clothes to snuggle up and hear your choice of stories read by a fireman, doctor, military veteran or chef! Milk and cookies afterwards! Folwell pajama pants will be available to purchase $18.00!

Morning Movers

Due to Science Fair set-up, Morning Movers will be “moving” outside tomorrow.  If you are participating on Thursday, February 18, from 8:40am-9:00am, please dress for outdoor activities: snow pants, coats, hats, mittens and boots.

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Science Fair

Grade 3-5 Families,

We are getting closer to our 23rd annual science fair!!. Please mark your calendars for Thursday, February 18th. Thank you to those who have already signed up and for those who are still thinking, it's not too late yet! Please sign up your kids by either sending the sign up sheet back to school or simply by emailing me with your child's first and last name, grade they are in, and their teacher's name. 

You can reach me at:

Thank you for your support and we look forward to seeing your children with their great ideas and enthusiasm!


Mariam Shafiq 

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Volunteers Requested

The Rochester Regional Science Fair Director is looking for a few good volunteers this Thursday and Friday to help with the 58th Regional Science Fair. Volunteers do not need to have a science background and training will be provided. 

The link to sign up is: (all of the details are available here as well).

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

All Pro Dads Meeting

Friday, February 5th
800am-845am, Folwell Gym
Questions – Mark Ellingson –

Please join us for a special presentation from Father Nick Mezacapa.  Father Nick spoke at one of our meetings last year and gave an entertaining and thought provoking talk.  We are fortunate to have him back so don’t miss this great opportunity.  Please see bio information below.

Nick Mezacapa has been ordained to the Episcopal Priesthood for the last 32 years.  He has served as the rector of Calvary Episcopal Church, right across the street
from The Mayo Clinic for the past 28 years.  Before coming to Minnesota he served churches in Iowa, Michigan and New York.  A graduate of Heidelberg College in Tiffin, Ohio, he was trained as a teacher and athletics coach and worked in the field for seven years.  It was after his teaching career that he attended Colgate/Rochester/Bexley Hall/Crozer Divinity School in Rochester, New York to receive his Master’s in Divinity Degree and subsequent ordination to the priesthood.

Nick brings his experience as teacher, coach, priest, husband and father to his presentations with passion and authenticity.   His experiences as a prostate cancer survivor, radio personality and an active thespian combine to generate a style and urgency that is unique.
He has delivered his presentations to a wide variety of groups across the country, focusing on the subject of “Survivorship and Spirituality”.  You will find his perspective refreshing and inspiring!

Remember to RSVP –

Morning Movers

Join us for MORNING MOVERS!!

Morning Movers will take place from 8:40-9:00 tomorrow, Thursday, February 4th.  Please enter through Door #2 (parking lot).

We hope to see you there!

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Mayo Basketball - Falcon Night!

Folwell Falcon Night at Mayo Boys' Basketball is this coming Friday, February 12th.
The game will take place at Mayo High School at 7:30 pm.  All Folwell students attending the game will get in FREE if they either wear a Folwell shirt or bring a student ID.  A paying adult needs to attend the game with the student, but multiple students can attend with one adult.  We hope to see you there!