Monday, August 29, 2016

Volunteers Needed

Welcome back, Folwell families and a HUGE welcome to new families!

Meet the Teacher Day is fast approaching this Thursday, September 1, 2016 from 4:30pm-6:30pm.
We are in need of volunteers to help make the flow through the gym as efficient and relaxed as possible. 

We need volunteers to take shifts facilitating tables with Red Folders, Spirit Wear and PTSA check-out.  

To sign up please go to "Click to Volunteer" above or click here.  This will bring you to, where shifts are posted. 

If you have any trouble finding the site, or getting signed up, please don't hesitate to email Esther Krych at

Looking forward to seeing you soon!

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Welcome Back Playground Socials!

Folwell’s Welcome Back Playground Socials!

We invite you to join us for family fun on the Folwell playground before the school year begins.   As you look ahead to August, please consider attending the event that fits with your child’s 2016-2017 school year.

Who: Kindergarten and Grade 1    When: Monday, August 22, 9:00-11:00am

                                                                        K/1 rain date is August 23

Who: Grade 2 and Grade 3              When:  Wednesday, August  24, 9:00-11:00am

                                                                        2/3 rain date is August 25

Who: Grade 4 and Grade 5              When:  Friday, August 26, 9:00-11:00am

                                                                        4/5 rain date is August 29

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!

If you have questions please contact Liz Kraichely at 292-7932 or  No need to RSVP.  We hope to see you there!


Monday, August 15, 2016

Kindergarten Screening

Dear Kindergarten Parent(s)/Guardian(s),

We are excited your child will be joining us for kindergarten at Folwell Elementary for the 2016-2017 school year.  We are asking kindergarten students to attend a pre-kindergarten screener either Wednesday, August 17 or Tuesday, August 23, between 9:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. at Folwell Elementary School. Please enter the school through Door 1 (near the office). You will only need to attend ONE of these dates. The screening will last approximately 15 minutes and is completed on a first come first serve basis. 

What is a pre-kindergarten screener?: We will be asking your child to answer questions and perform various academic tasks. We hope to gain a better understanding of your child’s strengths and challenges prior to the start of the school year. 

This screener is different than the Early Childhood Check-In screener offered at the Northrop building!

We look forward to seeing you soon!


The Folwell Elementary School Kindergarten Teachers

Mrs. Donna Beebe, Mrs. Patricia Carlson, Mrs. Kim Pickett

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Coming Soon!

Hello Folwell Elementary Families!

We are starting to get set up for the 2016-17 School Year and we are SO excited to work together with you to support students and watch them grow!

This is just a reminder that if you have not already completed the Student Information Verification process to please login to your Skyward Family Access account and update your family and emergency contact information.  This process is scheduled to close on August 30.

Skyward Family Access login page:

Click on ‘Forgot Password’ and enter your email address or username to obtain your login information or contact  for assistance.

Follow us on Twitter (@Folwell Falcons) and Facebook (Follwell Elementary School) for pictures and celebrations of activities that happen throughout the school day.

Most of our communication this year, in lieu of a newsletter format, will be on our blog.  You can sign up at  When you sign up, alerts with updates will be sent to your email address to keep you up to speed on important school-related announcements, opportunities and news.

Our Folwell Elementary School Office re-opens August 11.  Office Hours are 8:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m. Staff return August 29 and will be busy preparing rooms and attending professional development opportunities.

A reminder to mark your calendars for our “Meet the Teacher” event on Thursday, September 1, from4:30-6:30.  Please bring your school supplies with you that night.  You’ll enter the building using door #2 and receive a welcome packet that includes your child’s teachers’ names.

We look forward to a wonderful school year!  Please call, email or stop in if you have concerns, questions or suggestions. 

Wendy J. Moritz, Principal