Monday, July 31, 2017

All 2017-18 incoming students and families are invited!

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 2017-2018 school year.

Who: Kindergarten and Grade 1   

When: Monday, August 21, 9:00-11:00am

                                                                        K/1 rain date is August 22

Who: Grade 2 and Grade 3             

When:  Wednesday, August  23, 9:00-11:00am

                                                                        2/3 rain date is August 24

Who: Grade 4 and Grade 5             

When:  Friday, August 25, 9:00-11:00am

                                                                        4/5 rain date is August 28

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 Debbie Moynagh at 273-9551 or Debbie.moynagh@

No need to RSVP.  We hope to see you there!

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Dear Folwell Families,

I am happy to report that I have returned to work on a limited basis.  I’ll be back in the office when the Folwell Office reopens August 14.  I am looking forward to another fantastic year with the Folwell Community!  Thank you for all of your kind words and thoughts during my time of recovery.

I am also writing to provide an update on previous emails I sent you regarding water issues at Folwell Elementary.

We have been working with the District’s Health and Safety and Operations Departments to remediate and solve the water issue at Folwell.

Currently several areas are being painted throughout the building. The maintenance team is working hard to deep clean the entire building.  Rooms 114 and 116 are being repaired, updated and painted.  Floors are being repaired or replaced in those learning areas, as well.  The computer lab floor is being polished and the walls are being repaired. Room 109, the former conference room, is being transformed into a staff work room.

The IEA (Institute for Environmental Assessment) continues to monitor the air quality in our building to ensure that our learning spaces are safe.

There will also be some projects and enhancements outside of our building. Phase one will begin soon and end before the end of July.  Trees, shrubbery and electrical boxes will be removed along the north end of the building, on 6th Street and 15th Avenue.  There will be digging near door #6 to improve and replace drain tile.  Pipes will be installed to improve water flow.  The lawn and landscaping will be graded to improve drainage and direct it away from the building. An application will be applied to the outside of the building to prevent seepage.  There will be an additional phase that will begin after the initial phase is completed.  

We appreciate your understanding and patience during this time.

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Wendy J. Moritz