Monday, April 30, 2018

PTSA - Folwell Carnival Volunteers Needed! JOIN US!


 Hello Folwell Families! 

Folwell Carnival is coming on Friday, 5/4-- one of our biggest and most fun events of the year!  

We are looking for volunteers to help with set-up, carnival stations and clean-up for the event.  Carnival shifts are about an hour long, so you can still have plenty of time to enjoy the carnival with your kids.  This is a great opportunity for parents, older siblings, grandparents and Folwell alums!

As a reminder, all volunteers need to have completed the Rochester Public Schools volunteer application.  The application can be found at http://www.rochester.k12.mn.us/departments/family_and_community_engagement/volunteers_in_education__vie_

To sign up, please visit the Folwell Blog site at www.folwell.info and "Click to Volunteer."  Please don't hesitate to email with questions or assistance getting signed up!

Esther Krych
Folwell VIE Coordinator



Sunday, April 29, 2018

PTSA Carnival Volunteers Needed - JOIN US!

Hello Folwell Families!


Our Spring Carnival is coming this Friday, May 4.  We still need lots of help, especially with Carnival set-up, clean up and our earlier shifts from 5:30-6:30 pm.

Open slots include:
Set-up
Ticket Sales
Raffle Sales
Balloon Launcher
Bubble Table
Concession Sales
Face Painting
Inflatable Obstacle Course
Inflatable Slide
Popcorn Popper
Rock Painting
Star Wars Battlte
Help with 5th grade Used Book Sale
Clean Up Crew

To sign up, please visit the Folwell Blog site at www.folwell.info and "Click to Volunteer."

Folwell Alums are welcome to help as well!

Please don't hesitate to inquire with questions and help getting signed up!

Esther Krych
Folwell VIE Coordinator


Book Sale this Monday-Friday!

We invite you to stop by the Folwell media center before and after school this week to shop at our used book sale.  You will find great bargains on gently used books, games, and DVDs.  Books are $1, DVDs are $2, and a few high-quality specialty items will range from $2-$5.  Nothing is priced over $5.  However, since it's a Folwell fundraiser, shoppers are always welcome to make a donation!

Students will have an opportunity to purchase books before and after school in the media center.  The sale will run 8:45-9:15 before school and 3:30-4:00 after school.  Books will also be available during Friday night's carnival.

Thank you so much for the many donations that were dropped off the last two weeks.  Our selection of materials this year is impressive!  Check out the pictures!

Thanks again for supporting our fifth graders and their trip to Eagle Bluff Environmental Learning Center at the end of the year!

-Folwell Fifth Grade Team

Thursday, April 26, 2018

PTSA - Volunteers Needed for Spring Clean Up! JOIN US - 4/28

The first is Spring Clean up is Saturday 4/28:

Hello Folwell Families! 

Spring has sprung! Put on your gardening gloves, and grab your rake! Spring Clean-up is this Saturday, 4/28.  We are looking for volunteers to help with some light gardening, as we tidy up the Folwell grounds for spring.

This is a great way to be active outside as a family! Hope to see you there!

To sign up, please visit the Folwell Blog site at www.folwell.info and "Click to Volunteer."  Please don't hesitate to email with questions or assistance getting signed up!

Esther Krych
Folwell VIE Coordinator

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PTSA - Volunteers Needed for Used Book Sale

Hello Folwell Families!

Our 5th graders need your help! The 5th Grade Used Book sale will run next week, from 4/30- 5/4.  The proceeds of this sale go to help support their 5th trip to Eagle Bluff Environmental Learning Center.  We need volunteers to help with set up this Friday 4/27, as well as during the Book Sale before and after school next week. 

 To sign up for book fair sales during Carnival, please visit the Carnival Sign up.  If you'd like to be involved in Carnival, but out of the fray, this is the place for you!

This is a great opportunity for parents, older siblings, grandparents and Folwell alums!

As a reminder, all volunteers need to have completed the Rochester Public Schools volunteer application.  The application can be found at http://www.rochester.k12.mn.us/departments/family_and_community_engagement/volunteers_in_education__vie_

To sign up, please visit the Folwell Blog site at www.folwell.info and "Click to Volunteer."  Please don't hesitate to email with questions or assistance getting signed up!

Esther Krych
Folwell VIE Coordinator

Saturday, April 21, 2018

We Need Your Used Books!

2018 5th Grade Used Book sale Fundraiser

Do you have children’s books just waiting to be passed on? And… 
Want the opportunity to buy gently-used reading material for your home?
The 5th Grade Used Book Sale is the event for you! 
                                                          
To prepare for the 5th Grade Used Book Sale, we are collecting the following items
gently-used books for all grade school, middle school and young adults
family DVDs (G or PG) – NO VHS tapes please.
children’s story and music CDs
grade school board games
Check your shelves and clear the clutter!  Boxes in the main school foyer are waiting for your contribution!

Bring in items ANYTIME between now and Friday, April 27th.

The sale will take place before and after school during the week of April 30th-May 4th.  The sale will conclude during the Folwell school carnival on May 4th.  The sale will take place before and after school (8:45am-9:15am & 3:30pm-4:00pm) and throughout the carnival.

We hope to raise more than $600.00 through the used book sale.  We are grateful for your donations!



Spring is finally here!

*Reminder: Folwell Carnival will be May 4th*

We will start gathering donations for raffle baskets on MONDAY!
Please bring NEW toys, games, and prizes to fill the baskets in your child's classroom. 
The class in each grade with the MOST donations wins a fun gum day!!!


Want to be a part of it? visit: www.folwell.info and "click to volunteer"

Monday, April 16, 2018

Running Club - April 23rd

RUNNING CLUB
Due to inclement weather, the start of running club will be postponed until Monday, April 23rd.

Stay safe in the snow, and we'll look forward to seeing our runners a week later than planned.

Volunteers needed: Running Club!

Hello Folwell Families!

Spring Running club is just around the corner!, starting on Monday, April 23.  Come help kids get a “running start” on their day with this fun and important program!

 We need volunteers to supervise and cheer kids on, as they run laps from 8:40- 9:00 am. No running required from our volunteers.  Your kid will love seeing you out there, in the morning!  Younger siblings are welcome, as long as you are able to supervise them.

To sign up, please visit the Folwell blog site at www.folwell.info and “Click to volunteer.”

As always, please don’t hesitate to email folwellvie@gmail.com with questions or help getting signed up.

Thanks for your support!
Esther Krych

Folwell VIE Coordinator 


Saturday, April 14, 2018

Severe Weather Awareness Week and Tornado Drill



Minnesota Severe Weather Awareness Week is April 9–13, 2018

Statewide Tornado Drills are Thursday, April 12

During the week, the Department of Public Safety and the National Weather Service will be promoting severe weather safety and emergency preparedness information in the media. In addition, statewide tornado drills will be held Thursday, April 12 at 1:45 p.m. and 6:45 p.m. 

This is the perfect time for families, communities, schools and local businesses to review and talk about their emergency plans and how they can prepare for the upcoming severe weather season.
 
See more here: 
https://dps.mn.gov/divisions/hsem/weather-awareness-preparedness/Pages/default.aspx
 
Folwell Elementary School will be practicing the Tornado Drill 
on Monday, April 16. 
 

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Join us! All Pro Dads: Friday, April 13, 8:00 am!

This Friday is the April meeting of 

All Pro Dads 

at 8:00 AM 

in the Folwell Gym. 

Gayathree Arun from Mathnasium of Rochester is brining "MathMagic" games for kids & adults. 

And the winner of the Jellybean contest will be announced! See you then.





2018-19 Classroom Placements Process

The placement of students into classrooms is an important process.  It is the belief of the Rochester School District and the Folwell Professional Learning Community that children receive the most benefit from their educational experience within a balanced setting representative of the greater community in which they live.  Placement teams, consisting of classroom teachers, administrators and other appropriate staff members, make placements that will maximize the intellectual, psychological and social development of each child and of classroom groups.
 
We believe our professional staff members are most familiar with each child in the classroom setting and are in the best position to recommend individual student/teacher placements. By using the following practices, Folwell staff seek to consider individual needs of the student, provide balanced classrooms, and insure all our children are being given equal consideration in the placement process.
 
A placement team, considers each child’s educational needs, as well as psychological and social needs.  The number of children, such as boys and girls by teacher, as well as the representation of total community in each class are considered when building class communities.   The team will make a recommendation as to the placement of each child, within a given grade level, for the subsequent school year.  The placement teams will consist of the sending and receiving classroom teachers and may include administration and other professional staff. ‘

If you feel there are specific individual needs and would like this information taken into consideration when making classroom placements (i.e. teaching style, classroom environment, difficulties with other children, etc.)  Please contact the office manager to request a meeting with Wendy J. Moritz, building principal.
 

Placement of your child will be done through a caring and professional process and shared next fall.

Thursday, April 5, 2018

Jump Rope for Heart - THANK YOU!!!

Jump Rope for Heart!

Our grand total for this year SMASHED our previous donations!  


$5,574.00

A VERY special thank you to all who participated!