Monday, November 19, 2018

Folwell Picture Retakes

Picture Retakes are tomorrow Tuesday November 20th

Students who were absent on the original picture day will have their pictures taken. 

Students who return their original packet will have pictures retaken, as well.

Thursday, November 15, 2018

News from your Folwell Elementary PTSA!

News from your Folwell Elementary PTSA!

Thank you to our generous Folwell Community for your continued donations throughout the day! We are just $240 away from hitting $10,000!
The support you are showing to help our students, families, teachers and school is AMAZING! All of the money donated goes to support the many activities, programs, classroom support and educational opportunities that the PTSA is able to help fund.
We are a small school but you're helping to make a HUGE impact today by giving. 
You can still donate to our Fall Fundraiser until Midnight! 

$240 will help us reach $10,000!
$2000 more than that will help us reach our $12,000 Goal!
Each donation of any amount made to the Folwell PTSA today makes us eligible to win:
  - $500 every 10 minutes through midnight!
  - $1000 every hour until midnight!
  - $10,000 - one lucky organization will win an additional $10,000!  

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Monday, November 12, 2018

News from your Folwell Elementary PTSA!

News from your Folwell Elementary PTSA!

Thursday November 15th is GIVE TO THE MAX Day! Thank you so much to the families who have already donated towards our Fall fundraiser this year! These financial contributions go a long way in helping enhance and enrich our students classroom education as well as provide opportunities for students and their families to be involved in their school. Instead of spending your time knocking on doors or calling relatives to purchase a coupon book or wrapping paper, you can make a donation online to help support your school! Please consider donating, and sharing this fundraiser via email or on social media with any friends or family members that may want to contribute. In addition to supporting the Folwell PTSA, gives back by offering several different prizes that can be won throughout the campaign. Each donation made to the PTSA enters us for a chance to win an additional donation from sponsors, even a shot at a $10,000 bonus! Read all about the additional opportunities on their website. Thank you for your support!

Donate online:

Sunday, November 11, 2018

Identity Day, Thursday, November 15

IDENTITY DAY - Thursday, November 15!

“The one thing that you have that nobody else has is you. Your voice, your mind, your story, your vision. So write and draw and build and play and dance and live as only you can.” Neil Gaiman

Folwell Elementary School has embarked on an inquiry project called “Identity Day” to discover what each of us is passionate about.  This project culminates innovation and imagination through art, design, science, technology, engineering and mathematics while enhancing school culture, community and student engagement. The philosophy behind Identity Day is to share what students are passionate about and create some type of display or presentation to show this interest.  Through this learning journey we will discover more about ourselves and about each other, building our relationships and strengthening our community.  As staff members, we can use our knowledge of students’ passions to connect to curriculum and learning objectives, too!

Students explore the question, “What is one thing about you that you would really love to share about yourself?” Thank you for supporting your child in discovering his/her passion and creating a display!  Displays can include technology, artifacts, images, and written contributions.  Your child’s has communicated more with you about the specifics of each class, as well.

 This project will culminate in an Identity Day celebration on Thursday afternoon, after student dismissal, on November 15, with students displaying their passion projects.  During the day on Thursday, November 15, students will share their projects with one another.  They’ll learn about one another as they discuss things like What are your current likes?  What do you like to spend time on when you are not at school? What do you wonder about?  What is something you’d like to learn more about?  What is one thing about you that you really would love to share about yourself?  

Families are invited to attend this special day, from 4:00-6:00, on November 15.  Please join us!  We look forward to a wonderful learning experience together!  


Wendy J. Moritz, Principal

Sunday, November 4, 2018

A Folwell Falcon Calming Strategy....

Here is one of the calming strategies that we have taught our Folwell Falcons! 

It is ok to have feelings, sometimes they are strong, and this is a way to help us stay calm and engaged in our school activities.

Taken from: "Calming Techniques Calm is a sense of internal composure that lets us function to the best of our abilities. Gayatri, D."—

Friday, November 2, 2018

Gas Main Work and Folwell Walking Routes

In collaboration with Rochester Public Schools Transportation Department, Folwell students and families who walk to school are to use 7th Street Southwest, instead of 6th Street Southwest, when walking to school during this gas main maintenance work.  There is a crossing guard at the four-way stop on the corner of 14th Avenue SW and 7th St SW, and there are patrols to assist with crossing on 15th Ave SW and 7th St SW.

Please see the Public Service Announcement below, from the City of Rochester Public Works Department for more information. 

There are maps available in the Folwell Office, for your reference, as well.

Please let me know if you have any additional questions or concerns.  Feel free to call, email or come in to meet with me.

Thank you!
Wendy J. Moritz


Subject: PSA: Gas Main work 6 St SW - 10 Ave to 15 Ave SW and 15 Ave SW - 2 St to 6 St SW


RE: Lane and sidewalk closings along 6th Street SW from 10th Avenue SW to 15th Avenue SW and along the east side of 15th Avenue SW between 2nd Street SW and 6th Street SW

Where: 6th Street SW between 10th Avenue SW and 15th Avenue SW and the East side of 15th Avenue SW between 2nd Street SW and 6th Street SW

When:  Monday, November 5th thru Friday, December 14th, 2018

Beginning Monday, November 5th and going until at least Friday, December 14th, 2018, Northern Pipeline (NPL) will be performing gas main maintenance work along portions of the north and south parking and bike lanes of 6th Street SW between 10th Avenue SW and 15th Avenue SW and along the east side of 15th Avenue SW between 2nd Street and 6th Street SW (see attached maps). The bike lanes and the parking lane along the north side of 6th Street SW will be closed to traffic in the 1000 block and on the south side of 6th Street SW from the 1100 block to 15th Avenue SW. One lane of traffic will remain open in each direction during this time. The sidewalk and the parking lanes on the east side of 15th Avenue SW will also be closed during this time frame. Pedestrians are reminded to use caution around areas where sidewalks will be closed and to use the open sidewalks on the opposite side of the street.

Motorists and pedestrians are advised to use caution when in the vicinity of any work zone.

Your patience and understanding is greatly appreciated during this period.

Keith D. Ruona

Traffic Tech.

Public Works Department

City of Rochester | 24 – Civic Center Dr. NE | Rochester MN 55906

Phone 507.328.2445 | Main 507.328.2400

Thursday, November 1, 2018

RPS Facilities Task Force

Dear Families,

Last Tuesday, the school board heard from the District’s consultants and Facilities Task Force Co-chairs. The presentation provided information on referendum goals, the housing study, and current draft options. The consultants and co-chairs were seeking feedback from the school board on the current options. The longer term objective of the Facilities Task Force is to define elements/scope for the survey by the end of November. You may view the facilities task force information from the October 16 school board meeting on YouTube by clicking the following link, or copying and pasting it into your web browser:

Your feedback is also important as we continue through the facilities process. To provide feedback, please join the consultants and task force at the next Citizen Voice meeting on Wednesday, November 7 from 5:30 – 7:30 PM in the Edison Board Room (615 7th Street SW). If you are unable to attend in person, you may live stream the meeting on the RPS YouTube page (@ISD535) and you will have an opportunity to provide feedback electronically. For those of you that are on Facebook, here is a link to the meeting invitation:

Wendy J. Moritz
Folwell Elementary School


Our mission is to INSPIRE, CHALLENGE, and EMPOWER all students with the knowledge and skills required to reach their full potential, to contribute to future generations, and to become involved members of a global community.

Unwanted Halloween Candy?!?

Are you looking for something to do with all your unwanted Halloween candy??? If so, drop it off with the Folwell SACC staff. We are again collecting candy and supplies for Operation Hometown Gratitude. We will be collecting through the morning of Monday, Novemeber 5th. If interested in making a donation you can bring it to the cafeteria during SACC hours or you can place it in our mailbox. Thanks for your continued support of the SACC program!

If you have any questions please let us know!

Michelle Braem

Program Lead

School Age Child Care