Tuesday, January 29, 2019


It’s time for another All Pro Dads this Friday, February 1st

This month we’re going to have a little bit of fun! We’ll be talking about exercise and fitness, and at 8:30 we’ll be joined by Sarah Pacchetti from Firefly-Fitness On The Fly for “Generation Pound”, a youth-oriented program that fuses movement and music to improve focus, coordination, physical fitness and teamwork skills. 

Dads, Moms, Grandparents, and/or Positive Male Role Models like neighbors, uncles, brothers, etc.,  are all welcome to join in on the fun, but you may want to bring your tennis shoes and be ready to move!

Thursday, January 24, 2019

Cold Weather Guidelines

Cold Weather Guidelines

The following are Folwell Elementary School's (and Rochester Public Schools) guidelines for cold weather.

Temperature of 0 degrees or above = students will be outside for the normal recess, patrols will be at the cross walks, AND students will line up outside before school. 

Temperature of 0 degrees or belowstudents will remain inside. students will be inside for recess, patrols will not be out AND students will enter the building and line up in the cafeteria before school.

Windchill of -10 degrees or colder = students will be inside for recess, patrols will not be out AND students will enter the building and line up in the cafeteria before school. 

Students are expected to have proper winter gear including coat, snow pants, hats, mittens and boots. If you need assistance with providing winter gear, please let us know! 

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Family Resources

·         Project Community Connect will be held Friday, Jan. 25, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at RCTC Field House. Sponsored by the Homeless Community Network of Olmsted County, everyone (including children) is invited to attend. Participants can learn more about local resources (MNsure Navigators, legal services, veteran services, employment assistance, housing, childcare) and access free services (free haircuts, free lunch, free HIV testing, free ID). Interpreters available. Free city bus to/from the event - just tell the driver that you are going to Project Community Connect. Check them out on Facebook for more information: Project Community Connect-Rochester or contact your school social worker, Lindy Lange, 328-3243.

·         Energy Assistance provides help with heating and/or electric costs (service provided includes: monetary grant paid directly to clients heating and or electric accounts) to eligible Olmsted County renters and homeowners. Applications are available now through Three Rivers Community Action, Inc, 732-8554, www.threeriverscap.org/energy/energy-assistance. Questions? Call or email Lindy Lange, Fowell’s school social worker, at 328-3243 or melange@rochester.k12.mn.us.

Lindy Lange, Licensed School Social Worker

Pinewood Elementary (M/F), Folwell Elementary (T, W, TH)

507-328-3621 (PW)/507-328-3243 (F)

Thursday, January 17, 2019

FO Follies Visitor Parking, Building Access and Student Check-out Process

FO Follies

Visitor Parking, Building Access and Student Check-out Process

Folwell Follies is a program to showcase some of the many talents that we have at our school.  Facilitated by PTSA, students audition and practice before their final performances for their school and families.  You are invited to join us on Thursday, January 17th, at 1:30 or 7 p.m., at Folwell Elementary School.  

If you plan to attend the Folwell Follies Event during the day, please note that parking will be a challenge. Parking is available south of the school, on 15th Ave, or East of 14th Ave on 7th St, on the south side only.  There may be some spots available in the parking lot at the back of the school.  If you park on 7th St, between 14th and 15th Ave, this is the “load and go” zone, and if cars are still parked by student dismissal, they may be ticketed. 

All visitors, please enter Door #2, at the back of the building, near the gym.  You will be asked to sign in and wear a visitor badge. 

Doors will open at 1:00. 

In the event that you will be bringing your child or children home with you following the performance, you will have an opportunity to sign them out prior to the event. 

After the program, students will be dismissed to their classrooms.  We ask that families remain in the cafeteria.  Your child or children will return to the cafeteria and you may exit the building using Door #2. 

Thank you for your cooperation and support!

Friday, January 11, 2019

Folwell Family Tennis Night! 

Folwell Family Tennis Night! 

Saturday January 19th, 5-7 PM
Rochester Tennis Connection, 2700 Country Club Road SW
Join us for a fun night at the Rochester Tennis Connection! All Folwell families are invited to attend this FREE event. There will be fun games and instruction for all skill levels and ages, whether you've never played or you've been playing for years. Instruction and games provided by RTC pros, plus open courts for hitting. Parents, older and pre-school siblings are all encouraged to participate but there will also be an area for families to watch and socialize. Students that do attend will need to attend with a parent or guardian.

A Pizza meal (slice of Pasquale's Pizza, Fruit and drink) will be available for purchase at the event for $5.00. Additional concessions will also be available for purchase. Proceeds support our PTSA fund for a new playground at Folwell!

We are asking families to RSVP with the number of adults and children attending so we can plan accordingly with the Rochester Tennis Connection. Please RSVP on this evite by Thursday January 17th, and be sure to take the poll at the bottom of the evite if you plan on purchasing a pizza meal.

The Folwell PTSA board will be on hand to answer any PTSA related questions you may have, and also to share some updates with families! There will be no formal PTSA meeting this month. 
Thank you to the Rochester Tennis Connection and Raise the Net for sponsoring this event for Folwell Families!