Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Dismissal 2/26/19 - Caution with "load and go"

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Hello, Folwell Falcon Families!
We are working collaboratively with our families, the City of Rochester, and the RPS Department of Health and Safety to improve the conditions in “load and go.” Early tomorrow morning we will attempt to haul snow away, clearing out pathways for students to load more safely. 

Unfortunately, this afternoon, we anticipate a long line that will move slowly.  We ask that you remain patient and help us all work together to keep our students and families safe.

As a reminder:
*For “load and go” drivers, queue up by entering 10th Avenue, heading south.  Turn towards the east to head towards Folwell on 7th Street, staying in line with the other vehicles.  After you pick your student up, turn left and go south on 15th Avenue, all the way through the one way, coming out near the Apache Mall.  There is not adequate space for u-turns, nor to proceed back up the hill between 14th Avenue and 15th Avenue to access that intersection. 

*Also, as a reminder, we ask that families do not pick up on the corner of 15th Avenue and 6th street, as that intersection is already busy and the street is narrow as a result of the snow. 

*Only day care vans, buses, school vans and families with pre-approved circumstances are permitted to drive in front of the school, on 15th Avenue. 

We realize this is less than ideal and assure that we are working on a solution. We ask for your cooperation and patience in the spirit of safety for this afternoon’s dismissal.

Wendy J. Moritz
Folwell Elementary School

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Folwell Family Night at ROCA -

Folwell Family Night at ROCA - 

Coming up on Sunday February 17th from 6-8 PM!

(NO SCHOOL Monday the 18th!

ROCA is closed to the general public on Sunday night but they are opening up just for us! 

Please join Folwell Families for a fun night out at ROCA Climbing and Fitness all while supporting our school! 

The PTSA has been working hard on coming up with a plan to raise funds to support new playground equipment. By participating in upcoming fundraising events you're helping to support the playground and other programs at Folwell. 

We want to thank our generous families and ROCA Fitness, as well as some local sponsors who have provided some wonderful Raffle Prizes: Rennings Flowers, Wild Bills, Creative Cuisine, Scheels, Color Me Mine, Flapdoodles and Serenity Couture! 

This is a fundraiser but we want to focus on the FUN! 

It's going to be a great night, 
Pre-Register with ROCA by Wednesday 
and your family will receive 
a FREE Raffle ticket at the event. 

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Conferences have been rescheduled

There is no school on Tuesday, February 12, 2019, due to inclement weather.

Conferences that were scheduled to be held tonight have been rescheduled 
for Tuesday, February 26. 
Please watch for more information from your children's teachers.

Enjoy the snow!

Monday, February 11, 2019

Thursday, February 7, 2019

Conferences Scheduled for Thursday, 2/17/19

There is no school on Thursday, February 7, 2019, due to inclement weather.

Conferences that were scheduled to be held tonight have been rescheduled 
for Thursday, February 21.  
Please watch for more information from your children's teachers.

Enjoy the snow! 

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Polar Plunge

Want to see your teachers
Freezin' for a Reason?

In an effort to support the Special Olympics, 9 members of the
Folwell staff will be plunging into the frigid waters of Foster-Arend pond on Saturday, February 9, 2019!

During the week of February 4-8, money will be collected in each classroom.  Student Council members will collect all forms of currency (coins, bills or checks made payable to the Special Olympics) each morning and a running total will be posted in the front foyer of the building. 
In order for all 9 teachers to plunge, we need to raise at least $675.00                        
(but more would be great)! 

Pledges can also be made online by visiting: https://reg.plungemn.org/team/folwellelementarysfreezinfalcons
Pledges can be made to individual staff members or the team as a whole, but each member of the team needs to raise at least $75.00 to jump, so we need to spread the wealth and make sure each teacher has at least that much!