Monday, September 2, 2019

Welcome to Step Into Learning, 2019-2020


 Dear Folwell Families:
“TOGETHER WE WILL”

Welcome to the 2019-2020 School Year! We are so excited to see our returning students and families and eager to meet our new students and families. This mantra, “Together We Will” points us towards our mission, vision and collective commitments so that all children at Folwell learn at the highest levels! Our talented and innovative staff work together in Professional Learning Communities and serve on committees to directly impact the direction of our school to support our students! When families and educators are communicating and working together in a partnership for our students, they will achieve success at high levels. “Together we will!”

Thank you for signing up for the Folwell STEP INTO LEARNING event on Tuesday, 9/3, or Wednesday, 9/4, at Folwell Elementary School. STEP INTO LEARNING provides each family an individualized 30 minute meeting and conference time with your student’s teacher prior to the first day of school. Bring your school supplies with you, too! The first day of school will be Thursday, September 5.

For the STEP INTO LEARNING event, you are invited to enter the building through any of the entrances, and as a family you can determine the order in which you’d like to complete the passport to get your student set up for the school year at Folwell. Please plan on arriving early for your appointment or staying after your appointment to take care of additional school business. A passport for the event will be provided to guide you through the process to set up other school related supports such as:
*Meet the Principal, Folwell Special Area and Support Staff – we can’t wait to see you!
*Set up lunch accounts and apply for free and reduced price lunch benefits with Student Nutrition Services staff
*Find out about RPS School Aged Child Care and talk with staff
*Register for PTSA and learn events, playground fundraising and volunteer opportunities
*Register to volunteer in classrooms and fieldtrips by completing Raptor registration
*Visit with the nursing staff, drop off medication and emergency health care plan information. All Health forms are available on the District website at: http://www.rochester.k12.mn.us/page/3265
*Please also make sure your Skyward profile is up to date with accurate emails, cell phones and emergency contacts. You can do that online before you come!

Families are asked to bring school supplies, your signed copy of the student handbook acknowledgement, medications if necessary, an ID to register as a visitor and volunteer, and money for PTSA donations and spirit wear!

If you have not, yet, signed up, there are times still available through Skyward Family Access for a 30 minute meeting and conference time on either Tuesday, September 3rd, between 10:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. or Wednesday, September 4th, between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. If you need assistance, please contact the office at 328-3220.

Folwell is a wonderful learning community! Please let us know if there is anything we can do to help and support you!

WELCOME - we are so glad you are here!

Wendy J. Moritz
Principal
Folwell Elementary School
328-3220
328-3224
Folwell: “TOGETHER WE WILL!”
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