Tuesday, September 29, 2020

Falcon Family Flyer


Falcon Family Flyer



Hello Families,

The Falcon Family Flyer is a brief, weekly update from the PTSA with announcements and reminders for upcoming events.

Be well,
The PTSA Board




Save the Date: PTSA General Meeting NEXT MONDAY

All Folwell families are invited to attend the first PTSA General Meeting on Monday, October 5 from 7-8pm.

Our agenda is to approve the 2020-2021 Budget and explore creative ways we can engage and enrich students and families this year.

We'll be meeting via Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89839995034?pwd=eHQycEZrVDBYcGl3dStleHYrQUR3QT09

Meeting ID: 898 3999 5034

Passcode: 984279

+13017158592,,89839995034#,,,,,,0#,,984279# US







Playground Mud

You may have heard from your child about the mud around our new play structure. It seems to have taken on some of the loose dirt from the surrounding areas.  The District is currently working with Ms. Moritz to get things cleaned up soon!





Calling All Artists and Book Lovers!

Book Fair Chalk Walk

Since we can’t have the book fair in person, families are invited to claim a square of sidewalk along the front and south-side of the school and make an homage to their favorite book.  It can be an illustration of a scene, favorite quotes, or a message of inspiration to our students!  There will be chalk for you to use (and take home with you) near the main entrance to the school.






Outreach and Student Fees

Our closed Meet the Teacher event means that PTSA wasn’t able to collect student fees or contact information for new students.  Fees and donations can be made online by sending an email to ptsatreasurer.folwell@gmail.com.
Please include:

  • You name
  • Email address
  • Name and grade level of your child/children
  • Donation amount

We will send you an invoice through our secure payment system. The PTSA dues are $10 per child.  Stay tuned - a PayPal option will be available soon.





Upcoming events:

October 5- PTSA General Meeting @ 7pm

1st Week of November- Book fair

November 19- Give to the Max Day

Early December- Folwell’s 90th Birthday!

December 7- PTSA General Meeting




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Sunday, September 13, 2020

PTSA Update!



Wednesday, September 2, 2020


Students who are walking, biking or scooting will be dismissed at 2:20.


Students who are going to SACC will be dismissed at 2:25.


Students who are going to “Load & Go” or bus will be dismissed at 2:30. 

Kindergarten Door #2

First grade Door #5

Second grade Door #1

Third grade Door #1

Fourth grade Door #6

Fifth grade Door #6

Sunday, August 30, 2020

Complete school information online!


Dear Folwell Families!

We are excited to see you at our Step Into Learning Family conferences next week! 

Please join us by entering school at Doors #1 and #2.  

Masks are required. 

A reminder to leave school supplies at home for this event, and send with students on their first day of school. 

In the spirit of safety, we are asking your cooperation in completing school information preparation online.  This will decrease the amount of time on campus. 

  • Update contact information and permissions on Skyward.  
    • Please complete one form for each individual child
    • Click HERE for district tutorials.  
  • Complete this form to prepare for inclement weather and early dismissals. 
    • Please complete one form for each individual child
    • Click HERE for the form.
  • If you are interested in additional resources and supports at school, 
    • Click HERE.  This request includes school supplies, food resources and winter gear, for example. 

You are also  welcome to bring your device to a Folwell Tech Team to set up tools for Distance Learning.  

Thank you for your efforts to help us prepare for this school year by completing forms electronically ahead of time! 

Wendy J. Moritz


Folwell Elementary School




Wednesday, August 19, 2020

Folwell Family Updates


Hello, Folwell Families! 

Thank you for reaching out with questions, concerns and support as we prepare for the start of the school year.  I am going to share some updated information with you, and am going to continue to ask for grace as many details are still being finalized!  Thank you for all that you do to support Folwell Elementary.  As always, an email (wemoritz@rochester.k12.mn.us) or a phone call (328-3224) are welcomed.

A/B Groups

The A/1 (Monday/Tuesday) and B/2 (Thursday/Friday) groups will hopefully be finalized by Friday (August 21).  I know that there are child care plans that need to be made by families based on the groupings.  I have done my best to honor any special circumstances that I have received.  If I can get this information to you before Friday, I will.

Classroom teachers will be shared at the beginning of the week of Monday, August 24, on Skyward.

Distance Learning Teachers

For those students that have selected the distance learning option, we are finalizing the teachers for those students.  As Superintendent Munoz stated in his Return to School learning plan that was shared with families, students will have a certified teacher, and it may or may not be a Folwell teacher.  Details around Meet the Teacher for distance learning families have not been finalized.

Family Connections/Meet the Teacher/Step Into Learning

As a Folwell staff, we are finalizing plans that will have our students and families connecting with their teachers to start the year.  We have social distancing/safety on the front of our minds in this decision, thinking of the number of people that could be coming into the building at one time.  We hope to this plan finalized by Monday (August 24)

What if I or my child is experiencing COVID symptoms?

The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) has provided a Decision Tree for individuals with COVID-19 Symptoms in Youth, Student, and Child Care Programs (updated 8.6.20). To keep students and staff safe and healthy, Rochester Public Schools will follow this guide to determine the length of time students will need to remain away from school when exposed or exhibiting symptoms. This exclusion guidance is designed specifically for schools and child care programs by MDH, therefore, these guidelines may differ from businesses or employers. 

 The Rochester Public Schools website provides the Decision Tree and Home Screener

Thank you all for your support.  We are Folwell and "Together We Will!" 

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.




Saturday, August 15, 2020

Folwell Elementary 2020-2021 School Supply List

 It has come to our attention that the links on the websites are not working for the Folwell School Supply list.  We are working on getting that fixed! 

In the mean time, here it is for your convenience!  

  • Please label lunch boxes, coats, sweatshirts, etc…with your child’s name.


2 LARGE glue sticks

3 boxes of 24 regular crayons

1 box of thick washable markers

1 box of thin washable markers

1 box of 12 colored pencils

1 pack of dry erase markers (thin black)

1 Blunt Scissors

1 Pencil Box

12 - #2 sharpened solid yellow pencils

Wish List: tissues, resealable plastic bags (gallon size), community snacks, ream of paper


2 boxes 64 crayons

2 -4 count packs dry erase markers-wide tip - black

36 sharpened pencils

1 purple plastic folder 

1 composition journal

2 boxes tissues

1 pair of scissors

6 glue sticks

1 - 8 ½ x 5 ½ plastic closeable storage box/pencil box

2 - anti -bacterial wipes

Headphones/earbuds in a resealable plastic bag (please label)

*****Please put supplies in a bag with your child's name on it

Wish list: copy paper, resealable plastic bags gallon or sandwich size 


36 yellow sharpened pencils 

4 plastic folders (blue, green, red, yellow) 

1 thin black dry erase markers 

1 large pink eraser

2 fine tip black markers  

1 box crayons 

1 box thin or thick markers 

1 bottle white glue 

4 glue sticks 


2 boxes of tissues

Small headphones in a resealable plastic bag (please label) (Try to avoid earbuds, they get very tangled.)

Wish List: resealable quart or gallon size bags, reams of paper, cleaning wipes



48 sharpened yellow pencils - #2 

2 thin dry erase markers 

24 or 48 Crayons 

1 package of thick markers

1 package of thin markers

1 package of colored pencils 

2 composition notebooks wide ruled NOT spiral bound- 2 different colors 

2 two-pocket folders (red and green)

1 pair scissors 

4 glue sticks (standard size)

2 boxes of tissues

1 package of sticky notes

Small headphones or earbuds in a resealable plastic bag (please label)

slider plastic storage quart or gallon size

Wish List: ream of paper, cleaning wipes, extra tissue boxes


4- 2 pocket plastic folders 1 wide lined notebook

3 wide lined composition notebooks

1 Package of 3” sticky -notes

24 sharpened #2 pencils

12 in ruler (inches and centimeters)

Colored pencils sharpened

2 glue sticks

2 pink erasers

4-5 black dry erase markers


Small headphones or earbuds in a resealable plastic bag (please label)

Wish List: tissues, reams of paper, resealable plastic sandwich size bags,


3 pkg yellow #2 pencils SHARPENED

3 wide-lined spiral one-subject notebooks (1 red, 1 blue and 1 green)

3 two-pocket folders (1 red, 1 blue, 1 green)


Colored pencils

6 Dry erase markers (thin/black)

1 package of markers

1 pencil box/bag

1 large glue stick

2 packages of sticky- notes 

Headphones/earbuds with a standard headphone jack (NO Bluetooth)

Wish list: tissues, a ream of paper, resealable plastic bags (any size)