Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Morning Movers

Thank you for all the support in morning movers, from our smiling students and volunteers. We will have one last morning movers on March 31st, we wanted to invite parents and staff to join us! Trina Morris from the RAC has graciously agreed to teach Zumba, so please meet us at the gym at 8:40a.m for a GREAT time to celebrate our last session!


Don't miss out on getting your 2015-2016 copy of the Folwell
Yearbook. If you have already ordered your
copy/copies, thanks.

Each yearbook is $15. The easiest way to order is to go to
ybpay.lifetouch.com and enter the code 11212916. If you
would rather order with a check or cash, there are extra
order forms in the Folwell office.

Orders are due by Thursday, March 31st. There will not
be enough extra copies for everyone so act now!

Email any questions to

Friday, March 25, 2016

Final Day!

The Channel One Food Drive has been extended for one more day only!!

Because of yesterday’s snow day and the fact that the trucks aren’t coming until Monday, March 28, the food drive has been extended!  We doubled our weekly total today (up to 909 from 460), but we are still 600 items short, so please help us make one last push!

Donations are especially needed in the following categories:

Rice and pasta Baking needs
(oil, sug Canned or boxed
ar, flour)
main dishes
Peanut butter Canned soup Juice
Canned fruit Canned meat

If you have any questions, please contact Sarah Nelson, Student Council advisor, at sanelson@rochester.k12.mn.us.

Thank you for all of your generous support!

Sunday, March 20, 2016

Volunteers Needed!

We have nine more sessions of Morning Movers before Spring Break.  Please consider joining us as volunteers!  THANK YOU!

If you are interested, please contact the office or email Mrs. Higgins at chhiggins@rochester.k12.mn.us.

LIVE Music Concert

We’re going to try broadcasting the 2nd/3rd grade music concert on Tuesday, March 22, starting at 2:30. 

If you would like to view the broadcast, you need to do the following things prior to the broadcast:

1) Create a Twitter Account (it is free)...
2) Follow @FolwellFalcons on Twitter
3) Download Periscope for iPhone or Android (it is free)
4) Follow @FolwellFalcons on Periscope
This should be an interesting learning experience. Thank you to all who experiment with us!  
Just a reminder that students may not have Twitter or Periscope accounts. This is for family communication only.

Saturday, March 19, 2016

Got Food?

Folwell Elementary will once again be sponsoring a food drive to benefit the Channel One Food Shelf and Food Bank.  Folwell students and their families have been able to raise in excess of 8,000 pounds of food in recent years, so we are definitely looking to add to our impressive yearly totals with this year's food drive!

Food drives are an excellent way to educate others about hunger in our community.  Almost half of the people who benefit from the food supplied by the food shelf are children, and usage of the food shelf in Olmsted County has grown 100% in the last 10 years alone!

Folwell’s food drive will be the week of March 21-25, 2016. 
Donations are especially needed in the following categories:

-Rice and Pasta     -Baking Needs     -Canned or Boxed Main Dishes
-Peanut Butter       -Canned Soup      -Juice
-Canned Fruit        -Canned Meat       -Breakfast Items
Each classroom has a goal of 20 items per day to reach our school goal of
1,600 total items!
Students are asked to bring donations to their classroom each morning where they will be collected and counted by Student Council members.   If you have any questions about this year’s food drive, please contact Sarah Nelson, Student Council advisor, at sanelson@rochester.k12.mn.us.

Please give what you are able during the Minnesota Foodshare March Campaign.  Your generosity will help end hunger in our community!

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

5th Grade Wins!

Last week our Folwell fifth graders competed with over 25 Folwell staff members in a game of basketball.  The fifth graders were able to squeak out a 76-74 victory in a high scoring, high spirited spectacle.  Please take the time to read a note written by one of the fifth graders that played in the game.

Thank you for attending our basketball game. We appreciate your being there to support us. All  funds of the game will go toward our trip to Eagle Bluff, so thank you for donating.
Thanks again for coming to the game and donating money for Eagle Bluff. We can't thank you enough!

Very Sincerely,
Folwell Fifth Graders