Wednesday, December 20, 2017

A note from Kelly Leadens, Licensed School Nurse

From the Health Office

Winter is officially here, which means it is a busy time in the Folwell Health Office!  I wanted to remind all parents of a few things.

If your child is sick, please keep them home for the day.  Staying home and resting will help fight sickness and children will get better more quickly.  This also helps the other students stay well.  Please remember the district guidelines about when a child is to stay home.

A child should stay home with severe coughs, colds, or sore throats, temperature over 100 degrees, vomiting or diarrhea, or other signs of acute illness that will prevent them from participating in school activities.  Children may return to school when they are free of symptoms for 24 hours (without the use of medication) and feel well enough to participate throughout the school day. 

If your child requires frequent cough drops or over-the-counter medicine throughout the school day, we do require a medication authorization form to be completed by parents.  Elementary students are not allowed to carry medications and they will have to be housed in the health office.  The authorization in available under the Student Health section of the RPS website, or you can always call the health office and we will be happy to send one home with your child.  An adult should bring medication in to the health office as we cannot have students transporting medications.

As the weather gets colder and winter break approaches, I also wanted to briefly touch on lice at school.  Lice is not a problem at Folwell and we want to ensure that it stays that wayJ.  There are a few things that you, as parents, can do to help keep this nuisance out of the school and out of your home.  Please regularly check your children’s heads, especially after sleepovers with family or friends.  Remind your children not to share hats with other students.  It is handy to teach kids to put hats and mittens in the sleeve on their coats to prevent transmission and also to keep from losing hats and mittens.  If you do find lice, please treat your child before sending them to school and notify the school health office.  The health staff monitors cases and can help with treatment, so please do let the health office know.

Lastly, when calling your child in sick, please share symptoms that they are experiencing (stomach, fever, sore throat, headache, etc.).  We watch these symptoms closely to monitor for trends and work with Public Health to assist should we notice concerning trends.    

If you EVER have questions or concerns, never hesitate to call or email me!

Have a safe and healthy winter break and we look forward to seeing you back in January!

Kelly Leadens, Licensed School Nurse

Sunday, December 17, 2017

PTSA Meeting - Please join us!

Monday, December 18,  7 pm in the Media Center
All Welcome! 

Special Topics of Discussion for this month include:
Folwell Staff Wishlist Grants

Safe Walking Routes to School 

Friday, December 15, 2017

Folwell Spirit Week December 18-22!!

Next week is Spirit Week at Folwell!
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To celebrate a wonderful 2017, the Folwell Student Council will be sponsoring Spirit Week (December 18-22)!  Each day of the week will have a different theme and all students are encouraged to participate.  The theme days are as follows:

            Monday, 12/18 – Hat and/or Crazy Hair Day
          Tuesday, 12/19 – Color Day (K-red, 1-orange, 2-yellow, 3-green, 4-blue, 5-purple)
          Wednesday, 12/20 – Spots and Stripes Day (wear spotted or striped clothing)
            Thursday, 12/21 – Salad Dressing Day
Ranch (cowboy/western), Caesar (togas and sandals), Thousand Island (Caribbean/Hawaiian), Blue Cheese (blue), French (berets and fashionable clothes), House Dressing (school colors), etc.
            Friday, 12/22 – Spirit Day!  Wear your Folwell (red and white) gear!

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

ALL PRO DADS HOLIDAY BREAKFAST, Friday, December 8, 8:00 a.m.

The date has been set for this year’s All Pro Dads Holiday Breakfast! 

It will be this Friday, December 8th, 2017 at 8:00 AM in the Folwell gym! 

Once again Chef Pasquale, courtesy of Pasquale’s Neighborhood Pizza, will be providing a wonderfully delicious omelet meal, and he will be assisted by his two sous chefs: Eric Alleckson & Troy Lindloff! 

Come join us for food, music, & holiday cheer! 

And don’t forget about the Jelly Bean Guess contest, where the winner gets the giant jar of Jelly Belly jelly beans along with a $50 gift card to Chuck E. Cheese!! 

Information about the event can be found on the Folwell All Pro Dads website

We look forward to seeing you there!


Morning Movers is going GREAT!

We continue to have 80-100 kids participate each morning, and it’s really fun!


All ProDads will be using the gym for their activity - Join us for that activity! 

We’ll see you again on Monday at MORNING MOVERS, at 8:40!!

Thank you. 

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Help WANTED - we need you!

Adult Crossing Guard
WORK DAY: Monday – Friday (School Days Only); see details below
SALARY: $13.50 per shift

Morning and/or afternoon positions available at several locations and schools throughout Rochester.  Morning positions work approximately 8:30a.m. - 9:15 a.m. Afternoon positions work approximately from 3:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.   

Job Summary:
To provide for the safe movement of children to and from school when crossing public roadways and intersections by observing gaps in the traffic and leading the children across the roadway or intersection.  Crossing guards are not to engage in traffic direction or control.

Job Scope:
Works approximately 1.5 hours per shift,  Monday through Friday, during the public school year (September through early June). Specific hours to be worked will be set by the Transportation Office at the Edison Building.

Principle Duties and Assignments:
1. Assists children on their way to and from school in safely crossing roadways and intersections.
2. Watch for gaps in traffic and walk children across the roadway or intersection while holding a "stop" sign in such a manner as to be visible to approaching vehicles.
Other Aspects of the Job:
Must have the ability to follow oral and written instructions. Must have the ability to deal effectively and courteously with associates and the general public, be in physical condition that will permit adequate job performance and the ability to work in all type of weather conditions. 

Required Dispositions: 
·         In addition, the specific skills/educational qualifications for this include:
·         Believes that all students can attain high levels of learning.
·         Takes responsibility for the learning of our students and his/her own performance.
·         Possesses the knowledge and skills to build effective educational experiences that benefit all students.
·         Applies the principles of Efficacy, SDIS, and Language through the use of quality tools and processes.
·         Functions as an effective member of the educational/school team.
·         Won't shy away from today's educational challenges.
·         Utilizes effective interpersonal skills.
·         Has a proven track record of success.
·         Works with great integrity

To Apply, please contact Express Employment Professionals at 507-285-1616