Folsom Weekly Update

September 26-October 4

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Message from Dr. Mazzoni

Student Growth Objectives

It is time to start the process of creating two (2) Student Growth Objectives (SGOs). SGO's are to be specific and measurable academic goals that are aligned to standards. Staff will have time allotted to work on SGO's at the October 11th professional development day.

SGO's need to be submitted into Realtime for admin approval by Monday, October 21st.

The process can be broken into 3 simple steps:

* Step 1 - Choose or develop a standards-aligned assessment

* Step 2 - Determine student starting points

* i.e. - active participant, academic independence, and class attendance

* Step 3 - Set ambitious and achievable goals

* When setting goals, differentiate targets for students based on their starting points

Below is an SGO overview for staff to assist you in the process:

SGO Overview

I will resend an email from last year to assist you in all aspects of the Student Growth Objective (SGO) from creating, reviewing, and submitting results in Realtime.

Tom Coverly: The Illusionist is Coming!!

We are proud to announce that Tom Coverly: The Illusionist will present at Folsom School on Friday, October 4th during the day for students and staff followed by a Family Night event starting at 6 pm. Tom Coverly is a professional comedian, illusionist and motivational speaker. Tom has performed for millions around the world headlining several tours. He is the most requested motivational entertainer in the nation. Tom has been seen on TV (NBC, CBS, ABC, FOX) and heard on numerous radio stations around the country sharing his story.

Below is the school day assembly schedule:

* Grades 5-8 -> 8:35 am – 9:35 am

* Grades K-4 -> 9:40 – 10:40 am

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Halloween Writing Contest Sponsored by the Press of Atlantic City

The Press of Atlantic City is kicking off its annual Halloween writing contest on Sept. 22nd. Every year the AC Press invite local students in grades kindergarten through 12th to show off their creative talents by writing their own ending to our Halloween story. Young artists also are encouraged to submit original artwork depicting a scene from the story as part of the contest.

Please check out the official start of the Halloween writing contest in Sunday’s newspaper and encourage your students to take part. Winners receive a prize and will have their work published in print and online.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact Gail Wilson at or 609-272-7212.

Weekly Events

October's Character Trait is.... RESPECT!


Cross Country Practice 3:20-4:00 pm

Liaison Committee Meeting 3:30 pm (conference room)


Cross Country Meet-Away Estell Manor Bus leaves 3:00 pm

Mindcraft Academy 3:15-4:30


Math Coach-Russell(8:35-9:35); Passalaqua/Williams/Healy(9:37-10:37); Dirkes(12:30-1:00); Pav/Luskin(1:05-1:35); Rodenheiser/Falco(1:35-2:05); Pav-snack/math(2:05-215); Russell(2:15-3:07)

HWHO Rm 3:15-4:30 pm

Cross Country Practice 3:20-4:00 pm

Lego Club 3:15-4:30 pm


Pre-K Field Trip to Duffields

Fire Prevention Day! Grades PK-4 *see schedule below

HWHO Rm 3:15-4:30 pm

Cross Country Meet-Away bus leaves 2:45 Assumption


HWHO Rm 3:15-4:30 pm

Band 3:15-4:30 pm

Student Council 3:15-4:00 pm rm 130


8th Grade High School Fair (gym) 8:30-9:30 am

HWHO Rm 3:15-4:30 pm

Cross Country Meet-Home St. Joe

Folsom Singers 3:15-4:30 pm


F&P Reading Level Assessment

Assembly- Tom Coverly Illusionist & Motivational Speaker 8:35 Grades 5-8/9:40 Grades K-4

Cross Country Practice 3:15-4:00 pm

Mindcraft Academy 3:15-4:30 pm

Family Night-Tom Coverly Illusionist & Motivational Speaker 6:00 pm


Fire Prevention Day

Folsom School will recognize Fire Prevention Day on Tuesday, October 1st. The Collings Lakes Volunteer Fire Department will continue providing students with a 20 minute tour of the fire trucks and equipment along with having refreshments and souvenirs. The presentation is for students in grades PK -4 during the following times:

8:30 -> PK

9:00 -> 3rd Grade

9:30 -> 4th Grade

10:00 -> 1st Grade

10:30 -> 2nd Grade

11:00 -> K

I ask that teachers add this event to your weekly updates to Folsom Families. In addition, we want students in grades K-4 to wear RED in celebration of Fire Prevention Day. Lastly, I ask that students create thank you cards to give to the firemen on this day.


Classroom observations will begin soon. Please see the attached schedule. You are to submit your SGO and PDP to the person you are meeting with for your summative evaluation. Please see Michele with any questions or concerns.

Classroom Observation Schedule 2019-2020 School Year

All Teachers should schedule a time with Michele to review curriculum for their grade/subject areas. This meeting will include receiving a hard copy of the curriculum that you will be responsible for until June. These documents will be used to reflect on the curriculum, add to the curriculum or just check off that it is accurate. The documents will be signed out and collected at the end of the school year.


Please refer to the link below for the detention schedule in GOOGLE. When assigning a student detention, either 45 minute or 3 hour, please refer to schedule for detention dates. After you contact the parent you should add the student(s) name to the detention schedule accordingly. 45 minute detentions are from 3:30 to 4:15 and 3 hour detentions are from 3:30-6:30 pm.

detention schedule

If you have any questions or need assistance please contact Angel.

Monthly School Themes

September-You've Got A Friend In Me









June-Be Safe & Have a Fantastic Summer!

Bell Schedule

A 3:07 PM bell was added to the regular bell schedule to assist the middle school staff and students preparing for dismissal. Students are dismissed for buses at 3:10 pm followed by a 3:15 pm bell for car pick-up.

Happy Birthday to you!!


29 Michele Hetzel

30 Jesseca Smith


4 Jennifer Bailey

6 Kristen Deitz

19 Kathy Wendt

31 Nancy Alber