Folsom Weekly Update

October 10-October 18

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Message from Dr. Mazzoni

Happy Wednesday Team,

What an awesome week at Folsom! It is wonderful to see staff and students participating in Respect Week activities. As always, please capture and share with me the great things happening in your classroom so it can be posted on the Folsom School Facebook page.

PD Day

It is unfortunate I won’t be at Friday’s professional development day with all of you. I was looking forward to providing support and direction in the areas of Achieve NJ, however, it is a requirement for me to attend the Atlantic County Roundtable meeting on the same day. In stating this, I am confident that grade level / content area PLCs are comfortable with the process and creation of Student Growth Objectives. I will forward everyone the SGO powerpoint to be used as a guide if need be. I also ask that you refer to last year’s approved SGOs as a guide in creating this year’s SGOs. Furthermore, Michele will be in room 117 with everyone to provide further assistance. One of the goals to Friday’s PD Day is to leave with your PDP and SGOs completed and submitted for approval.

Unpacking Standards

A message from the NJDOE that is exciting for our PLCs unpacking standards in ELA and Mathematics.

The New Jersey Department of Education (NJDOE), in collaboration with the Partnership for Collaborative Professional Learning1, proudly presents K-12 instructional units based on the 2016 New Jersey Student Learning Standards (NJSLS) for English language arts (ELA) and mathematics. The instructional units maintain the rigor of the standards and provide school districts and professional learning communities with a meaningful resource from which to build standards-aligned curriculum, instruction and assessment. In this version, the student learning objectives (SLOs) identify the skills and conceptual understandings that students must master to meet the expectations of the NJSLS in ELA and mathematics.

In 2019, NJDOE assembled and led teams of educators (teachers, coaches, supervisors, principals and higher education faculty) from across New Jersey to unpack the 2016 NJSLS in ELA and mathematics. Mrs. Michele Hetzel was a member of the English Language Arts team! The teams utilized the Connected Action Roadmap (CAR) process to guide the work of unpacking the standards. The CAR process is endorsed by the Partnership for Collaborative Professional Learning and helps drive a process of continuous school improvement by building and leveraging the capacity of educators. CAR helps educators to connect standards-aligned curriculum, instruction, assessment and professional learning to a school culture that promotes ongoing reflection on, and growth in, student learning.

The units with standards and SLOs can be accessed by clicking the English Language Arts/Mathematics Instructional Units on the left. Please click on the link below to access the SLOs in ELA/Mathematics.

Weekly Events

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


Pajama Day!

Bus Evacuation Drill-will happen as students exit buses into school at 8:20 am

Quiz Bowl-St. Augustine bus leaves 2:00 pm

Cross Country Meet-AWAY-St. Mary bus leaves at 3:00 pm

Parent Curriculum Night for 1st & 2nd Grades 6:30-7:30 pm


School Closed-Teacher In-Service *see schedule below


School Closed-Columbus Day


Faculty Meeting 3:30 pm Library

Home & School Cookie Fundraiser begins


Picture Make-Up day Club/activity photo *see schedule below

HWHO 3:30-4:30 pm Rm

Lip Sync Contest Auditions 3:30 pm

Cross Country Practice 3:30-4:00 pm

Band 3:30-4:30 pm

Student Council 3:30-4:00 pm (computer lab)

Cheer Workshop 3:30-4:30 pm

Home & School Meeting 6:00 pm-7:00 pm

STOKES 6th grade Parent Meeting 6:30-7:30 pm gym


Hammonton High School 8th grade Assembly 8:40 gym

Cross Country Meet (Away) Estell Manor bus leaves @ 3:00 pm

HWHO 3:30-4:30 pm Rm

Folsom Singers 3:30-4:30 pm

Falcon Club 3:30-4:15 pm


1st Trimester Progress reports due

Mindcraft Academy 3:30-4:30 pm

Cheerleading Tryouts 3:30-4:30 pm

Dance (Student Council) 6:30 pm-8:30 pm

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Club/Activity Fall Yearbook Pictures 2019

Wednesday, October 16th

8:50 1FG class picture

9:00 Drama Club

9:10 4th Grade Band

9:20 Concert Band

9:30 Student Council

9:40 Art Club

9:50 Cross Country

***Give or take a few minutes

ADVISORS: Please notify your students of this picture day. Students should wear their team uniforms or club shirts (if you have one) for their photo on picture day. Props representing your group are also welcome.

Please ask around for coverage if you need it.

Spirit Wear

Staff spirit wear has been extended to October 15th - pay day :)

click on the link to order-


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.

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.

District Testing Schedule 2019-2020

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Happy Birthday to you!!


4 Jennifer Bailey

6 Kristen Deitz

19 Kathy Wendt

31 Nancy Alber