Folsom School News

October 2018

Dear Folsom Families,


We are excited to the start of the school year and having your child join us at Folsom! Our school theme this year is Choose Kind. The teachers have already implemented the theme throughout the classrooms and hallways. Furthermore, schools throughout New Jersey will celebrate Week of Respect, School Violence Awareness Week, and Red Ribbon Week during the month of October! Please read below on how you and your child can participate in the many wonderful activities planned by our teachers. The end goal for all of these activities is to bring further awareness to social emotional learning and character education. We look forward to another great month at Folsom!


Respectfully,

Dr. Mazzoni

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Dates to Remember

  • 4th 8th Grade High School Fair 9:00-10:00 am
  • 4th Home & School Meeting 6:30 pm
  • 5th School Closed-Teacher In-Service
  • 8th School Closed-Columbus Day
  • 15th Cheerleading Tryouts begin (grades 5-8)
  • 16th Stokes Parent Meeting 6:30 pm
  • 17th Picture Make-up day and Club/Activity photos
  • 19th School Dance (grades 6-8) 6:30-8:30 pm
  • 23rd Board of Education Meeting 6:30 pm
  • 23rd 12:45 Dismissal Parent/Teacher Conferences (1:30-3:30)
  • 24th 12:45 Dismissal Parent/Teacher Conferences (6:00-8:00)
  • 25th 12:45 Dismissal Parent/Teacher Conferences (6:00-8:00)
  • 26th Trunk or Treat (grades PK-5) 7:00-8:30 pm
  • 31st Fall Festival Parade (PK-4) 2:00 pm
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Nurse Notes

No Medication of any kind including over the counter drugs can be dispensed at the school without a Dr.'s prescription. All medication must be brought to school by a parent. Parents must sign a permission form before medicine can be dispensed.

Flu symptoms: Sudden fever, feeling weak or overly tired, cough, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, headache, chills, body aches, vomiting and/or diarrhea.

Reminders: All Pre-K students need proof of a flu shot sent to the nurse before Friday, December 21, 2018 or they will not be able to return to school on January 3, 2019.

Things to Remember

A Driver License or Photo ID is needed when entering the school.


When sending payments in with your child, PLEASE send it in an envelope labeled with your child's name, homeroom teacher, and what the payment is for. CASH should never be sent in for Cafeteria payments. Visit the Parent Portal to make on line payments for lunch.


Anytime you are changing your child's dismissal routine, please send in a note.


To ensure the safety and security of ALL students we ask that no students be signed out between 2:45 pm and 3:15 pm during the end-of-day transition.

Physical Education Department


Why do we need "gym"?

"Physical activity is good not only for the heart, but also for the brain, feeding it glucose and oxygen, and increasing nerve connections, all of which makes it easier for children of all ages to learn. Numerous studies show that children who exercise do better in school."

Movement is “FUN”!

Middle School:

Physical education uniforms will be ordered due to a shortage of sizes.

Students waiting for their order to be filled should still change out into appropriate work out clothing from home. Order should be in by next week.

Elementary:

Please remember proper attire and sneakers are needed for physical education class.

Any medical notes must go to Mrs. Smith.


Athletic Department:

Folsom Falcons cross country has begun, come out to support our runners! Good luck Falcons!

Folsom basketball boys and girls will begin in November. Dates TBA.

Please make sure all SPORT PHYSICALS are completed, forms can be found on the Folsom school website.

We are looking forward to enjoying and being competitive through-out our 4 progams at Folsom School.

Technology Department

Parents of 6th,7th and 8th Grade student should be receiving emails from Securly.

Securly provides a report of internet activity for your student.

Contact Mr. Ward for more information at pward@folsomschool.org

SEPAG-Special Education Parent Advisory Group

Wednesday, Nov. 14th, 6:30pm

601 North 4th Street

Hammonton, NJ