Folsom School News

March 2020

Dear Folsom Families,


Congratulations to the Fast and Furious Falcons from Folsom School for being crowned the Grand Champions of the 4th Annual Technology Challenge at the Pennsauken Campus of Camden County Technical Schools! The Folsom team was under the guidance and leadership of Ms. Santilli and made up of 8th graders Perry Bascou, Michael Robinson, and Shayne Bowman.


The teams were charged with doing research on C02 dragsters and recording their ideas in an engineering notebook and on graph paper one month prior to the competition. Students created and continued to document their plans in their engineering notebooks, and then worked with their hands using assorted tools to bring their plans to fruition.


After two-time trials, they were seeded into a 16-team double illimitation tournament. The students also earned points to their overall score by competing in a STEM Tech Trivia Challenge, School Spirit and Safety Challenge, and a Robotics Drive Challenge.


Read Across America Week

Folsom School is preparing for Read Across America Week starting on Monday, March 2nd and will conclude on Friday, March 6th. We have many wonderful events planned for the week that will call for your child to wear a crazy hat to silly socks! You can find all the details about each day on the flyer below. Please encourage your child to participate and be a part of the FUN!


“Oh! The Place You Need to Go is Family Reading Night at Folsom!”


Lastly, we are hosting our annual Family Reading Night at the school on Wednesday, March 4th from 6:30 pm to 8:15 pm. This year’s theme of the Jungle coincides with the Scholastic Book Fair sponsored by the Folsom Home & School Association. The Family Reading Night will consist of a number of engaging sessions led by Folsom teachers such as Storytime, arts & crafts, and so much more! We hope to see everyone out for the night!


Go Falcons!


Matt Mazzoni, Ed.D.

Superintendent

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March's Character Trait Is...

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Dates to Remember

2nd thru 6th

Book Fair -*see schedule below


2nd

Green Eggs & Ham and Hat Day! Wear green & crazy hat.


3rd

Many Colors Day! Dress in colorful clothes.


4th

Red, White & Black Day! Wear the cat's colors.

Family Reading Night 6:30-8:00 pm


5th

Silly Sock Day! Wear fun & colorful socks.


6th

Oh! The Places You Will Go! Wear a t-shirt or sweatshirt from a place that you have visited.


11th

JDRF Presentation (grades 1-5) 2:30 pm

NJM Read Across America Presentation (grades PK-5)


12th

2nd trimester ends


13th

12:45 Dismissal Teachers In-Service


16th

3rd trimester begins


17th

Board of Education Meeting 6:00 pm


20th

Purse Bingo 6:00 pm *see flyer below


25th

12:45 Dismissal Parent/Teacher Conferences

Volunteer/Retiree Luncheon


26th

Wear Purple in support of Epilapsy Awareness Day!

12:45 pm Dismissal Parent/Teacher Conferences

8th Grade Parent Meeting 5:30 pm


27th

Falcon Friday-Staff and Student wear Folsom Spirit Wear!

2nd Trimester Report Cards available on the Parent Portal

7th Grade Invention Fair

Falcon Club Free Tree Seedling Day! 3:30-4:30 pm

Folsom School Calendar 2020-2021

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A Big Thank You!

Thank you PreK-4th grade families for your generous “Caring for Classrooms” participation.

Pre-K and Kindergarten Round-Up

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Falcon Club Free Tree Seedling Event

March 27th 3:30-4:30 pm

Tree pick up will be at the front entrance of the school.

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Yearbook


It's time to order your Yearbook!

Online orders can be made at Ybpay.lifetouch.com.

School code: 10868020

Order deadline: 4/8/2020

Yearbooks are $25 each.

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Folsom Educational Foundation Michael Kors BINGO

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Drama Production

This years Drama Production will be held on April 2nd and 3rd at

6:30 pm. Tickets will be $5.00.

Folsom School Apparel

Folsom Apparel will be available ALL YEAR NOW! Follow this link verticalpd.com to place your orders. Orders will be delivered the 1st week of every month. Please see flyer below for more information.
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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.



We are in the middle of Flu Season. Flu symptoms: Sudden fever, feeling weak or overly tired, cough, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, headache, chills, body aches, vomiting and/or diarrhea. Protect yourself and your loved ones, learn what you can do to prevent the flu. Visit https://www.cdc.gov/features/fighttheflu/index.html

Epilepsy Awareness Day

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Counselor’s Corner

Patience has been defined as the capacity to accept or tolerate delay, trouble, or suffering without getting angry or upset.


A growing issue among our youth is the need for immediate gratification. We have all become so accustomed to having answers at our finger tips or finding solutions with a click of a button. We have delivery services that will be at our home within an hour and pre-ordered meal kits that cut down our cooking time. We live such fast paced lives and sometimes get stuck with unrealistic expectations for ourselves and those around us, including our children.


Check out this article by Ruth Soukup called “How to Teach Your Kids Patience”

https://www.livingwellspendingless.com/patience-is-a-virtue/

Technology Tip

The following information applies to parents of 6th, 7th and 8th grade students with Chromebooks


Dear Parents:


Folsom School uses Securly to help keep students safe on their school issued devices. During the first weeks of school, you should have received a weekly email from Securly.com that will show you a preview of your child’s online activity.


To receive access to their full online activity history, you can enter the free Parent Portal. If you do not wish to receive the weekly email from Securly, simply click unsubscribe in the bottom left corner of the email.


Please see the link on the Folsom web site for more information

Folsom School Web Page / Securly Parent Portal

https://www.folsomschool.org/Domain/1166


Should you have any questions regarding regarding setting up your Securly access please contact Mr. Patrick Ward via email at

PWard@folsomschool.org

Child Study Team

SEPAG meetings will be held on the following dates at Warren E. Sooy Media Center, Hammonton, NJ @ 6:30 PM.


  • May 6, 2020


Are you aware of any children who may have physical, mental, language or emotional problems? Folsom School can help - Project Child Find https://www.nj.gov/education/specialed/childfind/fact_sheet.pdf is a service of the New Jersey State Department of Education to help identify unserved children with special needs birth to 21 years of age. Please call the Child Study Team for further information at 609-561-8666 Ext. 118

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Physical Education and Athletic Department

“Try and fail, but don’t fail to try.”


Folsom physical education department welcomes Rowan University physical education student teacher Marc Dalton. He will be at Folsom School January 21st-May 6th, 2020.


Middle School:


Physical education uniforms are available to 6th, 7th and 8th grades. $16.00 ($11 shorts and $5 t-shirt) Wearing uniforms is part of standard education.


Remember to check which day students have physical education for dressing out into uniform and succeed in 100% participation.


Elementary K-5:


Reminder: check which day students have physical education so they are appropriately dressed.


For safety purposes:

Proper attire (no dresses) and sneakers are needed for physical education class.



Athletic Department:


Congratulations to our Boys and Girls Cross Country teams...they finished the season as the 2019 Champions!!!


Folsom Falcons Volleyball season is underway! Our 1st game will be away at St. Mary's.


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


Good Luck Falcons!!



N. DeSordi

Health and Physical Education Teacher

Folsom Borough Environmental Commission

A Note from the Folsom Environmental Commission



The Folsom Environmental Commission is part of ANJEC, the Association of New Jersey Environmental Commissions.


The Commission:

  • Promotes long term environmental planning within the Borough
  • Inventory and plan and preserve Open Space
  • Can report to ANJEC
  • Addresses aquifer recharge, conservation easement, impervious surface limits, and stream corridor protection

You do not need a background in science to join, just an interest in the environment of our community. Meetings are currently scheduled to be held on the 4th Wednesday of each month at Borough Hall. 7:00 pm

Reminders

All personal items need to be labeled with your students name. Unidentified items not picked up will be donated.


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.