Folsom Weekly Update

May 13, 2019

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Message from Dr. Mazzoni

Good Afternoon Folsom Team,

I hope everyone enjoyed the delicious treats in celebration of Teacher Appreciation Week. We look forward to the staff car wash on Friday, May 24th. Our hope is that the pollen is gone by the 24th!

A special thank you to Nurse Smith for taking a lead with collecting monetary donations for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. We have a number of students affected at Folsom by Type I Diabetes. We raised $1038 today!

Happy Mother’s Day to all of the mothers! I am sure your families have some pretty creative plans for you! However, my wife was not too thrilled that the Philadelphia 76ers are playing on Sunday followed by Game of Thrones, but I’ll be sure to make it a special day.

Reminder that we have a staff meeting set for Monday afternoon. Mr. Jim Whitaker from the Cynergy Group will be presenting to staff about the proposal to switch to Horizon Blue Cross and Blue Shield. In addition, Nurse Smith will present on the new trauma/emergency bags.

Lastly, members of the Folsom Leadership Team (FLT) will head to Caroline Reutter School in Franklinville, NJ this Wednesday to observe Professional Learning Communities in action. Principal Peters would like our team at the school by 9 am. We will have to leave Folsom around 8:30 am.

Weekly Events

May 13

HWHO room 124

Faculty Meeting 3:30 pm

Softball game (home) 3:45 pm against Upper Twp

2nd-4th grade choir 3:30-4:30 pm

May 14

HWHO room 126

Running Club 3:25-4:25 pm

Softball game (home) 3:45 pm against Estell Manor

Folsom Singers 3:30-4:30 pm

May 15 Yellow Day!

HWHO room 119

Mrs. Yakabi Yob's homeroom pizza party 2:00 pm in the art room

Student Council Meeting 3:15-4:00 pm

Softball practice 3:30-5:00

Concert Band 3:30-4:30 pm

May 16

International Day run thru w/ Mrs. Schmidt (PK-5 in the morning/6-8 after lunch)

*schedule to follow

Shelly Myers Co-Teach

Career Day (Grades 6-8) *schedule below

HWHO room 126

Softball game (away) against Galloway bus leaves 2:50 pm

Folsom Singers 3:30-4:30 pm

May 17

PK pet show to celebrate pet study

3rd grade cultural fair 2:00-2:45 pm Parents invited

8th Grade Graduation Pictures

8th Grade Dinner Cruise

Special Education Department meeting 2:15 pm Conference Room

ASL Club 3:30-4:15

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Message from the Cafeteria

June 3rd is the cut off day for ordering birthday treat requests. Please inform your parents/guardians if their student has a June birthday the request form deadline is May 31st.

Thank you,

Debbie DeCicco

Food Service Manager


MAP Testing and F&P's

MAP testing will take place from May 13-17th for grades K-8.

F&P's are due by May 15th.

  • K-5 all students
  • 6-8 BSI/Special Ed
* All independent levels

All teachers need to share an updated copy of their Benchmark data with Mrs. Hetzel via Google by May 20th.

PD day May 24th

Please look over PD schedule. If your name is highlighted send Michele Hetzel an email stating what you will be working on during this time.

Summer Learning Camp

All teachers working summer learning camp and ESY must turn in lesson plans to Mrs. Hetzel by May 15th.

NJSLA Testing Make-up

Students that missed a NJSLA test will be pulled by Mrs. Hetzel to complete the test this week.

SJI-Junior Achievement Day Middle School

JA Day for grades 6-8 has been scheduled for June 11, 2019. More information will be forwarded as the day approaches.

One Book Assembly

For your planning purposes the 'One Book' assembly has been scheduled for June 14, 2019 at 9:00 am. Grades 5-7 will be attending.

Special Education

Special Education Week in New Jersey is May 12-18. The theme for 2019 is Painting a Brighter Future One Step at a Time. During this week, we recognize the achievements of our state’s students with special needs and the dedicated work of their parents, teachers and service providers.

· Next Special Ed. Department meeting 5/17/19 @ 2:15 PM in the Conference Room.

· The next few weeks are going to be very busy with Annual Review/IEP meetings, please be sure to submit all survey requests by the due dates. If you have any questions, please contact the Child Study Team.