Folsom Weekly Update

November 27-December 6

Message from Dr. Mazzoni

Good Afternoon Folsom Team,

Teachers assigned morning/afternoon duties that have a schedule conflict shall trade their duty with a staff member that is able to cover for that particular day. For example, you are running a CER program after-school on Mondays and have afternoon bus duty each day. Please review the AM/PM duty tab under the Google Doc 19-20 Schedule and More to identify a staff member that can pick up your duty for you.

Secondly, a concern was shared at the School Safety Meeting last week regarding parent pick-up in front of the school during after-school activities. The concern is that students are walking across the drive to their parent’s car. Students should not be released by the teacher AND cross the driveway to their parent’s car. This presents a clear safety issue.

Christmas is around the corner! During the week of Monday, December 16th, Folsom will participate in “Christmas Spirit Week”. We will start the week off with a Holiday Door Decorating Contest! Doors will be judged on Wednesday of that week. We will identify a winner in grades PK-2, 3-5, and 6-8. Special areas, offices, and pull-out instruction rooms will have their own designated category with a special prize to the winner! All students and staff are encouraged to participate.

Here’s the line-up!

Monday – Show your Holiday Spirit by wearing Red, Green, and White

Tuesday – Christmas/Holiday Hat Day

Wednesday – Ugly Sweater Day

Thursday – Pajama Day

Friday – Christmas/Holiday Sock Day


Matthew Mazzoni, Ed.D.


Weekly Events

December's Character Trait is.... GIVING!


School Closed-Happy Thanksgiving!!


School Closed-Happy Shopping!!



Chef's in the Classroom (2nd grade) gym-cafe side 2:07 pm

Student Council Food Drive Begins *flyer below*

HWHO (room 124) 3:30-4:30 pm

Art Club 3:30-4:15 pm

Basketball Practice (girls and boys) 3:30-5:30 pm

Choir (grades 2-4) 3:30-4:30 pm

FEF meeting 3:30 pm


HWHO (room 119) 3:30-4:30 pm

Basketball Practice (girls and boys) 3:30-5:30 pm

Drama Club *Audition workshop 3:15-4:00 pm

Folsom Singers 3:30-4:30 pm

Math Club (4th grade) 3:30-4:30 pm

Yearbook (group A) 3:30-4:30 pm


HWHO (room 126) 3:30-4:30 pm

Band 3:30-4:30 pm

Math Club (3rd grade) 3:0-4:30 pm

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

Yearbook (group B) 3:30-4:30 pm


1st Trimester Ends

8th Grade Science Fair

Pre-K tree unit celeberation 2:00-2:45 pm

HWHO (room 126) 3:30-4:30 pm

Basektball practice (boys and girls) 3:30-4:30 pm

Math Club (2nd grade) 3:30-4:30 pm

Family Craft Night (@Borough Hall) 6:00 pm

Folsom Tree Lighting (Folsom singers & Choir) @Borough Hall 7:00 pm


School Closed-Teacher In-Service

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8th Grade Service Project

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Board Office

Reminder to complete your online training!
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Notes from the Office

Clubs and Sports

When your club and sport team enrollment is completed please send the names of the students participating to Jen McConaghy. I will update the names in Realtime so if you need to send a message home the students are already grouped together.

Trips and Events

Please remember when scheduling class trips or classroom events to email or provide a paper copy of date requested to Jen. The date will be checked on the calendar to avoid any scheduling conflicts.



In grades 3-8 All math binders should be graded by the end of the trimester based on the rubric handed out in September.

Professional Development:

December 6, 2019 Staff PD Day

December PD Schedule link:

Sign up sheet for December 6th breakfast:

Please see me about any topics you feel would benefit your instruction, or one of our programs in the building. On going professional development builds confidence in your pedagogy, keeps you current on new approaches and strategies and should be tied to your Professional Development Plan.

Have a Happy Thanksgiving!

Michele L. Hetzel

Director of Curriculum and Instruction

Happy Birthday to you!!


5 Stephen Klemash

8 Jasmine Williams

13 Lauren Santora

22 Tracy Dirkes

25 Kim Yakabi Yob

29 Matt Mazzoni