Folsom School News

February 2020

Dear Folsom Families,


We want to know what you think about Folsom School! We are asking for parents to participate in the short survey below in order to help us improve student relationships, parental engagement, learning opportunities, and the school’s overall culture and climate. A similar survey will also be given to students in grades 3-8 by the end of February. It should be noted that all the surveys are anonymous and confidential.


Parent Survey Link - https://forms.gle/PyCYXHjWUu2q8XXH8


The survey results coupled with existing local data (i.e. - attendance rates, student grades, & standardized test scores) provide valuable information to what we are doing well and identify areas in need of improvement. If you have any questions, please contact me at 609-561-8666 ext. 111 or via email at mmazzoni@folsomschool.org.


Go Falcons!


Matt Mazzoni, Ed.D.

Superintendent

February's Character Trait Is...

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Dates to Remember

4th

8th Grade Cap and Gown Measurements


5th

Spelling Bee 9:00 am

Pre-K and Kindergarten Global Day of Play


7th

2nd Trimester Progress Reports on Parent Portal

8th Grade students go to Hammonton H.S.

Valentine's Day Dance (grades 6-8) 6:30-8:30 pm


13th

Daddy Daughter Dance (grades K-4) 6:30-8:00 pm


14th

School Closed-Teacher In Service


17th

School Closed-President's Day


18th

Board of Education Meeting 6:00 pm


19th

Home & School Meeting 6:00 pm Library


26th

Club/Activity Photos


28th

Falcon Friday-Staff and Student wear Folsom Spirit Wear!

Daddy Daughter Dance

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Candy Gram Fundraiser

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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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Curriculum

Our 2nd annual Meatballs and Math Parent Information Night on January 23rd had a successful turnout. Families enjoyed a meal prepared by our kitchen staff and “Chef Mazzoni”, learned various math games and ideas from our teaching staff, and participated in a plane making and flying contest to measure distance with our PRIDE committee.


Looking ahead, we will be hosting our next Parent Information Night on March 4th. This night will be connected with our annual book fair hosted by Folsom Home and School Association. Please keep a look out in your child’s folder for more information.


January is a time of year where we reassess our teaching and how the students are progressing. In your child’s folder you may see information for middle of the year MAP assessments. This report is to keep you informed of your child’s progress but also to assist the teacher in working with your child. If you have any questions or would like more information on our MAP assessments please contact me. My contact information is 609-561-8666 ext. 120.


Michele L. Hetzel

Director of Curriculum and Instruction.

Folsom Educational Foundation Michael Kors BINGO

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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

Free Dental Screenings

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Folsom Athletic Association News


Folsom Athletic Association Spring 2020 Registrations - Baseball, Softball, Tee-ball

Please follow the link for more information.


http://www.folsomaa.net/

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.


Mr. Dalton is excited to be in Falcon territory to learn from our staff and students to become a successful educator.


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.


Inside activities for December-February will consist of the Basketball unit, Fitness unit and the pickle ball unit.



Elementary K-5:


Inside activities for December-February.


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:

Folsom Falcons Volleyball season is on its way! Please have permission slips and sports physicals completed.

Please email ndesordi@folsomschool.org or tburton@folsomschool.org with any question.


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


Good Luck Falcons!!


Take the challange....Family fitness in February!


N. DeSordi

Health and Physical education teacher

Counselor’s Corner

Empathy is defined as the ability to understand and share the feelings of another. Empathy is particularly important in regards to social emotional learning. Having empathy can help us understand how others are feeling so we can respond appropriately to the situation.


Having empathy can help improve our social interactions and our relationships with others. We may become better at connecting, communicating, listening, responding, resolving conflict, and building trust.


Seven Ways to Foster Empathy in Children:

https://greatergood.berkeley.edu/article/item/seven_ways_to_foster_empathy_in_kids


Find books that teach Empathy:

https://www.huffpost.com/entry/childrens-books-empathy-kindness_l_5d52e7b1e4b0c63bcbee2699


Mrs. Sarah Doherty M.ED​

School Counselor / Anti-Bullying Specialist

Phone: (609) 561-8666 ext 123

Email: SDoherty@folsomschool.org

Technology Tip

Folsom Realtime Parent Portal password change required.


Realtime has introduced a security update for the Parent Portal.


As a result, all Parent Portal users will be prompted to reset their password when entering the portal for the first time after December 19, 2019.


Using the Parent App is not recommended for changing your password, please go to the Parent Portal link listed below to perform this task.


http://www.fridayparentportal.com/folsom


Should you have any problems please contact Mr. 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.


  • February 12, 2020
  • 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 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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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.