Folsom School News
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Matt Mazzoni, Ed.D.
February's Character Trait Is...
Dates to Remember
8th Grade Cap and Gown Measurements
Spelling Bee 9:00 am
Pre-K and Kindergarten Global Day of Play
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
Daddy Daughter Dance (grades K-4) 6:30-8:00 pm
School Closed-Teacher In Service
School Closed-President's Day
Board of Education Meeting 6:00 pm
Home & School Meeting 6:00 pm Library
Falcon Friday-Staff and Student wear Folsom Spirit Wear!
Daddy Daughter Dance
Candy Gram Fundraiser
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.
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
Folsom School Apparel
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
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.
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.
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.
Folsom Falcons Volleyball season is on its way! Please have permission slips and sports physicals completed.
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!
Health and Physical education teacher
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:
Find books that teach Empathy:
Mrs. Sarah Doherty M.ED
School Counselor / Anti-Bullying Specialist
Phone: (609) 561-8666 ext 123
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.
Should you have any problems please contact Mr. Ward via email at
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
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.
- 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
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.