Folsom School News
Teacher of the Year Nominations
Please take the time to recommend a staff member for the Governor’s Educator of the Year Program by clicking on the link below to fill out the nomination form. GEOY nomination forms will be accepted through Wednesday, November 10, 2023.
Students and Staff should dress in RED, WHITE & BLUE
On Veterans Day, we pause to honor and remember the men and women who have served during war and peace, defending our country and the American way of life. Folsom School would like to take this opportunity to celebrate and honor the bravery and sacrifices of all our Veterans.
On Friday, November 3, 2023 at 9:15 am we invite the school community to join us in honoring our Veterans with student performances and guest speakers at our Veterans Day Assembly to be held in the gym.
Veterans are invited into the school at 8:45 am for a continental breakfast.
The Choice Application Process for the 2024-2025 school year is happening NOW!
If you currently have a Choice Student enrolled at Folsom School and would like to apply for a sibling in grades K-8 to attend Folsom School in the 2024-2025 school year, now is the time. The application Deadline is November 30, 2023.
Applications can be found on our website: www.folsomschool.org
Holiday Food Drive
Dear Folsom Parents,
It is once again that time of year for Folsom School’s Annual Food Drive, coordinated with the assistance of Folsom’s Student Council. All food collected will be organized and placed into baskets for community families in need this holiday season. The Folsom School Food Drive has helped a number of families throughout the past several years, and we are hoping to continue that tradition this year.
Please use the chart below to have your child bring in the appropriate donation food item. Students may begin to bring in food items on Monday, November 13, 2023. All food items must be in by Friday, December 8, 2023. We hope to make this Food Drive another great success!
If you or someone you know is interested in donating a turkey, a gift card or a monetary donation, or you know someone in need of a holiday basket; please contact Carlie Grouser, Folsom School Social Worker at (609) 561-8666 ext. 171.
Thank you for your continued support and Happy Holidays!
Carlie Grouser, School Social Worker
Folsom Elementary School is preparing for the holiday season with our sixth annual community “Giving Tree.” The Folsom “Giving Tree” is a community service project which allows our students to understand the importance of giving back to our community. These are challenging times as many of our students come from families and communities affected by financial hardships and/or unexpected illnesses.
A list of items needed for purchase/donation will be available virtually. If you would like to contribute, please email Ms. Amorelli at DAmorelli@folsomschool.org to sign up to purchase/donate items.
If preferred, you are welcome to make a monetary donation by check. Please make the check payable to Folsom School Activity Fund. Please include "Giving Tree" in the notes section.
All items purchased and all monetary donations benefit our Folsom community directly. If you would like to nominate a family in need or have any further questions, please reach out to Ms. Amorelli DAmorelli@folsomschool.org or 609-561-8666 ext. 118.
2nd Grade's Pajama Drive
Pajama Drive Details
When: Collection would begin November 1st and conclude November 22nd (whole school pajama day on November 23rd)
Who: All Folsom School Students
Goal: As a school we will set a collection goal, when the goal is reached a school wide pajama day will be held. We are asking that each homeroom also set a goal and track their pajama collection. Mrs. Cavallaro will be giving each participating homeroom a certificate.
Folsom's Got Talent
Falcon of the Month
Home & School
Miss Chocolate will be available for pick up on November 1st from after school dismissal 3:15 pm to 6:00 pm SACC pick up.
Dates to Remember
SEPAG Meeting 6:00-7:00 pm Folsom Library
Veterans Day Assembly Wear Red, White, & Blue 9:00 am
8th grade Cap & Gown Measurements 1:00 pm
6 thru 10
School Closed-Fall Break
End of 1st Marking Period
2nd Marking Period Begins
Junior Achievement Day K thru 5
Home & School Meeting 6:30 pm Library
Talent Show 6:00 pm
Folsom Spirit Day! Wear your Folsom Gear!
Report Cards available on Parent Portal
Board of Education Meeting 6:00 pm Library
12:45 pm Dismissal Thanksgiving Break Begins
PreK & Kindergarten Thanksgiving Feast 11:15 am gym
23 & 24
School Closed Thanksgiving Break
12:45 pm Dismissal Parent/Teacher Conferences 1:30-3:30 pm
12:45 pm Dismissal Parent/Teacher Conferences 5:30-7:30 pm
12:45 pm Dismissal Parent/Teacher Conferences 1:30-3:30 pm
How Sleep Affects Learning
Of course everyone knows children need to sleep and a child who is tired is much harder to manage than a child who is well rested. However, the link between adequate sleep and school success is incredible. Here are a few reasons why you should make sleep a priority in your home.
1. Restore, Rebuild, Rejuvenate!!! Sleep is the time when our bodies reset. Think of it as if you were a phone and your battery was below 30%!!!!! Your body needs time to restore itself, rebuild muscle and rejuvenate cells so you will have energy for the activities of the next day.
2. Sorting, Storing and Filing!!! Our brains are complicated, but the research shows us that while we are sleeping our brains are working. It is busy sorting, storing and filing away our memories, information and experiences from that day. And to be successful in school and in life we need to remember stuff.
3. Cranky, Irritable, and Grumpy!!! We have all seen that child in the store crying and whining, and the parents looking like a small monster has taken over their child’s body! We may have very well been that parent!!! Looking back on that day, I’m guessing there was a missed nap, late night or early up very close to that freak out. Lack of sleep makes it very hard to manage our emotions, which can lead to a temper tantrum in the store, school or even work.
4. Focus, Focus, Focus!!! When you are tired you are unable to stay focused, process information, critically think, and store or retrieve information. All things needed to be able to learn in school.
Third graders took on the challenge of using their knowledge of forces and interactions and the design process to engineer and construct catapults. Some designs made it past 175 inches!
In science, 5th grade is investigating the different viscosities of different liquids such as: vegetable oil, water, dish soap, and corn syrup.
Our Middle School TAG students have been studying Crime Scene Investigation and Forensic Science in their first unit of study. Today they investigated a crime, collecting evidence after securing the crime scene, bagging evidence, conducting interviews, and solving the crime! We may just have some future detectives and forensic scientists here!!
PreK had a blast with their Fun Friday Spooky Centers! They investigated many sensory centers and had a monstrously good snack!
The Folsom Cheerleaders participated in the Hammonton Halloween parade last week! We had a "spooktacular" time passing out candy to the community members and showing our Folsom Pride. We hope to make this a yearly tradition!
3rd Grade students created Pumpkin Globes!
7th Grade students took part in the Science Education at Sea (SEAS) program through the Wetlands Institute in Stone Harbor.
3rd grade ELA students practiced using sensory words in their narrative writing as they "painted a picture with words" to describe the spooky barn.
On Thursday PreK had a great day full of fall fun at Duffield's farm. We took a hayride to pick pumpkins and then got to explore the farm!