Folsom School News

November 2018

Dear Folsom Families,

Parental Notification of Standardized Assessments

Folsom School District is required to notify parents or guardians of any statewide student assessment or commercially developed standardized assessment that will be administered over the course of the school year. The 2018-2019 SY assessment schedule can be accessed from the school website, under the parents tab. The assessment schedule offers relevant information to assist parents/guardians with district testing practices.

Click here for a direct link to the assessment schedule.


Dr. Mazzoni

November's character trait is....

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Dates to Remember

  • 1st Home & School Meeting 6:30 pm
  • 5th,6th,7th Stokes trip 6th grade students
  • 8th School Closed-NJEA Teacher's Convention
  • 9th School Closed-NJEA Teacher's Convention
  • 12th Veterans' Day School Assembly 9:30 am
  • 21st Kindergarten Feast 11:00 am
  • 21st 12:45 Dismissal Thanksgiving Recess begins
  • 22nd School Closed Thanksgiving Day
  • 23rd School Closed Thanksgiving Recess
  • 27th Board of Education Meeting 6:30 pm
  • 28th Field Trip (Band Students)
  • 29th Science Fair 8th Grade

Choice Applications

The Choice Application Process for the 2019-2020 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 2019-2020 school year, now is the time. The application Deadline is December 3, 2018.

Applications can be found on our website:

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.

Flu symptoms: Sudden fever, feeling weak or overly tired, cough, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, headache, chills, body aches, vomiting and/or diarrhea.

Reminders: All Pre-K students need proof of a flu shot sent to the nurse before Friday, December 21, 2018 or they will not be able to return to school on January 3, 2019.

Things to Remember

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.


It's time to order your Yearbook!

Online orders can be made at

School code: 10868019

Order deadline: 4/5/2019

Yearbooks are $25

Physical Education and Athletic Department

“Physical fitness is not only one of the most important keys to a healthy body, it is the basis of dynamic and creative intellectual activity. ” ~John F. Kennedy

Middle School:

Physical education uniforms are in and have been distributed to those who were on the waiting list. Uniforms need to be worn to participate in physical education class.

Remember to check which day students have physical education.

*Students who are not prepared will sit out and receive a not prepared/no participation grade.

example: 3 unprepared/no participation will lower a grade 6 points (2 points each incident)

Students can wear sweatshirts and/ sweatpants over uniforms for outside activities in November.

T-shirts $5.00 Shorts $11.00 (6th -8th graders)


Reminder: Check which day students have physical education.

For Safety Purposes: proper attire (no dresses) and sneakers are needed for physical education class. Jackets and warm clothes are important for our outside activities

this time of year.

*students who are not prepared will sit out and receive a not prepared/no participation grade.

example: 3 unprepared/no participation will lower a grade 6 points (2 points each incident)

Athletic Department:

Sports Physicals must be completed before a student can participate in a sport. Physical forms can be found on the Folsom School website.

Congratulations to the Folsom Falcons Cross Country Team who finished the season UNDEFEATED with a conference record of 8-0!

Basketball season will be starting soon. An interest meeting was held on October 28, 2018. Permission slips and try out/practice schedules were distributed at the meeting.

Have a wonderful November and stay active!

Ms. DeSordi

Physical Education Teacher/Athletic Director

P.B.S.I.S. News

Positive Behavior Student Support is looking for donations in the form of gift cards appropriate for students in grades K - 8 for our Holiday Event.

Some gift card suggestions:



Five Below




Dollar General




Folsom Home & School Association

Cinderella Cheesecakes will be delivered on November 19, 2018.

Time of delivery TBA.

Upcoming fundraiser:

Otis Spunkmeyer and more Fall collection information will be sent home soon!

Orders for this fundraiser are due by November 19, 2018.

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