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October 2021

You are cordially  welcome to join the Folsom PTO. Please also invite your friends and neighbors who are connected to our school.  The next meeting is Thursday, October 14 from 6:30-7:30 on Google Meets. We could use your ideas and creativity as we plan new ways to support Folsom in these challenging times.  If you have questions, please email   or Helen Bishop, 

If you want to donate K-Cups, seltzers or other beverages for the staff room, please send them into school.

Who We Are:

The purpose of the PTO is to support and improve the relationships between home and school, to promote the welfare of our community, to provide enriching experiences and to support a safe learning environment for students and staff.


Any parent, guardian or other adult representing a student at school may be a member and shall have voting rights. The principal and every staff member employed at the school may also be a member and have voting rights.

How Can YOU Participate ?? !!

Volunteering is easy!        There are many options!

What we have been able to provide to our students in the past with fundraising and gifts:

2020-2021, Last year at Folsom:

Claussen’s Fund-Raiser  ORDER BY MAY 11, 2021

The PTO is holding its Claussen’s fund-raiser right now. They emailed home information about how to order beautiful flowers and plants, and the sales support their good work in our school. Here is the information:

Like last year, students will have the opportunity to sell flowers, plants, herbs & hanging baskets from Claussen’s in Colchester. A portion of each sale will go to the Folsom School PTO, to help support the academic and extracurricular needs of the Folsom community. This year, the PTO helped fund Hay Day supplies, teacher appreciation goodies and flexible seats for the 1st grade, among other things.  

We’ve given great consideration to making the fundraiser as easy as possible, and a safe event for everyone. We ask that you please follow the guidelines below carefully.

  1. Track your orders. You can print a copy of the order form (here’s a link), to keep track of your orders. We’ll also distribute the forms to students at school.
  2. Spread the word! You can email the photo sheet out to family and friends with this link.  Note that prices are listed on the order form, so be sure to email that, too.
  3. Collect orders by Tues., May 11. Have people email you or tell you their orders, and keep track using your order sheet. Orders sent in after May 11 may not be fulfilled.
  4. Payment must be submitted with orders. Please be sure to collect money promptly.
    Checks should be made out to Folsom PTO. PayPal payments should go to Cash is ok, too. Orders without payment will not be fulfilled.
  5. Submit your orders, using the following options:
  1. Send order forms and all payments to school with your student, where they can turn them in to their teacher. Or you can drop off orders and payments in the lobby.
  2. Mail your order form and checks in an envelope to Folsom School, 75 South Street, South Hero, VT 05486
  3. Send orders and payments electronically. PayPal payments should go to Orders can be sent via email to
  1. Pick up your orders on Tuesday, May 25, between 2:00pm - 5:30pm next to the Folsom School gym. We will have all orders sorted by family, for quick and easy pickup, and will be following social distancing guidelines.

If you have any questions at all, please email Elissa Giroux ( Thanks for helping to make this year’s sale a success. Be well, and happy planting!

December Update

The Folsom PTO would like to thank the South Hero Community for their amazing generosity this holiday season!  If you found the list full when you looked, we have added some new ideas for new books, hats, gloves, family games, treats, water bottles, warm socks… anything that adds to a cozy holiday for our families.  The link is: For community members  who donated money, your gifts will go toward these presents, as well.  Our PayPal link is if you would still like to donate.

For those of you who have signed up, there is no need to wrap. All gifts must be at Folsom by Wednesday, December 16.  

If you have any questions, please ask Helen Bishop at Folsom School: or 372-6600, extension 1009.  The South Hero community is SO generous! We are showing our children once again that we can make their holidays special, even in a world-wide pandemic!  Happy Holidays to all!

Hello from the Folsom PTO!


Folsom’s Parent Teacher Organization is still active and has gone to remote monthly meetings via Google Meet. If you’re interested in hearing what we’re up to, please join us - no RSVP needed!  We could use your creativity as we plan new ways to support Folsom in this unusual school year.

The PTO meets on the first Thursday of each month at 6:30. If you’d like to attend, please use this link ( See you then!


Folsom Parent Teacher Organization

We meet monthly on Thursdays, at 6:30 P.M. All are welcome - no RSVP needed! to join the online meeting through Google Meet. If you have questions, please email   or Helen Bishop