Posted on May 02, 2012



[Include a Spoon or Fork in lunch box]  When packing lunch for your child, please include a fork and/or a spoon. The cafeteria/food service is separate from Folger McKinsey and they charge 10 cents for a spoon/fork utensil and a napkin for those students not purchasing from the cafeteria.

The PTO purchased thousands of «sporks» at the start of school. The supply is almost gone. Rather than spend hard-earned fundraising dollars on this item, we ask that parents pack utensils for their children. It makes it easier for them and of course, helps our Maryland Green School Initiative.

Folger McKinsey will not give «spork» to students that forget it in their lunches from home. Children who purchase school lunch will continue to receive utensils.



[Register Your Giant Card]  If you haven’t done this yet, please don’t wait any longer. Register your card (Safeway and Food Lion too!) at the respective store’s website and select Folger McKinsey as the school to benefit. It doesn’t cost you anything. A portion of the dollars you spend at Giant are shared with Folger.

Last month, Folger raised $1,000 through the Giant bonus card program, thanks to the several shoppers who registered their cards. Imagine how many dollars we would raise for things like technology (ipads, perhaps!) in every classroom, if every family registered?! Visit the PTO webpage for more details.




[bullying survey 2011] Please join us in creating a safe and welcoming learning environment in our school by participating in the 2011 SCHOOL YEAR BULLYING SURVEY


Find it at or on the Anne Arundel County Public Schools website at

Your insight and support will help our school identify areas of concern and address them. You are an important partner in this effort and we value your input. Your passcode is nq38dp

As always, thanks for your support!



[Child Care Program 2011-2012]  - There is a $25 non-refundable registration fee for new children. Register: Online at >Child Care>Online Registration (when registering online please make sure that you register for the 2011-2012 school year) or - In person at SACC office located at 1 Harry Truman Parkway Suite 105, Annapolis. Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. You will receive an email confirmation after you complete the registration process.

Due to the Folger McKinsey relocation to Chesapeake Bay MS, the Before-and-After Care Program is provided by School Age Child Care (SACC) program from Recreation and Parks at Pasadena Elementary School, 401 East Pasadena Road, Pasadena. Parents drop off and pick up their child(ren) at the Pasadena SACC location. The Board of Education is providing bus transportation to and from Chesapeake Bay MS in both the A.M. and P.M. for the SACC participants. All questions or concerns should be directed to the SACC Main Office at 410-222-7856 ext. 1. 


[Student Meal Accounts] Monitor your child’s account balance for meal purchases, check what purchases have been made, and receive e-mail notifications when your child’s account reaches a low balance. Parents can deposit money to a student’s account online through electronic check, credit card, or debit card. The money is applied to a student’s account within minutes, which means that with a simple click of a mouse or a phone call, students and parents can avoid forgetting lunch money. Online deposits will incur a transaction fee of 4.75 percent. However, parents can avoid the fee by submitting cash or checks directly to their child’s school. To start using the system, parents need their child’s student identification number, which can be obtained from the cafeteria or the school office.

Registration is free and quick, so get started today. Simply click on the Registration button below and follow the easy, step-by-step instructions or go to


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