Programs / Activities
What is TAP?
The Talented Arts Program is a part of the Students with Exceptionalities Department in St. Tammany Parish Public Schools. In order to participate, a student must first receive a referral to be screened from a teacher or through a written request from a parent to the school. Once referred, the student must pass a school level screening and then a State Evaluation, which both follow guidelines outlined by the Louisiana State Department of Education.
Talented Art is an accelerated art class where advanced, intensive studio problems are presented in a small group setting, addressing a broad range of visual art media. Students will improve studio skills both technically and expressively, as well as their understanding of aesthetics, and their historical knowledge of the visual arts. Students explore drawing, sculpture, painting, and design during their course of study in the program, developing a portfolio of strong original work.
Talented Music is an accelerated music class for singers and instrumentalists. The course consists of advanced training in the areas of music theory, history, ear training composition and performance. Students will have multiple performance opportunities throughout the year, will learn how to play and work with others, and will expand their musical repertoire and depth of knowledge. This type of instruction provides a strong foundation to students who desire to pursue music in college or professionally.
Talented Theatre is an accelerated theatre course for actors and actresses. The course consists of in depth training in a variety of theatrical areas including performance, design, directing, and history. Students will focus on developing their communication skills, explore their creativity , strengthen their improvisation skills, and work as an ensemble. In addition, students will have multiple performance opportunities throughout the school year and will receive individualized instruction based on their specific needs as a performer.
Preparation for both the Screening and Evaluation Process Includes:
ART - A portfolio of ten to fourteen finished drawings or paintings that shows the student’s full range of skills and subject matter
MUSIC - Two solo pieces of contrasting style, preferably memorized
THEATRE - A memorized monologue chosen from a given list.
The deadline to sign up for a screening date in the fall for Talented Art, Music and Theatre is: September 2, 2022.
If you have any questions or would like to receive a screening packet, please call the office and ask to speak to Shawn Williams, TAP SBLC Chair.
All students will participate in a marathon running program through our P.E. classes. Depending on the grade level of the child, they will run a certain number of minutes each week with a gradual increase in minutes. Students must wear tennis shoes to participate. They have to earn all 8 ribbons to qualify to win the award at the end of the year. Once students complete their run, they are responsible for signing the book documenting their run. If absent, they must contact Ms. Brown to schedule a make up run before the next ribbon run. Students will be disqualified for not running safely. Students cannot make up a run for not wearing tennis shoes.
Welcome to the 2022-2023 school year! Folsom Elementary will continue offering Before School Care and After School Care again this school year.
Before and after care will begin Thursday, August 11th for all students in grades Pre-K through 5th grade.
BEFORE SCHOOL CARE 7:00-8:00 AM
The charge for Before School Care is $20.00 per week, due on Monday of each week. There will be no daily rates or drop-ins. Students participating in the Before Care Program will need to be walked into the gym and signed in by a parent/guardian.
AFTER SCHOOL CARE 3:31-5:30 PM
The charge for After School Care is $40.00 per week. There will be no daily rates or drop-ins. It starts at 3:31 when school ends and be available until 5:30 pm. If you arrive after 5:30 pm there is a late fee of $1.00 per minute for each child until picked up. Cellular phone time is used. Please contact the program director if you will be late. After 3 late pick up days childcare services will be terminated for the duration of the school year. Students not picked up from after- care after unsuccessful attempts to contact the parent will be turned over to the local police department.
Children must sign themselves in and must be signed out by a parent/guardian. The only people allowed to pick up the children are those on the after-care registration form. No phone calls to add people will be permitted. A written request must be made to add a person to the check-out authorization list and must include the person’s full name and phone number.
During after-care, the students will be given a snack and juice. Pick up will either be in the school gym or on the outside playground. After care will NOT be offered on half days.
BEFORE AND AFTER SCHOOL CARE Phone Number is (985) 796-9409.
PAYMENTS-Payments for both programs will be due on Monday. If you owe for the prior week, your child will not be allowed to attend until the previous week’s payment is received. My Payments Plus Online is the preferred method for making payments. Make sure to click Before Care and After Care when making payments. Please make checks payable to Folsom Elementary School. A SERVICE CHARGE will apply for any NSF checks. Then all payments thereafter must be paid in CASH. Please put your child’s name and after-care on the memo line on your check. Be aware, if you have a past due balance from the previous school year, it is due the first week of school and your child will not be allowed to start attending the program until the balance is paid.
In order to ensure the safety of all children, every student is expected to follow the school rules and regulations that they follow during regular school hours. All must adhere to these rules and regulations in order to continue to participate in the program. Students who consistently choose to act in an inappropriate manner at Before or After School Care will not be allowed to attend. Severe infractions may warrant immediate removal from the program.
To register your child for the program, please complete the registration form and return it to school. The registration form can be found here or it can be picked up in the office. The registration form must be received by the program director before attending.
For questions regarding the program, please call (985) 796-3820 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.