Falcon Ridge Family Updates
November 13, 2023
News and Tidbits
Dear Falcon Ridge Families,
Thank you for attending our Veterans Day program on Friday. The students worked hard to prepare, and it was humbling to have so many veterans and families in attendance.
It’s hard to believe, but we're already planning for our next school year! Our 2024-2025 lottery is opening on Fri., Dec. 8th. This year, we are asking all current FRPCS students wishing to re-enroll for 2024-2025 to complete an “Intent to Enroll” form to reserve their position. One form per current student is required. Returning students will NOT need to complete a lottery application, only the intent to enroll form.
New students will still need to fill out the lottery application for the upcoming year once it is available.
Click the link to access the Intent to Enroll: 2024-2025 Falcon Ridge Public Charter School. Forms are due by Friday Dec. 1st so please complete them as soon as possible.
Thank you for your continued support in making Falcon Ridge a nurturing and positive learning environment for our students. On behalf of our Falcon Ridge staff, we wish you a blessed Thanksgiving with your family.
Happy Birthday Mrs. Bowser! (11/17)
Veterans Day Assembly
5th Grade Field Trip to Starbase Idaho
4th Grade Exploratory Science
Proud of Our Team!
Our goal is to provide an academic environment free of distractions being
conducive to learning and a social environment that supports the
development of kind and respectful relationships. Use of any electronic
devices such as cell phones or smart watches (any screened watches) must be
turned off and in your backpack at all times. Any student using their
phone or any electronic device will have them confiscated. However student(s)
may use their cell phones in the office with permission. If a student needs to
contact a parent, he or she should come to the office. Conversely, if a parent
needs to contact a student, he or she should contact the office.
Falcon Ridge Character Development
This year Miss Eason will continue teaching monthly character trait lessons in grades 1-8, and beginning October 26th, she will be partnering with Mrs. Combe from Lifespan Idaho (formerly Positive Action) to co-teach the monthly character traits in grades K-5. Lessons will include a focus on anti-bullying and the Falcon Ridge character traits, including:
- September - Respect
- October - Excellence
- November - Gratitude
- December - Compassion
- January - Responsibility
- February - Kindness
- March - Patience
- April - Honesty
- May - Integrity
Resources will include children's chapter books as well as age-appropriate videos and hands-on activities provided by Miss Eason. Survey permission slips will be coming home in 4th and 5th grade classes. If you have any questions about the lessons or resources, please contact Dr. Jorgensen or Miss Eason.
Average Daily Attendance
K - 97.50%
1st - 96.89%
2nd - 98.27%
3rd - 93.79%
4th - 95.15%
5th - 96.66%
6th - 95.75%
7th - 98.78%
8th - 94.84%
Attendance is Critical!
Students are considered tardy if they are not in the school building at the time school commences at the beginning of the day as established by the school calendar. The tardy bell rings at 8:05am. All students arriving late must be signed in at the office to ensure accurate records and lunch counts. Students leaving and returning during the school day must be signed in and out by an adult. Each time a student accrues (3) unexcused tardies, the student will also be treated as having 1 unexcused absence. Examples of an unexcused tardy include, oversleeping, late walking to school, missed school bus, parent running late, etc. Students will not be considered tardy in the event of bad weather, if buses are running late, etc.
Safe Student Pick-Up Process
As part of our continuous commitment to ensuring the safety and security of all our students, we kindly remind you of our designated student pickup protocol.
For the safety of our students, we ask that you please adhere to the following guidelines during the student pickup process:
Designated Pickup Spot: Please arrive at the designated pickup spot indicated by the school. This helps streamline the pickup process and ensures a smooth flow of traffic.
Teacher Supervision: Our teachers will be present at the pickup spot to assist with safely escorting students to your vehicles. This also allows us to verify that the student is being picked up by an authorized person.
Communication: If there are any changes to the pickup routine, such as a different authorized person picking up the student, please inform the school office in advance. This will help us avoid any confusion and ensure the safety of your child.
Patience and Courtesy: We kindly ask for your patience during the pickup process, especially during peak times. Your courtesy towards fellow parents and staff is greatly appreciated.
By adhering to these guidelines, we can collectively maintain a secure environment for all students. We sincerely thank you for your cooperation and understanding.
If you have any questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to reach out to us.
Thank you for your ongoing support in prioritizing the safety of our students.
*We had so much fun at Skate Night! Who knew that Mrs. Lopez and Mrs. Roberts had the moves on skates!!
Thanks to all that came out!
*PTO Meeting 12/5 @ 6pm in the multi-purpose room
*Giving Tree 12/1 - 12/19
*Polar Pals Santa Shoppe 12/7 & 12/8
*PTO Meeting 1/11 @ 6pm in the multi-purpose room
*Panda Express Dining Out 1/19
**Note that the Chili Cook Off Scheduled for December has been Moved to March 15th.
REMINDER: When PTO organizes an event, school policies still need to followed by students and their families. Children need to be supervised by a parent at all times. Thank you for helping us keep things running smoothly and everyone safe.
Going forward, PTO will adopt a meeting model to match the way our school board conducts business. A meeting notice and agenda will be sent out a week prior.
This will help PTO streamline our process to make sure our meetings are as productive as possible and follows the same policies as the school.
If you have questions or concerns, please email us at email@example.com.
Thank you again for supporting your PTO!!
PTO Skate Night was a Huge Success!
Stem Club Schedule
All times are 3:00pm-4:30pm
Kuna Pop-Up Library Schedule
Gratitude Resources for Parents
Other Resources for Parents
11/13 - Girls Basketball Game @ Heritage Charter
- 11/14 - School Board Meeting @ 6:00pm
- 11/15 - STEM Club
- 11/15 - Girls Home Basketball Game @ 4:00pm
- 11/16 - Girls Basketball Game @ Rolling Hills Charter
- 11/17 - November Student Birthday Class Celebrations
- 11/20-11/24 Thanksgiving Break
- 11/28 - 5th Grade StarBase Field Trip