Falcon Ridge Family Updates

October 24, 2022

News and Tidbits

Hello Families,

The air is chilly and the leaves are changing colors. It is starting to feel like fall!

Congratulations to the Falcon Ridge middle school math team! They represented Falcon Ridge at the annual Boise State Math Invitational competition on Saturday. They won the "creativity in problem solving" award. Way to show academic excellence!! Congratulations Mrs. Willis and students!

Friday was the first middle school choir concert and they gymnasium was packed! The audience enjoyed the beautiful music that represented hard work and talent. We are proud of Mrs. Bassett and our choir!

Please read the coming events for October in this newsletter. We are looking forward to the PTO Trunk or Treat event on October 28th. Speaking of the PTO, they are currently hosting a fundraiser. Watch your emails for important information from your child's teacher. Also, the PTO fundraiser has been extended until Wednesday, October 26th.

This is a festive time of year, but our mission is to protect the learning environment, and therefore do not celebrate Halloween parties or wear costumes at school.

Our theme this year is Keep on Truckin'. Our character development will focus on a growth mindset. This month's character trait is excellence. Be sure and ask your student if he/she has earned a Falcon Card.

We are glad you have chosen Falcon Ridge Charter School as your school of choice. We are honored to partner with you in your child's education.


Dr. Jorgensen

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BSU Math Competition: Congrats Middle School Team!

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3rd Grade Scientists

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3rd Grade Candy Corn Math Challenge

Character Lessons with Miss Eason

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PTO News!

Now through October 26: Believe Kids Online Fundraiser! Our goal is $5000 which we’ll use to install two new playground features! There are also individual prizes for the top-selling student and the top-selling class. At the very least, please register your kids online as that participation allows the school to be entered for even more chances at funds. Finally, the fundraising platform includes a donation option which gives 100% of your donation directly back to our fundraiser.

Friday, October 28 from 6-7pm: Falcon Ridge Trunk or Treat! Join us for this annual family-focused event to celebrate the holiday. If you’re interested in decorating a vehicle or helping in any other way please sign up here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/409084eadac2ea1f85-2022.

Thursday, November 3 at 7pm: PTO Monthly Meeting. This year’s PTO committees are full of energy and enthusiasm to make this a fantastic year. Please join us at an upcoming meeting or email us at pto.frc@gmail.com if you have any questions or interest in joining.

Resources for Parents

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Famous Failures

Good Manners for Kids to Have

  • Saying “thank you” after something is received, given or exchanged.
  • Using the word “please” when you’re asking for help or would like to receive something you want or need.
  • Looking people in the eye when you greet them or if they’re talking to you. (Once toddlers master please and thank you, then begin working on eye-contact.)
  • Greeting others with “hello” or “goodbye” as well as responding to someone when they greet you.
  • Saying “I’m sorry” or “excuse me.”
  • Holding the door open for others.
  • Not speaking over others, but waiting until it’s their turn to talk.
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Average Daily Attendance

YTD: 96.70%

K - 94.17%

1st - 89.14%

2nd - 91.03%

3rd - 91.72%

4th - 98.48%

5th - 93.64%

6th - 94.24%

7th - 94.85%

8th - 94.67%

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Important Events

  • 10/25 ~ Girls basketball home game @ 4:00 pm
  • 10/26 ~ STEM Club @ 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm
  • 10/27 ~ Girls basketball home game @ 4:00 pm
  • 10/28 ~ PTO Truck-or-Treat @ 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
  • 11/1 ~ Girls basketball home game @ 4:00 pm
  • 11/2 ~ STEM club @ 3:00 to 4:00 pm
  • 11/3 ~ Girls basketball home game @ 4:00 pm
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STEM Club Dates

October 12th

October 26th

November 2nd

November 16th

December 7th

December 14th

January 4th

January 18th

February 1st

February 15th

March 1st

March 15th

April 5th

April 19th

Student Dress Code

In an effort to provide a safe and orderly school environment for your children, we will expect the following dress guidelines followed by the students of Falcon Ridge Public Charter School. Our focus at Falcon Ridge Public Charter School is to create an educational atmosphere with the fewest disruptions.

1. Gang attire of any kind is strictly prohibited, ie. Garments that are suggestive or garments that advertise illegal substances or obscene statements are not allowed.

2. Brief garments such as halter tops, bare midriffs, tube tops, net tops, tank tops, spaghetti straps, and plunging necklines (front or back) are not appropriate. All shirts must be wider than three adult fingers on the shoulder. Shorts and skirts shorter than fingertip length are inappropriate.

3. Pajamas or slippers of any kind are strictly prohibited.

4. Makeup (lipstick, rouge, blush, eye makeup) are not allowed at Falcon Ridge Public Charter School. Blemish correction and clear lip gloss are acceptable.

5. Hair color will be within the natural color spectrum (brown, black, blonde or auburn.)

6. No pierced jewelry, other than in the ears, will be permitted.

7. Students will wear or change into athletic shoes for P.E.

8. No hats indoors except for special spirit days.