Falcon Ridge Family Updates
October 9, 2023
News and Tidbits
Dear Falcon Ridge Families,
Welcome back to school! I hope you had a wonderful brea with your family.
I wanted to take a moment to express my gratitude for the fantastic turnout we had at the recent Parent-Teacher Conferences. Your active participation and involvement in your child's education are truly remarkable and greatly appreciated. It was one of the best turnouts we've ever had, and your commitment to your child's academic success is truly commendable.
Our Scholastic Book Fair was a resounding success, and we want to thank you for visiting and supporting this event. Your purchases will directly benefit our school, providing our students with access to even more exciting books and resources. A special thanks to our hard-working PTO for organizing this event!
I'm thrilled to share the exciting news that our girls' volleyball team delivered an outstanding performance at the Districts! Their dedication, hard work, and teamwork have paid off, and we couldn't be prouder of their accomplishments. Please join me in congratulating them on this well-deserved achievement.
Looking ahead, we are excited to offer a variety of enrichment opportunities for our students. These programs aim to further enrich their educational experience and foster personal growth. Please keep an eye on your email inbox for a message from our office with the details on these opportunities.
Our character trait this month is excellence, and we are focusing on excellence in academics and citizenship.
Once again, thank you for your ongoing support, involvement, and dedication to our school community. Together, we are creating a positive and nurturing environment where every child can thrive academically and personally.
If you ever have any questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to reach out to us. Your feedback is essential, and we are here to assist you in any way we can.
Wishing you a wonderful month ahead!
Average Daily Attendance
1st Grade: 98.27%
2nd Grade: 96.55%
3rd Grade: 98.85%
4th Grade: 94.94%
5th Grade: 98.98%
6th Grade: 99.47%
7th Grade: 93.93%
8th Grade: 98.98%
Year to Date ADA: 95.48%
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.
Thank you so much for your support at the Book Fair! We are so excited to be able to honor teacher requests with the funds made from Book Fair. We love our teachers!!
Now we are ready for a fun filled, jam packed October.
*Voting for Kiss the Pig Starts 10/8
Who will kiss the pig? Mrs. Hill or Mrs. Grill?! Drop your spare change in the jar for which teacher you want to see Kiss the Pig at the Farmstead Night.
*Believe Kids Fall Fundraiser 10/9 - 10/26 The funds from this fundraiser will help put in trees, benches, etc for the playground area.
*PTO Meeting 10/12 6pm to 7pm
*Night at the Farmstead 10/16 from 4pm to 9pm (Kiss the Pig happens at 7:30pm)
REMINDER: When PTO puts on 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.
If you have questions or concerns, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you again for supporting your PTO!!
*10/9 - 10/26 - Believe Kids Fall Fundraiser
*10/16 - Farmstead from 4pm to 9pm - Who will Kiss the Pig...Mrs. Hill or Mrs. Grill?!
*10/27 - Trunk or Treat from 6pm to 7pm
Stem Club Schedule
All times are 3:00pm-4:30pm
Kuna Pop-Up Library Schedule
10/2-10/6 - Fall Break
10/2: 1st Round Volleyball Playoffs @ 3pm ($2 admission for students and adults)
10/4: Volleyball Semi-finals & Championship
10/9: Columbus Day
10/11: STEM Club 3-4:30pm
10/11: XCountry Winston Tinzey
10/16: PTO Farmstead Night
10/18: XCountry District
10/25: STEM CLUB 3-4:30pm