Falcon Ridge Elementary Newsletter

March 2022

Important Information:

Office/Main Line: 952-758-1600

24/7 Attendance Line: 952-758-1605

FR Nurse: 952-758-1606

Fax: 952-758-1699

Absences, Late Arrivals and Early Pickups

If your child(ren) will be gone, late or leaving early, you MUST call the attendance line: 952-758-1605 (24/7) before 9:10 am on the day you will be gone, OR email ALL of the following people in one email: 1. your child's teacher, 2. lbisek@isd721.org, 3. nschmitz@isd721.org, 4. amusil@isd721.org and 5. jsirekhrabe@isd721.org.

Message from Principal Giesen

Falcon Ridge Families,

I Love to Read Month - Throughout the month of February, we made time to stress the importance of reading. Through weekly all-school reads, bingo challenges and dress-up days, we made reading a priority for both students and staff.

Conferences and Book Fair - Our spring conference and book fair dates are set for Tuesday, March 8 (5-8 pm), Thursday, March 10 (5-8 pm) and Friday, March 11 (10 am-4 pm). Please sign up through the PTC FAST link, if you haven't already done so.

MCA Testing Dates - Our students in grades 3-5 are scheduled to take the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessments (MCAs) in April. We respectfully ask that parents make every attempt to schedule appointments, vacations, etc. around these dates:

  • Science: April 4-6 (Grade 5 only)
  • Reading: April 19-22 (Grades 3-5)
  • Math: April 26-29 (Grades 3-5)


Mr. Dave Giesen

Falcon Ridge Elementary Principal

(952) 758-1601


Everyday Fundraising for Falcon Ridge

In working with our Falcon Ridge PAC, I want to make all of our families aware of some easy ways to support our students at Falcon Ridge by using a few simple steps with businesses that you may already be spending money with:

  • Shutterfly - Simply click on this Shutterfly link and start shopping. A percentage will go directly to our Falcon Ridge PAC.
  • Amazon Smile - when you shop online at Amazon. This will help raise money for the Falcon Ridge PAC, which supports all students and all staff! Again, it's easy to do so: 1. Sign in to smile.amazon.com in your desktop or mobile phone browser, 2. from your desktop, go to "Your Account" from the navigation at the top of the page, 3. select the option to "Change your Charity" from the options at the bottom of the page, 4. choose Falcon Ridge Elementary PAC. For every eligible purchase you make on smile.amazon.com, Amazon will donate 0.5% directly to our Falcon Ridge PAC.
  • Coborn's School Rewards - Coborn's, Inc. is committed to donating $150,000 to local entities during the 2019-2020 school year. The points your school earns will help grow their share of the $150,000 total. It's like a pie; the size of your school's slice will depend on how many points they have received. Schools should encourage their supporters to register for their location at moreRewards.com: 1. Go to moreRewards.com, 2. create a login, 3. proceed to login, 4. go to "manage my membership," 5. choose school rewards, 6. select Falcon Ridge, and you are done! It is just that easy! You can also easily add it through the More Rewards phone app: 1. go to rewards, 2. slide the school rewards button to green, 3. below the button there should be an option for you to change to your school, 4. search for Falcon Ridge, and 5. select Falcon Ridge.

2021-2022 Falcon Ridge Monthly Character Traits

R-espect (September)

E-ffort (October)

A-ttitude (November)

P-ride (December)


C-ooperation (January)

A-ssertion (February)

R-esponsibility (March)

E-mpathy (April)

S-elf Control (May)