Falcon Ridge Elementary Newsletter

January 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

Message from Principal Giesen

Falcon Ridge Families,

Happy (almost) 2022! As we approach the midway point of our school year, I continue to be impressed with the support from our families and the outstanding effort and attitude that our students bring each day. On behalf of our Falcon Ridge staff, thank you for everything you do!

  • Party Invitations - Please do not send party invitations with kids to distribute at school. It is difficult when only some of the students are invited, and a classroom dynamic is negatively affected when some are left out.
  • Live Instruction from home - See the following information and reminders, for when students need to be away from their classrooms for an extended period of time:

    • While not a requirement from the district or school that a teacher provides live online instruction, our Falcon Ridge staff continues to go above and beyond to try to support students the best they can. The purpose of this limitation is to support our teachers and their workload.
    • In most instances, our teachers will need 24 hours to put together work for your child. Please respect this timeframe as they gather materials for your child to be working on when at home.
  • Upcoming Snow Days - As a reminder, we will plan to have a blended learning day if/when weather cancels school. Details on that day can be found here.

Have a safe and enjoyable remainder of your break!


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)