Falcon Ridge Elementary Newsletter

December 2021

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,

I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving Break! Here is our November recap:

* Candy Give-Back - Thank you to all families who donated candy back to the building. Our students' tremendous generosity brought back over 390 pounds of candy, which we donated/are still donating to a few service members with New Prague ties, along with the Peace Center (unopened bags) and a couple of local senior living homes.

* Veterans Day - As a building, we celebrated Veterans Day by honoring those who have served. We welcomed the New Prague Veterans Honor Guard, had a brief virtual ceremony and watched a short video displaying pictures of veterans close to us.

* Fall Parent Teacher Conferences - Thank you to all parents who participated in our fall conferences. We had 97% of our students represented during this time! Our staff is grateful for the outstanding support from our Falcon Ridge Families and community.

Our Minnesota weather continues to be very kind. However, colder temperatures are sure to be coming soon. Please be sure to dress your child(ren) appropriately for the weather. As a reminder, we plan to go outside each day that the weather allows (above 0 wind-chill).


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)