We, the Falcon Ridge Community, believe all children can learn, and we will establish high standards of learning that we expect all students to achieve.
- All students can and will learn.
- Respect for diversity is critical.
- Together we are more.
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Message from Principal
Happy Spring to everyone!
Congratulations to Sarah Bullock in Fourth grade. She recently wrote an article that was published in Scholastic News. It was an opinion piece about why students should stick to their sleep schedules during school breaks. Way to go Sarah! We are proud of you!
End of level testing will be beginning soon. Here are some tips to help your child prepare for those days he or she is test taking.
1. Check with your child’s teacher to see what days he or she is testing.
2. Make sure your child gets an ample, normal amount of sleep the night before the testing.
3. Have your child eat a nutritious and filling breakfast. Avoid high sugar cereal, which can make the student hyper and/or unfocused.
4. Make sure your child is on time to school on the day of testing.
5. If your child is sick please contact the school to inform them so that the child can be added to the make-up testing days.
Warmer days are also here. Please continue to have your child dress appropriately for school. No short shorts or skimpy t-shirts. Toes should be covered with shoes that will protect them. There are a lot of activities that will be going on and we want everyone to be safe and comfortable.
Thank you for your support at home! We love our parents!
Michelle Peterson, Principal
PTA President Message
Did you know that National Teacher Appreciation Day is Tuesday, May 7th? We are spending the week of April 29th through May 3rd showing the teachers at Falcon Ridge how much we appreciate all they do for our children. We have wonderful people spending their days molding our children into what they will become someday.
I am so grateful for the teachers I had throughout my childhood. I remember elementary school teachers that loved me like I was their own child. I had high school teachers that encouraged me to go to college even though I grew up in a small town where most people didn’t even consider getting an education past high school. I can remember every teacher that I had growing up and the impact they had on me. At the time I didn’t realize it, but they taught me so many of life’s lessons to mold me into whom I have become.
Fast forward a couple of decades and I love my children’s teachers! I enjoy working with them to make sure my children reach their full potential. I love to see how patient they are with my children; often times in a way that I am not. I love to see how much they are rooting for my children to succeed. We all want the same thing: to see these little ones grow into amazing people as they learn more and more every year at Falcon Ridge.
Please make sure you tell your child’s teacher how much you appreciate them during our Teacher Appreciation week and encourage your child to show his or her appreciation as well. It doesn’t have to be an extravagant gift, just take a moment in the next week to send a little note of thanks to the one that spends the day with your child. The teachers at Falcon Ridge are awesome and we need to make sure they hear it!
Karen Beebe PTA President
“The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains.
The superior teacher demonstrates.
The great teacher inspires.”
~ William Arthur Ward
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Bullying and harassment are not tolerated at Falcon Ridge Elementary. Bullying is when a person or group of people repeatedly seeks to belittle, scare, hurt, put down, tease, threaten, harm, or intimidate another person. (see complete Policy as098)
Bullying and harassment can be:
- Verbal: The bully aggressively teases or calls names.
- Physical: The bully physically hits, shoves, punches, pokes, bumps, corners, or harms you.
- Visual: (leering, showing embarrassing material)
- Emotional: The bully uses gestures, notes, rumors, gossip, etc. against someone. The bully may also exclude you or use your relationships with friends as a weapon.
- Cyber: The bully uses emails, text messages, Facebook, Twitter, other social networking websites, or other electronic devices to hurt someone.
What should you do if you are getting bullied? Try the following:
- Tell the bully to "STOP". Look the bully in the eye without emotion or fear and command him or her to stop.
- If the bully continues to bother you, WALK AWAY.
- If that doesn’t work, TELL AN ADULT (Teacher, Administrator, Counselor, Parent or an adult you trust). If you remain in silence, nobody will know and you will continue to suffer at the hands of the bully.
- Inform the parents/guardians
- Provide consequences as necessary
All reports of bullying are confidential and handled carefully. Remember: Everyone has a right to come to school and feel safe! If you are bullying others, stop. Parents will be notified when bullying is taking place.
For those students who choose this behavior, consequences may include:
- Mandatory parent/guardian conference
- Loss of recess or activity
- Lunch Detention
- In School Suspension (ISS)
- Suspension from school
School Comunity Council Information can be found on this website under the "Community" tab at the top of this website page. Take a look, if you are interested in what is being discussed during these meetings.
Falcon Ridge Elementary Opportunities for Students
Fine Arts :
- We have a Beverly Taylor Sorensen Specialist at our school. Lori Bassham teaches drama to every student.
- We offer an after-school choir program taught by volunteer parents.
- Fourth and Fifth-grade students attend the symphony each year
- Assistants teach the Meet the Masters to students once a week for 40 minutes.
- All teachers in our building teach PE classes weekly to our students.
- All of our 6th grade students perform in a Shakespeare play each year. Each class performs a different play.
- We hold annual Science Fair and Monster Math competitions.
- We have an active Darts program. Last year all of our students created a large mural that we still have hanging in the hall.
- We are a Leader in Me school. We have announcements three times a week that highlight positive aspects of being a leader. We have many opportunities for students to be leaders in the classroom.
- School-wide we have a Recycling Crew, Safety Patrol, Student Council, Lunch Workers, and student Library Helpers.
Gifted and Talented:
- Geography Bee held each year.
- Fourth grade has a Mountain Man assembly each year and they also go to This is the Place Monument for hands-on learning about Utah History.