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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A message from the Principal…
Parents, Teachers, and Students,
Thank you for attending Parent-Teacher Conferences this past week. We always have such a great turnout! It is so nice to see parents involved in their child’s education.
As weather gets warmer, more and more students will be walking or riding their bicycles to school. Please drive slowly when near crosswalks and the school and watch for students. Sometimes students are not where they should be and that can cause a problem.
Our parking lots become quite packed at the end of the day as parents wait for school to be let out. Please be kind to each other and watch where you are parking. If there is not a place to park in one of the school parking lots you can also park along 7000 South.
Keep in mind that the parking lots are busy for 10-12 minutes during afternoon pickup every day. We try to get cars out as soon as we can, but we also have to get students safely across crosswalks. Thank you for being patient during this time.
Our school still focuses on the Leader in Me habits, which we call the “The 7 Habits of Happy Kids”. The 7 Habits are habits students can use to be successful and show good citizenship at school, at home and in the community. Below are the meanings attached to each habit.
Habit 1 – Be Proactive – I am a responsible person. I take initiative. I choose my actions, attitudes, and moods. I do not blame others for my wrong actions. I do the right thing without being asked, even when no one is looking.
Habit 2 – Begin with the End in Mind – I plan ahead and set goals. I do things that have meaning and make a difference. I am an important part of my classroom and contribute to my school’s mission and vision. I look for ways to be a good citizen.
Habit 3 – Put First Things First – I spend my time on things that are most important. This means I say no to things I know I should not do. I set priorities, make a schedule, and follow my plan. I am disciplined and organized.
Habit 4 – Think Win-Win – I balance courage for getting what I want with consideration for what others want. I make deposits in others’ Emotional Bank Accounts. When conflicts arise, I look for third alternatives.
Habit 5 – Seek First to Understand, Then to Be Understood – I listen to other people’s ideas and feelings. I try to see things from their viewpoints. I listen to others without interrupting. I am confident in voicing my ideas. I look people in the eyes when talking.
Habit 6 – Synergize – I value other people’s strengths and learn from them. I get along well with others, even people who are different than me. I work well in groups. I seek out other people’s ideas to solve problems because I know that by teaming with others we can create better solutions than anyone of us can alone. I am humble.;
Habit 7 – Sharpen the Saw – I take care of my body by eating right, exercising and getting sleep. I spend time with family and friends. I learn in lots of ways and lots of places, not just at school. I find meaningful ways to help others.
Parents and volunteers, we thank you for your support of the school! We appreciate you!
Michelle Peterson, Principal