Thursday, November 17, 2016

December Early Learning News

ECFE Registration  is open  for winter and spring classes. There are a variety of classes and events to choose from in the Winter Community Education catalog and in the Early Childhood Family Education brochure.  Class fill quickly! Register today online at or call 952-758-1670.

Let’s Play Saturdays begins January 7 from 9:00 am-noon every Saturday through March 25. This is a new opportunity hosted by the New Prague Area Early Childhood Initiative Coalition and conveniently located in the community room at Holy Trinity!

Friday, November 11, 2016

Veteran's Day-2016, Falcon Ridge Elementary

Falcon Ridge Elementary celebrated Veterans' Day today with a packed gymnasium filled with Veterans (past and present), parents, the New Prague High School band, a slideshow of over 160 photos (click here view the photo-slideshow, of Veterans closely connected to students, and featured speaker Jake Helgestad. Jake is the father to Falcon Ridge 5th grader Sam, 7th grade daughter Lucy, and married to Eagle View Elementary teacher Karry. He shared a message of family support, dedication to one's country, and service. We are thankful to all Veterans-near and far-for all that they have done for our country!

Monday, November 7, 2016

Falcon Ridge Parent-Teacher Conferences/Book Fair coming up!

Just a reminder that our Falcon Ridge fall parent-teacher conferences will be taking place soon (Thursday, November 10 from 5-8 p.m., Thursday, November 17 from 5-8 p.m., and Friday November 18 from 8 a.m.-4 p.m.). This is an outstanding opportunity for parents to connect with their child's teacher. If you have not yet signed up, please contact your child's teacher, or our main office at 952-758-1601 to set up a conference time.

We will also be holding our annual book fair in the Falcon Ridge media center during conferences. For a preview of the titles that will be on hand, visit the following link: Book Fair preview

Monday, October 24, 2016


We have all been touched by someone experiencing the most
devastating event of our lives; having a child that is seriously ill and
needing long term hospital care. The Ronald McDonald House Charities
Foundation provides a comfortable and caring home-away- from-home for
families needing a place to stay while their child is going through treatment.

To support these families and the Ronald McDonald House Charities
we are continuing a fundraiser. This one is simple and doesn’t cost
anything. All of us drink beverages, feed our pets, or have soup for our
meals. All of these have the pop-off aluminum tab that is recyclable. We
are asking that you pop-off the tab, save it in a container that works for you,
and bring your collection to school from now and until the end of the year.

Cara Luebke from the Twin Cities RMH Charities recently helped us kick-off
the fundraiser this year. There is a container inside the front doors as well
as classrooms will have collection containers.

Students are encouraged to ask friends and relatives to be ‘POP TAB
SUPERHEROS’ and save tabs. Our goal together with Eagle View and
Raven Stream is to raise 700 pounds of pop tabs by the end of the school
year. Can we do it? ABSOLUTELY WE CAN!!

Saturday, October 15, 2016

4th Grade Kindness Retreat

This past week the Falcon Ridge 4th Graders spent an entire day with Youth Frontiers, an organization that facilitates an annual Kindness Retreat. With the help of parent volunteers, the Youth Frontiers staff works with the entire grade level to focus on the impact that our words and actions have on each others. Students are supported in reflecting on times decisions that they would like to take back, and how to make better choices in the future. They also discuss the importance of being there for their peers, along with the importance of being a good friend.

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

National Fire Prevention Week

This week is National Fire Prevention Week, and Falcon Ridge Elementary is fortunate to have a firefighter in our building each day. Physical Education teacher Dan Wagner also works with the New Prague Fire Department, and took some time this past week to explain his "other job" to our 2nd graders. Thank you-Mr. Wagner, for all that you to help keep our community safe!​