Friday, December 16, 2016

January Early Learning News

Early Learning News January 2017

Let’s Play Saturdays - Come and play at Holy Trinity Community room on Saturday mornings January 7-March 25 from 9:00-12:00.  The space will be set up to promote active play during the winter months for children under 5.  Older siblings are welcome too!  This is a project of the New Prague Area Early Childhood Coalition.  No set fee but free will cash donations will be accepted and used to expand the program.

Preschool Parent Information Night 2017-2018 School Year - Come and learn about the New Prague Area Schools award winning preschools! Two opportunities available: January 30 from 6:30-7:30 pm at the Early Childhood Center or January 31 from 6:30-7:30 pm at Eagle View Elementary in Elko New Market.  Registration for preschool begins on February 1.

Music Beat - Ages 3-5. Open the world of music to your child! In this 45 minute class you and your child will sing, dance, and make music.  Session A: January 18, 25, February 1, 8, 15, 22 from 6:30-7:15 pm at the Early Childhood Center.  Session B: March 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, April 5 6:30-7:15 pm at Eagle View Elementary.  Cost for each session $40.  To register visit or call 952-758-1670.

New! Screening in Elko New Market - Early Childhood Screening at Eagle View Elementary in the Early Childhood wing on Saturday March 18 between 8:00 am-2:00 pm. If your child is 3 years of age or older and has not been screened, call Sharon at 952-758-1674 to schedule a time.  

Monday, December 12, 2016

Math Masters

Math Masters for all 5th graders in the New Prague Area Schools has begun, however we have two open spots available. It is not too late to join! This year we have six teams that will work on higher level thinking skills, fact recall using the order of operations, and team building. We meet from 4:00-5:00 in room 17 at Falcon Ridge Elementary, and receive help from National Honor Society students and our coach Mrs. Jodi Prchal. 

We will meet on:
Thursday January 12
Tuesday, February 7
Tuesday, March 7 
Thursday, April 6 and
Tuesday, April 18. 

We will compete in a tournament in Lakeville on Friday, April 21. traveling by school bus. We will leave Falcon Ridge at 7:45 AM, pick up Eagle View students at 8:00 AM, and begin the tournament at 9:00 AM. We will be done around noon, and will eat at Pizza Ranch in Lakeville for lunch. Students will be dropped off around 2:00 PM (Eagle View), and 2:20 PM (Falcon Ridge/Raven Stream). Parents are welcome to attend as well as volunteers or spectators. The cost for the class is $40 and includes the tournament and a t-shirt. 

Contact Community Education if you would still like to join at 952-758-1734. 

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!!