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March 19, 2020

Hello Fox Families,

We hope you are all doing well and staying healthy.  We sure miss seeing all your smiling faces everyday on campus.  I hope that you have all found your distance-learning plan that your teacher has provided through their website.  If not, visit and check out your teacher’s website to keep in the loop on the distance learning plan for your classroom. 

Remember that next week is our official spring break and there will not be distance learning posted from March 23-March 27.  Distance learning lessons will begin again on March 30. 

Please be sure you check your email for communication from the district as well as from your teacher.  If you would like up to date information check the district website at or follow the Etiwanda School District on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram for frequent updates and news during this challenging time. 

Stay well and take care. 

March 9, 2020

Hello Fox Families,

This is Ms. Lyon sharing a fun March Madness Challenge with you.  We are doing an attendance challenge over this week and next.  Classes go head to head to see which class has the best attendance on a daily basis and the winner each day moves on to the next round.  The overall school winning class will have a pizza party to celebrate. Our winning class will then compete against the winning classes at DWL, WH and Colony to be the regional attendance champion.  Be sure to get your student to school every day all year long, unless they are sick.  Being at school every day is the best way to ensure school success. 

Also, don’t forget, Wednesday is spring picture day.  Only students with order forms will have their picture taken. 

As well, we are looking for volunteers for our book fair next week.  If you can help, visit and look under news and announcements to sign up.  We could really use your help in one of the time slots.  Sign up for a time when your child’s class visits the fair.  Thanks for your help.

See you at Open House on March 19.

November 12, 2019

Hello Parents of Kindergarteners and 3rd Grade students,

Congrats to your students for being the school winners of our Reading Rock Star Challenge.  Students were in a competition to have the correct amount of minutes on iReady each week, coupled with the highest pass rate possible.  Your kids did it as team Kinder/3.  The reward for this achievement is a Spirit Rally.  The Spirit Rally will take place this Thursday during school hours.  Just for fun, we would like your student to wear their grade level color – kinder will wear red and 3rd will wear green.  We will have some friendly competitions and some little treats for your kids for working so hard on their iReady.  Congrats again!  Your students are on track to be the best readers they can be!

October 30

Hello Families,

Due to our wind, we are changing our plan for the costume parade.  The wind is anticipated to die down by 2:00 so we are moving our parade to 2:15.  If you would like to still join us, we will be opening the gate at the south side of campus by the MPR at 2:15.  Students will parade around the courts for all to enjoy.  At 2:45 students will be released to leave with their parent or guardian or to wait by the MPR for normal pick up for parents who can not join us.

For our Morning Session of preschool, TK and kindergarten – please plan to join us at the scheduled time.  Students will line up at 8:15 and begin the parade once we are ready. We will have students parade in the hallway and toward the office with a visit through one of our pods. 

Thank you for your continued flexibility as we navigate our wind tunnel.  See you tomorrow.    

October 21
Hello Fox Families, 
Our Fox Fair is this Friday night, October 25 from 5-8.  It will be fantastic.  We have a giant slide and many game booths.  Come in costume for even more fun.  There will be a costume contest at 6:30.  Presale tickets will be available tomorrow after school.  Tickets are $1 each.  Buy as many as you like, and they are good for food or games.  Tickets will be available at the event as well. 

Also, check out our tweet @ FalconRidgeFox for our red ribbon formation picture we took today.  It was a great kick off to red ribbon week.  Remember tomorrow is sports jersey day to team up against drugs.  We have some very special baseball players joining us in the morning to talk to the kids. And there might even be a little QUAKES dinosaur spotted dancing around.  Can't wait to see everyone in their sports jerseys or uniforms tomorrow. Have a great night. 

October 18

Hello Fit Fox Families,

I am so grateful for our Falcon Ridge Community.  I want to let you know how much I appreciate everyone for showing up to events at our school and the district.  We had 78 Watch DOGS show to our Pizza Kick off, over 30 family members were here for the title 1 info meeting and countless parents came to our APEX event just to name a few.  I am pretty certain that Falcon Ridge will represent the largest number of participants at the Fun Run tomorrow including many staff members as well.  I have heard from so many teachers and kids that they will be there.  So, be a part of this great momentum of showing up with your student and join us tomorrow.  You may still register at DWL today between 4 and 6 or tomorrow morning at 7:30 at Central Park on Milliken and Baseline in Rancho Cucamonga.  $30 for kids and $40 for adults.  I will be there with my dog and can’t wait to see as many of you as possible.  Let’s show the district and our community how united and supportive our Fox Families are.  Hope to see you there. 

October 13
Hello Families, 
This is Ms. Lyon with a quick reminder that there is no school tomorrow, Monday, October 14.  But please join us Tuesday morning for a special open campus morning where you may come on campus like the old days and walk with your child and join us for morning flag and birthday celebrations.  Right after that at 8:20, I'm holding a special session to give our parent community some information about Falcon Ridge.  I want you to know about some of our special programs and initiatives at Falcon Ridge as well as have a chance to gain insight from you as a valuable part of our school community decision-making process.  And if that doesn't sound riveting enough, there will be free coffee and donuts for anyone who stays.  I hope to see you Tuesday for a walk and talk. 

October 10
Hello TK and Kinder Parents, 
Due to the wind, the Amy's Farm Field Trip has been postponed.  We will not be going to Amy's Farm tomorrow, October 11. 

TK will to stick to having all TK students attend in the morning session.  There will not be PM Transitional Kindergarten tomorrow. 

However, our Kindergarten will return to a standard scheduled day.  Mrs. McCullough and Mrs. Styles come in the AM and Miss Oh will attend in the PM as usual.

Thank you and we will let you know when the trip is rescheduled. 

September 30

Hello Fox Families,

This is Ms. Lyon with 3 announcements:

First, tomorrow night, Tuesday, October 1, is our LCAP Community Forum at 6:30 at Summit Intermediate School.  I’m counting on seeing many of you there.  I have extended an invite to our GATE and Leadership students and their parents.  This a great opportunity to gather feedback from your perspective.  Additionally, everyone is encouraged to attend this twice a year event so we can continue to make improvements to our schools and district.  We will enter you in a raffle for a free spirit item or parking pass for a big event.  We want you to represent Falcon Ridge at this district wide event. Child Care is provided for students 4 and over.

Second, Tomorrow is our pep rally to kick off our APEX Fundraising Event.  Look for information coming home with your child.  It is a very exciting next week and a half for us at Falcon Ridge.  Help us meet our goal of raising enough money for field trips, fox fair, father daughter, mother son and many more events that PTA sponsors.

Lastly, part of our south parking lot is closed through Thursday.  This affects the crosswalk coming up from the curb on the street south of the school.  You will need to walk down to the driveway entrance to safely enter school if you park on the curb.  Please leave a little extra time this week to figure out how to safely cross your students on and off campus.  Thanks for your patience while the construction is happening.

September 6, 2019

Hello Families,

This is Ms. Lyon with a reminder that we do not have school on Monday, September 9.  This is a teacher planning and data analysis day so we can continue to bring each and every student the best instruction possible.

Also, on September 11, we encourage everyone at school to wear red, white and blue to commemorate Patriot Day as a mark of respect and remembrance to those who lost their lives on 9/11. 

In addition, our first after school enrichment activity is Tuesday, September 10.  Purple Easel will be here to guide our students through painting an image called Planet Party.  This is open to 1-5th grade.  If you are interested, visit and click on the “after school” link to pay and register.  It is $35 for this session.

Have a great weekend!

August 29, 2019

Hello Fox Families,

This is Ms. Lyon.  Tomorrow, Friday, August 30, is our first spirit day of the year.  Students will wear Extreme Spirit wear.  The more foxes and orange and turquoise the better.   We can’t wait to see you in all your school spirit tomorrow.

Also, thank you to all our students and staff for doing a fantastic job during our active shooter drill today.  Everyone followed directions quietly and efficiently making us better prepared in case of a real emergency. Thank you for working together in this drill situation. Have a great night and maybe see you at family yoga.  Talk to you soon.

August 28, 2019

Hello Families,

This is Ms. Lyon with three announcements.

First, tomorrow, Thursday, August 29, @ 1:15 PM we will be conducting our first emergency response drill of the school year.  This drill is an active shooter drill.  Our teachers are prepared for the drill and will work with their students to respond to the scenario we present tomorrow.  The Fontana PD has been notified that we will be conducting the drill.  Please discuss with your child your family’s home emergency preparedness plan and let them know that their school will also conduct emergency drills.  As a community, we must make the commitment to internalize the need and value in planning and training for potential crisis and emergency situations.  Practicing drills is essential in safety preparedness.   

On a lighter note, tomorrow night at 6:00 is our family yoga night.  Our theme is Lions and Tigers and Yoga, Oh, MY!  My daughter and I are teaching a kidding around yoga class with a jungle theme.  Join us in the MPR for some fun, flexibility and focus.  Bring a yoga mat if you have one and come dressed for the theme if you want to.  We look forward to seeing you.

Lastly, our PTA is starting the committee for the upcoming Fall Fun event scheduled for October.  We would love you to help on our planning committee.  The committee is meeting this Friday at 3:00 PM.  Come to the office to check in and you will be directed where to go.  Anyone interested in planning a great school event for our family is welcome.  See you Friday at 3:00.  It is a great way to be involved in some Falcon Ridge fun and to meet other parents at our school.

August 19, 2019

Hello Fox Families,

This is Ms. Lyon calling to remind you that tomorrow is picture day.  Students will all have their pictures taken for the yearbook.  If you plan to purchase pictures, please send the order form in with your child to give to their teacher.  Extra forms are available in the front office if you need a new one.  We look forward to seeing everyone in his or her picture attire tomorrow. 

In addition, parents of 2nd-5th graders, check your email for a permission slip for Chorus if you are interested in having your student participate this year. 

 Have a great night.

August 11, 2019

Hello Kinder/TK families and congrats on making it through week one.  We would like to implement a change in pick up for our kinder and TK families who also have an older sibling or family member.  Beginning tomorrow, Monday, August 12, we will have your older child walk to the kinder/TK gate so that you only need to make one stop to get all your children from the gate between the J and L building.  We will announce this to your older children in the morning, but please tell them this news as well.  Your older students will not walk out the gate by the MPR any longer, they will go through the inside hallways to wait with your younger kinder/Tk student by the Kinder/TK classrooms. We hope this helps everyone to pick up more efficiently and safely. 

August 5, 2019

Hello Families,

This is Ms. Lyon, Principal of Falcon Ridge.  It was great to see you all back this morning ready for the start of a new year.  Just a reminder that every Monday is minimum day with a 1:15 dismissal for grade 1-5.  Kindergarten and TK still follow their regular day schedule.  Also, beginning Thursday August 8, we will go to a closed campus and only students will be allowed to enter through our gates.  All other visitors to campus will be required to check in through the office before proceeding on to campus.  PE will begin this Wednesday, so be sure to send water with your students.  We will keep our eye on the temperature and will only be outside if the weather isn’t too hot.  Check your email for information about PE and also intramural after school sports permission slips for grades 3-5 which are due on August 16.  Don’t forget to take our parent survey and turn in the purple slip your teacher gave at back to school night or sent home, so your student will get a cold Gatorade at the end of the month.  Lastly, if you participated in completing summer iReady lessons, please send in your log sheet by this Friday, August 9 to earn a reward.  If you would like to see auto dialer messages, you may always find them on our website at under the resources tab. Thank you and welcome back!  

August 1, 2019

Hello Fox Families,

This is Ms. Lyon, principal of Falcon Ridge.  Your child’s teacher is now available for viewing at  Review of Parent/Student Handbook and completion of “first day” packet materials is an electronic process through Aeries.  The annual Data Confirmation process updates contacts and consent.  Class assignments will only be available for parents who have completed the Data Confirmation process through the Parent Portal.

Tomorrow is CLOUDS, TK and Kinder Orientation during the day and Back to School Night for grades 1-5 in the evening starting at 5:15 with snacks and spirit wear available for sale on the courts cash only.  Shirts may be purchased for $10 cash or check only.  You may also join PTA during this time at their table, but the meeting has been postponed until August 23.  Our teachers will be introduced at 5:50 and classes will open at 6:00. 

An email has been sent to you with a link to our parent survey.  We encourage you to do the survey at home so you do not need to complete it at Back To School Night, but chromebook access will be provided in each session for you to take the survey if you choose to wait. 

School starts Monday morning, August 5 at 8:00 for kindergarten and 8:15 for 1-5. And Tuesday, August 6 at 7:45 for CLOUDS Preschool.  Gates open at 7:45.  Monday is minimum day dismissal at 1:15.   

July 24, 2019

Greetings Fox Families,

The time is here to GEAR UP for another school year.  Our District Theme is Building Tomorrow’s Leaders Today!  We are so pleased to welcome you back for more learning and fun as we launch the 2019-2020 academic year.  Our Office is now open from 7:30-4:00, however our phones are currently out of service We hope to have them repaired soon.  Student’s class assignments will be posted at on July 29th @ 4:00 for TK and Kinder and August 1st at 4:00 for all other grades.  Our Back to School Night is Friday, August 2, starting at 5:15, with classrooms opening at 6:00. Note that Preschool, TK and Kinder will be doing orientations during the day on August 2, and will not be doing presentations during the evening.  The first day of school is Monday, August 5. 

 We have made a Change to Falcon Ridge Elementary School’s Secure Campus Procedures

In a continued effort to put student and staff safety first at all times during the day, we are making several changes to student arrival and dismissal procedures. This safety protocol will provide parents with the peace of mind that all of our gates are secure at all times.  Beginning August 8th gates will be closed during the day as well as before and after school (unless actively monitored by staff) and all adults on campus must check into the office with the appropriate identification (driver’s license) and have a specific purpose for being on campus.   For the first 3 days of school, parents are allowed on the court in the morning.  After that we will begin our closed campus protocol.

We thank you for your support in creating a safe campus for all students. Look for a flyer in the mail this week with all this information and more detail!  Enjoy the last part of your summer break.  WELCOME BACK and we can’t wait to see you!

May 16, 2019

Dear Fox Families,

This is Ms. Lyon calling with very important end of year information. Volunteers for Foxapalooza, we are canceling our event for next Monday.  The weather shows 5050 chance of rain so we are making an early plan B.  Students will be indoors for a movie day or other activity planned by their grade level, so we do not need our volunteers, but thank you for signing up. 

Second, tomorrow is a quick PTA meeting after school with an invitation to your child to join us for a STAY and PLAY on the playground.  If you can, please come hear some exciting new information about PTA for next year.  We have committee positions available and would love to have you join our community of foxes.

Lastly, we have 15 yearbooks left.  You may come to the office to purchase one for $20 cash only.  Yearbooks will be distributed next Tuesday.

April 28, 2019
Hello Families, 
This is Ms. Lyon. Can you believe there are only 4 weeks left in the school year?! We have so much going on to finish strong.  We need your volunteer help once again for one of the most popular days of the year for our kids, Foxapalooza!  Foxapalooza is a student game day for all of our kids to interact and have fun the morning of Monday, May 20.  We need help running stations from 8:15 to 11:15. If you can help, please call the school or reply to the email that I just sent out. 

Thanks so much.  It is a really fun opportunity.  You will be glad you helped. April 12, 2019

April 12, 2019
Hi Fox Families,

This is Ms. Lyon with 3 announcements:

1st I would like to personally invite you to attend our family fun night at Perdew elementary on April 23 at 5:30.  Dinner is provided to you and your family for free and it is delicious tacos.  After that you will attend 4 interactive centers.  One in math, one in literacy, one for social emotional support and the last one, taught by your’s truly, Yoga for kids.  There are also lots of give-aways on this night.   I can’t wait to see you there and do yoga with you.  You do need to call the office to sign up and spots are filling up fast.  We are limited to the first 20 families.  You really don’t want to miss it. 

2nd Yearbooks are on sale now for $20 cash only.  We are selling out quickly.

Lastly, our math night that was scheduled for April 16th has been cancelled until further notice. 

Have a great night. 

April 8, 2019

Hello Families, 

This is Ms. Lyon Principal at Falcon Ridge with an important reminder for all parents. This coming Tuesday, April 9th at 6:30 pm representatives from our school and others in our district will host an important event and we need our parents to attend.

Please join us at Summit Intermediate School. We will share information about plans for next school year and will ask for your input which will help guide our decision making.

These events are hosted two times per year. Every year the feedback provided by our parents helps our district make adjustments to our plans for the benefit of all students.

Again, please join us this coming Tuesday, April 9th at 6:30 pm at Summit Intermediate School for the Spring LCAP Community Forum. 

March 20, 2019

Hello Fox Families,

This is Ms. Lyon with three announcements

First, congrats to Mrs. Johnson’s class for winning the Falcon Ridge March Madness Challenge for Attendance. They will move on to compete against DW Long in the next level of the competition. We encourage your child to be here every day as long as they are feeling well.  Our attendance goal is to have 96.5% in seat daily and we are falling a little short of this goal every month.  Thanks for all you can do to help us reach our goal.

Next, Tomorrow night, Thursday, is our Open House.  The festivities begin at 4:30 with our TK performance.  The rest of the night begins at 5:00 with dinner on the playground provided by hot dog on a stick for purchase at the event.  If the weather cooperates, we have a fitness activity planned as well as a performance by our band.  Classrooms open at 5:00 for TK and 6:00 for all other classrooms.

Lastly, Friday is minimum day with 1:15 dismissal. Have a great Spring Break and we will see you back on April 1.    

March 7, 2019

Hello Families,

This is Ms. Lyon with two announcements.  First, our new spirit wear hoodie was delivered to your child today if you placed an order.  The hoodies were so well received that we have decided to open orders again for a short time if you missed out on ordering one the first time.  An email just went out with an order form attached if you would like one for you or your student.  The order forms are due back by Tuesday, March 12 by 4:00.  Check your email for the form or pick one up from the front office. 

Secondly, we are kicking off our attendance March Madness challenge on Monday.  I would like to see our attendance improve a bit and this seems a great way to make it a priority for our school.  We will be matching classes against each other to see who the winning class for the school will be.  That winning class will earn a pizza party and then compete against Long, East Heritage and West Heritage for the championship attendance title.  Have your student wear green to school on Monday for the kick off and try your best to get them here every day (as long as they are not sick) so we can be the best attended school out of the four schools participating.  Thank you for your support!  Have a great night.

February 14, 2019

Hello Parents,

This is Ms. Lyon – because of the wind that has joined our rain, we will be dismissing from inside the MPR today.  If you park, you can walk into the MPR to find your student and take them from there.  If you plan to drive through to pick up your student, it would be so helpful to us if you can write their names and grades really big on a piece of paper and place it in your front car window so we can call them out when we see your car. Thank you for your patience in this process, rainy day dismissal is never exactly fun.  But Happy Valentine’s Day and enjoy your 4 day weekend and we will see you on Tuesday.  

January 31, 2019

Hello parents,

This is Ms. Lyon with 3 reminders:

First, remember we will be having a brief session tomorrow morning at 8:30 in the MPR called donuts with the principal.  Yes, there will be donuts, some information about being a title 1 school and of course me. Following the title one presentation PTA will hold a brief meeting.  This will also be a great time for you to voice your interest to be a part of our PTA next year in a board position or as a committee chair.

Next, I would like to invite you to attend a family engagement night at West Heritage next Tuesday night.  The topic is internet safety.  Free dinner will be served and childcare provided.  We are limited to 10 family spots, but we still have a couple available.  If you would like to attend, please call the school and we will reserve you a spot as long as we still have an opening, first call, first serve.

And last, next Thursday, February 8, we will have another donut opportunity at 7:30 AM to thank our dads for being Watch D.O.G.S. and to invite any new dads to come and find out more about the program.  New Watch D.O.G.S. sign up slots will be available after February 8 on our website at, including new half-day volunteer opportunities.   

January 27, 2019

Hello families,

This is Ms. Lyon with 3 announcements

  1. Remember, tomorrow is a non-student day, no school.Our office will be open from noon until 4:00 only.
  2. Our kids heart challenge is going on now through Feb. 13 when we do our healthy fitness challenge during PE at school.We have reached half way to our goal of 3,000 to help fund research for the American Heart Association.Thank you to all who have donated, there’s still time to be a part of the giving.
  3. This Friday I will be hosting a coffee and donuts morning for anyone interested in learning more about our Title 1 school and what that means.I will be sharing some data and progress with everyone.Following that, there will be a PTA meeting where everyone is welcome.It is a great time to see how you can be even more involved with our school through PTA.

Enjoy your Sunday afternoon and we will see you back on Tuesday.

December 17, 2018

Dear Families,

We are down to the last few days before winter break. 

I would like to remind you that Thursday is our last day of school with a minimum day dismissal of 1:15.

Additionally, Thursday is pajama spirit day – so wear some nice jammies to school to join in the fun.

Lastly, the lost and found will be donated over break so be sure to take a look at what is on our rack by the MPR when you pick up your student or have your student check for lost jackets, lunch boxes, etc.

Have a very happy and relaxing break and we will see you back on January 7th 2019.

November 15

Hello Families,

This is Ms. Lyon with 3 announcements.

First, tomorrow is our last day before our Thanksgiving Break and we have a 1:15 dismissal.

Tomorrow is also mismatch spirit day.  This is your chance to wear that sock that had its match eaten by the dryer with a different lone sock.  Also, break out the plaid and stripes – perfect for tomorrow.  We look forward to seeing your mixed up wardrobe. 

Lastly, we will be having Chick-Fil-A delivered to students for lunch on November 30th.  Please be sure to preorder your student Chick-Fil-A meal by tomorrow so we can properly order the correct amount.  You should have received an order form earlier this week.  Fill out one order form per student.  The cost is $6 and that include a 6 piece nugget meal with apple juice, a bag of chips and a toy. Stop by the office to  

Have a restful and enjoyable break with your friends and family.

October 29, 2018
Hello Families,

Happy Halloween Eve.  Tomorrow we will be celebrating our month of kindness and having kids dress up as their favorite H.E.R.O.  Helping Everyone Respect Others.  They may wear a superhero shirt, costume, or dress like someone they admire, such as police officer, fire fighter, teacher, doctor or lawyer.  The choices are wide open.  No masks please.

In addition, we will be donating our lost and found items to a family shelter at Thanksgiving Break.  I encourage you to stop by and look to see if you recognize any clothing between now and then.  We will have it outside on the grass area by drop off and pick up for the next few weeks so please look or send your student to look before we send it on its way. 

Have a terrific Halloween and be safe!

October 20, 2018

Hello Families,

It was great to see so many of you at the Fall Festival last night.  What a great night even though we moved inside because of the wind.

Monday we kick off our red ribbon week with a kindness matters assembly.  We will be doing acts of kindness for the next two weeks to make a grand school total of 6,000 acts of kindness. 

We will be having dress up days all week starting Monday, October 22.

  • Monday Falcon Ridge Stands United Against Bullies and Drugs

  • Show your extreme School Spirit by wearing you school apparel, colors & more!

  • Tuesday Positivity Day, Show Us Your Words of Kindness

Wear a shirt with a positive quote or kind words

  • Wednesday Who You Are on the Inside is What Matters!

Wear your clothes inside out

  • Thursday Team Up against Bullies and Drugs

    Wear your favorite sports gear or uniform

  • Friday - Life Is Your Journey, Travel Drug Free

Dress like a Tacky Tourist or in the theme of your favorite destination

And on Halloween we encourage your student to dress as their favorite hero (Helping Everyone Respect others). 

Also, we had a literacy night scheduled for Tuesday, October 23 but it is postponed to allow parents to attend the Suicide prevention class that will be at Heritage on the 23rd.  We will let you know when we have a new date. 

Enjoy your weekend and see you Monday.

October 18, 2018

Hello Families,

This is Megan calling to give you an update on the Fall Festival.  Although we expect wind, it is still on and we will have food, music and many other stations in our MPR.  We will hold our trick or treat stations and games in nearby classrooms.  Don’t be discouraged, come on out for what will still be tons of fun for our kids and families.  See you tomorrow in costume from 5:30-7:30. 

September 29, 2018

Hello Fox Families,

This is Ms. Lyon with 5 announcements.  If you miss any of this announcement you may find it under automated phone messages on our webpage,

  1. Tomorrow, October 1, we will kick off our month of kindness.All students are encouraged to wear blue to stand up to bullies.Our character trait of the month is Kindness and we have many activities coming during the month.More details will follow as the month goes on.
  2. Also tomorrow is our fundraiser distribution day.Students will be given their items sold and prizes.If your student sold a lot, you may meet them at their classroom door to help them carry their items.Gates will be open at 1:10 on Monday so you may meet them at their class instead of picking them up.If the order isn’t too big, they will be given the order and prizes and will exit as normal.
  3. Good news, the PTA Reflections Art Contest Turn in date was extended through Monday, October 1 as well.You still have time to complete any projects you may have started.
  4. Our Watch DOGS begin visiting campus on Monday as well.Please be sure to give them a high 5 when you see them.Visit our webpage under resources to sign up to be a Watch DOG this year.
  5. Please follow us on Twitter @falconridgefox

August 20, 2018

Hi Parents,


Thank you for a great first two weeks of school.  We have been very busy learning at Falcon Ridge. 

This is Ms. Lyon, principal, with 4 short announcements:

  1. This Wednesday, 8/22, is picture day.We will do pictures before we head to PE and our PE coach will plan according to our students wearing picture day clothes.
  2. On Monday, 8/27, students in 1-5th will be able to get Snowie Ice at lunch. Please send in your order form by Friday and we will give kids a ticket to take to lunch on Monday to get their treat.
  3. We extended the PTA early bird join campaign through this Thursday.If you join by August 23, your student will earn a Popsicle.We would love to have 100% of our parents join PTA.Even if you cannot volunteer, we will still happily put your money to good work for our students.
  4. Last but not least, traffic.Drop off and Pick Up are coming along. The lot is pretty much clear within 15 minutes of dismissal, which is not bad considering we have almost 600 students this year.Please do not make u-turns in the middle of the streets around Falcon Ridge, it is not safe for our students and parents.Also, we encourage you to drive through to pick up your students now.Parking illegally to come and pick up your student really slows down the flow of traffic. Thank you.

August 6, 2018

Hello Fox Families,
This is Ms. Lyon, principal at Falcon Ridge.  It was great to have all of your students back at school today and good to see so many of you at drop off and pick up.  It was a busy day for all of us and we were on inclement weather because of the heat, but we all hung in there and had a great day of seeing old friends and making new ones.  Speaking of drop off and pick up… Well, we have a little work to do on this, but thanks for being patient with us.  Tomorrow we will have students start with 5th grade first in the pickup area and 1st grade on the far end, basically switching the order of how the lines were today.  Also, will you tell your children, they are free to find their sibling and ride shares and wait together, our idea of grade specific wasn’t such a good plan after all.  Additionally, anyone with an afternoon TK or Kinder students who also has another 1-5th grade student, will you remind your older child to wait outside of L2 and you may pick them both up between the L and J buildings.  Additionally, we would like the cars to pull as far up as you can before getting your student.  This means if you’re the lead car, pull all the way past the MPR and we will have your student walk forward to meet you.  This message is displayed on our webpage at under auto dialer messages if you would like to read it again. 

August 2, 2018

Hello Falcon Ridge Family,

This is Ms. Lyon. Everyone has been getting ready for school to start on Monday and excitement is in the air.  Classes are available for you to look up now at Not the parent portal, but go to the website,  We hope you will join us for back to school night tomorrow at 5:15 to meet your teacher.  Hotdogs will be available for you to purchase for dinner as well as kettle corn and shaved ice treats. We have a PTA meet and greet at 5:30 and classrooms open at 6:00.  Most teachers will be using a new app called school messenger this year to help build our communication with families.  If you have a chance, download the school messenger app in your app store so you can be ready to join their class tomorrow night with a special code they will share with you.  We can’t wait to see everyone!!   

May 23, 2018

Hello Foxes!

This is Ms. Lyon.  As the close of our year of firsts comes to an end, I want to express my gratitude for all of our families, students and staff.   2017-2018 will certainly be a year that we will all remember as we opened and launched our new school.  Students have shown tremendous growth both academically and social/emotionally. I couldn’t be more please as the principal of this great school.  You have put us on the map in the Etiwanda School District with great respect and admiration for the school we have become. 

Tomorrow, Thursday, May 24 is our last day of school and we have so many fun activities for your students they won’t want to miss it.  We do have a minimum day with 1:15 dismissal tomorrow. 

We look forward to seeing you back in August.  We plan to do our Open House the Friday before school starts again, so save the date for Friday, August 3.  School begins on Monday August 6th.  You will receive summer communication from Falcon Ridge to keep you in the loop.  Keep skills current by reading a lot and doing some math fact contests with your child.  Have a terrific summer!

May 21, 2018

Hello 5th grade parents,
It’s that time – only a few special events at Falcon Ridge until your student leave us for middle school.  We have two big events left this week. 

First: Our 5th grade promotion on Wednesday, May 23 at 9:00.  The doors to the MPR will open at 8:45 for seating and we will begin at 9:00 with our ceremony.  If you would like a younger sibling who is at Falcon ridge to meet you in the MPR for promotion, please fill out the permission slip that was sent home with promotion information, or simply write a note asking for your child to join you in the MPR at 8:45.  We will send them over to find you.  If you are writing a note, please include in the note if you are checking them out with your 5th grader to enjoy the special day or if they will be returning to class.  Send this in with your student tomorrow so we can have all passes ready for Wednesday Morning. 
Attire for the promotion for our students is business casual, nice pants and shirts or appropriate dresses.  We discourage heels because students will be walking on the slippery MPR floor and up the stairs for recognition. 
Then, Thursday is 5th grade kickball and BBQ.  The Fontana Police department is playing kickball with us and then they are barbequing for the students.  They even donated the burgers and hot dogs.  We thank them so much for doing this and being a positive influence on campus.  Your students will get VERY wet during the activities after the kickball tournament and there is hair dye involved, so you probably want to send them in clothes you don’t care if they don’t come clean.  I’m pretty sure hair dye and water don’t clean up all that well.  Remember Thursday is the last day of school and it is minimum day with a 1:15 dismissal.  Congrats on a successful 5th grade year!  See you soon.

April 18, 2018

Falcon Ridge PTA Presents:
Friday April 20, 2018
Falcon Ridge Elementary School MPR
5:30-7:00 p.m.
Come join us for an evening of fun with your son.
There will be music to jam to and fun activities to help
create memories to last a lifetime along with a selfie
station to capture the moment.
Please dress appropriately for light physical activities
and weather.
Light snacks and drinks will be provided.
Optional donations will be graciously accepted at the

April 8, 2018

Hello Families,

Coming up this month is QUAKES Falcon Ridge Family Night on April 26.  Game time is 7:05.  Our very own Falcon Ridge chorus will be performing the National Anthem to start things off.  This is a great time to come out and have some fun and meet a new friend from our school.  We need to buy the tickets this week, so please RSVP and pay by Tuesday, April 10 with the flyer that came home, or go to our website at and download the flyer that can be found on a click “here” link on the bottom of the home page under news and announcements.  It will be a lot of fun and a great way to take a break in the middle of the week.  Since it is Thirsty Thursday, there is a good deal on all drinks – including $2 on all Pepsi products. 

Also – Mother Son Game night is coming up on Friday, April 20 from 5:30-7:00.  Look for a flyer that is coming home this week.  We hope to see you out there. PTA has planned a ton of fun events for mothers and their sons. 

April 2, 2018

Hello Fox Families,

Welcome back from Spring Break.  It was good to see so many smiling faces this morning.  Tomorrow night from 6-7:30 is our first ever STEM night.  We will be exploring Science, Technology, Engineering and Math through hands on activities for kids and their families.  Thank you to all who RSVPd already.  Our night will begin in the MPR and we will have breakout sessions from there.  There will be prize drawings at the end of the night for participants to get some fun items.  If you would still like to attend, call the school office tomorrow before 2:00 and we can still hold a space for you.  The number is 463-6111.  Hope to see you there. 

March 21, 2018
Hello Fox Families,

Tomorrow night is our Open House.  It will go on rain or shine.  Probably rain.  We have made a few minor adjustments for the night.  We cancelled the band and the snowy ice truck.  Additionally, we will not open the MPR for serving until 5:10 to give our TK performance a few extra minutes to clear out after their show at 4:45.  So, dinner will start at 5:10 in the MPR for those who pre-purchased Zendejas.  If you didn’t pre-buy a dinner, we will have a food truck to serve you several options, cash only.  The food truck will have kettle corn for you to purchase as well, so don’t miss out on that delishiness.  Classrooms will open at 6:00.  Our events that were to be on the courts will now all be located in the library, so be sure to stop by to see our reflections slide show, buy a carnation for a friend, teacher or special person in your life to give them tomorrow, and purchase a yearbook.  Visit our book fair adjacent to the library.  Lost and found will be outside the library so stop by and take a look before we donate it to charity over spring break.  We will be collecting used or new blankets for the animal shelter outside of B4.  A flyer was sent home today with this information as well as a map of the school so you can find all the places you will need.  Also, remember this Friday is minimum day before our week of spring break.  Dismissal is at 1:15 and our office closes at 2. If you missed any part of this, you can always find our auto dialer messages on our webpage at

March 14, 2018
Hello Falcon Ridge Parents,

We are so excited to have you come see how we’ve grown this year.  As spring approaches our students have bloomed into excellent learners.  Come join us for Open House next Thursday, March 22.  Festivities start at 4:45 with a performance by our TK students.  Our courts will open at 5:00 with food and fun.  If you would like to join us for dinner, please turn your dinner order form into the office by the end of the day tomorrow, March 15. Order forms were sent home with your students.   Zendejas will serve up tacos and you will also get a gift card worth $10 to use at another time.  So that really makes dinner free.  In addition we will have shaved ice and kettle corn for sale.  Don’t miss our gratitude garden where you can buy a flower for a teacher, friend, child, staff member or parent to show them how grateful you are for them.  Yearbooks will also be available to purchase and be sure to drop off a used blanket for our local animal shelters.  Classrooms will then be open from 6-7. Our book fair will also be going on this whole time along with Reflections art gallery in the MPR.  And lastly – have you been wondering where all your kid’s jackets went? Well visit our lost and found racks to pick them up before we donate the leftovers to charity during spring break.  See you next Thursday.

March 12, 2018

Hello Parents and Guardians.  This is Alicia Lyon calling from Falcon Ridge with an important message.
The recent school tragedy in Parkland, Florida has stimulated conversations, both locally and nationally, and is having far-reaching impacts at our schools and in our community.  As you may have heard, March 14th has been identified as a national movement day promoting students to walk out of schools in support of Parkland, Florida and in an effort to raise awareness regarding school safety concerns.  As the Principal of your child’s school, I want to ensure that our students have opportunities to engage in thoughtful and responsible activities while maintaining a secure and orderly learning environment.


As such, on Wednesday, March 14, 2018, our teachers have planned age-appropriate activities and discussions focusing on maintaining a caring school community, the importance of talking to an adult when students see or hear something that worries them, and school safety procedures.


Thank you for your continued support and partnership as we work together in creating a safe school environment for the students at Falcon Ridge.

Also, an email was sent to you earlier today with several important dates of events and activities.  Check it out to see how you can help and be involved in the near future.

March 12, 2018

Hello Foxes,


A few important items:


  1. Spring pictures are this Wednesday, 3/14.  Students will only go to take pictures if they have an order form and money with them.  We will do pictures before their PE times so they do not mess up their hair and clothes.   

  2. Book Fair is next week, 3/19-3/23.  We need volunteers to help run the fair.  Please sign up here if you are able to help us out (All the time slots are noted in the Sign Up Genius.)

  3. Open House is next Thursday, 3/22, from 5:00-7:00.  Please see flyer that was sent home for more information about purchasing food and other information.

  4. LCAP Community Forum: Join us at Summit Intermediate this Thursday, 3/15, from 8:30-9:30 A.M. to share your input to make our schools even better.

  5. Spring Break is March 26-30.  Friday, March 23 is a minimum day with 1:15 dismissal.  Office closes at 2:00. 





    January 26, 2018

Hello Families, 

This is Lauren Andrews, 2nd VP working with fundraising.  I am calling to encourage you to participate in our Great American Fundraiser.  You can participate online by setting up a profile or sell items to help raise money for Falcon Ridge.  Packets and order forms were sent home with your student last week which include all of the merchandise that you can buy or sell to family and friends to help support our school.  Student participation incentives are described on the parent information sheet, including bonus prizes of a glow dance party and a limo lunch.  Order forms are due by Thursday, Feb. 1, but Wednesday the 31 is the last day to turn in tickets for the adorable fox lanyards.  Every item sold helps – thanks for participating and helping to raise money for important programs at our school.  

January 25, 2018

Hello Falcon Ridge Families,  

This is Ms. Lyon with 3 items to share with you.  

First, remember that this Monday, January 29 is a non-student day.  There is no school and our office will be closed.  

Second, a flyer was sent home to let you know that we have security cameras on our campus.  The letter gives much more detail about the cameras and the intent of their use.  But to summarize, our priority is to ensure a safe campus for our students and employees.  We believe the cameras will assist us with campus security in many aspects.  If you have any questions, please call the school and we will be happy to talk with you.  

And lastly, On February 6 from 6-7 we will be having our Watch D.O.G.S. kick-off pizza dinner.  So dads, uncles, grandpas, stepdads and any other male role models, bring your kids and come on out to learn more about our program and how you can be a part of our school culture while making a positive impact on our school and our students.  Please send back the RSVP form by Friday, February 2 so we can get a good count to order pizza.  It’s free pizza, so we hope you will join us.  

January 17, 2018

Hello Foxes – 

This is Ms. Lyon with an announcement about Developing a Community of Readers.  A flyer is coming home with your students that tells you more about this event, so look for that.  Next Tuesday, Jan. 23, starting at 5:30, we invite you and your family to a night to promote literacy.  We are offering up to 4 free pasta dinners per family to those who RSVP by Jan. 22.  Additional dinners may be purchased for $5.00 each.  After we have a quick bite to eat, we have an encore performance of Fox, Box, Socks, Knox by our amazing board member, Mondi Taylor, as performed at our dedication ceremony.  You won’t want to miss it and this time have your video camera ready.  Following that, we will have other guest readers as well as activities and make and take sessions around campus.  Look for the flyer and be sure to RSVP if you want dinner so we are sure to have plenty of food.  We are looking forward to this event – hope you can make it.  

December 6, 2017

Hello Kinder and TK parents  - 

Unfortunately, due to expected high winds continuing into tomorrow, we have made the decision to postpone the Amy’s Farms field trip that was originally scheduled for tomorrow, Friday, December 8th.  So for tomorrow, TK and Kinder classes will all report at their regularly scheduled time, AM Kinder 8:00-11:20 and PM Kinder and TK 11:25-2:45.The good news is that we were able to reschedule our trip to Amy’s Farms for next Thursday, December 14.  All Kinder and TK need to report to school on the 14th at 8:00 and be picked up at 12:15 on the day of the trip.  We will use your permission slip that you filled out for tomorrow for the day of the trip which is now December 14th.  If you need to make any updates or changes to this current permission slip or if you do not want your child to attend on the 14th, please see your teacher to let them know.  

 Make it a great night, and thank you for understanding our need to reschedule for everyone’s comfort and safety. 

December 1, 2017

Hello Families, 

This is Ms. Lyon sharing two fun opportunities for your students.

1st, we will begin our walking program for 1-5th grade on Monday, December 4th.  Students are invited to walk or run the field in the morning between 7:45 and 8:10 and gather a stick for each lap they complete.  We will offer different incentives throughout the year to get our kids active in the mornings.  For the month of December, the top 20 lap finishers at each grade level will receive an Everyone Enjoys Exercise medal.  Students may walk, jog to participate in this healthy program. 

2nd – on Friday, December 8th we will be doing a Movie Day after school.  Watch for a green permission slip that explains the event.  There is an option to purchase an after school pizza snack for your student to enjoy with the movie if you choose.  They may attend the movie whether they purchase food or not.  There is an error on the flyer – so sorry about that.  The time is from 2:45-4:30.  The permission part of the slip says to pick up at 4:00 but this was incorrect.  The correct pick up time is 4:30 by the MPR.  Student must return permission slips by Wednesday to receive pizza. 

November 16, 2917

Hello Parents,

This is Ms. Lyon, principal at Falcon Ridge.  This morning at 8:25 we went into a brief lockdown situation as a precautionary measure in order to seek information about a potentially threatening situation near our school.  It was reported to the school by a parent that there was a shooting on the freeway not too far from our school.  To be cautious, administration put the school in lockdown mode while we investigated the report.  Our district advised us that we did not need to be in lockdown mode as the situation was under control at the time and was not a threat to our school.  We released students and teachers to continue on with their day in our usual manner where all doors remain locked for our ongoing safety but students were free to move about campus.  

If we are ever on an official lockdown, an auto dialer would immediately be sent out giving parents more information and steps to take to be sure that our students are safe and secure to the best of our ability.