From the Principal

Dear Families,

As we look forward to the future, we envision Farmin-Stidwell Elementary School as a place where excellence in education means educating the whole child. We aim to provide the knowledge, skills, abilities, attitudes and beliefs that are essential for a productive and successful 21st century life. We recognize that these goals are best achieved when the school provides an environment in which teachers, parents, staff and others develop and practice core values that benefit the academic, emotional and social needs of all children.

Strong communication between home and school forms the basis for the caring, nurturing, family atmosphere that is essential to Farmin-Stidwell Elementary School. This atmosphere promotes an excellence in teaching that results in high academic achievement and enables children to realize personal excellence at all levels.

We see Farmin-Stidwell Elementary school education as forming a sound foundation for life-long learning. All children can learn, and we can develop within each student the desire to know the tools to seek, and the ability to find, understand and use information as a means to becoming self-sufficient, responsible, and productive contributors to a complex, ever-changing, and diverse society. We seek a challenging and supportive learning environment that capitalizes on the natural curiosity of children as they explore all parts of the curriculum.

Join us in our Farmin-Stidwell Elementary school vision as we provide our future with endless opportunities to become learners and leaders in all aspects of their life. Let us work together to make Farmin-Stidwell Elementary a place children love to attend, a place in which parents believe their children are receiving an education second to none, and a place in which teachers express their joy of working with pride.

Yours in education,

Erik A. Olson, Principal


posted Sep 20, 2019, 10:55 AM by Erik Olson   [ updated Sep 20, 2019, 10:55 AM ]

School Nights with the Spokane Chiefs!

posted Sep 20, 2019, 10:53 AM by Erik Olson   [ updated Sep 20, 2019, 10:53 AM ]

Understanding the School Bus Light System

posted Sep 11, 2019, 1:21 PM by Erik Olson   [ updated Sep 11, 2019, 1:23 PM ]

Picture Day

posted Sep 11, 2019, 11:38 AM by Erik Olson   [ updated Sep 11, 2019, 11:38 AM ]

Back to School Bash- SEPTEMBER 13th

posted Sep 6, 2019, 6:33 AM by Erik Olson   [ updated Sep 6, 2019, 6:33 AM ]

District Technology Agreement and Policy

posted Sep 4, 2019, 4:42 PM by Erik Olson   [ updated Sep 4, 2019, 4:43 PM ]

Dear Parents/Guardians,
Attached you will find our District Technology Policies as well as the school single sign-off form and internet access conduct agreement.  

New Report Cards are coming!

posted Aug 30, 2019, 7:52 AM by Erik Olson   [ updated Aug 30, 2019, 7:53 AM ]

This year we are transitioning to standards-based grading in all elementary schools in the Lake Pend Oreille School District. We believe in knowing our students by strength and in supporting their learning of grade level state standards. Standards-based reporting will provide a more in depth picture of your child’s learning and progress.  It will allow students to be more aware of what is expected of them and will provide parents with a more detailed outline of the expectations in each academic area.  Our standards-based report cards aim to provide meaningful feedback so both students and parents can track student progress, reflect upon strengths and weaknesses, and identify goals for learning.

READY! for Kindergarten

posted Aug 23, 2019, 3:15 PM by Erik Olson   [ updated Aug 23, 2019, 3:16 PM ]

The Fall Session will be held in Sandpoint on Saturday morning, October 19th for parents, grandparents and caregivers of children birth to age 5.  Learn how to teach your young child important literacy skills and take home interactive, educational toys, games and activities. READY! is FREE and funded by the Panhandle Alliance for Education.  Pre-registration required www.readysandpoint.org or call 208.263.7040 by Monday, October 14th.

2019 June Newsletter

posted May 31, 2019, 12:06 PM by Karen Beason   [ updated May 31, 2019, 12:24 PM ]


posted May 29, 2019, 4:08 PM by Erik Olson   [ updated May 29, 2019, 4:09 PM ]

June 15th, 2019
The CHAFE 150 is right around the corner.  Come out and join the fun with all proceeds benefiting the Lake Pend Oreille School District's Literacy Initiative and After School Reading Programs. 

Please click the attachment for additional details! 

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