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

COVID Decision Tree for School

posted Sep 7, 2020, 12:20 PM by Erik Olson   [ updated Sep 7, 2020, 12:21 PM ]

Weekend Food Program

posted Sep 7, 2020, 11:05 AM by Erik Olson   [ updated Sep 7, 2020, 11:05 AM ]

All elementary schools in the Lake Pend Oreille School District are supported by the Weekend Food Program.  Each week students participating in the program receive a pre-packaged bag of food to take home for the weekend. 

For your child to participate in this program, please sign the parental consent form attached below. 

Symptoms of COVID-19

posted Aug 28, 2020, 8:42 AM by Erik Olson   [ updated Aug 28, 2020, 8:42 AM ]

2020 Welcome Back

posted Aug 26, 2020, 5:23 PM by Erik Olson   [ updated Aug 26, 2020, 5:24 PM ]

2020 Welcome Back

Meet the Teacher & Supply Drop Off

posted Aug 26, 2020, 3:11 PM by Erik Olson   [ updated Aug 26, 2020, 3:11 PM ]


posted Aug 20, 2020, 1:40 PM by Erik Olson   [ updated Aug 20, 2020, 1:40 PM ]

Free/Reduced Priced Meal Online Application

posted Aug 20, 2020, 1:32 PM by Erik Olson   [ updated Aug 20, 2020, 1:37 PM ]

 Free/Reduced Priced Meal Information

Children may receive free or reduced priced meals if your household's income is with in the limits on the Federal Income Guidelines. 

How To Apply

Simply click on the following link below to complete the online application. 

Online Application Link


Interested in IDLA?

posted Aug 10, 2020, 1:45 PM by Erik Olson   [ updated Aug 10, 2020, 1:47 PM ]

Are you thinking about enrolling your child in IDLA? Please view this informational video about IDLA. If you have questions reach out to our elementary coordinator at meagan.hofmeister@lposd.org

Student Enrollment Survey

posted Aug 10, 2020, 11:00 AM by Erik Olson   [ updated Aug 10, 2020, 11:01 AM ]

In an effort to get an accurate number of students who will attend Farmin Stidwell in the fall, we are encouraging our families to complete our short enrollment survey below. We look forward to the start of our school year together!

Drive By and Say Good Bye-June 1st from 11am-1pm

posted May 28, 2020, 6:38 AM by Erik Olson   [ updated May 28, 2020, 6:38 AM ]

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