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

2021 April Newsletter

posted Apr 1, 2021, 2:19 PM by Karen Beason   [ updated Apr 1, 2021, 2:23 PM ]

Class Photos Coming!

posted Apr 1, 2021, 9:11 AM by Erik Olson   [ updated Apr 1, 2021, 9:12 AM ]


                                       Tuesday, April 20 & Wednesday, April 21 

Order envelopes will be sent home in advance for the special 6” x 8” color photos featuring students’ names. The photographer likes to suggest our students wear colorful clothing. Face masks will be removed for a brief 10 minutes.

2021-22 Student Registration

posted Feb 28, 2021, 10:22 AM by Erik Olson

Student Registration for Next Year


Kindergarten registration for the upcoming 2021 - 2022 school year is happening starting March 1st. Only students that will be new to Farmin Stidwell or students transferring to Farmin Stidwell in the fall should plan to register. Farmin Stidwell will hold new student registration from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm.


Documents needed at the time of registration are:

ü  Certified copy of the child's birth certificate from the state in which they were born. Please be aware that a hospital birth certificate is not a certified copy.

ü  Complete immunization records showing 5 DTP, 4 Polio, 2 MMR, 3 Hepatitis B, 2 Hepatitis A, and 2 Varicella (chicken pox) for children born after September 1, 2005.

ü  Proof of residency (such as a utility bill, lease agreement, mortgage or tax statement that shows a physical address.)

2021 March Newsletter

posted Feb 26, 2021, 1:28 PM by Karen Beason   [ updated Feb 26, 2021, 1:37 PM ]

Spring Scholastic Book Fair is Coming: March 1st-14th

posted Feb 19, 2021, 6:30 AM by Erik Olson   [ updated Feb 19, 2021, 6:30 AM ]

Our spring book fair is coming soon! The book fair will be entirely online once again and will run March 1 - 14. Scholastic has over 6,000 products which include book fair exclusives, value packs, favorite authors and series, and new releases. All orders will ship to homes and "book-only" orders of $25 or more will receive FREE shipping. Friends and family of our students and staff, no matter where they live, are also welcome to purchase items. Visit the book fair homepage at

2021 February Newsletter

posted Feb 2, 2021, 11:24 AM by Karen Beason   [ updated Feb 2, 2021, 11:24 AM ]

Sandpoint Nordic Club 2021

posted Dec 4, 2020, 7:07 AM by Erik Olson   [ updated Dec 4, 2020, 7:07 AM ]

2020 December Newsletter

posted Dec 1, 2020, 11:47 AM by Karen Beason   [ updated Dec 1, 2020, 11:48 AM ]

Holiday Food Drive: Dec. 7th-Dec. 18th

posted Nov 30, 2020, 9:08 AM by Erik Olson   [ updated Nov 30, 2020, 9:08 AM ]

Free Thanksgiving Meal

posted Nov 16, 2020, 12:33 PM by Erik Olson   [ updated Nov 16, 2020, 12:34 PM ]

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