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

PLEASE Join Us! Reading At Home Workshop

posted Nov 16, 2018, 7:30 AM by Erik Olson   [ updated Nov 16, 2018, 7:30 AM ]

BELIEVE Fundraiser Items coming Home 11/15 & 11/16

posted Nov 16, 2018, 7:05 AM by Erik Olson   [ updated Nov 16, 2018, 7:05 AM ]

Farmin Stidwell Apparel Order: DUE Monday, November 12th

posted Nov 6, 2018, 12:35 PM by Erik Olson   [ updated Nov 6, 2018, 12:35 PM ]

Farmin Stidwell will be running another school apparel order.  This will be the last order before Christmas break.  Our school apparel makes for great gift ideas for your child or other family members.  The order form is attached for your convenience. 

2018 November Newsletter

posted Nov 1, 2018, 10:28 AM by Karen Beason   [ updated Nov 1, 2018, 10:33 AM ]

Say "Thank You" to a Teacher!

posted Oct 19, 2018, 10:42 AM by Erik Olson   [ updated Oct 19, 2018, 10:42 AM ]

2018 October Newsletter

posted Oct 12, 2018, 11:04 AM by Karen Beason   [ updated Oct 18, 2018, 10:05 AM ]

Veteran's Day Program: November 9th

posted Oct 11, 2018, 8:30 AM by Erik Olson   [ updated Oct 11, 2018, 8:30 AM ]

News from the Farmin Stidwell Music Room       

What:  Veteran's Day Music Program

When:  Friday, November 9 at 10:05 for the school and 1:30 PM for parents and community members

Where:   Farmin Stidwell gym

The classes featured in this musical performance are in Mrs. Bristol, Mrs. Ball and Mrs. Lorden's fourth grade classes.

Our Farmin Stidwell Harmony Choir (students in grades 4-6) will also be performing at this concert.

Concert dress:  Students are to wear red, white and/or blue for this concert.  Our Farmin Stidwell shirts would also work for this concert.

Please invite family members and friends you know who are Veterans so that our students may honor them.  The Veterans may attend either or both programs.

Looking forward to seeing you all at our program on Friday, November 9th.

Thank you,

Ms. Belzer

Safe Routes to School: Parent Survey

posted Oct 5, 2018, 7:17 AM by Erik Olson   [ updated Oct 5, 2018, 7:18 AM ]


To remain in compliance for the Safe Routes to School ITD grant, we are required to ask parents to complete the Fall  2018 “Parent Survey for Walking and Biking to School.”  All families are asked to participate.  Please complete the survey even if your child does not walk or bike to school.  The survey takes about 5-10 minutes to complete.  Your responses will be kept confidential and neither your name nor your child's name will be associated with any results.           


Survey opens Monday September 24, 2018~Monday October 8th, 2018

Click on our School Link or follow instructions below:

Farmin Stidwell Elementary:http://www.saferoutesdata.org/surveyformparent.cfm?key=6183594


1) Go to www.lposd.org

2) Select topic "PARENTS & STUDENTS"

3) Select sub-topic "SAFE ROUTES TO SCHOOL" under Parent Resources

4) Click "CLICK HERE SRTS PARENT SURVEY"  (highlighted in yellow)

5) Select your child's school

6) You will be linked to the National Safe Routes to School Collection System.

7) Follow screen instructions to complete and submit Parent Survey.  The survey window is open Monday, September 24th, 2018 and closes Friday, October 8th, 2018.

All surveys are submitted anonymously and all comments are reviewed.  Thank you in advance for providing important travel data for our local Safe Routes to School program.

Fall Fundraiser Starts TODAY (9/21/18-10/9/18)

posted Sep 21, 2018, 8:50 AM by Erik Olson   [ updated Sep 21, 2018, 8:50 AM ]

Help us reach our goal of $5,000!

Walk To School Day-October 10th, 2018

posted Sep 21, 2018, 8:47 AM by Erik Olson   [ updated Sep 21, 2018, 8:47 AM ]

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