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

Airport Open House: Saturday, May 5th, 9:00am-2:00pm

posted Apr 23, 2018, 8:53 AM by Erik Olson   [ updated Apr 23, 2018, 8:53 AM ]

Earth Day Community Event: April 22nd

posted Apr 17, 2018, 6:42 AM by Erik Olson   [ updated Apr 23, 2018, 8:54 AM ]

Are you interested in our Experiential Learning Program?

posted Mar 30, 2018, 8:25 AM by Erik Olson   [ updated Mar 30, 2018, 8:25 AM ]

If you are interested in ELP you must complete the Experiential Learning Program Interest Form (attached file) and return to Farmin Stidwell Elementary School between April 9th, 2018 to May 11th, 2018 only.  Due to high volume of interest we receive, we will base our enrollment decision on the following:

  1. Completion of the Information Form (attachment below) 
  2.  We will evaluate the availability of open spaces based on grade level student numbers.  
  3. Once grade level spaces are determined we conduct a lottery system to fill those grade level vacancies. You will be notified of the decision by May 29, 2018  

Our goal is to create fair and equitable class sizes that benefit our students and staff.   If you are selected through the lottery system, your child must be registered at Farmin Stidwell and have all paperwork completed by June 8th, 2018.  If registration is not completed by this date your child will be dropped from the program. 

2018 April Newsletter

posted Mar 29, 2018, 1:14 PM by Karen Beason   [ updated Mar 29, 2018, 1:17 PM ]

Seeking Individuals to Serve on Facilities Planning Advisory Committee

posted Mar 21, 2018, 10:43 AM by Erik Olson   [ updated Mar 21, 2018, 10:45 AM ]

From our Superintendent, 

As you may know, the district is engaged in a 5-year strategic planning process. One of our priorities will be in the area of providing safe and innovative learning environments. 

 We are looking for 15-20 people to begin serving on a Facilities Planning Advisory Committee. 

The committee will:
  • -Provide guidance on strategic facility initiatives and related District goals. 
  • -Provide community perspective on strategic direction in District facility planning. 
  • -Represent both external and internal perspectives to assure improvements in District facilities. 
  • -Serve in an advisory role to the District Administration and the Board of Trustees. 
Time Commitment: 
In general, the Committee will meet once or twice per month during planning and construction of projects, and otherwise as needed. Applicants are asked to commit to a two-year term to ensure continuity. Each meeting will last approximately 90 minutes. Committee members will be asked to spend time outside of the meetings on various assignments as well. Committee meetings will begin in April. 

If interested, the application can be found here.

ATTENTION!! 6th Grade Parent Vaccination Information

posted Mar 19, 2018, 8:12 AM by Erik Olson   [ updated Mar 19, 2018, 8:12 AM ]

Attention all 6th grade students!!!

 The whooping cough and meningitis vaccines are required for all 7th graders. Please make an appointment with your doctor and verify that you have received the Tdap Booster and Meningococcal vaccines!

The State of Idaho requires all incoming 7th graders to have an updated vaccine exemption form, or to have had the following vaccines:

(5) DTaP

(2) MMR

(3) Polio

(3) Hepatitis B

(1) Tdap Booster

(1) Meningococcal

Just as a reminder, updated vaccination records and updated vaccine exemption forms MUST be turned in to the Sandpoint Middle School front office no later than 8/27/18.  

See you soon future Bullpups!

Math and Science Night=Success!

posted Mar 16, 2018, 7:32 AM by Erik Olson   [ updated Mar 16, 2018, 7:32 AM ]

What a wonderful evening our learning family had together!  Our students loved the project stations and the pizza was delicious too!  Thank you to our Title I team who organized the event and awesome teachers who led the project stations.  A big THANK YOU to our families to attended the event! 


Student Led Conferences: March 9th!

posted Mar 5, 2018, 12:33 PM by Erik Olson   [ updated Mar 5, 2018, 12:33 PM ]

2018 March Newsletter

posted Feb 28, 2018, 11:59 AM by Karen Beason   [ updated Feb 28, 2018, 12:04 PM ]


posted Feb 28, 2018, 10:23 AM by Erik Olson   [ updated Feb 28, 2018, 10:23 AM ]

Please come out and support the Farmin Stidwell Math Club.  

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