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

Free or Reduced Meal Application

posted Jan 9, 2020, 9:22 AM by Erik Olson   [ updated Jan 9, 2020, 9:22 AM ]

Have you completed a Free or Reduced meal application this school year?


If yes, thank you! Many federal, state and local grants use our district’s ‘Low Income Eligibility’ percentages to determine if an individual school or district as a whole are eligible to apply for funding. The higher the percentage, the more likely eligibility will be considered. This is regardless if individuals who qualify choose to participate in the meal service program regularly.


It is our hope that all children are encouraged to eat in the school cafeteria. Our district participates in the National School Lunch and National School Breakfast Programs. We also participate in the Child and Adult Care Food Program which provides supper, free of charge, to all students participating in the After-School Program at Kootenai and Farmin Elementary. Allmeals served to children in our district’s cafeterias follow the School Meals Initiative” by using Nutrient Standard Menu Planning. Meals are nutritionally analyzed to provide the nutrients required to sustain optimum health and growth for children.

A more detailed letter and application can be found in the links below. 

2020 January Newsletter

posted Jan 7, 2020, 2:12 PM by Karen Beason   [ updated Jan 7, 2020, 2:13 PM ]

Looking for something fun this winter?

posted Dec 5, 2019, 6:59 AM by Erik Olson   [ updated Dec 5, 2019, 6:59 AM ]

2019 December Newsletter

posted Dec 4, 2019, 11:51 AM by Karen Beason   [ updated Dec 4, 2019, 11:55 AM ]

When Should I Keep My Sick Child Home From School?

posted Nov 14, 2019, 2:27 PM by Erik Olson   [ updated Nov 14, 2019, 2:27 PM ]

Deciding when to keep a sick child home from school is not always easy.  Please view the attached document to help you decide when to keep your child home from school.  We hope you find this information useful. 

All-Star Photo 2019 Portraits

posted Nov 1, 2019, 10:07 AM by Erik Olson   [ updated Nov 1, 2019, 10:08 AM ]

2019 November Newsletter

posted Oct 31, 2019, 2:46 PM by Karen Beason   [ updated Oct 31, 2019, 2:54 PM ]

Nordic Ski Season Kick Off

posted Oct 23, 2019, 1:35 PM by Erik Olson   [ updated Oct 23, 2019, 1:35 PM ]

ISIP Early Reading Assessment Overview

posted Oct 8, 2019, 6:41 AM by Erik Olson   [ updated Oct 8, 2019, 6:41 AM ]

ISIP Early Reading Assessment

2019 October Newsletter

posted Sep 30, 2019, 2:18 PM by Karen Beason   [ updated Sep 30, 2019, 3:08 PM ]

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