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

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 ]


posted Nov 11, 2020, 9:19 AM by Erik Olson   [ updated Nov 11, 2020, 9:19 AM ]

Veterans Day 2020.mp4

Updated COVID-19 Decision Tree for School

posted Nov 3, 2020, 10:43 AM by Erik Olson   [ updated Nov 3, 2020, 10:43 AM ]

2020 November Newsletter

posted Oct 30, 2020, 1:35 PM by Karen Beason   [ updated Oct 30, 2020, 1:36 PM ]

ONLINE: Scholastic Fall Book Fair

posted Oct 29, 2020, 6:53 AM by Erik Olson   [ updated Oct 29, 2020, 6:53 AM ]

Our fall 2020 Scholastic Book Fair will be held entirely online this year. The shopping dates run November 6 - 19. All purchases benefit our school library and connect kids and their families with new books, favorite characters, complete series, and more! You may also invite your family and friends to shop for books from home, too. The holidays are just around the corner, and books make wonderful gifts!
     *Over 6,000 items, including new releases, best sellers, and value packs
     *All orders ship direct to home
     *FREE shipping on BOOK-ONLY orders over $25
     *All purchases support our school library and earn 25% in rewards

 Choose the "find a fair" option and type in our school's name.

You can also preview some of the books for sale by visiting this site to see some
short video clips    https://bcove.video/2zoSgmB

Strong Families, Strong Students

posted Oct 20, 2020, 2:56 PM by Erik Olson   [ updated Oct 20, 2020, 2:56 PM ]

2020 October Newsletter

posted Oct 8, 2020, 2:59 PM by Karen Beason   [ updated Oct 8, 2020, 3:04 PM ]

Safe Routes to School

posted Oct 5, 2020, 7:18 AM by Erik Olson   [ updated Oct 5, 2020, 7:18 AM ]

Safe Routes to School (SRTS)

Welcome back to school! We hope everyone enjoyed your summer. Safe Routes to School (SRTS) is ready for a great 2020-2021 school year; we hope you’re ready to join us. SRTS is a program working in your child’s school to make it easier and safer for students to walk and bike to school.  Helping your child walk or bike to school is important!  Students who walk or bike to school get more physical activity, develop healthy habits that can last a lifetime, and arrive at school more alert and ready to learn. 

SRTS serves students in your school district. It works because of parent and student participation.  Safe Routes to School encourages group travel: walking, biking, carpooling, and riding the school bus to get your child to and from school safely.

Walking School Bus is a group of students walking to school with one or more adults. 

Bicycle Train is a group of students and adult leaders who ride their bikes together to school.

Park-and-Walk is a program that makes use of an off-site location as a parking area for parents (such as a nearby street, church, or park) who then walk their child to school or join a regularly scheduled walking school bus to complete their journey.                      

Carpooling with other families helps to reduce traffic congestion at the school.  

We could use your help!  If you are interested in volunteering for roles such as a Parent Champion, Walk/Bike to School Day, Walking School Bus or Bike Rodeos, please send a message or email to erin.billings@lposd.orgBe sure to "like" our FaceBook page for safety tips, newsletters, and upcoming events: Safe Routes to School Sandpoint Idaho LPOSD 84

Save the Date: Oct 7th is International Walk to School Day

International Walk to School Day is a global event of schools in more than 40 countries walking and biking to school on the same day. Begun in 1997 it’s now a celebration of year-round SRTS. Thousands of schools across America participate.

*This year we will plan the events to respond to COVID guidance.

Watch for more information about walking on October 7th at your school.

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