Fernan STEM Academy Weekly Update

Week of 10/3-10/7

No goals are too high where falcons fly. We’re brilliant, kind and strong!

Upcoming Events

10/5-Picture Day!

10/6-District Cross Country Meet at the Fairgrounds, after-school from 4:30-6:30

10/7-No School: K-12 Staff Flex Day

10/10-10/14-Book Fair

10/11-STEM Advisory Committee Meeting, 4 pm at Fernan
10/18-PTA Meeting, Zoom, 6-7 pm

10/27-Spooky STEM Night

10/29-PTA Trunk or Treat

11/6-Daylight Savings Time Ends (fall back)

Arrival, Dismissal and Lunch Schedule

Link to Cd'A School District Family Calendar

Open Position at Fernan!

We have a position open! This position includes the following duties:

  • Playground Duty
  • Kindergarten Aide
  • Lunch help in Fernan's Cafe (cafeteria)

The position is 19.75 hours a week, Monday through Friday, from 8:30 am (9:30 Mondays due to late start) until 12:45 pm.

If this is something you are looking for, please fill out the application for 'Classroom Aide' on the Cd'A School District office Human Resource page.

Would you like to become a member of our STEM Advisory Committee?

Happy fall from Fernan STEM Academy!

We would like to invite members and future members to join us for our fall STEM Advisory Committee meeting in October. The purpose of our STEM Advisory Committee is to connect and share our learning with our community, provide an opportunity for community input and support, and share mutual resources in order to create a sustainable STEM program. The members of this committee are important ambassadors of Fernan STEM Academy. If you are an existing member, or interested in becoming a new member, we invite you to attend our meeting:

Oct 11, 2022 at 4:00 pm, Fernan STEM Lab

Click for more information

More on Fernan seeking STEM certification! 'Imagine' is step two.

STEM: Science, technology, engineering, and math, uses the engineering design process to guide students through project based learning.

'Imagine' is the next step. Students can now begin “imagining” or brainstorming their ideas for problem solving.

It’s really important for students to dig deep and come up with tons of ideas. Talking and collaborating with other students is so helpful!

Stay tuned for the next step!

Bus Riders: Is your child riding the bus to another location?

If your child is taking a different bus, or getting off at a different stop, please call transportation. For your child's safety, drivers need to know who is riding on their bus. You must call in advance to get permission for your child to ride a different bus or take a different route. Thank you!

Transportation (208) 667-3451 Link to Form

Carnival news from our PTA!

Hello All,

Thank you so much to everyone that volunteered their time and/or baked goods for our first fundraiser of the school year; Fernan Fall Carnival. The entrance fee and snow cones raised $1273, the bake sale raised $428 and Jitterz donated $100 from their sales that morning. We raised $201 in our 50/50 raffle. The winner of the raffle was Susan Galloway who graciously donated her $100.50 back to the Fernan PTA. Most of the material/supplies to have the carnival was donated, so our only cost was $123 for the Jump for Joy bouncy house. That makes our net raised $1879!

Looking forward to our next fundraiser!

Your Fernan STEM PTA

Thank you for attending PTA's fall carnival!

Our STEAM Club for 2nd & 3rd Graders Begins in October!

Weekly STEM Activity : Dissolving Candy Pumpkins

What You Need for the Dissolving Pumpkins Halloween Science Experiment


Candy Pumpkins or Candy Corn

Set Up:

Fill 4 cups up with the same amount of liquid in each glass.
Place the candy pumpkins in a bowl near the glasses for easy access.

Start the experiment with predictions. What will happen when the candy pumpkins/corn are placed into the different liquids?

Next, one by one, place the candy pumpkins in the liquids and observe them. What's happening?

Finally, take the candy pumpkins out of the liquids to observe the changes. What did you notice? What did you wonder?

Fernan STEM Academy


Vision Statement: Our Fernan Falcons empower one another to be problem solvers who ask, imagine, plan, create, and grow.

Mission Statement: We build the future by inspiring, engaging, and empowering students to become critical thinking problem solvers who work collaboratively to improve the world around them.