Fernan STEM Academy Weekly Update

Week of 2/27-3/3 February Character Trait: Kindness

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

Upcoming Events

2/27-3/10-PTA Curtis Smile Raffle Begins

3/3-Last day to order absentee ballot for March vote

3/16-Reading Night

3/27-3/31-Spring Break

3/14-Voting Day

4/13-Birds of Prey, 3rd-5th graders

5/13-Fernan Spokane Indian Night (link for ordering closer to the event date)

5/18-Fernan Family STEM Health and Safety Night

Arrival, Dismissal and Lunch Schedule

Link to Cd'A School District Family Calendar

Link to Cd'A Lunch Menu

The 4th Tuesday of every month is a Roger's PTA fundraiser. Fernan will earn 20% of your total receipt. We have vouchers in the office if you're interested.

PTA is looking for the following positions for 2023-2024 year:

President, treasurer and secretary. Please email fernanstempta@gmail.com if you have questions or are interested in making a different in the lives of our Fernan students.

We are excited to announce Birds of Prey Northwest is coming to visit our 3rd-5th graders this April!

Our local Kiwanis Club has awarded Fernan a grant to offer this exciting assembly for our 3rd-5th grade students. Families have an opportunity to prepurchase a book that will be autographed by the local authors, by Deborah Lee Rose or Jane Veltkamp.

Send a check, cash or money order for $17.95 (this includes tax) with your child or bring it to office. Please designate which book/s you are ordering. If your child is in K-2, you can still order a book. Thank you!

Parents, we are looking for your feedback! Please read below for more information, and click on the link to take the state engagement survey.

Idaho’s custom parent survey is an important part of our focus on serving and engaging parents in our schools’ work. This survey gives you the chance to tell us how schools are doing in meeting your needs.

We will use these survey responses to find ways to maximize satisfaction, engagement, and communication. Additionally, the state will report the results and the number of responses on Idaho’s school report card https://idahoschools.org/

Thank you in advance for participating in this survey.

Parent survey link

Kindergarteners and first graders celebrate 100 days of learning!

Introducing: Sources of Strength

Big picture

February is 'STEM MATTERS' Month

Check out the Idaho STEM Action Center: STEM Matters

Looking for STEM night (5/18) donations. We'd love to collect the items below. Please take a look around your home and see if you have any of these materials. We will collect at the office. Thank you!

  • Cardboard tubes from paper towels or wrapping paper
  • Straws (bendable)
  • Ziploc sandwich bags
  • Painter's tape
  • Clear Glue
  • Borax
  • Liquid Starch

Levy Information

Time to request your absentee ballot

If you are a registered voter and would like an absentee ballot for the March 14 election, now is the time to request your ballot.

It's fast and easy! Just visit this link to submit your 2023 request. Or, you may use the attached request form.

Your absentee ballot will be mailed to you starting the week of Feb. 13. That means you can vote on our two school funding levies less than two weeks from today!

The final day to request an absentee ballot for the upcoming school levy election is March 3. Your request must be received by the county elections office by 5 p.m. that day.

Don't forget: A new absentee ballot request must be made each calendar year. If you voted by absentee ballot last year, you still need to make a new request to vote by absentee ballot this year.

Calling all 3rd-5th Graders! Come join Fernan's Marimba Ensemble!

Meets Tuesdays at 8 am. Please contact Aaron Hayes for more information.

ahayes@cdaschools.org (you may have to copy and paste his email address) or call


Monthly STEM Activity for home: Make a Windmill!

Is your child riding the bus to another location?

You must complete this form in advance. Transportation (208) 667-3451

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.