Fernan STEM Academy Weekly Update

Week of 1/30-2/3

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

Upcoming Events

1/30-Students must have a bus pass if riding the bus

2/3-Report cards go home

2/10-Triple Play Night

2/17-No School-Cd'A School District Flex Day

2/21-PTA at FERNAN, 6 pm

2/24-Spokane Chief Night, 6 pm

3/16-Reading Night

3/27-3/31-Spring Break

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

5/18-Fernan Family STEM Medical 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.

Congratulations to Cannon and Crew Randklev for taking first place in their age divisions at the North Idaho Invention Convention! They have qualified to compete at the state level. We are proud of our Fernan students!

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Residency mid-year check-in for Cd'A School District families

In order to make certain all of our students receive appropriate educational support, Coeur d’Alene School District 271 conducts a mid-year residency verification. Residency is defined as where your family sleeps at night. Has your residency changed since September 15, 2022? If yes AND if any of the following statements are true for your family, please contact your school counselor or the Coeur d’Alene School District McKinney-Vento Liaison, James Curb at 208-664-8241 ext. 10061 or jcurb@cdaschools.org for more information about educational services that may be available to your student(s) and family.

  • We are doubled up with friends, grandparents, or other family due to economic conditions.

  • We are living in a motel/hotel because other housing is unattainable.

  • We are living in a domestic violence shelter.

  • We are living in transitional housing.

  • We are sleeping in public places or abandoned buildings.

  • We are living in a car, trailer or campground.

  • We are living in a home for pregnant or unwed mothers without another place in which to live.

  • I am a student not in the physical custody of my parents or guardian.

From our Counselor: Kindness is our character trait for the month of February.

During the month of February, Kindness will be taught and discussed in the counselor lessons. This important trait will also be reinforced in the classrooms and around campus! If you have a chance, have a discussion with your child about ways to show kindness in the community.

At the January Awards Assembly, the 5th Grade Leadership Team will introduce the February character trait, and read the definition of Kindness to the students and staff as follows: Kindness is defined as the quality of being friendly, generous, and considerate. Acts of kindness can make the world a happier place for everyone. Being kind to others can help boost confidence, help others to have self control, and create happiness for others, and yourself!

Have a great day!!

Mr. Kendra

School Counselor

Crosswalks: Thank you for keeping our children safe by using the crosswalks. We appreciate you!

We know it can be inconvenient, but with our icy roads, our whole focus is on student and family safety. Thank you, and please let us know if you have any questions.

Join us for Fernan's Chief Night, 2/24-- Only $10! (and $2 from each ticket goes back to Fernan!)

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


Weekly STEM Home Activity: Hot Ice

Looking to help your student at home? Here is a list of the top 300 high frequency words students should know:

We are looking for donations for Fernan's 'Maker Space' and our art room.

If you notice any of these items around your home, we are looking for the following:

Bottle caps from soda or water bottles


Popsicle Sticks

Regular straws

Tape of all kinds

TP Rolls (w/o the tp)

Foam balls

Smaller wood pieces

Construction paper (any color)

Hot glue sticks

Thank you! Please send items with your child.

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.

K/1 create paper sculptures in art!