Fernan STEM Academy Weekly Update

Week of 10/10-10/14

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

Upcoming Events

10/10-10/14-Book Fair

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

10/26-2nd/3rd Graders STEAM Club begins

10/27-Spooky STEM Night, 5:30-7

10/29-PTA Trunk or Treat, 10-12

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

11/7-Invent Idaho projects due

11/10-3rd Grade Veterans Day Program

11/11-Veterans Day: No School

11/17-Parent/Teacher Conferences, 4:00-7:30

11/18-Parent/Teacher Conferences, 8:30-3:00

11/21-11/25 -Thanksgiving Break-No School

11/24-Thanksgiving Day

Arrival, Dismissal and Lunch Schedule

Link to Cd'A School District Family Calendar

Link to Cd'A Lunch Menu

We are looking for donations for Fernan's 'Maker Space'.

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

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.

Maze magic with our fifth graders!

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Fernan cross country runners are speedy!

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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.

Our STEAM Club for 2nd & 3rd Graders Begins in October! Permission slips due by 10/14.

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

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More on Fernan seeking STEM certification! Step Three is PLAN!

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

'Plan' is step three. Students can sketch an idea or write about his or her thoughts on a plan to solve the problem. Next, students can talk to partners or groups about their ideas. Everyone talks! Every student has a voice in the design. Next, the group can compare ideas and choose the direction they'd like to go.

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!

Weekly STEM Activity : Do apples sink or float? Can you make a boat out of an apple?

Can you float an apple boat? Do apples float? Ask your child if they predict an apple will sink or float! Experiment with different size and types of apples.

Next, can you build an apple boat to float? Will different size apple pieces float as well as others? Make your own sails with toothpicks and paper.

You can make this a tasty treat by making apple boats with peanut butter, cereal, cheese, caramel, cinnamon...use your imagination (keep these tasty treats out of the water).

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.