Fernan STEM Academy Weekly Update

Week of 1/16-1/20

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

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Monday is MLK Jr. Day. There will be no school. We will see you Tuesday!

Upcoming Events

1/16-Martin Luther King Jr. Day--No School

1/17-PTA Meeting, 3:45 at Fernan

1/19-Mudgy and Millie Assembly for K-2

1/26-Fernan Ice Skate Night at McEuen beginning at 5:30 (more info to come!)

1/27-Work Day: No School

2/10-Triple Play Night

2/24-Spokane Chief Night, 6 pm

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.

Bus passes are here! See below:

36th annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Human Rights Celebration!

Fernan STEM Academy fifth grader Rome Castro-Muelhausen presents his student essay Thursday morning during the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Human Rights Celebration at North Idaho College. Since 1986, more than 36,000 fifth graders have participated in the annual human rights program.

Link to article in the Cd'A Press

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Join us for Fernan's Chief Night! Only $10!

In Memory...

This past year, Fernan lost a beloved member of their staff, Mike McGaffee. Mr. McGaffee worked for the Cd'A School District since 2005, and the difference he made in the lives of our children was remarkable. We were honored to have him as a valuable member of our Fernan Family, and he will be greatly missed. Click on this link to see his obituary: Mike McGaffee Obituary

We are looking for some snack donations for our students.

We have students in need of a 'nutrition boost' throughout the day. We'd love donations of snacks, such as fig bars, granola bars, pretzels, crackers and fruit snacks. These snacks can be dropped off at the office. Thanks in advance!

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


UGM thanks our Fernan families and staff members for supporting our community with holiday gifts.

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January Character Trait: Respect

Respect is caring enough to consider how words and actions impact others.

  • Having respect is when you feel good about someone because of how they act.
  • Showing respect is when you care how your actions impact others.

Fernan Ice Skating Night at McEuen, 1/26

There will be two sessions, beginning at 5:30. Tickets will need to be purchased online in advance of this event. More details to come!

From Nurse Amy: Winter Nosebleeds

If your child suffers from winter nosebleeds, it may be from dry air. Here are some helpful tips to try at home:

-Use a cold air humidifier in the bedroom at night

-Use saline nose drops or apply petroleum jelly inside the nose

-Avoid excessive nose blowing and/or picking

-Drink plenty of water to avoid dehydration

Weekly STEM Home Activity: Melting Snowman Hot Cocoa

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.