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Our mission

The mission of Felida Elementary School is to create a caring, friendly and stimulating environment that encourages individuals to achieve their full potential and become responsible and compassionate citizens.

Each student has a red or blue Felida Friday Folder that goes home on Friday (or the last school day of the week) and must be returned on Monday (or the first school day of the week). Friday Folders contain most PTA and school memos, including Scrip order forms. Some teachers also use Friday Folders to send home classroom work.

In addition, Friday Folders may be used to return forms to school each Monday.

Only the youngest child in a family will receive all school memos; their folder will be red. This avoids duplication and saves paper.

If a Friday Folder is lost, parents should send a note to their child’s teacher. The PTA will replace the folder.

Soar 4 is a system of expectations that are directly taught and reinforced at Felida. Soar 4 values are those that we hold most dear. Students’ contributions toward meeting Soar 4 expectations are celebrated at monthly assemblies.
Each winter, our PE teacher organizes the Jump Rope for Heart fundraiser for the American Heart Association. In addition to improving their cardiovascular systems as they train for this event, our generous students and families have raised funds for the AHA.

In the spring, we host a recess running program called Mileage Club, which reinforces cardiovascular fitness.

Our history

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Our school has a long history in the Felida area of Vancouver, Washington. The original schoolhouse building still stands, representing the Felida School District, which was established in 1896. The district later consolidated with the Salmon Creek District in 1950 to become the Felida-Salmon Creek District No. 116. Not long after that, it consolidated again with the Vancouver School District in 1954.

The current Felida Elementary building was built in 1978 and expanded in 2005 to what you see today.

Other notable historic moments:

April 1993 — Felida presents at a National Service Learning Conference in Minneapolis, Minnesota, on a Computer Pals program that partnered with a local retirement center.

Fall 2009 — Felida is one of nine schools to receive Energy Star Awards for energy efficiency from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy.