The Stallion Stampede

Janie Stark Elementary Parent Newsletter

January 31, 2021

Dear Stallion Families,

We had a wonderful week last week! Over 300 Stallions and their parents joined us for our Virtual Family Literacy Night! We hope you enjoyed it as much as we did.

This week, CFBISD is hosting a Virtual Open House on February 3rd. Join us live to see what amazing things are happening at Stark and other schools around the district. This is a great way for 5th grade parents to get information on middle schools and the options available to your child after they leave Stark.

As always, thank you for making Stark the wonderful school that it is and for always partnering with us to make these days the BEST of days for you and your child!

To the BEST of days,

Mrs. Putman


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Reminders for Remote Learning

With the rising number of students that are having to quarantine due to COVID, more students are logging on daily for remote instruction. As a reminder, to ensure your child receives everything they need academically while at home, please make sure your child is logged on and prepared for instruction each day. Students need to be:

  • Logged on for live sessions
  • Video on unless the teacher has given permission for it to be turned off while working independently
  • Prepared with materials, homework, notes, and any other resources your child's teacher has provided
  • In a quiet, distraction-free room at home

Thank you for helping us make the best of these learning opportunities for your child at home!

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Valentine Parties - February 11th

Thank you to everyone that signed up to donate items for our Valentines Party! Reminder that if you purchased items to donate, all donations are due by tomorrow February 1st.

Please note: Due to safety precautions, we WILL NOT be distributing individual student Valentines this year. Instead each student, remote and traditional, will receive a goodie bag. Please do not purchase and provide individual Valentines this year as they will not be allowed to be passed out.


CFBISD Calendar Change

CFBISD has made a change to the calendar for the 2021 spring semester. This change is for our educators to have additional days to develop and plan for increased student engagement in the classroom. The district has approved four additional professional development and teacher preparation days. This will impact the type of instruction for traditional learners on these days. Traditional students will NOT attend class on campus on the following days:

  • February 26, 2021
  • March 26, 2021
  • April 16, 2021
  • May 7, 2021

Teachers will assign engaging lessons to complete asynchronously at home on the days listed above for both traditional and virtual learners. Please reach out to your child's teacher if you need technical support.

Your cooperation and flexibility are appreciated as it allows our teachers and staff to continue to provide the best instructional opportunities for the success of our students.


Staff Shout-Outs

It's been a tough year! Our teachers and staff have been working so hard to make it the best possible for our Stallions. We know you recognize the hard work each day too! We would love to have parents recognize our staff members for the great work they do at Janie Stark Elementary.

If you would like to send a positive shout out to a staff member, please complete this brief form below.

Janie Stark Staff Shout-Outs


Need another car tag?

Are you and your family needing another car tag for dismissal?

Please click here to complete the Google form and order additional car tags. Please note that we will only print additional car tags once a week on Wednesdays, so your patience is appreciated. We will get you the additional car tag on Wednesdays when it is created.