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Stopher Newsletter, August 7th

Join our PTA for the Back to School Bash!

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1st thru 5th Grade Orientation, August 9th : 1:30-3:30

If you have a Stopher chrome book at home, please bring it and the charger to orientation with you. You can turn them in at the office.

First Day of School, August 11th : 9:05-3:45

Stopher Spirit Wear ... Purchase Yours Now!

Stopher Spirit Wear can now be purchased on-line. Orders must be placed by August 25th. Items will be sent home via student backpacks in early to mid September. Click below ....


Stopher Presented The Lion King, Jr.

Congratulations to Ms. Williams, Ms. Thomas and all of the cast members on the amazing show they performed this last week. As usual, the set, costumes and choreography were perfection. Thank you to all of the volunteers who helped our students attain their goal of putting on this performance despite all of the setbacks from COVID.
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School Meals Update

Breakfast and lunch is being provided to ALL students for the 2021/2022 school year at no cost. Please be aware that this free program is being conducted with COVID funds made available to the school system and is a temporary situation. Meals may return to their normal fee the following school year.

**You do not need a Free/Reduced Meal Applicaiton on file for free meals; however, you will need one if you want to be excused from class and field trip fees.

School Meal Menu

Students will be given items to choose from when receiving breakfast or lunch. You can view the menu for the month via the following links:

Breakfast for August

Lunch for August

Medicine Distribution at School

Staff are not permitted to administer any medication without signed documentation from a physician. This includes over the counter medications such as Tylenol, Ibuprofen, Cough Drops, Sun Screen, Lotions, etc... Please contact if you need a form for your physician to complete. All medications and forms are to be given to Teresa in the Stopher office.

NOTE: Students are not permitted to carry medication (including cough drops). Inhalers may be carried by a student provided there is a form on file with a physician's permission to do so.

Stopher PTA Membership Information

The PTA is a integral part of our school. See the attached form to find out how you can become involved!

Kinder Kamp

Kinder Kamp was our first event of the year and the staff was excited to meet all of our new Sharks! We hope our kindergarteners enjoyed their days with their new teachers and classmates and we can't wait to see them next week! Welcome to Stopher!

Classroom Supplies, Fees and Dress Code

It's time to shop!

Class supplies lists have been emailed and can be found below. If you have difficulty opening the file, a paper copy can be picked up in the Stopher office any weekday 9:30-4:00.

In addition to the classroom supplies, each student will have a $25 Class Fee. This can be paid at orientation. To be excused from paying the class fee (as well as field trip fees), you must complete a Free/Reduced Meal Application. . You can pick up a paper copy in our office or complete it on-line at

Our dress code is very lenient. We are not a uniform school. We do require that students wear closed toe shoes at all times ... no sandals. Shorts and skirts should be at fingertip length. Tops can not have spaghetti straps nor show the midriff.

Classroom Supply Lists for 2021-2022

JCPS Required Documents

All students in JCPS must have the following items on file. If you are new to our school system, please be sure to submit them as soon as possible. They can be emailed to

  • birth certificate
  • immunization form
  • school physical
  • eye exam
  • dental exam

If your child submitted the medical documents during his/her pre-school enrollment, those forms are no longer valid. Please obtain updated forms from your physician and turn those in as soon as possible.

Stopher Cheer Sign-Ups

This team is for 3rd, 4th and 5th grade students interested in cheering at the Stopher Basketball Games. No experience is necessary. The deadline to register is August 20th. See the PDF below for details.

School Calendar for 2021/2022

The calendar for next school year is now available. Click here for a printable copy.