Shark Bites

Stopher Newsletter, September 18th

Dates to Note

September 21 ... Grades K-3 Talent Show (6:30 pm)

September 22 ... Grades 4-5 Talent Show (6:30 pm)

September 28 ... Kentucky Kids Day

September 29, 30 & October 1, 2021 ... Fall Break (NO SCHOOL)

October 11 ... Parent Teacher Conference Day (NO SCHOOL)

October 12, 13 & 14 ... Advanced Program Testing

Advanced Program Testing

The Advance Program test will be administered to all 3rd & 4th grade students this year. Any 5th grader can be tested with a completed Google Form. The testing will take place October 12, 13, and 14.

Questions? Email

Student Directory

The 2021-22 Student Directory is now available. Only those students with guardian permission are included in the directory. If you would like a printed copy, the office can supply you with one for $5.00. Send check payable to Stopher Elementary. Proceeds will be used for Shark Week activities later this year.

Student Directory

PTA Reflections Program

Stopher continues to have multiple students place high in the PTA Reflections contest. Students can submit their completed works of art in one or all of the available arts categories: Dance Choreography, Film Production, Literature, Music Composition, Photography, Visual Arts.

Reflections Details

Reflections Entry Form

FCA Club

All students in grades 3—5 are invited to join the Stopher Elementary Fellowship of Christian Athletes Huddle. A sign up sheet can be found below.

Stopher School Meal Menu

Last minute menus changes are occurring frequently and are out of our control due to the nationwide food shortage. Menus on Nutrislice may not reflect these changes.

Stopher Meal Menu

Parent Teacher Conferences

Parent Teacher Conference Day is scheduled for October 11th. You should receive communication soon from your teacher to arrange a time to discuss your student's progress.

Shark-A-Thon Sponsors Needed

The Stopher PTA is looking for sponsors for our annual Shark-A-Thon fundraiser. If you or your business would like to donate a gift card or prize for this event, please email: or by September 12th. Please see attached document.
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Get Notifications Sent Straight to Your Phone

School Messenger is the phone, email and SMS messaging system used by Jefferson County Public Schools (JCPS) to communicate school cancellations, safety alerts and other important information to you. The following process will show you how to enter your contact information, set your preferences and “opt in” to continue receiving these messages from JCPS and/or your child’s school.

  • If you are a JCPS employee only, please click here for opt-in instructions.
  • If you are a JCPS parent or a JCPS employee AND parent, you may opt in by texting the letter "Y" to 67587.

If you'd like to customize the type of communications you'd like to receive on your phone or email, visit and create an account. You can also set up and manage your contact information and preferences by downloading the [Blue] SchoolMessenger app from the Apple App Store or Google Play. If you have any issues with the attached instructions or require further assistance, please call the JCPS Technology Service Desk at (502) 485-3552.

PTA General Meeting Postponed

The PTA General Meeting that was scheduled for September 9th has been rescheduled for September 23rd at 7:00 p.m.

Volunteer Opportunities at Stopher

Please click this link to sign up for help for any Stopher PTA event:

Stopher Elementary Volunteers

We are currently signing up volunteers for things such as Shark A Thon 10/8, Donuts with Dads 10/13-14, Fall Picture Day 10/20 and Dare to Care 10/25-29

Stopher PTA Membership

Please click this link to join the Stopher PTA. Membership does not require any of your time! We appreciate your financial contribution to the efforts of our PTA to support your children!

2021-20222 Yearbook

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Voluntary COVID Screening

Routine COVID-19 testing for those who are not symptomatic is available to students during school. This voluntary screening will be done weekly and can quickly identify individuals who may be COVID-19 positive. To participate in this testing, students must have a consent form on file. Parents or guardians can access the online form by clicking here. Once there, click on the Complete Forms link to proceed.

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After School Chess Club

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