The Stallion Stampede

Janie Stark Elementary Parent Newsletter

November 6, 2022

Dear Stallion Families,

This is the season of thankfulness and I am so thankful for our Stallion staff, amazing students, and supportive community! It's an honor and privilege to serve our Janie Stark school community each day.

As we enter this season of giving thanks, please consider leaving a note of gratitude through the Google link below for the faculty and staff here at Stark. We would love to hear from our valued families about what you are grateful for at Janie Stark. Your words of appreciation and gratitude will be shared with our staff before the Thanksgiving holidays.

To the BEST of days,

Mrs. Putman


A Note of Thanks

Please click on this link to leave a note of appreciation and thanks for our Janie Stark staff! Responses will be shared with our faculty before the Thanksgiving break.


Election Day - Tuesday, November 8th

The Stark Elementary library will be used as a polling location for the November 8th election. We have worked with the district facilities and Safety and Security department to ensure proper protocols and safety for our students and staff.

Voters will park in the parking lot and use the side entrance normally reserved for Pre-K and Special Education. Our campus security guard, Officer Carlos Fabrow, will be present at the side door at all times. The door from the library into the building will remain locked throughout the day.

Pre-K and Special Education parents: A separate Parent Square message will be sent to you reagarding arrival and dismissal on Tuesday.

Dismissal will be the only time that students may come in contact with voters as they park and enter the building. Extra staff will be present at all times during dismissal.

YMCA pick up will not change. Please pick up using the regular procedures at the cafeteria doors.

This is a great opportunity for all of to discuss the importance of voting and how democracy works in the United States.

How can you help us?

  • Voting begins at 7:00 am. Please plan ahead for additional traffic so your child arrives on time (no later than 7:40 am).
  • Per our normal procedure, if your child is late to school, you must park and escort them to the front door to complete sign-in.
  • Be aware that voters do not follow our arrival and dismissal procedures. Please plan ahead and have patience entering and exiting our property to ensure everyone's safety.


Veteran's Day - We Need Your Help!

The Stark 4th grade class will honor our veteran's next week on Friday, November 11th at 8:00 am in the Stark Cafeteria. In this year’s program we would like to dedicate a portion of the event to honor the veterans in our lives through a slide show presentation that features these brave men and women. We would like to include the family members and close friends in our lives that have fought for our freedom. If you would like us to honor these service men and women please submit their photograph along with their name to our email at

The deadline to receive photos is next Tuesday, November 8th at 3:00 PM.

Please feel free to reach out if you have any questions!

Thank you for your attention,
Mr. Alcantara; Stark Music Teacher


Field Trips and Online Payments

Stark is now using Rev Trak! It’s an easy and convenient way to make online payments in 4 easy steps without making a stop at the ATM!

Use this link

Parents can pay for field trips (limited time based on field trip day) and for Library books, fines, and technology it will be open until July 2023. It will re-open for the 23-22 school year.

Please see flyer below.

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Class Party Dues

Help us facilitate awesome whole school parties this year! Our party days are the Holiday party, Valentine’s Day Party, and the End of the Year Bash. A donation of $10/child helps fund ALL THREE of these parties. Please donate online through this link, or send $10 with your child to give to the office. Grade Level lead parents will be working with room parents to plan the party. You will receive more information about volunteering and/or attending the parties closer to the party date!

Have questions? Email the Room Parent Coordinator, Cassandra Hatfield


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Chipotle Spirit Night

Order dinner at Chipotle tonight between 5:00-9:00 pm and a portion of the sales will come back to Janie Stark! Show the flyer below (if ordering in person) or use the code YMM8KRE if ordering online!
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22-23 Yearbooks are on sale now!

The Stark 22-23 Yearbooks are on sale now! Special pricing available if you order before November 11th!

Order by November 11th and pay only $20.00!

Ordering and personalizing your child's yearbook is easy! Go to: and enter our school code: 708211

Yearbooks will be delivered to Janie Stark the week of May 15, 2022. Order today for special discount pricing!


Need a 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.


Upcoming Dates

Wednesday, November 9th

Chipotle Spirit Night!

Friday, November 11th

Veteran's Day

PTA Family Movie Night

Friday, November 18th

Turkey Trot!

Tuesday, December 6th

Family Literacy Night (Kinder, 2nd, 4th, Communications/Support Center) (6:00-7:00 pm)

Wednesday, December 7th

Family Literacy Night (Pre-K, 1st, 3rd, 5th) (6:00-7:00 pm)


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