The Stallion Stampede

Janie Stark Elementary Parent Newsletter

January 8, 2023

Dear Stallion Families,

We had a great week last week here at Janie Stark! It felt so nice to be back with your sweet children and back into the routine of learning and laughing together.

Now is the time to re-establish those good routines of daily reading. Ask your child where his/her favorite reading spot is. Bring a favorite stuffed animal, pillow, or blanket to that area. Choose a time each day and stick to that time to have your child read independently, with you, or to you. Snuggle up and just read for pleasure! Children who are read to at least three times a week by a family member are almost twice as likely to score in the top 25% in reading compared to children who are read to less than three times a week. Now is the time to re-establish those reading habits, or build new ones!

Time flies. Before you know it, your child will be preparing for middle school and beyond. Take the time now to develop a love of reading that they can carry with them through their lives. And enjoy every snuggle along the way.

To the BEST of days,

Mrs. Putman


Fitness Friday!

Our monthly tradition of family fitness is this Friday at Stark! One Friday each month, students will participate in "Fitness Friday" - running/walking laps around the school (similar to Turkey Trot). This is to encourage a love of physical activity and being outdoors!

Each class will be competing for a trophy each month! Parents are welcome to come join their child in the fun and run/walk laps around the school. Each lap earned will go towards your child's class!

Click here to sign up to volunteer and help!

Our next Fitness Friday will be THIS Friday, January 13th! Please see the schedule of times below. Please send your child with a water bottle and athletic shoes on Friday.

  • Pre-K - 11:30 am
  • Kinder -1:00 pm
  • 1st grade - 12:05 pm
  • 2nd grade - 1:55 pm
  • 3rd grade - 8:20 am
  • 4th grade - 9:15 am
  • 5th grade - 10:10 am


22-23 Yearbooks are on sale now!

The Stark 22-23 Yearbooks are on sale now! Special pricing available if you order before February 10th!

Order by February 10th and pay only $24.00!

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

Friday, January 13th

Fitness Friday

Monday, January 16th

No School

Friday, January 20th

PTA BINGO and Loteria Night

Thursday, January 26th

100th Day of School

Friday, February 10th

Fitness Friday

Friday, February 17th

No School

Monday, February 20th

No School


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