Shark Bites

Stopher Newsletter, February 16th

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From the Principal

It has already been a great week at Stopher! I have visited each classroom in the building and have been overjoyed to see the students hard at work. When I arrived on Monday, I was greeted with amazing decorations outside my office and around the school. It is clear there is so much to love about our school.

I have enjoyed looking at the quality door decorations of each classroom celebrating Black History Month. Students have been learning about African American olympians, artists, poets, inventors, musicians, astronauts, and more.

I hope you all received the letter that went home with the students on Tuesday. If not, you can find it here.

Thank you for your flexibility on Monday. I am happy to report that hot water was fully restored to our building Wednesday morning.


Principal Shearon

Dates to Note

February 17 ... APEX Remix Party (School Wide)

February 21, 22 ... No School

February 28 ... Skating Party

February 25-March 4 ... Book Fair

March 7 ... No School

Advance Program Appeals Deadline

The deadline for AP appeals is February 25. Please complete the required Appeals Form by that date.

Apex School Wide Fundraiser

A few teachers accidently sent the Apex t-shirts home today. Please remember to wear them for the event tomorrow!
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Stopher 3rd Grade Basketball advances to the Championship game!

The Championship game is scheduled for February 20th at 5PM at the MidAmerica Sports Center at 1906 Watterson Trail. Our team is undefeated for the season at 7-0 after last week's win in the Final Four. We were seeded as the #1 team in the postseason tournament.

Spring Book Fair

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Read Across America

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Fourth Grade Valentine Fun!

Congratulations to Mrs Kuerzi’s Valentine Box Contest Winners!

  • 1st Place-Sawyer Osmer
  • 2nd Place-Audrey Matson
  • 3rd Place-Max Hamilton
  • 4th Place-Taylor Adams
  • 5th Place-Erin Cox

Kicks Soccer Academy (After School Program)

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Bricks 4 Kidz (After School Program)

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Stopher Skating Party

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Share Your Pictures With Us!

Have you taken any pictures of your child's class or team this year? At a Class Party? On a Field Trip? Be sure to e-mail in your picture(s) to Deadline to submit is March 1st!

Order Your Yearbook Now!

Don't miss your chance to get your 2021-22 Stopher Elementary Yearbook! Cost: $25.

Deadline to order is March 20th! Believe me, your kids will want this book full of memories from another awesome year as a Stopher Shark!

PLUS, everyone gets two free customizable pages! Deadline to get in your customizable pages is also March 20th. So if you've already ordered, don't forget to log back in and make your shark the star of their yearbook!!

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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

COVID Testing

REMINDER: If you have signed your student up for weekly testing and no longer want it done, you must go back to the permission form you signed and remove the permission. Our office staff can not access these forms to make the change.

Covid-19 Testing

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.

*Testing is done at Stopher on Wednesdays. Registration for the test must be completed prior to 2:00 the day before.

*You do not need to register every week. Once your student is on the list, he/she stays on the list until you remove him/her.

Test to Stay

If a JCPS student or employee has been in close contact of someone with COVID-19, they now have an option not to quarantine. To qualify, they have to take a COVID-19 test every night for seven days. If they have a negative result, they can come back to school or work the next day.

Free testing is offered at middle and high schools and other select locations in the afternoons/evenings every Sunday-Thursday. There are now more than 50 locations available across the district. Click here for a list of sites and hours.

Individuals living in the same household as the positive case do NOT qualify for Test to Stay.

IMPORTANT!!!! .................... Test to Play

If a JCPS student (elementary, middle, and high school) is doing any extracurricular activities or sports, they are now required to take a weekly COVID-19 test. Stopher students can take a test during the school day on Wednesdays. 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.

Students not tested will NOT be permitted to participate.

PTA General Body Meeting

The Stopher Executive Board would like to invite you to attend the next General Body Meeting of the PTA. It is tentatively set for the evening of Wednesday, 3/2 with a guest speaker during Read Across America week. The meeting will be virtual. Please mark your calendars. Details will be sent closer to the date. Your Stopher PTA appreciates all your support!

Site Based Decision Making

Next SBDM meeting: 4:00pm, March 18th

Click Here for SBDM Information

Fastest Kid in the "Ville"

February 25th the Louisville Urban League and Kentucky State University are putting on a "Fastest Kid in the 'Ville" race at the new Norton Healthcare Sports and Learning Center indoor track.

It is a state of the art facility with a banked track. It is worth the trip, just to see!

This race will be run by grade (1st-8th). It is free to run. Admission for adults is $10. Use this link or go to, click on the calendar and look for the meet on Feb 25th.

Coach Krohn cannot be there as Stopher has a hockey game. But you can register unattached and go race!

Community Summer Camp Information

Summer community activity opportunities can be posted here. If you would like to share any camp information with our families, please send it to
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