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Stopher Newsletter, September 10th

Dates to Note

September 15 ... Proceeds Day at Mark's Feed Store (All Day)

September 15 ... Advanced Program Parent Meeting (Virtual)

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.

This is an informational meeting for the AP process and will answer any questions you might have. Follow the directions below to attend this virtual meeting:

Questions? Email

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.

Stopher Proceeds Day at Mark's Feed Store

Enjoy a day out with the family while raising funds for our school! 15% of your check will go straight to the Stopher PTA to help fund many of the amazing programs they provide for our students. Simply show the voucher below to your server and enjoy!
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Stopher Dress Code Reminder

Please see the list below and be sure that your student is following our SBDM Dress Code Policy. Effective immediately, we will be calling home for a change of clothing if needed.

  • Shorts/Skirts to be worn at fingertip length (arms straight to the sides)
  • No spaghetti strap/string tie tops
  • No halter tops or off the shoulder tops
  • No stomach baring apparel
  • No Heelys
  • Shoes must be closed toe

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.

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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After School Soccer Program

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After School Chess Club

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