The Stallion Stampede

Janie Stark Elementary Parent Newsletter

September 12, 2021

Dear Stallion Families,

It has been a very smooth start to the school year and we continue to be impressed with how well our Stallions are embracing the transition back into the classrooms. While it took a little longer than normal this year, we have finally hit our stride as a campus. The majority of our systems and programs are up and running and the students are settling into their normal day to day routine!

Thank you to everything you do as parents to support your children and Stark Elementary! Please feel free to contact us at anytime if you or your child needs anything.

To the BEST of days,

Mrs. Putman


Wednesday is Dot Day!

This Wednesday, September 15th, we will be celebrating International Dot Day! This is a day based on Peter H. Reynold's book "The Dot" to support creativity, courage, and collaboration in our children. In this story, a teacher dares a doubting student to trust in her own abilities to be brave enough to "make her mark". It all starts with a small dot on her paper and goes on to break through into her confidence and courage.

All students are invited to wear polka dots on Wednesday! Teachers will be doing activities that relate to the book "The Dot" and encouraging our Stallions to be creative and courageous.


Picture Day is Friday!

Fall Picture Day is this Friday, September 17th! Fall pictures are non-uniform, so students may wear any school appropriate outfit on Friday for Picture Day.

Order forms for pictures will be coming home this week. You can send the form in with your child or order online using the link below.

To Order Pictures Online CLICK HERE.

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Virtual Family Literacy Night!

Virtual Family Literacy Night is back! We had hoped to be able to host Family Literacy Night in person this year, but unfortunately for everyone's safety we will host virtually like last year. We had such good feedback from the community about our Virtual Family Literacy Night that we are excited to offer it this fall!

Tuesday, September 21st - Pre-K-2nd grade Virtual Family Literacy Night (6:00-7:00)

Tuesday, September 28th - 3rd-5th grade Virtual Family Literacy Night (6:00-7:00)

Mrs. Smith will also be giving a special presentation on library resources! We will share the links for Virtual Family Literacy Night next week. Mark your calendars so you don't miss out!


Need Another 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.


Join PTA Today!

If you are interested in joining the PTA, you can sign up through Texas PTA. Encourage your spouses, partners, grandparents, and even siblings to join!

Dues are $7.00 plus a $1.50 processing fee.

To become a member, go to Select your school district (Carrollton-Farmers Branch ISD) and PTA (Janie Stark Elementary) and fill out the remaining information, add to cart and checkout.

Thank you to everyone that attended our first PTA meeting. We had an amazing turn out! Our next Stark PTA Meeting is a General Virtual PTA Meeting on Thursday, September 30th before the 3rd Grade Virtual Performance. We and the school will send out a link closer to the date.


Dads' Club

Calling all Dad’s, Father figures, and Grandfather’s interested in participating in some exciting events this school year, please reach out to Jason Davila at

Dad's club would like to start helping out with Stark car drop off on Friday mornings. Please email Jason if you are interested in helping!


Room Parent Volunteers Needed!

Attention Parents - we are in search of Room Parent Volunteers to help organize the class parties throughout the year. Help your kiddos celebrate by participating in their Christmas, Valentine’s Day, and End of Year party! If you are interested, please email Linden Urquieta at


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Upcoming Dates

Wednesday, September 15th

Dot Day!

Friday, September 17th

Fall School Picture Day (non-uniform)

Tuesday, September 21st

PK-2nd grade Family Literacy Night (6:00-7:00 pm) VIRTUAL

Tuesday, September 28th

3rd-5th grade Family Literacy Night (6:00-7:00 pm) VIRTUAL

Thursday, September 30th

3rd grade VIRTUAL Specials Night 6:30 pm

Wednesday, October 6th

Walk to School Day

Friday, October 8th

No School

Monday, October 11th

No School - Parent/Conference Day

Friday, October 15th

Last day of the 1st Nine Weeks


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