The Stallion Stampede

Janie Stark Elementary Parent Newsletter

October 18, 2020

Dear Stallion Families,

We are so excited to welcome back almost 100 more Stallions into the building this week! Please know that our top priority is safety, so we will continue to refine our procedures and routines to ensure that each staff member and student says safe.

Please be patient with us this week as arrival and dismissal may take a few minutes longer with the addition of more students. As always, we will have plenty of staff members on duty to assist your child so please remain in your car at all times.

Remote or traditional, we are looking forward to loving on your Stallion and providing the best education to them each day!

To the BEST of days,

Mrs. Putman


Report Cards for the 1st Nine Weeks

Friday, October 16th, was the last day of the 1st Nine Weeks. This year, report cards will not be printed. You will be able to access your child's grades through the Parent Self Serve on the district webpage.

If you have not viewed your child's grades online before, you will need to set up access through the website. Please click here to login or register for the first time.

Report cards will be available to view on October 21st.


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Virtual Scholastic Book Fair!

Janie Stark will host an online Scholastic Book Fair starting this week - November 1st. All purchases benefit our school and connect kids with new books, favorite characters, complete series, and more! You can select from over 6,000 items, with free shipping on book-only orders for over $25.00. In addition, all orders will ship directly to your home.

The link to our Book Fair Homepage will be live tomorrow, Monday, October 19th.


Book Character Day

During Red Ribbon Week, we will be celebrating “Good Character Counts!” on Friday, October 30th. All students are encouraged to dress up as a book character hero/heroine who exemplifies positive social-emotional characteristics (even remote students!). Students may dress in costume and are encouraged to bring the book that inspired their character. We encourage making costumes with any available materials you have on hand. Dressing in costume is not required.

Please note that traditional students must follow the CFBISD dress code. Please click here to see a copy of the 2020-2021 CFBISD Student Dress Code.

No violent, bloody, or scary costumes will be allowed. No masks or toy weapons of any kind may be brought to school. Scary make-up is also prohibited. We want this to be a fun and positive experience for everyone, so we appreciate you following these guidelines and expectations.

Here are some fun costume ideas to get your ideas flowing:

  • Pete the Cat by James Dean

  • The Crayon Box that Talked by Shane DeRolf

  • Eggbert The Slightly Cracked Egg by Tom Ross & Rex Barron

  • Percy Jackson by Rick Riordian

  • Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling

  • Clementine by Sara Pennypacker

  • How Full is Your Bucket for Kids by Tom Rath & Mary Reckmeyer

  • Elmer (the Patchwork Elephant) by David McKee


Red Ribbon Week

We will be celebrating Red Ribbon Week on October 25 - October 30. Red Ribbon Week is the nation’s oldest and largest drug prevention program celebrated by millions all over the US. We invite your child to participate in Red Ribbon Week through “theme days” to raise awareness of living a drug free life. We also encourage you to take this opportunity to talk with your child about the dangers of drugs.

Please see the calendar of theme days below. These days are meant to be stress free, meaningful and fun, so please do not feel like your child has to participate in each day. Make it work for you and your family!

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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.


Continue to Enroll in Meal Benefits

Even though all students eat free, please continue to enroll in meal benefits. This enrollment provides additional benefits for your family in reduced prices for other items.

Once we are unable to provide free meals for all children, students will be asked to pay for meals. If you need assistance, please complete the application as soon as possible.

Complete the application by clicking here.

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Room Parents

PTA works collaboratively to support teachers through our "room parents." Room parents support by gathering supplies for class parties, volunteering in the classroom (even virtually!), and encouraging teachers. If you are interested in supporting your child's home room teacher in this way, click on this link to learn more and show interest.


Upcoming PTA Dates

Upcoming Dates

  • October 19 - 2nd Nine Weeks begins
  • October 20 - Panda Express Spirit Day
  • October 20 - General PTA Meeting (7:00 pm - virtual)
  • October 26-30 - Red Ribbon Week
  • November 3 - Virtual PTA Board Meeting
  • November 23-27 - District Holiday