The Stallion Stampede

Janie Stark Elementary Parent Newsletter

August 14, 2022

Dear Stallion Families,

Why to the BEST of days? I sign all of my communication "to the BEST of days" because I believe that elementary school is a precious time for students and their families. It's the BEST of days....creativity, fun, being kids. These days are fleeting. They pass so quickly and I want Stark to be the place that leaves those last memories that builds the love of learning into our students.

I encourage you to cherish these days. The days may be long but the years will be short. Enjoy packing the lunch, reading the bedtime story, and just playing without a device or tv.

At Stark, we are going to work hard this year. But we are also going to laugh, have fun, dress-up, and get silly...because these ARE the BEST of days!

To the BEST of days,

Mrs. Putman


Safety and Security

Safety is our #1 priority here at Stark. The district has also implemented additional safety and security measures so that all of our students and staff stay safe!

  • All exterior doors on campus will be closed and locked at all times.
  • All interior classroom doors will be closed and locked any time the students are in the classroom.
  • With our recent construction updates, we have upgraded our security cameras throughout the building and on the exterior of the building. There are several multi-view cameras located throughout each hallway in the building.
  • All campus visitors must enter and sign in at the front office with a photo ID.
  • Our campus SRO (School Resource Officer) will make frequent visits and campus walkthroughs each week.


CFBISD Volunteer Information

There are simple steps to follow to become a volunteer on our campuses. For complete information, please visit the website at

  1. Watch the CFBISD Volunteer Orientation (located on the Volunteer page)
  2. Conduct a required background check with CFBISD
  3. Watch the Standard Response Protocols video to review emergency procedures that are used in CFBISD


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Morning Drop-off

Morning Drop-off

The doors will open for students at 7:00 am. Students may enter through the front door or cafeteria door. Please pull all the way forward to drop off your child. We will have several staff members on duty to assist your child out of the car.

The side loop is for buses, Pre-K, and Communications students only. Please do not pull in to the side loop for drop-off or you will be asked to move.


Afternoon Dismissal

Thank you so much for your patience and understanding last week. We are aware that dismissal procedures took longer than normal. We have adjusted some procedures and hope for a quicker day today. On average, once our system is in place, we are done dismissing by 3:15-3:20 each day.

Safety is my #1 priority. I know safety isn't always convenient, but to ensure each student gets home with the correct family member and isn't standing/sitting outside in 100 degree heat, we have placed these guidelines and procedures in place to maximize health and safety.

Good News: Car Tags went home FRIDAY! This means by Monday, if everyone has their car tags promptly displayed, our dismissal will run much quicker. Please check your child's bag for their car tag. Car tags were sent with the youngest child. At this time, we have sent home one car tag per family. If you need additional car tags, please see link ibelow to order another one.

Please help us by reviewing the following procedures and having patience as we safely dismiss over 700 students:

  • To help us expedite our dismissal, please have your car tag number displayed clearly for our staff on duty
  • Stark Staff members will be on duty inside the building to guide students safely to their exit from the building as they are dismissed.
  • Parents will remain in their vehicle during dismissal. Please do not park and walk towards the building to retrieve your child.
  • Stark staff will be on duty at all outside areas of the building to ensure students are guided safely into their vehicle.
  • Parents of walkers may walk to the staff member on duty at the front doors and cafeteria doors to show their tag # and to call their child down.
  • A Stark Staff member will be present in these designated areas to call for the student to be dismissed when a parent arrives to pick them up.
  • Bus lane is for bus traffic and Pre-K students and siblings, and Communications ONLY; These students will be issued a BLUE CAR TAG. Please do not pull into the side loop without a BLUE CAR TAG or you will be asked to move.
  • We will not be releasing students after 2:30 pm. This disrupts the end of day procedures and often slows down our dismissal.

Please be patient with us the first few days of school as we get the students back into this efficient and safe routine from last year.

Thank you!


Student Meal Rates for 22-23

For the 2022-2023 school year, schools are required to return to charging for school meals. Families can apply for free or reduced rates with the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) based on eligibility.

Lunch prices for the 22-23 school year are as follows:
Breakfast $2.25
Lunch $3.50

Please click here to apply for our Free and Reduced Lunch Rate for the 22-23 school year. Please apply as soon as possible. If you qualilfy, the district will notify you and your child will receive free or reduced lunches for the 22-23 school year.

If you need a paper application, please call our office at 972-968-3300 and we will assist you in the application process.
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School Supplies

Click HERE for the 22-23 School Supply list.

While school supply sales are over, we want to make sure your child has what they need! You may use the list and purchase your own supplies. If you need assistance with school supplies, please call the office at 972-968-3300 and an office staff member will be happy to connect you with one of our counselors .


School Uniforms

Janie Stark Elementary is a uniform school. We believe a standardized dress code (uniforms) emphasizes a positive school environment that promotes high academic standards and good behavior. In order to prepare for the upcoming school year, please follow the guidelines posted here when purchasing clothing for “Back to School”.

Janie Stark Spirit Wear will be available to purchase during all Meet the Teacher Nights!


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

Wednesday, August 31st

Curriculum Night for Kinder, 2nd, and 4th grade; Communications and Support Cetner (5:30-7:15 pm)

Thursday, September 1st

Curriculum Night for Pre-K, 1st, 3rd, and 5th grade (5:30-7:15 pm)

Monday, September 5th

No School

Friday, September 9th

Fitness Friday!


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