Shark Bites

Stopher Newsletter, July 23rd

First Day of School, August 11, 2021

Middle and High School Students Needed for Volunteer Hours

If you have a high school student who is in need of volunteer hours, this is a great opportunity to earn up to 6 of them. Volunteers will join an assembly line to collate packets, stuff envelopes and label them. Volunteers are needed July 27th, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Please email if you will be able to help.

Lion King Volunteers Needed!

Mrs. Williams is looking for incoming Stopher fifth graders and any former Stopher students who are interested in being a part of the crew for Lion King, Jr. Please fill out this form if you are interested, and Mrs. Williams will send you more information.

Lion King, Jr. Ticket Sales

Thursday, August 5

12:00 Matinee: Stopher Day! All Stopher students (incoming first grade through outgoing fifth grade) can see the show for FREE, with the purchase of a $5 adult ticket. Note: all students must have an adult present.

7:00: Community performance

Friday, August 6

12:00 Matinee: New Stopher Sharks Day! All incoming Stopher kindergarteners can see the show for FREE, with the purchase of a $5 adult ticket. Do you have multiple Stopher students? Contact Katie Thomas (katherine.thomas@jefferson.kyschools) for more info!

7:00 Community performance

Grandparents and Senior Citizens: You are more than welcome to attend either matinee for a reduced price of $5!

NOTE: Evening performance tickets will be sold online, starting Thursday, July 28. The link will be emailed to all Stopher families and posted on Stopher social media sites.

Matinee performance tickets will be sold at the door. More information will follow.

Stopher Cheer Sign-Ups

This team is for 3rd, 4th and 5th grade students interested in cheering at the Stopher Basketball Games. No experience is necessary. The deadline to register is August 20th. See the PDF below for details.

Stopher PTA Membership Information

The PTA is a integral part of our school. See the attached form to find out how you can become involved!

Time To Dress Up The Building!

Something has come up and we have to cancel next Saturday's organized day of decorating the building. If you have a couple of hours any evening next week and would like to help with any of the following items, please contact

  • Create Bulletin Boards
  • Hang Student Art Work
  • Paint Cafe' Mural (Needs an eye for detail, however the mural is very simple.)
  • Hang Decor from Lights in Lobby
  • Create, Laminate and Hang signs above classroom doors

2021-22 Orientations

Kindergarten Students ... August 4th ... 9:00am - 10:00am

First thru Fifth Grade Students ... August 9th ... 1:30pm - 3:30pm

School Meals Update

Breakfast and lunch is being provided to ALL students for the 2021/2022 school year at no cost. Please be aware that this free program is being conducted with COVID funds made available to the school system and is a temporary situation. Meals may return to their normal fee the following school year.

**You do not need a Free/Reduced Meal Applicaiton on file for free meals; however, you will need one if you want to be excused from class and field trip fees.

Classroom Supplies, Fees and Dress Code

It's time to shop!

Class supplies lists have been emailed and can be found below. If you have difficulty opening the file, a paper copy can be picked up in the Stopher office any weekday 9:30-4:00.

In addition to the classroom supplies, each student will have a $25 Class Fee. This can be paid at orientation. To be excused from paying the class fee (as well as field trip fees), you must complete a Free/Reduced Meal Application. . You can pick up a paper copy in our office or complete it on-line at

Our dress code is very lenient. We are not a uniform school. We do require that students wear closed toe shoes at all times ... no sandals. Shorts and skirts should be at fingertip length. Tops can not have spaghetti straps nor show the midriff.

Classroom Supply Lists for 2021-2022

JCPS Required Documents

All students in JCPS must have the following items on file. If you are new to our school system, please be sure to submit them as soon as possible. They can be emailed to

  • birth certificate
  • immunization form
  • school physical
  • eye exam
  • dental exam

If your child submitted the medical documents during his/her pre-school enrollment, those forms are no longer valid. Please obtain updated forms from your physician and turn those in as soon as possible.

School Calendar for 2021/2022

The calendar for next school year is now available. Click here for a printable copy.