Shark Bites

Stopher Newsletter, July 15th

Receipt of this newsletter indicates that your child is enrolled at Stopher Elementary for 2021/2022. If this is incorrect, please contact our office at 485-8281.

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.

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.

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.

Time To Dress Up The Building!

Adult volunteers needed to help with beautifying the lobby and cafeteria of the school. Volunteers will:

  • 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

Saturday, July 31, from 9:00-3:00. Please do not bring children.

School Calendar for 2021/2022

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

2021-22 Orientations

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

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

KINDER KAMP ... Register Now

Stopher is hosting a three day mini camp for our incoming kindergarten students.

Click here for information and the link to register.

School Meals Update

Breakfast and lunch is being provided to 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.

Annual "Welcome Back" Bulletin Board

It has become a tradition, at Stopher, to post summer photos of our students in the lobby. The photos can be of a trip they have taken, a visit to a relative, swimming in their pool ... whatever they would like to post!

This year, our theme will be "Love Your Selfie". I am attaching an image of a cell phone. If you would like to participate in the board, please print and cut out the image then trim and paste your favorite summer photo where the phone screen is. Bring your "Selfie" to orientation and add it to our board! (They can also be dropped off to the office sooner if you prefer.)

**If you are having difficulty opening and printing the page, copies are available in the Stopher office.

Go have summer fun .... and share your photo with us later!

Classroom Supplies and Dress Code

It's time to shop!

Class supplies lists were emailed earlier this week 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. Please note that in addition to the classroom supplies, each student will have a $25 Class Fee. This can be paid at orientation.

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

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.