Shark Bites

Stopher Newsletter, February 2nd

Dates to Note

February 2 ... Proceeds Night at Papa Johns

February 8-16 ... APEX Fundraiser

February 12 ... Movie Night

February 14 ... Valentine Parties

February 17 ... APEX Remix Party (School Wide)

February 21, 22 ... No School

February 28 ... Skating Party

February 25-March 4 ... Book Fair

March 7 ... No School

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Goofy Cupids/Cupid Cuties

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A Night at the Movies

Disney's Encanto and Diary of a Wimpy Kid

Saturday, February 12

$10 per student

Includes 2 slices of pizza and bottled water

Additional Candy will be Sold

Details and Registration Form are below!

Stopher Dance Team Does It Again!

The Stopher dancers competed at the Cupid's Bow Bash this past weekend. They won first place in their division AND took Grand Champions over high school teams! These girls are incredibly talented. Congratulations, Sharks!

Soccer Help Needed

We are in the process of putting together a Stopher Soccer Team for the year. A coach has been secured; however, he will need assistance. If you are interested in being an assistant coach for the team, please contact Katie at

Stopher Girls Basketball

The Girl's Basketball Team beat out the Anchorage Cobras during the first round of their season playoffs. The move up the bracket and play CAL this Sunday. Great job, girls! Keep it up!

Young Writers Contest

KET Education is excited to announce that their Young Writers Contest is back for 2022 – with more than a few enhancements! Take a peek at their new, inclusive grade levels and even a new category… Graphic Novels! Check out all the categories, writing resources, rules, rubrics, even past winners then, get creating! The contest deadline is April 15, 2022. We would love to see our Stopher students share their creativity and imagination! Click here for details

100th Day Celebrations!!!

Friday was not just our Pop-Up Party in celebration of our students excellent first half of the year! It was also the 100th day of school! Our Sharks have been real troopers and are true Super Heroes! And they dressed the part!

Time Flys! How will YOU look when you are 100?

First grade students dressed up as if they were 100 and a few of our kindergarten students aged quickly when their photos were taken!
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... and there were soooo many 100 Day projects! Great job, Kindergartners!

Second Grade In-School Field Trip

Drama by George came to do an in-school field trip for Second Grade. He did several interactive short plays and introduced the students to acting techniques.
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Drama By George (After School Program)

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Bricks 4 Kidz (After School Program)

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Stopher School Meal Menu

Last minute menus changes are occurring frequently and are out of our control due to the nationwide food shortage. Menus on Nutrislice may not reflect these changes.

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COVID Testing

Covid-19 Testing

Routine COVID-19 testing for those who are not symptomatic is available to students during school. This voluntary screening will be done weekly and can quickly identify individuals who may be COVID-19 positive. To participate in this testing, students must have a consent form on file. Parents or guardians can access the online form by clicking here. Once there, click on the Complete Forms link to proceed.

*Testing is done at Stopher on Wednesdays. Registration for the test must be completed prior to 2:00 the day before.

*You do not need to register every week. Once your student is on the list, he/she stays on the list until you remove him/her.

Test to Stay

If a JCPS student or employee has been in close contact of someone with COVID-19, they now have an option not to quarantine. To qualify, they have to take a COVID-19 test every night for seven days. If they have a negative result, they can come back to school or work the next day.

Free testing is offered at middle and high schools and other select locations in the afternoons/evenings every Sunday-Thursday. There are now more than 50 locations available across the district. Click here for a list of sites and hours.

Individuals living in the same household as the positive case do NOT qualify for Test to Stay.

IMPORTANT!!!! .................... Test to Play

If a JCPS student (elementary, middle, and high school) is doing any extracurricular activities or sports, they are now required to take a weekly COVID-19 test. Stopher students can take a test during the school day on Wednesdays. To participate in this testing, students must have a consent form on file. Parents or guardians can access the online form by clicking here. Once there, click on the Complete Forms link to proceed.

Students not tested will NOT be permitted to participate.

Site Based Decision Making

Next SBDM meeting: 4:00pm, February 11th

Click Here for SBDM Information

Crosby Middle School STEAM CAMP

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Tribe Elite Recreational Cheer Tryouts

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