The Stallion Stampede

Janie Stark Elementary Parent Newsletter

November 28, 2021

Dear Stallion Families,

I hope you and your families had a wonderful and relaxing week! We are looking forward to continuing the holiday season with a few of our dress-up days and traditions we've established in the past. As always, participation is optional. Please do not feel like you need to participate.

The holidays are a great time to celebrate loved ones with laughter and joy. We look forward to a joyful holiday season with your children!

To the BEST of days,

Mrs. Putman


December Fun at Stark!

For the month of December the staff will be enjoying holiday “theme” days to bring excitement and fun into the classroom. We invite the students to participate in a few of the fun days as well! This is, of course, optional. Please do not feel like your child has to participate. These are only meant to be an exciting way to countdown the days until the winter break:

  • Wednesday, December 1- Wear a college shirt and a holiday hat or headband!

  • Tuesday, December 7 - Wear a reindeer shirt or reindeer antlers!

  • Thursday, December 9 - Wear a Santa hat or headband!

  • Monday, December 13 - Dress like the 1980’s for the 80th day of school

  • Monday, December 20 - Polar Express Day; wear pajamas

  • Tuesday, December 21 - Wear a holiday shirt for class parties

Again, participation is completely optional. My goal is always to create an exciting learning environment where kids want to come to school! When students have fun learning, the likelihood of high academic achievement increases.


Holiday Parties

We will be celebrating our class parties on Tuesday, December 21st at 1:45 pm. Right now, according to district guidelines, we are not allowed to have visitors on campus. Homeroom parents, PTA, and myself will be communicating how you can help support the classroom parties. Like last year, we will make sure the students have a festive and fun class party!

From district communication:

Beginning Monday, November 29, 2021, visitors will be allowed to attend in-person events outside of the normal school day meaning visitors may attend events held after the school day and/or on the weekends at our elementary campuses.

In order to minimize exposure to our younger students, elementary school visitors are not allowed to attend in-person events or eat lunch with their children during the school day. However, visitors are welcome to attend any outside events, where COVID-19 does not spread as easily, regardless of time, if deemed appropriate by the campus principal.


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21-22 Yearbooks on sale now!

The Stark 21-22 Yearbooks are on sale now! Order your yearbook today until February 25th for $20.00. Prices will increase after February 25th.

Ordering and personalizing your child's yearbook is easy! Go to: and enter our school code: 703309

Yearbooks will be delivered to Janie Stark the week of May 16, 2022, just in time for a school-wide signing party! Order today for special discount pricing!


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.


Upcoming Dates

Monday, December 13th

80th Day of School

Thursday, December 16th

6:30 pm - Choir Winter Performance

Monday, December 20th

Polar Express Day!

Tuesday, December 21st

1:45 pm - Holiday Classroom Parties

December 22nd-January 5th

Winter Break

Thursday, January 6th

Students return to school


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