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Hischke’s Happenings! December 10, 2018

posted Dec 10, 2018, 3:38 PM by Jane Baker



Important Dates:


December 10-6:30pm Elementary Parent CAP Information Night

December 11 8:30-1:15 4th Grade Field trip -History of Colorado

December 12 8:30-9:30 Prospective Parent Tour Elementary

December 12-6:30pm Board of Directors Meeting

December 13 2nd Grade Field Trip - Hammond’s Candy

December 13 3rd Grade Field Trip - Boulder Dinner Theatre

December 13 The Rusty Bucket and Panda Express Dining Night Out

December 18 8:15-9:20am 3rd Grade Economics Fair

December 18-20-No After School Sibling Supervision

December 21 Professional Development Day - No school or Eagles Landing

December 24-January 6-Winter Break-campus is closed

January 7-Staff Development-no school for students

January 8-Assessment Day for Elementary Students-Eagles Landing by sign up only

January 9-Elementary Students return to regularly scheduled school day


Community Website-Master Events Calendar, Important Announcements, Teacher Blogs, School Information


Hello to all Stargate Families,


This week I would like to lead with a quote from one of my favorite authors.


He said, “And above all, watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places. Those who don’t believe in magic will never find it.”

~Roald Dahl from the Minpins


This time of year always brings me back to my childhood. I was a curious child to say the least; my mind was constantly wandering and wondering. I was a dreamer and liked to find the beauty in all things.


I was one of the lucky ones. My parents didn’t squash my spirits or make me take off my rose colored glasses. They gave me the freedom to explore, the time to use my imagination, and room for growth. Sitting here I am tearing up as I remember a small section of our backyard that was a dirt patch. I would play in the dirt for multiple hours each and every day creating massive cities for my Fisher Price Little People. I’m sure my parents longed for green grass, but they waited a long time before finally finishing that section of our yard because they knew how much creativity and freedom it offered me.


As we head into the holiday season, I plan to look for all things magical and spend quality time with my family. Please know that I wish you and your families the same.


Rise above,

Missy Hischke

Stargate Elementary Principal



January 8 Assessment Day


Tuesday, January 8 is an assessment day for all students in grades K-5. The day will look different for students in K-2 and students in 3rd-5th grade. Students only need to be at school during their scheduled assessment time.


All students in grades K-2 will need to come to school for a 15 minute reading assessment. All times for students will vary depending on when you sign them up to come in and take their assessment. After they are done with their assessment they will be able to go home for the rest of the day. You will need to use the SignUp Genius links below to sign your child up for an assessment time.


The schedule looks different for students in 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade. All students in 3rd-5th grade will come to school from 8:00am  to 12:00pm and will take two different assessments. The students will take an iReady reading assessment and a writing assessment during this 4 hour block of time. The students are encouraged to bring a water bottle and a snack with them to school for their break time. Please make sure 3rd, 4th and 5th grade students are dropped off at school like it is a a regular school day. They need to head to the back of the building and they will be let in when the morning bell rings. All students in grades 3-5 will be dismissed in front of the elementary building at 12:00pm to be picked up by 12:15pm.


Kindergarten - Please make sure you sign your child up with their Literacy teacher.

Mrs. Bowman https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F0D44ACA829A0FE3-mrs

Ms. Peters https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F0D44ACA829A0FE3-mrs1

Mrs. Wells https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F0D44ACA829A0FE3-mrs2

Mrs. Wilson https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F0D44ACA829A0FE3-mrs3


1st Grade - Please make sure you sign your child up with their Literacy teacher.

Ms. Kim https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F0D44ACA829A0FE3-mskims

Mrs. Ramsey https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F0D44ACA829A0FE3-mrs4

Mrs. Spletzer https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F0D44ACA829A0FE3-mrs5

Mrs. Wall shttps://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F0D44ACA829A0FE3-mrs6


2nd Grade - Please make sure you sign your child up with their Literacy teacher.

Ms. Bolger https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F0D44ACA829A0FE3-msbolgers

Mrs. Falace https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F0D44ACA829A0FE3-mrs7

Mrs. Lee https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F0D44ACA829A0FE3-mrs8

Mrs. Ross https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F0D44ACA829A0FE3-mrs9


If you have any questions, please reach out to your student’s homeroom teacher or Missy Hischke.



No Sibling After School Care - December 18-20

There is no sibling after school care starting on Tuesday, December 18 through Thursday, December 20 since all secondary students will be taking their finals in the morning.


Child Assault Prevention Program

For Students in Kindergarten and New-to-Stargate Students - Last year the workshops were presented to all students in K-5

During the next few weeks, (December 12, 13, and 17) Stargate School will be participating in the Child Assault Prevention (CAP) Program.  As parents concerned about the safety of your children, we hope you will participate in this program with us by attending this adult training.

CAP seeks to prevent child assault by teaching children to recognize and deal with potentially dangerous situations (bullying, stranger abduction, & sexual assault).  CAP also prepares adults who are a part of the child’s community (teachers and parents) to help children in this journey.

The success of the CAP program depends on the support of the school community.  Because we encourage children to share their experiences and concerns with adults, it is important that parents and school personnel be willing and able to respond to these concerns.   We invite you to attend the CAP Parent Training on December 10, 2018 from 6:30-8:30 pm at Stargate School in the elementary commons. Parent participation is crucial for program success. Please make every effort to attend. This meeting is for adults only.

This presentation will be a comprehensive discussion of the following topics:

An overview of sexual assault issues & dynamics including:

  • Definitions and prevalence of sexual assault

  • Blame, denial, & lying

  • Myths & Facts of Victims & Perpetrators

  • The cycle of abuse & how to stop it

  • Safety Tips and Tools for parents regarding issues of Bullying, Stranger Awareness, Sexual Assault

  • Warning signs of possible perpetrators

  • Why children are vulnerable to assault & how to empower them

  • CAP’s successful prevention model to decrease children’s vulnerability to assault

  • A complete description of the children’s classroom presentations

  • Question & Answer & Review of take home materials for parents

In the days following this presentation, we will be conducting CAP classroom workshops at Stargate School for all kindergarten students and all new-to-Stargate students. Last year the workshops were presented to all grade levels in grades K-5. Please attend this parent in-service so we can all help our children be Safe, Strong and Free!  For additional information regarding the CAP program please visit their website at www.FrontRangeCAP.org .



NEW Teacher Led Recorder Club- 3rd-5th Grade Students only

Tuesday and Thursdays  3:15-4:15 1/15-2/21

Did you know that playing an instrument is scientifically prove to: Boost your math skills, teach patience and discipline, relieve stress, use the creative/right side of your brain, foster a sense of achievement and work better with a group. Help your child succeed and join the Club!

Hosted by Mrs. Ware Club Price $15.00  Recorder Cost $7.00

Sign Up https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70a0d4faea62da3fe3-recorder


Holiday Giving Tree

Support the Stargate Giving Tree for families in need of holiday cheer. We need gift cards to grocery/household stores like King Soopers, Safeway, Walmart! Drop off $25 gift cards no later than December 18th to either Front Office. Tags will be available starting tomorrow but are not required.


December 13 - The Rusty Bucket and Panda Express Dining Night Out

Join Stargate friends, family and staff at our next Dining Out Night, Thursday, December 13th. Enjoy great times and great meals at The Rusty Bucket (located in The Orchard's) and the new Panda Express (on 144th and I-25).

 

Contest Alert -- Kids and Stargate teachers and staff: Enter your name into our drawing the night of the event at both locations for a chance to win lunch from Panda Express. A lunch (entree and a drink of your choice will be delivered to you at Stargate one day in the month of December.

 

The Rusty Bucket event is valid all day (lunch, dinner or snacks) and they will donate 15% of all qualified purchase to Stargate when you show they flyer (hard copy or digital version). Please note for the Rusty Bucket, the offer is valid towards Dine-In only, food and soft beverages only. Not valid towards gift card purchases.  

 

Panda Express will donate 50% of all purchases from 4pm - 8pm when the flyer is displayed (hard copy or digital version on your phone or Ipad) when you place your order.

 

Flyers are located here.


It is that time again...Yearbooks!

Hello! The elementary yearbook is now in the production process!  Thank you to our our 5th grade student committee and parent volunteers for taking on this project.  After much research and discussion, it was determined that it is best to go with Pictavo again this year.  The elementary book can be ordered online only and the cost is $50 ($52.63 with tax) until January 19. After that date, the price increases to $55 until March 16.  All orders must be placed no later than March 16. Please know there is not an option for personalization this year. I would recommend you keep a copy of your purchase receipt in case there is an issue at distribution.  The distribution date is scheduled for early May.  The school code is 82025.   

To order the 2018-2019 book online, please use the following link:  https://commpe.pictavo.com/PictavoSchool/FindSchool


Yearbook Committee Meeting

We will meet on Thursdays, from 3:15-4:00 in an elementary room to be determined.  Please plan to pick your child up by 4:05.  The meeting dates are as follows: January: 10, 17, 24, 31; February:  7, 21, 28 (last meeting).


Stargate Music Teacher Earns $1,000 Grant

Elementary School music teacher Mr. Osburn recently earned a $1,000 grant from the Toshiba America Foundation. The grant will help Mr. Osburn realize his vision for a totally original musical score and script about a girl overcoming math anxiety in geometry and algebra - written, produced and directed by Mr. O himself! Stargate 5th graders designed and build part of the set. Watch for this musical to be performed next year during a celebration of Mr. Osburn's 20 years at Stargate. Congratulations!


BYOD Guidelines for 5th Grade Families

In Stargate Middle and High School, students are expected to have their own device and bring it daily to school.  With upcoming Holiday deals, we thought it would be helpful for you to have this in case you want to find a great deal for your student!

Click HERE for the BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) Guidelines document.


Second Annual Stargate Snowhounds Ski-trip to Loveland Ski Area
Stargate’s Specials Team is offering a daytrip for third - fifth graders during our spring parent/teacher conference. The first fifty students who sign up will be enrolled in ski or snowboard school by their ability level and enjoy a day on the slopes and lunch with friends. The bus will leave Stargate Elementary School on Thursday, February 14th at 7:00 AM and return to the school at 6:00 PM. The $110 fee includes the cost for transportation, equipment rental, all day ski lesson, lift ticket and lunch. (Students can bring their own equipment, but we cannot negotiate any price reduction) The fee must be paid by January 31, 2019. Please sign up here.

Lost and Found

Please be sure to check the Lost and Found tables. All items will be donated over Winter Break.


Outside Clubs-January/February Session

Sticky Fingers Tuesdays 1/15-2/21

Contact-Kimberly Douglas www.stickyfingerscooking.com

THYME to TURNIP the BEET on WHAT KIDS EAT™

5 one hour cooking classes open to students in K-5th

Let your child release their inner chef! Students will prepare and eat healthy, globally-inspired recipes all while loving and learning to cook in a fun, engaging and irresistibly tasty way that will turn even the pickiest eaters into avid food explorers!

Our fun, inspiring and creative chef instructors mix together a sense of engagement and excitement as they combine the love of cooking and fun nutritional facts (even a few bad jokes!), safe cooking skills and hygiene, jokes, geography, math skills, food culture and history to help instill a lifetime love of delicious, healthy family cooking.

Your kids will have a blast every week discovering how easy and fun it is to cook (and gobble-up!) tasty, healthy, American classics as well as globally-inspired Sticky Fingers Cooking recipes! Sticky Fingers Cooking offers young chefs the chance to explore exciting tastes, all seasonal and as local as possible, master culinary skills that they can put to use in family kitchens, all while nourishing their bodies and minds.

We practice safe chopping, measuring and mixing skills, use a wide array of cooking utensils all while creating awesomely delicious recipes from the freshest ingredients. Full recipes will be created each class with our AWESOME Master Chef Sticky Fingers Cooking instructors.

Each delicious new recipe prepared by your young chef will be accessible here on our website after each class (www.stickyfingerscooking.com/recipes)  FOR COOKING-UP SOME DELICIOUS FAMILY FUN AT HOME!


Bricks 4 Kidz- Tuesdays 1/15-2/21

Register at www.bricks4Kidz.com/510

Energy is Everywhere—We get energy from many sources.  This session will look at these different sources and reinforce it by building motorized Lego versions using our project kits.  From an oil pump to solar panels and windmills—this one has it all! At the end of the session, each child will create a custom Lego mini figure to keep!


Science Matters-Thursdays 1/15-2/21

Register at www.sciencematters.tv

Our clubs combine fun and science by incorporating teacher demonstrations and hands on activities in a fun, science filled classroom. Each week, students also complete a take home project that reinforces the science concept being taught.   


Art Club (Young Rembrandts) Tuesdays Dates-1/15-2/21

Contact-Michelle Brewer  michelle.brewer@youngrembrandts.com

Register at https://denvernw.asapconnected.com/?org=4027#evented=1268537

Our Winter session of Young Rembrandts brings all new drawings. We’ll learn about famous artist Leonardo Da Vinci and even recreate the Mona Lisa. There will be a lot of variety in our class with drawings like Land of Sweets, Ice Fishing, the Great Wall of China & more! Don’t miss out, enroll now!


ArtVentures Club-Thursdays

Register at www.artventuresdenver.com Contact Kristen Roberts kristenroberts62g@gmail.com

Our elementary-age curriculum is designed to teach basic to advanced drawing skills, art techniques and vocabulary. We believe that drawing is the bedrock skill required for future artistic success. We give them skills to express their creativity, and believe that all children can – and should – learn to draw. You’ll see increased art abilities, learning skills, self-confidence and self-esteem.

Session 3-Clay Exploration-KG-2nd Grade Only-1/17,1/24,1/31,2/7,2/21


Minecraft Club-Thursdays

Register at infoatexplorationuniverse.org

Contact Robin Comeaux

Exploration Universe will be holding a Minecraft Club for 2nd-5th graders!!! • Your Minecraft player can come for an hour each week and play in a world with other players! • This is a fun club and a chance to play in the same world with the rest of the club.


Little Medical School-Calling All Future Doctors!  Thursdays 1/15-2/21 | 6 weeks

Kids love to dress up and play doctor! At Little Medical School® we encourage children to do this as they explore the exciting and inspiring world of medicine. Using role-playing, interactive demonstrations, crafts, and games, kids learn how the body and organs work, how to use instruments that real doctors use, administer first aid, and more! Each child will receive a medical stethoscope to take home in addition to a disposable white lab coat, multiple models made by the students, and a diploma as a graduate of Little Medical School.Little Medical School Club

Registration Link: https://campscui.active.com/orgs/LittleMedicalSchoolNorthDenver?season=2487204&location=1185805


Rhythm and Percussion with Sound Math Thursdays K-5th | 1/15-2/21 | 6 weeks

Experience the revolutionary method by music education visionary and educator of gifted students, Curtis Madigan. Develop rhythmic skills that can transfer onto other instruments. Learn secrets of movement mechanics, ways of listening, and how to attack the instrument to develop tremendous tone and timing. We use a beautiful blend of professional quality hand-percussion instruments like djembe, cajon, darbuka, claves and more.

Register at soundformationmusic.com/registration or call 303-903-8360.



Health Policy-When to Keep your Student Home

District policy states your child must stay home for at least 24 hours if he/she is sent home from school with any of the following:

  • Fever of 100 or above

  • Vomiting

  • Diarrhea


Staff information to help with processes

  • Sandy Francis - Elementary 504 Coordinator K-5 and ELL Coordinator for K-12

  • Nancy Provataris - Elementary School Psychologist

  • Chris Fee - K-3 Learning Services Provider

  • Patrick Holmbo - 4-5 Learning Services Provider

  • Sara Moeller - Elementary Assistant Principal

  • Veronica Vieyra - Administrative Assistant to Missy Hischke and Sara Moeller

  • Lori Bustamante - Elementary Registrar

  • Traci Snouffer-Elementary Health Aide

Cable Connection December 10, 2018

posted Dec 10, 2018, 3:32 PM by Jane Baker



Important Dates:

December 10-21- Middle School Girls Basketball Registration

December 11- 6:00pm Financial Aid Night for Juniors and Seniors- please sign up HERE

December 11- 6:30pm Middle School Choir Concert

December 12-6:30 Board of Directors Meeting

December 13 - The Rusty Bucket and Panda Express Dining Night Out

December 13- 6:30pm Middle School Rock Band Concert

December 17-20 Secondary Finals

December 18-20 Secondary early dismissal after finals-student pick up by noon

December 21-Staff Development Day-No school for students

December 24-January 6-Winter Break-campus is closed, no Eagle’s Landing

January 7-Staff Development-no school for students, no Eagle’s Landing

January 8-Secondary Students return to school


Updated Sports Schedules

Community Website-Master Events Calendar, Important Announcements, School Information, Staff Directory


Hello Stargate Families,

It is hard to believe we are only a week away from finals. I am proud of our students and staff for working so hard this semester. Please join me in encouraging our students to finish strong.


As this is the last Cable Connection newsletter before Winter Break, I want to wish you Happy Holidays and hope you are able to enjoy time with family and friends during the break.


Rise above,

Rob


Secondary Finals December 17-20

In an effort to maximize student success and minimize student stress and anxiety, our finals schedule is spread-out over four days and, as indicated in our school calendar published last spring, December 18, December 19, and December 20 will be half days (8:15 am - 11:30 am). This schedule allows students to have no more than two finals each day, and extra time to prepare for finals/decompress in the afternoon on December 18 and December 19. Please make arrangements for your student to be picked up by noon on December 18, December 19 and December 20. Also remember that students do not have class on Friday, December 21. Please access the detailed finals schedule here.   


Secondary School Finals Expectations
Core subjects - It is the expectation that every core class (math, science, social studies, and English) give an assessment during their designed time during finals week. Assessments may include a project, presentation, paper or exam.
Elective subjects -  A final assessment may be given at teacher discretion, but is not required of all electives teachers to administer a final. Assessments may include a project, presentation, paper or exam.

Parent/Guardian tips for Finals Week
1. Be sure your student has a balance of studying and down time leading up to and during Finals Week
2. Help ensure your student is getting plenty of sleep
3. Help ensure your student eats a healthy, balanced breakfast each morning
4. Send a healthy snack that your student can eat between finals each morning


Junior/Senior Financial Aid Night: December 11, 2018 at 6:00 pm in the Secondary Commons. If you plan on attending please sign up HERE


Holiday Giving Tree

Support the Stargate Giving Tree for families in need of holiday cheer. We need gift cards to grocery/household stores like King Soopers, Safeway, Walmart. Drop off $25 gift cards no later than December 18th to either Front Office. Tags will be available starting tomorrow but are not required.

 

High School Study Night December 13

On Thursday, December 13th, National Honor Society is hosting a Study Night in the Secondary Commons from 4:00pm-6:00pm for high school students! Many teachers will also be there to help students study and answer questions. Peer tutors will also be working to give additional help. Hot cocoa and snacks will be available for sale.


Finals Week Stress Relief!

The counseling department is excited to provide a stress relieving area for students during finals week!


Every day (except Tuesday): we will have dim lights, games, coloring, bubbles and other stress relieving items in the college center for student respite.


Monday, Dec 17th, we will have hot chocolate during lunch.


On Tuesday, Dec 18th, Denver Pet Partners will be coming to Stargate with their therapy animals. We say animals because it includes dogs, cats, and bunnies! The therapy animals will be housed in the College Center that day, there will be two shifts of animals and handlers so the animals don't get overwhelmed. Denver Pet Partners has requested that there are no more than 3 individuals with a therapy animal at a time, this will help minimize the likelihood of of the animals becoming overwhelmed. If any of the animals begin to get overwhelmed, we may need to ask students to leave the college center for a period of time.


We want to ensure the safety of our students, therefore  if your student has an animal allergy please have your student avoid the college center for the day. We will then clean the college center thoroughly after the animals have left.


On Wednesday,  Dec 19th & Thursday, Dec 20th will have snacks available!


Middle School Girls Basketball Registration December 10-21
NO LATE REGISTRATION
First day of practice-January 8, 2019 6:30am-7:45am
Parent Meeting: January 8, 2019 6:00pm Secondary Commons


Interest in being a Girls on the Run Coach for 6-8 Grade Girls?

Stargate middle school Girls on the Run program (Heart & Sole) is in need of 2-3 volunteer coaches. As a coach, you will inspire girls to have a lifetime of self-respect and a healthy lifestyle through an innovative program that combines training for a 3.1 mile run/walk race with a fun, health education lesson plan. The team consists of 2-3 coaches and up to 16 girls.

The season runs March 5 through May 18th culminating in a Denver 5k. There are two 90 minute practices per week after school (days to be determined based on coach availability).

Visit www.girlsontherunrockies.org for more information. If we do not have any volunteer coaches, we will not be able to offer the middle school program this spring. If you are interested in this opportunity or have questions, please email Tami Pippert at tlpippert@gmail.com.


College Essay Writing Workshop

It's that time of year again! Stargate is offering their College Essay Writing workshop with the schedule listed below. The classes would be three sessions long, four hours total, and $150 per student. This $150 pays for students to write three drafts of a Common App essay; they will walk out of the class with at least one fully completed essay. They will have instruction, feedback, and time for revisions. The dates/times for the lessons are:


Tuesday, January 29 4-5pm

Tuesday, February 5 18 4-5pm

Tuesday, February 12 4-5:30pm


If you are interested in signing up your student for this workshop, please email Ms. vonHilsheimer at tessa.vonhilsheimer@stargatechool.org. Ms. v will email you a confirmation that your student has been signed up and a charge will be added to your IC account within 3-4 business days. Students must be signed up by Friday, December 21. Any student who has not paid by January 8 will not be able to attend the class.


Global Studies Trip to South America Information Meeting

At Stargate School, we strive to provide our students with a variety of opportunities to learn outside of the classroom and travel the world. As our world becomes increasingly interconnected, it is critical for our students to become more culturally aware, explore new ideas, and grow their potential. That is why I am pleased to announce next summer I will be offering students the chance to bring their lessons to life


We will be going on an adventure trip to Peru summer of 2020. Students will explore Peru’s rich culture and its amazing scenery. On this trip they will explore vibrant cultures and shape their perspectives of the world.


Imagine your child experiencing a life-changing journey as they watch their studies come to life. The impact of travel extends beyond Stargate; this experience will help set your student apart when they apply to college or start their future career.


SENORA WILSON will be hosting an informational meeting on Tuesday, December 11th at 6:30 pm at Stargate to provide more details and answer any questions you may have.  Students will be able to enroll at the end of the meeting. There is limited space on this trip, and spaces will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. Please RSVP for informational meeting here https://tinyurl.com/Wilson20

 

Charleston Wrap Fundraiser Items Pick Up in the Secondary Office

All Charleston Wrap fundraiser items that were not picked up last week can be picked up in the Secondary Front Office


December 13 - The Rusty Bucket and Panda Express Dining Night Out

Join Stargate friends, family and staff at our next Dining Out Night, Thursday, December 13th. Enjoy great times and great meals at The Rusty Bucket (located in The Orchard's) and the new Panda Express (on 144th and I-25).

 

Contest Alert -- Students and Stargate staff: Enter your name into our drawing the night of the event at both locations for a chance to win lunch from Panda Express. A lunch (entree and a drink of your choice) will be delivered to you at Stargate one day in the month of December.

 

The Rusty Bucket event is valid all day (lunch, dinner or snacks) and they will donate 15% of all qualified purchase to Stargate when you show they flyer (hard copy or digital version). Please note for the Rusty Bucket, the offer is valid towards Dine-In only, food and soft beverages only. Not valid towards gift card purchases.  

 

Panda Express will donate 50% of all purchases from 4pm - 8pm when the flyer is displayed (hard copy or digital version on your phone or Ipad) when you place your order.

 

Flyers are located here.


Lost and Found

Please be sure to check the Lost and Found tables. All items will be donated over Winter Break


Eagles on The Move

Reese Bush is the winner of the Denver Young Artists Concerto Competition. Reese will be the feature soloist, performing Mendelssohn with the Denver Young Artist Conservatory Orchestra in Denver on May 5.This fall, Reese was accepted to the YAO Tour Group, and will be traveling to perform with the orchestra in  Salzburg, Vienna and Prague this June. Congratulations Reese!


StarNews 12/3/2018

posted Dec 3, 2018, 2:04 PM by Jane Baker




Important Dates-

Community Website-Master Events Calendar, Important Announcements, School Information, Staff Directory

Updated Sports Schedules


Congratulations to Mr O!

Please join the Stargate Grant Committee in congratulating Mr. Osburn for his receipt of the Toshiba America Foundation grant award! Mr. Osburn has received $1000 toward a very exciting project he is working on: a totally original musical score and script written almost completely in verse on the subject of a girl overcoming math anxiety in geometry and algebra - written, produced and directed by Mr. O himself! (Our 5th graders designed and build part of the set!) Please keep watch for this musical to be performed next year, Mr. Osburn's 20th year at Stargate. We are proud of all of Mr. O's accomplishments and his dedication to Stargate, and we are so excited to see this amazing stage production!


Barnes and Noble Book Fair December 8

Come support both the Elementary AND the New Secondary Library by attending our Book Fair at Barnes & Noble (Washington St. & 120th). Our In-Store Day is Saturday, December 8th. Return your student raffle ticket between 10:30am-7:00pm that day only, (see your Monday folder or the secondary front office for your free raffle ticket.)  If you can't make it on Saturday, your purchases made on December 7th, 8th & 9th count toward our sales total anyway and we will earn a generous percentage. The more we sell the greater our percentage and the more books we can buy! **Please remember to tell the cashier that you support Stargate School and have our ID# ready: 12440525.  This # works at any Barnes & Noble across the Nation! So please, encourage your family and friends to use it for their Christmas shopping on those days as well. We are also in need of volunteers to be greeters, and gift-wrappers in-store on December 8th. Please contact Rachelle.Czarnecki@stargateschool.org


Community Relations Committee

Support the Stargate Giving Tree for families in need of holiday cheer. We need gift cards to grocery/household stores like King Soopers, Safeway, Walmart! Drop off $25 gift cards no later than December 18th to either Front Office. Tags will be available starting Wednesday but are not required.

 

Dodgeball fliers are going out today! Build your team or register as a free agent -  sign up online at https://goo.gl/forms/DPzT2V0PzcAzz0qf1

 

Winterfest is coming! Tomorrow, CRC will provide drinks, snacks will be available for sale and Secondary Artists are selling a variety of BEAUTIFUL pottery to support the Secondary Library!

 

 

Stargate Fundraising Committee  

The Stargate Annual Campaign is underway - it is an opportunity to show your support by making a one-time gift OR signing up for a monthly recurring deduction using our secure, online donation form located here. Please consider a tax deductible donation of $200 per family as an investment that will benefit our children for years to come. In addition, many companies match charitable donations; we encourage you to determine if your company provides this

benefit. If you have questions about matching gifts or Annual Campaign donations, please contact the Stargate Director of Operations and Finance, Lynne Allen, at 303-450-3936 or via email at lynne.allen@stargateschool.org.

 

Thank you to all of our Stargate families and friends that donated to our Annual Campaign via Facebook for Giving Tuesday!!

 

Stargate Fall Fundraiser Update

Planned delivery of items and prizes will be this Thursday 12/6; you can stop by the Stargate Barn (the building located just north of the elementary building) starting at 2pm, until 4:30pm.

- Eagle’s Landing orders will be delivered to Eagle’s Landing.

- Kids enrolled in 1/2 day kindergarten will have items be delivered to their classroom.

- All items not retrieved by 4:30pm on Thursday will be relocated to the secondary front office.

 

Upcoming Events

12/6 - Jim 'n Nick's BBQ (orders delivered to Stargate on 12/6)

For $40, you can pre-order a Jim 'N Nick's Family Meal to be picked up at STARGATE on Thursday, December 6th. Each meal consists of one pound of smoked pork or chicken, two pints of scratch-made trimmings, a dozen fresh baked cheese biscuits or 6 buns, barbecue sauce and pickles (feeds 2-4). Mark your selections on the order form, enclose cash or a check (made out to "Stargate") and return it to the Front Office by Tuesday, December 4th.

Your meal will be available for you to pick-up at Stargate on Thursday, December 6th. Pick Up Times: 3 PM  OR 3:30 PM OR Eagle's Landing! Order forms are located here.

 

12/13 - The Rusty Bucket and Panda Express Dining Night Out

Join Stargate friends, family and staff at our next Dining Out Night, Thursday, December 13th. Enjoy great times and great meals at The Rusty Bucket (located in The Orchard's) and the new Panda Express (on 144th and I-25).

 

Contest Alert -- Kids and Stargate teachers and staff: Enter your name into our drawing the night of the event at both locations for a chance to win lunch from Panda Express. A lunch (entree and a drink of your choice will be delivered to you at Stargate one day in the month of December.

 

The Rusty Bucket event is valid all day (lunch, dinner or snacks) and they will donate 15% of all qualified purchase to Stargate when you show they flyer (hard copy or digital version). Please note for the Rusty Bucket, the offer is valid towards Dine-In only, food and soft beverages only. Not valid towards gift card purchases.  

 

Panda Express will donate 50% of all purchases from 4pm - 8pm when the flyer is displayed (hard copy or digital version on your phone or Ipad) when you place your order.

 

Flyers are located here.

 

GREAT HOLIDAY GIFT!!! 3/16/19 - Stargate Spirit Night with Denver Nuggets

Looking for that unique gift item for friends and family?? Look no further - join in the fun with the game night experience with the Denver Nuggets basketball team on Saturday, March 16th, 2019. The Denver Nuggets take on the Indiana Pacers at the Pepsi Center Saturday, March 16th at 7pm. The Stargate Spirit night with the Denver Nuggets basketball team includes the special Pre-Game warm-up opportunity. Only people who purchase through this link will have access to enter before the doors open, sit in our VIP seats and watch both NBA teams warm up for the pregame shoot around!  

 

Flyers can be found here. Order tickets online at: https://Nuggets.KSETickets.com/stargate

 

Stargate Group Pricing:

Lower Level Ends: $45

Upper Level Centers: $29

A portion of each ticket sold will go back to support Stargate!

 

King Soopers Fundraising cards

In an effort to make a bigger impact, Stargate Fundraising Committee will be sending each Stargate family and staff member a King Soopers reloadable gift card pre-loaded with $3.00.

Here’s how it works:

Step 1: The card costs you nothing!

Step 2: Each time you shop, simply give the card to your cashier to reload, or increase your balance, as necessary, before your purchases are scanned. Gift card reloading is paid as a separate transaction. You can use cash, checks, or a charge card to reload up to $500.00 at a time, right at the cash register! You can also reload your card at the customer service desk.

Step 3: Every time you reload the card, King Soopers adds that amount to the Stargate Account. Once the total in any given month reaches $5,000, STARGATE receives a check for 5% of the total! It’s that simple! If we don’t hit $5,000 in any given month, the balance rolls forward to the next month and continues accumulating.

 

This is a way for King Soopers to encourage shoppers to patronize their store, and also for them to support non-profit organizations. For more information, click here.

If 300 Stargate families reloaded their cards with $200 each month to use on groceries and/or gas, our school will earn $3,000/month which means $36,000/year! This is one of the easiest ways to help Stargate earn $$!!!

 

'Tis the Season for shopping - AmazonSmile

Sign up to support Stargate by using AmazonSmile (go to: smile.amazon.com and Sign up ). AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support Stargate every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at smile.amazon.com, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as Amazon.com, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to Stargate (0.5% of all qualifying purchases will go back to our school). It's fast, easy and links directly to your current Amazon account.

You use the same account on Amazon.com and AmazonSmile. Your shopping cart, Wish List, wedding or baby registry, and other account settings are also the same.

 

On your first visit to AmazonSmile (smile.amazon.com), you need to select a charitable organization to receive donations from eligible purchases before you begin shopping. Every eligible purchase you make at smile.amazon.com will result in a donation. For more details, click here.

 

Fundraising Committee Meeting Notice

Looking for a way to give back or get involved? The Fundraising Committee needs you!! We are looking for more volunteers to help with our annual Fundraising Gala. Please contact fundraising@stargateschool.org for more info.

 

Congratulations to Stargate 8th grader, Savannah McFarland-she made the cover of the Thornton Activity Guide showcasing her hula-hooping talents!


Lost and Found

The Lost and Found tables in all buildings are overflowing. Please check the tables for items belonging to your student. It is helpful to write their name on their jackets, lunchboxes, etc...as we can try to get them returned. All items left in Lost and Found will be donated over Winter Break.


Charter Renewal Information

As a charter school, Stargate must periodically renew its contract with the Adams 12 Five Star School District.  During the 2018-19 school year, we are due to renew our charter. We submitted our Charter Renewal Application on September 10, 2018.  The next step involved tours of the school and recommendations on our application to the Adams 12 Board of Education by the District Accountability Committee and the Adams 12 staff.  Those recommendations will be made at the regular business meetings of the Adams 12 Board of Education on December 19, 2018  and January 9, 2019.  It would be wonderful to have a large presence of our Stargate Community so the Board can see how many people love having Stargate as a school of choice for their children.  You can choose to speak during the open mic at the beginning of the meeting or just be present so they can see what a strong community we have. Thank you for showing your support for our wonderful school!


Hischke’s Happenings! November 26, 2018

posted Nov 26, 2018, 3:13 PM by Jane Baker   [ updated Nov 26, 2018, 3:24 PM ]



Important Dates:

November 28-6:30 Board of Directors Meeting (Performing Arts Auditorium)

November 29 4th gr 8:45am-1:30pm Field Trip University of CO Museum of Natural History

December 6 3-4 pm Jim ’N  Nicks BBQ Dinner (Delivered to Stargate)

December 6-6:30 Prospective Parent Meeting-Elementary

December 7- 6:00pm HOSA Parents Night Out Fundraiser (Sign up required)

December 8-Barnes and Noble Book Fair

December 10-6:30pm Elementary Parent CAPP Information Night

December 12-Board of Directors Meeting

December 13 4-8 pm Panda Express Dining Out

December 18 8:30-2:30 pm 3rd Grade Economics Fair

December 21 Professional Development Day - No school or Eagles Landing

December 24-January 6-Winter Break-campus is closed

January 7-Staff Development-no school for students/Eagle's Landing Closed

January 8-Assessment Day for Elementary Students/Eagle's Landing is available-sign up only

January 9-Elementary Students return to regularly scheduled school day


Community Website-Master Events Calendar, Important Announcements, Teacher Blogs, School Information


Hello to all Stargate Families,


kind·ness

/ˈkīn(d)nəs/


noun

the quality of being friendly, generous, and considerate.


As many of you know, I have been taking the time to write about each of the character traits that our students demonstrate daily and are recognized for through the Soaring slips they receive at school. Our elementary assistant principal, Sara Moeller, implemented this Positive Behavior System at Stargate and to date 2,505 Soaring Passes have been written and given to the students. Impressive!  


As we head into the home stretch before Winter Break I think it is important to remember the act of kindness. Acting with kindness can be such a simple act or gesture. It can be a good morning greeting and an infectious smile to a stranger. It can be a card of gratitude thanking someone for an act of generosity. It can be the  holding of a door for a parent juggling a variety of items all while ensuring their children enter the building safely.


Let’s remember to act with kindness towards each other throughout the school year. We expect kindness from our students and I would like to ask the same of our families. So much gets lost in translation through email and it is always best to ask clarifying questions when a concern arises.


Rise above,

Missy Hischke

Stargate Elementary Principal


Stargate Elementary Student Council announces their holiday community service project:

Classroom Coin Wars - To support A Precious Child

November 26th - December 7th

Each classroom will have a bag to collect money provided by Student Council. Every dollar of paper money donated to the classroom adds points to the classroom. For example, $1.00 bill = +100 points. Donated coins to the class deducts points. For example, 1 quarter = -25 points. Classes can donate their coins to other classes to subtract points from that classroom’s total. Each Wednesday, the classroom money will be counted and who is winning up to that point will be announced. The final count will be Friday, Dec. 7th, and the winning class will earn an ice cream party.

All Donations will be used to buy toys and/or clothes for children in need in our community.

For more information on A Precious Child see https://apreciouschild.org/


The Loop - Morning Drop Off

We feel this would be a great opportunity to revisit the expectations in the loop. Please know that our primary focus is the safety of our students and their families.


As you enter the loop please abide by the following rules and expectations:

  • Pull forward - When parents pull forward, it is amazing how smoothly the loop runs! More cars are able to drop off students at one time which allows for more efficiency.

  • Stay in your car - The Hug and Go lane is designed for parents to stay in their cars and for students to independently exit the car. If you need to assist your child, please use the parking lot and walk them across the crosswalk.

  • Stay in your lane of traffic - The best way to direct traffic is one lane at a time. When drivers cross over from one lane to the other it typically backs up traffic in the loop. I alternate the two lanes to the best of my ability while maintaining safety for those using the crosswalk. There have been times when a driver will attempt to cross into the other lane and then they stop both lanes from moving efficiently.

  • Arrive early - The loop isn’t that busy between 7:40 and 7:45 am

  • Be kind and be please demonstrate patience - I had the pleasure of being the carpool parent in the morning for my son’s first two years of high school. I truly mean that it was a pleasure even though it was time consuming. It would typically take us 15 to 20 minutes to get through the loop at Mountain Range High School and I wouldn’t ask for a minute back. The conversations we would have were priceless and I got to understand my teenage son and his friends in a way I never would have if it wasn’t for the time we spent in the car. Please consider the time together as a gift.


Child Assault Prevention Program

For Students in Kindergarten and New-to-Stargate Students - Last year the workshops were presented to all students in K-5

During the next few weeks, (December 12, 13, and 17) Stargate School will be participating in the Child Assault Prevention (CAP) Program.  As parents concerned about the safety of your children, we hope you will participate in this program with us by attending this adult training.

CAP seeks to prevent child assault by teaching children to recognize and deal with potentially dangerous situations (bullying, stranger abduction, & sexual assault).  CAP also prepares adults who are a part of the child’s community (teachers and parents) to help children in this journey.

The success of the CAP program depends on the support of the school community.  Because we encourage children to share their experiences and concerns with adults, it is important that parents and school personnel be willing and able to respond to these concerns.   We invite you to attend the CAP Parent Training on December 10, 2018 from 6:30-8:30 pm at Stargate School.    Parent participation is crucial for program success.   Please make every effort to attend. This meeting is for adults only.

This presentation will be a comprehensive discussion of the following topics:

·         An overview of sexual assault issues & dynamics including:

·         Definitions and prevalence of sexual assault

·         Blame, denial, & lying

·         Myths & Facts of Victims & Perpetrators

·         The cycle of abuse & how to stop it

·         Safety Tips and Tools for parents regarding issues of Bullying, Stranger Awareness, Sexual Assault

·         Warning signs of possible perpetrators

·         Why children are vulnerable to assault & how to empower them

·         CAP’s successful prevention model to decrease children’s vulnerability to assault

·         A complete description of the children’s classroom presentations

·         Question & Answer & Review of take home materials for parents

In the days following this presentation, we will be conducting CAP classroom workshops at Stargate School for all kindergarten students and all new-to-Stargate students. Last year the workshops were presented to all grade levels in grades K-5. Please attend this parent in-service so we can all help our children be Safe, Strong and Free!  For additional information regarding the CAP program please visit their website at www.FrontRangeCAP.org .


Support Stargate and let Jim 'N Nick's BBQ take care of the cooking!
For $40, you can pre-order a Jim 'N Nick's Family Meal to be picked up at STARGATE on Thursday, December 6th. Each meal consists of one pound of smoked pork or chicken, two pints of scratch-made trimmings, a dozen fresh baked cheese biscuits or 6 buns, barbecue sauce and pickles (feeds 2-4).
Make your selections, enclose cash or a check (made out to "Stargate") and return it to the Front Office by Tuesday, December 4th.
Your meal will be available for you to pick-up at Stargate on Thursday, December 6th. Pick Up Times: 3 PM  OR 3:30 PM OR Eagle's Landing!
25% of each meal sold goes back to Stargate!


12/13 - The Rusty Bucket and Panda Express Dining Night Out

Join Stargate friends, family and staff at our next Dining Out Night, Thursday, December 13th. Enjoy great times and great meals at The Rusty Bucket (located in The Orchard's) and the new Panda Express (on 144th and I-25).

 

Contest Alert -- Kids and Stargate teachers and staff: Enter your name into our drawing the night of the event at both locations for a chance to win lunch from Panda Express. A lunch (entree and a drink of your choice will be delivered to you at Stargate one day in the month of December.

 

The Rusty Bucket event is valid all day (lunch, dinner or snacks) and they will donate 15% of all qualified purchase to Stargate when you show they flyer (hard copy or digital version). Please note for the Rusty Bucket, the offer is valid towards Dine-In only, food and soft beverages only. Not valid towards gift card purchases.  

 

Panda Express will donate 50% of all purchases from 4pm - 8pm when the flyer is displayed (hard copy or digital version on your phone or Ipad) when you place your order.

 

Flyers are located here.



Barnes & Noble Book Fair

Come support both the Elementary AND the New Secondary Library by attending our Book Fair at Barnes & Noble (Washington St. & 120th).  Your purchases made on December 7th, 8th & 9th count toward our sales total and we will earn a generous percentage. The more we sell the greater our percentage and the more books we can buy!  **Please remember to tell the cashier that you support Stargate School and have our ID# ready: 12440525 This # works at any Barnes & Noble across the Nation! So please, encourage your family and friends  to use it for their Christmas shopping on those days as well. We are also in need of volunteers to be greeters, in-store on December 8th. Please contact Rachelle.Czarnecki@stargateschool.org


Battle of the Books Clubs

Stargate School is excited to be offering the popular co-curricular program.  Battle of the Books, to our students! Adams 12 Battle of the Books is a district program that encourages kids to read by offering them exciting, friendly competition based on their knowledge of a group of books.  The goal of the program is to encourage interactive reading of excellent books.

The club will be held on Monday’s starting Nov 5, 2018-April 15, 2018 3:15-4:15 Teachers will bring your kids outside at 4:15pm.

4th Grade will meet in  Mr. Van Patten room 160

5th Grade will meet in Mrs. Vaughan’s room 147

The cost is $60.00 for 6 months of club meetings, access to all ten books, School Battle, trophies, medals, certificates and end of club party. Please register here:

Battle of the Books 4th Grade https://tinyurl.com/sgbob4

Battle of the Books 5th Grade https://tinyurl.com/sgbob5

Once you have signed up, the fee will be will be entered into IC and can be paid at https://payforit.net/


It is that time again...Yearbooks!

Hello! The elementary yearbook is now in the production process!  Thank you to our our 5th grade student committee and parent volunteers for taking on this project.  After much research and discussion, it was determined that it is best to go with Pictavo again this year.  The elementary book can be ordered online only and the cost is $50 ($52.63 with tax) until January 19. After that date, the price increases to $55 until March 16.  All orders must be placed no later than March 16. Please know there is not an option for personalization this year. I would recommend you keep a copy of your purchase receipt in case there is an issue at distribution.  The distribution date is scheduled for early May.  The school code is 82025.   

To order the 2018-2019 book online, please use the following link:  https://commpe.pictavo.com/PictavoSchool/FindSchool


Yearbook Committee Meeting

We will meet on Thursdays, from 3:15-4:00 in an elementary room to be determined.  Please plan to pick your child up by 4:05.  The meeting dates are as follows:  November: 8 (first meeting); 15, 29; December: 6, 13; January: 10, 17, 24, 31; February:  7, 21, 28 (last meeting).


BYOD Guidelines for 5th Grade Families

In Stargate Middle and High School, students are expected to have their own device and bring it daily to school.  With upcoming Holiday deals, we thought it would be helpful for you to have this in case you want to find a great deal for your student!

Click HERE for the BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) Guidelines document.


Parent’s Night Out!
When: December 7, 2018   6:00pm-8:30pm
Where: Stargate Secondary Commons

Who: Stargate students in grades Kindergarten through 5th grade only (limited number of spots) sign up required

Sign Up By: December 3, 2018 HERE
What: Fun science-themed activities for K-5 Stargate Students!  Parents get a night out!
Why: Fundraiser for Stargate High School HOSA State Competition (for High School students who are passionate about pursuing medical careers)

Tickets are $25 CASH or CHECK at the door. No Credit cards.

All activities are led by Stargate High School HOSA (Health Occupation Students of America) Members and Teacher Chaperones
Pizza and dessert included!

Stargate High School Students who are members of HOSA (Health Occupation Students of America) are hosting a fundraiser to cover their conference fees for the HOSA Future Health Professionals State Conference. (The cost of attending the state conference is $195 per high school student.)  These high school students are dedicated to pursuing careers in health sciences. They are excited to attend the State Conference in February where they will see exhibits presented by health organizations and associations, compete in events focused on leadership, professional and technical skills, and participate in Educational Symposium workshops presented by professional partners that provide information about current healthcare issues.  
The Stargate High School HOSA students hope that you will enjoy a night out to relax or maybe do some holiday shopping, and they thank you sincerely for supporting them in pursuing their goals of becoming health professionals!  

Lost and Found

Please be sure to check the Lost and Found tables. All items will be donated over Winter Break.


Health Policy-When to Keep your Student Home

District policy states your child must stay home for at least 24 hours if he/she is sent home from school with any of the following:

  • Fever of 100 or above

  • Vomiting

  • Diarrhea


Staff information to help with processes

  • Sandy Francis - Elementary 504 Coordinator K-5 and ELL Coordinator for K-12

  • Nancy Provataris - Elementary School Psychologist

  • Chris Fee - K-3 Learning Services Provider

  • Patrick Holmbo - 4-5 Learning Services Provider

  • Sara Moeller - Elementary Assistant Principal

  • Veronica Vieyra - Administrative Assistant to Missy Hischke and Sara Moeller

  • Lori Bustamante - Elementary Registrar

  • Traci Snouffer-Elementary Health Aide

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Cable Connection November 26, 2018

posted Nov 26, 2018, 2:59 PM by Jane Baker

Important Dates:


November 28-6:30 Board of Directors Meeting (Performing Arts Auditorium-NOTE time change)

November 29-6:00pm National Honor Society Induction (Performing Arts Auditorium)

December 1-Deadline to order Middle and High School yearbooks before price increase

December 3- 5:30pm Evergreen Development Meeting (Secondary Commons)

December 4-6:30pm Winterfest Concert (Performing Arts Auditorium)

December 5-6:00 Prospective Parent Meeting-Middle and High School

December 8-Barnes and Noble Book Fair

December 10-21- Middle School Girls Basketball Registration

December 11- 6:00pm Financial Aid Night for Juniors and Seniors

December 11- 6:30pm Middle School Choir Concert

December 12-6:00 Board of Directors Meeting

December 13- 6:30pm Middle School Rock Band Concert

December 18-21 Secondary Finals

December 19-21 Secondary early dismissal after finals-student pick up by noon

December 22-Staff Development Day-No school for students

December 24-January 6-Winter Break-campus is closed

January 7-Staff Development-no school for students

January 8-Secondary Students return to school



Updated Sports Schedules

Community Website-Master Events Calendar, Important Announcements, School Information, Staff Directory


Hello Stargate Families,


I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving Break. I was able to relax and spend some precious time with my family. It feels like we are hitting the home stretch in the semester with only three weeks until finals. This can be a stressful time for students as we approach the end of a grading period. Please continue to support and encourage your student to finish the semester strong. I recommend checking Infinite Campus periodically to stay informed on how your student is doing in all classes.   


I encourage you to communicate and work with your student’s teachers if you have a question or concern, but please remember we are all on the same team with the goal of providing the best educational experience possible. We ask our students to be kind and respectful and I ask the same of our families. We are stronger as a community if we all work together.

Rise above,

Rob



Meeting about 144 & Washington Corner Development

Stargate will be conducting an informational meeting for the Stargate community on December 3, 2018 at 5:30pm in the Secondary Commons regarding the plans for development of the parcel at the corner of 144th and Washington. The agenda will include: historical perspective, current plans and discussions, nuts and bolts of Stargate's involvement and investment, potential traffic flow changes, safety considerations and long range planning. Apryl Sweat, Doug Ryan, and Lynne Allen will be conducting the meeting. Evergreen Development will be in attendance. Questions and feedback will be welcome and encouraged.


Barnes & Noble Book Fair

Come support both the Elementary AND the New Secondary Library by attending our Book Fair at Barnes & Noble (Washington St. & 120th).  Your purchases made on December 7th, 8th & 9th count toward our sales total and we will earn a generous percentage. The more we sell the greater our percentage and the more books we can buy!  **Please remember to tell the cashier that you support Stargate School and have our ID# ready: 12440525  This # works at any Barnes & Noble across the Nation! So please, encourage your family and friends  to use it for their Christmas shopping on those days as well. We are also in need of volunteers to be greeters, in-store on December 8th.  Please contact Rachelle.Czarnecki@stargateschool.org


Middle School Girls Basketball Registration December 10-21
NO LATE REGISTRATION
First day of practice-January 8, 2019 6:30am-7:45am
Parent Meeting: January 8, 2019 6:00pm Secondary Commons


Secondary Finals Week December 17-21

In an effort to maximize student success and minimize student stress and anxiety, our finals schedule is spread-out over four days and, as indicated in our school calendar published last spring. December 18, December 19, and December 20 will be half days (8:15 am - 11:30 am). This schedule allows students to have no more than two finals each day, and extra time to prepare for finals/decompress in the afternoon on December 18 and December 19. Please make arrangements for your student to be picked up by noon on December 18, December 19 and December 20. Also remember that students do not have class on Friday, December 21.   

Secondary School Finals Expectations
Core subjects - It is the expectation that every core class (math, science, social studies, and English) give an assessment during their designed time during finals week. Assessments may include a project, presentation, paper or exam.
Elective subjects -  A final assessment may be given at teacher discretion, but is not required of all electives teachers to administer a final. Assessments may include a project, presentation, paper or exam.
  

Counseling Updates:

Junior/Senior Financial Aid Night: December 11, 2018 at 6:00 pm in the Secondary Commons. If you plan on attending please sign up HERE

 

Finals Week Stress Relief!

The counseling department is excited to provide a stress relieving area for students during finals week!

 

Everyday (except Tuesday): we will have dim lights, games, coloring, bubbles and other stress relieving items in the college center for student respite.

 

Monday, Dec 17th, we will have hot chocolate during lunch.

 

On Tuesday, Dec 18th, Denver Pet Partners will be coming to Stargate with their therapy animals. We say animals because it includes dogs, cats, and bunnies! The therapy animals will be housed in the College Center that day, there will be two shifts of animals and handlers so the animals don't get overwhelmed. Denver Pet Partners has requested that there are no more than 3 individuals with a therapy animal at a time, this will help minimize the likelihood of of the animals becoming overwhelmed. If any of the animals begin to get overwhelmed, we may need to ask students to leave the college center for a period of time.

 

We want to ensure the safety of our students, therefore  if your student has an animal allergy please have your student avoid the college center for the day. We will then clean the college center thoroughly after the animals have left.

 

On Wednesday,  Dec 19th & Thursday, Dec 20th will have snacks available!


High School Yearbooks

High school yearbooks are now on sale! Don't miss out on a great way to commemorate all your wonderful Stargate memories. Just go here to order your yearbook today! Plain yearbooks are $55 and personalized are $65.  Prices will go up after December 1.


Middle School Yearbooks

Middle School yearbooks are now available to order here.

$51 before December 1st and $55 after December 1st

Personalized books will be $61 before December 1st and $65 after December 1st.


You must pay online through Pictavo in order to get your book; middle school is no longer accepting cash or check. As with last year, we will not order extras. Prices will go up after December 1. March 1 is the deadline to order.


Lost and Found

Please be sure to check the Lost and Found tables. All items will be donated over Winter Break.


Eagles on the Move


Congratulations to the following High School student athletes:

Metropolitan League All Conference  1st Team

Morgan Starner-Volleyball


Metropolitan League  All Conference Honorable Mention

Isabella Baird-Volleyball


Meeting about 144 & Washington Corner Development

posted Nov 13, 2018, 2:26 PM by Jane Baker

Stargate will be conducting an informational meeting for the Stargate community on December 3, 2018 at 5:30pm in the Secondary Commons regarding the plans for development of the parcel at the corner of 144th and Washington.

The agenda will include: historical perspective, current plans and discussions, nuts and bolts of Stargate's involvement and investment, potential traffic flow changes, safety considerations and long range planning.

Apryl Sweat, Doug Ryan, and Lynne Allen will be conducting the meeting. Evergreen Development will be in attendance.

Questions and feedback will be welcome and encouraged.

StarNews 11/13/2018

posted Nov 13, 2018, 2:25 PM by Jane Baker

StarNews 11/13/2018

Important Dates-

Community Website-Master Events Calendar, Important Announcements, School Information, Staff Directory

Updated Sports Schedules


High School Student Government Request

Scrapbookers!  We are in need of a 12" Cricut machine to help make posters, signs and bulletin boards. If you have one that you no longer use, please let us know. Additionally, if you have the accompanying cartridges, we would be ever so grateful.


Community Relations Committee

Our next meeting will be at Daylight Donuts on November 14th starting at 8:15. Meetings generally last an hour. If you are interested in joining CRC, please email us at crc@stargateschool.org. After Thanksgiving break we will distribute information about DODGEBALL to be held February 1st!


Stargate Fall Fundraiser Update

Thank you to all friends, families, staff and community members that participated in the Stargate Fall Fundraiser - it was a great success and everyone at Stargate will benefit from the support! Items and prizes earned will be delivered in approx. 4 weeks and detailed delivery information will be forthcoming.

Winners of our raffle contest:

$100 Amazon gift card: Isabella Jazmines

$25 Amazon gift card: Sydney Pippert

$25 Amazon gift card: Skylar White

Stargate Spirit Wear gift basket: Austyn Trosper

Charleston Wrap gift basket: Aiden Wilder


Stargate Spirit Wear

Stargate Spirit Wear has arrived! If you have not picked up your items, please stop by the Elementary or Secondary front office to retrieve your items.


American Furniture Warehouse

Thank you to all Stargate families that participated in the American Furniture Warehouse ongoing, year-round fundraiser. We received a check for $1,076.02 from American Furniture Warehouse based on purchases from Stargate friends and families!!!


Upcoming Events

11/15 - Bitto Bistro Dining Night Out, 5pm - 9pm

Join us at Bitto Bistro at The Orchard's on Thursday 11/15 from 5pm - 9pm to support Stargate. 15% of all dinner sales will go to Stargate School. We will also be hosting a Blind Wine Auction! Come try 4-5 wines in a flight and bid on the wine of your choice. Bidding will be done online through mybid.wine, prices will be set, increments and time periods. Stargate will benefit 100% from wine auction profits. You can bid from home and pick up the wine later or during dinner and take a bottle home!

Flyers and more info can be found here.


12/13 - The Rusty Bucket and Panda Express Dining Night Out

Join Stargate friends, family and staff at our next Dining Out Night, Thursday, December 13th. Enjoy great times and great meals at The Rusty Bucket (located in The Orchard's) and the new Panda Express (on 144th and I-25).

Contest Alert -- Kids and Stargate teachers and staff: Enter your name into our drawing the night of the event at both locations for a chance to win lunch from Panda Express. A lunch (entree and a drink of your choice will be delivered to you at Stargate one day in the month of December.

The Rusty Bucket event is valid all day (lunch, dinner or snacks) and they will donate 15% of all qualified purchase to Stargate when you show they flyer (hard copy or digital version). Please note for the Rusty Bucket, the offer is valid towards Dine-In only, food and soft beverages only. Not valid towards gift card purchases.  

Panda Express will donate 50% of all purchases from 4pm - 8pm when the flyer is displayed (hard copy or digital version on your phone or Ipad) when you place your order.

Flyers are located here.


GREAT HOLIDAY GIFT!!! 3/16/19 - Stargate Spirit Night with Denver Nuggets

Looking for that unique gift item for friends and family?? Look no further - join in the fun with the game night experience with the Denver Nuggets basketball team on Saturday, March 16th, 2019. The Denver Nuggets take on the Indiana Pacers at the Pepsi Center Saturday, March 16th at 7pm. The Stargate Spirit night with the Denver Nuggets basketball team includes the special Pre-Game warm-up opportunity. Only people who purchase through this link will have access to enter before the doors open, sit in our VIP seats and watch both NBA teams warm up for the pregame shoot around!  

Order tickets online at: https://Nuggets.KSETickets.com/stargate

Stargate Group Pricing:

Lower Level Ends: $45

Upper Level Centers: $29

A portion of each ticket sold will go back to support Stargate!

Flyers can be found here.


King Soopers Fundraising cards

Support Stargate fundraising efforts by purchasing a Stargate reloadable King Soopers gift card.   These cards, pre-loaded with $5.00, will be available for purchase at the Stargate Secondary front office. Every time you reload the card King Soopers will donate 5% of the re-loaded amount to Stargate (at no cost to you). You can even reload directly at the register before you purchase your items. Use the cards to do your grocery shopping or purchase gas to support your school while you shop.  This is a way for King Soopers to encourage shoppers to patronize their store, and also for them to support non-profit organizations. For more information, click here.

If 300 Stargate families reloaded their cards with $200 each month to use on groceries and/or gas, our school will earn $3,000/month which means $36,000/year! This is one of the easiest ways to help Stargate earn $$!!!


AmazonSmile

Sign up to support Stargate by using AmazonSmile (go to: smile.amazon.com and Sign up ). AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support Stargate every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at smile.amazon.com, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as Amazon.com, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to Stargate (0.5% of all qualifying purchases will go back to our school). It's fast, easy and links directly to your current Amazon account.

You use the same account on Amazon.com and AmazonSmile. Your shopping cart, Wish List, wedding or baby registry, and other account settings are also the same.

On your first visit to AmazonSmile (smile.amazon.com), you need to select a charitable organization to receive donations from eligible purchases before you begin shopping. Every eligible purchase you make at smile.amazon.com will result in a donation. For more details, click here.


Fundraising Committee Meeting Notice

The Fundraising Committee needs you!! We are looking for more volunteers to join our committee. If you like to plan events or if you would like to help with an event such as our dining out nights, Fall Fundraiser , annual Spring Gala, spirit nights and more, join us at our next meeting on Thursday, December 6th at 6:00pm at Panera at The Orchard's. Contact fundraising@stargateschool.orgfor more info.


Charter Renewal Information

As a charter school, Stargate must periodically renew its contract with the Adams 12 Five Star School District.  During the 2018-19 school year, we are due to renew our charter. We submitted our Charter Renewal Application on September 10, 2018.  The next steps will involve tours of the school and recommendations on our application to the Adams 12 Board of Education by the District Accountability Committee and the Adams 12 staff.  Those recommendations will be made at the regular business meetings of the Adams 12 Board of Education on December 19, 2018  and January 9, 2019.  It would be wonderful to have a large presence of our Stargate Community so the Board can see how many people love having Stargate as a school of choice for their children.  You can choose to speak during the open mic at the beginning of the meeting or just be present so they can see what a strong community we have. Thank you for showing your support for our wonderful school!

Hischke’s Happenings! November 5, 2018

posted Nov 5, 2018, 3:31 PM by Jane Baker


Important Dates:

November 7  8:30-9:30 am Elementary Prospective Parent Tour

November 7  6:30-8 pm Elementary Prospective Parent night

November 8  9:20-12:30 3rd Grade Field Trip - Celestial Seasonings

November 8 4-6 pm Skate City

November 8-10 7-10 pm Romeo and Juliet Fall Play

November 12 Veterans Day Observed (No school or Eagles Landing)

November 14  8:30-9:30 am Elementary Prospective Parent Tour

November 19-23 Thanksgiving Break (No school or Eagles Landing)


Community Website-Master Events Calendar, Important Announcements, Teacher Blogs, School Information


Hello to all Stargate Families,


grat·i·tude

/ˈɡradəˌt(y)o͞od/

noun

  1. the quality of being thankful; readiness to show appreciation for and to return kindness.


I love the month of November! It’s a time to reflect and to give thanks for what we have in our lives. Last Friday on my way to school, I had an opportunity to reflect on my life. I am married to my best friend; he is kind and giving and his support of me is unwavering. I am also the mom to two beautuful children. My oldest is 18 and navigating life during his gap year. He has an amazing soul and takes life one day at a time. My youngest is 13 and she is still learning about her strengths as a young lady; I would hate to tame her strong spirit so I guess I will join her on the ride and gently guide her from time to time. I have a job that I love and a community that I get to partner with for their child’s education. Did I mention all the amazing little humans I have the pleasure to interact with and guide on a daily basis? I also get to work with the most amazing staff that love what they do and have dedicated their lives to improving the lives of children. I am truly thankful for all I have.


It’s one thing to think about all that we are grateful for, but it’s another to express it in words. It’s so simple really, the act of gratitude and expressing our thanks takes so little effort, but it speaks volumes.


Throughout the month of November, please take a moment to express your gratitude to the staff at Stargate. Please remember to include the front office staff, the custodial staff, teachers, mental health team, Eagle’s Landing, learning services, and the paraprofessionals. They are all a team working to make Stargate the best place for students and a note of appreciation is greatly appreciated.


In closing, I would like to share a quote I shared with the staff this week.


“Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend.”

~Melody Beattie


Rise above,

Missy Hischke

Stargate Elementary Principal


Clubs

Battle of the Books

Stargate School is excited to be offering the popular co-curricular program.  Battle of the Books, to our students! Adams 12 Battle of the Books is a district program that encourages kids to read by offering them exciting, friendly competition based on their knowledge of a group of books.  The goal of the program is to encourage interactive reading of excellent books.

The club will be held on Monday’s starting Nov 5, 2018-April 15, 2018 3:15-4:15 Teachers will bring your kids outside at 4:15pm.

4th Grade will meet in  Mr. Van Patten room 160

5th Grade will meet in Mrs. Vaughan’s room 147

The cost is $60.00 for 6 months of club meetings, access to all ten books, School Battle, trophies, medals, certificates and end of club party. Please register here

Battle of the Books 4th Grade

https://tinyurl.com/sgbob4

Battle of the Books 5th Grade

https://tinyurl.com/sgbob5

Once you have signed up, the fee will be will be entered into IC and can be paid at https://payforit.net/


Skate City Fundraising event

Thursday, November 8th 4-6pm. Catch the Skate City Fun Bus and get a free ride to your school party. The bus will pick up K-5 students at the school by 3:30pm. This is a ONE-WAY ONLY trip. All parents MUST pick up students at Skate City by 6pm!
Please send in your completed permission slip EARLY to secure your spot on the bus!
Parents worried about kids losing/forgetting their CASH the day of the event can turn in a labeled envelope attached to the permission slip. Cash will then be passed back to the kids once they are lined up at Skate City.
Students are encouraged to bring extra money if they wish to purchase food/drinks, as they are NOT included with admission.
**K-5 Parents let the office know if you are interested in volunteering!**


Fall Play-Romeo and Juliet Tickets On Sale NOW

Join us for our first production in the new Stargate Performing Arts Theatre, William Shakespeare's Romeo & Juliet, running from November 8th - 10th (Two performances, 2pm & 7pm on the 10th). We will take you back to the 80's in style! It is 1988 in the Verona District of San Francisco, a young aspiring punk musician Romeo falls for the daughter of his family's greatest enemy, the upbeat and idealistic Juliet. Mercutio, fights in secret to win the heart and love of her best friend Romeo, while Tybalt maliciously plots her vengeance against all Montague scum, and the rich golden boy Steff Paris pursues the hand of Juliet and the Capulet empire. In a world filled with overbearing hate and manipulation, Romeo and Juliet must fight to keep their new and true love alive, yet ultimately their fates end in tragedy. A unique take on a classic tale with the majority of the Shakespeare language uncut and in tact.

 

Please come and enjoy this wonderful production, however, please keep in mind the Shakespeare language, the story, and that some of it's tragic/dramatic nature may be too mature for younger students. Tickets are available now ONLINE


It is that time again...Yearbooks!

Hello! The elementary yearbook is now in the production process!  Thank you to our our 5th grade student committee and parent volunteers for taking on this project.  After much research and discussion, it was determined that it is best to go with Pictavo again this year.  The elementary book can be ordered online only and the cost is $50 ($52.63 with tax) until January 19. After that date, the price increases to $55 until March 16.  All orders must be placed no later than March 16. Please know there is not an option for personalization this year. I would recommend you keep a copy of your purchase receipt in case there is an issue at distribution.  The distribution date is scheduled for early May.  The school code is 82025.   

To order the 2018-2019 book online, please use the following link:  https://commpe.pictavo.com/PictavoSchool/FindSchool


Yearbook Committee Meeting

We will meet on Thursdays, from 3:15-4:00 in an elementary room to be determined.  Please plan to pick your child up by 4:05.  The meeting dates are as follows:  November: 8 (first meeting); 15, 29; December: 6, 13; January: 10, 17, 24, 31; February:  7, 21, 28 (last meeting).

Governance Board Accepting Applications for Open Seat

The Stargate Board of Directors is now accepting applications to fill a vacated parent board seat. Interested applicants should complete an online application no later than Monday, Nov. 12 at 5:00 pm. As part of the process, all of those that apply will be interviewed by the Board prior to a vote during the next Board meeting (Wednesday, Nov 28 at 6:00 pm). The successful applicant will serve until the next election (May 2019). At that time the appointed position will enter the election and a candidate will be elected to complete the remaining term.

For more information, visit the Governance website, contact recruiting@stargateschool.org, talk with a current board member or email governance@stargateschool.org.


She’s Back!

Please welcome Lauren Gibson, our school counselor, back from maternity leave. She will be with us three days a week on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays.


Adroit Donations can be dropped off at the loading dock North side of the Performing Arts Building. Thank you!


Health Policy-When to Keep your Student Home

District policy states your child must stay home for at least 24 hours if he/she is sent home from school with any of the following:

  • Fever of 100 or above

  • Vomiting

  • Diarrhea


Windsock Day

If the temperature is below 20 degrees Fahrenheit or heavy precipitation is present, students will need to enter the school through the commons entrance (left of the main entrance) and they will sit with their grade level in the Elementary Commons. We politely ask that you do one of two options at drop off:

  • Parents can drop their student off in the loop and your child can walk themselves to the commons and then sit with their grade level peers

  • Parents can park in the parking lot and then walk their child to the commons


We have approximately 500 students that we place in the commons and 92 kindergarten students in the gym, so it is a busy morning during a Windsock Day. We would invite parents in, but space is at a minimum. The commons is supervised by three to four Eagle’s Landing staff members, our assistant principal, Sara Moeller, and me (Mrs. Hischke).

Indoor recess will be supervised by adults/teachers in the classroom. Student dismissals will also be conducted through the main entrance. Kindergarten will be dismissed from the elementary commons, so please use the side door that is left of the main office entrance.

Colorful windsocks will be displayed at different locations around the school (two at the south entrance and one at the north entrance) to indicate that conditions exist for an "inside day".


Inclement Weather Plan

Stargate follows the Adams 12 School District directives for inclement weather school closure. In addition to a full day cancellation, Adams 12 has instituted a Late Start option. In the case of a Late Start, classes will begin at 10:15 am to allow for safe travel in the morning. Dismissal will be at normal time. Stargate’s full Late Start schedule can be found here: Late Start Schedule. If the determination has been made that all schools will be closed or operating on a 2-hour delay, the district will make every effort to announce a decision by 5:30 a.m. Given how quickly weather conditions can change in Colorado, decisions are typically not made the night before.

School closures or 2-hour delayed starts due to inclement weather will be communicated as follows:

  • District website at www.adams12.org

  • School website

  • Email and District text message to parents/guardians (Keep in mind, you will only receive alerts if schools are closed or operating on a 2-hour delay. If schools are open and operating on a normal schedule you will not receive an alert.)

    • In order to receive District text messages, opt-in today by texting “YES” to 68453

  • District’s hotline (720) 972-4000

  • District Social media, including Facebook (/adams12fivestarschools) and Twitter (@adams12)

  • Local media outlets



Staff information to help with processes

  • Sandy Francis - Elementary 504 Coordinator K-5 and ELL Coordinator for K-12

  • Nancy Provataris - Elementary School Psychologist

  • Chris Fee - K-3 Learning Services Provider

  • Patrick Holmbo - 4-6 Learning Services Provider

  • Sara Moeller - Elementary Assistant Principal

  • Veronica Vieyra - Administrative Assistant to Missy Hischke and Sara Moeller

  • Lori Bustamante - Elementary Registrar

  • Traci Snouffer-Elementary Health Aide

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Cable Connection November 5, 2018

posted Nov 5, 2018, 3:22 PM by Jane Baker


Important Dates:

November 8-7:00pm Romeo and Juliet Fall Play

November 9-7:00pm Romeo and Juliet Fall Play

November 10- 2:00pm and 7:00pm Romeo and Juliet Fall Play

November 12-Veterans Day Holiday-no school for students

November 13-8th grade Career Fair Field Trip

November 13-6:30pm Tri-M Induction Ceremony

November 14-8:30am NJHS Induction Ceremony-Performing Arts Auditorium

November 14-6:00pm Current Stargate 8th Grade High School Information Night

November 19-23 Thanksgiving Break-no school for students

November 28-6:00 Board of Directors Meeting

November 29-6:00pm National Honor Society Induction


Updated Sports Schedules

Community Website-Master Events Calendar, Important Announcements, School Information, Staff Directory


Hello to all Stargate Families,

As we enter November, I like to take time to reflect on all I am thankful for. It is wonderful to be a part of a community with outstanding staff, families and students. I hope that over the Thanksgiving holiday you also are able to take a moment to consider all you are thankful for.

Rise above,

Rob



Fall Play-Romeo and Juliet Tickets On Sale NOW

Join us for our first production in the new Stargate Performing Arts Theatre, William Shakespeare's Romeo & Juliet, running from November 8th - 10th (Two performances, 2pm & 7pm on the 10th). We will take you back to the 80's in style! It is 1988 in the Verona District of San Francisco, a young aspiring punk musician Romeo falls for the daughter of his family's greatest enemy, the upbeat and idealistic Juliet. Mercutio, fights in secret to win the heart and love of her best friend Romeo, while Tybalt maliciously plots her vengeance against all Montague scum, and the rich golden boy Steff Paris pursues the hand of Juliet and the Capulet empire. In a world filled with overbearing hate and manipulation, Romeo and Juliet must fight to keep their new and true love alive, yet ultimately their fates end in tragedy. A unique take on a classic tale with the majority of the Shakespeare language uncut and in tact.


Please come and enjoy this wonderful production, however, please keep in mind the Shakespeare language, the story, and that some of it's tragic/dramatic nature may be too mature for younger students. Tickets are available now ONLINE


NHS Food Drive

The second NHS Food Drive is happening now and continuing until November 13th. Canned foods, non perishables and boxed foods are all acceptable things to bring in. We ask that Individual snacks packs such as granola bars or pudding packs are avoided, but we’ll accept anything else! The items can be dropped off at in the appropriate classrooms: Ms. Walsh’s room for 9th grade, Dr. Pegler’s room for 10th grade, Mrs. Pegler’s room for 11th grade and Mr. Mikow’s room for 12th grade.


This is a good opportunity for students to not only help people obtain food but also get Five Star points which they are given for each item brought in (tell the teacher when you drop off the items). If that’s not enough the person who brings in the most items get pizza lunch themselves and two friends with Officer Walker. The grade that gets the most amount of items per capita will also get prizes.


Secondary Finals Week December 17-21

In an effort to maximize student success and minimize student stress and anxiety, our finals schedule is spread-out over four days and, as indicated in our school calendar published last spring, December 18, December 19, and December 20 will be half days (8:15 am - 11:30 am). This schedule allows students to have no more than two finals each day, and extra time to prepare for finals/decompress in the afternoon on December 18 and December 19. Please make arrangements for your student to be picked up by noon on December 18, December 19 and December 20. Also remember that students do not have class on Friday, December 21.    

Governance Board Accepting Applications for Open Seat

The Stargate Board of Directors is now accepting applications to fill a vacated parent board seat. Interested applicants should complete an online application no later than Monday, Nov. 12 at 5:00 pm. As part of the process, all of those that apply will be interviewed by the Board prior to a vote during the next Board meeting (Wednesday, Nov 28 at 6:00 pm). The successful applicant will serve until the next election (May 2019). At that time the appointed position will enter the election and a candidate will be elected to complete the remaining term.

For more information, visit the Governance website, contact recruiting@stargateschool.org, talk with a current board member or email governance@stargateschool.org.


HOSA (Health Occupation Students of America)

These students are founding members of Stargate's first official HOSA (Health Occupation Students of America) chapter.  The mission of HOSA is to empower HOSA-Future Health Professionals to become leaders in the global health community through education, collaboration, and experience.  On Wednesday, Oct 24, these students attended the HOSA State Leadership Conference at the Pepsi Center in Denver where they had the opportunity to learn valuable leadership and professional skills, hear from research doctors at Children’s Hospital, Colorado about how to get involved with HOSA’s national service project and participate in engaging workshops presented by the Colorado Avalanche’s athletic trainers.

The students would like to say a special thanks to the folks over at Good Samaritan for sponsoring the Stargate HOSA chapter by providing the students with their awesome Stargate HOSA polo shirts to wear to the conference and show their pride in our school and our community!  The students would also like to thank our friends over at St. Anthony's North who donate so generously at the Stargate Gala so that we can buy amazing training materials for our students to use and practice at Stargate, and our friends at North Suburban who allowed them to come and experience the da Vinci surgical robot.


High School Winter Sports -Girls and Boys Basketball

Basketball Registration will take place October 29-November 9

NO late registration will be accepted.

For more information about what is required, go to the Sports Registration Page

Parent Meeting: November 6 at 6:00pm Secondary Commons

First day of practice-Basketball-November 12


National Junior Honor Society (Middle School)

New members were informed of their acceptance on November 5 in their Stargate email. Induction into the National Junior Honor Society will be held at Stargate Secondary Commons at 8:30 AM on Wednesday, November 14, 2018.  Students need to dress semi-formally (skirt/dress/dress slacks for girls, dress pants and collared shirt for boys). Families are invited to join us.

 

Counseling Updates:

*Our new Bus to College Program has been off to a great start! Our next one is tomorrow, November 6, 2018 to visit the University of Northern Colorado. We will be visiting Metropolitan State University of Denver on November 30, 2018. There are still many spots available! Encourage your High School student to attend! If your student is interested they will need to log into Naviance and sign up. Here is short video tutorial on how to do so. All permission slips for all Bus to College visits are located in the College Center.

 

*Upcoming College Rep Visits:

Wednesday November 7, 2018: University of Wyoming, 9:15am

Wednesday November 7, 2018: Bryant University, 11:15am

Wednesday November 7, 2018: University of Alabama: 12:15pm

 

*Peer Helping is now available for all middle school students during Connect classes on Mondays and Tuesdays during 2, 3, 5, 6, & 7th hours.

High School Yearbooks

High school yearbooks are now on sale! Don't miss out on a great way to commemorate all your wonderful Stargate memories. Just go here to order your yearbook today! Plain yearbooks are $55 and personalized are $65.  Prices will go up after December 1.


Middle School Yearbooks

Middle School yearbooks are now available to order here.

$51 before December 1st and $55 after December 1st

Personalized books will be $61 before December 1st and $65 after December 1st.


You must pay online through Pictavo in order to get your book; middle school is no longer accepting cash or check. As with last year, we will not order extras. Prices will go up after December 1. March 1 is the deadline to order.


8th grade students only-baby ads to be placed in the yearbook

  • Ad Includes: baby picture of the 8th grader, current photo and a brief parent perspective

  • Cost: $20.Pay through Payforit once the charge has been added to your account.

  • Deadline:  December 1 for orders and December 20 for payment. Any ads or payments received after this date will not be accepted, and your ad will not be run.

  • To order, send an email titled Baby Ad - {Student Name} to middleschoolyearbook@stargateschool.org with the following information:

    • student name as you want it to appear in the ad

    • brief message to the student (50 words max, including greeting and who the ad is from)

    • digital baby photo of the 8th grade student to be featured in the ad (must be 2nd grade or younger)

    • digital current photo of the student

      • Photo guidelines:

        • Digital photos should be sent in a .jpg format and at least 300 dpi, and labeled with the student's name, last name first.

        • No printed photos will be accepted.  You must submit digital photos only.

        • Any photos not sent in this format will be returned to you for correction.



Winterfest XIV is coming December 4th!  


What is Winterfest?

Winterfest is a celebration of music performed by the students of Stargate. It will be held Tuesday December 4th at 6:30pm in the Performing Arts Auditorium.


Auditions

Live auditions will be held on Tuesday November 13th after school until 5pm in the Music Room (148).  There will be a sign-up on the bulletin board outside the Music Room to sign up for your audition time.  It is recommend to do this for group auditions. You can also send a recorded audition, which must be visual, no later than Friday November 16th to ariane.pegler@stargateschool.org.   When you email your audition, please include all of the participants’ first and last names, grade in school, duration of the piece, title, composer, and instruments used.


What will the concert format be like this year?

All of the instrumental ensembles, Beginning Band and Orchestra, Middle School Band and Orchestra, Jazz Band, HS Instrumental Ensemble and HS Chamber Ensemble will be performing in the Performing Arts Auditorium.  This will only leave about 30 minutes for individual acts. Auditions will be more competitive this year because of our limited time.


What type of music can I audition on?

Students can audition on almost anything such as classical, rock, pop, jazz, holiday, seasonal, etc. Please stay away from anything overly suggestive-watch the lyrics, or depressing themes.  This is a family concert with fun and uplifting music.


Who can audition?

Any middle or high school Stargate student can audition on a vocal and/or instrumental music piece.  Adults, non-Stargate, or elementary Stargate students may be used as accompaniment.


What are the rules for auditioning?

Performances should be no longer than 3 minutes and this is enforced.  Please make any necessary edits before audition. Also, if you are a vocalist and you have a Karaoke background, please make sure that your version is 3 minutes or under.  Karaoke versions that have singing or words included will not be accepted. Space is limited on the stage, so no choreography.


How is a decision made?

It will be very difficult to make decisions this year since we have limited time.  The final criteria used to select pieces may be based upon: type of piece; instrumentation and variety; student grade level participation; length of piece; quality of performance; frequency of individual student participation in Winterfest and previous Winterfest performances. Students will be notified by no later than Wednesday November 28th if not sooner.


Eagles on the Move


Western State Honor Orchestra

This past weekend, we had two of our Stargate high school students Jongho Choi and Ehna Choi, participate at the Western State Honor Orchestra at UNC.  This prestigious orchestra is highly selective in their audition process.


Congratulations to the following High School student athletes:

Les Schwab Academic All-State Award winners:

Girls Cross Country team-Miriam Anderson,Samantha Bonfiglio-Oswald, Kennedy Dechant,

Ashley Dibonas, Emily Dibonas, Darby Engelhardt, Emilie Johnson


Metropolitan League All Conference  2nd Team

Chris Kemp-Boys Soccer


Metropolitan League  All Conference Honorable Mention

Nick Kemp-Cross Country


Board Update: October / November 2018

posted Nov 2, 2018, 9:48 AM by Jane Baker


Now Accepting Applications for Open Board Seat

The Stargate Board of Directors is now accepting applications to fill a vacated parent board seat. Interested applicants should complete an online application no later than Monday, Nov. 12 at 5:00 pm. As part of the process, all of those that apply will be interviewed by the Board prior to a vote during the next Board meeting (Wednesday, Nov 28 at 6:00 pm). The successful applicant will serve until the next election (May 2019). At that time the appointed position will enter the election and a candidate will be elected to complete the remaining term.

Finance Committee Seeking Volunteers

The Stargate Finance Committee is in need of volunteer members.  The Finance Committee has oversight regarding the School’s budgets and financial statements, as well as the independent accounting firm’s qualifications and independence.

For more information on either of these vacancies, please visit the Governance website, contact recruiting@stargateschool.org, talk with a current board member or email governance@stargateschool.org.

October

The Board met on October 17th for their regular business meeting. Below are the highlights of the meeting:

Operations Reports:

        Lynne Allen, Director of Finance and Operations –  Ms. Allen provided an update on the finance KPIs, the annual audit and proposed minor edits to the admissions policies to update important contact information.

        Rob Cable, Secondary Principal and Missy Hischke, Elementary Principal - Reported on teacher conferences, awards presentations, admissions season and college informational visits.

OCR & Investigations Update:

        Elizabeth Williams reviewed the OCR tracking chart and noted the items on which we are waiting for an OCR response and a review of the remaining outstanding items. 

The Board approved the following documents which are now available on the website at the links provided:

·         Resolution in support of Adams 12 Five Star School Ballot Issue 5C

·         Resolution in support of Amendment 73

·         2018-2019 Community Handbook

·         2018-2019 Board Meeting Calendar

Additional detail on the above items will be available in the formal minutes which will be reviewed and approved at the next Board meeting.  Once approved, minutes are posted to the Governance Website HERE.

 

November

The next Regular Board meeting will be held on November 28 at 6:00pm in the Stargate Performing Arts Auditorium. 

Proposed Agenda Topics:

        Presentation of the Unified Improvement Plan (UIP) from the School Accountability Committee (SAC)

        Committees: Charter Updates, Goals and Calendar, Handbook & Code of Contact

        Executive Director / Organizational Structure – Research Review and Proposed Actions

        Strategic Plan Progress Update

Important Dates for the Charter Renewal:

(Held at the AD12 Educational Support Center, 7:00pm)

        Wednesday, December 19, 2018 – District Accountability Committee recommendation to AD12 Board

        Wednesday, January 9, 2019 – AD12 Staff Recommendation to AD12 Board

        Wednesday, January 16, 2019 – Stargate Response to Questions from AD12 Board

  •      Wednesday, February 6, 2019 – AD12 Board Vote

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