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C Notes 5/22/17

posted Jun 5, 2017, 1:41 PM by Jane Baker


What a year!!!!!!!!! I think back to August when we were unloading trucks, tearing open boxes and carrying furniture into classrooms. Our entire staff pitched in, supported each other and made it work. 4,000+ community members joined us for our grand opening and helped us make Stargate History! We opened our new campus to 1157 students in grades K-10 with over 100 staff to support our students. We learned very quickly that the traffic loop and parking needed extra love and attention. Our students and staff were extremely flexible as they awaited the opening of the field house and the final touches being completed in both buildings. The new classrooms, the learning, the projects, social events, Harry Potter Night, academic competitions, athletic competitions, music performances, and Beauty and the Beast!!!! Our kids and staff have had an incredible year.

 

It wouldn’t be possible if it wasn’t for the tireless efforts of our amazing staff! Thank you teachers and support staff for always going above and beyond to do what is best for Stargate Kids! Thank you to our parents and community members who always ‘Show Up!’ whether it be to volunteer in a classroom, on a field trip, on a board committee or with a donation. Your ability to support the work we do is overwhelming and much appreciated! Thank you to our students for being a constant reminder of why we are here! The depth and complexity at which you think and operate challenge us all to be better everyday!

 

The Adroit Expo was such a great way for all of us to show who we really are as individuals. The empathy our students showed, as well as their individual passions, was nothing short of incredible!

 

I hope everyone has a safe and relaxing summer! I look forward to the new memories we will make next year and the amazing things our students will continue to do at our school and in our community!  

 

-Josh

 

Below are a few highlights from an incredible year...

  • Grants: Stargate received $137,500 in grant funding from the Adams County Open Space Advisory Board to partially fund a Nature Trail and site amenities at our new campus at 144th and Washington.

  • Fundraising: The parent-led fundraising committee, through the joint efforts of the annual campaign, GALA, and myriad of other fundraising events throughout the calendar year, have nearly met their goal of $200,000 dollars raised during this school calendar year.

  • 12 additional staff earned their Gifted Endorsement this school year bringing our total to 31 staff members with a Gifted Endorsement

  • 32 teachers and staff will take on-line gifted coursework this summer to work towards their endorsement.

  • Student Recognition:

    • Battle of the Books 5th grade teams 2nd Place in Adams 12 district competition

    • Girls on the Run inaugural year

    • Brain Bowl: 6th grade team finished 11th in State Finals

    • High School Knowledge Bowl finished 2nd in State Finals

    • Geography Bee

    • Spelling Bee

    • Science Olympiad: 11th place overall at State Competition, with two first place teams

      • Megha Kumar and Anoushka Jani won 1st place in Food Science

      • Kelly McVeigh and Sydney Heys won 1st place in Write It Do It (Technical Writing)

    • Math Counts Middle School Chapter 1st place team (Donavon Facey, Jacob Hofer, Jacob Lei, and Natalie Stone); 1st place individual (Donavon Facey)

    • NREL Solar Car Challenge Champions- 1st Place team (Nicholas Wilkins, Abhishek Roy, and Leyton Bamesberger) - 3rd Place team (Tvishi Krishnakumar, Nicolas Tsiridis, and Dalton Acker)

    • Sports offered in grades 6-10, many available on campus for the first season!

      • Soccer

      • Basketball

      • Volleyball

      • Cross Country

      • Baseball

      • Track and Field: Inaugural season included many personal bests at the district finals, with Emilie Johnson and Emily Dibonas winning 1st place in the 300 m hurdles and 100 m, respectively. The girls 4 x 400 relay and sprint medley also won first place.

      • High School Girls Soccer Won the end of season tournament and went 10-2

      • Middle School Girls Soccer won the league championship

    • 4th Annual Art Show: More than 400 pieces of student-created art were displayed across campus

    • 1st Annual Adroit Day: More than 1,000 students and staff members displayed their passion areas of interest

    • 1st Annual International Festival: Many countries and cultures were represented in this first-ever Stargate event.

    • Music Performance

      • High School Orchestra earned Best in Class and the Band earned Runner-up for 2A schools at CHSAA Winter Park venue performance

      • Middle School Orchestra went to the CHSAA Festival in Colorado Springs and earned straight I ratings, the highest possible score

    • Drama Department's premiere performances included The 39 Steps and Beauty & the Beast to nightly sold-out crowds

 


Hischke's Happenings! 5/15/17

posted May 15, 2017, 4:04 PM by Jane Baker


Important Dates

May 17- Field Day grades K-5

May 19- 5th Grade Girls Night 6:30pm-9:30pm

May 22- 5th grade boys lunch and games

May 23- 5th grade Class Picnic- 9:30am-2pm

May 25- Kindergarten Graduation 8:30am

May 25- Last Day for all students.  Grades 1-5 dismiss at 11:30am


SPIRIT WEEK - MAY 15TH - MAY 19TH

  • MONDAY, MAY 15TH  - CHARACTER DAY (ANY MOVIE OR BOOK CHARACTERS)

  • TUESDAY, MAY 16TH - SPORTS DAY

  • WEDNESDAY, MAY 17TH - STARGATE SPIRIT ON FIELD DAY

  • THURSDAY, MAY 18TH - CRAZY HAT AND HAIR AND TUTU DAY

  • FRIDAY,  MAY 19TH - BEACH DAY


End of the Year

It’s hard to believe that the school year is coming to an end. We have come so far in just one year and it is nice to reflect on all that has happened. At the beginning of the year, the staff was able to take a blank canvas for their classrooms and turn them into a place the students call home. It’s fun to think back and remember the day there was one more trailer to unload for the elementary building and how the entire staff pitched in to help. The sense of community started early and has just grown from there.


I would like to personally thank all of the parents and guardians that help on a daily basis whether it’s in the classroom, assisting your student with the class projects and daily school work, serving on the numerous committees that allow the school to run smoothly, and the volunteers that can be called in at the last minute to help grade Geography Bee and Spelling Bee test. THANK YOU!


I wish everyone a safe, relaxing, and fun filled summer break. Please say hi when you see me in the grocery store, the pool, or maybe even at the lake. I am looking forward to spending some time with my family before my son enters his last year of high school. I can speak from experience that it goes by all too fast. Make sure you hug your kids every chance you get!


Math Program Exploration for K-5

Elementary teachers and admin have been exploring the possibility of transition to a unified K-5 Math Curriculum. The goal is to find a rigorous and challenging program that meets the needs of all of our varying ability groups, provides online resources/support for parents, 21st century manipulatives and the ability to assess for learning. The program that the teachers have identified as their top choice is Go Math. Please feel free to stop by the K-5 building to see a comprehensive set of materials including teacher guides, student workbooks, manipulatives, assessments and other resources. We will also be reviewing our process for selection with the governance board at our next meeting on May 17th at 6:30pm in the Secondary building.


K-5 Field Day May 17

There will be three main areas for field day. The grassy area between elementary and secondary(quad) as well as both turf fields and my elementary gym (possibly the playground as well).


The schedule is as follows:

8:30-10:00:

Grades 3-5 will meet in the commons for some instructions. They will be receiving yearbooks during this time. They can sign yearbooks, play on the jumpy castles and get their faces painted. We will talk about how to keep track of their yearbook so we don’t have tears from parents or students. This will all take place in the quad and in front of the elementary building.


Grades K-2 will head outside to the turf field/Gym for Field Day Games. There will be 15-20 stations for them to play at. The elementary gym will be one large station. This will be the American Ninja Warrior station.

Students can go to stations at their leisure.

There will be 3 stations in which students time/score can be recorded for 1st, 2nd or 3rd place at the end of the day.

(A map with all stations and video of the American Ninja Warrior station will be out soon)


10:00-11:30

Grades 3-5 will head out to the turf fields/Gym for Field Day Stations (see K-2 above for more info)

Grades K-2 will meet in the commons for some info, yearbooks and play in the quad. (see 3-5 above for more info)


11:30-12:00 Lunch (Students are to bring their own sack lunch or order the sack lunch from Stargate) Please feel free to eat in your classrooms or outside.


12:00-12:30 Annual Staff Soccer Game! Any and all staff are welcome to come play with us. It is always a blast. We will play on the full turf soccer field this year. Students are to sit around the field and watch us in all our glory.


12:30-1:30 Popsicles, Awards and Dismissal! (Location TBD)


**If you are able to volunteer on field day, please contact Miranda Lamonski at miranda.lamonski@stargateschool.org


SCHOOL FEES

We have less than one month left in the 2016-2017 school year. Please take a moment to check your IC account under fees to see if you have a balance.  All unpaid school fees should be paid in full by June 15th so we can close our 2016-2017 school year budget. Monthly statements will be sent out May 2nd and then again on June 1st.  If you have questions regarding your account, feel free to contact deirdre.carlile@stargateschool.org and she will be happy to provide assistance where needed.  


For the 2017-2018 school year (most) all of the school year fees will be posted by June 15th for parents to see and pay over the summer if interested.  We have decided to post the fees earlier so that you are aware of student(s) fees before registration in August. Registration is scheduled for the first week in August and fees will need to be paid at that time.


5th Grade Boys Lunch and Games

Our 5th grade boys will have the opportunity to head over to the secondary building, hang with some of our staff, eat lunch, play games and talk about the upcoming shift to middle school on Monday, May 22, 2017 at 11:20am. Please let me know in advance if your student has any dietary restrictions and remember to cancel any lunches you have ordered.


5th Grade Girls' Night May 19 6:30-9:30

It's time to celebrate together for Stargate's 1st Annual 5th Grade Girls' Night! Enjoy a pizza dinner while asking questions to a panel of Stargate's high school girls, laugh with your friends while doing fun team building challenges, choose from a bunch of different activities in smaller groups (everything from meditation to jewelry making and hip hop dancing), and create a meaningful gift for every girl in your class! Let's see what happens when we, as girls, support one another and build each other up to be our best together!  *$5 admission at the door


  • Please view and respond to the official invitation  for the 5th Grade Girls’ Night at:

http://evite.me/v6q9Jvn43V

  • We need your RSVP by Monday, May 15th at 3 pm.

  • Parents, you are invited to volunteer and support your daughter in this event by viewing and responding to the following link:

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080a44acae2fa02-5thgrade

 

Community Relations Committee

CRC will be having planning meetings over the summer. If you are interested in joining CRC next year or want to help with planning, please email us at crc@stargateschool.org.


Cable Connection May 15, 2017

posted May 15, 2017, 3:22 PM by Jane Baker


Important Dates:

May 16  HS Spring Awards Banquet 5:30 pm

May 16  Parenting In the Digital Age-Parent Forum 6pm

May 17  10th grade Class Trip

May 17  Middle School End of Year Awards Assembly 1:10 - 2:05

May 17  MS Boys Basketball A team vs Staff basketball game 2:00-3:30

May 19  9th grade Class Trip

May 22  Lockers to be cleaned out by end of day

May 23-25  Finals (see finals schedule)

May 24  8th grade students- last day (more details sent separately to 8th grade families)

May 24  8th grade continuation (6:30-8:00pm) and dance (8:30-10:30pm)

May 25  Students Last Day 11:00 am dismissal


A Final Word from Mr. Cable

This will be my last Cable Connection of the school year and I want to express my heartfelt thanks for a great school year. I have enjoyed partnering with you and your student/s this year as we have all navigated a new campus, new programs, and new relationships. I greatly appreciate the support our parent community gives the school and our students. I am already looking forward to next school year as we refine and adjust to continue to offer our very best to our students and families. Please take a moment to reflect on all of the great memories this school year has provided. As you transition into summer, please take time to to rest, connect with family and those closest to you, and have fun.  


Middle School Awards Assembly May 17 1:10pm Middle School awards will be presented at our assembly on May 17.  This includes Spring athletics, Science Olympiad, NREL Solar Car Challenge, SAT (Western Academic Talent Search), MathCounts, Bolder Boulder Running Club, Brain Bowl, National History Day, NJHS, Student Government, and Yearbook. Parents are welcome to join us in the Fieldhouse for the MS Awards Assembly.


If your student will be receiving an Academic Award (4.0 GPA this school year), you will be notified by email by the end of the day tomorrow. Please note that second semester grades will not be finalized until Friday, May 26. Honor Roll (3.5 GPA and above) certificates will be mailed after final grades are submitted.


High School Awards- May 16 6:30pm (Please note the new start time) We will recognize our Track and Field and Girls Soccer teams, as well as present Department Year End Academic Awards.  Families have been notified by email if their student will be receiving an academic award.  Academic letter winners for the 2016-2017 school year will be recognized next Fall.


May 22 Locker Clean Out Deadline  All student lockers are to be cleaned out and contents taken home by the end of the day on Monday May 22.  Anything left in the lockers after this date will be thrown away.


Parenting in the Digital Age

Please join us on Tuesday May 16th at 6PM in the Secondary Building for Parenting in the Digital Age. This parent led forum will address parenting issues around screen time; for example, how to increase self-control which the film, Screenagers points out is more important indicator of success/happiness than even I.Q.  What “contracts” are you finding successful?  This forum is open to any and all so please sign up here get more information and join us.  If you have any questions please contact Stargate Parent Nancy Bush at Nancy.Bush@stratumcp.com


Middle School Girls Soccer Championship

Please join me in congratulating our middle school girl's soccer team! Last Wednesday they clenched the 1st place title for the second year in a row against Jefferson Academy. After being defeated by Jefferson Academy in the regular season, the girls went into the tournament knowing they had something to prove. The championship game was a hard fought battle. It was 0-0 going into the second half but not for long. Two amazing goals from Lauren Clingman and Erica Derby gave us the momentum to finish the game strong. A 2-0 win over Jefferson Academy was truly the best way to end our season, and we are proud of each and every one of our girls.


Middle School Band and Orchestra at Elitches

The middle school band and orchestra both earned gold ratings at the Elitches Festival last week and Trey Lebsock earned an Outstanding soloist award for trumpet.  Please give them a huge congrats!


HS Girls Volleyball Open Gym

Starting Wednesday May 3, High School Girls Volleyball Open Gym will be held in the Fieldhouse on   May 17  2:05pm-4pm.  All current 8th-10th graders are welcome to come play. There is no charge to attend.


SCHOOL FEES

We have one week left in the 2016-2017 school year. Please take a moment to check you IC account under fees to see if you have a balance.  All unpaid school fees should be paid in full by June 15th so we can close our 2016-2017 school year budget. Monthly statements will be sent out May 2nd and then again on June 1st.  If you have questions regarding your account, feel free to contact deirdre.carlile@stargateschool.org and she will be happy to provide assistance where needed.  


For the 2017-2018 school year (most) all of the school year fees will be posted by June 15th for parents to see and pay over the summer if interested.  We have decided to post the fees earlier so that you are aware of student(s) fees before registration in August. Registration is scheduled for the first week in August and fees will need to be paid at that time.  


Stargate Mountain Bike Team

The Stargate Mountain Bike Team wants your student for the 2017 Season! No experience necessary. We are looking for current 8th grade through 10th grade athletes interested in learning or increasing their skills in the sport of Cross Country Mountain Biking. (Current 7th graders may request to join the team.  Coaches approval required).  Bike and Bike Helmet required.

The Stargate MTB team welcomes all skill levels and is co-ed!  Our motto is FUN!! See the Athletics page on the Stargate web site for more information or contact our Team Director.

Pre-Season April 1st-July 31st (not mandatory)

Official Season August 1st- October 22nd

The mission of our team is to provide students that have the desire to mountain bike, the coaching and camaraderie that will help them achieve both competitive and noncompetitive cross-country mountain bike goals in a safe and enjoyable manner.

For more information/questions, please contact Team Director/Coach:

Kristin Seger 303.919.6277 or kristin@segerfamily.com


High School Sports 2017-18 School Year

We are beginning to plan ahead with the High School Varsity athletics we will offer during the 2017-2018 school year. We are officially a CHSAA sanctioned 3A School and will compete in the Confluence League. Please indicate which sports your student-athlete will be participating in-CLICK HERE. If we do not have enough participants for a sport, your student may choose to compete in that sport at your designated home school.


High School Athletes Summer Strength and Conditioning Program

The Stargate Summer Strength and Conditioning Program is available to all Stargate High School athletes and students that are incoming freshmen through juniors during June and July.  The program is geared toward  all aspects of athletic development to meet the needs of all our student-athletes. The goal of our Strength & Conditioning Program is to provide students and athletes the best opportunity to improve their athletic performance over the summer months. The cost of the full summer is $75 per athlete and must be paid by June 1, 2017.  Training days will be Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, from 8:00am-10:00am. Sign up and schedule for summer strength and conditioning.


Community Relations Committee

CRC will be having planning meetings over the summer. If you are interested in joining CRC next year or want to help with planning, please email us at crc@stargateschool.org.



Cable Connection May 8, 2017

posted May 8, 2017, 3:47 PM by Jane Baker



Important Dates:

May 8  High School Choir and Rockband combined concert

May 9 AP Calculus exam (begins at 8:15am at Stargate)

May 9 HS Band/Orchestra Spring Concert

May 10 AP Language and Composition exam (begins at 8:15am at Stargate)

May 10  Middle School Rockband concert

May 11  AP World History exam (begins at 8:15am at Stargate)

May 11  Elitches Field Trip MS Band and Orchestra

May 12  AP Human Geography exam (begins at 8:15am at Stargate)

May 13  High School Dance 7pm-10pm

May 15  Volunteer Tea 8am (Elementary Commons)

May 16  HS Spring Awards Banquet 5:30 pm

May 16  Parenting In the Digital Age-Parent Forum 6pm

May 17  10th grade Class Trip

May 17  Middle School End of Year Awards Assembly 1:10 - 2:05

May 17  MS Boys Basketball A team vs Staff basketball game 2:00-3:30

May 19  9th grade Class Trip

May 22  Lockers to be cleaned out by end of day

May 23-25  Finals (see finals schedule)

May 24  8th grade students- last day (more details sent separately to 8th grade families)

May 24  8th grade continuation (6:30-8:00pm) and dance (8:30-10:30pm)

May 25  Students Last Day 11:00 am dismissal


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We would like to say a BIG THANK YOU and invite you to our annual Volunteer Tea! Monday May 15th, at 8AM in the Elementary Commons. We will have an open house tea from 8AM - 9:15AM so feel free to stop by and enjoy some coffee/tea, a snack and student performers as we say “Thanks” for making our school the great place that it is!


Middle School Awards Assembly May 17 1:10pm Middle School awards will be presented at our assembly on May 17.  This includes Spring athletics, Science Olympiad, NREL Solar Car Challenge, SAT (Western Academic Talent Search), MathCounts, Bolder Boulder Running Club, Brain Bowl, National History Day, NJHS, Student Government, and Yearbook. We will also be handing out academic awards and  families will be notified this week by email if your student will be receiving an academic award. Parents are welcome to join us in the Fieldhouse for the MS Awards Assembly.



High School Awards- May 16 6:30pm This evening we will recognize our Track and Field and Girls Soccer teams, as well as present Department Year End Academic Awards.  Families will be notified this week by email if your student will be receiving an academic award.  Academic letter winners for the 2016-2017 school year will be recognized next Fall. (Please note the new start time)


High School Dance May 13 If your student plans to bring a guest to the dance on Saturday, a guest form must be completed and turned in to the front office by 4pm on May 11. Forms were emailed to the students and can be picked up from the front office.


May 22 Locker Clean Out Deadline  All student lockers are to be cleaned out and contents taken home by the end of the day on Monday May 22.  Anything left in the lockers after this date will be thrown away.


Denver Comic Con Student Presenter

We are very happy to announce that sophomore Kylie Schnoor has been accepted to present at Denver Comic Con this summer. She will give a lecture that analyzes the villains of BBC's Sherlock. This is a great honor and one of the many examples of Stargate students pursuing passions beyond the classroom. Great job Kylie!


Water For South Sudan Awareness Walk-May 9

Come walk with us on May 9th to raise awareness for the millions of people in South Sudan who don’t have access to clean water. The Water For South Sudan Awareness Walk will take place on Tuesday, May 9 at 4:00 p.m. at the secondary building’s main entrance. Donations will be welcome at the event. $10 tax deductible donations will get an insulated Polar Bottle.  All proceeds will go to Water For South Sudan. Sponsored by Polar Bottle.


HS Boys Spring Basketball Camp 5/8 - 5/12

HS Boys Basketball will be hosting a Boys Spring Basketball Camp Monday 5/8 through Friday 5/12 from 4:30-6:30pm in the Fieldhouse. Current male high school students and incoming 9th graders for the 2017-2018 school year are invited to attend. This camp is a prerequisite for participating in summer team camps. There is no charge to attend. Please contact Coach Gray (byron.gray@stargateschool.org) for more information.


HS Girls Volleyball Open Gym

Starting Wednesday May 3, High School Girls Volleyball Open Gym will be held in the Fieldhouse on  May 10, May 17 and May 24  2:05pm-4pm.  All current 8th-10th graders are welcome to come play. There is no charge to attend.


Parenting in the Digital Age

Please join us on Tuesday May 16th at 6PM in the Secondary Building for Parenting in the Digital Age. This parent led forum will address parenting issues around screen time; for example, how to increase self-control which the film, Screenagers points out is more important indicator of success/happiness than even I.Q.  What “contracts” are you finding successful?  This forum is open to any and all so please sign up here get more information and join us.  If you have any questions please contact Stargate Parent Nancy Bush at Nancy.Bush@stratumcp.com


SCHOOL FEES

We have one month left in the 2016-2017 school year. Please take a moment to check you IC account under fees to see if you have a balance.  All unpaid school fees should be paid in full by June 15th so we can close our 2016-2017 school year budget. Monthly statements will be sent out May 2nd and then again on June 1st.  If you have questions regarding your account, feel free to contact deirdre.carlile@stargateschool.org and she will be happy to provide assistance where needed.  


For the 2017-2018 school year (most) all of the school year fees will be posted by June 15th for parents to see and pay over the summer if interested.  We have decided to post the fees earlier so that you are aware of student(s) fees before registration in August. Registration is scheduled for the first week in August and fees will need to be paid at that time.  


CAPS Free Physicals for Secondary students-May 20

Comprehensive Athletic Physical for Students (CAPS) physical is a free physical brought to you by the Adams 12 school district and the Children's Hospital Colorado. This free physical is available only to Adams 12 middle school and high school students. Physicals are required for athletic participation and this physical will cover your child for the 2017-2018 school year.This year, CAPS will be held at Thornton High School on May 20th. Appointment slots are available every 15 minutes from 8am-3pm. Walk-ins are welcome and will be seen on a first come first served basis. To sign up your student, please email Scott Long with your student's name/s, requested time slot, and what school they will be attending for the 2017-2018 school year.


Middle School Tech Free Thursday

Every Thursday until the end of the year, we are implementing Middle School Tech Free Thursday before school and at lunch. This will not impact classes and students will still be expected to have their computers in class, ready to use when directed.


Before school and at lunch we are going to encourage all middle school students to have conversations with their classmates and/or go outside rather than use technology. If your student tends to spend lunch time on their computer, please have a conversation with them about what else they can do on Thursday. You can suggest that they bring a deck of cards to play or take a walk around the grassy quad area between all the buildings. You can give them some conversation starters or encourage them to learn one new thing about each of their friends each Thursday.


High School Sports 2017-18 School Year

We are beginning to plan ahead with the High School Varsity athletics we will offer during the 2017-2018 school year. We are officially a CHSAA sanctioned 3A School and will compete in the Confluence League. Please indicate which sports your student-athlete will be participating in-CLICK HERE. If we do not have enough participants for a sport, your student may choose to compete in that sport at your designated home school.


High School Athletes Summer Strength and Conditioning Program

The Stargate Summer Strength and Conditioning Program is available to all Stargate High School athletes and students that are incoming freshmen through juniors during June and July.  The program is geared toward  all aspects of athletic development to meet the needs of all our student-athletes. The goal of our Strength & Conditioning Program is to provide students and athletes the best opportunity to improve their athletic performance over the summer months. The cost of the full summer is $75 per athlete and must be paid by June 1, 2017.  Training days will be Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, from 8:00am-10:00am. Sign up and schedule for summer strength and conditioning.


Western Academic Talent Search Results

Congratulations to the following middle school students who took the SAT or ACT!  If your child took the SAT or ACT and you do not see their name listed below, their scores were not released to the school.  Please contact Mrs. McVeigh at jessica.mcveigh@stargateschool.org if you would like to share their scores with Stargate so that we can recognize your child at the middle school awards assembly on Wednesday May 17!  


These students outperformed many high school seniors:  Anjali Dev, Peyton McLeese, Kailash Kalaiselvan, Mahi Vatti, Carissa Lucas, Lucia Fang, Alex Cernich, Dalton Acker, Chloe Waka, Ethan Anderson, Lina Gangji, Anushka Udeshi, Dylan Bratcher, Bridget Flood, Tristan Rames, Kaden Armstrong, and Chris Kemp.


These students outperformed most high school seniors:  Beau Bush, Vaishnavi Golla, Tvishi Krishnakumar, Ryan Luo, Anoushka Jani, Gibson Mahnke, Hayley Magin, Emma Hoopes, Riley Moore, Daniel Pak, Michael Lee Kastner, Deeksha Gaddam, Ishita Mehta, Rishi Kola, Justin Goh, Jason Elfering, Alexander Scholpp, Ezra Carlotta, Samantha Bonfiglio Oswald, Magnolia Rodriguez, Katelyn Jones, Aisha Prasad, Olivia Lammertin, Anika Dash, Caitlin Byrnes, Gayathri Ruthirakotti, Megha Kumar, and Jai Tiemann.


These students scored high enough to be recognized with honors at the School of Mines:  Ben Reifschneider, Emma Kulbida, Sarah Goyette, Fahad Tamton, Colin Duffy, Kira Donahue, Wyatt Ramsey, Andrew Dunstan, Alex Goin, Jasmine Douglas, Jack Weitzman, Bennett Herbolsheimer, Jack Cooper, Jacob Wymore, and Ryan Gelston.  


These students were our top scorers who will be recognized with highest honors at the School of Mines:  Jacob Hofer, Maya Chao, Kelly McVeigh, Ari Sheldahl, Aidan Paul, and Jacob Tow.


Community Relations Committee (CRC)

Teacher and Staff Appreciation Week

Thank you, Stargate community, for your support in showing our appreciation of the awesome teachers and staff of Stargate. As always, your generosity is amazing!


CRC Meeting

The next CRC meeting is Wednesday, May 10th at 8:15 in Secondary Room 134. Everyone is welcome!


Updates from Fundraising

Jim ‘N Nick’s Bar-B-Q – Pre-order meals by Tuesday, May 9th, pick up at Stargate on Thursday, May 11

Support Stargate and let Jim 'N Nick's do the cooking! For $40, you can pre-order a Jim 'N Nick's Family Meal to be picked up at Stargate on Thursday, May 11 ( after school at either 3pm or6pm, your choice). Each meal consists of one pound smoked pork or chicken, two pints scratch-made trimmings, a dozen fresh baked cheese biscuits or 6 buns, and barbecue sauce (feeds 3-4). Make your selections, include $40 per meal (in cash please) and return to the front office by Tuesday, May 9th. Your meal will be waiting for you in front of the school as you pick up your child on May 11. 25% of each purchase goes back to Stargate! Find the order form/flyer here.

Thank you to our Stargate Fundraising Volunteers and to our community for a stellar fundraising year!!

Hischke's Happenings! 5/8/17

posted May 8, 2017, 3:46 PM by Jane Baker   [ updated May 8, 2017, 3:47 PM ]


Important Dates

May 9-  General Music Concert 6:30pm

May 11- Middle School Information Meeting for 5th grade families and students 6pm

May 12- Colorado History Extravaganza-3rd and 4th grades 8am-4:30pm

May 15- Volunteer Tea 8am- Elementary Commons

May 17- Field Day grades K-5

May 19- 5th Grade Girls Night 6:30pm-9:30pm

May 23- 5th grade Class Picnic- 9:30am-2pm

May 25- Kindergarten Graduation 8:30am

May 25- Last Day for all students.  Grades 1-5 dismiss at 11:30am


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We would like to say a BIG THANK YOU and invite you to our annual Volunteer Tea! Monday May 15th, at 8AM in the Elementary Commons. We will have an open house tea from 8AM - 9:15AM so feel free to stop by and enjoy some coffee/tea, a snack and student performers as we say “Thanks” for making our school the great place that it is!



Battle of the Books (BOB)

On May 26th Stargate's Battle of the Books team, the Wizards, competed in six battles during the Adams12 District Competition and won 2nd place!


Each year 700+ students participate in the elementary BOB competition across the district with approximately 145 students representing their school at the final competition; with a total of 25 elementary schools participating this year. Each team is required to read 10 pre-selected books and know little details about each book. The teams are asked questions that start with, “In which book…” and the teams must respond with the correct book title and author to receive all the points.


The wizards competed in many close battles during the Adams12 District Competition at STEM Launch. It was a great, but exhausting night of friendly competition that lasted until 9:00 pm.


Some of the evening highlights include defeating Meridian after 3 tiebreakers and beating Hulstrom after ELEVEN nail-biting tiebreakers. To say it was intense is an understatement! Many individuals from other schools said that Stargate “beat the unbeatables” in their victory over Hulstrom. Exhausted from this mental marathon, our Wizards lost to Glacier Peak in the final round and brought home the second place trophies one of which will be displayed in the front office.



Please congratulate Stargate’s BOB Team:

Captain Kaylen Hosfelt

Anna Palmer

Juliette Hauben

Addisen Hollis

Rhea Masand

Malavika Iyengar


Also a special thanks for Rita Stephenson and Sarah Buck for sponsoring BOB. Under your leadership our students were able to read some wonderful literature and represent Stargate in the District battle.


Selection for the Permanent Art Collection

The artists whose work was chosen to be a part of the permanent collection for the 2016-17 school year are as follows:


Sophia Becker, Kindergarten

Sam Ashley, 1st grade

Gavin Lehman, 2nd grade

Christopher Treglio aka CJ, 3rd grade

Raea Fisher,  4th grade

Nick Hofer, 5th grade


A big congratulations to them! Their work will be framed over the summer and permanently displayed in the school next year.


ATTENTION ALL 3rd and 4th grade Parents!

May 12th is the day that we culminate our unit study covering the history of Colorado. All year, we have been taking field trips, studying in class and creating projects on this topic. On May 12th we will have our Colorado History Extravaganza Extended Day. The Day will go from 8:00-4:30 and will contain various exciting activities for students to participate in an use their knowledge of this great state! You can sign up to help during our CHUCKWAGON style lunch or simply donate a food item for the students to eat on this day. You can sign up to do so using the provided link...

www.SignUpGenius.com/go/10C094BABA62DABF85-may12th



Middle School Information Night-May 11, 2017 6:00pm

Attention families of 5th grade students, please join Mr Cable, Secondary Principal, for an overview of what to expect as your student transitions to 6th grade and Stargate Middle School next year. We will meet in the Secondary Commons.


SPIRIT WEEK - MAY 15TH - MAY 19TH

  • MONDAY, MAY 15TH  - CHARACTER DAY (ANY MOVIE OR BOOK CHARACTERS)

  • TUESDAY, MAY 16TH - SPORTS DAY

  • WEDNESDAY, MAY 17TH - STARGATE SPIRIT ON FIELD DAY

  • THURSDAY, MAY 18TH - CRAZY HAT AND HAIR AND TUTU DAY

  • FRIDAY,  MAY 19TH - BEACH DAY



Math Program Exploration for K-5

Elementary teachers and admin have been exploring the possibility of transition to a unified K-5 Math Curriculum. The goal is to find a rigorous and challenging program that meets the needs of all of our varying ability groups, provides online resources/support for parents, 21st century manipulatives and the ability to assess for learning. The program that the teachers have identified as their top choice is Go Math. Please feel free to stop by the K-5 building to see a comprehensive set of materials including teacher guides, student workbooks, manipulatives, assessments and other resources. I will also be reviewing our process for selection with the governance board at our next meeting on May 17th at 6:30pm in the Secondary building.



K-5 Field Day May 17

There will be three main areas for field day. The grassy area between elementary and secondary(quad) as well as both turf fields and my elementary gym (possibly the playground as well).


The schedule is as follows:


8:30-10:00:

Grades 3-5 will meet in the commons for some instructions. They will be receiving yearbooks during this time. They can sign yearbooks, play on the jumpy castles and get their faces painted. We will talk about how to keep track of their yearbook so we don’t have tears from parents or students. This will all take place in the quad and in front of the elementary building.


Grades K-2 will head outside to the turf field/Gym for Field Day Games. There will be 15-20 stations for them to play at. The elementary gym will be one large station. This will be the American Ninja Warrior station.

Students can go to stations at their leisure.

There will be 3 stations in which students time/score can be recorded for 1st, 2nd or 3rd place at the end of the day.

(A map with all stations and video of the American Ninja Warrior station will be out soon)


10:00-11:30

Grades 3-5 will head out to the turf fields/Gym for Field Day Stations (see K-2 above for more info)

Grades K-2 will meet in the commons for some info, yearbooks and play in the quad. (see 3-5 above for more info)


11:30-12:00 Lunch (Students are to bring their own sack lunch or order the sack lunch from Stargate) Please feel free to eat in your classrooms or outside.


12:00-12:30 Annual Staff Soccer Game! Any and all staff are welcome to come play with us. It is always a blast. We will play on the full turf soccer field this year. Students are to sit around the field and watch us in all our glory.


12:30-1:30 Popsicles, Awards and Dismissal! (Location TBD)


**If you are able to volunteer on field day, please contact Miranda Lamonski at miranda.lamonski@stargateschool.org



5th Grade Girls' Night May 19 6:30-9:30

It's time to celebrate together for Stargate's 1st Annual 5th Grade Girls' Night! Enjoy a pizza dinner while asking questions to a panel of Stargate's high school girls, laugh with your friends while doing fun team building challenges, choose from a bunch of different activities in smaller groups (everything from meditation to jewelry making and hip hop dancing), and create a meaningful gift for every girl in your class! Let's see what happens when we, as girls, support one another and build each other up to be our best together!  *$5 admission at the door


Please view and respond to the official invitation  for the 5th Grade Girls’ Night at:

http://evite.me/v6q9Jvn43V

We need your RSVP by Monday, May 15th at 3 pm.


Parents, you are invited to volunteer and support your daughter in this event by viewing and responding to the following link:

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080a44acae2fa02-5thgrade


Lyndsey Collins

It is with sadness that I let our community know that Lyndsey Collins will not be at Stargate next year. Lyndsey feels privileged to have worked with so many wonderful families and staff members. We wish her the best in her new endeavors.


Water For South Sudan Awareness Walk-May 9

Come walk with us on May 9th to raise awareness for the millions of people in South Sudan who don’t have access to clean water. The Water For South Sudan Awareness Walk will take place on Tuesday, May 9 at 4:00 p.m. at the secondary building’s main entrance. Donations will be welcome at the event. $10 tax deductible donations will get an insulated Polar Bottle.  All proceeds will go to Water For South Sudan. Sponsored by Polar Bottle.


SCHOOL FEES

We have less than one month left in the 2016-2017 school year. Please take a moment to check your IC account under fees to see if you have a balance.  All unpaid school fees should be paid in full by June 15th so we can close our 2016-2017 school year budget. Monthly statements will be sent out May 2nd and then again on June 1st.  If you have questions regarding your account, feel free to contact deirdre.carlile@stargateschool.org and she will be happy to provide assistance where needed.  


For the 2017-2018 school year (most) all of the school year fees will be posted by June 15th for parents to see and pay over the summer if interested.  We have decided to post the fees earlier so that you are aware of student(s) fees before registration in August. Registration is scheduled for the first week in August and fees will need to be paid at that time.  


Community Relations Committee (CRC)

Teacher and Staff Appreciation Week

Thank you, Stargate community, for your support in showing our appreciation of the awesome teachers and staff of Stargate. As always, your generosity is amazing!


CRC Meeting

The next CRC meeting is Wednesday, May 10th at 8:15 in Secondary Room 134. Everyone is welcome!


Updates from Fundraising

Jim ‘N Nick’s Bar-B-Q – Pre-order meals by Tuesday, May 9th, pick up at Stargate on Thursday, May 11

Support Stargate and let Jim 'N Nick's do the cooking! For $40, you can pre-order a Jim 'N Nick's Family Meal to be picked up at Stargate on Thursday, May 11 ( after school at either 3pm or 6pm, your choice). Each meal consists of one pound smoked pork or chicken, two pints scratch-made trimmings, a dozen fresh baked cheese biscuits or 6 buns, and barbecue sauce (feeds 3-4). Make your selections, include $40 per meal (in cash please) and return to the front office by Tuesday, May 9th. Your meal will be waiting for you in front of the school as you pick up your child on May 11. 25% of each purchase goes back to Stargate! Find the order form/flyer here.

Thank you to our Stargate Fundraising Volunteers and to our community for a stellar fundraising year!!


C Notes 5/1/17

posted May 1, 2017, 3:10 PM by Jane Baker

C Notes 5/1/17


It’s MAY!!!!! I cannot believe we have officially hit the final month of the school year! We have had such an incredible year and I am so thankful for our wonderful staff, students and community members for all the support through the our first year at our new campus.


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We would like to say a BIG THANK YOU and invite you to our annual Volunteer Tea! Monday May 15th, at 8AM in the Elementary Commons. We will have an open house tea from 8AM - 9:15AM so feel free to stop by and enjoy some coffee/tea, a snack and student performers as we say “Thanks” for making our school the great place that it is!



Please join us on Tuesday May 16th at 6PM in the Secondary Building for Parenting in the Digital Age. This parent led forum will address parenting issues around screen time; for example, how to increase self-control which the film, Screenagers points out is more important indicator of success/happiness than even I.Q.  What “contracts” are you finding successful?  This forum is open to any and all so please sign up here get more information and join us.  If you have any questions please contact Stargate Parent Nancy Bush at Nancy.Bush@stratumcp.com



Water For South Sudan Awareness Walk-May 9

Come walk with us on May 9th to raise awareness for the millions of people in South Sudan who don’t have access to clean water. The Water For South Sudan Awareness Walk will take place on Tuesday, May 9 at 4:00 p.m. at the secondary building’s main entrance. Donations will be welcome at the event. All proceeds will go to Water For South Sudan.


Math Program Exploration for K-5

Elementary teachers and admin have been exploring the possibility of transition to a unified K-5 Math Curriculum. The goal is to find a rigorous and challenging program that meets the needs of all of our varying ability groups, provides online resources/support for parents, 21st century manipulatives and the ability to assess for learning. The program that the teachers have identified as their top choice is Go Math. Please feel free to stop by the K-5 building to see a comprehensive set of materials including teacher guides, student workbooks, manipulatives, assessments and other resources. I will also be reviewing our process for selection with the governance board at our next meeting on May 17th at 6:30pm in the Secondary building.


STARGATE BOARD ELECTIONS ARE NOW OPEN!

Elections for two board seats begins today through next May 8 at 4 pm (note extended time for voting). Ballot instructions will come home today either in your child’s Monday Folder (Elementary) or via mail (Secondary).  Voting will be done via the simply voting website. Candidate biographies and information on the voting process can be found here. Contact the election committee at electioncommittee@stargateschool.org if you have any questions or trouble with your ballot instructions. Please remember to exercise your right to vote – this is how you participate in the school’s operations!


Professional Development Day - No School For All Students (K-10) Friday, May 5

Stephanie Blamires, Stargate’s Director of Professional Development, and Erin Blackmon, Stargate’s Induction Coordinator, have worked diligently to put together training sessions that focus on technology, data, and meeting the social/emotional needs of our gifted students. The staff will rotate through a variety of sessions to improve their craft.


Art Show

What an amazing 2017 art show and reception to showcase Stargate kids’ creative talents!  Many thanks to Jan Weingardt and her committee for planning and organizing the event, hanging the art and working at the reception.  The 7West Pizza food truck was a hit and are contributing $150 to Stargate!  Thank you to our art teachers, Arrilla Beatty & Lucas Thomas for their commitment to the show and to Mrs. Ariane Pegler for arranging musicians - what a treat!  As always, we have to thank our administrative staff for helping CRC in every way they can.  It takes a village and the kids are worth it!

Teacher and Staff Appreciation Week May 1-4, 2017

Please help us gather together as a community to thank all our wonderful Stargate teachers and staff.  You can still help by contributing gift cards and notes of appreciation through the 3-D cart.  


HS Boys Spring Basketball Camp 5/8 - 5/12

HS Boys Basketball will be hosting a Boys Spring Basketball Camp Monday 5/8 through Friday 5/12 from 4:30-6:30pm in the Fieldhouse. Current male high school students and incoming 9th graders for the 2017-2018 school year are invited to attend. This camp is a prerequisite for participating in summer team camps. There is no charge to attend. Please contact Coach Gray (byron.gray@stargateschool.org) for more information.


HS Girls Volleyball Open Gym

Starting Wednesday May 3, High School Girls Volleyball Open Gym will be held in the Fieldhouse on May 3, May 10, May 17 and May 24  2:05pm-4pm.  All current 8th-10th graders are welcome to come play. There is no charge to attend.


Grant Committee

The Grant Committee would like to hear from you! We are currently seeking testimonials from students, parents and staff members, both former and current, about their experiences at Stargate and how Stargate has improved lives. If you are interested in sharing your story, please send it to tara.rickerson@stargateschool.org. We are looking for all stories - from a few sentences to a few paragraphs, whatever the story you'd like to tell may be. If you have questions, you may email the same address, or grants@stargateshool.org to reach any member of the grant committee. We appreciate your time and look forward to hearing from you!


Stargate Fundraising - Upcoming Events


American Furniture Warehouse - Fundraising Event

Who needs a new mattress, couch, bed room set, living/dining room upgrade, home accessory, anything?  Who’s thinking of a remodel, building, or moving?  American Furniture Warehouse (AFW) will make a contribution to Stargate with every purchase. Purchase in the store, over the phone, or online -  all count! Just mention/use our AFW partner code: SCS023. AFW has graciously extended this fundraising offer!

AFW will match 2% by calculating the subtotal of the transaction (before taxes). Simmons mattresses will match an additional 2% on their product subtotal. Our school will receive our total donation after our event. AFW delivers to almost every state, so out-of-community and out-of-state purchases count too! Just use our school code SCS023  at time of purchase. For more information, download the flyer here.


Pinot’s Palette “Paint it Forward” Event – May 4th, 7:00pm – 9:00pm

Join us for a great night out for a great cause! We’ll be painting a canvas titled: “Colorado Proud” No painting experience required! All supplies included and instructed by a specially trained local Pinot's Palette Artist/Entertainer. Reserve your seat: https://www.pinotspalette.com/westminsternorth/event/159791 Registration includes a $10 donation to Stargate and your first drink. Pinot's Palette, 14315 Orchard Pkwy #200, Westminster, CO 80023. You can find the flyer for this event here.


Jim ‘N Nick’s Bar-B-Q – Pre-order meals by Tuesday, May 9th, pick up at Stargate on Thursday, May 11

Support Stargate and let Jim 'N Nick's do the cooking! For $40, you can pre-order a Jim 'N Nick's Family Meal to be picked up at Stargate on Thursday, May 11 ( after school at either 3pm or6pm, your choice). Each meal consists of one pound smoked pork or chicken, two pints scratch-made trimmings, a dozen fresh baked cheese biscuits or 6 buns, and barbecue sauce (feeds 3-4). Make your selections, include $40 per meal (in cash please) and return to the front office by Tuesday, May 9th. Your meal will be waiting for you in front of the school as you pick up your child on May 11. 25% of each purchase goes back to Stargate! Find the order form/flyer here.


King Soopers, Safeway Reloadable Gift Cards

Reloadable King Soopers and Safeway gift cards are available for purchase. Every time you reload the card King Soopers or Safeway 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 one of the easiest ways to help Stargate earn $$!!! Please contact fundraising@stargateschool.org to purchase a $5 card.


Amazon Smile

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 with Amazon, 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 your favorite charitable organization(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. They will remember your selection, and then every eligible purchase you make at smile.amazon.com will result in a donation. It doesn't get any easier than this!

Next Fundraising Meeting: Wednesday, May 3rd, 2017 at Stargate, 6pm

Join us for the next Stargate Fundraising Committee Meeting - all community members are welcome to attend. We'll meet in the Secondary Building, in the College Center.





Hischke's Happenings! 4/24/17

posted Apr 24, 2017, 3:52 PM by Jane Baker


A special message from Mr. C

WOW! I am still blown away by the awesomeness that was last week's' Adroit Expo! In our first ever passion project expo the students, staff, community members and Officer Mendez' band did not disappoint. The incredible effort and depth that was presented in each individual and group project was overwhelming. I knew that our students and staff were amazing but this took it to a whole new level! I am thankful for everyone who worked so hard and made this incredible day possible! I hope to make this special experience an annual event that will support our work in Adroit and encourage students and staff alike to use the design thinking process and always be Hands On Minds On!


April 27-Take Your Child To Work Day

In an effort to streamline and reduce paper going home, there will not be a form sent home to excuse your child on April 27 for Take Your Child To Work Day.  If one (or both) parents plan to take your student to work on Thursday April 27, please either call the attendance line (303)450-3936 Option 1 or email attendance@stargateschool.org with your student’s full name and grade and a request to excuse them for April 27.Screen Shot 2017-04-03 at 9.58.31 AM.png


Screenagers

Join us on Sunday, April 30th at 2pm for a special showing of Screenagers hosted by Stargate and PEAK Exceptional Services. Tickets are $5 per person and will be sold at the door. CLICK HERE to  purchase tickets in advance.

Award-winning SCREENAGERS probes into the vulnerable corners of family life, including the director's own, and depicts messy struggles, over social media, video games, academics and internet addiction. Through surprising insights from authors and brain scientists solutions emerge on how we can empower kids to best navigate the digital world.  


Fourth Annual Stargate Art Show

You are cordially invited to attend the Fourth Annual Stargate Art Show. Student works will be on display Monday, April 24 through Friday, April 28 in both buildings.


Open House Reception Tuesday, April 25 6:30-8pm

7West Pizza Truck will have food for purchase and StuCo will sell beverages. 7West will have a limited menu available. Check out

http://community.stargateschool.org/get-involved/community if you want more information!


Lunch Survey-We Need Your Input Please

Please take a minute to give us feedback about our current school lunch program.  If you have different opinions based on students in different buildings (Elementary and Secondary), please complete the survey twice, once for each building.  The survey can be found here Thank you for your input!


Water For South Sudan Awareness Walk-May 9

Come walk with us on May 9th to raise awareness for the millions of people in South Sudan who don’t have access to clean water. The Water For South Sudan Awareness Walk will take place on Tuesday, May 9 at 4:00 p.m. at the secondary building’s main entrance. Donations will be welcome at the event. $10 tax deductible donations will get an insulated Polar Bottle.  All proceeds will go to Water For South Sudan. Sponsored by Polar Bottle.


ATTENTION ALL 3/4 PARENTS!

May 12th is the day that we culminate our unit study covering the history of Colorado. All year, we have been taking field trips, studying in class and creating projects on this topic. On May 12th we will have our Colorado History Extravaganza Extended Day. The Day will go from 8:00-4:30 and will contain various exciting activities for students to participate in an use their knowledge of this great state!


You can sign up to help during our CHUCKWAGON style lunch or simply donate a food item for the students to eat on this day. You can sign up to do so using the provided link...

www.SignUpGenius.com/go/10C094BABA62DABF85-may12th

Please sign up and make this day awesome for your student and others. You may sign up for numerous roles using the SignUp Genius. Don't be bashful!

Teacher and Staff Appreciation Week May 1-4, 2017

Please help us gather together as a community to thank all our wonderful Stargate teachers and staff.

Contribute to meals served through the week by going to http://stargateschool.3dcartstores.com/CRC-Events_c_12.html

Contribute by volunteering, donating gift cards or other foods - sign up here:

http://bit.ly/teacherstaffapphelp2017

Contribute to our notes of appreciation. Your student/family can fill in this form for all of the teachers and staff. We will print these notes and distribute with the gift cards and other gifts. Students can fill in the google form at

http://bit.ly/2017StargateTeacherAppreciation


STARGATE BOARD ELECTIONS OPEN MAY 1

Elections for two board seats begin next Monday, May 1. Elementary Ballot instructions will come home that day in your child’s Monday Folder. Election window is May 1 – May 8 at 4 pm (note extended time for voting). Spend some time NOW familiarizing yourself with the candidates. All the candidate biographies can be found here. Look for those ballot instructions next week.


Eagle Chatter Special Edition  CLICK HERE for this week’s edition of Eagle Chatter written by Malavika Iyengar, 5th grade



SCHOOL FEES

We have one month left in the 2016-2017 school year. Please take a moment to check you IC account under fees to see if you have a balance.  All unpaid school fees should be paid in full by June 15th so we can close our 2016-2017 school year budget. Monthly statements will be sent out May 2nd and then again on June 1st.  If you have questions regarding your account, feel free to contact deirdre.carlile@stargateschool.org and she will be happy to provide assistance where needed.  


For the 2017-2018 school year (most) all of the school year fees will be posted by June 15th for parents to see and pay over the summer if interested.  We have decided to post the fees earlier so that you are aware of student(s) fees before registration in August. Registration is scheduled for the first week in August and fees will need to be paid at that time.  


Middle School Information Night-May 11, 2017 6:00pm

Attention families of 5th grade students, please join Mr Cable, Secondary Principal, for an overview of what to expect as your student transitions to 6th grade and Stargate Middle School next year.


5th Grade Girls Night!

A special team building and empowering evening is being planned for all 5th grade girls on Friday, May 19th, from 6:30-9:30 pm. Please look for more information coming soon via an email blast, and contact Lauren Cleary at Lauren.Cleary@StargateSchool.org for any further information. There is also an informational flyer going out next week in Monday folders.


Stargate Fundraising - Upcoming Events

American Furniture Warehouse - Fundraising Event

Who needs a new mattress, couch, bed room set, living/dining room upgrade, home accessory, anything?  Who’s thinking of a remodel, building, or moving?  American Furniture Warehouse (AFW) will make a contribution to Stargate with every purchase starting with the store event, scheduled for April 21 to April 30. Purchase in the store, over the phone, or online -  all count! Just mention/use our AFW partner code: SCS023.

AFW will match 2% by calculating the subtotal of the transaction (before taxes). Simmons mattresses will match an additional 2% on their product subtotal. Our school will receive our total donation after our event. AFW delivers to almost every state, so out-of-community and out-of-state purchases count too! Just use our school code SCS023  at time of purchase. For more information, download the flyer here.

Spirit Wear Garage Sale – April 25th 6:30pm-8:00pm at Stargate

The Stargate Fundraising Committee will be selling Stargate Spirit Wear at the Art Reception on Tuesday, April 25 from 6:30pm – 8:00pm. We will be selling miscellaneous pieces that we have on hand for $5, $10 or $20 depending on the item. All items are brand new, cash or checks will be accepted. No returns or exchanges.

Pinot’s Palette “Paint it Forward” Event – May 4th, 7:00pm – 9:00pm

Join us for a great night out for a great cause! We’ll be painting a canvas titled: “Colorado Proud” No painting experience required! All supplies included and instructed by a specially trained local Pinot's Palette Artist/Entertainer. Reserve your seat: https://www.pinotspalette.com/westminsternorth/event/159791 Registration includes a $10 donation to Stargate and your first drink. Pinot's Palette, 14315 Orchard Pkwy #200, Westminster, CO 80023. You can find the flyer for this event here.



Jim ‘N Nick’s Bar-B-Q – Pre-order meals by Tuesday, May 9th, pick up at Stargate on Thursday, May 11

Support Stargate and let Jim 'N Nick's do the cooking! For $40, you can pre-order a Jim 'N Nick's Family Meal to be picked up at Stargate on Thursday, May 11 ( after school at either 3pm or6pm, your choice). Each meal consists of one pound smoked pork or chicken, two pints scratch-made trimmings, a dozen fresh baked cheese biscuits or 6 buns, and barbecue sauce (feeds 3-4). Make your selections, include $40 per meal (in cash please) and return to the front office by Tuesday, May 9th. Your meal will be waiting for you in front of the school as you pick up your child on May 11. 25% of each purchase goes back to Stargate! Find the order form/flyer here.


Grant Committee

The Grant Committee would like to hear from you! We are currently seeking testimonials from students, parents and staff members, both former and current, about their experiences at Stargate and how Stargate has improved lives. If you are interested in sharing your story, please send it to tara.rickerson@stargateschool.org. We are looking for all stories - from a few sentences to a few paragraphs, whatever the story you'd like to tell may be. If you have questions, you may email the same address, or grants@stargateshool.org to reach any member of the grant committee. We appreciate your time and look forward to hearing from you!



Assessment Day, Thursday, May 4: No Regular Classes for Students K-5


Kindergarten

All kindergarten students will take both the Developmental Reading Assessment (DRA II) and a Dibels Reading Assessment. The entire process will take approximately 30 minutes and you need to use the Sign-Up Genius link to reserve a time. We will test 2 students during each time slot.

Important - Make sure you sign up with your student’s literacy teacher

Please make sure you arrive on time so the teachers can stay on schedule. Kindergarten parents may wait in the library and Adroit space while their student is being assessed.

Mrs. Bowman

www.SignUpGenius.com/go/70A0E4AAFAC22A02-mrs6

Ms. Peters

www.SignUpGenius.com/go/70A0E4AAFAC22A02-mspeters

Mrs. Wells

www.SignUpGenius.com/go/70A0E4AAFAC22A02-mrs7

Mrs. Wilson

www.SignUpGenius.com/go/70A0E4AAFAC22A02-mrs5


1st and 2nd Grade Students

All 1st and 2nd grade students will take both the Developmental Reading Assessment (DRA II) and a Dibels Reading Assessment. The entire process will take approximately 30 minutes and you need to use the Sign-Up Genius link to reserve a time. We will test 2 students during each time slot.

Important - Make sure you sign up with your student’s literacy teacher

Please make sure your student arrives on time so the teachers can stay on schedule. 1/2 parents may wait in the library and Adroit space while their student is being assessed.

Ms. Bolger

www.SignUpGenius.com/go/70A0E4AAFAC22A02-msbolgers

Mrs. Falace

www.SignUpGenius.com/go/70A0E4AAFAC22A02-mrs8

Mrs. Pecosky

www.SignUpGenius.com/go/70A0E4AAFAC22A02-mrs9

Mrs. Ramsey

www.SignUpGenius.com/go/70A0E4AAFAC22A02-mrs10

Mrs. Ross

www.SignUpGenius.com/go/70A0E4AAFAC22A02-mrs11

Mrs. Sergeeff

www.SignUpGenius.com/go/70A0E4AAFAC22A02-mrs12

Mrs. Spletzer

www.SignUpGenius.com/go/70A0E4AAFAC22A02-mrs13

Mrs. Walls

www.SignUpGenius.com/go/70A0E4AAFAC22A02-mrs14


3rd, 4th, and 5th Grade Students

All 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students need to be at school from 8:00 am to 10:00 am for a writing assessment. There is no need to sign up for an assessment time, just drop your student off and have them follow their normal morning routine. The teachers will be in the back of the school to greet them and bring them into the building at 7:55 am so they can start promptly at 8:00 am. Please drive through the Hug and Go lanes or park in the parking lot to pick up your child at 10:00 am.


Cable Connection April 10, 2017

posted Apr 24, 2017, 3:51 PM by Jane Baker


Important Dates:

April 24-28 Art Show (Reception 4/25 6:30pm)

April 27         Middle School Field Trips

April 28         MS Student Night In (4-7pm)

April 30         Screenagers Presentation 2:00pm

May 1 AP Chemistry and AP Environmental Science exams (begin at 8:15am at Stargate)

May 2 MS Band/Orchestra Spring Concert

May 5 Professional Development Day (No school for students)

May 8 High School Choir and Rockband combined concert

May 9 AP Calculus exam (begins at 8:15am at Stargate)

May 9 HS Band/Orchestra Spring Concert

May 10 AP Language and Composition exam (begins at 8:15am at Stargate)

May 10 Middle School Rockband concert

May 11 AP World History exam (begins at 8:15am at Stargate)

May 11         Elitches Field Trip MS Band and Orchestra

May 12 AP Human Geography exam (begins at 8:15am at Stargate)

May 16 HS Spring Awards Banquet 5:30 pm

May 17 10th grade Class Trip

May 17 Middle School End of Year Awards Assembly 1:10 - 2:05

May 19 9th grade Class Trip

May 23-25 Finals (see finals schedule)

May 24 8th grade students- last day

May 24 8th grade continuation (6:30-8:00pm) and dance (8:30-10:30pm)

May 25 Students Last Day 11:00 am dismissal



A special message from Mr. C

WOW! I am still blown away by the awesomeness that was last week's Adroit Expo! In our first ever passion project expo, the students, staff, community members and Officer Mendez' band did not disappoint. The incredible effort and depth that was presented in each individual and group project was overwhelming. I knew that our students and staff were amazing but this took it to a whole new level! I am thankful for everyone who worked so hard and made this incredible day possible! I hope to make this special experience an annual event that will support our work in Adroit and encourage students and staff alike to use the design thinking process and always be Hands On Minds On!


Congratulations!

Our High School Band and Orchestra competed at the Winter Park Music Festival the second weekend in April. We were given an Outstanding rating.  In addition, our Orchestra earned Best in Class and the Band earned Runner Up. Great job High School Band and Orchestra!


Our MS Orchestra went to the CHSAA Festival on April 12th in Colorado Springs and had an incredible performance .  The Orchestra earned straight I ratings, the highest you can get.  According to their rating system a Superior is a total points of 14-19 and they earned a 17, 18 and a 19 from the judges.  On sight reading, they earned a 19 and were given the most difficult sight reading level from the judge.


Stargate's Science Olympiad team competed at the State Competition at Colorado School of Mines on Saturday April 15 and placed 11th overall in the State of Colorado.  This is the best that Stargate has ever done at the State level for Science Olympiad!  We also managed to take 1st place gold medals in two of the events this year at State: Anoushka Jani and Megha Kumar in Food Science and Kelly McVeigh and Sydney Heys in Write It-Do It (Technical Writing).



International Festival

Thank you to all who attended our International Festival last Thursday. It was a great combination of culture, food, and fun.  Congratulations to our world language teachers and all our world language students who participated in the festival. (see picture)


NWEA MAPS Testing - Beginning tomorrow we will administer an end of year NWEA reading and math MAPS test to all middle school students. These tests will take place in Advisory class. Students will test on their own device, so please help ensure your student has their computer charged and at school the next two weeks. These tests will help us look at your students growth in the areas of reading and math as we compare their spring test scores with their winter test scores.


Lunch Survey-We Need Your Input Please

Please take a minute to give us feedback about our current school lunch program.  If you have different opinions based on students in different buildings (Elementary and Secondary), please complete the survey twice, once for each building.  The survey can be found here Thank you for your input!


Water For South Sudan Awareness Walk-May 9

Come walk with us on May 9th to raise awareness for the millions of people in South Sudan who don’t have access to clean water. The Water For South Sudan Awareness Walk will take place on Tuesday, May 9 at 4:00 p.m. at the secondary building’s main entrance. Donations will be welcome at the event. $10 tax deductible donations will get an insulated Polar Bottle.  All proceeds will go to Water For South Sudan. Sponsored by Polar Bottle.


Fourth Annual Stargate Art Show

You are cordially invited to attend the Fourth Annual Stargate Art Show. Student works will be on display Monday, April 24 through Friday, April 28 in both buildings.


Open House Reception Tuesday, April 25 6:30-8pm

7West Pizza Truck will have food for purchase and StuCo will sell beverages. 7West will have a limited menu available. Check out

http://community.stargateschool.org/get-involved/community if you want more information!

Teacher and Staff Appreciation Week May 1-4, 2017

Please help us gather together as a community to thank all our wonderful Stargate teachers and staff.

Contribute to meals served through the week by going to http://stargateschool.3dcartstores.com/CRC-Events_c_12.html

Contribute by volunteering, donating gift cards or other foods - sign up here:

http://bit.ly/teacherstaffapphelp2017

Contribute to our notes of appreciation. Your student/family can fill in this form for all of the teachers and staff. We will print these notes and distribute with the gift cards and other gifts. Students can fill in the google form at

http://bit.ly/2017StargateTeacherAppreciation


SCHOOL FEES

We have one month left in the 2016-2017 school year. Please take a moment to check you IC account under fees to see if you have a balance.  All unpaid school fees should be paid in full by June 15th so we can close our 2016-2017 school year budget. Monthly statements will be sent out May 2nd and then again on June 1st.  If you have questions regarding your account, feel free to contact deirdre.carlile@stargateschool.org and she will be happy to provide assistance where needed.  


For the 2017-2018 school year (most) all of the school year fees will be posted by June 15th for parents to see and pay over the summer if interested.  We have decided to post the fees earlier so that you are aware of student(s) fees before registration in August. Registration is scheduled for the first week in August and fees will need to be paid at that time.  


CAPS Free Physicals for Secondary students-May 20

Comprehensive Athletic Physical for Students (CAPS) physical is a free physical brought to you by the Adams 12 school district and the Children's Hospital Colorado. This free physical is available only to Adams 12 middle school and high school students. Physicals are required for athletic participation and this physical will cover your child for the 2017-2018 school year.This year, CAPS will be held at Thornton High School on May 20th. Appointment slots are available every 15 minutes from 8am-3pm. Walk-ins are welcome and will be seen on a first come first served basis. To sign up your student, please email Scott Long with your student's name/s, requested time slot, and what school they will be attending for the 2017-2018 school year.


Middle School Tech Free Thursday

Every Thursday until the end of the year, we are implementing Middle School Tech Free Thursday before school and at lunch. This will not impact classes and students will still be expected to have their computers in class, ready to use when directed.


Before school and at lunch we are going to encourage all middle school students to have conversations with their classmates and/or go outside rather than use technology. If your student tends to spend lunch time on their computer, please have a conversation with them about what else they can do on Thursday. You can suggest that they bring a deck of cards to play or take a walk around the grassy quad area between all the buildings. You can give them some conversation starters or encourage them to learn one new thing about each of their friends each Thursday. Screen Shot 2017-04-03 at 9.58.31 AM.png


Screenagers

Join us on Sunday, April 30th at 2pm for a special showing of Screenagers hosted by Stargate and PEAK Exceptional Services. Tickets are $5 per person and will be sold at the door.


Award-winning SCREENAGERS probes into the vulnerable corners of family life, including the director's own, and depicts messy struggles, over social media, video games, academics and internet addiction. Through surprising insights from authors and brain scientists solutions emerge on how we can empower kids to best navigate the digital world.CLICK HERE to  purchase tickets in advance.


High School Sports 2017-18 School Year

We are beginning to plan ahead with the High School Varsity athletics we will offer during the 2017-2018 school year. We are officially a CHSAA sanctioned 3A School and will compete in the Confluence League.


Please indicate which sports your student-athlete will be participating in-CLICK HERE. If we do not have enough participants for a sport, your student may choose to compete in that sport at your designated home school.


High School Athletes Summer Strength and Conditioning Program

The Stargate Summer Strength and Conditioning Program is available to all Stargate High School athletes and students that are incoming freshmen through juniors during June and July.  The program is geared toward  all aspects of athletic development to meet the needs of all our student-athletes. The goal of our Strength & Conditioning Program is to provide students and athletes the best opportunity to improve their athletic performance over the summer months. The cost of the full summer is $75 per athlete.  Training days will be Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, from 8:00am-10:00am. Sign up and schedule for summer strength and conditioning.


Stargate Fundraising - Upcoming Events

American Furniture Warehouse - Fundraising Event

Who needs a new mattress, couch, bed room set, living/dining room upgrade, home accessory, anything?  Who’s thinking of a remodel, building, or moving?  American Furniture Warehouse (AFW) will make a contribution to Stargate with every purchase starting with the store event, scheduled for April 21 to April 30. Purchase in the store, over the phone, or online -  all count! Just mention/use our AFW partner code: SCS023.

AFW will match 2% by calculating the subtotal of the transaction (before taxes). Simmons mattresses will match an additional 2% on their product subtotal. Our school will receive our total donation after our event. AFW delivers to almost every state, so out-of-community and out-of-state purchases count too! Just use our school code SCS023  at time of purchase. For more information, download the flyer here.

Spirit Wear Garage Sale – April 25th 6:30pm-8:00pm at Stargate

The Stargate Fundraising Committee will be selling Stargate Spirit Wear at the Art Reception on Tuesday, April 25 from 6:30pm – 8:00pm. We will be selling miscellaneous pieces that we have on hand for $5, $10 or $20 depending on the item. All items are brand new, cash or checks will be accepted. No returns or exchanges.

Pinot’s Palette “Paint it Forward” Event – May 4th, 7:00pm – 9:00pm

Join us for a great night out for a great cause! We’ll be painting a canvas titled: “Colorado Proud” No painting experience required! All supplies included and instructed by a specially trained local Pinot's Palette Artist/Entertainer. Reserve your seat: https://www.pinotspalette.com/westminsternorth/event/159791 Registration includes a $10 donation to Stargate and your first drink. Pinot's Palette, 14315 Orchard Pkwy #200, Westminster, CO 80023. You can find the flyer for this event here.

Jim ‘N Nick’s Bar-B-Q – Pre-order meals by Tuesday, May 9th, pick up at Stargate on Thursday, May 11

Support Stargate and let Jim 'N Nick's do the cooking! For $40, you can pre-order a Jim 'N Nick's Family Meal to be picked up at Stargate on Thursday, May 11 ( after school at either 3pm or6pm, your choice). Each meal consists of one pound smoked pork or chicken, two pints scratch-made trimmings, a dozen fresh baked cheese biscuits or 6 buns, and barbecue sauce (feeds 3-4). Make your selections, include $40 per meal (in cash please) and return to the front office by Tuesday, May 9th. Your meal will be waiting for you in front of the school as you pick up your child on May 11. 25% of each purchase goes back to Stargate! Find the order form/flyer here.


Grant Committee

The Grant Committee would like to hear from you! We are currently seeking testimonials from students, parents and staff members, both former and current, about their experiences at Stargate and how Stargate has improved lives. If you are interested in sharing your story, please send it to tara.rickerson@stargateschool.org. We are looking for all stories - from a few sentences to a few paragraphs, whatever the story you'd like to tell may be. If you have questions, you may email the same address, or grants@stargateshool.org to reach any member of the grant committee. We appreciate your time and look forward to hearing from you!


STARGATE BOARD ELECTIONS OPEN MAY 1

Elections for two board seats begin next Monday, May 1. Secondary Ballot instructions will be mailed to you later this week for delivery by Monday. Election window is May 1 – May 8 at 4 pm (note extended time for voting). Spend some time NOW familiarizing yourself with the candidates. All the candidate biographies can be found here. Look for those ballot instructions next week.

C Notes 4/17/17

posted Apr 17, 2017, 3:39 PM by Jane Baker


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Adroit Day is coming! Mark your calendars for April 19th. Our students will be presenting their passion projects for the entire community to enjoy.


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Some students will have items for purchase or accepting donations to help raise funds for their projects. Don't miss Mrs. Wilson’s KG class shirts that will support their  dog adoption passion project!  


The Expo Day will be an abbreviated schedule with a bring your own sack lunch picnic for all. Students will be sent to designated areas outside in the quad between the three buildings. We will have tables where they can set up their materials and present EXPO style. While half of the school is presenting, the other half will be visiting their peers to see what great projects they have come up with.  


This will be a regular Wednesday start with students going to homeroom @ 8:05am (K-5) and Advance Teacher 8:15am (Secondary). Regular Wednesday dismissal - 1:30PM for K-5 & 2:05PM for Secondary.  


The Expo will run in 2 sessions with an all school sack lunch picnic from 12:30PM - 1:20PM.


Expo Schedule

8:45am-10:15am - Rotation 1

  • All students that have a live animal component to their project

  • Secondary advance classes whose teachers last name is A - P (ie. all of Mr. DeFords Advance class will present while all of Ms. vonHilsheimer’s Advance class visits the Expo)

  • Elementary classes to present

    • KG - Peters, Wilson

    • 1/2 - Ramsey, Pecosky, Falace, Ross

    • 3/4 - Millar, VanPatten, Hanna, Gipson

    • 5 - ZC, Rader

10:45am - 12:15pm - Rotation 2

  • Secondary advance classes whose teachers last name is Q - Z

  • Elementary classes to present

    • KG - Bowman, Wells

    • 1/2 - Walls (Schumacher), Spletzer, Martinac/Sergeeff, Bolger

    • 3/4 - Varel, Ware, Anderson, Arce

    • 5 - Vaughan, Buck  

We are also encouraging parents, staff and community members to join us in showing off your passions. If you would like to participate and show the community your passions, please email me at josh.cochran@stargateschool.org. All community members will present during Rotation 1.  


State of the School

This Wednesday, join the Board of Directors, the Executive Director and members of our Committees in the Secondary Commons area for the annual State of the School presentation.


6:00 PM - Meet & Greet with the candidates for the 2 open Board of Director seats

6:30 PM - Formal Presentation Begins (includes a preview of the plans for the bond expenditures, an overview of the Adroit program - with highlights from the day's Adroit Expo displays - Community Survey results and recommendations, and a look back at the work the Board and its committees have done throughout the year)


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We look forward to seeing you there!

Thanks!

Jan Kulmann, President

Stargate School Governance Board


Screenagers

Join us on Sunday, April 30th at 2pm for a special showing of Screenagers hosted by Stargate and PEAK Exceptional Services. Tickets are $5 per person and will be sold at the door.


Award-winning SCREENAGERS probes into the vulnerable corners of family life, including the director's own, and depicts messy struggles, over social media, video games, academics and internet addiction. Through surprising insights from authors and brain scientists solutions emerge on how we can empower kids to best navigate the digital world.

Book Fair This Week

The Scholastic Book Fair is coming the week of April 17th through April 21st in the Elementary Library.  Hours will be: M-11:30am - 4:00 pm, T,Th & F -7:45am - 4:00 pm and W- 7:45 am - 2:30pm.  There will be a raffle to give away "S'mores" the giant stuffed bear. Tickets will be $.50 each. Secondary students are encouraged to visit before and after school.  Parents are welcome anytime.

World Language Festival-April 20

!Hola and Bonjour Parents and Families of Stargate's World Language Students!

Please join us next Thursday, April 20th to share in a cultural adventure. World Language students will be presenting, music, art, international cuisine, as well as other cultural aspects at our first annual International Festival. All performances, samples, and displays will be presented in the Secondary Commons after school from 4pm-6pm. This free event is informative and fun for all ages! Thank you for your support. We look forward to celebrating with you!


Water For South Sudan Awareness Walk-May 9

Come walk with us on May 9th to raise awareness for the millions of people in South Sudan who don’t have access to clean water. The Water For South Sudan Awareness Walk will take place on Tuesday, May 9 at 4:00 p.m. at the secondary building’s main entrance. Donations will be welcome at the event. All proceeds will go to Water For South Sudan.


Lunch Survey-We Need Your Input Please

Please take a minute to give us feedback about our current school lunch program.  If you have different opinions based on students in different buildings (Elementary and Secondary), please complete the survey twice, once for each building.  The survey can be found here Thank you for your input!


Elementary Counselor

Dear Stargate Community,

After a discussion with Lauren Cleary, she's decided that she will not be returning to Stargate next year. I ask that you share in supporting her decision that it is time for her to move in a new direction with her career. While I feel sadness that she is leaving the Stargate community,  I also feel joy at the special relationships she's made with students, staff, and families throughout her four years here, and the extensive professional development opportunities she's been afforded and has provided as a lifelong learner. Lauren extends her heartfelt thanks to all of those students and families who have opened their hearts and minds to her as a teacher and/or counselor. Please join us in wishing her the best for this new phase in her career.

Sincerely,

Missy Hischke


Math Program Exploration for K-5

Elementary teachers and admin have been exploring the possibility of transition to a unified K-5 Math Curriculum. The goal is to find a rigorous and challenging program that meets the needs of all of our varying ability groups, provides online resources/support for parents, 21st century manipulatives and the ability to assess for learning. Ms. Blamires, Mrs. Blackmon, and I will be hosting a parent engagement evening to review Go Math which is the favorite amongst the teachers. The math exploration evening is scheduled for Tuesday, April 18 from 6:30 to 7:30 PM in the Elementary Commons.


Stargate Fundraising - Upcoming Events

American Furniture Warehouse - Fundraising Event

Who needs a new mattress, couch, bed room set, living/dining room upgrade, home accessory, anything?  Who’s thinking of a remodel, building, or moving?  American Furniture Warehouse (AFW) will make a contribution to Stargate with every purchase starting with the store event, scheduled for April 21 to April 30. Purchase in the store, over the phone, or online -  all count! Just mention/use our AFW partner code: SCS023.

AFW will match 2% by calculating the subtotal of the transaction (before taxes). Simmons mattresses will match an additional 2% on their product subtotal. Our school will receive our total donation after our event. AFW delivers to almost every state, so out-of-community and out-of-state purchases count too! Just use our school code SCS023  at time of purchase. For more information, download the flyer here.

Spirit Wear Garage Sale – April 25th 6:30pm-8:00pm at Stargate

The Stargate Fundraising Committee will be selling Stargate Spirit Wear at the Art Reception on Tuesday, April 25 from 6:30pm – 8:00pm. We will be selling miscellaneous pieces that we have on hand for $5, $10 or $20 depending on the item. All items are brand new, cash or checks will be accepted. No returns or exchanges.

Pinot’s Palette “Paint it Forward” Event – May 4th, 7:00pm – 9:00pm

Join us for a great night out for a great cause! We’ll be painting a canvas titled: “Colorado Proud” No painting experience required! All supplies included and instructed by a specially trained local Pinot's Palette Artist/Entertainer. Reserve your seat: https://www.pinotspalette.com/westminsternorth/event/159791 Registration includes a $10 donation to Stargate and your first drink. Pinot's Palette, 14315 Orchard Pkwy #200, Westminster, CO 80023. You can find the flyer for this event here.

Jim ‘N Nick’s Bar-B-Q – Pre-order meals by Tuesday, May 9th, pick up at Stargate on Thursday, May 11

Support Stargate and let Jim 'N Nick's do the cooking! For $40, you can pre-order a Jim 'N Nick's Family Meal to be picked up at Stargate on Thursday, May 11 ( after school at either 3pm or 6pm, your choice). Each meal consists of one pound smoked pork or chicken, two pints scratch-made trimmings, a dozen fresh baked cheese biscuits or 6 buns, and barbecue sauce (feeds 3-4). Make your selections, include $40 per meal (in cash please) and return to the front office by Tuesday, May 9th. Your meal will be waiting for you in front of the school as you pick up your child on May 11. 25% of each purchase goes back to Stargate! Find the order form/flyer here.


Community Relations Committee

The  Fourth Annual Stargate Art Show will be on display April 24-28. Every student is encouraged to participate and may submit up to two pieces of art. Deadline for submissions is April 14th. Please turn Student Art Show entries in to Mrs. Beatty in elementary or Mr. Thomas in secondary labeled with Student Full Name, Grade, and Homeroom Teacher (Secondary students can indicate Advance or Art class). Both 2D and 3D artwork will be accepted. Open House Reception will be held on Tuesday, April 25 from 6:30-8pm.


Professional Development Day - No School For All Students (K-10) Friday, May 5

Stephanie Blamires, Stargate’s Director of Professional Development, and Erin Blackmon, Stargate’s Induction Coordinator, have worked diligently to put together training sessions that focus on technology, data, and meeting the social/emotional needs of our gifted students. The staff will rotate through a variety of sessions to improve their craft.



See you on Wednesday!


Hischke's Happenings! 4/10/17

posted Apr 10, 2017, 4:17 PM by Jane Baker



Battle of the Books

Let’s get ready to rumble!!! This Friday, April 14 is Stargate’s Battle of the Books to see which team will represent Stargate at the Adams12 District competition. Battle of the Books (BOB) is a competition in which teams of six students read up to ten different pre-selected books and they must know little details about each book and be able to identify the tile and author for each correct response.

Please joins us to watch the fun!


Here is a rundown of the schedule:

8:15 Welcome parents and introduce teams

8:30 CBKIN vs. Book Pigs - the battle will take place in Ms. Buck’s Room

Book Worms vs. Book Pros - the battle will take place in the cafeteria/commons

9:10 Welcome presentation

9:15 Wizards vs. Winners (CBKIN vs. Book Pigs)

9:40 Final Battle

10:00 Ceremony


Math Program Exploration for K-5

Elementary teachers and admin have been exploring the possibility of transition to a unified K-5 Math Curriculum. The goal is to find a rigorous and challenging program that meets the needs of all of our varying ability groups, provides online resources/support for parents, 21st century manipulatives and the ability to assess for learning. Ms. Blamires, Mrs. Blackmon, and I will be hosting a parent engagement evening to review Go Math which is the favorite amongst the teachers. The math exploration evening is scheduled for Tuesday, April 18 from 6:30 to 7:30 PM in the Elementary Commons. We will also discuss this at Coffee with C this coming Thursday morning at 8:30 AM.


Planning for Next Year

The teachers are busy getting ready for next school year with homeroom placements and MAPS end-of-the-year assessments. Hard to believe there are only seven weeks left of school.


Kindy Graduation pictures

Tuesday, April 18 will be kindy graduation picture day. If you have any questions, please contact your child’s homeroom teacher.


April 12 Fun Run

Stargate High School students are putting on a Fun Run to help the Homeless this April 12th at Stargate. It will be after school on Wednesday 4/12 at 2:30. Bring your friends and family for a fun outdoor event to exercise while helping the homeless. Walk, Run, Jog, Crawl, whatever you can do! Admission is free but please donate if you can. All donations will go to feeding the homeless. See You There!




Assessment Day, Thursday, May 4: No Regular Classes for Students K-5


Kindergarten

All kindergarten students will take both the Developmental Reading Assessment (DRA II) and a Dibels Reading Assessment. The entire process will take approximately 30 minutes and you need to use the Sign-Up Genius link to reserve a time. We will test 2 students during each time slot.


Important - Make sure you sign up with your student’s literacy teacher


Please make sure you arrive on time so the teachers can stay on schedule. Kindergarten parents may wait in the library and Adroit space while their student is being assessed.


Mrs. Bowman

www.SignUpGenius.com/go/70A0E4AAFAC22A02-mrs6


Ms. Peters

www.SignUpGenius.com/go/70A0E4AAFAC22A02-mspeters


Mrs. Wells

www.SignUpGenius.com/go/70A0E4AAFAC22A02-mrs7


Mrs. Wilson

www.SignUpGenius.com/go/70A0E4AAFAC22A02-mrs5



1st and 2nd Grade Students

All 1st and 2nd grade students will take both the Developmental Reading Assessment (DRA II) and a Dibels Reading Assessment. The entire process will take approximately 30 minutes and you need to use the Sign-Up Genius link to reserve a time. We will test 2 students during each time slot.


Important - Make sure you sign up with your student’s literacy teacher


Please make sure your student arrives on time so the teachers can stay on schedule. 1/2 parents may wait in the library and Adroit space while their student is being assessed.


Ms. Bolger

www.SignUpGenius.com/go/70A0E4AAFAC22A02-msbolgers


Mrs. Falace

www.SignUpGenius.com/go/70A0E4AAFAC22A02-mrs8


Mrs. Pecosky

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Mrs. Ramsey

www.SignUpGenius.com/go/70A0E4AAFAC22A02-mrs10


Mrs. Ross

www.SignUpGenius.com/go/70A0E4AAFAC22A02-mrs11


Mrs. Sergeeff

www.SignUpGenius.com/go/70A0E4AAFAC22A02-mrs12


Mrs. Spletzer

www.SignUpGenius.com/go/70A0E4AAFAC22A02-mrs13


Mrs. Walls

www.SignUpGenius.com/go/70A0E4AAFAC22A02-mrs14


3rd, 4th, and 5th Grade Students

All 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students need to be at school from 8:00 am to 10:00 am for a writing assessment. There is no need to sign up for an assessment time, just drop your student off and have them follow their normal morning routine. The teachers will be in the back of the school to greet them and bring them into the building at 7:55 am so they can start promptly at 8:00 am. Please drive through the Hug and Go lanes or park in the parking lot to pick up your child at 10:00 am.



Professional Development Day - No School For All Students (K-10)

Friday, May 5

Stephanie Blamires, Stargate’s Director of Professional Development, and Erin Blackmon, Stargate’s Induction Coordinator, have worked diligently to put together training sessions that focus on technology, data, and meeting the social/emotional needs of our gifted students. The staff will rotate through a variety of sessions to improve their craft.


Middle School Information Night-May 11, 2017 6:00pm

Attention families of 5th grade students, please join Mr Cable, Secondary Principal, for an overview of what to expect as your student transitions to 6th grade and Stargate Middle School next year.


Unpacking the Gifted Backpack Presentation

Please join us on Monday, April 10th in the Elementary Art classroom at 6:30 pm for a presentation on what it means to have a gifted child. Lauren Cleary, the K-5 School Counselor, will discuss the following topics:

  • Typical characteristics of being gifted

  • Asynchronicity

  • Gardner's Multiple Intelligences

  • Auditory Sequential vs. Visual Spatial

  • Dabrowski's Overexcitabilities

  • Myths about Gifted Students

  • Potential Problems with Gifted Students

  • Resources

Eagle’s Landing is available for childcare throughout the presentation for children 5+. Please email any questions to Lauren.Cleary@StargateSchool.org



Book Fair - Coming Soon!

The Scholastic Book Fair is coming the week of April 17th through April 21st in the Elementary Library.  Hours will be: M-11:30am - 4:00 pm, T,Th & F -7:45am - 4:00 pm and W- 7:45 am - 2:30pm.  There will be a raffle to give away "S'mores" the giant stuffed bear. Tickets will be $.50 each. Secondary students are encouraged to visit before and after school.  Parents are welcome anytime.

We are still looking for volunteers to HELP! for one hour after school any day and/or Wednesday during the Adroit Expo. Please contact the librarians, Jean Farr or Rachelle Czarnecki at 303-450-3936 ex: 1232

5th Grade Girls Night!

A special team building and empowering evening is being planned for all 5th grade girls on Friday, May 19th, from 6:30-9:30 pm. Please look for more information coming soon via an email blast, and contact Lauren Cleary at Lauren.Cleary@StargateSchool.org for any further information. There is also an informational flyer going out next week in Monday folders.


Community Relations Committee

The  Fourth Annual Stargate Art Show will be on display April 24-28. Every student is encouraged to participate and may submit up to two pieces of art. Deadline for submissions is April 14th. Please turn Student Art Show entries in to Mrs. Beatty in elementary or Mr. Thomas in secondary labeled with Student Full Name, Grade, and Homeroom Teacher (Secondary students can indicate Advance or Art class). Both 2D and 3D artwork will be accepted. Open House Reception will be held on Tuesday, April 25 from 6:30-8pm.


CRC Meeting

The next CRC meeting is Wednesday, April 12, at Daylight Donuts at 8:15am . Please note the location change for this meeting only.


Stargate Fundraising - Upcoming Events

Chick-Fil-A Dining Out - Thursday, April 13th

From opening to closing at the Larkridge location: 16670 Washington St, Thornton, CO 80023.  Be sure to let the cashier know that you are from Stargate – we’ll get 20% of all Stargate sales. This is the  Chick-Fil-A at Larkridge location (I-25 and Hwy 7).


American Furniture Warehouse - Fundraising Event

Who needs a new mattress, couch, bed room set, living/dining room upgrade, home accessory, anything?  Who’s thinking of a remodel, building, or moving?  American Furniture Warehouse (AFW) will make a contribution to Stargate with every purchase starting during their store event, scheduled for April 21 to April 30.

AFW delivers to almost every state, so out-of-community and out-of-state purchases count too! Just use our school code SCS023  at time of purchase. For more information, download the flyer here.


Next Fundraising Committee Meeting

Our next meeting for the Stargate Fundraising Committee will be on Tuesday, April 11th at 6:00pm at Stargate. We'll be meeting in the Secondary building in the College Room. All of our community members are welcome to attend.



PARCC/CMAS Testing Dates

Here are the dates for the remaining assessments:


If your 5th grader has their own set of headphones they would like to use, they may bring them in for testing.


CMAS

Testing times for April 10, 11, and 13

  • 12:30 - 2:05 5th grade science

  • 4th Grade was not selected to take the Social studies CMAS Assessments


At Stargate, we like to have a healthy approach to standardized assessments and we strive to keep stress at a minimum. There is so much more to our children than the results of a standardized assessment.


Teacher Led Clubs-April and May

Beginning Recorders Music Club

Did you know that playing an instrument is scientifically proven to:

Boost your math skills, teach patience & discipline, relieve stress, stimulate the creative/right side of your brain, foster a sense of achievement, and help you work better with a group?

3rd graders or new to Stargate

New Recorder Price (for home use) approximately $5.00. Cash or check.  Available now! Please see Elementary front desk to purchase!

Mondays, April 10th,17th,24th, May 1st and 8th from 3:15-4:15

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0a4ea4a72fabfa7-beginner1


Advanced Recorders Music Club

Did you know that playing an instrument is scientifically proven to:

Boost your math skills, teach patience & discipline, relieve stress, stimulate the creative/right side of your brain, foster a sense of achievement, and help you work better with a group?

4th graders: beginning recorder club or one year of recorder required  

New Recorder Price (for home use) approximately $5.00. Cash or check.  Available now! Please see Elementary front desk to purchase!

Thursdays, April 13th, 20th, 27th, May 4th and 11th from 3:15-4:15

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0a4ea4a72fabfa7-advanced1

Open Studio Art

In this club, 5th graders will get a taste of what Open Studio will be like in middle school.  Mrs. Beatty will introduce a variety of media and students will be able to independently create what they want during this hour after school.  They may spend the entire 5 weeks experimenting or they may work on one big project the entire time.  Please note the cost for this club is $25

Mondays,  April 10th,17th,24th, May 1st and 8th from 3:15-4:15

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0a4ea4a72fabfa7-open


Jump Rope Club

Need some exercise? Want to make your body, heart and mind more healthy? Join jump rope club! We will enjoy the Spring weather and jump rope outside as the weather permits. Bring a jump rope or I will have them to borrow. Jump ropers of all levels of skill are encouraged to join. If the weather is poor we will take a week off to do Yoga in the classroom.

Thursdays, April 13th, 20th, 27th and May 4th and 11th from 3:15-4:15

K-5 http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0a4ea4a72fabfa7-mrs


Teacher Led Club fees are being processed differently this time. A $15 fee will be added to the student's Infinite Campus account to be paid on payforit.net  Please do not use the 3D shopping cart for club fees. This is a change from the past.



Outside Clubs

Young Rembrandts

Thursdays, April 13th, 20th, 27th, May 4th, 11th and 18th from 3:15-4:15

http://www.youngrembrandts.com/find-a-class


Learning Labs

           Sculpting Students love the opportunity to create their very own sculpting masterpiece to bring home each week, and even experiment to create their own designs!

Thursdays, April 13th, 20th, 27th, May 4th, 11th and 18th from 3:15-4:15

http://learninglabsco.com/product-category/adams-12/stargate-elementary-school



Sticky Fingers

Let your child release their inner chef! Tuesdays, April 11th,18th, 25th, May 1st, 9th, and 16th from 3:15-4:15

https://stickyfingerscooking.com/school-programs/colorado/stargate-school-spring-2017-apr-k-5th


Bricks4Kidz

Thursdays, April 13th, 20th, 27th, May 4th and 11th from 3:15-4:15

https://my.bricks4kidz.com/index.php?action=location&location=510


Stargate Board Positions Open

We are now accepting nominations for TWO open seats on the Stargate Board, one of these seats will be for a One-Year Term and one will be for a Three-Year Term. The nominating form can be found here.


The nominating period is open now until April 14 at 10 pm. Please read the FAQ about board responsibilities PRIOR to submitting your form. Board expectations can be found here ( http://charter.stargateschool.org/board-of-directors/members).


All board candidates are expected to attend the Annual State of the School meeting on Wednesday, April 19 beginning at 6 pm for a question and answer session with the community.The election will be May 1 - 5 and new Board Members will be installed in July.


Please contact the recruiting committee ( recruiting@stargateschool.org) or any governance board member ( governance@stargateschool.org) if you have any other que




Stargate hats are available at both front desks.  They are $15 payable by cash or check.  They are sized S or


Kid News

The USA Gymnastics Colorado State Meet for boys was several weekends ago. Nicholas Kastner earned second place for Level 5 Division 2. Congrats!


Eagle Chatter Passion Project

Hi. My name is Malavika Iyengar, a 5th grader and for my passion project I am going to be writing articles, hopefully every week for parents, staff, and children to read. I will publish my pieces in Eagle Chatter which will be included is Ms. Hischke Happenings. CLICK HERE to see the April 3, 2017 edition.


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