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Hischke’s Happenings! March 18, 2019

posted Mar 18, 2019, 3:11 PM by Jane Baker


Important Dates:

March 20- 6:00pm Governance Board of Directors Business Meeting

March 21  Jim 'N Nick's Bar-B-Q and Cafe Rio Dining out night

March 21-2nd grade Field Trip Growing Gardens-Martinac and Falace only

March 25-29 Spring Break-no school for students/Eagle’s Landing Spring Break Camp

April 1- Elementary Staff Development Day-no school for K-5 students only

April 1- Spring Election Nominations Open

April 2- 6:30pm Executive Director Search Community Town Hall

April 8  Kindergarten Cap and Gown Pictures

April 9- 6:00pm Incoming Middle School Parent Information Night

April 10-11 3rd grade Overnight Field Trip Denver Museum and Nature and Science

April 12 8:25 am Battle of the Books- Internal school battle with the final two teams

April 17- 6:00pm Board of Directors Meeting

April 19- Adroit Expo Day

April 23- 6:00pm Art Show Reception

April 24- 8:30-3:30 5th grade Field Trip-Coors Field

April 24- 6:00pm State of the School Board Presentation

April 25-27 Mary Poppins Spring Musical

April 29 5-9pm Elementary District Battle of the Books

May 3  9-1pm Kindergarten Field Trip Denver Zoo

May 3 9:15-2pm pm 5th grade Field Trip Math in the Mall Flatirons

May 6-7 5th grade Science Fair

May 7-General Music Concert (grades 1 & 2- 6:30pm, grades 3 & 4- 7:00pm, 5th grade- 7:30pm)

May 8 8-1pm K-5 Field Day

May 9 Elementary Assessment Days

May 15 8:30-2:30 3rd grade State Fair

May 17 9:15-11:45 1st grade Field Trip Boulder Dinner Theater

May 21- 6:00pm High School Graduation, Macky Auditorium/ University of Colorado Boulder

May 22- 6:30pm 8th Grade Continuation-Stargate Fieldhouse

May 22 9-1:15 5th grade Field trip Train Winds Park

May 23- 8:30am Kindergarten Graduation-Stargate Elementary Commons

May 23 11:30 Dismissal - last day of school


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Hello,


I would like to lead with a quote for this week’s message:


“Like wildflowers; You must allow yourself to grow in all the places people thought you never would.”

~E.V.


This simple quote spoke to me this weekend as I was walking through our neighborhood with my husband and our dog. Seeing the snow melt and the plants readying themselves for regrowth lead me to several thoughts. Spring is such a great time to reflect on the growth we have made over the past year. In my reflections, I thought about ways in which we support the growth in students. Naturally, in a school environment we strive for yearly gains in academic endeavors and we strive for social emotional growth as well, but what do we do to promote growth outside of school?


We will often have play dates for our children, set up forts, work through a variety of science experiments, and the list goes on. There is also value in giving your child the freedom and space to grow. With our busy lives, it’s important to plan for and ensure our children have unstructured time in which their interests and creativity can be explored. Look for these opportunities over Spring Break.


I remember back to when my children were young and my daughter was playing in the backyard. (This was me giving her unstructured time). She must have been outside for about ten minutes when all of a sudden I heard a loud scream. Of course I went to check on her and it was obvious she had made an attempt to climb our tree, but she slipped and her foot was wedged between two branches. So there she was with her foot stuck and the dogs were excited to finally have her captive to give her a million wet kisses. She wasn’t hurt other than a scrape or two, and her face was much cleaner from all the licks, but the most valuable lesson she learned that day was to never climb a tree in cowboy boots. Creating these opportunities are priceless as they generate conversations, opportunities to learn, and creative experiences.


Enjoy your Spring Break and the many wonderful opportunities it brings.


Missy Hischke

Stargate Elementary Principal




CMAS Schedule Update

The CMAS schedule needed to be slightly altered due to the two snow days we had last week. Today instead of testing the students in 3rd and 4th grades, we pushed their testing back to Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday morning. The rest of the schedule has stayed the same.



K-5 Soccer Camps

Does your student love to run? Do they want to learn more about soccer? Then the Stargate K-5 Soccer Camps are perfect for your student. Stargate HS Senior, Kenzie Brumage is hosting a K-5 Soccer Program for her Capstone project. The Soccer Camps will be held April 6th, 13th, 20th, and 27th from 9 am to 10:15 am. Registration is required, please click here to register your student.


Middle School Information Night

5th grade parents, mark your calendar for April 9 at 6:00pm for the Middle School Information Night held in the Secondary Commons. Join Mr. Cable, Secondary Principal, and Mrs. Reid, Middle School Counselor, for a presentation and opportunity to help answer some of your questions about middle school.


Spring Musical Mary Poppins-Save the Date!

Mark your calendar for Mary Poppins, opening in the Stargate Performing Arts Center from April 25th through the 27th! We are pleased to present this classic show featuring the same musical numbers you know and love. Jane and Michael Banks are out of control and are in dire need of a new nanny. Writing their own ideas of the qualities of their caretaker, a mysterious young woman appears, the answer to their wishes in her peculiar way. Mary Poppins takes the children on memorable adventures, teaching the adults and children many lessons along the way.

Tickets are on sale on soon, so keep your eye out for updates!


After Prom Volunteers Needed

Stargate's second annual After-Prom party will be occurring on Saturday, April 13th in the Field House following the prom.  This event is created and run entirely by parent volunteers. The After-Prom provides a safe place for the kids to hang out after their prom with lots of fun activities, food and giveaways.  Even if your student is not yet a junior or senior, please consider volunteering to help make this a successful event so the After Prom will still be around when it's your student's junior/senior year.


We will need volunteers Friday night and Saturday to help set up, Sunday to clean up, and of course the most help will be needed at the event itself which runs from 11pm to 2am.  It's a late night... but grab a cup of coffee and come help our kids have fun and create memories while remaining safe. Here is the link to the Sign-Up: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080849a9af0-2019


The 2nd Annual Stargate Flower Fundraiser, March 4th - April 12th

The High School students are selling Mazzotti Farms Patio Pots and Hanging Baskets again this year, to raise money for the parent sponsored After-Prom. After-Prom provides a safe, alcohol and drug-free environment where kids can celebrate their Prom night from 11:00 - 2:00 a.m. A portion of the profits will also go towards general school-wide needs.

 

They will make great gifts for Mother's Day, teacher appreciation, or to spruce up your yard for springtime! Don’t miss out this year.

 

Online ordering is available on the website. If you prefer to pay by cash/check, order forms are available to download and print out on the website as well.

http://community.stargateschool.org/get-involved/fundraising/fundraising-updates/after-promspringfundraiser



Eagles on the Move

Fourth grader Callan Heys and his hockey team, the Lafayette Locomotives won the CAHA State Championship played at the Pepsi Center. Way to go Callan!


Health Policy-When to Keep your Student Home

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

  • Fever of 100 or above

  • Vomiting

  • Diarrhea


Staff information to help with processes

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

  • Nancy Provataris - Elementary School Psychologist

  • Chris Fee - K-3 Learning Services Provider

  • Patrick Holmbo - 4-5 Learning Services Provider

  • Sara Moeller - Elementary Assistant Principal

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

  • Lori Bustamante - Elementary Registrar

  • Traci Snouffer-Elementary Health Aide

Cable Connection March 18, 2019

posted Mar 18, 2019, 1:55 PM by Jane Baker




Important Dates:

March 20- 6:00pm Board of Directors Meeting

March 21 - Jim 'N Nick's Bar-B-Q and Cafe Rio Dining Out Night

March 25-29- Spring Break

April 1- Secondary Students-school in session for Middle and High School

April 1- Spring Election Nominations Open

April 2- 6:30pm Executive Director Search Community Town Hall

April 8, 10-12-CMAS grades 6-8

April 9- Middle School Field Trips

April 9- 6:00pm Incoming Middle School Parent Information Night

April 9-PSAT/SAT for 9th, 10th and 11th grade students

April 12- CMAS 11th grade students

April 13- Junior/Senior Prom/After Prom

April 16- MS & HS CHSAA-Orchestra Field Trip

April 17- 6:00pm Board of Directors Meeting

April 18- MS & HS CHSAA-Band Field Trip

April 19- Adroit Expo Day

April 23- 6:00pm Art Show Reception

April 24- 6th grade Field Trip

April 24- 6:00pm State of the School Board Presentation

April 25-27 Mary Poppins Spring Musical

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May 6-17-AP Exams

May 21- 6:00pm High School Graduation, Macky Auditorium/ University of Colorado Boulder

May 22- 6:30pm 8th Grade Continuation-Stargate Fieldhouse

May 23 11:30 Dismissal - last day of school


Updated Sports Schedules

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


Stargate families,

It is hard to believe we only have one week of school until Spring Break. It is my hope that Spring Break is a great time for staff and students to relax, recharge, and do something fun. Enjoy time with your family.


Rise above,

Rob


The 2nd Annual Stargate Flower Fundraiser, March 4th - April 12th

The High School students are selling Mazzotti Farms Patio Pots and Hanging Baskets again this year, to raise money for the parent sponsored After-Prom. After-Prom provides a safe, alcohol and drug-free environment where kids can celebrate their Prom night from 11:00 - 2:00 a.m. A portion of the profits will also go towards general school-wide needs.

 

They will make great gifts for Mother's Day, teacher appreciation, or to spruce up your yard for springtime! Don’t miss out this year.

 

Online ordering is available on the website. If you prefer to pay by cash/check, order forms are available to download and print out on the website as well.

http://community.stargateschool.org/get-involved/fundraising/fundraising-updates/after-promspringfundraiser

After Prom Volunteers Needed

Stargate's second annual After-Prom party will be occurring on Saturday, April 13th in the Field House following the prom.  This event is created and run entirely by parent volunteers. The After-Prom provides a safe place for the kids to hang out after their prom with lots of fun activities, food and giveaways.  Even if your student is not yet a junior or senior, please consider volunteering to help make this a successful event so the After Prom will still be around when it's your student's junior/senior year.


We will need volunteers Friday night and Saturday to help set up, Sunday to clean up, and of course the most help will be needed at the event itself which runs from 11pm to 2am.  It's a late night... but grab a cup of coffee and come help our kids have fun and create memories while remaining safe. Here is the link to the Sign-Up: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080849a9af0-2019


Peru 2020 Trip Information Meeting April 4

ATTENTION all 8th, 9th, and 10th grade students:

Mark your calendars for an experience of a lifetime, touring PERU with your Stargate peers in June, 2020. Don’t miss this opportunity to see new places, try authentic food, and explore rich Peruvian culture inherited from the native Incas, Spanish conquistadors, and settlers.


Our next informational meeting will be Thursday, April 4th at 6:30pm, in Profe Wilson’s room (#227).  This meeting is for students and parents/guardians who have not yet enrolled. If you have already signed up for this adventure, we will have a future meeting for all enrollees in May where student travelers can get to know each other before summer break. Please contact Profe Wilson or Profe Muñoz for questions.


Spring Musical Mary Poppins-Save the Date!

Mark your calendar for Mary Poppins, opening in the Stargate Performing Arts Center from April 25th through the 27th! We are pleased to present this classic show featuring the same musical numbers you know and love. Jane and Michael Banks are out of control and are in dire need of a new nanny. Writing their own ideas of the qualities of their caretaker, a mysterious young woman appears, the answer to their wishes in her peculiar way. Mary Poppins takes the children on memorable adventures, teaching the adults and children many lessons along the way.

Tickets are on sale on soon, so keep your eye out for updates!


Counseling Updates

Upcoming College Rep Visits

University of Tennessee, Knoxville: 3/21/19 @ 2:15pm

Cornell College: 3/22/19 @ 11:15am

Arizona State University: 4/10/19 @ 10:15am


Upcoming Bus 2 College

Colorado State University: 4/23/19; the deadline to sign up for this trip is April 16, 2019. Permission slips are located in the Future Center.


Career Exploration Opportunity for 8th-12th Grade Female Students

The HOYA Foundation sponsors a FREE opportunity for girls to explore career pathways in transportation and construction industries. Over one week, girls – ranging from eighth grade to 20 years old – make five stops to engage with women, ask questions and tour work sites.  Each company puts together a day long insight into their company and into the industry.


Please see the flyer and visit the HOYA Foundation's website for more information. The deadline to apply is April 5, 2019.


Eagles on The Move


State Mock Trial Competition

Congratulations to the Stargate High School Mock Trial comprised of Miles Claver, Aria Cohen, Austin Fay, Akshat Jain, Nick Kemp, Arnav Konijeti, Annie McDonnell, Yejin Won, and timer Tomas Sirepisios.  At the State Mock Trial competition, Miles Claver, Aria Cohen, and Nick Kemp won top witness awards and Nick Kemp took first place for the witness he portrayed.


Science Olympiad

The Middle School Science Olympiad Team will be advancing to the State Competition based on their performance at the Regional meet.  The team of 15 students competed in 23 different events yesterday. Here are a few highlights:

Lynne Nguyen and Hetasri Galla got 3rd place in Anatomy and 4th place in Density Lab.  

Conor McVeigh and Senan Heys won 4th place in Road Scholar.  

Chanda Kumar and Sanvi Tummalapenta won 4th place in Water Quality.

Reese Bush and Laya Palutla won 5th place in Write It Do It.

On the high school team, Aditya Shankarling won 1st place in Fermi Questions and 4th place in Astronomy.

 

District Art Show

Some of Stargate's middle school artists have been selected to show their artwork alongside their district peers in the annual  Adams 12 District Student Art Show. Drop by the Front Range Community College Library March 19th through April 9th to view the hard work and inspired talent. Families of students with art on display will be notified directly this week.

 

Colorado State Spelling Bee Finalists

280 Colorado State Spelling Bee Finalists competed on the DU Campus yesterday!  After a 30 word spelling and 15 word vocabulary test, Cheyenne Trujillo and Victor Kolesov, both Stargate 8th graders, qualified to spell on stage with 29 of the best spellers in the Championship Finals.  Victor made it to round 7, Cheyenne made it to round 18, placing 6th overall! They still have one last chance to compete at the National Spelling Bee through RSVBee, which will be determined on March 27th...stay tuned!


Hischke’s Happenings! March 4, 2019

posted Mar 4, 2019, 3:17 PM by Jane Baker   [ updated Mar 4, 2019, 6:25 PM ]



Important Dates:

March 4-8 Read Across America - Reach-a-Thon

March 5- Elementary Spring Class and Individual Pictures

March 7- 5th 9am-5th Grade Field Trip - Young Ameritowne

March 9- 6pm Stargate Gala-Omni Interlocken Hotel

March 10- Daylight Savings Time

March 14-Kindergarten Gap and Gown Pictures

March 16 Spirit Night with the Denver Nuggets

March 17- St. Patrick’s Day

March 20- 6:00pm Governance Board of Directors Business Meeting

March 25-29- Spring Break-no school for students/Eagle’s Landing Spring Break Camp

April 1- Elementary Staff Development Day-no school for K-5 students only

April 1- Spring Election Nominations Open

April 2-Executive Director Search Community Town Hall

April 19- Adroit Expo Day

April 25-27 Mary Poppins Spring Musical

May 3  9 am-1:30 pm Kindergarten Field Trip Denver Zoo

May 15 8:30-2:30 3rd grade State Fair

May 21- 6:00pm High School Graduation, Macky Auditorium/ University of Colorado Boulder

May 22- 6:30pm 8th Grade Continuation-Stargate Fieldhouse

May 23- 8:30am Kindergarten Graduation-Stargate Elementary Commons

May 23 11:30 Dismissal - last day of school


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Hello,


There has been much discussion about our children and their online activity, also known as screen time. It seems like at least twice a year there is a new “challenge” or some type of app that isn’t appropriate for our young children. Trying to stay on top of the latest apps and online “challenges” can seem like an extra part-time job for any parent; myself included. There are steps we can take as parents to ensure our children engage in safe online activity.


Device Settings & Parental Controls

These can be a parent’s best friend. Most TVs have parental controls these days. It is a great way to limit, or at least control what your child is watching. You can also set controls on devices. A great example of this is turning off “suggested autoplay” on Youtube videos to stop your child from viewing content that they did not select.




Conversations

The more you can talk about online use with your child, the better; and start while they are young. By starting conversations when the stakes are low, your child will be more willing to talk to you when serious problems may arise.


Set Rules and Boundaries

Many parents will have their child read and sign an online use contract. This is a great place to set the expectations and list out the consequences if any are needed. It is also important to be consistent and stick to the rules you both agreed to.


Internet Safety and Cyberbullying

It is important for students to understand that they may not truly know who they are interacting with online. Have conversations with your child that they must always be safe and never give out personal information. It is also important to address cyberbullying at an early age. I wish I could say that children are never mean to one another, but that isn’t always the case. Encourage your children to be nice to others and ask them how they made someone’s day better.


In closing, our children will make mistakes. Give them the opportunity to learn from them. This job called parenting is not easy and we often grow as much as our children do when they are faced with difficult situations.


Missy Hischke

Stargate Elementary Principal




Elementary Spring Class and Individual Pictures

Elementary Class and Individual pictures will be taken on March 5. Here is the online prepay link for class group and spring individual photos if parents would like to order online. We start with the Kindergarten classes and work our way through 5th grade.



Yearbook Cover Contest Winners

We are pleased to announce the winners for the Elementary yearbook cover contest! Congratulations to all who participated. The 5th grade students voted on the art work they liked best to be on the cover.  Winner and runners-up will be featured in the yearbook as well.


Winner:  Rhyana Winkelhake

2nd:  Dani Lewis

3rd:  Agnes Mu

4th:  Tyler Slankard

5th:  Allison Christianson

 

Read Across America Read-A-Thon!!!

For the week of March 4-8, Stargate students will compete against each other in a read-a-thon in honor of Read Across America and Dr. Seuss' birthday. I encourage you to incorporate as many activities using Dr. Seuss as possible to make this really enjoyable for kids.

 

Our goal is to make this the least amount of work for classroom teachers as possible.

Here’s how it works:

Every student will get a piece of paper that will travel to and from school with them for that week. For every 10, 20, 30 minutes (see details below) that a child reads, he/she will receive one paper chain to place outside their homeroom classroom. This form is pretty simple; it requires students to circle the amount of time read and a parent to sign off on it.


  • Kindergarten and first grade will compete against each other. For every 10 minutes read, students will earn one chain link.

  • Second and third graders will compete against each other. For every 20 minutes read, students will earn one chain link.

  • Fourth and fifth graders will compete against each other. For every 30 minutes read, students will earn one chain link.

At the end of the week, the homeroom class from each grouping with the most chains will win a prize and there will be a grand prize for the overall winner for the entire school. The prizes will be:

  • pizza party for the homeroom with the most chains from kindergarten and first grade

  • pizza party for the homeroom with the most chains from second and third grade

  • pizza party for the homeroom with the most chains from fourth and fifth grade

** The overall winner for the school will win a pizza AND an ice cream sundae party!



Order Your Elementary Yearbook

The elementary book can be ordered online only and the cost is $55 plus tax until March 16.  All orders must be placed no later than March 16. Please know there is not an option for personalization this year.  Please keep a copy of your purchase receipt in case there is an issue at distribution.  The distribution date is scheduled for early May.  The school code is 82025.   To order the 2018-2019 book online, please use the following link:  https://commpe.pictavo.com/PictavoSchool/FindSchool


Eagle’s Landing Spring Break Camp

Eagle's Landing has extended the registration for Spring Break to this Friday March 8, 2019.
If your Stargate student needs care for the week of March 25 - 28, 2019, you are welcome to enroll him/her in Eagle's Landing for the week.  The tuition rate is $190, and the students will be going on three field trips.

Just complete the registration form found on the Eagle's Landing section of the Stargate website and bring it in, along with a $25 registration fee, to Stacey or Kendra in the Eagle's Landing office (located off of the elementary commons) between 10am and 6pm for the rest of this week.
Please contact Stacey at stacey.jenkinson@stargateschool.org with any questions.

 

The 2nd Annual Stargate Flower Fundraiser, March 4th - April 12th

The High School students will be selling Mazzotti Farms Patio Pots and Hanging Baskets again this year, to raise money for the parent sponsored After-Prom. After-Prom provides a safe, alcohol and drug-free environment where kids can celebrate their Prom night from 11:00 - 2:00 a.m. A portion of the profits will also go towards general school-wide needs.

 

They will make great gifts for Mother's Day, teacher appreciation, or to spruce up your yard for springtime! Don’t miss out this year.

 

Look for your order form in Monday folders (K-5) or your mailbox (Secondary) starting the week of March 4th. Online ordering available.

http://community.stargateschool.org/get-involved/fundraising/fundraising-updates/after-promspringfundraiser


K-5 Soccer Camps

Does your student love to run? Do they want to learn more about soccer? Then the Stargate K-5 Soccer Camps are perfect for your student. Stargate HS Senior, Kenzie Brumage is hosting a K-5 Soccer Program for her Capstone project. The Soccer Camps will be held April 6th, 13th, 20th, and 27th from 9 am to 10:15 am. Registration is required and due by March 8, please click here to register your student.


Adams12 Community Safety Information Night

Stargate partners closely with the district regarding safety policies and procedures. Learn about these safety policies and procedures, in addition to some home safety tips-Tuesday, March 5 OR Wednesday, March 13. (The same information is presented on both dates. Please attend the night that works best for you and your family.)
Location: Adams 12 Five Star Schools Educational Support Center, 1500 E. 128th Ave, Thornton, CO 80241 CLICK HERE for more information


White Shirts and Pants Needed For Mr O’s Production

For next year’s production of the 5th grade musical, Hypatia and the I’mpossible Equation, 30 students will need to be dressed completely in white.  If you can spare any long-sleeved white shirts or white pants (you think would fit a 5th grader), please donate them to the box in the hall outside the Elementary main office.


Spring Musical Mary Poppins-Save the Date!

Mark your calendar for Mary Poppins, opening in the Stargate Performing Arts Center from April 25th through the 27th! We are pleased to present this classical show featuring the same musical numbers you know and love. Jane and Michael Banks are out of control and are in dire need of a new nanny. Writing their own ideas of the qualities of their caretaker, a mysterious young woman appears, the answer to their wishes in her peculiar way. Mary Poppins takes the children on memorable adventures, teaching the adults and children many lessons along the way. Tickets will go on sale April 1.


March 16th: Spirit Night with the Denver Nuggets

Join us for an amazing night on Saturday, March 16th, 2019 as the Denver Nuggets take on the Indiana Pacers at the Pepsi Center. Stargate Spirit night with the Denver Nuggets basketball team includes the special Pre-Game warm-up opportunity. Only people who purchase through this link will have access to enter before the doors open, sit in our VIP seats and watch both NBA teams warm up for the pregame shoot around!

Game starts at 7pm at The Pepsi Center.

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

Stargate Group Pricing:

Lower Level Ends: $45

Upper Level Centers: $29

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


Health Policy-When to Keep your Student Home

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

  • Fever of 100 or above

  • Vomiting

  • Diarrhea


Staff information to help with processes

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

  • Nancy Provataris - Elementary School Psychologist

  • Chris Fee - K-3 Learning Services Provider

  • Patrick Holmbo - 4-5 Learning Services Provider

  • Sara Moeller - Elementary Assistant Principal

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

  • Lori Bustamante - Elementary Registrar

  • Traci Snouffer-Elementary Health Aide




Cable Connection March 4, 2019

posted Mar 4, 2019, 2:35 PM by Jane Baker



Important Dates:

March 5-SmartTrack Financial Aid Meeting for grades 9-11

March 8-11th Grade Field Trip

March 9- 6pm Stargate Gala-Omni Interlocken Hotel

March 15-Middle School Night In

March 20- 6:00pm Board of Directors Meeting

March 25-29- Spring Break

April 1- Secondary Students-school in session for Middle and High School

April 1- Spring Election Nominations Open

April 2-Executive Director Search Community Town Hall

April 13- Junior/Senior Prom/After Prom

April 17- 6:00pm Board of Directors Meeting

April 19- Adroit Expo Day

April 25-27 Mary Poppins Spring Musical

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May 6-17-AP Exams

May 21- 6:00pm High School Graduation, Macky Auditorium/ University of Colorado Boulder

May 22- 6:30pm 8th Grade Continuation-Stargate Fieldhouse

May 23 11:30 Dismissal - last day of school


Updated Sports Schedules

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Stargate families,

I am excited for our Gala coming up this Saturday. I want to take this opportunity to thank all of our Fundraising Committee members who have put countless hours into the planning and preparation for this wonderful event. I also want to thank our staff members who have given time and energy to creating silent auction baskets and donating teacher adventures. For those of you planning to attend, I look forward to seeing you there.


Rise above,

Rob



The 2nd Annual Stargate Flower Fundraiser March 4th - April 12th

The High School students will be selling Mazzotti Farms Patio Pots and Hanging Baskets again this year, to raise money for the parent sponsored After-Prom. After-Prom provides a safe, alcohol and drug-free environment where kids can celebrate their Prom night from 11:00pm - 2:00am. A portion of the profits will also go towards general school-wide needs.

 

They will make great gifts for Mother's Day, teacher appreciation, or to spruce up your yard for springtime! Don’t miss out this year.

 

Look for your order form in Monday folders (K-5) or your mailbox (Secondary) starting the week of March 4th. Online ordering available.

http://community.stargateschool.org/get-involved/fundraising/fundraising-updates/after-promspringfundraiser


Adams12 Community Safety Information Night

Stargate partners closely with the district regarding safety policies and procedures. Learn about these safety policies and procedures, in addition to some home safety tips-Tuesday, March 5 OR Wednesday, March 13. (The same information is presented on both dates. Please attend the night that works best for you and your family.)
Location: Adams 12 Five Star Schools Educational Support Center

CLICK HERE for more information

Spring Musical Mary Poppins-Save the Date!

Mark your calendar for Mary Poppins, opening in the Stargate Performing Arts Center from April 25th through the 27th! We are pleased to present this classical show featuring the same musical numbers you know and love. Jane and Michael Banks are out of control and are in dire need of a new nanny. Writing their own ideas of the qualities of their caretaker, a mysterious young woman appears, the answer to their wishes in her peculiar way. Mary Poppins takes the children on memorable adventures, teaching the adults and children many lessons along the way. Tickets will go on sale April 1.


White Shirts and Pants Needed For Mr O’s Production

For next year’s production of the 5th grade musical, Hypatia and the I’mpossible Equation, 30 students will need to be dressed completely in white.  If you can spare any long-sleeved white shirts or white pants (you think would fit a 5th grader), please donate them to the box in the hall outside the Elementary main office.



Too Much [Star] Light Capstone

Support Natalie Loring’s senior capstone, a performance of “Too Much [Star] Light,” on March 6th. This high energy show is composed of 30 pieces written, directed, and performed by 14 Stargate students. The shows will be performed in 60 minutes in a random order chosen by the audience. Come see this free PG-13 production on March 6th at 6 PM, doors open at 5:30.  (Please keep in mind that some content may be too mature for a younger audience.)

 

March 16th: Spirit Night with the Denver Nuggets

Join us for an amazing night on Saturday, March 16th, 2019 as the Denver Nuggets take on the Indiana Pacers at the Pepsi Center. Stargate Spirit night with the Denver Nuggets basketball team includes the special Pre-Game warm-up opportunity. Only people who purchase through this link will have access to enter before the doors open, sit in our VIP seats and watch both NBA teams warm up for the pregame shoot around!

Game starts at 7pm at The Pepsi Center.

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

Stargate Group Pricing:

Lower Level Ends: $45

Upper Level Centers: $29

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


Counseling Updates

The Stargate Secondary Counseling Department is excited to announce a restructuring to better support students starting in the 2019-20 school year.  This change will help increase support for grade transitions from Elementary to Middle, from Middle to High and from High School to post secondary endeavors. 6th and 7th grade students will have Mrs. Reid, 8th and 9th grade students will have Dr. Millmore and 10th -12th grade students with last names A-K will have Mrs. Meeks and 10th - 12th grade students with last names L-Z will have Mr. Holter.


Bus 2 College:

CU Boulder: March 12, 2019- the deadline to sign up for this trip is tomorrow, March 5. Students must return their permission slips to Mrs. Meeks by this Friday, March 8.

Colorado State University: April 23, 2019- the deadline to sign up for this trip is April 16, 2019.

**Students must sign up in Naviance**


College Rep Visits

The University of Arizona: March 18, 2019 @ 9:15am

University of Colorado at Boulder: March 18, 2019 @ 10:15am

Cornell College: March 22, 2019 @ 11:15am

Arizona State University: April 10, 2019 @ 10:15am

**Students must sign up in Naviance**


Eagles on The Move

MATHCOUNTS

Ten members of Stargate’s Middle School MATHCOUNTS team competed in the North Metro Chapter competition on Saturday, February 23rd, at Rocky Top Middle School.  A total of 108 students from 18 schools participated.

The mathletes from Stargate continued their impressive performance this year.  The team of Tamsin Horne, Jeremy Huang, Allison Xin, and Valerie Xin took 1st place in the team competition.  Five Stargate students placed in the top ten in the individual competition: Jeremy placed 1st, Pranav Konijeti placed 4th, Valerie placed 7th, David Thumma placed 8th, and Ryan Marx placed 10th.

All ten members of Stargate’s team qualified for the State competition, the most of any school in our chapter.  In addition to the students named above, also qualifying were Nick Hofer, Sibi Sivaram, and Vincent Stone.

The State competition will be held March 23rd at the University of Denver.

Brain Bowl

Congratulations to Stargate's 42 middle school students that participated in the 2019 Optimist Brain Bowl Regional and State tournaments. A total of 189 teams from across Colorado and Wyoming participated this year. Stargate's teams did exceptionally well in a very tough region and qualified three teams to advance to the State tournament. Special congratulations to the following students for their performance at the State tournament, where the competition was fierce!

  • Andrew Sawyer, Cayden Risley, Larry Shan, and Kole Picon-Barrett for finishing 8th in State in the 8th Grade level

  • Greyson Ono, Mason Moritzky, Connor Collier, Garrett Fleischmann, and Blake Bui for finishing 3rd in State in the 8th Grade level

  • Ava Lee, Lia Morley, Carter Jensen, Owen Oyer, and John Darrah for winning it all, taking 1st place in the 6th Grade level!


Colorado State Scholastic Chess Championship Tournament

Stargate's team was lead by Akshat Jain and consisted of Akshat, Matthew Korody, Jacob Tow, and Jeremy Dussault.


Akshat took first place for the individual ranking and the Stargate team took 2nd place for the team ranking! 29 schools from Colorado entered. Fairview took 1st place, being the only team to beat Stargate, but no one beat Akshat - he went undefeated!


This is the first year that Stargate has entered a team into the Colorado State Chess Championship, and kudos go to Akshat and his team (whom he trained)! For those who don't know, Akshat is a National Chess Master (outranked only by International Masters and then Grand Masters). All four members of our Stargate team are members of the United States Chess Federation.


StarNews 2/25/19

posted Feb 25, 2019, 2:10 PM by Jane Baker


Important Dates-

February 25- Chick-fil-a Spirit Night 5pm-8pm

March 9- 6pm Stargate Gala-Omni Interlocken Hotel

March 16-Spirit Night with the Denver Nuggets

March 20- 6:00pm Board of Directors Meeting

March 25-29- Spring Break

April 19-Adroit Expo

May 21- 6:00pm High School Graduation, Macky Auditorium/ University of Colorado Boulder

May 22- 6:30pm 8th Grade Continuation-Stargate Fieldhouse

May 23- 8:30am Kindergarten Graduation-Stargate Elementary Commons


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

Updated Sports Schedules

 

Executive Director Search Update

We are excited to inform you that Stargate has received over 40 applications from candidates interested in becoming the Stargate Executive Director.  On April 2, 2019, Stargate will host a community Town Hall for the three finalists in the Executive Director search. The Ad Hoc Committee has been formed and will meet on March 6 and 7, 2019 to review the resumes from all of the qualified applicants. The committee will narrow down the qualified applicants and interview six candidates on March 13 and 14, 2019. The interview questions will cover all of the topics included in the community survey, giving an emphasis to the two qualifications determined most important, leadership skills and experience in gifted education.  From those six candidates, the committee will recommend three finalists to the Board.


Stargate Fundraising

Tonight -  February 25th is Stargate School Spirit Night hosted by Chick-fil-A Orchard Park Place. Join us for food and fun on Monday, February 25th from 5pm-8pm to support Stargate! 10% of sales will go to support our school.

 

Tickets are still available for the Stargate "Totally Awesome 80's" Gala

1) When, What, Where, Who and Why

When: March 9th What: 2019 Stargate's Annual Fundraising Gala Where: at The Omni Interlocken Resort Who: You, of course! Why: To have fun and to help meet our fundraising goals;  a substantial amount of our fundraising dollars  will support the new entrance from 144th, as well as the paving of the proposed overflow lot.

 

2) Registration has been extended until Thursday 2/28:  Register a here or use this link: https://handbid.app.link/totally80s (case sensitive link)

You may also turn in the RSVP card to the Stargate front desk including payment (cash or check made out to "Stargate School").Tickets are $75 each or purchase a table for 10 for $725.

Please note that options to enter meal choices and seating requests are NOT available in our new Gala RSVP system.  You will be receiving an email shortly after your registration (within a week) requesting your meal choice and seating request, if any.  Please respond to that email with your choices so we can track them for the Gala! We apologize for this inconvenience as we work through this new provider!  Your patience and cooperation is greatly appreciated!

 

3)  The dinner menu is located HERE .

 

4) Eagle's Landing Childcare during the Gala It's a Pajama Party! Eagle's Landing will be providing childcare (for kids 5 years and older) from 4:30 to 11:30 p.m. for Gala attendees for a minimal fee of $10 per child for the entire evening. Eagle's Landing will be at Stargate School to care for the kiddos and it will be a night of fun! Please note: You must sign up for Eagle's Landing when you register for the Gala.

 

5) Option - Overnight at the Omni

Reserve your room at The Omni starting at $99  - exclusive rates from March 6th thru March 13th!!!

Book online at: https://www.omnihotels.com/hotels/denver-interlocken/meetings/stargate-gala-guestroom-block

Or call The Omni to reserve your room at: 1-800-THE-OMNI and mention the room block under "Stargate Gala".

 

6) Silent Auction Donations Click here for information about how to donate silent auction items.

 

7) Art Contest - Stargate Gala 2019 Program Front Cover Contest

Congratulations to Stargate senior, Sabrina Losinski, for her winning Gala Program Cover Student Art Contest masterpiece.  Sabrina, the real-life Dr. Bruise of the Denver Roller Derby, depicts how roller skating was the best way to navigate The TotallyAwesome80's.  See the winning entry and artwork from the other winning student artists at the March 9 Stargate Gala.

 

8) Gala Raffle -  Raffle tickets are for sale! This year we are raffling a parking space in ANY of our lots (except for the loop). Envelopes have been sent home several times already for elementary families. MS/HS students will get their envelopes on Thursday and can turn them into the Secondary or Elementary front office. Winner need not be present to win.

 

Contact fundraising@stargateschool.org for more info.

 

Upcoming events

1) Announcing the winner of the Longmont Dairy Milk Caps contest: Mrs. Falace's class!!

Box Tops will be announced separately - we are still counting labels!

 

2) Tonight!!! February 25th: Stargate School Spirit Night hosted by Chick-fil-A Orchard Park Place. Join us for food and fun on Monday, February 25th from 5pm-8pm t o support Stargate! 10% of sales will go to support our school.

 

3)  March 16th: Spirit Night with the Denver Nuggets

Join us for an amazing night on Saturday, March 16th, 2019 as the Denver Nuggets take on the Indiana Pacers at the Pepsi Center. Stargate Spirit night with the Denver Nuggets basketball team includes the special Pre-Game warm-up opportunity. Only people who purchase through this link will have access to enter before the doors open, sit in our VIP seats and watch both NBA teams warm up for the pregame shoot around!

Game starts at 7pm at The Pepsi Center.

 

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

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




Lost and Found

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


Important Update from the Stargate Board

posted Feb 21, 2019, 4:28 PM by Jane Baker

Dear Stargate Community,

As I reported in my update to you last week, on February 11 the Adams 12 Board of Education voted unanimously to renew our charter for a three-year term with the option to request two more years without a formal renewal application.  The resolution contained 17 conditions for the renewal. The full resolution can be accessed here.

Last night the Board passed a motion instructing our school attorney to file a notice of appeal with the Colorado State Board of Education. It is important to note that this is simply an appeal of the process, NOT an appeal of the 17 conditions.  The inclusion of these 17 items as conditions of the renewal eliminates our opportunity to negotiate any of the specifics of these 17 items and is therefore not in the best interest of our community. 

It is also important to note that we agree, and intend to comply, with most of the content in those 17 conditions.  We are already working with District staff to move forward on several of the specific items. This appeal represents the Board’s belief that these 17 important items should be part of contract negotiations to ensure that the terms are explicit and are contractually agreed upon by both parties.  We look forward to continuing our collaborative work with the District staff to make Stargate the best school it can be and better serve our students.

Last night the Board also passed a motion to table the second reading of the revised admissions policy until the March Board meeting.  The delay between first and second readings of policies is intended to provide transparency and opportunity for community engagement when the Board is considering new or modified governance policies. The modified policy can be accessed here.

If you have any questions about the charter renewal process or the admissions policy, please contact us: governance@stargateschool.org.

Sincerely,

Calley Herzog

Stargate Board President

Cable Connection February 20, 2019

posted Feb 20, 2019, 4:31 PM by Jane Baker


Important Dates:

February 20- 6:00pm Board of Directors Meeting-Secondary Commons

February 21- 6:00pm High School Spring Sports Parent Meeting-Girls Soccer ONLY

February 22-9th grade Field Trip

February 28- 6:00pm Middle School Spring Sports Parent Meeting

March 2-High School Dance

March 5-SmartTrack Financial Aid Meeting for grades 9-11

March 4- 10th Grade Field Trip

March 8-11th grader Field Trip

March 9- 6pm Stargate Gala-Omni Interlocken Hotel

March 20- 6:00pm Board of Directors Meeting

March 25-29- Spring Break

April 13- Prom/After Prom

May 21- 6:00pm High School Graduation, Macky Auditorium/ University of Colorado Boulder

May 22- 6:30pm 8th Grade Continuation-Stargate Fieldhouse


Updated Sports Schedules

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


Stargate families,

It was great to see so many people at Parent Teacher Conferences last week and appreciate all the family support of our students and school.


Yesterday, the Secondary staff engaged in a productive professional development day conducting a needs analysis around supporting our school mission.


Rise above,

Rob


Registration Information

Student course registration for the 2019-2020 school year (paper registration form and IC registration) is due this Friday February 22, 2019. Students MUST return  registration sheets and any AP contracts and/or Bollman applications by this date.


HS Information About Bollman Tech: Bollman Tech Representatives will be at Stargate Friday, February 23. During our counseling classroom meetings last week, many students expressed interest in taking classes at Bollman Tech next year. To continue that conversation, Bollman Tech representatives are coming to Stargate Friday to provide interested students with additional information. Bollman Tech reps will have a table  available during high school lunch in the Secondary Commons to meet with students. Click the link to read more about Bollman Tech,


HS After Prom Build Day

The After-Prom decorating committee will be having a build day TOMORROW, Thursday the 21st, from 1:30pm - 5pm in the Adroit classroom. Please stop by and lend a hand. No great crafting skills required! If you have any questions, please email afterprom@stargateschool.org


Interested in MS or HS Band for 2019-2020?  

This is your student’s last chance to try out instruments, unless they arrange a time with Mrs. Pegler.  If they are interested in signing up for a MS or HS ensemble, please have them sign up but also talk to Mrs. Pegler to make sure they are in the correct ensemble.  If they are interested in trying out instruments Mrs. Pegler will let students try out instruments Thursday 2/21 and Friday 2/22 before school starting at 7:45am. She will also be available during HS lunch on Friday 2/22.


Middle School Sports Registration Window

Spring Girls Soccer

February 19-March 1

NO LATE REGISTRATION

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

First day of practice-March 4 3:45pm-5:30pm

Practices will be Monday, Tuesday and Thursday after school

Parent Meeting: February 28- 6:00pm Secondary Commons


High School Sports Registration Window

Spring Sports- Girls Soccer, Co-ed Track and Field

February 11-22

NO LATE REGISTRATION

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

Parent Meeting: February 21 at 6:00pm in the Secondary Commons-Girls Soccer Only

Parent Meeting for HS Track and Field is being rescheduled.

First day of practice Soccer and Track and Field-Spring Sports-February 25 3:45pm



Counseling Updates

The Stargate Secondary Counseling Department is excited to announce a restructuring to better support students starting in the 2019-20 school year.  This change will help increase support for grade transitions from Elementary to Middle, from Middle to High and from High School to post secondary endeavors. 6th and 7th grade students will have Mrs. Reid, 8th and 9th grade students will have Dr. Millmore and 10th -12th grade students with last names A-K will have Mrs. Meeks and 10th - 12th grade students with last names L-Z will have Mr. Holter.



Middle School Yearbook Reminder- You only have ten days left to order your Middle School yearbooks! They are  available to order here.

You must pay online through Pictavo in order to get your book; middle school is no longer accepting cash or check. Cost: $55 and personalized books are $65. As with last year, we will not order extras.  March 1 is the deadline to order.



Eagles on The Move


Skills USA results in the Automotive division

Cameron Mueller placed 3rd at Districts and Jacob place 1st at Districts and 2nd at Regionals. Jacob advances to States on April 10th! These boys are representing Stargate well! Way to go Cameron and Jacob!


High school Students in All State!
Congratulations to sophomore, Jacob Lei, in being accepted into the Colorado All State Orchestra on violin.  He performed at CSU on February 9th with our state's finest string musicians. Also, a congratulations to sophomore, Anna Grondalski, flute. She was recently accepted as an alternate in the All State Band.


Model UN made their first showing at the Colorado Springs conference this past Saturday.  We surprisingly won Outstanding Delegate, Yejin Won and Camille Ellis and Best Delegate, Noah Jung, in the Beginner division.  The kids did a tremendous amount of work over break and right before the conference. Please congratulate them!


Adams 12 District Spelling Bee

Cheyenne Trujillo, 8th grade, won the district spelling bee last week.  Victor Kolosov, 8th grade, placed 2nd. 4 of top 7 spellers were Stargate students including Erin Stander, 7th grade and Brody Krause, 5th grade! C-o-n-g-r-a-t-u-l-a-t-i-o-n-s!


Knowledge Bowl

Congratulations to our Knowledge Bowl team. They placed 2nd in Regionals and will defend their 3A State Champions title at the state tournament in mid March.


HOSA State Competition

This was Stargate's first year to have a HOSA (Future Health Professionals) chapter.  A few months ago, our students competed online in Round 1 of their health occupation events.  Select students who qualified for advancement were then invited to attend the State Leadership Conference and Competition on Feb 14-16 in Denver.  At the State conference, the students competed in Round 2 of their health science events and attended seminars lead by health professionals.  Portia Bhattacharjee, Faith Gardner, Jacey Carlson, Kopal Chaurasia, Anna Grondalski, Samridhi Shrestha, Megha Kumar, Yolanda Ofori, Upasana Shrestha, Andrew Sieber, Fawad Ahmadzai, and Hirali Trivedi attended the HOSA Future Medical Professionals State conference, joined by over a thousand other HOSA students from around the state.  All 12 Stargate students who attended were recognized as State Finalists (top 10 in their events)! Six of these students placed top 3 in their events at State, and have qualified to advance to Nationals.  Kopal Chaurasia also received the Barbara James Service Award for over 100 hours of health related community service.  Portia Bhattacharjee won the Pacesetter Award because she is the reason we have a chapter of Future Medical Professionals here at Stargate!  Portia also accepted the Pediatric Cancer Service Project award on behalf of our chapter - thanks to all of you who purchased First Aid Kids to help us raise money for Pediatric Cancer Research and student conference fees!  Thanks also to Mrs. Bradford for being an awesome chaperone, and thanks to Romy Bhattacharjee for volunteering to help at the conference.

Here are the results for our students who qualified for Nationals, but again please be sure to congratulate ALL 12 of our competitors who were recognized as finalists (top 10) in their events at State!

Yolanda Ofori - 1st place in Nutrition

Kopal Chaurasia  and Hirali Trivedi - 1st place in Existing Medical Innovation

Sami Shrestha and Anna Grondalski - 2nd place in Health Career Display

Megha Kumar - 3rd place in Epidemiology


Congratulations to Boys HS Basketball Team

Congratulations to the HS Boys Basketball team who advanced in the district tournament this past Saturday, guaranteeing themselves an additional two games. Their next game is Friday, February 22 at 6:00pm at Jefferson Academy.


Hischke’s Happenings! February 20, 2019

posted Feb 20, 2019, 3:41 PM by Jane Baker   [ updated Feb 20, 2019, 3:50 PM ]


Important Dates:

February 20- 6pm Governance Board of Directors Business Meeting-Secondary Commons

February 22- Last day for Spring Box Top Contest

February 22- 9-1:30 pm Kindergarten Field Trip-Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities

March 4-8 Read Across America - Reach-a-Thon

March 5- Elementary Spring Class and Individual Pictures

March 7- 5th 9am-2pm Grade Field Trip - Young Ameritowne

March 9- 6pm Stargate Gala-Omni Interlocken Hotel

March 10- Daylight Savings Time

March 14-Kindergarten Gap and Gown Pictures

March 16 Spirit Night with the Denver Nuggets

March 17- St. Patrick’s Day

March 20- 6:00pm Governance Board of Directors Business Meeting

March 25-29- Spring Break

April 1- Spring Election Nominations Open

April 19- Adroit Expo Day

May 21- 6:00pm High School Graduation, Macky Auditorium/ University of Colorado Boulder

May 22- 6:30pm 8th Grade Continuation-Stargate Fieldhouse

May 23- 8:30am Kindergarten Graduation-Stargate Elementary Commons


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


Hoping everyone had a long, relaxing weekend spent with family and friends. I had the opportunity to spend the weekend in Omaha for a volleyball tournament for my daughter. (Yes, it was snowy and cold!)


It was a great opportunity for us to spend the weekend as a family, watch some amazing athletes, and to form new friendships. Children grow up too fast and spending time together is valuable.


On a side note, the staff had a productive professional development day spent in a math training for GoMath! as well as focusing on vertical alignment. We even had the opportunity to play a game in which the staff got to know one-another a little better and the Sunshine Committee put together a potluck lunch. We look forward to more PD days in the future to refine our craft.Rise above,

Missy Hischke

Stargate Elementary Principal



K-5 Soccer Camps

Does your student love to run? Do they want to learn more about soccer? Then the Stargate K-5 Soccer Camps are perfect for your student. Stargate HS Senior, Kenzie Brumage is hosting a K-5 Soccer Program for her Capstone project. The Soccer Camps will be held April 6th, 13th, 20th, and 27th from 9 am to 10:15 am. Registration is required, please click here to register your student.


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

Tuesdays  3:15-4:15 Room 162 2/26-4/2

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

Boost your math skills, teach patience and discipline, relieve stress, use the creative/right side of your brain, foster a sense of achievement and work better with a group. Help your child succeed and join the Club!

Hosted by Mrs. Ware Club Price $15.00  Recorder Cost $7.00 (If needed)

Sign Up: https://www.signupgenius.com/index.cfm?go=w.create4&listid=18895297&owner=70229613


Box Tops, Milk Caps, Tyson Labels -

February 22nd is the last day for the Spring Box Tops, Longmont Dairy Milk Caps and Tyson Labels contest! The class with the most could win either a rootbeer float or ice cream sundae party!!! Box Tops are worth .10¢ each, Longmont Dairy Milk Caps are worth .05¢ each and Tyson labels are worth .24¢ each. Simply insert these items into a plastic bag with the name of your child’s homeroom teacher and drop off in the general collection container near the front office OR deliver to your child’s homeroom teacher.


Order Your Elementary Yearbook

The elementary book can be ordered online only and the cost is $55 plus tax until March 16.  All orders must be placed no later than March 16. Please know there is not an option for personalization this year.  I would recommend you keep a copy of your purchase receipt in case there is an issue at distribution.  The distribution date is scheduled for early May.  The school code is 82025.   To order the 2018-2019 book online, please use the following link:  https://commpe.pictavo.com/PictavoSchool/FindSchool


Read Across America Read-A-Thon!!!

For the week of March 4-8, Stargate students will compete against each other in a read-a-thon in honor of Read Across America and Dr. Seuss' birthday. I encourage you to incorporate as many activities using Dr. Seuss as possible to make this really enjoyable for kids.

Our goal is to make this the least amount of work for classroom teachers as possible.

Here’s how it works:

Every student will get a piece of paper that will travel to and from school with them for that week. For every ___ amount of time that child reads, he/she will receive one paper chain to place outside their homeroom classroom. This form is pretty simple; it requires students to circle the amount of time read and a parent to sign off on it.


Kindergarten and first grade will compete against each other. For every 10 minutes read, students will earn one chain link.

Second and third graders will compete against each other. For every 20 minutes read, students will earn one chain link.

Fourth and fifth graders will compete against each other. For every 30 minutes read, students will earn one chain link.

At the end of the week, the homeroom class from each grouping with the most chains will win a prize and there will be a grand prize for the overall winner for the entire school. The prizes will be:

- pizza party for the homeroom with the most chains from kindergarten and first grade

- pizza party for the homeroom with the most chains from second and third grade

- pizza party for the homeroom with the most chains from fourth and fifth grade

** The overall winner for the school will win a pizza AND an ice cream sundae party!


Adams 12 District Spelling Bee

Cheyenne Trujillo, 8th grade, won the district spelling bee last week.  Victor Kolesov, 8th grade, placed 2nd. 4 of top 7 spellers were Stargate students including Erin Stander, 7th grade and Brody Krause, 5th grade! C-o-n-g-r-a-t-u-l-a-t-i-o-n-s!



Elementary Spring Class and Individual Pictures

Elementary Class and Individual pictures will be taken on March 5. Here is the online prepay link for class group and spring individual photos if parents would like to order online.


March 16th: Spirit Night with the Denver Nuggets

Join us for an amazing night on Saturday, March 16th, 2019 as the Denver Nuggets take on the Indiana Pacers at the Pepsi Center. Stargate Spirit night with the Denver Nuggets basketball team includes the special Pre-Game warm-up opportunity. Only people who purchase through this link will have access to enter before the doors open, sit in our VIP seats and watch both NBA teams warm up for the pregame shoot around!

Game starts at 7pm at The Pepsi Center.

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

Stargate Group Pricing:

Lower Level Ends: $45

Upper Level Centers: $29

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


Outside Clubs

Sticky Fingers Tuesdays  2/26-4/2

Contact-Kimberly Douglas

www.stickyfingerscooking.com


THYME to TURNIP the BEET on WHAT KIDS EAT™

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

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

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

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

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

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


Bricks 4 Kidz- Tuesdays  Upstairs 2/26-4/2

Register at www.bricks4Kidz.com/510

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


Art Club (Young Rembrandts) Tuesdays Dates-2/26-4/2

Contact-Michelle Brewer  michelle.brewer@youngrembrandts.com

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

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

Tuesdays from 3:15-4:15

Room 121 Mrs Ramsey


Science Matters-Thursday  2/28-4/4

Register at www.sciencematters.tv

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



ArtVentures Club-Thursdays

Register at www.artventuresdenver.com

Contact Kristen Roberts kristenroberts62g@gmail.com

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

Session 3-Clay Exploration-KG-2nd Grade Only-2/28-4/4

Room-Art Room 3:15-4:15


Minecraft Club-Thursdays  2/28-4/4

Register at infoatexplorationuniverse.org

Contact Robin Comeaux

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


Little Medical School-Calling All Future Doctors!

Thursdays  3:15-4:15 2/28-4/4

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

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


Rhythm and Percussion with Sound Math

Thursdays 3:15-4:15 | K-5th | 2/28-4/4  5 weeks $95.00

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

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




Health Policy-When to Keep your Student Home

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

  • Fever of 100 or above

  • Vomiting

  • Diarrhea


Staff information to help with processes

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

  • Nancy Provataris - Elementary School Psychologist

  • Chris Fee - K-3 Learning Services Provider

  • Patrick Holmbo - 4-5 Learning Services Provider

  • Sara Moeller - Elementary Assistant Principal

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

  • Lori Bustamante - Elementary Registrar

  • Traci Snouffer-Elementary Health Aide

Board Update - January / February 2019

posted Feb 12, 2019, 11:49 AM by Jane Baker


Dear Stargate,

In addition to the usual recap of recent and upcoming board meetings, this update includes a summary of our renewal process to date as well as an important notification regarding a change to our admissions policy.

I hope the information below is helpful and please feel free to reach out with any questions! (Governance@stargateschool.org)

Sincerely,

Calley Herzog

Stargate Board President

AD12 Charter Renewal Process

I am excited to report that last night the Adams 12 Board of Education voted unanimously to renew our charter for a three-year term with the option to request two more years without a formal renewal application.  The full resolution can be accessed here.

We want to thank each and every parent or community member that supported us in this process.  And a HUGE thank you to all of the Board members, administrators, staff, parent volunteers and students who relentlessly step up and sacrifice their personal time to help our school shine.

I would also like to take a moment to correct a few misstatements of fact that have been made at the AD12 meetings during open mic over the past several weeks.  We continue to be perceived as a school and community divided. Therefore, I think it is important to communicate clearly and openly about these items to prevent rumors and encourage a culture of honest and open communication.

  • The Executive Director job description was approved by the Board on January 23, 2019. It can be accessed here.  The posting was listed on numerous Colorado and National sites on February 8, 2019 and will remain open through March 1, 2019.  The information gathered through the community survey on the qualities for our next Executive Director will be used by the Ad Hoc committee and the Board for the screening and interview process.

  • Each and every time a concerned parent, staff member or community member contacts the Board we respond timely, with respect and professionalism.   We make every effort to address concerns and open a collaborative conversation about how to resolve the issue and move forward. We continue to encourage all members of our community to reach out to us with any concerns and questions.  I can assure you that we own our mistakes, we apologize with sincerity and we make corrections when we find a problem.

  • Transparency regarding the OCR complaints, investigations and resolutions is something we take very seriously.  It is a delicate balance of keeping the community updated while preserving the integrity of the investigation process and the confidentiality of the involved parties.  We review the OCR status at every board meeting and a written report is made part of the minutes. You can find these approved minutes here.

As a recap, there were three main events related to our charter renewal process:

  1. The District Accountability Committee (DAC) appoints a subcommittee to review our application, attend a school tour and then provide their findings and recommendation to the Adams 12 Board of Education (BOE).

  2. The AD12 Staff reviews our application, attends a school tour and then provides their recommendation to the AD12 Board of Education.

  3. The AD12 BOE votes on our charter renewal. We then have 90 days for contract negotiations to finalize the contents of the authorizing agreement.

 

The DAC provided a summary of their review and recommendations to the AD12 BOE on December 19, 2018. The full report can be accessed here. The AD12 Staff provided a summary of their review and recommendation to the AD12 BOE on January 9, 2019. The full report can be accessed here. The Stargate Board and Administration were given time on the January 16 BOE agenda to provide responses to the Staff’s report. Based on the feedback we got from the AD12 BOE at the January 16 meeting, the Board held an executive session on Jan 23 to receive advice from our school attorney.  The Board then delegated Brad Schoenfeld and Teresa Walsh to continue discussions with the AD12 Staff and BOE, including providing a written response to each of the AD12 Staff recommendations. Our full response can be accessed here. The Adams 12 BOE was scheduled to vote on our renewal application on February 6, 2019.  Due to the weather, the meeting was rescheduled to Feb 11.

 

If you have questions about the charter renewal process please contact Teresa Thomson Walsh (Teresa.Walsh@stargateschool.org).

 

Revised Admissions Policy  

On January 23, the Board approved the 1st reading of a modified admissions policy. The modified policy can be accessed here.

The policy will be up for second reading and formal approval at the February 20 Board Meeting. The delay between first and second readings of policies is intended to provide transparency and opportunity for community engagement when the Board is considering new or modified governance policies. If you have questions or concerns about this policy change you can email us at governance@stargateschool.org or attend the February 20 meeting and sign up for public comment.

One of the concerns raised by both the DAC and the Adams 12 Staff in their review of our charter renewal application was the use of an IQ test to determine whether a student was identified as intellectually gifted.  The full scale IQ test can be cost prohibitive and is not the only method for determining intellectual giftedness. Because there is a risk that students who do not perform well on the test could be excluded, both the DAC and the Staff recommended Stargate review its current admissions policy.  After gathering input from numerous psychologists (testers), our lawyers and reviewing best practices nationwide, the Board and administration worked together to modify our admissions policy to allow families to submit a body of evidence in order to demonstrate a child is intellectually gifted and qualify for our admissions lottery.  This allows families greater flexibility while ensuring that Stargate remains focused on its mission. We are a charter school dedicated to providing a differentiated program designed specifically to meet the needs of identified intellectually gifted learners in order to challenge each student’s academic abilities, support their unique emotional needs, promote individual character development, and encourage a life-long love of learning.  

January 23 Highlights

  • The Board reviewed and approved the revised budget for 2018-2019.  The revised budget includes staff raises, enrollment adjustments, revision to rent payments and hiring of additional personnel required for OCR compliance and the Special Education (SPED) department.  The revised budget includes a revenue adjustment for additional Mill Levy Revenue approved by voters in November 2018. It also includes an authorization to spend the remaining Bond Project Funds from Adams 12.

  • The Board reviewed and approved a change to our High School Graduation Requirements which  moves the required 1 credit Adroit-Specific Requirement into the General Elective Requirements category.  This change is applicable to the 2019-2020 school year. The Adroit program will still be written into each student’s academic plan as a yearly requirement however the credit will be applied as a General Elective.

  • The Board approved the Staff Survey questions for the annual survey conducted by our School Accountability Committee.

  • The Board approved the Executive Director job description.

  • The Board approved a Committee Handbook designed to give our Board committee chairs and members guidance for consistency and expectations.

Coming in February

The next regular Board meeting will be held February 20 at 6:00pm in the Performing Arts building.


StarNews 2/11/19

posted Feb 11, 2019, 3:14 PM by Jane Baker


Important Dates-

February 13- Evening Conferences all grades (normal Wednesday schedule)

February 14-

  • Secondary-regular school day for middle and high school students, evening conferences only 4:00pm-7:30pm

  • Elementary- Conferences all day-no school for elementary students, Eagles Landing Full Day Out-separate sign up.

February 15- Conferences, no school for students all grades, Eagles Landing Full Day Out-separate sign up.

February 18-Presidents Day Holiday-no school for students, no Eagle’s Landing

February 19-Staff Development Day-no school for students, Eagles Landing Full Day Out-separate sign up

February 20-6:00pm Governance Board Business Meeting

February 25- Chick-fil-a Spirit Night 5pm-8pm

March 9- 6pm Stargate Gala-Omni Interlocken Hotel

March 16-Spirit Night with the Denver Nuggets

March 25-29- Spring Break


Planning Ahead

May 21- 6:00pm High School Graduation, Macky Auditorium/ University of Colorado Boulder

May 22- 6:30pm 8th Grade Continuation-Stargate Fieldhouse

May 23- 8:30am Kindergarten Graduation-Stargate Elementary Commons


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

Updated Sports Schedules

 

Parent Survey

Thank you to everyone who completed the Parent Survey. Results and recommendations will be presented at the State of the School Meeting in April. Congratulations to Theresa Grzebinski for winning the $50 Amazon gift card in the parent survey drawing.


Executive Director Search Survey

As we begin the search for a new Stargate Executive Director, we would like input from the Stargate community about what you think are the most important characteristics to look for in this candidate. We will use results from this survey to guide our interview questions and evaluation process.  We are posting the position description for our new Executive Director soon. The survey is anonymous and will be open until Friday, February 15 at 4:00pm. Please click here for the short survey.


Fundraising Committee

Stargate Fundraising

 

10 things you need to know about the Stargate "Totally Awesome 80's" Gala

1) When, What, Where, Who and Why

When: March 9th What: 2019 Stargate's Annual Fundraising Gala Where: at The Omni Interlocken Resort Who: You, of course! Why: To have fun and to help meet our fundraising goals;  a substantial amount of our fundraising dollars will support the new entrance from 144th, as well as the paving of the proposed overflow lot.

 

2) Register at: https://handbid.app.link/totally80s (case sensitive link)

You may also turn in the RSVP card to the Stargate front desk including payment (cash or check made out to "Stargate School").Tickets are $75 each or purchase a table for 10 for $725.

Please note that options to enter meal choices and seating requests are NOT available in our new Gala RSVP system.  You will be receiving an email shortly after your registration (within a week) requesting your meal choice and seating request, if any.  Please respond to that email with your choices so we can track them for the Gala! We apologize for this inconvenience as we work through this new provider!  Your patience and cooperation is greatly appreciated!

 

3) The  LAST day to register/RSVP is February 22nd. The dinner menu is located HERE .

 

4) Eagle's Landing Childcare during the Gala It's a Pajama Party! Eagle's Landing will be providing childcare (for kids 5 years and older) from 4:30 to 11:30 p.m. for Gala attendees for a minimal fee of $10 per child for the entire evening. Eagle's Landing will be at Stargate School to care for the kiddos and it will be a night of fun! Please note: You must sign up for Eagle's Landing when you register for the Gala.

 

5) Option - Overnight at the Omni

Reserve your room at The Omni starting at $99  - exclusive rates from March 6th thru March 13th!!!

Book online at: https://www.omnihotels.com/hotels/denver-interlocken/meetings/stargate-gala-guestroom-block

Or call The Omni to reserve your room at: 1-800-THE-OMNI and mention the room block under "Stargate Gala".

 

6) Business Sponsorships We are looking for businesses to partner with Stargate by sponsoring the event with a cash donation or a donation of goods and services. In return we will promote these Business Partners leading up to and at the event. Click HERE for more information on sponsorship opportunities.

 

7) Silent Auction Donations Click here for information about how to donate silent auction items.

 

8) Art Contest - Stargate Gala 2019 Program Front Cover Contest

Calling all artists -- would you like your original artwork to be on the front cover of the Stargate Gala 2019 program? If so, the Stargate Fundraising Committee is looking for your art!! Click HERE for detailed Art Contest rules. Contest ends February 22nd.

 

9) Gala Raffle -  Raffle tickets are for sale! This year we are raffling a parking space in any of our lots (except for the loop).

 

10) Contact fundraising@stargateschool.org for more info.

 

Upcoming events

1) Collect these items now thru February 22nd: Box Tops, Longmont Dairy Milk Caps and Tyson Labels. Box Tops are worth .10¢ each, Longmont Dairy Milk Caps are worth .05¢ each and Tyson labels are worth .24¢ each. Simply insert these items into a plastic bag with the name of your child’s homeroom teacher and drop  off in the general collection container near the front office OR deliver to your child’s homeroom teacher. The class with the most of each type of item will have their choice of: an ice cream sundae party or a rootbeer float party!

 

2) February 25th: Stargate School Spirit Night hosted by Chick-fil-A Orchard Park Place. Join us for food and fun on Monday, February 25th from 5pm-8pm t o support Stargate! 10% of sales will go to support our school.

 

3)  March 16th: Spirit Night with the Denver Nuggets

Join us for an amazing night on Saturday, March 16th, 2019 as the Denver Nuggets take on the Indiana Pacers at the Pepsi Center. Stargate Spirit night with the Denver Nuggets basketball team includes the special Pre-Game warm-up opportunity. Only people who purchase through this link will have access to enter before the doors open, sit in our VIP seats and watch both NBA teams warm up for the pregame shoot around!

Game starts at 7pm at The Pepsi Center.

 

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

 

Stargate Group Pricing:

Lower Level Ends: $45

Upper Level Centers: $29

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


CRC

Stargate’s 12th Annual Dodgeball tournament included 29 teams and was attended by over 300 spectators. Thank you to the Cheerleaders for getting us in the spirit of the night, to the concessions team who kept us refreshed, to all the referees, the bracket keepers, ball setters, and the registration/sign-in attendants.  Thanks to Pamela McCann for all her hard work putting together the brackets and keeping track of them at the tournament. Also a huge SHOUT-OUT to Oscar Torres for being our master of ceremonies.

Adroit Expo Day- Friday April 19, 2019

Save the date for our 3rd Annual Adroit Expo Day, Friday, April 19th. The Adroit Expo Day is the day where all students will present their Adroit Expo project for the entire community to enjoy. On this day we will have a modified daily schedule and students will present their projects in shifts for their classmates and community members to enjoy. More information about this day will be provided when we get closer to April 19th. All students in grades K-12 will develop a project that highlights their interests and passions. Some grade levels have already begun working on their project and some will begin in the next few weeks. Grade level work on the

Adroit Expo projects will take place in the following classes:

  • K-5th grade: Homeroom Class

  • 6th Grade: Adroit Class

  • 7th Grade Connect Class

  • 8th Grade: Adroit Class

  • 9th - 11th Grade: Adroit Class

  • 12th grade : Eagle Hour Class (they will present their capstone project)


The Adroit Expo project is different than Adroit class that all students in grades K-12 will experience throughout the school year. You can access the K-12 Adroit class Program Plan here for more information about Adroit class at each grade level.

Lost and Found

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


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