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Cable Connection December 11, 2017

posted Dec 11, 2017, 2:39 PM by Jane Baker


Important Dates:

December 13- Middle and High School Choir Concert

December 14- Financial Aid Night for Juniors

December 15-Middle School Night In

December 18-21 Secondary Finals

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

December 19 “Double” Dining out night- Chipotle or Panda Express

December 20-6:30pm Board of Directors Meeting

December 22-Staff Development Day-no school for students

December 25-January 5-Winter Break-campus is closed

January 8-Staff Development-no school for students

January 9-Students return to school


Secondary Finals December 18-21

In an effort to maximize student success and minimize student stress and anxiety, our finals schedule is spread-out over four days and, as indicated in our school calendar published last spring, December 19th, December 20th, and December 21st will be half days (8:15 am - 11:30 am). This schedule allows students to have no more than two finals each day, and extra time to prepare for finals/decompress in the afternoon on December 19th and December 20th. Please make arrangements for your student to be picked up by noon on December 19th, December 20th and December 21st. Also remember that students do not have class on Friday, December 22nd. Please access the detailed finals schedule here.   


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

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


Holiday Giving Tree

‘Tis the season for sharing and helping others in need.We are collecting gifts and gift cards for families in need from Leroy Drive Elementary, as well as some Stargate families. Please see the gift tags in the front office for specific items requested and return the gifts and gift cards to the front office. Gift cards from Target, Walmart, King Soopers are always welcome.Please remember to attach the tag with the gift and leave at the front office by December 15.


One Act Festival
The Stargate Theatre Department will be hosting our second annual One Act Play Festival. There are 10 short one act plays, directed by Stargate High School Theatre students and featuring both Middle and High School actors. There will be 5 short plays produced on Monday, December 11th beginning at 6:30 PM and 5 different short plays produced on Tuesday, December 12th beginning at 6:30 PM. (Titles of which show will perform on which night will be released a week prior to performances.)
This year we have 3 of our plays that are written by student directors. We even have a One Act musical version of "The Little Match Girl" in the works.
They will be held on the Secondary commons stage.
Tickets are general admission, $4 for parents and students.
Stargate staff is free.
Please bring your family and enjoy the wonderful performances and hard work of our incredible students!


Heart & Sole (a Girls on the Run Program for 6-8th grade girls)

Coming this spring to Stargate Middle School!

Calling all 6th-8th grade girls - Come be a part of the fun! Join us at Heart & Sole!


So… What is Girls on the Run Heart & Sole?

Stretch yourself – physically, mentally, socially and emotionally. Girls will be inspired to a lifetime of self-respect and a healthy lifestyle through an innovative program that combines training for a 3.1 mile run/walk race with fun, self empowerment lessons. This program promotes individual achievement and self–confidence. Girls gain self-esteem and learn healthy lifestyle habits while training for a 5K run/walk race.


What if I don’t like to run?

We use the term “running” loosely – girls can run, hop, skip, speed walk or dance towards their goals. The lessons promote self-challenge instead of competition; self-worth instead of societal worth; and cooperation instead of rivalry.


Our goals for each girl are to:

Understand her place in the community.

Have strong sense of identity.

Learn how to give and receive support in a group.

Learn to stand up for herself in a healthy manner.

Have an improved body image.

Complete a 5K run/walk event in the community.


Watch for details in January. Online registration will start February 5.

Practices are twice a week for 90 minutes. Practice begins the week of March 5th and runs through week of May 14th.


Go to www.girlsontherunrockies.org to learn more about this program.


Stargate High School Career Night

Please mark your calendar for January 24th and January 30th for our Stargate High School career nights. We have had a wonderful response from our community with people willing to come talk with our students about their career field at our career nights.  We are still in the early stages of planning, but have decided on January 24th and/or January 30th to host our evening career night/s. More details will come in early January. This Wednesday we will survey the students to see what career fields they are interested in hearing more about so we can schedule our guest speakers for January and we will have students sign up for the exact sessions they wish to attend in early January. The career nights are available for 9th, 10th, and 11th grade students. Whether or not your student knows what career fields they are interested in pursuing, please encourage them attend our career nights.


Adroit Update

Adroit is a chance for student to explore and pursue their passions and position themselves for maximum post-secondary success. We have had a great first semester as design thinkers! The students have used a wide array of tools, skills, and mediums to create some amazing projects and creations that have impacted the people and the community surrounding Stargate. In class now the 6th graders are using Makey Makeys to develop and construct products to make learning fun for others in class. The 7th graders are using RasPi and arduinos in class to investigate how to change the world around them with technology.  
In class next semester, students will spend time engaging in design thinking, preparing for the Adroit Expo in April, and building their skill set with a variety of tools and mediums (woodworking, 3D printing, welding, programming technology, etc.). Along with their in-class experiences the 11th graders will be able to choose from a variety of a menu of options for them to pursue passions outside of the classroom and have the opportunity in class, to reflect on those experiences and share them with their classmates.

A few weeks ago we introduced all 11th grade students to the Adroit requirements that are due. Please have a conversation with your 11th grade student about what options they wish to pursue.

If you would like to donate to Adroit, we are always looking for prototyping materials, building supplies, tools, art supplies, or anything else that you think could be used to design and create. If you are not sure if what you have can be donated, please email Mr. Varel to see if the Adroit classes can use it.










Counseling Updates


Financial Aid Night for Juniors and their families!

Please join us this Thursday, December 14th, 2017, from 6:00-7:00pm for a Financial Aid Night. A representative from Front Range Community College will be presenting on the financial aid process for our Juniors and their families.


Upcoming Finals:

Finals are approaching! It is a stressful time for students, so we wanted to send a quick reminder about self-care! Remember to get plenty of sleep and eat a good breakfast when coming in to take your finals! Keep snacks with you throughout the day in order to keep your focus! And most importantly of all, when finals are over, REST and ENJOY your break!!!!


Upcoming College Reps (College Center):

University of Northern Colorado: January 12, 2018 2:00PM.

Adams State University: January 26, 2018 11:00AM.

*All college representative visits are posted in Naviance. Students need to follow the directions posted there; sign ups must happen through Naviance and Eventbrite in order to attend.*


Junior & Sophomore ROAR (Regional Officers of Admissions of the Rockies) College Fair: January 31, 2018 11:00AM-1:00PM


College Essay Workshop

Attention Juniors: The High School English Department will be piloting a college essay writing workshop this coming January. There will be one session spanning over a three-week period for a total of 4 hours. It will take place after school. They will be accepting up to 40 students for this workshop. Cost: $150 per student. Dates: January 18, 2018 4:00-5:30pm, January 25, 2018 4:00-5:30pm, February 1, 2018 4:00-5:00pm. Sign-up is due by December 15, 2017. The $150 fee will be added to the student’s Infinite Campus fees and needs to be paid through payforit.net by December 21. If you have any questions or to register your student, please contact Ms. vonHilsheimer- tessa.vonhilsheimer@stargateschool.org


Middle School Night In December 15

Hop aboard the Polar Express!  Middle STUGO is proud to bring you a night in on Friday, December 15th from 4:00-6:00pm.  Please join us for a night of fun for only $5.  Your $5 includes dinner, Polar Express movie, games, crafts, and more!  There will also be concessions available for purchase.   If you bring an unwrapped toy or book to donate to the Santa Clause Shop to help children in need this holiday season, you get $1 off admission.  We are also excited to bring you a hot chocolate bar!  For $1 a cup, you make your chocolate any way you want with all the fancy fixins’!   We are looking forward to seeing you for a night of fun together!


Middle School Girls Basketball Registration is Now Open  

Middle School Girls Basketball practice begins Tuesday January 9th 6:30-7:30AM with tryouts. Tryouts will be held Tuesday through Friday of this week. Teams will be made by Friday afternoon, January 12 and posted then. All forms, fees and physicals must be turned in and complete before the first practice. Practices will be Monday, Tuesday and Thursday mornings (6:30am-7:30am)for A and B teams. The Developmental Team will practice Wednesday mornings 6:30-7:30AM.


A schedule of games will be emailed to all parents once registration is complete. Registration Form can be found HERE

Keith Varel and Devon Lotkowski will be coaching again this season. Please feel free to email them with any questions you may have, keith.varel@stargateschool.org, devon.lotkowski@stargateschool.org


Keyboards Needed for Music Theory Class

The Stargate Community, do you have any musical keyboards that aren't being used?  The high school music theory class needs your keyboards next semester.  In class, the students will need to demonstrate and understand how to incorporate music theory and the best way to teach this is by using keyboards.  If you can please donate your keyboard to Mrs. Pegler in the Secondary building.  The keyboards should be 3-4 octaves and should be able to plug in and also have a place for batteries.  If it includes a music stand with it, even better but not necessary.  Please drop off by December 20th.   If you have any questions, please email me at: ariane.pegler@stargateschool.org


Congratulations!

Jongho Choi made it into the All State Orchestra and Gibson Mahnke made it into the MS CU Honor Band.  Congratulations to our Stargate musicians!


Child Care During Board Meeting

Free childcare is being offered during Stargate School Board of Directors Meeting on December 20, 2017 (6:30pm-9:00 pm) for children Kindergarten age and up.  RSVP is required by 9:00 am on December 18. CLICK HERE to sign up for childcare.  Please email alex.king@stargateschool.org with any questions.  This childcare offering is a trial, and continuation is contingent on minimum participation.  Hours subject to change.


Hischke’s Happenings! December 11, 2017

posted Dec 11, 2017, 1:55 PM by Jane Baker   [ updated Dec 11, 2017, 2:23 PM ]


Important Dates

December 14 8:30-11:30 Economics Fair Grades 3-4

December 11-21 Spirit Week

December 19 “Double” Dining out night- Chipotle or Panda Express

December 20-6:30 pm Board of Directors Meeting

December 22-Staff Development Day-No school for students

December 25-January 5-Winter Break-campus is closed

January 8-Staff Development-No school for students

January 9-K-2 Assessments, grades 3-5 students return to school (Sign ups will come out at the end of this week.)


Yearbook Club for 5th Grade Students

A yearbook club made up of 5th graders is in the works.  We would like to have 5 kids from each of homeroom class in the club.  It’s a first-come, first serve basis so when the spots are filled by the first meeting, it is full.  


The committee will meet on Thursdays from 3:15-4:15 in a classroom to be determined.  The group will be led by our volunteer Moms, Dita Darrah and Stacy Tempas.  The first meeting is January 11.  The students will meet every week until the middle of March when the book will be sent to the publisher.  


The kids will have the opportunity to select the pictures and layout of the book as well as selecting the style, colors and design.  This will be a fun, team effort and they will get to interact with other grades as well to collect photos.  The kids will need to commit to the time requirement in order for us to meet the deadline.  


Below is a link to the sign-up for the committee.   

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0c4da5a72aa0fd0-201718


A Note From Our Counselor, Lauren Gibson:

Cultural Awareness in December

During the month of December, our students have been focusing on Cultural Awareness and different holidays around the world! I have absolutely loved the curiosity about different cultures and the empathy that the students have been showing towards others in the classrooms and in the hallways. At home, please feel free to learn about different cultures, traditions and holidays around the world with your child. I hope the students become aware and knowledgeable about other cultures and traditions as they grow up in today's world!

 

This month, the students are also learning about how to manage anger with lessons from the Second Step social-emotional curriculum. Please practice different strategies at home that can help your child manage emotions. I love deep breathing, journaling, mindfulness, positive imagery, eating healthy and especially staying active! The weather is supposed to improve so spend a lot of time soaking up the sun and enjoying the outdoors. Please remember to start the day off in a positive light and encourage your child in any way possible!  



Holiday Giving Tree

‘Tis the season for sharing and helping others in need. We are collecting gifts and gift cards for families in need from Leroy Drive Elementary, as well as some Stargate families. Please see the gift tags in the front office for specific items requested and return the gifts and gift cards to the front office. Gift cards from Target, Walmart, and King Soopers are always welcome. Please remember to attach the tag with the gift and leave at the front office by December 15.


ELEMENTARY SPIRIT WEEK
DEC. 11- STARGATE SPIRIT DAY (MONDAY FUNDAY)
DEC. 12 - KIDS DRESS LIKE A TEACHER/TEACHERS DRESS LIKE KIDS (TEACHER TUESDAY)
DEC. 13  - CRAZY HAT/HAIR DAY (WACKY WEDNESDAY)
DEC. 14 - MOVIE AND CHARACTER DAY (THEATRE THURSDAY)
DEC. 15 - SPORTS (FOOTBALL FRIDAY)

DEC. 18 - NEON COLOR DAY (HAPPY HIGHLIGHTERS)
DEC. 19 -  JULY ON CHRISTMAS (JULYMAS)
DEC. 20 - WINTER AND/OR HOLIDAY THEMED DAY (WINHOLIDAYDAY)
DEC. 21 - UGLY SWEATER DAY (SWUGLY WEATERS DAY)

Elementary Library Wish List

Please use the link below to view the materials we would like to add or replace in our library. We are always thankful for any new or gently used donations. Thank you for all your support!

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1QOhIcuRqZo6TbIfNtrFRT_NcVYthij5bm9BVTNogwOA/edit?usp=sharing

 

Dressember

For many people, the idea of making an actual difference feels impossible and out of reach. When you donate to an organization, it is tough to know where your money goes, and that is why Dressember makes it a priority to ensure your gifts go toward life-changing efforts truly aiding the fight for human dignity.  


When you donate to (or fundraise on behalf of) Dressember, you are a part of large, anti-trafficking grants that provide our partners with grants that move the needle forward toward actual change. Our community is passionate about saving lives, and so are we. This is why we believe it is important for our advocates and donors to know their efforts are being poured directly into the most impactful projects and programs in fight for freedom.

Retrieved from http://www.dressember.org/impact/


Please plan on wearing a dress or bow tie this Friday to kickoff the month of Dressember.


Here is additional information:

HOW TO DRESSEMBER

HOW TO SET UP YOUR FUNDRAISING PAGE


BYOD Guidelines for 5th Grade Families

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

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


Child Care During Board Meeting

Free childcare is being offered during Stargate School Board of Directors Meeting on December 20, 2017 (6:30pm-9:00 pm) for children Kindergarten age and up.  RSVP is required by 9:00 am on December 18. CLICK HERE to sign up for childcare.  Please email alex.king@stargateschool.org with any questions.  This childcare offering is a trial, and continuation is contingent on minimum participation.  Hours subject to change.


C Notes 12/5/17

posted Dec 5, 2017, 4:33 PM by Jane Baker


Holiday Giving Tree

‘Tis the season for sharing and helping others in need.We are collecting gifts and gift cards for families in need from Leroy Drive Elementary, as well as some Stargate families. Please see the gift tags in the front office for specific items requested and return the gifts and gift cards to the front office. Gift cards from Target, Walmart, King Soopers are always welcome.Please remember to attach the tag with the gift and leave at the front office by December 15.


Book Fair at Barnes and Noble

The Barnes & Noble Bookfair will be December 8-10, 2017. Use ID #12266250 at Any Barnes & Noble nationwide and the Stargate Library will receive a percentage of every purchase made. Including online!  (Dec 8-13)  Our Big Event Day will be at the Thornton Barnes & Noble on 120th and Washington St. on December 9th- all day. Come enjoy special activities and performances by Stargate students and staff. You don’t want to miss our 5th grade Choir as they perform several Beatles song in costume!(10:30am) Come support the Stargate Library and get some Christmas shopping done, all at the same time! Or get your Starbucks fix because that counts too! (Only at the Thornton B&N)


Winterfest XIII  

Winterfest XIII will have a whole new program this year featuring art and musical performances of different styles and periods. Band and Orchestra teacher Ariane Pegler is working with Art teachers Kristen Roberts and Lucas Thomas to create a gallery walk where you can enjoy performances, art and accompanying treats! Be sure to see the Middle School and High School Bands and Orchestras starting at 6:30, then walk through the hallways and find classrooms dedicated to examples of Baroque, Classical, Romantic, 20th Century, Contemporary, Holiday chamber music and artwork that goes along with those time periods. All performances will be repeated so you don’t have to miss a thing. The middle and high school ensembles will be performing at the beginning and end of the concert program.
You won’t want to miss a moment!

 

Child Care During Board Meeting

Free childcare is being offered during Stargate School Board of Directors Meeting on December 20, 2017 (6:30pm-9:00 pm) for children Kindergarten age and up.  RSVP is required by 9:00 am on October 16th. CLICK HERE to sign up for childcare.  Please email alex.king@stargateschool.org with any questions.  This childcare offering is a trial, and continuation is contingent on minimum participation.  Hours subject to change.

 

Stargate Annual Campaign

At Stargate Charter School, we’ve spent more than 20 years building a nurturing and thoughtful educational community for intellectually gifted learners and their families. It is a place where academic excellence is valued, and learning is celebrated as a lifelong process. We support the unique academic and social needs of each student, and encourage students to share their passions and values with openness and civility. Choosing Stargate as your family’s school of choice shows your investment in your student’s education. We ask you to consider investing in that education with a financial donation to Stargate during our year long Annual Campaign.

 

As a charter school, Stargate receives funding provided through Federal, State and local District funds based on enrollment levels on a per pupil basis. In Colorado, charter schools receive ~20% less funds per pupil than their traditional counterparts for school operations. To cover the difference, Stargate has three major fundraising efforts: (1) the Annual Campaign, (2) the Fall Fundraiser, and (3) the Spring Gala. All three fundraising efforts must be successful to meet the difference. Money from this important campaign supplements our funding gap by supporting the purchase of classroom supplies, instructional materials, technology updates, lunch tables, auditorium seating, and everything in between.

 

Please consider a tax deductible donation of $300 per family as an investment that will benefit our children for years to come. Our campaign runs through the entire 2017-2018 school year. You can make a one-time donation or set up monthly recurring donations using our online, secure donation site located here or drop off a check made out to "Stargate" at either front office.

 

Many companies match charitable donations; we encourage you to explore if your company provides this benefit. If you have questions about matching gifts, please contact the Stargate Chief Financial Officer, Lynne Allen, at 303-450-3936 or via email: lynne.allen@stargateschool.org.

 

Every student counts. Every gift counts. Every dollar donated to Stargate stays at Stargate!

 

Stargate Fundraising

Holiday Fundraising Online – Honey Baked Ham and Wine For the Holiday’s Fundraiser

Purchase a Honey Baked Ham gift card online for yourself, family members, friends and teacher gifts and make the holidays easy!   Gift card increments are:  $10, $25, $35 or $50. Stargate receives 20% off all cards sold during this event. This fundraiser runs from 11/01/2017 thru 12/15/2017. Share this link with family and friends: https://honeybakedfundraising.com/fundraisers/stargate_holiday_fundraiser

Please join us for our online Wine for the Holidays Fundraiser - we are raising our glasses and cheering the holidays! All orders made through www.eventstlc.com/Stargate will benefit our school – 10% of the purchase price will be donated to Stargate School. Don’t forget to order wine for Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Christmas or what-ever holidays your family loves to celebrate! Need presents? What a great idea to send wine. #WINENOT! Cheers!” This FUNdraiser runs from 11/13/2017 to 1/31/2018. ORDER TODAY AT: ww.eventstlc.com/Stargate

Find flyers here with detailed information.

Thank you Erin Barclay and Darcie Ball for your efforts in setting up this fundraiser!

 

AmazonSmile

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

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

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


There is a Google Chrome extension that you can install that will always change your Amazon URL to smile.amazon:

https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/smile-always/jgpmhnmjbhgkhpbgelalfpplebgfjmbf?hl=en

 

Upcoming events

"Double"Dining Out Night - Tuesday, December 19th

Our next dining out night on Tuesday, December 19th features TWO choices near each other - Chipotle located at 951 E. 120th Ave. Suite A in Thornton, CO (4:00pm -8:00pm) OR Panda Express located at 901 E. 120th Ave, Unit A in Thornton, CO (4:00pm - 7:00pm). Bring in the flyer, located here, or show it on your smartphone or tell the cashier you’re supporting Stargate to make sure that the proceeds go to Stargate School. Chipotle will donate 50% of the proceeds and Panda Express will donate 20%.

 

Great Stocking Stuffer - Denver Nuggets Spirit Night, Friday, February 23rd

Calling all hoops fans! Join Stargate Fundraising at the Pepsi Center when the Denver Nuggets host the San Antonio Spurs, Friday February 23, 2018. Game starts at 7pm. Prices have been discounted with a portion of each ticket sold going back to support Stargate. Lower Level seats are $54 and Upper Level seats are $28. Tickets can be purchased online at:  https://nuggets.teamkse.com/stargate/

Please direct any questions to: fundraising@stargateschool.org

 

Next Meeting -

Stargate Fundraising Committee

There will be a Fundraising meeting, Thursday, December 7th at 6:00 pm in the Stargate Secondary Building (in the College Room).  This meeting is open to the community and anyone interested in giving back  or becoming more involved in  Stargate is encouraged to attend - hope you can join us!  If you are unable to attend but would like to find out more about the Fundraising Committee, please email fundraising@stargateschool.org.


Community Relations Committee

CRC meets next Wednesday, December 13th at 8:15am at Daylight Donuts. The meeting is open to everyone and should last approximately one hour. If you would like to be added to our distribution list, please email crc@stargateschool.org . Chili Cook-Off and Bingo are in the works! Save the date for January 26, 6:00pm in the Elementary Commons.


Hischke’s Happenings! November 27, 2017

posted Nov 27, 2017, 2:34 PM by Jane Baker


Important Dates

November 28- 6:00pm Stargate High School Information Night for all Stargate families

December 1-Fundraising Allocation Application Deadline

December 1 8:45-11:45 5th Grade AMC Orchard Theatre Field Trip

December 4-Staff Development Day-No school for students

December 5-6:30pm Prospective Parent Night

December 7-6:30pm Elementary Family Code Night

December 8-10-Book Fair at Barnes and Noble

December 20-6:30pm Board of Directors Meeting

December 22-Staff Development Day-No school for students

December 25-January 5-Winter Break-campus is closed

January 8-Staff Development-No school for students

January 9-K-2 Assessments, grades 3-5 students return to school


Holiday Giving Tree

‘Tis the season for sharing and helping others in need. We are collecting gifts and gift cards for families in need from Leroy Drive Elementary, as well as some Stargate families. Please see the gift tags in the front office for specific items requested and return the gifts and gift cards to the front office. Gift cards from Target, Walmart, and King Soopers are always welcome. Please remember to attach the tag with the gift and leave at the front office by December 15.


Book Fair at Barnes and Noble

The Barnes & Noble Bookfair will be December 8-10, 2017. Use ID #12266250 at Any Barnes & Noble nationwide and the Stargate Library will receive a percentage of every purchase made. Including online!  (Dec 8-13)  Our Big Event Day will be at the Thornton Barnes & Noble on 120th and Washington St. on December 9th- all day. Come enjoy special activities and performances by Stargate students and staff. You don’t want to miss our 5th grade Choir as they perform several Beatles song in costume!(10:30am) Each Stargate student will be receiving a free Raffle Ticket in their Monday folder to enter when they come in that day for a chance to win an awesome gift basket. Come support the Stargate Library and get some Christmas shopping done, all at the same time! Or get your Starbucks fix because that counts too! (Only at the Thornton B&N). We are also looking for a few volunteers to help at B&N on Saturday, December 9th.   Please contact Jean Farr (jean.farr@stargateschool.org) or Rachelle Czarnecki (rachelle.czarnecki@stargateschool.org), if you are interested.


Elementary Library Wish List

Please use the link below to view the materials we would like to add or replace in our library. We are always thankful for any new or gently used donations. Thank you for all your support!

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1QOhIcuRqZo6TbIfNtrFRT_NcVYthij5bm9BVTNogwOA/edit?usp=sharing


Family Code Night -  Thursday, December 7, 2017 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.

Please mark your calendar. Sign up is required and will be sent the end of November in an email blast.

Family Code Night” is a whole-school, whole-family Stargate event at which kids grades K-5 and their parents do their first hour of computer programming – together!  At this special evening of learning and fun, you’ll play in parent-child teams to complete fun Code.org puzzles and challenges at your own pace, and learn core concepts in coding in this very first hour.  Afterwards, you’ll go home with a special “Code On at Home” guide to continue coding puzzles, learning and fun at home.  No coding experience needed, laptops available if needed (or bring one device for each two attendees).  This is a great experience to share with your kids!  Featuring Hour of Code puzzles from Code.org®!

 

Dressember

For many people, the idea of making an actual difference feels impossible and out of reach. When you donate to an organization, it is tough to know where your money goes, and that is why Dressember makes it a priority to ensure your gifts go toward life-changing efforts truly aiding the fight for human dignity.  


When you donate to (or fundraise on behalf of) Dressember, you are a part of large, anti-trafficking grants that provide our partners with grants that move the needle forward toward actual change. Our community is passionate about saving lives, and so are we. This is why we believe it is important for our advocates and donors to know their efforts are being poured directly into the most impactful projects and programs in fight for freedom.

Retrieved from http://www.dressember.org/impact/


Please plan on wearing a dress or bow tie this Friday to kickoff the month of Dressember.


Here is additional information:

HOW TO DRESSEMBER

HOW TO SET UP YOUR FUNDRAISING PAGE


Fundraising​ ​Allocation​ ​Committee
The Fundraising Allocation Committee is excited to announce the second round of fundraising allocations. Request Applications are due by this Friday December 1, 2017 and the FAC will meet on December 13, 2017 to review the requests.

Any current Stargate Stakeholder or current Stargate student is welcome to apply for funds to purchase items/materials. Requests will be prioritized based on impact to students, programs, and teachers. If you have questions please reach out to your building principal. Requests that exceed $5000 must be approved by the Governance Board. If you would like to submit an applications, please access it here:
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfVAfvV9g5nBDNRM4EjA9Lr0XHFzY9IYr6NXrzX5FYCMiUVoQ/viewform


BYOD Guidelines for 5th Grade Families

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

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

Cable Connection November 27, 2017

posted Nov 27, 2017, 2:23 PM by Jane Baker


Important Dates:

November 28- 6:00pm Stargate High School Information Night for Middle School families

November 30- 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm NHS Induction

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

December 1-Fundraising Allocation Application Deadline

December 4-Staff Development Day-no school for students

December 8-Winterfest Performances and Art Show

December 8-10-Book Fair at Barnes and Noble

December 13- Middle and High School Choir Concert

December 14- Financial Aid Night for Juniors

December 15-Middle School Night In

December 18-21 Secondary Finals

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

December 20-6:30pm Board of Directors Meeting

December 22-Staff Development Day-no school for students

December 25-January 5-Winter Break-campus is closed

January 8-Staff Development-no school for students

January 9-Students return to school


Secondary Finals December 18-21

In an effort to maximize student success and minimize student stress and anxiety, our finals schedule is spread-out over four days and, as indicated in our school calendar published last spring, December 19th, December 20th, and December 21st will be half days (8:15 am - 11:30 am). This schedule allows students to have no more than two finals each day, and extra time to prepare for finals/decompress in the afternoon on December 19th and December 20th. Please make arrangements for your student to be picked up by noon on December 19th, December 20th and December 21st. Also remember that students do not have class on Friday, December 22nd. Please access the detailed finals schedule here.   

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

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


Holiday Giving Tree

‘Tis the season for sharing and helping others in need.We are collecting gifts and gift cards for families in need from Leroy Drive Elementary, as well as some Stargate families. Please see the gift tags in the front office for specific items requested and return the gifts and gift cards to the front office. Gift cards from Target, Walmart, King Soopers are always welcome.Please remember to attach the tag with the gift and leave at the front office by December 15.


One Act Festival
The Stargate Theatre Department will be hosting our second annual One Act Play Festival. There are 10 short one act plays, directed by Stargate High School Theatre students and featuring both Middle and High School actors. There will be 5 short plays produced on Monday, December 11th beginning at 6:30 PM and 5 different short plays produced on Tuesday, December 12th beginning at 6:30 PM. (Titles of which show will perform on which night will be released a week prior to performances.)
This year we have 3 of our plays that are written by student directors. We even have a One Act musical version of "The Little Match Girl" in the works.
They will be held on the Secondary commons stage.
Tickets are general admission, $4 for parents and students.
Stargate staff is free.
Please bring your family and enjoy the wonderful performances and hard work of our incredible students!


STARGATE HIGH SCHOOL’S 1ST CAREER NIGHT NEEDS YOU!!!
PLEASE SHARE YOUR CAREER EXPERIENCE WITH STARGATE HIGH SCHOOLERS!
If you are interested in speaking to high school students regarding your current or past career field(s), please complete our short form (Stargate High School Career Nights Volunteer Form). Once all forms are completed, the career field options will be given to the students and you will be contacted if your field was selected. Completing the form does not guarantee you will be contacted, but will provide us with a database of potential speakers for this year and future years.
Each evening session will be broken into 2-4 periods of approximately 30 minutes (depending on number of students interested). If selected, we ask that participants plan to speak for 15-20 minutes in each of the periods. The last 10-15 minutes in each period will be Question/Answer.
We plan to host the first Career Night in January from 6:30pm-8:30pm (dates based on your responses to the form).
Please share the link to this form with anyone you think may be interested. THANK YOU!!! Still have questions? email Dena Kemp at thekemphouse@gmail.com.


High School Yearbooks

High School yearbooks are now on sale! Don't miss out on a great way to commemorate all your wonderful Stargate memories. Just go here to order your yearbook today! Plain yearbooks are $51 and personalized yearbooks are $59. You must pay online through Pictavo in order to get your book; we are no longer accepting cash or check. As with last year, we will not order extras. Prices will go up after December 1.


Middle School Yearbooks

Order here: Stargate Charter 6-8-Yearbooks-Pictavo Community

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

Personalized books will be $59 before December 1st and $64 after December 1st.


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


Baby Ads to be placed in the middle school yearbook – 8th grade students only

  • Photo guidelines:

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

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


High​ ​School​ ​Counseling​ ​Update

Upcoming College Reps (College Center):
Adams State University: January 26, 2018 11:00AM.

*All college representative visits are posted in Naviance. Students need to follow the directions posted there; sign ups must happen through Naviance and Eventbrite in order to attend.*

Junior Class Financial Aid Night: December 14, 2017 6:00-7:00PM
Junior & Sophomore ROAR (Regional Officers of Admissions of the Rockies) College Fair: January 31, 2018 11:00AM-1:00PM

College Essay Workshop

Attention Juniors: The High School English Department will be piloting a college essay writing workshop this coming January. There will be one session spanning over a three-week period for a total of 4 hours. It will take place after school. They will be accepting up to 40 students for this workshop. Cost: $150 per student. Dates: January 18, 2018 4:00-5:30pm, January 25, 2018 4:00-5:30pm, February 1, 2018 4:00-5:00pm. Sign-up is due by December 15, 2017. The $150 fee will be added to the student’s Infinite Campus fees and needs to be paid through payforit.net by December 21. If you have any questions or to register your student, please contact Ms. vonHilsheimer- tessa.vonhilsheimer@stargateschool.org


Middle School Night In December 15

Hop aboard the Polar Express!  Middle STUGO is proud to bring you a night in on Friday, December 15th from 4:00-6:00pm.  Please join us for a night of fun for only $5.  Your $5 includes dinner, Polar Express movie, games, crafts, and more!  There will also be concessions available for purchase.   If you bring an unwrapped toy or book to donate to the Santa Clause Shop to help children in need this holiday season, you get $1 off admission.  We are also excited to bring you a hot chocolate bar!  For $1 a cup, you make your chocolate any way you want with all the fancy fixins’!   We are looking forward to seeing you for a night of fun together!   


Keyboards Needed for Music Theory Class

The Stargate Community, do you have any musical keyboards that aren't being used?  The high school music theory class needs your keyboards next semester.  In class, the students will need to demonstrate and understand how to incorporate music theory and the best way to teach this is by using keyboards.  If you can please donate your keyboard to Mrs. Pegler in the Secondary building.  The keyboards should be 3-4 octaves and should be able to plug in and also have a place for batteries.  If it includes a music stand with it, even better but not necessary.  Please drop off by December 20th.   If you have any questions, please email me at: ariane.pegler@stargateschool.org

Book Fair at Barnes and Noble

The Barnes & Noble Bookfair will be December 8-10, 2017. Use ID #12266250 at Any Barnes & Noble nationwide and the Stargate Library will receive a percentage of every purchase made. Including online!  (Dec 8-13)  Our Big Event Day will be at the Thornton Barnes & Noble on 120th and Washington St. on December 9th- all day. Come enjoy special activities and performances by Stargate students and staff. You don’t want to miss our 5th grade Choir as they perform several Beatles song in costume!(10:30am)
Come support the Stargate Library and get some Christmas shopping done, all at the same time!
Or get your Starbucks fix because that counts too! (Only at the Thornton B&N)


High School Track and Field

It's time to start gearing up for high school track and field!!!

If you are interested in running, throwing, or jumping, we will have a pre-season meeting to cover winter training and details about the season. We will meet on Tuesday, November 28th at 3:50pm in Room 162. Come dressed in workout clothes because we will train afterwards. Our pre-season training will run every Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 3:50pm to 5:30pm. The official season starts in late February. Last season we had a lot of success for a brand new team and this year we will be even better!See you soon! Please see Coach Vaughan or Coach Williams with any questions.


Winterfest XIII  

Winterfest XIII will have a whole new program this year featuring art and musical performances of different styles and periods. Band and Orchestra teacher Ariane Pegler is working with Art teachers Kristen Roberts and Lucas Thomas to create a gallery walk where you can enjoy performances, art and accompanying treats! Be sure to see the Middle School and High School Bands and Orchestras starting at 6:30, then walk through the hallways and find classrooms dedicated to examples of Baroque, Classical, Romantic, 20th Century, Contemporary, Holiday chamber music and artwork that goes along with those time periods. All performances will be repeated so you don’t have to miss a thing. The middle and high school ensembles will be performing at the beginning and end of the concert program.
You won’t want to miss a moment!


Secondary Food Drive

Thank you so much to everyone who helped with the food drive this year! From Officer Mendez and his friends for the idea and the delivery, to Mr. Sergeeff for the wonderful video, Mr. Varel for his contributions, all of the families that donated, and all of the wonderful kids who jumped in unexpectedly today to help us get everything delivered, we couldn’t have done it without you. Here’s to another amazing drive next year with even more donations! With a total of about 1 item per person in the secondary building (about 750 items total), we’re going to be able to say we all made a huge difference with some hungry Adams 12 families this year.


Fundraising​ ​Allocation​ ​Committee
The Fundraising Allocation Committee is excited to announce the second round of fundraising allocations. Request Applications are due by this Friday December 1, 2017 and the FAC will meet on December 13, 2017 to review the requests.

Any current Stargate Stakeholder or current Stargate student is welcome to apply for funds to purchase items/materials. Requests will be prioritized based on impact to students, programs, and teachers. If you have questions please reach out to your building principal. Requests that exceed $5000 must be approved by the Governance Board. If you would like to submit an applications, please access it here:
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfVAfvV9g5nBDNRM4EjA9Lr0XHFzY9IYr6NXrzX5FYCMiUVoQ/viewform

Reminder - Stargate Rules for Traffic, Parking and Pick Up/Drop Off

posted Nov 16, 2017, 4:31 PM by Lisa Griffin   [ updated Nov 16, 2017, 4:38 PM ]

Distributed Nov. 6, 2017 via email to Community members

Stargate​ ​Parking​ ​and​ ​Pick​ ​Up/Drop​ ​Off​ ​Procedures

Effective​ ​November​ ​6,​ ​2017 

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This top picture shows designated PERMIT parking for staff(yellow) and students(light blue) The construction zone is shown in red. 

Parents are NOT allowed to park in the north staff/ student lot. These students have paid $50 for the year to be guaranteed a safe spot to park their cars and go to school. Staff parking is also for Teachers and Stargate Staff ONLY. These spots are usually filled before everyone else arrives. Teachers may also park in the lot in front of Elementary.

Construction is for staging for the new Performing Arts and Adroit building. We know it is going to be a tough year but we are positive that the ends will justify the means to our kids when the project is complete. Unfortunately it will be the remainder of this year. There​ ​is​ ​no​ ​student​ ​pick​ ​up​ ​after​ ​school​ ​in​ ​the​ ​North​ ​lot.

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This​ ​picture shows ​our​ ​current​ ​pick​ ​up/drop​ ​off​ ​loop​ ​with​ ​instructions.

The top box in white says “student drop off only” it also says “student parking only and no parent parking” in the North Lot. At this time we will be working on enforcing these instructions and will work on signs stating “Student Parking Only”. We need everyone to respect this and our new drivers. After school, there is NO pick up allowed in the North lot. Please pick up along the loop or park in the GREEN parent parking lots.

Elementary​ ​pick​ ​up​ ​procedures:

  1. Do not leave your car in the pick up loop. If you need to get out of your car, please park.
  2. If your last name ends in A-J, pick up at 3:00. If your last name ends in K-Z, arrive at 3:10. Splitting the pick up means 300 kids getting picked up per shift instead of 600 all at one time. Your carpool situation dictates what shift works best for you.
  3. Please try to be as quick as possible.
  4. Please make friends! Stargate is a community and CARPOOL is the best way to make a strong community!

Secondary​ ​pick​ ​up​ ​procedures:

  1. If your last name ends in A-J, pick up at 3:35. If your last name ends in K-Z, pick up at 3:45. This will also split pick up into two shifts. Your carpool situation dictates what shift works best for you.
  2. If you do pick up your student on Washington DO NOT DOUBLE PARK!!!! PICK UP ONLY AT THE CURB.
  3. NEVER STOP AND WAIT ON WASHINGTON SOUTH OF THE MAIN ENTRANCE. You block the sight of cars exiting and cutting across Washington. It’s only a matter of time before we have an accident.
  4. When exiting at the main entrance, do​ ​not​ ​sit​ ​and​ ​wait​ ​to​ ​cut​ ​across​ ​Washington​ ​to​ ​u​ ​turn​ ​and​ ​go​ ​south.​ Turn right on Washington, go north to the light on 146th and make a legal u-turn at the light. It is A LOT faster and safer to get out then waiting and impeding flow of traffic.
  5. Please make friends! Stargate is a community and CARPOOL is the best way to make a strong community! We know we have a parking problem but if we all work together and follow the rules we are trying to put forth we can make a difference.

C Notes 11/13/17

posted Nov 13, 2017, 2:35 PM by Jane Baker


It is hard to believe it's the last week of school before Thanksgiving break. I know I have a lot to be thankful for as I'm sure do each of you.

I am truly thankful to be a part of this amazing school family. This empathetic community of students, families and staff who truly put our kids and their education first.


I am thankful for the countless hours, early mornings and late nights that our teachers and staff contribute. The staff is truly my second family and I can't thank them enough for the school they've helped build.


I am thankful for the hundreds of hours that our volunteers put forth to plan events, help in classrooms, chaperone field trips, contribute during evening committee meetings, and govern the school. Without your selfless donation of time, Stargate would not be where we are today.


I am thankful for the students and the constant reminder of why we show up each day. Their innovative, creative and thoughtful minds allow us to go deeper beyond the surface to really connect with the learning.  


Thank you to my family, Morgan, Cooper, Tatum and Joni. The grace you show me, the love and understanding are tremendous contributors to my work. I love and appreciate you very much!


I hope you all have a wonderful and enjoyable week off and take some time to play hard and love hard.

Josh


Coffee​ ​with​ ​C​ ​-​ ​11/14/17​ ​-​ ​8:15am

Join us for our second Coffee with C on Tuesday, November 14, 2017 at 8:15am in the K-5

Commons. We will review the Unified Improvement Plan (UIP) that is created by our School Accountability Committee and Administration. You will receive an update from our professional development department and also have time for questions and comments.


Social and Emotional Aspects of Giftedness Presented by Terry Bradley, M.A. Gifted Education Specialist and Past President of CAGT (Colorado Association for Gifted and Talented) Wednesday, November 15, 2017 6:00 – 7:30 PM Adams 12 Education Support Center 1500 E 128th Ave., Thornton Terry Bradley will speak on how gifted kids not only think differently but also feel differently. Growing up gifted is a qualitatively different experience. As parents, it’s important not only to be aware of their greater academic or creative capabilities, but also to be cognizant of their unique emotional capacities and complexities. This will be an opportunity to meet other families of gifted students to support and encourage one another. QUESTIONS? Email: info@a12gifted.org


The Secondary and Elementary schools are both hosting Thanksgiving Food Drives! Check out this great video courtesy of Mr. Sergeeff and his students.


Elementary - It is time for our Thanksgiving Food Drive! The Girls on the Run Program and Stargate Elementary students will team up to collect food for Food for Hope. Food for Hope is a non-profit organization that collects food for families in need in Adams County.

 

Secondary - It is time for our Thanksgiving Food Drive! The drive is for all grades, but for the high school it will be competition based. All donations will be going to Thornton Middle School through the School Resource Officers. We will be accepting donations until November 17th. The middle school will be putting food in the English breakout space and the high schoolers will bring to their grade level team lead. Freshmen will bring food to Dr. Pegler’s room, sophomores to Ms. Walsh’s room, and juniors to Mr. Mikow’s room. The high school classes will compete through a point based system where any non-perishable food is worth 10 points and a Thanksgiving themed food item is worth 30 points.

 

Items that are greatly appreciated!

  • Mashed potato mixes

  • Cornbread mixes

  • Stuffing

  • Canned pumpkin

  • Canned green beans

  • Cranberry sauce

  • Gravy

  • Pudding/JELLO

  • Dried fruit

  • Mac ‘n’ cheese boxes

  • Powdered drink mixes

  • Canned corn

  • Canned yams

  • Canned soup

  • Biscuit mix

  • Canned fruit (light syrup)

  • Canned vegetables (low sodium)

  • Canned chicken, salmon, tuna

  • Peanut butter

  • Whole wheat, corn, or flour tortillas

  • Rice

  • Granola/protein bars

  • Applesauce (no sugar added)

  • Oatmeal (box of individual packets)

  • Whole grain cereal

  • Beef stew/Hearty canned soups


Just a reminder that school is closed November 20th - 24th for the Thanksgiving Holiday Break.


Fundraising Updates

Stargate Fall Fundraiser

A huge "Thank You" to all of our Stargate supporters for your efforts towards the Fall Fundraiser - the net result for Stargate was $34K!! Here are the final dates for deliveries, etc.:

Wednesday, Nov. 15th Item Delivery: Items will be ready for pick up at the field house at the end of the day. We will try to deliver smaller items to the classrooms.

Wednesday, Nov. 15th Limo ride to lunch, 11:05am – 12:00pm, Middle School

Stargate Spirit Wear

Stargate Spirit Wear Sale is up and running! Get your Starate gear while you still can. Nike Fleece hoodies for only $38.99!! That's less than RETAIL price. Remember, the sale is open to students, parents, grandparents, siblings, aunts, uncles, dog walkers, nannies, coaches, everyone that loves Stargate! ***Sale ends 11/19 at MIDNIGHT! *** This will be our only spirit wear sale for the year. The flyer is posted here and flyers will be sent home in K-5 Monday folders on 11/13. All sales are online only! For quick, online order placement, go to:

www.bsnteamsports.com

Access code: SSSpirit17

Thank you Dannielle Dye for making our Spirit Wear sale happen!

 

Holiday Fundraising Online – Honey Baked Ham and Wine For the Holiday’s Fundraiser

Purchase a Honey Baked Ham gift card online for yourself, family members, friends and teacher gifts and make the holidays easy!   Gift card increments are:  $10, $25, $35 or $50. Stargate receives 20% off all cards sold during this event. This fundraiser runs from 11/01/2017 thru 12/15/2017. Share this link with family and friends: https://honeybakedfundraising.com/fundraisers/stargate_holiday_fundraiser

Please join us for our online Wine for the Holiday’s Fundraiser - we are raising our glasses and cheering the holidays! All orders made through www.eventstlc.com/Stargate will benefit our school – 10% of the purchase price will be donated to Stargate School. Don’t forget to order wine for Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Christmas or what-ever holidays your family loves to celebrate! Need presents? What a great idea to send wine. #WINENOT! Cheers!” This FUNdraiser runs from 11/13/2017 to 1/31/2018. ORDER TODAY AT: www.eventstlc.com/Stargate

Find flyers here with detailed information.

Thank you Erin Barclay and Darcie Ball for your efforts in setting up this fundraiser!

AmazonSmile

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

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

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

Stargate Gala 2018: "Opt In" for a digital invitation!

We are preparing invitations for our March 10, 2018 Stargate Gala at The Omni Interlocken Resort. We are once again offering the option to receive a digtal invitation rather than a printed one. This reduces our cost for printing and delivery and is environmentally friendly! Click the link here (and below) and complete the form to opt in to receive an electronic invitation to the Gala. Please respond by Friday, November 17th to opt in. Opt-Out of Mailed Invitations for the 2018 Stargate Gala

Do you still want the invitation mailed to your home? No problem and no need to do anything. We'll send mailed invitations to those families that choose to not opt in to receive an electronic invitation.

Harry Potter Night

The Fundraising Committee has a few t-shirts and Pop Sockets available for purchase. Please contact fundraising@stargateschool.org to purchase yours! Thank you to Leora Cohen for helping with our sales!

 

Harry Potter Night Pictures with Dumbledore

Here are your photos with Dumbledore.  Click on an image and you'll see a download icon on the bottom right.  Enjoy!

https://yvonnemin.smugmug.com/2017-October-Stargate-Harry-Potter-Night/n-XbsfK2/

 

 

Next Meeting - Stargate Fundraising Committee

There will be a Fundraising meeting, Thursday, December 7th at 6:00 pm in the Stargate Secondary Building (in the College Room).  This meeting is open to the community and anyone interested in giving back or becoming more involved in  Stargate is encouraged to attend - hope you can join us!  If you are unable to attend but would like to find out more about the Fundraising Committee, please email fundraising@stargateschool.org.

Community Relations Committee

Chili Cook-Off and Bingo are in the works! Save the date for January 26, 6:00pm in the Elementary Commons.  Details to come after the Thanksgiving break. Chili contest information and volunteer information will be included.


The next CRC meeting is Wednesday, December 13, at 8:15 at Daylight Donuts.


Fundraising Allocation Committee

The Fundraising Allocation Committee is excited to announce the second round of fundraising allocations. Request Applications are due by December 1, 2017 and the FAC will meet on December 13, 2017 to review the requests.


Any current Stargate Stakeholder or current Stargate student is welcome to apply for funds to purchase items/materials. Requests will be prioritized based on impact to students, programs, and teachers. If you have questions please reach out to your building principal. Requests that exceed $5000 must be approved by the Governance Board. If you would like to submit an applications, please access it HERE.

Cable Connection November 6, 2017

posted Nov 6, 2017, 3:22 PM by Jane Baker


Important Dates:

November 7-Spirit Day at Chick-Fil-A Larkridge

November 7-Middle School Ice Cream/Bingo for Fundraiser Winners

November 10-Veterans Day Holiday-campus is closed

November 13- 10th grade College Visit to CU Boulder

November 14- 8:15am Coffee with C- Elementary Commons

November 14- 8th grade Career Expo

November 15-Middle School lunch-Limo Rode for Fundraiser Winners

November 15-6:30pm Board Meeting Secondary College Center

November 15-6:00pm-7:30pm Adams 12 GT Parents Group Presentation-Terry Bradley

November 20-24-Thanksgiving Break-campus is closed

November 30- 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm NHS Induction

December 1-Fundraising Allocation Application Deadline

December 4-Staff Development Day-no school for students



Happy Monday!


I want to congratulate Christopher, and everyone involved, on an fantastic fall play. Christopher, Adam and the student cast and crew presented "The Man Who Came to Dinner" last Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. From the costumes, to the set, to the acting, the show was incredible.


Job well done!

Rob



The Man Who Came To Dinner



November 15 Board Meeting Child Care

Free childcare is being offered during Stargate School Board of Directors Meetings (6:30-9:00 pm) for children Kindergarten age and up.  RSVP is required by 9:00 am on November 13th at http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30E0C45AEAA2CA5FE3-child to sign up for childcare during the November 15th Board Meeting.  Please email alex.king@stargateschool.org with any questions.  This childcare offering is a trial and continuation is contingent on minimum participation.  Hours subject to change.


Harry Potter Night Pictures with Dumbledore

Here are your photos with Dumbledore.  Click on an image and you'll see a download icon on the bottom right.  Enjoy!

https://yvonnemin.smugmug.com/2017-October-Stargate-Harry-Potter-Night/n-XbsfK2/


Stargate Spirit Day at Chick-Fil-A Larkridge November 7

Make plans now to meet your friends for fantastic food and fun in the Chick-Fil-A playground.

Place your order inside or the drive through and let the cashier know you are from Stargate.  Don’t forget to add your student’s Advance teacher’s name.  The class with the most participants wins a class party! Plus, Stargate gets 20% of school sales


Coffee​ ​with​ ​C​ ​-​ ​11/14/17​ ​-​ ​8:15am

Join us for our second Coffee with C on Tuesday, November 14, 2017 at 8:15am in the K-5

Commons. We will review the Unified Improvement Plan (UIP) that is created by our School Accountability Committee and Administration. You will receive an update from our professional development department and also have time for questions and comments.


Inclement​ ​Weather​ ​Plan

Stargate follows the Adams 12 School District directives for inclement weather school closure.

Updates regarding school closure or late start can be found on the Adams12 website

(www.adams12.org). In addition to a full day cancellation, Adams 12 has instituted a Late Start

option. In the case of a Late Start, classes will begin at 10:00am for the Elementary and 10:15am for the Secondary to allow for safe travel in the morning.


Thanksgiving Food Drive

It is time for our Thanksgiving Food Drive! The drive is for all grades, but for the high school it will be competition based. All donations will be going to Thornton Middle School through the School Resource Officers. We will be accepting donations until November 17th. The middle school will be putting food in the English breakout space and the high schoolers will bring to their grade level team lead. Freshmen will bring food to Dr. Pegler’s room, sophomores to Ms. Walsh’s room, and juniors to Mr. Mikow’s room. The high school classes will compete through a point based system where any non-perishable food is worth 10 points and a Thanksgiving themed food item is worth 30 points.Thanksgiving Food List:

  • NO TURKEYS

  • Mashed potato mixes

  • Cornbread mixes

  • Stuffing

  • Canned pumpkin

  • Canned green beans

  • Cranberry sauce

  • Gravy

  • Pudding/JELLO

  • Dried fruit

  • Mac ‘n’ cheese boxes

  • Powdered drink mixes

  • Canned corn

  • Canned yams

  • Canned soup

  • Biscuit mix


Social and Emotional Aspects of Giftedness Presented by Terry Bradley, M.A. Gifted Education Specialist and Past President of CAGT (Colorado Association for Gifted and Talented) Wednesday, November 15, 2017 6:00 – 7:30 PM Adams 12 Education Support Center 1500 E 128th Ave., Thornton Terry Bradley will speak on how gifted kids not only think differently but also feel differently. Growing up gifted is a qualitatively different experience. As parents, it’s important not only to be aware of their greater academic or creative capabilities, but also to be cognizant of their unique emotional capacities and complexities. This will be an opportunity to meet other families of gifted students to support and encourage one another. QUESTIONS? Email: info@a12gifted.org


Middle School Yearbooks

Order here: Stargate Charter 6-8-Yearbooks-Pictavo Community

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

Personalized books will be $59 before December 1st and $64 after December 1st.


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


Baby Ads to be placed in the middle school yearbook – 8th grade students only

  • Photo guidelines:

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

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


Middle School Adroit Update

Students continue to work on their Stargate Way woodworking projects.These projects were inspired by the vast diversity of the Stargate staff as well as their vision of what makes Stargate GREAT! The beautiful pieces of art are looking fantastic and will be presented to the staff member in which it was inspired next week!


Adroit Donations What We Need:

All the weather is changing so are the projects that we are working on. In November we will start using Raspberry Pi to build our own computers.  In order to do this, we will need working computer monitors, computer keyboards, and mice. If you have any at your house or work that you can donate, that would be wonderful and would be greatly appreciated. They can be dropped off at the Secondary front office or to Mr. Varel in the Adroit Space.


High​ ​School​ ​Counseling​ ​Update

Upcoming College Reps (College Center):

Colorado Northwestern Community College- Wed November 8, 2017 9:00AM

University of Arizona -Wed November 8, 2017 1:00PM

Colorado Mountain College- Thurs November 9, 2017 11:00AM

University of Wyoming- Tue November 14, 2017 10:30AM

*All college representative visits are posted in Naviance. Students need to follow the directions posted there; sign ups must happen through Naviance and Eventbrite in order to attend.*


Junior Class Financial Aid Night: December 14, 2017 6:00-7:00PM

Junior & Sophomore ROAR (Regional Officers of Admissions of the Rockies) College Fair: January 31, 2018 11:00AM-1:00PM


Naviance Logins: Parents, please check your email for a message from Naviance. This

message has your login information. Naviance allows you to connect to your student's account to see their progression of their activities for post secondary exploration.


The SOS (Signs of Suicide) presentation will be facilitated by counselors to the remaining 9th grade students during Adroit November 8th.


10th Grade to CU Boulder on November 13, 2017. Students need to bring a bag lunch. We will be departing at approximately 9:30AM (this is an updated time) and returning at approximately 1:30PM. Students will attend their remaining classes when we return. Permission slips are due no later than November 7th, 2017. Permission slips will be given out during social studies classes and will need to be returned to their social studies teachers.


College Essay Workshop

Attention Juniors: The High School English Department will be piloting a college essay writing workshop this coming January. There will be one session spanning over a three-week period for a total of 4 hours. It will take place after school. They will be accepting up to 40 students for this workshop. Cost: $150 per student. Dates: January 18, 2018 4:00-5:30pm, January 25, 2018 4:00-5:30pm, February 1, 2018 4:00-5:00pm. Sign-up is due by December 15, 2017. The $150 fee will be added to the student’s Infinite Campus fees and needs to be paid through payforit.net by December 21. If you have any questions or to register your student, please contact Ms. vonHilsheimer- tessa.vonhilsheimer@stargateschool.org


High School Yearbooks

High School yearbooks are now on sale! Don't miss out on a great way to commemorate all your wonderful Stargate memories. Just go here to order your yearbook today! Plain yearbooks are $51 and personalized yearbooks are $59.


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


High School Adroit Update

The SOS (Signs of Suicide) presentation will be facilitated by counselors to the remaining 9th grade students during Adroit November 8th.


All High School students are going to begin engaging in some Design Thinking challenges and preparing for Adroit Expo Day on Friday, April 27.


Last week, Juniors were introduced to their options to fulfill their Adroit requirement for this year.

Over the next few weeks, they will put together their plan to complete 3 of the following 6 options:

  • Internship/Job Shadow

  • Community Service

  • Job

  • College Visits

  • Extracurricular Leadership

  • Online Course


Keyboards Needed for Music Theory Class

The Stargate Community, do you have any musical keyboards that aren't being used?  The high school music theory class needs your keyboards next semester.  In class, the students will need to demonstrate and understand how to incorporate music theory and the best way to teach this is by using keyboards.  If you can please donate your keyboard to Mrs. Pegler in the Secondary building.  The keyboards should be 3-4 octaves and should be able to plug in and also have a place for batteries.  If it includes a music stand with it, even better but not necessary.  Please drop off by December 20th.   If you have any questions, please email me at: ariane.pegler@stargateschool.org



Western State Honor Orchestra

This past weekend, we had three of our Stargate high school students participate at the Western State Honor Orchestra at UNC from Thursday through Saturday.  This prestigious orchestra is highly selective in their audition process.  We were fortunate to have Jongho Choi make it in again and then two of our freshman, Ehna Choi and Jacob Lei.  The other girl in the picture is a junior from Legacy who joined us.  If you see them, please offer them your congratulations.  They worked very hard to get to this orchestra and even more once they were there.




Winterfest XIII  Winterfest is a celebration of music performed by the students of Stargate. It will be held Friday December 8th at 6:30pm in the Secondary Commons.


Winterfest format this year:

This year, we'll be trying a different setup for the smaller musical acts.  We will be organizing the group acts, (not the large ensembles) by musical period and style: Baroque, Classical, Romantic, 20th Century, and Contemporary.  We will also have one for holiday/seasonal tunes.  Each musical period will be performed in a different location in the school during the middle portion of the concert.  The audience members will be able to visit and do a gallery walk and the same time while enjoying art from the same time periods. The middle and high school ensembles will also be performing at the beginning and end of the concert program.


What type of music should I audition on?

Students can audition on holiday, seasonal, pop, classical, or jazz.  Whatever music you decide to audition on, make sure it fits into one of the above categories. Below is a guideline for composer dates to help.

Baroque: 1600-1750

Classical: 1750-1820

Romantic: 1820-1910

20th Century: 1900-2000

Contemporary: 2000-current

Seasonal/Holiday: any time period


Who can audition?

Any middle school or high school Stargate student can audition on a vocal and/or instrumental music piece.  Adults, non-Stargate, or elementary Stargate students may be used as accompaniment parts only.  Vocal, chamber music, and combo music groups are highly encouraged to audition.  If you plan on singing, please make sure that the lyrics are age appropriate for all audiences.  Please remember we will be performing for families.


When are auditions?

Auditions will be different this year.  You may email me a visual recording of your audition by Tuesday November 28th.  If I have any questions or need to see a part of your audition, I will contact you.  When you email me your audition, please tell me by email all participants first and last names, duration of the piece, the title, instruments, and which time period you are wanting to audition for.  This information is very important and should be included in your audition email.


How do I sign-up?

Send your visual recording to ariane.pegler@stargateschool.org no later than Tuesday November 28th.


How is a decision made?

The final criteria used to select pieces will be based upon: type of piece; instrumentation and variety; student grade level participation; length of piece; quality of performance; how many pieces I have for each time period; frequency of individual student participation in Winterfest and previous Winterfests.  Students selected to perform will be notified by Monday December 4th if not sooner.


What are the rules for auditioning?

.Performances should be no longer than 3 minutes.  Acts will be timed at the audition.  This is a  very strict time limit.  Time your acts ahead of time, especially the vocalists.

· No choreography this year since we have space limitations and we are getting used to the space

· No CD or taped background if the words are included.  Karaoke style is fine and encouraged if

there is no other accompaniment to singing acts.


Hischke’s Happenings! November 6, 2017

posted Nov 6, 2017, 3:04 PM by Jane Baker


Important Dates

November 7- Ice Cream/Bingo/Games 3/4 1:15-1:45; K/5 1:45-2:15; 1/2 2:15-2:45

November 7-Spirit Day at Chick-Fil-A Larkridge

November 9 11-1 PM  Elementary Limo Ride

November 9 End of the Trimester K-5

November 10-Veterans Day Holiday-campus is closed

November 14- 8:15am Coffee with C- Elementary Commons

November 15-6:30pm Board Meeting Secondary College Center

November 15-6:00pm-7:30pm Adams 12 GT Parents Group Presentation-Terry Bradley

November 20-24-Thanksgiving Break-campus is closed

December 1-Fundraising Allocation Application Deadline

December 4-Staff Development Day-no school for students

December 7-6:30pm Elementary Family Code Night


Giving Thanks

I had the opportunity this past weekend to attend a Celebrate Life Party for some very special people. My husband and I arrived at just the right moment to hear the hosts express their thanks for family and friends that helped them through a very difficult time. It made me think about all the people I am grateful for and ways in which I can express my gratitude.


In honor of giving thanks to those in our lives, I would like to invite all Stargate Families to come to the elementary front desk to get a thank you card and fill out it for a person they are grateful for in the Stargate Community. You can also use your own thank you cards and drop them off at the front office and we will make sure the cards make it to the correct person.


The staff and teachers work tirelessly for the students; please take a moment to thank them for all they do. My greatest hope is that we can flood our school with gratitude!



Help Needed! K-5 Yearbook Sponsor Needed

I have looked high and low, and I am still having a difficult time finding a parent volunteer (or two) to help with the K-5 yearbook this school year. It is a fairly big job with responsibilities and deadlines, and the volunteers can expect to work approximately 25 hours per week and guide a group of students to help with the yearbook.


If this is a volunteer job you are willing to take on, please contact Missy Hischke at missy.hischke@stargateschool.org

 

Harry Potter Night Pictures with Dumbledore

Here are your photos with Dumbledore.  Click on an image and you'll see a download icon on the bottom right.  Enjoy!

https://yvonnemin.smugmug.com/2017-October-Stargate-Harry-Potter-Night/n-XbsfK2/


November 15 Board Meeting Child Care

Free childcare is being offered during Stargate School Board of Directors Meetings (6:30-9:00 pm) for children Kindergarten age and up.  RSVP is required by 9:00 am on November 13th at http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30E0C45AEAA2CA5FE3-child to sign up for childcare during the November 15th Board Meeting.  Please email alex.king@stargateschool.org with any questions. This childcare offering is a trial and continuation is contingent on minimum participation. Hours subject to change.


Stargate Spirit Day at Chick-Fil-A Larkridge November 7

Make plans now to meet your friends for fantastic food and fun in the Chick-Fil-A playground.

Place your order inside or the drive through and let the cashier know you are from Stargate.  Don’t forget to add your homeroom teacher’s name.  The class with the most participants wins a class party! Plus, Stargate gets 20% of school sales

Congratulations to Ms. Peters’ class for winning the Chick-Fil-A classroom party from September’s Spirit Day!


Coffee​ ​with​ ​C​ ​-​ ​11/14/17​ ​-​ ​8:15am

Join us for our second Coffee with C on Tuesday, November 14, 2017 at 8:15am in the K-5

Commons. We will review the Unified Improvement Plan (UIP) that is created by our School Accountability Committee and Administration. You will receive an update from our professional development department and also have time for questions and comments.


Social and Emotional Aspects of Giftedness Presented by Terry Bradley, M.A. Gifted Education Specialist and Past President of CAGT (Colorado Association for Gifted and Talented) Wednesday, November 15, 2017 6:00 – 7:30 PM Adams 12 Education Support Center 1500 E 128th Ave., Thornton Terry Bradley will speak on how gifted kids not only think differently but also feel differently. Growing up gifted is a qualitatively different experience. As parents, it’s important not only to be aware of their greater academic or creative capabilities, but also to be cognizant of their unique emotional capacities and complexities. This will be an opportunity to meet other families of gifted students to support and encourage one another. QUESTIONS? Email: info@a12gifted.org


Inclement​ ​Weather​ ​Plan

Stargate follows the Adams 12 School District directives for inclement weather school closure.

Updates regarding school closure or late start can be found on the Adams12 website

(www.adams12.org). In addition to a full day cancellation, Adams 12 has instituted a Late Start

option. In the case of a Late Start, classes will begin at 10:00am for the Elementary and 10:15am for the Secondary to allow for safe travel in the morning.


Family Code Night -  Thursday, December 7, 2017 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.

Please mark your calendar. Sign up is required and will be sent the end of November.

Family Code Night” is a whole-school, whole-family Stargate event at which kids grades K-5 and their parents do their first hour of computer programming – together!  At this special evening of learning and fun, you’ll play in parent-child teams to complete fun Code.org puzzles and challenges at your own pace, and learn core concepts in coding in this very first hour.  Afterwards, you’ll go home with a special “Code On at Home” guide to continue coding puzzles, learning and fun at home.  No coding experience needed, laptops available if needed (or bring one device for each two attendees).  This is a great experience to share with your kids!  Featuring Hour of Code puzzles from Code.org®!



Thanksgiving Food Drive

It is time for our Thanksgiving Food Drive! The Girls on the Run Program and Stargate Elementary students will team up to collect food for Food for Hope. Food for Hope is a non-profit organization that collects food for families in need in Adams County.

  • Mashed potato mixes

  • Cornbread mixes

  • Stuffing

  • Canned pumpkin

  • Canned green beans

  • Cranberry sauce

  • Gravy

  • Pudding/JELLO

  • Dried fruit

  • Mac ‘n’ cheese boxes

  • Powdered drink mixes

  • Canned corn

  • Canned yams

  • Canned soup

  • Biscuit mix

  • Canned fruit (light syrup)

  • Canned vegetables (low sodium)

  • Canned chicken, salmon, tuna

  • Peanut butter

  • Whole wheat, corn, or flour tortillas

  • Rice

  • Granola/protein bars

  • Applesauce (no sugar added)

  • Oatmeal (box of individual packets)

  • Whole grain cereal

  • Beef stew/Hearty canned soups

C Notes 10/30/17

posted Oct 30, 2017, 2:48 PM by Jane Baker



What an amazing week at Stargate!

  • 3rd and 4th graders visited Celestial Seasonings as part of their Economics Unit

  • 1st and 2nd graders have been presenting their 3D insect projects.

  • Mr. O had Stone Soup, The Titanic and a Yellow Submarine at the fall elementary music concert. The set design was incredible!  

  • Audience members were transported into video games as the theme songs from major video games were performed during music Mrs. Pegler’s high school band and orchestra concert.

  • The middle school band and orchestra played a variety of spooky songs during their Halloween themed concert.

  • Middle school students took the Don't Be A Monster oath during the anti-bully assembly on Wednesday.

  • 11th grade students took the PSAT for the final time before taking the SAT this Spring

  • Officer Mendez presented to the elementary students on Thursday about Respecting others and being aware of personal space

  • Friday evening was the most amazing Harry Potter Experience ever! A HUGE shoutout to our CRC and incredible volunteers that made this memorable night possible. The planning and activities were outstanding!

    • Hermione’s Handbag

    • Defense Against the Dark Arts

    • Mirror of Erised

    • Sorting Hat

    • Potions CLass

    • Diagon Alley with all the businesses

    • Hogsmeade

    • Potters Escape Room

    • Care of Magical Creatures

    • And so much more....

  • Saturday morning, our high school volleyball team competed in the Confluence League tournament. The varsity team went undefeated during the round robin play knocking off Eagle Ridge Academy who had previously only lost one game entering the the tournament. They ended up taking 2nd place capping an incredible inaugural varsity season!   

  • Saturday afternoon, 10th grader Ashley Dibonas and 9th grader James Jessup represented Stargate in our first ever state championship athletic competition! James finished  22/160 with a pace of 5:31 per mile and Ashley finished 99/152 with a pace of 7:03  per mile.

  • Stargate Athletics are on the RISE!





Halloween

Tuesday, October 31st the Elementary Building will operate on a Wednesday schedule to accommodate the afternoon Halloween parties. All elementary students are allowed to dress up for Halloween and we will have a Costume Parade to start the day. Parents are welcome to sit in the Auditorium seating in the Elementary Commons for the parade; parents will be able to enter at approximately 7:55am.


Middle school and high school students are allowed to dress up for Halloween. However, tomorrow is a normal academic day in the Secondary Building. Costumes that are inappropriate, offensive, or out of dress code are not allowed.


In looking at costume options for all of our students, please consider the following:

● No scary costumes

● No costumes that cover faces/conceal identity

● No weapons

● No costumes that will not allow you to function normally in a classroom setting


Thank you for your help in creating a safe and pleasant experience for all students on our K-12 campus.


Harry Potter Night Thanks

Harry Potter Night helpers, too numerous to name here, thank you so very much for all the effort you have put in to make this night a success! Your hundreds of hours of work made for a great showing. With the help of so many wonderful volunteers this year, the whole CRC event from setup to cleanup went smoothly. Every single activity was a hit and perhaps the only "complaint"  heard was that the wait-list was full for the Escape Room. The Middle School's "Potter's Prison" team did a fantastic job!


Special thanks to:

  • Our resident Dumbledore, Allen Landree, for putting so many smiles on so many faces!

  • Sorting Hat Wizards- Ed Goyette and Mark Hoopes for bringing the sorting hat to life with the magic of technology!

  • Conjurer of Fantastic Photos- Yvonne Min

  • The Hogwarts House Professors- Tessa vonHilsheimer, Shalaine Root, William Fulton and winner of the House Cup, Kristen Andersen of Gryffindor House!

  • High Inquisitor Meaghan Walsh.

  • Special Thanks to our incredible Professors: Tom Roling, PJ Magin, Stephanie Trzaska & Stephanie Blamires.


Congratulation to Fanfiction and Fan Art Winners!

The winners are:

  • Lia Morley of Elementary for Fan Fiction story titled, "Rebecca Potter and the Infamous Creature."

  • Sandra Vo of Secondary for Fan Fiction story titled "Dreams"

  • Chana Kumar of Elementary for Fan art titled "Gate of Stars"

  • Eliza Serlin of Secondary for Fan art titled "Shine Bright!

And special (elementary) recognition to Fan Favorite

  • Gavin Lehman

All contributors work can be seen here.


Community Relations Committee

Got ideas for next year's event? Email us at crc@stargateschool.org ! Want to be part of the event? We can add you to the distribution list for the planning committee.


The Community Relations Committee's next meeting is on November 8th, at 8:15 a.m. at Daylight Donuts . Meetings last approximately 1 hour.


Next Meeting - Stargate Fundraising Committee

There will be a Fundraising meeting, Wednesday, November 1st at 6:00pm in the Stargate Secondary Building (in the College Room).  This meeting is open to the community and anyone interested in giving back or becoming more involved in  Stargate is encouraged to attend - hope you can join us!  If you are unable to attend but would like to find out more about the Fundraising Committee, please email fundraising@stargateschool.org.


Upcoming Events

Sweet Cow MooMobile and Infinitus Pizza Truck - Friday, November 3rd 5pm - 7pm

Sweet Cow MooMobile and Infinitus Pizza food trucks will be at Stargate on Friday, November 3rd from 5pm-7pm.  We've lined this up to coincide with our Fall Play.  Stop by for dinner and/or dessert!


Chick-Fil-A Dining Out

Tuesday, November 7th is our next Chick-Fil-A Dining Out event (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.


Fundraising Updates

Stargate Fall Fundraiser

A big "Thank You" to all of our Stargate supporters for your efforts towards the Fall Fundraiser. Here are the dates for deliveries, etc:

Tuesday, Nov. 7th Bingo/Ice Cream Party

Thursday, Nov. 9th Limo Ride to lunch (Elementary)

Wednesday, Nov. 15th Cookie Dough Delivery

Limo ride to lunch - Middle School (TBD)


Box Tops and Longmont Dairy Milk Caps

The winning class for the Box Tops is Mrs. Bolger's class with 1,350. We collected over 10,000 Box Tops!! Thank you to Meredith Kotschau and Amy Kish for coordinating Box Tops and Jenn Braly for coordinating Longmont Dairy Milk Caps!


Skate City

Mrs. Kim's 1st/2nd grade class had the most skaters at our recent event- they will be having a Popsicle  celebration! We earned over $200 for this event - thank you to all of our attendees and THANK YOU to Danielle Bruso for coordinating this event!


Harry Potter Night

Thank you to the CRC for a great event this past Friday!!  The Fundraising Committee has a few t-shirts and Pop Sockets available for purchase. Please contact fundraising@stargateschool.org to purchase yours! Thank you to our Fundraising volunteers for supporting our sale at this event: Darcie Ball, Barbra Duncan, Paul Marx, Julie Sadler, Amanda Szymanski, and Denise Vitt.


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