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STARGATE SCHOOL GOVERNANCE BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING

posted Jul 15, 2019, 9:28 AM by Jane Baker

STARGATE SCHOOL GOVERNANCE BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING 

Regular Business Session Agenda 

Meeting to be held at Stargate School Secondary Commons July 17, 2019 

6:00pm.


Agenda can be found HERE

STARGATE SCHOOL GOVERNANCE BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING

posted Jun 24, 2019, 1:08 PM by Jane Baker   [ updated Jun 24, 2019, 1:08 PM ]

STARGATE SCHOOL GOVERNANCE BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING 
Regular Business Session Agenda 
Meeting to be held at Stargate School Secondary Commons June 26, 2019 
6:30pm

Agenda can be found HERE

STARGATE SCHOOL GOVERNANCE BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING

posted May 24, 2019, 12:50 PM by Jane Baker

STARGATE SCHOOL GOVERNANCE BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING 
Regular Business Session Agenda 
Meeting to be held at Stargate School May 29, 2019 
4:00pm

Agenda can be found HERE

Cable Connection May 20, 2019

posted May 20, 2019, 3:39 PM by Jane Baker



Important Dates:

May 20- 6:00pm HS Film Festival

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


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Hello Stargate families,

It has been a wonderful school year. I want to thank our students for working so hard in pursuing their passions. I want to thank our staff for the care they have given our students and for encouraging our students to be their very best. I want to thank our families for the great amount of support given to our staff and students.


My hope for this summer are that every Stargate stakeholder can deepen their relationship with those they are closest to. I also hope that everyone is able to rest, play, and continue to pursue passions that bring joy.


Rise above,

Rob



Secondary Finals May 20th-23rd

In an effort to maximize student success and minimize student stress and anxiety, our finals schedule is spread out over four days. Monday, May 20th will be a normal dismissal at 3:40pm. Tuesday, May 21st and  Wednesday, May 22nd will be a 2:10pm dismissal, and Thursday, May 23rd will be an 11:30am dismissal. Also, please remember that students do not have class on Friday, May 24th. Please access the detailed finals schedule here.  

 

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 each night

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

 


HS FILM FESTIVAL

Please join us at the Stargate Performing Arts Theater on Monday, May 20th from 6-8pm for our first ever Film Festival! We'll showcase our student's short films and have brief Q&A sessions after each. Admission is free! We're very excited to share these films with the Stargate community. For more information, please click HERE.


Middle School Summer Fitness Fun Program

Stargate Middle School introduces, for the second year, its Middle School Summer Fitness Fun Program. This program is available to all incoming 6th, 7th and 8th grade Stargate students for the months of June and July. The program is geared toward multiple aspects of athletic development and fitness over the summer months. The cost of the program is $75 per person. Training days will be Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday from 9:00am- 10:30am. The $75 fee covers all 28 training sessions! Please contact Ms. O’Neill for more information: dana.oneill@stargateschool.org. Sign up and schedule for Middle School Summer Fitness Fun  


High School Summer Strength and Conditioning Program

Looking for a great way to improve athletic performance or stay fit and active over the summer months?  Stargate High School Summer Strength and Conditioning program is available to all Stargate High School students that are incoming freshmen through seniors during June and July.  The program is geared toward all aspects of athletic development and improved fitness. The goal of our Strength & Conditioning Program is to provide students and athletes the best opportunity to improve their athletic performance and fitness over the summer months. The cost of the full summer is $75 per person.  Training days will be Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, from 8:00am-9:30am. The $75 fee covers all 28 training sessions!

Sign up and schedule for High School Summer Strength and Conditioning


Summer Sports Workouts and Open Gym Times

We are working on scheduled for summer workouts and open gym times for both middle and high school student athletes. Please check the Middle School Athletics and  High School Athletics web pages for updates.


Eagles On The Move

Morgan Starner competed in the Global Stock Pitch Competition in New York City.  She won the President’s Award, which was given to the student who embodies the principles of the Young Investors Society. They really appreciated her energy and liked the fact that the Stargate Stock Pitch Club is student-lead. Congratulations Morgan!


Hischke’s Happenings! May 20, 2019

posted May 20, 2019, 1:21 PM by Jane Baker



Important Dates:

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

May 22 9-1:15 5th Grade Field Trip Trail Winds Park

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 Stargate Families,


Thank you for taking the time to read Hischke’s Happenings this year. It has been my profound pleasure to share a little piece of me with you each month. Naturally, I feel the need to end the year with a quote as we finish the school year and head into summer break.


Never forget where you’ve been.

Never lose sight of where you’re going.

And never take for granted the people who travel the journey with you.

~ Susan Gale


I wish you all a lovely summer break filled with evening BBQs, time at the pool, family trips, quiet time to read a good book or two, and time with family and friends.


I am looking forward to getting away to the lake this summer with my family. It truly centers me and as the little kindies would say, it fills my bucket!


See you all in August!


Missy Hischke

Stargate Elementary Principal



 

Severe Food Allergies

As you know there will be many classroom celebrations to end the year and that can be a scary time for students with severe allergies. This communication is to remind everyone that we need to make sure all food that comes into the school comes with a label or a list of ingredients.


Another area of concern is around students sitting at the Nut Free Table during lunch that have nut products in their lunches. While we want to be inclusive and allow students to invite a friend to eat with them at the Nut Free table, it is a risk that we cannot take and we will not allow students to sit at that table that have nuts or items that may contain nuts.

 

Elementary Spirit Week

The Elementary Student Council is excited to announce that there will be another Spirit Week! Our student leaders have done an outstanding job this year with assemblies, fundraisers, donating money to charity, and doing the morning announcements. Our teacher leaders are developing outstanding student leaders! Thank you to Mrs. Vaughan, Lisa Zelinger Cohen, and Mrs. Millar!

 

Here’s the schedule for Spirit Week:

Tuesday, May 21st - Disney Day

Wednesday, May 22nd - Sunglasses/Moustache/Hat Day

Thursday, May 23rd - Dress like you're going on vacation Day


Kindergarten Graduation Day! Thursday, May 23rd

The children should arrive at school at the normal time. Dressy clothes and shoes (please no heels or flip flops) are the suggested attire for the ceremony.  The children will be wearing graduation caps but no robes. Parents may drop off their child and go to the elementary commons to take their seats. The ceremony begins at 8:30 a.m. with the reception immediately following. After the reception, please come to the classroom to pick up your child’s diploma and portfolio which will be in his/her cubby. On your way out of the school, please take your child’s timeline off the wall in the hallway.

 

Lost and Found

Please check the Elementary front office for misplaced glasses, jewelry and other small items that have been turned in. All items left at the end of the school year will be donated. All other items are placed in the commons along the North wall. There are a number of items in the Lost and Found waiting to be reunited with their owner.

 

A special thank you goes out to Stargate parent Leslie Kochevar for organizing all of the lost and found materials!


StarNews 5/13/19

posted May 13, 2019, 3:11 PM by Jane Baker



Important Dates-

May 13-6:30pm Meet and greet With Michael Henderson

May 14- Secondary Rock Band and Choir Concert

May 16- Senior Check Out

May 16- HS Senior Recognition Night/Senior Sunset Dinner

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


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Meet and Greet With Michael Henderson

Please join us on May 13 at 6:30 in the Secondary Commons for  a Meet and Greet with our new Executive Director of Academics, Michael Henderson.


Knowledge Bowl National Championship Tournament

Stargate High School Knowledge Bowl students travelled to Chicago for the NAQT Small School National Championship Tournament. It was their first ever tournament using these particular rules and content while most teams have been playing these for years. They played against 152 of the best teams in the country.

 

Our kids started the tournament with a tough draw, the eventual 2nd place team. They bounced back for the next nine rounds and faced some fierce competition. They qualified for the 2nd day playoff rounds (something nobody there expected of our kids!) and won before eventually being eliminated by the 7th place team. In the end, Stargate took 17th place in the country. Had we the benefit of years of experience in this format/content, I believe that our kids would have been in there at the end challenging for the title! Special congrats to Jacob Tow who despite being sick was the 28th highest ranked player in the Open division, the toughest division (private and charter schools).

 

One last note... nearly every team we met raved about what a cool name "Stargate" is!

 

Hooked on Fishing Not Drugs event June 3-7

This event is free and open to any student at Stargate (any student who attends school and / or lives in the City of Thornton) between the ages of 11-14.  There are limited spots so early application is best.

 

The program is run by Officer Walker’s unit, Youth Services, which consists of all the SRO's.  The main mission in schools is to form relationships with the students and families in our community.  This programs allows us to do just that in a different, more relaxed environment.

 

The "classroom portion" takes place at one of two locations, north or south... you must pick one.  That Friday, the SROs take the students, via school bus, fishing at St. Vrain (Firestone), and have a cookout.  It's proven to be a very fun week. More information can be found HERE.

 

Thornton Police Department's 2019 Youth Academy  

This academy is designed for high school students (14-18 years old), but will accept 8th graders who will be freshmen next fall.  

 

This is a citizen's police academy for teens.  Participants will have a unique opportunity to learn about police operations topics such as SWAT, self defense, police communications, drug and alcohol education, K-9's, CSI, emergency vehicle operations... and more.  The Youth Services Unit (Officer Walker’s SRO unit) puts this academy on, and it's low key and fun.

 

The cost to attend is free.  The academy will held at the Thornton Police Department, at Thornton Parkway and I-25, June 17th-June 21st, 8am-4pm.  Officer Walker has applications and tri-fold brochures in his office if you are interested in additional information.


GIRL SCOUT BOOK DRIVE

The 2nd grade Girl Scout Troop 771 is sponsoring a book drive to benefit A Precious Child.  Please bring your new or used Children's or Young Adult Books to Stargate and place them in the yellow collection bin at the front of the Elementary Office.  The girls are hosting this book drive in order to complete their World of Girls Journey, wherein they needed to take action to make the world a better place. Have too many books to bring to school?  Please contact their leader Paige at 303-868-2382 and she will take them off your hands.

Stargate Fundraising

 

Annual Campaign 2018-1019

The Stargate Annual Campaign is still open - it's not too late to donate! Our Annual Campaign is an opportunity to show your support by making a one-time gift OR signing up for a monthly recurring deduction using our secure, online donation form located here. Please consider a tax deductible donation of $200 per family as an investment that will benefit our children for years to come.

 

In addition, many companies match charitable donations; we encourage you to determine if your company provides this benefit. If you have questions about matching gifts or Annual Campaign donations, please contact the Stargate Director of Operations and Finance, Lynne Allen, at 303-450-3936 or via email at: lynne.allen@stargateschool.org.

 

The Annual Campaign touches every aspect of our school and helps maintain the academic excellence for which we are known.

 

NEW King Soopers Fundraising Program--Enroll your Soopers Card TODAY to earn $$ for Stargate each time you shop.

This new program does not require RELOADING of gift cards! In an effort to simplify community giving, King Soopers has launched the Community Rewards program.  No longer will you need to reload gift cards to earn for Stargate – all you need to do is link your loyalty card to Stargate Charter School NU811 and shop with King Soopers just like you always do!

Visit www.kingsoopers.com/communityrewards Sign in to your King Soopers account, or set up a new account Click Enroll Now Under Community Rewards search for Stargate or NU811. After registering, each time you shop at King Soopers,swiping your Loyalty Soopers Card or using your Alt ID supports Stargate's Fundraising efforts.  No King Soopers loyalty card? Stop at customer service and sign up for a free card and alternate ID number.

** Balances on your old rechargeable fundraising card are now the same as cash.  The old cards may still be reloaded for your convenience, but do not earn for Stargate unless used for a loyalty card purchase.

Enrollment in the Community Rewards program must be done through the King Soopers website. More details at:  https://www.kingsoopers.com/asset/ks_customer_faqs

 

Upcoming Events

Elementary School Supply sale for 2019-2020 school year; look for flyers in Monday folders

5/22 - Jim 'N Nicks BBQ take out fundraiser, look for flyers Monday 5/20

 

Thank you to all of our Stargate families and friends that have supported our Fundraising efforts this school year! Support comes from all constituencies at Stargate - parents, staff, grandparents, friends, neighbors, community members and business partners.

 

Last but certainly not least - THANK YOU to all of our Fundraising Volunteers! The Fundraising Committee at Stargate is 100% Parent Volunteer driven. We could NOT do it without you



Community Relations Committee

We have one more upcoming event before school is out for which help is needed:

8th grade continuation - click here to sign-up to help (serving lunch, setting up decorations, reception etc!)

Tradition is for 7th grade parents to help with this so 8th grade parents can enjoy the ceremony.  

 

We would like to sincerely thank all of our wonderful community members for making this year's events so successful! The countless hours of work and service to our community helps us grow stronger and we are very excited to begin planning the big events for next year!

 

Read More about our past events on our Community Blog

 

Summer Meet-and-Greet sessions:    Over summer vacation, the CRC will be hosting meet-and-greets at the school grounds (dates are being finalised). We will have outdoor games, light snacks and plenty of conversation! Come join us and find out more about upcoming events, the school or even what committee might be interesting to you!  


Lost and Found

Please check the front offices for misplaced glasses, jewelry and other small items that have been turned in. All items left in the lost and found at the end of the school year will be donated.


Cable Connection May 6, 2019

posted May 6, 2019, 4:21 PM by Jane Baker




Important Dates:

May 7-17- AP Exams

May 9- Last day for seniors/Senior Sunset Dinner

May 10-Regular school day for Secondary students

May 13 6:00pm Reception for Michael Henderson/Executive Director of Academics

May 14- 6:00pm Rock Band Concert/ 7:00pm Choir Concert-Secondary Commons

May 15-6:00pm Board of Directors Meeting Performing Arts Auditorium

May 16- 6:00pm HS Senior Recognition Night

May 20- Film Festival

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


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Hello Stargate families,


It is hard to believe this is our last week with this senior class. I want to give a special thank you to our senior students and families for many great years. It has been incredible watching these students develop and mature in to young adults. I appreciate our senior families for giving back so much to Stargate over the years. Best wishes Stargate High School Class of 2019!


Rise above,

Rob



Senior Recognition Night May 16th

At the Senior Recognition Night on Thursday, May 16th at 6:00 pm, we will recognize high school seniors receiving department awards, extra curricular awards and cum laude honors. We will notify the family of each student receiving an award by May 13th but everyone is welcome to attend.


Secondary Finals May 20th-23rd

In an effort to maximize student success and minimize student stress and anxiety, our finals schedule is spread-out over four days. Monday, May 20th will be a normal dismissal at 3:40pm. Tuesday, May 21st and  Wednesday, May 22nd will be a 2:10pm dismissal, and Thursday, May 23rd will be an 11:30am dismissal. Also, please remember that students do not have class on Friday, May 24th. Please access the detailed finals schedule here.  

 

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 each night

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

 

Late/Missing Work Submission Deadline-Thursday, May 16th

In an effort to allow students and staff to focus on finals, all missing and late work must be submitted by the end of the school day on Thursday, May 16th. Teachers will not accept missing or late work after the deadline.


After Prom Fundraiser Plants

Plants from the After Prom fundraiser will arrive, Thursday, May 9th. Your plants can be picked up outside Stargate between the Elementary and the Secondary buildings, Thursday, May 9th, from 2:30pm - 4:30pm. There will be extra pots and hanging plants for sale ($45 each).  Thank you for your support.


HS FILM FESTIVAL

Please join us at the Stargate Performing Arts Theater on Monday, May 20th from 6-8pm for our first ever Film Festival! We'll showcase our student's short films and have brief Q&A sessions after each. Admission is free! We're very excited to share these films with the Stargate community. For more information, please click HERE.


Middle School Summer Fitness Fun Program

Stargate Middle School introduces, for the second year, its Middle School Summer Fitness Fun Program. This program is available to all incoming 6th, 7th and 8th grade Stargate students for the months of June and July. The program is geared toward multiple aspects of athletic development and fitness over the summer months. The cost of the program is $75 per person. Training days will be Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday from 9:00am- 10:30am. The $75 fee covers all 28 training sessions! Please contact Ms. O’Neill for more information: dana.oneill@stargateschool.org. Sign up and schedule for Middle School Summer Fitness Fun  


High School Summer Strength and Conditioning Program

Looking for a great way to improve athletic performance or stay fit and active over the summer months?  Stargate High School Summer Strength and Conditioning program is available to all Stargate High School students that are incoming freshmen through seniors during June and July.  The program is geared toward all aspects of athletic development and improved fitness. The goal of our Strength & Conditioning Program is to provide students and athletes the best opportunity to improve their athletic performance and fitness over the summer months. The cost of the full summer is $75 per person.  Training days will be Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, from 8:00am-9:30am. The $75 fee covers all 28 training sessions!

Sign up and schedule for High School Summer Strength and Conditioning


Voting Now Open May 1 to May 13-Stargate Governance Board Election

The candidates are running for 3 open parent seats on the Stargate Board of Directors – two seats for a 3-year term and one seat for a 1-year term.​​​​​​​

Please look for the email from vote@simplyvoting.com with the subject of "2019 Stargate School Spring Election".  Please check your junk email folder if you did not receive it.  

 

Accountability Committee Vacancy

We currently have a vacancy on the School Accountability Committee. To learn more about this important committee please visit the  School Accountability Committee web page.  If you are interested in applying for this position please contact recruiting@stargateschool.org.


Eagles On The Move


Middle School Science Olympiad State Competition Results

The Middle School Science Olympiad Team beat 16 teams from across the state.  Competing at the State Level is incredibly challenging! They learned some things about teamwork, organization, and perseverance, as well as some cool science of course.

Here are just some highlights from the State Level Competition:

  • Lynne Nguyen and Hetasri Galla - 5th place in Herpetology, 5th place in Density Lab, 8th place in Anatomy

  • Reese Bush - 6th place in Heredity, and 10th place in Write It Do It

  • Chanda Kumar and Sanvi Tummalapenta - 12th place in Water Quality, and 13th place in Fossils

  • Anushka Udeshi - 12th place in Potions and Poisons, 13th place in Experimental Design

  • Laya Palutla - 10th place in Write It Do It, 12th place in Potions and Poisons

  • Senan Heys and Conor McVeigh- 13th place in Experimental Design, 14th place in Road Scholar

  • Hannah French  and Tasso Leontaritis - 15th place in Battery Buggy


USA Gymnastics Champ

Congratulations to Nicholas Kastner! He took 1st place in the level 6 division 1 boys  USA gymnastics regionals. The region covers 4 states: Colorado, Utah, Wyoming, and New Mexico. Way to go Nicholas!


Hischke’s Happenings! May 6, 2019

posted May 6, 2019, 3:42 PM by Jane Baker


Important Dates:

May 6-7 5th Grade Science Fair

May 7  2 pm Kindergarten Muffins with Mom

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

May 8 8-1pm K-5 Field Day

May 9 Elementary Assessment Day

May 10-Professional Development Day - No School for K-5 Students (secondary students school in session)

May 13 6:30pm Reception for Michael Henderson/Executive Director of Academics-Secondary Commons

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

May 15 and 16-4th Grade Colorado Wax Museum Exhibit

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

May 20th 8:15-8:45am Donuts with Dad - Mrs. Wells Kindergarten Class

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 Trail 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 Stargate Families,


I want to take a moment to thank everyone for reading through my Hischke’s Happenings and the messages I have written over the course of this school year. I like sharing my wisdom as an educator, as well as my experiences as a mother. Both are both extremely difficult jobs, but they are equally rewarding and I wouldn’t want to be any other place in my personal life or career.


With Mother’s Day just around the corner, it gives me an opportunity to reflect. I wish I could say that I’m the perfect mother, but we all know that would be a lie. I work late hours, sometimes the grocery shopping doesn’t get done, and we won’t even talk about cleaning the house and the laundry.


What I am most proud of is the relationships I have built with my children. They are very different relationship, but that’s how it should be. My relationship with my son is one of mutual respect. He is an exceptionally smart individual that is equally mellow. I use to wish that he was more aggressive, but that simply would not suit him. Our conversations are always intellectual, and it is something I appreciate about him. Lately he has been talking about his career aspirations and his desire to pursue a career in mental health. I could not think of a more fitting profession for him and who he is as a person.


Then there's my daughter. She truly lives out loud. She is passionate, fearless, willing to advocate for herself even when it isn’t as eloquent as it should be; I know it’s all a part of a learning curve. Who knows what the future has in store for her, but I can’t wait to be a part of the journey.

This Mother’s Day enjoy your day knowing that you are in the right place at the right time with your children. Know that you can revel in your imperfections and still celebrate motherhood. Life is a messy and childhood and motherhood were both meant to be imperfect. I love life’s imperfections!


Happy Mother’s Day!


Missy Hischke

Stargate Elementary Principal



 

Severe Food Allergies


As you know there will be many classroom celebrations to end the year and that can be a scary time for students with severe allergies. This communication is to remind everyone that we need to make sure all food that comes into the school comes with a label or a list of ingredients.


Another area of concern is around students sitting at the Nut Free Table during lunch that have nut products in their lunches. While we want to be inclusive and allow students to invite a friend to eat with them at the nut Free table, it is a risk that we cannot take and we will not allow students to sit at that table that have nuts or items that may contain nuts.

 

Elementary Spirit Week

The elementary student council is excited to announce that there will be another Spirit Week! Our student leaders have done an outstanding job this year with assemblies, fundraisers, donating money to charity, and doing the morning announcements. Our teacher leaders are developing outstanding student leaders! Thank you to Mrs. Vaughan, Lisa Zelinger Cohen, and Mrs. Millar!

 

Here’s the schedule for Spirit Week:

 

Friday, May 17th - A Very Purply Day - Wear Stargate colors

Monday, May 20th - Sports Day

Tuesday, May 21st - Disney Day

Wednesday, May 22nd - Sunglasses/Moustache/Hat Day

Thursday, May 23rd - Dress like you're going on vacation Day

 

 

After Prom Fundraiser Plants

Plants from the After Prom fundraiser will arrive, Thursday, May 9th. Your plants can be picked up outside Stargate between the Elementary and the Secondary buildings, Thursday, May 9th, from 2:30pm - 4:30pm. We will have extra pots and hanging plants for sale ($45 each).  Thank you for your support.


General Music Concert May 7th-Grades 1-4

WHAT TO WEAR

  • Students in grades 1-4 should wear black and white.  If you do not have black and white attire, just dress nicely.

  • 3rd and 4th grade skit performers should wear attire to match their characters:  swagman (dress like a hobo), stockman (dress like a cowboy) and troopers (wear black).


WHEN TO ARRIVE AND WHERE TO GO

  • 1st & 2nd graders should check in to the elementary gymnasium at 6:15PM.  Mr. O will take attendance at 6:25 Their performance will begin promptly at 6:30PM.

  • 3rd & 4th graders should check in to the elementary gymnasium at 6:45PM.  Mr. O will take attendance at 6:55. Their performance will begin promptly at 7:00PM.


Additional Information

  • There is no need to arrive earlier than check in time, unless you want to help with set up or see more than one part of the show.

  • When in the commons, students who are not performing should stay with their parents.

  • Students should leave all personal belongings with their parents.

  • It's okay to leave when your portion of the concert is over. However, you are also welcome to stay.

  • Please do not enter or exit the commons during musical numbers.

  • THANK YOU for your help!!!


May 9, 2019 Assessment Day

Our last Assessment Day for the 2018-2019  school year is scheduled for May 9, 2019 and we want to make sure you have it marked on your calendar.


Here is a rundown of what to expect at each grade level.


Kindergarten through 2nd grade will take a Reading A to Z Assessment. You will need to use the SignUp Genius link to sign your student up for a time slot. Please make sure you find your student’s Literacy teacher for available times.


All students in grades 3rd through 5th will attend school from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm. During this time all 3rd and 4th grade students will take the iReady reading assessment as well as the end-of-the-year GoMath! Assessment. All 5th grade students will take the middle school math placement assessment as well as the iReady reading assessment. Please send a snack and water bottle to school with your student.


Drop off for all students in 3rd, 4th, and 5th grades will be business as usual. Please drop them off and have them head to the back playground; there will be supervision in the morning and they will come in when the first bell rings at 7:55 am. Also, all 3rd through 5th grade students will need to be picked up at 12:00 pm in the front of the elementary building. Please have your student arrive on time so there are no interruptions to the testing environment.


Kindergarten SignUp Genius (Make sure you sign up for a time with your student’s literacy teacher)


Bowman’s Literacy Class

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F0D44ACA829A0FE3-mrs16


Peters’s Literacy Class

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F0D44ACA829A0FE3-mspeterss


Wells’s Literacy Class

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F0D44ACA829A0FE3-mrs17


Wilson’s Literacy Class

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F0D44ACA829A0FE3-mrs18


1st Grade SignUp Genius (Make sure you sign up for a time with your student’s literacy teacher)


Kim’s Literacy Class

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F0D44ACA829A0FE3-mskims1


Ramsey’s Literacy Class

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F0D44ACA829A0FE3-mrs13


Spletzer’s Literacy Class

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F0D44ACA829A0FE3-mrs14


Walls’s Literacy Class

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F0D44ACA829A0FE3-mrs15


2nd Grade SignUp Genius (Make sure you sign up for a time with your student’s literacy teacher)

Bolger’s Literacy Class

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F0D44ACA829A0FE3-msbolgers1


Falace’s Literacy Class

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F0D44ACA829A0FE3-mrs11


Lee’s Literacy Class

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F0D44ACA829A0FE3-mrs12


Ross’s Literacy Class

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F0D44ACA829A0FE3-mrs10

 

5th Grade Field Trip Trail Winds Park May 22nd

The end of the year Picnic is fast approaching.  5th grade parents, keep an eye out for a sign-up genius coming your way.  We will say goodbye to elementary school with a day at the park and a cookout, but we need some help! Are you a grill master? An amateur kickball referee? The next Iron Chef?!?  We will need your skills to make this the best picnic yet! Keep May 22nd free. Sign-up Genius coming soon...


Kindergarten Graduation Day! Thursday, May 23rd

The children should arrive at school at the normal time. Dressy clothes and shoes (please no heels or flip flops) are the suggested attire for the ceremony.  The children will be wearing graduation caps but no robes. Parents may drop off their child and go to the elementary commons to take their seats. The ceremony begins at 8:30 a.m. with reception immediately following. After the reception, please come to the classroom to pick up your child’s diploma and portfolio which will be in his/her cubby. On your way out of the school, please take your child’s timeline off the wall in the hallway.


Voting Now Open May 1 to May 13-Stargate Governance Board Election

The candidates are running for 3 open parent seats on the Stargate Board of Directors – two seats for a 3-year term and one seat for a 1-year term.​​​​​​​

Please look for the email from vote@simplyvoting.com with the subject of "2019 Stargate School Spring Election".  Please check your junk email folder if you did not receive it.  

 

Accountability Committee Vacancy

We currently have a vacancy on the School Accountability Committee. To learn more about this important committee please visit the  School Accountability Committee web page.  If you are interested in applying for this position please contact recruiting@stargateschool.org.

 

Lost and Found

Please check the Elementary front office for misplaced glasses, jewelry and other small items that have been turned in. All items left at the end of the school year will be donated. All other items are placed in the commons along the North wall. There are a number of items in the Lost and Found waiting to be reunited with their owner.


StarNews 4/29/19

posted Apr 29, 2019, 1:40 PM by Jane Baker



Important Dates-

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

April 29-May 2 Book Fair-Elementary Library

April 30- 6:30pm High School Band and Orchestra Concert

May 1- 6:30pm Middle School band and Orchestra Concert

May 1-13-Spring Board Election Voting

May 2- 6:30pm Board of Directors Candidate Forum

May 3- 7-9pm Middle School Dance

May 6- 6:00pm HS Awards Night Grades 9-11

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

May 8 8-1pm K-5 Field Day

May 9 Elementary Assessment Day

May 9- Last day for seniors/Senior Sunset Dinner

May 10-no school K-5 students, regular school day middle and high school students

May 13-6:30pm Meet and greet With Michael Henderson

May 14- Secondary Rock Band and Choir Concert

May 16- Senior Check Out

May 16- HS Senior Recognition Night

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


Board of Directors Election Candidate Forum

The Recruiting Committee will be hosting a Candidate Forum on Thursday, May 2 at 6:30 in the Stargate Performing Arts Center. All questions for the candidates will be asked by a moderator, no questions will be taken from the floor. Information about the candidates and The "Rules of Engagement" for the candidate forum can be found on the Elections page.   


Meet and Greet With Michael Henderson

Please join us on May 13 at 6:30 in the Secondary Commons for  a Meet and Greet with our new Executive Director of Academics, Michael Henderson.


The Book Fair is Coming!  The Book Fair is Coming!

The USBORNE BOOKS & MORE BOOK FAIR is coming to Stargate, April 29th thru May 3rd, in the Elementary Library.  We are very excited to share these books and the fun of reading with you. We will have lots of books, for all reading levels. Teachers especially love the amazing non-fiction titles. Our school benefits and earns books/cash from every purchase, so we appreciate your support! Showing your child that reading really matters is one of the best examples you can possibly set.

Can't make it to the fair? Shop online and support our school. Simply go to www.ExploreUsborne.com, select Stargate, and shop.

I hope all you cool cats will join us because READING ROCKS at the book fair!


Hours are as follows:

Monday 11am-4pm

Tuesday-Wednesday 7:30am-8pm

Thur-Friday 7:30-4pm


We are looking for volunteers on Monday, April 29th between 8-11am to help set up. We are also need volunteers to help tear down on May 3rd after 4pm. Please contact Rachelle.czarnecki@stargateschool.org to sign up.


Accountability Committee Vacancy

We currently have a vacancy on the School Accountability Committee. To learn more about this important committee please visit the  School Accountability Committee web page.  If you are interested in applying for this position please contact recruiting@stargateschool.org.


GIRL SCOUT BOOK DRIVE

The 2nd grade Girl Scout Troop 771 is sponsoring a book drive to benefit A Precious Child.  Please bring your new or used Children's or Young Adult Books to Stargate and place them in the yellow collection bin at the front of the Elementary Office.  The girls are hosting this book drive in order to complete their World of Girls Journey, wherein they needed to take action to make the world a better place. Have too many books to bring to school?  Please contact their leader Paige at 303-868-2382 and she will take them off your hands.


Secondary Instructional Hours Update

The Colorado Department of Education will not requires schools to make up instructional time lost due to the school closure on Wednesday, April 17, 2019. Therefore, the Stargate Secondary schedule for the remainder of the year will not require any additional changes.


Spring i-Ready Testing

Elementary and Middle School students will be starting Spring i-Ready testing this week. Middle school students will test in their Connect class over the next few weeks. Middle school families, please remind your student to bring their fully charged computer, charging cord and headphones to school.


Community Relations Committee

Teacher/Staff Appreciation Week is coming up very soon!  CRC is organizing something special each day of the week: Monday 6th: Jamba Juice; Tuesday 7th: lunch; Wednesday 8th: breakfast; Thursday 9th: gift cards and teacher appreciation notes delivery; Friday 10th: coffee and bagels.

 

If you would like to leave a special message for a teacher or staff member, or would like to donate please use this link.  Please fill this in by Monday May 6th and submit one form per staff member. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1SAnUoXhbxveIfR6UtAatbfNqiZORdbhnnMOPjlf8fqo/

 

Thank you very much for your support!


Stargate Fundraising

NEW King Soopers Fundraising Program--Enroll your Soopers Card TODAY to earn $$ for Stargate each time you shop.

This new program does not require RELOADING of gift cards! In an effort to simplify community giving, King Soopers has launched the Community Rewards program.  No longer will you need to reload gift cards to earn for Stargate – all you need to do is link your loyalty card to Stargate Charter School NU811 and shop with King Soopers just like you always do!

 

Visit www.kingsoopers.com/communityrewards Sign in to your King Soopers account, or set up a new account Click Enroll Now Under Community Rewards search for Stargate or NU811. After registering, each time you shop at King Soopers,swiping your Loyalty Soopers Card or using your Alt ID supports Stargate's Fundraising efforts.  No King Soopers loyalty card? Stop at customer service and sign up for a free card and alternate ID number.

 

** Balances on your old rechargeable fundraising card are now the same as cash.  The old cards may still be reloaded for your convenience, but do not earn for Stargate unless used for a loyalty card purchase.

 

Enrollment in the Community Rewards program must be done through the King Soopers website. More details at:  https://www.kingsoopers.com/asset/ks_customer_faqs

 

Upcoming Events

Pinot's Palette event is being rescheduled for May - stay tuned!

Elementary School Supply sale for 2019-2020 school is being scheduled!

4/29 - Next Fundraising Committee meeting at Panera at The Orchard's at 6pm

5/1 - Kona Ice after school

5/8 - Your Pie dining out night

5/22 - Jim 'N Nicks BBQ take out fundraiser



Lost and Found

Please check the front offices for misplaced glasses, jewelry and other small items that have been turned in. All items left in the lost and found at the end of the school year will be donated.


Board of Directors Update

posted Apr 24, 2019, 6:51 AM by Jane Baker

Dear Stargate Community,


The Board had its regular business meeting on Thursday, April 18, 2019.  There were two important issues covered during the meeting: filling the Executive Director of Academics position and Stargate’s Charter Renewal.  


After providing 14 days notice to the community and receiving no opposition from the community, on April 18, 2019 the Board voted unanimously to extend an offer to Michael Henderson to be the new Executive Director of Academics.  The decision culminates six months of work by the Board to not only ensure we have the best Governance structure for the school, but also to take the opportunity to include the community in the process through the screening committee, town hall, and survey of impressions of the final three candidates.  While Mr. Henderson’s official start date will be July 1, 2019, he will be spending several days at Stargate over the next two months to begin getting to know our community. Please join us on May 13, 2019 at 6:30 pm in the Secondary Commons for a reception for Mr. Henderson to welcome him to Stargate.


The Board is also pleased to announce that after nine months of intense work by the Board, the Administration and the staff, we are entering the final stages of negotiating the Stargate Charter Agreement with the Adams 12 School District.  As previously reported, the Stargate Board voted to file an appeal of the Adams 12 conditional renewal of our charter. Because the District agreed in its filing with the Colorado Department of Education (CDE) to negotiate each of the 17 terms set forth in their renewal resolution, the CDE dismissed the appeal on April 10, 2019, so that Stargate and Adams 12 could enter into negotiations for the school’s Charter renewal.  We will continue to keep you informed throughout this process.


Sincerely,


Teresa Thomson Walsh

Stargate Board Vice President


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