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Cable Connection February 21, 2018

posted Feb 21, 2018, 4:29 PM by Jane Baker   [ updated Feb 21, 2018, 4:36 PM ]


Important Dates:


February 21- 6:30pm Board of Directors Meeting

February 21-23- High School Spirit Week

February 22 5:30pm- High School Sports  Parent Meeting

February 23- 7 pm Stargate Community Night (Denver Nuggets vs Spurs)

February 23- 7-10pm High School Dance

February 24- 2-4pm Basic Maintenance and Roadside Repairs Student Clinic

February 27- Fundraising Triple Play Dine out night 11am-9pm Rusty Bucket

3pm-8pm The Menchie’s

5pm-8pm Crushed Red Pizza and Salad

March 1- Final Deadline for yearbook order

March 10- Stargate Gala

March 21- 6:30pm Board of Directors Meeting

March 26-30 Spring Break-No School


CMAS/PSAT/SAT Dates

As mentioned in the last Cable Connection, state CMAS testing will soon be upon us. This year, again, in an effort to minimize testing's impact on instructional time and the number of instructional days effected, we are going to have all students in the secondary testing at the same time. In order to do this, each student will test on their personal laptop. We will send out computer set up instructions later this week.


On all the testing dates, daily start and end times will be the same as our regular schedule. The exception is on Tuesday, April 10, High School students will be released after their PSAT/SAT around 12:15pm.  


CMAS 2018 master schedule can be found HERE


Grade level testing dates are outlined below:

  • All 6th, 7th and 8th grade students will take English Language Arts (ELA) and Mathematics CMAS March 19, 20 and 21.

  • On April 10, all 9th graders will that the PSAT9, 10th graders will take the PSAT10, and 11th graders will take the SAT.

  • All 8th grade and 11th grade students will take the Science CMAS test on April 17 and 18.


High School Sadie Hawkins Dance
Our high school Snowy Sadie Hawkins Dance will be held on February 23rd from 7 pm - 10 pm. This dance is available to current Stargate High School students.  Stargate high school students may bring one high school aged guest and guest forms must have been submitted by today. Dress for dance the semi formal. Cost will be $10 at the door and concessions will be sold.


Basic Maintenance and Roadside Repairs Student Clinic

Come join us at our Basic Maintenance and Roadside Repairs Clinic hosted by the Stargate Rallycross Project! Meet us in the Stargate student parking lot at 2:00 pm on Saturday February 24 to learn basic maintenance and repair such as checking fluids and changing tires! This clinic is available for all current Stargate students in 8th-11th grade and will be taught by two ASE Certified Mechanics. Be sure to dress appropriately and wear closed toed shoes. The event is free to attend, though donations towards the Stargate Rallycross Project will be accepted and appreciated.


Middle and High School Yearbooks

It's not too late to order your middle or high school yearbook! Don't miss out on a great way to commemorate all your wonderful Stargate memories.You must pay online through Pictavo in order to get your book; the middle and high schools are no longer accepting cash or check. As with last year, we will not order extras. March 1 is the deadline to order.

Middle School: $55

They can be personalized for an additional charge.

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

High School: $56

They can be personalized for an additional charge.

Just go here to order

High School Spring Sports

The spring season is fast approaching! The following sports will be offered this spring: Girls Soccer, Girls Tennis and Boys/Girls Track and Field

There will be a parent meeting Thursday February 22 5:30pm in the Field House. The meeting will provide you with more information on the season as well as give you a chance to meet the coaches.

Registration will be open for all spring sports Thursday February 1 and can be accessed on the Stargate website under High School Athletics HERE.

Please note: your Student  cannot participate in any capacity until all forms, fees and physicals are turned in. This is per the Colorado High School Activities Association (CHSAA).


Girls Soccer

Head Coach: Dana O’Neill, dana.oneill@stargateschool.org

Optional Preseason Camp: February 20-23 3:45-5:30pm.

1st Official Practice: Monday February 26 3:45-5:30pm

Practices will be Monday-Friday


Girls Tennis

Head Coach: Glenn Gielas, glenn.gielas@stargateschool.org

1st Official Practice: Monday February 26 4:00-5:30pm @ Rocky Top Middle School

Practices will be Monday through Friday@ Rocky Top Middle School


Boys/Girls Track and Field

Head Coach: Forrest Vaughan, forrest.vaughan@stargateschool.org

Assistant Coach: Pat Williams

Optional Preseason Camp: February 21-23 3:50-6:00pm (Please meet in the Field House)

1st Official Practice: Monday February 26 3:50-6:00pm

Practices will be Monday-Friday


Please contact Ms. Lamonski with any questions. miranda.lamonski@stargateschool.org


Middle School Spring Sports

Boys Baseball and Girls Soccer registration will be open March 1! The first official practice will be Monday March 12 3:45-5:00pm. Practices will be Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays 3:45-5:00pm

All forms, fees and physicals must be turned in by March 12. Your son or daughter will be unable to participate until these are complete and on file.

There will be a parent meeting Monday March 12 5:15pm in the Field House. You will receive more information on the season as well as have a chance to meet the coaches. Game schedules are currently posted on the community website under Middle School Athletics.

We are excited for the spring season!

Please email Ms. Lamonski with any questions.

miranda.lamonski@stargateschool.org


Prom

This year we will have our first ever Junior/Senior Prom. This event is available to our current Juniors and each Junior may bring one high school aged guest. Today at our Assembly, our Prom Committee revealed the theme and location of this year’s Prom. It will take place at the Stonebrook Manor in Thornton from 8pm-11pm on April 21. The theme will be A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Tickets will go on sale the beginning of March for an early bird price of $40 per ticket. After March 9, the price will be $45 per ticket. Included in the Prom ticket price will be admission to the After Prom event in the Stargate Fieldhouse hosted by our parent After Prom Committee. The After Prom event will be 11pm-2am.

 

After-Prom Decoration Committee

The After-Prom Decoration Committee will be having build days on the following Thursday afternoons to prepare decorations for the After Prom event:

  • 2/22 - 1:00 - 3:30

  • 3/1 - 1:00 - 3:30

All parents are welcome to come help out.  We will be building in the MS adroit room, Secondary building room 155. Please check in at the front desk.

 

2019 High School Graduation

The 2019 High School Graduation Committee is being formed. If you are interested in participating, please email josh.cochran@stargateschool.

 

Future Medical Professionals Club Upcoming Events
Our High School Future Medical Professionals Club would like to invite all high school students who are interested to the following events.  

All events are from 3:45 to 5:00 in Mrs. McVeigh's Room (Rm 261)
Feb 27 - Guest Doctor Paige Archey will show us how to suture with a hands on activity and tell us all about her career.
March 14th (Wednesday) from 2pm-5pm - We are scheduled to do a tour of the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus where we will meet some current med students and visit the CAPE facility!
Apr 3, Apr 17, May 1, and May 15 - Activities/Guests TBD
Contact Mrs. McVeigh (sponsor) or Portia Bhattacharjee (President) with questions/concerns!

 

Save the Date for the Battle of the Brains

Calling all trivia buffs and Jeopardy fans! Make sure to save the date for the​ Battle of the Brains tournament, the tournament for teams of adults that want to battle it out for top honors. The tournament will be held the morning of April 14th at Stargate. More information to come soon!


Don't Forget To Order Lunch!

Reminder to all Stargate parents. Please don't forget to order lunch for your hungry students. Hot meals must be ordered a minimum of  2 days in advance. There are No Same Day Meal Orders. Meals are easily ordered through the online ordering system. Login at:  https://michaels.h1.hotlunchonline.net/


Wholesome Foods will be available to order in the Secondary Building Monday-Thursday.

Restaurant choices are:

Monday: Tokyo Joes/P F Chang's (alternating)

Tuesday: California Pizza Kitchen

Wednesday: Renegade Burrito

Thursday: Which Wich/Subway (alternating)

Please click the following for more information on how to order from Wholesome Foods.

Wholesome Foods Information Sheet


Fridays are Pizza Friday and need to be ordered through MyKidsLunch under "Stargate Pizza Friday."

Login at:  https://michaels.h1.hotlunchonline.net/


Please consider signing up to volunteer on Pizza Fridays. It’s a great way to see your student at lunch and enjoy a delicious slice of pizza. To get started please click the following:

Secondary: www.SignUpGenius.com/go/10C094FA5A628A0F58-secondary1

 

MATHCOUNTS

Stargate took a team of sixteen Middle School students to the Adams 12 MATHCOUNTS District Finals competition on Saturday, February 10th, at Rocky Top Middle School.  About 125 students from twelve schools competed.


The team of Ritwik Bhattacharjee, Donavon Facey, Jeremy Huang and Allison Xin took home the 2nd place team trophy.  In the individual competition Stargate took five of the top ten positions.  Donavon took 1st place, Max Kulbida placed 4th, Alexa Harper placed 5th, Jeremy placed 8th, and Allison placed 9th.


Other Stargate students who competed were Alex Horne, Nick Nguyen, Alex Wallach, Alvina Zhang, Raymond Anderson, David Thumma, Nick Hofer, Pranav Konijeti, Ryan Marx, and Aditya Nandyal.


The MATHCOUNTS team’s next competition will be the North Metro Chapter competition on February 24th, at which ten team members can compete.  The top finishers at that competition will qualify for the State Finals to be held on March 17th.


MOCK TRIAL

Mock Trial team is also headed to State March 9 and 10! The team is led by Mr. Fulton and earned a 2nd place finish at their regional meet. We had 20 students competing, 3 being recognized as outstanding individual students, and one of our teams being recognized for winning the

Professionalism Award.


The individual awards went to:

Akshat Jain for Outstanding Attorney

Brendan Bottrell for Outstanding Attorney

Nick Kemp for Outstanding Witness (bringing his total to 2 Outstanding Witness awards in 3 years of competition)


The professionalism award was given to our team Stargate Pi, which included the following members:

Akshat Jain

Annie McDonnell

Aria Cohen

Arnav Konijeti

Brendan Bottrell

Chance Harper

Chanuk Thang

Evan Johnson

Miles Claver

Nicholas Kemp

Rachel Castro

Yejin Won


The other 8 students who competed were:

Andrew Robinson

Austin Fay

Haley Magin

Katya Hoopes

Kelly McVeigh

Kopal Chaurasia

Rowan Smart

Sydney Heys

 

High School Boys and Girls Basketball  Seasons

Congratulations to our HS Boys and Girls Basketball teams on their fantastic inaugural CHSAA season! The boys lost a heartbreaker at their district tournament last night vs. Eagle Ridge Academy. They finished the season with a 12-8 record and are returning a great group of young men as they head in to the Metro League next season.

 

The girls and their ferocious defense won their district quarterfinal game Monday night versus DSST Green Valley Ranch by a score of 24-15. They play against Weld Central on Thursday night in the Semifinals of the district tournament. The girls are 12-8 and in the top 25 in the state's standings. The game is at Ft. Lupton High School at 5:30pm Thursday. We would love to have as many Eagles in the crowd as possible.

 

Eagles On The Move

  • Jongho Choi, 11th grade, was selected for and performed at the All State Orchestra Festival earlier in February

  • Akshat Jain, 10th grade, is the the 2018  State Chess Champion for grades K-12 and will be representing Colorado in the Denker National Tournament in July.

  • Evan Johnson, 11th grade , earned his Eagle Scout and Silver Palm a few weeks ago.

  • Colin Duffy, 8th grade, qualified for worlds in both Bouldering and Leap Climbing and will compete internationally later this year.

  • Brune Armstrong, 10th grade, earned a letter for wrestling at Mountain Range High School.

Hischke’s Happenings! February 21, 2018

posted Feb 21, 2018, 2:39 PM by Jane Baker



Important Dates

February 21 6:30 pm Board of Directors Meeting

February 23 7 pm Stargate Community Night (Denver Nuggets vs Spurs)

February 27 Triple Play Dine out night 11am-9pm Rusty Bucket

3pm-8pm The Menchie’s

5pm-8pm Crushed Red Pizza and Salad

March 6 K-5 Class Pictures and Spring Individual Pictures-order forms will be coming home soon

March 6 Round 4 start of New Clubs

March 9-10 12:15 pm Grade 3/4 Overnight Field trip to Museum of Nature and Science

March 10 Stargate Gala

March 11 Daylight Savings - Spring forward your clocks

March 15 Kindergarten School Pictures - Cap and Gown

March 16 Final Deadline for yearbook order

March 21 6:30 pm Board of Directors Meeting

March 26-30 Spring Break-No School


CMAS Testing Dates

Here is the testing schedule for CMAS. Please make sure your student arrives to school on time with a healthy breakfast. Please note that CMAS testing is only for 3rd, 4th and 5th grade students. Testing will take place in classrooms throughout the building and will be proctored by Stargate teachers and staff.


MARCH

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

12




13


Practice (MATH)

3rd Math (65 min)

8:15-9:20

4th Math (65 min)

9:30-10:35

5th Math (65 min)

12:45-1:50

14

15


Practice (ELA)

3rd ELA (90 min)

8:15-9:45

4th ELA  (90 min)

9:55-11:25

5th ELA (90 min)

12:45-2:15

16

19


3rd ELA (90 min)

8:15-9:45

4th ELA  (90 min)

9:55-11:25

5th ELA (90 min)

12:45-2:15

20


3rd ELA (90 min)

8:15-9:45

4th ELA  (90 min)

9:55-11:25

5th ELA (90 min)

12:45-2:15

21


5th ELA (90 min)

9:00-10:30


22


3rd ELA (90 min)

8:15-9:45

4th ELA  (90 min)

9:55-11:25


23


ELA Make-Ups

8:10




APRIL

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

2

3


3rd Math (65 min)

8:15-9:20

4th Math (65 min)

9:30-10:35

5th Math (65 min)

12:45-1:50

4


5th Math (65 min)

8:55-10:00


5


3rd Math (65 min)

8:15-9:20

4th Math (65 min)

9:30-10:35

5th Math (65 min)

12:45-1:50

6


3rd Math (65 min)

8:15-9:20

4th Math (65 min)

9:30-10:35


9


Morning

ELA/Math Make-ups

5th Science (80 min)

12:45-2:05


10


Morning

ELA/Math Make-ups

5th Science (80 min)

12:45-2:05


11


5th Science (80 min)

8:55-10:15


12

Noetic Math


13


Morning

ELA/Math/Science Make-ups

16


PD Day

No Students



17


Morning

ELA/Math/Science Make-ups

18


Morning

ELA/Math/Science Make-ups

19


Morning

ELA/Math/Science Make-ups


20


Morning

ELA/Math/Science Make-ups

23


Morning

ELA/Math/Science Make-ups

24


Morning

ELA/Math/Science Make-ups

25


Morning

ELA/Math/Science Make-ups

26


Morning

ELA/Math/Science Make-ups

27


End of Testing Window



Yearbook Cover Winners

Congratulations to the winner and runners-up of the Elementary Yearbook Cover Contest!  We received 10 entries, and the 5th grade students voted on the artwork they liked best to be on the cover. The four runners-up will be featured in the yearbook as well. Thank you all who participated!

Winner - Addison Scott

2nd Place - Ella Tempas

3rd Place - Chanda Kumar

4th Place - Lindsay Ransom

5th Place - Lia Morley


Elementary Yearbooks

It's not too late to order your K-5/Elementary yearbook! Don't miss out on a great way to commemorate all your wonderful Stargate memories.You must pay online through Pictavo in order to get your book. Ordering Information commpe.pictavo.com - enter Stargate Charter and the K-5 will pop up, click Go>Shop My School>Yearbooks  Price will be $55 (plus tax/fees). Final deadline to order is March 16.

 

Elementary Teacher Lead Clubs


Rock Climbing Club

Thursdays   3/8 3/15, 3/22, 4/5,4/12

3:15-4:15

Come join us for fun on our brand new rock wall! Climb, meet new friends and build those muscles. Please only sign up for one session. If your student was in a past session, please do not sign up for these sessions, so we can give as many students as possible a chance to come play.

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0A4EA4A72FABFA7-rock7

Music Recorder Club

Tuesdays 3/6, 3/13, 3/20, 4/3, 4/10

3:15-4:15

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

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

Recorder Music Club for ALL levels will be on Tuesdays from 3:15-4:15.

Mrs. Ware's classroom

3rd, 4th and 5th grades only

A limited number of recorders are available to purchase for $5.

www.SignUpGenius.com/go/10C0A4EA4A72FABFA7-recorder2


Chess Club

Tuesdays 3/6, 3/13, 3/20, 4/3, 4/10

3:15-4:15

Chess club for those with some chess skills. Students will play against each other.

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0A4EA4A72FABFA7-chess4


Elementary Outside Clubs


Young Rembrandts

Thursdays  3/8, 3/15, 3/22, 4/5,4/12, 4/19

3:15-4:15

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

https://denvernw.asapconnected.com/?org=4027#eventid=914094

Sticky Fingers

Tuesdays  3/6, 3/13, 3/20, 4/3, 4/10, 4/17

3:15-4:15

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


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


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


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


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

https://stickyfingerscooking.com/school-programs/colorado/stargate-school-winter-2018-jan-k-5th


Bricks4Kidz

Tuesdays  3/6, 3/13, 3/20, 4/3, 4/10    

                  or

Thursdays   3/8, 3/15, 3/22, 4/5,4/12

3:15-4:15

A pirate's life for me!  In this unit we look at the technology used by the pirates of the 17th and 18th centuries and what their life was like.  We will then build motorized versions of pirate ships, helms, catapults, etc. using our Lego project kits.  On the final class of the session each child will create a custom Lego mini figure to keep.

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


Science Matters

Mixology

Thursdays  3/8, 3/15, 3/22, 4/5,4/12

3:15-4:15

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

http://www.sciencematters.tv/customers/login


Play-Well Jedi Engineering using LEGO

Thursdays   3/8, 3/15, 3/22, 4/5,4/12, 4/19

3:15-4:15

Grades K-3rd

​ $96​

The Force Awakens in this introductory engineering course for young Jedi! Explore engineering principles by designing and building projects using LEGO® materials such as X-Wings, R2 Units, Energy Catapults, Defense Turrets, and Settlements from a galaxy far, far away. Create motorized and architectural projects with imagination and engineering to defeat the Empire!

Register online at https://play-well-registration.com/registration/new/68618


MineCraft Club

Tuesdays  3/6, 3/13, 3/20, 4/3, 4/10, 4/17

3:15-4:15

Grades 2nd-5th

Players will have the opportunity to play Minecraft with many different mods.  There will be group projects and contests!  

Players will be playing together in the same world with NO outsiders!

Class is limited to 10 players

Sign up online or through email

www.explorationuniverse.org

                     or

info@explorationuniverse.org


Little Medical School

Thursdays   3/8, 3/15, 3/22, 4/5,4/12, 4/19

3:15-4:15

Little Veterinarian School® encourages children to explore the exciting world of veterinarians and one of our favorite canine companions, Dogs! Using role-playing, interactive demonstrations, crafts and games, kids learn how to take care of a pet and perform tasks that real veterinarians do in this fun-filled program. Each child will adopt a new stuffed furry friend that will be used throughout the camp. Children will take home their new canine companion, disposable white lab coat, water bowl, dog-friendly treat recipes, and a graduation diploma. Topics include: Roles & Responsibilities in the Veterinarian’s Office, Food and Water, Lacerations, Ticks, the Immune System and Vaccinations, and more!

Day: Thursdays

Dates: Mar 8 – Apr 18 (no class 3/29)

Grades: K-5

Min enrollment:  6

Max enrollment:  12

Cost: $96.00

https://campscui.active.com/orgs/LittleMedicalSchoolNorthDenver?season=2261403&location=1185805

 

Don't Forget To Order Lunch!

Reminder to all Stargate parents. Please don't forget to order lunch for your hungry students. Hot meals must be ordered a minimum of  2 days in advance. There are No Same Day Meal Orders. Meals are easily ordered through the online ordering system. Login at:  https://michaels.h1.hotlunchonline.net/


Fridays are Pizza Friday and need to be ordered through MyKidsLunch under "Stargate Pizza Friday."

Login at:  https://michaels.h1.hotlunchonline.net/


Please consider signing up to volunteer on Pizza Fridays. It’s a great way to spend lunch with your children and enjoy a delicious slice of pizza. To get started please click the following:

Elementary: www.SignUpGenius.com/go/10C094FA5A628A0F58-elementary1


C Notes 2/12/18

posted Feb 12, 2018, 3:24 PM by Jane Baker


Thank you to all of our families that joined us for our winter conferences last week. It was great to see so many families engaged with teachers and discussing their child's progress this year. Thank you to our staff for the immense time and effort you put in to hosting thoughtful and productive conversations with parents and students. I want to also thank our CRC and all the volunteers for keeping our staff well fed during the late nights. We really appreciate all you do!

 

We had a lot of successes this past week

  • The High School Knowledge Bowl team won the 3A classification regional and placed 2nd overall (all classifications), qualifying to attend the State Knowledge Bowl tournament at CSU on March 12 and 13.

  • Cheyenne Trujillo won 1st place at the Adams 12 District Spelling Bee, Diogo Costa 4th, Erin Stander 6th and Hannah Nguyen 10th place all qualifying for the State Bee!

  • Our Mathcounts team led by Mr. Haney took 2nd place in the District finals competition at Adams 12 and in the individual competition, Donavon Facey took 1st place, Max Kulbida 4th, Alexa Harper 5th, Jeremy Huang 8th, and Allison Xin 9th place. The next event is the North Metro Chapter competition on February 24th.

  • Mock Trial team is also headed to State! Led by Mr. Fulton and a 2nd place finish at their regional meet. The team was also honored with the Professionalism Award.

  • High School Boys and Girls Basketball teams finish the regular season this week and both are in great position to possibly qualify for the state tournament. They will play in the Confluence/Colorado 7 regional next week to determine seeding.

 

I hope that as we continue though the year, we all recognize the shared partnership that is educating our students. I know our staff's commitment to educate each individual child is ever present as we work to live the Stargate mission each day. While I will be the first to take responsibility for the unacceptable number of Office of Civil Rights complaints and investigations,  I am very proud of the accountability systems we have implemented to ensure these mistakes never happen again. I would invite anyone who has questions, concerns or wants to share a success to join me for a Coffee with C on Wednesday February 21st, 2018 at 8:10am in the elementary commons. During this meeting you can hear from us directly on how we are making improvements to ensure the safety, well-being and positive school environment for all of our Stargate students and staff. While we cannot change the past, we can have a positive impact on our school’s future! I hope you will join me next week.

 

Josh

_____________________________________________________________________________________________

 

Community communications will be sent through School Messenger instead of Infinite Campus beginning this month. This week the C Notes email was sent both ways. Please add:  stargate@adams12.org via spe.schoolmessenger.com to your approved email list.

 

 



Take the Adams 12 online survey:

2017-18 Adams 12 Parent Engagement Survey www.adams12.org/parentsurvey

School Access Code: stargate


Along with the Stargate Stakeholder Survey that was conducted in January, you have the option of participating in the Adams 12 Parent Engagement and Satisfaction Survey. The Survey is now open and we highly encourage you to provide feedback on how we are doing as a school.


  • The school access code is required to begin the survey. Copy/paste or type the school code on the survey landing page. When you begin the taking the survey, it will confirm your school name at the top of the page.

  • The anonymous survey is open between Feb. 12 and March 2, 2018.

  • The survey is expected to take between 5-10 minutes and can be taken in English, Spanish or nine other languages.

  • You will have access to survey results for your school in April 2018.

  • Survey data is benchmarked nationally and compared to the Five Star staff survey to create a comprehensive understanding of the school’s culture and climate.


Our Accountability Committee will utilize this additional data to make recommendations to the administration and governing board. Thank you in advance for taking this important survey as we work together to continue to elevate the way we serve your child in every classroom, every day.  

 

Stargate Fundraising Committee

Stargate Gala 2018 - Registration now open!!!

Registration for the 2018 Gala is now open!! Use the form here to secure your spot. Tickets are $75 each or purchase a table for 10 people for $730. SPACE IS LIMITED THIS YEAR!! The LAST day to register/RSVP is February 21st. The dinner menu is located here. Contact fundraising@stargateschool.org for more info or if you have trouble with the online registration form.

Consider sponsoring one of our teachers!! As a token of our appreciation for the Stargate School teachers and staff, our goal is for all teachers to attend the Annual Gala at no cost.  To do this, we ask that families sponsor them by purchasing tickets on their behalf.  Your sponsorship will cover the cost of one teacher's ticket/meal so they can attend this amazing event - thank you!

Eagle's Landing will be providing childcare at Stargate from 4:30 pm to 11:30 pm for gala attendees for a minimal fee of $10 per child for the entire evening. Sign up when you register for the Gala.

Rooms are available at The Omni at the special rate of $99.00! If you are interested in booking a room please contact the Omni reservations department directly after February 1st (1-800-THE-OMNI) and reference “Stargate” or via online registration:  https://www.omnihotels.com/hotels/denver-interlocken/meetings/stargate-gala

2018 Gala Business Sponsorships

We are looking for businesses to partner with Stargate by sponsoring the even with a cash donation or a donation of goods and services. In return we will promote these Business Partners leading up to and at the event. Click here for more information on sponsorship opportunities or download the 2018 Gala Business Letter and Donation forms at the bottom of this page.

2018 Gala Silent Auction Donations

Click here for information about how to donate silent auction items.

2018 Gala Art Contest Program Front Cover

Calling all artists -- would you like your original artwork to be on the front cover of the Stargate Gala 2018 program? If so, the Stargate Fundraising Committee is looking for your art!! Click here for detailed Art Contest rules.

  • One Grand Winner will be featured on the 2018 Stargate Gala program cover.

  • Other submitted entries will be displayed at the Gala.

  • Return completed student art to the Stargate front desk (primary or secondary building).

  • Digital entries may be emailed to: fundraising@stargateschool.org

  • Art Contest is open to all current Stargate students, K-11.

  • All artwork is due February 21st – winner to be announced in the February 26th C Notes.

Gala Raffle - WIN a PARKING SPOT!!!

Win a dedicated (24/7, 365 days/year) Parking Space located in one of the Stargate School parking lots (NOT in the loop, location TBD), winner gets to pick and paint their spot (valid for the 2018-2019 school year, painting must be approved by school administration)! Ticket price: One ticket = $15, Two tickets = $20, Three tickets = $30. Look for purchase envelopes in Monday folders and/or distributed by Advance teachers for MS/HS. The drawing will be held on Saturday, March 10th, 2018 at the Stargate Gala. Winner does not need to be present to win. Please direct any questions to: fundraising@stargateschool.org

Stargate Fundraising Raffle sponsored by:

Upcoming Events

Spirit Night with the Denver Nuggets  - February 23rd

On Friday, February 23rd at 7 pm the Denver Nuggets will take on the San Antonio Spurs at the Pepsi Center and Stargate will be there cheering them on. Stargate Group Ticket Price: Lower Level: $54 Upper Level: $28 *A portion of each ticket sold will go back to support Stargate, no additional taxes or fees! Purchase deadline: February 16th.

Pre-Game Courtside Experience

If Stargate purchases 40+ tickets, all attendees will be eligible to participate in the VIP Experience.  This allows Stargate families to actually sit courtside to watch both NBA teams warm up before going to their seats!

The Stargate group will be able to enter the Pepsi Center arena prior to doors opening to the general public. We'll be shown to our VIP courtside seats and our entire group will get the chance to watch both teams warm up on the floor. All the kiddos and the parents will be able to participate in this experience. We'll move to our seats once the warm up is done.

Purchase Tickets: https://nuggets.teamkse.com/stargate

Thank you Deb DeMuth for setting this up!

Box Tops + Longmont Dairy Milk Caps Contest - February 12 thru February 16

Get ready for our next Box Tops + Longmont Dairy Milk Caps contest! The contest runs from February 12th thru February 16th. Both of these items can be turned in to your child's homeroom teacher, to the Elementary front desk or the boxes/containers located in the Secondary building. Insert the Box Top labels or clean milk caps into a plastic bag and put the name of your child's teacher on the outside.  The winning classes for each item will win an ice cream party.

Tyson Labels - Now thru May 1st

Start saving Tyson labels for our Tyson label redemption contest. Each label will earn Stargate $.24/each. This contest will go thru May 1st and the winning class will win an ice cream sundae party. For more information on which Tyson products are included please look here. program.  Collection containers are available in both buildings.

Dining Out Night, Tuesday, February 27th: Menchie's Frozen Yogurt (3pm -8pm), Rusty Bucket Restaurant (all day) and Crushed Red Pizza and Salad (5pm-8pm), all are located at The Orchard's. Each of these great venues will donate a portion of their sales to Stargate; show or bring the flyer located here or mention Stargate. Show your support for Stargate - wear your Stargate Spirit Wear!!!

Upcoming event: CycleBar (indoor cycling) - March 18th

 

Community Relations Committee

Thank you to Anne Kleve, Stacy Tempas, Mark Hoopes, Liz Friedenson and Andrea Smith for fetching food for the Teacher Conferences!

Everyone is welcome to join us at our next meeting on Wednesday, February 14th at 8:15 at Daylight Donuts.

Are you ready for some Dodgeball!!!!   Secondary Game Night is Friday, April 6, 4 – 9pm and  Elementary Game Day is Saturday, April 7, 10:00am - 2:00pm

 

Order Yearbooks Now!

It's not too late to order your elementary, middle or high school yearbook! Don't miss out on a great way to commemorate all your wonderful Stargate memories.You must pay online through Pictavo in order to get your book; cash or check are no longer accepted. As with last year, we will not order extras.

  • Elementary K-5 $55 (plus tax/fees)

Ordering Information commpe.pictavo.com - enter Stargate Charter and the K-5 will pop up, click Go>Shop My School>Yearbooks  

Final deadline to order is March 16.

  • Middle School: $55 (plus tax/fees)

They can be personalized for an additional charge.

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

March 1 is the deadline to order.

  • High School: $56 (plus tax/fees)

They can be personalized for an additional charge.

Just go here to order

March 1 is the deadline to order


Interested in joining middle school or high school band or orchestra for 2018-2019?  

If your current 5th through 11th grade student is interested in joining band or orchestra next school year, please contact ariane.pegler@stargateschool.org to get more information.  From  beginners to experienced musicians, we have the ensemble for your student at any grade.  We will have some times open for your child to try out instruments in the Secondary Building’s music room (see below).  If these times do not work, please stop by Universal Music on 104th to try out an instrument or email ariane.pegler@stargateschool.org to try to schedule a time.  Also, check out my page for more information regarding classes and placement.

If your child will be in high school next year and is an intermediate to advanced level and currently does not have me for class, please contact me ASAP!  There will be an audition only high school ensemble next year, the Chamber Ensemble, a mixture of strings, woodwinds, brass, and percussion.  I have excerpts that your child needs ASAP to practice and audition on soon.  I can email this to your child.  I will also have another high school ensemble that will also be a combination of strings, woodwinds, brass, and percussion, which will be called the Instrumental Ensemble for any level.  There is also the Middle School Band and Orchestra, and the Beginning Ensemble for beginners in middle school.

  • 2/12  After school until 4:30pm

  • 2/13  After school until 4:30pm

Cable Connection February 5, 2018

posted Feb 5, 2018, 3:40 PM by Jane Baker


Important Dates:

February 7 - 3:30pm-7:30pm Parent/Teacher Conferences(Last Name A-L)
February 8 - 10:00am-2:30pm Parent/Teacher Conferences (no school for students)
February 8 - 3:30pm-7:30pm Parent/Teacher Conferences(Last Name M-Z)
February 9 - Parent/Teacher Conferences-By teacher invitation only (no school for students)

February 12-16 Middle School Spirit Week

February 15- MS/HS Band and Orchestra Concert

February 16- 9th grade Field Trip

February 19- Presidents Day-no school for students

February 20- Professional Development Day-no school for students

February 21- 6:30pm Board of Directors Meeting

February 21-23- High School Spirit Week

February 22 5:30pm- High School Sports  Parent Meeting

February 23- 7-10pm High School Dance

February 24- 2-4pm Basic Maintenance and Roadside Repairs Student Clinic

March 10- Stargate Gala


Leaving Our Mark on Stargate History

Last Friday, interested students signed a beam that will be be used to construct our new Stargate Performing Arts and Adroit  space. Next year when your are here for a performance be sure to look for the beam as it will be exposed in the new space.


Parent/Teacher Conferences

Spring conferences are a chance for parents/guardians to meet with all of their student’s teachers. Plan to spend 5 minutes with each teacher discussing student progress and asking questions about the class. Our conference format will be Open House, with all teachers available in the Secondary Commons. We are anticipating shortest wait time on Thursday, February 8, 10am-2:30pm.

Please see below for schedule:
February 7 - 3:30pm-7:30pm (Last Name A-L)
February 8 - 10:00am-2:30pm (no school for students)
February 8 - 3:30pm-7:30pm (Last Name M-Z)
February 9 - By teacher invitation only (no school for students)


Middle School Spirit Week-February 12-16

  • Monday - Spring/summer weather theme

  • Tuesday Crazy hat crazy hair day

  • Wednesday - Valentine Day (pink white red love)

  • Thursday - Love for your class - 6th Green, 7th PINK, 8th Blue-Pep Assembly

  • Friday- Spring Holiday Day (St Pattys Day, Easter, Valentines, Presidents Day)


High School Sadie Hawkins Dance
Our high school Snowy Sadie Hawkins Dance will be held on February 23rd from 7 pm - 10 pm. This dance is available to current Stargate High School students.  Stargate high school students may bring one high school aged guest and must compete a guest form and submit it to the front office by 4 pm on Wednesday, February 21st. Guest forms may be picked up at the Secondary Front Office. Dress for dance the semi formal. Cost will be $10 at the door and concessions will be sold.


Basic Maintenance and Roadside Repairs Student Clinic

Come join us at our Basic Maintenance and Roadside Repairs Clinic hosted by the Stargate Rallycross Project! Meet us in the Stargate student parking lot at 2:00 pm on Saturday February 24 to learn basic maintenance and repair such as checking fluids and changing tires! This clinic is available for all current Stargate students in 8th-11th grade and will be taught by two ASE Certified Mechanics. Be sure to dress appropriately and wear closed toed shoes. The event is free to attend, though donations towards the Stargate Rallycross Project will be accepted and appreciated.


Counseling Updates-2018-2019 Course Registration

High School:

Current 9th-11th Graders

Registration sheets and Infinite Campus course registration is due February 14th, 2018


High School course registration for current 8th grade students began today, February 5th. These students will input their choices into Infinite Campus in their connect classes on February 12th (B day Connect classes) 13th (A day Connect classes). Parents are required to sign their students' course registration sheets prior to Infinite Campus input. All students must have their signed registration sheets with them, along with their Infinite Campus login's next week.


Middle School

Current 6 & 7th Graders

Course registration for current 6th & 7th grade students will begin on February 5th & 6th in Connect classes. These students will input their choices into Infinite Campus in their connect classes on February 12th & 13th. Parents are required to sign their students' course registration sheets prior to students submitting their sheets to their teacher.  


CMAS/PSAT/SAT Dates

Grade level testing dates are outlined below:

  • All 6th, 7th and 8th grade students will take English Language Arts and Mathematics CMAS March 19, 20 and 21.

  • On April 10, all 9th graders will that the PSAT9, 10th graders will take the PSAT10, and 11th graders will take the SAT.

  • All 8th grade and 11th grade students will take the Science CMAS test on April 17 and 18.


We will provide more detail about times and daily schedule adjustments as we get closer to the tests but wanted to give you these dates so you can avoid scheduling vacations or appointments on these dates.


Students in grades 6, 7, 8 and 11 will be taking these tests on their personal device. Please be sure your student’s BYOD computer is in good working condition as we head into testing season. The PSAT and SAT are papers/pencil tests.

High School Spring Sports

The spring season is fast approaching! The following sports will be offered this spring: Girls Soccer, Girls Tennis and Boys/Girls Track and Field

There will be a parent meeting Thursday February 22 5:30pm in the Field House. The meeting will provide you with more information on the season as well as give you a chance to meet the coaches.

Registration will be open for all spring sports Thursday February 1 and can be accessed on the Stargate website under High School Athletics HERE.

Please note: your Student  cannot participate in any capacity until all forms, fees and physicals are turned in. This is per the Colorado High School Activities Association (CHSAA).


Girls Soccer

Head Coach: Dana O’Neill, dana.oneill@stargateschool.org

Optional Preseason Camp: February 20-23 3:45-5:30pm.

1st Official Practice: Monday February 26 3:45-5:30pm

Practices will be Monday-Friday


Girls Tennis

Head Coach: Glenn Gielas, glenn.gielas@stargateschool.org

1st Official Practice: Monday February 26 4:00-5:30pm @ Rocky Top Middle School

Practices will be Monday through Friday@ Rocky Top Middle School


Boys/Girls Track and Field

Head Coach: Forrest Vaughan, forrest.vaughan@stargateschool.org

Assistant Coach: Pat Williams

Optional Preseason Camp: February 21-23 3:50-6:00pm (Please meet in the Field House)

1st Official Practice: Monday February 26 3:50-6:00pm

Practices will be Monday-Friday


Please contact Ms. Lamonski with any questions. miranda.lamonski@stargateschool.org


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

Coming this spring to Stargate Middle School!

Parents: One additional coach is needed to really make the program a success. You won't be alone - we will work as a team! Please contact Tami Pippert at tlpippert@gmail.com if interested.


High School Girls: interested in being a junior coach and acting as a role model for middle school girls? Please contact Tami Pippert at tlpippert@gmail.com if you'd like more information about what is involved.


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.


Online registration will start February 5. Cost: $170 Space is open for 16 girls. http://girlsontherunrockies.org/

There is a "register now' button right at the top of the page. Practices are twice a week for 90 minutes on Mondays and Thursdays after school. Practice begins the week of March 5th and runs through week of May 14th. We will be training for the Colfax 5k on May 19.


Middle and High School Yearbooks

It's not too late to order your middle or high school yearbook! Don't miss out on a great way to commemorate all your wonderful Stargate memories.You must pay online through Pictavo in order to get your book; the middle and high schools are no longer accepting cash or check. As with last year, we will not order extras. March 1 is the deadline to order.

Middle School: $55

They can be personalized for an additional charge.

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

High School: $56

They can be personalized for an additional charge.

Just go here to order

 

After-Prom Decoration Committee

The After-Prom Decoration Committee will be having build days on the following Thursdays to prepare decorations for the After-Prom Party:

  • 2/8 - 9:00 - 1:00 (no school in session - conferences)

  • 2/15 - 1:00 - 3:30

  • 2/22 - 1:00 - 3:30

  • 3/1 - 1:00 - 3:30

All parents are welcome to come help out.  We will be building in the MS adroit room, Secondary building room 155. Please check in at the front desk.

 

Input on Repurposing Current Adroit Space into Quiet/Study Spaces

The Stargate Foundation is looking for input from all stakeholders as we begin to plan how we are going to repurpose our current Adroit space. Please CLICK HERE to access the form the Foundation has created to collect your input. We will also be collecting input from students and staff.Thank you for your time and input!

 

Future Medical Professionals Club Upcoming Events
Our High School Future Medical Professionals Club would like to invite all high school students who are interested to the following events.  

All events are from 3:45 to 5:00 in Mrs. McVeigh's Room (Rm 261)
Feb 13 - Let's celebrate Valentine's Day early by learning how to draw blood and insert an IV into a fake arm with our new IV phlebotomy kits!
Feb 27 - Guest Doctor Paige Archey will show us how to suture with a hands on activity and tell us all about her career.
March 14th (Wednesday) from 2pm-5pm - We are scheduled to do a tour of the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus where we will meet some current med students and visit the CAPE facility!
Apr 3, Apr 17, May 1, and May 15 - Activities/Guests TBD
Contact Mrs. McVeigh (sponsor) or Portia Bhattacharjee (President) with questions/concerns!

 

Save the Date for the Battle of the Brains

Calling all trivia buffs and Jeopardy fans! Make sure to save the date for the​ Battle of the Brains tournament, the tournament for teams of adults that want to battle it out for top honors. The tournament will be held the morning of April 14th at Stargate. More information to come soon!


Don't Forget To Order Lunch!

Reminder to all Stargate parents. Please don't forget to order lunch for your hungry students. Hot meals must be ordered a minimum of  2 days in advance. There are No Same Day Meal Orders. Meals are easily ordered through the online ordering system. Login at:  https://michaels.h1.hotlunchonline.net/


Wholesome Foods will be available to order in the Secondary Building Monday-Thursday.

Restaurant choices are:

Monday: Tokyo Joes/P F Chang's (alternating)

Tuesday: California Pizza Kitchen

Wednesday: Renegade Burrito

Thursday: Which Wich/Subway (alternating)

Please click the following for more information on how to order from Wholesome Foods.

Wholesome Foods Information Sheet


Fridays are Pizza Friday and need to be ordered through MyKidsLunch under "Stargate Pizza Friday."

Login at:  https://michaels.h1.hotlunchonline.net/


Please consider signing up to volunteer on Pizza Fridays. It’s a great way to see your student at lunch and enjoy a delicious slice of pizza. To get started please click the following:

Secondary: www.SignUpGenius.com/go/10C094FA5A628A0F58-secondary1

 

Accountability Committee Update
The updated KPIs for quarter-ending December 31, 2017 are available on the school website:  http://charter.stargateschool.org/connect/committee-announcements.  Changes include updated financial KPIs and state standardized testing KPIs. (While we have known the 2016 state testing results for several months, our KPI timing correlates with the CDE’s School Performance Framework report, which is usually released each December.)  If you have any questions, please contact accountability@stargateschool.org.

 

Influenza Update from Tri-County Health

Influenza-like illness (ILI) is a fever >100.4 and a new cough and/or sore throat.  Tri-County Health Department recommends:

  • Sending children and staff with Influenza-like illness (ILI) home until fever free for 24 hours without the use of fever reducing medication;

  • Increasing hand washing;

  • Teaching everyone to cough into their arm, not their hands;

  • Increasing cleaning and sanitizing of high touch surfaces.  

  • Encouraging flu vaccine for children and staff

We ask that you tell your families to  follow the same control measures at home.  Should a child become ill with influenza like illness, they should be kept home from school to prevent any further spread.  They should seek medical care for treatment and testing; it is not too late to vaccinate.

Watch your student population (and teachers) for symptoms of fever, cough, congestion, body aches, and sore throat, and if there is illness, please send them home to help stop further spread of illness.


Competitions and Celebrations

Middle School Spelling Bee

Congratulations to the Middle School Spelling Bee winners!

1st place: Cheyenne Trujillo

2nd place: Erin Stander

3rd place: Hannah Nguyen


Thank you to Al for perfect setup, Katie Schmidt (Coordinator), Shelly Krill (Announcer), Kristen Mansure (Judge), Holly Spriggs (Judge), and Tessa vonHilsheimer (Judge). It was a great event enjoyed by many students and families. I am always proud of the professionalism of our staff and extra time spent to sponsor our students. Winning students advance to District competition on February 7th. Please congratulate all of our participants!

Middle School Spelling Bee qualifiers are:

Erin Stander
Toby Dirito
Dante Wilson
Garrett Fleischmann
Victor Kolesov
Megha Kumar
Donavon Facey
Jathan Alston
Annalise French
Kyle Widrig
Cheyenne Trujillo
Sibi Sivaram
Laya Palutla
Hannah Nguyen
Noah Jung
Matthew Klose
Anoushka Jani
Sydney Toupin
Danvy Pham
Alex Wallach
Aahana Dash
Gwynneth Reeder
Nathan Constantinides
Rebecca Wells
Caitlin Amero
Dhruv Seth


Geography Bee

Congratulations to the following students who qualified for the Middle School Geography Bee:

Jamie Lame’

Garrett Fleischmann
Erin Stander
Quinn Donaldson

Kyle Widrig

Raphael Balkonski
Wren Pritchett
Rayan Lekmine
Gibson Mahnke
Ritwik Bhattacharjee
Nathan Roling
Nicholas Nguyen
Ximena Navarro
Brennan McGilvray
Thomas Lovato
Kayvan Kalvantar


Congratulations to Garrett Fleischmann on winning the Middle School Stargate Geography Bee! Your hard work in preparing for this competition was evident and we are so proud of your accomplishments! Best of luck qualifying for state!

Garrett Fleischman and Wren Pritchett-Middle School Geography Bee Winners


MATHCOUNTS

This year’s dedicated MATHCOUNTS team is continuing Stargate’s outstanding tradition of excellence at MATHCOUNTS competitions.  MATHCOUNTS is a national organization whose mission is to “inspire excellence, confidence and curiosity in U.S. middle school students through fun and challenging math problems.”  To participate in MATHCOUNTS, students meet on a regular basis to work individually and together on math problems supplied by the MATHCOUNTS organization and participate in formal math competitions.


This year a total of 27 Middle School students are on Stargate’s team, coached by Middle/High School Math Teacher Ken Haney.  The team represented Stargate at the District Preliminary competition held Saturday, January 27, at Rocky Top Middle School.  Nearly 90 students from six schools competed at that site, while over 100 District students competed at The International School at Thornton Middle.  Our students performed well and had a great time competing.


Stargate received the 1st place trophy in the team competition.  Team members were 7th grader Jeremy Huang and 8th graders Donavon Facey, Max Kulbida, and Alvina Zhang.  Stargate students also swept the top five spots in the individual competition.  Jeremy Huang placed first, Donavon Facey placed second, 8th grader Ritwik Bhattacharjee placed third, 7th grader Allison Xin placed fourth, and Max Kulbida placed fifth.


The rest of Stargate’s competition team includes 8th graders Anika Dash, Colin Duffy, Alexa Harper, Alex Horne, Rishi Kola, Ryan Luo, Arya Nandyal, Nick Nguyen, and Alex Wallach; 7th graders Raymond Anderson, Ishita Mehta, Sibi Sivaram, and David Thumma; and 6th graders Rosemarie Anderson, Chris Chen, Aahana Dash, Nick Hofer, Pranav Konijeti, Ryan Marx, Aditya Nandyal, and Aaryan Nema.


The MATHCOUNTS team’s next competition will be the District Finals on Saturday, February 10, at which Stargate will field a team of sixteen students.  Ten students will represent Stargate at the North Metro Chapter competition on February 24, which is followed by the State Finals competition on March 17.


Knowledge Bowl

The Knowledge Bowl team did well this past weekend at the Denver Regional tournament. They won the 3A classification and placed 2nd overall, qualifying to attend the State Knowledge Bowl tournament at Colorado State University on March 12 and 13. High school students who competed are Nathan Kulhanek, Aditya Shankarling, Jacob Tow, Miles Claver, Rae Friedenson, Mark Rousskov, Rachel Castro, Brendan Bottrell.


Hischke’s Happenings! February 5, 2018

posted Feb 5, 2018, 2:51 PM by Jane Baker



Important Dates

February 1-13th Valentine’s Candy Sale

February 6- Elementary Music Concert

February 7- Parent/Teacher Conferences-Wednesday schedule for students

February 8- Parent/Teacher Conferences -No school for students

February 8 7am Stargate Snowhounds 2018 Ski Trip

February 8 and 9- Parent/Teacher Conferences-No school for students

February 14 Valentine’s Day Parties (See information below)

February 15 K-5 Power of One Anti-Bullying Show

February 19-Presidents Day-no school for students

February 20-Professional Development Day-no school for students

February 21 6:30pm Board of Directors Meeting

March 6-K-5 Class Pictures and Spring Individual Pictures

March 10- Stargate Gala


Geography Bee

Congratulations to all the Stargate students that participated in this year’s Geography Bee!

Diogo Costa Lauren McLeese

Connor Goin Khan Pholtanawat

Carter Jensen Logan Szymanski

Jaedyn Kane Srihith Tirnati

Ryman Mahnke

Congratulations to Srihith Tirnati on winning the Elementary School Stargate Geography Bee! We would also like to congratulate Logan Szymanski for earning 2nd place. Your hard work in preparing for this competition was evident and we are so proud of your accomplishments! Good luck Srihith in qualifying for state



              Logan Szymanski and

Srihith Tirnati at the Stargate Geography Bee





The Power of One: A Bullying-proofing Performance February 15th

1st show - 1:00 PM 3-5

2nd show - 1:50 PM K-2

The Power of One is a series of skits presented by actors who use boxes, colours, and masks to vividly portray what bullying is, what can be done about it, and how every child has the power of one, the power to report and deal with bullying when they see it.

The Power of One:

  • Explains the roles in bullying: Bully, Target, Bystander, and Upstander

  • Shows vivid examples of different types of bullying: Physical, Verbal, Exclusion, and Cyber bullying

  • Alerts children that Targets need help and shows them how to be Upstanders rather than Bystanders

  • Provides solutions to bullying including reporting, intervening, and assisting the Target

  • Emphasizes the need for individuals to take action to make their community a safer, better place

  • Refers children to parents, adults, and teachers for further assistance and instruction



Conferences

Parent-teacher conferences are right around the corner. They are scheduled for February 7th through the 9th. Please refer to your student’s homeroom teacher for additional information. We are looking forward to seeing you then.


Chocolate and Candy and Heart....OH MY!!!!!!  Sales will begin on Thursday, February 1st and will run through February 13th.

Back by popular demand, the elementary school STUCO will be selling special Valentines again this year! Confectionery love can be purchased for and given to anybody.  Students may choose to take their candy with them or leave it, with a special note, for student council representatives to deliver to classrooms on Valentine's Day.

Since this day is all about love and kindness, STUCO will be donating 50% of all proceeds to St. Jude's Hospital to help children with cancer and their families.  They are also donating $100.00 to Nothing but Nets, which sends malaria preventing mosquito nets to Africa.  With the rest of the earnings, STUCO will spend 25% on something for the school and keep 25% in their fund for future use.

Our STUCO representatives will be selling sugary goodness from 7:30 am to 7:50 am and from 3:00 pm - 3:30 pm on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesday mornings, Thursdays and Fridays.  On Wednesday afternoons, sales will be from 1:30 pm - 2:00 pm.

come and show everyone you care about a little love and help support some wonderful causes in the process.  Thank you all so much for supporting our student council and our school!


Valentine’s Day Parties

This year Valentine’s Day falls on a Wednesday schedule. The Parties will take place at various times throughout the day. Please view the schedule below and refer to Homeroom blogs for additional details.

  • Kindy

Valentine’s Day Party 8:10 - 9:10

  • 1/2 Team

Valentine’s Day Party 8:10-9:00

  • 3rd/4th Team

Valentine’s Day Party 11:00 - 11:50

  • 5th Grade Team

Valentine’s Day Party 11:00 - 12:20



General Music Concert Feb. 6th

WHEN TO ARRIVE and What Should They Wear


Grades 1&2 6:15PM (check in to gym) 6:30PM perform

  • 1st and 2nd grade boys can wear over-the-calf white socks (no stripes), dark shoes, football pants or solid colored pants rolled up (and pinned) at the knee (no shorts), long sleeved dress shirts (preferably white) belts on the outside of untucked shirts, and a vest (optional). If you don't have any of the above items, just dress nicely.

  • 1st and 2nd grade girls can wear long dresses (preferably old-fashioned looking), bonnets (optional). If you don't have any of the above items, just dress nicely.


Grades 3&4 6:45PM (check in to gym) 7:00PM perform

  • 3rd and 4th graders can wear either solid colors (i.e. all black, all navy blue, all gray, etc.) if you would like use one of the 60 navy costumes I can loan, or very fancy dress clothes as if you were a rich passenger on the Titanic (i.e. boys could wear suits, girls could wear long "old-fashioned" dresses).   Also, if you want to dress like a pirate, that's okay too.  

  • If you don't have any of the above items, just dress nicely.


Grade 5 7:15PM (check in to the gym) 7:30PM perform

5th graders should dress up as the Sgt. Pepper character they picked a few weeks ago.  I will go over character dress up with them again this week.  

  • If your child signed up to be an early Beatle in a black jacket, they should wear black pants, a white dress shirt and a solid black or dark tie. Four black jackets will be provided.  

  • If they signed up to be a multi-colored jacket Beatle, please make sure they wear dark pants and dark shoes.  Four multi-colored jackets will be provided.  

  • An Albert Einstein lab coat and Sony Liston boxing robe will be provided.  

  • Also, if your child signed up to be Ed Sullivan, please slick their hair back and dress them up in a suit and tie. I have a black jacket for the Ed Sullivan character.


Additional Information

  • Students in grades 1-5 should check in to the Elementary gym no earlier than 15 minutes before they perform.

  • 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 multipurpose room, 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 multipurpose room during musical numbers.


Stargate Snowhounds 2018 Ski Trip

Please bring students to the Stargate Gym @ 6:40 a.m. on Thursday, February 8th. The bus will leave no later than 7:10 am. We will return to Stargate at approximately 6 p.m. Please make arrangements to have your child picked up at that time.  Any questions, please feel free to email rita.stephenson@stargateschool.org


Input on Repurposing Current Adroit Space into Quiet/Study Spaces

The Stargate Foundation is looking for input from all stakeholders as we begin to plan how we are going to repurpose our current Adroit space. Please CLICK HERE to access the form the Foundation has created to collect your input. We will also be collecting input from students and staff.Thank you for your time and input!

 

 


Influenza Update from Tri-County Health

Influenza-like illness (ILI) is a fever >100.4 and a new cough and/or sore throat.  Tri-County Health Department recommends:

  • Sending children and staff with Influenza-like illness (ILI) home until fever free for 24 hours without the use of fever reducing medication;

  • Increasing hand washing;

  • Teaching everyone to cough into their arm, not their hands;

  • Increasing cleaning and sanitizing of high touch surfaces.  

  • Encouraging flu vaccine for children and staff

We ask that you tell your families to  follow the same control measures at home.  Should a child become ill with influenza like illness, they should be kept home from school to prevent any further spread.  They should seek medical care for treatment and testing; it is not too late to vaccinate.

Watch your student population (and teachers) for symptoms of fever, cough, congestion, body aches, and sore throat, and if there is illness, please send them home to help stop further spread of illness.


CMAS Testing Dates

As the standardized testing dates near, I thought it would be helpful for families to have the tentative schedule especially since it starts before Spring Break. Please remember that the CMAS Testing in the Elementary building is for 3rd through 5th grade students. All the students will have three sessions for both ELA (English Language) and Math. The 5th grade students will also have three sessions of Science.


A more detailed schedule will be sent out in the next few weeks. The information will also include how you can best support your child as they prepare for the assessments.


MARCH

19

3, 4, and 5 Grade Students Testing

20

3-5 Grade Students Testing

21

5th Grade Assessment

22

3-4 Grade Students Testing

(In the morning)

23

Make-up Assessments

SPRING BREAK MARCH 26- 30

APRIL

2

3

3-5 Grade Students Testing

4

5th Grade Assessment

5

3-5 Grade Students Testing

6

3-4 Grade Students Testing


9

5th Grade Assessment

10

5th Grade Assessment

11

5th Grade Assessment

12

Make-up Assessments

13

Make-up Assessments

16

Professional Development Day

17

Make-up Assessments

18

Make-up Assessments

19

Make-up Assessments

20

Make-up Assessments




Elementary Yearbooks

It's not too late to order your K-5/Elementary yearbook! Don't miss out on a great way to commemorate all your wonderful Stargate memories.You must pay online through Pictavo in order to get your book. Ordering Information commpe.pictavo.com - enter Stargate Charter and the K-5 will pop up, click Go>Shop My School>Yearbooks  Price will be $55 (plus tax/fees). Final deadline to order is March 16.

 

Don't Forget To Order Lunch!

Reminder to all Stargate parents. Please don't forget to order lunch for your hungry students. Hot meals must be ordered a minimum of  2 days in advance. There are No Same Day Meal Orders. Meals are easily ordered through the online ordering system. Login at:  https://michaels.h1.hotlunchonline.net/


Fridays are Pizza Friday and need to be ordered through MyKidsLunch under "Stargate Pizza Friday."

Login at:  https://michaels.h1.hotlunchonline.net/


Please consider signing up to volunteer on Pizza Fridays. It’s a great way to spend lunch with your children and enjoy a delicious slice of pizza. To get started please click the following:

Elementary: www.SignUpGenius.com/go/10C094FA5A628A0F58-elementary1

 

Accountability Committee Update
The updated KPIs for quarter-ending December 31, 2017 are available on the school website:  http://charter.stargateschool.org/connect/committee-announcements.  Changes include updated financial KPIs and state standardized testing KPIs. (While we have known the 2016 state testing results for several months, our KPI timing correlates with the CDE’s School Performance Framework report, which is usually released each December.)  If you have any questions, please contact accountability@stargateschool.org.

C Notes 1/29/18

posted Jan 29, 2018, 3:21 PM by Jane Baker


Thanks you to the CRC and all of our chili chef’s for an incredible Chili Cook-off and Bingo Night. Thank you to Mr. Johnson for his Bingo calling skills and 10th grader Austin Fay for his programming skills on the interactive bingo game board he developed.  I was truly impressed with the wide variety of chili and flavors! As usual, the CRC was so organized and it made for an amazing night!


Repurposing the Current Adroit Spaces into Quiet/Study Spaces

When Adroit moves into its new location next year, we will repurpose the current Adroit Spaces into Quiet Study Spaces. Please join us Tuesday January 30th at 6:30pm in the Elementary Commons for a session to talk about the quiet / study spaces (where Adroit is currently being taught) in both the Elementary and Secondary Buildings. We will have a brief 10-minute Q & A session and then you can look at the current Adroit space in Elementary AND Secondary buildings to give suggestions/ideas/wants, etc. Please bring your students, too! We hope to have as many parents/community members as possible join us this coming Tuesday!


Accountability Committee

Thank you to all who participated in this year’s survey.  We set a new record for participation with 559 responses!  Congratulations to Steph Trzaska and Lucas Thomas, winners of the parent and staff Amazon gift card drawings.


Adams 12 Gifted Parent Presentation

“Embracing The Whole Gifted Child”with Patty Gatto-Walden

February 8, 2017 6:00-7:30pm

ESC Training Center

Come join us for a one hour session as Patty Gatto-Walden talks about the issues facing our students today and how to support them at school and at home.


Community Relations Committee Update

Winners of the 2018 All-Stargate Chili Cook-off are:

Sonja Gill - Red

Dita Darrah - Green

Jennifer Greenlee - Exotic/Other

And Student Chef - Tyler Min


Thank you to all of our volunteers, Chili Judges and especially Eric Johnson and Austin Fay for running a phenomenal Bingo night with assistance from Emilie Johnson and Paul Marx! Special thanks to Mark Hoopes and Katherine Horne for the Chili-side Fun & Games with our student volunteers. Thank you to our tireless CRC volunteers: Stacy Tempas, Claire McDonell, Molly Happs, Julie Sadler, Trang Siska, PJ Magin, Liz Friedenson, Andrea Smith, Tami Pippert, Kathy von Rosenberg, Vicki Dare and so many more.


Everyone is welcome to join us at our next meeting: February 14, 2018 at 8:15am at Daylight Donuts. Please contact crc@stargateschool.org with any questions.


Stargate Fundraising Committee

One Hope Wine Sale - thru January 31st

Our online Wine Sale continues thru January 31st! 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 Valentine's Day or Super Bowl celebrations!  The glitter bottles of sparkling and red wine make for a beautiful gift - just right for the occasion.#WINENOT!  #Cheers! ORDER TODAY AT: www.eventstlc.com/Stargate

Thank you Erin Barclay for setting this up!

 

Spirit Night with the Denver Nuggets  - February 23rd

On Friday, February 23rd at 7 pm the Denver Nuggets will take on the San Antonio Spurs at the Pepsi Center and Stargate will be there cheering them on. Stargate Group Ticket Price: Lower Level: $54 Upper Level: $28 *A portion of each ticket sold will go back to support Stargate, no additional taxes or fees! Purchase deadline: February 16th.

Pre-Game Courtside Experience

If Stargate purchases 40+ tickets, all attendees will be eligible to participate in the VIP Experience.  This allows Stargate families to actually sit courtside to watch both NBA teams warm up before going to their seats!

The Stargate group will be able to enter the Pepsi Center arena prior to doors opening to the general public. We'll be shown to our VIP courtside seats and our entire group will get the chance to watch both teams warm up on the floor. All the kiddos and the parents will be able to participate in this experience. We'll move to our seats once the warm up is done.

Purchase Tickets: https://nuggets.teamkse.com/stargate

Thank you Deb DeMuth for setting this up!

 

Stargate Gala 2018

Registration now open

Registration for the 2018 Gala is now open!! Use the form here to secure your spot. Early bird tickets are $67 each (thru February 2nd). Or purchase a table for 10 people at $650 (thru February 2nd). Prices go up February 3rd.

SPACE IS LIMITED THIS YEAR!! The LAST day to register/RSVP is February 21st. The dinner menu is located here. Contact fundraising@stargateschool.org for more info or if you have trouble with the online registration form.

Eagle's Landing will be providing childcare from 4:30 pm to 11:30 pm for Gala attendees for a minimal fee of $10 per child for the entire evening. Sign up when you register for the Gala.

Rooms are available at The Omni at the special rate of $99.00! If you are interested in booking a room please contact the Omni reservations department directly after February 1st (1-800-THE-OMNI) and reference “Stargate” or via online registration (coming soon).

2018 Business Sponsorships

We are looking for businesses to partner with Stargate by sponsoring the even with a cash donation or a donation of goods and services. In return we will promote these Business Partners leading up to and at the event. Click here for more information on sponsorship opportunities or download the 2018 Gala Business Letter and Donation forms at the bottom of this page.

2018 Silent Auction Donations

Click here for information about how to donate silent auction items.

 

2018 Gala Art Contest Program Front Cover

Calling all artists -- would you like your original artwork to be on the front cover of the Stargate Gala 2018 program? If so, the Stargate Fundraising Committee is looking for your art!! Click here for detailed Art Contest rules.

  • One Grand Winner will be featured on the 2018 Stargate Gala program cover.

  • Other submitted entries will be displayed at the Gala.

  • Return completed student art to the Stargate front desk (primary or secondary building).

  • Digital entries may be emailed to: fundraising@stargateschool.org

  • Art Contest is open to all current Stargate students, K-11.

  • All artwork is due February 21st – winner to be announced in the February 26th C Notes.

Please direct any questions to: fundraising@stargateschool.org

Box Tops and Longmont Dairy Milk Caps

Get ready for our next Box Tops + Longmont Dairy Milk Caps contest! The contest runs from February 12th thru February 16th. Both of these items can be turned in to your child's homeroom teacher, to the Elementary front desk or the boxes/containers located in the Secondary building. Insert the Box Top labels or clean milk caps into a plastic bag and put the name of your child's teacher on the outside.  The winning classes for each item will win an ice cream party.

 

Tyson Labels

Start saving Tyson labels for our Tyson label redemption contest. Each label will earn Stargate $.24/each. This contest will go thru May 1st and the winning class will win an ice cream sundae party. For more information on which Tyson products are included please look here. program.  Collection containers will be established soon.

 

Upcoming Events

Box Tops + Longmont Dairy Milk Caps Contest - ends February 16th

Stargate Spirit Night with the Denver Nuggets  - February 23rd

Stargate Gala - March 10th

CycleBar - March 18th

 

Next Meeting - Stargate Fundraising Committee

There will be a Stargate Fundraising Committee meeting on Thursday, February 1st at 6pm at Panera Bread, at The Orchard's. This meeting is open to the community - we would love to have you join our committee!! Please contact fundraising@stargateschool.org for more information.

 

Order Yearbooks Now!

It's not too late to order your elementary, middle or high school yearbook! Don't miss out on a great way to commemorate all your wonderful Stargate memories.You must pay online through Pictavo in order to get your book; cash or check are no longer accepted. As with last year, we will not order extras.

  • Elementary K-5 $55 (plus tax/fees)

Ordering Information commpe.pictavo.com - enter Stargate Charter and the K-5 will pop up, click Go>Shop My School>Yearbooks  

Final deadline to order is March 16.

  • Middle School: $55 (plus tax/fees)

They can be personalized for an additional charge.

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

March 1 is the deadline to order.

  • High School: $56 (plus tax/fees)

They can be personalized for an additional charge.

Just go here to order

March 1 is the deadline to order


Interested in joining middle school or high school band or orchestra for 2018-2019?  

If your current 5th through 11th grade student is interested in joining band or orchestra next school year, please contact ariane.pegler@stargateschool.org to get more information.  From  beginners to experienced musicians, we have the ensemble for your student at any grade.  We will have some times open for your child to try out instruments in the Secondary Building’s music room (see below).  If these times do not work, please stop by Universal Music on 104th to try out an instrument or email ariane.pegler@stargateschool.org to try to schedule a time.  Also, check out my page for more information regarding classes and placement.

If your child will be in high school next year and is an intermediate to advanced level and currently does not have me for class, please contact me ASAP!  There will be an audition only high school ensemble next year, the Chamber Ensemble, a mixture of strings, woodwinds, brass, and percussion.  I have excerpts that your child needs ASAP to practice and audition on soon.  I can email this to your child.  I will also have another high school ensemble that will also be a combination of strings, woodwinds, brass, and percussion, which will be called the Instrumental Ensemble for any level.  There is also the Middle School Band and Orchestra, and the Beginning Ensemble for beginners in middle school.

  • 1/31 Before school from 7:30-8:10am

  • 2/1  Before school from 7:30-8:10am

  • 2/2  Before school from 7:30-8:10am, during 12-12:30pm and after school until 4:30pm

  • 2/5  Before school from 7:30-8:10am, during 12-12:30pm and after school until 4:30pm

  • 2/6   After school until 4:30pm

  • 2/12  Before school from 7:30-8:10am and after school until 4:30pm

  • 2/13  After school until 4:30pm


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

Coming this spring to Stargate Middle School!


Parents: One additional coach is needed to really make the program a success. You won't be alone - we will work as a team! Please contact Tami Pippert at tlpippert@gmail.com if interested.


High School Girls: interested in being a junior coach and acting as a role model for middle school girls? Please contact Tami Pippert at tlpippert@gmail.com if you'd like more information about what is involved.


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.


Online registration will start February 5.

Space is open for 16 girls. Practices are twice a week for 90 minutes on Mondays and Thursdays after school. Practice begins the week of March 5th and runs through week of May 14th. We will be training for the Colfax 5k on May 19.


Cable Connection January 22, 2018

posted Jan 22, 2018, 4:14 PM by Jane Baker


Important Dates:

January 24-6:30pm High School Career Fair

January 25- 6:30pm Geography Bee-grades 4-8

January 26- 6:00pm Bingo and Chili Cookoff

January 30- 6:30pm Community Input Meeting-Quiet Spaces  (Elementary Commons)

January 31- 11-1 High School College Fair

February 7 - 3:30pm-7:30pm Parent/Teacher Conferences(Last Name A-L)
February 8 - 10:00am-2:30pm Parent/Teacher Conferences (no school for students)
February 8 - 3:30pm-7:30pm Parent/Teacher Conferences(Last Name M-Z)
February 9 - Parent/Teacher Conferences-By teacher invitation only (no school for students)

February 15- MS/HS Band and Orchestra Concert

February 16- 9th grade Field Trip

February 23- 7-10pm High School Dance


Parent/Teacher Conferences

Spring conferences are a chance for parents/guardians to meet with all of their student’s teachers. Plan to spend 5 minutes with each teacher discussing student progress and asking questions about the class. Our conference format will be Open House, with all teachers available in the Secondary Commons. We are anticipating shortest wait time on Thursday, February 8, 10am-2:30pm.

Please see below for schedule:
February 7 - 3:30pm-7:30pm (Last Name A-L)
February 8 - 10:00am-2:30pm (no school for students)
February 8 - 3:30pm-7:30pm (Last Name M-Z)
February 9 - By teacher invitation only (no school for students)


Stargate High School Career Fair - January 24th at 6:30-8:00 pm

We have over 100 high school students signed up for the first Stargate Career Fair. We are looking forward to hearing interesting speakers from a variety of different career fields. Information about the event has been sent directly to the students who signed up. If you have questions, please email stargatehscareerfair@gmail.com


Chili Cook-Off and Bingo

The All-Stargate Chili Cook-Off and Bingo is this Friday, January 26, starting at 6pm. We need all sorts of help! The Chili Cook-off ($5/person) begins at 6pm in the Elementary Commons. While the judges are busy in the commons, kids can stay busy in the Elementary gym with games and activities!  Bingo starts in the Secondary Building Commons at 7pm and is sure to be fun for everyone! To enter the chili contest in Red, Green, Other and Student Chef categories, please sign up at:  http://bit.ly/ChiliContestants2018.  Signup to bring supplies or volunteer at: http://bit.ly/BingoChili2018.


Community Input Meeting-Quiet Spaces-January 30

Please join us Tuesday January 30th at 6:30pm in the Elementary Commons for a session to talk about the quiet / study spaces in both the Elementary and Secondary Buildings. We will have a brief 10 minute Q & A session and then you can look at the space in Elementary AND Secondary buildings to give suggestions/ideas/wants, etc. Please bring your student, too! We hope to have as many parents/community members as possible join us.



Counseling Updates

Upcoming College Reps (College Center):

Adams State University: January 26, 2018 9:00AM. *Please note: the time on this visit has change*

*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  *Students in 10th & 11th grades will have the opportunity to visit the fair during Adroit on January 31st, there will also be time for them to visit during lunch.


2018-2019 Course Registration

2018-2019 High School course registration will begin on the 30th of January. Counselors will be going into Science classes on the 30th to go over next year's course offerings and registration. Students will be required to input their choices into Infinite Campus on their own, by February 5th. They must also submit their registration sheets to their Science teachers. Parents are required to sign their student’s course registration sheets prior to students submitting their sheets to their teacher.  


High School course registration for current 8th grade students will begin on February 5th & 6th in Connect classes. These students will input their choices into Infinite Campus in their Connect classes on February 12th & 13th. Parents are required to sign their student’s course registration sheets prior to students submitting their sheets to their teacher.  


2018-2019 Middle School course registration for current 6th & 7th grade students will begin on February 5th & 6th in Connect classes. These students will input their choices into Infinite Campus in their Connect classes on February 12th & 13th. Parents are required to sign their student’s course registration sheets prior to students submitting their sheets to their teacher.  


Adroit Updates

Wonderful Stargate Parents,
Thank you so much for the items that you have donated during the first semester! We have made great use of all of the wonderfully weird and quirky things that have come into the Adroit Space. The students are learning so much from the investigations they are able to experience because of these donations. With one semester of Adroit under our belt and being able to spend time working with many of the Stargate students, I have developed a greater understanding of what our students are interested in and what materials we are searching for from our Stargate community. One of the great things about Stargate is that our community is so widely diverse. Adroit allows our students to celebrate those differences through passion projects as well as in-class opportunities to influence others via student-lead mini lessons and projects. Due to the wide variety of interests within our student population, we are also trying to keep the class relevant by providing opportunities into many fields of study.

Looking ahead into what projects our students will be working on, here are some of the items that are needed to make this semester incredible. I would rather use the community as a resource before spending unnecessary money on these items.
Assorted building materials:
-lumber (2 x ?’s, sheets, hardwood, pallets that are in decent shape, etc.)
-metal (rebar, angle iron, etc.)
-hardware (nails, screws, nuts, bolts, etc.)
Sewing Supplies
-material
-thread
-needles for sewing machines

Tools (hand or power)  ...this an excuse for you to get new ones
-welding
-woodworking
     -electronics
Craft Supplies
-spray paint
- hot glue sticks (large and small)
Thank you for making Adroit better and better everyday!  I can’t wait to see what our community can come up with! If you are ever curious about what else can be donated, please send me an email and I will gladly answer any of your questions.
Life is Adroit.
Adroit is Life.
Keith Varel


Don't Forget To Order Lunch!

Reminder to all Stargate parents. Please don't forget to order lunch for your hungry students. Hot meals must be ordered a minimum of  2 days in advance. There are No Same Day Meal Orders. Meals are easily ordered through the online ordering system. Login at:  https://michaels.h1.hotlunchonline.net/


Wholesome Foods will be available to order in the Secondary Building Monday-Thursday.

Restaurant choices are:

Monday: Tokyo Joes/P F Chang's (alternating)

Tuesday: California Pizza Kitchen

Wednesday: Renegade Burrito

Thursday: Which Wich/Subway (alternating)

Please click the following for more information on how to order from Wholesome Foods.

Wholesome Foods Information Sheet


Fridays are Pizza Friday and need to be ordered through MyKidsLunch under "Stargate Pizza Friday."

Login at:  https://michaels.h1.hotlunchonline.net/


Please consider signing up to volunteer on Pizza Fridays. It’s a great way to see your student at lunch and enjoy a delicious slice of pizza. To get started please click the following:

Secondary: www.SignUpGenius.com/go/10C094FA5A628A0F58-secondary1

 

CMAS/PSAT/SAT Dates

We are in the early stages of planning for our state assessments this spring. Grade level testing dates are outlined below:

  • All 6th, 7th and 8th grade students will take English Language Arts and Mathematics CMAS March 19, 20 and 21.

  • On April 10, all 9th graders will that the PSAT9, 10th graders will take the PSAT10, and 11th graders will take the SAT.

  • All 8th grade and 11th grade students will take the Science CMAS test on April 17 and 18.

We will provide more detail about times and daily schedule adjustments as we get closer to the tests but wanted to give you these dates so you can avoid scheduling vacations or appointments on these dates.


Save the Date for the Battle of the Brains

Calling all trivia buffs and Jeopardy fans! Make sure to save the date for the​ Battle of the Brains tournament, the tournament for teams of adults that want to battle it out for top honors. The tournament will be held the morning of April 14th at Stargate. More information to come soon!


 

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.

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.

 

Prom and After Prom for Juniors

Stargate's first Prom will be this year for the juniors on April 21st.  Following the prom, we will be holding an After-Prom party to provide a drug and alcohol free alternative to unsupervised home and hotel parties.  We hope to provide a fun, memorable experience for the kids with lots of activities, food and gifts.  The After-Prom is traditionally planned and executed by the parents at the school.  A dedicated committee of parents has been working hard to plan this event.  But now we need some help from everyone else.

 

On Thursday, Jan. 25, the Decorating Committee will be holding a "Build Day" from 1-3:30pm at the school to start constructing some of the decorations for After-Prom.  This will be lots of cutting, painting, folding, etc... If you can help on that day, please sign up here:

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0a4ea8ac2ea57-hsafter

 

We are looking forward to starting with this class yet another tradition for Stargate to carry on into the future.If you have any questions, please contact: Liz Friedenson - efrieden@hotmail.com,

Sharon Robinson - shazt16@gmail.com , Andrea Smith - andreaksmith@yahoo.com


Middle and High School Yearbooks

It's not too late to order your middle or high school yearbook! Don't miss out on a great way to commemorate all your wonderful Stargate memories.You must pay online through Pictavo in order to get your book; the middle and high schools are no longer accepting cash or check. As with last year, we will not order extras. March 1 is the deadline to order.

Middle School: $55

They can be personalized for an additional charge.

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

High School: $56

They can be personalized for an additional charge.

Just go here to order


Hischke’s Happenings! January 22, 2018

posted Jan 22, 2018, 3:09 PM by Jane Baker


Important Dates

January 24-8:30 am Elementary Prospective Parent Tour

January 25- State Capitol Field Trip grade 3 and 4-Millar, O’Neill, Sergeeff, Gipson

January 25- Young Ameritowne Field Trip grade 5

January 25-6:30pm Geography Bee-grades 4-8 (In the Elementary Commons)

January 26- 6:00pm Bingo and Chili Cookoff

January 27 10:15am-12:30pm K-5 Basketball (Fieldhouse)

January 29- State Capitol Field Trip grade 3 and 4-Hanna, Anderson, VanPatten, Ware

January 30- 6:30pm Community Input Meeting-Quiet Spaces  (Elementary Commons)

February 1-13th Valentine’s Candy Sale

February 6- Elementary Music Concert

February 7- Parent/Teacher Conferences-Wednesday schedule for students

February 8- Parent/Teacher Conferences -No school for students

February 8 7am Stargate Snowhounds 2018 Ski Trip

February 8 and 9- Parent/Teacher Conferences-No school for students



CMAS Testing Dates

As the standardized testing dates near, I thought it would be helpful for families to have the tentative schedule especially since it starts before Spring Break. Please remember that the CMAS Testing in the Elementary building is for 3rd through 5th grade students. All the students will have three sessions for both ELA (English Language) and Math. The 5th grade students will also have three sessions of Science.


A more detailed schedule will be sent out in the next few weeks. The information will also include how you can best support your child as they prepare for the assessments.


MARCH

19

3, 4, and 5 Grade Students Testing

20

3-5 Grade Students Testing

21

5th Grade Assessment

22

3-4 Grade Students Testing

(In the morning)

23

Make-up Assessments

SPRING BREAK MARCH 26- 30

APRIL

2

3

3-5 Grade Students Testing

4

5th Grade Assessment

5

3-5 Grade Students Testing

6

3-4 Grade Students Testing


9

5th Grade Assessment

10

5th Grade Assessment

11

5th Grade Assessment

12

Make-up Assessments

13

Make-up Assessments

16

Professional Development Day

17

Make-up Assessments

18

Make-up Assessments

19

Make-up Assessments

20

Make-up Assessments



Spelling Bee

Last Thursday, many 4th and 5th grade students participated in the Stargate Spelling Bee. The competition was fierce (I would say the competition was better than some of the NFL football games we have been subjected to the last few weeks!) and the students battled through approximately 25 rounds.


We are tremendously proud of all the students that participated and we are excited to announce the winners for the elementary building. Diogo Costa spelled his way into first place, Brody Krause took second place, and Vivi Nguyen came in third place.


Diogo and Brody will represent Stargate Elementary School at the Adams12 District Spelling Bee on February 7 at Northglenn High School. Please join me in wishing these two gentlemen good luck!


A BIG thank you goes out to the spelling bee sponsors, Colleen Vaughan and Lisa Zelinger Cohen and the judges Danielle Kim and Jodi Ware. Without their commitment, it wouldn’t be such a successful evening of academic competition.







Spelling Bee Participants

Tadeo Archuleta

Diogo Costa Eve Murphy

Kaiba Dachenhausen Chase Myers

John Darrah Vivi Nguyen

Laura Ence Jordan Perez

Akimi Gau Surabhi Sharma

Owen Hackett Vincent Stone

Audrey Hendershot Ella Tempas

Anna Herzog Srihith Tirnati

Tyler Hosfelt Eesha Vattipalli

Brody Krause Rhyana Winkelhake

Ryman Mahnke Samson Wright

Brooke Metcalfe



Conferences

Parent-teacher conferences are right around the corner. They are scheduled for February 7th through the 9th. Please refer to your student’s homeroom teacher for additional information. We are looking forward to seeing you then.



Chili Cook-Off and Bingo

The All-Stargate Chili Cook-Off and Bingo is this Friday, January 26, starting at 6pm. We need all sorts of help! The Chili Cook-off ($5/person) begins at 6pm in the Elementary Commons. While the judges are busy in the commons (and working on some heartburn), kids can stay busy in the Elementary gym with games and activities!  Bingo starts in the Secondary Building Commons at 7pm and is sure to be fun for everyone! To enter the chili contest in Red, Green, Other and Student Chef categories, please sign up at:  http://bit.ly/ChiliContestants2018.  Signup to bring supplies or volunteer at: http://bit.ly/BingoChili2018.  



Chocolate and Candy and Heart....OH MY!!!!!!  Sales will begin on Thursday, February 1st and will run through February 13th.

Back by popular demand, the elementary school STUCO will be selling special Valentines again this year! Confectionery love can be purchased for and given to anybody.  Students may choose to take their candy with them or leave it, with a special note, for student council representatives to deliver to classrooms on Valentine's Day.

Since this day is all about love and kindness, STUCO will be donating 50% of all proceeds to St. Jude's Hospital to help children with cancer and their families.  They are also donating $100.00 to Nothing but Nets, which sends malaria preventing mosquito nets to Africa.  With the rest of the earnings, STUCO will spend 25% on something for the school and keep 25% in their fund for future use.

Our STUCO representatives will be selling sugary goodness from 7:30 am to 7:50 am and from 3:00 pm - 3:30 pm on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesday mornings, Thursdays and Fridays.  On Wednesday afternoons, sales will be from 1:30 pm - 2:00 pm.

come and show everyone you care about a little love and help support some wonderful causes in the process.  Thank you all so much for supporting our student council and our school!


Valentine’s Day Parties

This year Valentine’s Day falls on a Wednesday schedule. The Parties will take place at various times throughout the day. Please view the schedule below and refer to Homeroom blogs for additional details.

  • Kindy

Valentine’s Day Party 8:10 - 9:10

  • 1/2 Team

Valentine’s Day Party 8:10-9:00

  • 3rd/4th Team

Valentine’s Day Party 11:00 - 11:50

  • 5th Grade Team

Valentine’s Day Party 11:00 - 12:20




General Music Concert Feb. 6th

WHEN TO ARRIVE and What Should They Wear


Grades 1&2 6:15PM (check in to gym) 6:30PM perform

  • 1st and 2nd grade boys can wear over-the-calf white socks (no stripes), dark shoes, football pants or solid colored pants rolled up (and pinned) at the knee (no shorts), long sleeved dress shirts (preferably white) belts on the outside of untucked shirts, and a vest (optional). If you don't have any of the above items, just dress nicely.

  • 1st and 2nd grade girls can wear long dresses (preferably old-fashioned looking), bonnets (optional). If you don't have any of the above items, just dress nicely.


Grades 3&4 6:45PM (check in to gym) 7:00PM perform

  • 3rd and 4th graders can wear either solid colors (i.e. all black, all navy blue, all gray, etc.) if you would like use one of the 60 navy costumes I can loan, or very fancy dress clothes as if you were a rich passenger on the Titanic (i.e. boys could wear suits, girls could wear long "old-fashioned" dresses).   Also, if you want to dress like a pirate, that's okay too.  

  • If you don't have any of the above items, just dress nicely.


Grade 5 7:15PM (check in to the gym) 7:30PM perform

5th graders should dress up as the Sgt. Pepper character they picked a few weeks ago.  I will go over character dress up with them again this week.  

  • If your child signed up to be an early Beatle in a black jacket, they should wear black pants, a white dress shirt and a solid black or dark tie. Four black jackets will be provided.  

  • If they signed up to be a multi-colored jacket Beatle, please make sure they wear dark pants and dark shoes.  Four multi-colored jackets will be provided.  

  • An Albert Einstein lab coat and Sony Liston boxing robe will be provided.  

  • Also, if your child signed up to be Ed Sullivan, please slick their hair back and dress them up in a suit and tie. I have a black jacket for the Ed Sullivan character.


Additional Information

  • Students in grades 1-5 should check in to the Elementary gym no earlier than 15 minutes before they perform.

  • 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 multipurpose room, 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 multipurpose room during musical numbers.


Stargate Snowhounds 2018 Ski Trip

Please bring students to the Stargate Gym @ 6:40 a.m. on Thursday, February 8th. The bus will leave no later than 7:10 am. We will return to Stargate at approximately 6 p.m. Please make arrangements to have your child picked up at that time.  Any questions, please feel free to email rita.stephenson@stargateschool.org



Elementary Yearbooks

It's not too late to order your K-5/Elementary yearbook! Don't miss out on a great way to commemorate all your wonderful Stargate memories.You must pay online through Pictavo in order to get your book. Ordering Information commpe.pictavo.com - enter Stargate Charter and the K-5 will pop up, click Go>Shop My School>Yearbooks  Price will be $55 (plus tax/fees). Final deadline to order is March 16.

 


Don't Forget To Order Lunch!

Reminder to all Stargate parents. Please don't forget to order lunch for your hungry students. Hot meals must be ordered a minimum of  2 days in advance. There are No Same Day Meal Orders. Meals are easily ordered through the online ordering system. Login at:  https://michaels.h1.hotlunchonline.net/


Fridays are Pizza Friday and need to be ordered through MyKidsLunch under "Stargate Pizza Friday."

Login at:  https://michaels.h1.hotlunchonline.net/


Please consider signing up to volunteer on Pizza Fridays. It’s a great way to spend lunch with your children and enjoy a delicious slice of pizza. To get started please click the following:

Elementary: www.SignUpGenius.com/go/10C094FA5A628A0F58-elementary1

 


Community Input Meeting-Quiet Spaces-January 30

Please join us Tuesday January 30th at 6:30pm in the Elementary Commons for a session to talk about the quiet / study spaces in both the Elementary and Secondary Buildings. We will have a brief 10 minute Q & A session and then you can look at the space in Elementary AND Secondary buildings to give suggestions/ideas/wants, etc…  Please bring your student, too! We hope to have as many parents/community members as possible join us.


C Notes 1/16/18

posted Jan 16, 2018, 1:46 PM by Jane Baker



I hope everyone had a great long weekend! I spent time yesterday talking to my five and seven year olds about Martin Luther King Jr’s impact on the world and shared one of my favorite quotes of his. “If you can't fly, then run; if you can't run, then walk: if you can't walk, then crawl; but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward.” To which my very persistent daughter Tatum spent the day trying to fly by jumping off the kitchen counter and onto the couch....


Thanks to everyone for taking their time and driving safely on these cold and icy mornings. Student safety is our top priority and we want to make sure everyone gets to school but in a safe manner. Check the electronic sign indicating if it is a Windsock Day and remember if the temperature or wind chill is below 20º we will welcome all students inside the commons upon arrival.


Last week, our partners at Adams 12 came by to congratulate us as Stargate was one of a record twelve Adams County schools to receive an award from the Colorado Department of Education.  Stargate received the John J. Irwin School of Excellence award for exceeding academic expectations based on a three-year performance framework used by the state to evaluate all schools.  Stargate has accepted this award every year since 2000. Way to go Stargate!


We are back in the full swing of things here at the school and have many events coming up that we would love for you to attend!  To see all the fun that happens at Stargate check out our School Calendar.

Have a great week!


Josh


Community Relations Committee

Stargate Chili Cook-Off and Bingo is only two weeks away! Save the date for Friday, January 26, 6:00pm for our Chili Cook-off ($5/person) in the Elementary Commons. To enter the chili contest in Red, Green, Other and Student Chef categories, please sign up at:  http://bit.ly/ChiliContestants2018.  While the judges are busy in the commons, kids can stay busy in the Elementary gym with games and activities!  Bingo and Chili requires everyone's help!  Signup to bring supplies or volunteer at: http://bit.ly/BingoChili2018.  Bingo will be in the Secondary Commons from 7:00 – 8:30.

CRC Next Meeting

The next CRC meeting will be held at Daylight Donuts on February 14th at 8:15 a.m. Contact crc@stargateschool.org with any questions.

Stargate Parent Stakeholder Satisfaction Survey

Attention all parents! We need to hear your voice! The School Accountability Committee is conducting the annual confidential Parent Stakeholder Satisfaction Survey. The survey is open January 5-19, 2018. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/6Q3Q853

The goal of this survey is to gauge how Stargate is meeting the needs of your children and family. Specifically, these results are used to:
Create recommendations for the Governance Board
Prepare reports for the State of the School presentation
Guide the Governance Board in their reviews of the Administration
Monitor progress toward Stargate’s goals


The survey is anonymous!  No names or IP address are collected.

You can win a $50 Amazon gift card!
To enter the drawing, please complete the following steps upon completion of the survey:
1. Print the final page (the confirmation page).
2. Write your student's name and homeroom teacher for Elementary or student’s name and grade for Secondary on the page.
3. Return it to the front desk or send it to class with your student.
Only one entry per household permitted.

THANK YOU for your participation!
If you have any questions please email accountability@stargateschool.org


Stargate Fundraising Committee Update

 

Dining Out Night - Thursday, January 18th

Take the night off from cooking and support Stargate. Mention, show digital or paper flyers to help Stargate earn $$$!! There are 3 places to choose from for our January Dining Out Night fundraiser (please note the start times):

Freddy's Frozen Custard and Steakburgers: 4-8pm, 14255 Lincoln Street, Thornton, CO 80023

Potbelly Sandwiches: 5-8pm, 14306 Lincoln Street, Thornton, CO 80023

Your Pie (pizza): 5-8pm, 14342 Lincoln Street, Thornton, CO 80023

Thank you Darcie Ball for setting this up!

 

CycleBar - January 21st

Workout and raise $$ for Stargate on Sunday, January 21st at 12:30pm. Stargate will be hosting a new type of fundraiser at CycleBar, an indoor cycling facility located in Westminster across from The Orchard's shopping center.  Come have fun, burn calories, get energized and get an amazing ride. 100% of the proceeds go directly to the school. Mimosas and snacks will be served after the ride. $20 per person for the first 25 riders and $25 thereafter. Please reserve your bike ahead of time and pay through the CycleBar website: http://bit.ly/2Bah152 (link is case sensitive). Max 49 riders. The ride starts at 12:30 pm. CycleBar is located at (near the new TJ Maxx/Home Goods/Petsmart shopping center):14215 Orchard Parkway, Suite 400 Westminster, CO 80023.

Thank you Charles and Barbra Duncan for setting this up!

 

 

One Hope Wine Sale - thru January 31st

Our online Wine Sale continues thru January 31st! 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 Valentine's Day or Super Bowl celebrations!  The glitter bottles of sparkling and red wine make for a beautiful gift - just right for the occasion.#WINENOT!  #Cheers! ORDER TODAY AT: www.eventstlc.com/Stargate

Thank you Erin Barclay for setting this up!

 

Valentine's Day Holiday Grams - thru February 9th (K-5th only)

Send a  Valentine to your loved one, grandkids, favorite teacher, or best friend.  Each Valentine includes a fun box, plush stuffed 'friend' holding a personalized note from the purchaser along with a lollipop!  The Valentine's are delivered to the school classrooms and will be handed out. This fundraiser runs now thru February 9th.

  • Great for parents to send students at school, also fun for friends to purchase for each other.

  • Sold for $12 Per Box~ Stargate School receives $4.50 per box!​

To order online: https://www.eventstlc.com/stargatevalentine.html

Thank you Erin Barclay for setting this up!

 

Spirit Night with the Denver Nuggets  - February 23rd

On Friday, February 23rd at 7 pm the Denver Nuggets will take on the San Antonio Spurs at the Pepsi Center and Stargate will be there cheering them on. Stargate Group Ticket Price: Lower Level: $54 Upper Level: $28 *A portion of each ticket sold will go back to support Stargate, no additional taxes or fees! Purchase deadline: February 16th.

Pre-Game Courtside Experience

If Stargate purchases 40+ tickets, all attendees will be eligible to participate in the VIP Experience.  This allows Stargate families to actually sit courtside to watch both NBA teams warm up before going to their seats!

The Stargate group will be able to enter the Pepsi Center arena prior to doors opening to the general public. We'll be shown to our VIP courtside seats and our entire group will get the chance to watch both teams warm up on the floor. All the kiddos and the parents will be able to participate in this experience. We'll move to our seats once the warm up is done.

Purchase Tickets: https://nuggets.teamkse.com/stargate

Thank you Deb DeMuth for setting this up!

 

Stargate Gala 2018

Registration now open

Registration for the 2018 Gala is now open!! Use the form here to secure your spot. Early bird tickets are $67 each (thru February 2nd). Or purchase a table for 10 people at $650 (thru February 2nd). Prices go up February 3rd.

SPACE IS LIMITED THIS YEAR!! The LAST day to register/RSVP is February 21st. The dinner menu is located here. Contact fundraising@stargateschool.org for more info or if you have trouble with the online registration form.

 

2018 Business Sponsorships

We are looking for businesses to partner with Stargate by sponsoring the even with a cash donation or a donation of goods and services. In return we will promote these Business Partners leading up to and at the event. Click here for more information on sponsorship opportunities or download the 2018 Gala Business Letter and Donation forms at the bottom of this page

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2018 Silent Auction Donations

Click here for information about how to donate silent auction items.

 

 

 

2018 Gala Art Contest Program Front Cover

Calling all artists -- would you like your original artwork to be on the front cover of the Stargate Gala 2018 program? If so, the Stargate Fundraising Committee is looking for your art!! Click here for detailed Art Contest rules.

  • One Grand Winner will be featured on the 2018 Stargate Gala program cover.

  • Other submitted entries will be displayed at the Gala.

  • Return completed student art to the Stargate front desk (primary or secondary building).

  • Digital entries may be emailed to: fundraising@stargateschool.org

  • Art Contest is open to all current Stargate students, K-11.

  • All artwork is due February 21st – winner to be announced in the February 26th C Notes.

Please direct any questions to: fundraising@stargateschool.org

 

Next Meeting - Stargate Gala Committee

There will be a Stargate Gala Committee meeting on Tuesday, January 23rd at 6pm at Panera Bread, at The Orchard's. This meeting is open to the community - we would love to have your help!!

 

 

Child Care During Board Meeting

Due to lack of participation, child care will not be offered at board meetings.  We will offer childcare at the State of the School Meeting on April 11, 2018 at 6:30pm. Watch for sign ups.


Cable Connection January 9, 2018

posted Jan 9, 2018, 4:04 PM by Jane Baker


Important Dates:

January 15 Martin Luther King Day Holiday - No School for Staff or Students

January 16-6:00pm Middle School Spelling Bee

January 17-6:30pm Board of Directors Meeting

January 19-Parent/Staff Satisfaction Survey Deadline

January 21 Cyclebar Stargate Fundraiser 12:30 - 2:30 pm

January 22-10th grade Field Trip

January 24-6:30pm High School Career Fair

January 25-6:30pm Geography Bee-grades 4-8

January 26- 6:00pm Bingo and Chili Cookoff

January 31- 11-1 High School College Fair

February 7 - 3:30pm-7:30pm Parent/Teacher Conferences(Last Name A-L)
February 8 - 10:00am-2:30pm Parent/Teacher Conferences (no school for students)
February 8 - 3:30pm-7:30pm Parent/Teacher Conferences(Last Name M-Z)
February 9 - Parent/Teacher Conferences-By teacher invitation only (no school for students)

February 15- MS/HS Band and Orchestra Concert

February 16- 9th grade Field Trip


Stargate Parent Stakeholder Satisfaction Survey

Attention all parents! We need to hear your voice! The School Accountability Committee is conducting the annual confidential Parent Stakeholder Satisfaction Survey. The survey is open January 5-19, 2018. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/6Q3Q853

The goal of this survey is to gauge how Stargate is meeting the needs of your children and family. Specifically, these results are used to:
Create recommendations for the Governance Board
Prepare reports for the State of the School presentation
Guide the Governance Board in their reviews of the Administration
Monitor progress toward Stargate’s goals


The survey is anonymous!  No names or IP address are collected.

You can win a $50 Amazon gift card!
To enter the drawing, please complete the following steps upon completion of the survey:
1. Print the final page (the confirmation page).
2. Write your student’s name and grade for Secondary on the page.
3. Return it to the front desk or send it to class with your student.
Only one entry per household permitted.

THANK YOU for your participation!

If you have any questions please email accountability@stargateschool.org


Stargate High School Career Fair - January 24th at 6:30-8:00 pm

After looking at student needs and speaker availability, we have scheduled our Stargate High School Career Night for January 24th from 6:30-8:00 pm. This event is available to all Stargate High School students and it is highly recommended that students attend to hear from successful professionals in career fields they are interested in pursuing. Students who are interested in attending the career night will be given a sign up for specific speakers in Adroit this Wednesday. Students must sign up for specific speaker sessions by Friday night at midnight.


Brain Bowl

Congratulations to the 43 Stargate middle school students that attended the 2018 Optimist Brain Bowl Regional Tournament! With exactly 100 teams from Colorado and Wyoming competing, Stargate 6th graders took 2nd place, 7th graders took 4th place, and 8th graders took 2nd place! Good luck to the teams as they advance to the upcoming State Championship in February.


Middle and High School Spring Conferences
Spring conferences are a chance for parents/guardians to meet with all of their student’s teachers. Plan to spend 5 minutes with each teacher discussing student progress and asking questions about the class. Our conference format will be Open House, with all teachers available in the Secondary Commons. We are anticipating shortest wait time on Thursday, February 8, 10am-2:30pm. Please see below for schedule:
February 7 - 3:30pm-7:30pm (Last Name A-L)
February 8 - 10:00am-2:30pm (no school for students)
February 8 - 3:30pm-7:30pm (Last Name M-Z)
February 9 - By teacher invitation only (no school for 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.


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.


Free ACT Prep Sessions for Middle Schoolers who are taking the ACT as part of the Western Academic Talent Search
Middle School Students can check their school e-mail for a form that was sent by Mrs. McVeigh in order to register for the ACT test preparation sessions after school in Mrs. McVeigh's room (Rm 261) from 3:45 - 4:45 on Jan 11, Jan 18, Jan 25 and Feb 1.  Students should attend ALL FOUR sessions because each session covers a different part of the test.  If a student is registered for the ACT as part of the Western Academic Talent Search, it is a good idea to attend these prep sessions so he/she knows what to expect on the day of the test.  Snacks and study materials will be provided.


Save the Date for the Battle of the Brains

Calling all trivia buffs and Jeopardy fans! Make sure to save the date for the​ Battle of the Brains tournament, the tournament for teams of adults that want to battle it out for top honors. The tournament will be held the morning of April 14th at Stargate. More information to come soon!


Counseling Updates

The add/drop period begins today January 9th, and ends January 16th. As a friendly reminder, all schedule change requests are not a guarantee and students must fill out a schedule change request form for consideration. Please see your counselor if you have any questions.


Upcoming College Reps (College Center):


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


Adams State University: January 26, 2018 9:00AM. *Please note: the time on this visit has change*


*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


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