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C Notes 10/16/17

posted Oct 16, 2017, 3:48 PM by Jane Baker



Thanks so much to all the parents, students and teachers for their participation in conferences last week. I think our format of full days out of school for all students was highly successful and allowed parents in both buildings the chance to engage with teachers regarding their student’s progress.


We had an incredible Professional Development Day today! Our entire staff participated in 6 round robin sessions where they actively engaged in a variety of topics.

  • Mr. Varel and Ms. Bolger each taught a session on Design Thinking in the Classroom.  

  • Mrs. Hischke and Ms. Blamires engaged the staff on Constructed Response and our writing initiatives across all content areas that are aimed to address our growth deficiency on standardized tests.

  • Mr. Cable presented to the elementary teachers on best grading practices while Ms. Walsh engaged the secondary staff with providing robust feedback to students.

  • Mrs. Blackmon presented on our process for collegial visits (peer observations) and reviewed an article on how collegiality can lead to improved climate, student learning and teacher job satisfaction.

  • Mrs. Hunt provided all staff with a session on best practices and legal compliance for special education.

  • I reviewed with the staff our rubrics for educator effectiveness and the process Mr. Cable and Mrs. Hischke will be following to evaluate their teachers this school year.

  • Mrs. Zinn updated all Classified staff  about Admissions, Mrs. Carlile talked about extra benefits available and Mrs. Cottrell presented on Excellent Customer Service.

  • Mrs. Baker presented to front office staff about the Stargate websites and substitute system and to all classified staff about goal setting.

I appreciate the staff’s hard work today, as well as the presenters who helped our staff to get better today!



Thank you to all the parents who attended our Coffee with C last week. We had a great morning reviewing our plans to improve growth scores through writing initiatives and answered a variety of questions. The next Coffee with C will be November 7th, 2017 at 8:05am.



Please join us Wednesday night at 6:30pm for our monthly board meeting where we are offering free childcare for parents who you signed up their children by the deadline this morning.



If you have a middle schooler this week is spirit week!

Tuesday, October 17th - Dress like a teacher day - Dress like your favorite teacher this day!

Wednesday, October 18th - Holiday Day - Dress like your favorite holiday!  Examples: Dress like a Christmas tree, a present, a pumpkin, a valentine etc. (NO MASKS, but have fun and be creative)

Thursday, October 19th - Cos Play Day - Dress like ANY FAVORITE character of yours! Examples: Disney character, movie character, superhero character, video game character etc. (NO MASKS, but have fun and be creative)

Friday, October 20th - Class Color Day!

6th graders show your spirit by wearing any YELLOW (neon, regular etc.)    

7th Graders show your spirit be wearing any PINK (neon, regular etc.)  

8th Graders show your spirit by wearing any BLUE (neon, regular etc.)

Community Relations Committee

Teacher Conference Food follow up - Round of applause and thanks to the CRC team lead Anne Kleve and her team members  Stacy Tempas, Andrea Smith, Lisa Nee, Tami Pippert, Terri Miller, and everyone who helped and contributed. The effort was GREATLY appreciated and the food was a huge hit!


Community Relations Committee-Harry Potter Night October 27, 2017

An invitation to all Stargate students, staff and their families to the

2nd Annual Harry Potter & The Gate of Stars Night

October 27, 2017 6:00 – 8:30 pm; $1 for every person

Costume or Muggle attire required. Throughout the Secondary building, across Hagrid’s Pumpkin Patch, and within the Field House, it will be a spellbinding night. Students traveling through the Gate of Stars may earn house points by completing any 5 activities with a total of 5 points maximum. You will be able to keep score with your enchanted parchment located in The Daily Prophet: Gate of Stars Edition.

Get Sorted with our New Sorting Hat. Visit Diagon Alley with Ollivanders or Smallivanders for the smaller wizards, make it through Quidditch practice (K-5 version or Secondary teams), meet Newt and the Nifflers, be transformed in Transfiguration Class and ALWAYS look for other hidden activities.

Madame Malkin’s will sell special edition Gate of Stars t-shirts and Wiseacre’s Wizarding Equipment has Stargate PopSockets and King Sooper Reloadable Cards. Plan on dinner with Amore Food Truck and StuGo will have ButterBeer (cream soda) and other concessions available for a nominal fee. Cash required for entry and concessions.

Volunteers earn extra House Points! Secondary and older (and adults!) sign up at  http://bit.ly/HarryPotter2017


Need an extension to complete your Fan Fiction or Fan Art? Contact crc@stargateschool.org . Rules for entries are found at: goo.gl/Em8GD3




Limited Edition Event T-shirts

It’s what to wear beneath your Robes - Harry Potter and the Gate of Stars T-shirts for sale at Madam Malkin's Robes for Every Occasion in Diagon Alley during Harry Potter Night ! Early shoppers can choose from Gryffindor, Slytherin, or Stargate colors.  Kid wizard sizes XS – L & Adult muggle sizes S – XL.  $12, or 2 t-shirts for $20.  Cash, check, charge.  Outfit your wizard or muggle family in the proper attire for Stargate’s wizarding event of the year!

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The Triplico spell has been cast – King Soopers Fundraising cards available during Harry Potter Night in the enchanted pumpkin at Wiseacre's Wizarding Equipment in Diagon Alley. A Triplico spell has turned THREE of the $5 cards into cards preloaded with $15. Let your wand do the choosing and purchase a $5 preloaded card for $5.  Three buyers possessing powerful magic will get a card preloaded with $15.  All cards magically earn 5% for Stargate each time you add $ to your card at King Soopers registers or customer service.


How to Gift a Muggle or No-Mag:

When:  Harry Potter and the Gate of Stars Night, Oct. 27, 2017.  6:00 – 8:30

Where:  Wiseacre's Wizarding Equipment in Diagon Alley

Curious about how to show your appreciation to those living beyond the wizarding world?  Amusingly, the muggle world is fascinated by cellular phones that “magically” communicate and amuse.  Lacking the power to levitate, cell phones need Pop Sockets to transform the devices into something stylish, convenient, and self-propping.  Stargate Pop Sockets are the charming and practical gift for muggles of all ages.  $10, cash, check, charge.


Fundraising Committee The Fundraising Committee is searching for more volunteers! If you like planning events and want to get involved in your child's school, the Fundraising Committee is the place to be! We have several crucial fundraising programs that need support - no experience necessary. Contact fundraising@stargateschool.org for more info.


Fundraising Events

Stargate Fall Fundraiser

A big "Thank You" to all of our Stargate supporters for your efforts towards the Fall Fundraiser. As soon as we have completed our counting, we will provide grand total information as well as prize winners!


Box Tops and Longmont Dairy Milk Caps

The winning class for the Longmont Dairy Milk Caps is Mrs. Walls! Her class had a total of 922 milk caps. Overall we collected a total of 6,101!


Upcoming Events

Skate City, Thursday, October 19th, 4pm-6pm; for K-5 ONLY!!

Skate City "Neon Glow Skate" is planned for Thursday, October 19th, 4-6 pm. Admission is $5.00 and Skate Rental is $2.50. Glow sticks are $.50 each. Catch the Skate City fun bus (provided by Skate City, not a district or Stargate bus) and get a free ride to the skate party! The bus will pick up children at the school by 3:30pm for this ONE-WAY ONLY bus trip. All parents MUST pick up children at Skate City by 6pm! Permission slips and flyers will be going home in Monday folders and are available online here.

 

Dining “In” Night

We’ll be hosting a Dine “In” Night with Jim ‘N Nick’s BBQ on Thursday, October 26th.  With this fundraiser you can pre-order a Jim 'N Nick's Family Meal (feeds 3-4) to be picked up at Stargate on Thursday, October 26th.  We’ll be sending home and posting pre-order forms online here. Simply make your selections, include a check (written out to Stargate) or cash, and return to the front office or to your child’s teacher.  Your meal will be waiting for you at the front of the school at the time you specify on your order form. Stargate will earn $$ for each meal ordered.


Cable Connection October 9 2017

posted Oct 9, 2017, 3:37 PM by Jane Baker


Important Dates:

October 10- 8:15 Coffee With C-Elementary Commons

October 11 - Parent/Teacher Conferences 3:30pm-7:30pm (Last Name A-L)

October 12 - Parent/Teacher Conferences 10:00am-2:30pm  (no school for students)

October 12 - Parent/Teacher Conferences  3:30pm-7:30pm (Last Name M-Z)

October 13 - Parent/Teacher Conferences by teacher invitation only (no school for students)

October 16 - Professional Development Day (no school for students)

October 17 - Middle School Winter Sport (Basketball) Parent Meeting 5:00pm

October 18 - 6:30pm Board of Directors Meeting

October 17-20- Middle School Spirit Week

October 20- All Middle School Field Trips

October 20 - 7pm-9pm Middle School Fall Dance

October 24 - Picture Retakes (K-11)

October 25 - PSAT for Juniors

October 25 - Middle School Anti Bullying Presentation

October 25- High School Band/Orchestra Concert

October 26- Middle School Band/Orchestra Concert

October 27- 6:00pm-8:30pm Harry Potter Night

November 1-8:30am NJHS Induction Ceremony

November 2 - 5:00pm High School Winter Sports Parent Meeting

November 2-4 7pm The Man Who Came To Dinner Fall Play

November 10-Veterans Day Holiday-campus is closed

November 13- 10th grade College Visit to CU Boulder

November 14- 8th grade Career Expo


Coffee with C - Tuesday, 10/10/17 - 8:15am

Join us for first Coffee with C on October 10, 2017 at 8:15am in the K-5 Commons. Josh Cochran, our Executive Director, will discuss our growth scores from last year’s PARCC assessments and the schools plan for improvement. He will also update you on our Performing Arts and Adroit Center construction.  There will be time for questions and comments.


Middle and High School Fall Conferences

Fall 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, October 12, 10am-2:30pm. Please see below for schedule:

October 11- 3:30pm-7:30pm (Last Name A-L)

October 12- 10:00am-2:30pm (no school for students)

October 12- 3:30pm-7:30pm (Last Name M-Z)

October 13- By teacher invitation only (no school for students)


Middle School Spirit Week October 17-20

Tuesday, October 17th - Dress like a teacher day - Dress like your favorite teacher this day!


Wednesday, October 18th - Holiday Day - Dress like your favorite holiday!  Examples: Dress like a Christmas tree, a present, a pumpkin, a valentine etc. (NO MASKS, but have fun and be creative)


Thursday, October 19th - Cos Play Day - Dress like ANY FAVORITE character of yours! Examples: Disney character, movie character, superhero character, video game character etc. (NO MASKS, but have fun and be creative)


Friday, October 20th - Class Color Day!

6th graders show your spirit by wearing any YELLOW (neon, regular etc.)    

7th Graders show your spirit be wearing any PINK (neon, regular etc.)  

8th Graders show your spirit by wearing any BLUE (neon, regular etc.)


Middle School Dance

The middle school formal dress dance "Fall in the Forest" is Friday, October 20th from 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm! Tickets can be purchased at the door for $5, coat check is $1, raffle tickets are $1 and concessions are available for purchase.  VIP tickets can be pre purchase for $7 and include VIP entrance line, one raffle ticket, and free coat check.  


Middle School Anti Bullying Presentation

On October 25th we have the anti bullying presentation, Don't Be a Monster, coming to Stargate for an all middle school assembly. You can find out more about this program below:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6YsEg9GQIXU

or

http://dontbeamonster.org/


Middle School Adroit Update

This week we are starting our new project. This project is meant to INSPIRE to staff and students of Stargate. The Adroit students will be interviewing Stargate staff and reflecting on what the STARGATE WAY means to them. They will then be going through the Design Thinking Process to Design and Construct and piece of art that will be displayed in various places around campus. Students will be working with several tools to be able to create this masterpiece. Student will then present their inspirational sign to a teacher at Stargate to be displayed in their classroom/area for all to see! Get Ready to be Inspired!!!

Adroit is Life

Life is Adroit


High School Adroit Update

Over the next month, High School students will engage in discussions around depression and signs of suicide, as well as begin discussing Adroit Expo passion projects. Students in 11th grade will also be preparing to take the PSAT on October 25.


HS Fall Ball Dance

The High School Fall Ball was great fun. We had over 230 students attend and dance the night away.


High School Counseling Update

Upcoming College Reps (College Center):

Wyoming Catholic College- Tue October 10, 2017, 9:00 AM

Colorado State University- Wed November 1, 2017, 1:15 PM

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

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


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


Naviance Logins: Parents, please check your email for a message from Naviance. This message has your login information. Naviance allows you to connect to your student's account to see their progression of their activities for post secondary exploration.


It is time to order High School Yearbooks!

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


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


Middle School Yearbooks

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

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

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


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


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

  • Ad Includes: baby picture of the 8th grader, current photo and a brief parent perspective

  • Cost: $20, pay through this link : http://stargateschool.3dcartstores.com/search.asp?keyword=yearbook&search.x=0&search.y=0&search=GO

  • Deadline:  December 1

  • To order, send an email titled "Baby Ad - {Student Name}" to middeschoolyearbook@stargateschool.org with the following information:

    • student name as you want it to appear in the ad

    • digital "baby" photo of the 8th grade student to be featured in the ad (must be 2nd grade or younger)

    • brief message to the student (50 words max, including greeting and who the ad is from)

    • digital "current" photo of the student

  • Photo guidelines:

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

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


Stargate Story on the Colorado High School Activities Association (CHSAA) webpage

Please click here to access the Stargate story on the Colorado High School Activities Association (CHSAA) webpage of our community coming together to raise over $2,000 for Gabby Spangler, the second-grade sister of Stargate's Adriana Spangler who was diagnosed with Leukemia in July 2016.


Stargate's Global Studies Travel

We are so excited to be able to offer Stargate's private European educational tour scheduled for June 2019! We have received a lot of interest and our enrollment has almost reached capacity already.


We are very happy to announce that we have gotten approval from EF Tours to extend the "Early Bird Discount" for our group through the end of October. If you are still interested in taking advantage of this once in a lifetime experience for your student, please contact EF Tours directly to enroll, 800-665-5364, or you can easily do so online through the link below.  

https://www.eftours.com/tour-website/2040690kv  Please contact Ms. Mansure or Mrs. Wilson with further questions.


National Junior Honor Society (Middle School)

National Junior Honor Society (NJHS) sent out eligibility letters last week. To be eligible for NJHS, a student needs to have a GPA of 3.5 and higher for the last two middle school semesters at Stargate. Applications will be due October 20, 2017 to the NJHS Sponsor, Mrs Root. Students will be notified of acceptance by October 25, 2017 and induction will be 8:30 am on November 1, 2017 in the Secondary Commons.


National Honor Society (High School)

Students who have submitted an application for NHS have been sent a letter of selection status. The induction ceremony will be held on Thursday, November 30th from 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm in the Secondary Commons.  To be eligible for NHS, a student needs to have a GPA of 3.5 and higher for the last two high school semesters at Stargate and have completed a NHS student dossier.


Winter Sports

Registration is currently open for High School Girls and Boys Basketball and Middle School Boys Basketball. Middle School parent meeting will be Tuesday Oct. 17 5:00pm and High School parent meeting will be Thursday November 2  at 5:00pm in the Fieldhouse.

  • High School Boys and Girls Basketball

Boys and Girls HS basketball begins with a preseason camp on November 6th. First official practice will be Friday November 10. Open gym is currently held on Tuesdays 6pm-8pm. High School Girls, coached by Adam Higuera, will practice 3:45-5:45pm Monday-Friday while our Boys team coached by Byron Gray will practice 6:00-8:00pm Monday-Friday.

  • Middle School Boys  Basketball season runs October 17, 2017 to December 9, 2017. Practices will begin on Oct. 17 6:30am: Monday, Tuesday and Thursday.

  • Middle School Girls Basketball season runs January 9, 2018 to February 17, 2018.Practices will begin on Jan. 9 6:30am: Monday, Tuesday and Thursday.


Picture retakes on October 24 K-11

If your student needs their picture retaken, the original picture package must be returned and the student's picture will be redone. If your student has not had their picture taken yet, paper picture order forms will be available at the front desk of each building. The paper order form must be turned in to the front desk by October 24 for the picture to be taken. No online orders will be available.


Inclement Weather Plan

Stargate follows the Adams 12 School District directives for inclement weather school closure. Updates regarding school closure or late start can be found on the Adams12 website (www.adams12.org). In addition to a full day cancellation, Adams 12 has instituted a Late Start option. In the case of a Late Start, classes will begin at 10:15 to allow for safe travel in the morning. Dismissal will be at normal time. The full Late Start schedule can be found here: Late Start Schedule


Child Care During Board Meeting

Free childcare is being offered during Stargate School Board of Directors Meeting on October 18, 2017 (6:30pm-9:00 pm) for children Kindergarten age and up.  RSVP is required by 9:00 am on October 16th. CLICK HERE to sign up for childcare.  Please email alex.king@stargateschool.org with any questions.  This childcare offering is a trial, and continuation is contingent on minimum participation.  Hours subject to change.


Hischke’s Happenings! October 9, 2017

posted Oct 9, 2017, 3:10 PM by Jane Baker


Important Dates

October 10- 8:15 Coffee With C-Elementary Commons

October 11- 3pm-7pm Parent/Teacher Conferences

October 12-13 Parent/Teacher Conferences-no school for students

October 16- Professional Development Day-no school for students

October 17-Elementary Hearing/Vision Screening-grades 3, 5 and part of 1/2

October 18- 6:30pm Board of Directors Meeting

October 19-Elementary Hearing/Vision Screening-Kindergarten and part of 1/2

October 24- Pictures retakes K-11

October 24-6:30pm General Music Concert Grades 1-5

October 27- 6:00pm-8:30pm Harry Potter Night

November 2-4 7pm The Man Who Came To Dinner Fall Play

November 10-Veterans Day Holiday-campus is closed


Coffee with C - 10/10/17 - 8:15am

Join us for our first Coffee with C on Tuesday, October 10, 2017 at 8:15am in the K-5 Commons. We will discuss our growth scores from last year’s PARCC assessments and the school plan for improvement. We will also update you on our Performing Arts and Adroit Center construction. We will also have time for questions and comments.


Child Care During Board Meeting

Free childcare is being offered during Stargate School Board of Directors Meeting on October 18, 2017 (6:30pm-9:00 pm) for children Kindergarten age and up.  RSVP is required by 9:00 am on October 16th. CLICK HERE to sign up for childcare.  Please email alex.king@stargateschool.org with any questions.  This childcare offering is a trial, and continuation is contingent on minimum participation.  Hours subject to change.


Windsock Day

Today was a great success for our first Windsock Day! The 1st - 5th grade students came into the Commons while the kindergartners were safe and sound in the gym. The staff was ready and prepared for supervision and making sure everyone was safe and sound in the correct location.


A big thank you to all the parents for dropping students off at the door. There are hundreds of students we are trying to get into the building and we appreciate your cooperation.


Inclement Weather Plan

Stargate follows the Adams 12 School District directives for inclement weather school closure. Updates regarding school closure or late start can be found on the Adams12 website (www.adams12.org). In addition to a full day cancellation, Adams 12 has instituted a Late Start option. In the case of a Late Start, classes will begin at 10:00 to allow for safe travel in the morning.


Head Lice

There have been several confirmed cases of Head Lice in our school.  The students who were found to have an active case of head lice have been treated.  It is recommended that you check your child’s head weekly for any evidence of head lice.

 

If your child is found to have head lice, do not panic or place blame.  Anyone can get head lice.  Head lice have nothing to do with cleanliness.  The good news is that head lice cannot harm your child. They are a nuisance and can cause your child itching and irritation.

 

When checking for head lice, look for tiny silvery egg sacs (nits) on the hair shaft near the scalp, especially at the nape of the neck and behind the ears.  A true nit cannot be moved off the hair shaft without a nit comb.  It looks like dandruff or dry scalp but does not remove easily. An adult head louse is approximately 1/16 inch long (the size of half a sesame seed) and generally takes on the color of the child’s hair.  Head lice move quickly to avoid the light.  Head lice do not fly, jump or swim.  Head lice are spread by direct contact from head to head.

 

If you see LIVE lice, then your child should be treated with a head lice product according to package directions.  A daily nit check is recommended for at least 10 days following treatment.  Although nit removal is tedious, removing all nits will ensure complete treatment.   All nits should be removed.

 

For questions, please contact your child's primary care doctor.


Vision and Hearing Screening October 17 and October 21

Students in K-3 and 5th grades will have Vision and Hearing Screening next week. If your child wears glasses, please be sure they bring their glasses to school with them on their scheduled screening day. The schedule is as follows:


Tuesday 10/17 grades 3, 5, 1/2 who are not going on the field trip (Ross, Falace, Kim, Ramsey)


Thursday  10/19 Kindergarten and the half of 1/2 who are not on the field trip (Bolger, Matinac, Spletzer, Walls)


We Need Your Help! We are looking for some parents to lend us their eyes and ears! We are looking for a group of volunteers that can help with vision and hearing screenings. If you are available to help from 8:00AM - 10:30AM either day, we would greatly appreciate your assistance. Training will be provided. To volunteer, please use the Sign-Up Genius link below: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0c45a8aa2da0fc1-stargate2


Music Concert October 24

It’s almost time for our elementary students to shine during their music concert! Here is some helpful information for families if your student is currently in Music and will be participating in the music concert.


WHEN TO ARRIVE: All students need to arrive at the Elementary gym 15 minutes before they perform. Please enter through the front doors.

  • Grades 1/2 students will check into the gym at 6:15PM and perform at  6:30PM

  • Grades 3/4 students will check into the gym at 6:45PM and perform at 7:00PM

  • 5th Grade students will check into the gym at 7:15PM and perform at 7:30PM


Additional Information

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

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

  • Students should leave all personal belongings with their parents.

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

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



Picture retakes on October 24 K-11

If your student needs their picture retaken, the original picture package must be returned and the student's picture will be redone. If your student has not had their picture taken yet, paper picture order forms will be available at the front desk of each building. The paper order form must be turned in to the front desk by October 24 for the picture to be taken. No online orders will be available.


C Notes 10/2/17

posted Oct 2, 2017, 3:16 PM by Jane Baker


Brrrrrrr...... It definitely feels like Fall outside! Please prepare your child for the unpredictable Colorado weather. Send them with hats, gloves, jackets and write their name on everything!


Just a reminder there is no school for students October 12, 13 & 16. We have schoolwide conferences on Thursday and Friday and on Monday we will have a professional development day where the teachers will spend the day engaged in a variety of trainings and workshops. There are limited seats in Eagles Landing should you need childcare on these full days out.  


Stargate HS Volleyball  "Hope for Gabs" benefit

Stargate Volleyball will be hosting a "Hope for Gabs" benefit to honor Gabriella, sister of Stargate High School Volleyball player Adriana Spangler. Gabriella is currently a second grader at Cornerstone Christian Academy battling leukemia. She is one of our biggest fans and deserves a night she will never forget! We are asking for you to join us at our home game on October 4th (Varsity - 5:00pm) and support Gabriella by wearing PINK! All proceeds from our basket raffle and admissions will go directly to her family to help with medical expenses. A limited number of PINK t-shirts are available for sale for $10 at front desk and at the door.




Windsock Day

If the temperature drops below 20°F or is too wet for students to wait outside, we will display windsocks at each traffic entrance and on the digital sign. This indicates that we will welcome the students in to the commons to wait for the morning bell to ring.



Coffee with C - 10/10/17 - 8:15am

Join us for first Coffee with C on October 10, 2017 at 8:15am in the K-5 Commons. We will discuss our growth scores from last year’s PARCC assessments and the schools plan for improvement. We will also update you on our Performing Arts and Adroit Center construction. We will also have time for questions and comments.


Child Care During Board Meeting

Free childcare is being offered during Stargate School Board of Directors Meeting on October 18, 2017 (6:30pm-9:00 pm) for children Kindergarten age and up.  RSVP is required by 9:00 am on October 16th. CLICK HERE to sign up for childcare.  Please email alex.king@stargateschool.org with any questions.  This childcare offering is a trial, and continuation is contingent on minimum participation.  Hours subject to change.


Community Relations Committee

Stargate would like to invite all students, staff and their families to our 2nd Annual Harry Potter event! The Gate of Stars opens October 27, 2017 at 6:00 pm so come to the Secondary and make your way through CRC's version of the world of Harry Potter. With $1/person admission, you get access to all of our activities including The Sorting Hat Ceremony, Potions Class, Quidditch practice, Transfiguration Class and more! Food and concessions available for a nominal fee. Volunteer opportunities will be posted soon.


Fan Fiction and Fan Art Contests conclude on October 18th. Full details can be found on http://community.stargateschool.org/forms-and-files under Miscellaneous & Events.

The CRC’s next meeting is Wednesday, October 11, 8:15 am at Daylight Donuts. Join us if you’re interested in helping with any of our events.


Fundraising Committee

The Fundraising Committee is searching for more volunteers! If you like planning events and want to get involved in your child's school, the Fundraising Committee is the place to be! We have several crucial fundraising programs that need support - no experience necessary. Contact fundraising@stargateschool.org for more info.

 

King Soopers Fundraising Gift Cards

Support Stargate fundraising efforts by purchasing a Stargate reloadable King Soopers $5.00 gift card; these are available for purchase at the Stargate Secondary front office. Every time you reload the card King Soopers will donate 5% of the reloaded amount to Stargate (at no cost to you). You can even reload directly at the register before you purchase your items. Use the cards for your grocery shopping or  when purchasing gas -- support your school while you shop.  This is a way for King Soopers to encourage shoppers to patronize their store and for them to support non-profit organizations. For more information, click here.

 

If just 300 Stargate families reload their cards with $200 each month to use on groceries and/or gas our school will earn $3,000/month and $36,000/year! This is one of the easiest ways to help Stargate earn $$!!!

 

Amazon Smile Fundraising Program

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

 

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

 

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

 

Fundraising Events

Stargate Fall Fundraiser

Our Fall Fundraiser for K-5 and MS/HS is underway and will run thru Monday,10/9. We've extended the deadline to Monday, October 9th as our 5th graders will be out this week at Camp Timberline. Students this year are selling magazines and dry cookie dough. Our super sellers can earn fun rewards based on quantity of items sold, including "Principal for a Day" for the school's top salesperson, a bingo/ice cream party for the top selling class, our "Limo to Lunch" experience and other exciting rewards!  Sales for magazines can be made online, or with the paper order form that went home with child (more are available at the front desk).

 

The website for magazine orders is: www.APMags.com  and the school code is: HELPSTARGATE. Sales for cookie dough must be made using the cookie dough order form. All of us at Stargate - students, staff, teachers and parents - appreciate your support for this crucial fundraiser.

 

For more details, check out our Fall Fundraiser information page, visit the Fundraising page. or email fundraising at fundraising@stargateschool.org.

 

Box Tops and Longmont Dairy Milk Caps

This Friday, October 6th is the last day to turn in Box Tops  and Longmont Dairy milk caps for our Fall contest. Both of these items can be turned in to your child's homeroom teacher or to the Elementary front desk. Insert them 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. For more information, click here.

 

Upcoming Events

Skate City, Thursday, October 19th, 4pm-6pm; for K-5 ONLY!!

Skate City "Neon Glow Skate" is planned for Thursday, October 19th, 4-6 pm. Admission is $5.00 and Skate Rental is $2.50. Glow sticks are $.50 each. Catch the Skate City fun bus (provided by Skate City, not a district or Stargate bus) and get a free ride to the skate party! The bus will pick up children at the school by 3:30pm for this ONE-WAY ONLY bus trip. All parents MUST pick up children at Skate City by 6pm! Permission slips and flyers will be going home in Monday folders and are available online here.

 

Annual Fundraising Gala - mark your calendar!

Our annual fundraising Gala will be held on Saturday, March 10, 2018 at The Omni Interlocken Resort in Broomfield, CO. If you are interested in helping plan this event please contact fundraising@stargateschool.org. Our preparations are in full swing and we can always use the extra help!


Cable Connection September 25, 2017

posted Sep 25, 2017, 6:30 PM by Jane Baker


September 26 - 6:00pm International Travel Meeting

September 26 - Chick-fil-A Dining Night Out at the Larkridge location

October 2-6- High School Spirit Week

October 7-7pm-10pm-High School Fall Ball

October 11 - Parent/Teacher Conferences 3:30pm-7:30pm (Last Name A-L)

October 12 - Parent/Teacher Conferences 10:00am-2:30pm  (no school for students)

October 12 - Parent/Teacher Conferences  3:30pm-7:30pm (Last Name M-Z)

October 13 - Parent/Teacher Conferences by teacher invitation only (no school for students)

October 16 - Professional Development Day (no school for students)

October 17 - Middle School Winter Sport (Basketball) Parent Meeting 5:00pm

October 18 - 6:30pm Board of Directors Meeting

October 17-20- Middle School Spirit Week

October 20 - 7pm-9pm Middle School Fall Dance

October 24 - Picture Retakes (K-11)

October 25 - PSAT for Juniors

October 27- 6:00pm-8:30pm Harry Potter Night

November 2 - 5:00pm High School Winter Sports Parent Meeting


Lockdown

Tomorrow(Tuesday) we will partner with Thornton Police Department to complete our fall lockdown drill. This is an Adams 12 requirement that will take place twice per year. The fall drill is prearranged and the spring drill is unannounced. During this drill teachers will turn the lights off in the classroom, close their already locked classroom door and move all students to a corner of the room. Students will then sit quietly until a police officer unlocks the classroom door and tells them what a great job they did!


Windsock

A windsock day is an inside day when the wind chill/temperature is below 20 degrees Fahrenheit or heavy precipitation is present. Students will be directed to enter the school through the main entrances and proceed directly to the commons. Colorful windsocks will be displayed at different locations around the outside of the school to indicate that conditions exist for a windsock day. This will not be a large change for the secondary building, but will greatly impact the elementary building and drop off around 8:00 am may look different.


School pictures available in front office

If your student ordered school pictures, they are available for your student to pick up in the Secondary Building Front Office.  


High School Spirit Week

Our high school spirit week will be October 2nd - October 7th. Each day will have a dress up theme as outline below. We will have a pep assembly on Wednesday, Oct. 4th during the school day and our Fall Ball dance on Saturday, Oct. 7th from 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm in the Secondary Commons. The dance is $10 at the door and the dress is semi formal. Students bringing a guest from another high school to our Fall Ball must submit a guest form by Tuesday, Oct. 3rd.


Monday, Oct. 2nd - Tourist Day

Tuesday, Oct. 3rd - Decades Day

Wednesday, Oct. 4th - Flannel Day

Thursday, Oct. 5th - Meme day

Friday, Oct. 6th - Spirit Day (Stargate Colors)

 

High School Internship Hosting Opportunity for Community Members

Below is a message that was sent out in the C Notes newsletter last Monday. Thank you to those who have responded. Unfortunately we only had nine responses and I know our community can do better than that for our students. Please consider the message below and tap into your network to see if we can provide our students more internship possibilities.

 

One of the requirements for our 11th grade students in Adroit this year is to complete a 20-hour internship/job shadow in a career field of their interest. If you or someone you know would be interested in hosting an 11th grade Stargate intern/job shadow, please complete this form by Friday of this week. We will then give the results to the students and leave it to them to contact the potential internship host for more information. Completing this form does not guarantee you will be contacted, but will provide us with a database of potential internship hosts this year and for the years to come.


National Junior Honor Society (Middle School)

National Junior Honor Society (NJHS) will be sending out eligibility letters later this week.   NJHS is a service society for students with high academic achievement who demonstrate leadership, citizenship, and character.  To be eligible for NJHS, a student needs to have a GPA of 3.5 and higher for the last two semesters at Stargate. Once the student has been notified of eligibility, the student will need to complete the application process explained in the letter of eligibility.  New to Stargate students who were members at their previous schools can transfer their membership to Stargate’s chapter by showing proof of membership to Mrs. Root, the NJHS sponsor.  Eligible students will receive an email at their Stargate account September 26, 2017.  Applications will be due October 20, 2017, students will be notified by October 25, 2017 and induction will be 8:30 am on November 1, 2017 in the Secondary Commons.


National Honor Society (High School)

Qualified high school students interested in National Honor Society have submitted their  Student Information Dossier and the Stargate High School Faculty Council is currently reviewing all dossiers. A letter of selection or non-selection will be sent via USPS on October 6th and the induction ceremony will be held on Thursday, November 30th from 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm in the Secondary Commons.


Middle and High School Fall Conferences

In an effort to minimize parent/guardian wait time to talk with teachers at conferences, we have extended the time available to meet with teachers during Parent/Teacher Conferences. We have also added suggested times (alpha split by last name) in an attempt to balance out the busy times.  Our conference format will be Open House, with all teachers available in the Secondary Commons. We are anticipating shortest wait time on Thursday, October 12, 10am-2:30pm. Please see below for schedule:

October 11- 3:30pm-7:30pm (Last Name A-L)

October 12- 10:00am-2:30pm (no school for students)

October 12- 3:30pm-7:30pm (Last Name M-Z)

October 13- By teacher invitation only (no school for students)


International Travel Program Meeting

Hola and Bonjour, EXCITING NEWS HERE ABOUT STARGATE'S INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL PROGRAM - Our next Global Studies international tour is on the books for June 2019! All current 8th-11th grade students are invited for this once in a lifetime educational tour of Europe! Please join us for an informational meeting on Tuesday, September 26, at 6:00 p.m. - Room 227. Please contact Mme. Mansure or Profe Wilson if you have questions.


Stargate HS Volleyball  "Hope for Gabs" benefit

Stargate Volleyball will be hosting a "Hope for Gabs" benefit to honor Gabriella Spangler, sister of Stargate High School Volleyball player Adriana Spangler. Adriana Gabriella is currently a second grader at Cornerstone Christian Academy battling leukemia. She is one of our biggest fans and deserves a night she will never forget! We are asking for you to join us at our home game on October 4th (JV - 4:30pm/Varsity - 5:30pm) and support Gabriella by wearing PINK! All proceeds from our basket raffle and admissions will go directly to her family to help with medical expenses.


Mountain Biking

Our Mountain Biking team is off to a great start to the year. Race #2 wrapped up with three riders in a strong position to qualify for our State Championship race. Overall standings leave Sadie Wood in 19th place, Wojciech Jaroszynski 37th, and Jacob Seger in 62nd.


Winter Sports

Registration for High School Girls and Boys Basketball and Middle School Boys Basketball will open on October 2. Middle School parent meeting will be Tuesday Oct. 17 5:00pm and High School parent meeting will be Thursday November 2  at 5:00pm in the Fieldhouse.

  • High School Boys and Girls Basketball

The fee schedule for participation is $175 for the first sport, $175 for the second sport, maximum $350 per school year. This fee will pay will pay for coaches, officials and buses one way to all contests. Boys and Girls HS basketball begins with a preseason camp on November 6th. First official practice will be Friday November 10. Open gym is currently held on Tuesdays 6pm-8pm. High School Girls, coached by Adam Higuera, will practice 3:45-5:45pm Monday-Friday while our Boys team coached by Byron Gray will practice 6:00-8:00pm Monday-Friday.

  • Middle School Boys  Basketball season runs October 17, 2017 to December 9, 2017. Practices will begin on Oct. 17 6:30am: Monday, Tuesday and Thursday.

  • Middle School Girls Basketball season runs January 9, 2018 to February 17, 2018.Practices will begin on Jan. 9 6:30am: Monday, Tuesday and Thursday.



Western Academic Talent Search - (Taking the ACT in Middle School)

What is the Western Academic Talent Search?

WATS is an opportunity for middle school students to take college entrance tests. These tests offer a higher ceiling than standardized state or national grade-level tests. The Center for Bright Kids, a national non-profit Regional Talent Development Center, holds its recognition ceremony (for students who perform in the top 25% of their peers on the tests) every spring at the Colorado School of Mines in Golden, CO.


Who can participate?

Stargate 7th and 8th grade students received eligibility letters today that allow them to take the ACT as middle school students.  Although all 3rd  - 9th grade gifted students are allowed to participate in the Western Academic Talent Search, we feel that benefit is greatest for our 7th and 8th grade students, and we really don't want to push our younger students to do more testing than necessary.  Our 6th - 9th grade students can take the ACT or SAT, and 3rd - 6th grade students can take the PSAT 8/9.


WHY should 7th and 8th graders participate?

Taking the ACT as a 7th or 8th grader will give our students some confidence and familiarity with the test, which could prove to be a distinct advantage when it comes to future testing and scholarship opportunities.  This year, we recommend that our 7th and 8th graders take the ACT.  We like to alternate each year, so students have a chance to take both the SAT and ACT within a 2 year rotation, so next year we will recommend taking the SAT.  Both the SAT and the ACT are used by universities and other organizations to award college scholarships to high school seniors.


How do we sign up?

If you would like your student to participate, you must apply online through the CBK home page no later than December 15 for the ACT.  Go to www.centerforbrightkids.org and click the APPLY NOW link and make payment ($100).  A copy of the qualification letter that your student was given today must be uploaded online for eligibility.  We will also send out a digital copy of the qualification letter today via infinite campus e-mail to all 7th and 8th grade parents.  


When and where is the test given?  

This year, we recommend that our 7th and 8th graders take the ACT at Centaurus High School at 10300 W South Boulder Rd. (location code 166500) on February 10, 2018.  Mathcounts participants - be advised, unfortunately this date conflicts with a mathcounts competition.  Alternate dates are available - please see the Center for Bright Kids website for those dates.  


How can my student prepare?

Mrs. McVeigh will also host four free ACT prep sessions in her classroom at Stargate from 3:45 to 4:45 on January 11, 18, 25, and February 1.  Students will receive an e-mail in December to sign up for those prep sessions.


Who do I contact if I have questions?

After reading all of the FAQs above, if you still have questions, please contact Mrs. McVeigh ( jessica.mcveigh@stargateschool.org ) for Stargate related questions.  If you have questions about the Center for Bright Kids or the talent search in general, contact the Center for Bright Kids directly at (303) 428-2634, cbk@centerforbrightkids.org.

Hischke’s Happenings! September 25, 2017

posted Sep 25, 2017, 6:29 PM by Jane Baker


Important Dates

September 26- Lockdown Drill

September 26- 6:30-8:00pm Elementary Talent Show

September 26 - Chick-fil-A Dining Night Out at the Larkridge location

October 4-6-Camp Timberline Overnight Field Trip for 5th grade

October 5 - 6pm-8pm CAP (Child Assault Prevention) Parent Meeting

October 11- 3pm-7pm Parent/Teacher Conferences

October 12-13 Parent/Teacher Conferences-no school for students

October 16- Professional Development Day-no school for students

October 18- 6:30pm Board of Directors Meeting

October 24- Pictures retakes K-11

October 27- 6:00pm-8:30pm Harry Potter Night


Child Assault Prevention (CAP) Parent Presentation October 5

CAP seeks to prevent child assault by teaching children to recognize and deal with potentially dangerous situations (bullying, stranger abduction, & sexual assault).  CAP also prepares adults who are a part of the child’s community (teachers and parents) to help children in this journey.


The success of the CAP program depends on the support of the school community.  Because we encourage children to share their experiences and concerns with adults, it is important that parents and school personnel be willing and able to respond to these concerns.   We invite you to attend the CAP Parent Training on October 5, 2017 from 6:00-8:00pm at Stargate School (In the Elementary Commons).    Parent participation is crucial for program success.   Please make every effort to attend. This meeting is for adults only.  


This presentation will be a comprehensive discussion of the following topics:

  • An overview of sexual assault issues & dynamics including:

  • Definitions and prevalence of sexual assault

  • Blame, denial, & lying

  • Myths & Facts of Victims & Perpetrators

  • The cycle of abuse & how to stop it

  • Safety Tips and Tools for parents regarding issues of Bullying, Stranger Awareness, Sexual Assault

  • Warning signs of possible perpetrators

  • Why children are vulnerable to assault & how to empower them

  • CAP’s successful prevention model to decrease children’s vulnerability to assault

  • A complete description of the children’s classroom presentations

  • Question & Answer & Review of take home materials for parents


Windsock Day

If the temperature is below 20 degrees Fahrenheit or heavy precipitation is present, students will need to enter the school through the commons entrance (left of the main entrance) and they will sit with their grade level in the Elementary Commons. We politely ask that you do one of two options at drop off:

  • Parents can drop their student off in the loop and your child can walk themselves to the commons and then sit with their grade level peers

  • Parents can park in the parking lot and then walk their child to the commons


We have approximately 470 students that we place in the commons and 100 kindergarten students in the gym, so it is a busy morning during a Windsock Day. We would invite parents in, but space is at a minimum. The commons is supervised by three to four Eagle’s Landing staff members, two teachers, the school counselor, and me (Mrs. Hischke).


Indoor recess will be supervised by adults/teachers in the classroom. Student dismissals will also be conducted through the main entrance. Kindergarten will be dismissed from the elementary commons, so please use the side door that is left of the main office entrance. Colorful windsocks will be displayed at different locations around the school (two at the south entrance and one at the north entrance) to indicate that conditions exist for an "inside day".


Conferences

Fall conferences will be held on October 11 - October 13. There is school that week for students on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday. The students will not have classes on Thursday and Friday; and please note that there is no school for students on Oct. 16 due to a Professional Development Day.


This is a great time to connect with your child’s teachers and we hope to see you there. Most teaching teams have sent conference forms home already, so please keep an eye out for it if you have not received one yet.


Positive Behavior System

Soaring to New Heights Eagle Passes

This year the elementary school is implementing a Positive Behavior System (PBS). The teachers are excited to to hand out Eagle Passes to students that are demonstrating positive behavior traits both in and out of the classroom.


Once the students receive a Soaring to New Heights Eagle Pass, they will place it in a box at the front office in order to enter a drawing for a reward. Drawings will take place every two weeks and those that were drawn will be able to select from a variety prizes. Here is the menu that the students can select from this Friday when we have our first drawing:

  • Mini notebooks

  • Gel pens

  • Playground equipment for the student’s classroom

  • Scholastic book of their choice ($ dollar limit)

  • Lunch with a friend and Mrs. Hischke

 

More items will be added to the list as the year progresses


Talent Show

The Elementary K-5 Talent Show, hosted by Mr. Osburn, is scheduled for Tuesday, September 26 from 6:30 to 8:00 PM. We hope you will be able to attend and support all of our talented students.


Every Kid in a Park

There is a program for all 4th graders called "Every Kid in a Park" through the national government, wherein all 4th grade children (and their families) get a free 1-year pass to the national parks.  It's such a great way to encourage the kids learn about nature! The website is Every Kid in a Park | Main


Character Development and Social Emotional Lessons

Every Wednesday the students have a time on the daily schedule called Stargate Way Time. This time is used to provide the students with character development lessons, social emotional lessons, Passion Project time, and a day for the teaching teams to use at their discretion.


Here is a breakdown of the schedule:


1st Wednesday - Character Development Lesson

2nd Wednesday - Social Emotional Lesson  

3rd Wednesday - Passion Project

4th Wednesday - Team use


Character Development by Month

September – Friendship

October – Respect

November – Responsibility

December – Cultural Awareness

January – Gratitude

February – Courage

March – Honesty/Integrity

April – Kindness

May – Perseverance


Social Emotional Lessons by Month

September - Empathy and Feelings


Lauren Gibson, the elementary school counselor, has been creating lessons for the teachers to use in their classrooms and plans to continue with this throughout the school year. She will continue to look at the needs of the school for social emotional lessons as the year progresses.


Designing in Adroit

5th Grade

For the past couple of weeks, fifth grade has been engaged in the design thinking process, beginning with a deep dive, getting to know their user through an “engagement interview”, and creating a prototype trophy or art piece that represented their user. Students learned how to interview their user in order to make an empathetic connection. Designers then had to pitch their prototype to their user and get feedback.


2nd - 4th Grades

Second through fourth grade have been practicing design thinking mindsets of ideation, build to think, collaboration, and problem solving by designing and creating a cardboard automata. This is a simple machine made from cardboard (cams and frame), skewers (axle and uprod) and straws.

Kindergarten and 1st Grade

First graders have been engaged in the design thinking mindsets of ideation and build to think by designing and creating a bug’s park and kindergarteners are putting final finishes on their castles. Wednesdays are our “Design Challenge Day”. Students engage in the DT mindsets of ideation, radical collaboration, build to think, fail fast, test and iterate by participating in an engineering challenge. This week, students are challenged to build the biggest tower from only 15 straws and tape.


WATCH D.O.G.S.

WATCH D.O.G.S. ® (Dads Of Great Students) is an innovative father involvement, educational initiative of the National Center For Fathering. The program - now in its 5th year at Stargate - is designed for our students' father figures to spend an entire school day at Stargate helping in classrooms and patrolling our campus. Our purpose for the program is to:

  • Provide positive male role models for the students.

  • Provide extra sets of eyes and ears to enhance school security and reduce bullying.

  • Connect dads with their child at school.

Reminders for your day to serve as a WatchDOG:

  • Please arrive at 7:45 am and report to the elementary office.

  • We will provide you a free school lunch.

Click here to sign up to be a WATCH D.O.G.S

If you have questions about the program please contact Elementary Principal, Missy Hischke, at missy.hischke@stargateschool.org.

Parking and the Loop

Here are a few reminders about the parking lots and the loop:

  • Please only use the Handicap spots if you have a legal right to. We have many grandparents that pick up students and these spots need to be reserved for those that need them.

  • Please be mindful of the reserved parking spaces in the loop between the Secondary building and the Elementary building. These spots were bid on at last year’s Stargate Gala and are reserved for a few families.

  • Please remember to be kind and show grace towards others. We have teenage drivers and many grandparents that may not have experience with the loop


Coin War

Thank to all who participated in the coin war! It was definitely a battle between the different grade levels.


Here’s a breakdown on which team won:

3rd and 4th grade with 24,853 points!

2nd place goes to 1st and 2nd grade with negative 14,184 points!

And in last place is kindergarten and 5th grade with negative 29,419 points!


A grand total of funds raised will be available next week when the money is taken to the bank to be deposited!  


C Notes 9/18/17

posted Sep 18, 2017, 2:53 PM by Jane Baker


Dear Stargate Family,


In our ongoing efforts to keep the community informed of happenings at the school, and in our efforts for transparency, I am including information regarding inquiries from the Office for Civil Rights that was shared at the Board of Directors meeting last Wednesday, and in a community message last Thursday.


The Office for Civil Rights (OCR) of the U.S. Department of Education (Department) is responsible for enforcing Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972. As a recipient of Federal financial assistance from the Department of Education, Stargate is subject to this law and regulation.


As noted on the OCR website, the opening of an investigation in no way implies that they have made a determination with regard to its merit. During the investigation, the OCR is a neutral fact-finder, collecting and analyzing relevant evidence from the complainant, the recipient, and other sources, as appropriate. If you would like more information about the OCR you can read more at http://www.ed.gov/ocr


Since January 2017, we have received data requests from the OCR for inquiries into the Stargate admissions policy, operational practices, and Special Education compliance. To date, we have resolved two inquiries with very positive outcomes for our school. The resolutions of the two cases call for additional training for school staff in the areas of Special Education and Admission to Stargate. It also calls for adjustments to the language in our Admissions Policy.  


The training that specific staff will participate in includes Special Education Evaluations, Eligibility, Discipline, Implementation of Individual Education Plans  IEPs,  and 504s. On the admission application for new students to our school, we are no longer to ask if a student has been placed on a 504 or IEP plan prior to attending Stargate. We will also attend a training on non-discrimination of disabled students as it pertains to admissions to Stargate.  


While the OCR has not ruled that we have violated the civil rights of any staff, students or community member, we see these inquiries as an audit of our practices and procedures. Our focus remains on providing our students with the best gifted education experience possible. We are committed to always getting better and welcome the professional development opportunities that will strengthen our students.


Josh



Coffee with C - 10/10/17 - 8:15am

Join us for first Coffee with C on October 10, 2017 at 8:15am in the K-5 Commons. We will discuss our growth scores from last year’s PARCC assessments and the schools plan for improvement. We will also update you on our Performing Arts and Adroit Center construction. We will also have time for questions and comments.

 

Energy Day Festival

Stargate students and their families are invited to The Energy Day Colorado Festival, which will be held this Saturday, September 23, 2017 from 11am to 4 pm at East High School in Denver, Colorado.  Stargate’s first place solar car team that won the race at NREL in May of 2017 (consisting of Nick Wilkins, Leyton Bamesberger, and Abhi Roy) will be receiving awards at 1pm from the Consumer Energy Alliance (CEA) and the Consumer Energy Education Foundation (CEEF) through the Energy Day Academic Program (EDAP).  

Energy Day is a FREE, family friendly festival celebrating energy and STEM with:

  • Kid-friendly demonstrations & activities focused on energy-related scientific breakthroughs

  • State-of-the-art technology showcasing all sources of energy, energy innovation, efficiency and conservation

  • Opportunities to interact with energy experts and learn about careers in energy

  • Music, games, food and fun for all ages!

Current Stargate 7th graders will be competing in May 2018 for a chance to win awards that will be presented at next year’s Energy Day!  Contact Jessica.mcveigh@stargateschool.org for more details.


Fundraising Allocation Committee

As you know, our Fundraising Committee works extremely hard to raise funds for our school. They do this through the Fall Fundraiser (kicking off 9/20/17), the Annual Campaign, and the Gala as well as smaller fundraising events throughout the year. Your participation in these fundraising events is vital to the success of our funding efforts.


The Governance Board is excited to present you with an option to request how these funds are used through the newly chartered Fundraising Allocation Committee (FAC). The FAC is comprised of two Fundraising Committee Members, Elementary Principal, Secondary Principal, and HS Student Government President. The FAC will distribute a large percentage of fundraising dollars for community requests three times per year.  Any current Stargate stakeholder (student, staff or parent) is welcome to apply for funds to purchase items/materials for the school. Requests can be made for individual needs (classroom, technology, materials, etc.), group needs (team, club, program, etc.) or other requests that may be a want or need. There is no limit to the amount of funds that can be requested through the FAC, however, requests that exceed $5,000 must go to the Board for approval. If you have questions please reach out to Mrs. Hischke or Mr. Cable. The first round of requests are due by September 29, 2017. The FAC will meet on October 10, 2017 to review the first round of requests. In order to be considered for funds, please fill out a request for funds on the Google Form found here. More information can be found on the Fundraising Allocation Committee webpage.


All the request deadlines and FAC review meetings are listed below:


Round 1 - Requests due September 29th, FAC reviews requests on Oct. 10th

Round 2 - Requests due December 1st, FAC reviews request on December 13th

Round 3 - Requests due March 23rd, FAC reviews request on April  11th


Thanks again for continuing to support our Fundraising Committee! Without them, we would not have this opportunities to benefit our community.


High School Internship Hosting Opportunity for Community Members

One of the requirements for our 11th grade students in Adroit this year is to complete a 20-hour internship/job shadow in a career field of their interest. If you or someone you know would be interested in hosting an 11th grade Stargate intern/job shadow, please complete this form by Friday of this week. We will then give the results to the students and leave it to them to contact the potential internship host for more information. Completing this form does not guarantee you will be contacted, but will provide us with a database of potential internship hosts this year and for the years to come. Below is a list of career fields that students have identified an interest in;  we are also looking for internship hosts in all career fields, as seeing an option that students were not aware of may spark their interest. Career fields that current 11th grade students have expressed interest include: Petroleum Engineer, Psychology/Talk Therapy, Game Design, Technical Theater, Film and Screenwriting, Electrical Engineering, Politician, Environmental Scientist, Engineering, Aerospace and/or Astrophysics, Exotic Veterinarian, Zoology, Psychology, Law, Business Management/Marketing, Forensic Psychology, Graphics Programming, Pediatrician, anything with little kids, Archaeology, Civil Engineering, Criminal Justice, Fashion Marketing, Chemical/Mechanical/Aeronautical Engineering, Veterinarian, Emergency Medicine, Military Medicine, Public Health, Actor, Dermatology, Computer Science, something English related, Medical Field, Athletic Trainer, and Public Health, to name some of the fields our students are interested in pursuing!

 

If you have questions about hosting an intern, please reach out to our Secondary Principal, Rob Cable, at robert.cable@stargateschool.org.


WATCH D.O.G.S. Program

We are excited to launch our WATCH D.O.G.S. Program for 2017-2018 school year! Several parents have expressed interest in the program and we would like to invite all Dads to attend an orientation meeting scheduled for Thursday, September 21 at 5:30 pm in the K-5 Building in Ms. Wiley’s classroom. There will be a brief overview of the program and overall expectations, a tour of the buildings on campus, and pizza will be served. We hope to see you all there. The online sign-up system will be ready after the meeting for those that would like to volunteer. Please review the link below for more information about the WATCH D.O.G.S. Program.

http://www.fathers.com/watchdogs/


Child Care During Board Meeting

Free childcare is being offered during Stargate School Board of Directors Meetings (6:30pm-9:00 pm) for children Kindergarten age and up.  RSVP is required by 9:00 am on October 16th. CLICK HERE to sign up for childcare during the October 18th Board Meeting.  Please email alex.king@stargateschool.org with any questions.  This childcare offering is a trial, and continuation is contingent on minimum participation.  Hours subject to change.


Fundraising Committee

The Fundraising Committee is searching for more volunteers! If you like planning events and want to get involved in your child's school, the Fundraising Committee is the place to be! We have several crucial fundraising programs that need support - no experience necessary. Contact fundraising@stargateschool.org for more information.

King Soopers Fundraising Gift Cards

Support Stargate fundraising efforts by purchasing a Stargate reloadable King Soopers $5.00 gift card; these are available for purchase at the Stargate Secondary front office. Every time you reload the card, King Soopers will donate 5% of the reloaded amount to Stargate (at no cost to you). You can even reload directly at the register before you purchase your items. Use the cards for your grocery shopping or when purchasing gas -- support your school while you shop.  This is a way for King Soopers to encourage shoppers to patronize their store and for them to support non-profit organizations. For more information, click here.

 

If just 300 Stargate families reload their cards with $200 each month to use on groceries and/or gas our school will earn $3,000/month and $36,000/year! This is one of the easiest ways to help Stargate earn $$!!!

 

Amazon Smile Fundraising Program

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

 

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

 

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

 

Upcoming Fundraising Events

Stargate Fall Fundraiser

Our Fall Fundraiser is just around the corner -- the kick-off will be on 9/20 and run thru 10/6. More details will be forthcoming. The Fundraising Committee is looking for volunteers to help our chair, Barbra Duncan, execute this vital fundraising effort. We need 2-3 volunteers from both the Elementary community and 2 more volunteers to help support the Middle School effort. Please contact fundraising@stargateschool.org to get involved and MAKE A DIFFERENCE!

 

Box Tops and Longmont Dairy Milk Caps

Start collecting and organizing Box Tops and Longmont Dairy milk caps as we will kick-off our first contest on September 25th. For more information, click here.

 

Chick-fil-A Dining Out

September 26th Chick-Fil-A Dining Out (from opening to closing) at the Larkridge location: 16670 Washington St, Thornton, CO 80023.  Be sure to let the cashier know that you are from Stargate – we’ll get 20% of all Stargate sales. This is the  Chick-Fil-A at Larkridge location (I-25 and Hwy 7).

Annual Fundraising Gala - mark your calendar!

Our annual fundraising Gala will be held on Saturday, March 10, 2018 at The Omni Interlocken Resort in Broomfield, CO. If you are interested in helping plan this event please contact fundraising@stargateschool.org. Our preparations are in full swing and we can always use the extra help!

 

Election Committee News: ELECTION IS NOW OPEN FOR STARGATE SAC

Voting is now open for the Stargate Accountability Committee (SAC). We have eight parent candidates running for three spots. Information on the candidates can be found HERE, Follow the additional links for the candidates Q&A responses and skill profiles. Cast your vote on the Simply Voting Website. Your voting credentials will be received either in your child’s Monday Folder (grades K-5) or by mail (grades 6-11). There is no STAFF election, as the three interested candidates were deemed elected by the board last week (there were 3 spots open.)

If you do not receive your voting credentials, please contact the election committee via e-mail at electioncommittee@stargateschool.org. Note: we cannot give voting credentials via e-mail, so please provide a phone number to contact you personally in your e-mail request.

Voting will be open until Monday, September 25 at 4 pm.

 

CRC Update

In the spirit of transparency, the CRC wants everyone to know what the CRC fee of $5 per child is for.  This fee was included in the back-to-school fees.  The funds collected will go directly to meals for the teachers and staff, organized by the CRC, during the fall and spring parent-teacher conferences and during teacher appreciation week in May.  This will allow the CRC to plan for these meals without having to ask the community for financial assistance each time.

Are you an elementary room parent?  The CRC is hosting a Room Parent 101 informational workshop on Wednesday, September 20 at 8:05 in the Elementary Commons.  We are asking all elementary room parents to join us, if possible, to learn more about this important volunteer job, how to make it successful and understand the responsibilities.  If you can’t attend, please contact Stacy Tempas at stacy@tempas.com.

SAVE THE DATE!!  Harry Potter Night is in the works for Friday, October 27, 6:00 – 8:30pm.  We will be having an art and writing contest beginning September 18.  Details will be coming home with your student.

The CRC next meeting is Wednesday, October 11, 8:15 am at Daylight Donuts.  Join us if you’re interested in helping with any of our events.

 

Stargate HS Volleyball  "Hope for Gabs" benefit

Stargate Volleyball will be hosting a "Hope for Gabs" benefit to honor Gabriella, sister of Stargate High School Volleyball player Adriana Spangler. Gabriella is currently a second grader at Cornerstone Christian Academy battling leukemia. She is one of our biggest fans and deserves a night she will never forget! We are asking for you to join us at our home game on October 4th (Varsity - 5:00pm) and support Gabriella by wearing PINK! All proceeds from our basket raffle and admissions will go directly to her family to help with medical expenses. A limited number of PINK t-shirts will be available for sale for $10 at the door.


Pickup and Drop off updates (CLICK HERE to enlarge map)

For safety and traffic flow, please do not drop off your student in the construction zone located by the Fieldhouse in the North Parking lot (see map).


Please follow the GREEN arrows and do not go against traffic flow.


The far east crosswalk by the Elementary Building is closed for safety reasons. Please use the Elementary corner crosswalk. (shown in pink)


Cable Connection September 11, 2017

posted Sep 11, 2017, 3:37 PM by Jane Baker


September 13- 6:30pm Board of Directors Meeting

September 11-13 and 13-15- 6th grade Keystone Overnight Field Trip

September 11-13- 7th grade Cheley Overnight Field Trip

September 13-15- 8th grade Cheley Overnight Field Trip

September 18-6:00pm HS Academic Awards Night

September 21-11:05am MS Assembly

October 2-6- High School Spirit Week

October 7-7pm-10pm-High School Fall Ball

October 11- Parent/Teacher Conferences 3:30pm-7:30pm (Last Name A-L)

October 12- Parent/Teacher Conferences 10:00am-2:30pm  (no school for students)

October 12- Parent/Teacher Conferences  3:30pm-7:30pm (Last Name M-Z)

October 13- Parent/Teacher Conferences by teacher invitation only (no school for students)

October 16- Professional Development Day (no school for students)

October 17-20- Middle School Spirit Week

October 20- 7pm-9pm Middle School Fall Dance

October 25- PSAT for Juniors

Middle School Overnight Field Trips

All middle school grades have an overnight field trip scheduled during the week of September 11th. Our 6th grade will go to Keystone Science School, split in two groups, one group going Sept. 11th - Sept. 13th and the other group Sept. 13th - Sept. 15th. Our 7th grade will go to Cheley Camp Sept. 11th - Sept. 13. Our 8th grade will go to Cheley Camp Sept. 13th - Sept. 15th.


Stargate HS Volleyball  "Hope for Gabs" benefit

Stargate Volleyball will be hosting a "Hope for Gabs" benefit to honor Gabriella Spangler, sister of Stargate High School Volleyball player Adriana Spangler. Adriana Gabriella is currently a second grader at Cornerstone Christian Academy battling leukemia. She is one of our biggest fans and deserves a night she will never forget! We are asking for you to join us at our home game on October 4th (JV - 4:30pm/Varsity - 5:30pm) and support Gabriella by wearing PINK! All proceeds from our basket raffle and admissions will go directly to her family to help with medical expenses.


Picture Day

Middle and High School students who missed our August picture day and do not have their IDs can have their pictures taken tomorrow, September 12. The photographers will be here for Elementary pictures and students will be sent to the Elementary Building.  Retakes for Middle and High School student will be October 24, 2017.


High School Academic Awards Night September 18

High School students earning Academic letters and students who earned a score of 5 on last year's AP Exams will be recognized. Families of students receiving an award have been notified and invited. Students earn an academic letter with a GPA of 3.5 and above for the previous High School year.


Middle School Awards Assembly September 21

Middle School students earning a GPA of 4.0 last school year will be recognized at the Middle School assembly on Thursday, September 21 at 11:05am in the Fieldhouse. Families of these students have been notified and are welcome to attend.


MS Student Government Week With No Hate

Middle School Student Government will be implementing a week with no hate the week of September 18th.  STUGO has different activities everyday to encourage kindness, respect, no bullying, and showing the true Stargate Way not only that week, but every week.  STUGO wants to show the importance of always being nice.  This week will lead to STUGO’s launch of “Dude Be Nice”.  Dude Be Nice is a simple an effective way to encourage kindness, respect, acceptance, and inclusivity on a daily basis.


Adroit

The focus in Adroit is developing the Design Thinking mindset within our students and community. Design Thinking is a set of skills that prepares students to solve large, complex, cross-curricular, real world problems by teaching them effective ways of thinking and collaborating.  As we start the school year off fresh, we will be needing materials to be repurposed. A big part of innovation is seeing new ways to use ordinary items, or ways to combine old ideas in a new way. Having lots of cheap objects with many aspects and features makes for much more interesting designs than having things with specific stock functions:expensive wheels, hinges, motors, etc. During the course of the year we will be needing low-resolution materials and other handy items to prototype and bring our ideas to life! Click here for a list of items needed for Adroit (both Middle and High School lists are the same)


Middle and High School Fall Conferences

In an effort to minimize parent/guardian wait time to talk with teachers at conferences, we have extended the time available to meet with teachers during Parent/Teacher Conferences. We have also added suggested times (alpha split by last name) in an attempt to balance out the busy times.  Our conference format will be Open House, with all teachers available in the Secondary Commons. We are anticipating shortest wait time on Thursday, October 12, 10am-2:30pm. Please see below for schedule:

October 11- 3:30pm-7:30pm (Last Name A-L)

October 12- 10:00am-2:30pm (no school for students)

October 12- 3:30pm-7:30pm (Last Name M-Z)

October 13- By teacher invitation only (no school for students)


HS Ultimate Frisbee Team

On September 7th, Stargate High Schools new Ultimate Frisbee team traveled to Monarch High School where they scrimmaged against their Junior Varsity team. Stargate's Ultimate players put on an excellent showing and many students, despite being new to the game, made huge plays on the field. Afterwards, both of Monarch's and Stargate's players joined together to congratulate each other on their hard play and mutual respect for one another. Stargate Ultimate thanks all the parents who also made the trip out to Monarch to cheer on our players. Stargate Ultimate frisbee club is still recruiting any interested male or female high school student and is open to everyone regardless of athletic ability or prior playing experience. Stargate Ultimate practices Tuesdays from 4 to 6 P.M. and plays games on Thursdays. We're super excited about our start to this year and look forward to our future at Stargate! Please contact coach Dave Janociak  at dave.janociak@gmail.com if you have any questions.

Lockers for Middle and High School Students

There is a $10 optional locker fee available on payforit.net. The next round of lockers will be distributed next week for those who have paid by 9/15.


Secondary Friday Pizza Day Volunteers

We are in need of parent volunteers to help serve food to our students on Fridays.  The hours will be 10:30 am to 12:30 pm.  If you are interested, please sign up HERE on the day(s) that will work best for you. Thank you for your support!

Hischke’s Happenings! September 11, 2017

posted Sep 11, 2017, 3:36 PM by Jane Baker


Important Dates

September 12 - Elementary School Pictures

September 13 - Governance Board Meeting 6:30 pm

September 14 - Elementary Curriculum Night (see below for more details)

September 19 - 6:30pm New to Stargate Parent Information Meeting

September 26- 6:30-8:00pm Elementary Talent Show (Auditions 9/11, 9/12, 9/18, 9/19 3-4pm)

September 26 - Chick-fil-A Dining Night Out at the Larkridge location


Picture Day - September 12

Picture Day for K-5 students is scheduled for September 14. For those who are new to Stargate there are typically two different picture days during the school year. In the Fall, students take individual pictures and then in the Spring, class photos will be taken with homeroom classes. Order forms were sent home in Monday folders.


Curriculum Night - September 14

Curriculum Night is a great opportunity to meet your student’s teachers and hear about what they will learn during the school year. We look forward to seeing you!

  • 5:00 - 6:00 PM Kindergarten and 3/4

  • 6:30 -7:30 PM 1/2 and 5th


Positive Behavior System

This year the elementary school is implementing a Positive Behavior System (PBS). The teachers are excited to to hand out Eagle Passes to students that are demonstrating positive behavior traits both in and out of the classroom.


Once the students receive a Soaring to New Heights Eagle Pass, they will place it in a box at the front office in order to enter a drawing for a reward. Drawings will take place every two weeks and the those that were drawn will be able to select from a variety prizes.


New Stargate Parent Information Night on September 19

We plan to have a New Stargate Parent Information Night on September 19 at 6:30 pm in the K-5 Commons. Stargate has had tremendous growth the last few years and in an effort to improve our communication we would like for you to take a short survey. We know the importance of having a system in place to educate our parents on "all things Stargate" and in order to create a system that will work for all stakeholders we would appreciate your feedback.


Please take a few minutes to fill out the survey so we can include all of your questions and concerns. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/5QQ8VHS



WATCH D.O.G.S. Program

We are excited to launch our WATCH D.O.G.S. Program for 2017-2018 school year! Several parents have expressed interest in the program and we would like to invite all Dads to attend an orientation meeting scheduled for Thursday, September 21 at 5:30 pm in the K-5 Building in Ms. Wiley’s classroom. There will be a brief overview of the program and overall expectations, a tour of the buildings on campus, and pizza will be served. We hope to see you all there. The online sign-up system will be ready after the meeting for those that would like to volunteer. Please review the link below for more information about the WATCH D.O.G.S. Program.

http://www.fathers.com/watchdogs/


Talent Show

The Elementary K-5 Talent Show, hosted by Mr. Osburn, is scheduled for Tuesday, September 26 from 6:30 to 8:00 PM. We hope you will be able to attend and support all of our talented students.


Elementary Friday Pizza Day Volunteers

We are in need of parent volunteers to help prepare and serve food to our students on Fridays.  The hours will be 10:00 am to 12:30 pm.  If you are interested, please sign up HERE on the day(s) that will work best for you. Thank you for your support! It’s a great time to connect with the students.

The Loop

Please remember that we have student drivers in the loop, as well as a grandparent or two. Please model respect towards others when in the loop.


C Notes 9/5/17

posted Sep 5, 2017, 3:41 PM by Jane Baker



I hope everyone had a great long weekend! We are in full swing at the school with Secondary students getting into their routines and Elementary students starting preliminary math and literacy placements. So much time and effort is placed on our students placements at all grade levels and I want to thank the teachers and community members for their support of our goal to challenge each students individual academic abilities.


We have a variety of activities and events at the school that we would love to have your support at. Check out all the happenings on our Master Calendar and get involved in our school!


Next week our middle schoolers will head off on their 3 day overnight adventures. 6th grade will head to Keystone Science School, 7th and 8th grades will focus on building trust and teamwork at Camp Cheley. These memories will last a lifetime for our students and staff. I want to thank our staff and parent chaperones for taking time away from their families to help make these experiences come to life for our kids.


Our next Governance Board meeting is Wednesday, September 13, at 6:30pm in the secondary building. This is a great chance to see the workings of a charter school and this month you can hear a Secondary School update from Mr. Cable. During the meeting on October 18th. Mrs. Hischke will update the board on all the great work they are doing in the Elementary School. If you want more information and more insight into what it means to be a charter school check out our Charter 101 page.


Have a great week!

Josh


WATCH D.O.G.S. Program

We are excited to launch our WATCH D.O.G.S. Program for 2017-2018 school year! Several parents have expressed interest in the program and we would like to invite all Dads to attend an orientation meeting scheduled for Thursday, September 21 at 5:30 pm in the K-5 Building in Ms. Wiley’s classroom. There will be a brief overview of the program and overall expectations, a tour of the buildings on campus, and pizza will be served. We hope to see you all there. The online sign-up system will be ready after the meeting for those that would like to volunteer. Please review the link below for more information about the WATCH D.O.G.S. Program.

http://www.fathers.com/watchdogs/


Accountability Committee

Self-Nominations for the Stargate School Accountability Committee (SAC) are open NOW through September 11 at 10 pm. The nominating form can be found HERE.  Elections will be September 18 – 25. The positions available this time are:

            3 Parents (2, two-year terms and 1, one-year term)

            3 Staff (2, two-year terms and 1, one-year term).

Elections will be held for 3 seats each, parents will elect the top 3 parent candidates and Staff members will elect the top 3 staff candidates. Terms will be determined by the winners of the election.

If you have any questions about the Accountability Committee, here is a link to the Accountability Page, or you can contact the accountability committee at accountability@stargateschool.org or the Recruiting Committee at recruiting@stargateschool.org.

We will also be open to answer questions, next Thursday, September 7, between 8am and 9:30 am (after drop-off) at the Starbucks at the Orchard. Members from both Accountability and Recruiting will be available to answer any questions you have concerning the purpose and responsibilities of the SAC.



Fundraising Committee

Fundraising Committee Meeting Notice

The Fundraising Committee needs volunteers! We will be holding an Open House on Thursday, September 7th from 5-6pm in the Stargate Secondary Building (Commons area). If you like planning events and want to get involved in your child's school, the Fundraising Committee is the place to be! We have several crucial fundraising programs that need support - no experience necessary.

 

Contact fundraising@stargateschool.org for more info. Your kids are welcome to attend this short, informational meeting.

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

 

King Soopers Fundraising Gift Cards

Support Stargate fundraising efforts by purchasing a Stargate reloadable King Soopers gift card; these are available for purchase at the Stargate Secondary front office. Every time you reload the card King Soopers will donate 5% of the reloaded amount to Stargate (at no cost to you). You can even reload directly at the register before you purchase your items. Use the cards for your grocery shopping or  when purchasing gas -- support your school while you shop.  This is a way for King Soopers to encourage shoppers to patronize their store and for them to support non-profit organizations. For more information, click here.


If just 300 Stargate families reload their cards with $200 each month to use on groceries and/or gas our school will earn $3,000/month and $36,000/year! This is one of the easiest ways to help Stargate earn $$!!!

 

Amazon Smile Fundraising Program

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

 

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

 

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

 

Upcoming events

Stargate Fall Fundraiser

Our Fall Fundraiser is just around the corner -- the kick-off will be on 9/20 and run thru 10/9. More details will be forthcoming. The Fundraising Committee is looking for volunteers to help our chair, Barbra Duncan, execute this vital fundraising effort. We need 2-3 volunteers from both the Elementary community and 2 more volunteers to help support the Middle School effort. Please contact fundraising@stargateschool.org to get involved and MAKE A DIFFERENCE!

 

Box Tops and Longmont Dairy Milk Caps

Start collecting and organizing Box Tops and Longmont Dairy milk caps as we will kick-off our first contest on September 25th. For more information, click here.

 

Chick-fil-A Dining Out

September 26th Chick-Fil-A Dining Out (from opening to closing) at the Larkridge location: 16670 Washington St, Thornton, CO 80023.  Be sure to let the cashier know that you are from Stargate – we’ll get 20% of all Stargate sales. This is the  Chick-Fil-A at Larkridge location (I-25 and Hwy 7).

Annual Fundraising Gala - mark your calendar!

Our annual fundraising Gala will be held on Saturday, March 10, 2018 at The Omni Interlocken Resort in Broomfield, CO. If you are interested in helping plan this event please contact fundraising@stargateschool.org. Our preparations are in full swing and we can always use the extra help!

 

A round of applause please.........

The Fundraising Committee would like to say "Thank you" to Pam Stolte for leading the School Kidz School Supply sale and distributing the kits!!!

 

Thank You Julie Sadler for selling King Soopers gift cards during our Meet and Greet event and for running the entire King Soopers gift card program for Stargate. Your efforts are greatly appreciated.

 

Stargate Tailgate

Come join the National Honor Society September 9th from 10-2 for the first annual Stargate Tailgate! We’ll have hotdogs and concession foods for sale, tons of lawn games, and basketball/volleyball pickup games in the field house. Entrance fees are $1.00 per person or $5.00 for families. Any profit will be donated to help Hurricane Harvey victims. Contact Ms. Walsh with any questions: meaghan.walsh@stargateschool.org.

 

Community Relations Committee

The Community Relations Committee will hold its next meeting at Daylight Donuts (14352 Lincoln St #107) on Wednesday, September 13th at 8:15 a.m. If you are interested in joining us, please email crc@stargateschool.org to be added to our distribution list. At the meeting we will work on Parent/Teacher Conferences and Harry Potter Night.

 

Harry Potter Fanfiction and Fan Art Contests!

Leading up to our "Harry Potter and the Gate of Stars" fun night (please feel free to add it to your calendar now - Friday October 27, 2017  6pm-8:30), we are having a Fan Fiction writing contest and a Fan Fiction art contest. Judged by teachers and parents, the winners will receive an awesome prize - either  Harry Potter: A History of Magic or A Journey Through the History of Magic.  The only 'catch' is that either fiction or art must have a "Gate of Stars" tie-in. Complete rules and prompts will be released next week along with how to submit your work.

 

Volunteer Interest Surveys:

For Elementary please go to: http://bit.ly/K5VolunteerSurvey

For Secondary please go to: http://bit.ly/SecondaryVolSurvey


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