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K-5 Field Day Wednesday May 9

posted by Lisa Griffin

Our annual field day is almost here! We need your help running stations for the kids. You can sign up via this link, http://www.signupgenius.com/go/70a0e4aafab2bab9-k5field

All parent volunteers will meet Ms. Lamonski on Wednesday May 9 @ 8:00am in the front office. A map of stations and descriptions of activities will be available then. Field day will begin at 8:30am.

The schedule is as follows:

8:30-10:00 
  • K-2 Field Day Stations
  • 3-5 Jumpy Castles/Face Painting/Photo Booth
10:00-11:30 
  • K-2 Jumpy Castles/Face Painting/Photo Booth
  • 3-5 Field Day Stations
11:30-12:00 
  • Lunch (ALL students need a sack lunch)
12:00-12:30 
  • Annual Staff/Parent Soccer Game
12:30-1:30 
  • Popsicles/Field Day Participation Ribbons/Dismissal
Please email Ms. Lamonski with any questions, miranda.lamonski@stargateschool.org

Cable Connection April 23, 2018

posted Apr 23, 2018, 3:46 PM by Jane Baker


Important Dates:

April 23-27- Scholastic Book Fair (Elementary Library)

April 26-8th Grade Civil War Reenactment Field Trip

April 27- Adroit Expo

April 28- 9am Second Annual Car Show Fundraiser

April 30-6pm Board Candidate Meet and Greet-Secondary Commons

May 1-8-Board of Directors Election

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

May 2- 6:30pm High School Band and Orchestra Concert

May 3- 6pm-8pm Art Show Reception

May 4- 7pm-9pm Middle School Dance

May 7- 6pm High School Awards Ceremony

May 7-18- AP Exams

May 9- 5:30pm Board of Directors Working Session

May 10- MS Band and Orchestra Field Trip

May 14- 6pm Rock Band Concert

May 15- 6pm  Middle School Choir Concert

May 16- 2:05pm-3:30pm Middle School Staff/Student Basketball Game

May 16- 6:30pm Board of Directors Business Meeting

May 18- 11th grade Field Trip

May 21-24- Finals Week (dismissal at 11:30am on May 22, 23 and 24)

May 25-No school for students


Adroit Expo Day

All community members are invited to attend the 2018 Adroit Expo on April 27th from 8:15 AM to 2:15 PM.  This will be a wonderful day and we want to encourage everyone to wear Stargate gear.


Prom Success

Last Saturday, April 21, we had our first-ever Stargate High School Prom and After Prom event. This was a great night of dancing and fun, and the beginning of a great tradition. Special thanks to all those who helped set up our Prom venue, all of our staff chaperones and all of our After Prom parent volunteers. What a special memory-making experience for our students!


High School Awards Ceremony

At the high school awards ceremony on Monday, May 7th at 6:00 pm will recognize high school students receiving department awards as well as extra curricular awards. We will notify the family of each student receiving an award by May 2nd but everyone is welcome to attend the ceremony.


NWEA MAPS Middle School Testing

Beginning April 30th through May 10th we will administer an end of year NWEA reading and math MAPS assessment to all middle school students. These tests will take place in Connect class. Students will test on their own device, so please help ensure your student has their computer charged and at school during this testing window. These tests will provide us with achievement and growth data in the areas of reading and math.


High School AP Testing

High School AP testing will take place from May 7th - May 18th at Stargate. The testing schedule is below and is based on national testing dates and times. Please note that morning tests begin at 8:00 am. Students need to be at school in time to be in their testing room by 8:00 am on their test day.

AP Test

Test Date and Time

Chemistry

May 7 @ 8:00am-11:15am

Physics 1

May 8 @ 12:00pm-3:00pm

English Lit.

May 9 @ 8:00am-11:00am

Environmental Science

May 10 @ 12:00pm-3:00pm

US History

May 11 @ 8:00am-11:15am (note this is a non-student day but the test will still take place)

Computer Science

May 11 @ 12:00pm-2:00pm (note this is a non-student day but the test will still take place)

Calculus BC

May 15 @ 8:00am-11:15am

English Lang.

May 16 @ 8:00am-11:15am

World History

May 17 @ 8:00am-11:15am

Human Geography

May 18 @ 8:00am-10:15am

All of these testing days, expect the May 11th teacher in-service day, are normal school days and students will need to work with the teachers of the classes they miss during their AP test to stay caught up in those classes. Because every AP test is long, rigorous, and demanding, we recognize students may have a hard time attending classes before or after their AP test. With this in mind, you are able to excuse your student from classes (keep them home or pick them up/have them leave campus) for the remainder of their AP test day. If you work with your student and decide it is best for them to miss morning classes before an afternoon AP test or miss afternoon classes after a morning AP test, please follow normal absence reporting and send an email to attendance@stargateschool.org with your student's name and the date and time they will miss class. Students are responsible to work with their teachers to make up anything they miss.


Secondary Finals May 21st-24th

In an effort to maximize student success and minimize student stress and anxiety, our finals schedule is spread-out over four days. Monday, May 21st will be a normal dismissal at 3:35 pm. Tuesday, May 22nd, Wednesday, May 23rd, and Thursday, May 24th will be half days (8:15 am - 11:30 am). This schedule allows students to have no more than two finals each day, and extra time to prepare for finals/decompress in the afternoon on May 22nd and May 23rd. Please make arrangements for your student to be picked up by noon on Tuesday, May 22nd, Wednesday, May 23rd, and Thursday, May 24th. Also, please remember that students do not have class on Friday, May 25th. Please access the detailed finals schedule here.  

 

Finals/Last Week of School Adjustment for 8th Grade Students

Our 8th grade will have a modified finals schedule/last week of school. All 8th grade students will take finals for periods 1, 4, 5, 6, and 7 on Friday, May 18th and Monday May 21st, with normal 3:35 pm release times both days. They will take their period 2 and 3 finals on Tuesday, May 22nd and be released at 11:30 am with all other students. On Wednesday, May 22nd we have an 8th grade breakfast in the field house at 8:15 am hosted by our Community Relations Committee, followed by 8th Grade Continuation practice in the field house. They will be released at 11:30 am with all other students. Our 8th Grade Continuation ceremony will take place Wednesday, May 23rd at 6:30 pm, followed by an 8th grade student party from 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm (more information about this night will be sent to 8th grade families in the next few weeks). There will be no school for 8th grade students on Thursday, May 24th.

 

Secondary School Finals Expectations

Core subjects - It is the expectation that every core class (math, science, social studies, and English) give an assessment during their designed time during finals week. Assessments may include a project, presentation, paper or exam.

Elective subjects -  A final assessment may be given at teacher discretion, but is not required of electives teachers to administer a final. Assessments may include a project, presentation, paper or exam.

 

Parent/Guardian tips for Finals Week

1. Be sure your student has a balance of studying and down time leading up to and during Finals Week

2. Help ensure your student is getting plenty of sleep each night

3. Help ensure your student eats a healthy, balanced breakfast each morning

4. Send a healthy snack that your student can eat between finals each morning

Student Progress Checks

As we head into the last month of the semester, please continue to check your student’s progress in Infinite Campus, monitoring how they are doing in each class. Please also talk with them about what they have left to encouraging them to finish the semester strong.

 

Second Annual Car Show Fundraiser
Come join the Stargate RallyX Project on Saturday April 28th at 9:00 A.M. at Stargate School for the Second Annual Car Show Fundraiser! Everyone is invited to bring any car they have! There will be food and drinks and it is fun for the whole family! There is no entry fee however donations are appreciated. All proceeds go to the RallyX project. We hope to see you all there!


High School Summer Strength and Conditioning

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

Sign up and schedule for High School Summer Strength and Conditioning.


Middle School Summer Fitness Fun

Interested in keeping your middle school student active over the summer? Stargate Middle School is offering a great opportunity to get incoming 6th, 7th or 8th grade students up and moving over the long summer months of June and July. This summer training program will provide students with the opportunity to improve their overall fitness level through a variety of workouts focused on speed, agility, muscular strength and endurance and much more. Students will be playing a variety of fun games and activities throughout their training sessions as well. The cost of all 28 sessions in June and July is $75 per student. Training days will be Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, from 9:00am-10:30am.  

Schedule Information

Sign up Form

 

The Scholastic Book Fair is here!

April 23 – 27th

In the Stargate Elementary Library

Online 4-18 through 5-1

Our Scholastic Book Fair is a reading event that provides a wonderful selection of engaging and affordable books for every reading level. Please makes plans to come to our Book Fair.  Remember, all purchases benefit our school. If you want to purchase books for our new expanded space next year,

you can use the link below to see our library wish list.

http://onlinebookfairs.scholastic.com/entrance.aspx?cid=xwwe5AikZ0E%3d

If you are interested in volunteering to help out at the book fair, contact Jean Farr or Rachelle Czarnecki


Meet and Greet with the Board Candidates: Please come on Monday, April 30 at 6 pm in the Secondary Commons to meet the candidates running for Two – Three Year Board Terms. Each Candidate will give a short presentation on who they are and why they are running, then you will have the opportunity to ask them relevant questions. Please come out and make an informed decision for this Board Election.

Governance Board Election: May 1 – 8. Ballots and e-mails will go out next week. Look for more information coming in next week’s news!

 

High School Band and Orchestra

The high school band and orchestra performed at the CHSAA state large ensemble festival in Pueblo on April 19th.  This was our first high school appearance and the ensembles did incredibly well. The band earned a two rating/excellent and the orchestra earned a one rating/superior.  

 

Middle School Band and Orchestra

The middle school band and orchestra performed at the CHSAA competition at Cherokee Trail HS on April 12th.  The ensembles earned two/excellent ratings.


Science Olympiad

The Stargate Science Olympiad team took the 5th place trophy this weekend at the STATE Science Olympiad Competition.  While we have always done pretty well at Regionals, the Stargate team has never placed in the top 10 before at the State Competition.  This is a pretty huge accomplishment and represents a lot of hard work and dedication from these students!

Lynne Nguyen

Megha Kumar

Anoushka Jani

Megan Dibonas

Anushka Udeshi

Senan Heys

Sydney Heys

Michelle Ngo

Conor McVeigh

Kayvan Kalantar

Quan Nguyen

Laya Palutla

Anika Gowda

Ariya Gowda

Deeksha Gaddam

 








Hischke’s Happenings! April 23, 2018

posted Apr 23, 2018, 3:38 PM by Jane Baker


Important Dates

April 23 6:00 pm Incoming 6th grade Parent Information Night (Secondary Commons)

April 23-27 Scholastic Book Fair(Elementary Library)

April 25 9:15-5:15 5th Grade Field Trip Rockies Game

April 26 Double Play Dine-out night - Modern Market and Blaze Pizza

April 26 Take your kid to work day

April 27 Adroit Expo Day

April 30-May 4 Elementary/Secondary Art Show

April 30 Elementary Battle of the Books District Battle

April 30 9-1:30 Kindergarten Field Trip - Barr Lake

April 30-6pm Board Candidate Meet and Greet-Secondary Commons

May 1-8-Board of Directors Election

May 3 6-8 pm Art Show Reception Elementary and Secondary

May 4 K-5 Assessment Day 8-3 pm

May 8-6:30pm Elementary Music Concert

May 9-5:30pm Board of Directors Working Session

May 16-6:30pm Board of Directors Business Meeting

May 16 and May 17-States Fair for grades ¾

May 18-5th grade Field Trip-Beatles/Civic Center

May 23-5th Grade Picnic

May 24-8:30am Kindergarten Graduation



Take Your Child to Work Day: April 26, 2018

If you plan to take your child out of school this Thursday, April 26 for Take Your Child to Work Day, please use the link below and fill out the Google Form. Your child will receive an excused absence for the day. You may also choose to call the front office to leave a message or email gina.lindholm@stargateschool.org .


https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdDLI375R2cTNjIZqe4wBaDaQwQ-EUOuCadovi4T_KpDfZM_g/viewform?entry.56010873&entry.592349626&entry.2073884494&entry.1820367712



K-5 Curriculum Town Hall Meeting Tomorrow Night

April 24, 2018

6:30 - 7:30 PM


K-5 Curriculum Town Hall


Our Mission Statement:  Stargate School will provide a differentiated program designed specifically to meet the needs of identified intellectually gifted learners in order to challenge each student’s academic abilities, support their unique emotional needs, promote individual character development and encourage a life-long love of learning.

Who?

All interested stakeholders, especially K-5 parents, grandparents, guardians, and teachers

What?

An interactive meeting designed to gather community feedback on current faculty conversations regarding looping/multiage classrooms in ½ and ¾, and content generalization/specialization

When?

Tuesday, April 24th, from 6:30-7:30pm

Where?

Elementary Commons

Why?

We want to offer the best education possible to our gifted students and their families. As we monitor and analyze data, we strive to continually show improvement toward our goals and mission, as we provide a differentiated curriculum to students by teachers who are master teachers in each content area.

How?

Introduction: 10-15 minute introduction presented by a panel of administration and teachers.


Exploration: Families will have 30 minutes to explore five stations set up around the room, spending approximately five minutes at each station:

  • Station 1: Possible options

  • Station 2: Impact on Specials

  • Station 3: Standards

  • Station 4: Depth & Complexity Framework

  • Station 5: Professional Development


Wrap-Up: 10-15 minute Question & Answer Session


Participants will receive a tool to help them look at options effectively and to form their own opinions.


The introduction and conclusion will be recorded and available via live feed so that stakeholders not able to attend will have access to information.


K-5 stakeholders will receive a survey. The survey will be available on Friday, April 27 and will close on May 7 at 3:00 PM.

Then what?

Teacher and parent feedback will be considered, and a recommendation for next year will be provided to the Governance Board on May 16 at the Board Meeting, and an agreement will be reached.



Stargate Student Council Announces


I cannot be more proud of the Elementary Student Council students for creating the Kindness Kup! They are looking for ways in which to recognize positive students behaviors and interactions.


THE KINDNESS KUP!


What is it? The Kindness Kup is a way for students who are Kind to be acknowledged for their Kind deeds.


Who does it involve? All elementary students.


What are the rules? Teachers, administrators, staff members, and student council members have Kindness Koupons that they will give to students Kaught being Kind. If you get a Kindness Koupon, you will take it back to your classroom and put it in your Kindness Kup Kontainer.

EXAMPLES OF KINDNESS:

  • Help someone pick up their dropped school supplies

  • Hold the door for someone

  • GOOD BEHAVIOR IN THE LUNCHROOM AND THE HALLWAYS

  • Respect in your classroom

  • Kindness and respect on the playground

Why? To demonstrate Kindness.

How and what do you win?

  • CLASSES - At the end of the Kindness Kontest, the student Kouncil will count up the Kindness Koupons in each classroom and the winning classroom wins a party of the class’s choice. It can be a pizza party, ice cream party, chicken nugget party, or something similar and the student council members will be happy to run the party and make it a fun celebration of your hard work.


  • INDIVIDUALS - At the end of the Kindness Kontest, after the winner has been decided, we’ll take the rest of the Koupons and draw names for prizes. They will be drawn during morning announcements.

When: Starts: April 23rd

Ends: May 10th

  • Party will be the week of May 14th - 17th. The date and time will be decided by the winning class’s teacher. The class will decide the type of party they would like.

  • Two students’ names will be pulled out of the drawing daily during announcements on each day from May 14th - 17th.  



May 4th Elementary Assessment Day


Kindergarten Testing Information

Reading Assessments for Kindergarten are coming up on Friday, May 4th! Students will be taking a DRA Reading benchmark assessment with their literacy teacher, which focuses on finding the student’s instructional reading level by assessing their reading skills. The focus is on reading comprehension and fluency and accuracy. Please either use the link below or locate your child's literacy teacher's blog to sign up for an assessment time.


Kindergarten Sign-Up for May 4 Assessment Day


Mrs. Bowman’s Literacy Class

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0a4ea4a72fabfa7-bowman2


Ms. Peters’ Literacy Class

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0a4ea4a72fabfa7-peters2


Mrs. Wells’ Literacy Class

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0a4ea4a72fabfa7-wells1


Mrs. Wilson’s Literacy Class

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0a4ea4a72fabfa7-wilson1



1/2 Team Testing Information

Reading Assessments for 1-2 are coming up on Friday, May 4th! Students will be taking a Reading A-Z benchmark assessment with their literacy teacher, which focuses on finding students' instructional reading level by assessing their reading skills (comprehension) with developmentally-appropriate texts while recording reading behavior (fluency and accuracy). Please either use the link below or locate your child's literacy teacher's blog to sign up for an assessment time.


1/2 Sign-Up for May 4 Assessment Day


Ms. Bolger’s Literacy Class

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0a4ea4a72fabfa7-bolger


Mrs. Falace’s Literacy Class

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0a4ea4a72fabfa7-falace1


Ms. Kim’s Literacy Class

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0a4ea4a72fabfa7-kimliteracy1


Mrs. Lee’s Literacy Class

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0a4ea4a72fabfa7-leeliteracy1


Mrs. Ramsey’s Literacy Class

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0a4ea4a72fabfa7-ramsey1


Mrs. Ross’ Literacy Class

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0a4ea4a72fabfa7-ross1


Mrs. Spletzer’s Literacy Class

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0a4ea4a72fabfa7-spletzer1


Mrs. Walls’ Literacy Class

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0a4ea4a72fabfa7-walls1


3rd, 4th, and 5th Grade Testing Information

All 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students will need to arrive at school by 7:55 AM. Please treat this like a normal morning drop off and the students will head to the back of the school and will be supervised by their Specials teachers until they are let in when the bell rings.


All 3rd through 5th grade students will take a writing assessment to see how well they have progressed with the writing process during the 2017-2018 school year. The 3/4 students will complete a Step-Up to Writing prompt while the the 5th grade students will complete a writing prompt for 6th grade placements for the 2018-2019 school year.


All 3rd through 5th grade students will be dismissed at 10:00 AM. The teachers will walk all of the children outside for dismissal.


Please contact Missy Hischke if you have any questions about the May 4th Assessment Day.

missy.hischke@stargateschool.org

(303)450-3936

 

The Scholastic Book Fair is coming!

April 23 – 27th

Elementary Library

11-4 Monday

7:45-2:30 Wed

7:45-4 pm T, Th, F

Online 4-18 through 5-1

Our Scholastic Book Fair is a reading event that provides a wonderful selection of engaging and affordable books for every reading level. Please makes plans to come to our Book Fair.  Remember, all purchases benefit our school. If you want to purchase books for our new expanded space next year,

you can use the link below to see our library wish list.

http://onlinebookfairs.scholastic.com/entrance.aspx?cid=xwwe5AikZ0E%3d

If you are interested in volunteering to help out at the book fair, contact Jean Farr or Rachelle Czarnecki  

 

Meet and Greet with the Board Candidates: Please come on Monday, April 30 at 6 pm in the Secondary Commons to meet the candidates running for Two – Three Year Board Terms. Each Candidate will give a short presentation on who they are and why they are running, then you will have the opportunity to ask them relevant questions. Please come out and make an informed decision for this Board Election.

Governance Board Election: May 1 – 8. Ballots and e-mails will go out next week. Look for more information coming in next week’s news!

 

5th Grade Choir Students Will Perform at the Greek Amphitheater in Civic Center Park

Rodney Osburn, the K-5 General Music teacher at Stargate, is happy to announce that his 5th grade choir students will be performing  at the Greek Amphitheater in Civic Center Park on May 18, 2018 from 11:00AM-12:00PM. The students will perform several Beatles songs including many from the Beatles “Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band” album in celebration of the 50th-year anniversary release date, June 2017.

 

The free event, called Beatles in the Park, serves a greater purpose to bring awareness to the homeless community. Students will be making large signs with messages like: HELP THE HOMELESS and PEOPLE NEED HOMES. Fundraising through donations at the event is still TBD. The 12 songs the students will perform include: Twist and Shout, Eleanor Rigby, Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, With A Little Help From My Friends, Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds, When I'm 64, Penny Lane, Blackbird, Here Comes the Sun, Golden Slumbers, Carry that Weight and The End. The 100 plus students will be dressed to look just like the Sgt. Pepper album cover with an additional 2 rows of contemporary famous people. Several 5th grade students will accompany the choir with guitars, keyboards, bass and drums. There will also be several professional musicians from local symphonies and Rock bands (including teachers and parents) who will join with the students on certain “iconic” cameo instrumental parts. This should be a truly “multi-generational” event. A splendid time is guaranteed for all! Thanks for your attention to this.

We hope many will be able to attend this event.

 

The 2nd Annual Adroit Expo

Friday, April 27  8 am -

During this school-wide event, we invite our entire community to share their passions! This is different from the Adroit classes, where students are learning the design thinking process. During the Adroit Expo, students will present their passion projects which they have been working on for months! Students are welcome to sell items that will benefit a non-profit or have an empathetic cause.

 

Students will present in their homeroom or advance classes (see attachment) during 1 of 4 sessions. Students will either present outside or in the commons of their buildings. They will also be organized by theme/subject matter. When not presenting, students will have a passport that will be used to visit others and make connections to spark new ideas. All students will check in with their teachers following each session. We will have food trucks from Hey PB&J, Meatball, Mac 'N Noodles and Kona Ice of Broomfield and Arvada. In addition, Officer Mendez’s band will be performing! Students will end the day with a written reflection back in their Homeroom (K-5) and Advance (6-11) classes.

 

We invite anyone in our community to join us in sharing their passions during any one of our sessions. We would also like to invite parents/family members to help our students make real life connections by highlighting your job and profession. We invite you to share a passion, job, career or profession at the Adroit Expo! Please email josh.cochran@stargateschool.org if you would like to participate.

Please see schedule HERE

 

Second Annual Car Show Fundraiser
Come join the Stargate RallyX Project on Saturday April 28th at 9:00 A.M. at Stargate School for the Second Annual Car Show Fundraiser! Everyone is invited to bring any car they have! There will be food and drinks and it is fun for the whole family! There is no entry fee however donations are appreciated. All proceeds go to the RallyX project. We hope to see you all there!

Elementary Battle of the Books

Come and Cheer on the teams as they battle for the Championship Title on Monday, April 30th at 5:30-8pm. Meridian Elementary School, 14256 McKay Park Circle, Broomfield.. Teams should arrive at 5:15. Any questions, please contact Rita Stephenson or Sarah Buck.


C Notes 4/17/18

posted Apr 17, 2018, 2:26 PM by Jane Baker


With the Adroit Expo upon us, I felt it was a good time to remind everyone the difference between the Adroit Classes that are taken by Stargate students of all ages and levels, and the Adroit Expo.


The word Adroit itself (a·droit, adjective) is a synonym of “gifted”, meaning clever or skillful in using the hands or mind. We felt like this word perfectly captured our work around inspiring Stargate students to always embody a lifelong love of learning!  Our challenge is to design, implement and test a program that incorporates gifted standards as well as P21's Framework for 21st Century Learning. We are constantly evaluating and incorporating new ideas into our work.


Adroit Program:  Stargate’s Adroit Program began in 2015, encouraging students to approach problem-solving in a participatory manner, rather than in theory alone. The Adroit Program develops and enhances students’ approach to all life’s situations and problems, and is rooted in the five elements of design-thinking: Empathize, Define, Ideate, Prototype and Test.  Classes are taught at age-appropriate levels beginning in kindergarten and will expand through the 12th grade beginning in the 2018-2019 school year.  While the curriculum will continue to expand and develop, the elements of design-thinking will remain the same.


Adroit Expo:  The first Adroit Expo was held during the 2016-2017 school year and is a day for the whole school to present their passion projects to the community.  Students begin investigating their passions at the beginning of the school year by choosing an area of passion and creating a project based on this passion.  There are no grades and no limitations to passion projects, however, on Expo Day, students will present their project to the entire school community including peers, teachers and parents.  Community members who have turned their passion into a career are also invited to attend and present. We want our students to understand that a passion can become a lifelong pursuit!


I would like to invite all community members to attend the 2018 Adroit Expo on April 27th from 8:15 AM to 2:15 PM.  If you, as a parent or community member, would like to participate, please reach out to me by Friday, April 20th at josh.cochran@stargateschool.org.  I would love to have many parents who are passionate about what they do show our students how pursuing a career out of passion can make a positive impact on their lives and their contribution outside of Stargate.


We are now into our third year of Adroit, and the possibilities of this program are continuing to amaze me each day. I am very excited to continue to build out each area of Adroit, and truly incorporate it into the Stargate Way.  Thank you to our community of parents for supporting Adroit, and all it can mean to our kids.


Josh

____________________________

 

Community communications will be sent through School Messenger. Please add:  stargate@adams12.org to your approved email list.

 

K-5 Curriculum Town Hall
Our Mission Statement:  Stargate School will provide a differentiated program designed specifically to meet the needs of identified intellectually gifted learners in order to challenge each student’s academic abilities, support their unique emotional needs, promote individual character development and encourage a life-long love of learning.
Who? All interested stakeholders, especially K-5 parents, grandparents, guardians, and teachers

What? An interactive meeting designed to gather community feedback on current faculty conversations regarding looping/multi-age classrooms in ½ and ¾, and content generalization/specialization

When? Tuesday, April 24th, from 6:30-7:30pm

Where? Elementary Commons

Why? We want to offer the best education possible to our gifted students and their families. As we monitor and analyze data, we strive to continually show improvement toward our goals and mission, as we provide a differentiated curriculum to students by teachers who are master teachers in each content area.

How? Introduction: 10-15 minute introduction presented by a panel of administration and teachers.
Exploration: Families will have 30 minutes to explore five stations set up around the room, spending approximately five minutes at each station:
Station 1: Possible options
Station 2: Impact on Specials
Station 3: Standards
Station 4: Depth & Complexity Framework
Station 5: Professional Development
Wrap-Up: 10-15 minute Question & Answer Session
Participants will receive a tool to help them look at options effectively and to form their own opinions. The introduction and conclusion will be recorded and available via live feed so that stakeholders not able to attend will have access to information.

 

K-5 stakeholders will receive a survey. The survey will be available on Friday, April 27 and will close on May 7 at 3:00 PM.

Then what? Teacher and parent feedback will be considered, and a recommendation for next year will be provided to the Governance Board on May 16 at the Board Meeting, and an agreement will be reached.

 

STARGATE BOARD ELECTIONS MAY 1 – 8

All parents and staff members will be receiving ballots to vote in the upcoming election for TWO BOARD MEMBERS. We are in the process of transitioning to e-mail ballots, please log in to your Infinite Campus Account ASAP and ensure that you have A UNIQUE AND VALID E-MAIL ADDRESS associated with your account, so we can send you your voting credentials via email. All eligible voters – parents and staff – will receive credentials by paper ballot as well; elementary parents in Monday Folders April 30 and by mail for all secondary parents.

MEET AND GREET WITH THE CANDIDATES – April 30 – 6 pm – Secondary Commons

Come and get more information about the candidates running for election for the Board this year. Each candidate will have the opportunity to give some general information about themselves, then you will have the opportunity to meet them one on one. Flyers with the candidates photos and information will also be supplied. This information will also be posted to the website no later than April 30. Please come out and meet all the candidates and be an informed voter!

 

Community Relations Committee
During Adroit Day, take a break indoors and help hang student art for the 5th Annual Art Show. If you have an hour to spare, signup at  http://bit.ly/ArtHelp
Student works will be on display Monday, April 30th through Wednesday, May 9th. Open House Reception Thursday, May 3rd 6:00-8:00pm and Infinitus Pie and 5280 Ice Cream Food trucks will be available.

Teacher & Staff Appreciation Week at Stargate is May 7th through 10th. CRC is scheduling food deliveries but we could use your help with gift cards and messages of thanks and support to our fabulous staff! Use this link to create a message to as many different Teachers, Staff and Administration: https://goo.gl/forms/cU6ZLlXjo8d05X9H2 Next week we will post a sign up to designate a gift card to specific staff members!

After Prom Open House

Come One Come All and experience the amazing transformation of the Stargate fieldhouse. The After-Prom Committee has spent an incredible amount of time creating another Stargate First. You are all invited to come catch a glimpse before the students arrive for their evening of fun.
•Saturday, April 21st
•8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
•Stargate Fieldhouse

 

Annual Car Show

Come join the Stargate RallyX Project on Saturday April 28th at 9:00 A.M. at Stargate School for the Second Annual Car Show Fundraiser! Everyone is invited to bring any car they have! There will be food and drinks and it is fun for the whole family! There is no entry fee however donations are appreciated. All proceeds go to the RallyX project. We hope to see you all there!

 

Host Families Needed

Open your heart and home to the world!  Host families are needed for the 2018-2019 school year for exchange students from around the world!  This year Stargate has been home to three exchange students and they have all thoroughly enjoyed their experience!  We would love to place more students at Stargate for next year but are in need of host families! All of our students come with insurance, spending money, and the desire to learn about the U.S.  Please contact Rachel at 303-916-6781 for more information about hosting!

Grease Spring Musical Tickets

Tickets for our Spring Musical, Grease, are currently on sale at the following website.

stargateco.booktix.com/

Last year's spring musical sold out all 4 performances and tickets went fast so grab yours early to guarantee a great seat!

Tickets for this year's Spring Musical are $10 and you pick your seats from the seating chart displayed online.

 

Performances are located on the K-5 stage in the commons and will be on:

  • Tuesday, April 17th at 7:00pm

  • Wednesday, April 18th at 7:00pm

  • Thursday, April 19th at 7:00pm

  • Friday, April 20th at 7:00pm

The house will open at 6:30pm and concessions will be sold during intermission.

 

The students and staff have worked extremely hard to produce this wonderful and classic musical for our community. Please come out and support not only our growing Theatre and Arts department but our Stargate community as well.

 

Thank you for all your continued support for our amazing students!

 

Come experience what if feels like to have Dyslexia!

STARGATE Evening for Parents and Teachers

Presented by: Boulder Valley Kids Identified with Dyslexia, sponsored by Learning Services

Experience Dyslexia® is a simulation that lets participants experience some of the challenges and frustrations faced by people with language based learning differences. Participants are guided through six learning tasks commonly encountered in the classroom or workplace. These activities are followed by a group discussion focusing on experiences shared and lessons learned, as well as practical tips, accommodations and interventions for the classroom.

The six stations:

1 - learn to read 4 - name that letter

2 - listen to me 5 - write or left

3 - write with mirrors 6 - unfair hearing test

 

When: Thursday, April 19th Time: 5pm - 6:15pm

Cost: FREE - sponsored by Stargate Learning Services

Where: Rooms 155/157 Stargate Secondary Building

Where do I sign up??? First come first serve... RSVP HERE

 

Stargate's First Annual After-Prom Party:
Grab an extra cup of coffee and come volunteer for Stargate's first After-Prom Party.  The After-Prom will be Saturday, April 21st from 11pm - 2am at the field house. Many volunteers will be needed to make this a fun, safe experience for our kids.  Your kid isn't a junior? That's ok. You can still volunteer to see what After-Prom will look like when your child gets there. If the late hours won't work for you, we also need volunteers to set up Friday night and Saturday and for clean up on Sunday.  Click here to sign up:
http://bit.ly/2018_After_Prom_Volunteers


Stargate Fundraising Committee

Stargate "Rise As 1" t-shirts for sale
It's an official Stargate Spirit Wear event on Friday, 4/27!! The Stargate Fundraising Committee is selling "Rise As 1" Stargate t-shirts for Adroit Day 4/27. These are adult sizes (S-XXL). These will be for sale at the Expo for $10 each or if you want to buy one ahead of time, contact fundraising@stargateschool.org.  Wear Purple, Support Stargate!


Tyson Labels - Now thru May 1st
Start saving Tyson labels for our  Tyson label redemption contest. Each label will earn Stargate $.24. This contest will go thru May 1st and the winning class will win an ice cream sundae party. For more information on which Tyson products are included please look here. program.  Collection containers are available in both buildings. Careful cutting of the correct label is very much appreciated. The labels that we are collecting look like this:

Upcoming Events
1) Dining Out Night, Thursday, April 26th, 4pm - 8pm at both Blaze Pizza and Modern Market. Located at: 4700 W. 121st Ave. Broomfield, CO 80020. Mention Stargate or show the flyer (paper flyers or on your mobile device), located here.
2) Bitto Bistro Wine Tasting event, Thursday, May 10th - more information coming!
3) MBS Crossfit  Saturday May 12th 10:30 AM - Enjoy a fun, boot-camp style class designed for those new to CrossFit with plenty of opportunity to push yourself if you are seasoned athlete. Bring the family - children 5 and older can sign up to work out in an area separate from the adults with a specially trained CrossFit kids coach. $20 for the first $25 people, $25 thereafter. 100% of the proceeds will go to Stargate. Workout in a unique facility (airplane hangars) boasting incredible views of the Flatirons and Downtown Denver from the Rocky Mountain Airport flight line.  10900 W. 120th Avenue, Broomfield, CO 80021. Sign Up Here: http://bit.ly/StargateFundraiserbyMBS (case sensitive link).
4) Pinot's Palette event on Friday, May 17th - more information coming!
5) Skate City Summer Skating Cards - Stargate fundraising will be selling Skate City Summer cards for just $3 (Stargate gets $1 for every card sold or $2 per card for more than 200 cards sold)! Anybody with a card can  skate all summer long for just $1 admission (skate rental additional) during any open skate session. These will go on sale in May, look for the flyer coming in Monday folders.

Next Fundraising Meeting:  Join us on Thursday, May 3rd, 6pm at Panera Restaurant at The Orchards. All community members are welcome and encouraged to attend. Contact fundraising@stargateschool.org if you would like more information.


Adroit Expo - April 27

posted Apr 16, 2018, 9:02 AM by Lisa Griffin   [ updated by Jane Baker ]

The 2nd annual Adroit Expo is Friday April 27, 2018.

During this school-wide event, we invite our entire community to share their passions! This is different from the Adroit classes, where students are learning the design thinking process. During the Adroit Expo, students will present their passion projects which they have been working on for months! Students are welcome to sell items that will benefit a non-profit or have an empathetic cause.

Students will present in their homeroom or advance classes (see attachment) during 1 of 4 sessions. Students will either present outside or in the commons of their buildings. They will also be organized by theme/subject matter. When not presenting, students will have a passport that will be used to visit others and make connections to spark new ideas. All students will check in with their teachers following each session. We will have food trucks from Hey PB&JMeatballMac 'N Noodles and Kona Ice of Broomfield and Arvada. In addition, Officer Mendez’s band will be performing! Students will end the day with a written reflection back in their Homeroom (K-5) and Advance (6-11) classes. 

We invite anyone in our community to join us in sharing their passions during any one of our sessions. We would also like to invite parents/family members to help our students make real life connections by highlighting your job and profession. We invite you to share a passion, job, career or profession at the Adroit Expo! Please email josh.cochran@stargateschool.org if you would like to participate.

For a complete Adroit Expo Schedule 2018, download the PDF attached to this page.

Adroit Schedule 2018_Elementary

Adroit Schedule 2018_Secondary




K-5 Curriculum Town Hall

posted Apr 16, 2018, 8:41 AM by Lisa Griffin   [ updated Apr 16, 2018, 9:18 AM ]

Community stakeholders are invited to an interactive meeting on April 24 to gather community feedback on current faculty conversations regarding looping/multi-age classrooms in 1st/2nd grade and 3rd/4th grade, and content generalization/specialization. The town hall will be held from 6:30-7:30pm in the Elementary Commons.

Our Mission Statement: Stargate School will provide a differentiated program designed specifically to meet the needs of identified intellectually gifted learners in order to challenge each student’s academic abilities, support their unique emotional needs, promote individual character development and encourage a life-long love of learning.

Who?
All interested stakeholders, especially K-5 parents, grandparents, guardians, and teachers

What?
An interactive meeting designed to gather community feedback on current faculty conversations regarding looping/multi-age classrooms in ½ and ¾, and content generalization/specialization

When?
Tuesday, April 24th, from 6:30-7:30pm

Where?
Elementary Commons

Why?
We want to offer the best education possible to our gifted students and their families. As we monitor and analyze data, we strive to continually show improvement toward our goals and mission, as we provide a differentiated curriculum to students by teachers who are master teachers in each content area.

How?

Introduction: 10-15 minute introduction presented by a panel of administration and teachers.
Exploration: Families will have 30 minutes to explore five stations set up around the room, spending approximately five minutes at each station:
  • Station 1: Possible options
  • Station 2: Impact on Specials
  • Station 3: Standards
  • Station 4: Depth & Complexity Framework
  • Station 5: Professional Development
Wrap-Up: 10-15 minute Question & Answer Session
Feedback OpportunityParticipants will receive a tool to help them look at options effectively and to form their own opinions. The introduction and conclusion will be recorded and available via live feed so that stakeholders not able to attend will have access to information. K-5 stakeholders will receive a survey. The survey will be available on Friday, April 27 and will close on May 7 at 3:00 PM. 

Then what?
Teacher and parent feedback will be considered, and a recommendation for next year will be provided to the Governance Board on May 16 at the Board Meeting, and an agreement will be reached.

Cable Connection April 9, 2018

posted Apr 9, 2018, 4:18 PM by Jane Baker


Important Dates:

April 10-Field Trips for all Middle School Students

April 10-PSAT/SAT for all High School Students

April 11-6:00pm State of the School Presentation-Secondary Commons

April 12-5:30pm-8:00pm Stargate Family Photo Fundraisers Pro

April 12-Middle School Band and Orchestra Field Trip

April 16-Professional Development Day-no school for students

April 17-20 7:00pm Spring Musical Grease

April 18-2:30pm World Language Festival

April 19-High School Band and Orchestra Field Trip

April 21- Prom/After Prom

April 23-27- Scholastic Book Fair(Elementary Library)

April 27- Adroit Expo

April 28- 9am Second Annual Car Show Fundraiser


PSAT/SAT Dates

On April 10, all 9th graders will that the PSAT9, 10th graders will take the PSAT10, and 11th graders will take the SAT. 9th and 10th graders should arrive at school between 8:00am and 8:15am and 11th graders need to arrive between 7:45am and 8:00am. All students will be released for the day when their testing is complete. Emails were sent last week with additional information.


CMAS

CMAS 2018 master schedule can be found HERE

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


Congratulations!

Garrett Fleischmann, 7th grade won the state National Geographic Geography Bee and is going to the national competition in Washington DC.


Jamie Lame performed exceptionally in the regional finals of the National History Bee and qualified to advance to the National History Bee National Finals in Atlanta.


District Middle School Battle of the Books 1st Place

Stargate had their first ever Middle School Battle of the Books teams this year.  Eight AWESOME Stargate teams battled it out here at Stargate last week, and then sent the ONE winning Stargate team to face off with 10 schools at the DISTRICT battle.  Stargate crushed the competition and took 1st place in our first ever middle school battle of the books!!!
Congratulations to District Champions: Alex Goin, Erin Stander, Aelora Winkelhake, and Joel Gaikwad!






High School Summer Strength and Conditioning

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

Sign up and schedule for High School Summer Strength and Conditioning.


Golf Club for 6th-8th grade
6th - 8th grade Golf Club - Sign up Here Beginning April 11, 2018, there will be a youth golf club for  6th - 8th grade boys and girls at Stargate. If you are interested in participating, please complete the following by April 7, 2018.  We are limiting the club to the first 10 participants. The club will be held on Wednesdays 2:30-3:30 and Fridays 4:00-5:00. All practices will be held at the Riverdale golf course and include a mixture of putting, chipping, and driving range.

    Friday, May 4, we are hoping to finish the season with a tournament.  Location and times TBD.

    Parents are responsible for transporting students to and from each event.

    The club will run from April 11 – May 4.

    A parent volunteer would be greatly appreciated!

Fee is $45 per golfer and includes four weeks of driving range practice at Riverdale, with a pro on Wednesdays, and a final week tournament (location TBD). Please bring clubs as there may not be any spare clubs.


Parents must transport their student or organize a ride to the golf course for all days! The school or volunteer coaches will not be responsible for transportation.

 

Stargate's First Annual After-Prom Party:

Grab an extra cup of coffee and come volunteer for Stargate's first After-Prom Party.  The After-Prom will be Saturday, April 21st from 11pm - 2am at the field house.  Many volunteers will be needed to make this a fun, safe experience for our kids.  Your kid isn't a junior? That's ok. You can still volunteer to see what After-Prom will look like when your child gets there.  If the late hours won't work for you, we also need volunteers to set up Friday night and Saturday and for clean up on Sunday. Click here to sign up:

http://bit.ly/2018_After_Prom_Volunteers

 

Flower Orders to Support the High School After Prom-Last Chance

Last chance to order beautiful flower pots/baskets and/or donate to help support the High School students' After-Prom.  A portion of the proceeds will go to support other school-wide needs as well. Please order today!!! http://community.stargateschool.org/get-involved/fundraising/fundraising-updates/after-promspringfundraiser"

 

Student Culture Surveys

This Spring we are going to have students complete a school culture survey. The results of this survey will be used to identify our school's strengths and areas of needed improvement regarding our school  climate and culture. Students will be asked to sign in to their Stargate Google Account to restrict responses to only Stargate students, email addresses will not be collected and results will be collected anonymously. Results will help Stargate Staff and Stargate student leaders make improvements to our school culture and climate. High school students will take this survey in Adroit in April and middle school students will take this survey in Connect in April.


Stargate Spring Musical - Grease

Here is Rydell High's senior class of 1959: duck-tailed, hot-rodding "T-Birds" and their gum-snapping, hip-shaking "Pink Ladies" in bobby sox and pedal pushers, evoking the look and sound of the 1950s in this rollicking musical. Head "greaser" Danny Zuko and new (good) girl Sandy Dumbrowski try to relive the high romance of their "Summer Nights" as the rest of the gang sings and dances its way through such songs as "Greased Lightnin'," "Born To Hand Jive", "It's Raining on Prom Night," "Alone at the Drive-In Movie", and "Hopelessly Devoted To You", recalling the music of Buddy Holly, Little Richard, and Elvis Presley that became the soundtrack of a generation. An eight-year run on Broadway and two subsequent revivals, along with innumerable school and community productions place Grease among the world's most popular musicals.

Tickets are available online. Here is the link:  stargateco.booktix.com/


2019 High School Graduation

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


Gala Photos

Thank you to Yvonne Min Photography for taking pictures at the Gala. Here is the link to the photos. If you hover or click on an image, you can download it to your computer.

https://yvonnemin.smugmug.com/2018-Stargate-Gala/n-9xbr7k/


International Festival

Bonjour! ¡Hola! STARGATE’s second annual International Festival is taking place next Wednesday in the Commons from 2:30 - 4:00. Join us to take a trip around the globe as you sample a variety of delicious world cuisines and immerse yourself in the language, art, and music of exciting world cultures. All are welcome, and admission is free.


The Scholastic Book Fair is coming!

April 23 – 27th

In the Stargate Elementary Library

Online 4-18 through 5-1

Our Scholastic Book Fair is a reading event that provides a wonderful selection of engaging and affordable books for every reading level. Please makes plans to come to our Book Fair.  Remember, all purchases benefit our school. If you want to purchase books for our new expanded space next year,

you can use the link below to see our library wish list.

http://onlinebookfairs.scholastic.com/entrance.aspx?cid=xwwe5AikZ0E%3d

If you are interested in volunteering to help out at the book fair, contact Jean Farr or Rachelle Czarnecki


Second Annual Car Show Fundraiser
Come join the Stargate RallyX Project on Saturday April 28th at 9:00 A.M. at Stargate School for the Second Annual Car Show Fundraiser! Everyone is invited to bring any car they have! There will be food and drinks and it is fun for the whole family! There is no entry fee however donations are appreciated. All proceeds go to the RallyX project. We hope to see you all there!


Nominations are now OPEN for Stargate Governance Board Positions

Nominations are open NOW through April 14 for TWO seats on the Governance Board of Directors. Both seats will hold a three-year term. Information on what is required to be a Board Member can be found HERE. You may also contact Sharon Robinson, Chair of the Recruiting Committee at 303-981-6942 or recruiting@stargateschool.org with any questions.

Interested applicants should follow THIS LINK to submit their nomination by April 14.

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Elections – Paperless voting is coming, but we need your help

Stakeholders –

We want to let you know that we are making some changes to the Stargate election process.  However, before you delete or move on from this message, this is not your regular election notice!

Twice a year, you have an opportunity to vote on important school stuff (including electing members to the School Board and the School Accountability Committee)

It is important because you vote and decide who serves on the elected boards and committees of Stargate School.

To improve voter turnout and reduce our overall election expenses we are going to be moving to paperless email voting, and YOU ARE A BIG PART OF IT.

For the Spring 2018 Stargate Election, we are going to introduce paperless email voting as well as paper-based voting just like we have offered for the past few years.

Why BOTH methods of voting and not just one? As any student of Stargate will tell you, change can take a few tries.  As such, our goal is to adopt a completely paperless election in the Fall 2018, but for the election of Spring 2018, we want to offer both options (email or paper) so we can work out any problems with paperless voting before diving all the way.

For the Spring 2018 election, you will still receive a colorful ballot instruction via your Monday folders (ES) or by mail (MS-HS) just like you have in the past.  For some of you, these are the paper ballots that your dog ate, or you child did not tell you about until you called the election committee and then found it… but I digress.

Stakeholders who have a “qualified email address” that is registered with Infinite Campus will ALSO receive an email which will also enable them to vote.  If you get both options to vote (paper and email), you can vote either way, but once you vote by either method, you cannot vote a second time and your ballot or email that you did not use becomes invalid once your vote is cast.  Note that we our offering both options only for the Spring 2018 election.

Infinite Campus Link:  https://ic.adams12.org/campus/adams12.jsp

What is this “qualified email address”?

A “qualified” email address has three characteristics (and all must be satisfied to vote by email):

  1. Your email address must be current. A current email address is one that you check regularly (i.e. daily).  It can be a work or personal email address, but it must be one that you know works and you are actively able to use.

  2. Your email address must be valid. A valid email address is one that has been entered correctly.  Examples of valid email addresses are: bob21@gmail.com, dogsforbones33@comcast.net, elmer.fudd@hotmail.com.  Examples of invalid addresses are: bobsemailnodomain, baddomain@gmai.cnmm, and missingatsign.com.

  3. It must be unique. A unique email address is on that is NOT SHARED (because we can only send one ballot per email address).

Audience participation time:  Do you know who is responsible for ensuring they have a current, valid, and unique email address registered in Infinite Campus (where we get the list of stakeholders and their email addresses) 30 days prior to the election??  YOU ARE!

CALL TO ACTION

In preparation for the spring election we need to YOU to register and reconfirm that you have a VALID EMAIL address in Infinite Campus.  We will collect the email addresses from Infinite Campus 30 days prior to the spring election.  Even if you believe your email is correct, please double-check.

Your vote depends on it!

Need More Information?

For more information about paper-less voting, please go to our Election Page at http://charter.stargateschool.org/elections

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Child Care During State of the School Presentation

Free childcare is being offered during Stargate School Board of Directors Meeting on April 11, 2018 (6:00pm-9:00 pm) for children Kindergarten age and up.  RSVP is required by 9:00 am on April 9. CLICK HERE to sign up for childcare.  Please email eagleslanding@stargateschool.org with any questions.  This childcare offering is a trial, and continuation is contingent on minimum participation.  Hours subject to change.


Special Olympics

Starting Sunday, April 15th, Stargate is hosting a Special Olympics youth 'unified' soccer skills practice every Sunday from 2-3. This is a wonderful opportunity for our school's community to be invited and included with a more diverse population.  The purpose of having a 'unified' team is for both typical children and those with a disability to learn from each other. If you are interested in participating, please complete the interest form below:

http://www.specialolympicsco.org/unified-juniors-soccer-interest-form/


RMFSC Spring Ice Show-A Jungle Adventure

Come watch Stargate students perform in the Rocky Mountain Figure Skating Club spring ice show on April 14 at 1pm and 6pm at the Ice Center at the Promenade. More information can be found online HERE


Don't Forget To Order Lunch!

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


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

Restaurant choices are:

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

Tuesday: California Pizza Kitchen

Wednesday: Renegade Burrito

Thursday: Which Wich/Subway (alternating)

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

Wholesome Foods Information Sheet


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

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


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

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

Hischke’s Happenings! April 9, 2018

posted Apr 9, 2018, 3:43 PM by Jane Baker


Important Dates

April 11-6:00 pm State of the School -Secondary Commons (Meet and Greet starts at 5pm)

April 12 3:30-6  Skate City K-5 only

April 13 5:30-7:30 pm 5th Grade Night

April 16 Professional Development Day (No school for students)

April 17-20 7pm Spring Musical Grease

April 19 8:30am Coffee with Mrs Reid (Middle School Counselor) for 5th grade parents

April 20 Elementary Battle of the Books

April 23 6:00pm Incoming 6th grade Parent Information Night (Secondary Commons)

April 23-27 Scholastic Book Fair(Elementary Library)

April 27 Adroit Expo


A Note from our Counselor, Mrs. Gibson:

Lessons for the month of April

I hope all of our Stargate families had a wonderful Spring Break! We all loved returning to school excited for the month of April! This month, the students will be talking about and completing Random Acts of Kindness for Character Development. Always encourage your child to remember the golden rule, “Treat others how you want to be treated”. Every grade has a different topic for social emotional lessons this month from the Second Step program ranging from “Taking Responsibility” to “Playground Problems”. Just a reminder…the 5th Grade Fun Night is taking place on Friday, April 13th, and we look forward pizza and fun activities J

Throughout this month, I will be teaching a “Protective Behavior” lesson to all classes. It is extremely important for the children to have this review from the beginning of the school year and to know all about body safety rules. Here are a couple of informative websites to look through to help discuss the topic with your child at home:

https://e2epublishing.info/posters/

https://www.nspcc.org.uk/preventing-abuse/keeping-children-safe/underwear-rule/


5th Grade Night!

To all 5th grade parents...please join Mrs. Gibson and other staff for an evening of fun on Friday, April 13th, from 5:30-7:30pm. Please check in with the Elementary Building for additional permission slips if yours was misplaced. We highly encourage all 5th graders to come for a special night to remember!

CMAS Testing Dates

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


APRIL

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

9


Morning

ELA/Math Make-ups

5th Science (80 min)

12:45-2:05


10


Morning

ELA/Math Make-ups

5th Science (80 min)

12:45-2:05


11


5th Science (80 min)

8:55-10:15


12

Noetic Math


13


Morning

ELA/Math/Science Make-ups

16


PD Day

No Students



17


Morning

ELA/Math/Science Make-ups

18


Morning

ELA/Math/Science Make-ups

19


Morning

ELA/Math/Science Make-ups


20


Morning

ELA/Math/Science Make-ups

23


Morning

ELA/Math/Science Make-ups

24


Morning

ELA/Math/Science Make-ups

25


Morning

ELA/Math/Science Make-ups

26


Morning

ELA/Math/Science Make-ups

27


End of Testing Window


Nominations are now OPEN for Stargate Governance Board Positions

Nominations are open NOW through April 14 for TWO seats on the Governance Board of Directors. Both seats will hold a three-year term. Information on what is required to be a Board Member can be found HERE. You may also contact Sharon Robinson, Chair of the Recruiting Committee at 303-981-6942 or recruiting@stargateschool.org with any questions.

Interested applicants should follow THIS LINK to submit their nomination by April 14.

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Elections – Paperless voting is coming, but we need your help

Stakeholders –

We want to let you know that we are making some changes to the Stargate election process.  However, before you delete or move on from this message, this is not your regular election notice!

Twice a year, you have an opportunity to vote on important school stuff (including electing members to the School Board and the School Accountability Committee)

It is important because you vote and decide who serves on the elected boards and committees of Stargate School.

To improve voter turnout and reduce our overall election expenses we are going to be moving to paperless email voting, and YOU ARE A BIG PART OF IT.

For the Spring 2018 Stargate Election, we are going to introduce paperless email voting as well as paper-based voting just like we have offered for the past few years.

Why BOTH methods of voting and not just one? As any student of Stargate will tell you, change can take a few tries.  As such, our goal is to adopt a completely paperless election in the Fall 2018, but for the election of Spring 2018, we want to offer both options (email or paper) so we can work out any problems with paperless voting before diving all the way.

For the Spring 2018 election, you will still receive a colorful ballot instruction via your Monday folders (ES) or by mail (MS-HS) just like you have in the past.  For some of you, these are the paper ballots that your dog ate, or you child did not tell you about until you called the election committee and then found it… but I digress.

Stakeholders who have a “qualified email address” that is registered with Infinite Campus will ALSO receive an email which will also enable them to vote.  If you get both options to vote (paper and email), you can vote either way, but once you vote by either method, you cannot vote a second time and your ballot or email that you did not use becomes invalid once your vote is cast.  Note that we our offering both options only for the Spring 2018 election.

Infinite Campus Link:  https://ic.adams12.org/campus/adams12.jsp

What is this “qualified email address”?

A “qualified” email address has three characteristics (and all must be satisfied to vote by email):

  1. Your email address must be current. A current email address is one that you check regularly (i.e. daily).  It can be a work or personal email address, but it must be one that you know works and you are actively able to use.

  2. Your email address must be valid. A valid email address is one that has been entered correctly.  Examples of valid email addresses are: bob21@gmail.com, dogsforbones33@comcast.net, elmer.fudd@hotmail.com.  Examples of invalid addresses are: bobsemailnodomain, baddomain@gmai.cnmm, and missingatsign.com.

  3. It must be unique. A unique email address is on that is NOT SHARED (because we can only send one ballot per email address).

Audience participation time:  Do you know who is responsible for ensuring they have a current, valid, and unique email address registered in Infinite Campus (where we get the list of stakeholders and their email addresses) 30 days prior to the election??  YOU ARE!

CALL TO ACTION

In preparation for the spring election we need to YOU to register and reconfirm that you have a VALID EMAIL address in Infinite Campus.  We will collect the email addresses from Infinite Campus 30 days prior to the spring election.  Even if you believe your email is correct, please double-check.

Your vote depends on it!

Need More Information?

For more information about paper-less voting, please go to our Election Page at http://charter.stargateschool.org/elections

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Stargate's First Annual After-Prom Party:

Grab an extra cup of coffee and come volunteer for Stargate's first After-Prom Party.  The After-Prom will be Saturday, April 21st from 11pm - 2am at the field house.  Many volunteers will be needed to make this a fun, safe experience for our kids.  Your kid isn't a junior? That's ok. You can still volunteer to see what After-Prom will look like when your child gets there.  If the late hours won't work for you, we also need volunteers to set up Friday night and Saturday and for clean up on Sunday. Click here to sign up:

http://bit.ly/2018_After_Prom_Volunteers


Gala Photos

Thank you to Yvonne Min Photography for taking pictures at the Gala. Here is the link to the photos. If you hover or click on an image, you can download it to your computer.

https://yvonnemin.smugmug.com/2018-Stargate-Gala/n-9xbr7k/


The Scholastic Book Fair is coming!

April 23 – 27th

In the Stargate Elementary Library

Online 4-18 through 5-1

Our Scholastic Book Fair is a reading event that provides a wonderful selection of engaging and affordable books for every reading level. Please makes plans to come to our Book Fair.  Remember, all purchases benefit our school. If you want to purchase books for our new expanded space next year,

you can use the link below to see our library wish list.

http://onlinebookfairs.scholastic.com/entrance.aspx?cid=xwwe5AikZ0E%3d

If you are interested in volunteering to help out at the book fair, contact Jean Farr or Rachelle Czarnecki  

 

5th Grade Choir Students Will Perform at the Greek Amphitheater in Civic Center Park

Rodney Osburn, the K-5 General Music teacher at Stargate, is happy to announce that his 5th grade choir students will be performing  at the Greek Amphitheater in Civic Center Park on May 18, 2018 from 11:00AM-12:00PM. The students will perform several Beatles songs including many from the Beatles “Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band” album in celebration of the 50th-year anniversary release date, June 2017.

 

The free event, called Beatles in the Park, serves a greater purpose to bring awareness to the homeless community. Students will be making large signs with messages like: HELP THE HOMELESS and PEOPLE NEED HOMES. Fundraising through donations at the event is still TBD. The 12 songs the students will perform include: Twist and Shout, Eleanor Rigby, Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, With A Little Help From My Friends, Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds, When I'm 64, Penny Lane, Blackbird, Here Comes the Sun, Golden Slumbers, Carry that Weight and The End. The 100 plus students will be dressed to look just like the Sgt. Pepper album cover with an additional 2 rows of contemporary famous people. Several 5th grade students will accompany the choir with guitars, keyboards, bass and drums. There will also be several professional musicians from local symphonies and Rock bands (including teachers and parents) who will join with the students on certain “iconic” cameo instrumental parts. This should be a truly “multi-generational” event. A splendid time is guaranteed for all! Thanks for your attention to this.

 

We hope many will be able to attend this event.

 

Annual Art Show

As teachers gather art for our Annual Art Show, arrangements must be made for Elementary 3-D art. Special instructions from Mrs. Beatty are below.

 

Many hands make light work of all the art hanging; if you can spare an hour during Adroit Day, please sign up at  http://bit.ly/ArtHelp .

 

Art will be on display from April 30-May 11 and our special Art Show Reception is planned for May 3rd from  6-8 pm with food trucks from Fundraising!

 

Elementary 3-D Art Submissions for Art Show

Hi Parents and Students! We are doing things a little differently this year. I wanted to have every Stargate student involved in the art show this year, so I have been collecting 2-D artwork throughout the school year for the art show. I will collect 2-d work from my third trimester students right before the art show.

Right after Spring Break, we will be collecting 3-D artwork from any and all students.  They can submit one 3-D piece. Please place a piece of tape on their 3-D work with their first and last name and homeroom on it.  Place it on a spot that will not be visible when displayed. We have limited space to display 3-D work, so if we get a ton of entries, we may have to cap it at a certain point.  Every student will have one or two pieces of 2-D work in the show though.

DETAILS:

What?  Elementary 3-D ARTWORK with FIRST and LAST name on it and HOMEROOM

How Much?  ONE PIECE

When?  Can submit it from April 2nd-April 20th

How and Where? Submit pieces by bringing them to the elementary art room (ROOM 148) between the hours of 8 AM and 3:30 PM.  When you bring the work by, you must fill out a label for your artwork.

 

Second Annual Car Show Fundraiser
Come join the Stargate RallyX Project on Saturday April 28th at 9:00 A.M. at Stargate School for the Second Annual Car Show Fundraiser! Everyone is invited to bring any car they have! There will be food and drinks and it is fun for the whole family! There is no entry fee however donations are appreciated. All proceeds go to the RallyX project. We hope to see you all there!

Be part of a Research Study for Gifted Kids!

Kristine Zytka, a student from the University of Denver, is interested in collecting data for her dissertation research at Stargate School. Kristine is a doctoral student in the school psychology program at the University of Denver, and currently practices as a school psychologist in Colorado. Through her education and fieldwork experiences, Kristine has recognized the need to educate school psychologists and other practitioners about the gifted population. Because gifted children exhibit unique behavioral characteristics, they are more likely to be misdiagnosed with behavioral deficits. Most mental health professionals do not receive training in serving gifted children, which increases the likelihood of misinterpreting gifted behaviors as problematic behaviors. Kristine is interested in how a commonly used behavioral assessment, the Behavior Assessment Scale for Children, can be used to differentiate between gifted characteristics and behavioral diagnosis.

 

The research involves parents and teachers completing a 20-30 minute online questionnaire asking questions about students’ behaviors. This questionnaire includes questions from the Behavior Assessment Scale for Children. It is anticipated that this research will ultimately contribute to the improvement of gifted identification methods, educate school professionals about gifted characteristics, and prevent misdiagnoses among the gifted population. Your school will be provided with a summary of the research results in addition to professional development on supporting the social-emotional needs of gifted children.

 

Your participation in this research is very much appreciated, as it will help practitioners better understand gifted children and ensure that they are being supported appropriately. If this study interests you, you may sign a consent form indicating that you agree to participate in the research. This consent form will be sent via email in the next couple of weeks. Thank you

 

Parent consent form: https://udenver.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_8pKk5sUr5tXt0bj

 

Don't Forget To Order Lunch!

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


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

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


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

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

C Notes 4/2/18

posted Apr 2, 2018, 3:57 PM by Jane Baker


Happy April! I hope everyone had a wonderful Spring Break and was able to enjoy some time relaxing and playing with family! We have a busy Spring and many night time and evening events the next 6 weeks. We hope to see you at a game, track meet, board meeting, music performance, or at Grease! Get your tickets here! Last year, Mr. Sergeeff and his amazing cast sold out every performance and this year will be no different!


Join us for upcoming Community Engagement opportunities with the Governance Board and Administration.

7:30pm Monday, April 2nd Board of Directors Meeting in Secondary Commons

8:15am Friday, April 6th Coffee with C Board Communication and OCR Progress Updates in Elementary Commons

6:00pm April 11th State of the School Meeting in Secondary Commons.


Have a great week!


Josh

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Community communications will be sent through School Messenger instead of Infinite Campus. Please add:  stargate@adams12.org to your approved email list.

Child Care During State of the School Presentation

Free childcare is being offered during Stargate School Board of Directors Meeting on April 11, 2018 (6:00pm-9:00 pm) for children Kindergarten age and up.  RSVP is required by 9:00 am on April 9. CLICK HERE to sign up for childcare.  Please email eagleslanding@stargateschool.org with any questions.  This childcare offering is a trial, and continuation is contingent on minimum participation.  Hours subject to change.


Nominations are now OPEN for Stargate Governance Board Positions

Nominations are open NOW through April 14 for TWO seats on the Governance Board of Directors. Both seats will hold a three-year term. Information on what is required to be a Board Member can be found HERE. You may also contact Sharon Robinson, Chair of the Recruiting Committee at 303-981-6942 or recruiting@stargateschool.org with any questions.

Interested applicants should follow THIS LINK to submit their nomination by April 14.

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Elections – Paperless voting is coming, but we need your help

Stakeholders –

We want to let you know that we are making some changes to the Stargate election process.  However, before you delete or move on from this message, this is not your regular election notice!

Twice a year, you have an opportunity to vote on important school stuff (including electing members to the School Board and the School Accountability Committee)

It is important because you vote and decide who serves on the elected boards and committees of Stargate School.

To improve voter turnout and reduce our overall election expenses we are going to be moving to paperless email voting, and YOU ARE A BIG PART OF IT.

For the Spring 2018 Stargate Election, we are going to introduce paperless email voting as well as paper-based voting just like we have offered for the past few years.

Why BOTH methods of voting and not just one? As any student of Stargate will tell you, change can take a few tries.  As such, our goal is to adopt a completely paperless election in the Fall 2018, but for the election of Spring 2018, we want to offer both options (email or paper) so we can work out any problems with paperless voting before diving all the way.

For the Spring 2018 election, you will still receive a colorful ballot instruction via your Monday folders (ES) or by mail (MS-HS) just like you have in the past.  For some of you, these are the paper ballots that your dog ate, or you child did not tell you about until you called the election committee and then found it… but I digress.

Stakeholders who have a “qualified email address” that is registered with Infinite Campus will ALSO receive an email which will also enable them to vote.  If you get both options to vote (paper and email), you can vote either way, but once you vote by either method, you cannot vote a second time and your ballot or email that you did not use becomes invalid once your vote is cast.  Note that we our offering both options only for the Spring 2018 election.

Infinite Campus Link:  https://ic.adams12.org/campus/adams12.jsp

What is this “qualified email address”?

A “qualified” email address has three characteristics (and all must be satisfied to vote by email):

  1. Your email address must be current. A current email address is one that you check regularly (i.e. daily).  It can be a work or personal email address, but it must be one that you know works and you are actively able to use.

  2. Your email address must be valid. A valid email address is one that has been entered correctly.  Examples of valid email addresses are: bob21@gmail.com, dogsforbones33@comcast.net, elmer.fudd@hotmail.com.  Examples of invalid addresses are: bobsemailnodomain, baddomain@gmai.cnmm, and missingatsign.com.

  3. It must be unique. A unique email address is on that is NOT SHARED (because we can only send one ballot per email address).

Audience participation time:  Do you know who is responsible for ensuring they have a current, valid, and unique email address registered in Infinite Campus (where we get the list of stakeholders and their email addresses) 30 days prior to the election??  YOU ARE!

CALL TO ACTION

In preparation for the spring election we need to YOU to register and re-confirm that you have a VALID EMAIL address in Infinite Campus.  We will collect the email addresses from Infinite Campus 30 days prior to the spring election.  Even if you believe your email is correct, please double-check.

Your vote depends on it!

Need More Information?

For more information about paper-less voting, please go to our Election Page at http://charter.stargateschool.org/elections

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Grease Spring Musical Tickets

Tickets for our Spring Musical, Grease, are currently on sale at the following website.

stargateco.booktix.com/

Last year's spring musical sold out all 4 performances and tickets went fast so grab yours early to guarantee a great seat!

Tickets for this year's Spring Musical are $10 and you pick your seats from the seating chart displayed online.

 

Performances are located on the K-5 stage in the commons and will be on:

  • Tuesday, April 17th at 7:00pm

  • Wednesday, April 18th at 7:00pm

  • Thursday, April 19th at 7:00pm

  • Friday, April 20th at 7:00pm

The house will open at 6:30pm and concessions will be sold during intermission.

 

The students and staff have worked extremely hard to produce this wonderful and classic musical for our community. Please come out and support not only our growing Theatre and Arts department but our Stargate community as well.

 

Thank you for all your continued support for our amazing students!

 

Come experience what it feels like to have Dyslexia!

STARGATE Evening for Parents and Teachers

Presented by: Boulder Valley Kids Identified with Dyslexia, sponsored by Stargate Learning Services

Experience Dyslexia® is a simulation that lets participants experience some of the challenges and frustrations faced by people with language based learning differences. Participants are guided through six learning tasks commonly encountered in the classroom or workplace. These activities are followed by a group discussion focusing on experiences shared and lessons learned, as well as practical tips, accommodations and interventions for the classroom.

The six stations:

1 - learn to read         4 - name that letter

2 - listen to me 5 - write or left

3 - write with mirrors 6 - unfair hearing test 

When: Thursday, April 19th Time: 5pm - 6:15pm

Cost: FREE - sponsored by Stargate Learning Services

Where: Rooms 155/157 Stargate Secondary Building

Where do I sign up??? First come first serve... RSVP HERE

 

Stargate's First Annual After-Prom Party:
Grab an extra cup of coffee and come volunteer for Stargate's first After-Prom Party.  The After-Prom will be Saturday, April 21st from 11pm - 2am at the field house. Many volunteers will be needed to make this a fun, safe experience for our kids.  Your kid isn't a junior? That's ok. You can still volunteer to see what After-Prom will look like when your child gets there. If the late hours won't work for you, we also need volunteers to set up Friday night and Saturday and for clean up on Sunday.  Click here to sign up:
http://bit.ly/2018_After_Prom_Volunteers


Discounted Spiritwear for Sale

The following spiritwear items are for sale at discounted prices.

Stargate Sweats $12

Stargate Mesh Shorts $8

Stargate Purple 100% Cotton Hoodies $12


The following sizes are available : S, M, L, XL

(Clothing runs large, think Men’s sizing. No children sizes available)


You may purchase these items in the field house during dodgeball on Friday, April 6th 4pm-6pm. Cash or Check only.


Stargate Fundraising Committee

The First Annual Stargate High School After Prom Fundraiser
, March 1st - April 10th

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

They will make great gifts for Mother's Day, teacher appreciation, or to spruce up your yard for springtime! Look for your order form in Monday folders or your mailbox starting the week of March 4th. Online ordering available here.

 

Skate City for K-5th grade!!

Join us at Skate City for a Beach Party on April 12th from 4-6pm. Admission is $5.00 and Skate Rental is $2.50.  Catch the Skate City Fun Bus and get a free ride to the Beach Party. The bus will pick up students at school at3:30pm for this one-way ONLY bus ride to Skate City. Permission slips  to ride the fun bus will be coming out in Monday folders or available onlinehere. All parents MUST pick up students at Skate City by 6pm.  This is not a Stargate chaperoned event although there will be Stargate parents on the bus and at the event.

 

Tyson Labels - Now thru May 1st

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

The Box Tops Contest winner was Mrs. Bolger's class won with 616 Box Tops. We collected a total of 5,792 Box Tops!

 

Upcoming Events

Dining Out Night, Thursday, April 26th at Blaze Pizza and Modern Market located at: 4700 W. 121st Ave. Broomfield, CO 80020

Bitto Bistro Wine Tasting event, Thursday, May 10th

Pinot's Palette event on Friday, May 17th

 

Next Fundraising Meeting: April 5th, 6pm at Panera Restaurant at The Orchards. All community members are welcome and encouraged to attend. Contactfundraising@stargateschool.org if you would like more information.


Community Relations Committee

Dodgeball

The 11th annual Stargate Dodgeball Tournament is this Friday, April 6th in the Field House!  Come out and cheer on your friends! Admission is $1 at the door for spectators. Two food trucks will be there: Infinitus Pie and Mac ‘n Noodles.  The concession will also be open.

Student volunteers are still needed and they can sign up here:  http://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080f4bafaa23a31-elementary

Parents are needed to referee the games.  Shifts are only an hour and we will buy you a drink at the concession.  Please sign up here if you can take a one hour shift: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080f4bafaa23a31-grades

Annual Art Show

As teachers gather art for our Annual Art Show, arrangements must be made for Elementary 3-D art. Special instructions from Mrs. Beatty are below. Secondary students can discuss their submissions with Mrs. Roberts or Mr. Thomas.  

Many hands make light work of all the art hanging; if you can spare an hour during Adroit Day, please sign up at  http://bit.ly/ArtHelp .

Art will be on display from April 30-May 11 and our special Art Show Reception is planned for May 3rd from  6-8 pm with food trucks from Fundraising!

Elementary 3-D Art Submissions for Art Show

Hi Parents and Students! We are doing things a little differently this year. I wanted to have every Stargate student involved in the art show this year, so I have been collecting 2-D artwork throughout the school year for the art show. I will collect 2-d work from my third trimester students right before the art show.

Right after Spring Break, we will be collecting 3-D artwork from any and all students.  They can submit one 3-D piece. Please place a piece of tape on their 3-D work with their first and last name and homeroom on it.  Place it on a spot that will not be visible when displayed. We have limited space to display 3-D work, so if we get a ton of entries, we may have to cap it at a certain point.  Every student will have one or two pieces of 2-D work in the show though.

DETAILS:

What?  Elementary 3-D ARTWORK with FIRST and LAST name on it and HOMEROOM

How Much?  ONE PIECE

When?  Can submit it from April 2nd-April 20th

How and Where? Submit pieces by bringing them to the elementary art room (ROOM 148) between the hours of 8 AM and 3:30 PM.  When you bring the work by, you must fill out a label for your artwork.

The next CRC meeting is Wednesday, April 11 at 8:15am at Daylight Donuts.


Passing of founding Stargate parent Don Stanwyck-

Don and his wife, Jody, along with Nancy Hall and Doug Morrow, were part of the team that founded Stargate. Don served on the Board and and was a great advocate for the charter movement and the need for a specialized school that could serve gifted students. The Stanwycks moved to Seattle after the school opened for an opportunity with Microsoft. Don was very passionate about gifted education; his work ethic above none and without his dedication and amazing work, there wouldn’t be a Stargate. Don Stanwyck died in a plane crash in Washington State February 12th. A Memorial Service for friends, family and Stargate partners planned for the afternoon of April 7th at Village Baptist Church just past Colorado Blvd on 128th street. Contact Cheryn Miller-Crock 303-910-1273 for more details.

Hischke’s Happenings! March 19, 2018

posted Mar 19, 2018, 2:59 PM by Jane Baker   [ updated Mar 20, 2018, 5:04 AM ]


Important Dates

March 19 6:30 pm Board Communication Town Hall-Elementary Commons

March 21 6:15-8:15 5th Grade Poetry Night in Classrooms

March 20 Final Deadline to order Yearbooks

March 21 6:30 pm Board of Directors Meeting

March 26-30 Spring Break-No School

April 5 6-8 pm Fundraising Committee

April 6- 8:15 am Coffee with C-Board Communication Town Hall-Elementary Commons

April 6-4pm-7pm Elementary Dodgeball-Fieldhouse

April 11-6:00 pm State of the School -Secondary Commons

April 12 3:30-6  Skate City K-5 only

April 13 5:30-7:30 pm 5th Grade Night



A Note from our Counselor, Mrs. Gibson:

To all 5th grade parents...please join Mrs. Gibson and other staff for an evening of fun on Friday, April 13th, from 5:30-7:30pm. Permission slips will go home at the end of March. We highly encourage all 5th graders to come for a special night to remember!

Also, we are focusing on Honesty & Integrity for Character Development during the month of March. Last month, the focus was on Courage. Please encourage your child to always be an "upstander" and have the courage to stand up for one another. At home, I highly encourage talking about always being honest and showing integrity at all times. I always tell the students to do the right thing even when no one is watching. During March, social emotional lessons are focused on Problem Solving with lessons from the Second Step program. Enjoy the gorgeous weather and the opportunities Spring will bring!


CMAS Testing Dates

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


MARCH

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

12




13


Practice (MATH)

3rd Math (65 min)

8:15-9:20

4th Math (65 min)

9:30-10:35

5th Math (65 min)

12:45-1:50

14

15


Practice (ELA)

3rd ELA (90 min)

8:15-9:45

4th ELA  (90 min)

9:55-11:25

5th ELA (90 min)

12:45-2:15

16

19


3rd ELA (90 min)

8:15-9:45

4th ELA  (90 min)

9:55-11:25

5th ELA (90 min)

12:45-2:15

20


3rd ELA (90 min)

8:15-9:45

4th ELA  (90 min)

9:55-11:25

5th ELA (90 min)

12:45-2:15

21


5th ELA (90 min)

9:00-10:30


22


3rd ELA (90 min)

8:15-9:45

4th ELA  (90 min)

9:55-11:25


23


ELA Make-Ups

8:10




APRIL

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

2

3


3rd Math (65 min)

8:15-9:20

4th Math (65 min)

9:30-10:35

5th Math (65 min)

12:45-1:50

4


5th Math (65 min)

8:55-10:00


5


3rd Math (65 min)

8:15-9:20

4th Math (65 min)

9:30-10:35

5th Math (65 min)

12:45-1:50

6


3rd Math (65 min)

8:15-9:20

4th Math (65 min)

9:30-10:35


9


Morning

ELA/Math Make-ups

5th Science (80 min)

12:45-2:05


10


Morning

ELA/Math Make-ups

5th Science (80 min)

12:45-2:05


11


5th Science (80 min)

8:55-10:15


12

Noetic Math


13


Morning

ELA/Math/Science Make-ups

16


PD Day

No Students



17


Morning

ELA/Math/Science Make-ups

18


Morning

ELA/Math/Science Make-ups

19


Morning

ELA/Math/Science Make-ups


20


Morning

ELA/Math/Science Make-ups

23


Morning

ELA/Math/Science Make-ups

24


Morning

ELA/Math/Science Make-ups

25


Morning

ELA/Math/Science Make-ups

26


Morning

ELA/Math/Science Make-ups

27


End of Testing Window


Dodgeball

Hello Stargate Community!  There has been a change in the Dodgeball dates.  All grades will play in the 11th annual Stargate Dodgeball Tournament on April 6 beginning at 4:00 in the Field House.  You can play on a team or watch your friends, family and teachers play!   

Friday, April 6th, 4:00, Elementary students, parents and staff

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080f4bafaa23a31-dodgeball

Friday, April 6, 7:00, Middle School and High School students, parents and staff

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080f4bafaa23a31-dodgeball1

Teams can practice in the Field House April 3 from 3:45-5:30.  

Please register by March 23 by going to the sign-up genius links above.  Teams will be comprised of up to 10 players and must be comprised of consistent grade groupings: K; 1-2; 3-4; 5th; middle school and high school.   Teams will play their own grade group (K; 1-2; 3-4; 5th; middle school and high school).

All teams are due by March 23 with email confirmations to be sent on or before March 30.  Rules, code of conduct and waivers will be sent with the team confirmation.  You can sign up as a team, partial team, or free agent. Partial teams will be completed with free agents.  Each team is required to have one Parent Team Manager.

By April 2, Parent Team Managers should submit the official team name, team payment of $20 (or $2 per player) and all team waivers in an envelope marked with the team name and grade group to the front desk.  If you have an elementary team, please turn in at the elementary front desk. If you have a middle school or high school team, please turn in at the secondary front desk.

First and second place will be awarded to each grade group.  Teams should plan to check in 30 minutes before the start time on Game Day.  Stargate’s very own WATCHDOGS will be the referees.

To reduce the paper waste, sign-ups will be ONLINE ONLY.  If you have questions about the sign-up or need help, please contact CRC at crc@stargateschool.org.  

Admission is $1 at the door for spectators.  Student volunteers from Student Council, NJHS, and NHS will be selling concessions with all of the proceeds going to the Stargate Scholars Savings fund.  Two food trucks will be on-site Saturday, Funnels and A Farmer In The Hive.

We hope to see everyone there!

Lost and Found

Please check the lost and found. It is overflowing in all buildings. All items left at Spring Break will be donated to charity.

Stargate Spring Musical - Grease

Here is Rydell High's senior class of 1959: duck-tailed, hot-rodding "T-Birds" and their gum-snapping, hip-shaking "Pink Ladies" in bobby sox and pedal pushers, evoking the look and sound of the 1950s in this rollicking musical. Head "greaser" Danny Zuko and new (good) girl Sandy Dumbrowski try to relive the high romance of their "Summer Nights" as the rest of the gang sings and dances its way through such songs as "Greased Lightnin'," "Born To Hand Jive", "It's Raining on Prom Night," "Alone at the Drive-In Movie", and "Hopelessly Devoted To You", recalling the music of Buddy Holly, Little Richard, and Elvis Presley that became the soundtrack of a generation. An eight-year run on Broadway and two subsequent revivals, along with innumerable school and community productions place Grease among the world's most popular musicals.

Tickets will available online beginning at noon March 19, 2018 Here is the link:  stargateco.booktix.com/


Stargate's First Annual After-Prom Party:

Grab an extra cup of coffee and come volunteer for Stargate's first After-Prom Party.  The After-Prom will be Saturday, April 21st from 11pm - 2am at the field house.  Many volunteers will be needed to make this a fun, safe experience for our kids.  Your kid isn't a junior? That's ok. You can still volunteer to see what After-Prom will look like when your child gets there.  If the late hours won't work for you, we also need volunteers to set up Friday night and Saturday and for clean up on Sunday. Click here to sign up:

http://bit.ly/2018_After_Prom_Volunteers


Gala Photos

Thank you to Yvonne Min Photography for taking pictures at the Gala. Here is the link to the photos. If you hover or click on an image, you can download it to your computer.

https://yvonnemin.smugmug.com/2018-Stargate-Gala/n-9xbr7k/


Fundraising​ ​Allocation​ ​Committee
The Fundraising Allocation Committee is excited to announce the third round of fundraising allocations. Request Applications are due by Friday March 23, 2018 and the FAC will meet on April 10th, 2018 to review all applications.

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

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfVAfvV9g5nBDNRM4EjA9Lr0XHFzY9IYr6NXrzX5FYCMiUVoQ/viewform


Discounted Spiritwear for Sale


The following spiritwear items are for sale at discounted prices.

Stargate Sweats $12

Stargate Mesh Shorts $8

Stargate Purple 100% Cotton Hoodies $12


The following sizes are available : S, M, L, XL

(Clothing runs large, think Men’s sizing. No children sizes available)


You may purchase these items in the field house on Thursday, March 22nd from 2:30-4pm and during dodgeball on Friday, April 6th 4pm-6pm. Cash or Check only.



Annual Art Show

As teachers gather art for our Annual Art Show, arrangements must be made for Elementary 3-D art. Special instructions from Mrs. Beatty are below. Secondary students can discuss their submissions with Mrs. Roberts or Mr. Thomas.

 

Many hands make light work of all the art hanging; if you can spare an hour during Adroit Day, please sign up at  http://bit.ly/ArtHelp .

 

Art will be on display from April 30-May 11 and our special Art Show Reception is planned for May 3rd from  6-8 pm with food trucks from Fundraising!

 

Elementary 3-D Art Submissions for Art Show

Hi Parents and Students! We are doing things a little differently this year. I wanted to have every Stargate student involved in the art show this year, so I have been collecting 2-D artwork throughout the school year for the art show. I will collect 2-d work from my third trimester students right before the art show.

Right after Spring Break, we will be collecting 3-D artwork from any and all students.  They can submit one 3-D piece. Please place a piece of tape on their 3-D work with their first and last name and homeroom on it.  Place it on a spot that will not be visible when displayed. We have limited space to display 3-D work, so if we get a ton of entries, we may have to cap it at a certain point.  Every student will have one or two pieces of 2-D work in the show though.

DETAILS:

What?  Elementary 3-D ARTWORK with FIRST and LAST name on it and HOMEROOM

How Much?  ONE PIECE

When?  Can submit it from April 2nd-April 20th

How and Where? Submit pieces by bringing them to the elementary art room (ROOM 148) between the hours of 8 AM and 3:30 PM.  When you bring the work by, you must fill out a label for your artwork.

 

Don't Forget To Order Lunch!

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


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

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


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

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

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