C Notes 10/2/17

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

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

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

Stargate HS Volleyball  "Hope for Gabs" benefit

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

Windsock Day

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

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

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

Child Care During Board Meeting

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

Community Relations Committee

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

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

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

Fundraising Committee

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


King Soopers Fundraising Gift Cards

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


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


Amazon Smile Fundraising Program

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


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


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


Fundraising Events

Stargate Fall Fundraiser

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


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


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


Box Tops and Longmont Dairy Milk Caps

This Friday, October 6th is the last day to turn in Box Tops  and Longmont Dairy milk caps for our Fall contest. Both of these items can be turned in to your child's homeroom teacher or to the Elementary front desk. Insert them into a plastic bag and put the name of your child's teacher on the outside.  The winning classes for each item will win an ice cream party. For more information, click here.


Upcoming Events

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

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


Annual Fundraising Gala - mark your calendar!

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