C Notes 11/13/17

posted Nov 13, 2017, 2:35 PM by Jane Baker

It is hard to believe it's the last week of school before Thanksgiving break. I know I have a lot to be thankful for as I'm sure do each of you.

I am truly thankful to be a part of this amazing school family. This empathetic community of students, families and staff who truly put our kids and their education first.

I am thankful for the countless hours, early mornings and late nights that our teachers and staff contribute. The staff is truly my second family and I can't thank them enough for the school they've helped build.

I am thankful for the hundreds of hours that our volunteers put forth to plan events, help in classrooms, chaperone field trips, contribute during evening committee meetings, and govern the school. Without your selfless donation of time, Stargate would not be where we are today.

I am thankful for the students and the constant reminder of why we show up each day. Their innovative, creative and thoughtful minds allow us to go deeper beyond the surface to really connect with the learning.  

Thank you to my family, Morgan, Cooper, Tatum and Joni. The grace you show me, the love and understanding are tremendous contributors to my work. I love and appreciate you very much!

I hope you all have a wonderful and enjoyable week off and take some time to play hard and love hard.


Coffee​ ​with​ ​C​ ​-​ ​11/14/17​ ​-​ ​8:15am

Join us for our second Coffee with C on Tuesday, November 14, 2017 at 8:15am in the K-5

Commons. We will review the Unified Improvement Plan (UIP) that is created by our School Accountability Committee and Administration. You will receive an update from our professional development department and also have time for questions and comments.

Social and Emotional Aspects of Giftedness Presented by Terry Bradley, M.A. Gifted Education Specialist and Past President of CAGT (Colorado Association for Gifted and Talented) Wednesday, November 15, 2017 6:00 – 7:30 PM Adams 12 Education Support Center 1500 E 128th Ave., Thornton Terry Bradley will speak on how gifted kids not only think differently but also feel differently. Growing up gifted is a qualitatively different experience. As parents, it’s important not only to be aware of their greater academic or creative capabilities, but also to be cognizant of their unique emotional capacities and complexities. This will be an opportunity to meet other families of gifted students to support and encourage one another. QUESTIONS? Email: info@a12gifted.org

The Secondary and Elementary schools are both hosting Thanksgiving Food Drives! Check out this great video courtesy of Mr. Sergeeff and his students.

Elementary - It is time for our Thanksgiving Food Drive! The Girls on the Run Program and Stargate Elementary students will team up to collect food for Food for Hope. Food for Hope is a non-profit organization that collects food for families in need in Adams County.


Secondary - It is time for our Thanksgiving Food Drive! The drive is for all grades, but for the high school it will be competition based. All donations will be going to Thornton Middle School through the School Resource Officers. We will be accepting donations until November 17th. The middle school will be putting food in the English breakout space and the high schoolers will bring to their grade level team lead. Freshmen will bring food to Dr. Pegler’s room, sophomores to Ms. Walsh’s room, and juniors to Mr. Mikow’s room. The high school classes will compete through a point based system where any non-perishable food is worth 10 points and a Thanksgiving themed food item is worth 30 points.


Items that are greatly appreciated!

  • Mashed potato mixes

  • Cornbread mixes

  • Stuffing

  • Canned pumpkin

  • Canned green beans

  • Cranberry sauce

  • Gravy

  • Pudding/JELLO

  • Dried fruit

  • Mac ‘n’ cheese boxes

  • Powdered drink mixes

  • Canned corn

  • Canned yams

  • Canned soup

  • Biscuit mix

  • Canned fruit (light syrup)

  • Canned vegetables (low sodium)

  • Canned chicken, salmon, tuna

  • Peanut butter

  • Whole wheat, corn, or flour tortillas

  • Rice

  • Granola/protein bars

  • Applesauce (no sugar added)

  • Oatmeal (box of individual packets)

  • Whole grain cereal

  • Beef stew/Hearty canned soups

Just a reminder that school is closed November 20th - 24th for the Thanksgiving Holiday Break.

Fundraising Updates

Stargate Fall Fundraiser

A huge "Thank You" to all of our Stargate supporters for your efforts towards the Fall Fundraiser - the net result for Stargate was $34K!! Here are the final dates for deliveries, etc.:

Wednesday, Nov. 15th Item Delivery: Items will be ready for pick up at the field house at the end of the day. We will try to deliver smaller items to the classrooms.

Wednesday, Nov. 15th Limo ride to lunch, 11:05am – 12:00pm, Middle School

Stargate Spirit Wear

Stargate Spirit Wear Sale is up and running! Get your Starate gear while you still can. Nike Fleece hoodies for only $38.99!! That's less than RETAIL price. Remember, the sale is open to students, parents, grandparents, siblings, aunts, uncles, dog walkers, nannies, coaches, everyone that loves Stargate! ***Sale ends 11/19 at MIDNIGHT! *** This will be our only spirit wear sale for the year. The flyer is posted here and flyers will be sent home in K-5 Monday folders on 11/13. All sales are online only! For quick, online order placement, go to:


Access code: SSSpirit17

Thank you Dannielle Dye for making our Spirit Wear sale happen!


Holiday Fundraising Online – Honey Baked Ham and Wine For the Holiday’s Fundraiser

Purchase a Honey Baked Ham gift card online for yourself, family members, friends and teacher gifts and make the holidays easy!   Gift card increments are:  $10, $25, $35 or $50. Stargate receives 20% off all cards sold during this event. This fundraiser runs from 11/01/2017 thru 12/15/2017. Share this link with family and friends: https://honeybakedfundraising.com/fundraisers/stargate_holiday_fundraiser

Please join us for our online Wine for the Holiday’s Fundraiser - we are raising our glasses and cheering the holidays! All orders made through www.eventstlc.com/Stargate will benefit our school – 10% of the purchase price will be donated to Stargate School. Don’t forget to order wine for Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Christmas or what-ever holidays your family loves to celebrate! Need presents? What a great idea to send wine. #WINENOT! Cheers!” This FUNdraiser runs from 11/13/2017 to 1/31/2018. ORDER TODAY AT: www.eventstlc.com/Stargate

Find flyers here with detailed information.

Thank you Erin Barclay and Darcie Ball for your efforts in setting up this fundraiser!


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 on Amazon.com, 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.

Stargate Gala 2018: "Opt In" for a digital invitation!

We are preparing invitations for our March 10, 2018 Stargate Gala at The Omni Interlocken Resort. We are once again offering the option to receive a digtal invitation rather than a printed one. This reduces our cost for printing and delivery and is environmentally friendly! Click the link here (and below) and complete the form to opt in to receive an electronic invitation to the Gala. Please respond by Friday, November 17th to opt in. Opt-Out of Mailed Invitations for the 2018 Stargate Gala

Do you still want the invitation mailed to your home? No problem and no need to do anything. We'll send mailed invitations to those families that choose to not opt in to receive an electronic invitation.

Harry Potter Night

The Fundraising Committee has a few t-shirts and Pop Sockets available for purchase. Please contact fundraising@stargateschool.org to purchase yours! Thank you to Leora Cohen for helping with our sales!


Harry Potter Night Pictures with Dumbledore

Here are your photos with Dumbledore.  Click on an image and you'll see a download icon on the bottom right.  Enjoy!




Next Meeting - Stargate Fundraising Committee

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

Community Relations Committee

Chili Cook-Off and Bingo are in the works! Save the date for January 26, 6:00pm in the Elementary Commons.  Details to come after the Thanksgiving break. Chili contest information and volunteer information will be included.

The next CRC meeting is Wednesday, December 13, at 8:15 at Daylight Donuts.

Fundraising Allocation Committee

The Fundraising Allocation Committee is excited to announce the second round of fundraising allocations. Request Applications are due by December 1, 2017 and the FAC will meet on December 13, 2017 to review the requests.

Any current Stargate Stakeholder 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.