C Notes 1/16/18

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

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

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

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

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

Have a great week!


Community Relations Committee

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

CRC Next Meeting

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

Stargate Parent Stakeholder Satisfaction Survey

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

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

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

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

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

Stargate Fundraising Committee Update


Dining Out Night - Thursday, January 18th

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

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

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

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

Thank you Darcie Ball for setting this up!


CycleBar - January 21st

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

Thank you Charles and Barbra Duncan for setting this up!



One Hope Wine Sale - thru January 31st

Our online Wine Sale continues thru January 31st! All orders made through www.eventstlc.com/Stargate will benefit our school – 10% of the purchase price will be donated to Stargate School. Don’t forget to order wine for Valentine's Day or Super Bowl celebrations!  The glitter bottles of sparkling and red wine make for a beautiful gift - just right for the occasion.#WINENOT!  #Cheers! ORDER TODAY AT: www.eventstlc.com/Stargate

Thank you Erin Barclay for setting this up!


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

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

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

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

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

Thank you Erin Barclay for setting this up!


Spirit Night with the Denver Nuggets  - February 23rd

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

Pre-Game Courtside Experience

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

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

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

Thank you Deb DeMuth for setting this up!


Stargate Gala 2018

Registration now open

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

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


2018 Business Sponsorships

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


2018 Silent Auction Donations

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




2018 Gala Art Contest Program Front Cover

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

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

  • Other submitted entries will be displayed at the Gala.

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

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

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

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

Please direct any questions to: fundraising@stargateschool.org


Next Meeting - Stargate Gala Committee

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



Child Care During Board Meeting

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