C Notes 12/5/17

posted Dec 5, 2017, 4:33 PM by Jane Baker

Holiday Giving Tree

‘Tis the season for sharing and helping others in need.We are collecting gifts and gift cards for families in need from Leroy Drive Elementary, as well as some Stargate families. Please see the gift tags in the front office for specific items requested and return the gifts and gift cards to the front office. Gift cards from Target, Walmart, King Soopers are always welcome.Please remember to attach the tag with the gift and leave at the front office by December 15.

Book Fair at Barnes and Noble

The Barnes & Noble Bookfair will be December 8-10, 2017. Use ID #12266250 at Any Barnes & Noble nationwide and the Stargate Library will receive a percentage of every purchase made. Including online!  (Dec 8-13)  Our Big Event Day will be at the Thornton Barnes & Noble on 120th and Washington St. on December 9th- all day. Come enjoy special activities and performances by Stargate students and staff. You don’t want to miss our 5th grade Choir as they perform several Beatles song in costume!(10:30am) Come support the Stargate Library and get some Christmas shopping done, all at the same time! Or get your Starbucks fix because that counts too! (Only at the Thornton B&N)

Winterfest XIII  

Winterfest XIII will have a whole new program this year featuring art and musical performances of different styles and periods. Band and Orchestra teacher Ariane Pegler is working with Art teachers Kristen Roberts and Lucas Thomas to create a gallery walk where you can enjoy performances, art and accompanying treats! Be sure to see the Middle School and High School Bands and Orchestras starting at 6:30, then walk through the hallways and find classrooms dedicated to examples of Baroque, Classical, Romantic, 20th Century, Contemporary, Holiday chamber music and artwork that goes along with those time periods. All performances will be repeated so you don’t have to miss a thing. The middle and high school ensembles will be performing at the beginning and end of the concert program.
You won’t want to miss a moment!


Child Care During Board Meeting

Free childcare is being offered during Stargate School Board of Directors Meeting on December 20, 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.


Stargate Annual Campaign

At Stargate Charter School, we’ve spent more than 20 years building a nurturing and thoughtful educational community for intellectually gifted learners and their families. It is a place where academic excellence is valued, and learning is celebrated as a lifelong process. We support the unique academic and social needs of each student, and encourage students to share their passions and values with openness and civility. Choosing Stargate as your family’s school of choice shows your investment in your student’s education. We ask you to consider investing in that education with a financial donation to Stargate during our year long Annual Campaign.


As a charter school, Stargate receives funding provided through Federal, State and local District funds based on enrollment levels on a per pupil basis. In Colorado, charter schools receive ~20% less funds per pupil than their traditional counterparts for school operations. To cover the difference, Stargate has three major fundraising efforts: (1) the Annual Campaign, (2) the Fall Fundraiser, and (3) the Spring Gala. All three fundraising efforts must be successful to meet the difference. Money from this important campaign supplements our funding gap by supporting the purchase of classroom supplies, instructional materials, technology updates, lunch tables, auditorium seating, and everything in between.


Please consider a tax deductible donation of $300 per family as an investment that will benefit our children for years to come. Our campaign runs through the entire 2017-2018 school year. You can make a one-time donation or set up monthly recurring donations using our online, secure donation site located here or drop off a check made out to "Stargate" at either front office.


Many companies match charitable donations; we encourage you to explore if your company provides this benefit. If you have questions about matching gifts, please contact the Stargate Chief Financial Officer, Lynne Allen, at 303-450-3936 or via email: lynne.allen@stargateschool.org.


Every student counts. Every gift counts. Every dollar donated to Stargate stays at Stargate!


Stargate Fundraising

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 Holidays 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: ww.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.

There is a Google Chrome extension that you can install that will always change your Amazon URL to smile.amazon:



Upcoming events

"Double"Dining Out Night - Tuesday, December 19th

Our next dining out night on Tuesday, December 19th features TWO choices near each other - Chipotle located at 951 E. 120th Ave. Suite A in Thornton, CO (4:00pm -8:00pm) OR Panda Express located at 901 E. 120th Ave, Unit A in Thornton, CO (4:00pm - 7:00pm). Bring in the flyer, located here, or show it on your smartphone or tell the cashier you’re supporting Stargate to make sure that the proceeds go to Stargate School. Chipotle will donate 50% of the proceeds and Panda Express will donate 20%.


Great Stocking Stuffer - Denver Nuggets Spirit Night, Friday, February 23rd

Calling all hoops fans! Join Stargate Fundraising at the Pepsi Center when the Denver Nuggets host the San Antonio Spurs, Friday February 23, 2018. Game starts at 7pm. Prices have been discounted with a portion of each ticket sold going back to support Stargate. Lower Level seats are $54 and Upper Level seats are $28. Tickets can be purchased online at:  https://nuggets.teamkse.com/stargate/

Please direct any questions to: fundraising@stargateschool.org


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

CRC meets next Wednesday, December 13th at 8:15am at Daylight Donuts. The meeting is open to everyone and should last approximately one hour. If you would like to be added to our distribution list, please email crc@stargateschool.org . Chili Cook-Off and Bingo are in the works! Save the date for January 26, 6:00pm in the Elementary Commons.