C Notes 1/29/18

posted Jan 29, 2018, 3:21 PM by Jane Baker

Thanks you to the CRC and all of our chili chef’s for an incredible Chili Cook-off and Bingo Night. Thank you to Mr. Johnson for his Bingo calling skills and 10th grader Austin Fay for his programming skills on the interactive bingo game board he developed.  I was truly impressed with the wide variety of chili and flavors! As usual, the CRC was so organized and it made for an amazing night!

Repurposing the Current Adroit Spaces into Quiet/Study Spaces

When Adroit moves into its new location next year, we will repurpose the current Adroit Spaces into Quiet Study Spaces. Please join us Tuesday January 30th at 6:30pm in the Elementary Commons for a session to talk about the quiet / study spaces (where Adroit is currently being taught) in both the Elementary and Secondary Buildings. We will have a brief 10-minute Q & A session and then you can look at the current Adroit space in Elementary AND Secondary buildings to give suggestions/ideas/wants, etc. Please bring your students, too! We hope to have as many parents/community members as possible join us this coming Tuesday!

Accountability Committee

Thank you to all who participated in this year’s survey.  We set a new record for participation with 559 responses!  Congratulations to Steph Trzaska and Lucas Thomas, winners of the parent and staff Amazon gift card drawings.

Adams 12 Gifted Parent Presentation

“Embracing The Whole Gifted Child”with Patty Gatto-Walden

February 8, 2017 6:00-7:30pm

ESC Training Center

Come join us for a one hour session as Patty Gatto-Walden talks about the issues facing our students today and how to support them at school and at home.

Community Relations Committee Update

Winners of the 2018 All-Stargate Chili Cook-off are:

Sonja Gill - Red

Dita Darrah - Green

Jennifer Greenlee - Exotic/Other

And Student Chef - Tyler Min

Thank you to all of our volunteers, Chili Judges and especially Eric Johnson and Austin Fay for running a phenomenal Bingo night with assistance from Emilie Johnson and Paul Marx! Special thanks to Mark Hoopes and Katherine Horne for the Chili-side Fun & Games with our student volunteers. Thank you to our tireless CRC volunteers: Stacy Tempas, Claire McDonell, Molly Happs, Julie Sadler, Trang Siska, PJ Magin, Liz Friedenson, Andrea Smith, Tami Pippert, Kathy von Rosenberg, Vicki Dare and so many more.

Everyone is welcome to join us at our next meeting: February 14, 2018 at 8:15am at Daylight Donuts. Please contact crc@stargateschool.org with any questions.

Stargate Fundraising Committee

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!


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.

Eagle's Landing will be providing childcare from 4:30 pm to 11:30 pm for Gala attendees for a minimal fee of $10 per child for the entire evening. Sign up when you register for the Gala.

Rooms are available at The Omni at the special rate of $99.00! If you are interested in booking a room please contact the Omni reservations department directly after February 1st (1-800-THE-OMNI) and reference “Stargate” or via online registration (coming soon).

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

Box Tops and Longmont Dairy Milk Caps

Get ready for our next Box Tops + Longmont Dairy Milk Caps contest! The contest runs from February 12th thru February 16th. Both of these items can be turned in to your child's homeroom teacher, to the Elementary front desk or the boxes/containers located in the Secondary building. Insert the Box Top labels or clean milk caps 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.


Tyson Labels

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 will be established soon.


Upcoming Events

Box Tops + Longmont Dairy Milk Caps Contest - ends February 16th

Stargate Spirit Night with the Denver Nuggets  - February 23rd

Stargate Gala - March 10th

CycleBar - March 18th


Next Meeting - Stargate Fundraising Committee

There will be a Stargate Fundraising Committee meeting on Thursday, February 1st at 6pm at Panera Bread, at The Orchard's. This meeting is open to the community - we would love to have you join our committee!! Please contact fundraising@stargateschool.org for more information.


Order Yearbooks Now!

It's not too late to order your elementary, middle or high school yearbook! Don't miss out on a great way to commemorate all your wonderful Stargate memories.You must pay online through Pictavo in order to get your book; cash or check are no longer accepted. As with last year, we will not order extras.

  • Elementary K-5 $55 (plus tax/fees)

Ordering Information commpe.pictavo.com - enter Stargate Charter and the K-5 will pop up, click Go>Shop My School>Yearbooks  

Final deadline to order is March 16.

  • Middle School: $55 (plus tax/fees)

They can be personalized for an additional charge.

Order here: Stargate Charter 6-8-Yearbooks-Pictavo Community

March 1 is the deadline to order.

  • High School: $56 (plus tax/fees)

They can be personalized for an additional charge.

Just go here to order

March 1 is the deadline to order

Interested in joining middle school or high school band or orchestra for 2018-2019?  

If your current 5th through 11th grade student is interested in joining band or orchestra next school year, please contact ariane.pegler@stargateschool.org to get more information.  From  beginners to experienced musicians, we have the ensemble for your student at any grade.  We will have some times open for your child to try out instruments in the Secondary Building’s music room (see below).  If these times do not work, please stop by Universal Music on 104th to try out an instrument or email ariane.pegler@stargateschool.org to try to schedule a time.  Also, check out my page for more information regarding classes and placement.

If your child will be in high school next year and is an intermediate to advanced level and currently does not have me for class, please contact me ASAP!  There will be an audition only high school ensemble next year, the Chamber Ensemble, a mixture of strings, woodwinds, brass, and percussion.  I have excerpts that your child needs ASAP to practice and audition on soon.  I can email this to your child.  I will also have another high school ensemble that will also be a combination of strings, woodwinds, brass, and percussion, which will be called the Instrumental Ensemble for any level.  There is also the Middle School Band and Orchestra, and the Beginning Ensemble for beginners in middle school.

  • 1/31 Before school from 7:30-8:10am

  • 2/1  Before school from 7:30-8:10am

  • 2/2  Before school from 7:30-8:10am, during 12-12:30pm and after school until 4:30pm

  • 2/5  Before school from 7:30-8:10am, during 12-12:30pm and after school until 4:30pm

  • 2/6   After school until 4:30pm

  • 2/12  Before school from 7:30-8:10am and after school until 4:30pm

  • 2/13  After school until 4:30pm

Heart & Sole (a Girls on the Run Program for 6-8th grade girls)

Coming this spring to Stargate Middle School!

Parents: One additional coach is needed to really make the program a success. You won't be alone - we will work as a team! Please contact Tami Pippert at tlpippert@gmail.com if interested.

High School Girls: interested in being a junior coach and acting as a role model for middle school girls? Please contact Tami Pippert at tlpippert@gmail.com if you'd like more information about what is involved.

So… What is Girls on the Run Heart & Sole?

Stretch yourself – physically, mentally, socially and emotionally. Girls will be inspired to a lifetime of self-respect and a healthy lifestyle through an innovative program that combines training for a 3.1 mile run/walk race with fun, self empowerment lessons. This program promotes individual achievement and self–confidence. Girls gain self-esteem and learn healthy lifestyle habits while training for a 5K run/walk race.

Online registration will start February 5.

Space is open for 16 girls. Practices are twice a week for 90 minutes on Mondays and Thursdays after school. Practice begins the week of March 5th and runs through week of May 14th. We will be training for the Colfax 5k on May 19.