C Notes 2/26/18

posted Feb 26, 2018, 3:16 PM by Jane Baker   [ updated Feb 26, 2018, 3:16 PM ]

We have our first ever high school athletic team that is headed to State! In the fall we had two individual Cross Country runners that qualified for state and yesterday we were notified that our High School Girls Basketball team will play in the State tournament this weekend! Please wish them well as they head down to Centauri High School (20 miles south of Alamosa) to play Friday night!

We look forward to seeing many of our middle school families this week during Night of Notables. Not sure what a Notable is? Come to the Secondary any evening this week at 6pm to check it out!  On Wednesday at 8:15am you can see first and second graders present their Biography Bottle Buddy Presentations!  So much rich History from our student’s perspective!

Join us for upcoming Community Engagement opportunities with the Governance Board and Administration.

  • 6:30pm Wednesday, March 7th,  Finance Town Hall in Elementary Commons 
  • 8:15am Thursday, March 8th Coffee with the C----FO (CFO) - Finance Town Hall in Elementary Commons
  • 6:30pm Monday, March, 19th Board Communication and OCR Progress Updates in Elementary Commons
  • 8:15am Friday, April 6th Coffee with C Board Communication and OCR Progress Updates in Elementary Commons 

Upcoming Emergency Drills: Each school year, we work with our partners at Adams 12 and the Thornton Police Department to complete emergency drills. In the wake of the tragic events in Parkland, Florida, we wanted to communicate to everyone that Stargate will be conducting our spring Lockdown in the month of March. Per Adams 12 District policy, 3510.2.5 - All schools shall complete an annual unannounced lockdown drill involving the Operations/Security Services Department and local law enforcement staff between January 1 and April 30 of each school year. While we do not have the exact date/time, we did want to communicate with families that the drill will happen in March and we will follow up with families once the drill has occured to alleviate any stress. Please visit the emergency preparedness site to find more information.  

Have a great week!




Community communications will be sent through School Messenger instead of Infinite Campus beginning this month. Please add:  stargate@adams12.org to your approved email list.


Accountability Committee

The data charts from this year’s parent survey have been posted to the website.  Thanks again to all those who participated!  The School Accountability Committee will be presenting recommendations and summary details at the State of the School on April 11 at 6:30pm in the Secondary Commons.


Stargate Fundraising Committee


Gala Raffle - WIN a PARKING SPOT!!!

Win a dedicated (24/7, 365 days/year) Parking Space located in one of the Stargate School parking lots (NOT in the loop, location TBD), winner gets to pick and paint their spot (valid for the 2018-2019 school year, painting must be approved by school administration)! Ticket price: One ticket = $15, Two tickets = $20, Three tickets = $30. Look for purchase envelopes in Monday folders and/or distributed by Advance teachers for MS/HS. The drawing will be held on Saturday, March 10th, 2018 at the Stargate Gala. Winner does not need to be present to win.   

Stargate Fundraising Raffle sponsored by Hord | Coplan | Macht



Stargate Gala 2018 - Registration closes on 2/27 at midnight!!

Registration for the 2018 Gala closes on 2/27!! Use the form here to secure your spot. Tickets are $75 each or purchase a table for 10 people for $730.  The dinner menu is located here. Contact fundraising@stargateschool.org for more info or if you have trouble with the online registration form.

Consider sponsoring one of our teachers!! As a token of our appreciation for the Stargate School teachers and staff, our goal is for all teachers to attend the Annual Gala at no cost.  To do this, we ask that families sponsor them by purchasing tickets on their behalf.  Your sponsorship will cover the cost of one teacher's ticket/meal so they can attend this amazing event - thank you!

Eagle's Landing will be providing childcare at Stargate 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:  https://www.omnihotels.com/hotels/denver-interlocken/meetings/stargate-gala


2018 Gala 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 Gala Silent Auction Donations

Click here for information about how to donate silent auction items. This is the last week for donations!!!

2018 Gala Art Contest Program Front Cover

Congratulations to Joanna Chen, Grand Winner of the Student Art Contest. Look for Joanna's lovely watercolor on the Gala program cover. Other winning artwork will be on display during the March 10 Gala. Thank you to all Artists that submitted artwork!

Dining out Night -  Tuesday, February 27th

Menchie's Frozen Yogurt (3pm -8pm), Rusty Bucket Restaurant (all day) and Crushed Red Pizza and Salad (5pm-8pm), are hosting a Stargate Dining Out Night, all are located at The Orchard's. Each of these great venues will donate a portion of their sales to Stargate; show or bring the flyer located here or mention Stargate. Show your support for Stargate - wear your Stargate Spirit Wear!!!

Tyson Labels - Now thru May 1st

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 are available in both buildings.


CycleBar (indoor cycling) - March 18th

Workout and raise $$ for Stargate on Sunday, March 18th at 12:30 pm. 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 - our first event raised $800 for Stargate and we had a blast!! 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/2DuaJPH (link is case sensitive). Max 49 riders. The ride starts at 12:30 pm.

CycleBar is located at :14215 Orchard Parkway, Suite 400 Westminster, CO 80023, near the new TJ Maxx/Home Goods/Petsmart shopping center. Thank you Charles and Barbra Duncan for setting this up!

The First Annual Stargate High School After Prom Fundraiser
 is coming:March 1st - April 10th

The High School students will be selling Mazzotti Farms Patio Pots and Hanging Baskets to raise money for the parent sponsored After-Prom. After-Prom provides a safe, alcohol and drug-free environment where kids can celebrate their Prom night from 11:00 - 2:00 a.m. A portion of the profits will also go towards general school-wide needs.

They will make great gifts for Mother's Day, teacher appreciation, or to spruce up your yard for springtime! Look for your order form in Monday folders or your mailbox starting the week of March 4th. Online ordering will also be available.


Spirit Night with the Denver Nuggets  - Thank you to all attendees!

Stargate made $605 from this event. Thank you Deb DeMuth for setting this up!


Next Fundraising Meeting: Thursday, March 1st, 6pm at Panera Restaurant at The Orchards. All are welcome and encouraged to attend.



Community Relations Committee
Are you ready for some Dodgeball?  The 11th annual Stargate Dodgeball Tournament is set for April 6 and 7 in the Field House! Elementary and Secondary students and teachers can play on a team or watch and cheer on your friends.  


The Secondary teams will hit the courts on Friday, April 6 from 4:00-9:00 while the Elementary teams hit it hard Saturday morning from 10:00-2:00.  


Team sign-ups will be available soon and sent out and posted for the community.  Save the date and start planning your team!

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


Take the Adams 12 online survey:

2017-18 Adams 12 Parent Engagement Survey www.adams12.org/parentsurvey

School Access Code: stargate

Along with the Stargate Stakeholder Survey that was conducted in January, you have the option of participating in the Adams 12 Parent Engagement and Satisfaction Survey. The Survey is now open and we highly encourage you to provide feedback on how we are doing as a school.

  • The school access code is required to begin the survey. Copy/paste or type the school code on the survey landing page. When you begin the taking the survey, it will confirm your school name at the top of the page.

  • The anonymous survey is open between Feb. 12 and March 2, 2018.

  • The survey is expected to take between 5-10 minutes and can be taken in English, Spanish or nine other languages.

  • You will have access to survey results for your school in April 2018.

  • Survey data is benchmarked nationally and compared to the Five Star staff survey to create a comprehensive understanding of the school’s culture and climate.

Our Accountability Committee will utilize this additional data to make recommendations to the administration and governing board. Thank you in advance for taking this important survey as we work together to continue to elevate the way we serve your child in every classroom, every day.