C Notes 2/27/17

posted Mar 8, 2017, 6:02 AM by Jane Baker

MathCounts Dominates at chapter competition!  Of the 120 students from 18 schools at the Chapter competition last Saturday: Stargate won the team competition (Donavon Facey, Jacob Hofer, Jacob Lei, and Natalie Stone), Donavon Facey took 1st in the individual competition, Natalie Stone placed 4th and Jacob Hofer placed 7th in the Countdown Round, we had 8 of the top 18 students, and all 10 team members qualified for the State competition on March 18.

Ten (the maximum allowed) is the most students Stargate has ever qualified for State (and, needless to say, the most of any school ever from our Chapter).

In addition to the four students named above, the rest of our team members are 8th graders Scott Enriquez and Amie Nguyen; 7th graders Andrew Dunstan and Megha Kumar; and 6th graders Jeremy Huang and Allison Xin.  (Max Kulbida gave up his spot at the competition because his State swim meet was also Saturday.)

Thank you to Mr. Haney for all his hard work and leadership with our Mathletes! Good Luck at State!

Our Winter sports seasons wrapped up last week. Thank you to Mr. Varel, Mr. DeFord and Ms. Lotkowski for their great leadership with our Middle School Girls Basketball teams! We had the most players in our programs history and they did a great job of including everyone! The ‘A’ team won in the first round of the tournament and lost a heartbreaker in the semi finals!

Our Boys and Girls High School Basketball season ended last week as well. The Boys finished the season with an 11-4 record and lost in the championship game in the season ending tournament. The girls finished with a 6-11 record and played hard all season despite many games vs. teams with full rosters of juniors and seniors! The future's looking bright for our High School athletic teams as we enter CHSAA  competition next year as at 3A team in the Confluence League.

Coed High School Track and Girls High School Soccer begins today after school! Players must be registered online-HERE.  High School games and information can be found on the High School Athletic webpage. Middle School Girls Soccer and Middle School Boys Baseball begins March 13. Players must be registered online-HERE. Game schedules and information can be found on our Middle School Athletic webpage

Traffic Reminders for Elementary Parents.... Use the Red Lane to Drop Off at the K-5.... Please use the Entire Red Lane for drop off and not stop early to drop off your child. The Yellow Lane should be for those driving through to drop off at the Secondary Building. Cross only at the Crosswalk closest to the K-5. Do not use the Yellow Lane to Merge over and try to drop off at the K-5. This causes congestion, means you are impatient and NOBODY likes a lane Cutter! Please only drop off your child when you are pulled over and next to the curb! If you have to get out of your vehicle to help your child, The Loop is not for you. Please park in the lot if your kiddo needs extra assistance! See the image below for a helpful guideline....


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Stargate Theatre Presents Disney’s Beauty and the Beast Over 70 Stargate Middle and High School Students are participating!

This production is directed and choreographed by Christopher Sergeeff and it is going to be a fabulous production! I have heard the students practicing and it will be a show that is remembered for years.

It is showing on March 15 - 18 with all four shows starting at 7:00 PM. It will be held in the K-5 Commons. Tickets are $8 for students and $10 for adults and all proceeds go back into the Stargate Drama Program.  Stay tuned for more information about when and where to get your tickets.

You will not want to miss it!

Lost and Found

Please check out the lost and found tables in both buildings.  Unclaimed lost and found items will be donated over Spring Break.

Yearbooks - Limited Time Only

Kids grow up so fast, so let's make sure those memories last forever! Even if you missed that early bird special, it's not too late to buy a yearbook! Yearbooks are on sale for $56 for the K-5 yearbook, $55 for the Middle School yearbook, and $56 for the High School yearbook until March 10. We are not ordering extras, so get one now and don't miss out.

K-5: http://community.pictavo.com/c/311903

Middle: http://community.pictavo.com/c/311595

High School: http://community.pictavo.com/c/311591

Last day to order is March 10th!


Elementary PARCC/CMAS Testing Dates

It’s almost time for testing season. The Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) and the Colorado Measure of Academic Success (CMAS) will start on March 14.

Here are the dates for all of the assessments:

PARCC for all 3rd through 5th grade students  - March 14, 16, 17, 20, 21, 23, and 24

We will start with four math assessments and then complete three english language assessments.

CMAS - April 10, 11, and 13

4th Grade students will take the Social Studies assessments and 5th grade students will take the science assessments. See our K-5 testing schedule here.

Secondary Computer/CMAS setup/schedule-Device Action Needed

State CMAS testing will soon be upon us. This year, in an effort to minimize testing's impact on instructional time and the number of instructional days impacted, we are going to have all students in the secondary testing at the same time. In order to do this, each student will test on their personal laptop. To set your student up for a successful testing season and support the school-wide plan to test all students at once, please be sure the following four items are in order to to ensure they are ready for testing season. The testing schedule can be found here for Secondary

1. Your student will need to download and install the test application on their computer. Please complete this with your student by Sunday, February 26th as we will be checking computer readiness the week of February 27th. Directions for this process can be found here: Windows, Mac, Chromebook. If you need support completing this step please reach out to  testsupport@stargateschool.org

2. Your student will need a computer mouse for testing.

3. Your student will need computer compatible headphones for testing.

4. Students computer battery will need to be fully changed (please send them with their charger as well).

Secondary Computer Check Out Release Form

As a Bring Your Own Device School, it is imperative that students bring their computer to school every day fully charged and ready to go.  School computers are available but only for emergencies. We have had more and more students checking out school computers because they have forgot to charge their computer, left them at home or did not feel like bringing them. Beginning March 1, 2017, students will need a Parent signed Computer Check out Release Form if they need to temporarily borrow a school computer. (Computers are checked out at the beginning of each academic period and checked back in during off hours, lunches and at the end of the day) These forms are available on the website (link here) or at the front desk.

Dodgeball is coming!  March 7th and 9th

PARENTS!!!! We are in need of referees for the dodgeball tournament for both the Secondary and Elementary nights.  Referee shifts are for one hour and as a thank you, we will provide you with a certificate to the concession stand.  Please sign up here if you would like to help with refereeing.

Elementary on Thursday: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080f4bafaa23a31-grades

Secondary on Tuesday: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080f4bafaa23a31-grades1

Volunteers are still needed - if you haven't volunteered, there is a short list http://www.signupgenius.com/go/508084cada92b0-dodgeball.  We need your help to make this event spectacular!   

You can still sign up for the spirit squads for both days. You can cheer for the teams, lead the fans in chants and hold signs to encourage teamwork, good sportsmanship and school spirit for both the players and the fans.  Anyone is welcome to join this fun and energetic group!  Pre-printed signs will be available and we encourage you to wear your Stargate spirit wear.  Spirit squad participants will need to pay the $1 admission fee at the general admission entry (east door of the field house) Signup here:http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c094caaad2ca13-dodgeball

Any Secondary student that would like to play have not signed up, please contact Claire at claire.mcdonnell@stargateschool.org.  Elementary Team sign-up is complete.  Team information, rules and waivers were sent to the Team Parents.  Please have all of the player waivers signed and turned in along with the team payment of $2 per player at the front desk of either school by Friday, March 3.   

On March 2, from 3:30-4:30, in Mrs Vaughan’s 5th grade classroom, there will be an opportunity to decorate team shirts if you are unable to do so on your own.  Please bring your own shirt.  Paint and embellishments will be provided.  The Elementary gym will also be available during this time for team practice.  Dodgeballs will be available for your use.

The next CRC meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, March 1 at 8:15 in Room 134 in the secondary building. Everyone is welcome.  For more information, please send an email to CRC@stargateschool.org.

Stargate Annual Fundraising Gala

Thank you to our generous and supportive community - parents, teachers, staff, HS Volunteers, donors, sponsors, Fundraising Committee Members and more - for supporting our annual fundraising gala! We don't have totals yet for the amount raised but we will share that with the community as soon as possible.

Stargate Gala Raffle sponsored by CIG Construction

Congratulations to Melauni Martin and family - winners of the gala raffle prize, an iPad Air 2!

Congratulations to our Box Tops for Education winning class: Mrs. Falace's class won with 708 box tops!

Upcoming Events

Stargate Group Night with the Denver Nuggets!

Denver Nuggets vs. Oklahoma City Thunder

Sunday, April 9th, 2017

3:00 PM at Pepsi Center

Discounted Ticket Pricing:

Lower Level Corner: $60 each

Upper Level Center: $27 each

*$5 of each ticket sold will go back to support Stargate Charter School

There are NO taxes or fees.

Tickets are sold on a first come, first serve basis and are subject to availability.

This offer is NOT valid at Pepsi Center Box Office or directly through Altitude Tickets.

Ticket prices are subject to change without notice.

All sales are final- no refunds or exchanges permitted.

To purchase tickets online: http://www.nuggetstix.com/stargate1617

Next Fundraising Meeting: Wednesday, March 1st, 6:00 p.m. Our meeting will occur at Stargate in the Secondary Building in the College Placement room. All community members are invited and we would love to have you join our amazing committee. Please contact fundraising@stargateschool.org if you have any questions.

2e: Twice Exceptional Film Viewing and Panel Discussion

Wed, March 8, 2017 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Summit Middle School 4655 Hanover Dr. Boulder, CO 80305

Please join a viewing of Thomas Ropelewski’s groundbreaking and award-winning documentary 2e: Twice Exceptional (54 minutes). The movie screening will be followed by audience Q & A with panelists including special education experts, gifted educators, parents and students. Come learn more about the challenges and successes of this unique type of gifted learner. Find out how teachers and parents can engage these students’ curiosities and help them build meaningful and successful social and academic connections.The link for more information is: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/twice-exceptional-movie-screening-and-panel-discussion-tickets-31653654934