C Notes 5/14/18

posted May 14, 2018, 3:42 PM by Jane Baker   [ updated May 16, 2018, 6:38 AM by Laura Karstens ]

We have truly had an incredible year! I am so proud of the amazing accomplishments that our students and staff have earned. I want to thank the entire community for investing in our students! When we give them our time, support and guidance they can do amazing things!

It has been an honor and privilege to serve as the leader of this school for the past 6 years! I am so thankful to be part of this wonderful community and look forward to our future work. I know that Stargate can accomplish anything when we keep our focus on what really matters... Our Kids!

I hope that as we close the chapter on this school year and take the time to reflect we realize that Henry Ford said it best, Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success.”

Here is to our current and many years of future success at Stargate!

A few successes from this year include....

  • 3A Knowledge Bowl State Champions

  • Fundraising: The parent-led fundraising committee, through the joint efforts of the annual campaign, GALA, and myriad of other fundraising events throughout the calendar year, have raised over $236,000 dollars during this school calendar year.

  • Battle of the Books MS team took 1st place at the District Competition - Joel Gaikwad, Alex Goin, Erin Stander, and Aelora Winkelhake

  • Brain Bowl: 6th and 7th grade teams finished 7th in State Finals, 8th grade team finished 12th.

  • Geography Bee - Stargate 7th grade student Garrett Fleischmann took 1st place at the state National Geographic Bee

  • Spelling Bee - Cheyenne Trujillo won the District Spelling Bee and finished in the top ten out of 281 total participants at the State Bee  

  • Science Olympiad: Stargate Science Olympiad team took the 5th place at the State Science Olympiad Competition.

  • MathCounts: Our Mathcounts team led by Mr. Haney took 2nd place in the District finals competition at Adams 12 and in the individual competition, Donavon Facey took 1st

  • Mock Trial team qualified for State! Led by Mr. Fulton and a 2nd place finish at their regional meet. The team was also honored with the Professionalism Award

  • HS Girls Basketball qualified for State Playoffs

  • HS Cross Country and Track qualified for the State Meet

  • 5th Annual Art Show: More than 400 pieces of student-created art were displayed across campus

  • 2nd Annual Adroit Day: Over 1350 students, staff and community members showed off their passion in our 2nd annual Adroit Expo! The bands, food trucks, projects, sun, and smiles made this incredible day one we will never forget!

  • 2nd Annual International Festival: The World Language Department hosted the 2nd annual International Festival with hundreds of students displaying food, facts, history, and culture for their peers and parents to enjoy.

  • 5th graders attended the 9th Annual Colorado Rockies Weather & Science Day at Coors Field. The Rockies teamed up with 9News, Steve Spangler Science, Lockheed Martin and Colorado State University to incorporate physics, math, and meteorology into a fun event before the game.

  • Performing Arts

    • High School Orchestra earned Best in Class and the Band earned Runner-up for 3A schools at CHSAA Winter Park venue performance

    • Middle School Orchestra went to the CHSAA Festival in Colorado Springs and earned straight I ratings, the highest possible score

    • Mr. Sergeeff, our talented students, and over 1400 guests attended 4 sold out shows of the incredible performance of Grease!

  • Next year we will Graduate our first class of Seniors!

Join me for the last Coffee with C of the year on May 22, 2018. This will be our Volunteer Tea and BIG THANK YOU to the Outstanding Volunteers that have gone above and beyond for our community! We invite everyone to join us from 8am-9am in the K-5 commons to celebrate the gift of time!

I hope everyone has an amazing last few weeks of school and has a safe and enjoyable summer!




Community communications are sent through School Messenger. Please add:  stargate@adams12.org to your approved email list.


Lost and Found
Please ask your student to check the lost and found in all buildings. Items left after May 24 will be donated to charity.


Elementary Library Announcements
ALL library books were due back to the Library LAST WEEK..  Please return them all for inventory.

Skate City Summer Skating Cards - Stargate fundraising will be selling Skate City Summer cards for just $3 (Stargate gets $1 for every card sold or $2 per card for more than 200 cards sold)! Anybody with a card can  skate all summer long for just $1 admission (skate rental additional) during any open skate session. They are available at the front desk in both Elementary and Secondary buildings.


We have a few more days left in the 2017-18 school year. Please take a moment to check your Infinite Campus account under fees to see if you have a balance.  All unpaid school fees should be paid in full by June 15th so we can close our 2017-2018 school year finances. Monthly statements will be sent out again on June 1st.  If you have questions regarding your account, feel free to contact jane.baker@stargateschool.org and she will be happy to provide assistance where needed.

For the 2018-2019 school year, most of the school year fees will be posted by July 1st for parents to see and pay over the summer if interested.  We have decided to post the fees earlier so that you are aware of student(s) fees before registration in August. Registration will be online and fees will need to be paid at that time.


Biking and Walking to School - The nice weather allows many of our students the chance to bike or walk to school. Please remember to use extra caution in the mornings and after school. Please let the cyclist know what you are doing by using your turn signals and stopping before turning right on red. A reminder to those biking to school to remember to use hand signals, wear a helmet, exit the school at the stop light near student parking. Thanks to everyone for keeping our students safe.


Community Relations Committee

The Community Relations Committee (CRC) would like to thank all of our wonderful volunteers for another busy year! Thank you, everyone, for contributing to making the Teacher Appreciation week a success! We could not do all of it without your support! If you would like to be added to our email list, contact CRC@stargateschool.org. We have plans for the summer - Meet and Greet on June 30th for new and existing Stargate Families as well as a special Meet and Greet/Movie Night on August 4th!

For the 8th grade continuation ceremony, we have several key leaders lined up but still need some help, especially from 7th grade parents who are willing to 'pay it forward' so 8th grade families can enjoy their evening. Sign up at http://bit.ly/8thGradeHelp2018

Be on the look-out for a special email blast with information about Harry Potter contests. Rules and information will be released soon so that kids have something exciting to work on over the summer!


Stargate Fundraising Committee

Stargate "Rise As 1" t-shirts for sale

Stargate Fundraising Committee will be selling purple "Rise As 1" Stargate t-shirts. These are adult sizes (S-XXL), for the low price of $10 each (cash or check made out to "Stargate"). Contact fundraising@stargateschool.org or meet us on Wednesday, 5/16 at 6pm before the Board of Directors meeting in the Secondary building. Wear Purple, Support Stargate!


Upcoming Events

1) Pinot's Palette event has been moved to August. More info to come over the summer via email!

2)  Skate City Summer Skating Cards - Stargate fundraising will be selling Skate City Summer cards for just $3 (Stargate gets $1 for every card sold or $2 per card for more than 200 cards sold)! Anybody with a card can  skate all summer long for just $1 admission (skate rental additional) during any open skate session. These are on sale now, look for flyers in Monday folders. Families can send back requests to purchase and $$ for cards via Monday folders, cards will be sent home the following week via Monday folder. Parents can ALSO stop by either front office to purchase.

3) K-5 School Supply Kits - Our sale starts today, Monday, May 14th and runs thru June 15th. We are using a new supplier, 1st Day School Supplies. We have partnered with them to provide you the exact school supplies you need for next year....Plus it is a fundraiser for our school. All you have to do is click the link here to purchase supplies for next year.  The order deadline is June 15. The direct link is: http://www.1stdayschoolsupplies.com/kits.php?sid=1177942


Accountability Committee

The March 31st KPI report has been posted to the website.  Please email accountability@stargateschool.org if you have any questions.


Indian Dance Fundraiser for Brent’s Place May 28, 2018
Following 6 kids from Stargate are coming together on May 28th, 2018 at 4:00 pm to perform Indian classical dance as a fundraiser for Brent's Place which is a before and after care center for families of kids with cancer and is based out of Denver.
- Krisha Udeshi (2nd Grade)
- Sanchaya Rajaraman (2nd Grade)
- Anushka Udeshi (7th Grade)
- Aarya Lakshmanan (7th Grade)
- Nandini Nema (8th Grade)
- Samyukta Rajaraman (9th Grade)
This is a 2-hour show for which they have practiced relentlessly for over 6 months and will be performing to live music with musicians from India. The show is at the D.L Parsons Theater, Northglenn.  It is a free event with a suggested donation of $15/person and all funds thus raised go to Brent's Place


Host Families Needed

Open your heart and home to the world!  Host families are needed for the 2018-2019 school year for exchange students from around the world!  This year Stargate has been home to three exchange students and they have all thoroughly enjoyed their experience!  We would love to place more students at Stargate for next year but are in need of host families! All of our students come with insurance, spending money, and the desire to learn about the U.S.  Please contact Rachel at 303-916-6781 for more information about hosting!