C Notes 8/21/17

posted Aug 21, 2017, 3:08 PM by Jane Baker

It’s the Great American Eclipse Day!

What a great start to the school year! Thanks to all of our teachers and staff for their hard work and preparation getting our students back into the school routine. The secondary students participated in our Flight School which is two days of team building, learning the Stargate Way and acclimation to middle and high school. Thanks to our Flight Crew (11th grade student leaders) led by Ms. Krill and Ms. Walsh who led the activities and helped the 6th and 9th graders during their orientation on Wednesday.  

While we know the parking situation is not currently ideal, we are working with the owners of the corner parcel (4.5 acres) that is planned to be developed into usable retail/food/preschool and the City of Thornton on the widening of 144th Ave. While there is not a quick, or cheap fix, we appreciate your patience and understanding.

Please remember that the best option is to use the loop and drop your child off at the curb.

  • Please remember to pull completely forward.

  • Use the right lane to drop at the K-5.

  • Use the left lane to merge after the VIP spots and drop off at the secondary.

  • The VIP parking spots are an auction item from our annual Gala and are not to be parked in at anytime.

Lost and Found - No matter how old (or responsible) your child is, please write their name on the items they bring to school daily! This will help with our overflowing collection pile and allow the water bottles, coats and lunchboxes to find their owners.

High School Ultimate Frisbee - Sign up here - Stargate is starting a High School Coed Ultimate Frisbee Club this Fall!  Join us next Thursday, August 24th at 4 PM on the East Soccer Field  for an introductory practice session that will cover the fundamental aspects and skills of playing Ultimate Frisbee.  Parents of any interested students are invited to an informational meeting directly following the practice at 6 PM.   This Club is open to both female and male High School students regardless of athletic ability.  Hope to see you on the field!

Elementary Girls on the Run - Attention 3rd-5th grade girls! Girls on the Run is back for a second season and we are excited for another great year! Girls on the Run is an amazing empowerment program for girls of any ability level who want to learn about friendships, confidence, self-esteem, decision-making, and other great life skills in a positive, energetic, fun-filled environment.  The girls learn these skills while training for a 5K which we complete together at the end of the season.  So come walk, run, skip, or dance your way to a healthy and happy season with us:)  The season runs Sept. 11th-Nov. 13th on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3-4:30 and costs $170.  Scholarships are available so don't let cost prohibit you! Registration is now open at  www.girlsontherunrockies.org.  For questions, please contact Theresa Grzebinski at magpiefoy@yahoo.com

Board Meeting this Wednesday August 23, at 6:30PM in the Secondary Building. Check out the new and improved Charter 101 section where you will find great information about our school. http://charter.stargateschool.org/charter-101

Recruiting Committee News -We will soon be opening nominations and holding elections for Stargate’s Accountability Committee (SAC). This year, there will be 3 parent seats (one 1 year term and 2 two year terms) and 2 staff seats open. Nominations open September 1 – 11 and elections are September 18 – 25. If you would like more information on what the SAC does, here is their Stargate Webpage . Or you can contact the accountability committee directly at accountability@stargateschool.org OR the recruiting committee at recruiting@stargateschool.org. There will be information sessions for those who would like to meet in person to discuss during the nomination period. More details on that to follow.

Community Relations Committee News -The Community Relations Committee will hold its next meeting at Daylight Donuts (14352 Lincoln St #107) on Wednesday, September 13th at 8:15 a.m. If you are interested in joining us, please email crc@stargateschool.org to be added to our distribution list. Before that meeting, we will be helping NHS plan their first tailgate event. At the meeting we will work on Parent/Teacher Conferences and Harry Potter Night.

New volunteer interest surveys are up.

For Elementary please go to : http://bit.ly/K5VolunteerSurvey

For Secondary please go to: http://bit.ly/SecondaryVolSurvey