C Notes December 12, 2016

posted Dec 12, 2016, 4:51 PM by Jane Baker   [ updated Dec 12, 2016, 7:15 PM ]

C Notes 12/12/16

The school year has absolutely flown by and it is hard to imagine that we only have 4 days left of school in 2016. Our school has had so many wonderful moments the past year and I look forward to what 2017 will hold.

I hope everyone will join our staff and students on Thursday in one of my most favorite traditions of the holiday season. UGLY SWEATER DAY! Everyone is encouraged to join us (and Mr. Ryan) in the fun this Thursday!!!!!

With the successful passage of the Adams 12 Bond, we will have over $5 million dollars that can be spent on Capital Construction needs. The money cannot be spent on paying for our existing building or on staff salaries/benefits. The governance board and I would love your feedback as to what type of capital construction needs you would like for Stargate to invest in. We will hold a community engagement night on January 11th at 5:30PM in the Secondary Commons. If you are unable to attend the 11th, please feel free to submit ideas electronically by clicking here.  

Thank you to the entire community for your continued support and dedication to our students’ education! It is the relationships that we build, based on trust and what is best for kids that make our community the wonderful environment it is!  I hope you all have a wonderful holiday season and spend some quality time with those closest to you!

Love Hard and Play Hard!

See you in 2017,


VIP Parking Spots

Please be aware of the three VIP parking spots that are located between the K-5 and Secondary buildings. These are available for parents to bid on at our upcoming gala if you are interested in having a reserved parking spot in the loop! Please be respectful of the parents who currently have the spots and remember they are not to be parked in during night/weekend events or used during pickup and dropoff.

Spelling Bee club - cancelled on Dec 13

High School Letters

Last month, at our Fall High School Academic and Athletic Awards, we recognized 51 High School students who earned their Stargate letter for Academics and/or Athletics.  The letters arrived today and students can pick them up at the Secondary Front Office. When we return from Winter Break, you may begin to see some Stargate High School letter jackets. Information about ordering letter jackets can be found here

CRC Committee News

Giving Tree- Thank you

Thank you Stargate families! Once again your generosity has provided many needy families with Holiday gifts this year. You helped provide gifts for 87 children and $2500 in gift cards for food. We cannot express how thankful we are for your participation in this annual event. The CRC Committee wishes you a happy holiday season!

We need your help!

The Community Relations Committee is a fun way to give back & get involved with Stargate.  If you are unable to attend meetings there are lots of volunteer opportunities. Any amount of help is greatly needed & appreciated.  For more information, e-mail us at crc@stargateschool.org

CRC Meeting Notice

The next CRC meeting is on December 14th at 8:15 am at the school in the secondary building in room 134.  We will be planning Conference food, Dodgeball & the Art Show.  Everyone is welcome to attend!

Fundraising Committee Update

Stargate Annual Campaign –

In our 22nd year of operation, we opened the doors this year to the largest gifted school in the state of Colorado – a stunning $51 million campus. The heart of Stargate remains unchanged – to combine the best efforts of parents, students and staff to provide a unique educational opportunity focused on the specialized needs of our gifted children. Every Stargate family and loyal supporter has an opportunity to assist Stargate as we venture forward with this bold vision by contributing to the Stargate Annual Campaign.

Stargate, as a charter school, receives funding provided through Federal, State and local District funds based on enrollment levels on a per pupil basis. In Colorado, charter schools receive less than 100% of the funds allocated to their traditional counterparts for school operations. This equates to approximately 20% less per student at Stargate. Stargate has three major fundraising efforts: (1) the Annual Campaign, (2) the Fall Fundraiser, and (3) the Spring Gala. All three fundraising efforts must be successful to meet the difference. The Stargate Annual Campaign is an opportunity to show your support by making a one-time gift OR setting up a monthly contribution using our secure, online donation page accessible from the Stargate Fundraising webpage. Please consider a tax deductible donation of $300 per family as an investment in future programs and technology that will benefit our children for years to come.  Make an online, secure donation today here.

Upcoming events:

Dining Out Night - Big City Burrito, January 10th, 7:00 am - 9:00 pm

13648 Orchard Parkway, Westminster, CO 80023

Big City Burrito (near the Lowe's shopping center in Westminster on 136th and Huron) - is a great local business!! When you purchase your meal on January 10thjust mention "Stargate" and drop your receipt into the donation box at the restaurant, and 20% of your meal cost will be donated back to Stargate School Fundraising. You can also "RSVP" at this link so that the restaurant will know how many people are planning on attending:

Meal Page: http://www.groupraise.com/events/14869

Spirit Wear Delivery: Spirit Wear orders placed in November will be delivered this week. Items will either be delivered to your child’s homeroom/advisory or to the grade level front desk depending on what you specified on your order form. Thank you Rachel Winter for leading this effort!

Stargate Annual Fundraising Gala: Invitations for our annual Spring Gala, scheduled for Saturday, February 11th, 2017, have been sent out (digital or paper versions , depending on what you specified). For more information or to register for this event please visit our information/registration page here.

We are also preparing Class Baskets or Art Projects for each class (or grade level for secondary school). These AMAZING baskets, along with our Teacher Adventures, are one-of-a-kind treasures! We appreciate each and every donation - whether it be volunteer time, basket contributions or help with an art project.

If you have a business or wish to help promote a business that you frequent, we are looking for sponsors and donations. We are looking for all kinds of items - weekend getaways at your condo or mountain getaway are highly desired. If you have a business please consider a donation and in return we will promote your business; for example, gift certificates to local businesses, services such as house cleaners, dance and music lessons, massage therapy, health and beauty, legal services and much more. More details, sponsor information as well as details on Silent Auction item donation can be found here  (at the bottom of the page).

Applause Please

Chipotle Dining Out Night: Thank you for your support during our dining out night at Chipotle - Stargate made $1243.00!!!!

Come be a part of it - Fundraising Committee Meeting Notice

Our next gala planning meeting will be on Wednesday, December  14th , 6:00 pm in the Stargate Secondary Building.  This meeting is open to our entire community and we are actively looking for more volunteers. If you are unable to attend but would like to find out more about the Fundraising Committee, please email us at fundraising@stargateschool.org