Hischke's Happenings! 10/17/16

posted Oct 25, 2016, 2:06 PM by Jane Baker   [ updated Oct 25, 2016, 2:06 PM ]

Upcoming Events

October 18 Coffee with C at 8:20 am in the Elementary Commons

October 20 & 21 1/2 Students at the Adams Mystery Playhouse

October 21 Kindergartners to the Berry Patch Farms

October 21st: Skate City Glow Party. Find the flyer and details here.

October 25 General Music Concert

October 25 School Picture Retakes 8am-10am

October 27 Anxiety in Children-Lyndsey Collins

October 27 and 28 Dinosaur Ridge Field Trips for 3rd and 4th grades

Coffee with C

Tomorrow, October 18th, at 8:20 am our Executive Director, Josh Cochran, will host a Coffee with C. This meeting will take place in the Elementary Commons. Members of our Governing Board will be in attendance to discuss our Stakeholder Update,  Strategic Plan and Goals for the year and Josh will give an update on our School Performance Framework that is being released by Colorado Department of Education.

Battle of the Books - For 5th Grade Students

Information is going home today regarding Battle of the Books. This is a district competition between all the schools in Adams12 and we are excited to bring the program back to Stargate. It will start on November 3 and run through the month of April. Each child is responsible for reading a minimum of 7 pre-selected books and will be required to develop comprehension questions for each book. This is an exciting program for our student who love to read.


Monday, October 31st the Elementary Building will operate on a Wednesday schedule to accommodate the afternoon Halloween parties. All elementary students are allowed to dress up for Halloween and we will have a Costume Parade to start the day. Parents are welcome to sit in the Auditorium seating in the Elementary Commons for the parade starting at 7:55am.  In looking at costume options, please consider the following rules:

  • No scary costumes

  • No costumes that cover faces/conceal identity

  • No weapons

  • No costumes that will not allow a student to function normally in a classroom setting

  • Also - Clown costumes have been banned by Adams12 this year due to the recent threats this year and social media concerns.

Fundraising Committee

Box Tops - Announcing the winning class: Mrs. Arce's class won with 1,428!

Longmont Dairy Milk Caps - Announcing the winning class: Mrs. Falace's class is the big winner with 627!

Thank you to Meredith Kotschau and Jan Weingardt for coordinating our fundraising efforts for Box Tops and Longmont Dairy Milk Caps, respectively. We earn several thousand dollars for these efforts over the school year.

Upcoming events

October 24th: Stargate Spirit Wear sale begins. Order forms and info is located here.

Anxiety in Children-Lyndsey Collins  

Anxiety disorders affect one in eight children. Research shows that untreated children with anxiety disorders are at higher risk to perform poorly in school, miss out on important social experiences, and engage in substance abuse. Come see how the Stargate Elementary mental health team teaches students how to deal with stress and anxiety.

Presenter: Lyndsey Collins, School Psychologist

Date: Thursday October 27: 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm

Place: Elementary Cafeteria

*Eagles Landing will be available for children ages four-years-old and up who are potty trained. Please sign up here for the talk as well as indicate Eagle’s Landing needs.

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