Hischke's Happenings! 1/23/17

posted Jan 23, 2017, 3:52 PM by Jane Baker


Conferences are taking place February 15th and 16th. Please check Homeroom Blogs for details because each team is conducting conferences differently. If you have any questions, please contact your child’s Homeroom teacher and they will be able to provide additional details.

Staff Development Day

February 17, 2017 is a Staff Development Day and there is no school for students. We hope you enjoy your extended weekend and get to have some quality family time.

Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is quickly approaching and we would like to remind parents to be aware of various allergies. Please make sure all food is correctly labeled to ensure student safety. We will operate on a Wednesday schedule and have the parties in the afternoon.

Dodgeball Tournament

Sign up by noon on Feb. 17 for the 10th Annual Stargate Dodgeball Tournament.  You can play on a team, join the cheer squad, or watch your friends, family and teachers play in the new fieldhouse!  Full or partial teams and free agents welcome! Parent and Staff Teams on each day!

Tuesday, March 7, 5:30, Middle School and High School students, parents and staff: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c094caaad2ca13-grades

Thursday, March 9, 5:30, Elementary students, parents and staff: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c094caaad2ca13-grades1

Spirit Squads for both days will be needed. You can cheer for the teams, lead the fans in chants and hold signs to encourage teamwork, good sportsmanship and school spirit!  http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c094caaad2ca13-dodgeball

Teams may choose to decorate their own T-shirts, or bring a T-shirt to decorate at school on March 2, in the Elementary Art Room from 3:30-4:30.  We'll supply the paint and embellishments…just bring your own shirt.   Teams can also practice in the Elementary gym on March 2 from 3:30-4:30.

Elementary Friday Pizza Day Volunteers

We are in need of parent volunteers to help prepare and serve food to our students on Fridays.  The hours will be 10:00 am to 12:30 pm.  If you are interested, please sign up HERE on the day(s) that will work best for you. Thank you for your support!

Girls on the Run Program

Coming this spring to Stargate!

Calling all 3rd- 5th grade girls. Come be a part of the fun!  Join us at Girls on the Run!

So… What is Girls on the Run?

Stretch yourself – physically, mentally, socially and emotionally.  Girls will be inspired to a lifetime of self-respect and a healthy lifestyle through an innovative program that combines training for a 3.1 mile run/walk race with a fun, health education lesson plan.  This program promotes individual achievement and self –confidence.  Girls gain self-esteem and learn healthy lifestyle habits while training for a 5K run/walk race.

What if I don’t like to run?

We use the term “running” loosely – girls can run, hop, skip, speed walk or dance towards their goals.  The lessons promote self-challenge instead of competition; self-worth instead of societal worth; and cooperation instead of rivalry.

Our goals for each girl are to:

Understand her place in the community.

Have strong sense of identity.

Learn how to give and receive support in a group.

Learn to stand up for herself in a healthy manner.

Have an improved body image.

Complete a 5K run/walk event in the community.

Watch for details. Online registration starts February 6.

Practices are twice a week for 90 minutes. Practice begins the week of March 6th and runs through week of May 15th.

Go to www.girlsontherunrockies.org or www.girlsontherun.org to learn more about this program

Stargate Annual Fundraising Gala:

You’re invited - Invitations for our annual Spring Gala, scheduled for Saturday, February 11th, 2017, have been sent out. Register for the gala before the deadline on January 30th !! We are limited on space, and we have a LOT of new families this year, so make sure you don't miss out!! Please also consider sponsoring a teacher or staff-member so they can attend as well!  

For more information or to register for this event please visit our information/registration page here.

If you have a question or encounter a problem, please contact fundraising@stargateschool.org.

- Eagle's Landing will be providing childcare from 4:30 pm to 11:30 pm for Gala attendees for a minimal fee of $10 per child for the entire evening. Sign up when you register for the Gala.

- Rooms are available at The Omni at the special rate of $99.00! If you are interested in booking a room please contact the Omni reservations department directly after January 11th at 1-800-THE-OMNI and reference “Stargate” or register online here.

Stargate Fundraising Gala Raffle sponsored by CIG Construction - Win an iPad Air 2, 128GB, WiFi + Cellular capability, $629.00 value. Raffle envelopes are being distributed through K-5 Monday folders and through MS/HS advisory classrooms. Extra envelopes can be obtained at the Stargate Front Desk.Ticket costs: One (1) Ticket = $15 Two (2) tickets = $ 20 Three (3) tickets = $30.  Please return envelope with completed information along with your payment of either cash or check made out to “Stargate School” by February 9th. The winner will be announced at the Gala on February 11th, winner need not be present to win!

Upcoming events:

Dining Out Night Panera Bakery and Café from 4pm to 8pm only

Stargate Dining Out Fundraising Night at Panera Bakery Cafe at The Orchard's location 14415 Delaware St, Westminster, CO 80023 on Tuesday, January 24, 2017 between 4:00pm and 8:00pm. A printed flyer or an electronic version of the flyer on a mobile phone or tablet must be presented when ordering. You can find the flyer here.

If we "redeem" 50+ Flyers, Stargate receives 20% of net sales from redeemed flyers!!! Some come on out and enjoy the healthy goodness of Panera Bakery Cafe!

Box Tops and Longmont Dairy Milk Caps contest – January 30th thru February 10th.

Dining Out Night: Chick-Fil-A event Thursday, February 2nd ALL DAY!