Hischke's Happenings! 2/6/17

posted Feb 10, 2017, 12:02 PM by Jane Baker

Stargate Spelling Bee

Please congratulate our Stargate Spelling Bee winners:

Elementary School

1st place-Erin Stander (5th grade)

2nd place-Kyle Widrig (5th grade)

The students competed in the Adams 12 District Spelling Bee on 2/1 at Northglenn High School.

Erin Stander (5th grade) got 13th place, Shubham Sharma (8th grade) got 6th place and Garrett Fleischmann (6th grade) got 3rd place, after an intense spell off. The three of them are going to state on March 11th. Congratulations! We’ll be rooting for them during the State Competition!

General Music Concert-Tuesday, February 7 Concert


  • 1st & 2nd graders should check into the elementary gymnasium at 6:15PM.  Mr. O will take attendance at 6:25 Their performance will begin promptly at 6:30PM.

  • 3rd & 4th graders should check into the elementary gymnasium at 6:45PM.  Mr. O will take attendance at 6:55.  Their performance will begin promptly at 7:00PM.


  • Students in grades 1-4 should wear black and white.  If you do not have black and white attire, just dress nicely.

  • 3rd and 4th grade skit performers should wear attire to match their characters:  swagman (dress like a hobo), stockman (dress like a cowboy) and troopers (wear black).

Additional Information

  • There is no need to arrive earlier than check in time, unless you want to help with set up or see more than one part of the show.

  • When in the commons, students who are not performing should stay with their parents.

  • Students should leave all personal belongings with their parents.

  • It's okay to leave when your portion of the concert is over. However, you are also welcome to stay.

  • Please do not enter or exit the commons during musical numbers.

THANK YOU for your help!!!  


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. There is also no school for students and staff on Monday, February 20, for Presidents’ Day.

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.

Teacher conference food February 15th-16th

Help supply Stargate teachers with healthy & delicious meals during busy Parent Teacher Conferences. The Community Relations Committee is arranging casual catered meals of salads, sandwiches, sides, & desserts during conferences.

Three easy ways to donate:·

  • On-line through the Stargate 3D shopping cart at http://bit.ly/ConferenceFood

  • Drop off at the elementary or secondary school's front office

  • Send in a labeled envelope in your elementary student's Monday folder

Thank you for supporting our amazing teachers!

Dodgeball March 7th and 9th

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.

CRC Next Meeting

The next CRC meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, February 8th th at 8:15am in the secondary building, room 134. Everyone is welcome. For more information, please email us at CRC@stargateschool.org

Girls on the Run at Stargate

Registration is OPEN!


Be a part of the fun…Join us at Girls on the Run!

Meets on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:00-4:30pm

starting the week of March 6th.

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.

Registration is OPEN!

Fee: $170 (Includes 20 practices, 5K entry and t-shirt) Go to www.girlsontherunrockies.org.  

1. Click on ‘Registration Open’ white box.

2. Find and select your specific school name in the drop down box.

3. This will lead you through registration. You will receive a confirmation email This means your registration is complete! (Your payment will be charged by Raceplanner.)

Contact Theresa Grzebinski, site coordinator, at magpiefoy@yahoo.com if you have any questions.  DON’T LET COST PROHIBIT YOU! Email ashley.potrzeba@girlsontherun.org to let her know you’d like to apply for a scholarship and she will get you a registration code, no problem! After you get the code, you’ll be able to register to please contact her ASAP so you can get your daughter signed up!

Go to www.girlsontherunrockies.org and www.girlsontherun.org

to learn more about this program.

Stargate Annual Fundraising Gala:

Stargate Gala Art Contest

Grand Winner of the Stargate CandyLand Gala Student Art Contest is Maya Chao, 8th Grade.  Watch for signs featuring artwork from Maya and 16 other winners! Congrats Maya, your artwork will appear on the front cover of the gala program.

Stargate 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 (envelopes will be passed out to the MS/HS on Thursday this week). 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:

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

See the flyer here.

Stargate Gala: February 11th, 2017 at The Omni Interlocken Resort

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!

Yearbooks - Limited Time Only

Kids grow up so fast, so let's make sure those memories last forever! Even if you missed that early bird special, it's not too late to buy a yearbook! Yearbooks are on sale for $56 for the K-5 yearbook until March 10. We are not ordering extras, so get one now and don't miss out. You can order K-5 Yearbook HERE