Hischke's Happenings! 4/24/17

posted Apr 24, 2017, 3:52 PM by Jane Baker

A special message from Mr. C

WOW! I am still blown away by the awesomeness that was last week's' Adroit Expo! In our first ever passion project expo the students, staff, community members and Officer Mendez' band did not disappoint. The incredible effort and depth that was presented in each individual and group project was overwhelming. I knew that our students and staff were amazing but this took it to a whole new level! I am thankful for everyone who worked so hard and made this incredible day possible! I hope to make this special experience an annual event that will support our work in Adroit and encourage students and staff alike to use the design thinking process and always be Hands On Minds On!

April 27-Take Your Child To Work Day

In an effort to streamline and reduce paper going home, there will not be a form sent home to excuse your child on April 27 for Take Your Child To Work Day.  If one (or both) parents plan to take your student to work on Thursday April 27, please either call the attendance line (303)450-3936 Option 1 or email attendance@stargateschool.org with your student’s full name and grade and a request to excuse them for April 27.Screen Shot 2017-04-03 at 9.58.31 AM.png


Join us on Sunday, April 30th at 2pm for a special showing of Screenagers hosted by Stargate and PEAK Exceptional Services. Tickets are $5 per person and will be sold at the door. CLICK HERE to  purchase tickets in advance.

Award-winning SCREENAGERS probes into the vulnerable corners of family life, including the director's own, and depicts messy struggles, over social media, video games, academics and internet addiction. Through surprising insights from authors and brain scientists solutions emerge on how we can empower kids to best navigate the digital world.  

Fourth Annual Stargate Art Show

You are cordially invited to attend the Fourth Annual Stargate Art Show. Student works will be on display Monday, April 24 through Friday, April 28 in both buildings.

Open House Reception Tuesday, April 25 6:30-8pm

7West Pizza Truck will have food for purchase and StuCo will sell beverages. 7West will have a limited menu available. Check out

http://community.stargateschool.org/get-involved/community if you want more information!

Lunch Survey-We Need Your Input Please

Please take a minute to give us feedback about our current school lunch program.  If you have different opinions based on students in different buildings (Elementary and Secondary), please complete the survey twice, once for each building.  The survey can be found here Thank you for your input!

Water For South Sudan Awareness Walk-May 9

Come walk with us on May 9th to raise awareness for the millions of people in South Sudan who don’t have access to clean water. The Water For South Sudan Awareness Walk will take place on Tuesday, May 9 at 4:00 p.m. at the secondary building’s main entrance. Donations will be welcome at the event. $10 tax deductible donations will get an insulated Polar Bottle.  All proceeds will go to Water For South Sudan. Sponsored by Polar Bottle.


May 12th is the day that we culminate our unit study covering the history of Colorado. All year, we have been taking field trips, studying in class and creating projects on this topic. On May 12th we will have our Colorado History Extravaganza Extended Day. The Day will go from 8:00-4:30 and will contain various exciting activities for students to participate in an use their knowledge of this great state!

You can sign up to help during our CHUCKWAGON style lunch or simply donate a food item for the students to eat on this day. You can sign up to do so using the provided link...


Please sign up and make this day awesome for your student and others. You may sign up for numerous roles using the SignUp Genius. Don't be bashful!

Teacher and Staff Appreciation Week May 1-4, 2017

Please help us gather together as a community to thank all our wonderful Stargate teachers and staff.

Contribute to meals served through the week by going to http://stargateschool.3dcartstores.com/CRC-Events_c_12.html

Contribute by volunteering, donating gift cards or other foods - sign up here:


Contribute to our notes of appreciation. Your student/family can fill in this form for all of the teachers and staff. We will print these notes and distribute with the gift cards and other gifts. Students can fill in the google form at



Elections for two board seats begin next Monday, May 1. Elementary Ballot instructions will come home that day in your child’s Monday Folder. Election window is May 1 – May 8 at 4 pm (note extended time for voting). Spend some time NOW familiarizing yourself with the candidates. All the candidate biographies can be found here. Look for those ballot instructions next week.

Eagle Chatter Special Edition  CLICK HERE for this week’s edition of Eagle Chatter written by Malavika Iyengar, 5th grade


We have one month left in the 2016-2017 school year. Please take a moment to check you IC account under fees to see if you have a balance.  All unpaid school fees should be paid in full by June 15th so we can close our 2016-2017 school year budget. Monthly statements will be sent out May 2nd and then again on June 1st.  If you have questions regarding your account, feel free to contact deirdre.carlile@stargateschool.org and she will be happy to provide assistance where needed.  

For the 2017-2018 school year (most) all of the school year fees will be posted by June 15th for parents to see and pay over the summer if interested.  We have decided to post the fees earlier so that you are aware of student(s) fees before registration in August. Registration is scheduled for the first week in August and fees will need to be paid at that time.  

Middle School Information Night-May 11, 2017 6:00pm

Attention families of 5th grade students, please join Mr Cable, Secondary Principal, for an overview of what to expect as your student transitions to 6th grade and Stargate Middle School next year.

5th Grade Girls Night!

A special team building and empowering evening is being planned for all 5th grade girls on Friday, May 19th, from 6:30-9:30 pm. Please look for more information coming soon via an email blast, and contact Lauren Cleary at Lauren.Cleary@StargateSchool.org for any further information. There is also an informational flyer going out next week in Monday folders.

Stargate Fundraising - Upcoming Events

American Furniture Warehouse - Fundraising Event

Who needs a new mattress, couch, bed room set, living/dining room upgrade, home accessory, anything?  Who’s thinking of a remodel, building, or moving?  American Furniture Warehouse (AFW) will make a contribution to Stargate with every purchase starting with the store event, scheduled for April 21 to April 30. Purchase in the store, over the phone, or online -  all count! Just mention/use our AFW partner code: SCS023.

AFW will match 2% by calculating the subtotal of the transaction (before taxes). Simmons mattresses will match an additional 2% on their product subtotal. Our school will receive our total donation after our event. AFW delivers to almost every state, so out-of-community and out-of-state purchases count too! Just use our school code SCS023  at time of purchase. For more information, download the flyer here.

Spirit Wear Garage Sale – April 25th 6:30pm-8:00pm at Stargate

The Stargate Fundraising Committee will be selling Stargate Spirit Wear at the Art Reception on Tuesday, April 25 from 6:30pm – 8:00pm. We will be selling miscellaneous pieces that we have on hand for $5, $10 or $20 depending on the item. All items are brand new, cash or checks will be accepted. No returns or exchanges.

Pinot’s Palette “Paint it Forward” Event – May 4th, 7:00pm – 9:00pm

Join us for a great night out for a great cause! We’ll be painting a canvas titled: “Colorado Proud” No painting experience required! All supplies included and instructed by a specially trained local Pinot's Palette Artist/Entertainer. Reserve your seat: https://www.pinotspalette.com/westminsternorth/event/159791 Registration includes a $10 donation to Stargate and your first drink. Pinot's Palette, 14315 Orchard Pkwy #200, Westminster, CO 80023. You can find the flyer for this event here.

Jim ‘N Nick’s Bar-B-Q – Pre-order meals by Tuesday, May 9th, pick up at Stargate on Thursday, May 11

Support Stargate and let Jim 'N Nick's do the cooking! For $40, you can pre-order a Jim 'N Nick's Family Meal to be picked up at Stargate on Thursday, May 11 ( after school at either 3pm or6pm, your choice). Each meal consists of one pound smoked pork or chicken, two pints scratch-made trimmings, a dozen fresh baked cheese biscuits or 6 buns, and barbecue sauce (feeds 3-4). Make your selections, include $40 per meal (in cash please) and return to the front office by Tuesday, May 9th. Your meal will be waiting for you in front of the school as you pick up your child on May 11. 25% of each purchase goes back to Stargate! Find the order form/flyer here.

Grant Committee

The Grant Committee would like to hear from you! We are currently seeking testimonials from students, parents and staff members, both former and current, about their experiences at Stargate and how Stargate has improved lives. If you are interested in sharing your story, please send it to tara.rickerson@stargateschool.org. We are looking for all stories - from a few sentences to a few paragraphs, whatever the story you'd like to tell may be. If you have questions, you may email the same address, or grants@stargateshool.org to reach any member of the grant committee. We appreciate your time and look forward to hearing from you!

Assessment Day, Thursday, May 4: No Regular Classes for Students K-5


All kindergarten students will take both the Developmental Reading Assessment (DRA II) and a Dibels Reading Assessment. The entire process will take approximately 30 minutes and you need to use the Sign-Up Genius link to reserve a time. We will test 2 students during each time slot.

Important - Make sure you sign up with your student’s literacy teacher

Please make sure you arrive on time so the teachers can stay on schedule. Kindergarten parents may wait in the library and Adroit space while their student is being assessed.

Mrs. Bowman


Ms. Peters


Mrs. Wells


Mrs. Wilson


1st and 2nd Grade Students

All 1st and 2nd grade students will take both the Developmental Reading Assessment (DRA II) and a Dibels Reading Assessment. The entire process will take approximately 30 minutes and you need to use the Sign-Up Genius link to reserve a time. We will test 2 students during each time slot.

Important - Make sure you sign up with your student’s literacy teacher

Please make sure your student arrives on time so the teachers can stay on schedule. 1/2 parents may wait in the library and Adroit space while their student is being assessed.

Ms. Bolger


Mrs. Falace


Mrs. Pecosky


Mrs. Ramsey


Mrs. Ross


Mrs. Sergeeff


Mrs. Spletzer


Mrs. Walls


3rd, 4th, and 5th Grade Students

All 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students need to be at school from 8:00 am to 10:00 am for a writing assessment. There is no need to sign up for an assessment time, just drop your student off and have them follow their normal morning routine. The teachers will be in the back of the school to greet them and bring them into the building at 7:55 am so they can start promptly at 8:00 am. Please drive through the Hug and Go lanes or park in the parking lot to pick up your child at 10:00 am.