Hischke's Happenings! December 5, 2016

posted Dec 5, 2016, 4:19 PM by Jane Baker

Winter is Coming!

Hopefully everyone is prepared for a few days of very cold weather. Please remember to bundle your students up in their warmest winter clothes. Look for the “windsocks” hanging in both entrances to Stargate and have your elementary students head to the Commons to get out of the cold and into the warm building. Please remember to be kind in the loop! We are beginning to have more student drivers each month and we want them to be able to drive with confidence.We have an abundance of night events happening over the next few weeks. Please feel free to park in the Hug and Go Lane during night and after school events if the other parking lots are full.

I know I’m a week late, but I hope everyone had a relaxing Thanksgiving Break. I know that it is my favorite holiday to spend with family and friends and sit back to be grateful for so many things in my life.

A big thank you goes out to the parent volunteers that came in on Friday morning to help grade the Geography Bee Tests. I love the dedicated group of parents we have in our community!

We will need more parent volunteers to help grade the Spelling Bee tests this Friday morning. If you are able to come in and help, that would be FANTASTIC! Please email me at missy.hischke@stargateschool.org if you are available.

Important Dates

Monday, December 5

3/4 Students to the CU Museum of Natural History

3:15 Science Matters Club

Tuesday, December 6

3/4 Students to the CU Museum of Natural History

3:15 PM Spelling Bee Club

6:30 PM K-5 Prospective Parent Night

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

8:30 AM Prospective Parent Tour K-5

6:00 Fundraising Committee Meeting

6:30 Geography Bee

Thursday, December 8, 2016

3:15 PM Battle of the Books

6:30 Winterfest Concert - For the Secondary Building

Friday through Sunday, December 9-11

Barnes and Noble Book Fair 120th and Washington

Elementary Building Spirit Week from Dec. 12-15

Stargate’s K- 5 Student Council has decided to spread some holiday cheer the week before Winter Break! Please encourage your students to participate in spirit week.

Monday, Dec. 12 - Snow Day - dress in white, or snowflakes or in winter clothing or something having to do with snow

Tuesday, Dec. 13 - Holiday Color Day - dress in red/green or blue/white or other holiday colors

Wednesday, Dec. 14 - Holiday Hat Day - wear holiday hats or headbands

Thursday, Dec. 15 - Ugly Holiday Sweater Day and it will be a Wednesday schedule to accommodate holiday classroom parties.

5th Grade Artist!

The yearbook cover contest deadline is rapidly approaching. All artwork to be considered must be turned into the front office by the end of school, this Friday, December 9th. Good luck to all!

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!

The Stargate Book Fair is at BARNES & NOBLE!  

Present our ID#12045282 at any Barnes & Noble nationwide on December 9th, 10th & 11th.  We could earn up to 25% on most purchases to benefit the Stargate library.  Check out the great gifts Barnes & Noble has to offer. They sell more than just books. They sell games, DVD's, CD's, toys, stationery and much more.

On Saturday, December 10th we will have special presentations from Stargate students and staff at our host store on 120th and Washington St. in Thornton all day long.

Please, mark your calendar and remember to check out with our ID# 12045282.

(Online orders count as well, although we earn a lower percentage.)

Stargate's 3rd Annual National Geographic Bee School Competition

Each year thousands of schools in the United States participate in the National Geographic Bee.  Students in grades four through eight are eligible for this competition.  There are three levels of competition: school, state, and national.  The winning student from each school must take the written qualifying test in order to advance to the state competition.  Preliminary written competition will be conducted in individual classrooms before December 2 to determine the students that will advance to the final National Geographic School Bee Competition which will be held at Stargate on Wednesday, December 7 at 6:30 pm in the Elementary Commons. State Bees are held March 31, 2017 & the National Championship will be held May 15 - 17.

Giving Tree- Help families in need in our community-deadline this Wednesday

Please join us in a Stargate tradition of the Giving Tree.  Each Holiday Season we collect gifts for families in need at Stargate, Warren Village First Steps and our Sister School, Leroy Drive.  

  • Select a gift tag from the front lobby windows in the Secondary and Elementary Schools

  • Bring the unwrapped gift with the tag attached back by December 7th

  • If you don’t have time to shop you can buy online at: http://bit.ly/StargateGives2016

  • Or you can leave a monetary donation and the CRC will shop for you

This is time sensitive and gifts must be returned by December 7th to ensure that they are delivered to the families in time for the holiday. Email: pjmagin@comcast.net with any questions.

K-5 Saturday Basketball at Stargate

Want to play basketball in an environment that allows for fun and excitement? Beginning January 21 2017, we will continue our tradition (15th year in a row!) of a providing a basketball league for K - 5th grade boys and girls at Stargate.  All practices and games will be held in the Stargate School Field House.If you are interested in participating, please click here to complete the following by January 6, 2017.    Fee is $30 if you already have a jersey and $50 if you do not have a jersey.  Once you sign up, the fee will be added to your Infinite Campus fees and can be paid on payforit.net.  Practices and games will be on Saturdays for all players.  K-2nd grade will play from 8am-9:15am and 3rd-5th grade will play from 9:30am-10:45am.  We will play every Saturday through March 11th (No games Feb 18th).  Our ability to manage this activity and the number of students we can take will depend upon the amount of parent involvement. Parent volunteer coaches are crucial to this great experience for our kids and we need all the help we can get!

Lost and Found items will be donated to some wonderful organizations on December 15th. Please stop by and pick up your lost coats, hats, lunch boxes and pokemon cards!

Have a great week!