Hischke’s Happenings! February 4, 2019

posted Feb 4, 2019, 3:02 PM by Jane Baker

Important Dates:

February 4-12th Valentine’s Day Sale

February 4-22nd Box Tops, Milk Caps, Tyson Labels - contest starts

February 12- 6:30pm General Music Concert (grades 1-4)

February 13- Evening Conferences all grades (normal Wednesday schedule)

February 14- Elementary - Conferences all day-no school for elementary students, Eagles Landing Full Day Out-separate sign up. (Secondary students have a regular school day and evening conferences only)

February 15- Conferences, no school for students all grades, Eagles Landing Full Day Out-separate sign up

February 18-Presidents Day Holiday-no school for students, no Eagle’s Landing

February 19-Staff Development Day-no school for students, Eagles Landing Full Day Out-separate sign up

February 20 6pm Governance Board of Directors Business Meeting

Planning Ahead:

February 22 9-1:30 pm Kindergarten Field Trip-Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities

March 5 Elementary Spring Class and Individual Pictures

March 9- 6pm Stargate Gala-Omni Interlocken Hotel

March 20 6:00pm Governance Board of Directors Business Meeting

March 25-29- Spring Break

May 21- 6:00pm High School Graduation, Macky Auditorium/ University of Colorado Boulder

May 22- 6:30pm 8th Grade Continuation-Stargate Fieldhouse

May 23- 8:30am Kindergarten Graduation-Stargate Elementary Commons

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He said, “If ever there is a tomorrow when we’re not together, there is something you must always remember. You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think. But the most important thing is, even if we’re apart, I’ll always be with you.”

A.A. Milne

Winnie the Pooh

It is with a sad heart that I inform you of the passing of one of our Stargate parents. Curtis Riley passed away on Thursday, January 31, 2019.

Thank you to the Stargate Community for your continued support of the Riley Family. Stargate is truly a family that comes together to support one another in difficult times. Let’s continue to support the Riley family as they navigate the loss of their loved one.

Rise above,

Missy Hischke

Stargate Elementary Principal

Valentine’s Day Candy Sales

On February 4-12th Student Council will be selling candy and stuffed bears for friends and family. Purchased items will be will be delivered on February 13th. Sales will be in the Elementary front office from 7:30am - 7:50am and after school from 3pm - 3:30pm. Proceeds will be going to Heroes Forever.

Geography Bee

The Fifth Annual Stargate Geography Bee was held on Thursday, January 24th. Eight elementary students in fourth and fifth grade qualified and competed. The competing students were Surabhi Sharma, Catie Koo, Teagen McMaster, Tristan Johnson, Ben Stafford, Samson Wright, Leo Fernandes, and Suyash Shrestha. The first place winner was Surabhi Sharma who completed an online test to qualify for state. Second place went to Leo Fernandes.

Grades 1-4 General Music Concert

Music Concert will be held on Tuesday,  February 12 6:30pm – 8:00pm Elementary Commons

6:30PM Grades 1&2 2nd Trimester   American Patriotic Songs and Jack and the Beanstalk  
7:00PM Grades 3&4 2nd Trimester   Rounds and Waltzing Matilda

Here are some suggestions to help make the  February 12 General Music Concert run smoothly


-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).


-1st & 2nd graders should check in to 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 in to the elementary gymnasium at 6:45PM.  Mr. O will take attendance at 6:55. Their performance will begin promptly at 7:00PM.

-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 multipurpose room, 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 multipurpose room during musical numbers.

-THANK YOU for your help!!!

Book Fair

Our winter Book Fair at Barnes & Noble was a huge success. Thank you to the many families that came out to support us!  Thanks to you, we earned over $2,300 to buy more books for the new Secondary and Elementary Libraries. Our next Book Fair will be held in the Elementary Library in the Spring.

Box Tops, Milk Caps, Tyson Labels - contest starts

The Spring Box Tops, Longmont Dairy Milk Caps and Tyson Labels contest starts now! Collect these items thru February 22nd and your class could win either a rootbeer float or ice cream sundae party!!! Box Tops are worth .10¢ each, Longmont Dairy Milk Caps are worth .05¢ each and Tyson labels are worth .24¢ each. Simply insert these items into a plastic bag with the name of your child’s homeroom teacher and drop off in the general collection container near the front office OR deliver to your child’s homeroom teacher.


Parent-teacher conferences are right around the corner. They are scheduled for February 13th and 14th. Please refer to your student’s homeroom teacher for additional information and look for the conference information in your child’s Monday Folder. We are looking forward to seeing you then.

Order Your Elementary Yearbook

The elementary book can be ordered online only and the cost is $55 plus tax until March 16.  All orders must be placed no later than March 16. Please know there is not an option for personalization this year.  I would recommend you keep a copy of your purchase receipt in case there is an issue at distribution.  The distribution date is scheduled for early May.  The school code is 82025.   

To order the 2018-2019 book online, please use the following link:  https://commpe.pictavo.com/PictavoSchool/FindSchool

Health Policy-When to Keep your Student Home

District policy states your child must stay home for at least 24 hours if he/she is sent home from school with any of the following:

  • Fever of 100 or above

  • Vomiting

  • Diarrhea

Staff information to help with processes

  • Sandy Francis - Elementary 504 Coordinator K-5 and ELL Coordinator for K-12

  • Nancy Provataris - Elementary School Psychologist

  • Chris Fee - K-3 Learning Services Provider

  • Patrick Holmbo - 4-5 Learning Services Provider

  • Sara Moeller - Elementary Assistant Principal

  • Veronica Vieyra - Administrative Assistant to Missy Hischke and Sara Moeller

  • Lori Bustamante - Elementary Registrar

  • Traci Snouffer-Elementary Health Aide