Hischke’s Happenings! November 27, 2017

posted Nov 27, 2017, 2:34 PM by Jane Baker

Important Dates

November 28- 6:00pm Stargate High School Information Night for all Stargate families

December 1-Fundraising Allocation Application Deadline

December 1 8:45-11:45 5th Grade AMC Orchard Theatre Field Trip

December 4-Staff Development Day-No school for students

December 5-6:30pm Prospective Parent Night

December 7-6:30pm Elementary Family Code Night

December 8-10-Book Fair at Barnes and Noble

December 20-6:30pm Board of Directors Meeting

December 22-Staff Development Day-No school for students

December 25-January 5-Winter Break-campus is closed

January 8-Staff Development-No school for students

January 9-K-2 Assessments, grades 3-5 students return to school

Holiday Giving Tree

‘Tis the season for sharing and helping others in need. We are collecting gifts and gift cards for families in need from Leroy Drive Elementary, as well as some Stargate families. Please see the gift tags in the front office for specific items requested and return the gifts and gift cards to the front office. Gift cards from Target, Walmart, and King Soopers are always welcome. Please remember to attach the tag with the gift and leave at the front office by December 15.

Book Fair at Barnes and Noble

The Barnes & Noble Bookfair will be December 8-10, 2017. Use ID #12266250 at Any Barnes & Noble nationwide and the Stargate Library will receive a percentage of every purchase made. Including online!  (Dec 8-13)  Our Big Event Day will be at the Thornton Barnes & Noble on 120th and Washington St. on December 9th- all day. Come enjoy special activities and performances by Stargate students and staff. You don’t want to miss our 5th grade Choir as they perform several Beatles song in costume!(10:30am) Each Stargate student will be receiving a free Raffle Ticket in their Monday folder to enter when they come in that day for a chance to win an awesome gift basket. Come support the Stargate Library and get some Christmas shopping done, all at the same time! Or get your Starbucks fix because that counts too! (Only at the Thornton B&N). We are also looking for a few volunteers to help at B&N on Saturday, December 9th.   Please contact Jean Farr (jean.farr@stargateschool.org) or Rachelle Czarnecki (rachelle.czarnecki@stargateschool.org), if you are interested.

Elementary Library Wish List

Please use the link below to view the materials we would like to add or replace in our library. We are always thankful for any new or gently used donations. Thank you for all your support!


Family Code Night -  Thursday, December 7, 2017 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.

Please mark your calendar. Sign up is required and will be sent the end of November in an email blast.

Family Code Night” is a whole-school, whole-family Stargate event at which kids grades K-5 and their parents do their first hour of computer programming – together!  At this special evening of learning and fun, you’ll play in parent-child teams to complete fun Code.org puzzles and challenges at your own pace, and learn core concepts in coding in this very first hour.  Afterwards, you’ll go home with a special “Code On at Home” guide to continue coding puzzles, learning and fun at home.  No coding experience needed, laptops available if needed (or bring one device for each two attendees).  This is a great experience to share with your kids!  Featuring Hour of Code puzzles from Code.org®!



For many people, the idea of making an actual difference feels impossible and out of reach. When you donate to an organization, it is tough to know where your money goes, and that is why Dressember makes it a priority to ensure your gifts go toward life-changing efforts truly aiding the fight for human dignity.  

When you donate to (or fundraise on behalf of) Dressember, you are a part of large, anti-trafficking grants that provide our partners with grants that move the needle forward toward actual change. Our community is passionate about saving lives, and so are we. This is why we believe it is important for our advocates and donors to know their efforts are being poured directly into the most impactful projects and programs in fight for freedom.

Retrieved from http://www.dressember.org/impact/

Please plan on wearing a dress or bow tie this Friday to kickoff the month of Dressember.

Here is additional information:



Fundraising​ ​Allocation​ ​Committee
The Fundraising Allocation Committee is excited to announce the second round of fundraising allocations. Request Applications are due by this Friday December 1, 2017 and the FAC will meet on December 13, 2017 to review the requests.

Any current Stargate Stakeholder or current Stargate student is welcome to apply for funds to purchase items/materials. Requests will be prioritized based on impact to students, programs, and teachers. If you have questions please reach out to your building principal. Requests that exceed $5000 must be approved by the Governance Board. If you would like to submit an applications, please access it here:

BYOD Guidelines for 5th Grade Families

In Stargate Middle and High School, students are expected to have their own device and bring it daily to school.  With upcoming Black Friday deals, we thought it would be helpful for you to have this in case you want to find a great deal for your student!

Click HERE for the BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) Guidelines document.