StarNews 10/15/2018

posted Oct 15, 2018, 11:48 AM by Jane Baker

Important Dates:

October 12 - Fall Fundraiser kick off!!

October 15- No School-Professional Development Day for the staff

October 16 6:30am Middle School Boys Basketball Practice starts

October 16 6:00pm Middle School Boys Basketball Parent meeting- Secondary Commons

October 17- 6pm Board of Directors Meeting

October 20- 7pm-10pm High School Homecoming Dance

October 23- Elementary Spanish Music Concert

October 25-Fundraising Dining Night Out

October 26 - Pinot's Palette painting event

October 26-Last day for Fall Fundraiser

October 26- 7pm-9pm Middle School Dance

October 30- Elementary General Music Concert

Stargate Fundraising Committee - Fall Fundraiser has started!

Our most important SALE of the year - our Fall Fundraiser - has officially started!  Get ready to get an early jump on holiday shopping and share our fabulous sale with your friends and family. Every sale benefits Stargate!

Things you need to know:

- Our sale starts on Wednesday, October 12th and runs thru Friday, October 26th.

- Each Elementary and Middle School student was given a complete packet that includes everything you need to know in order to support Stargate's fundraising goals including:

1) Online order information sheet with our School ID

2) Prize poster with detailed prize information

**** In addition to the prize chart, sell 25 items and join our exciting "Limo to Lunch" experience (Date for this is TBD) ***

3) Gift wrap catalog

4) Kitchen and Home catalog

5) Paper order form

PLEASE NOTE: All items are available online (even greater selection online) or thru paper order forms. We PREFER online orders since the order and delivery process is much simpler for our limited volunteer staff.

- Our School ID is: z-16094

- High School Families can visit to register your student with Stargate School ID z-16094, and shop online from the complete Fall Fundraiser catalog.

- Orders, including prizes earned for sales, will be delivered in approx. 4 weeks

- Prizes earned for sending out invitations to friends and family (for example, sending out 10 emails) will be delivered ~1 day after confirmation.

- Prize tracking is done online/automatically; once your student is registered online for the sale you'll be able to see the number of prizes earned.

- Additional order forms and packets will be available in the Stargate front office.

- Samples of items, including wrapping paper, will be on display in both front offices starting on 10/15/18.

Thank you for supporting our school!

10/25 - Dining Out Night

The list of restaurants that will be hosting our next dining out night include:

5280 Burgers & Ice Cream located at: 4301 Main St, Westminster, CO 80031

Blaze Pizza located at: 4700 W 121st Ave, Broomfield, CO 80020

You can find flyers here.

10/26 - Pinot's Palette painting event

Join us for a fun night of painting on Friday, October 26th from 7pm - 9pm at Pinot's Palette in Westminster. We'll be painting a "Thankful" wooden palette - perfect for the Thanksgiving season; Registration is $45 of which $10 from each registration will go to Stargate. For more information (or to see what we'll be painting), register online here.

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11/8 - Skate City (Grades K-5)

Catch the Skate City Fun Bus and get a free ride to your school party. The bus will pick up K-5 students at the school by 3:30pm. This is a ONE-WAY ONLY trip. All parents MUST pick up students at Skate City by 6pm!

Please send in your completed permission slip EARLY to secure your spot on the bus!

Parents worried about kids losing/forgetting their CASH the day of the event can turn in a labeled envelope attached to the permission slip. Cash will then be passed back to the kids once they are lined up at Skate City. Students are encouraged to bring extra money if they wish to purchase food/drinks, as they are NOT included with admission.

This is not a district bus  and while there will be parents riding the Skate City Fun Bus, it is not an official Stargate chaperoned event.

Flyers can be found here.

**K-5 Parents let the office know if you are interested in volunteering!**  

King Soopers Fundraising cards

Support Stargate fundraising efforts by purchasing a Stargate reloadable King Soopers gift card.   These cards, pre-loaded with $5.00, will be available for purchase at the Stargate Secondary front office. Every time you reload the card King Soopers will donate 5% of the re-loaded amount to Stargate (at no cost to you). You can even reload directly at the register before you purchase your items. Use the cards to do your grocery shopping or purchase gas to support your school while you shop.  This is a way for King Soopers to encourage shoppers to patronize their store, and also for them to support non-profit organizations. For more information, click here.

If 300 Stargate families reloaded their cards with $200 each month to use on groceries and/or gas, our school will earn $3,000/month which means $36,000/year! This is one of the easiest ways to help Stargate earn $$!!!


Sign up to support Stargate by using AmazonSmile (go to: and Sign up ). AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support Stargate every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to Stargate (0.5% of all qualifying purchases will go back to our school). It's fast, easy and links directly to your current Amazon account.

You use the same account on and AmazonSmile. Your shopping cart, Wish List, wedding or baby registry, and other account settings are also the same.

On your first visit to AmazonSmile (, you need to select a charitable organization to receive donations from eligible purchases before you begin shopping. Every eligible purchase you make at will result in a donation. For more details, click here.

Fundraising Committee Meeting Notice

The Fundraising Committee needs you!! We are looking for more volunteers to join our committee. If you like to plan events or if you would like to help with an event such as our dining out nights, Fall Fundraiser , annual Spring Gala, spirit nights and more, join us at our next meeting on Thursday, November 1st at 6:00pm at Panera at The Orchard's. Contact for more info.

Finance Committee

The Stargate Finance Committee is seeking volunteers to join our Committee.. The Finance Committee reviews the financial reporting, insurance and audit for the school and advises in the development of the annual budget. We're looking for people with a business or finance background. If you are interested or have questions, please email We meet once a month on Friday mornings at 8:15am (second Friday of the month)  and have the ability to join via conference call.

Fundraising Allocation Committee

Who are we?  We are a committee made up of, two board members, two parent volunteers, the principal of the secondary school, the principal of the elementary school, and the high school class president.  

What do we do?  We allocate the money that is raised through the Fundraising Committee.

When do we allocate the money?  As a committee we read and go over every request that is made by students, teachers, staff and the Stargate community and decide.  This will happen as often as a request is made.

With the 2018-2019 Fall Fundraiser in motion, there have been questions about where does the money go that is raised, how is it used?  So far, this academic year the following request have been made and granted:

  • Nikon cameras, and all the photography equipment needed to start up a photography class and club in the high school.

  • Cheerleading mats for the up and coming Cheerleading squad for Stargate High School

  • Software so Stargate can use 3D educational tools to better visualize concepts.

  • Event size barbeque grill for Adroit Day, Spirit Days, International Day etc.  

  • Leveled guided reading books for 1/2 classes

The possibilities are endless of what Stargate needs, wants or dreams of.  The Fundraising Committee is made up of all parent volunteers, who work tirelessly to ensure that we have ways to earn money so that we can have the exceptional school that we do.  The funds are available to ensure that the school has what it needs to give the students, staff and community an education that is amazing!

How do you request funds?

Accountability Committee

The updated KPIs for quarter-ending June 30, 2018 are available on the school website:  If you have any questions, please contact

Pick Up/Drop Off and Parking

Please remember to follow the procedures for pick up and drop off, as well as parking. More information can be found on our website HERE

Charter Renewal Information

As a charter school, Stargate must periodically renew its contract with the Adams 12 Five Star School District.  During the 2018-19 school year, we are due to renew our charter. We submitted our Charter Renewal Application on September 10, 2018.  The next steps will involve tours of the school and recommendations on our application to the Adams 12 Board of Education by the District Accountability Committee and the Adams 12 staff.  Those recommendations will be made at the regular business meetings of the Adams 12 Board of Education on December 19, 2018  and January 9, 2019.  It would be wonderful to have a large presence of our Stargate Community so the Board can see how many people love having Stargate as a school of choice for their children.  You can choose to speak during the open mic at the beginning of the meeting or just be present so they can see what a strong community we have. Thank you for showing your support for our wonderful school!


Community Relations Committee

Thank you to everyone who helped with feeding teachers and staff throughout Parent/Teacher Conferences. We supply meals using the funds from the CRC fee gathered at the beginning of the school year. Our next meeting will be Wednesday, November 14th at Daylight Donuts. The meeting starts at 8:15 and lasts approximately an hour. All are welcome to attend.