StarNews 1/14/19

posted Jan 14, 2019, 2:07 PM by Jane Baker

Important Dates-

January 21-Last day to complete the Stargate Parent Survey

January 21-MLK Day Holiday,-no school for students, no Eagle’s Landing

January 23-6:00pm Board of Directors Meeting, Stargate Performing Arts Auditorium

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

February 14-Secondary-regular school day for middle and high school students, evening conferences only

February 14-Elementary- Conferences all day-no school for elementary students, Eagles Landing Full Day Out-separate sign up.

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

Planning Ahead:

March 9- 6pm Stargate Gala-Omni Interlocken Hotel

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

Community Website-Master Events Calendar, Important Announcements, School Information, Staff Directory

Updated Sports Schedules



On Monday, January 7, members of the Adams 12 staff presented Stargate with the John Irwin School of Excellence Award for 2018. Stargate has received this award every year since 2000. The John Irwin award is given to schools that demonstrate exceptional academic achievement over time. These schools received an Exceeds Expectations rating on the Academic Achievement indicator of the School Performance Frameworks reflecting exceptional performance in Math, English Language Arts, and Science. More information about the award and recipient lists can be found HERE. Congratulations to our entire Stargate community!



Parent Survey Open Until January 21

Attention all Stargate parents/guardians! We need to hear your voice! The School Accountability Committee is conducting the annual confidential Parent Stakeholder Satisfaction Survey. The survey will be available January 7th-21st, 2019.

The goal of this survey is to gauge how Stargate is meeting the needs of your children and family. Specifically, these results are used to:

  • Create recommendations for the Governance Board

  • Prepare reports for the State of the School presentation

  • Guide the Governance Board in their reviews of the Administration

  • Monitor progress toward Stargate’s goals

The survey is anonymous!  No names or IP address are collected. Please CLICK HERE for the survey link.

You can win a $50 Amazon gift card!

To enter the drawing, please complete the following steps upon completion of the survey:

1. Print the final page (the confirmation page).

2. Write your child’s and teacher’s name on the page.

3. Return it to the front desk or send it to class with your student.

Only one entry per household permitted.

THANK YOU for your participation!

Stargate's 12th Annual Dodgeball tournament is on February 1st @ 4:00pm!

Registration closes this Friday, January 18th @ 8:00pm.

To register a team-

To register as a free agent-

Please note that kids may play in their bracket or above. For example, a 4th grader may play in the 3/4 bracket or the 5th grade bracket, but not the 1/2 bracket.

Cost to play is $2/student and is payable at team check-in.  

If you would like to order a Stargate Dodgeball T-shirt, order forms can be found here:

Please turn in completed order forms with payment to the elementary front office. Checks should be made payable to Stargate. T-shirt Orders are due by Friday January 18th by 4:00pm

If you need the edit link to your team registration, need to remove your child from the Free Agent list, or have any other questions, please contact


Stargate Fundraising Committee  

Stargate Gala 2018 - "Totally Awesome 80's"

Tickets & RSVPs

Registration for the 2019 Gala is now open!! Invitations will be in your mailbox this week (paper invites and digital).


Dig out your neon, tie dye, best mixed tape, spatter paint, flight jackets, Ray-Bans, slap bracelets, and AquaNet and come ready to rock the night away at the 2019 "Totally Awesome Stargate Spring Gala". The "80's casual" event will take place at the Omni Interlocken Hotel in Broomfield on Saturday March 9th. While enjoying a blast from the past you can take an advanced look at the live auction items and browse the best silent auction items that will suit everyone's needs and desires including the very popular Teacher Adventures. The ballroom will boast fun 80's decor with your favorite throw-backs and a super delicious plated dinner (beef, fish or vegetarian). So plan your totally tubular outfit and mark your calendars. You won't want to miss this most excellent night!


Register at: (case sensitive link)

You may also turn in the RSVP card to the Stargate front desk including payment (cash or check made out to "Stargate School).


Tickets are $70 each if purchased by February 2nd (after Feb. 2nd pricing increase$75 each) or purchase a table for 10 people for $675 if purchased by February 2nd (after Feb 2nd prices go up to $725 for a table of 10). SPACE IS LIMITED THIS YEAR!!


The LAST day to register/RSVP is February 22nd. The dinner menu is located HERE .


Full details can be found on the Stargate Fundraising Gala Webpage HERE.


Contact for more info or if you have trouble with online registration.


Option - Eagle's Landing Childcare during the Gala

It's a Pajama Party! Eagle's Landing will be providing childcare (for kids 5 years and older) from 4:30 to 11:30 p.m. for Gala attendees for a minimal fee of $10 per child for the entire evening.Sign up when you register for the Gala.

Kids can wear their PJ's and are allowed to bring their electronic device but it should be labeled. Also, kids are allowed to bring a pillow and sleeping bag for comfort.


Eagle's Landing support/care will take place AT Stargate during the gala event.


Business Sponsorships

We are looking for businesses to partner with Stargate by sponsoring the event with a cash donation or a donation of goods and services. In return we will promote these Business Partners leading up to and at the event. Click HERE for more information on sponsorship opportunities.


Silent Auction Donations

Click here for information about how to donate silent auction items.


Art Contest - Stargate Gala 2019 Program Front Cover Contest

Calling  all artists -- would you like your original artwork to be on the front cover of the Stargate Gala 2019 program? If so, the Stargate Fundraising Committee is looking for your art!!

  • Contest rules and detailed information can be found here

  • One Grand Winner will be featured on the 2019 Stargate Gala program cover.

  • Other submitted entries will be displayed at the Gala.

  • Return completed student art to the Stargate front desk (primary or secondary building).

  • Digital entries may be emailed to:

  • Art Contest is open to all current Stargate students, K-12

  • Contest starts on January 22nd; all artwork is due Wednesday, February 20th – winner to be announced in the February 25th Star News

Adroit Expo Day- Friday April 19, 2019

Save the date for our 3rd Annual Adroit Expo Day, Friday, April 19th. The Adroit Expo Day is the day where all students will present their Adroit Expo project for the entire community to enjoy. On this day we will have a modified daily schedule and students will present their projects in shifts for their classmates and community members to enjoy. More information about this day will be provided when we get closer to April 19th. All students in grades K-12 will develop a project that highlights their interests and passions. Some grade levels have already begun working on their project and some will begin in the next few weeks. Grade level work on the

Adroit Expo projects will take place in the following classes:

  • K-5th grade: Homeroom Class

  • 6th Grade: Adroit Class

  • 7th Grade Connect Class

  • 8th Grade: Adroit Class

  • 9th - 11th Grade: Adroit Class

  • 12th grade : Eagle Hour Class (they will present their capstone project)

The Adroit Expo project is different than Adroit class that all students in grades K-12 will experience throughout the school year. You can access the K-12 Adroit class Program Plan here for more information about Adroit class at each grade level.

Adroit Update- 3D Printer Class

Attention Makers!!! Adroit is partnering with the Gizmo Dojo!!

On February 23 and 24, Stargate is hosting a 3D printer build class taught by The Gizmo Dojo. The printer that we will be building is the Ender 3 from Creality!! The class will include the guided build, teaching how to slice, print, change filament, debugging, and all the rest of the info that it takes to get you up and running!!! We need to order 6-10 kits to make this class happen!! This would be great for friends, siblings, parent/child teams to spend a weekend together and leave with a brand new 3D printer ready to go!!!  Registration is required. More details at . Flyer with more information is also attached.

Lost and Found

Please check the tables for items belonging to your student. It is helpful to write their name on their jackets, lunchboxes, we can try to get them returned. All items left in Lost and Found will be donated over Spring Break.

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 step involved 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 were made at the regular business meetings of the Adams 12 Board of Education on December 19, 2018 and January 9, 2019. The next meeting is Wednesday, January 16, 2019 for a question and answer session with the Board of Education and Stargate Board and Administration. The Board of Education vote is scheduled for February 6, 2019. It is wonderful to have a large presence of our Stargate Community at these meetings 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 school!