StarNews 12/17/2018

posted Dec 17, 2018, 11:58 AM by Jane Baker

Important Dates-

December 21-Staff Development Day-No school for students, no Eagle’s Landing

December 24-January 6-Winter Break-campus is closed, no Eagle’s Landing

January 7-Staff Development-no school for students, no Eagle’s Landing

January 8-Secondary Students return to school, Assessments for K-5 Students, Eagle’s Landing full day out-sign up required.

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

Updated Sports Schedules

Holiday Giving Tree

Support the Stargate Giving Tree for families in need. We need gift cards to grocery/household stores like King Soopers, Safeway, Walmart. Drop off $25 gift cards no later than December 18th to either Front Office.


Community Relations Committee

The 12th Annual Dodgeball Tournament will be held on February 1st.  Sign-ups must be completed by January 18th, 2019 with confirmation sent on or around January 25th. Few things to note:

  • Teams will be comprised of 10 players with the following groupings
    (K; 1-2; 3-4; 5th; middle school and high school)

  • Teams will play their own grade group.

  • Kids may join a team above their grade level but not below.

  • A parent team manager is mandatory for every team.

  • Teams can practice in the Elementary Gym or Field House on January 30th from 2:15pm-3:30pm ONLY.

  • Teams should plan to check in 30 minutes before their designated start on Game Day.

  • Team Sign up is here: 

  • Free Agent Sign up is here:

New Items

  • Referees will be Adults only.

  • To guarantee a slot for your team, please also include a parent volunteer to referee 1- 30 minute session.

  • All referees must be adults so if your team does not have a parent Referee volunteer, your team will be queued until we are able to locate a volunteer.

  • We will not have a T-Shirt Decorating day for this event

  • If you would like to order t-shirts, please note the following:

  1. T-shirts with the attached design (see Shirt Order Form below) can be purchased for $10 each with a single color option for your whole team. Once that color is reserved, it cannot be purchased by another team in that grade bracket

  2. Custom shirts can be made and prices are TBD.

  3. Please contact  for more information

  4. Proceeds from t-shirt sales will go to Stargate Fundraising. Thank you for your support!

Please direct any questions or concerns to


Parent Survey Coming in January

Attention all parents! 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.

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 Fundraising Committee  

Thank you to all of our Stargate families and friends that  have participated in our many fundraising efforts so far this year - including our Fall Fundraiser, Spirit Wear sale, Dining Out Nights, King Soopers re-loadable gift cards, AmazonSmile, our Annual Campaign via Facebook for Giving Tuesday or our online donation portal -your support is truly appreciated!!


All of your donations  go directly back to Stargate - our Fundraising Committee is made up of 100% Parent Volunteers!!! And THANK YOU to all of our Fundraising Committee parent volunteers - without you many of the extra items that we are able to purchase for Stargate would not be possible. These volunteers truly make a difference every day.


Stargate Annual Campaign

The Stargate Annual Campaign is underway - it is an opportunity to show your support by making a one-time gift OR signing up for a monthly recurring deduction using our secure, online donation form located here. Please consider a tax deductible donation of $200 per family as an investment that will benefit our children for years to come. In addition, many companies match charitable donations; we encourage you to determine if your company provides this

benefit. If you have questions about matching gifts or Annual Campaign donations, please contact the Stargate Director of Operations and Finance, Lynne Allen, at 303-450-3936 or via email at


Gala 2019 - Opt In for a Digital Invitation!

We are preparing invitations for our  annual Fundraising gala to be held on Saturday, March 9th, 2019 at The Omni Interlocken Resort. This year's theme is "Totally Awesome 80's"!!

We are once again offering the option to receive an electronic invitation rather than a printed invitation in the mail. This reduces our cost for printing and delivery and is environmentally friendly!

Click the link here (and listed below) and complete the form to opt in to receive an electronic invitation to the Gala. Please respond by  EOD, Monday, December 17th!!

Do you still want the invitation mailed to your home? No problem and no need to do anything. We'll send mailed invitations to those families that choose to not opt in to receive an electronic invitation.


Drive thru  Light Event - "Christmas in Color" at Water World

Load up your friends and family in the car and experience a light show like never before. Drive for over a mile through 1.5 million lights perfectly synchronized to holiday music. You’ll see giant candy canes, animated snowmen, amazing light tunnels and more!

Attend "Christmas in Color" on either of the following school spirit nights: Tues Dec 18, Wed Dec 19, or Thurs Dec 20 and Stargate can earn up to 25% back! Hours are 5:30 PM to 10:00 PM.

Book your ticket online today at

Be sure to use the code “stargateincolor” at checkout in the coupon field so that Stargate gets credit! Keep in mind, it is expected to be a very busy week at "Christmas in Color" so be sure to book online early and arrive on time to your scheduled period.

Christmas in Color is located at Water World on 8801 North Pecos Street, Federal Heights, CO.


Rusty Bucket and Panda Express Dining Night Out

Thank you all who came out Thursday night to support Stargate! Our drawing winners for lunch to be delivered to school are:

Gavin Kunz - 5th Grade

Kate Heidenga - 7th Grade


GREAT HOLIDAY GIFT!!! 3/16/19 - Stargate Spirit Night with Denver Nuggets

Looking for that unique gift item for friends and family?? Look no further - join in the fun with the game night experience with the Denver Nuggets basketball team on Saturday, March 16th, 2019. The Denver Nuggets take on the Indiana Pacers at the Pepsi Center Saturday, March 16th at 7pm. The Stargate Spirit night with the Denver Nuggets basketball team includes the special Pre-Game warm-up opportunity. Only people who purchase through this link will have access to enter before the doors open, sit in our VIP seats and watch both NBA teams warm up for the pregame shoot around!  


Flyers can be found here. Order tickets online at:

King Soopers Fundraising cards

In an effort to make a bigger impact, Stargate Fundraising Committee will be sending each Stargate family and staff member a King Soopers re-loadable gift card pre-loaded with $3.00.

Here’s how it works:

Step 1: The card costs you nothing!

Step 2: Each time you shop, simply give the card to your cashier to reload, or increase your balance, as necessary, before your purchases are scanned. Gift card reloading is paid as a separate transaction. You can use cash, checks, or a charge card to reload up to $500.00 at a time, right at the cash register! You can also reload your card at the customer service desk.

Step 3: Every time you reload the card, King Soopers adds that amount to the Stargate Account. Once the total in any given month reaches $5,000, STARGATE receives a check for 5% of the total! It’s that simple! If we don’t hit $5,000 in any given month, the balance rolls forward to the next month and continues accumulating.


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 $$!!!


'Tis the Season for shopping - AmazonSmile

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

Looking for a way to give back or get involved? The Fundraising Committee needs you!! We are looking for more volunteers to help with our annual Fundraising Gala. Please contact for more info.

Lost and Found

The Lost and Found tables in all buildings are overflowing. 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 Winter 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 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!
Jane Baker,
Dec 17, 2018, 11:58 AM