StarNews 12/3/2018

posted Dec 3, 2018, 2:04 PM by Jane Baker

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

Updated Sports Schedules

Congratulations to Mr O!

Please join the Stargate Grant Committee in congratulating Mr. Osburn for his receipt of the Toshiba America Foundation grant award! Mr. Osburn has received $1000 toward a very exciting project he is working on: a totally original musical score and script written almost completely in verse on the subject of a girl overcoming math anxiety in geometry and algebra - written, produced and directed by Mr. O himself! (Our 5th graders designed and build part of the set!) Please keep watch for this musical to be performed next year, Mr. Osburn's 20th year at Stargate. We are proud of all of Mr. O's accomplishments and his dedication to Stargate, and we are so excited to see this amazing stage production!

Barnes and Noble Book Fair December 8

Come support both the Elementary AND the New Secondary Library by attending our Book Fair at Barnes & Noble (Washington St. & 120th). Our In-Store Day is Saturday, December 8th. Return your student raffle ticket between 10:30am-7:00pm that day only, (see your Monday folder or the secondary front office for your free raffle ticket.)  If you can't make it on Saturday, your purchases made on December 7th, 8th & 9th count toward our sales total anyway and we will earn a generous percentage. The more we sell the greater our percentage and the more books we can buy! **Please remember to tell the cashier that you support Stargate School and have our ID# ready: 12440525.  This # works at any Barnes & Noble across the Nation! So please, encourage your family and friends to use it for their Christmas shopping on those days as well. We are also in need of volunteers to be greeters, and gift-wrappers in-store on December 8th. Please contact

Community Relations Committee

Support the Stargate Giving Tree for families in need of holiday cheer. 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. Tags will be available starting Wednesday but are not required.


Dodgeball fliers are going out today! Build your team or register as a free agent -  sign up online at


Winterfest is coming! Tomorrow, CRC will provide drinks, snacks will be available for sale and Secondary Artists are selling a variety of BEAUTIFUL pottery to support the Secondary Library!



Stargate Fundraising Committee  

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


Thank you to all of our Stargate families and friends that donated to our Annual Campaign via Facebook for Giving Tuesday!!


Stargate Fall Fundraiser Update

Planned delivery of items and prizes will be this Thursday 12/6; you can stop by the Stargate Barn (the building located just north of the elementary building) starting at 2pm, until 4:30pm.

- Eagle’s Landing orders will be delivered to Eagle’s Landing.

- Kids enrolled in 1/2 day kindergarten will have items be delivered to their classroom.

- All items not retrieved by 4:30pm on Thursday will be relocated to the secondary front office.


Upcoming Events

12/6 - Jim 'n Nick's BBQ (orders delivered to Stargate on 12/6)

For $40, you can pre-order a Jim 'N Nick's Family Meal to be picked up at STARGATE on Thursday, December 6th. Each meal consists of one pound of smoked pork or chicken, two pints of scratch-made trimmings, a dozen fresh baked cheese biscuits or 6 buns, barbecue sauce and pickles (feeds 2-4). Mark your selections on the order form, enclose cash or a check (made out to "Stargate") and return it to the Front Office by Tuesday, December 4th.

Your meal will be available for you to pick-up at Stargate on Thursday, December 6th. Pick Up Times: 3 PM  OR 3:30 PM OR Eagle's Landing! Order forms are located here.


12/13 - The Rusty Bucket and Panda Express Dining Night Out

Join Stargate friends, family and staff at our next Dining Out Night, Thursday, December 13th. Enjoy great times and great meals at The Rusty Bucket (located in The Orchard's) and the new Panda Express (on 144th and I-25).


Contest Alert -- Kids and Stargate teachers and staff: Enter your name into our drawing the night of the event at both locations for a chance to win lunch from Panda Express. A lunch (entree and a drink of your choice will be delivered to you at Stargate one day in the month of December.


The Rusty Bucket event is valid all day (lunch, dinner or snacks) and they will donate 15% of all qualified purchase to Stargate when you show they flyer (hard copy or digital version). Please note for the Rusty Bucket, the offer is valid towards Dine-In only, food and soft beverages only. Not valid towards gift card purchases.  


Panda Express will donate 50% of all purchases from 4pm - 8pm when the flyer is displayed (hard copy or digital version on your phone or Ipad) when you place your order.


Flyers are located here.


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:


Stargate Group Pricing:

Lower Level Ends: $45

Upper Level Centers: $29

A portion of each ticket sold will go back to support Stargate!


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 reloadable 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.


Congratulations to Stargate 8th grader, Savannah McFarland-she made the cover of the Thornton Activity Guide showcasing her hula-hooping talents!

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!