StarNews 1/28/19

posted Jan 28, 2019, 11:18 AM by Jane Baker

Important Dates-

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

February 19-Staff Development Day-no school for students, Eagles Landing Full Day Out-separate sign up.

February 20-6:00pm Governance Board Business Meeting

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


Parent Survey

Thank you to everyone who completed the Parent Survey. Results and recommendations will be presented at the State of the School Meeting in April.

Inclement Weather Plan

Stargate follows the Adams 12 School District directives for inclement weather school closure. In addition to a full day cancellation, Adams 12 has instituted a Late Start option. In the case of a Late Start, classes will begin 2 hours later than normal (10:00am Elementary and 10:15am Secondary)  to allow for safe travel in the morning. Dismissal will be at normal time. If the determination has been made that all schools will be closed or operating on a 2-hour delay, the district will make every effort to announce a decision by 5:30 a.m. Given how quickly weather conditions can change in Colorado, decisions are typically not made the night before.

School closures or 2-hour delayed starts due to inclement weather will be communicated as follows:

  • District website at

  • School website

  • Email and District text message to parents/guardians (Keep in mind, you will only receive alerts if schools are closed or operating on a 2-hour delay. If schools are open and operating on a normal schedule you will not receive an alert.)

    • In order to receive District text messages, opt-in today by texting “YES” to 68453

  • District’s hotline (720) 972-4000

  • District Social media, including Facebook (/adams12fivestarschools) and Twitter (@adams12)

  • Local media outlets

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

  • Signup here to volunteer with the event:

  • $2/student playing, (max $20 per team) and payable at team check-in.  

  • $1/spectators

  • Concessions available from 3pm-7pm (including hot dogs, nachos, popcorn, pretzels, churros, sodas & water).

  • Approximate play schedule:

    • Kindergarten and 5th grade: 4-4.30pm (check in from 3.30pm)

    • 1/2 and 3/4 grades: 4.30-6.30pm  (check in from 4pm)

    • Middle school: 6.30-7.30pm.  (check in from 6pm)

    • Pick up game for adults after Middle school

  • Field House will be open for teams to practice Wednesday January 30th from 2.15-3.30pm.

Stargate Fundraising

Dining Out Night - "Elevate" & "TCBY"

Stargate Dining Out Night: Thursday 1/31 is our next Stargate Dining Night Out! Come support Stargate at "Elevate" and  "TCBY & Mrs. Fields" located in  Westminster on 120th and Federal Blvd at: 2831 W 120th Ave #200, Westminster, CO 80234.

"Elevate" is owned and operated by Stargate parents and features daily specials, Gluten-free and Vegan options and customer centered service! Flyers can be found here.


10 things you need to know about the Stargate "Totally Awesome 80's" Gala

1) When, What, Where, Who and Why

When: March 9th What: 2019 Stargate's Annual Fundraising Gala Where: at The Omni Interlocken Resort Who: You, of course! Why: To help meet our fundraising goals;  a substantial amount of our fundraising dollars  will support the new entrance from 144th, as well as the paving of the proposed overflow lot.

2) 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).

Please note that options to enter meal choices and seating requests are NOT available in our new Gala RSVP system.  You will be receiving an email shortly after your registration (within a week) requesting your meal choice and seating request, if any.  Please respond to that email with your choices so we can track them for the Gala! We apologize for this inconvenience as we work through this new provider!  Your patience and cooperation is greatly appreciated!

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

4) 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.

5) Option - Overnight at the Omni

Reserve your room at The Omni starting at $99  - exclusive rates from March 6th thru March 13th!!!

Book online at:

Or call The Omni to reserve your room at: 1-800-THE-OMNI and mention the room block under "Stargate Gala".

6) Business Sponsorships We are looking for businesses to partner with Stargate by sponsoring the even 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.

7) Silent Auction Donations Click here for information about how to donate silent auction items.

8) 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!! Click HERE for detailed Art Contest rules.

9) Gala Raffle -  the raffle will kick-off  Monday, February 4th. This year we are raffling a parking space in any of our lots (except for the loop).

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

Fundraising Committee Meeting Notice

The next Fundraising Committee meeting will be on Thursday, February 7th at Panera at The Orchard's at 6pm.

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.