StarNews 9/17/18

posted Sep 17, 2018, 1:52 PM by Jane Baker

Important Dates:

September 17- Stargate Spirit Wear sale begins

September 17- September 24 4:00pm-Accountability Committee Election Voting Open

September 19- 5:30pm Fundraising Committee Meet and Greet Performing Arts Center Lobby

September 19-6:00pm Board of Directors Meeting-Performing Arts Auditorium

September 20- Dining Out Night

September 22- 4:30pm-7:30pm Harry Potter Night

September 25- 6:30pm- Elementary Talent Show

September 26- 6:00pm Stakeholders Presentation-Performing Arts Auditorium

September 27 - Pinot's Palette painting event

October 3-5- 5th Grade Overnight to Camp Timberline

Board of Directors Business Meeting

Wednesday, September 19, 2018 6:00pm

Performing Arts Auditorium

Link to Agenda

Please join us for the Stargate Governance Board Annual Stakeholder’s Presentation September 26, 2018, 6:00pm, Stargate Performing Arts Auditorium

Topics will include:

  • The School’s 2018-2019 Strategic Plan

  • Bond Refinancing

  • Student assessment data from 2017-2018 school year

  • Office of Civil Rights (OCR) Case Updates

  • Charter Renewal Process



Join our Heads of House to win the House Cup! Prof Anderson of Gryffindor, Prof. Buck of Hufflepuff, Prof. Zelinger Cohen of Ravenclaw, and Profs Phelps and Root of Slytherin can give you bonus points this week.

New Escape Room - Escape Snape!

Triwizard Tournament - Teams compete to win three levels

Save Dobby - Contribute new men's socks to earn extra 20 points per pair

Volunteers earn DOUBLE points sign up at

Price - $5/student, $1/adults

Concessions available!

We need Adult and Secondary student volunteers -

Please help and sign up at

Fundraising Committee Updates

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, please join us on Wednesday, September 19th at 5:30pm in the lobby of the Stargate Performing Arts Center for a "Meet and Greet" with members of the fundraising committee prior to the Governance Board meeting. Or contact


9/17 Stargate Spirit Wear sale

Wherever you go, don't forget your Stargate Spirit Wear! Our 2018-2019 sale kicks off on September 17th and runs thru September 30th. Flyers can be found here. Samples of items will be on display at Harry Potter Night on 9/22 and in the Elementary building.

Online orders are preferred and can be submitted here or paste the address into your browser:

If you prefer to order and pay with cash or check, you can find the order form here. Please include the name of your child's homeroom teacher on your order form, make checks payable to "Stargate", turn in payment and order form to either your child's homeroom teacher or the Secondary Front Desk.

Questions? Contact

9/20 Dining Out Night: Join us for our first Stargate Dining Out Night for the 2018-2019 school year!! For the month of September from 4pm - 8pm, we will be enjoying delicious food at these great restaurants and, in turn, they will give a percentage back to Stargate (15% - 20%), all are located just down the street from Stargate:

Freddy's Frozen Custard & Steakburgers: 14255 Lincoln St, Thornton, CO 80023

Your Pie Pizza: 14342 Lincoln St, Thornton, CO 80023

Potbelly Sandwich Shop: 14306 Lincoln St, Thornton, CO 80023

Cuba, Cuba Cafe: 14312 Lincoln St, Thornton, CO 80023

Flyers are coming to K-5 Monday folders or show a digital version posted here.

9/22 Harry Potter Night: Stargate Fundraising Committee will be selling  custom designed Stargate Harry Potter t-shirts, Stargate Pop Sockets and King Soopers reloadable gift cards the night of the event. On Friday, 9/21, Fundraising will be selling custom made cake pops ($3.00 each) and t-shirts ($12.00 each) after school. Get there early for the best selection.

9/24 - 10/5 Box Tops for Education, Longmont Dairy Milk Caps and Tyson Labels contest: Gather all of the Box Tops for Education, Longmont Dairy Milk Caps and Tyson labels that you've been collecting all summer, put them in a plastic bag (include the name of your child's homeroom teacher) and drop them off in the main collection box near the K-5 front desk, secondary front desk OR deliver to your child's homeroom teacher (for K-5). Each of these items earns our school $$. The winning K-5 class for each category (Box Tops and Longmont Dairy Milk Caps for the Fall; Tyson labels contest will carry over to the Spring) will earn an Ice Cream Sundae or Root Beer Float party. Careful cutting and examination of expiration dates is appreciated as are clean milk caps! The last day to turn in these items is Friday, October 5th.

10/26 - Pinot's Palette painting event (more details and flyers forthcoming)

King Soopers Fundraising cards

Support Stargate fundraising efforts by purchasing a Stargate reloadable King Soopers gift card.  Cards will be available at Harry Potter Night. 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 next Stargate Fundraising Committee meeting is scheduled for Thursday, October 4th at 6:00pm at Panera at The Orchard's.