Hischke’s Happenings! February 20, 2019

posted Feb 20, 2019, 3:41 PM by Jane Baker   [ updated Feb 20, 2019, 3:50 PM ]

Important Dates:

February 20- 6pm Governance Board of Directors Business Meeting-Secondary Commons

February 22- Last day for Spring Box Top Contest

February 22- 9-1:30 pm Kindergarten Field Trip-Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities

March 4-8 Read Across America - Reach-a-Thon

March 5- Elementary Spring Class and Individual Pictures

March 7- 5th 9am-2pm Grade Field Trip - Young Ameritowne

March 9- 6pm Stargate Gala-Omni Interlocken Hotel

March 10- Daylight Savings Time

March 14-Kindergarten Gap and Gown Pictures

March 16 Spirit Night with the Denver Nuggets

March 17- St. Patrick’s Day

March 20- 6:00pm Governance Board of Directors Business Meeting

March 25-29- Spring Break

April 1- Spring Election Nominations Open

April 19- Adroit Expo Day

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

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Hoping everyone had a long, relaxing weekend spent with family and friends. I had the opportunity to spend the weekend in Omaha for a volleyball tournament for my daughter. (Yes, it was snowy and cold!)

It was a great opportunity for us to spend the weekend as a family, watch some amazing athletes, and to form new friendships. Children grow up too fast and spending time together is valuable.

On a side note, the staff had a productive professional development day spent in a math training for GoMath! as well as focusing on vertical alignment. We even had the opportunity to play a game in which the staff got to know one-another a little better and the Sunshine Committee put together a potluck lunch. We look forward to more PD days in the future to refine our craft.Rise above,

Missy Hischke

Stargate Elementary Principal

K-5 Soccer Camps

Does your student love to run? Do they want to learn more about soccer? Then the Stargate K-5 Soccer Camps are perfect for your student. Stargate HS Senior, Kenzie Brumage is hosting a K-5 Soccer Program for her Capstone project. The Soccer Camps will be held April 6th, 13th, 20th, and 27th from 9 am to 10:15 am. Registration is required, please click here to register your student.

Teacher Led Club-Recorder Club- 3rd-5th Grade Students only

Tuesdays  3:15-4:15 Room 162 2/26-4/2

Did you know that playing an instrument is scientifically prove to:

Boost your math skills, teach patience and discipline, relieve stress, use the creative/right side of your brain, foster a sense of achievement and work better with a group. Help your child succeed and join the Club!

Hosted by Mrs. Ware Club Price $15.00  Recorder Cost $7.00 (If needed)

Sign Up: https://www.signupgenius.com/index.cfm?go=w.create4&listid=18895297&owner=70229613

Box Tops, Milk Caps, Tyson Labels -

February 22nd is the last day for the Spring Box Tops, Longmont Dairy Milk Caps and Tyson Labels contest! The class with the most could win either a rootbeer float or ice cream sundae party!!! Box Tops are worth .10¢ each, Longmont Dairy Milk Caps are worth .05¢ each and Tyson labels are worth .24¢ each. Simply insert these items into a plastic bag with the name of your child’s homeroom teacher and drop off in the general collection container near the front office OR deliver to your child’s homeroom teacher.

Order Your Elementary Yearbook

The elementary book can be ordered online only and the cost is $55 plus tax until March 16.  All orders must be placed no later than March 16. Please know there is not an option for personalization this year.  I would recommend you keep a copy of your purchase receipt in case there is an issue at distribution.  The distribution date is scheduled for early May.  The school code is 82025.   To order the 2018-2019 book online, please use the following link:  https://commpe.pictavo.com/PictavoSchool/FindSchool

Read Across America Read-A-Thon!!!

For the week of March 4-8, Stargate students will compete against each other in a read-a-thon in honor of Read Across America and Dr. Seuss' birthday. I encourage you to incorporate as many activities using Dr. Seuss as possible to make this really enjoyable for kids.

Our goal is to make this the least amount of work for classroom teachers as possible.

Here’s how it works:

Every student will get a piece of paper that will travel to and from school with them for that week. For every ___ amount of time that child reads, he/she will receive one paper chain to place outside their homeroom classroom. This form is pretty simple; it requires students to circle the amount of time read and a parent to sign off on it.

Kindergarten and first grade will compete against each other. For every 10 minutes read, students will earn one chain link.

Second and third graders will compete against each other. For every 20 minutes read, students will earn one chain link.

Fourth and fifth graders will compete against each other. For every 30 minutes read, students will earn one chain link.

At the end of the week, the homeroom class from each grouping with the most chains will win a prize and there will be a grand prize for the overall winner for the entire school. The prizes will be:

- pizza party for the homeroom with the most chains from kindergarten and first grade

- pizza party for the homeroom with the most chains from second and third grade

- pizza party for the homeroom with the most chains from fourth and fifth grade

** The overall winner for the school will win a pizza AND an ice cream sundae party!

Adams 12 District Spelling Bee

Cheyenne Trujillo, 8th grade, won the district spelling bee last week.  Victor Kolesov, 8th grade, placed 2nd. 4 of top 7 spellers were Stargate students including Erin Stander, 7th grade and Brody Krause, 5th grade! C-o-n-g-r-a-t-u-l-a-t-i-o-n-s!

Elementary Spring Class and Individual Pictures

Elementary Class and Individual pictures will be taken on March 5. Here is the online prepay link for class group and spring individual photos if parents would like to order online.

March 16th: Spirit Night with the Denver Nuggets

Join us for an amazing night on Saturday, March 16th, 2019 as the Denver Nuggets take on the Indiana Pacers at the Pepsi Center. 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!

Game starts at 7pm at The Pepsi Center.

Order tickets online at: https://Nuggets.KSETickets.com/stargate

Stargate Group Pricing:

Lower Level Ends: $45

Upper Level Centers: $29

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

Outside Clubs

Sticky Fingers Tuesdays  2/26-4/2

Contact-Kimberly Douglas



5 one hour cooking classes open to students in K-5th

Let your child release their inner chef! Students will prepare and eat healthy, globally-inspired recipes all while loving and learning to cook in a fun, engaging and irresistibly tasty way that will turn even the pickiest eaters into avid food explorers!

Our fun, inspiring and creative chef instructors mix together a sense of engagement and excitement as they combine the love of cooking and fun nutritional facts (even a few bad jokes!), safe cooking skills and hygiene, jokes, geography, math skills, food culture and history to help instill a lifetime love of delicious, healthy family cooking.

Your kids will have a blast every week discovering how easy and fun it is to cook (and gobble-up!) tasty, healthy, American classics as well as globally-inspired Sticky Fingers Cooking recipes! Sticky Fingers Cooking offers young chefs the chance to explore exciting tastes, all seasonal and as local as possible, master culinary skills that they can put to use in family kitchens, all while nourishing their bodies and minds.

We practice safe chopping, measuring and mixing skills, use a wide array of cooking utensils all while creating awesomely delicious recipes from the freshest ingredients. Full recipes will be created each class with our AWESOME Master Chef Sticky Fingers Cooking instructors.

Each delicious new recipe prepared by your young chef will be accessible here on our website after each class (www.stickyfingerscooking.com/recipes)  FOR COOKING-UP SOME DELICIOUS FAMILY FUN AT HOME!

Bricks 4 Kidz- Tuesdays  Upstairs 2/26-4/2

Register at www.bricks4Kidz.com/510

Energy is Everywhere—We get energy from many sources.  This session will look at these different sources and reinforce it by building motorized Lego versions using our project kits.  From an oil pump to solar panels and windmills—this one has it all! At the end of the session, each child will create a custom Lego mini figure to keep!

Art Club (Young Rembrandts) Tuesdays Dates-2/26-4/2

Contact-Michelle Brewer  michelle.brewer@youngrembrandts.com

Register at https://denvernw.asapconnected.com/?org=4027#evented=1268537

Our Winter session of Young Rembrandts brings all new drawings. We’ll learn about famous artist Leonardo Da Vinci and even recreate the Mona Lisa. There will be a lot of variety in our class with drawings like Land of Sweets, Ice Fishing, the Great Wall of China & more! Don’t miss out, enroll now!

Tuesdays from 3:15-4:15

Room 121 Mrs Ramsey

Science Matters-Thursday  2/28-4/4

Register at www.sciencematters.tv

Our clubs combine fun and science by incorporating teacher demonstrations and hands on activities in a fun, science filled classroom. Each week, students also complete a take home project that reinforces the science concept being taught.   

ArtVentures Club-Thursdays

Register at www.artventuresdenver.com

Contact Kristen Roberts kristenroberts62g@gmail.com

Our elementary-age curriculum is designed to teach basic to advanced drawing skills, art techniques and vocabulary. We believe that drawing is the bedrock skill required for future artistic success. We give them skills to express their creativity, and believe that all children can – and should – learn to draw. You’ll see increased art abilities, learning skills, self-confidence and self-esteem.

Session 3-Clay Exploration-KG-2nd Grade Only-2/28-4/4

Room-Art Room 3:15-4:15

Minecraft Club-Thursdays  2/28-4/4

Register at infoatexplorationuniverse.org

Contact Robin Comeaux

Exploration Universe will be holding a Minecraft Club for 2nd-5th graders!!! • Your Minecraft player can come for an hour each week and play in a world with other players! • This is a fun club and a chance to play in the same world with the rest of the club.

Little Medical School-Calling All Future Doctors!

Thursdays  3:15-4:15 2/28-4/4

Kids love to dress up and play doctor! At Little Medical School® we encourage children to do this as they explore the exciting and inspiring world of medicine. Using role-playing, interactive demonstrations, crafts, and games, kids learn how the body and organs work, how to use instruments that real doctors use, administer first aid, and more! Each child will receive a medical stethoscope to take home in addition to a disposable white lab coat, multiple models made by the students, and a diploma as a graduate of Little Medical School.Little Medical School Club

Registration Link: https://campscui.active.com/orgs/LittleMedicalSchoolNorthDenver?season=2487204&location=1185805

Rhythm and Percussion with Sound Math

Thursdays 3:15-4:15 | K-5th | 2/28-4/4  5 weeks $95.00

Experience the revolutionary method by music education visionary and educator of gifted students, Curtis Madigan. Develop rhythmic skills that can transfer onto other instruments. Learn secrets of movement mechanics, ways of listening, and how to attack the instrument to develop tremendous tone and timing. We use a beautiful blend of professional quality hand-percussion instruments like djembe, cajon, darbuka, claves and more.

Register at soundformationmusic.com/registration or call 303-903-8360.

Health Policy-When to Keep your Student Home

District policy states your child must stay home for at least 24 hours if he/she is sent home from school with any of the following:

  • Fever of 100 or above

  • Vomiting

  • Diarrhea

Staff information to help with processes

  • Sandy Francis - Elementary 504 Coordinator K-5 and ELL Coordinator for K-12

  • Nancy Provataris - Elementary School Psychologist

  • Chris Fee - K-3 Learning Services Provider

  • Patrick Holmbo - 4-5 Learning Services Provider

  • Sara Moeller - Elementary Assistant Principal

  • Veronica Vieyra - Administrative Assistant to Missy Hischke and Sara Moeller

  • Lori Bustamante - Elementary Registrar

  • Traci Snouffer-Elementary Health Aide