North Star Elementary PTA
1340 Little Baltimore Road
Hockessin, DE  19707
(302) 234-7200
Calendar

November
11/07/2022- Staff Inservice (school closed)/ School Choice Opens
11/08/2022- Election Day (school closed)
11/11/2022- Veterans Day (school closed)
11/15/2022- Anthony's Restaurant Night
11/21/2022- 11/25/2022- Thanksgiving Break (school closed)
11/21/2022 & 11/22/2022 Parent/Teacher Conferences
11/28/2022-12/02/2022- Book Fair 
12/01/22-  Books and Bingo/Evening Book Fair hours (6-8pm)

December 
12/6/2022- Picture Day retakes 
12/14/2022- Winter Concert 6:30pm
12/19/2022- Ugly Sweater Day
12/20/2022- PTA Meeting In-person and Zoom 7pm 
12/23/2022-1/3/2023 Winter Break (school closed) 

District Links

Red Clay Website
Home page

Red Clay School District 2022-2023 School Year Calendar

Red Clay is on Facebook
School Closing Information
http://schoolclosings.delaware.gov/
What's For Lunch Today?
Click here for the lunch menu


​             Staff Appreciation
If you would like to help us provide a sweet treat for the staff at their next staff meeting on 12/1 sign up hereThanks!

Need ideas for our wonderful staff here at North Star? Check our "Staff Favorite Things."


Our Vision
North Star Elementary School is a family of learners dedicated to nurturing the mind, body and spirit of each child by encouraging intellectual growth, developing character, and instilling a love of learning.

Our Mission
At North Star we are committed to creating a caring, nurturing environment, where all children achieve to their fullest potential, as they are actively engaged in exemplary instruction tailored to individual needs.
Announcements

Parent/Student School Handbook
Parent/Student Handbook

Bear Care
 For Information about Before and After Care Contact: Tom Shinn
NSPTA Newsletters

Stay tuned for our Newsletters that will be sent through MemberHub!
Questions, comments or postings for our website and/or newsletters should be directed to the PTA general mailbox: nsptaboard@gmail.com.


Picture Day Retakes
Picture Retake Day has been rescheduled for December 6th.
For Picture Day Retake information click here.

Book Fair​
The book fair will be coming 11/28-12/2. The children will shop during their Library Special during the week. If you would like to volunteer to help children shop during their library special, please sign up here. As a reminder NO CHECKS will be accepted at the book fair. Here is a brief video about eWallet. If you choose to set up an eWallet account for your child, please note they will not receive change back if they do not spend all the money. It can be used online, or at a future book fair.


Books and Bingo
 Come play some Bingo and shop for books at our first ever Books and Bingo Event! We hope you will join us for some family fun on 12/1 from 6-8pm. Bingo Board's will be $1. Hot Chocolate, cookies, snacks and water will be sold for $1 each. If you would like to volunteer for this event, please sign up here.


Join the PTA for the 2022-2023 school year!
Please consider joining the PTA​
Thank you to everyone who has joined the PTA this year!

Join by returning this form to the main office or join online through MemberHub.​ Single memberships are $10 and Two parent/guardian memberships are $15. Additional membership levels are $25 and $50. By joining the PTA, some of your money goes toward the many activities, assemblies, etc. that are provided for the kids of North Star by the PTA. 

Joining doesn't mean you have to volunteer. It helps the kids, but if you would like to volunteer, there will be many opportunities to help throughout the year. Please contact Jen Stephenson if you are interested in volunteering. 


Restaurant Nights
  Check back soon for another Restaurant Night!


Spirit Wear 
Purchase spirit wear year-round through1st Day School Supplies, our school supply company.  They have designed some shirts for North Star.  Their spirit wear part of their business is called 1st Day Spirit Wear.  If you choose to order through this website, everything is done through their website and questions about orders placed should go to them.  For any other questions, contact Jen Stephenson today. 


PTA Meetings
*Date Change*
 Our next PTA meeting will be December 20th, 2022, at 7pm in-person, (in the library), and on Zoom. 


Yearbook Information
Help us make our yearbook great this year!
Please send us your pictures of events and activities throughout the year ​to NSBearsYearbook@gmail.com



​Box Tops
Did you know Box tops has an app! You register for free on the website, download the app, buy products, scan your receipt and our school earns money. It’s very simple! For more information check out the Box Tops website at www.boxtops4education.com. Two local grocery stores have a program for box tops. Acme's program is called Growing Local Learning and Shop Rite's program is called Shop Rite for my School.


AMAZON SMILE
Please support the PTA while shopping on Amazon by using Amazon Smile. Shopping through Amazon Smile is the same as shopping via Amazon but with the added bonus 0.5% of the purchase price being donated to the PTA.
NEW!! Amazon Smile can now be used with the app on your phone.  Simply follow these directions and Amazon will donate a portion of your sale to North Star PTA: 1. click the three lines in the upper left corner of the app (once it is open) 2. got to settings (at the bottom) 3. click on Amazon Smile 4. choose North Star PTA and make sure the donation button is turned ON

EARLY DISMISSAL/ABSENCE NOTES
 Help our office staff keep track of early dismissals and absences by using this handy form letter to communicate 
with them


News from the School
PARENTS! Connect to North Star Elementary using Artsonia to receive important updates on your child's art classroom activity. Click here and add the parent code R6Z2SWZF  


Other District Schools
Middle School Choice Open houses
11/30-HB Open House Information CLICK HERE
11/14- Cab, 11/17-Conrad, 11/28-Dickinson, 
11/29-Brandywine Springs, 12/1-Stanton, 12/14-Skyline,
 12/15- AI Middle

Community Happenings