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

8/25/2022 - Meet the Teacher 
(Last name A-L 3:30-4:15, new families 4:15-4:45, Last name M-Z 4:45-5:30)

District Links

Red Clay Website
Home page

Red Clay School District 2020-2021 School Year Calendar

Red Clay is on Facebook
School Closing Information
What's For Lunch Today?
Click here for the lunch menu

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.

Parent/Student School Handbook
Parent/Student Handbook

Bear Care
Forms for Bear Care - Before and after care.

Contact: Tom Shinn
NSPTA Weekly e-News
If you are not receiving weekly emails from the PTA with the latest news, please take a few minutes to add yourself to our distribution list.
Questions, comments or postings for our website and/or weekly enews should be directed to the PTA general mailbox:
We did it!  We reached 538 members by 5/31 and Dr. J slept on the roof!

School Supply Information
Check out our School Supply lists now. Lists are done by grade. If you have any questions, please email Kristen Dassel.

Restaurant Nights
Thank you for supporting the PTA by supporting our local restaurants this school year.  Check back for more during the 2022-2023 school year.

Order your 2021-2022 Yearbook
If you didn't order your 2021-2022 yearbook today, you can do so with the link provided and someone will reach out to you to let you know where and when to pick it up!   Yearbooks are $20 each.  You can order online.

Spirit Wear Update
Purchase spirit wear all summer long 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 Board Announcements!
At our PTA meeting on 5/26/2022, the new executive board was elected and will begin their term on 7/1/2022.  Congratulations to Jen Stephenson (president), Taresa Schmidt (vice president), Jen Agster (treasurer), and Emily Malloy (secretary)!

PTA Meetings
Our next meeting will be during the month of September 2022.  The PTA calendar for the 2022-2023 school year will be posted during the month of August and will be included in the PTA Welcome packet that will go home with students in August when school begins.



Join the PTA for the 2022-2023 school year!
Please consider joining the PTA. 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 to the many activities, assemblies, etc that are provided for the kids of North Star by the PTA. Complete the membership form or you can pay online. 
Joining doesn't mean you have to volunteer. It helps the kids, but if you would like to volunteer, there will be many opportunities throughout the year. Please contact Jen Stephenson if you are interested in volunteering.  

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 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.

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

Please help our office staff keep track of early dismissals and absences by using this handy form letter to communicate 
with them

Reflections Winners

Community Happenings
​School of Rock in Lantana Square is offering 15% off their summer camps using the code NORTHSTAR at checkout.  

​Kumon is Lantana Square is offering $50 off families that join.  Just mention you heard from the North Star PTA website.

Check out Let's Roam and Adventure Book as they are donating to our silent auction and raffle.