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

9/1 School closed
9/4 Labor Day (School closed) 
9/7 Frazzberry Night 4-8pm
9/14 PTA Meeting 7pm (in person and Zoom)
9/19 Back to School Open House
9/21 Peace Day

10/1-10/6 Spirit Week
10/3 Picture Day
10/6 Spirit Fest
10/10 BYOP 6-8pm
10/12 PTA Meeting 7pm (in person and Zoom)
10/27 Fall family Dance 6-8pm

District Links

Red Clay Website
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Red Clay School District 2023-2024 School Year Calendar

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School Closing Information
What's For Lunch Today?
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​             Staff Appreciation

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.

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:

Picture Day 10/3​

Spirit Week/Spirit Fest
This year Spirit Week is October 2-6th. 
Spirit Fest is on 10/6.
Spirit week days are:
10/2- Dress as your future Self
10/3- Dress to Impress (Picture Day) 
10/4- Sports Day
10/5- Crazy Hair/ Hat Day
10/6- Spirit Fest
Spirit Fest is our first big fundraiser of the year. Proceeds go to support academic programs, family events, teacher reimbursement, playground equipment, classroom incentives and a gift to the school each spring. The top fundraising class from each grade will get recess on a moon bounce. We are working on a special reward for the entire student body when we reach our goal of $10,000. If you would like to make a donation online through MemberHub click here. If you would like to send in a paper form with cash, click here.  See Flyer for details.
Check out our progress here!

Bring Your Own Pumpkin 10/10
(BYOP) 6-8pm
Join us for a fun filled evening decorating a pumpkin with your family. You provide the pumpkin; we provide the supplies to decorate it!  It's $1 per pumpkin. We will have apple cider donuts, hot apple cider and water for sale for $1. Can't wait to see all the amazing, decorated pumpkins. Sign up HERE for a time slot.
If you are interested in volunteering or donating items for our event sign up HERE.
CLICK HERE to see our flyer. 
We will be collecting gently used clothing for a clothing drive hosted by CSW students at our event. There will be bins for you to place your donations in that evening. 

Fall Family Dance 10/27 
Join us for a fun filled evening of dancing and good times! Costumes are optional, but encouraged. We will have pizza, pretzels and water for sale. (Please bring small bills for food sales), AND Kona Ice will be there!  Please note this is not a drop off event, parents must remain in attendance. Looking forward to a fun time!

Join the PTA for the 2023-2024 school year
Please consider joining the PTA​! 

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 Two-member 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. 
*As a reminder you need to re-join each year.*

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 if you are interested in volunteering, or Click HERE to print out a PTA volunteer form and send it into school.

Restaurant Nights
​Check out our new fundraising shopping event with Five Below! It will run from 9/28- 10/5. 10% of the purchases made will be donated back to our organization. You must show the flyer on your phone or have a printed copy. Click HERE to print a copy. Paper flyers will be coming home this week. Happy Shopping!

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
Thank you to everyone who joined us for our first PTA meeting of the year! Our next meeting is on 10/12.  Please email one week prior for Zoom information.
Meeting Dates for the year:
9/14 (in-person and Zoom)
10/12 (in-person and Zoom)
11/9 (virtual only)
1/11 (in-person and Zoom) 
2/8 (virtual only)
3/14 (virtual only)
4/11 (in-person and Zoom)
5/13 (in-person and Zoom) 

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

​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.

   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 

Other District Schools
Clothing Drive by WCS Students 10/2-10/10
Drop off gently used clothes to the bins within the school. We will also be collecting donations at our BYOP event. See flyer

Community Happenings
10/1-Together We Can! 2-4pm Center for Creative Arts.