North Star Elementary PTA
1340 Little Baltimore Road
Hockessin, DE  19707
(302) 234-7200
9/28/2021- Open House (virtual) 
10/7/2021 - Spirit Fest
10/11/2021 - School Picture Day
10/14/2021 - Anthony's Coal Fire Pizza Fundraiser
10/21/2021 - PTA Meeting 7pm
10/22/2021 - BYOP (Bring your own Pumpkin) 6:30-8:30pm
10/29/2021 - Fall Family Dance

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Red Clay Website
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Red Clay School District 2020-2021 School Year Calendar

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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:
Become a member of the PTA for 2021-2022 and give money to the kids of North Star at the same time! 

North Star's Annual Spirit Fest is October 7th
Students will participate in the PTA's 1st fundraiser of the year on October 7th.  We have had to change our plan for spirit fest.  We will have more information to come, but you can begin collecting donations now.  All donations are due by October 7th.  We hope you will consider donating.  If each child donates $25 or more, we will reach our goal of raising $15,000.  You can donate using our cheddar up link .

BYOP (Bring Your Own Pumpkin)
Join your North Star family on Friday, October 22, 2021 from 6:30-8:30pm (time slots are every 25 minutes) and decorate your own pumpkin.  We will provide (through donations and purchases if necessary) fall themed decorations.  Everyone must sign up for a time slot.  Every time slot is 25 minutes, so if you arrive late, you will only have the remaining time in your time slot as we need to disinfect the tables before allowing the next family to come in.  Each group can only be 6 or less people.  You must sit where the volunteers seat you, as we need to know who was there and where they sat.  

Fill the Staff Lounge with Snacks
We want to treat our staff with treats every few months this year.  Please sign up to send in some treats.  We would like the first set of snacks in by 10/11.

School Supply Lists for the 2021-2022 school year
If you missed the school supply kit sale or wish to shop for your child's supplies, here are the lists. If you have any questions, email Kristen Dassel. 

Restaurant Nights
Take the night off from cooking and/or enjoy dessert and support the PTA as you eat take out from the comfort of your home. Just mention North Star when paying.
1. Capriotti's in Hockessin 9/27 - all day (must say "North Star")
2. Anthony's Coal Fire Pizza (Pike Creek) 10/14 - all day (must say "North Star")

2020-2021 Yearbook News
If you didn't order a yearbook, you can order online through cheddar up and then email Kristen Dassel to arrange pick up.  

Spirit Wear Update
Our fantastic Spirit Wear chair, Stephanie Conway, is busy preparing some amazing spirit wear drives with new and exciting product.  Information coming soon!  For any questions, contact Stephanie Conway.
We have also decided to partner with 1st Day School Supplies, our school supply company, because 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 Kristen Dassel.

PTA Meetings
Our next PTA meeting is October 21, 2021 at 7pm. The meeting agenda will be posted closer to the meeting.  Our meeting will be held virtually.  Email the Kristen's for the zoom link.  (  In order to vote, you must be there in person and you must be a member.  



Join the PTA for the 2021-2022 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 on the North Star PTA Cheddar Up. 
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 Kristen Dassel

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 AmazonSmile 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.