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

October
10/4/2022- Picture Day
10/4/2022 -BYOP- Bring your Own Pumpkin 6-8pm  
10/5/2022- Yom Kippur (school closed)
10/14/2022- Staff Inservice (school closed)
10/17/22-10/21/22- Spirit Week/Spirit Fest
10/21/2022- Fall Harvest Dance 6-8pm
10/25/2022- PTA Meeting 7pm in-person and zoom


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


​            North Star Needs:
         Staff Meeting Snacks

Let us Treat our wonderful teachers to some treats for their October Staff Meetings! Click here to see what we would like to share with our wonderful NSE staff.


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.

Spirit Week/Spirit Fest 
10/17-10/21
Join us for a week of silly themes, great activities and fundraising for our amazing elementary school! You'll be receiving information soon in your child's folder detailing our fundraising efforts. Spirit Fest is one of the PTA's biggest fundraisers of the year and helps us raise money for things like in-classroom celebrations, equipment, student rewards and more! We kick it off with Spirit Week! Students are encouraged to dress up each day for our themes which are:
October17th-Sports Day (Wear your favorite jersey or sports team swag)
October 18th-Crazy Hair and/or Hat Day
October 19th- Dress as Your Future Self (Are you a teacher? A Paleontologist? Or just really old?)
October 20th- Mismatch and Backwards Day
October 21st- Spirit Fest (Get geared up in your best blue and green) 
More info to come soon! 

Fall Harvest Dance
When: 10/21 from 6-8pm
Join us for a family fun evening of dancing and good times! Costumes are optional, but absolutely encouraged! We will have food for sale and Kona Ice will be there as well! Please note this is not a drop off event, and grown-ups must remain in attendance. Cannot wait to see you there!  

National PTA School of Excellence
School of Excellence is a recognition program that honors PTAs that make a year-long commitment to improving family-school partnerships at their schools. Click here to help us by filling out a survey. (Please complete by 10/21)

North Star Celebrates: October is National Italian American Heritage Month
Our North Star community loves to recognize, learn and celebrate what makes our cultures so different and yet so similar! this month we encourage you to educate your family (and maybe even your child's class about Italian American Heritage. If you have something to share with North Star, we encourage you to reach out to your child's teacher (or even us!) so you can educate others about your heritage.  

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
  Thanks to everyone who came to our Frazzberry Restaurant Night! Stay tuned for another Restaurant Night next month. 


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 attended out first PTA meeting in-person and on Zoom! Our next PTA meeting will be October 25th, 2022, at 7pm in-person 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 


Community Happenings