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

February
2/8 PTA meeting (virtual only)
2/16 Teacher Conferences (school closed)
2/19 President's Day (School closed)
2/23 Spirit Day (wear blue and green)


March
3/14 Pi Day
3/14 PTA Meeting (virtual only) 7pm
3/15 & 3/16 School Play
3/18-3/22 Spring Book Fair
3/21 Rock Your Socks
3/21 Books and Bingo/ Evening Book Fair 
6-8pm
3/29- 4/5 Spring Break 

District Links

Red Clay Website
Home page

Red Clay School District 2023-2024 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

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

Thank you to everyone who donated to our February Staff snack!
 



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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.
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.


Thank you to everyone who went out to vote today during the referendum.
The results are it passed!

PTA NOMINATION FORM
Interested in becoming more involved for the 2024-2025 school year? 
We are seeking nominations for 4 PTA Officer positions for the next school year.

What does being an officer mean? A LOT of fun, a lot of hard work and a chance to be part of a team!!! We love planning events, advocating for our community and being a part of something bigger. And we would LOVE to add you to our team. 

Not to worry, we aren’t going anywhere. We are ready to help, to train, to answer any questions you have!! Some of us will be running for positions on the board again, but we are so excited to have new board members join us. 

Click HERE to print off a Officer Nomination form. Please send forms into school by March 11th in an envelope marked North Star PTA Nomination Form. 


Yearbook Raffle Winners
Congratulations to the winners of our Yearbook Membership Raffle! We have 420 members so far this year.
The winners are:
Brian LaRue
Zui Liang
Kristen Eck
Bonnie Principe
Thank you to everyone who has joined. There is still time to join, when we make it to 500 we will do another drawing for 1 more yearbook!

Spring Book Fair
3/18/24-3/22/24
We will be having our Spring Book Fair March 18th-22nd. Children will shop during their library special during the week. Check back soon for more details about volunteering to help kids shop and e-wallet information. 

Books And Bingo
3/21/24 6-8pm
Join us for a fun night of Bingo and evening shopping hours at the book fair! If you would like to volunteer to help at this event, click here.  
 There will be hot chocolate, cookies, snacks and water for sale for $1.
For more information see the flyer.

Multicultural Carnival
Save the Date 
May 3rd
5:00-7:30pm
More information coming soon!

Raffle Basket Donations
If you would like to donate to help us create our raffle baskets for the carnival, click here to print out a form, or make a donation online through MemberHub. (cash and online payments only). Donations are due by March 4th.

*The top donating class from each grade with receive 10 free basket raffle tickets.*
**If sending in a donation for multiple students, amount will be divided evenly among each child's class unless specified.**  


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


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
Thank you to everyone who joined us for our Feb. PTA meeting! Our next meeting is on 3/14 and will be Zoom only. Please email nsptaboard@gmail.com 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 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.



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
North Star is giving back to the community! 
We will be collecting NEW hats, gloves, scarves, white men's crew socks and white men's t-shirts for the Sunday Breakfast Mission. Please send items in your child's backpack or in a bag and label them "Sunday Breakfast Mission." 
**This is the last week for donations.**
For questions reach out to Sue Reichle.

Cangineering Event
Click HERE for details. 
Donations for the Food Bank of Delaware will be collected 2/26-3/1.

Art Show
 April 12th from 5:30-7:30pm
If you would like to sign up to volunteer to help or donate items see flyer for details.


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