North Star Elementary School
Red Clay Consolidated School District
1340 Little Baltimore Road
Hockessin, DE  19707
(302) 234-7200
Quick Calendar
SEPTEMBER
9/11 Back to School Night
9/15 PTA Meeting 7:00 PM
9/25 No School
9/26 Spirit Fest

District Links
Red Clay Website
http://www.redclay.k12.de.us/
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School Closing Information http://schoolclosings.delaware.gov/
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Join the North Star PTA!
The North Star PTA supports our school by providing funds for instructional materials, school improvement projects, family activities and various educational programs.  Members are required to re-enroll each year in order to stay active in the PTA. Membership is $10 for one adult and $15 for two adults. Help us achieve 100% participation! Complete this form to join.
Make an online gift to the North Star PTA
Use this link to make a credit card or Paypal payment. Please be sure to designate the PTA activity or function (such as Staff Appreciation) so we can apply your gift appropriately. Thank You!

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.
Upcoming Events

Back to School Night - Thursday, Sept. 11
Join us for an adult-only orientation into this year's curriculum.
Grades K-2: 6:00-7:00pm
Grades 3-5: 7:30-8:30pm

PTA MEETING
Join us on Monday September 15 at 7:00 PM to learn more about the PTA's plans for the year, participate in parent volunteer training, and vote for the PTA's annual budget. To vote at a PTA meeting, you need to be an active member. Complete this form and send it in with your child addressed "NSPTA".

SPIRIT FEST SEPTEMBER 26
Students, teachers and parents wear their North Star green and blue, with lots of creative face and hair painting for this day. It is also the PTA’s first big fundraising event of the year. In addition to funding many academic programs and family activities, the PTA is trying to raise money to improve technology at North Star. We hope to purchase laptops, iPads, or iPad minis for
our school. Read more here.
Announcements
Yearbook Photos
If you've got great photos of school and community events or you and your friends just having fun, we'd like to see them. Our photographers can't be everywhere. Help us get as many photos as possible to create a terrific book everyone will want to have.

North Star's Let Me Run
Registration for North Star's Let Me Run program is now open! All 4th and 5th grade boys are eligible to participate in this program. The Fall 2014 program will begin in early October and end in early December and will meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:50 - 5:00 pm. The program fee is $100 per boy through 9/23/2014 ($115 after 9/23/14) plus the registration fee for the (5K) end of the season run.  The program fee covers the program, training coaches, and supporting new sites throughout the season. Please go here to register.

Fall Launch Program
The registration deadline for Launch was September 9.
Click here for more information.

Spirit Wear Gear
Showing your school spirit is a great way to encourage teamwork and comradery. You can purchase spirit accessories with this form. While it's too late to order other Spirit Wear in time for Spirit Fest, check back soon for a link to our year-round, online store. Please send into school in an envelope marked "North Star Spirit Wear". Checks can be made payable to NSPTA. Please direct any questions to nsptaspirit@gmail.com.

Amazon Smile, Name Bubbles, Zingos Receipts and BoxTops
Read all about our product incentive programs here.

Shoes 2 Share
Donate unused shoes today, the shoe bin is located in the front lobby. Click here to find out more about Shoes 2 Share.

Early Dismissal/Absence Notes
Please help our office staff keep track of early dismissals and absences by using this handy form letter to communicate with them.

Credit Card Donations to PTA
In order to reduce overhead costs, the PTA is switching to using Network for Good exclusively for credit card gifts. Set up your account here, and you can make gifts to the PTA online all year long.
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: nsptaboard@gmail.com.