North Star Elementary PTA
1340 Little Baltimore Road
Hockessin, DE 19707
February 20 – No school (Presidents Day)
February 27 – PTA Meeting, 7pm
March 3 - Spirit Day
March 20 - PTA Meeting, 7pm
March 30 - No school (Staff in service)
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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 or pay and join online.
Make an online donation to the PTA.
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.
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.
Grade supply lists
Parent/Student School Handbook
North Star Homework Policy
The letter regarding the current homework policy from school is on their website.
Food Allergy Information
For information on Food Allergies and School Meals Program please click here.
Lunchtime visits start Monday September 26th and end Friday May 12th. There are no parent lunches on delayed opening of the school as schedule is changed.
SMARTER BALANCE ASSESSMENT INFORMATION
Box Tops, Zingos receipts, and Amazon Smile.
Proceeds from all of these help fund school and PTA programs. For further details click here.
If every student brought in 3 Box Tops a month during the school year we would raise nearly $2,000!
2016-2017 Bear Care Registration Forms
Details and enrollment forms for Bear Care for the 2016-2017 school year are available here. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact Bear Care at (302) 463-6188. Questions, comments or postings for our website and/or weekly enews should be directed to the PTA general mailbox: email@example.com.
UPCOMING EVENTS AND NEWS
BASKET DONATIONS AND SHOPPERS!
The 2017 North Star Carnival planning is now well underway.
We are asking for support of your North Star families. Please consider sending in a donation for the basket drive so we can have fantastic baskets for the carnival night.
The online store is now open for our Spring spirit wear sale (with our new and local vendor). The sale runs until Friday March 3rd, and delivery will be free to school in early April.
When ordering online please include your childs name and homeroom/teacher in the comments section.
LET ME RUN
The registration for the spring season is now open, and North Star has teams for both new and returning participants. Let Me Run is open to current fourth and fifth grade boys. Link to registration.
PTA BOARD/COMMITTEE NOMINATIONS FOR 2017/18
We are planning ahead and looking for North Star parents who would like to be part of the PTA board and committees for 2016/17. For further details and the form click here.
DELAWARE SCHOOL CLIMATE SURVEY
Message from school:
You will be receiving a paper version of the Delaware School Climate Survey developed by the Delaware Positive Behavior Support Initiative. We are asking that you complete the survey to help us learn what parents and guardians think about our school. Your thoughts and opinions are very important to us. The survey will only take about 15 min. to complete. A letter will accompany the survey with pertinent information. There is an online version of the survey that can be taken if preferred. That link is www.delawarepbs.org.
B+ FIFTH GRADE COMMUNITY SERVICE PROJECT
Fifth grade has started their Annual B+ Foundation Community Service Project, for further details read their letter which includes a link to donate click here.
It is not too late to join the PTA. Your membership dues support the PTA which in turn benefits North Star students and staff. Send in your completed membership form and payment, or do everything online.
HELP THE OUTDOOR CLASSROOM GROW
The outdoor classroom is a wonderful space for all students to enjoy, and to maximize the learning opportunities supplies are needed. Classroom supplies will be kept in a wagon and general supplies will be stored in the outdoor classroom shed.
If possible please sign up for an item (or two) and then send into school marked for "outdoor classroom".
Thank you for your support.
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.
Also please don't forget to send into school your Box Tops and Zingos receipts too.
ONILINE MEMBERSHIP, PAYMENTS AND DONATIONS
We have a new system for taking online payments, for more details click here.
EARLY DISMISSAL/ABSENCE NOTES