North Star Elementary School
Red Clay Consolidated School District
1340 Little Baltimore Road
Hockessin, DE  19707
(302) 234-7200
Quick Calendar
MARCH
March 3 PTA Meeting 7:00 PM Guest Speaker: Aaron Selekman, Principal at HB duPont Middle School
March 16-20 Carnival basket preview week
March 19 Staff Appreciation lunch
March 20 School Carnival 4:30-8:00 PM

APRIL
April 4 PTA Meeting 9:15 AM

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

2015 NORTH STAR CARNIVAL
Planning for the 2015 carnival is in high gear! Basket auction shoppers are busy creating baskets you'll love to win. Basket preview week is March 16-20, and tickets sales start this week.
For carnival details and the ticket order form please click here
We are looking for volunteers to help during basket preview week.  Please sign up here.
This year sees the return of the “cake walk” and to make this successful we are asking for donations of store bought cakes / baked goods.  To donate click here.
Save the date for Carnival Night: Friday March 20.

Parent Volunteer Training
Parent Volunteer Training Workshops will be offered at the conclusion of all PTA meetings throughout the year.  The PTA meeting schedule is as follows:
4/14/15 @ 9:15am, 5/18/15 @7:00pm
Volunteers who will be working with small groups or individual students are required to attend a training workshop. This training is not required for parents who will be Mystery Readers readers and read-around volunteers. Volunteers for PTA-sponsored events do not require this training unless otherwise specified.

LIBRARY VOLUNTEERS
Mrs. Minchini needs help checking books in and out, helping children find books, shelving books, doing inventory and helping organize the library.  Sign Up here. You must complete the school's mandatory parent volunteer training at a PTA meeting prior to volunteering at the library.

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.

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.
Announcements

LAUNCH DISMISSAL
Parents need to PARK, come in to building and sign out child(ren) from assigned classroom/area promptly at 4:45pm. LAUNCH has been extended 1 week to make up for a snow day. You can use this Note to School on March 24.

BOX TOPS
Don't forget to collect Box Tops for North Star!  Proceeds from these collections help fund school and PTA programs. And now you can enter for a chance to win 1 million box tops or up to 10,000 instant win prizes for North Star. Keep an eye out for specially marked Box Top products with a code to enter at www.BTFE.com/BigMoney.

The Operating Referendum Passed!
Thank you to the North Star community for the vote of confidence in our teachers and administrators. The Red Clay Consolidated School District thanks you.


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.