North Star Elementary PTA
1340 Little Baltimore Road
Hockessin, DE  19707
(302) 234-7200
Calendar
October
10/22/2020 - PTA Meeting 7pm (zoom)

November
11/2/2020 - Capriotti's Fundraiser
11/3/2020 - No School for students
11/6/2020 - No school for students
11/11/2020 - No school for students
11/23-11/27/2020 - No school for students



District Links

Red Clay Website
Home page

Red Clay School District 2018– 2019 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





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
Forms for Bear Care - Before and after care.

Contact: Tom Shinn
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.
Become a member of the PTA and give money to the kids of North Star at the same time!

Thank you to our teachers who are making remote learning as fun as can be!  North Star teachers are amazing!!

Restaurant Nights
Take the night off from cooking and support the PTA as you eat take out from the comfort of your home. Just mention North Star when paying.
Monday, November 2nd - Capriotti's in Hockessin - open to close - online orders will not count so please call in your order 

Get in the Spirit and Participate in our Calendar Challenge
Call or text family and friends and ask them to support our school by committing to donate the amount of the space they chose on your October calendar (they can choose more than one space!). Print the calendar and read the rules to compete for some fun prizes that will get you in the North Star Spirit!  (This will replace our beloved Spirit Fest this year.)     

2020-2021 Yearbook News
Time to get creative!  Our yearbook cover contest has begun.  Submit your artwork.  Our theme this year is "Tweet Others Kindly".  Follow the directions to submit your cover idea.  Email Zoe Harris with any questions.

Spirit Wear Update
Our fantastic Spirit Wear chair, Stephanie Conway, is busy preparing some amazing spirit wear drives with new and exciting product.  Information coming soon!  For any questions, contact Stephanie Conway.
We have also decided to partner with 1st Day School Supplies, our school supply company, because 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 Kristen Dassel.

Order your 2019-2020 yearbook!
If you missed the pick ups for yearbooks, contact us for pick up location. If forgot to order your
yearbook, the cost is $20. Pay through Cheddar Up.  

School Supply Lists
If you missed the deadline to order school supply kits you can use these lists to shop. If you have any questions, email Kristen Dassel.

Silent Auction Items
We have the following items left from our silent auction.  If you would like to purchase them at the starting bid from our auction, please email us and we will send you a link for payment.
1. Evolution Submission Grappling gift certificate (3 months Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and Wrestling 13+)  $40
2. Tiger Kicks Tae Kwon Do (1 month of classes and an official uniform) $40
3. Cornerstone Martial Arts birthday party  $40
4. Cornerstone Martial Arts (3 months of either karate or kickboxing, a free uniform for karate or gloves for kickboxing) $50
5. Wilderman Physical Therapy (with Dr. Dave, treatment and advice includes evaluation and one follow up session) $40  *we have two of these*


October PTA Meeting

Our next PTA meeting is Thursday, 
 October 22, 2020 at 7pm on zoom.
lf you would like to attend, please email us your child's name and lunch
number.  We will then send you the zoom link.  If you do not have a 
 child at North Star, please email us and we will find another way to
verify your identity.  (Our informational meeting in August got zoom
bombed and we are trying to avoid this happening again.)
Agenda - budget updates, events updates

 We hope you will attend and join our PTA.  (Only members can vote 
during our meetings.)

NEWS FROM THE SCHOOL


NEWS FROM DISTRICT SCHOOLS


Join the PTA for the 2020-2021 school year!
Please consider joining the PTA. 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 to the many activities, assemblies, etc that are provided for the kids of North Star by the PTA. Complete the membership form or you can pay online on the North Star PTA Cheddar Up
Joining doesn't mean you have to volunteer. It helps the kids, but if you would like to volunteer, there will be many opportunities throughout the year. Please contact Kristen Dassel

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 AmazonSmile 4. choose North Star PTA and make sure the donation button is turned ON

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

Reflections Winners

Community Happenings