North Star Elementary PTA
1340 Little Baltimore Road
Hockessin, DE  19707
(302) 234-7200
Calendar
August
8/22/19 - Meet the Teacher (A-L 4-4:45, New Families 4:45-5:15, M-Z 5:15-6)
8/26/19 - First Day for 1-5th grades
8/26-8/29/19 - Split Week for Kindergarten students (information will be mailed from the school in August
8/30/19 - No School
September
9/2/19 - No School (Labor Day)
9/12/19 - Picture Day
9/19/19 - PTA Meeting 7pm
9/20/19 - Peace Day
9/26/19 - Open House (K-2 6-6:45, 3-5 7:15-8)
9/30/19 - No School (Rosh Hashanah)

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


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. Other levels are $25 and $50. Help us achieve 100% participation! Complete this form to join or pay and join online.
Make an online donation to the PTA.  

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: Morgan Barnes
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.

We are looking forward to the 2019/2020 school year!  Please come meet us on 8/22/19.  Join the PTA before 9/30/19 and you will be entered into a raffle for a FREE bike!  The bike will be on display at Meet the Teacher.


Teacher Lists for the 2019/2020 school year are listed by student ID number.  Student ID number is your child's lunch number.  It can also be found on the transportation mailer that came in the mail either Saturday (8/17) or Monday (8/19).  The school will not give out ID numbers.

School Supply List
If you missed the deadline for ordering school supplies from 1st Day School Supplies, you can get a start on your shopping today using the school lists.

Join us for our first PTA Meeting of the 2019/2020 school year.  We will meet on Thursday, September 19, 2019 at 7pm in the North Star cafeteria.  Enter at the double blue doors by the picnic tables in the front of the school.  We are excited to share some new ideas, introduce our committee chairs, discuss and vote on the 2019/2020 budget, and hear ideas you may have for the upcoming school year.

Join the PTA!
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
Keep shopping for all your summer needs and support the PTA at the same time! 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.

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
​Pack 959 invites your son and/or daughter to their Ice Cream Social on Wednesday, August 28, 2019 from 7-9pm at Grace Lutheran Church on Lancaster Pike (next to Cooke Elementary) to learn about scouting.