North Star Elementary PTA
1340 Little Baltimore Road
Hockessin, DE  19707
(302) 234-7200
​Quick Calendar
October 27 - Fall Family Dance Party (6-8 PM)

October 31 - No school (staff in service)

​November 4 – Spirit Day

November 8 – No school (Election Day)

November 11 – No school (Veterans Days)

November 14 – Hero Day, and Jonathan Sprout assembly

November 21 & 22 – No school (Parent Conferences)

November 23 – No school (Staff in service)

November 24 & 25 – No school (Thanksgiving Holiday)

District Links

Red Clay Website
Home page

Red Clay School District 2016 – 2017 School Year Calendar

Red Clay is on Facebook
School Closing Information
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. 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.

Grade supply lists
2016-17 supply list.

Parent/Student School Handbook
The 2016/2017 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.

Cafeteria guests
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.
For further details see page 13 of the school handbook.

Smarter Balance FAQ
Smarter presentation for PTA mtg 2016

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. 
You can also email the Site Director, Alison Vickers.
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:

Message from the school and PTA:
Thank you to everyone for the outpouring of concern and support for the Annapragada family. Please know that the family is tremendously appreciative for everyone’s willingness to help. However, they are feeling a bit overwhelmed. We all have the best of intentions, but we need to streamline and coordinate our efforts within the school and local community:
o Clothing needs have been met
o There is a Go Fund Me set-up for monetary donations.
Search: Annapragada
o Performance Physical Therapy is the centralized drop-off location for donating VISA and Target gift cards.
 720 Yorklyn Road, Hockessin (302.234.2288)
o We are working to schedule an in-store book fair at Barnes & Noble to support the family. Details to come…

North Star Fall Dance Party
Thursday, October 27th from 6 to 8 PM in the gym 
Please have your child wear their costume (optional)
Please bring $1 bills because we will have 
Pizza $2 Pretzels $1 Water $1
DJ is playing tunes all night
Fun for the whole family!
This is not a drop off event, parents/guardians need to stay with their children. 

To make the evening run smoothly we need parent volunteers, please sign up to help out.

The PTA has been made aware that the Spirit Wear vendor did not fulfill all of the orders we submitted to them from our fall spirit wear drive. The vendor is working on identifying the missing orders but in the meantime if you are one of the families please email our spirit wear committee chair.

Please know we are very upset about this issue and although no consolidation for the families missing items, we will not be returning to this vendor for future sales.

Original Works - November 8th
Our Original Works online gallery will be up and running on November 8th until November 28th. 

Please note that this is NOT

Artsonia is an online year long Art Show on the web set up by our Art teacher Mrs. Slesinski, where you have the option to have all of your child’s artwork from art class posted for all to view and enjoy.

Original Works is our annual PTA fundraiser for the Art program at North Star. With this fundraiser you can purchase special keepsakes featuring your child’s artwork. It is a 3 week event only, password protected for North Star only, and all products will be delivered to school on December 15th.

Detailed instructions will be coming home soon.

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.

We have a new system for taking online payments, for more details click here.

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.

Please help our office staff keep track of early dismissals and absences by using this handy form letter to communicate with them