North Star Elementary PTA
1340 Little Baltimore Road
Hockessin, DE  19707
(302) 234-7200
3/4/2021 - Moe's Southwest Grill Fundraiser
3/5/2021 - No School for students (Professional Development day for teachers)
3/11/2021 - PTA meeting on zoom 7pm
3/12/2021 - Registration deadline for Art with a Spin
3/18/2021 - 1000 Degree Pizza Fundraiser
30/30/2021 - Art with a Spin Virtual Event 6:30pm on zoom

4/1/2021 - No school for students (Professional Development day for teachers)
4/2/2021-4/11/2021 - Spring Break
5/31/2021 - No School (Memorial Day)

District Links

Red Clay Website
Home page

Red Clay School District 2020-2021 School Year Calendar

Red Clay is on Facebook
School Closing Information
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.

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

Thank you to the entire staff at North Star Elementary who are working hard to give our children the best education!!  We love our North Star staff!!

It is Carnival Time!!
It is that time of the year again! It is time for North Star's Annual Carnival and Silent Auction.  Due to COVID, it will be virtual again.  Last year we were able to have our basket raffle and silent auction online and the kids seemed to enjoy it.  At this time, we are looking for donations so our basket shoppers can begin shopping.  (We will have a sign up out soon for basket shopping.)  Please consider donating through our cheddar up link or by sending your donation into school with your child marked "PTA".  If you have any questions, please email Kristen Dassel .  
If you own a business or would like to donate something for our silent auction, please email Kristen Dassel . 

Join us for some STEM fun!!
We are offering a fantastic virtual program through Science Explorers on Thursday, March 30th at 6:30pm.  Join us for "Art with a Spin".  During the 80 minute zoom, students will be taught how to make their own spin art machine and then be able to use it to create art.  Total cost for a family is $35.  A family kit includes two separate kits for two children (or you can share or purchase additional kits for any additional children).  Don't delay, register today!  Use the QR code or website on the flyer to register.  Registration deadline is Friday, March 12th.

Purchase reusable grocery bags at the Lantana Square Acme during the month of February and May and help the PTA
The Lantana Square Acme has chosen the North Star PTA for their February and May reusable bag sale.  Purchase a $3 bag and $1 goes to the PTA.  Look for marked stands at checkout and by customer service.

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.
Thursday, March 4, 2021 - Moe's Southwest Grill will donate 
17% of sales - mention code "NSPTA" at check out 
Thursday, March 18, 2021 - 1000 Degree Pizza will donate
20% of sales - mention North Star at check out

2020-2021 Yearbook News
Please continue to take pictures and email or text them!

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.

March PTA Meeting
Our next PTA meeting is Thursday, 
 March 11, 2021 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.)
 We hope you will attend and join our PTA.  (Only members can vote 
during our meetings.)
Agenda - review budget, upcoming events, info about carnival



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 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.

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

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

Reflections Winners

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