North Star Elementary PTA
1340 Little Baltimore Road
Hockessin, DE  19707
(302) 234-7200
Calendar

January​
January 22 - Tile Night 
January 22 - PTA Meeting
January 26 - No School (staff development)

February
February 15 - Bingo Night
February 16 - No School (staff development)
February 19 - No School (Presidents Day)
February 26 - PTA Meeting



District Links

Red Clay Website
Home page

Red Clay School District 2017 – 2018 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. 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: Alison Vickers
302-463 6188
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.
Tile Night is BACK!
Tile Night is back for the 2nd time this school year.  Tile Night will be on Monday, January 22, 2018 from 5-7pm.  Enjoy a fun evening of painting with your North Star family and friends.  Use the sign up genius to sign up for the number of tiles you would like to paint.  You can pay online using the Cheddar Up link or you can pay $15 per tile at the door with check or cash.  

We will be selling pizza ($2 a slice, $12 a pizza), pretzels ($1), and water ($1).  Come early or stay late and enjoy dinner!

PTA Meeting - 1/22/18
Join us for our PTA meeting on Monday, January 22, 2018 at 7pm.  We will be giving updates on recent fundraisers and on carnival planning.  Merv Dougherty, Superintendent of Red Clay, will be our guest speaker.

Bingo Night!!
Our annual Bingo Night is Thursday, February 15, 2018 (no school Friday) from 6-8pm.  Join your North Star Family and enjoy some bingo and dinner.  
Whole cheese pizzas and bingo cards are available for preorder.
(Slices, water, and pretzels can be purchased with cash or check that night)
Please sign up to volunteer (middle and high school kids welcome).
Purchase raffle tickets for a chance to win a donated basket from Diane Salvatore and her team.
Carnival Planning has begun!
Please sign up to shop for one of the many baskets that will be raffled off at the Carnival on Friday, March 23, 2018.

Update on Box Tops!
We have collect 3,100 box tops, 204 bonus box tops so far this year! We have earned $821.10, the goal for the year is $1000. I would love to pass that goal, so please keep clipping box tops and sending them into school! The next submission deadline is March 1st!

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. 


National PTA Reflections Program 2017 - 2018
The North Star PTA is inviting all teachers and parents to encourage their students to participate in the National PTA Reflections Program. This year’s theme is “Within Reach" Teachers can link this year's theme to work that is already being done in the classroom. For instance, teachers may consider having a poetry, creative writing, or drawing project in class as it pertains to the theme. Parents can encourage their children to tap into their creative spirit to showcase their talents. Click here for all the details. 


Help the Outdoor Classroom
The school's Outdoor Classroom Committee is selling Pickets ($10 each) and Rocks ($5) to be painted. The rocks will be made into a "river bed path". All proceeds from the picket and stone sales will go directly to further development of the outdoor classroom. If you are interested in purchasing these items, please contact Kristen Roebke.

Needed Red Clay Parent Ass. Rep
Needed Red Clay Parent Association Rep to assist current committee chair by alternating attending the monthly meetings. Please email Frankie Kutsch 

Still Need Spirit Wear?
If anyone missed the deadline for online spirit wear orders, the PTA has some limited spirit wear shirts and shorts in stock that can be purchased anytime. Please contact Stephanie Conway for information.

Box Tops for Education
Support North Star through the Box Tops for Education program. Cut out the box tops from everyday household products and food packaging and send them into school. We earn 10 cents for each box top collected. (Please make sure the codes and expiration dates are not torn off). Attach the box tops to a box tops sheet or put them in a baggie and drop them into the bin marked "Box Tops for Education", located in the school vestibule.
Let's see how many box tops our school can collect ! For more information about this program, visit their website at www.btfe.com

Join the PTA!
Please consider joining the PTA. Single memberships are $10 and two parent/guardian memberships are $15. 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 CheddarUp page.

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 to volunteer or look for the sign up genius link for various events throughout the year.

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.
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