North Star Elementary PTA
1340 Little Baltimore Road
Hockessin, DE  19707
(302) 234-7200
Calendar
September
September 19 - No School (Yom Kippur)
September 20 - PTA Meeting 7pm
September 21 - Peace Day
September 27 - Back to School Night 
Grades 3-5: 6-6:45pm
Grades K-2: 7:15-8

October 
October 1 - Friendly's Fundraiser 5-8pm
October 4 - Spirit Fest
October 16 - Picture Day
October 18 - PTA Meeting 7pm
October 22 - Tile Night 5:30-7:30pm
October 25 - Fall Dance 5-7pm
October 26 - Spirt Day
October 27 - Trunk or Treat 3-5pm

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.
Looking for someone to be the North Star Rep for the 2018-2019 Superintendent's Parent Council.  There are three meetings a year from 8-10:30am on the following dates: 10/24/18, 1/30/19, 4/24/19.  Please contact Kristen Dassel if you are interested.

Donations Request
The Red Clay Foundation Gala is approaching! The District is requesting for each school to assemble and donate a basket to be raffled off the night of the event.  The Red Clay Foundation benefits district wide educational programs and resources.  Our basket is "Fall".  We are looking for donations of fall themed candles, lotions, décor, gift cards for restaurants and fall activities, etc. You can also drop donations off to the main office until September 28th.  If you have any questions, you can email Kristen Dassel. 

Friendly's Fundraiser
Monday, October 1, 2018 from 5-8pm
20% of your check goes to North Star PTA


Spirt Fest is October 4, 2018
Donate online or send in the paper copy.  Our goal is $15,000.  If every student donates at least $24, we will reach our goal.

Tile Night - Monday, October 22, 2018
Sign up to paint a tile to be hung on the walls of North Star. You can pay when you come or pay online.

NEWS FROM SCHOOL
North Star has partnered with Connecting Generations and they are looked for community members and parents who are interested in becoming mentors for students at North Star Elementary. See the attached flyer

PTA Meeting 9/20/18 at 7pm
Please join us for our first PTA meeting.  We will be voting on our budget for the 2018/2019 school year, hearing from our principal, discussing upcoming events, and the Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts are coming to discuss their programs.

Box Tops
Week of September 17, 2018 is Box Tops National Clipping Drive.  Send in your box tops you have been collecting all summer.                                                                                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.

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 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
If you join the PTA before September 28, 2018, you will be entered into a raffle.  Three names will be drawn and each person will win a bookbag filled with school supplies.

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

Community Happenings