North Star Elementary PTA
1340 Little Baltimore Road
Hockessin, DE  19707
(302) 234-7200
​Quick Calendar
August
August 22 - Staff appreciation brunch.

August 23 - Homeroom allocation to be posted at school by student ID number from 3:00pm.

August 25 - Meet the Teacher
Last name A-L: 4:00-4:45, New Family Orientation 4:45-5:15, Last name M-Z 5:15-6:00.

August 29 - First day back at school.



District Links

Red Clay Website
Home page

Red Clay School District 2016 – 2017 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

Grade supply lists
2016-17 supply list.

Parent/Student School Handbook
The 2016/2017 school handbook coming soon.

Food Allergy Information 
For information on Food Allergies and School Meals Program please click here.

SMARTER BALANCE ASSESSMENT INFORMATION
Smarter Balance FAQ
Smarter presentation for PTA mtg 2016

PRODUCT INCENTIVES
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: nsptaboard@gmail.com.
 UPCOMING EVENTS AND NEWS

HOMEROOM ALLOCATIONS
Homeroom allocations for the 2016/17 school year are available now, listed by student ID number starting from KN - 5th grade.

Notice from Red Clay - the Back to School information packets were mailed on 8/19.  These packets include your students ID number.

2016/17 GRADE SUPPLY LIST
The 2016/17 supply list is now available.

Please remember that although not on the supply list homerooms are always in need of paper towels, boxes of tissues, pump hand soaps,  pump hand sanitizers, and disinfectant wipes.  If you can, please consider adding these to your shopping list and bring to the "Meet The teacher night". 

SPIRIT WEAR
The Fall spirit wear sale is underway and there are two exciting designs.  For free delivery via school all orders with payment are due by September 8th.  
We will have samples at Meet the Teacher night for you to see, and will be taking orders then too, as well as selling every popular spirit wear accessories (cash or check please).  
For further details about spirit wear click here.

YEARBOOK VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
The yearbook committee needs you!  If you would like to be a grade level representative and help take photos of events to be included in the yearbook please contact the PTA board.  The yearbook is a major undertaking and having a parent or two helping for each grade is a huge help.

LIP SYNC V. TALENT SHOW SURVEY
Thank you to all those who completed the Lip Sync v Talent Show survey. The results of the survey have been collated and have been passed to the school, and the exact format of the event being worked on – watch this space. 
To those concerned about the end of year teacher performances, rest assured these will be back!

ONILINE MEMBERSHIP, PAYMENTS AND DONATIONS
We have a new system for taking online payments, for more details click here.

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.

"ADOPT A TEACHER / WISH LIST"
This year we are excited to be inviting again all North Star staff members to complete an "Adopt a teacher / wish list" form which once completed will be held a binder in the main office.  Please be aware the lists can not be copied and sent home and you are not able to contact the office and ask the administrative staff to look at a list for you. 
If you are looking for ideas of what to buy a teacher for their homeroom or themselves, it is a great place to start.

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