North Star Elementary PTA
1340 Little Baltimore Road
Hockessin, DE  19707
(302) 234-7200
​Quick Calendar
May
May 30 – No school (Memorial Day)
June
June 6 to 9 - Early dismissal at 1pm
June 9 – Last day of school
June 20 – Custodial Staff Appreciation Lunch



District Links

Red Clay Website
Home page
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
The supply lists for 2015-16 by grade are available.

Parent/Student School Handbook
The 2015/2016 handbook is available online.

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, Amazon Smile and Name Bubbles.
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!

2015-2016 Bear Care Registration Forms
Details and enrollment forms for Bear Care for the 2015-2016 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, Brittney Moore.
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

YEARBOOK - FINAL ORDERS
​For students who did not pre order their yearbook we have a limited supply available that can now be ordered on a first come first served basis at $20 each.
Individual forms will be sent home but you can also download a copy or order online.
Order deadline is Tuesday May 31st, 2016.

PTA BOARD AND COMMITTEE CHAIRS FOR 2016/17
We have committee chair opening for Staff Appreciation.  Please contact the PTA board if you would like to volunteer or receive further information.

INFORMATION FROM RED CLAY CONSOLIDATED SCHOOL DISTRICT
A Message from Dr. Daugherty (Superintendent):
"The attached letter and resolution covers funding for education in Red Clay and throughout the State. Please take the time to read the attachment and support our efforts by contacting your local legislator. There is current legislation proposed (HB 30) that will assist students with disabilities in grades K-3. There is also legislation to benefit students living in poverty and English Language Learners."

At the direction of Dr. Broomall (Deputy Superintendent/Student Support Services), the following information is being shared regarding "Inclusion Initiative Focus Group Outreach".  The focus groups will take place on June 7th and 8th.

MESSAGE FROM NURSE BUGBEE TO OUTGOING 5TH GRADERS
If you are wanting to participate in middle school sports, the pre-participation physical evaluation and consent form needs to be completed.

2016/17 SCHOOL CALENDAR
​Red Clay Consolidated School District has announced the calendar for the 2016/17 school year.  
For the upcoming year there are no early dismissal days, full days for parent conferences, a full week for Thanksgiving, and the end of the school years runs until June 16th, 2017.

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 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. The plan being 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