North Star Elementary PTA
1340 Little Baltimore Road
Hockessin, DE  19707
(302) 234-7200
8/24/2020 - Teachers return

​9/8/2020 - Students return remotely

District Links

Red Clay Website
Home page

Red Clay School District 2018– 2019 School Year Calendar

Red Clay is on Facebook
School Closing Information
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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.

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:
Happy August!
Follow us on Facebook. North Star staff misses you, too.  Watch their video.
Red Clay will begin remote learning on ​9/8/2020.

Meet and Greet with Cathy Thompson
Cathy Thompson, Red Clay Board President, and our Hockessin board rep, will be available at a zoom meeting on Thursday, August 27, 2020 at 7pm to answer any questions our school community has in regards to Red Clay schools.  Please come with your prepared questions.  Zoom link and meeting protocols will be posted closer to the meeting on this website and on our PTA Facebook page.

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. Order 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.

Silent Auction Items
We have the following items left from our silent auction.  If you would like to purchase them at the starting bid from our auction, please email us and we will send you a link for payment.
1. Evolution Submission Grappling gift certificate (3 months Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and Wrestling 13+)  $40
2. Tiger Kicks Tae Kwon Do (1 month of classes and an official uniform) $40
3. Cornerstone Martial Arts birthday party  $40
4. Cornerstone Martial Arts (3 months of either karate or kickboxing, a free uniform for karate or gloves for kickboxing) $50
5. Wilderman Physical Therapy (with Dr. Dave, treatment and advice includes evaluation and one follow up session) $40  *we have two of these*

PTA Meeting - See you in September
Thank you to everyone who attended our May PTA meeting.  It was another successful zoom meeting.
​The board was announced for next year.  For president-Kristen Dassel, For VP-Kristen Roebke, For secretary-Frankie Kutsch, For treasurer-Cara Clucas. 
We will need volunteers for committee chairs.  If you would like to help or want more information, email Kristen Dassel .



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

Community Happenings