North Star Elementary PTA
1340 Little Baltimore Road
Hockessin, DE  19707
(302) 234-7200
​Quick Calendar
October
October 7 - Sprit Day and World Smile Day.  

October 7 - Spirit Fest (rain date October 14)

October 10 - PTA Meeting, 7PM

October 12 - No school (Yom Kippur)

October 27 - Fall Family Dance Party (9-8 PM)

October 31 - No school (staff in service)



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.

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

Cafeteria guests
Lunchtime visits start Monday September 26th and end Friday May 12th. There are no parent lunches on delayed opening of the school as schedule is changed.
For further details see page 13 of the school handbook.

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

North Star Fall Dance Party
Thursday, October 27th from 6 to 8 PM in the gym 
Please have your child wear their costume (optional)
Please bring $1 bills because we will have 
Pizza $2 Pretzels $1 Water $1
DJ is playing tunes all night
Fun for the whole family!
This is not a drop off event, parents/guardians need to stay with their children. 

MESSAGE FROM THE SCHOOL - PAINT A PICKET FUNDRAISER
The school has set up a fundraiser to support the outdoor classroom. See the flyer for details, and if you would like to purchase a fence picket email Kristen Roebke.
Please do not send in money to the school or PTA for a fence picket.

HELP THE PTA WIN $500
10th Annual Main Street Mile: Saturday October 1st, 2016.
Please join the North Star team at the run/walk and if we are one of the top PTA's with numbers registered we could win $500. You do not need to run as a team, but just register using this link
 Please share with family and friends.

LET ME RUN
North Star Let Me Run Fall registration is now open for any boy in the 4th or 5th grade who is interested, for more details and the registration link visit the "School Activities" page.
The North Star Team has (5) excellent Coaches this Year: Dan Rynkiewicz, Mike Watkins, Jessica McCarthy, Alexis Tiberi, and Stephanie Green.

YEARBOOK VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
The yearbook committee needs you!  If you would like to be a 1st or 5th grade level representative and help take photos of events to be included in the yearbook please contact the PTA board.  

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.


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