North Star Elementary PTA
1340 Little Baltimore Road
Hockessin, DE  19707
(302) 234-7200
Calendar
August
August 20 - PTA provides staff lunch
August 21 - Class lists posted on school door
August 23 - Meet the Teacher 
(A-L 4-4:45; M-Z 5:15-6)
August 27 - First day of school (grades 1-5)
(staggered start for Kindergarten - mailing with details will come from school)
August 31 - No School
September
September 3 - No School (Labor Day)
September 6 - No School (Primary Election- Teacher Professional Development Day)
September 10 - No School (Rosh Hashanah)
September 13 - Picture Day
September 19 - No School (Yom Kippur)
September 20 - PTA Meeting
September 27 - Back to School Night 
Grades 3-5: 6-6:45pm
Grades K-2: 7-7:45

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.
School Supply Lists for the 2018-2019 School Year

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. We will have a donation bin at Meet the Teacher on August 23rd, but you can also drop donations off to the main office until September 28th.  If you have any questions, you can email Kristen Dassel. 

NEWS FROM THE PRINCIPAL
August 21st - Homeroom assignments will be posted on the school doors by 4pm.  Assignments will be posted by ID number for confidentiality reasons.  Information will NOT be given over the phone, so please do not call the school.  The PTA will post the lists on their website around 4pm on 8/21/18. 
August 23rd - Mark your calendars! - Meet the Teacher Open House - Family Last Name A-L 4-4:45pm; Family Last Name M-Z 5:15-6pm; New Family Orientation 4:45-5:15 (in the cafeteria)
Enjoy dinner and a treat with your North Star family!   The Outlandish Food Truck and the Cajun Sno Food Truck will be at Meet the Teacher from 3:50-6:15.  Both trucks will be donating a portion of their proceeds to North Star PTA.

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 for more information. 

Box Tops
  Please keep clipping those box tops all summer long!!
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. 

Outdoor Classroom
Thanks for helping the Outdoor Classroom this year.  Please return all rocks and pickets as soon as possible.

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 CheddarUp 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 to volunteer or look for the sign up genius link for various events throughout the year.

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


The PTA Board is looking forward to seeing everyone at Meet the Teacher!, but you can also do