North Star Elementary PTA
1340 Little Baltimore Road
Hockessin, DE  19707
(302) 234-7200
Calendar
March
March 21 - Rock Your Socks Day 
March 22 - Spirit Day
March 28 - PTA Meeting - CANCELED
March 29 - No School
April
April 1 - Tile Night
April 4-12 Preview Week
April 12 - Carnival
April 15 - Pat's Pizzeria Fundraiser
April 19-28 - Spring Break
April 29-30 - Book Fair
April 30 - Evening Book Hours 6-8pm
May
May 1-3 - Book Fair
May 2 - Evening Book Fair Hours 4-6:30
May 22 - Band and Chorus Concert
May 27 - No School


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.
​If you have never helped during Preview Week, it is a wonderful thing to see all the excited kids choosing a basket in which to try to win on Carnival Night.  We need your help.  During Preview week, kids can purchase tickets for a chance to win one of 26 baskets and/or teacher outings.  Please sign up to help.  Helping is easy... selling tickets and helping the younger kids write their names.  We encourage you to help during your child's gym class and if you have the time, we would love if you could stay for any additional shifts.

If you still have a donation to send, we would greatly appreciate you sending it as soon as possible.  If you need another Donation sheet you can print it here.  We have enough to fund our baskets, but every donation now will offset the PTA cost of running the carnival.  Every dollar we save is more money we gift to the school at the end of the year.  THANK YOU TO ALL WHO DONATED!!

Carnival Planning is Happening Now!  We are adding new games and some new food items for sale at our Carnival. We need help with Preview Week.  Please sign up to help.  You can help during your child's gym special!!  The Carnival sign up will be posted soon!
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Check our Carnival page for more details.

THIS JUST IN... check out our Yearbook page for information about this years yearbook.  Please submit photos by April 5, 2019.  See the yearbook page for more details.

Spring Spirit Wear & Field Day Shirt Sale
Purchase your spirit wear and field day shirts, shorts, sweatshirts, tank tops, etc TODAY.  Don't miss out on these great prices (size chart)!  Return the order form and pay with cash or check OR pay online and return the order form with your choices.  ORDERS DUE MARCH 20th!  Late orders will NOT be accepted.

We will be thanking our teachers and wonderful staff on Friday, March 22, 2019 by providing sandwiches from Drip Café.  Please sign up to send in a side, dessert or other item needed.  If you don't have time to shop or cook, sign up to donate money to offset the cost of the lunch.

Tile Night is Monday, April 1, 2019 from 5:30-7:30pm
Come join your North Star family for tile painting.  Stay and have pizza after you are finished painting, too!  Sign up in advance and pay at the door or pay online in advance.  We may not have enough tiles for walk-ins.

Please join us for our next PTA Meeting on May 16, 2019.  The agenda will be posted closer to the meeting. FREE childcare will be available.  (We canceled the 3/28/19 meeting because the 5th grade Honors Chorus has a performance.)

Interested in an after school opportunity for your child that provides free transportation, free karate classes, and character development?  See this flyer

Library Volunteers Needed
Library volunteers needed in the North Star library! Please sign up to help Mrs. Minchini in our beautiful newly renovated library. She needs help organizing books, shelving books, checking books in and out, etc.
You are welcome to volunteer when your child has library. Please use the following sign up genius link to sign up for a slot or two. 
If you have any questions, please contact Carter Bowersox.

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

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 www.boxtops4education.com. 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.

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 Cheddar Up 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

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

Community Happenings
Midway Little League sign ups are happening now.  See their website for more information.