North Star Elementary PTA
1340 Little Baltimore Road
Hockessin, DE  19707
(302) 234-7200
Calendar
October
October 18 - PTA Meeting
October 22 - Tile Night
October 25 - Fall Family Dance
October 27 - Trunk or Treat
November
November 5 - No School
November 6 - No School
November 12 - No School
November 19-23 - No School (Conferences)

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.

Thank you to all who volunteered for Spirit Fest.  We are not able to run our events without our fantastic volunteers!
The following classes (2 highest per grade) had the highest donations through midnight on 10/4/18: Fullerton, Charmichael, Wittaker, Tiberi, Maegerle, Alexander, Scott, Kaplan, Clark, McGovern, Kane, Reichle. These classes will have recess on a moon bounce.  Permissions will go home this week.

We haven't reached our goal.  There is still time to donate!
Donate online or send in the paper copy.  Our goal is $15,000.  If every student donates at least $24, we will reach our goal.  Many companies will match the amount you donate.  If you need a receipt saying you donated, please contact us.

Help rebuild after Hurricane Florence
North Star is teaming up with the families at Coastal Preparatory School in Wilmington, NC who are displaced and rebuilding after losing their homes due to Hurricane Florence.  Please consider donating gift cards or cash.  If you have any questions, please contact Kelly Westcott.

Tile Night - Monday, October 22, 2018
Sign up to paint a tile to be hung on the walls of North Star. You can pay when you come or pay online.

Fall Family Dance - Thursday, October 25, 2018
Join us for our annual Fall Family Dance from 5-7pm.  Come have fun dancing with your North Star family.  Admission is FREE! Pizza, pretzels, and water will be available for purchase.  (This is not a drop off event.  All those in attendance need to remain in the gym.)  
In order to make this night a success, we need volunteers

Trunk or Treat - Saturday, October 27, 2018
Join us for North Star's first ever Trunk or Treat.  Register your car and come have some fun with your North Star family.  We also need volunteers to help the event run smoothly.  Please read the rules that must be followed for safety!

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

PTA Meeting 10/18/18 at 7pm
We will be going over the budget so far this year, hearing from Red Clay's nutrition office, hearing from a couple of middle school principals about the programs at their schools, and will have a few other updates.
New Families to the area - Please join us before every PTA meeting at 6:45pm.

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
If you join the PTA before September 28, 2018, you will be entered into a raffle.  Three names will be drawn and each person will win a bookbag filled with school supplies.

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
​October 5-8, 2018 - Play at the YMCA for FREE! Try out all the YMCA has to offer for FREE!