North Star Elementary PTA
1340 Little Baltimore Road
Hockessin, DE  19707
(302) 234-7200

Quick Calendar
May
May 23 - Lip Sync for 4 & 5 5:30pm​​

May 24 - Family Fun 5k, 4:30-6:30pm

May 29 - No school, Memorial Day 

June
June 2 - Spirit Day

June 2 - Field Day (rain date June 1)

June 13 - Last student day, dismissal at 1pm.

June 23 - Custodial Staff Appreciation Lunch

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

Parent/Student School Handbook
The 2016/2017 school handbook.

North Star Homework Policy
The letter regarding the current homework policy from school is on their website

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​

FIELD DAY - HELP NEEDED
Field day is Friday June 2nd (rain date June 1st), and to make the event successful and to be able to operate all of the fun stations for the students to enjoy we need a many volunteers.  Please sign up to help.

SCHOOL SUPPLIES FOR 2017-2018
North Star staff and PTA would like to take away the stress of school supply shopping by offering a unique way to shop for supplies. By clicking on the link for North Star 
you can purchase your child’s back to school supplies online. If your child needs a backpack, lunch box, or water bottle, 1st Day School Supplies also offers a wide selection. Everything will ship with your child’s kit and allow you to check off even more from that long back to school shopping list without leaving the comfort of your home! Start your shopping and save lots of time at the end of the summer! All orders will be available to pick up on your way to meet your child's teacher at Meet the Teacher Day in August. Any questions, email Kristen Dassel.

You can also add Clorox Wipes, tissues, hand soap, and hand sanitizer to give to your students new homeroom teacher to use in the classroom.  To add these select the "Wishlist" button.

Don't delay! All orders must be placed by June 30, 2017 for pick up on Meet the Teacher Day.

HELP THE OUTDOOR CLASSROOM GROW
The outdoor classroom is a wonderful space for all students to enjoy, and to maximize the learning opportunities supplies are needed. Classroom supplies will be kept in a wagon and general supplies will be stored in the outdoor classroom shed.

If possible please sign up for an item (or two) and then send into school marked for "outdoor classroom".
Thank you for your support.

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.

ONILINE MEMBERSHIP, PAYMENTS AND DONATIONS
We have a new system for taking online payments, for more details click here.


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