North Star Elementary PTA
1340 Little Baltimore Road
Hockessin, DE  19707
(302) 234-7200
May 27 - No School
June 5 - Chorus Concert 6:30pm
June 7 - Field Day
June 11 - 5th grade moving up ceremony
June 12 - last day of school **Dismissal at 1pm
June 30 - Last day to order school supply kits for the 2019-2020 school year​

District Links

Red Clay Website
Home page

Red Clay School District 2018– 2019 School Year Calendar

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School Closing Information
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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.

Parent/Student School Handbook
Parent/Student Handbook

Bear Care
Forms for Bear Care - Before and after care.

Contact: Morgan Barnes
NSPTA Weekly e-News
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Questions, comments or postings for our website and/or weekly enews should be directed to the PTA general mailbox:

The 2018/2019 yearbook is now for sale.  They are $20 each and can be ordered by sending in the order form with payment or by paying online.  Orders due May 28, 2019.  Fifth graders will get their yearbook at the Moving Up Ceremony and the other grades will receive them on the last day of school.  If you have any questions, please contact Kristin Freebery.  

Field Day is on Friday, June 7, 2019.  We will be selling Mini Melts ice cream for $3 a cup.  The school has asked if you can send in the money with your child ON Field Day.  Please sign up to help with the activities.  The school can not have Field Day without our fantastic parents.

School Supplies for 2019/2020
It is time to begin thinking about next school year.  We have partnered with 1st Day School Supplies for third year and we are excited to offer a shopping free fall.  It is easy, just chose the kit for your son/daughters grade for next year and pay.  You will save money, time, and your child will have name brand items that match his/her classmates.  You can even purchase water bottles, book bags, and lunch boxes.  North Star teachers love these kits!  For any questions, contact Kristen Dassel.  Orders MUST be received by JUNE 30, 2019 to ensure delivery for Meet the Teacher Day in August.  ORDER TODAY and have a worry free summer!

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.

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 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

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.

Please help our office staff keep track of early dismissals and absences by using this handy form letter to communicate 
with them

Reflections Winners
Literature: 1st and Honorable Mention- Emily Wang and Honorable (2nd grade); 2nd - Sophia Xu (1st grade); 3rd - Myra Sonia (Kindergarten)
Music: 1st - Avkaash Chevil
Visual: 1st - Sophia Xu
Literature (Intermediate Level): 1st - Emily Xu (3rd)
Visual: Emily Xu (3rd)

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