North Star Elementary PTA
1340 Little Baltimore Road
Hockessin, DE  19707
(302) 234-7200
Calendar
February
February 19-22 - Random Acts of Kindness Week
February 22 - Bingo Night
February 22 - Spirit Week
February 28 - PTA Meeting
March
March 1 - Dr. Seuss Day
March 11 - Pat's Pizzeria Fundraiser
March 14 - Pi Day
March 21 - Rock Your Socks Day 
March 22 - Spirit Day
March 28 - PTA Meeting - CANCELED
April
April 4-12 - Preview Week
April 12 - Carnival

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.

Support the PTA
Consider donating money or items for our baskets at the carnival.  Donation sheets are going home this week.

Bingo Night is Friday, February 22, 2019 from 5-7pm
Bring the entire family and enjoy Bingo and pizza with your North Star family.  We have fun new prizes!  We need volunteers, so please sign up to help. 

NEEDED - Please contact Kristen Roebke if you have a corn hole game we can borrow for the evening of carnival.

Carnival planning is happening now!  We are adding some new games and a moon bounce (or two).  Keep checking back for more exciting additions to our carnival.​​
This year we will be raffling off 26 baskets at our carnival.  We need volunteers to sign up to shop for a basket.  See our Carnival page for more details.

Please join us for our next PTA Meeting on February 28, 2019.  We will be updating everyone on the budget, upcoming events, recognizing our 2nd grade team for winning the membership award, and having a speaker about Responsive Classroom.  (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.