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

February
February 15 - No school, Presidents Day.

February 18 - Family Fitness night.

February 19 - Spirit Day.

February 25 & 26 - Early dismissal, parent conferences.

February 25 - Bingo night (3-5 pm).

February 29 - 7pm, PTA meeting.

March
March 14 to 18 -  Basket preview week.

March 18 - Family carnival (4:30-8:00pm).

March 22 - Sing into Spring Elementary Choral Festival at Cab Calloway (7pm).

March 24 - Staff Appreciation lunch.

March 25 to 31 - No school, spring break.

District Links

Red Clay Website
Home page
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. 
Make an online gift to the North Star PTA
Use this link to make a credit card or Paypal payment. Please be sure to designate the PTA activity or function (such as Staff Appreciation) so we can apply your gift appropriately. Thank You!


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

Grade supply lists
The supply lists for 2015-16 by grade are available.

Food Allergy Information 
For information on Food Allergies and School Meals Program please click here.

SMARTER BALANCE ASSESSMENT INFORMATION
Smarter Balance FAQ
Smarter presentation for PTA mtg 2015

PRODUCT INCENTIVES
Box Tops, Zingos receipts, Amazon Smile and Name Bubbles.
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!

2015-2016 Bear Care Registration Forms
Details and enrollment forms for Bear Care for the 2015-2016 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, Brittney Moore.
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

Family Fitness Night
Grab your sneakers and water and come join us for a great night of fun and fitness for the whole family. This event is being held in the North Star gymnasium on Thursday, February 18 from 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. There will be stations set up for families to travel through, including basketball shots, Zumba and more! The event is designed for all fitness levels and will provide advice on ways to stay active, safe and healthy. We hope to see you there! We are looking for volunteers to help at each station, sign up here!

Bingo
Looking for something to do with the family during early dismissal day? Come join us for a fun afternoon of Bingo in the North Star cafeteria! The event is being held on Thursday, February 25 from 3:00 pm. – 5:00 p.m. There is a cost of $1 per card and refreshments will be sold. And most importantly, there are great prizes!! We hope you can join us for some family fun!!

 
SPIRIT WEAR 
Place your orders now for North Star spirit wear, complete the form and send in with payment to North Star PTA.  All orders due by Friday February 26th, 2016, and delivery will be free via the school.
For further details visit our spirit wear page.

SPRING CARNIVAL
We have started to plan the 2016 carnival to be held the evening of March 18th.
Please support the basket donation drive by completing the form and sending into the PTA with payment by February 12th, or pay online.
The top classes per grade by donations (based on average per student) and also percentage participation will earn recess on an inflatable obstacle course.

Calling all shoppers, we are asking for volunteers to shop for our themed baskets, sign up here.

For further details on the carnival including the basket themes visit our carnival page.

SING INTO SPRING
Sing into Spring Elementary Choral Festival on March 22, 2016 at 7:00pm at Cab Calloway School of the Arts. 
Come and support 5th grade student from North Star's chorus as they join other local schools in a celebration of singing.

MESSAGE FROM THE NURSE
Nurse Bugbee is looking for used pants for boys and girls, school aged sizes- 4,5,6,8,10 and12. 
 Please send in any donations direct to the school marked for the attention of the Nurse.  Thank you.

PARENT/STUDENT SCHOOL HANDBOOK
The 2015/2016 school handbook is available on line, and for returning families a hard copy will not be sent home.
Please take time to read the handbook as there are some new changes this year.

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.

"ADOPT A TEACHER / WISH LIST"
This year we are excited to be inviting all North Star staff members to complete an "Adopt a teacher / wish list" form which once completed will be held a binder in the main office. The plan being if you are looking for ideas of what to buy a teacher for their homeroom or themselves, it is a great place to start.

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

CREDIT CARD DONATIONS TO PTA
In order to reduce overhead costs, the PTA is switching to using Network for Good exclusively for credit card gifts. Set up your account here, and you can make gifts to the PTA online all year long.