North Star Elementary School 
Red Clay Consolidated School District 
1340 Little Baltimore Road
Hockessin, DE  19707
(302) 234-7200
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June
June 5 – Last day of school (12:30pm dismissal)
Quick Calendar
June 16 - Custodial Staff Appreciation Luncheon


District Links
Red Clay Website
http://www.redclay.k12.de.us/
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

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

Boys & Girls Club Summer Camps
There is still space left in the Boys & Girls Club’s summer camps. Contact Bear Care at 302-463-6188 for more information. Click HERE for the camp brochure.

SMARTER BALANCE ASSESSMENT INFORMATION
Smarter presentation for PTA mtg 2015
Accessing the Smarter balanced practice test
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BOX TOPS
Don't forget to collect Box Tops for North Star!  Proceeds from these collections help fund school and PTA programs. And now you can enter for a chance to win 1 million box tops or up to 10,000 instant win prizes for North Star. Keep an eye out for specially marked Box Top products with a code to enter at www.BTFE.com/BigMoney


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.
The PTA would like to thank everyone for their hard work and support this year. We have had a wonderful year and are looking forward to continued success in 2015/2016 and being able to continue working with and supporting the school and students.

Upcoming Events

PTA BOARD / COMMITTEE 2015-2016
Please consider volunteering to be a committee chair for 2015/16. We need a Legislative chair and also a Red Clay Parent Association Rep. If you are interested or would like any further details, please contact Ann Pollock


SCHOOL SUPPLIES FOR 2015-2016
Details of school supplies by grade for the 2015-2016 school year can be found here.  

 ODYSSEY OF THE MIND 2015-16
Attention all OMers! New problem synopses for Odyssey of the Mind 2015-16 are online at: www.odysseyofthemind.com. It's never too early to think about participating, but our first priority is parent coaches. If you would consider supporting a team in the fall, please let us know. No experience necessary, we will get you started!

Did you hear? Two NSE OM teams recently returned from an exciting trip to Michigan State University where they competed in the World Finals. Problem One, Runaway Train, placed 13th in their category. Problem Four, Lose Your Marbles, placed 14th and their balsa structure held 555 pounds! Congratulations to both groups!


Parent Volunteer Training
Volunteers who will be working with small groups or individual students are required to attend a training workshop. This training is not required for parents who will be Mystery Readers readers and read-around volunteers. Volunteers for PTA-sponsored events do not require this training unless otherwise specified.


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.