North Star Elementary PTA
1340 Little Baltimore Road
Hockessin, DE  19707
(302) 234-7200
Calendar
September
9/19/19 - PTA Meeting 7pm
9/20/19 - Peace Day
9/26/19 - Open House (K-2 6-6:45, 3-5 7:15-8)
9/30/19 - No School (Rosh Hashanah)
October
10/3/19 - Spirt Fest and Spirit Day
10/4/19 - No School (teacher in service)
10/8/19 - Pumpkin Patch
10/9/19 - No School (Yom Kippur)
10/24/19 - PTA Meeting 7pm
10/25/19 - Fall Family Dance & Spirit Day
November
11/1/19 - No School (teacher in service)
11/11/19 - No School (Verterans Day)
11/19/19 - Picture Make Up Day
11/25-11/26/19 - No School (Conferences)
11/27-11/29/19 - No School (Thanksgiving Break)

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.

Join the PTA before 9/30/19 and you will be entered into a raffle for a FREE bike!

SPIRIT FEST
Show your spirit during North Star's Annual Spirit Fest on Thursday, October 3, 2019 from 9:15-3:30.  Donate and sign up to help while watching your child enjoy the day.​  (Each grade is outside for 45 minutes.)

North Star's 1st Annual Pumpkin Patch
Join your North Star family and paint a pumpkin.  BYO"P" pumpkin.  We will provide the paint and decorations.  Let us know you are coming by using our sign up genius.

Fall Family Dance - a North Star tradition
Enjoy of a night of dancing (costumes are optional) and fun.  We will have pizza, pretzels, and water for sale.  We need your help to make this night a success.  Please sign up to help!  We can not run our events without help.

This Month's PTA Meeting
Join us for our first PTA Meeting of the 2019/2020 school year.  We will meet on Thursday, September 19, 2019 at 7pm in the North Star cafeteria.  Enter at the double blue doors by the picnic tables in the front of the school.  We are excited to share some new ideas, introduce our committee chairs, discuss and vote on the 2019/2020 budget, and hear ideas you may have for the upcoming school year.

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.
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

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.


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

Reflections Winners

Community Happenings