North Star Elementary PTA
1340 Little Baltimore Road
Hockessin, DE  19707
(302) 234-7200
Calendar
April
April 15 - Pat's Pizzeria Fundraiser
April 19-28 - Spring Break
April 29-30 - Book Fair
April 30 - Evening Book Hours 4-6:30pm
May
May 1-3 - Book Fair
May 2 - Evening Book Hours 6-8pm
-May 13 - Band Concert 6:30pm **CHANGE**
May 27 - No School
June
June 5 - Chorus Concert 6:30pm
June 11 - 5th grade moving up ceremony
June 12 - last day of school **Dismissal at 1pm


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.
IT IS A BUSY SPRING AT NORTH STAR!!
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We will be selling Hersey Park tickets at the carnival.  $40 for a day pass that is valid from Memorial Day weekend through September!!  (We apologize for any confusion our previous post has caused.)

Still Need to Pay for your Silent Auction Items??
Pay for Silent Auction, Tickets, Hershey Park tickets, etc. using this link!  Thank you for supporting North Star PTA!

Enjoy dinner from Pats Pizza in Hockessin on April 15, 2019 and support the PTA at the same time.  You can dine in, carry out, or have your dinner delivered.

SPRING BOOK FAIR - April 29-May 3, 2019
Support the PTA and purchase books for summer reading at our Spring Book Fair.  Shop with your child during class while helping the PTA by volunteering.  We can not run our programs without our wonderful volunteers.  Email Kristen Dassel with questions about the schedule.

LIP SYNC REGISTRATION DUE BY APRIL 15th
Registration is all online this year.  See email from Dr. J with details.  Contact Donna Haffner with any questions.

3rd Annual FUN RUN is on May 9th from 4:30-6pm
Registration is $5 per person.  Registration is from April 1-30th.  See email from Dr. J with details.  Earth Club will be selling t-shirts.

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!

More Information coming soon about Teacher Appreciation Lunch, Field Day, and more.

Please join us for our next PTA Meeting on May 16, 2019 at 6:30pm (note time change).  The agenda will be posted closer to the meeting. FREE childcare will be available.  (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

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
Visual: 1st - Sophia Xu
Literature (Intermediate Level): 1st - Emily Xu (3rd)
Visual: Emily Xu (3rd)

Community Happenings
FREE National Girls and Women in Sports Day.  Only girls 12 and under are permitted to participate.  April 16, 2019 from 3:30-6:30pm.  TU Pavilion (15th Street between Norris and Montgomery Streets).  Come dressed in gym clothes and sneakers.  Fill out registration form.  Registration is required in advance to reserve the spot.  (See Temple Universities page for form)
Midway Little League sign ups are happening now.  See their website for details.