North Star Elementary PTA
1340 Little Baltimore Road
Hockessin, DE  19707
(302) 234-7200
May 21 - Band & Chorus Concert 5:30pm
May 21 - PTA meeting 7:30pm
May 28 - No School (Memorial Day)

June 1 - Field Day
June 7 - 5th Grade Moving Up Ceremony at 1:30
June 8 - Last Day of School - 1pm early dismissal

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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 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.

Parent/Student School Handbook
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Bear Care
Forms for Bear Care - Before and after care.

Contact: Morgan Barnes
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The band and chorus concert has been moved to 5:30pm on Monday, May 21, 2018.  The Cajun Sno Food Truck will be there from 5-7pm selling cool treats.

North Star Class of 2018
The Class of 2018 is invited to walk the halls one last time, where it all began.  On Thursday, May 31, 2018, please plan to gather in the upper parking lot, process through the halls and reminisce. Meet in the Outdoor Garden for refreshments. Mrs. Mash has worked hard to put this together.  Please RSVP by 5/21/18. 
Parents - We need volunteers to make this celebration successful!! Please sign up to help.  

Field Day is June 1st - Volunteers Needed!
Please sign up to help at our annual Field Day!  This is considered by many students as one of the best days of the year.  Volunteer part (or all) of your day to see the joys in the eyes of the kids of North Star.  
The school has arranged for Woodside to come to Field Day.  The cost is $3 (cash only and exact change) and a paper was sent home in your child's folder with ordering information.  If you did not receive the paper with ordering information, please contact your child's teacher.

Field Day is June 1st!!  
Did you miss the cut off for ordering the Camo Field Day shirts?  We have a limited number of available for $18 each.  Plus all in stock shorts are only $5.  Contact Stephanie Conway to check size/color availability.

Pre-order your 2018 Yearbook and SAVE
Pre-order your yearbook by May 21, 2018 for $15.  Send in a check with your form or order using cheddar up.  A limited number of extra yearbooks will be ordered.  The extra yearbooks will be sold for $20 on a first come, first serve basis.  If you have any question, please contact, Kristin Freebery.

May 21st PTA Meeting - 7:30pm (in the library)
We will be reviewing and approving the monthly budget and the summer budget.  The nomination committee will present the slate for the election of the 2018-2019 board.  (The slate was posted in the office on 5/8/18.)  
The Cajun Sno Food Truck will be at North Star from 5-7pm.  Come and enjoy a treat before or after the band and chorus concert. 

School Supplies for 2018-2019 are HERE!
It is time to order your school supply kit for next school year. Ordering is easy and online.  All supplies are packaged for your child and specific for your child's grade level.  All supplies come with labels and the best part is NO fighting the crowds in the stores in August.  Ordering ends June 30th.  If you have any questions, email Kristen Dassel.

Update on Box Tops!
We have collected 2,789 box tops, 376 bonus box tops so far this year.  Our goal was 1000 and we met our goal!!  Thank you!!  We have received $1147.20.  We would like to make one more submission before the end of the school year.  Please keep clipping those 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 

Help the Outdoor Classroom
The school's Outdoor Classroom Committee is selling Pickets ($10 each) and Rocks ($5) to be painted. The rocks will be made into a "river bed path". All proceeds from the picket and stone sales will go directly to further development of the outdoor classroom. If you are interested in purchasing these items, please contact Kristen Roebke.

Join the PTA!
Please consider joining the PTA. Single memberships are $10 and two parent/guardian memberships are $15. 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 CheddarUp 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 to volunteer or look for the sign up genius link for various events throughout the year.

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.

Please help our office staff keep track of early dismissals and absences by using this handy form letter to communicate with them