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

Quick Calendar
April
April 14 to 21 - No school (Spring break)

May
May 2 - Staff Appreciation lunch

May 5 - Spirit Day
May 5 - Cafeteria staff appreciation coffee

May 9 - Lip Sync for KN & 1, 5:30pm​

May 16 - Lip Sync for 2 & 3, 5:30pm​

May 17 - Spring chorus concert

May 22 - PTA board meeting, 7:00pm

May 23 - Lip Sync for 4 & 5 5:30pm​​

District Links

Red Clay Website
Home page

Red Clay School District 2016 – 2017 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. 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

Grade supply lists
2016-17 supply list.

Parent/Student School Handbook
The 2016/2017 school handbook.

North Star Homework Policy
The letter regarding the current homework policy from school is on their website

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

Cafeteria guests
Lunchtime visits start Monday September 26th and end Friday May 12th. There are no parent lunches on delayed opening of the school as schedule is changed.
For further details see page 13 of the school handbook.

SMARTER BALANCE ASSESSMENT INFORMATION
Smarter Balance FAQ
Smarter presentation for PTA mtg 2016

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

2016-2017 Bear Care Registration Forms
Details and enrollment forms for Bear Care for the 2016-2017 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, Alison Vickers.
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​

KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION EVENTS 
North Star is hosting two Kindergarten registration events on April 26th and May 11th, both dates from 4:00-6:30pm.
We are looking for current North Star parents to volunteer to help out. If you are able to help please sign up.
Also please spread the word to families in the North Star catchment who have rising Kindergarten students.

TEACHER APPPRECIATION DAY STAFF LUNCHEON
TUESDAY MAY 2ND
The PTA is hosting a staff luncheon on May 2nd to celebrate North Star staff on Teacher Appreciation Day.  To make the event a success we need parents help with donations, for further details on how to help, visit the sign up sheet.

OUTDOOR CLASSROOM MEADOW CLEAN UP AND CONSTRUCTION - MAY 2ND
The outdoor classroom meadow needs a spring clean up, and there is also some light construction to do.  Sign up here.

HELP THE OUTDOOR CLASSROOM GROW
The outdoor classroom is a wonderful space for all students to enjoy, and to maximize the learning opportunities supplies are needed. Classroom supplies will be kept in a wagon and general supplies will be stored in the outdoor classroom shed.

If possible please sign up for an item (or two) and then send into school marked for "outdoor classroom".
Thank you for your support.

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.

ONILINE MEMBERSHIP, PAYMENTS AND DONATIONS
We have a new system for taking online payments, for more details click here.


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