North Star Elementary School
Red Clay Consolidated School District
1340 Little Baltimore Road
Hockessin, DE 19707
January 26 PTA Meeting 7:00 pm
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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.
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!
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.
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.
2015 NORTH STAR CARNIVAL
Planning for the 2015 carnival is underway and will soon be here! Save the date for Carnival Night: Friday March 20.
Red Clay Operating Referendum Feb 24
Red Clay residents who are U.S. citizens over the age of 18 can vote at any of the schools in our district from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, February 24, 2015. Voting is also available at Hilltop Lutheran Center. Voter registration is not required for voting in a referendum. You'll need a valid license or proof of residence.
Parent Volunteer Training
Parent Volunteer Training Workshops will be offered at the conclusion of all PTA meetings throughout the year. The PTA meeting schedule is as follows:
1/26/15 @ 7:00pm, 2/23/15 @ 7:00pm, 4/14/15 @ 9:15am, 5/18/15 @7:00pm
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.
Mrs. Minchini needs help checking books in and out, helping children find books, shelving books, doing inventory and helping organize the library. Sign Up here. You must complete the school's mandatory parent volunteer training at a PTA meeting prior to volunteering at the library.
Early Dismissal/Absence Notes
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.
As part of this year’s S.M.I.L.E. theme, North Star Elementary will be collecting gently used coats for donation to the Sunday Breakfast Mission. Coats will be collected from Tuesday, January 20th through Friday, January 30th and can be brought into school and placed in the boxes outside Ms. Reichle’s Kindergarten classroom. Donations will also be collected at the PTA Meeting on Monday, January 26th at 7pm.
SING INTO SPRING AD BOOK
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.
NORTH STAR EXPRESS
This is an internal postal system at our school. Parents can write letters to their children and drop them in the mailbox located at the entrance of our school office. A binder with supplies and further instructions is located in the school entryway. Our 3rd graders, along with parent volunteers, act as our postal staff. Volunteer here. Questions, comments or postings for our website and/or weekly enews should be directed to the PTA general mailbox: firstname.lastname@example.org.