North Star Elementary PTA
1340 Little Baltimore Road
Hockessin, DE  19707
(302) 234-7200
Calendar
April
April 30 - Book Fair
April 30 - Evening Book Fair Hours 

May
May 1-4 - Book Fair
May 3 - Evening Book Fair Hours
May 9 - Lip Sync
May 15 - Lip Sync
May 18 - Field Day
May 21 - PTA meeting
May 28 - No School (Memorial Day)

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

District Links

Red Clay Website
Home page

Red Clay School District 2017 – 2018 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

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.
Spirt Wear - Field Day shirts and spring sale
Get in the spirit for Field Day on May 18th and place your order for a field day shirt!  Are you in need of new spirit day gear?  Check out our new apparel and place your order.  All orders are due by Friday, April 27, 2018.

IMPORTANT NOTE FROM SCHOOL - 
Lip Sync for K-2 has been moved to 5/9/18 due to school board elections.  Lip Sync for 3-5 is 5/15/18.

Spring Book Fair - Volunteers Needed!
Please sign up for a few slots and help our North Star students purchase books at our Spring Scholastic Book Fair!  

It is time to TREAT our TEACHERS and STAFF!!
Please sign up to treat our teachers and staff to a lunch on 5/11/18 for Teacher Appreciation Week!  

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.

Did you miss Tile Night?
We have 69 more tiles to sell and we want to sell them all to make the walls of North Star look extra special.  If you missed Tile Night or want to paint more tiles, please sign up to paint a tile (or two or three).  Please read the directions carefully! Once you sign up and pay, you are saved the tiles.  Your tiles will not be saved without payment.  Any questions, email Kristen Dassel.

New Castle County Cleaner Streams Pledge 2018
New Castle County is again asking for "all parents, student, faculty, and other supporters to help your school win cash prizes of up to $1250 for school supplies and educational projects".  Please join us in making North Star the top winner in the tier of schools with over 600 kids.  The website can collect one pledge per email.  Please go to the Clean Streams website from April 9th to April 27th, 2018 and pledge to keep our streams clean by not putting any cooking oil or grease in the trash.  

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 www.boxtops4education.com. 

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.

Needed Red Clay Parent Ass. Rep
Needed Red Clay Parent Association Rep to assist current committee chair by alternating attending the monthly meetings. Please email Frankie Kutsch 

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.

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