North Star Elementary PTA
1340 Little Baltimore Road
Hockessin, DE  19707
(302) 234-7200
Calendar
May 
5/10/2021 - Silent Auction begins (12 noon)
5/11/2021 - Lip Sync - K & 1st - 4:30-7pm
5/16/2021 - Silent Auction ends (7pm)
5/18/2021 - Lip Sync - 2nd and 3rd - 4:30-7pm
5/25/2021 - Lip Sync - 4th and 5th - 4:30-7pm
5/31/2021 - No School (Memorial Day)

June
6/1/2021 - Book Fair 4:30-6:30pm
6/2/2021 - Book Fair 4:30-6:30pm
6/2/2021 - Mini Melts for sale 4:30-6:30pm 
6/3/2021 - Book Fair 4:30-6:30pm
6/4/2021 - Book Fair 4:30-7:30pm
6/7/2021 - Book Fair 4:30-6:30pm

District Links

Red Clay Website
Home page

Red Clay School District 2020-2021 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





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: Tom Shinn
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.
Become a member of the PTA and give money to the kids of North Star at the same time!

Read below for information about - lip sync, silent auction, book fair, school supply kits, Acme reusable grocery bags, spirt wear, PTA meetings, restaurant nights, and so much more!

​Silent Auction
At our annual carnival, we have a silent auction of items local businesses have donated.  Due to COVID, we had to move our silent auction online and have to again this year. We hope you will check out our auction beginning on May 10th and bid on items your family will enjoy.  We have items for girls day out, family day out, dogs, cats, babies, etc.  The auction begins on Monday, May 10, 2021 at 12noon and ends on Sunday, May 16, 2021 at 7pm.  Visit our online auction today!

Book Fair
We are so excited to be able to hold our spring book fair in a COVID friendly outdoor area!  Our book fair will be on June 1, 2, 3, 4, and 7.  You MUST sign up on the sign up genius to shop.  No one will be able to shop without signing up.  Please read the sign up genius for all details.  We hope you choose to shop and purchase some great books for summer reading.  Email Kristen Dassel with any questions about the sign up.

Mini Melts for Sale
We will have Mini Melts for sale on June 2, 2021 from 4:30-6:30pm.  You do not have to attend the book fair to purchase mini melts.  

School Supply Kits for the 2021-2022 school year
It is time to order your school supply kits for the 2021-2022 school year.  Skip the long lines at the stores in August, order your kit for the grade your child is going into and if you need back packs, lunch bags, or water bottles, it is one stop shopping at 1st Day School Supplies.  Deadline is June 30, 2021.  Don't wait, order today.  If you have any questions, email Kristen Dassel. 

Purchase reusable grocery bags at the Lantana Square Acme during the month of February and May and help the PTA
The Lantana Square Acme has chosen the North Star PTA for their May reusable bag sale.  Purchase a $3 bag and $1 goes to the PTA.  Look for marked stands at checkout and by customer service.

Restaurant Nights
Take the night off from cooking and support the PTA as you eat take out from the comfort of your home. Just mention North Star when paying.
Thursday, May 27, 2021 - Luigi's Cafe will donate 20% of all sales - mention North Star when ordering **any order will count, but you can also pre-order a pizza kit and create your own flag for Memorial Day weekend**

2020-2021 Yearbook News
The yearbook is FINISHED!!  Thank you so much to Zoe Harris for putting together the yearbook!!  We would not have a yearbook without her!!
Order your 2020-2021 yearbook today!  Reserve your copy for $20 today!  Send in the form with check or cash or order online through cheddar up.

Spirit Wear Update
Our fantastic Spirit Wear chair, Stephanie Conway, is busy preparing some amazing spirit wear drives with new and exciting product.  Information coming soon!  For any questions, contact Stephanie Conway.
We have also decided to partner with 1st Day School Supplies, our school supply company, because they have designed some shirts for North Star.  Their spirit wear part of their business is called 1st Day Spirit Wear.  If you choose to order through this website, everything is done through their website and questions about orders placed should go to them.  For any other questions, contact Kristen Dassel.

May PTA Meeting
Our next PTA meeting is Thursday, May 20, 2021 at 7pm on zoom.
lf you would like to attend, please email us your child's name and lunch
number.  We will then send you the zoom link.  If you do not have a 
 child at North Star, please email us and we will find another way to
verify your identity.  (Our informational meeting in August got zoom
bombed and we are trying to avoid this happening again.)
 We hope you will attend and join our PTA.  (Only members can vote 
during our meetings.)
Agenda: end of the year wrap up and upcoming events, end of the year proposed budget, summer proposed budget

NEWS FROM THE SCHOOL
LIP SYNC
​North Stars Annual Lip Sync is coming this May!  Information went home on 4/15/2021.  Please read carefully and sign up using the sign up genius.


NEWS FROM DISTRICT SCHOOLS


Join the PTA for the 2020-2021 school year!
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
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

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.


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.
NEW!! Amazon Smile can now be used with the app on your phone.  Simply follow these directions and Amazon will donate a portion of your sale to North Star PTA: 1. click the three lines in the upper left corner of the app (once it is open) 2. got to settings (at the bottom) 3. click on AmazonSmile 4. choose North Star PTA and make sure the donation button is turned ON

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

Community Happenings