North Star Elementary School
Red Clay Consolidated School District
1340 Little Baltimore Road
Hockessin, DE  19707
(302) 234-7200
Quick Calendar
OCTOBER
10/2 & 10/3 1:00 pm Early Dimissal
10/3 9:10-9:30 AM Parent Volunteer Training
10/17 9:10-9:30 AM Parent Volunteer Training
10/17 Staff Appreciation Coffee
10/23 Fall Family Dance Party
10/27 7:00 PM PTA Meeting
10/31 In-service Day No School

District Links
Red Clay Website
http://www.redclay.k12.de.us/
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School Closing Information http://schoolclosings.delaware.gov/
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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.
Make an online gift to the North Star PTA
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!

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.
Upcoming Events

SPIRIT FEST
We exceeded our spirit fest goal and the total of pledges was $15,448.  Thank you, North Star Community, including our Spirit Fest volunteers, cheer judges, teachers/head cheerleaders and organizers!

The top fundraising classrooms in each grade were:
KN – Mrs. McCarthy
1st – Mrs. Scott
2nd – Mrs. Little
3rd – Mrs. Spinelli
4th – Mrs. Whittaker
5th – Mrs. Alexander

The overall classroom winner was Mrs. McCarthy and as our goal was met they have the job of choosing the crazy costume for Mrs. Thomas to wear at dismissal one day!

It's not too late to send in your gifts if you forgot - and your children will still be eligible for incentive prizes like "no homework" passes and fun North Star gear.

LIBRARY VOLUNTEERS
Mrs. Minchini needs help checking books in and out, helping children find books, shelving books, doing inventory and helping organize the library. You can sign up for as many (or few!) hours as you wish. You are welcome to volunteer during your child’s library time, but this is not mandatory. Sign Up here.

If you weren't at our September 15 PTA meeting, please be sure to attend one of the volunteer training sessions (October 3 and October 17 from 9:10-9:30 AM) prior to volunteering at the library.
Announcements

ODYSSEY OF THE MIND AND LEGO LEAGUE
Odyssey of the Mind and Lego League teams are forming now. You can read more about these programs and find forms to register here.

SPIRIT WEAR
Our Spirit Wear Online Mall is up and running! Visit here anytime to order Spirit Wear, and it will be delivered directly to your home. Be sure to check out the amazing new selection of gear and customize it with your choice of North Star logos. You can purchase spirit accessories with this form.Please direct any questions to nsptaspirit@gmail.com.

YEARBOOK PHOTOS
If you've got great photos of school and community events or you and your friends just having fun, we'd like to see them. Our photographers can't be everywhere. Help us get as many photos as possible to create a terrific book everyone will want to have.

Shoes 2 Share
Donate unused shoes today, the shoe bin is located in the front lobby. Click here to find out more about Shoes 2 Share.

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.

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.
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.