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

5/23/2020 - Winners of raffle and auction will be emailed

District Links

Red Clay Website
Home page

Red Clay School District 2018– 2019 School Year Calendar

Red Clay is on Facebook
School Closing Information
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. Other levels are $25 and $50. 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.

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:
We hope all our families take this unexpected time at home to spend time together.  Go for a walk, play a game, watch a movie, and of course practice your math and read every day!  Some things you can do: keep checking back for updates, order your year book (see below for cheddar up link), and order your school supply kit for the 2020-2021 school year.  Follow us on Facebook for virtual spirit week ideas.  North Star staff misses you, too.  Watch their video.

Watch the raffle winners announced by our FABULOUS secretary, Frankie, on Facebook Live!
Raffle winners will be announced at 10am on Saturday, May 23, 2020 on our Facebook page.  We will also email the winners. 
If you have any questions, please email us. 
Details will follow about picking up your baskets (from one of the Kristen's).

Thank you for making our Silent Auction successful!
Thank you to everyone who participated in our silent auction!  The website will contact winners and collect payment.  Once we have payment confirmation, we will contact you for where you can pick up your item (at one of the Kristen's houses)  If you have any questions, please email us.

Fundraiser NEWS
We are not going to be able to hold our second fundraiser for the Warner PTA this year.  We hope to find ways to help our sister school in the future.

Order your 2019-2020 Yearbook today!
Order your yearbook today!  The cost of this years yearbook is $20. Order through Cheddar Up.  Information to come about the drive up to collect yearbooks.

Order your School Supply Kits
We have once again partnered with 1st Day School Supplies to provide our school supply kits for the 2020-2021 school year.  Order today, save money, and avoid the stores in August.  Orders must be received by July 1, 2020.  Your child's kit will be delivered to your child's classroom on Meet the Teacher day in August.  Back packs, water bottles, lunch boxes, and other accessories are also available to purchase.  If you have any questions, email Kristen Dassel.

PTA Meeting - See you in September
Thank you to everyone who attended our May PTA meeting.  It was a successful first zoom meeting.
​The board was announced for next year.  For president-Kristen Dassel, For VP-Kristen Roebke, For secretary-Frankie Kutsch, For treasurer-Cara Clucas. 
We will need volunteers for committee chairs.  If you would like to help or want more information, email Kristen Dassel .

​A few teachers have asked us to post some messages:
Ms. Slesinski - Art 
Ms. Hughes - Band 


Join the PTA!
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 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.

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.

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

THANK YOU to the following businesses who have made donations to offset costs of events and items we normally purchase for the school so far this school year:
American Girl, Cornerstone Martial Arts, Corrective Chiropractic (Chad Lawrence), Costco, Delcollo & Salvatore Real Estate Team, Dicks Sporting Goods, El Diablo, Evolution Striking Academy, House of William & Mary, Kendra Scott, Kennett Kitchen, Kids First Swim, Longwood, North Star Pool, Oriental Trading, Penna Orthodontics, Rawlins Orthodontics, Pats Pizza, Ring, Saginaw Day Camp, Sugar Coat, The Gift Horse, Tiger Kicks, Two Cousins, William & Mary