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.
Grade supply lists
Parent/Student School Handbook
North Star Homework Policy
The letter regarding the current homework policy from school is on their website.
Food Allergy Information
For information on Food Allergies and School Meals Program please click here.
Lunchtime visits start Monday September 26th and end Friday May 12th. There are no parent lunches on delayed opening of the school as schedule is changed.
SMARTER BALANCE ASSESSMENT INFORMATION
Box Tops, Zingos receipts, and Amazon Smile.
Proceeds from all of these help fund school and PTA programs. For further details click here.
If every student brought in 3 Box Tops a month during the school year we would raise nearly $2,000!
2016-2017 Bear Care Registration Forms
Details and enrollment forms for Bear Care for the 2016-2017 school year are available here. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact Bear Care at (302) 463-6188.
UPCOMING EVENTS AND NEWS
Message from the school and PTA:
Thank you to everyone for the outpouring of concern and support for the Annapragada family. Please know that the family is tremendously appreciative for everyone’s willingness to help. However, they are feeling a bit overwhelmed. We all have the best of intentions, but we need to streamline and coordinate our efforts within the school and local community:
o Clothing needs have been met
o There is a Go Fund Me set-up for monetary donations.
o Performance Physical Therapy is the centralized drop-off location for donating VISA and Target gift cards.
720 Yorklyn Road, Hockessin (302.234.2288)
o We are working to schedule an in-store book fair at Barnes & Noble to support the family. Details to come…
North Star Fall Dance Party
Thursday, October 27th from 6 to 8 PM in the gym
Please have your child wear their costume (optional)
Please bring $1 bills because we will have
Pizza $2 Pretzels $1 Water $1
DJ is playing tunes all night
Fun for the whole family!
This is not a drop off event, parents/guardians need to stay with their children.
SPIRIT WEAR ORDERS
The PTA has been made aware that the Spirit Wear vendor did not fulfill all of the orders we submitted to them from our fall spirit wear drive. The vendor is working on identifying the missing orders but in the meantime if you are one of the families please email our spirit wear committee chair.
Please know we are very upset about this issue and although no consolidation for the families missing items, we will not be returning to this vendor for future sales.
Original Works - November 8th
Our Original Works online gallery will be up and running on November 8th until November 28th.
Please note that this is NOT Artsonia.com
Artsonia is an online year long Art Show on the web set up by our Art teacher Mrs. Slesinski, where you have the option to have all of your child’s artwork from art class posted for all to view and enjoy.
Original Works is our annual PTA fundraiser for the Art program at North Star. With this fundraiser you can purchase special keepsakes featuring your child’s artwork. It is a 3 week event only, password protected for North Star only, and all products will be delivered to school on December 15th.
Detailed instructions will be coming home soon.
HELP THE OUTDOOR CLASSROOM GROW
The outdoor classroom is a wonderful space for all students to enjoy, and to maximize the learning opportunities supplies are needed. Classroom supplies will be kept in a wagon and general supplies will be stored in the outdoor classroom shed.
If possible please sign up for an item (or two) and then send into school marked for "outdoor classroom".
Thank you for your support.
ONILINE MEMBERSHIP, PAYMENTS AND DONATIONS
We have a new system for taking online payments, for more details click here.
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.
EARLY DISMISSAL/ABSENCE NOTES