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

February
2/10/20 - Money Wars begins
2/13/20 - Main Event 5-9pm
2/14/20 - No School (Teacher In-Service)
2/17/20 - No School (Presidents Day)
2/24/20 - Friendlys Fundraiser 5-9pm
2/27/20 - PTA Meeting 7pm
​2/27/20 - Duck Tape Fundraiser 7pm
2/27/20 - Winner of the Money Wars competition announced 7pm

March
3/12/20 - PTA Meeting 7pm
3/13/20 - Pi Day
3/19/20 - Staff Lunch
3/20/20 - Rocks Your Socks Day
3/26/20 - Spirit Day
3/30-3/31/20 - Basket Preview Week

April
4/1-4/3/20 - Basket Preview Week
4/1/20 - Para Appreciation Day
4/3/20 - Carnival


District Links

Red Clay Website
Home page

Red Clay School District 2018– 2019 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. 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.
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.


Take a night off from cooking!
Mark your calendar and join your North Star family at one (or all) of our restaurant nights this year:
Friendly's      2/24/20     5-8pm    **mention NSE**
McGlynn's      3/5/20     5-9pm  **Must bring flyer**

Carnival Planning has BEGUN!
If you own a business and would like to donate to one of our baskets or to our silent auction, please email Kristen Dassel (kwdassel@gmail.com).

Fundraiser NEWS
Duck Tape Fundraiser - Purchase duck tape using the order form ($2 for 2 feet) and help us duck tape Dr. J to the wall during our February PTA meeting.  (Order form will go home soon.)  If you can't attend the meeting, we will make sure your tape is used to see if we can successfully duck tape Dr. J to the wall.  (Pictures will be posted on our Facebook page.)
Money Wars - Each grade will compete from February 10-27, 2020 to see which grade has the heavier jug of coins. (Flyer will go home soon.)  Jugs will be labeled by grade and outside the nurses office on the shelf.  All kids in the grade with the heaviest jug at the end of the day on February 27, 2020 will each receive 10 preview week tickets for Carnival!  (The winning grade will be announced at our February PTA meeting.)
**We are so excited to help our sister school, Warner Elementary through these two fundraisers.  Thank you to those members who attended the January meeting and voted for 100% of all money collected for the Duck Tape and Money Wars fundraiser to go to the new Warner Elementary PTA.**

PTA Meeting: February
Thank you to everyone who attended our January PTA meeting.  Our next PTA meeting is Thursday, February 27, 2020 at 7pm.  The agenda will be posted closer to the meeting. 
DURING our meeting, kids will be able to help duck tape Dr. J to the wall!  Join us for the fun!!

Library Volunteers Needed!
Please come help Mrs. Minchini out in the North Star Library.  She needs help checking books in and out, shelving books and helping children find books. Please use sign up genius to volunteer.  Please direct any questions to Carter Bowersox.

NEWS FROM THE SCHOOL


NEWS FROM DISTRICT SCHOOLS


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 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.
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

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:
Costco, Delcollo & Salvatore Real Estate Team, Penna Orthodontics, Rawlins Orthodontics