North Star Elementary PTA
1340 Little Baltimore Road
Hockessin, DE 19707
June 17 – Custodial Staff Appreciation Lunch
Red Clay Website
School Closing Information
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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 or pay and join online.
Make an online donation to the PTA.
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
The supply lists for 2016-17 will be published when available.
Parent/Student School Handbook
The 2015/2016 handbook is available online.
Food Allergy Information
For information on Food Allergies and School Meals Program please click here.
SMARTER BALANCE ASSESSMENT INFORMATION
Box Tops, Zingos receipts, Amazon Smile and Name Bubbles.
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!
2015-2016 Bear Care Registration Forms
Details and enrollment forms for Bear Care for the 2015-2016 school year are available here. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact Bear Care at (302) 463-6188. Questions, comments or postings for our website and/or weekly enews should be directed to the PTA general mailbox: firstname.lastname@example.org.
UPCOMING EVENTS AND NEWS
Thank you to North Star staff and families who have helped and supported the PTA this year – we couldn’t do it without you all. We wish all North Star families a happy and safe summer, and good luck to those students and families moving on, and for everyone else we look forward to seeing you back in August.
PTA BOARD AND COMMITTEE CHAIRS FOR 2016/17
We have a committee chair opening for Staff Appreciation. Please contact the PTA board if you would like to volunteer or receive further information.
MESSAGE FROM KATHY BAXTER, OT
The Occupation Therapist at North Star, Kathy Baxter, has asked we share the column she has written about "keeping kids active in play over the summer".
INFORMATION FROM RED CLAY CONSOLIDATED SCHOOL DISTRICT
A Message from Dr. Daugherty (Superintendent):
"The attached letter and resolution covers funding for education in Red Clay and throughout the State. Please take the time to read the attachment and support our efforts by contacting your local legislator. There is current legislation proposed (HB 30) that will assist students with disabilities in grades K-3. There is also legislation to benefit students living in poverty and English Language Learners."
MESSAGE FROM NURSE BUGBEE TO OUTGOING 5TH GRADERS
If you are wanting to participate in middle school sports, the pre-participation physical evaluation and consent form needs to be completed.
2016/17 SCHOOL CALENDAR
For the upcoming year there are no early dismissal days, full days for parent conferences, a full week for Thanksgiving, and the end of the school years runs until June 16th, 2017.
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.
"ADOPT A TEACHER / WISH LIST"
This year we are excited to be inviting all North Star staff members to complete an "Adopt a teacher / wish list" form which once completed will be held a binder in the main office. The plan being if you are looking for ideas of what to buy a teacher for their homeroom or themselves, it is a great place to start.
EARLY DISMISSAL/ABSENCE NOTES