North Star Elementary PTA
1340 Little Baltimore Road
Hockessin, DE  19707
(302) 234-7200
Calendar
October
10/24/19 - PTA Meeting 7pm
10/25/19 - Fall Family Dance & Spirit Day
November
11/1/19 - No School (teacher in service)
11/11/19 - No School (Verterans Day)
11/19/19 - Picture Make Up Day
11/22/19 - Spirit Day
11/25-11/26/19 - No School (Conferences)
11/27-11/29/19 - No School (Thanksgiving 
Break)
December
12/2/19 - Book Fair
12/2/19 - Book Fair Evening Hours 6-8pm
12/4/19 - Book Fair Evening Hours 4-6:30pm
12/12/19 - PTA Meeting 7pm
12/13/19 - Spirit Day
12/19/19 - Ugly Sweater Day
12/23-12/31 - Winter Break
January
1/1/19 - Winter Break


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:
McGlynn's      11/14/19      5-9pm
Friendly's      2/24/19     5-8pm
McGlynns's      3/5/19     5-9pm

Fall Family Dance - a North Star tradition
Enjoy of a night of dancing (costumes are optional) and fun on October 25, 2019.  We will have pizza, pretzels, Mini Melts and water for sale.  We need your help to make this night a success.  Please sign up to help!  We can not run our events without help.

Yearbook Cover Contest
Every student at North Star has the opportunity to design the cover for the 2019-2020 yearbook. Submit your entry by Wednesday, November 6, 2019. Only entries that follow all requirements will be entered into the contest. 
Any questions contact Zoe Harris by email or by phone 302-373-9989.

Fundraiser NEWS
North Star PTA has been chosen by Acme in Lantana Square to receive $1 for every $3 reusable bag purchased during the month of November.  Acme's program asks each Acme to chose a "well known organization that helps people in the community" and we were chosen!  If you do not see the "Acme Give Back Where it Counts" bag, ask at customer service. 


This Month's PTA Meeting
Thank you to everyone who attended our first PTA meeting.  Our next PTA meeting is Thursday, October 24, 2019 at 7pm.  We will be looking at budget updates, reviewing Spirit Fest, and discussing upcoming events: Fall Dance and Book Fair.

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
Our 5th graders have been invited to sing at the Delaware Blue Coats game on Friday, February 21, 2020.  Ms. Walder, the music teacher needs to know if you can come by Friday, October 25, 2019 in order to take advantage of the group rate of $12 per ticket.  Print this form and send it in with your child and your payment. If you have any questions, email Ms. Walder.

NEWS FROM DISTRICT SCHOOLS
HB duPont Middle School would like to invite all 4th and 5th grade parents and children to visit their Choice Open House on Tuesday, November 12, 2019 from 6-8pm.

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
​Girl Scout Service Unit 45 Trunk or Treat
When: 10/20/19
Time: 12-2pm (11:30am trunk set up)
Where: North Star Elementary (top lot) - 1340 Little Baltimore Road, Hockessin, DE, 19707
Would you like to learn more about Girl Scouts?  Are you ready to join the troop, but just don't know how?  Are you already a Girl Scout looking for a fun activity?  Come on out and join us!  Current and future Girl Scouts and their families are invited to wear costumes and trick or treat from trunk to trunk in the parking lot.
To reserve a spot for your decorated vehicle, contact Elaine Madjeski at gscbsu45@gmail.com
Suggested donation, $5 per vehicle, proceeds benefit the GSCB Family Partnership program.  
This event will include: Costume contest, Trunk decoration contest, Face painting