2022-2023 PTA Programs
***All Dates are Tentative, Check back for updates***

Staff Appreciation Luncheons
The North Star PTA sponsors staff appreciation events during the school year, with the generous donations of parents. Staff appreciation events have been scheduled for:
 11/21, 2/17

In addition to faulty staff appreciation events the PTA will be hosting:
 Cafeteria Staff Appreciation Coffee - 5/12/2023; and
 Administrative Staff and Custodians Appreciation Lunch - TBD

Look for notices in the weekly newsletters and on Facebook to contribute, or you can send in a cash donation at any time via the school marked to the attention of North Star PTA (Staff Appreciation). You can also donate online via MemberHub.

PTA Meetings
The best way to have a voice in PTA activities, fund raising and planning is to attend our meetings. While everyone is welcome to attend the meetings, only PTA members may vote on official PTA business. Be sure to join the PTA! All PTA meetings take place in North Star's cafeteria/or library, and this year all people attending will be entered into a raffle to be drawn the following day during school announcements.
Agendas will be publicized in advance of each meeting.
Meetings are scheduled for: 9/20, 10/25, 12/13, 1/17, 2/21, 3/21, 5/9.

Designed to enhance a quality arts education, the Reflections Program is a national PTA program that provides opportunities for students to express themselves and to receive positive recognition for their artistic efforts. Each fall, students have a chance to submit theme ideas for future years (this is a separate contest). Then they can submit entries in various categories for the current year's theme. 

Spirit Fest
The PTA's Spirit Fest fund raising event kicks off our fund raising efforts for the new school year. This year, our fundraising goal is to raise money for classroom snacks, celebrations and incentives at North Star. 
Friday October 21, 2022

Spirit Day
Students and teachers wear their North Star blue and green to show their school spirit. 
9/26,10/28, 11/18, 12/16, 1/20, 2/24, 3/24, 4/28, 5/26

Book Fair
The Scholastic Book Fair is a great way to support the PTA and your child's love of reading and learning at the same time. Children visit the book fair during the weeks of November 28th-December 3rd and the spring book fair week is April 17th-21st. Evening hours are: 11/29 (4:30-6:30pm), 12/1 (5:30-7:30pm) and spring evening hours are TBD. They have a chance to browse the Scholastic Book selection and volunteers are available to help them create a wish list and make purchases. A portion of our book fair proceeds go towards purchasing new books for the North Star library. While parents are welcome to visit the book fair during the school day, they will also have a chance to visit the evening of November 29th and December 1st, as well as in the spring and those dates are TBD, when we'll extend the book fair hours.

Family Activities
The PTA sponsors several events throughout the year that give you time to have fun with your family and with the North Star family.
  • BYOP- Join us October 4th for our BYOP Night- sign up for a time slot to decorate your pumpkin.
  • Join us on Friday, October 21, 2022 for our popular Fall Family Dance Party.  We'll have a DJ, pizza, snacks and water.  Costumes are optional
  • Bingo Night: Join us on January 12, 2023, time-TBD, to play Bingo.  A chance to win prizes and spend time with family and friends.
Family Carnival and Basket Auction
Our biggest fundraising event of the school year is scheduled for Friday, March 24th, but takes months of planning. Volunteers assemble themed baskets for the basket raffle. Basket preview week March 20-24 gives students and parents the opportunity to purchase tickets to win the baskets. Carnival night features the last chance to buy basket auction tickets, games, photo booth, face painting, silent auction and culminates with the drawing for the basket winners. 

Field Day
Field Day Friday May 19 features a circuit of fun physical fitness challenges and is another chance to display North Star spirit.

Help make the North Star PTA events and programs a success follow this link to get involved!
1340 Little Baltimore Road
Hockessin, DE  19707
(302) 234-7200