2016-2017 PTA Programs
***All Dates are Tentative, Check back for updates***

Download a 1-page summary calendar of PTA Programs for the
2016-2017 school year.

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:
 Monday August 22
 Friday September 16 (coffee and donuts)
 Friday January 6
 Thursday April 13
 Tuesday May 2

In addition to faulty staff appreciation events the PTA will be hosting:
 Cafeteria Staff Appreciation Coffee on Friday May 5; and
 Administrative Staff and Custodians Appreciation Lunch on Monday
 June 26.

Look for notices in the weekly enews 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 Cheddar up.

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 - complete this form and send in completed with payment to the PTA, or join onlineAll PTA meetings take place in North Star's cafeteria, 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.

Monday, September 12, 7pm
Monday, October 10, 7pm
Monday, December 5, 7pm
Monday, January 23, 7pm
Monday, February 27, 7pm
Monday, March 20, 7pm
Monday, May 22, 7pm

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. The Reflections theme for 2016-2017 is "What is your story?".
For further details click here.

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 the outdoor classroom at North Star. Students are asked to raise money by reaching out to friends and family for pledges to sponsor their participation on Friday September 25. Students and classes will receive incentive prizes for fundraising. 

Spirit Day
Students and teachers wear their North Star blue and green to show their school spirit. 
 Friday September 25
 Friday October 23 
 Friday November 20
 Friday December 18
 Friday January 29
 Friday February 19
 Friday March 18
 Friday April 29
 Friday May 27 

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 week of December 5 - 9 in place of their gym classes. 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 December 5, 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.
  • Join us on Thursday October 27 for our popular Fall Family Dance Party.  We'll have a DJ, pizza, snacks and water.  Costumes are optional.
  • Skate night: Family Skate Night at Christina Skate Rink is scheduled for Sunday January 15, 5:30-7:30pm.  Come and join the North Star community for this fun social event. 
  • Bingo Night: Join us on Thursday February 16, 5:00-7:00pm, 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 April 7, but takes months of planning. Volunteers from each class assemble themed baskets for the auction. Basket preview week April 3 - 7 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 June 2 (rain date Thursday June 1 - the weather will be watched this week!) 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