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

May
5/7/2022 - Silent Auction begins
5/16/2022 - Frazzberry Fundraiser
5/18 - Cafe Napoli Fundraiser
5/20/2022 - Field Day
5/21/2022 - Silent Auction ends at 8pm
5/24/2022 - Lip Sync (K, 1, 2)
5/25/2022 - Lip Sync (3, 4, 5)
5/26/2022 - PTA Meeting 7pm (in person and zoom)
5/31/2022 - Book Fair
5/31/2022 - Book Fair Evening Hours 4:30-6:30

June
6/1-6/6/2022 - Book Fair 
6/2/2022 - Book Fair Evening Hours 5:30-7:30
6/9/2022 - 5th grade Moving Up Ceremony 9:15am

District Links

Red Clay Website
Home page

Red Clay School District 2020-2021 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





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.
Become a member of the PTA for 2021-2022 and give money to the kids of North Star at the same time! We would like to reach 538 members by 5/31/2022.  Dr. J said she will sleep on the roof if we reach 538 members!

Order your Field Day shirts
Thank you to all who pre-ordered their field day shirts.  The email has been sent for those who pre-ordered to pay.  If you are sure you completed the google form and did not receive an email, please email Kristen Dassel.

Field Day is May 20th!!!
After 2 years with no field day, it is time to bring back one of North Star's favorite days!  We have 15 stations amazing stations planned and can't wait to see the smiles on the kids faces as they rotate through the different stations.  We will need volunteers to help us.  Please sign up for a slot and if you can't sign up to help, please consider donating one of the items we are requesting.  *We have been asked to let parents know that you will not be allowed to come and just watch.*  If you have any questions, please email Kristen Dassel .

​Lip Sync
For many years, North Star has had a fabulous event for all students who choose to perform their favorite songs for family and friends. May 24th is the K, 1, 2 night and May 25th is the 3, 4. 5 night! Don't miss out.
See the sign up genius for more details.

​Silent Auction
Our annual silent auction is now LIVE.  We have received some amazing donations!  Thank you to all the local businesses who donated items.  The auction will start on 5/7/2022 and will end on 5/21/2022 at 8pm.  Support North Star PTA and bid today!

Book Fair 5/31, 6/1, 6/2, 6/3, 6/6
You are invited to shop with your child at the book fair.  Please use the sign up to see when your child has library that week and to sign up so the office knows who is coming.

School Supply Information
Avoid the stores and order your school supply kits for the 2022-2023 school year before June 30, 2022.  Don't wait and miss out!  If you have any questions, please email Kristen Dassel.


Restaurant Nights
Take the night off from cooking and/or enjoy dessert and support the PTA as you eat take out from the comfort of your home. Just mention North Star when paying.
1. Frazzberry (Pike Creek) - May 16, 2022 - just mention North Star
2. Cafe Napoli - May 18, 2022 - just mention North Star


Order your 2021-2022 Yearbook
Order your 2021-2022 yearbook today!   Yearbooks are $20 each.  You can order online or return the form that will go home with your child the week of 4/11.  Yearbooks will be distributed on the last day of school.

Spirit Wear Update
Our fantastic Spirit Wear chair, Stephanie Conway, is busy preparing some amazing spirit wear drives with new and exciting product.  Information coming soon!  For any questions, contact Stephanie Conway.
We have also decided to partner with 1st Day School Supplies, our school supply company, because they have designed some shirts for North Star.  Their spirit wear part of their business is called 1st Day Spirit Wear.  If you choose to order through this website, everything is done through their website and questions about orders placed should go to them.  For any other questions, contact Kristen Dassel.

PTA Meetings
Our next PTA meeting is May 26, 2022 at 7pm. 
Agenda: review of budget, update on upcoming events, election of the new board, voting on the summer budget.
Our meeting will be held on zoom and in person.  Email the Kristen's for the zoom link.  (thekristensnspta@gmail.com)  In order to vote, you must be a member.  
*Our May PTA meeting has been moved to May 26, 2022.* 

NEWS FROM THE SCHOOL


NEWS FROM DISTRICT SCHOOLS


Join the PTA for the 2021-2022 school year!
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 if you are interested in volunteering.  
Help us reach our goal of 538 members by 5/31/2022 and Dr. J said she will sleep on the roof of North Star.

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.
NEW!! Amazon Smile can now be used with the app on your phone.  Simply follow these directions and Amazon will donate a portion of your sale to North Star PTA: 1. click the three lines in the upper left corner of the app (once it is open) 2. got to settings (at the bottom) 3. click on Amazon Smile 4. choose North Star PTA and make sure the donation button is turned ON

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
​School of Rock in Lantana Square is offering 15% off their summer camps using the code NORTHSTAR at checkout.  

​Kumon is Lantana Square is offering $50 off families that join.  Just mention you heard from the North Star PTA website.

Check out Let's Roam and Adventure Book as they are donating to our silent auction and raffle.