North Star Elementary PTA
1340 Little Baltimore Road
Hockessin, DE  19707
(302) 234-7200
March 19-23 - Preview Week
March 23 - Carnival
March 26 - PTA
March 30 - No School (Spring Break)

April 2-6 - No School (Spring Break)

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Red Clay School District 2017 – 2018 School Year Calendar

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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.  

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.

Parent/Student School Handbook
Parent/Student Handbook

Bear Care
Forms for Bear Care - Before and after care.

Contact: Morgan Barnes
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:
THE Carnival is HERE!!  Today, Friday, March 23, 2018 from 4:30-7:30!  
We will have baskets that will be raffled off and a silent auction of 35 or more items for you to bid on.  All money made goes to the end of the year gift. 
VISIT our Carnival page for more information.
If you are a lucky winner of one of the may silent auction items, you can pay for your item with cash, check or our cheddar up link.

Lip Sync Registration
Lip Sync We are migrating to a new online registration process so you will not be receiving any paper forms. This new online registration should streamline the process and make it much easier to register. Please see the attached link for Lip Sync information as well as the registration form. All registrations need to be completed by March 28th. Also, this year, we are requiring all music be submitted via email versus a CD, which has been done in the past. We hope you find the new process quick and easy. Should you have any questions regarding the registration process, please reach out to me at or 302-540-2766. 
May 8th - Grades K,1,2
May 15th - Grades 3,4,5

PTA Reflections Contest Winner
The winners are: 
Photography Category - Intermediate Level
Aarush Sudamalla – North Star (Honorable Mention) “Light of the World Within Reach”

2019-2020 Theme Search contest (1 of 5 entries submitted by the Delaware PTA to the National PTA for consideration)
Anaiya Kahn, North Star Elementary: “Be Your Own Hero”

Join us for our next PTA meeting: Monday, March 26th
At our March PTA meeting, we will be reviewing our budget, asking for feedback on the carnival, and going over and voting on our proposed bylaw changes.  We will have a speaker from Hunting Learning Center who will come talk about being a homework helper and Kelly Westcott is coming as well.  We hope you take the time to review our proposed bylaw changes prior to the meeting.

Help us say THANKS to our wonderful NSE staff!
Please sign up to contribute to our staff lunch on March 29, 2018.  We will provide the main course.  We need your help with plates, utensils, drinks, sides, and desserts.

School Supplies for 2018-2019 are HERE!
It is time to order your school supply kit for next school year. Ordering is easy and online.  All supplies are packaged for your child and specific for your child's grade level.  All supplies come with labels and the best part is NO fighting the crowds in the stores in August.  Ordering ends June 30th.  If you have any questions, email Kristen Dassel.

Did you miss Tile Night?
We have 69 more tiles to sell and we want to sell them all to make the walls of North Star look extra special.  If you missed Tile Night or want to paint more tiles, please sign up to paint a tile (or two or three).  Please read the directions carefully! Once you sign up and pay, you are saved the tiles.  Your tiles will not be saved without payment.  Any questions, email Kristen Dassel.

Update on Box Tops!
We have collected 2,789 box tops, 376 bonus box tops so far this year.  Our goal was 1000 and we met our goal!!  Thank you!!  We have received $1147.20.  We would like to make one more submission before the end of the school year.  Please keep clipping those 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 

Help the Outdoor Classroom
The school's Outdoor Classroom Committee is selling Pickets ($10 each) and Rocks ($5) to be painted. The rocks will be made into a "river bed path". All proceeds from the picket and stone sales will go directly to further development of the outdoor classroom. If you are interested in purchasing these items, please contact Kristen Roebke.

Needed Red Clay Parent Ass. Rep
Needed Red Clay Parent Association Rep to assist current committee chair by alternating attending the monthly meetings. Please email Frankie Kutsch 

Still Need Spirit Wear?
If anyone missed the deadline for online spirit wear orders, the PTA has some limited spirit wear shirts and shorts in stock that can be purchased anytime. Please contact Stephanie Conway for information.

Join the PTA!
Please consider joining the PTA. Single memberships are $10 and two parent/guardian memberships are $15. 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 CheddarUp page.

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 to volunteer or look for the sign up genius link for various events throughout the year.

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.

Please help our office staff keep track of early dismissals and absences by using this handy form letter to communicate with them