Welcome to North Star Charter School's Bi-Weekly Newsletter!

As a collaborative collection of announcements and information, our staff here at the North Star Digest will do their best to ensure all information is accurate and up to date. If you ever have any questions, concerns, corrections, or even compliments, please email our staff at northstardigest@northstarcharter.org
Thank you for your patience, understanding, and growth mindset.
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May 26, 2017: North Star Digest Edition XVII:
As this is our seventeenth edition of the digest, we thought it appropriate to let readers know that older issues of the digest are located on the menu bar to the left. Thank you true-believers!

General School Information:     Have a great summer!
Amazing North Star Parents,

First let me start by saying, "We are very proud of the great growth that our students have shown from last year on their ISAT's".

ISAT results are in and reports are being printed off.  We will send home your child's results on June 1st through US mail.

For more detailed information:

Visit the New SDE Website Where You Can Learn More about the ISAT Summative Score Reports in English Language Arts/Literacy and Mathematics

Idaho’s Test Score Guide website, available at http://testscoreguide.org/id/, allows users to explore the meaning behind the scores on the ISAT summative assessments that students are taking this spring. After selecting a grade level, subject area, and score range, the site provides information about the relevant Idaho Content Standards, the four overall achievement levels, and claim-level performance. The site also provides resources that allow users to explore the ISAT Comprehensive Assessment System in more detail and parent roadmaps with information about how to support student learning in each grade. We encourage schools to share this site with parents and teachers.

Sheri Drain

Two developers have plans to build a 36 unit apartment complex at the intersection of Linder and Escalante Dr, close to the entrance to The Preserve subdivision.  This particular project has the potential to add considerable congestion to Linder and adversely affect the already impacted morning and afternoon commute to the two schools located on Linder.  On Wednesday, May 31, 2017, at 6 pm, there will be a neighborhood meeting at the Eagle City Hall, Freedom Room, Civic Lane, Eagle.  If you have concerns about how this may affect your drive time or how much more traffic is anticipated, you may want to attend and take this opportunity to ask questions and/or express your views.

PTO Information   Have a great summer!

Many have asked about the Roaring Springs discount ticket code, and here it is!

 $21.99 for full day admission! That is $9 off, and they donate $2 to our school for every ticket purchased! I have attached the flyer that has all the details including lunch options and instructions.
Groupname: NORTHSTAR
 Password: FUNDAY2017
 Have a great time!

 North Star Charter School PTO

High School Information:

Thank you for all your hard work and energy all year long! 
Have a great summer!

Middle School Information:    Have a great summer!

Trout Release Date: May 27th at Eagle Island. 

On Saturday, May 27th, I will meet students at Eagle Island State park at 11 am to release the trout that we hatched and raised in our classroom. We will meet at the base of the water slide and release the fish near the beach area. The river is just too high for safe release this year.

In addition, on May 27th the Idaho Fish and Game will have their fishing trailer at Eagle Island pond from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. Anyone that signs up at the trailer does not have to have a fishing license to fish at the event. You may also check equipment out for free - first come, first serve. 

So...see our fish off, then try your hand at fishing! 

Elementary Information  Have a great summer!

Carnifield was a great success!  A huge thank you to all who helped out!

"It was awesome." Mr. Lavin commented when interviewed about Carnifield before he smoothly transitioned the conversation into chatting about fishing.

Sports Information:


NORTH STAR RUNNING CLUB: Open to all incoming 6th thru 12th graders. Start date: June 6th. Running club meets every Tuesday and Thursday throughout the summer except for the week of July 4th and the first week in August. Running club meets at the skate park at the corner of floating feather and old horseshoe bend road. Also, any 6th through 12th grade runners interested in XC this next fall school year. The season starts on August 11th-3pm, meet at the school on the field behind the school. Please be sure to fill out all paperwork which you can get on the North Star website in the athletic section. For further information please contact Coach Wally either by e-mail wbashaw@cableone.net or phone 208-859-3363.

Running club is free and voluntary!!. We will also be doing altitude camps throughout the summer. Altitude camp is a 2-3 day camping trip to Cascade Id. Were we run, campout, swim and become a team. We invite all parents to come along. I have a cabin and 1.5 acres of land that you can camp on. Bring your own food except that my family will provide the meat for lunches and dinner. Hope to see all of you! Go Huskies!!

North Star Shout-Out: 
Have you checked out the North Star PTO Facebook page?
Did you even know there was one?
If you are interested, please check it out...

 Wanted: any request can be placed here, just email northstardigest@northstarcharter.org and we will place your ad.

Miscellaneous:   I used to be addicted to the Hokey Pokey, but I turned myself around.

Lost and Found:  
Reminder: we have medications from MOSS that need to be picked up by the parents please :)

Reminder:  Secondary lost and found still have several items :)

Thanks so much