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.
Your voice matters.

January 20, 2017: North Star Digest Edition IX:
As this is our ninth 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:   

Parents,

First of all thank you for your patience!  We rolled over to the newest version of Powerschool during the holiday break.  We did a little testing before sending the information out and discovered we had a couple of kinks to work on.  Here is the new link:

You must use this new link, not the old one.
We have given new login information to teachers to hand out to all students.  Please watch for this letter to come home in folders over the next few days  Attached to it, and this email, is information about logging onto the new site.  
Once you click on the link in this email, follow the directions outlined in the letter, and use the log in information coming home with your student, you should be good to go!
A couple of cool features with the upgrade is the ability for you to access all your kids' grades with one log in and being able to now use PS from your mobile device.
Thank you again, and have a great weekend!
North Star Administration









PTO Information

Reminder:  All School Talent Show Tonight!
Please come on out and be dazzled by all the talented Huskies here at North Star!

NSCS Talent Showcase

NSCS Gym

$3 per person. $5 per family

5:30 - 6:30 grades 1 – 3

6:45 - 8:00 grades 4 - 5

8:15 - 9:00 grades 6 -12






High School Information:
 
I would like to invite you to IB Junior and Senior Families to a meeting regarding important IB information! At this meeting we will discuss the use of the Idaho state program, Fast Forward, and how it covers the cost of IB exams for North Star students. We will review the calendar for both juniors and seniors so you know what to expect in the coming months. Additionally, I will be available to answer questions or concerns you may have!

Please join me on Friday, January 27th for coffee and conversation! 
I will be offering the same meeting at two times...
1. 8 to 830am
2. 5 to 530pm

Thanks! 
Danica Hare
High School IB Coordinator






Middle School Information: 

Remember reading the Divergent trilogy by Veronica Roth?

Veronica Roth's newest book, Carve the Mark, was released this week.  If you like science fiction dystopian adventure, and enjoyed Divergent, perhaps you should check out this new book.

On a planet where violence and vengeance rule, in a galaxy where some are favored by fate, everyone develops a currengift, a unique power meant to shape the future. While most benefit from their currentgifts, Akos and Cyra do not-their gifts make them vulnerable to others' control.  Can they reclaim their gifts, their fates, and their lives, and reset the balance of power in this world?

It's available in Mr. Whitt's library...


 




Elementary Information

After almost two weeks of learning about the wonderful world of dinosaurs, Mrs. Vanderwiel's kindergartners got to experience what being a "real paleontologist" felt like!  When some "strange rocks" were discovered by Mrs. Vanderwiel on a hike, the class went right to work on chipping away at the stones to see if anything special could be hiding inside.  Sure enough... dinosaur fossils!  As you can imagine, there was much excitement to be shared! 










Sports Information:
Thank you for the patience with all the crazy weather.  Please continue to check the school calendar for the rescheduling of games.
Good luck tonight and tomorrow, as we have 4 games each night! Girls and boys JV/V.

Middle school boys also kick off their season on Monday 23rd vs. Ambrose.
Keep doing your best Huskies! 
Defend the Dog House!



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





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Miscellaneous: Just a little reminder about "school deliveries."    All deliveries to the secondary office will be kindly placed on the table outside the office for student pick up.  This will help cut down on classroom disruptions :)
Thanks so much.





Lost and Found:  Please check the Elementary office if you have lost anything recently.