NSD Edition VIII January 19, 2018

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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January 19, 2018: North Star Digest Edition VIII
As this is our eighth edition of the digest, we thought it appropriate to let readers know that older issues of the digest will be located on the menu bar to the left. Thank you true-believers!

General School Information:  
Daddy Daughter Dance! February 9th: 7:00-9:30.  Come support our school and have a rocking good time!        

 North Star Charter Scho

North Star Charter School 2nd Annual Daddy/Daughter Dance


North Star Charter School Sports Complex Phase 1

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North Star Celebrates! North Star students receive a new playground/fitness area!

North Star Charter School Sports Complex Phase 1

PTO Information
Sadly, we do not have enough volunteers to continue with Popcorn Wednesdays. If you would like to help out, please email PTO at ptonorthstar@gmail.com, we will try to get going again in the spring or sooner. Thank you to those who did sign up, we so appreciate you! 

High School Information

The internet & social media: A guide for parents

According to recent polls and studies...

Nearly 80% of teens say they check their phones hourly, and over 70% say they feel the need to immediately respond to texts and social networking messages.

This 16-page booklet will help parents ensure their children have a positive, healthy relationship with technology. 

Learn More     Item #122 (16 pages)

We are happy to send preview copies of our materials to educators for review.  Our latest catalog will also be included with your request. 
Book Pricing
$1.38 each
$1.08 each
$0.98 each
$0.88 each

New from DECA:

Dollar Store

Every Thursday in Cafe

Everything $1 or Less!!!


Costco Hot Dogs                         $1

Chips - variety                              .75

Oreo Cookie dippers                   $1

Popcorn - full bag microwave $1

Nutterbutter cookies                    $1

Pixie Stix                                      .10

Rice Crispy Treats                       .50

Mt. Dew                                       $1

Dasani Water                               $1

Candy                                          $1

Fresh baked giant cookies     $1

  (when available)

Middle School Information: 


MOSS! McCall Outdoor Science School…

Attention 6th graders! This amazing opportunity and experience will be here before you know it! The last day for registration is February 2nd, so if you have not signed up, please sign up as soon as possible. If you are not sure, ask your parents please.  This is a chance of a lifetime, and should not be missed…let’s do this!


Elementary Information

Recently the 4th graders got to be paleontologists for the day and sort through sediment looking for microfossils.  Each group found at least some sort of fossil - fish scales, teeth, small vertebrae and other small bones, turtle shell, and crocodile skin!  These are real microfossils that were collected by the University of Washington at their field sites in Eastern Montana this summer and are from the late Cretaceous Period (about 70 million years ago).  In July, I attended DIG Field school for a week with UW's Paleontology Department.  Because of my participation in DIG, they sent me a box of the sediment for our students to sort. 
We will identify the fossils after Christmas Break and send our results back to UW and they will add our findings to their research database.  These fossils may be small but they are important and the kids really got excited about finding them. 

Sports Information:

There is an awesome opportunity for some of our very talented North Star artists. We have installed a very large donor wall in the gymnasium hallway on the secondary side to acknowledge our first tier of donors. In the center of this I want to post a student created mural. 
The requirements for the work that students turn in for consideration are as follows:
1. Needs to be sports themed or focus on the Husky mascot himself.
2. Motivational quotes are permitted within the image.
3. All work needs to be original.
4. The work will be painted directly onto the wall using acrylic paint, so they need to incorporate that in their plans.
5. All entries must be submitted on an 8.5 x 11 piece of paper to Ms. Francis by 2/2/18 at 3:00 p.m. to be included in voting.

There will be 4 students selected and each will win a $25 gift card, as well as Husky gear of their choice.

Thank you all for your support,
Katie Francis

North Star Shout-Out: 
To everyone,
And we mean everyone,
Who has graciously,
We would not be where we are without you!
Thank you for helping our school

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Miscellaneous:  We, at the digest, are so tried of auto correct jokes.

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