NSD Edition I September 1, 2017

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
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September 1, 2017: North Star Digest Edition I:
As this is our first 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:          
Welcome back Husky nation!
We hope you had a great summer and are ready for another amazing year here at North Star!

Box Tops make a difference at our school!

Please donate box tops to your child's classroom. Every little bit helps. Thanks!

Clip box tops.

Place in Ziploc bag

Write child's name on bag

Turn into your teacher.

PTO Information
Please join us in welcoming our new PTO officers for the 2017-2018 school year.

Our new board will consist of:

President- Sara Cade
VP Secondary- Sheila Hagaman
VP Elementary- Jennifer Howard
Treasurer- Katie Rosanbalm
Vice Treasurer- Jitka Elizarraras
Communication Secretary- Christina Hirsch
Recording Secretary- Mary Heath

A big thank you to all who made this election a success, including our nominees and those who have committed to a post for this coming year. 


Looking for a chance to volunteer some time and help out North Star?

Pizza Friday has already begun!  The kids love having this option, and our Booster Club appreciates your help!  
Students will have a choice of pepperoni, cheese, and Hawaiian pizzas.
Sign up below if you are interested.
Hello North Star Secondary Parents .... You have been invited by the Booster's Club to sign up for Secondary Pizza Friday's.

We need your help to distribute Idaho Pizza on Friday's.

Please click on the link below to view the online sign up sheet.

  • Secondary Pizza Friday!
  • 3.00$ a slice
  • 5.00$ for two slices
  • 7.00$ for three slices
  • 12.00$ teacher whole pizza
  • 14.00$ whole pizza

  • High School Information
    Quiz team is preparing for the start of a new season. If you're interested, please come and join the game! We will be meeting Thursdays and Fridays during lunch in Ms. Rau's room. All are welcome!
    High School Student Council:
         All high school students who wish to run for student council should see Mr. Downs (Choir room) to pick up a membership contract form. A mandatory meeting for all candidates will take place at lunch on Wednesday, September 6th. All paperwork is due at the meeting. Students unable to attend the meeting may be excused from the meeting with prior notice to Mr. Downs. 
    • Wednesday, 9/6 at Lunch: all forms due and lunch meeting
    • Thursday, 9/7--Monday 9/11: campaigning 
    • Tuesday, 9/12 @ lunch: elections (must be present to vote). 
    Elected Council will set meeting days/times after election.

    The PSAT Testing Date is October 11th
    All 10th grade students will take this test free of charge. 
    Why would 9th or 11th graders want to take the test?
    For 9th graders this is a great opportunity to practice for the SAT which they will take in the 11th grade. 
    For 11th graders it is a great opportunity to earn academic scholarship money for college. 
    If you are a 9th or 11th grader the cost is $25.00, and this must be turned into the front office no later than September 15th. Checks should be made payable to North Star Charter School. 
    If you have additional questions please see Mr. Pettit in the counseling office.

    Middle School Information: 

    Now that school has started again, you might be looking for something to read...Mr. Whitt's library in the 6th grade hallway has a diverse collection of books for any reader that is looking to take a break.  Rick Riordan's new book, The Dark Prophecy, could be his best series since Lightning Thief.  Descriptive action blended with modern humor make this book a solid choice for any fantasy fan.  You might have a Capital One card in your wallet, but if you don't have a book in your hand, how are your going to explore new world's and smile while experiencing the imaginative world of writing?

    MATHCOUNTS is open to all 6th, 7th, and 8th Graders.  Practices will be held on Tuesdays after school from 2:50 to 3:50 in Mrs. Ellis' room (Room 304).  If you would like to join, please bring your registration form and your $25 registration fee to Mrs. Ellis at the first practice on Tuesday, September 5.  If you didn't get a registration form, you can pick one up from Mrs. Ellis.  We hope to see many of you at our first practice!  

    Elementary Information
    Many of you have heard of YOLO, yet, have you heard of LOZO?
    North Star has been extremely fortunate in hiring our new Coordinator of Teacher and Student Success, Melissa Lozoya!
    Feel free to stop by and meet her, she lives in the elementary office. Her energy is inspiring and her ability to help is admirable...oh, and bring coffee is you want to make an easy impression.

    Sports Information:

    Our cross country teams are off and running. Come on out and support your team!

    North Star Shout-Out: 
    Thank you to every hard working Husky that helped with the transition into our new school year.  Whether you carried desks and chairs, or just showed admirable patience with the construction at the beginning of the year, or helped a new teacher move into a classroom...we appreciate you!

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

    Miscellaneous: I took the shell of my racing snail to make him faster, but if anything, I think it made him more sluggish.

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