NSD Edition III September 29, 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 29, 2017: North Star Digest Edition III:
As this is our third 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:          

Save the Dates!

October 23 - 27


The Scholastic Book Fair Returns to North Star in October. The funds raised at the Book Fair enable our school to purchase new books

for our library. We hope to see you there!




Prizes for Pictures!
Show us what you’ve been up to this summer for a chance to win a Dutch Bros gift card! Requirements:
1. The photo cannot include anyone that doesn’t go to North Star.
2. It must be school appropriate.
3. No snap chat filters!
Please send your pictures in to nscsyearbook@gmail.com by October 11th. Include your name, grade, and 1B teacher to be entered to win! 

Visit Beautiful Belize with Global Service Partnerships!

Did you miss the last meeting?  No fear, you can still take advantage of this unBELIZEble service learning opportunity being offered in June!  

Come join us Wednesday, Oct. 11th, at 6pm in room 302 to learn more about this incredible cultural and historical experience.
* Connect with children from a different culture     *  Make a difference through education     *  Visit Mayan temples and sacrificial sites    *  Explore local culture and history    * Traditional chocolate making demonstration    *  Snorkel with manatees 
Questions, visit www.globalservicepartnerships.org  or email Jennifer Everts jeverts@northstarcharter.org

PTO Information
Thank you so much for the absolutely delicious Indian cuisine provided today!
Samosas were delish,
as was the dal makhani dish.
Chana salad, so yums.
Biryani and kheer right into our tums!
We are so fortunate to have such a generous group of parents to support us here at North Star Charter School!
We thank you, emphatically, for your support! We appreciate you, and all that you do, you are so cool!
High School Information
Important PSAT testing instructions:

When: Wednesday, Oct. 11 (A-Day)

All 10th graders will report to their regular classes-where the test will be given

11th and 9th graders taking the test report early to your regular classroom and the teacher will direct you to the right room. 

Test takers bring 2 number 2 pencils, and a graphing calculator

Do not bring: phones, smart watches, computers of any kind, or drinks.

The testing time will be approximately 2:55 minutes including breaks

If you have questions please see Mr. Pettit in the counseling office. 

Middle School Information: 

  North Star Students Learn About Cyber Bullying

      Mr. Pettit set up an assembly for our students to learn about cyber bullying.   Officer Fowler from the Ada County Sheriff's  Dept. came out and spoke to our students about what to do if they see cyber bullying taking place.  Students walked away knowing that if they witness it, they need to report, block, delete and  tell a trusted adult.


6th Grade’s Mini Economy in Action!

      6th grade has been getting a small taste of what real life entails.  Each month, students are “paid” a salary, taught to write checks to pay bills and reconcile a check register, along with paying fines, etc.  They are also able to take a portion of their check to use as they choose at the Math Shack every other Friday.  Business was booming at the Math Shack on Opening Day!

6th Graders Learn about Probability

      What better way to learn about probability, converting fractions to decimals and percents than through a game of Wet Head?  6th graders enjoyed figuring out what the probability of pulling the ONE stick out that would get their buddies wet, converted that fraction to a decimal and then a percent.  Cole didn’t get so lucky when Catrin pulled the correct stick on the second try! L 

Elementary Information
After studying Nursery Rhymes and Fairytales for the past two weeks, Mrs. Vanderwiel's kindergarten class took a very fun fieldtrip to Babby Farms in Caldwell, Idaho.  We met some intriguing and extremely friendly animals that reminded us of all the stories and rhymes we had just studied! We would encourage everyone to visit this family friendly place over break!
Kindergarten also was recently studying wind velocity and structural integrity with some marshmallowy experimentation...way to go scientists!

Sports Information:

Reminder that tomorrow morning there will be open gym for high school girls from 9-11 and boys from 11-1. There will be NO open gyms the following Saturday 10/7

Hope to see everyone on the court!!

HS volleyball: Huskies beat Riverstone last night 3 sets to 0. Joslyn Nielsen led the night with 6 kills, and Anna Skamser led with 8 Aces. 

North Star Shout-Out: 

Our Kindergarten team is a so amazing here at North Star!  Every amazing journey has a beginning, and ours starts with a hard working group of teachers that help our culture and community be something we are all proud to be a part of!  Thank you!

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Miscellaneous:  Dogs cannot operate MRI machines, but catscan.

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