North Star Title I School-wide Program

  • Title I is a federal program that provides supplemental funds to schools to help support academic learning. Title I eligibility is determined by the percent of students that qualify for free/reduced lunch. Title I funds are used for educational services for students most in need of support, parental involvement opportunities and professional development.  Title I funds are available for teachers, materials, and support services for schools that qualify under ESSA guidelines.  The focus of the Title I program is on helping all students meet the same high standards expected of all children.

    If you would like to learn more about our Title I program, please contact the school office at any time.

    Board of Education Policy on Parental Involvement - BP 6020

    The School Board recognizes that parents/guardians are their children's first and most influential teachers and that continued parental involvement in the education of children contributes greatly to student achievement and conduct. Parents/guardians can directly affect academic success by reinforcing their children's motivation and commitment to education. The District shall include parent involvement strategies as a component of instructional planning.

    Teachers and parents/guardians can better understand and meet student needs if they work together. All of our schools have a duty to communicate frequently with the home and to help parents/guardians develop skills and family management techniques which support classroom learning. Administrators and teachers should keep parents/guardians well informed about school expectations and tell them when and how they can assist their children in support of classroom learning activities. The Board encourages staff training in effective communication with the home.

    The Board encourages parents/guardians to serve as volunteers in the schools and to attend student performances and school meetings.

    Parental Involvement at North Star Elementary School 

    Parent Teachers Association

    North Star PTA is an active group of parents and teachers who work very hard to enhance the quality of our educational program. Their efforts have created numerous fun activities for children and have helped further the academic/social growth of every child in our school.  Activities that the PTA is often involved in include, Book Fairs, Family Fun Nights, Book Give-a-Ways, New Library Books, School Improvements, Parent Training, and Visiting Authors. If you want to support those that bring so many smiles to the faces of North Star children come and join the PTA.

    Family Activity Night (FAN)

    About once every month, North Star staff, parents, students and family members are invited to participate in an evening of family fun. FANs have become a popular and exciting way to spend an evening. Skating, ping pong, board games, arts and crafts, air hockey & pizza. Skates and helmets are available in both adult and child sizes. This program is sponsored by the North Star PTA to support and enhance our school community. Come on out and have some family fun!

    Parents in the School - You're always welcome!

    We are always looking for ways to make it easy for parents to become involved in their child’s educational program. Recent education studies, including “Years of Promise: A Comprehensive Learning Strategy for America’s Children” which was released by the Carnegie Corporation, reveal that parental involvement increases student achievement.  It’s easy to get involved as a parent at North Star!  There are jobs, projects and many new innovative ideas waiting for someone’s special talent or time.  Those who cross the initial barrier and begin to spend time usually return ... as they quickly find out how fun, rewarding and exciting it is to learn with children.  Here are a few activities that will provide an opportunity to “Make a Difference" in the quality of your child’s educational experience. 

    • Show your interest in your child’s schoolwork.  Read with your child every day.
    • Help out in your child’s classroom. Feel free to tell the teacher what types of classroom work you’re comfortable doing.
    • Stop by during lunchtime to eat with your child.
    • Come and play at recess time.
    • Volunteer as a guest presenter if you have special skills or interests to share.
    • Assist with Family Activity Nights
    • Work in the Office or Library

    Interested family members should contact the school office at 481-2000 or a teacher if they are interested in helping somewhere in our school.

    Helpful Parent Resources

    Alaska Department of Education and Early Development Website