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Navigator News October 16, 2019


TeamEmmitt Fundraiser Tshirt

#TEAMEMMITT T-Shirts will be available to pre-order for $20. There are order forms in the North Star office or you can order at FAN on Oct. 19th!

For More information about Emmitt and his family see below.


Skidmore Family

Emmitt Skidmore, North Star kindergartener, and son of North Star K/1 teacher Jen Skidmore, and Trident Asst. Plant Manager, Jed Skidmore, was recently diagnosed with Leukemia. Emmitt and Jen are currently in Anchorage and will remain there for several months. Jed was able to travel to Anchorage to spend some time with them, but has returned to Kodiak to be with their two older children, Brock and Bella.

We are rallying behind this family during this challenging time to offer as much support as possible, as they are part of our Kodiak community and family at North Star.

We are raising money to help with travel costs so the family can be together as much as possible. #TEAMEMMITT t-shirts will be available for $20, with all proceeds going to the Skidmore family. You can preorder a t-shirt at FAN on October 19th or stop by the office to fill out an order form. Cash (exact amount) or check made out to Natalie Horn will be accepted.  Please order your shirts by October 25th!

If you would like to donate money, there is an account set up at Credit Union 1 under “Donations for Emmitt Skidmore”.

Any and all thoughts, prayers, t-shirt purchases, and donations will be much appreciated.


Upcoming Dates:

October 17 Great Alaska Shakeout Earthquake Drill

October 19 Family Activity Night

October 24 Lifetouch Picture Retakes

October 28-Nov 1 Red Ribbon Week

October 31 Halloween Parade

November 2 5th Grade Camp Woody Fundraiser Family Activity Night (FAN)


Red Ribbon Week

Mon. Oct. 28-Wear Red

Tues. Oct. 29-Crazy Hat or Hair Day

Wed. Oct. 30-Wear North Star Spirit or Sports Wear

Thurs. Oct. 31-Wear Your Costume

Fri. Nov. 1-Pajama Day


Wanted: Volunteer Readers!

One of the most important areas of focus district-wide is reading.

Children who are proficient readers have many opportunities for success when compared with non-readers.

Are you available to read to or with a child, or listen to a child read?

Please let us know the times you are available, and we will give you an important role! Thank you!

Please call the office at 481-2000


Free and Reduced Meals

Deadline to Re-Apply for the Free/Reduced Price Meals is October 14th (prices go to full pay after that date) Visit our Food Services page for details.  Please let us know if you need help!


Family Activity Night

October 19th, 5:30-7:30 PM

Halloween themed FAN! Come dressed in your costume for extra fun! Hosted by Ms. Victoria, Ms. Danielle, & Ms. Natalie! Proceeds will go towards our school’s library, special education department, and the Skidmore family.

Free activities include: Rollerblading in the gym, crafting/makers space, ping pong, air hockey, and Wii dancing!

For purchase: pizza, punch, and tickets for glow-n-the dark bingo, spooky cakewalk, and trick or treat fishing.

#TEAMEMMITT shirts will be available to pre-order for $20


PTA Fundraiser

Boon Supply (formerly Mixed Bag) is one of North Star PTA’s biggest fundraisers. Order online at Boon Supply or fill out the order form that was sent home with packets last Friday. If your child has cash, please have them bring it to the office with their form.


Earthquake Drill Great Alaska Shakeout

On October 17th, at 10:17AM, North Star will be participating in The Great Alaska Shakeout. The drill is Drop, Cover, and Hold On.


Picture Retakes

Lifetouch will be at Northstar on Thursday, October 24th!

You can order online at mylifetouch

Picture Day ID AK119009Q1

Or send in your original packet with your child. If your child missed picture day, you can request a packet for your child to bring home.