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Navigator News January 6, 2020

Upcoming Events

January 6: First day of school in 2020!

January 9: First Conscious Discipline for parents meeting

January 13-24: District winter Assessment window

January 20: Building Inservice No School!

January 23: School Spelling Bee

January 25: Family Activity Night 5:30-7:00 Chinese New Year Theme

January 28: PTA meeting, 5:30-7:00

January 31: School Geography Bee


Message from Ms. Kerry

Happy New Year! And Welcome to 2020!

I hope you had a splendid holiday season. I also hope that you and your family are ready to get back into the routine of school! For me, I love the break - but it doesn’t take long for me to start missing our North Star family; our amazing students and their families, and our incredible staff.

If you are able to find the time, please know that we love having volunteers join us! You’ve heard this from me before (and here it is again) - remember that children whose families are involved in their education are more likely to graduate from high school and go on to further education, whether it’s career tech or college. 

Our Watch DOGS program and Partners in Education (PIE) volunteers are making a difference. There is ALWAYS room for more involvement from families. Let me know if you have ideas or suggestions. Thank you, and…

Welcome Back!


Angel Tree

Thank you so very much to all our contributors for your support of our community.

Together we make a huge difference in the lives of our families.


Water Buffalo!

Thank you to all the kids and adults who contributed to our water buffalo! Our order will be placed this week. This life-changing gift will help make the world a more positive and connected place for the future.


Family Activity Night

Jan 25 5:30-7:00 PM

Chinese New Year’s Theme

Sponsored by 4th grade and the North Star PTA


North Star PTA

North Star has an amazing PTA!

Our next meeting will be on Wednesday, January 28

As always, a simple meal and childcare are provided for free!


Conscious Discipline

Parent Trainings

This training will give you tools and skills to work effectively and positively with your children.

Choose one or more Thursdays: Jan. 9, 23, Feb. 6, 20, Mar. 5 (5:30-7:00)

It’s free - and includes dinner, from 5:00-5:30

Contact Claudia Otis at 486-7559 if questions, or to RSVP.

Our elementary team is learning the Conscious Discipline approach too!


Reconfiguration Update

•There will be community meetings scheduled that will provide a venue for discussing the issues that led to reconfiguration as an option
•The superintendent’s office will let the community know about dates for meetings as soon as they are arranged.
•Watch the district website for the most current information.


Watch DOGS (Dads of Great Students)

Look for ways you can get involved - we’ll be sending information home this week that will give you possibilities and ideas!


Free and Reduced Meals

Parents, there is still time to reapply for the free/reduced lunch program.

Visit our Food Services page for information. Questions, call Ferlene at 907-486-7592.


Battle of the Books

This year’s Battle of the Books will be held on February 4th and 5th!

Teams will be selected this week. If your child is planning to try out for a team, their tests must be completed by Friday, Jan. 10th.