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Navigator News February 10, 2020

Upcoming Dates:

February 17: Normal School Day

February 17: Kindness Week begins

February 20: PTA Meeting

February 22: Family Activity Night, Tentative

March 4 & 5: Student-led Conferences. Early Release

March 10: Battle of the Books Grades 1-2

March 16-20: Spring Break


Normal School Day on February 17th

All students in the district will have a regular school day on Monday, February 17th, NOT a day off from school for teacher Inservice. This change was made due to the snow day on January 29th. The inservice day for our staff has been postponed to a Saturday in the beginning of April. 


PTA Meeting

February 20th from 5:30-7:00 PM

Please join us in the library. It’s a great group of people, and you’ll be a voice that helps support our school! Childcare provided by the Girl Scouts. Free pizza and salad for kids and adults.  This spring, the North Star PTA will be looking to fill a slate of officers to the PTA board. Please consider being a part of this group. Nominations will be open soon.


The Jungle Book Kids!

Once again, this spring, every North Star student will have the opportunity to be part of an incredible school-wide production, Disney’s The Jungle Book Kids! Once again, it is driven by our Music teacher, Jeannie Pedersen-Smith’s, vision of the many benefits a production like this has for elementary students. The cast of lead characters was auditioned and announced last week, and the music room is beginning to bubble with anticipation and that enchanting music and catchy tunes.

Put these dates on your calendar!

April 14 - Open dress rehearsal at North Star (all welcome)

April 15 - Workshop performance at the auditorium (all welcome)

April 15 - Evening Performance at the auditorium (open to the public)

Each grade level is featured in their own song and dance number:

K –     Honey Bees, featured in “The Bare Necessities”
1st –  Wolf pups, featured in “Jungle Prologue”
2nd – Elephants, featured in “Colonel Hathi’s March”.
3rd – Jungle birds or snakes, featured in “That’s What Friends Are For”
4th – The Living Jungle, featured in “Jungle Prologue”
5th – Monkeys, featured in “I Wanna Be Like You”.


School Improvement

Every year at about this time, our district’s schools ask families to help each of us improve. This year, the School Climate and Connectedness Survey is ready for your input! It was posted on our website last week, and will remain open until March 20.

We’d appreciate knowing what we’re doing well, as well as what we need to do better. Thank you!


After-School Clubs?

*Do you like playing board games (like chess or checkers or Cribbage?

*Do you have a hobby (like knitting or sketching or building things you’d enjoy sharing with kids?

*Would you enjoy sharing your language and culture with students?

*Are you interested in getting involved in an after-school club?

Please let Ms. Kerry know: 481-2000


Input for Evaluations for School Leaders and Teachers

If you would like to share any input for administrator and/or teacher evaluation, there are digital forms available on the KIBSD website

Hard copies of the forms will be available in the office next week.


Parent Learning Opportunities

If you’re struggling with your child’s behavior, there are some amazing free opportunities offered through Early Childhood Services. Questions? Let us know.


Kindness Week

North Star will be celebrating kindness during the week of February 17th. We will have an assembly to talk about kindness and what it means. Random acts of kindness will be encouraged and celebrated throughout the week!


BRRRRRRR…. It’s Cold Outside!

PLEASE make sure your child wears a warm jacket, hat and gloves to school. We have recess outdoors every day.