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April 27, 2015
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Saxophobia
Last Friday NSCS  PTO was honored to provide an assembly for the K - 8 students.  The guest of honor was Mr. Rob Verdi.

Rob is one of the founding members of Side Street Strutters. His show, Saxophobia, offers audiences a rare historical glimpse at some of the most unusual saxophones ever made. It also pays tribute to many of the great jazz legends who contributed to the development of jazz and the popularity of the sax . Many different instruments were featured in this presentation spanning over a century of music, connosax and 6 1/2' tall contrabass saxophone. (http://saxophobia.net

When not performing at his day job at Disneyland, Mr. Verdi is touring with his concert series and his educational component at schools.  

Mrs. Van Paepeghem has performed with Mr. Verdi through her association with the Sun Valley Jazz festival.  The students of NSCS had an overwhelmingly receptive response to this assembly.

Thank you again to Mr. Verdi for this awesome privilege!
Jazz Night Auction and Tickets
Tickets and online auction can be viewed at this web site.  Jazz Night is This Friday, May 1st! Come join us for a wonderful night and support the arts in grades k-12 at NS! The auction opens Thursday April 30 and continues through Wed. May 6! 

Many other auction items will be available at the event!

Any questions, email Shirley VP at svp@northstarcharter.org
Mother's Day Basket Pick-Up
Reminder: Mother's Day Baskets will be available to be picked up Friday May 8th between 7:15am and 4pm in the grassy area out front of the school to the left of the overhang. A wide selection of baskets will be available - first come first choose.
Love and Logic
First of all I’d like to apologize to the many teachers of my youth who put their heart and soul into trying to maintain order with me sitting in their classrooms. I wasn't a downright malevolent child. I simply liked to keep things entertaining by continuously testing the sense of humor of my instructors. My tenth grade biology teacher passed the test with flying colors as he reacted to the cadaver frog I'd managed to hang from the ceiling tile above my desk. "Mr. Fay," he replied with a dry smile, "life around here would be so dull without you."
 
Like many of my teachers, he managed to see the good in me even when I couldn't see it in myself. Great teachers are like that. Somehow they manage to use their x-ray vision to spot the gifts in even the most difficult kids.
 
Let's send a big thanks to educators by helping our kids view them with great respect. A powerful strategy for achieving this goal involves allowing them to overhear us talking positively about their teachers. You've probably noticed your children's eyes glazing over as you've tried to lecture them about some essential truth. In contrast, you've seen how closely they listen when they see that you're trying to have a private conversation!
 
Experiment with this: At least twice a week intentionally let your children overhear you saying something positive about their teachers. Do this for the rest of the school year. 
 
Springtime can be tough for both teachers and their students. Keeping things positive can go a long way toward helping your children learn while showing teachers that we appreciate their hard work and dedication.
 
If you enjoyed this tip consider a gift for a teacher. We put together a Special Package to commemorate Teacher Appreciation Week. Give the teacher in your life the skills to love their job and have much less stress at the end of their day!
 
Thanks for reading! Our goal is to help as many families as possible. If this is a benefit, forward it to a friend.
 
Dr. Charles Fay
Repeating Announcements
"It's the Rule: Shots Before School"
Attention 6th grade students and parents:
Ready for 7th grade?  All incoming 7th grade students must have proof of an adolescent whooping cough booster shot ("Tdap") and a meningococcal shot, or file an exemption, in order to attend school in the fall.

Attention 10th grade students and parents:
The Idaho State Law also requires all incoming 11th grade students to have the whooping cough booster shot ("Tdap") and a meningococcal shot, or file an exemption, in order to attend school in the fall for the 2015-2016 school year.

Talk to your doctor for more information.

-- Thank you :)
Summer School Information
Students who have failed classes or are performing below the C math standard are required to make up credits through summer school.
 
North Star does not offer summer school, therefore students will need to attend West Ada, or Boise School districts to make up missing credits. 
 
Middle School Summer School: (7-8)
Location: Lewis and Clark Middle School
4131 E.Pine Ave.
Meridian, ID 83642
 
High School Summer School: (9-12)
Location: Rocky Mountain High School
5450 N. Linder Road
Meridian, ID 83646
 
Please contact Mr. Pettit,in the counseling office, for summer school forms. There is a registration period, and a counselor recommendation form that must be turned in to the school the student will attend. 
 
Student schedules will be held, at the beginning of the next school year, until summer school credits are received by North Star.
May 1: State Solo High School Competition
May 1: NSCS Jazz and Art Night
May 6: End of Jazz Night Auction
May 7: Final Choir Concert
May 8: Mother's Day Basket Pick Up - between 7:15am and 4pm
May 12: Final Band Concert
May 20: CAS Gallery Showcase - 4-6pm in the Band Room
May 20: Box Top Collection Deadline
May 26: Graduation Ceremony - 6pm at Star Community Center on 439 North Star Road

May 27: Carnival
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