March 13, 2015
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New This Week 
Mother's Day Flower Baskets
1. Blank Mother’s Day Basket order forms with more information are available in the office or in a document here.
2. Secondary students do not need a teacher name on the Mother’s Day Baskets order form
3. Please submit completed order forms to office
PTO Report
Another Successful "Fun Run"

On Friday, North Star PTO sponsored another fundraising “fun run”. The event was a success not only as a fundraiser but also by providing students with physical activity, team building and healthier snacking. All students finished the event. PTO thanks all parents involved with organizing and volunteering their time to make the event a success. Thanks to Jitka for taking the lead and pulling the event together. Now PTO has the resources to sponsor the beloved Carnival later in the year.
Questions: email Jitka at:

Booster News
Flowers for Mom on Mother’s Day
Don’t forget to order!
Booster Club is offering hanging baskets to give to Mom. Deadline for orders is soon after Spring Break ends. 
Contact Marianne Oxley: for information

Boosters Support DECA

North Star Business students won prized spots at the International Career Development Conference (ICDC) in Orlando, Florida.
Boosters have given DECA, (Distributive Education Clubs of America) $500 to help DeEtte Huelse, our business teacher, and students attend the conference. We encourage supporters of business learning at North Star to give financially to help the club.   
Contact DeEtte Huelse:

Jump Rope Routines
Dear parents of 4th and 5th graders,
You are invited to come see your child perform his or her jump rope routine during their PE class the week after spring break. Each group was given a number in the order they are to perform. I am expecting 4 to 5 routines should be able to finish in the class period time of 30 minutes. They have worked very hard and are ready to present them. Looking forward to seeing you!

              Georja Sawyers PE
              North Star Charter School
Love and Logic
Young teens, Maggie and Marcy, were on Mom’s last nerve. They couldn't seem to get themselves going in the morning. Getting them out of bed was like pulling teeth. Since Mom drove them to school on her way to work, waiting for them caused her to be late for work several times.
Mom finally decided to take charge of the situation. (Otherwise known as setting limits by taking care of herself.) She bought them an alarm clock and announced that they would be waking themselves from now on.
She also called their attention to the family bulletin board, saying, "From now on my car will be leaving at 7:15 each morning. Feel free to ride with me if you are up and ready. If not, I've listed several options for getting to school. 
"The phone number for the cab company is listed on the bulletin board. If you don't like their price, I talked to Mrs. Lackey next door. She'd like to earn some extra money, and would be glad to drive you for $7.00. Or, you can call Dad at work and see how much he would charge to come home to give you a ride. I have no idea how much that would cost.”
Let's give Mom some well-deserved pats on the back. I guess I don't need to tell you how this situation worked out.
You can read more solutions like this in, The Pearls of Love and Logic for Parents and Teachers. There are over 100 fun stories demonstrating techniques that can help take the stress out of the home and classroom.
Thanks for reading! Our goal is to help as many families as possible. If this is a benefit, forward it to a friend.
Jim Fay
Yearbooks for Sale!
If you haven't purchased your yearbook yet, time and supply is running out for those in the secondary grades. To date we have sold 291 books--our order is for 310 books! It's simple math, really. If you still haven't purchased a yearbook and want one, don't wait until the last minute! Those last 19 books won't be around forever, so get to the office and put in your order and pay $35. After Spring Break the price will be going up to $45, so why wait? The yearbook has been completed, and the book will arrive in May!
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.
Enrollment Lottery
North Star's 2015-2016 Lottery is fast approaching! Don’t forget to tell your friends and family about our wonderful school. If a family applied last year and is currently on the wait-list, they must reapply for the 2015-2016 school year. The wait-list is cleared every spring and a new one is built.

Informational tours will begin January 14th and run every Wednesday until March 18th. 6-12th grade tours will be from 9:00-9:30 and K-5 tours will run from 9:30-10:00. 

The Application Deadline is: Friday, March 20th @ 4:00
The Lottery Date is: Thursday, April 2nd

Current NS families only need to let us know if their child or children will not be returning for the 2015-2016 school year. This must be done in writing or through an email which should be sent to If we do not hear from your family, your child will be promoted to the next grade level at NS. *The only exception is for incoming kindergarten siblings. NS families must fill out an application for their child that will be going into kindergarten next year by the March 20th deadline or the child will not be placed in the lottery.*
April 2: Open Choir Festival
April 2: Enrollment Lottery
April 3: Class Pictures (and forms due)
April 6: Voting Deadline for Kiss The Pig
April 15: SAT Testing
April 15: Application Deadline for Summer STEM Program
April 18: Treasure Valley College Fair - 3-6pm at BSU Student Union Building: Jordan Ballroom
April 29: SAT Make-Up (Tentative)
May 1: State Solo High School Competition
May 1: NSCS Jazz and Art Night
May 7: Final Choir Concert
May 12: Final Band Concert
May 27: Carnival
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