North Star News
NSN Volume 3 ⭐ November 1, 2022
Here is your November North Star News!
Thank you for joining us for the October FAN!
We want to give a huge shout out to all of the parents, students, staff and alumni who volunteered or donated items to make our first Family Activity Night in almost three years a resounding success! It was wonderful to see all the smiling North Star faces and so many families in our building. The library and special education teams are incredibly appreciative.
Thank you for joining and celebrating with us!
-Danielle, Victoria, Francis, and Karlo
-SAVE THE DATES-
11/1 - Red Ribbon Week - Wear Red!
11/2 - Red Ribbon Week - Crazy Hair or Hat Day
11/3 - Red Ribbon Week - Pajama Day
11/4 - Red Ribbon Week - Fancy Friday
11/4 - Coffee with the Principal in the library @10am (first Friday each month)
11/8 - North Star Student Council Election and Student Assembly
11/11 - KIBSD Inservice - No school for students
11/16 - First "read by" cut-off date for Battle of the Books (first 5 books!)
11/18 - North Star Thanksgiving Family Feast
11/21 - 11/22 - Family/Teacher Conferences/Early Release all grades
11/21-11/22 - School Book Fair in the Library @2-7pm (closed 3-4pm)
11/23 - 11/25 - Thanksgiving Break - No school for students
12/8 - Skate With Santa at the Rink! 5:30pm - 7:30pm
12/16 - Second "read by" cut-off date for Battle of the Books (8 books!)
Family Thanksgiving Feast Returns November 18.
We are so grateful that we get to gather for the North Star Thanksgiving Feast this year!
Classroom teachers will let families know the
ingredients your students will be asked to contribute.
Lunchtime Feast schedules and RSVP forms will be sent home with students.
Please RSVP by 11/14/22 so we can set a place at the table for you.
See you then!
FALL FAMILY/TEACHER CONFERENCES 2022
Fall time evening conferences are coming up.
Your student's teachers will reach out to schedule a time to come meet on
Monday, 11/21 or Tuesday, 11/22.
Be sure to stop by the North Star Book Fair in the library while you are here.
It will be early release for all grade levels on both conference days.
North Star Scholastic Book Fair 2022
The book fair will be set up in the library on both conference days until 7pm.
A book fair helper sign-up will be sent out soon.
Each student will get a free book when they shop with their class during the school day.
-NOTES, MENUS, BUCKET FILLERS and OTHER REMINDERS-
Coffee with the principal on the first Friday of each month!
Have a coffee with Ms. Morrow and other North Star families in the library.
The first coffee break is Friday, 11/4/22 @10am.
We hope you can join us.
North Star Student Government is back!
Students interested in running for office met with our advisors, Ms. Jenny and Ms. Victoria.
Campaign posters are lining the commons, speeches are being approved and
we are gearing up for elections on November, 8th!
North Star Recycle Teams on the Job
Our 5th graders create teams that gather and sort the school's recyclable items each Wednesday.
So helpful and so important. Thank you, 5th graders!
Get Ready... Battle of the Books is coming!
Potential Battlers - be sure to have your first 5 books read by November 16th!
Storybook Pumpkin Contest Entries Were Amazing!
Thank you to our judges that came over from Central Office!
Melissa Alexander, Kathy Simpler, Megan Mikelson, Trinity Higinbotham and Jamie Bennett.
It was a tough contest this year. We had almost 40 pumpkin art pieces.
There were many honorable mentions and runner up votes.
Below are the main category winners - Congrats, everyone!
BEST BOOK REPRESENTATION - Rosalee Stokes' BFG
MOST CREATIVE - Charlotte Deemer's Garfield
MOST ORIGINAL - Kaleah Brown's Couch Potato
BEST CHARACTER REPRESENTATION - We had a Tie!
Riley Ferreria's Boxcar Children and Stella Kondro's Octpus in the Outhouse
BEST OVERALL - Ryan Filipowicz's Wing of Fire
Thanks for hanging in there while we transition to paid meal programs.
If you want to deposit lunch money with a credit card through your PowerSchool parent portal,
please remember that you will need to access the online version.
You can find that link on the www.KIBSD.org website, under the FAMILIES tab.
KIBSD does not support the PowerSchool App, so you won't be able to pay fees that way.
Even though some student info is viewable on the app,
it does not connect to our PowerSchool lunch or activity fee accounts.
We are also always happy to accept cash or checks for student lunch accounts in the office.
Call us @907-486-7500 if you have questions or need any help with parent portal access.
READY TO VOLUNTEER?
A Note from the Nurse
It’s that time of year… lots of yucky germs going around! If you or your family are interested, Flu shots and COVID shots are available at Public Health, KANA, KCHC, Safeway, and Walmart.
Call the NS nurse's office @907-485-7501 if you have questions about these vaccinations or would like more info!
Road Safety Notes
The dark school mornings have returned!
Drivers - we have several students that walk to and from school.
Please keep an eye out and make sure you are observing all crosswalks and speed limits.
We have had many concerned neighbors report cars going at
high speeds coming and going from our parking lot and driving down Lilly Rd.
Thank you for keeping our students safe!
North Star Hazard Bus Route - DELAYED
Please let us know if your home is within the North Star boundary and your student normally walks
to school or doesn't have bus service through out the year because you live in close proximity to the school building. Due to winter road conditions and the challenging driveways in
our neighborhood your student may be eligible for the Hazard Bus Route.
First Student Bus Service usually starts the hazed bus route on November 1st.
They do not have the staffing to do so right now.
We would still like to be prepared just in case they are able to get the route going.
Please call Natalie @486-7499 to get on the route list or if you have any questions.
PTA ⭐ CORNER
Coming Next Month...
⭐ NAVIGATOR FINE ART HIGHLIGHT⭐
Mrs. Lickfield's second grade class painted textured leaves in all the glorious fall colors.
The contrast of the black background creates a moody feel that is quite typical of a Kodiak autumn.