North Star News
NSN Volume 6 ⭐ February 1, 2023
Here is your February North Star News!
-MARK YOUR CALENDARS-
2/1 - 2023/24 School Year Re-Enrollment in the Parent Portal is OPEN
2/3 - Popcorn Friday hosted by Nurse Michelle
2/5 - KIBSD Child Find Event - See flyers below
2/7 - Grades 3&4, Battle of the Books
2/7 - All District Spelling Bee @7pm in the drama pod
Go Navigators Victoria and Emerson!
2/8 - Grades 5&6, Battle of the Books
2/10 - Popcorn Friday hosted by Mrs. Wallace's class
2/10 - Lost-n-Found items leftover will be donated
2/14 - Valentine's Day ❤️
2/17 - Popcorn Friday hosted by Ms. Abby's class
2/22 - Spring Picture Day! Order info coming soon
2/22 - PTA meeting in the library @5pm.
2/24 - Popcorn Friday hosted by Ms. Jane's class
2/25 - Family Activity Night - Skateville! Hosted by 1st Grade & Music
2/27 through 3/3 - Kindness Spirit Week
3/3 - North Star Reading Fleet Returns! Fun details coming
3/8 and 3/9 - Family/Teacher Conferences- Scheduling info coming soon
3/13 through 3/17 - Spring Break - No School
-UPDATED 2022-23 SCHOOL CALENDAR-
Please see the updated school calendar with approved change of inservice days.
The February 20th teacher/staff inservice training has been rescheduled to
Friday, April 28th and there will be no school for students that day.
Student Re-Enrollment and the KIBSD Parent Portal
Re-enrollment for the 2023-24 school year is now open!
We ask all families with students that will be returning to North Star in the Fall to re-enroll by checking and updating their information for the year to come. The process is slightly different, but easily accessed through your current Powerschool Parent Portal. Each family should have received an email with more information and a link to start the process. Let us know if you would like us to resend that information.
Please do not hesitate to call Megan or Natalie in the office @907-486-7500 if you need help signing in to your portal. We are always happy to update passwords/emails and make sure access is set up correctly for you. If you have a student that was new to North Star this year, we may still need to create a parent portal account for you. Just give us a call to do so.
Thank you for all you do.
KIBSD Child Find Event 2/5/2023
YOU ARE INVITED TO THE FEBRUARY FAN...
Come on down to SKATEVILLE! on 2/25/23 from 3-5pm
Hosted by the First Grade Team and the Music Dept.
LOTS OF POPCORN COMING YOUR WAY!
Kindness Week and Spirit Days
-NOTES, MENUS, BUCKET FILLERS and OTHER REMINDERS-
Lights, Camera, Action! was a huge hit!
Thank you to all our families for a great day.
All funds raised will support our kinder classrooms.
February Breakfast and Lunch Menu
KIBSD Meal Program and Account Payments
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.
Do we belong to you? We are ready to go home!
The team will be doing a thorough Lost-n-Found clean out soon.
Any items not claimed will be donated after 2/10/23.
WE LOVE OUR VOLUNTEERS!
A Note from the Nurse
Dear North Star Families,
February is National Children's Dental Health Month! Here are a few reminders and tips to help prevent tooth decay:
- Brush teeth 2x a day for 2 minutes. Consider using fluoride toothpaste and continue to supervise/assist with brushing till your child is 7-8 years old.
- Help your child floss or clean between teeth daily.
- Visit the dentist regularly. Children should see the dentist every 6 months for check-ups and cleanings.
- Encourage children to eat a healthy diet and try to limit sweet drinks, sticky candies, and sticky snacks.
- Talk to your child's dentist about applying sealants to chewing surfaces of teeth, especially when adult teeth come in. Also ask your dentist about fluoride treatments.
- Try to avoid sharing utensils with your child, you can transfer cavity causing germs to your child.
Let's work together to teach kids the benefits of good oral care so they can develop healthy habits and build a healthy SMILE to last a lifetime.
PTA ⭐ CORNER
The next NS PTA meeting is 2/22 @5pm in the library.
See the most recent PTA News-You-Can-Use below...
⭐ NAVIGATOR FINE ART HIGHLIGHT⭐
Adelaide O. in Ms. Leisure's 5th grade class created
this formidable drawing in graphite and color pencil titled - Ocean Dragon.
COMMUNITY FLYERS FOR YOUR FILES
Social Safety App Available for all KIBSD Families
An email with details and a link to sign up for SmartSocial was sent out all NS families on 1/20/23.
If you would like that re-sent call us in the office @ 907-486-7500.