Starr Family News

September 2023

Starr families

Families and Students,

I can't believe we are already at September. It has been a wonderful start to another amazing school year at Starr. Even though it has only been a month, we have had exciting things happening! Every classroom has begun to implement our new math curriculum, finished beginning of year NWEA testing, have celebrated a lot of positive office referrals, and started to come together as a Starr family. Your children are learning new things every day. As I visit classrooms, it makes me so proud to lead a building with so many great things happening for children! Please do not hesitate to reach out with any questions you may have. Together, we will make this year great!!


Mrs. Melissa Jordan



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Our Mission:

Starr Elementary prepares students for their future, not our past.

What's coming up?

*September 2nd = Positive Party for students with great behavior

*September 5th = Labor Day - NO SCHOOL

*September 6th to September 9th = Red Wagon Week

*September 16th = End of the First 6 Weeks

*September 19th = Starr Title 1 Parent Meeting @ 8 am

*September 19th = PTO Meeting @ 3:00 pm

*September 21st = Homecoming Parade

*September 29th = Boston Run Finals @ Crestdale

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Homecoming Parade!

The theme for this year is Red & White Party! So break out the streamers and the party hats, and crank up the music on your float! It’s past time we have a celebration of everything great that our schools have to offer. This year is also our first parade with our new Superintendent, so we will take this opportunity to welcome our Grand Marshall: Dr. Curtis Wright!
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Morning Procedures

The school doors open at 7:15 Monday - Friday. Students will not be permitted in the building until 7:15 AM. The last morning bell rings at 7:50. Students arriving after 7:50 will be marked tardy.

Need to change your child's dismissal plan?

If you need to make a change to how your child is going home, please make sure you contact the front office at (765) 973-3426 BEFORE 2:00. We cannot guarantee changes made after that time. Thank you!

After school options

Starr students are very fortunate to have a variety of options for after school!

*Townsend Center

Townsend center provides transportation from Starr to their building. They will provide tutoring for each child based on their needs, and include wrap around services for your family.

*Boys and Girls Club

*The Boys and Girls Club will also provide transportation from Starr to their building. There is optional tutoring and other activities available for club members.

*Girls Inc

*Girls Inc provides transportation to their facility and provides tutoring and programs to empower girls and provides strong female role models and mentorships for girls.

If you have questions about any of these programs, or need help figuring out which program is best for your child, please reach out to the school.

Cell Phone Policy

This is just a reminder about student cell phones:

*Cell phones are not permitted to be out during the school day.

*Students may keep their phones in their backpacks or may turn them in to their teachers each morning to keep safe.

*If a cell phone is out during class, the phone will be sent to the office for a parent to pick up.

*If you have any questions, please feel free to call the school.

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