North Star Newsletter
A message from Mr. Horning, Head of School
With April here, it's hard to believe that we are nearing the end of the school year. We are busy preparing for great things to come! The lottery was a huge success and our numbers are looking solid for next year. We are excited so many of our families have elected to stay with us at North Star. We have also had great conversations with new families and look forward to the positive impact they will bring to our school.
April is the time of year when we all need to work together to encourage our students to finish the year strong. Please be diligent in checking Power School and reaching out to our teachers if you have any questions or concerns.
I want to extend a huge shout out to all the families that provided an incredible meal this week for our staff. We are truly spoiled by our parents and feel truly blessed by all the support and encouragement.
Have a wonderful weekend and enjoy time with your family as we “hopefully” have the first warm day of spring.
Elementary Main Office Hours - 8:30am - 4:30pm
Autism Awareness Week - April 3-April 7
Grades 9-12 Easter Egg Hunt - Friday, April 7 @3:30pm
STEAM DAY (K-5) - Friday, April 7
Elementary Pizza Friday (K-5) : April 7th & April 21
Easter- Sunday, April 9
4th Grade Field Trip to Bown House, April 11 & April 13
Junior SAT Testing - Wednesday, April 12
Secondary ISAT Testing- April 18-20 & 25-27
Elementary ISAT Testing- April 18-27
Elementary Assembly- Idaho Dance Company - Thursday, April 20
Smoothie Wednesday- April 12 & April 26
PTO Meeting - Wednesday, April 19, 4pm in Library
PTO Sponsored Mother & Son Event- Saturday, April 22 @ 4pm
High School PROM -Friday, April 22, 7:00pm-10:00pm @ Hidden Springs Barn
Teacher in Service Day- Friday, April 28th (see below )
- Remote Day (K-5)
- NO SCHOOL (Grade 6-8)
- HALF DAY (Grades 9-12)
Meet Abbie Schwin, Elementary Music Teacher
Abbie Schwin grew up in Kuna, ID. She graduated from Nampa Christian High School and went on to double major in K-12 Music Education and Applied Voice at Northwest Nazarene University. She graduated college in the Fall of 2022, and launched her teaching career here at North Star!
In July, Mrs. Schwin married the love of her life, Ryan. They live in Nampa and enjoy the outdoors together. In their free time, they go hiking, camping, swimming, skiing, and love to spend time with their friends and family. Mrs. Schwin also loves to play guitar, singing and listening to music. Her favorite genre to sing is jazz and she occasionally has gigs throughout the Treasure Valley area. Mrs. Schwin is very excited to share her love for music with her students at North Star! She been blown away from the support of administration, other teachers, and parents here at North Star. She says that the community here at North Star fills her job with so much joy and she loves being a part of the North Star family!
Mrs. Schwin has coordinated many wonderful concert performances this year including, 1st & 2nd Grade's Holiday Concert, 3rd & 4th grade's, "A Trip Around the World", 4th Grade at the Capitol Rotunda and 5th grade''s "A trip Around the World". We are lucky to have Mrs. Schwin on the North Star Team!
Life At North Star...
North Star has Talent!
Thank you all who participated and attended this year's Talent Show!
3rd Grade Community Hero Project
Our 3rd graders presented their Community Hero Project this week. For this project students must identify and interview an individual within our local community who has made a positive impact through acts of kindness, leadership, or service. The students then create a poster presentation to honor and celebrate these community heroes, which include a written report, poster, and a 3-D project which is presented in front of the class. The student may dress up like their hero or they may choose to "dress for success." During the presentation, the student tells about what they have learned about their hero and how their hero helps our community. The purpose of this project is to teach students the value of community engagement, encourage them to become active and helpful citizens in their own communities. They did a wonderful job! Photo: Wyatt Jussel presents Mike Kish, Prosecuting Attorney for Gov Brad Little
6th Grade MOSS (McCall Outdoor Science School)
Our 6th graders spent a week at MOSS in March! McCall Outdoor Science School (MOSS) is a field-based education program in McCall, Idaho, that provides hands-on learning opportunities for students of all ages. MOSS activities are designed to promote experiential learning, environmental stewardship, outdoor recreation, teamwork and collaboration & science education. Check out all the fun they had!
April is a crucial month for high school juniors who are beginning to think about their post-secondary options. Please reach out to Mrs. Chelko if you have questions regarding college fairs or information on financial aid.
SAT date for Juniors - Wednesday, April 12.
Mrs. Holladay & Mrs. Holland have been visiting 5th, 6th & 7th grade classrooms discussing digital etiquette. In addition, they have been assisting students with elective choices for next year!
Click here for the Counselor's April Newsletter and some very special news regarding Mrs. Holladay!
With only 2 months left of school, we only have a couple of sports left to complete this year! Basketball will start next week and Ultimate Frisbee begins in May.
Click here for the latest Intramural News from Mr. Holladay.
SMOOTHIE WEDNESDAY- Click below links to purchase
April 12 -
Elementary Smoothie Link
Secondary Smoothie Link
Elementary Smoothie Link
Secondary Smoothie Link
HIGH SCHOOL (GRADES 9-12) SUBWAY LUNCHES : April 19th, May 3rd, May 17th and May 31st. $7.00 PER STUDENT Subway lunch includes: a fresh 6-inch sandwich, chips/applesauce and a cookie! Subway's Sandwich Artists® will prepare the sandwiches, deliver to school and label with the student’s name and grade.
Please use this link pay: https://donorbox.org/secondary-subway
Please print out the attached PDF and bring the secondary front office to Jessica. All orders must be in by April 12th.
We will be having another STEAM Family Day Sign up Now. Grades 3-5, April 7 One parent per student, no additional children. Please do not park along the fence where the pick up line forms. Parking across the street would be best.
SPIRIT WEAR FRIDAY Show your school pride by wearing your North Star merchandise! If you don't have spirit wear, please wear anything white or navy! We are still working hard on creating new spirit wear!
PTO MEETING Wednesday, April 19th at 4pm in the NS library. Please come as we will be discussing future events and fundraising ideas for kiddos, staff and parents. Fore more information, to get involved or to volunteer contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
City Of Eagle Spring Fling Community Service
The City of Eagle is hosting a community service event, the Eagle Spring Fling, on Saturday, April 22nd from 9 am to noon. This event is a great opportunity for students and families to work together in our community to help prep the parks before they open. There will be a variety of service opportunities available for all ages. Enjoy working together as a community to prep Eagle's Parks before they open!
Save time at check-in and fill out this Volunteer Sign Up Form.