North Star News
NSN Volume 8 ⭐ February 27, 2023
Here is your weekly North Star News!
Families, keep an eye on your inbox for our new weekly newsletter.
We will send them out on Monday afternoons. 😀
-UPDATED 2022-23 SCHOOL CALENDAR-
Below is 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.
Free Family Game Night - THIS WEEKEND!
Read Across America and Kindness Week
-Stop by the Local Book Fair During Conferences-
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.
Parent Portal Account Link -
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.
Announcing - March Family Activity Night!
-Join us on Saturday, March 25th-
Ms. Jenny is hosting a FUN-TASTIC Family Field Day.
She is fundraising for a cool rock climbing wall for the gym!
LOTS OF POPCORN COMING YOUR WAY!
-NOTES, MENUS, BUCKET FILLERS and OTHER REMINDERS-
North Star Battle of the Books Teams Were AMAZING!
Our 3/4 grade team - Isla, Dory, Sophia and Dakota, got to the very end
and brought home the 2nd place prize after a tie breaker round!
Mckinley, Annika and Ryan battled hard for 5th and 6th grades.
In a very close nail-biter, they earned 3rd place!
Reports say that the questions this year were extremely challenging
and our Navigators were ready and were great sports.
-FAN Fun Report-
Skateville was a BLAST!
Lots of skaters helping each other, great photos from the photo booth and music filled the school.
Thank you for supporting the first grade team and our music program!
See you next month for a Fun-Tastic Field Day FAN hosted by Ms. Jenny.
North Star Accelerated Reader Has Come Ashore
We have officially ‘kicked-off’ the Accelerated Reader program at North Star!
Accelerated Readers is a digital program that helps students and teachers manage and monitor independent reading practice. The program doesn’t teach reading skills and strategies. It’s intended to encourage kids to read independently, at their own level and pace. Students pick a book at their independent reading level, read it at their own pace, then take a short quiz on the computer to check their understanding. As students read and take quizzes, they earn points and track their progress towards their Individualized Accelerated Reader goals which they have set during goal setting conferences with their teachers. Students who achieve their reading goal by May 12, will get to go bowling and have a picnic during the last week of school. During our end of the year Awards Assembly, we’ll celebrate students who reached their goals, students who earned 100 points, and the top three high point readers. If you’d like to learn more about the program, click on the ‘Accelerated Reader Family Resource’ button below, or reach out to your child’s classroom teacher.
February Breakfast and Lunch Menu
March 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.
WE LOVE OUR VOLUNTEERS!
PTA ⭐ CORNER
Spirit Wear Drive in Full Effect!
Your North Star PTA is sponsoring a Limited Edition Design Spirit Wear Drive!
All ordering is completed online so please do not send cash or checks to school.
Select the “ship to school” option for almost free shipping!
20% of proceeds go towards North Star PTA teacher mini-grant program.
Get your gear below and Go Navigators!
Order deadline is March 8th, 2023.
⭐ NAVIGATOR FINE ART HIGHLIGHT⭐
We had three North Star students finish top five in the 2023 Recycling Art Contest!
The contest was coordinated by the Solid Waste Advisory Board and Threshold.
Each student chose a prize that their whole class could enjoy.
COMMUNITY FLYERS FOR YOUR FILES
Parent Engagement Opportunities
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.