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Saturday, February 25, 2017

February 27-March 10 #celebratereading


February 28-March 3 Dr. Seuss Spirit Days
March 1 Dr. Seuss Night 4-6 PM
March 9-10 4th grade to Coloma!
March 11 PFAA MS auditions
March 13 No School- NCS- wide Professional Learning Day
March 21 Star Academy 2017-18 Lottery
March 24-31 Book Fair 
Apr 10th- 17th Spring Break
April 24-28 CAASP Testing grades 3-5
April 28 no minimum day Star (Leading Edge still minimum day)
May 8 Minimum Day (changed from 4/28) Star only
May 2-5 Teacher Appreciation Week
May 11 Family Night 5:00-6:00 followed by Stars Parent Meeting at 6:00
May 25 Minimum Day- Open House
May 26 Minimum Day- NCS- wide Professional Learning
May 29 No School- Memorial Day
June 9 Last day of school! Minimum Day Star only-- Family Fun Day & Picnic

Link to Star Academy 2016-17 calendar
Link to NCS 2017-18 calendar (minimum days for 2017-18 not yet added)


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Have a great week!


Friday, January 27, 2017

January 27-February 10







February 4, 2015, was the first annual Global School Play Day for students in schools around the world. In year one, over 65,000 students participated! Year two of Global School Play Day took place on February 3rd, 2016. In year two, over 175,000 students participated from around the world! We are so excited to be participating for the second year in a row! Students will have play rotations at their walk time on Wednesday February 1st. Global School Play Day is designed to be a day for unstructured play for students. We can't wait! Check out the website for more information at http://www.globalschoolplayday.com/

Dates & Details
February 1 Global School Play Day!
February 3 5th grade field trip to PFAA and Leading Edge
February 6 Minimum Day- Star Academy only
February 9 Star Parent Meeting
February 16 Starlight Family Dance  6-8 PM
February 17& 20 No School- Lincoln and Washington Birthday
February 24th at 4:00 PM-- last day to turn in NCS 2017-18 applications for enrollment
March 9-10 4th grade to Coloma!
March 11 PFAA MS auditions
March 13 No School- NCS- wide Professional Learning Day
March 21 Star Academy 2017-18 Lottery
April TBA STEM Night 5:00-6:00 followed by Stars Parent Meeting at 6:00
April 10-17 Spring Break
April 28 Minimum Day Star only
May 2-5 Teacher Appreciation Week
May 11 Family Night 5:00-6:00 followed by Stars Parent Meeting at 6:00
May 25 Minimum Day- Open House
May 26 Minimum Day- NCS- wide Professional Learning
May 29 No School- Memorial Day
June 9 Last day of school! Minimum Day Star only-- Family Fun Day & Picnic

Link to Star Academy 2016-17 calendar
Link to NCS 2017-18 calendar (minimum days for 2017-18 not yet added)


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Monday, January 9, 2017

January 6-20



Our Winter Fest is THIS Friday from 5-8 PM and we are still looking for volunteers for various games and activities. Also, class basket donations are due tomorrow. Your child's teacher should have shared information about the theme and basket items needed. If you would like to contribute a financial donation instead of an item, we can also purchase something for you! Every little bit helps. If you send in a donation, checks can be made payable to NAEF, or cash can be returned to the office or your child's teacher in an envelope clearly marked with the child's  and teacher name. Thank you for your support! We are excited for a fun evening! Check out the Winter Fest website for all of the information! https://sites.google.com/view/starwinterfestival

Tickets will be available for pre-sale this Friday morning. There is only one ticket for everything this year and tickets are 50 for $20 and we have hundreds of sets of 50 tickets already counted out and ready to swap for a $20 bill.

Donation List

Volunteer List

Treat Walk Donations



January 11 Coloma Informational Night 5:30-6:30
January 12 Stars Parent Group Meeting 5-6
January 13 Winter Festival 5-8 PM
January 16 No School- Martin Luther King Jr. Day
January 17 PFAA/Leading Edge 6th Grade Informational night at Star
January 23 No School- NCS-wide Professional Learning Day
January 24-27 Great Kindness Challenge
February 1 Global School Play Day!
February 3 5th grade field trip to PFAA and Leading Edge
February 6 Minimum Day- Star Academy only
February 9 Star Parent Meeting & Family Learning Night-- Google Docs & Tech Tools
February 16 Family Dance
February 17& 20 No School- Lincoln and Washington Birthday
February 24th at 4:00 PM-- last day to turn in NCS 2017-18 applications for enrollment
March 9-10 4th grade to Coloma!
March 11 PFAA MS auditions
March 13 No School- NCS- wide Professional Learning Day
March 21 Star Academy 2017-18 Lottery
April TBA STEM Night 5:00-6:00 followed by Stars Parent Meeting at 6:00
April 10-17 Spring Break
April 28 Minimum Day Star only
May 2-5 Teacher Appreciation Week
May 11 Family Night 5:00-6:00 followed by Stars Parent Meeting at 6:00
May 25 Minimum Day- Open House
May 26 Minimum Day- NCS- wide Professional Learning
May 29 No School- Memorial Day
June 9 Last day of school! Minimum Day Star only-- Family Fun Day & Picnic

Link to Star Academy 2016-17 calendar


Are you following Star Academy on Twitter?

It's like Open House every day! Follow us and celebrate!

Saturday, December 17, 2016

December 16-December 21





Greetings Star Families!

I hope you are enjoying this beautiful day! With just three days left of school before winter break, it's hard to believe that 2017 is just around the corner. January kicks off with our Winter Festival, an evening of fun for families! Check out the links below-- we are still looking for items, booth volunteers, and donations for the treat walk. We appreciate your support! Have a wonderful weekend and a joyous winter break!

Donation List

Volunteer List

Treat Walk Donations


Dec 22-Jan 2 Winter Break
January 11 Coloma Informational Night 5:30-6:30
January 13 Winter Festival 5-8 PM
January 16 No School- Martin Luther King Jr. Day
January 17 PFAA/Leading Edge 6th Grade Informational night at Star
January 23 No School- NCS-wide Professional Learning Day
January 24-27 Great Kindness Challenge
February 1 Global School Play Day!
February 3 5th grade field trip to PFAA and Leading Edge
February 6 Minimum Day- Star Academy only
February 9 Star Parent Meeting & Family Learning Night-- Google Docs & Tech Tools
February 16 Family Dance
February 17& 20 No School- Lincoln and Washington Birthday
February 24th at 4:00 PM-- last day to turn in NCS 2017-18 applications for enrollment
March 9-10 4th grade to Coloma!
March 11 PFAA MS auditions
March 13 No School- NCS- wide Professional Learning Day
March 21 Star Academy 2017-18 Lottery
April TBA STEM Night 5:00-6:00 followed by Stars Parent Meeting at 6:00
April 10-17 Spring Break
April 28 Minimum Day Star only
May 2-5 Teacher Appreciation Week
May 11 Family Night 5:00-6:00 followed by Stars Parent Meeting at 6:00
May 25 Minimum Day- Open House
May 26 Minimum Day- NCS- wide Professional Learning
May 29 No School- Memorial Day
June 9 Last day of school! Minimum Day Star only-- Family Fun Day & Picnic

Link to Star Academy 2016-17 calendar


Are you following Star Academy on Twitter?

It's like Open House every day! Follow us and celebrate!

Sunday, December 4, 2016

December 5th-December 16th #bringthejoy




It's December already! How can that be? As the year flies by, I'm reminded about all of the things that bring us joy at Star Academy every day--smiling kids, fabulous staff, involved families, and even grass and sunshine! Every day is truly a gift. As we head towards winter break, I hope you are finding joy and happiness in the ordinary where ever you go. Have a wonderful week!

Dates & Details
December 8         Family Writing Night  (click to RSVP) 5:00-6:30 & Stars Parent Meeting at 6:30 agenda
Dec 22-Jan 2       Winter Break
January 13           Winter Festival 
January 16           No School- Martin Luther King Jr. Day
January 17           PFAA/Leading Edge 6th Grade Informational night at Star
January 23           No School- NCS-wide Professional Learning Day
January 23-27      Great Kindness Challenge
February 1           Global School Play Day!
February 3           5th grade field trip to PFAA and Leading Edge
February 6          Minimum Day- Star Academy only
February 9          Star Parent Meeting & Family Learning Night
February 16        Family Dance
February 17& 20 No School- Lincoln and Washington Birthday
March 9-10         4th grade to Coloma!
March 11            PFAA MS auditions
March 13            No School- NCS- wide Professional Learning Day
March 21            Star Academy 2017-18 Lottery
April  TBA         STEM Night 5:00-6:00 followed by Stars Parent Meeting at 6:00
April 10-17         Spring Break
April 28               Minimum Day Star only
May 2-5              Teacher Appreciation Week
May 11                Family Writing Night 5:00-6:00 followed by Stars Parent Meeting at 6:00
May 25                Minimum Day- Open House
May 26                Minimum Day- NCS- wide Professional Learning 
May 29                No School- Memorial Day
June 9                  Last day of school! Minimum Day Star only-- Family Fun Day & Picnic!

Link to Star Academy 2016-17 calendar

Are you following Star Academy on Twitter?
It's like Open House every day! Follow us and celebrate!

Saturday, November 19, 2016

November 18-28 #thankful #edufreeze


#EDUFREEZE
EDUFREEZE? What's that you say? It's a fun challenge based on mannequin challenges sweeping the country! This past week, schools across the country have been taking the #EDUFREEZE challenge and filming kids frozen in time. Check out this blog post by Brad Gustafson about the #edufreeze at his school and a few videos below. Are you ready to take the #edufreeze challenge with your friends and family? All you have to do is be frozen! Check out the video from our school (thanks Ms.Sjol & Mr. Vue!) And check out some of the other videos from across the country below! The first video is an entire school :) For a bonus challenge? Post your video to Twitter or our Star Facebook group and add the #edufreeze hashtag along with #ncsstar #ncsinnovate. Have FUN!






November 21-25 Thanksgiving Break  (BASE open Nov 21 and 22 at the Del Paso Campus, closed                                  Nov 23-25
December 8         Family Writing Night! 
Dec 22-Jan 2       Winter Break
January 13           Winter Festival 
January 16           No School- Martin Luther King Jr. Day
January 17           PFAA/Leading Edge 6th Grade Informational night at Star
January 23           No School- NCS-wide Professional Learning Day
January 23-27      Great Kindness Challenge
February 1           Global School Play Day!
February 3           5th grade field trip to PFAA and Leading Edge
February 6          Minimum Day- Star Academy only
February 9          Star Parent Meeting & Family Learning Night
February 16        Family Dance
February 17& 20 No School- Lincoln and Washington Birthday
March 9-10         4th grade to Coloma!
March 11            PFAA MS auditions
March 13            No School- NCS- wide Professional Learning Day
April  TBA         STEM Night 5:00-6:00 followed by Stars Parent Meeting at 6:00
April 10-17         Spring Break
April 28               Minimum Day Star only
May 2-5              Teacher Appreciation Week
May 11                Family Writing Night 5:00-6:00 followed by Stars Parent Meeting at 6:00
May 25                Minimum Day- Open House
May 26                Minimum Day- NCS- wide Professional Learning 
May 29                No School- Memorial Day
June 9                  Last day of school! Minimum Day Star only-- Family Fun Day & Picnic!

Link to Star Academy 2016-17 calendar

Are you following Star Academy on Twitter?
It's like Open House every day! Follow us and celebrate!


What are we learning? At Star Academy, we love to read and learn! Right now, many of our teachers and staff are reading and discussing books about a variety of topics -- you might enjoy reading along with us! Here are a few that we are reading right now:


This one is only $1.99 on Kindle right now! Amazon link


Amazon link


All of our teachers have read The Book Whisperer! 
That book has inspired our reading philosophy at Star! 
Reading in the Wild is the second book by Donalyn Miller. Both are amazing! 



Saturday, November 5, 2016

November 7-11 #changeyourclocks



Feeling stressed? Is your child feeling overwhelmed? This time of year is a busy one and kids and adults alike can use a pep talk. Here is a short video that you may enjoy- and it's definitely something you can share with your child. We are working hard at school to help kids with positive strategies when they are feeling frustrated, stressed, or mad, and helping kids feel aware of these feelings. We hope you find this to be helpful!


In this section we will list important upcoming dates and events!

November 7-10   Minimum Days- Parent Conferences (Star)
November 10th     Stars Parent Meeting in library 6 PM (parent rep & committee Q & A) agenda 
November 11      No School- Veteran's Day
November 21-25 Thanksgiving Break  (BASE open Nov 21 and 22 at the Del Paso Campus, closed                                  Nov 23-25
December 8         Family Writing Night! 
Dec 22-Jan 2       Winter Break
January 13           Winter Festival 
January 16           No School- Martin Luther King Jr. Day
January 17           PFAA/Leading Edge 6th Grade Informational night at Star
January 23           No School- NCS-wide Professional Learning Day
January 23-27      Great Kindness Challenge
February 1           Global School Play Day!
February 3           5th grade field trip to PFAA and Leading Edge
February 6          Minimum Day- Star Academy only
February 9          Star Parent Meeting & Family Learning Night
February 16        Family Dance
February 17& 20 No School- Lincoln and Washington Birthday
March 9-10         4th grade to Coloma!
March 11            PFAA MS auditions
March 13            No School- NCS- wide Professional Learning Day
April  TBA         STEM Night 5:00-6:00 followed by Stars Parent Meeting at 6:00
April 10-17         Spring Break
April 28               Minimum Day Star only
May 2-5              Teacher Appreciation Week
May 11                Family Writing Night 5:00-6:00 followed by Stars Parent Meeting at 6:00
May 25                Minimum Day- Open House
May 26                Minimum Day- NCS- wide Professional Learning 
May 29                No School- Memorial Day
June 9                  Last day of school! Minimum Day Star only-- Family Fun Day & Picnic!

Link to Star Academy 2016-17 calendar

Are you following Star Academy on Twitter?
It's like Open House every day! Follow us and celebrate!


What are we learning? At Star Academy, we love to read and learn! Right now, many of our teachers and staff are reading and discussing books about a variety of topics -- you might enjoy reading along with us! Here are a few that we are reading right now:


This one is only $1.99 on Kindle right now! Amazon link


Amazon link


All of our teachers have read The Book Whisperer! 
That book has inspired our reading philosophy at Star! 
Reading in the Wild is the second book by Donalyn Miller. Both are amazing!