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  • North Star Announcement May 4, 2022

    Posted by STEPHEN RUSHING on 5/4/2022

    Good evening North Star Parents,

    Here are a few announcements about upcoming events.

    1.  Tomorrow is Picture Day.  We will be taking class pictures with all students. Individual pictures in the spring are for those who pay.  Please follow the directions on the flier that was sent home for how to pay if you wish to have individual pictures.  You can also go to  Type in our school name and that will take you to the online order form.

    2.  Tomorrow is also Kindergarten Orientation from 5:00 - 6:00.  Please join us and encourage any neighbors that have students ready for Kindergarten in the fall to join us.  Childcare will be provided for your soon to be Kindergartener while adults gather together with our Kindergarten teachers and support staff.  Students will also have an opportunity to take a brief bus ride for those that are interested.  

    3.  Thank you to everyone that took the time to vote in the latest election.  We appreciate your participation in the democratic process.  

    Thank you for checking this message.  Have a great evening.

    Mr. Rushing

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  • NS Announcement April 25, 2022

    Posted by STEPHEN RUSHING on 4/25/2022

    Good morning North Star Parents,

    To-date we have 281 ballots and I Voted notes turned in.  That's the equivalent of 54% of adults at North Star having participated in the election.  Way to go.  Much better than the 15% average from February's election.   Thanks for taking time to vote.

    If you haven't voted yet, please do.  If you can't make it to school at arrival or dismissal, please use an official drop box.  For your vote to be counted, it must be deposited in a drop box no later than 8:00 PM.  Drop boxes are located at this link.  The closest drop box to North Star is located at the Graham Library on 224th St.  

    The plant sale was a success.  If you ordered plants and didn't pick them up, please make arrangements to get them.  We don't have the ability to water them so they need to get to their new home ASAP.  

    Have a great day!

    Mr. Rushing

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  • NS Announcement April 16, 2022

    Posted by STEPHEN RUSHING on 4/16/2022

    Good afternoon and Happy Easter North Star Parents,

    This is Principal Rushing with a few reminders about calendar events and the levy election that will take place over the next 10 days.

    Thank You for Supporting NS

    Thank you to everyone who participated in our recent events with Book Fair, MOD Pizza, and Menchies.  In particular, the Book Fair during Conference Week sold more books than any time in the history of our school.  It was exciting to see you support literacy and encouraging your children to read.  Keep it up because the more words students read, the larger their vocabularies get and that is a significant indicator for later success in reading and writing.  

    Calendar events coming up are:

    April 20 Spirit Day - Tie Dye Day

    April 26 Election Day - This is the last day to vote on our Operations and Technology Levies to be renewed by the community

    April 27 Spirit Day - Disney Day

    May 4 PTA General Membership Meeting 4:30 - 5:30

    May 5 Class Pictures and Spring Individual Pictures

    May 5 Incoming Kindergartener Parent Information Night 5:00 - 6:00

    Remember to VOTE by April 26

    You have heard messages from our district office and North Star teachers.  I am taking this opportunity to also share a reminder about the upcoming Operations and Technology Levies.  Ballots have been sent to voters and I appeal to you to fill yours out and turn it in.  For your convenience, we will have someone outside with a drop box during arrival and dismissal. 

    We would also love to hear from you even if you mailed your ballot already.  As a way to encourage participation in the election, North Star Elementary and Evergreen Elementary will compete with each other to see which school can have the most parents submit ballots.  This can be done by dropping off your ballot at school OR sending a note to school with each child stating you voted.  Just as a point of reference, this message is going out to 528 adults from North Star. Approximately 15% of Bethel parents voted in the February election.  Applying the15% return rate to North Star would look like 79 adults out of 528 casting ballots. I am certain we can do a lot better than that.  Please participate in this election by turning in ballot.

    Not sure what the election is about?  Watch this 5 minute video from our superintendent and you will quickly see what this election means to students across the district, including North Star students.  You can find additional print materials on our district website.

    If you haven't registered to vote yet, you can still register to vote online until April 18th.

    If you are registered, please find your ballot and vote.  If you can't find your ballot, Call 253-798-VOTE (8683) for assistance. Or, visit

    Enjoy your last days of vacation and thank you for all you do to be a partner in your child's education.

    Stephen Rushing


    Voter Competition

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