• Hello North Star Parents,

    It’s mid-October and there a few things coming up on the calendar.  
    • Tue., Oct. 16  Picture Day
    • Wed., Oct. 17 Late Arrival & Halloween Theme Spirit Day (See expectations below.)
    • Fri., Oct. 19  Last day for PTA fundraiser
    • Fri., Oct. 26 Early Release @ 11:15 Correction:  11:05 and PTA Trick or Trunk @ 6:00 (See message below)
    • Oct. 29 – Nov. 2  Conference Week:  Early release Mon – Fri at 11:15 Correction:  11:05

    Spirit Day Expectations:  Halloween theme (colors, logos/pictures on clothing), no costumes/masks, no face paint, no powder-based hair dyes.  Gel hair coloring is OK.  If it bleeds when wet please do not use this dye.  No toys or props.
    PTA Trick or Trunk:  We only have 8 trunks volunteered for our event.  Lots, and lots of kids come so please consider decorating a car trunk or classroom door.  We will be outside and inside this year.  Also, please help with donations of candy.  This is a huge part of what kids come for and we want them to have a good time.  
    PTA Reflections art competition:  Information was sent home about this competition.  Please fill out the form and send it in stating which categories you wish to participate in.  We will then send you the detailed information about those categories  
    Nov 6 is election day.  Bethel School District has a construction bond on the ballot.  The last time we passed a bond was in 2006.  Our enrollment has climbed to over 2,000 more kids than we have building space for.  In the last two elections, only 17% of Bethel School District parents voted.  That means 83% of registered parents with children in Bethel schools did not cast a ballot.  Be looking for your ballot soon and take a moment to participate in the democratic process regarding the nearly 20,000 students attending schools in Bethel every single day. 

    Stephen Rushing