1. SCIENCE WORLD Tickets are now on sale for the Science World Draw!  The prize is a Saturday at Science World with Tiffany, our Head of School, your North Star child and one of their North Star friends.  The prize package will include Entrance Fee, Omnimax Film, Lunch and 5 hours of Quality Child Care – valued at $200!  The cost of tickets is $20 each or 2 for $30.  The deadline to purchase is Mon, Feb 6th at noon.  Draw to follow.
  2. PRO D DAY reminder that tomorrow Fri, Feb 3rd is a Pro D Day.  School will not be in session.
  3. OPEN HOUSE is scheduled for Wed, Feb 8th from 4:00 to 7:00pm.  This is a great opportunity for prospective families to tour our school and classrooms.  We have teachers and current parents on hand to answer any questions.  Please help spread the word to friends and family!  Casa parents interested in speaking with an Elementary teacher are welcome to come as well!
  4. THE HUNGRY OVEN FOOD & WINE PAIRING EVENT The second of four evenings of sampling delicious food and wine pairings from around the world continues with Italy on Fri, Feb 17th from 7:30 – 9:30pm.  The cost of the evening is $65/person.  Please see the attached Italian Food & Wine Poster for further details.  We also have a copy posted on the office bulletin board.  See Jeanne to get your tickets.  Viva Italia!
  5. BOTTLE DRIVE  This bottle drive is a great and easy way to help us raise funds and we would like to continue to offer monthly bottle drives here at North Star.  Our next scheduled bottle drive is the week of Feb 6th to 10th.  We will be dropping off bottles at the bottle depot the morning of Fri, Feb 10th.  All you need to do is drop off all of your recyclable bottles here at the school.  Did you know that North Star Montessori School has an account set up at the Return-It Bottle Depot on Brooksbank Drive?  If you would like to support our fundraising efforts and drop off your own bottles, you can do so there and choose the option to put your bottle refund into our account – just say “North Star”.  Every little bit helps!  A big THANK YOU once again for your continuing support.  The Year 6&7 students.
  6. CUL-DE-SAC DRIVING Please remember to drive slowly in our cul-de-sac.  Drop off and pick up are both very busy times when children are crossing the street.  Please be mindful of your speed.


  1. KINDERGARTEN PE  The K students will continue with skating for PE next week.  Please remind your child to bring their skates and bag which should include a cloth to wipe skate blades, a helmet, gloves and ski pants or warm clothes.  The children will not be able to participate without a helmet or gloves.
  2. STORYTELLING PERFORMANCE The Elementary and Kindergarten students will watch a storytelling performance by Pangea on Mon, Feb 6th.
  3. ELMER THE SAFETY ELEPHANT The North Shore Safety Council’s Elmer will be visiting the Casa classrooms on Wed, Feb 8th to talk about safety.


  1. LOWER ELEMENTARY PE  The Lower Elementary children will continue with Martial Arts for PE next week.  Please remind your child to bring their Champions uniform.  There will be a $20 charge for uniforms not returned or damaged (beyond acceptable use).
  2. UPPER ELEMENTARY PE  The Upper Elementary will continue with Archery next week.
  3. FREE DRESS DAY  A reminder that Fri, Feb 10th is Free Dress Day when students will not be required to wear a uniform but be free to choose what they wear to school.  Please keep in mind that students must wear appropriate footwear and clothes must be in good repair.  Hats and gloves are not permitted in the classroom.
  4. STORYTELLING PERFORMANCE The Elementary and Kindergarten students will watch a storytelling performance by Pangea on Mon, Feb 6th.