November 2019
Smartboard Gazette Newsletter
Thanksgiving Break
Wednesday, November 27th-Friday, November 29th.

School resumes on
Monday, December 2nd.
Remember to turn your clocks back one hour on Sunday,
November 3rd at 2:00am!
Star Center Elementary School Named as a
2019 National Blue Ribbon School by the
U. S. Secretary of Education
Snow is coming!

This is a reminder that students must have all 5 things listed below to go play in the snow:

1. Gloves / Mittens
2. Hat
3. Winter Jacket
4. Snow Pants
5. Snow Boots

Don't forget to label ALL of your child’s outside clothing. Thank you!
Veteran's Day Recognition
Star Center
Orchestra Shirts

Hello Star Center Families,
Students need to order a music shirt which will be worn for orchestra as well as accent choir concerts. The shirts are $7.50 unless you're getting a larger size, which is specified on the attached sheet. Students in 4th grade received this today and 5th graders will get it on Friday.Please turn it into the Star Center Main Office by Wednesday, November 6. I will not be collecting any money
or forms. 

Thank you for your cooperation in getting these sheets returned on time so that we can place the order for the shirts
and get them in time for our first concert, coming up on December 3rd!
Parent & Student Reminders

Just a reminder that you may NOT drop your student off before 8:15 a.m. There is no student supervision before that time.

We encourage all families to use our drop off zone located at the back of Star Center.

If you are picking up your child at the end of the day, a parent or guardian needs to call the office at 262-348-7000 before 2:30pm or send a note with the student to let us know.

If there is a change to your child's normal bus routine, we require a note or a phone call by a parent or guardian to the school, 262-348-7000, to make that change. Please do so before 2:30pm.
I f you are going to be volunteering at Star Center (field trips, PTO events, classroom help, etc.) the District Administration requires a background check to be processed. Forms are available on-line or you can call the Star Center Office to request a form. Please note that the District Office needs
2 weeks to process each form.

Background checks are good for 3 years, so if you are unsure of whether you are still approved, you can call Star Center at 262-348-7000.
Thank you for your understanding and consideration.
NEW Important information regarding student health and welfare and helpful information about: when to keep your student home, medications at school and the district's
new cough drop policy.
The PTO needs you! If you can help, they would love it! Contact
Meetings are the first Wednesday of the month at 4:00pm.
Next meeting is Wednesday, November 6th.
Thank you to all who participated
with our Step it Up Fundraiser! The kids had so much fun at the Day of Awesomeness. PTO raised quite a bit of money to help fund some great things at Star Center!
What's Happening at Star Center
Click below to access our Facebook Page and find out great things happening at Star Center as well as other events and important
information coming up!
We've had some fun at Star Center! Maple Park pumpkin carving, Field trips, Fall Fest, Fire Prevention Week and so much more!!
Keep an eye on our
Peer Helper Dress Up Days!

They are scheduled for the last Friday of every month unless otherwise noted on the schedule.

Join in on the fun!

Friday, November 22
is Comfy/Pajama Day!

Upcoming Dates to Remember
Friday, November 1st
  • 5th Grade to Lyric Opera in Grayslake, IL

Monday, November 4th
  • PTO Skate Night at Traxside, 5:30-8:00pm

Tuesday, November 5th
  • NO After School Clubs or Girls Basketball

Wednesday, November 6th
  • PTO Meeting, 4:00pm
  • Scrip Order Pick Up

Thursday, November 7
  • NO 4K Classes, All Day Conferences
  • Parent/Teacher Late Night Conferences, 4:00-7:30
  • NO Girls Basketball

Monday, November 11th
  • Veteran's Day Assembly and Breakfast, 9:00am

Tuesday, November 12th
  • Girls Basketball and After School Clubs, 3:35-4:25pm

Thursday, November 14th
  • Girls Basketball, 3:35-4:25pm

Friday, November 15th
  • PTO Ice Cream Social

Tuesday, November 19th
  • Girls Basketball and LAST After School Clubs, 3:35-4:25pm

Thursday, November 21st
  • Girls Basketball, 3:35-4:25pm

Friday, November 22nd
  • Peer Helper Dress Up Day--Comfy Pajama Day

Monday, December 2nd
  • Girls Basketball Game at Eastview, 4:00pm

Tuesday, December 3rd
  • Girls Basketball Game at Star Center, 4:00pm

Thanksgiving Break
Wednesday, November 27th through Friday, November 29th
School Resumes on Monday, December 2nd.
Poinsettias, Fruit, Wreaths, Cheese & Sausage

Click below to find flyers for our annual fruit and plant fundraisers.

The gift boxes make great holiday gifts for employees, family members, or friends! You will find that the fruit is excellent, the price is good, the packaging is appealing, and you won’t be disappointed.  In regards to plants, poinsettias are grown by Badger students and the wreaths are finished here. We have some unique plants like lemon and lime trees and NEW "balsam kissing balls" which can make a very unique holiday decoration for your home.

You don't need any money upfront. Delivery date is expected Thursday,
December 12th for the fruit/cheese products from 3 to 6 pm in the Badger Union. 
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