June 27, 2016

Quarterly Board Newsletter

4th Qtr. Board Briefs, May 2016

Dear NSA Parents, Guardians and Staff,

Congratulations on another incredible year at North Star Academy! It is hard to believe the year is over. We want to thank all of you, along with the faculty, staff, and administration for your hard work and dedication to making North Star such an incredible place for our kids!  As a Board of Directors, we are so grateful for everyone’s daily investment in providing our kids with one of the finest educational experiences in this state.  As a result of the culture that has been created at the school and the outstanding leadership from our administration, we would like to make note that North Star will have 100% retention of its teachers next year!  What an amazing achievement.  As we get to the close of a special 10th Anniversary Year for North Star, we look forward with excitement knowing the best is yet to come!

Volunteer Spotlight

One of the things that makes North Star Academy so special is the timeless work performed throughout the year by its volunteers. This month the Board of Directors would like to extend a special thank you to all the Room Parents and Traffic Supervisors! All of you are truly remarkable and the work you have done is really appreciated!


Room Parents

Kindergarten: Tanya Humphrey, JaNae Haycock, Rebecca Amat-y-Leon, Jennifer Cannon, Sasha Shutter, Adriana Hammond, Emily Carter, Kelly Rozsa

1st Grade: Melanie Suranto, Corrie Anne Gatlin, Sara Kellogg, Alisha Bielak, Nichole Knudson

2nd Grade: Brooke Phillips, Melissa Harman, Julie Gilbreth, Adriana Morandini, Julie Allen, Ching Yuan

3rd Grade: Cherise Glauser, Katie Krier, Joy McGowan, Tiffany Blessis, Kristine Appel, Erica Luna

4th Grade: Alison Love, Jenn Kirkpatrick, Jeni Reilly, Laura Baer, Darcy Hendricks, Shannon Phillips

5th Grade: Shana Perry, Tanya Humphrey, Shannon Massarotti, Jenn Kirkpatrick, Stacey Lucas, Jennifer Millage


Traffic Supervisors

AM Traffic – Mary Beth Grebe, Janelle Doud, Jim Carroll, Kim Carroll, Jeff Larson, Rebecca Amat-Y-Leon, Graham Glauser, Janet/Marcus Gipson, Laura Aguon

PM Traffic – Ben Dwinell, Jason Plasters, Corrie Ann Gatlin, Eric Johnson, Jose Cadena, Jeff Milius, Shana Perry

Traffic Aide – Dee Dee Griffin


Graduating Class

We want to congratulate the Class of 2016 on their graduation from eighth grade! Graduation took place on Wednesday, May 25th at 6:00 p.m. and what a wonderful event it was.  We know that all our 8th graders are set up for success and we look forward to hearing about their achievements in the future.
Spring Gala and Auction – Follow-Up

As many of you are aware, North Star Academy held their Spring Gala and Auction on April 23rd at the Colorado Golf Club in Parker, CO.  The work done by the Spring Auction Chairs and all Spring Auction volunteers was nothing short of a miracle given the change of dates and issues with the online auction software.  You all were truly amazing and although we recognize it all doesn’t go perfectly, we know that you put your heart and soul into making it such an incredible event.  The impact you have made on North Star, because of the work you did for this event, will leave an impact for many years to come! Here are a few bullet points regarding the event:

  • Contributed $86,000 to NSA. The goal was $75,000 and the efforts of all those that participated, contributed and sponsored made the difference to not only meet the primary needs but also to be able to select multiple other, smaller projects that impact the daily experience of those attending, working at and visiting North Star Academy.
  • The 2016 NSA Spring Auction Co-Chairs, Darcy Hendricks and Sasha Mosser, will be continuing to lead the team for the 2017 Auction.
  • Save the Dates for ALL 2016-2017 School Events hosted by the NSA Foundation, these include but not limited to the FUN Run and the NSA School Auction.  The Fun Run will be held on Friday, September 30th and the 2017 NSA Auction will be moving earlier in the year and hosted at the CO Golf Club again on Saturday, February 11, 2017.  We look forward to everyone’s participation and support!


NSA Fundraising

Fundraising plays a huge role in the overall success of North Star Academy and this year has been one of the best! Thank you to everyone who has played such a big role in making it all happen!

Field Day

Congratulations to Mr. Macias and all of the 8th Grade Students who did an outstanding job in creating a fun two days of challenges for all students who participated in the best Field Day yet!


June BOD Meeting Preview

The next BOD meeting will be held at 6:00 pm on Thursday, June 9th in the NSA library.  The Board will also be holding its annual Strategic Plan review in June.

We encourage anyone wishing to address the board with questions or comments to come and do so during the time dedicated to public comments at the beginning of the regular meeting or submit comments or questions to Board@nstaracademy.org.

The final meeting agenda will be posted no later than 24 hours prior to the BOD meeting. For more information, check the NSA website under the Board tab for Agendas & Meeting Minutes. All are welcomed at the board meetings. We look forward to seeing you there!


NSA Mission

North Star Academy provides a Core Knowledge education with an integrated Spanish language program that challenges students to meet their highest potential through differentiated academic instruction and rich social and cultural experiences within a safe, orderly and nurturing environment.