Simmons Weekly Newsletter

March 4, 2020

At Simmons Elementary School, We're Better Together

On Monday, we kicked off our One School, One Book program with our new book, Fenway and Hattie, by Victoria Coe. Each year, we choose a book to read as an entire school community. Each family should have received a copy of the book, courtesy of our Simmons HSA. As part of Read Across America Day, we had community leaders read aloud the first chapter of our book. Remember to complete the raffles slip that can be sent in on Fridays with your student. (Extra slips are available in the library for siblings.) Please help us promote the importance of family reading time by reading with your children each evening. We have planned activities all month including a service project, a dog show, and a visit from the author of the book at the end of the month. There will be a lot of excitement around this book, and we want every family to join in by reading along each night!

Your family can also read along with our “celebrity readers”. Videos of our teachers reading each night’s pages are posted online. Visit the Simmons website and click on the book to access the page or click the link below. You will also find pictures of some of our Simmons Staff’s Pets on the page.

Here is the link:

Scenes from Simmons

One School One Book Kick Off Event

Makerspace Faire - Mrs. Frame and Ms. Roseman

African American Read-In with Buddy Classes

Guidance News

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News from the Simmons Home and School Association

***3rd & 4th Grade Talent Show Rehearsals***

Reminder to all 3rd & 4th grade students who have submitted signed permission slips, Rehearsals are after school today, March 4th or Monday, March 9th. Questions, please contact Seth Painter

***Simmons Family Bingo - Friday, March 20th at 6 pm ***

Send in your forms and reserve your spot for Family Bingo at Simmons. Please make sure you include how many people will be joining you for the event so we can ensure we have plenty of seating available. Flyers came home in backpacks last week and can be found on the HSA website here:

A family pack covers 2 players for 10 Rounds of Bingo and additional boards can be purchased for just $5. We will also have tons of Raffle Baskets including the always popular “Priceless Simmons Experience” prizes like: Reserved Concert Seating, Pizza Lunch with a Teacher, Pick your Favorite Gym Class Activity and much, much, more!

Interested in donating a prize or have any questions? Contact Bingo Chairs, Sarah Conaway and Shelby Pagano at or

***Discovery Time***

Remember to please fill out the feedback survey by tomorrow, March 5th, thank you!

Any questions please contact Tina Marie Kinnear

***Spring Fair***

Reminder to all you creative thinkers! We are looking for some new and creative raffle basket themes for the Spring Fair. Send your ideas to Jen Kennedy by March 5th and if your theme is chosen, you’ll win 10 raffle basket tickets!

Upcoming Events


13 - 3rd & 4th Grade Talent Show

20 - Family Bingo

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Volunteer Information

Any adult who will be in the classrooms (for any reason) or for field trips are required to have a volunteer photo i.d. badge issued by the Hatboro-Horsham School District. The required clearances are free and any adult (including parents, grandparents and other family members) can complete the process. The volunteer credentials are good for five years. We appreciate the time and commitment that our volunteers offer to enhance our school! Here's the link to the district website which includes all the information about volunteer clearances: