Simmons Weekly Newsletter

September 18, 2019

At Simmons Elementary School, We're Better Together

Science, Technology, Engineering and Math = STEM

This year, all elementary students in Kindergarten through Grade 5 have STEM class each week. At Simmons for the first trimester, Mr. Joe Perry is introducing students to Coding and Robotics. To learn more about the elementary STEM program, please click on the newsletter link below:

Scenes from Simmons

News from the Hatboro-Horsham Educational Foundation

News from the Simmons Home and School Association

***Movie Night***
Friday, September 20th @ 7:30pm

Join us for our first HSA event of the year, Movie Night! We'll be showing How to Train Your Dragon 3! Families can arrive starting at 7:00 pm, the movie will start around 7:30pm. This is a free event sponsored by the HSA. Popcorn, candy and water will be available for purchase. The movie will be shown at the back of Simmons by the playground. In case of inclement weather, the movie will be shown inside. Please note that this is NOT a drop off event. Parents are responsible for their children. If you have questions, please contact Bridget Horne at

***Volunteer Information***

The Volunteer forms were sent home last week. This is the easiest way to let us know which committee is interesting to you. Please return forms ASAP. Questions can be sent to

***Fall Into Fitness 5K***

Sunday, October 20th @ 8:30am

Join us as we "Fall Into Fitness" and host our 9th Annual 5K & 1-Mile Run/Walk at Simmons! This is one of the biggest events for the Home and School Association! The money raised from this event supports Assemblies, Classroom Start up Funds, Grants by Grade, Author Visits/Library Programs, Special Projects and more.

Last day to register and be guaranteed a race shirt is next Monday, September 23rd.

Register online at: KEYWORD: Simmons

Once again, there will be an All-School event during the school day on Friday, October 18th. The Fall Into Fitness Run-Walk-A-Thon is a way to get all of our students moving because we know some cannot make the 5K event. Donations are encouraged and the students from each grade who raise the most money will receive a prize. Donation pages can be set up online through the Rack Link and can be shared with friends and family. More information on setting up online fundraising pages online will come home in the next few weeks. All money raised from this even will be used to benefit our school!

Questions or info on Volunteering contact your Simmons 5K Co-Chairs, Janet Gallo & Sarah Zavala at

Upcoming Events

Sept. 19 - Back to School Night Grades 3-5

Sept. 20 - Outdoor Movie Night

Sept. 24 - Fall Picture Day

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: