Simmons Weekly Newsletter
January 22, 2020
At Simmons Elementary School, We're Better Together
All families are invited to hear Julia Cook speak this evening at Crooked Billet Hallowell Learning Community. Please see the flyer below for more details.
Scenes from Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service
Simmons Elementary School partnered with the Giving Tree organization for the third year as part of our Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service on Friday, January 17th. We created 300 sock rolls to accompany Gifts of Hope packages which will be distributed to displaced individuals in Philadelphia. The Gifts of Hope packages our students will assemble will include a pair of socks, a granola bar, a packet of crackers, a toothbrush, and toothpaste. These packages will be distributed by the Giving Tree organization to shelters in Philadelphia including the Hub of Hope located in Suburban Street Station which functions as a day center for individuals who made need a place to shower and get further assistance. Students also made cards with kind messages to accompany the sock rolls. Community volunteers from Optum Technology helped make this day a success.
Thanks to all the families who sent in items for this service project!
Friendly Recess Assistants Needed
Flu Season - Here's how you can help!
News from the Simmons Home and School Association
*** Simmons Annual Family Dance ***
Come dance the cold weather away during the Simmons Family Dance – Space Galaxy style! Wear your favorite Star Wars shirt or outer space gear on Friday, January 24th from 7 – 9pm.
If you are able to volunteer your time to help make this evening a success, please visit the Sign Up Genius: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C044AA8A62AA3F85-simmons3
For any questions or additional information, please contact Shira Schulman at email@example.com.
Please note this is not a drop-off event. Thank you – looking forward to a fun evening for the kids with a DJ, dancing and more!
*** 1st and 2nd Grade Talent Show ***
Thank you for all the kiddos that signed up for the 1st and 2nd Grade Talent Show scheduled for January 30th. There are two options to rehearse either Wednesday January 22nd or Monday January 27th. Please send in a teacher note with your child on the day that they will be rehearsing so that their teacher is aware. Rehearsal will take place in the forum. Rehearsal will end around 5pm.
***Kindergarten Night Out***
Kindergarten Families, please join us Friday, February 7th, for the Magic Show for all Kindergarten students, beginning at 7:00 PM in the Forum. Please note this is not a drop-off event. We look forward to seeing you there!
***Assemblies is Actively Looking for a New Chair***
Our current chair is moving in February and we are in need of a new chair. Jenny Morgan, our current chair has set up some fun events and has many of the events already in place for this year. We are looking for someone to follow through with what has been set up and continue with future events.
If you are interested, please contact Gretchen Kaufmann at GFHeim@yahoo.com
24 – Family Dance
30 –1st & 2nd Grade Talent Show
4 - Discovery Time Starts
7 - Kindergarten Night Out