March 1, 2021
A Message from Dr. Connery
Dear Simpson Elementary Families,
Happy March! It was wonderful to see so many of you at parent-teacher conferences last month. I am confident that you found the time you spent with your child’s teacher helpful. I am also excited to see that many of you completed the Results-based Evaluation System Survey that was sent this past February via GCPS School Messenger. This was an opportunity to hear from all of our school stakeholders with your input and feedback! I thank you all in advance for your support. Have a wonderful month, and as always, don’t hesitate to contact me if I can be of assistance.
Proud to be your principal,
March Calendar Dates:
March 1-5: Exceptional Children's Week
March 2: Digital Learning Day (Asynchronous learning only)
March 4: Tie Dye Thursday
March 12: Student/Teacher Holiday
March 16: Digital Learning day (Asynchronous learning only
March 17: Spring Picture Day
March 23: The Mad Italian Spirit Night
March 30: Conversation with Connery
Black History Superstar Sessions
Judge Veronica Cope, Gwinnett County Court Judge
Mr. Leroy Chapman Jr., Deputy Managing Editor, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Commissioner Marlene Fosque, District 4 Commissioner for Gwinnett County
Dr. LaKesha Tables, Pediatrician from Morehouse School of Medicine
Thank you to all of our Simpson Superstars who helped us kick-off Black History Month by honoring the baseball legend, Hank Aaron.
A Reminder from Nurse Norris
Happy March! Spring is almost here!
Please remember to follow these important guidelines so we can continue to have a safe, healthy and fun school year!
Please keep your child home if they have any of the COVID-19 symptoms:
-Fever of 100.4 or above -headache -sore throat
-cough -loss of taste or smell -congestion or runny nose
-fatigue -nausea or vomiting -diarrhea
-shortness of breath -muscle or body aches
If a student has symptoms consistent with those of COVID-19 while at school, they will be sent to the isolation room and you will be notified to pick them up immediately. We will be evaluating suspected cases on a case by case basis according to the Department of Public Health guidelines for when they can return to school.
The clinic is in need of boys and girls pants in all sizes. If you have any old pants to donate, please send them in.
If your child has medication that must be taken at school (inhalers, epi-pens, etc), please call the clinic at 770-417-2405 to schedule an appointment for medication drop off. All medications MUST be brought in by a parent. Students are not allowed to bring medications to school. Forms that need to be completed for medication and health plans are on the Simpson website on the clinic site: https://www.gcpsk12.org/domain/7660
Georgia Platinum Award 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2016 and 2019!
2010 Georgia School of Excellence!
2012 and 2018 National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence!
Calling All Volunteers for '21-'22 PTA Committees
The PTA Nominating Committee was approved at the February PTA meeting. They will be working on filling PTA positions for the 2021-2022 school year in the next month, as all board and committee head positions need to be approved at the last General PTA Meeting for this school year. Serving in one of these positions is a great way to have an impact on our school and its programs.
Here are a few of the positions we need volunteers for:
- Yearbook Committee Chair
- Fall Fundraiser (Charleston Wrap) Committee Chairs
- Class Coordinator Liaison Shadow
Visit our website to see all the amazing programs and events our PTA coordinates and to see your donations at work.
If you would like to learn more about the different roles that need to be filled, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
SIMPSON STAR WARS FUNDRAISER
The kids had so much fun with this grade-level competition with cheers coming down the hallways as
Dr. Connery announced leaders on Star News every morning.
- First place: Third grade
- Second place: Fifth grade
Thank you to all our peer leaders, families, and staff members for making the first Star Wars change drive a huge success!
Thank you for treating our Superstar Staff during conference week!
And thank you to our Early Release Snack Chair, Jenny Rockett, for stocking the cafe room for the entire Simpson Staff!
SPIRIT NIGHT: The Mad Italian
Save the Date for our Next Spirit Night with The Mad Italian on Tuesday, March 23.
Pre-order your meal and then drive through the Simpson parking lot during your time slot to pick up your dinner on March 23.
The Simpson ordering window begins March 22nd @ 2:00 PM and ends March 23rd at 3:00 PM sharp.
Place your order by calling 770-451-8048 and then press 2.
There will be 2 time slots for food pick up:
Slot 1: 5:00 - 6:00 PM
Slot 2: 7:00 - 8:00 PM
Simpson Spirit Night Menu:
- Regular sized cheese steak or chicken cheese
- Spaghetti dinner with meat or tomato sauce
- Large garden or grilled chicken salad
- Baked meat lasagna or vegetarian lasagna
- Grilled Cheese w/Tots, or Mad Mac and Cheese
- Spaghetti with meat or tomato sauc
EARN CASH FOR OUR SCHOOL WITH BOX TOPS!
With the Box Tops for Education app, you can turn your everyday receipts into cash for Simpson. Please go to the PTA website for detailed instructions.
To enter our drawings, send a screenshot of the earning or activity section in the app or website and email it to email@example.com.
Yumbii Restaurant & Food Truck
A restaurant on wheels, Yumbii comes ready-to-serve! We provide all necessary items for a full-service experience, including serve ware, napkins, utensils, and trash removal. Don’t lift a finger (except to eat your tacos) - we’ve got you covered!
To learn more visit: http://yumbii.com
Follow on Instagram: @yumbii
For food truck info contact: 678.491.0371 or firstname.lastname@example.org