Star News

"Where Every Child Is A Star!"

August 23, 2019

Georgia Platinum Award 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2016!

2010 Georgia School of Excellence!

2012 and 2018 National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence!


To view our new website! Over the summer, our website had a "face lift"! Check it out!

Reflections Theme - "Look Within"

Get your creative juices flowing and participate in Reflections this year. The theme is "Look Within."

We encourage ALL superstar students at Simpson to create original works of art. You can choreograph a dance, produce a film, write a literary masterpiece, compose your own music, take amazing photographs, and create visual art. You can create up to three and in more than one category. So, TELL US YOUR STORIES, kids!

Rules and entry forms are available in Simpson Square and on our PTA website.

All entries are judged on three criteria:

(1) Interpretation of Theme,

(2) Creativity, and

(3) Technique.

All entries must be turned in before the 8:50 am bell rings on Thursday, September 19th and Friday, September 20th.


The Simpson PTA offers a wide variety of opportunities for all parents to get involved in their child's school. Please fill out the volunteer e-form directly by clicking HERE to sign up to help with a committee. The link is also found under the Back to School Forms area. Additional committee descriptions and other valuable information can be found on the Simpson PTA website. Thank you for your support!


This Year’s Simpson PTA Annual Family Donation Drive will support:

✭ Arts in Education Events

✭ Fall Festival

✭ Father/Daughter Dance

✭ Mother/Son Game Night

✭ Winter & End-of-Year Parties for ALL classes

✭ Recycling Program & Earth Week

✭ School Beautification

✭ Science Fair

✭ Reflections Awards

✭ Starburst (Field Day)

✭ Talent Show

✭ 5th Grade Musical

✭ Exceptional Children's Week

✭ Staff Appreciation Week

✭ Additional Support to Benefit Students

Donate Online via the Simpson Elementary PTA Homepage (direct donation link can be found HERE)

100% of your annual donation goes to PTA programs and events and

improving our children’s school and classrooms!

✭ We would love to see as many families as possible participate! Every donation makes a difference.

100% of your annual donation is tax-deductible!!!

PTA Arts in Education Program

We Need Volunteer Help in the Computer Lab!

Join the Norcross High School Marching Band and its cheerleaders next Friday, August 23 from 6pm to 8pm for a Free PEP Rally! The Marching Band will perform its new show called the "Missing Piece" with music from the "Greatest Showman". The show will be the band's first performance with large puzzle piece props and tarps.

Come support Norcross High School students! There will be light concessions served at the concessions stand.

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Do your kids like to run? A new Atlanta Track Club’s Kilometer Kids Team for Simpson Elementary School students has been created!

What is Kilometer Kids? Atlanta Track Club's Kilometer Kids is a free, game-oriented running program designed to get kids active! The Kilometer Kids mission is to promote a healthy and active lifestyle to area youth through a running-based program, empowering children with the knowledge they need to make smart lifestyle choices. Through the program, kids learn that exercise is a fun and rewarding activity, opening the door for physical activity to become a lifelong habit.

When and Where? Practices will be held on Mondays and Wednesdays at the Pinckneyville Middle School track from 5-6 PM starting 8/28.

Interested? Please fill out the following form, which includes more detailed information, and you will be sent official registration information as well as a schedule of the season soon!

Kilometer Kids Interest Form:

Kilometer Kids Program Information:


● We are still taking Box Tops until they eventually all go digital!

● Please download the app, scan your receipt and earn cash for our school.

● Each Box Top is worth 10¢ and last year we earned $849.60.

● Our goal for this year is $1000.

● Learn more about the BOX TOPS app @BTFE.COM

Our FIRST Box Top Drawing is Friday, August 30th.
Five lucky winners will get a free ice cream coupon!

-10 trimmed box tops per snack-size Ziploc bag

-Include child’s name, teacher and grade on each bag

-Tell children to put the bags in the “Box Tops” box located in Simpson Square.

Thank you for supporting our school programs.


There are two more weeks left to get your Charleston Wrap Fundraiser orders placed!

**Please use the following website to register your student or if you are on the Charleston Wrap homepage, just click on the "SHOP NOW" red box in the upper right hand corner. Our school code is 11579.**

Continue to have your child turn in their sale coupons (found at the bottom of the prize poster from their packet) on a daily basis. The coupons go in the “Charleston Wrap Coupon” box (wrapped in brick wrapping paper) in Simpson Square. There is also a large box covered in wrapping paper in Simpson Square in which completed sales packets with order forms can be placed.

Final order forms are due Friday, September 6th. Thank you!

Gifted Program Referral Information

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Did you take first day of school photos? If so, the Yearbook Committee wants to see them! Please submit your photos through one of the following options:

  1. Upload the photos through the Balfour:
    1. Website:
    2. ImageShare App on iPhone and Android devices:…/uploads/Image_Share_web.pdf
      Project number is: 025879
      No passcode required

  1. Send in your first day of school pictures to:

REMINDER: When taking pictures, please make sure not to photograph any child whose parents did not grant permission for photos.

2019-20 Simpson Yearbook sales will take place only TWICE during the school year, so please take note:

Oct 21 - Nov 2, 2019

Feb 17 - 29, 2020

You will be able to purchase yearbooks online via credit card or send payment (check or money order) to school with your child. Cash will not be accepted.

*No yearbooks will be available for purchase in May.


1. What do I do if I have a question or concern? Always check with your child's teacher first. He or she is the adult who works closest with your child. If you'd like additional information, please contact the Assistant Principal for your child's grade level.

Kindergarten, Grades 1 and 2 - Ms. Melissa Sutton

Grades 3, 4 and 5 - Ms. Bylan Swift

Special Education - Ms. Stephanie Wells

If you need further assistance, please feel free to contact Ms. Schmit.

Cafeteria Reminder!

A heads up for the parents of students who participate in our free/reduced lunch program. The end of the "grace period" for those who need to re-apply for Free/Reduced Lunches is September 16th. Those students whose parents do not re-apply must begin paying full price for meals on Tuesday, September 17.

Parents can re-apply via the link on our Simpson website or contact Ms. Lisa Watson, our Cafeteria Manager, for a paper application.


We will post the monthly costs of breakfast and lunch in Star News in case parents want to make monthly payments.
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