Star News

"Where Every Child Is A Star!"

October 18, 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!

Time to Purchase Yearbooks!

Yearbooks are available for purchase starting October 21 - November 2, 2019!!!!

The cost is $30 per yearbook. You can purchase yearbooks online at via credit card. Please be sure to select Simpson Elementary School in Norcross, GA on You can also send payment (check or money order) in a labeled envelope to school with your child. Students should give the envelope to their teacher. Cash will not be accepted.

No yearbooks will be available for purchase in May.

**We want to include pictures from the Fall Festival and Starburst!**

Please submit them to the Yearbook Committee through one of the following ways:

1. Upload the photos through the Balfour:

a. Website:

b. ImageShare App on iPhone and Android devices

Project number is: 025879

No passcode required.

2. E-mail your pictures to:

REMINDER: When taking pictures, please avoid taking "full face" pictures of students for safety and security reasons.

Questions? Email:

School Climate Survey!

As part of the state's College and Career Readiness Index (CCRPI) which is similar to a report card, the Department of Education asks parents to participate in a short survey (24 questions). The percentage of parents who participate directly impacts our School Climate Star Rating on the CCRPI.

Please take a few minutes to complete the survey!

Parent Input Requested for the Selection of Principal

Our Superintendent and Human Resources Office are seeking input from Simpson parents to be used in the hiring of Ms. Schmit's replacement. Please take a few minutes to share your thoughts. Thank you!

Click here for survey...

Parking Reminder for Parent/Teacher Conferences!

Parent/Teacher Conferences begin next week! Please do not park in the lane closest to the school during morning arrival and afternoon times. No one wants to get blocked in when buses are arriving and leaving!

Halloween at Simpson

Just a reminder to all our families that we do not "celebrate" Halloween by wearing costumes to school. Thank you!

Support Pinckneyville PTSA's Color Run!

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Light up Norcross Lantern & Costume Parade! October 19th!

Help Us Help Others! Great Days of Service!

Great Days of Service in Gwinnett County takes place next week - October 21-24!!

At Simpson, we will be collecting non-perishable food items and personal care items for families and children in need. Students can drop off their donations in Simpson Square.

"Create hope and nourish others."

Thank you for supporting this incredibly important opportunity to help others!

Arctic Book Fair is Coming!

The Arctic Adventure Book Fair is coming! There will be SNOW MUCH irresistible books kids can’t wait to read! So come by and chill out with us!

Preview Days

Mon Oct 21 and Tues Oct 22

Sale Days

Wed Oct 23 9a-12p and 1:30-6p

Thurs Oct 24 9a-12p and 1:30-6p

Fri Oct 25 9a-2p

Book Fair Payment Information

Flyers for the Book Fair were sent home today. We encourage you to use the eWallet payment option. NO CHECKS will be accepted. Please remember to calculate tax in the total. Parents can easily create a Book Fair eWallet account online and set a spending limit for their students. After the Fair, any unused funds are released back to the cardholder. It’s so easy! You don't have to send cash with your students with this easy option to shop.

Thank you for supporting the Media Center and Simpson Connections programs!

Original Works Orders

Please look for Original Works Packets that will be coming home on Friday, October 25th. Through the unique ONLINE ART GALLERY, you may view your child’s artwork, and order a variety of high-quality products featuring their work of art. Ordering is easy and convenient at

Orders are due Sunday, November 3. All orders will be sent home before Thanksgiving Break and make a wonderful gift for relatives!

Red Ribbon Week (October 28-November 1)

During Red Ribbon Week, we celebrate making safe and healthy choices.

Help us raise awareness with the following dress ups days!

Monday, October 28: Wear Red "I'm Red-Y to Be Healthy and Safe!"

Tuesday, October 29: Wear Bright or Neon Colors-"I'm Bright When I Stay Healthy and Safe."

Wednesday, October 30: Wear Crazy Socks-"From Head to Toe I'm Healthy and Safe."

Thursday, October 31: Wear Your Favorite Athletic Wear-"Team Up for Healthy Choices."

Friday, November 1: Wear your Simpson Spirit Wear- "We Show Spirit When We're Healthy."

Thank you for your support!

Listen For Those Bike Riders!

At the end of our recent Bike Safety class, PTA gave each participant a bell for his/her bike. Students were instructed to ring their bells as they approached a walker or group of walkers. To be extremely safe, a biker should ring his/her bell before they are upon the walkers. The biker should also announce "Biker Coming!" to give the walker(s) time to move aside.

Thinking of a birthday/holiday/no special reason gift? How about a bell for their bike??? Help us prevent accidents!

Check Out Lost & Found!

Cooler weather just started this week, but our Lost & Found is overflowing! Stop by tonight while you're at the Fall Festival and reclaim what is yours!

Earn Cash For Our School With BOX TOPS!

Our Next Box Top Drawing is Friday, October 25th!

Five lucky winners will get a free ice cream coupon!

-Send 10 trimmed unexpired 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.

Remember to also use the Box Tops app to scan your store receipt within 14 days of purchase. The app will automatically find the products and instantly add Box Tops to our school’s earnings online.

Thank you for supporting our school programs!


Often, our Simpson Superstars shine outside the school.

We want to celebrate every time they shine!

If your child receives an honor, award, championship, please let us know and we’ll highlight it in “Star News!” Please include your child's name and teacher.

Congratulations to Daniel L. in Ms. Crawley's first grade for representing Simpson at the Kid Chess Tournament last weekend. Out of 49 students, Daniel received 1st place in the K through 2nd grade division. We are so excited and proud of Daniel!

Atlanta Hawks and Gwinnett County Public Schools!

Simpson 2019-2020 Reflections Winners!!!

Congratulations to the following PTA Reflections Winners!

Click here for list of winners...

Are You Receiving Emails And Sign-Up Genius Links From Your Child's Class Coordinator?

If not, your contact info may need to be updated with the PTA. Don't miss out on details about class parties and volunteer opportunities! Go to to fill out the 2-minute form.

Please note that the school does not share your contact information with the PTA! You may contact if you have any questions or if you need a copy of your Class Roster


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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