Simmons Weekly Newsletter

February 19, 2020

At Simmons Elementary School, We're Better Together

In Kindergarten and first grade last Thursday, students and teachers celebrated reaching the 100th day of school with a variety of hands-on math activities that encouraged the 4 C’s (communication, collaboration, creativity, and critical thinking). First graders were created unique structures using sets of 100 Lego’s, marshmallows and toothpicks, and plastic cups. In kindergarten, students and staff dressed up as senior citizens and participated in many activities related to the number 100, reinforcing their emerging sense of one-to-one correspondence, number recognition, and counting.

Scenes from Simmons

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Steve Fisher, Director of the Pennsylvania Girlchoir and the Keystone State Boychoir visited Simmons Elementary last week. He taught a South African song to students in grades 3 and 4, including rhythmic hand motions and two-part harmony. Mrs. Bridget MacFarland, general music teacher, will collaborate with Mr. Fisher to include the South African song as part of the spring concert.


Children in grades 3, 4, and 5 are invited to audition for the Pennsylvania Girlchoir and Keystone State Boychoir. Please see the flyer below for more details.

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Kindergarten Registration 2020-21

Registration for next year's kindergarten will take place the week of February 24th. Students must be five years old by September 1st to be enrolled. New this year, registration will be at the administration building, 229 Meetinghouse Road, Horsham. To sign up for a registration appointment and download the required paperwork, please click here: https://www.hatboro-horsham.org/Page/1568.

Kindergarten Center Volunteers Needed

Do you enjoy working with younger children? We are in need of kindergarten center volunteers from 9:45 - 10:15 a.m. Mondays through Thursdays. You can help out any day(s) that works with your schedule. No experience necessary, but you must have a HHSD volunteer badge. If you'd like to volunteer, please contact our school secretary, Mrs. Lynn Doan, ldoan@hhsd.org.

News from the Simmons Home and School Association

***Box Tops Collection***

Look for collection sheets in backpacks this week. Sheets are due back to school no later than Friday, February 21st. Also, new to this program, Box Tops has an app! Download the app now and start scanning your receipts for products that no longer have the Box Top Clip. Find links to the app here: https://www.boxtops4education.com/ More information about the app is coming home with the collection sheet. Questions: Contact Sarah Conaway at sarahdc14@gmail.com or Briana O'Connell at bnoconnell@gmail.com


***Grade 3 & 4 Talent Show***

This year's show will be on Friday, March 13th at 7 PM. Students can select one of two after-school sessions to rehearse:

  • Wednesday March 4th
  • Monday March 9th

Students MUST perform their act at one of these two after-school rehearsal days to be able to perform in the show. Please see permission slip and additional information coming home this week with your student(s). If you have any questions, please contact Seth Painter sethmpainter@hotmail.com

***Simmons Family Bingo***

Mark your calendars for Simmons Family Bingo on Friday, March 20th at 6 PM. Watch backpacks this week for flyers with all ticket information and prices.


This is a family fun event that never disappoints... you don't want to miss it! To get involved in planning please contact Sarah Conaway or Shelby Pagano sarahdc14@gmail.com or shelbytoast@hotmail.com

Upcoming Events

March

13 - 3rd & 4th Grade Talent Show

20 - Family Bingo

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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: https://www.hatboro-horsham.org/domain/445