Simmons Weekly Newsletter

October 30, 2019

At Simmons Elementary School, We're Better Together

Halloween Festivities - TOMoRROW

On Thursday, October 31, Simmons Elementary School students will be having Halloween activities and parties in their classrooms.

As I have communicated in our weekly newsletters since September, only adults with Hatboro-Horsham School District volunteer credentials will be admitted to the school for the Halloween parties. All adult visitors must wear the photo i.d. issued with the volunteer credentials. In the interest of everyone’s safety, no exceptions will be made to this policy.

Timeline for Halloween Parties

2 p.m. Preschool Parade in the gym, followed by parties

2:15 p.m. Kindergarten and Grade 1 Parade in the gym, followed by parties

2:30 p.m. Grades 2, 3, 4 and 5 class parties

Preschool, kindergarten, and Grade 1 families will be admitted through the exterior gym door. Adults may view the parade from the bleachers in the gym. No adults will be permitted to enter the school building following the parade unless they have their volunteer clearances.

Grades 2, 3, 4, and 5 families will be admitted through the lobby entrance.

Room parents who are setting up for the party will be allowed to go to the classrooms 15 minutes prior to the start of the party. All other visitors will be allowed in at the start time listed above.


The parking lot gets very crowded on party days. Please allow extra time to park safely in a legal spot. No cars may park in the school driveways as that will block the entrances for school buses.


Please remember that all costumes need to be appropriate for an elementary school setting. No face paint, hair dye or weapons should be brought to school as part of a costume. Thank you for helping us make this event fun and safe for everyone.


If you are taking your child home after the classroom party, please sign out in the classroom. If your child normally goes to aftercare, please email Jackie Barnhart so that the aftercare staff is aware of the change in routine.

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News from the Simmons Home and School Association

***Fall into Fitness 5K – Thank You!***

Don’t forget to complete the Fall into Fitness survey before November 1.

If you have any questions please contact Tina Marie Kinnear at

***Arctic Adventure Book Fair***

October 31st – November 8th

The Simmons Arctic Adventure Book Fair is coming this Friday! Information came home earlier this week.

For questions or more information, please contact Heather North or Janine Carey

***Thanksgiving Baskets***

November 26th

For thirteen years, Simmons families have worked together and donated meals to families in need for Thanksgiving. This year we hope to provide 25 families with complete Thanksgiving Meals. Please help us continue the tradition again this holiday. SignUp Geniuses will be sent out next week for each grade to donate items.

On Tuesday November 26th all items will be collected in the morning and packed for delivery or pickup. If you would like to help volunteer for this event, please see the link below:

Thank you for your generosity in keeping this tradition going. For questions or more information please contact Co-Chairs Kimberly Brock-Weinstein or Tina Marie Kinnear

***Simmons Pie Fundraiser***

Back by popular demand! Let Lochel's Bakery do the work for you. Order their delicious pies and serve them at Thanksgiving or bring them to a family member or friend. Pie fliers and order forms went home this week with your oldest student.

Please return completed forms and checks payable to ‘Simmons HSA’ for the total amount due in an envelope labeled ‘Pie Fundrasier’ by Wednesday, November 13th. Pie pick-up will be in the Simmons Cafeteria on Tuesday, November 26th from 5-7pm.

Simmons will receive a percentage of all pies ordered. Thank you for your support!!

Need another copy of the flier or order form? They can be found on the Simmons Website in the HSA section.

For questions, please contact Amy Tagliaferi

Upcoming Events

Nov. 5 - Spirit Event @ Chick-Fil-A

Nov. 7 - STREAM Curriculum Night

Nov. 8 - Last day of Book Fair

Nov. 12 - American Education Breakfast (K-2)

Nov. 13 - Lochel's Pie Orders Due

Nov. 14 - American Education Breakfast (3-5)

Nov. 17 - Spirit Event @ Urban Air

Nov. 26 - Thanksgiving Basket and Lochel's Pie Pick-Up

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Join the HHEF for an exciting evening event open to children ages 5-12! On Monday, November 25 at 6pm, students and teachers from Hatboro-Horsham High School's Manufacturing Lab will host an opportunity for kids to tour their lab and see its amazing machinery, to watch the high school students craft a winter-inspired ornament, and for the kids to paint one of the ornaments while enjoying snacks and sips! The HHEF has invested over $25,000 to integrate the latest engineering and manufacturing equipment into the Lab, and we hope the children will be inspired by the incredible opportunities awaiting them in their high school years. This is also a fantastic opportunity for kids to make the perfect, personalized holiday gift for a special person in his or her life. Registration is $15.

Registration link:

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: