Simmons Weekly Newsletter

January 29, 2020

At Simmons Elementary School, We're Better Together

Dream It, Design It!

A team of fifth graders from Simmons Elementary participated in a Montgomery County design event yesterday, alongside teams from 14 other schools. Students were challenged to design a collaborative and multipurpose outdoor learning space that promotes collaboration, flexibility, creativity, and multipurpose use. The design needed to fit into a 15' by 50' space and the team had to create a model to scale, as well as a presentation with a visual aid. The Simmons team designed a two story learning area with flexible seating and areas for science experiments. Mr. Moore, fifth grade teacher who accompanied the team, was impressed by the team's collaboration and creativity.

Scenes from Simmons

Friendly Recess Assistants Needed

Do you enjoy being outdoors and working with children? We are currently recruiting applicants for open recess assistants at Simmons Elementary School. The hours are 11 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. on school days. You can learn more and apply on the district human resources page: https://hatborohorsham.tedk12.com/hire/ViewJob.aspx?JobID=1145

Flu Season - Here's how you can help!

Help us to prevent the spread of the flu this season by reminding your children to wash their hands, use hand sanitizer, cover coughs and sneezes, and not share food or drinks. If your child becomes ill, it's important to stay home from school and other activities to limit contact with others and recover. A yearly flu vaccine is always the best way to prevent the flu. For more information, visit www.cdc.gov/flu or www.flu.gov

News from the Simmons Home and School Association

*** 1st and 2nd Grade Talent Show ***

The Talent Show is this Thursday, January 30th at 7:00pm! The first-grade talent by the stage to the right in the Forum by 6:45pm. The second-grader talent will switch to those spots at intermission. And remember… Have fun!

If you have any questions, please contact Jamelfrey Pacheco at JAPAC0319@gmail.com or Gretchen Kaufmann at GFHeim@yahoo.com


***Discovery Time***

Discovery Time classes are all SOLD OUT with the exception of a few spots in Color Guard on Thursdays for grades 2-5. All families with children enrolled will be contacted via email at the end of this week. If you would like to enroll your child in Color Guard please email Shelby Pagano at shelbytoast@hotmail.com.


***Kindergarten Night Out***

Please join us Friday, February 7th, for the Magic Show for all Kindergarten students, beginning at 7pm in the Forum. Please note this is not a drop-off event. We look forward to seeing you there!


***Family Bingo Planning Meeting***

Please join us for our first planning meeting on Monday February 3rd at Tonelli's Pizza on 611 at 7:15 to learn more about the BINGO committee and find a spot where YOU can help!

Family BINGO is an INCREDIBLY FUN committee to be a part of and we are hoping that you can join us. We need all sorts of help and none of it is tied to being available during the school day. Family BINGO is the perfect way to get your feet wet volunteering for the HSA. Please RSVP by email to let us know if you are coming so that we save you a seat!

Shelby Pagano and Sarah Conaway- Family BINGO Chairs

shelbytoast@hotmail.com - sarahdc14@gmail.com


*** Family Dance Thank You***

As BB8 would say, “BEEP BOOP!” That’s droid for “thank you for attending the Star Wars Family Dance!” It was a blast seeing all the Jedi, Wookies, Storm Troopers, and Earthlings gather together for a fun evening.

We also would like to ask if you could take a brief survey for this event:

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/7KDRPD6

Upcoming Events

January

30 –1st & 2nd Grade Talent Show

February

4 - Discovery Time Starts & Chick Fil A Spirit Night

7 - Kindergarten Night Out

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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