Simonton Parent Newsletter

Friday, October 29. 2021

Every Student, Every Day, Deserves to Learn, Lead, & Excel!

Message from Ms. Perkins

This week we celebrated Red Ribbon week in an effort to celebrate all of the positive reasons to stay away from drugs. Our students dressed in school colors wore the jersey of their favorite sports team and dressed up as their favorite book character. The creativity was amazing.

Next Thursday, November 4, 2021 we will hold our annual Simonton ES Literacy Night. This si a great evening for the entire family. There will be games, a photobooth, storytime and more. WE are excited to have the GCPS bookmobile out for a visit. All students who visit will receive 1 free book. Join us from 5:30 - 7:00 pm.

Have a wonderful weekend and be safe.

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Book Character Day Parade

Our students truly celebrated their love for reading this past Thursday as they dressed as their favorite or most beloved book character.


Our retake Day was scheduled for Friday, October 15th. Lifetouch rescheduled this event for Thursday, November 4th. If your child(ren) are in need of having their pictures retaken, please mark this date change on your calendar. Our Lifetouch pictures will be featured in this year's yearbook!

Upcoming Events:

October 30

  • Saturday Intervention ~ 9:00-11:00 am

November 4

  • Fall Picture Retake
  • Literacy Night ~ 5:30-7:00 pm

November 6

  • Saturday Intervention ~ 9:00-11:00 am

November 9

  • Digital Learning Day #3

November 11

  • PTA Spirit Night at Sparkles ~ 5:00-9:00 pm

November 22-26

  • Thanksgiving Break

PBIS Students of the Week:

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November's Character Word:

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Thursday, November 4th.

If your child(ren) are in need of having their pictures retaken, please mark this date change on your calendar. Our Lifetouch pictures will be featured in this year's yearbook!

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A printable form is attached below.
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Birthday celebration snacks for the entire class should be left at the front office for the teacher and your child to give to the class. They should be store bought, ready to serve, require no refrigeration or cutting, and should not include drinks. Please be aware of allergies of students in the classroom and plan accordingly. No class birthday parties or birthday favors (balloons, goody bags, hats, etc.) will be permitted. No invitations for parties may be passed out while at school. Birthday invitations may not be sent to school unless every student in the class receives an invitation.


Students may bring a nutritious snack to school. In compliance with state standards, students are not to bring food from “fast food” restaurants. This includes carbonated drinks such as sodas.

Mystery Science Videos

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The application for free and reduced lunch is still available. If you received this service last year, and you feel you still qualify, you must complete an application again this year.

Free and Reduced Lunch Application

Frequently Asked Questions about free and reduced lunch

Simonton Elementary ~ What we stand for


Simonton is committed to dynamic high quality instruction resulting in a passion for learning, leading and excelling.

Core Belief

Every Student Every Day, Deserves to Learn, Lead, and Excel


  • We commit to giving our students a fresh start every day.

  • We commit to preparing quality and engaging lessons that will prepare our students to be successful in school.

  • We commit to teaching, modeling and holding our students accountable for appropriate school behavior.

  • We commit to providing our students with a structured and safe learning environment.

  • We commit to a great year of learning, leading, and excelling

Simonton Elementary School

Superintendent- Dr. Calvin J. Watts

Assistant Superintendent- Dr. Terry Watlington

Board Member- Mr. Steven B. Knudsen

Principal- Tamara G. Perkins

Assistant Principal- Tifferney Dodd

Assistant Principal- Daphne Miles

Assistant Principal- Emily Young