Star News

"Where Every Child Is A Star!"

November 1, 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!

Last Chance to Purchase Yearbooks at $30!

This is your last chance to purchase a yearbook for $30!

Yearbooks are on sale until November 2, 2019. You can purchase the yearbook online at via credit card or send payment (check or money order) in a labeled envelope to school with your child on Monday. Cash will not be accepted. Please be sure that both your child’s name and teacher’s name are on the check. Also, remember to select Simpson Elementary School in Norcross, GA on the website. No yearbooks will be available for purchase in May. If you have any questions, please email the yearbook committee at

**We want to include pictures from the Red Ribbon Week 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.

79 parents have completed this survey - thank you!

if you haven't taken the survey yet, please take a few minutes to complete it now!

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The Simpson Elementary PTA knows that a strong partnership among our families, school leaders and community members is important to the success of our students and school. That’s why we are participating in the National PTA School of Excellence program, which grows partnerships between PTAs and schools to enrich the educational experience and overall well-being of all students.

We need your help! As part of the process, National PTA requests feedback from families, administrators and teachers at two points in the school year—the beginning and the end. Your feedback will help us improve our family-school partnership and achieve excellence. Please take 5 minutes to reflect on your experience and complete the survey.

Click HERE to take the survey.

Original Works Orders

Original Works Orders are due this Sunday, November 3rd. 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 has been made easy and convenient at

All orders will be sent home before Thanksgiving Break and make wonderful gifts for relatives!

Cans and Coats Drive November 11th - 15th

Please bring in canned food and gently used or new coats. This drive will benefit our community as all collected items will be donated to Norcross Co-op Ministry.

Collection bins will be in Simpson Square and parent volunteers will be stationed there every morning to assist with collection.

Most needed items: Canned meats, peanut butter & jelly, cereal, and 1 lb packages of rice (box or bag)

Other items: Canned meals and soups (ones your children would eat), spaghetti & spaghetti sauce, crackers, mac & cheese.

*No glass jars or expired foods*

Please consider adding these to your grocery list over the next few weeks and help us make this the best drive yet. Thanks in advance!

All Pro Dads

The All Pro Dads NOVEMBER BREAKFAST is on Tuesday, November 12th, 2019 at 7:00 am!

The DEADLINE to register is FRIDAY evening, Nov 8, 2019

Please park either on the street or in the parking spots closest to the street in front of the building.

Our Next Box Top Drawing is Friday, November 22nd!

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.

Norcross High School Homerun Derby Family Baseball Event! November 23rd!

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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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