Simonton Parent Newsletter
April 22, 2022
Every Student, Every Day, Deserves to Learn, Lead, & Excel!
Message from Ms. Perkins
The weather is beautiful and we are looking forward to a great evening of fun. We will be hosting an outdoor movie at dusk. Disney's Encanto will be shown on the big screen on the Simonton ES playground. Bring your lawn chair or blanket.
If you enjoy science, math or technology, you will want to stop by our school next Tuesday, April 25, 2022 for STEM night. There will be many great activities for the whole family. STEM night will take pace from 5:00 - 7:00 pm.
The 2021-2022 Simonton ES yearbooks have arrived! Students who have purchased a copy will be coming home with them today. You can have your very own copy for just $23.00. Log on to MyPaymentsPlus to buy a copy.
Have a wonderful weekend!
We had a blast welcoming a number of Pre-K students from neighboring daycares into our building for a tour! The first stop was with Ms. Perkins, our school principal, for a Simonton welcome.
Congratulations Savannah Ewongkem! Simonton ES Gifted Student of the Year!
Simonton ES STEM Team
We are excited to invite families to join us for a mostly outdoor night of hands-on learning! Students will participate in science, technology, engineering, and math activities with teachers and community organizations. This will include science experiments, math challenges, coding, and robotics!
Students will fill out a passport while having fun for a chance to win a prize to take home.
Simonton ES in the News!
The Simonton ES Roboknights were featured in the a Gwinnett County Public Schools news segment. Our students were participating in the First LEGO League Expo 2022. Click on the video link below to watch.
The following events will take us through the end of the school year...
Monday, April 25
- GMAS begins for 3rd grade
Tuesday, April 26
- STEM Night ~ 5:00-7:00 pm
Wednesday, April 27
- Parent Planning Meeting ~ 10:00 am (Data Room)
Thursday, April 28
- GMAS begins for 5th grade
Monday, May 2- Friday, May 6
- Scholatic BOGO Book Fair
Wednesday, May 4
- Field Day (Kindergarden & 1st grade)
Thursday, May 5
- Field Day (2nd & 3rd grade)
Friday, May 6
- Field Day (4th grade)
- PTA BINGO Night ~ 5:30-7:00 pm
Thursday, May 19
- SES 5th Grade Day ~ 10:00 am-1:00 pm
Friday, May 20
- Pirates of Penzance (Grades 3-5) ~ 9:30-10:30 am
- Field Day (5th Grade)
Monday, May 23
- 5th Grade Celerations
Tuesday, May 24
- 5th Grade Celebrations
Wednesday, May 25
- Last Day of School
- Report Cards sent home
Field day for each grade level is coming soon! We are so excited to invite parents to join in on the fun. Before joining field day, all parents will have to stop in the front office to show phone ID, sign in and receive a visitor sticker.
May 4, 2022 (11:30 - 2:00 pm)
Kindergarten and 1st Grade
May 5, 2022 (11:30 - 2:00 pm)
2nd and 3rd Grade
May 6, 2022 (11:30 - 2:00 pm)
May 20, 2022 (11:30 - 2:00 pm)
Our 2021-2022 Simonton Yearbooks are on their way!!
Our yearbooks will be arriving soon!
Don't miss the opportunity to have your own copy. You can still purchase a yearbook through your MyPaymentsPlus account, located under the 'School Fees' section. The cost is $23.00.
If you do not have a MyPayments Plus account and would like to still purchase one, please contact the school.
Spring Family-School Partnership Advisory Council (PAC) Meeting
GMAS testing continues...
Next week, 3rd & 5th grades will be testing. 3rd grade will be taking 3 sections of ELA and 5th grade will be taking 2 sections of Math.
We are now collecting all devices that were checked out to students this school year. If your child(ren) have a laptop or hotspot, please have them return it to Simonton. Please don't forget the cords!
Upon return, each device will be inspected. If damage is found, a fee that was listed on your acceptance form will be added to your child's MyPaymentsPlus account.
Will your child be 5 years old by Sept. 1? If yes, it’s time to register for kindergarten in an easy, two-step process! First, go to the Kindergarten Registration page on the GCPS website and click the Register Now! button to begin the online registration process. Then, schedule an appointment at your child’s school to verify information, complete a kindergarten readiness profile, pick up materials, and learn about an exciting summer learning opportunity—GCPS’ Rising K Academy!
Rising K Academy offers fun, hands-on learning activities to help kindergartners get ready for the first day of school at no cost to families! Children will meet new friends, learn through play, practice cooperating with their classmates and solving problems, and build the skills they will need to be ready for kindergarten. Transportation and meals (breakfast and lunch) are provided. This in-person program will meet Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., from June 13 to July 1, with a school holiday on June 20.
New kindergartners registered by May 20 will be entered to win prizes like tablets, books, and LEGOs!
See our Simonton Kindergarten Registration Flyers below...
Grayson Tech Summer Academy
For interested Rising 6th Graders....
Registration for Grayson Tech's Summer Career Academy is still open!
Registration will end on Tuesday, April 26th.
May 31 - June 3
Choose the morning session (8:00 - 11:00 a.m.), the afternoon session (12:00 - 3:00 p.m.), or all day (8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.)
How much does it cost?
Choose one camp session for $75 half-day/all week or choose two camp sessions for $150 all day/all week.
Some programs may require additional fees. See program descriptions below for more information.
When can I register?
Registration begins March 27, 2022 on MyPaymentsPlus.
- Culinary Arts, Cybersecurity, Entrepreneurship, Information Technology, Music Technology, & Video Production
*Please see the link below for more details...
First LEGO League Expo 2022
ParentVUE Mobile App for GCPS Families
GCPS parents can use their smartphones to access ParentVUE to find grades, schedules, and more!
Cars for a Cause ~ April 23, 2022
10:00 am- 2:00 pm at the J. Alvin Wilbanks Instructional Support Center
All proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society
Career Ecploration at Maxwell HS
Programs are designed for current 5th-8th graders.
Register on MyPaymentsPlus
Mystery Science Videos:
Why are coral reefs so colorful?
This looks like a rainbow coming through a window! But this rainbow isn't made of light. What do you think it's made of? Can you tell what this is a picture of? (It's a close-up picture of something you've probably seen before!) They're soap bubbles, which have rainbow colors!
Simonton Elementary ~ What We Stand For
Simonton is committed to dynamic high quality instruction resulting in a passion for learning, leading and excelling.
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
phone: (770) 513-6637