Star News

November 1, 2021

Dear Simpson Parents,

Happy November! It was wonderful to see many of you last month during Early Release Parent-Teacher Conferences. This is always such a valuable time for you to talk with the teacher to see how your child is progressing both academically and socially. I am confident you found this time beneficial. Early Release conferences are held twice a year. The next early release days will be held on March 2-3, 2022. We will again be scheduling conferences online. Also, the Parent Portal is a great way for you to stay informed about your child’s academic progress 24 hours a day/7 days a week. You can monitor student assignments and assessments if you have a child in grades 1st – 5th. Finally, many thanks to our amazing Simpson Elementary PTA Executive Board and business partner, Justin White (from for all of our conference lunches, snacks, monthly Special Needs Breakfast and dessert bars. Many thanks for making our Simpson Staff feel so special and appreciated. Thank you to the entire Peachtree Corners Community for making us SHINE SO BRIGHT! Have a wonderful month and a Happy Thanksgiving!

Proud to be your principal,

Dr. Connery

November Calendar Dates

November 9: Digital Learning Day

November 10: Picture Retakes

November 11: Spirit Night 'Cue Barbecue

November 17: Virtual Painting Night

November 18: Principal for the Day-Welcome Ms. Sutt

November 22-26: Thanksgiving Holidays

Big picture

Are You Ready for the Book Fair?

Save the Dates: November 1-6

Our simplified Scholastic Book Fair is for students and teachers. Only eWallets and credit cards will be accepted! For more information, please visit the Simpson Book Fair website:

I Scream You Scream

We All Scream for Ice Cream

Students have the opportunity to purchase ice cream from a variety of selections during lunch. Ice cream is $1.00 and is sold Monday through Friday for all grade levels. Class Parties for ice creams sales are also available. Please email your child’s homeroom teacher for details.

Cafeteria Monitor

Are you interested in earning some money for just a few hours in a day? Simpson Elementary is looking for a kind, friendly, and supportive person to serve as a student cafeteria monitor. If you or someone you know is interested in serving in this role, please contact Traci Douglas for details. We would love to support our teachers with duty-free lunch and looking for an outstanding superstar.

Health and Wellness

I want to thank you all for continuing to adhere to CDC guidelines for health and wellness. We will continue to follow building safety measures to minimize risk and create a healthy learning environment for all. Please review the following procedures we have in place. In addition, if you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact the main office.

• Masks REQUIRED in all public areas (hallways, media center, classrooms)

• Adhere to the one-way hallways when possible

• Health guidance posters will be displayed throughout the building

• Each common area and classroom will have a box of gloves, paper towels, and sanitizer

• Custodial schedules are in place to ensure the cleaning of high touch areas daily

• Refrain from sharing materials (i.e., pens, pencils, etc.)

• Frequent hand washing practices will be implemented daily

• Students are socially distanced during school lunch hours, when feasible

Visitation limits in the building-- Postponement of parental lunch visitation until further notice. Volunteers are welcome in classrooms, but on a limited basis. Please email your child’s teacher for details, if interested. All other school-related teacher-conferences or registrations will be by appointment only.

If you are feeling sick, please stay home. . If you or anyone in your home is sick and/or has tested positive for COVID-19, please email your child’s homeroom teacher or contact our school nurse, Ms. Amy Norris, immediately.

Come Join in the Fun at Norcross High School's 3rd Annual Home Run Derby and Family Fun Day!

Norcross Youth Athletic Association Basketball Registration

Big picture
Big picture

Georgia Platinum Award 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2016 and 2019!

2010 Georgia School of Excellence!

2012 and 2018 National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence!

Simpson 2021 - 2022 Reflections Winners

Congratulations to all Simpson 2021 - 2022 Reflections winners! We received a total of 216 entries! All 1st and 2nd place winners will advance to the Gwinnett County Area II competition. Thank you to all the judges for donating their time, talent, and expertise to judging our entries this year!

Come Join the PTA for a Virtual Paint Night!


Mark your calendars for WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 17TH @ 7PM


  • Please register at the PTA homepage, WWW.SIMPSONESPTA.ORG to secure your spot (limited to 50 people)
  • $5 for paint supplies
  • Once registered, the ZOOM link will be sent via e-mail on the day of

Supply pick-up will be on Monday 11/15 from 6 PM -7 PM AND Tuesday 11/16 from 6 PM-7 PM.

It's Time for Square 1 Art Packets

Create memories with your child's artwork. Look for the Square 1 Art packets that are coming home. Orders are due Thursday, November 11. You can order online or via the order form. Please make checks payable to Square 1 Art. Cash will not be accepted. Orders will be sent home after the Thanksgiving break.
Big picture

Winter Spirit Wear

Winter Spirit Wear will go on sale on November 2nd.

To order:

  • Go to
  • Click "Support" on the top banner
  • Scroll down to Spirit Wear in the drop down to be directed to the store, which will be live for orders!

Hoodies, crewneck sweatshirts, long sleeve t-shirts, zip-up hoodies, and beanies!!

Big picture

Come Join the Academic Games Club!

First year program for Simpson! Opportunity for our Superstars to stretch themselves in the areas of Math, Social Studies, and Language Arts. Looking to build a foundation with the 4th and 5th-grade students for future National Competitions. Currently preparing for our first digital competition in December, still time to get started! Coached by Adrian Prather, Math-Assistance Co-Chair, parent of two Superstars, and overall Math guy. More info at

Meetings are held in the cafeteria at 7:30 AM on Thursdays. Will have a chance to get school breakfast each time!! Contact Adrian at if you are planning to come join us. Will be way more fun than you would ever think!

Submit Photos for the Yearbook!

The Yearbook Committee needs your help in making the yearbook a success. If you have photos that you want to be considered for the yearbook, please be sure to upload them into the Balfour system. There are two ways to upload your photos:

  1. Download the Balfour Image Share app on your mobile device (Android and/or iPhone) and use project number 225879 for Simpson Elementary.
  2. Upload your photos on the Balfour website at and use project number 225879. No password required. Please make sure to include your child's name and grade when uploading the images.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the yearbook committee at

Spirit Night! 11/11 at 'Cue Barbeque

Spirit Night at 'Cue Barbeque will be on Thursday, November 11th! Simpson will receive 10% during lunch and dinner services. Please mention Simpson *and* your children's teacher as the teacher with the MOST mentions will win a gift card.

Holiday Season got you stressed? 'Cue has you covered! Relieve your cooking stress and order family meal items from 'Cue's Holiday Menu! They are now taking orders for smoked turkeys and sides. Call us at 470-299-5117 to reserve yours.

Big picture
Big picture
A big Thank You to Megan Skurski and Lauren Forster for putting together 5th grade Immigration Day! A lot of effort on their end to make this a safe and fun event for the 5th-grade class was much appreciated.

Another successful Walk to School Day! This couldn't have happened without Sara Wiggins and Debbie Cicero. So many students and families were seen walking safely to school.

And can't forget our wonderful Staff Appreciation committee hosting our first appreciation event with desserts galore. Made happen by Heidi Blue, Michelle Reuter, Lori Kallensee, and all the families who donated items to appreciate our Super Star teachers.

Join the PTA Simpson Elementary Facebook Page

If you haven't done so please make sure to join the PTA Facebook page to stay up to date with events and volunteer opportunities at school.


With the Box Tops for Education app, you can turn your everyday receipts into cash for Simpson. Please go to the PTA website for detailed instructions.

To enter our drawings, send a screenshot of the earning or activity section in the app or website and email it to
Big picture


Duck's waterproofing is a Peachtree Corners, family-owned business that offers sensible solutions to keep water away from your home. The team at Duck's enjoys working with homeowners to solve their drainage or waterproofing needs for their yard, home, or office. For more information check out our website at:

Big picture


Big picture



Big picture
Big picture