Star News

"Where Every Child Is A Star!"

September 13, 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!

Ice Cream Sales Return on Monday!

CogAT testing is over - ice cream will be available for sale next Monday, Wednesday and Friday! Yea!

Update on Ice Cream Sales

Many times, parents choose to buy ice cream for the whole class for $25 to celebrate a birthday or special occasion. The cost is $25.00. Beginning Monday, we will no longer be able to accept cash for this opportunity. We will happily accept checks and/or money orders made out to Simpson Elementary. Thank you for helping us make our auditor happy!

Daily ice cream is still $1.00 and we will continue to accept cash - preferably one dollar bills.

Reflections Entries are Due Next Week!

We can't wait to see the creative expressions you've been working on for Reflections, "Look Within”!

Turn in entries on Thursday, September 19th or Friday, September 20th in the cafeteria before the 8:50 am bell rings. Students will receive a recognition sticker and small surprise for turning in entries. Remember to submit all entries according to the rules, which can be found in the Simpson Square hanging file folder and on the PTA website

All entries are judged on three criteria:

(1) Interpretation of Theme (20 pts)

(2) Creativity (10 pts)

(3) Technique (10 pts)

Contact PTA Co-Chairs Aminta Bumrungsup, Gina Misticawi, or Sara Kroening for questions at

We Need Volunteer Help in the Computer Lab!

Help Us Help Others!

September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month! We have our very own Simpson Superstars who are childhood cancer survivors. We want to help doctors find a cure for cancer!

To help raise awareness and funds for pediatric cancer research, we are asking each student to bring in $1 on Friday, September 20 to be able to wear pajamas to school that day. If a student brings $2.00, he/she can also bring a stuffed animal to school!

The money will be donated to CURE, located right here in GA, who raises money for pediatric cancer research.

Thank you for helping us put an end to childhood cancer!

Pre-order Sweatshirt Spiritwear!!!!

International Night at Paul Duke STEM High School!!!

September 26th! 6:00-8:00 PM in the school's Commons area.

Join in the fun as Paul Duke STEM High School celebrates cultural diversity on their FIRST International Night! Bring your family and friends to represent your country and enjoy a night of food, entertainment and presentations.

Box Tops!

Our Next Box Top Drawing is Friday, September 27th!

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!

Looking for a New Mattress???? Support Norcross High School!

The NHS orchestra will be hosting a fundraiser on Saturday, September 28 at the high school - selling mattresses!.

The mattresses are brand new, name brand, and will be set up for people to try. Come check it out!


Join children and adults around the world as we celebrate the benefits of walking to school!

Walk to School Day is an event that promotes walking for several reasons:

physical activity;

teaching safe pedestrian skills to children;

awareness of how "walkable" a community is and where improvements can be made;

concern for the environment;

reducing traffic congestion, pollution, and speed near schools;

sharing time with parents and children.

**If your child must ride a bike or scooter to school on Walk to School Day, please remind them to be extremely mindful of all our walkers!

Mark your calendars and walk to school on National Walk to School Day - Wednesday, October 2nd.

Good News Club Coming Soon! Grades 2-5

Beginning October 7- March 30!

Mondays after school

Car pick-up 5:00 PM

** Students who are in GASP! will be returned to GASP! at 5:00 PM.


Interactive Bible stories

Memory verse activities

Active games

Lively songs

Emphasized: Good character qualities; Respect for authority; Moral values; Biblical principles

Treasure Box of toy rewards and lots of fun!

Limited space REGISTER TODAY!

No charge but donations are welcome!

Questions…Contact Cathy Hicks Simpson GNC Coordinator

hm. 770 447 0540 or


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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