Simmons Weekly Newsletter

September 25, 2019

At Simmons Elementary School, We're Better Together

This week, students from Simmons traveled on foot to the Jarrett Nature Center to experience science in our school's backyard. Each student in kindergarten through grade 5 will visit the JNC at some point during the school year to explore the habitats, plants, and animals. The school district partners with the Briar Bush Nature Center to develop and present the lessons. These outdoor experiences help our young learners to better understand our natural environment.

A reminder that school is closed on Monday and Tuesday, September 30th and October 1st for the Rosh Hashanah holiday. School resumes on Wednesday, October 2nd. The October school and cafeteria menus will be emailed to you later this week.

Scenes from Simmons

News from the Hatboro-Horsham Educational Foundation

News from the Simmons Home and School Association

***Movie Night***

Thank you for making Movie Night a success! We would like to hear your feedback on the event, below is a link to a short survey:

If you have questions, please contact Tina Marie Kinnear at

***Kindergarten Fall Family Social***

Friday, October 11th, 6:30pm-8:30pm

Calling all cowboys and cowgirls! Please join us for the Kindergarten Social on Friday, October 11th, from 6:30 - 8:30 pm in the Simmons Cafeteria. We will have a DJ and dancing, plus snacks and crafts to enjoy with your new school friends. The theme is Cowboys and Cowgirls, where costumes are fun, but optional! Siblings are welcome. Please note, this is not a drop-off event.

We are looking for snack donations, as well as volunteers to lend their time during the event. Please visit our SignUp Genius to volunteer. It is greatly appreciated!

If you have any questions, please contact your Kindergarten Committee Co-Chairs, Karen Eisold ( and Lauren Sousa (

We hope to see you there!

***Fall Into Fitness 5K***

Sunday, October 20th @ 8:30am

Join us as we "Fall Into Fitness" and host our 9th Annual 5K & 1-Mile Run/Walk at Simmons! This is one of the biggest events for the Home and School Association! The money raised from this event supports Assemblies, Classroom Startup Funds, Grants by Grade, Author Visits/Library Programs, Special Projects and more.

Register online at: KEYWORD: Simmons

Once again, there will be an All-School event during the school day on Friday, October 18th. The Fall Into Fitness Run-Walk-A-Thon is a way to get all of our students moving because we know some cannot make the 5K event. Donations are encouraged and the students from each grade who raise the most money will receive a prize. Donation pages can be set up online through the Rack Link and can be shared with friends and family. More information on setting up online fundraising pages online will come home in the next few weeks. All money raised from this event will be used to benefit our school!

Questions or info on Volunteering contact your Simmons 5K Co-Chairs, Janet Gallo & Sarah Zavala at

***Book Fair***

The Simmons Arctic Adventure Book Fair is coming October 31- November 8!

Parents, we need your help! Join us at the café in the Horsham Library on Friday, October 4th @12:00 PM to learn how you can help make the 2019 book fair a success! If you are unable to attend and would like to help please email Heather North or Janine Carey

Upcoming Events

Sept. 30th & Oct. 1st - School Closed for Rosh Hashanah

Oct. 11th - Kindergarten Social

Oct. 20th - Simmons 5K

October 25th - Kohler Farm Spirit Day

October 31st - Book Fair Begins & Class Halloween Parties

Volunteer Information

Any adult who will be in the classrooms (for any reason) or for field trips are required to have a volunteer photo i.d. badge issued by the Hatboro-Horsham School District. The required clearances are free and any adult (including parents, grandparents and other family members) can complete the process. The volunteer credentials are good for five years. We appreciate the time and commitment that our volunteers offer to enhance our school! Here's the link to the district website which includes all the information about volunteer clearances: