Star News

"Where Every Child Is A Star!"

November 8, 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!

Simpson Elementary Salutes Our Veterans!

Monday, November 11, 2019

Our students and staff stand at attention and salute our brave men and women who currently serve in our armed forces and all those who have served our country in the past!

Thank you for protecting us and keeping us safe!

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.

104 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.

Superstar Appreciation!

A big superstar THANK YOU to:

Crissy Collier, Coach Halron, Starburst Committee, and all of our wonderful teachers, staff, and parent volunteers for a fabulous Starburst Week. The kids had a blast!

Mrs. Callas and Katie McCracken for all their hard work organizing the Original Works keepsake program in support of the Simpson Art Program.

PTA Reflections Winners!

Congratulations to our 1st and 2nd place county winners in the PTA Reflections Contest! Winning entries will be on display at the Hudgens Center for the Arts, 6400 Sugarloaf Parkway, at 3:00 on November 10th.

Click here to see all the winners...

SPIRIT Night at 'CUE Barbecue Restaurant - Nov. 14th

Support the Simpson PTA by eating dinner at 'cue Barbecue!

WHEN: Thursday, November 14th

WHERE: 'cue (5260 Peachtree Industrial Blvd.)

Tell them you’re supporting the cause when you order to make sure that a portion of the proceeds will be donated to Simpson PTA.

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.


Often, our Simpson Superstars shine outside the school.

We want to celebrate every time they shine!

If your child receives an honor, award, championship, please let us know and we’ll highlight it in “Star News!” Please include your child's name and teacher.

The following Simpson Kilometer Kids Running Club athletes ran in Atlanta Track Club's Kilometer Kids Midweek Mile and Dash at Blackburn Park. The runners got a taste of what a cross country feels like and tackled the hilly course with strength and determination. Overall, the team of 100+ runners has logged a whopping 1300 miles since the first practice and if you started at Peachtree Corners, the amount they have run would carry them all the way to New Mexico!

5th Grade

Alyssa S. - Ms. Molina

Kat B. - Ms. Molina

Lilah C. - Ms. Molina

Matthew I. - Ms. Dingler

Miles Heintz - Ms. Aronstein

Tyler H. - Ms. Charloff

4th Grade

Felix H. - Ms. Guenther

Luke T. - Ms. Hardin

Orion M. - Ms. Golt

3rd Grade

Alice V. - Ms. Johnson

Dillon B. - Ms. Kendall

Evan S. - Ms. VanderVelde

Oliver M. - Ms. Turner

Stefan H. - Ms. McReady

Tyler P. - Ms. Turner

Xun L. - Ms. Turner

Zayn J. - Ms. McReady

Zoe O. - Ms. McReady

2nd Grade

Addison A. - Ms. Williams

Chloe K. - Ms. Ivory

Crosby T. - Ms. Van Sickler

Deacon F. - Ms. Dodson

Giada A. - Ms. Ivory

Matthew C. - Ms. Stidham

Taiz V. - Ms. Dodson

1st Grade

Adam B. - Ms. Crawley

Avery B. - Ms. Johnson

Dawson H. - Ms. Johnson

Emma B. - Ms. Pak

Gus H. - Ms. Crawley

Jacob W. - Ms. Malone


Azlan J. - Ms. Tannehill

Caroline K. - Ms. Donaldson

Davis Y. - Ms. Donaldson

Eliza B. - Ms. McNey

Elsa Y. - Ms. Barrett

Jack V. - Ms. Donaldson

Miller T. - Ms. Donaldson

Morgan A. -

Oliva S. - Ms. Donaldson

Pierce F. - Ms. Frick

William M. - Ms. Donaldson

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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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