Star News

"Where Every Child Is A Star!"

November 22, 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!

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Thanksgiving Holidays November 25-29th!

Welcome Dr. Taffeta Connery to Simpson!

We were so excited this morning to welcome Dr. Connery to Simpson as our new principal!

Dr. Connery had an opportunity to meet the staff at our annual "Blessings Breakfast". After the staff breakfast, she met students in Simpson Square and then joined Ms. Schmit on "Good Day Simpson!" Dr. Connery is excited to come to Simpson and we are happy to have her!

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.

128 parents have completed this survey - thank you!

if you haven't taken the survey yet, please take a few minutes to complete it now!

5th Grade Parents Only---Buy Baby Ads in the Yearbook!

Hi, 5th Grade Parents!

It's time to buy a baby ad in the yearbook for your upcoming graduate. The cost is $15. Ads will be available for purchase on the website via credit card until December 1, 2019. (***There is a $1 credit card processing fee) Please use this link to go directly to purchase the baby ads:

***You will receive an email from Balfour a few days after you purchase your ad. It will walk through the steps on how to submit your photos and text online. (You will receive an email after your purchase with instructions on how to submit one current photo of your child and one infant/toddler photo along with 30 words of text.) Please note that photos may be in color or black and white. Photos must be at least 300dpi and copyright photos CANNOT be used.

Please feel free to contact the yearbook committee with any questions at

A Standing Ovation!

Thank you Ali Heintz, our AMAZING Star News PTA chair, for all your efforts organizing, proofreading and designing our weekly PTA communications. You are a Superstar!


Mark your calendars for the Simpson Elementary Barnes & Noble Spirit Night and book fair on Thursday, December 5th from 5-8pm!

Come hear the Simpson Singers, listen to story time with Ms. Schmit and other teachers, and shop for gifts! We hope you can join us for this fun evening. A portion of proceeds from sales at the event will go back to our school. It’s a great way to support Simpson Elementary and kick off the holiday season!

Sparky will be there for photos from 6-7pm!

Interested in volunteering to help with gift wrapping? Please contact Melanie Uchida –

Brrr! Our clinic needs YOU!

We are in need old clothes for our clinic!!!! Now that it's colder, we particularly need pants, sizes 4-8, but we can use other sizes as well. Thank you!

“Save the Date”: Science Fair!

The Science Fair is THURSDAY, January 23 from 5:30-8 PM. More details to follow in 12/6 Friday Folder.

Norcross High School Homerun Derby Family Baseball Event! November 23rd!

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Thank you to Amanda Fraraccio, the Community Drives Committee, and all the Simpson families who donated to the Canned Goods and Coat Drive to support the Norcross Cooperative Ministry.

Through everyone’s generosity, we collected over 650 food items and over 130 coats/outerwear pieces!


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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