Star News

"Where Every Child Is A Star!"

October 4, 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!


Mark your Calendars! Students have a 5 day Fall break (includes next Saturday and Sunday)! We'll see everyone back at school on Tuesday, October 15th!

Father Daughter Dance Tickets On Sale Monday!

Remember to go to to purchase tickets for our 5th Annual Father Daughter Dance, A Hollywood Affair! We are busy rolling out the red carpet for you and your special date so please don’t wait—tickets will sell out!

The dance will be on Friday, November 8 from 6:30-8:30. Tickets are $12 per person, and optional corsages are available for $12 each on the ticket purchase website.

Fall Festival - Friday, October 18th!

The Simpson PTA Fall Festival is just around the corner! We hope you can join us on Friday, October 18th from 4:30-7:30 for lots of fun!

This year, the Fall Festival will include face painting, inflatables, games, crafts, food, and fun! We even have some brave teachers who have volunteered to be dunked in the dunk tank! You don't want to miss this fun event!

Click here to see all the exciting activities...

Arctic Book Fair is Coming!

The Arctic Adventure Book Fair is Coming! There will be SNOW MUCH irresistible books kids can’t wait to read! So come by and "chill out" with us!

Preview Days

Mon Oct 21 and Tues Oct 22 (students visit Book Fair with their class)

Sale Days

Wed Oct 23 9a-12p and 1:30-6p

Thurs Oct 24 9a-12p and 1:30-6p

Fri Oct 25 9a-2p

Watch your Friday Folder next week for the Book Fair flyer and information about purchasing options!

Thank you for supporting the Media Center and Simpson Connections programs!

Earn Cash For Our School With BOX TOPS!

Our Next Box Top Drawing is Friday, October 25th!

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!

Are You Receiving Emails and Sign-Up Genius Links from Your child's Class Coordinator?

If not, your contact info may need to be updated with the PTA. Don't miss out on details about class parties and volunteer opportunities! Go to to fill out the

2-minute form.

Please note that the school does not share your contact information with the PTA! You may contact if you have any questions or if you need a copy of your Class Roster.


We are extending a BIG SUPERSTAR THANK YOU to:

Sara Kroening, Aminta Wu and Gina Misticawi and their committee for all of their efforts with this year’s Reflections. It’s always fun to take in the creativity of our Simpson Superstars.

Megan Bunce and Andrea Dillard, our wonderful Safe Routes to School chairs, who were back at it again this week. Thank you for leading the charge for National Walk to School Day! A huge thank you to our police officers, Safety Patrols, staff, parents and student volunteers who helped make Walk to School Day a great success! We even had Mayor Mike Mason come out to support our community of Simpson walkers. Together We Shine!

Megan Skurski and the Arts in Education volunteers who made possible the amazing opportunity for our 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students to connect with Max Brallier, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author and creator of The Last Kids on Earth Series. Thank you, Megan and team! Dana Zamuel, thank you for capturing the Superstar moments for our yearbook!

Bookroom Volunteers Needed!

Ms. Armbrister, Ms. Anderson and Ms. Bosak, our instructional coaches, are looking for volunteers to re-shelve sets of reading books that are housed in the bookroom. If you have a flexible schedule and would be available to help on a Tuesday, Thursday, or Friday, please email Brigit Armbrister at to set up times that work best for you! Thank you so much for helping us get books back in the hands of teachers and students!


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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