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Congratulations!

W. B. Simpson Wins First Place in the Odyssey of the Mind State Tournament on March 22nd

The team will represent our school in the World Finals OM Competition at Iowa State University at the end of May. This is the first team to advance to the World Finals from our school. Congratulations and Good Luck!

Help us get to the World OM Competition!

Click here to donate!

Front (L to R) : Seth D., Za'an B., Liam B.

Back (L to R) : Ethan P., Mason B., Mr. Kraus, Mahlon D., Seth F.

Upcoming Events at Simpson

Click here to sign-up to help at the Spring Book Fair!

Click here to sign-up to help at Field Day!

Wednesday, April 9thThe Simpson Student Council Talent Show will be held from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM.  Please come out and support our talented students!

Thursday, April 10th is the deadline for submitting Box Tops, Campbell’s labels and Redner’s receipts.  There will also be an “Open Airways for School” club meeting at 7:30 AM.  For details, see the Nurse’s Notes.

Friday, April 11th will be an abbreviated day due to Afternoon Parent conferences; dismissal will be at 1:10 PM.

Tuesday, April 15th There will be a Drama Club meeting until 4:45 PM.  Please have a ride waiting for your student at the end of the meeting.  The 3rd Marking Period Awards Ceremony for Grades 1 (except for Childers & Xu’s classes), 3, 4 & 5 will be held throughout the day.  Here is the schedule for the event:    

3rd Marking Period Awards Ceremony Schedule

Grade Level

Date

Time

Location

1st Grade – Card, Krugh, Marshall, & Miller

Tuesday, April 15th , 2014

9:40 AM – 10:40 AM

Cafeteria

3rd Grade

Tuesday, April 15th , 2014

8:50 AM – 9:40 AM

Cafeteria

4th Grade

Tuesday, April 15th , 2014

1:20 PM – 2:20 PM

Cafeteria

5th Grade

Tuesday, April 15th , 2014

10:45 AM – 11:40 AM

Gymnasium

Kent ILC KN - 5th Grade Tuesday, April 15th, 2014 2:15 PM - 3:15 PM ILC Hallway

Wednesday, April 16thThere will be a Drama Club meeting until 4:45 PM.  Please have a ride waiting for your student at the end of the meeting.  The 3rd Marking Period Awards Ceremony for Childers & Xu’s 1st Grade and for 2nd Grade is as follows:

3rd Marking Period Awards Ceremony Schedule

Grade Level

Date

Time

Location

1st Grade – Childers & Xu

Wednesday, April 16th , 2014

9:00 AM – 10:00 AM

Cafeteria

2nd Grade

Wednesday, April 16th , 2014

10:00 AM – 10:50 AM

Cafeteria

Thursday, April 17th There will be a District-wide Chorus festival from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM at the CRHS. 

Friday, April 18thSchools and Offices will be closed for Spring Break.

Looking Ahead;   Schools and Offices will remain closed for Spring break till April 25th.  Schools will re-open on the 28th of April.  Our Spring Book fair will begin on April 28th and will continue through May 2nd.  Please mark your calendar! Simpson will be hosting its annual Evening of the Arts Program on April 30th at 6:00 PM.           

Special Notes  Kindergarten registration will continue through April 11th at McIlvaine Early Childhood Center and Welch Elementary school.  Students must turn 5 years old by August 31, 2014 to be eligible to register for kindergarten.  If you have a kindergarten aged student, please register him/her this week.  It is important to register as early as possible. 

PTO Notes:  The PTO is requesting help at the Spring Book fair.  To sign-up, please go to http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0B4FA5A62AAAF49-spring.  The PTO truly appreciates all your help and support! The PTO is looking for volunteers to run for the PTO board positions of President, Vice President, and Secretary.  These positions will be open and will be voted on at the General Assembly meeting on May 19th, 2014.  If you are interested, please submit your name to Mr. Kijowski or email wbsimpsonpto@gmail.com.   

Nurse’s Notes:   Mrs. Hoffman has started the “Open Airways for School” club.  This is a six week asthma management program and is sponsored by the American Lung Association for asthmatic students aged 8 to 11.  Meetings will be held every Thursday at 7:30 AM till the 17th of April. Contact Mrs. Hoffmann at 697-4975 if you have questions or would like more information about this.

The Caesar Rodney School District, Simpson Elementary and The PTO now have Facebook pages! If you are a Facebook user, please "like" these pages so you can receive all the latest information, announcements, calendars, and photographs of events going on in your child's school.

Bullying: The faculty and staff at W. B. Simpson Elementary take all alleged incidents of bullying very seriously. Attached to this webpage you will find three student and one adult report forms. If you or your child feel that you have experienced or witnessed an occurrence(s) of bullying please complete the appropriate form and return it to the assistant principal. A full investigation will be conducted and reviewed by the bullying committee to determine if the case is substantiated.

Alleged physical, verbal, relational and cyber bullying will be investigated fully.

Please keep in mind that the district policy on posting of speech includes the following: "posting of speech will be presumed to be available to a broad audience within the school community, regardless of privacy settings or other limitations on those postings... postings on Facebook, Twitter, MySpace, YouTube, and Pinterest shall, at minimum, be included in the district’s list of mediums where posting of speech will be presumed to be available to a broad audience within the school community, regardless of privacy settings or other limitations on those postings."

Notes: We all love animals at Simpson. Our pets fill our lives with joy and are special members of our family. We cannot imagine our life without our faithful dog or playful cat. However, school is not an appropriate place for pets. Many students are allergic to animals. Students can accidentally hurt your pet. And, even the most gentle of dogs can bite. Unfortunately, this is what happened the other day. Therefore, please do not bring your dogs onto school grounds. If you have any questions, please call the main office at 697-3207.

Additional Announcements:  The following school committees are looking for a few parent volunteers to serve on their committees: Coordinated School Health, PBS Core Team, Special Education Task Force, Special Events, and Community Outreach. All school Committees meet once a month after school from 3:40 PM to 4:40 PM. If you are interested in being a member or finding out more information about the committees, please call the school at 697-3207 or email Mike Kijowski at michael.kijowski@cr.k12.de.us.

IMPORTANT: Please do not send in lunch items to be reheated in the school cafeteria. Per federal and state regulations, we cannot bring outside food into the kitchen area. Remember, school cafeterias operate more like a restaurant kitchen than a kitchen in your home.

School Hours of Operation- The following chart will break down the operating hours for each of the programs located at W. B. Simpson.  Please do not drop your child off prior to the arrival time unless the child is part of the Boys and Girls Club Before School Care Program.  There is no adult supervision or crossing guard available before the “doors open” time. 

Teachers Report

School

Bus Arrival/Doors Open

Student Starting Time

Dismissal Time

Buses Leave

Teachers Leave

8:10 AM

 W.B. Simpson Elementary

8:15 AM

8:40 AM *

3:25 PM

3:30 PM

3:40 PM

8:10 AM

Kent Elementary ILC

8:15 AM

8:40 AM *

3:25 PM

3:30 PM

3:40 PM

 

7:55 AM

Charlton  Program

8:25 AM

8:25 AM *

2:55 PM

3:02 PM

3:25 PM

*  Students will be marked tardy if arriving to class after this time. 

Main Office- The Simpson Main office will be open daily from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM.  The phone number for Simpson is 697-3207.  The fax number is 697-4963. 

AM Parent Drop Off Procedures- Parents dropping students off will use the entrance on Old North Road closest to Caesar Rodney High School.  They will pull around to the front entrance of the school and their child will get out the passenger side of the car and enter the building.  Parents will proceed through the front parking lot and exit at the same place they entered the school.  Parents are asked to stay in their vehicles at all times during this drop off process. 

If your child is not immediately ready to get out of the vehicle you will be instructed to proceed to the parking area.   At this time your child will get out of the vehicle when ready and proceed to the crosswalk where they will be escorted into the school by a staff member.  Parents will then proceed through the parking lot and exit at the same place they entered the school. 

PM Parent Pick-Up/Walkers Procedures- Students who are parent pick-up will be dismissed and will wait inside the front entrance of the school with a staff member.  An additional staff member will be waiting outside identifying which car/student needs to be picked up.  Parents will pull up to the front of the school, forming a line of cars waiting for their child to exit.  The teacher will notify the staff member inside the building and the student will be dismissed.  Parents should remain in the car at all times during this process. 

If you are planning on walking to pick up your child or would like to park and wait for your child at the door at dismissal the following will need to occur.  You will need to find a parking space in the front parking lot or the parking lot shared by the district office.  You will then walk to the main entrance with your laminated number and a staff member will retrieve your child. 

Breakfast/lunch Menus- Starting on the first day of school, we will be serving breakfast and lunch.  On the first day of school, we will be serving cereal, juice, and milk for breakfast. For lunch we will be serving chicken patty on bun, ham sandwich, peanut butter and jelly sandwich, corn,  and assorted fruit.  The cost for a regular breakfast will be $0.60 and the cost for a regular lunch will be $1.00.  The breakfast/lunch menu for the entire months of August and September will come home on the first day of school. 

Parent Visitation- For the first three days of school, parents may accompany their child to the front of the building or to their classroom without signing in the main office.  Beginning on August 29, children need to begin developing the independence to walk from the front door to their classrooms with their peers.  Staff members are strategically placed in the hallways to assist your child.  For school security purposes, adults who wish to enter the school at anytime beginning August 29 must enter through the main office, show identification, sign in, and receive a visitor badge to continue to the classrooms. 

Before and After School Care- The Caesar Rodney School District has contracted with The Boys and Girls Club to provide before and after school care for Simpson students.  If you are interested in the Boys and Girls Club Before or After School Care, please call Simpson at 697-3207 to pick-up an enrollment packet. 

 

Dates of Interest

April is Autism Awareness Month

4/7 - 4/11 -Kindergarten Registration at McIlvaine and Welch 9:00AM-3:00PM

4/9 - Report Cards Issued

4/10 - Box Tops and Labels Due

4/10 - Kindergarten Registration Evening Hours McIlvaine Only 4:30PM-6:30PM

4/11 - Abbreviated Day for Afternoon Conferences, Dismissal at 1:10PM

4/15 - Board of Education Meeting 7:00PM at Postlethwait

4/17 - District Wide Elementary Choral Festival at CRHS 1:00-2:00PM

4/18 - 4/25 Schools Closed for Spring Break

4/28 - School Re-opens at 8:15AM

4/28 - Simpson Book Fair Starts

4/30 - Simpson Evening of the Arts and Chorus Concert 6:00-8:00PM

5/2 - 5th Grade Gala Concert at CRHS

5/2 - Simpson Book Fair Ends

5/4 - School Nutrition Employee Week

5/7 - Interim Reports Issued

5/7 - ACES Day 9:00 AM

5/19 - PTO Meeting at 7:00PM

5/20 - Board of Education Meeting 7:00PM at Star Hill

5/26 - Schools Closed for Memorial Day

5/29 - Box Tops and Labels Due

 

     

 

 

 

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