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!
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.,
Upcoming Events at Simpson
to sign-up to help at the Spring Book Fair!
to sign-up to help at Field Day!
Friday, April 18th –
Schools and Offices will be closed
for Spring Break.
Monday, April 21st to Friday,
April 25th –
Schools will remain closed for Spring break. Schools will re-open on
the 28th of April.
Looking Ahead; 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 & Spring Chorus Concert
on April 30th at 6:00 PM. Saturday, May 3rd is
the annual Simpson School Beautification
Day; please join us in planting
flowers and shrubs from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM.
PTO Notes: The PTO is requesting help at the Spring Book
fair. To sign-up, please go to
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 are 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
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
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.
physical, verbal, relational and cyber bullying will be investigated
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
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
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.
Bus Arrival/Doors Open
Student Starting Time
W.B. Simpson Elementary
8:40 AM *
Kent Elementary ILC
8:40 AM *
8:25 AM *
* 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
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
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.