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 As we navigate middle school together, we hope that you visit our page often. Our goal for this website is to offer you a hub for information related to our Simpson PTSA community.  Through the year we offer programs, initiatives, and community engagement for our students and families.  If you can't find what you are looking for, please contact us!


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Simpson Middle School Summer Checklist

2023-24 PTSA Year in Review

🥳 An engaged community makes it possible to bring about positive impact in our students' middle school journey!!

🙌 A huge THANK YOU to all our teachers, families, PTSA members, volunteers and partners for your support! It is only because of our generous Simpson community and supportive Simpson Middle School admin and staff, Simpson PTSA was able accomplish several important initiatives during the 2023-24 school year. Here is a look at the year in review and your PTSA $$ at work! 

➡️ Would you like to help us continue making Simpson an even better place for our students, staff & families? Become a PTSA member, 2024-25 Simpson PTSA membership opens June 1st -> https://www.simpsonptsa.org

➡ Parents, Simpson PTSA is planning for next year and we have something for everyone! No experience is necessary. Get involved, support your child’s school, have fun, and meet great people in the process. Please contact vicepresident@simpsonptsa.org for more information.

Congratulations Riya - National PTA Reflections award winner


Hearty CONGRATULATIONS to Simpson Middle School student Riya, winner of National PTA Reflections Award of Excellence for her Film Production entry "For the Future"!! We are so excited and proud of your accomplishment! 
How many students receive this particular award?  To be awarded the National PTA Award of Excellence, the piece must be one of the 3 or 4 top-scoring entries for its division/arts category in the nation!  
The Award of Excellence includes a $200 Young Artist Scholarship, Silver Medal, Certificate of Excellence, and her work will be featured in the National PTA Reflections virtual exhibition. National PTA received over 900 student entries and recognized 200 student artists with Awards of Excellence, Merit and Outstanding Interpretation Award.
Visit the National PTA Reflections Awards page to read the official press release and full list of all 200+ national-level Reflections winners -> LINK

Simpson PTSA 2023-24 Awards and Honors


District 9 Georgia PTA Awards and Honors
Simpson PTSA is beyond honored and thrilled to be recognized with the following awards presented by Georgia PTA President Ms. Anita Hagin Jones at the Georgia PTA District 9 Spring Conference and Awards on April 25th. This is a huge accomplishment made possible by the hard work and support of our PTSA officers, Board of Directors, Simpson Middle School admin & staff, families and students.
     🌟 Hearst Family-School Partnership Award (All 6 Standards) 
     🌟 Middle School Outstanding Local Unit (2nd place)
     🌟 Model PTA
     🌟 Best Idea - Increasing Student Membership
     🌟 Best Idea - Outreach and Community Building
     🌟 Outstanding Middle School Nurse - Laurie Bartlow
East Cobb County Council PTA Awards and Honors 
Simpson PTSA clinched the following prestigious awards on April 25th, showcasing our dedication, teamwork, and commitment to excellence! These awards are a testament to the hard work, involvement and passion of our PTSA members along with the incredible support of our Simpson Middle School community. Thank you to everyone who contributes to making our PTSA and school shine!
🌟 Model PTA (recognizing our outstanding practices and programs that contribute to the well-being and success of our school community).
🌟 Outstanding Local Unit (highlighting our exceptional efforts in promoting parent involvement, student success, and community engagement).
🌟 Hearst Family Award Standard 1 Welcoming All Families (demonstrating our commitment to collaborative decision-making and shared leadership, with our school treating families as valued partners in their child’s education and facilitating a sense of belonging in the school community).
👩‍⚕️ A special shoutout to Laurie Bartlow for being honored with the Outstanding Middle School Nurse award! Laurie's dedication and compassionate care make a world of difference for our students' health and well-being every day. Thank you, Laurie, for your tireless commitment!
Simpson PTSA has also been recognized with an array of Membership awards, including:
🌟 Early Bird Award
🌟 Pacesetter Award
🌟 Certificate of Membership Excellence
🌟 Oak Tree Award
🌟 Visionary Award

Cultural Connections May spotlight - Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month, Jewish American Heritage Month



May's Cultural Connections bulletin board highlights Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month.


Jewish American Heritage Month is celebrated in May. KSU Museum of History and Holocaust Education panel exhibit "Anne Frank in Translation" will be on display in the Grade level Commons from May 6-10.


This month's newsletter (click here) includes -

  • Learn about GA Tech's Robert C. Williams Museum of Papermaking, how to make sustainable DIY paper at home, and the art of Origami.
  • Check out videos and ideas to celebrate different Asian festivals, henna for beginners
  • Learn about Hannukah celebrations, try some recipes at home 

THANK YOU to all the students, families, PTSA, staff and administration for your wonderful support and involvement this year. Have a great summer!


We can only continue efforts like these with your help. Are you interested in creating the Cultural Connections newsletter next year or any other initiative? Please reach out to vicepresident@simpsonptsa.org for more information. 


School Supply Boxes - Buy Today!

Simpson Middle parents...

Buy your kit early this year!
You will need both the grade level box and connections box.





PTSA Co-President  president@simpsonptsa.org
Aimee Ballenger & Lisa Thompson


PTSA Co-VP vicepresident@simpsonptsa.org

Stacey Albracht & Veena Raj  


PTSA Secretary  secretary@simpsonptsa.org

    Kelly Tamayo


PTSA Treasurer  treasurer@simpsonptsa.org

Janett Park


PTSA Parliamentarian maryn.cox@simpsonptsa.org

                      Maryn Cox                        

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