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2022-2023 PTSA Committees
8th Grade Dance
Committee Chair: Rebecca Madayag
This event is planned and executed by a group of committee chairs responsible for organizing, arranging for food and beverages, publicizing the event, and recruiting volunteers to help with decorations, set up, chaperone, serving food and clean up.
6th grade Committee Chairs: Kelly Higgins, Karen Devine, Kim Swenson, Shannon McCurdy
7th grade Committee Chair: Cristy Moreira, Amanda Duffy
Activity night gives the students an opportunity to get together with their classmates and have some fun. Activity night is held at the school between 4:30-6:00PM including music, food and activities for the classes. A perfect opportunity for dads to show their FUN side by helping with games and activities. Parent volunteers help with publicizing the event and recruiting volunteers to help with coordinating parent/teacher chaperones, serving food, set up and clean up.
Committee Chairs: Andi Frey and Mechel Hoffman
Provides updates and maintains the Simpson PTSA website and calendar as necessary. Assists with administration of our PTSA FB page. Compiles, edits, and distributes weekly email newsletter, “Eagle Eye,” which is published monthly throughout the school year. Send your notices and questions to email@example.com.
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI)
Committee Chair: Racquel Anderson
Promote, advocate and support Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, culturally and linguistically, in a secular way, shining the spotlight on performing/fine arts, literature, cuisines, etc. of various cultures.
Health and Wellness
Committee Chair: Shonda Lawary
Student health and well being to be supported via activities and programs throughout the year. Mental health wellness will also be addressed.
Honoring Our Heroes Essay Contest
(ECCC has discontinued sponsoring this program)
Committee Chair: Open
Coordinates annual, school wide, written essay contest that celebrates everyday heroes.
Hospitality: Teacher/Staff Appreciation
Committee Chair: Amanda Monello
Organizes events throughout the year to recognize the efforts of our teachers and staff.
Committee Chair: Aimee Ballenger and Angela Rash
Plan and coordinate kindness activities for Simpson Students
Committee Chairs: Open
This committee is responsible for data input of PTA members, collating membership benefit packets and cards, and ensuring that they are distributed to all members in a timely manner. It also entails working with the Treasurer each month to submit appropriate forms to Georgia PTA.
Partners in Education
Committee Chairs: Jennifer Saboura and Open Co-Chair
Solicits, organizes, and communicates with community business partners to provide support for our school at a variety of functions. Works closely with the school’s representative responsible for our Partners in Education. Promotes important relationships with our business community who support our PTA.
Red Ribbon Week
Committee Chair: Yvette Echols, Jyostna Dinadayalane, Amanda Monello
Student driven “Red Ribbon Week”, the longest-running and largest anti-drug campaign initiative in the US. As a volunteer, you will work directly with the student team and School Principal on theme and activities to bring awareness to issues which safeguard our children. Coordinate decorations, communication and anything else to support the schools vision.
Committee Chairs: Pearl Nair and Becky Kilimnik
This is a National PTA program that encourages artistic expression in dance, film, music, literature, visual arts, and photography. This committee promotes the program, assembles a panel of judges to select category winners for submission and recognizes students that participate.
Committee Chair: Erika Emerick and Open Co-Chair
School Store sells convenience items such as pencils, pens, notebooks, Simpson spirit items and spirit wear. This committee will purchase stock, price for profit, set schedule and recruit volunteers to work store.
Committee Chair: Erika Emerick
Encourages school spirit, primarily through spirit wear available for sale on Simpson PTSA Website. Responsible for selecting a company for production, placing orders, and distributing orders to students.
Committee Chair: Kimberley Massey
Steamapalooza is a popular fun evening event focusing on all things STEAM related.