Originally delivered on 9/3/2023 12:02 pm

SUBJECT: Simpson PTSA Eagle Eye Newsletter September Edition

Upcoming Events
Wednesday, September 6
8:45a PTSA Executive Committee meetin
Thursday, September 7
5:00p Spirit Night @ Chick-Fil-A Lassiter
Friday, September 15
Simpson PTSA Student Incentive Day
Tuesday, September 19
9:30a Principal Coffee & Chat
5:00p Spirit Night @ Bruster's Ice Cream
Thursday, September 21
4:30p 6th Grade Activity Night
Wednesday, October 4
8:45a PTSA Executive Committee meetin
10:00a PTSA Board of Director's meeting
Tuesday, October 10
6:00p Family Engagement Night - Speaker & PTSA General Membership meeting
Thursday, October 12
4:00p Spirit Night @ Bad Daddy's Burger Bar
Friday, October 13
9:00a Celebration student success
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Simpson PTSA News & Events
Save the Date - 6th Grade Activity Night Sep 21st

6th Grade Activity Night is on September 21st 4:30-6:00PM (for students only). Flyer and permission slips are coming home in the next few weeks.

Donations & Volunteers Needed

6th Grade Families, to make this a fun event, our chairs need your help with a few donations and help during the event. Permission slips are being sent home soon and need to be returned to school confirming your student can participate.

**If you sign up to help during the event, please fill out the volunteer verification form (link in Signup Genius below), a requirement starting this year and has a few days turnaround.


Please sign up at your earliest convenience here


Health & Wellness

Please visit this page - https://www.simpsonptsa.org/health_wellness to access Motivation Monday messages, learn about initiatives throughout the year including signing up for two 5K events this Fall/Winter.

School of Excellence Celebration, General PTSA Meeting and Family Engagement Night - Oct. 10th

Simpson Families RSVP early before we open it up to the community!


Cultural Connections

Read the August/September Cultural Connections Committee (CCC) newsletter here and check out various opportunities to get involved throughout the year.

Visit the CCC page  -> https://www.simpsonptsa.org/ccc

September Spirit Nights - Sep 7th Chick-Fil-A Lassiter

Head to Chick-Fil-A Lassiter on September 7th from 5-8pm for Simpson Spirit Night!
For more info and upcoming Spirit Nights, click here > https://www.simpsonptsa.org/spiritnight 

September Spirit Nights - Sep 19th Bruster's Ice Cream

Head to Bruster's Ice Cream on September 19th from 5-9pm for Simpson Spirit Night!
For more info and upcoming Spirit Nights, click here > https://www.simpsonptsa.org/spiritnight 

2023-24 Reflections program - "I am Hopeful Because..."

National PTA Reflections

PTSA is now accepting student submissions for National PTA's Reflections 2023-24. This year's theme is "I am Hopeful Because...". You can submit entries in all 6 categories. Entry is FREE, submit by October 27th 2023. We are unable to accept late entries. NOTE: Starting this year, submissions are ONLY accepted via a Google form and not being collected at school. There are several changes to the submission process.

All submissions will receive a certificate of participation, Chick-Fil-A coupon and earn PBIS points!

Simpson PTSA will award 1st and 2nd place for each category in each grade. Winners in each category in each grade will advance to County and move forward. Special Artists are encouraged to submit! 

Please visit the event page to learn more.

Hearing and Vision Screening Help Needed - Respond by Sep. 5th

Parents, Volunteers are needed to help out as runners and to keep things moving smoothly during annual Hearing and Vision screenings (will NOT be testing). Grandparents are most welcome to come help. Thank you for your support! More details available here.

PTSA Student Member Incentive Day - Sep 15th

Starting this year, Simpson PTSA is excited to announce a new incentive to recognize student members. The first Student Incentive Day will be during Fresh Air Friday on 9/15. We would love all the new student members to stop by the PTSA table for a special treat!


If your student is yet to become a member, there is still time to buy them a membership ($7) at www.simpsonptsa.org. Some of the perks student members will enjoy include special incentive days during the school year, voicing their opinion on PTSA events and offerings etc to name a few.

Simpson 8th Grade Shirts Deadline - Sep. 6th

Each year the eighth grade has a shirt designed by one of our very own 8th grade designers.  The back of the shirt includes the names of all the 8th grade students. (Shirts are 100% cotton)   Shirts will be worn for all 8th grade activities throughout the school year.  All proceeds from this shirt will be used to support the 8th grade end of year activities.

In addition the PTSA is collecting funds on behalf of the 8th grade class to support the 8th grade dance and other end of year activities.  We are suggesting that each family donate $25 to this fund but any amount is appreciated. 

Order your 8th Grade Shirt & Donate to the 8th grade end of year fund.



***Deadline to Order is Wednesday, September 6th***

Join Now

Every Friday is Spirit Day on campus. Show your school pride and wear your spirit gear! All orders will deliver to your student's homeroom.

Shop Now

*If you already signed up last school year for REMIND, we've moved you up to the next grade level, so no need to sign up again.

*Got questions? Here's a helpful video: https://youtu.be/DLP__QYSOj4

The Simpson PTSA LinkTree has useful links you will need all school year long in one convenient location. This LinkTree also includes links to:

- Join PTSA 

- Find Volunteer Opportunities in ONE place

- Order Spirit Wear

- Follow Simpson PTSA on Facebook

....And so much more!


ALL VOLUNTEERS must complete the identakid verification per Cobb County requirements.All volunteers at Simpson Middle School must complete a Volunteer Application and background check prior to volunteering this year. Any Non-Cobb County School employee wishing to serve our schools much complete the application at https://verify.identakid.com/cobbcountyPlease note this is school specific and is required by the County. CCSD will cover the cost of the background checks once the user has submitted the application. The application process can take up to 72 hours so please plan accordingly if you have an upcoming volunteer session. Once the application is completed, it is good for one calendar school year. Please note that you will: 

  • Need to enter a personal email to receive the application.
  • Once the application is complete, you will receive an email with an open invitation to proceed with the application. You must click on the link in the personal email you provided.
  • If you do not receive the email within 24 hours, check junk or spam mail.
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14th annual waterArt Calendar contest - Oct. 13th

The 14th annual waterArt Calendar contest for Middle School students enrolled in Cobb County and City of Marietta School Districts is accepting submissions. Submit a two-dimensional original art work in any medium depicting “How water is important to me” by Friday, Oct. 13. The submission must include a 50-word statement explaining how their artwork represents the theme. Selected art will be posted online, and 12 winning entries will be included in the 2024 waterSmart calendar to be distributed throughout the county. (Photo shows 2023 cover art). For complete rules information email sarah.dunn@cobbcounty.org

Lassiter Jr. Trojans Basketball Tryout Boys & Girls - Sep 10th & 17th

Lassiter Jr Trojan Basketball Information
2023-2024 SEASON
• Season runs Early October - Early February
• Tryouts are free but registration is required
• Season Fees: $350
• Uniform pricing TBD for all players pending potential new uniform for all teams
• Practices are held twice per week for an hour and a half
• Practice days and times are subject to coach/gym availability
• Games are once on Saturdays and once on Sundays
• Teams will play over 20 basketball games
• Season ends with a CCJBC Tournament

Brett Haddon-Cook - Girls Co-Director
Email: cookbuilder2000@yahoo.com
Cell: (678) 699-2603

Mike Maher - Girls Co-Director
Email: mike_maher@comcast.net
Cell: (904) 200-9347

Kevin Kennedy - Boys Director
Email: lassiterjrtrojanbasketball@gmail.com
Cell: (404) 702-6467

Visit www.lassiterbasketball.org/jrtrojans for more information

Lassiter Band Youth Night - Opportunity for Middle Schoolers Fri. Sep 8th

The Tradition Continues with YOU!

Lassiter Band Youth Night

Friday, September 8th

Current 7th and 8th Grade Band students and any Middle Schooler interested in learning more about our Color Guard or considering auditioning for JV Winter Guard later this fall should join us for this fun evening with the Lassiter Band community! (Students zoned for Lassiter High School)

Register by September 1st to get your Lassiter Band T-shirt!https://forms.gle/KcUfrMvbYxTeW3fD7


Health & Wellness: 5K Sign-ups Nov 23rd & Dec 16th

Health and Wellness Chair Shonda has created Team: Best Self Warriors for a couple of 5Ks this Fall/Winter. Please sign up with us using the links below. Looking forward to seeing many Simpson families out there! 

  • Marietta Square: Thursday November 23, 2023 - 9:00am MUST Ministries Gobble Jog 2023 --> Signup here 

  • Marietta Square: Saturday December 16, 2023 - 7:30am Dashing Through the Square 2023 --> Signup here

East Cobber Parade and Festival - Sep 9th

The 25th Annual EAST COBBER Parade & Festival is scheduled for Saturday, September 9. The day’s festivities will be kicked off by the EAST COBBER Parade at 10am. The annual parade aims to build a sense of community and reinforce East Cobb County’s status as one of the best places to live in the metro Atlanta area. Floats, high school marching bands and a cornucopia of East Cobb groups will march down the one-mile parade route. Starting at 10am, the parade participants will step off in front of the Princeton Lakes subdivision entrance (1223 Johnson Ferry Road), travel south on Johnson Ferry Road, and then turn onto Olde Towne Parkway.

Immediately following the EAST COBBER Parade, at approximately 11am, the EAST COBBER Festival will be held in the north parking lot of Johnson Ferry Baptist Church (955 Johnson Ferry Road). The Festival offers East Cobb County residents an opportunity to come together and enjoy an afternoon of local entertainment, carnival games and good food. Booths will be set up to showcase everything from jewelry to local non-profits. East Cobb kids will have plenty to do at the EAST COBBER Festival from getting their face painted to taking a chance at a carnival game to hopping in a moonwalk. Festival goers will not go hungry with local East Cobb restaurants and food truck options.

Many thanks to this year’s presenting sponsor, CertaPro Painters and community sponsor, Custom Disposal. Thanks to their generosity this special event has become a popular pastime for East Cobb residents.

Come be a part of this very special, old-fashioned celebration – the 25th Annual EAST COBBER Parade and Festival. Good food, vendors and entertainment make it a great event for the whole family. For more details, visit www.eastcobber.com/parade

Thank You to Our Partners and Sponsors

Please join us in thanking our 2023-2024 Partners in Education and Sponsors by supporting their local businesses. 

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