Originally delivered on 10/1/2023 12:02 pm

SUBJECT: Simpson PTSA Eagle Eye Newsletter October Edition

Upcoming Events
Wednesday, October 4
8:45a PTSA Executive Committee meeting
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
Monday, October 16
Spirit WEEK @ at Papa John's Pizza
Tuesday, October 17
Spirit WEEK @ at Papa John's Pizza
Wednesday, October 18
Spirit WEEK @ at Papa John's Pizza
Thursday, October 19
Spirit WEEK @ at Papa John's Pizza
Monday, October 23
Red Ribbon Week
Tuesday, October 24
Red Ribbon Week
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Simpson PTSA News & Events
School of Excellence Celebration, General PTSA Meeting and Family Engagement Night - Oct. 10th

PTSA is in need of volunteers to make this evening a success. High School Student Volunteers are welcome and will receive volunteer credit/hours! Signup here

October Spirit Nights - Oct 5th Crumbl Cookie

Head to Crumbl Cookies on October 5th from 5-8 pm for Simpson Spirit Night!
For more info and upcoming Spirit Nights, click here > https://www.simpsonptsa.org/spiritnight 

October Spirit Nights - Oct 12th Bad Daddy's Burger Bar

Head to Bad Daddy's Burger Bar on October 12th from 4-close for Simpson Spirit Night!
For more info and upcoming Spirit Nights, click here > https://www.simpsonptsa.org/spiritnight 

October Spirit WEEK - Oct 16th - 19th Papa John's

Order from Papa John's October 12th - 19th use code SIMPSON20 and 20% goes back to Simpson Simpson Spirit Night!
For more info and upcoming Spirit Nights, click here > https://www.simpsonptsa.org/spiritnight 

Health & Wellness - Squatober Challenge

Are you ready for the Squatober challenge? This is an activity promoting physical wellness in our community. There is a daily goal for each day in October if you would like to participate. Visit https://www.simpsonptsa.org/health_wellness to learn more about this and other initiatives throughout the year.

Red Ribbon Week Oct. 23rd - 27th

Several student-led activities and competitions are being planned throughout the week. Activities and photos will be posted on this event page.

Simpson Silent Auction - Seeking Donations

We are actively seeking donations for the Simpson Silent Auction and would appreciate your help!

Need a donation idea? Here are a few that are always "hot" sellers:

  • Tickets to a professional sporting event or popular show or concert.
  • Got a get-away? Donate your vacation home for a weekend or week stay.
  • Artist in the family? Donate a painting, sculpture, pottery, photograph....
  • If you have a special talent (knitting, cooking, gardening, etc.) consider offering a "101" class to a small group.
  • Put together a theme basket - sports, books, beach, tools, movie night, etc.
  • Member of a golf club? Donate a round of golf for a pair or foursome.
  • Have a favorite restaurant in the area? Donate a gift certificate or better yet, ask them to!

This is also a great opportunity to advertise your businesses. All donations are tax deductible. Proceeds from the event will benefit the many important programs and services provided for our students, teachers, and families by the Simpson Middle School PTSA.

Please email silentauction@simpsonptsa.org If you can help or have any questions. Thank you for your support!

General Membership Meeting
General Membership Meeting
Please join us on October 10th at 6:30PM for our General Membership Meeting in the Simpson MS theatre.  The item on the agenda includes an amendment to our existing bylaws (Link to our current bylaws).  See the Bylaws notice.  At this meeting, we will ask our Members to vote on the proposed bylaws amendment.  

Everyone is welcome, however, only 2023/24 PTSA members can vote.  Not a current member?  Annual dues are $7.00/member.  Help us reach our 100% membershi  goal by joining today.


Our Simpson PTSA would like to amend our bylaws to increase annual dues for individual members from $7 to $10.  This change is due to GA PTA raising the amount of our dues sent to the State, a proposed National PTA dues increase, and an increase in the cost of programming and supplies.  The new $10 membership will put us in line with the majority of schools in ECCC PTA and East Cobb.  It also ensures that more of your membership dues stay with Simpson PTSA so we can continue providing programs and events our students, families, and faculty rely on. 

Cultural Connections - National Hispanic Heritage Month

Read the October Cultural Connections Committee (CCC) newsletter here
The bulletin board has been set up to highlight National Hispanic Heritage Month (9/15 - 10/15).
October's panel exhibit on loan from KSU Museum of History and Holocaust Education is "Georgia Journeys". 

Can you help with the November board? Please sign up HERE!

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

Check out Simpson’s PBIS Game Room

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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.

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*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!

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SEEF Jeans Fundraiser
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

Students need to contact Kerri Waller Kerri.Waller@cobbk12.org if they plan to submit.

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

Thank You to Our Partners and Sponsors

Please join us in thanking our 2022-2023 Partners in Education and Sponsors by supporting their local businesses. 

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