March 2, 2020 Newsletter



Learning Community Day 

This Friday, March 6th  students will be out of school as teachers/educators participate in a learning community day. 

Speak Off on March 20th

Our 6th annual speech competition is underway! Every third grade student at SES is researching a career pathway and preparing a speech for his/her class based on that career.  One classroom winner will be chosen to move on to the second round. On March 20th, these classroom winners will deliver their speech to the 2nd and 3rd grade, as well as compete for a runner up trophy and an overall champion trophy.  Join us for the excitement. We wish all of our students good luck!

Picture Day

School picture day is Monday, March 23rd. Do NOT wear green!

Easter Lunch for 1st Grade Parents 

Our Easter lunch will be April 16th for the 1st grade parents.  The menu will be the same for all three grades but we only are inviting the 1st grade parents.  3rd grade parents were invited to the Thanksgiving lunch and 2nd grade parents were invited to the Christmas lunch.   Due to the limited seating, we ask that only the 1st grade parents/grandparents/guardians come. Pre Registration paperwork will be sent home in the near future. 

Spring Break 

Spring Break for Simpson County schools is planned for April 6 - 10th





Safety Audit Results - Front Parking Lot

The results are back from the safety audit that took place in January. Thank you to all who participated in the parent survey and interviews. 

*One of the biggest concerns the team had was our morning drop off. Instead of parents using the car rider line, multiple parents were observed dropping students off in the parking lot and allowing them to walk unattended to the building in between parked cars and buses waiting to release students into the cafeteria. 

We ask the following:

1. Use the car rider line in the mornings and take advantage of the faculty who are there to help get your child out of the car and move safely in the building. 

2. Only use the front lot if you are parking your vehicle and walking your child in to visit the school. 

Any questions or concerns please see Mr. Barnum. 

Mark your calendar, upcoming dates from PTO

*Memories with Mom, March 20, 2020


More Important Events/Dates 

* BOGO Book Fair - April 15th-17th

* Spring STAR Testing April 20th - 24th 

Michael Barnum, Principal

Simpson Elementary School

721 Witt Road

Franklin, KY 42134

Phone: 270.586.4414