At Sims, RIGOR is taking us to new heights! This Year’s Theme:  #unstoppableivygreatness
 
Theme for August: Perseverance [pur-suh-veer-ns] Noun - steadfastness in doing something  Despite difficulty or delay in achieving success.   Principal’s Message:
 
   
 
                                      Are You Connected?
 
Alert Homeroom Teacher and Front Office of any phone number changes so we can change them in Infinite Campus.  Updated email addresses are needed as well.
 
WE are a REMIND 101 School! Sign up with your scholar’s teacher.
 
Please join the Sims PTO!  Dues are $10 per family. 
 
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Twitter: @sims_ivyleague                      Website:  http://ses.rockdaleschools.org/
 
 
 
 
 
Hopefully everyone enjoyed a
safe and fun filled summer!  We
would also like to extend a warm
welcome to all our families new
to Sims Elementary! We are
glad you are here and wish
everyone a year filled with
exciting learning, growth and
exceeding your goals!
Please ensure your child is in school on a daily basis and is on time because
 
 

 
 
 
Please be reminded of our Parent Essential Agreements:
 
 Instructional time is prioritized!  If you would like to schedule observations in your scholar’s class, they must be done in advance via Annie Reed in the Front Office at areed@rockdale.k12.ga.us or 770-922-0666.  Teachers will respond to emails and phone calls within 48 hrs.  In an effort to protect your scholar’s safety, please follow all pick up and drop off procedures.  Scholars may enter the building at 7:05 am and may not be checked out after 1:45pm.  All scholars must be picked up by 2:30 pm or a $10 drop off fee will apply  Transportation changes must be in writing.  In emergency situations, emails are permitted.  Email the front office and confirm receipt via phone no later than 1:45 pm.
 
                                               
 
August Theme: Perseverance
Aug 18: PTO Board Meeting (7:30a.m.-8:15a.m.) 
Aug 18: PTO Back-to-School Dance (2:30p.m.-4:00p.m.) 
Aug 21: Delayed Dismissal, Solar Eclipse (3:30 pm)
Aug 22: Early Release Day (11:30am)   
Aug 23-24: Boy Scouts of America - Visitation and Registration Meeting 
Aug 25: Sims Scholar of the Month Recognitions (7:30a.m.) 
Aug 25: Progress Reports and Deficiencies Sent Home 
Aug 29: Scholar Night: Parent Teacher Conferences (2:30p.m.-6:30p.m.) 
 
 
· AVID Binder/WICOR Check (Parents, make sure to review your scholar’s binder       prior to this date.)      
· Parent Workshops (4:30p.m.-5:30p.m. & 5:30p.m- 6:30p.m.) 
Aug 29: PTO Meeting 6:30p.m. (Media Center) 
September Theme: Responsibility
Sept 1-30: Library Card Sign-Up Month   
Sept 1:  First Friday @ SES 
Sept 4: Labor Day Holiday 
Sept 7: Grandparents’ Day & Lunch Invitation (Pre-K-2nd)                           
Sept 8: Grandparents’ Day & Lunch Invitation (3rd-5th)  
Sept 8: Genius Hour 
·Fall Picture Day-Lifetouch   
· International Literacy Day 
· Last Day of Fall Book Fair 
Sept 10-16: National Suicide Prevention Week 
Sept 12-13: Boy Scouts of America - Visitation and Registration Meeting 
Sept 15-Oct 15: National Hispanic Heritage Month 
Sept 15: PTO Board Meeting (7:30a.m-8:15a.m.) 
Sept 19: Early Release (11:30a.m.) 
Sept 22: Genius Hour 
Sept 26: AVID Binder/WICOR Check: (Parents, make sure to review    
               your scholar’s binder prior to this date.)      
Sept 26: Scholar Night  
· Parent Workshops (4:30p.m.-5:30p.m. & 5:30p.m.-6:30p.m.)  
· PTO Meeting 6:30p.m. (Media Center) 
Sept 29: Fall Fundraiser 
· Sims Scholar of the Month Recognitions (7:30a.m.)