Red Ribbon Week Oct 26th-Oct 30th

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Red Ribbon Week is Monday, Oct. 26th 30th

Our theme for the week is “I Love My Selfie TOO MUCH to EVER Do Drugs or Bully”. 

Each day the students will get an item with a different caption to go along with our theme

*School dress code is in effect Monday-Thursday. No jeans allowed; Substitution allowed for shirt – Monday and Wednesday.

Monday, October 26th:

Our theme for the day is “I Have the Power to be Drug (and Bully) Free!” Students will get super hero dog bookmarks.  J Be sure to wear your super hero shirts or Simmons’ t-shirt. 

Tuesday, October 25th:

Our theme for the day is “Sock-it to Drugs (and Bullying)!”  Each student will get a sticker with this phrase.  Wear your special fall socks or your super crazy mismatched socks. 

Wednesday, October 26th:

The theme for the day is “Drugs Erase Your Mind (and Bullying is a BIG Mistake).”   Students will be given erasers with this phrase.    Wear red to show that at Simmons we are choosing to be DRUG FREE!

Thursday, October 27th: 

“Too Cool For Drugs (or Bullying)” is our theme for the day. Students will get a pencil with this caption.  You may wear a hat and sunglasses, and that special bling jewelry. 

Friday, October 28th: 

The theme for the day is “My Future is Bright!  No Drugs (or Bullying) in Sight!” Each student will get a dog tag with this inscription.  Wear clothing for a future career or book character. No face paint or masks.

Welcome Back!

Welcome back Simmons Elementary!

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Welcome to the 2015-2016 school year!

I’m thrilled to see so many familiar faces and excited to meet all of our new friends.

Here is a list of upcoming important dates:

August 20th- Fall Picture Day

August 25th- ELL Open House 6pm in the Cafeteria

September 7th- NO SCHOOL (Labor Day)

September 11th- Grandparents Day

September 23rd- Early Release Day for Students

Don’t forget you can always email me at:

lauren.ritter@woodford.kyschools.us

or tweet me at:

@mrslaurenritter

Important End of Year Dates…

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School’s (almost) out for sumer!!

Here are some dates you will need to know…

May 29: K-2 Field Day

June 1: 3-5 Field Day

6:00 pm: Glee Club Performance (Rockin’ Out the 80s!)

June 2: Variety Show!

June 3: Honors/Awards Assemblies-specific times TBA

June 4: Last day of school!

HALF DAY-5th Grade Graduation!

ESL Family Night

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ESL Family Night Picnic
Thursday, May 28th
From 6:00 to 8:00 pm
Simmons Elementary
We will have information on summer activities and

things you need to do during the summer to be ready for next school year.

Sponsors in attendance: Woodford Public Library, Bluegrass Health Center,
Falling Springs Agricultural Center and the PAWS program.

We will also have games, pizza, snow cones and fun for kids!

See you there!

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May 11-15 Spirit Week

As we get pumped up for testing next week, everyday this week will be themed!

Have fun with it and enjoy!

Monday May 11- Simmons Spirit, because we’re all in this together!

Tuesday May 12- Sock Day, because we are going to sock it to the test!

Wednesday May 13- Hat Day, because we need to keep our head in the game!

Thursday May 14- PJ Day, because we need to get plenty of rest!

Friday May 15- Team Color Day

– 5 & 2 Blue

– 4 & 1 Green

– 3 & K Yellow

KPREP Testing Coming Up!!!

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KPREP testing will be May 20, 21, 22, 26 and 27!

Good test taking habits:

1. Practice, practice, practice. The more you practice, the more familiar you will be with the test format, and the less likely you are to panic when you take the test for real. Practice also gives you an opportunity to get rid of all the bad habits that lead to careless errors. The more you practice, the more likely you are to recognize careless errors. Try to practice with practice tests under realistic testing conditions.

2. Studying for the test over an extended period is much more effective and lasting than cramming for the test at the last minute.

One of the best ways to build your vocabulary and understanding of current events is to ready a daily newspaper. It is best to start doing this as a high school freshman. But even a few months of close reading can help, probably more so than memorizing vocabulary lists. It is important to understand the meaning of a word in a real context. Word-a-day drills are only effective to the extent that they provide memorable examples of the word’s use in context.
3. Bring two sharpened, soft-lead number two pencils with you to the test. Make sure they have good erasers. Bring a sharpener with you.

4. Eat a good breakfast the morning of the test. Avoid eating sugary foods. High-protein foods like scrambled eggs are often best for aiding concentration and minimizing fatigue.

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5. Visit the bathroom 15-30 minutes before the test. Do not drink water or other beverages for an hour before the test, as a full bladder will affect your concentration.

6. Get a full night’s sleep before the test. Do not pull an all-nighter cramming before the test. A lack of sleep will affect your performance.

7. Wear comfortable clothing.

8. Don’t panic. If you start getting anxious, take slow deep breaths. Don’t worry about other people finishing early. Smart people know to use all available time to double-check their work.

9. Pace yourself. Calculate the amount of time you have to answer each question and avoid getting bogged down on any one question. A watch with a countdown timer can be very helpful for budgeting your time. You might also take a minute at the start of the test to scan through the questions, so you can know what to expect.

10. Answer the easiest questions first. Most tests arrange the questions in order of difficulty, but sometimes you’ll find that later questions are easier for you. If you’re stuck on a question, move on to the next question (but be sure you skip it on the answer sheet). You can always return to the question later. Sometimes returning to a question after answering other questions can give you a fresh perspective.

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Kindergarten Registration is Coming!

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Do you have a child entering Kindergarten next year?

Here is some information from Woodford County Schools about registration…

Woodford County Public Schools will be holding kindergarten registration for the
2015-16 school year on the dates listed below.

Thursday, April 9, 2015

12:00 noon to 7:00 p.m.

Friday, April 10, 2015

8:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon

Registration will be held at each of our elementary schools; Huntertown, Northside, Simmons and Southside. For more infomation, including required documentation for registration, please click here.