FAQ
“What Is Your Story?”
PTA Frequently Asked Questions

How can I get involved in the PTA? 
First, read about the volunteer opportunities on our PTA website at www.simpsonpta.org. If you see something you’re interested in doing, 
complete the volunteer eForm, also available on the website. You don’t have to chair a committee to be an asset to the organization! There are all sizes of jobs. 

If you want to volunteer and need some guidance, contact 
co-presidents  Leyani Redditi, or Susan Moss, or the individual
listed as the chair of the activity that interests you.

What is Starburst/Field Day?
The P.E. department hosts Starburst/Field Day, a half-day session for each grade, with fun activities like ring toss, soccer ball kicks, hula-hooping, tug-of-war, etc. Volunteer parents lead students through the activities, manned by 4th and 5th graders.

What is Reflections?
Reflections is a national fine arts contest through which students interpret a theme through literature, visual arts, photography, and/or musical composition. Students first compete at Simpson; top entries are sent to the Gwinnett County competition.  Entries are due Sept. 26th, and a celebration of winners will be held at the winter PTA General Membership meeting February 6. The theme for 2015-2016 is “What Is Your Story?”

What is General Mills Box Tops for Education?
Save General Mills Box Tops for Education for monthly drawings. The PTA gets cash for the box tops. Trim the box tops and put bunches of 10 in a baggie marked with your child’s name/grade/teacher. Put baggies in the marked box in Simpson Square to qualify for drawings!

If you shop online, you can use eBoxTops, through which you can shop at 175+ online retailers and a percentage of your purchase is contributed to Simpson. For access to the marketplace and instructions, please go to BTFE.com 
(Box Tops For Education).

Does Simpson do any donation drives?
Yes! Please save old coats, car seats and those little hotel toiletries. 
The PTA holds a variety of drives throughout the year to benefit our 
local community. 
 - Coats, Car Seats and Canned Food are collected the week of Oct 30th; 
 - Toys are collected the week of December 4th and finally, 
 - Toiletry items are collected the week of January 16th.

Please Note: $20 Returned Check Fee 
The PTA charges a $20 fee payable to Simpson PTA for all checks that are returned by the bank for non-payment due to non-sufficient funds or a closed account.