Welcome to Simmons Elementary

 

Simmons Elementary
830 Tyrone Pike, Versailles, KY 40383

 

Principal: Mr. Larry Caudill

Administrative Dean: Damon Stefanic

School Day: 7:40am - 2:45pm
Phone: 859-879-4670 Fax: 859-873-6914

Front Office Manager: Gwen Lehmkuhler

Curriculum Coach: Tina Cooper
Counselor: Sandy Dugan
School Nurse: Crissie Emerson
Map to School

 

School News

New- Lost and Found Search Made Easy

August 22, 2014

Re: Lost and Found Items

Parents,

                Is your child losing articles of clothing, binders, backpacks, gloves or just plain forgetful? Now you can access all lost and found items by visiting the school website and searching for those missing items at your convenience.  To access the daily lost and found, simply visit our website, click on the “Lost and Found” link located on the left side of the page and begin your search.  Once you’ve identified the item, contact our office and we’ll deliver the item to your child.  If you wish to pick the item up yourself, we’re more than happy to accommodate you during your visit. 

Click HERE to visit the “Lost and Found” link.

Principal Caudill


Meet the Dean

Simmons Elementary would like to introduce our new Administrative Dean, Mr. Damon Stefanic. Mr. Stefanic began his duties as Dean on July 1st and has already made a tremendous impact here at Simmons. Mr. Stefanic brings a wealth of experience as a former assistant principal at Painted Stone Elementary in Shelby County, Ky.  Mr. Stefanic and his wife Stephanie have two beautiful children Brooklynn and Addy Grace. Please join us by welcoming Mr. Stefanic to Simmons Elementary! 


School Picture Day Reminder and Dress Code

ATTENTION: School Pictures

August 27th 

Are you wondering about what to wear during school picture day? Attached is a letter from Mr. Caudill outlining our dress code expectations for school pictures on August 27th. 

Click HERE to access the letter.


SBDM Minority Representative Nominations

August 21, 2014

Re: SBDM Minority Parent Nominations Needed

Parents,

If you have an interest in serving as our minority parent representative for SBDM, our governing body, please contact our main office for details.  We will be taking nominations throughout the remainder of this week and next for our minority parent representation. The committee is required to have at least one minority representative each school year.  To serve as this parent representative, you will need to have a current background check completed, attend 6 hours of SBDM training and be willing to meet once per month as agreed to by the committee members. The committee responsibilities include serving with others to approve budgets, personnel, scheduling, assessment review  and other resources needed for school improvement.  If you need further explanations regarding the responsibilities of this committee’s membership, please contact Mr. Caudill, larry.caudill@woodford.kyschools.us or call 859-879-4670.

 If interested, please submit a brief biography for our voters to review.  Nominations and your biography need to be submitted to our front office no later than Tuesday the 26th.

Minority Parent Elections are scheduled to be held on August 29th, 7:45am-4pm.

 Again, new members will need:

6 hours of SBDM training is required.

Current Background Check is required.

Sincerely,

Principal Caudill

Simmons PTA Board


Simmons 2013-14 Teacher of the Year

Congratulations Ms. Eaves for being named the 2013-14 Teacher of the Year. 

Once a little bulldog attending Simmons Elementary herself, now Megen Eaves teaches 4th and 5th grade science to others. Mrs. Eaves is a proud Simmons alumni who's passion is finding new experiences for her students to interact with the science curriculum in real, hands on and interesting ways.

"I call my students "my kids" because in our year together they aren't just  kids on my class list, they become a part of  my Heart". 

Below are several photos from and introductory lesson on processing and communication skills.  Only using the paper clips provided, teams of students were challenged to "Save Sam" by placing the gummie lifesaver around Sam without touching the gummie worm with their hands.  Some little scientist succeeded, and like all great scientist along the way, some failed. 

 

 

Congratulations Ms. Eaves!

 


Welcome Back To School

Simmons Family, 

Today was an amazing first day of school. The faculty and staff want to express our deepest appreciation for your efforts to prepare your child(ren) for their first day back.  It truly seemed as if we hadn't left for summer break at all. The entire student body jumped back into our regular routines without missing a single beat.  The teachers were truly impressed with everyone's new uniform dress  attire and  a huge thank you for the supplies needed to begin our school year.  Below are a few images your student may have seen while attending class or walking the halls during their first day. 

Welcome back to school everyone! 

To see more images click the "read more" button below. 


School Year Preparations Begin Here at Simmons

Today, August 7, Simmons Elementary and Northside Elementary teachers come together to examine the writing core content standards and Units of Study, by Lucy Calkins. Students in each building will benefit from this comprehensive approach to learning to write. As the year unfolds, watch and listen closely to your child's vocabulary as they grow as young writers. 

CKSEC literacy specialist, Lisa King, provided an excellent review of our new materials. Our teachers are motivated and excited to share our workshop knowledge with all of our students in the coming school year. 

Thanks again to our friends at Life Adventure Center for sharing their meeting building! 

 


ATTENTION: IMPORTANT FREE AND REDUCED LUNCH CHANGES

Parents and Guardians,

Due to changes in the Federal Food Service Program, we no longer have the option to allow ALL students to eat free for the first 30 days of school while we are processing the Free and Reduced (F&R) application forms. Students who attended Woodford County Public Schools and participated in the free or reduced-priced lunch program during the previous school year may continue that status for the first 30 days of the new school year, or until a new lunch application is approved.

Therefore, it is imperative for families intending to apply for the free and reduced lunch program to complete the application form as soon as possible. The application will be made available during our Open House, tomorrow August 7th. The applications will be available in our front office for anyone interested in beginning this process sooner than Open House.   

  • If the student paid last year, then they will pay this year unless/until they submit a F&R application. 
    • Parents may pre-pay their student’s meals via myschoolbucks.com.
    • Our food service manager, Mrs. Janet Caudill will be on hand during Open House, August 7th, 6:00pm-7:30pm so parents can pre-pay meals.
  • If the student was on F&R last year, they are automatically F&R this year but only for the first 30 days – as their new application is processed.
  • If you are new to our district, you’ll need to complete an application as soon as possible.  Please note: Federal guidelines require all new registering students to pay unless they turn in the application by the first day of school.

Sincerely,

Principal Caudill 

 

 

 


2014-15 School Supply Lists

Back to school is near! Access the supply lists for your child, preschool through 5th, plus art, music, gym, and library classes, by clicking  HERE.

 

 

Don't forget to print a copy of our DRESS CODE.

Helpful Websites for your review

KMART, JCPenny, Target, Walmart

 

French Toast Uniform Company has personalized our uniform selection for your easy reference while shopping. Visit French Toast's website HERE.


SIMMONS NEWS

ALL SIMMONS VOLUNTEERS

In order to be a volunteer (field trips, class parties, etc.), you need to have a current background check.  This means you have completed the AOC background check process this year or you completed it in a previous year and submitted a Volunteer Letter of Intent by the September 15th deadline.  If a volunteer is not current because they did not complete a Volunteer Letter of Intent, they will need to complete the AOC check process again by visiting our Board Office in order to fill out the AOC form and submit a payment of 10 dollars.  As always, new volunteers will not need to pay a fee; only the incidents of lapsed Volunteer Letter of Intent would be responsible for submitting the $10 fee.

 

Simmons Elementary

 

Larry Caudill, Principal


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