• WEEKLY UPDATE #4 

    A message from J. LUPTON SIMPSON MIDDLE SCHOOL 0020

    Happy Sunday Simpson Families!

    The weather was magical this weekend! We hope you have enjoyed it!

    Here is your weekly update:

    1. Need to know what is going on in your child's classrooms?

    Take a look at our new way of helping parents navigate what is going on in our classrooms. Remember, this does not replace ParentVue of assignments on Google Classroom.

    Here is the link:

    https://docs.google.com/document/d/1kBa0ZZEd5LDh-vUXlOQfnxzSFWa01YQ-FCnlxcze6Kc/edit?usp=sharing

     

    1. Please come out to support our first Spirit Night! Join us at Five Guys this Tuesday, September 17 from 4 pm to 9 pm

    Take the family to Five Guys for a hearty dinner! Mention Simpson and 20% of the proceeds go to our school!

    1. Thank you for your support for Money for Mustangs!!

    In our first week, we raised over $3000 towards our $30,000 goal! Every contribution counts! For those who are interested, contributions are tax deductible.

    A parent wanted to know our what are some things we would do with the funds. You can access some of the ideas from our back to school night presentation here:

    https://www.lcps.org/site/default.aspx?PageType=3&DomainID=2628&ModuleInstanceID=7235&ViewID=6446EE88-D30C-497E-9316-3F8874B3E108&RenderLoc=0&FlexDataID=343466&PageID=20527

    In thinking of environmental responsiveness and accessibility, we would like to purchase four additional water bottle filling stations. Currently, we only have one at the front of the building, but we would like to have one in each house, as well as one close to the gym. 

    We would also like to purchase hand dryers for our bathrooms in an effort to reduce and/or eliminate our paper towel usage. 

    1. Thank you to Mr. Garvey and other families for helping build our outdoor tables!

    A group of parents will meet this Wednesday at 4 pm to help us build the six tables we have been able to purchase. 

     

    1. Positivity Project this week: curiosity

    This week's topic is curiosity! Ask your students what they are learning about this important trait. 

    1. Counseling Corner
    2. Join us at our first Parent Tea on September 27 at 9 am. We will have Rachel Bailey, a guest speaker, discussing the topic of Supporting Children and Adolescents with Anxiety.
    3. Applications for Thomas Jefferson are due at 4 pm on September 27.
    4. Applications for Academies of Loudoun are due October 18 at 12 noon. 

    More specific information on these applications can be found at this link:

    https://www.lcps.org/domain/26706

    1. Thanks for our community supporters!

    Legacy Orthodontics has purchased chromebook covers. Students will receive them this week.

    Hancock Orthodontics paid to have our auditorium doors wrapped with a nice design. Thank you to both!!

    1. Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration

    Over the next month, our students will learn more about the rich contributions Hispanics have made and continue to make to our world and our culture.

    1. Still interested in Simpson Spirit Wear? 

    You can use this link to purchase Simpson spirit wear? https://athleticunion.com/simpson/

    Use #Simpson for free shipping to Simpson. 

     

    Have a wonderful week!

    Lenny Compton

    Principal

     


    WEEKLY UPDATE #3 (week of Sept. 9)

    A message from J. LUPTON SIMPSON MIDDLE SCHOOL 0020

    Hello Simpson Families!!

    In an effort to improve our communication with our community, we are introducing a weekly bulletin for you to view every Sunday to better understand what your child is learning at Simpson. The link to that bulletin is located here:

    https://docs.google.com/document/d/1kBa0ZZEd5LDh-vUXlOQfnxzSFWa01YQ-FCnlxcze6Kc/edit?usp=sharing

    Once you click the link, you can find in the sub-links the weekly focus, upcoming assignment/assessments, and resources that families may use to help students in understanding the weekly focus. 

    We ask that parents be patient with us as we employ this method this year. It does not replace ParentVue (where parents can see grades and posted assignments), or google classroom (where some teacher use to house assignments). We will have a community conversations event before October's PTO meeting to get personal feedback from you about this new communication.

    Here is what you need to know for this week:

    1. Picture Day is here!! Monday, September 9, and Tuesday, September 10

    Students will take picture during their physical education class. All students should have been given a form for purchasing pictures, but families can order directly from the website at https://vosphoto.com/simpson/

    1. Important information from the PTO:
    2. Odyssey of the Mind Meeting, September 9 at 6 pm

    If your child is interested in learning more about the Odyssey of the Mind program at Simpson, join an informational session on September 9 at 6 pm in the library.

    1. PTO meeting on September 9 at 7 pm

    Please consider joining us for the first PTO meeting of the year in the library.

    1. Spirit Night at Five Guys!! September 17 at 4 pm

    Take the family to Five Guys for a hearty dinner! Mention Simpson and 20% of the proceeds go to our school!

    1. Late buses start this week

    Our late buses for after school clubs and activities begin this week, on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Please check with your child to see if they are staying after with a teacher. 

    1. Positivity Project starts this week

    Our students will learn the first aspect of the Positivity Project this week, other people matter. Please ask your students what they are learning about these character traits. 

    1. Counseling Corner

    Join us at our first Parent Tea on September 27 at 9 am. We will have Rachel Bailey, a guest speaker, discussing the topic of Supporting Children and Adolescents with Anxiety.

    1. Still interested in Simpson Spirit Wear? 

    You can use this link to purchase Simpson spirit wear? https://athleticunion.com/simpson/

    Use #Simpson for free Simpson to the school in the next two weeks. 

    We look forward to awesome week with our Mustangs!

    Lenny Compton

    Principal

    @ldcacompton


    WEEKLY UPDATE #2 (week of Sept. 2)

    A message from J. LUPTON SIMPSON MIDDLE SCHOOL 0020

    Happy four day weekend Simpson Families!

    I hope you had time to rest and relax with your family. We are moving into our second true week of academics, and there a few things we want you to remain mindful of this week.

    1. 7th and 8th grade Back to School night is this Wednesday, at 6:15 pm

     

    All parents of  7th and 8th graders are invited to meet teachers and staff this Wednesday, September 4, for our second back to school night. We will begin in the auditorium. 

    1. Upcoming 6th grade ice cream social

    All sixth graders are invited to join us on Friday, September 6th for our ice cream social! Join us from 3:45pm -5:00pm. Check out the PTO Board for more information https://simpson.ptboard.com/

    1. Picture Day is September 9 and 10

    Students were given paper order forms last week to order pictures, however parents can order directly from the website at https://vosphoto.com/simpson/

    1. Important information from the PTO:
    2. Odyssey of the Mind Meeting, September 9 at 6 pm

    If your child is interested in learning more about the Odyssey of the Mind program at Simpson, join an informational session on September 9 at 6 pm in the library.

    1. PTO meeting on September 9 at 7 pm

    Please consider joining us for the first PTO meeting of the year in the library.

    1. Spirit Night at Five Guys!! September 17 at 4 pm

    Take the family to Five Guys for a hearty dinner! Mention Simpson and 20% of the proceeds go to our school!

    1. Counseling Corner

    Join us at our first Parent Tea on September 27 at 9 am. We will have Rachel Bailey, a guest speaker, discussing the topic of Supporting Children and Adolescents with Anxiety.

    1. Still interested in Simpson Spirit Wear? 

    You can use this link to purchase Simpson spirit wear? https://athleticunion.com/simpson/

    Use #Simpson for free Simpson to the school in the next two weeks. 

     

    Hope your child is enjoying Simpson! 

    Lenny Compton 

    Principal

    @ldcacompton


    WEEKLY UPDATE #1 (week of Aug 25)

    A message from J. LUPTON SIMPSON MIDDLE SCHOOL 0020

    Good afternoon Simpson Families!

    We had an awesome first two days of connecting with our students! I hope students enjoyed it as much as our staff!

    Our students will begin our regular schedule Monday, seeing their A day schedule teachers. Here are a few updates you will need to know for this week:

    1. Have you completed your virtual first day folder forms?

    It is extremely important to review and acknowledge the first day forms. One of the documents is the acceptable use/responsible use forms, which we ask all parents to complete so that students can receive chromebooks. You can find all documents at this link:

    https://www.lcps.org/Page/106282

    1. Chromebooks should be distributed this week

    Thank you to all the parents and students who helped with distributing our Chromebooks! Our plan is to make sure all chromebooks are distributed by Tuesday of this week.

    All students will receive a chromebook cover, which should arrive next week.

    1. 6th Grade Back to School night is this Wednesday, at 6:15 pm

    We invite all parents of our 6th graders to join us this Wednesday, August 28, for our back to school night. We will begin in the auditorium. 

    1. 7th and 8th Grades Back to School night is next Wednesday, September 4, at 6:15 pm.
    2. Upcoming 6th grade ice cream social

    All sixth graders are invited to join us on Friday, September 6th for our ice cream social! Join us from 3:45pm -5:00pm. Check out the PTO Board for more information https://simpson.ptboard.com/

    1. Picture Day is September 9 and 10

    Our students will receive order forms next week for picture day. We are excited to partner with a different vendor this year, Victor O'Neil Studios. More information can be found about the company at https://vosphoto.com/simpson/

    1. Still interested in Simpson Spirit Wear? 

    You can use this link to purchase Simpson spirit wear? https://athleticunion.com/simpson/

    Use #Simpson for free Simpson to the school in the next two weeks. 

    Remember, no school on Friday, August 30, and Monday, September 2. Students will return on Tuesday, September 3. 

    Can't wait to see our students Monday!

    Lenny Compton

    Principal

     

     


     

    A message from J. LUPTON SIMPSON MIDDLE SCHOOL 0020

    Good afternoon Simpson Families!

    We hope our students enjoyed their first two days of school! Our focus was to build relationships, help students navigate our school, and develop a community for everyone!

    As a special treat, here is a quick video from one of our students that talked about the first two days. Hope you enjoy!

    https://twitter.com/ldacompton/status/1165041441833443328

    https://twitter.com/ldacompton/status/1165041872978493440

     

    Your weekly update will arrive on Sundays after 5 pm.

    See our Mustangs Monday!

    Lenny Compton

    Proud Principal

     


    A message from J. LUPTON SIMPSON MIDDLE SCHOOL 0020

    Good evening Simpson Families!

    The day is here!! We are ready to welcome our students back for the 2019-20 school year!!

    I wanted to send a quick reminder to you about what to expect tomorrow.

    Kiss and Ride Update

    NO LEFT TURN:

    The county has installed a no left turn sign during the times of kiss and ride. We will have cones near our stop sign that will ecourage right turns outside of our parking lot. We respectfully ask all kiss and ride parents to adhere to this guideline.

    Where to drop off your student:

    We only have one kiss and ride loop, so please pull your car to the end of the sidewalk to drop off students. This will allow more cars to access the kiss and ride sidewalk, thereby giving you a faster opportunity to make it to your next destination.

    BUS LOOP concerns:

    Remember we have two bus loops - one for the majority of our buses, and one for smaller buses that come from distant places throughout the county. Parents should not use any bus loop unless directed by administration. Students that must use the handicap ramp because of an injury are allowed to use smaller bus loop, however we ask parents to make sure they enter before buses arrive.

    Cell phones 

    We need your support in helping our students understand that phones will be "away for the day." Phones should be placed in the locker when students arrive, and taken home when students leave. 

    If you ever need to contact your child, you can call the school, or you can send your child an email using his/her ID #@lcps.org. This communication will go directly to your child's lcps' email account. 

    Although we are not officially partnering with Away for the Day, the website has some interesting information parents may want to review. You can find it here: https://www.awayfortheday.org/ 

    Activities during the first two days:

    Remember we will be incorporating team building activities during the first two days of school for all classes so that students learn they are members of the HERD! Academics will officially start on Monday!

    Security Update:

    We have a new Safety and Security Officer (SSO) employed by the county to support us with security protocols. Mr. Stillwell will be visible in and out of the building, supporting students, and greeting parents. 

    Officer Bennett, our School Resource Officer (SRO) employed by Leesburg police, will be present as well, helping our students earn the "polite badges."

    Parents should always report to the main office if they are visiting the school, and they will be greeted by our wonderful front office staff, Ms. Doyle, Ms. Lee, and our newest secretary, Ms. Aguilar. 

    Scheduling concerns:

    Our fabulous counselors have been hard at work ensuring scheduling is complete. If your child has questions about a schedule, students will be able access counselors throughout the day. 

     

    Are you just as excited as we are about tomorrow? We hope so! We can't wait to see our students! Make sure they have practiced their dance moves for music will be playing as they enter our building for a new year!

    See everyone tomorrow!

    Lenny Compton

    Principal