Welcome to Simon Elementary School


Hello Simon Family!
February was a whirlwind here at Simon Elementary School!  We celebrated our students' and teachers' successful completion of Term 2, shared love and current school data at our First Annual Family Karaoke Night, cheered for our Simon Cheerleading Squad as the represented us well at various competitions, and honored past and present figures of Black Excellence at our Black History Month Celebration!  We've had a lot going on, and we are just getting started!
As move into March, we look forward to celebrating Read Across America Month as we focus on promoting a love for reading amongst our students.  We are excited for the upcoming events/activities, which we hope you will support...
  1. March Madness Reading Challenge: Students will participate in reading challenges requiring them to complete book logs, book reports, reading challenge maps, check out/in books from the library, and much more! Be on the lookout for more information from your child's teachers and our librarian, Mrs. Campbell.
  2. Story Time with Principal Eborn: I will be posting a video of myself reading a book to our students every Tuesday for you to show during your bedtime routine.  Research shows that incorporating reading into your bedtime routine helps to promote deep sleep for your student and well as develop a love of reading.  So...see you on Tuesdays! 🙂
  3. We will have a combined Math/Literacy Family Night on Tuesday, March 19th.  Come out and have some fun while learning with your student.  Dinner will be served and raffle prizes will be given out! Won't you come out and play with a purpose with us???!!
Lastly, we welcome you to join us for the final Parent Teacher Conference of SY 23-24 on March 14th.  Please make it a point to come and learn about your student's progress and ensure your child is on track to be promoted to the next grade level!  A child's progress can only be strengthened by the input of an engaged parent! More information is forthcoming.
As always, we appreciate you gifting us with the privilege of educating your student.  We don't take that responsibility lightly and we are determined to make good on your investment.  Don't hesitate to reach out to me if you have any questions and/or concerns.
Know that I love you, and there's nothing you can do about it!
Let's continue to R.O.A.R. out L.O.U.D. together for our students!
Principal Eborn

Bullying Prevention
Citywide Youth Bullying Prevention Program
– created in June 2013 – aims to reduce incidents of bullying across the District by emphasizing prevention and proper procedures for responding when incidents occur. The program works with youth-serving government agencies, District schools and youth-serving government grantees to ensure bullying prevention policies are adopted and implemented in ways consistent with the best practices adopted by the Youth Bullying Prevention Task Force. The best practices are demonstrated in the Task Force’s District-wide Model Bullying Prevention Policy, released in January of 2013.

Immunization Information 

To attend schools, students must be current with their immunizations. Immunization compliance is documented by submitting a completed Universal Health Certificate to the school at the time of enrollment.
A series of medical forms, DCPS School Enrollment Packet.pdf, should be turned in to the school as part of the enrollment process, and any updated forms throughout the school year should be submitted to the school nurse.

 DCPS Anti-Discrimination Statement

 DCPS recently issued a new DCPS Anti-Discrimination Policy. To ensure our school communities are aware of DCPS’ commitment to preventing and addressing discrimination, all schools are required to update their school websites with this anti-discrimination statement and translations 

and submit confirmation of their update using this link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1uUVDaL0mkSlvFQBiXDPixyBfXtmV62nDVCMFdIX5j4w.  Please note that this information must be placed in a highly visible location on your school’s website and changes must comply with website accessibility standards. Website accessibility standards require that web content is accessible to blind users, deaf users and those who must navigate by voice, screen readers or other assistive technology. (Update: Spanish, Amharic and Chinese translations now available)


Upcoming Events

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Partnership & Programs

Hello Partners,

We are continuously recruiting volunteer tutors to support our school partner sites across the city.  This school year we are working to engage over 2,000 plus volunteers to serve our students.  We are soliciting your assistance in this endeavor and asking if you can please share our recruitment needs in your flyers, newsletters, parent announcements, weekly emails, etc.  Our Program Coordinators, Program Managers and other staff on-site can also provide assistance and answer any immediate questions if needed.

Please find below our QR code that directs individuals to our website to register to volunteer.  If emailing is preferred, individuals can also send an email to volunteerDC@readingpartners.org.  Please share with your network and community. 

We also would like to invite your network and community to participate in our family workshops.  

RP Child Psychology Workshop: Child Play Therapy and Rational Sign Up

This initial general session will preview how trauma can impact the behaviors we see in our students and how we can use child play therapy principles to redirect these behaviors and help establish good relationships with our students. Please share and use the above hyperlink to register.

Thank you in advance for your support and sharing this with your network.

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