Michael T. Simmons Elementary

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Continuous Student Learning in a Caring, Engaging Environment


  • Science Fair 2014

    It is Science Fair time! Let’s have some fun learning and exploring new things together. Kids, you can ask most any question. Better yet, you get to try and answer them!!!! MTS Science Fair Information: Thursday, December 4 (8:30-10:30am for students) and Friday, December 5 (5:30-7pm for parents and students). To participate in the MTS Science Fair, fill out and return a Registration Form to your teacher as soon as possible. Registration forms and information packets can be found on our website under “Quick Links.” MAKE SURE FORM IS COMPLETE BEFORE HANDING IN!

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    Looking for parent volunteers who work in a scientific field and would like to volunteer as a Community Scientist at the MTS Science Fair. The MTS Science Fair is Thursday, December 4th, from 5:30-7:00pm in the gym. You would meet with MTS scientists who have a project to present, listen to their presentation, ask questions and give positive feedback to them regarding their projects. Please contact Mrs. Potkonjak at 360-709-7100 or email wendy.potkonjak@tumwater.k12.wa.us,  for more information and to sign up.

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  • THANKSGIVING - No School 11/27 & 11/28

    We hope all our families enjoy a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday.

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  • MTS Giving Tree

    Ways To Help: Place a new unwrapped toy or gift under the Giving Tree in the school office by December 12th. Donate money at the school office to help sponsor a child or family. Sponsor a child or family by contacting Christy at Tumwater Lions at 360-786-6976; or by email at tumwaterholiday@comcast.net. Volunteer to sort gifts; sign up at www.tumwaterlions.org. Questions? Call Claire Hewett, MTS School Counselor, at 360-709-7117.

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  • Walk with the Principal ~ Dec. 10th

    Please join Mrs. Leatherwood and Mrs. Zarate at 7:45am at Walgreens on 12/10 for Walk n' Roll!

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  • 1st Grade Holiday Program - Dec. 11th

    From 2:15-2:45pm in the MTS Gym

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  • Elfis & the Sleigh Riders - Friday, Dec. 19th

    Michael T. Simmons will present another holiday show this year. Any student in Kindergarten through 6th grade wishing to be in a performance event is welcome to participate in this compilation of winter and holiday songs called, “Elfis and the Sleigh Riders.” Your son or daughter will be taught the songs in general music class. We will practice the show together after school, times to be announced. Friday, December 19th Rehearsal: 2:00pm Peformance: 7:00pm Tumwater High School Performing Arts Center Contact Mrs. Taheri with questions: gabrielle.taheri@tumwater.k12.wa.us or 709-7112

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  • Tumwater Outdoor Venture

    All 6th grade students in the Tumwater School District will participate in a field trip to Camp Thunderbird on Summit Lake, west of Olympia. Camp Thunderbird is less than 30 minutes away. Students will have a full day of outdoor experiences which will include a multitude of environmental science options. They will also be able to connect with their respective middle school peers. Click the headline title to see the flyer!

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  • MTS Night at Cheney Stadium ~ April 17th

    Mark your calendars! Join in on the fun with your fellow MTS students, friends and families when the Tacoma Rainiers take on the El Paso Chihuahuas on Opening Night (7:05pm first pitch). Fireworks after the game! Click on the headline title to see the flyer!

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  • Keep Collecting Your Boxtops and Soup Labels!

    Help earn money for our school…just by registering with eBoxTops! For each person who registers, our school will earn 50 cents. Can we get half of our school to register - spread the word and share the link with your friends and family today! Click on BOX TOPS FOR MTS!

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