Michael T. Simmons Elementary

Home of the Wolf Pups

Continuous Student Learning in a Caring, Engaging Environment


  • Calling All Serious Chewers of Gum!!!

    Mrs. Taheri, the music teacher, is asking those who buy the large quantity containers of chewing gum (Trident, Dentyne, etc.) to please save the plastic container and send them to school with your student. We will use them for making homemade maracas and shakers. Thank you!

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  • Grand Slam Book Drive

    Bring Used & New Children’s Books To Michael T. Simmons Elementary School. The Mariner Moose will visit the school that collects the most books. There will be an ice cream social for the school that collects the most books per student. For further information, please contact Darlene Soost, MTS teacher librarian darlene.soost@tumwater.k12.wa.us Books are collected for South Sound Reading Foundation and given to children throughout the county.

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  • October is Disability Awareness Month

    October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) and Disability History Month. NDEAM was first established in 1945 by Congress, but called "National Employ the Physically Handicapped Week. In 1988 it became known as National Disability Employment Awareness Month, and was extended from the first week of October to the whole month. This year’s theme for Disability Awareness month is “My Disability Is One Part of Who I Am.”

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  • Fall Conferences - Nov. 2nd through the 5th

    You can now schedule your child's conference through Family Access. Click the family access link above to get started!

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  • Title/LAP Open House

    We would like to welcome the families of students in our Title I and LAP programs to an Open House. Our Title/LAP staff will be there to give you more information on the programs, answer questions that you have, and give you some time to see your child’s Title/LAP classroom.

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  • Community Roundtable - Local Non Profit Organizations

    On October 20th from 6:30pm-8pm at the District Office (Board Room), the District is hosting a forum for local non-profit organizations that provide activities and events for Tumwater students. There will be a couple of speakers to provide non-profit training. The district will also share information about its flyer process.

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  • Photo Retakes - October 21st

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  • Elementary Band Concert - Oct. 29th

    Michael T. Simmons, Black Lake Elementary and Tumwater Hill Elementary band students will perform for families at 7pm at Tumwater Middle School.

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  • Save the Date! Oct. 30th is Harvest Fest!!

    Michael T. Simmons PTO invites you to our Harvest Party. This is a free event for the whole family! Friday, October 30th from 5:30-7:30pm

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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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