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Simmons Middle School PTO

 PTO Board



·         President: Ginger Owen,


·         President-Elect: Tracy Dismukes,


·         1st VP (Volunteers): Angela Allen,


·         2nd VP (Registration): Christy Stewart,


·         3rd VP (Fundraising): Starla Wilkins,


·         Secretary: Mandy Black,


·         Treasurer: Marsha Sisson,


·         Parliamentarian: Georgia Pearson,




Committee Chairs


·         Communications/Social Media: Lauren Mann,


·         Special Events/Fundraising: Karyn McRee,


·         Learning Earnings: Michelle Grant,


·         Hospitality: Beth White,


·         Teacher Supply: Cathy Bearden,


·         6th Grade Rep: Erika Monson,


·         7th Grade Rep: Leslie Black,


·         8th Grade Rep: Tricia Shanlever,








Teacher Appreciation Picnic

Thank you to everyone who contributed their time and talents to make the Teacher Appreciation Picnic a success for the faculty and staff on Thursday, May 11 for Teacher Appreciation Week. The food was delicious (fried chicken tenders, hot and cold side items, desserts, and lemonade); the entertainment was perfect (Hoover High School Junior Jordan Beam, a former Simmons student, performed); and the volunteers were amazing (contributing food, setting up, cleaning up, and serving as hostesses)! Additionally, PTO purchased umbrellas for the courtyard tables to make the area more enjoyable and useable in the sunnier months. More pictures from the picnic can be found by clicking on the Photo Albums link above.




o   Planet Fundraiser is a new, free app that offers Simmons Middle School the opportunity to earn additional money for the school through every day purchases. Just download the app and select Simmons PTO-Simmons Middle School as your Campaign and Group. Then any time you shop at participating merchants, take a picture of your receipt. (Then add the following paragraphs):

o   Receipts from the following merchants are accepted: Anthony’s Car Wash, Anytime Fitness-Chelsea, Bamawise, Bar 31, Cantina Tortilla Grill, Chick-fil-A, Complete Cleaners, Cowboy Chicken, Donato’s Pizza, Gigi’s Cupcakes, Jackson’s Bar & Bistro, Jimmy John’s, Johnny Brusco’s, Marc 1 Car Wash, Milo’s, Mountain High Outfitters, Neighborhood Barre, New Balance, Norton’s Florist, Otey’s Tavern, Pet Vet Animal Hospital, Pet Vet Express, Pies by Mike, Piggly Wiggly, Pita Loco, Repicci’s Italian Ice, Roly Poly,, SlapHappy BBQ, Standard Heating and Air, Taco Mama, The Collective, The Hangar Bar and Grill, The Whole Dog Market, The Yoga Circle, Wing Zone,, www.GetBellHops,com, Receipts are only valid if scanned in within the purchase month or 7 days after the month has ended.

o   New merchants are being added, so regularly check the list. Then start scanning those receipts or send them to school marked ‘PTO’ and we’ll take care of the scanning!



PTO Meetings


- All PTO members are welcome to attend the monthly meetings. Meetings are a great way to hear from the principal about what is going on at the school and upcoming academic events; to learn about special events or guest speakers being planned; to learn about outcomes of fundraisers and what happens with the raised funds; to plan ways to serve the school for the benefit of our children; and to hear about ways to get involved.