Montesano School District

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instruction, every student, regardless of race, class,
language, or disability, can succeed. 

Simpson After School Program

Sign up forms will be sent home in boomerangs & available in the Beacon and Simpson offices. Please turn in sign-ups to your school's office or return them in your child's boomerang.

The After School Program at Simpson Elementary School is for students in grades 3-6. Program hours are from 2:40-5:00, Monday-Thursday. Students begin their afternoon with a snack and then transition to "Power Hour" from 3:00-4:00. During Power Hour, students work on their homework and daily assignments, as well as read independently to increase their comprehension skills in a learning environment led by team leaders, tutors and academic coaches. From 4:00-5:00, students in the After School Program participate in a variety of life skills led by team leaders and community members including athletics such as basketball and volleyball, arts such as painting and photography, and other skills such as cooking, music, and woodworking.

The After School Program at Simpson is a program of Montesano Community Outreach and works in partnership with the Montesano School District. The program is funded through grants and donations, for example: The Kelsey Foundation, Marjorie K. Johnson Endowment Fund, Grays Harbor Task Force, Vaughan Inc., Sierra Pacific, Montesano School District, and a variety of other community donations.

Program Director: Rachel Bigby
rbigby@monteschools.org
(360) 249-1772

Volunteer Opportunities

Click here for volunteer Opportunities

Life Skills

At the Simpson After School Program, we study and work hard to improve each student’s success in the classroom, but we also spend time learning fun and practical life skills. Throughout the year students have the opportunity to participate in several activities that will help them grow, explore and maybe even discover life passions. Some of our Life Skills include:

Arts and Crafts                                      Cooking                                         Photography
Beauty School                                         Dance                                             Scrap-booking
Basketball                                                 Drama                                            School Newspaper
Board Games                                            Drawing                                        Sign Language
Cheerleading                                            Indoor Sports                             Soccer
Computers                                                Jewelry Making                         Hygiene
Jump Roping                                            Small Animal Care                    First Aid

                                                                 AND MORE!...
If you’re a student in 3rd-6th grade at Beacon or Simpson School in Montesano, come join the FUN! If you’re an adult interested in being one of our Life Skill volunteers check out our “Volunteer Opportunities” page to learn more about joining our team!

Director: Rachel Bigby
Office Phone: 360-249-1772
Email: rbigby@monteschools.org