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Summer Keyboarding Practice Opportunity - Log In to Type to Learn
Friday, June 20, 2014

Parkside provides a web-enabled keyboarding program for students. Keyboarding is an important skill in schools and the workforce as well as providing a means for communicating with others, sharing ideas, expressing thoughts and even utilizing entertainment through computer games.

Typing is the primary means of interfacing with a computer. Therefore, learning how to use the keyboard is an essential 21st century skill that students must develop in order to type effectively and efficiently on computers.

Students have a username and password that permits them to use the program from either school or home. A reference page is posted below with instructions for downloading and accessing the program from a home computer.

Resources: Type to Learn Log In Instructions

Summer Reading Guidelines for Parkside Students: 800 Minutes and a "My Favorite Book" Sheet
Friday, June 20, 2014

Parents and kids alike look forward to summer vacation and the “break” away from school. But educational research clearly shows that a complete break from exposure to reading and math over the summer months is not best for kids as it results in a phenomenon called the summer slide.

Those studies show that students who read over the summer gain reading achievement during that time and those who do not read lose ground, or experience summer reading loss.

The reading students do over the summer can be fun, and they do not have to limit their reading choise to books only. They can read anything that interests them, such as newspapers, magazines, online articles, books, manuals, pamphlets, maps, guidebooks, poems, music lyrics, and more. Students can read hard copy books or read electronically on computers, e-readers, smartphones or tablets. The most important aspect of summer reading is simply reading. Any reading counts – students just need to select something that interests them.

Independent reading fosters many reading skills such as vocabulary knowledge, phonemic awareness, phonics and comprehension.

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Resources: 2014 Summer Reading Log

Parkside PTA School Supply Sale
Friday, June 20, 2014

The Parkside PTA provides on online school supply order program as a convenience for families.

The voluntary program allows families to place an order for needed supplies and pick them up at Parkside the day before school starts. Pick up will be on August 18 in the atrium near the front office. All orders will be marked with the student’s name and the boxes will be arranged alphabetically for easy parent pick up.

The Parkside 2014-15 order program through Innisbrook is under way now.

To place an order online, go to www.ordermypack.com and enter the Parkside school code: 102245.

For families who choose to shop for their own school supplies, the 2014-15 Parkside School Supply List for all grades is posted in the News & Notes section of the home page.

If you have additional questions about online ordering, contact Noreen Nasca at 5nascas@gmail.com.

Resources: Parkside 2014-15 Supply Lists

Fourth Grade Parent Orientation to Orchard Middle School is April 9
Monday, April 07, 2014

The Parent Orientation Program for Orchard Middle School is Wednesday, April 9. Two sessions are offered that day at 9:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. in the Orchard Band Room. This program will be videotaped for parents who are unable to attend.

Change of Dates for Ohio Achievement Assessments for Solon Students in Grades 3-8
Thursday, February 27, 2014

Given the unseasonably harsh winter and accompanying unusual number of calamity days school districts around Ohio have been forced to use this year, the Ohio Department of Education is extending the testing window for Ohio Achievement Assessments by one week. The Solon Schools are taking advantage of this permitted flexibility and will adjust our testing schedule by one week.

Solon students in grades 3-8 will now take Ohio Achievement Assessments the week of May 5. This schedule change will benefit students as it will provide a week of additional instruction.

The new schedule is as follows:
Tuesday, May 6: Grade 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 – OAA Reading
Wednesday, May 7: Grade 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 – OAA Math
Thursday, May 8: Grade 5, 8 – OAA Science

Please check your calendars now to see if you have any doctor, orthodontist or other appointments scheduled during the week of May 5. We ask that you reschedule those appointments if they are during the school day and avoid any other unnecessary absences that week.

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2014 Kindergarten Information Night Is February 19 and Kindergarten Registration is March 5 & 6
Thursday, February 06, 2014

The Solon Schools are holding an information night on February 19 for parents of children who will be entering kindergarten in the fall of 2014. The program is slated for 7 p.m. in the Solon High School auditorium, 33600 Inwood Road.

This adults-only event provides parents with an overview of the Solon kindergarten program and registration process. Registration packets will be presented at the program.

Official district-wide kindergarten registration is March 5 (for last names beginning A-L) and March 6 (for last names beginning M-Z) at Arthur Road Elementary School from 8-11:30 a.m. Registration for all four Solon elementary schools – Arthur Road, Lewis, Parkside and Roxbury – all take place at this centralized registration location. Parents are asked to complete the registration paperwork in advance. Representatives from each school are present that day.

For planning and staffing purposes, it is important that students are registered for kindergarten during the March registration period.

Kindergarten screening will take place on March 19. Screening appointments will be made during kindergarten registration.

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Resources: Three Steps to Kindergarten Parent Flier 2014

Saturday Enrichment Program for Solon Students in Grades 1-6
Thursday, December 19, 2013

Registration is under way for the Solon Saturday Enrichment Program classes. More than 30 classes are being offered this year for students in grades 1-6 covering topics such as crafts, baking and cooking, culture, languages, sciences, math, acting, dance, music and much more. To see an updated course catalog with information about each class, use the link below.

Classes are held at Solon Middle School from 9 to 10:15 a.m. or 10:30 to 11:45 a.m. on the following Saturday mornings February 8, 15 & 22 and March 1, 8 & 15.

All classes are taught by Solon High School students under adult supervision.

The cost for these 6-week classes is only $40. To register or for more information, contact Pam Bulson at the Solon Board of Education at (440) 349-7306. Registration deadline is January 24, 2014.

Resources: Saturday Enrichment Program Book

Two Spirit Days This Week: Thursday is Browns' Day and Friday is Parkside Blues Day
Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Parkside will have two spirit days this week.

Thursday will be Cleveland Browns' Spirit Day and students should wear Cleveland Browns' attire or orange and brown.

Friday is Parkside Spirit Day. Students should wear their Parkside spirit wear or blue and white!

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Math Apps & Links for Summer Practice

Use the link below to see many fun options for summer-time math learning and practice.

Summer Math Resources 2014

My Favorite Book - Summer Reading Report

Parkside students should complete a "My Favorite Book" report using the template below to share their reflections about the book they like the most this summer!

My Favorite Book - Parkside

School Supply Lists

Click on the link below to see the school supplies students in grades K-4 will need in the fall.

Parkside 2014-15 Supply Lists

Student Handbook

Please click on the link below to read the school handbook. Parent and student must sign off that they read the handbook when completing the eForms.

Parkside Handbook 2013-14

Day Care Transportation Form 2014-15

Please be sure to complete the Day Care Transport form and submit it to the Transportation Department if your child will be attending a before or after school day care program in Solon.

Day Care Transportation Form 2014-15