Welcome to Solon Schools and the Solon Family

Congratulations to Solon students, staff and community on earning the #1 state report card for 2015! Solon ranks #1 in achievement statewide and notched all A’s for student growth.

Contact Information for Parkside Office This Summer
Tuesday, June 07, 2016

Summer is construction and maintenance season in Solon. Several projects are already under way, including several at Parkside Elementary and Solon Middle School. The construction will impact the main entrances at both buildings this summer, as well as the Parkside office.

To reach the Parkside office staff, call (440) 349-7404, or use email. The staff, including Mrs. Sullen, will be working out of the SMS office this summer.

Visitors to Parkside and Solon Middle School will need to buzz at the north doors by the main parking lot at the middle school (facing the community park). The Parkside office will reopen on August 9.

Thank you for support as we continue these necessary upgrades to our buildings.

Parkside's First-Ever Field Day
Wednesday, June 01, 2016

June 2 is the last day of school and our first-ever Parkside Field Day! The weather forecast is calling for hot temperatures, so parents are encouraged to have students bring a water bottle and apply sunscreen prior to coming to school.

The day will feature indoor and outdoor events, such as obstacle courses, relay races and many of the students’ favorite PE games! Sessions are 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. for second and third grade and 11:45 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. for kindergarten and first graders. Volunteers should park in the lot closest to the baseball fields in the community park, enter through the front door by the main office and sign in to obtain a volunteer tag.

The PTA is providing lunch for all students.

State Assessment Schedule Reminder
Wednesday, April 06, 2016

Parkside students will be taking the 2016 state assessments later this month. The assessment schedule is posted below. This schedule includes the dates for all state assessments aligned to the learning standards in the core content areas of English/Language Arts, Math, Science and Social Studies.

Solon students are again taking the paper and pencil versions of these tests this year. The testing window allowed by the state is short, so it is important for your child to be in school on these days. Students take the assessments early in the day.

Please be sure your child gets a good night’s sleep and a healthy breakfast prior to each assessment. Thank you for your continued support.

2016 Ohio Assessment Schedule Grades 3-6

English/Language Arts 3rd, 4th, 5th & 6th grade – April 19 & 20
Social Studies 4th grade – April 26 & 27
Science 5th grade – April 26 & 27
Social Studies 6th grade – April 26 & 27
Math 3rd, 4th, 5th & 6th grade – May 3 & 4

Fourth Grade Parent Orientation to Orchard is April 7
Monday, April 04, 2016

Reminder: Fourth Grade Parent Orientation to Orchard & Input Form

The parent orientation program to Orchard for current fourth grade families is this Thursday, April 7, at 7 p.m. in the Orchard band room. This program is geared for adults. Students will participate in a separate orientation program later this spring.

Additionally, please find attached a link to the Parent Input for Placement form for 2016-17. This form provides an opportunity for parents/guardians to share information that will help the Orchard staff make the best placement decisions for students. The information parents share will be used to help make team and teacher placement selections. No requests for specific teams or teachers will be considered. No requests for placement with specific peers or friends will be considered. Forms must be submitted by May 1, 2016.

Link to Orchard Placement Input Form:


We are looking forward to meeting our new Orchard families on Thursday!

Resources: Click Here for Orchard 5th Grade Placement Form

Parkside Art Show and Book Fair Are March 16
Wednesday, March 16, 2016

The annual Parkside Art Show is tonight from 6 to 8 p.m. Student artwork will be posted throughout the school.

While at the Art Show, families are welcome to stop by the Scholastic Book Fair as well. To add some music to the evening, the concert will begin at 7 p.m.

We are looking forward to seeing you tonight at Parkside!

Parkside Updates: New February Meeting Date, COSI Certificate and Jump Rope/Hoops for Heart Next Week
Thursday, February 18, 2016

The February PTA meeting has been rescheduled for this Tuesday, February 23, at 9:15 a.m. in the cafeteria. We hope to see you there!

COSI was a great success and the students had a fun and engaged day of learning. Please be sure to look for the attached COSI certificate with learning links and a discount coupon for a future visit.

Jump Rope/Hoops for Heart to benefit the American Heart Association and raise awareness is February 22-26. Students will be participating during their physical education classes.

We kicked off our Jump Rope/Hoops for Heart program in P.E last week and the event continues next week. Since your child will likely talk about the Lifesaver puppies, we wanted to provide information about the puppies for you. Each puppy teaches a new way for students to protect their hearts and avoid risk factors for heart disease and stroke. Students can earn all 6!

By raising $5, your child will receive a Super Pup at school when they turn in their envelope. If a donation is made online, students also receive a second puppy, Ninja Star. Any student who reaches $85 in online donations receives a Martia N. Mutley.

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Resources: COSI Certificate & Learning Links

Kindergarten Registration is March 2-3; Online Kindergarten Pre-Registration Site Now Open
Thursday, February 18, 2016

Solon's kindergarten registration for 2016 is Wednesday, March 2, for students with last names beginning A-L and Thursday, March 3, for students with last names beginning M-Z from 8–11:30 a.m. in the Arthur Road Elementary School Cafeteria. Registration for kindergarten at Lewis, Parkside and Roxbury is conducted centrally in the Arthur Road Elementary School cafeteria.

Parents must complete the online pre-registration process prior to coming to registration in March. To access the online pre-registration site, click on Registration Info under Quick Links at the left of the home page.

On March 2 and 3, parents must bring the specified documents outlined during the online process. Additionally, at registration, parents will schedule kindergarten screening appointments for Wednesday, March 16. Screening is an opportunity for students to see their new school and meet and work with a kindergarten teacher.

Kindergarten enrollment numbers are a key data point for appropriate planning and staffing next year, so it is critical that parents register their students for kindergarten during the March registration dates.

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Resources: Kindergarten Information Night Presentation

Additional Parent Volunteers Needed for COSI Day at Parkside on February 11
Tuesday, February 02, 2016

COSI on Wheels is coming Parkside next Thursday, February 11. We still need volunteers for this hand-on science-based learning experience with the students. To make the experience successful, volunteers will help at the learning stations related to the program theme, “The Incredible Human Machine.” This is an easy and fun volunteer opportunity, and the students always enjoy the day!

Volunteers are needed for morning and afternoon sessions, or you may choose to help all day.

To see the available time slots and volunteer, click on the link to the Sign Up Genius online form below.

Resources: Click Here to Volunteer at COSI

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Parkside Supply Lists Grades 1-4

Click on the link below to view the Parkside supply lists for 2016-17. Online ordering is no longer available.

Parkside Grades 1-4 Supply Lists 2016

Kindergarten Supply Lists

Welcome new kindergarten students and families! Click on the link below to see the school supply list for fall 2016.

Parkside Kindergarten School Supplies

Summer Learning Opportunities

Please click on the link below to view summer learning opportunities for students in grades K-8.

Summer Opportunities Elementary 2016

Kindergarten Info Program

Solon's K-4 guidance team provides an overview of the kindergarten program.

Kindergarten Information Night Presentation

Peanut Free Snacks

The attached list provides options for tree nut and peanut free snacks that are also vegan options. Thank you for supporting the needs of all our students.

Nut Free & Vegan Snack List

Student Handbook

Please click on the link below to read the Parkside Family Handbook.

Parkside Handbook 2015-16.pdf

Day Care Transportation Form

Please click on the link below to access this year's Day Care Transportation Request Form. This form must be completed and returned to the Transportation Department if you are requesting bus transportation for before- or after-school day care.

2015-16 Day Care Transportation Request