State Assessment Schedule ReminderWednesday, 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 7Monday, 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 16Wednesday, 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 WeekThursday, 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.
Read MoreResources: COSI Certificate & Learning Links
Kindergarten Registration is March 2-3; Online Kindergarten Pre-Registration Site Now OpenThursday, 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.
Read MoreResources: Kindergarten Information Night Presentation
Additional Parent Volunteers Needed for COSI Day at Parkside on February 11Tuesday, 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!Resources: Click Here to Volunteer at COSI
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.
Warm Hands, Warm Hearts Collection Continues This WeekMonday, February 01, 2016
Thank you to all the students and families who have already brought in donations of hats and gloves for our Parkside Warm Hands, Warm Hearts Collection this month.
We will be continuing our collection through the end of this week. Any additional donations of hats, gloves and mittens would be appreciated!
Thank you for your support of this philanthropic project.
Parkside Spirit Day and All-School Photo is January 29!Tuesday, January 26, 2016
This Friday, January 29, is Parkside Spirit Day.
The panoramic picture for the yearbook will be taken on Friday, so please wear Parkside blues to show school spirit!