Welcome to Solon Schools and the Solon Family

Congratulations to Solon students, staff and families on an excellent State of Ohio School Report Card. Solon Schools ranked #3 in the state and #1 in Northeast Ohio!

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

Warm Hands, Warm Hearts Collection Continues This Week
Monday, 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!

2016 Saturday Enrichment Program Features New Course Offerings
Monday, January 11, 2016

Registration for the Solon Schools’ 2016 Saturday Enrichment Program is now under way. This year’s program features all-new S.T.E.M.-focused classes for students in grades 3-6.

The classes include a wide range of engaging topics in robotics, engineering and programming. To see all course offerings, review the attached file.
Classes are held at Orchard Middle School from 8:30-10 a.m. for third and fourth graders and 10:30-noon for fifth and sixth grade students on the following Saturday mornings: January 30, February 6, 20 & 27. A 14-week computer coding class for fifth graders runs January 30-May 21.
All classes are taught by Solon High and Solon Middle School students under the supervision of Solon teachers.

The cost for the four-week classes is $40; the coding course is $80.

To register, email Pam Bulson at the Solon Board of Education at pambulson@solonboe.org. Please include the student’s name, grade, school, parent name and phone number, and the class requested.

The registration deadline is January 25. The course fee (cash or check made payable to the Solon Board of Education) must be paid prior to the start of classes.

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Resources: Saturday Enrichment Course Offerings for 2016

Parkside PTA Incentives and VIP Night Reminders
Monday, January 11, 2016

The bonus REWARDS CONTEST is January 11-15 until noon.

Collect BOX TOPS, LABELS FOR EDUCATION and TYSON A+ LABELS in a baggie labeled with your child’s teacher’s name and send it to school before Friday, January 15.

The class with the highest points collected in EACH grade will win a party!

Also, don't forget to sign up for additional incentives for education programs!

Giant Eagle Apples for the Students: (800) 474-4777 or www.gianteagle.com/my-account/my-school-programs/

Heinen’s Teaming up for Education: (855) 475-2300, ext. 2337 or www.heinensrewards.com This program requires an annual registration.

Target Take Charge of Education: (800) 316-6142 or www.target.com/tcoe

Follow the contest on the bulletin board outside the Parkside office!

Questions? Contact Lisa at lisaberkowitz17@gmail.com

VIP Night

VIP Night RSVP letters are due by Friday of this week to the main office!

Calling the Class of 2029! Kindergarten Information Night and Registration for 2016
Tuesday, January 05, 2016

Kindergarten registration for the Solon Schools is just around the corner. The district is launching a new online registration process this year. Parents and guardians will simply click on the registration icon on the Solon Schools’ home page and the interactive program will guide them through the process.

Information about Kindergarten in Solon will be shared at the 2016 Kindergarten Information Night program on Wednesday, February 17, at 7 p.m., in the Solon High School Auditorium. Information night is a welcome to all parents of incoming kindergarten students for the fall of 2016. The principals and guidance counselors from Lewis, Parkside and Roxbury elementary schools will provide an overview of the kindergarten program and the new online registration process.

Kindergarten in Solon is at Lewis, Parkside and Roxbury Elementary Schools. Both full- and half-day kindergarten will be offered. All schools will have full-day kindergarten, but decisions about which schools will have half-day sections and whether those sections will be in the morning or afternoon cannot be determined until after the kindergarten registration process is complete.

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Resources: 3 Steps to Kindergarten Info Sheet

Parkside Present Shop Is December 1-4
Monday, November 30, 2015

Parkside Present Shop 2015

It’s time for our present shop at Parkside Elementary School!

The PTA present shop will be held December 1-4. The optional PTA-sponsored event gives students the opportunity to purchase gifts for family and friends right here at our school. Gifts are all reasonably priced. Each class will be “shopping” during a selected day and time.

The attached schedule details the 25-minute time slots for each class. If your child will be participating, please send the amount of money you
would like your child to use while shopping in an envelope marked with the student’s name on his or her designated shopping day.

This is an exciting event and we need many volunteers to make this week run smoothly. We can always use additional volunteers. If there is
a day you would like to help, please contact Andrea Hill at
gregandandreahill@yahoo.com if you have questions or would like to be added to the volunteer list.

Resources: Parkside Present Shop Schedule

November PTA Meeting Is An Evening Meeting
Monday, November 16, 2015

Evening PTA Meeting This Week!

The November Parkside PTA meeting on Tuesday, November 17, will be an evening meeting at 7 p.m. The meeting will be in the cafeteria. Park in the rear of the building and enter the school through the back playground doors.

See you there!

Feature Archive

News and Notes:

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

Parkside Bus Routes - UPDATED

Please click on the link below to see the 2015-16 bus routes.

Parkside Bus Routes 2015-16 as of 8-24-15

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

School Supply Lists

Click on the link below for an easy reference of school supplies students will need to start the year in August.