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!

Kudos to Parkside on its A+ grade in the new 2015 K-12 Best Schools Niche Rankings!

Transition Enrollment Open Houses at Lewis, Parkside and Roxbury on January 22
Wednesday, January 21, 2015

This is a reminder for families who live in new elementary attendance zones for 2015-16 that Lewis, Parkside and Roxbury Elementary Schools will all be open for families to visit on Thursday, January 22, from 6 to 7 p.m.

The open houses are not structured events. They are just the first opportunity for parents and students to get a look at their potential new school.

More formal orientation and new family welcome programs will be scheduled once final transitional enrollment decisions are made for all students. Information about those events will be communicated to families in late spring.

Letters were sent via email and US Mail to all families who live in new attendance zones with a link to the Transition Enrollment Request Form for each child. Thank you for completing the application. The deadline is February 6.

If you did not receive an email or hard copy letter and you believe you live in a new attendance zone, please contact us at tstrom@solonboe.org. A high-resolution version of the new K-4 attendance zone is posted on the Solon Schools’ home page under News & Notes.

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Kindergarten Registration 2015: Calling the Class of 2028
Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Kindergarten registration for the Solon Schools is just around the corner. The first step in the process is a Kindergarten Information Night program on Wednesday, February 18, at 7 p.m., in the Solon High School Auditorium. The information night program is a welcome to all parents of incoming kindergarten students for the fall of 2015. The principals and guidance counselors from Lewis, Parkside and Roxbury elementary schools will provide an overview of the kindergarten program and the registration process. Registration packets will be distributed during this program as well.

With the new redistricting process under way, Solon will have kindergarten in Lewis, Parkside and Roxbury only beginning this fall. Both full- and half-day kindergarten will be offered. However, it is not yet known which schools will have half-day sections and whether those sections will be in the morning or afternoon.

Kindergarten registration takes place Wednesday, March 4, for students with last names beginning A-L and Thursday, March 5, for students with last names beginning M-Z from 8–11:30 a.m. in the Arthur Road Elementary School Cafeteria.

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Resources: 3 Steps to Kindergarten Info Sheet

Yearbook Photos Needed - Deadline is January 14
Monday, January 05, 2015

The Parkside yearbook is being produced digitally this year and the yearbook committee needs your help in submitting photos online.

The deadline for submitting photos is Wednesday, January 14.

The committee needs photos from the following Parkside events:

Meet the Teacher and First Day/Bus Stop – Photos of the first day of school, students' visits the day before school started to meet their new teacher, and bus stop pictures of groups of Parkside students.

Calling All Siblings! - Please provide ONE picture of your children who attend Parkside.

Outside Activity - Photos of Parkside students participating in an outside/extracurricular activity such as sports, dance, plays, music, etc. The goal is to showcase students' special talents, not playdates, events or parties. Group photos that include other Parkside students are helpful so the committee is able to include as many students as possible. Please submit ONE photo only.

The committee only includes one picture of each student on a page and cannot guarantee that pictures will be used. Only photos submitted by the January 14 deadline will be considered.

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Resources: Submit Parkside Yearbook Photos Here

First Grade VIP Breakfast
Monday, January 05, 2015

Parkside’s First Grade “VIP” Breakfast is Wednesday, January 7, from 7:15-7:45 a.m. in the Parkside cafeteria. This is a great time to bring that one special “Very Important Person” to school to enjoy donuts and juice.

Please park in the rear lot and use the back entrance of the school.

As a community service project, we will be collecting school supplies for foster children at Beechbrook School during the breakfast. Pencils, pens, spiral notebooks, notebook paper and folders are all appreciated.

If you have questions, please contact Jennifer Schusterman (j227s1@aol.com) or Noreen Nasca (nasca5@me.com).

This event is sponsored by Parkside PTA.

More Gingerbread Pictures
Wednesday, December 17, 2014


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Gingerbread Houses
Wednesday, December 17, 2014

We finished our economics unit today with making our gingerbread houses. The kids did a fantastic job while learning about needs and wants. Thank you to all the parents for contributing to this wonderful project!!

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Registration Is Now Open for Saturday Enrichment Program For Students in Grades 1-6
Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Registration is under way for the Solon Schools’ Saturday Enrichment Program classes. More than 35 classes are being offered this year for students in first through sixth grade.

The classes include a wide range of engaging topics such as arts and crafts, cooking, culture, languages, sciences, musical theater, cheerleading, music and much more. To see the complete 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 7, 14, 21 & 28 and March 7 & 14.

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 pambulson@solonboe.org or (440) 349-7306. To register via email to Pam Bulson, please include student name, grade, school, parent name, phone number and class requested. Parents may also register in person on Saturday, January 10 from 8-11 a.m.

The registration deadline is January 23, 2015.

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Resources: Course Catalog - 2015 Saturday Enrichment Program

Information for Parents on New Assessments and Testing Schedule for 2015
Monday, December 08, 2014

With new Ohio academic standards in place and next generation testing requirements on the horizon for second semester, we wanted to provide you with a schedule of revised testing dates so you can plan accordingly. Please be sure to use this schedule as a guide when making travel plans or scheduling appointments during the school day. Please note that this schedule is different from the original schedule published in the district calendar. Although the Ohio Department of Education and state legislature are still considering changes to the requirements, we are moving forward with this schedule. If anything specific changes related to the testing schedule, we will communicate those changes to you right away.

The testing schedule is for the new state assessments that align to the learning standards in the core content areas of English/Language Arts, Math, Science and Social Studies.

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Resources: New 2015 3rd and 4th Grade Assessment Schedule

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News and Notes:

Kindergarten 2015

Kindergarten Info Night is 2/19 and Registration is 3/4 and 3/5!

3 Steps to Kindergarten Info Sheet

Chess Club

Parents must complete the attached permission slip in advance for their child to attend the Parkside Chess Club at 7 a.m. on Tuesday mornings. Chess Club begins September 23.

Parkside Chess Club Permission Slip

2014-15 Bus Schedule

Click on the link below to see this year's Parkside bus routes. Please check back for updates through the start of school.

Parkside Bus Routes - Updated 8-20 pm

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