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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

Lunch changes for Parkside for January 30 & 31 due to cold days off
Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Please note the following changes to the elementary and Orchard lunch menu for the rest of the week due to cold days off school on Tuesday and Wednesday:

Hamburger or cheeseburger on
WG bun
Baked beans
Pineapple tidbits
Tomato juice
LF/FF milk
*Lewis – Domino’s pizza

Super Bowl Blast
Football shaped chicken nuggets
Elf grahams
Oven roasted potatoes
Green beans
Fruit sorbet
LF/FF milk
*Parkside – Domino’s pizza

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!

Parkside Students Honor Those Who Have Bravely Served Our Country During Veterans Day Assembly
Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Parkside students learned more about the significance of honoring those who have served our country and the importance of patriotism during a special Veterans Day assembly. Family members, friends and neighbors of Parkside students who have served in the military were honored during the program, making important connections for students. The John Carroll University ROTC Color Guard opened the program.

Got Milk? Solon students do for Halloween
Wednesday, October 30, 2013

The Solon Schools are joining in the Got Milk? Halloween celebration with the Peanuts gang. All Solon students in grades K-4 who choose milk of any kind on October 31 will receive a washable Peanuts character tattoo.

The promotions are aimed at helping educate students about the nutritional benefits of milk.

Additional Got Milk? milk mustache promotions will take place throughout November at Arthur Road, Lewis, Parkside, Roxbury and Orchard.

Resources: Fun, nutritional snack ideas using milk.

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News and Notes:

Summer Learning Opportunities

Please click on the link below to see a list of summer learning opportunities for students in grades K-8.

K-8 Summer Options

Saturday Enrichment Programming

Registration for Solon's popular Saturday Enrichment Programming is now open. Click on the link below to see this year's course offerings!

Saturday Enrichment Program Book

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

Supply List Grades 1-4

Please click on the link below to access the 2013-14 school supply list for Parkside students in grades 1 to 4.

Supply List Grades 1-4

Half-Day Kindergarten Supply List 2013-14

Please click on the link below to access the school supply list for half-day kindergarten students at Parkside.

Half-Day Kindergarten Supply List

Full-Day Kindergarten Supply List 2013-14

Please click on the link below to see the supply list for full-day kindergarten students at Parkside.

Full-Day Kindergarten Supply List

Day Care Transportation Form 2013-14

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 2013-14