Happenings at the Hive

October 13, 2023

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Important Dates:


16th-20th - Fall Break, no school

25th - Mentor/Son Night at Sparta Dome - 5:30 P.M. - 8:00 P.M.

26th - K-5 parent/teacher conferences

E-learning for elementary students only

26th - PTO Dine to Donate at Panda Express (online orders only)

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Important K-2 Dismissal Reminders

A few dismissal reminders for K-2 students (and siblings):

  • If your child has a change in transportation, you must notify the office of the change of plans or he/she will be sent home his/her usual way.
  • Please make sure you have a sign indicating the last names/grade levels of all children riding in your vehicle.
  • Please stay in your vehicles at all times.
  • Students who are meeting parents at the Solon sign should be true walkers. This means you are walking from Solon to your house. If you are arriving to school or the neighborhood around school in a car, you must enter the car line. Adults should not park on Wells Street or Pettibone Street to walk up to get K-2 students. If you need to make a change to your child's dismissal routine because of this, please contact his/her teacher to indicate you will be using the car rider line moving forward.

Thank you for helping us make dismissal safe and efficient each day.

Semester Grades

Last year, our elementary schools joined our middle and high schools in reporting grades at the end of each semester. Previously, elementary report cards were finalized each nine weeks. We have shifted to reporting at the end of each semester so that students have a longer time to demonstrate what they know and can do. Our focus is on mastery learning and supporting a growth mindset in our learners.

The end of the first 9 weeks is Friday, October 13, 2023. While parents are always able to view students’ progress in our Buzz Learning Management System, this checkpoint at the end of the 9 weeks is a great time to check in on how your child is doing. There will still be plenty of time to ask for help if needed, complete work, and bring grades up before the end of the semester when grades are finalized. If you have not yet verified your email address in Buzz, this is an important step to ensure that you are receiving all relevant alerts and information about your child’s progress. Instructions for accessing Buzz are linked here.

Please reach out to your child’s classroom teacher should you have any questions about their progress or to learn more about how you can partner with us to support your child’s academic development.

We look forward to welcoming you to Parent Teacher Conferences in late October. During Parent Teacher Conferences, we encourage a collaborative dialogue that highlights how your student is transitioning throughout the first semester. We look forward to addressing questions parents/caregivers have, sharing relevant information (engagement, strengths, NWEA, classwork, socialization, areas for growth), and establishing on-going means for communication.

Parent Teacher Conferences

Thank you to everyone who has signed up for Parent Teacher Conferences. If you have not done so, please look for the sign up information that was sent by your child's teacher last week. We are looking forward to meeting with all of you at the end of October.
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Thank you!

Thank you for donating to this week's food drive. It looks like the Stingers have high hopes for the Bears this weekend!
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CKLA in 2nd Grade

Second graders learned that Diwali, the Festival of Lights, begins when the moon is in the New Moon phase because the sky is dark, so they light candles.

CKLA in 5th Grade

PTO Corner

Thank you and Congratulations!

Thank you to everyone who sold discount cards. We appreciate your support of Solon's PTO!

Our top 4 sellers who will get to silly string Mrs. Merrill and Ms. Pociask are:

Bennett B. (Kindergarten)

Reese K.(4th grade)

Elizabeth C. (2nd grade)

Joshua S. (2nd grade)

DMI Fundraiser

DMI fundraiser packets will be coming home today. This fundraiser will last through October 30th. If you have any questions, please reach out to solonrobinsonpto@gmail.com

Thank you for supporting our students, teachers, and school!

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Solon Robinson Elementary School

Barb Merrill, Principal ext. 17001

Melanie Pociask, Assistant Principal ext. 17103

Lisa Hovanec, Treasurer ext. 17000

Tina Rosenbaum, Secretary ext. 17002

Chrissy McNeil, Nurse ext. 17081