Happenings at the Hive

September 29, 2023

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Important Dates:


29th - Homecoming Parade


6th - Final date of PTO discount card fundraiser sales

6th - October Birthday Sundaes

13th - End of 1st 9 weeks

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)

Homecoming Parade

Please join us tonight to walk in the 2023 Homecoming Parade. We will be lining up in the old Taft parking lot at 4:30. The parade will begin at 5:00. All students must be accompanied by an adult. We will walk from the old Taft parking lot to Eisenhower. Please wear Solon/Crown Point spirit wear or colors if you are able. Can't wait to see you there!
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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

Please look for information next week sent via ParentSquare to schedule Parent Teacher conferences. We look forward to the opportunity to meet with all of our families at the end of October.
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Red Ribbon Week - October 23rd-31st

Please check your child's folder for the order form below. Orders and payment are due by October 6th. More information about Red Ribbon Week will be forthcoming.
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Mrs. Baechle's 3rd Grade CKLA Culminating Activity

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PTO Corner

The discount card fundraiser has been extended to October 6th. Thank you to everyone who has sold discount cards thus far. We look forward to exceeding our sales in this last week of fundraising!
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The Apples for the Students Program through Strack & Van Til Food Market enables our school to earn items to enhance play and learning experiences for our students. To earn these FREE rewards we simply have to collect as many register receipts as possible from September 1, 2023, through March 31, 2024. Ask your friends, neighbors, coworkers, and relatives to shop at Strack & Van Til Food Market and save every receipt.

There is currently a box in the office at school. Please send the receipts to school with your child as often as possible. Our PTO will count the value of the register tapes collected and redeem them for great educational rewards that benefit our children.

Thank you in advance for your participation!

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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