Happenings at the Hive

September 9, 2022

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Please note that our newsletter schedule will deviate from the typical 1st and 3rd Fridays. Beginning today, you will receive a biweekly edition of Happenings at the Hive.

Important Dates:


14th - Mum Fundraiser pick-up 4:00-6:00 P.M.

16th - CPHS Homecoming

21st - Distance Learning Day; staff professional development

22nd - Spell Bowl tryouts


7th - PTO Popcorn Friday

17th - 21st- Fall Break, no school

27th - Distance Learning Day; parent conferences

September 11th

This weekend is the 21st anniversary of the attacks on the World Trade Center, the Pentagon, and flight 93 which crashed in Pennsylvania. Thousands of Americans lost their lives in this tragedy and in the rescue and recovery efforts after the attacks. It is important that we recall and remember these events and honor those who we lost that day. But, I also want to urge you to think about and learn from the lessons we can gain from this day.

Soon after these events, people around our country and around the world showed their compassion and kindness for each other by helping save lives and supporting the families who were hurt by these events. Firefighters, police officers, and other first responders especially showed great courage in risking their own lives to save others. Americans put aside their differences by coming together and showing the power of patriotism by reaching deep into their hearts and finding the strength to help their neighbor no matter their religion, the color of their skin, or how much money they had. None of that mattered.

We must show each other kindness and compassion. We must have the courage to do the right thing – even when it may not be easy. We have to put aside differences and treat one another with respect.

I hope you will keep these thoughts in your mind not only today, but every day. Thank you for taking the time to think about these events, the lessons we can learn from them, and for honoring those who lost their lives. Treat each other with kindness, love, and respect.

E-Learning Day - September 21st

Don't forget that on September 21st, all CPCSC students will have an e-learning day. Parents can find information about student learning, attendance, and more by clicking on the button below.

On September 21st, CPCSC staff will be participating in a safety exercise called 'reunification' - an important component of our district’s safety plan. If an incident at one of our buildings should require an evacuation, we will use the Standard Reunification Method to reconnect parents with their children in an organized and secure manner. CPCSC uses the process from The “I Love U Guys” Foundation which provides resources for more than 30,000 schools, organizations, and communities around the world.

You may see some of our local first responders at the high school as our team practices the reunification process on September 21st. We’re grateful for their partnership as we continue to provide safe schools for all of our students. You can learn more about reunification on the “I Love you Guys” Foundation website.

Employability Skills Survey

We want to thank our parents/guardians for being valued partners as we work together to educate our students.

While many people often think of student success in relation to grades or test scores, it is also important to consider the social and emotional growth of our students. Starting September 19th-Sept 26th , we will ask students in grades 3-12 for their feedback via a 20-30 minute online survey completed at school. The survey will ask students to reflect on their self-efficacy, emotional regulation, social awareness, and supportive relationships. The results from the survey support our ability to address individual and school-identified needs.

We have previously administered this survey as part of our Ready To Learn student services work. The data was used to implement positive behavior interventions and improve school culture and climate. We look forward to using new data from this school year to identify and align services for students.

If you have any questions about the survey or do not want your child to participate, please contact your school’s main office before September 19th. Students who opt out of the survey will still be able to participate in programs or services created as a result of the data.


CPCSC Office of Curriculum and Instruction

Indiana Employability Skills and Competencies

Copy of Student Competency and Well-Being Survey

Spell Bowl

CALLING ALL 4th and 5th Grade Students! Are you interested in becoming a member of Solon Robinson’s 2022 Spell Bowl Team? This spelling competition is different from the old “Spelling Bees." Our team will compete against other local schools in November. Tryouts are scheduled for Thursday, September 22nd in Mrs. Corsey's classroom (room 11) from 4:00-4:20 pm. The tryout test will consist of 50 words chosen from the first page of the word list. The top 10 students who spell the most words correctly will make the team. The digital word list can be found at:


PTO News

  • Thank you to PTO for the FANTASTIC Back to School Bash at Bulldog Park on Wednesday. There was much fun had by all! Thanks to all of the families who were able to join us to celebrate the kickoff of another great school year!
  • Solon Robinson's PTO is looking for a volunteer to fill one open board position (Vice President: Volunteer Coordinator). If you are interested in serving in this capacity, please reach out to one of the board members or email solonrobinsonpto@gmail.com
  • Mums from the fall fundraiser will be ready for pick up on September 14th from 4:00-6:00 P.M. in the circle drive at the front of the school. If you are interested in volunteering to assist with unloading/organizing mums on the morning of Sept. 14th or helping with pick up that evening, please contact solonrobinsonpto@gmail.com
  • PTO is looking for volunteers to assist with popping and delivering popcorn to classrooms once a month. Popcorn Day will typically be held the first Friday of the month, beginning in October. Please reach out to PTO if you are interested in helping.
  • The next PTO meeting will be held in the Media Center and via Zoom at 4:00 on October 12th. We hope to see you there!
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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