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Track & Field Day May 24

The annual Track & Field Day will be held on May 24. Third and fourth graders will participate from 8:45-11:15 a.m. and 5th/6th will begin at 1 p.m.  The new track is located north of the high school. Rain date is Thursday, May 26.

Step Up Day
Middle school students will participate in the annual “Step Up Day” on May 27.  Fourth grade students will step up to the middle school, spend some time in their 2011-12 classroom and board the bus from the middle school.  Parents of current fourth graders should look for a letter indicating specific details of the afternoon– including dismissal procedures.  Current fifth graders will step up to their sixth grade classroom and current sixth graders will have a brief orientation meeting with Mr. Herdliska and Mrs. Melchert.

MS Parent Information Meetings
Thank you to those of you who shared your time with us by participating in our Middle School Parent Information Meetings.  You time and input were greatly appreciated.  Please feel free to pass on any possible topics for next year’s meetings to Mr. Herdliska.

Food Service
In an effort to end the fiscal year with all meal accounts current, the Food Service Department is asking that parents and students be aware of the balance of their meal accounts. Please remit payment to Solon Schools Food Service.

Retirement Reception
Please join the Solon Community School District in celebrating the retirement of two of our teachers, Joette Meyer and Ginny Kunkel, who combined have taught 68 years here at Solon.  The community is welcome to come to a Meet and Greet at the Lakeview media center, Thursday, May 26, from 4-6 p.m. Cards are welcome.  Addresses of other Solon retirees who could not attend will be available for the community if you would like to wish them well in their retirements.

Dance Team uniform sales continue
Did you miss the May 6-7 sales and want a second chance? You’ve got it! Saturday, June 4 (City-wide Garage Sale Day), from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. at 725 Raymond Dr. in Solon, dance team members will be selling lots of items that are great for spirit days, Halloween and more! Contact Marjorie Lane with questions at 624-3401 ext. 1116 or mlane@solon.k12.ia.us.

Summer travel & our veterans
Summer is almost here!  Many of us will be traveling to many interesting and exciting places, taking in the sites and visiting friends and family!  In your travels, please remember that the Solon Community School District will be having a personal hygiene products drive for veterans when school resumes in the fall.  We will be collecting trial size soap, shampoo, conditioner, toothpaste, and similar types of items for the VA Medical Center in Iowa City.  Last year, the school collected over 1,000 items and we are hoping to collect even more for them this coming school year!  Thanks in advance for remembering our veterans!

Stone Academy to open for visitors
Stone Academy, the country school on Hwy. 1 just north of Solon, will soon be open for visitors. The country school was built in 1842 and served Solon students for 111 years before closing in 1953.  It is on the National Register of Historic Places and remains the property of the Solon Community School District.  Volunteers have recently made several improvements including fence repair, flower bed repair, new signage, outhouse clean up, and brush/tree clean up.  The dates and times are as follows:
May 29: 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
May 30: 1-3 p.m.
June 4: 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
June 18: 1-3 p.m.
July 4: 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Come visit an important part of our local and state history!  Mark your calendars now!  See you there!

Good luck
To the varsity boys and girls track members and coaches participating in the state track meet this week May 19-21.