The following is the fourth edition of the 2016-2017 Solomon PTO: In the Know. Keeping the Solomon community informed one newsletter at a time.

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Solomon PTO: In the Know

School News for the week of November 28, 2016

This Week at Solomon....

There is a lot of helpful information included here, please take a minute to read through all of the important dates and things going on! Be sure to mark your calendars now with all that is going on! We are always here to help if you have ANY questions! Have a great week!!!


NEW THIS YEAR: We have set up an online volunteer form
to help stay organized! We can not run the Holiday Shop without adult family members so please take a minute to fill out the form - please let us know if you have any questions! Come all day or a few hours, every bit helps!

To sign up to volunteer, simply go to:

Paper forms will also be going home with students this week. (NOTE: Young siblings welcome with adult volunteers).

1. NEW THIS YEAR PTO Members get a SNEAK PEAK! Preview the items from Fun Events ahead of time by going to:

2. NEW THIS YEAR: There is an online shopping option! Go to the same website (5259260.holidaytreasuresgiftshop.comAFTER our shop has closed to place an order that will be shipped to the school by December 19th. 


We will be hosting our 3rd annual FIVE Below Give Back! New this year, it will last the ENTIRE month of December and apply to ANY Five Below Store! Simply present the attached flyer and 10% will go back to Solomon!

Five Below is perfect for stocking stuffers or small gifts, so remember to bring your flyer and spread the word!

DRAMA IS ON!!!! And it's not too late to join the fun!
Attention: 3rd-8th graders:
A flier went home to all students in grades 3-8 about our after-school drama program, which will start January 10. If you are interested, please see the attached flier and return the completed form to your child's homeroom teacher. This year, the musical is "The Trials of Alice in Wonderland", with a final performance on March 4. Please contact the school or the director, Kristen Williams Smith (parent of Mickey, 2nd grade) at

Auditions (everyone will be cast!) Will be held after school on Thursday, December 15 and there will be a read through on Thursday, December 22. 



Mon, November 28

Sign up begins for Holiday Shop volunteers

Tues, November 29, 7p

Soiree Committee Meeting

December 1-31

Five Below Give Back

Mon, December 5

Box Top Collection Day

Tues, Dec 6 & Wed, Dec 7

Holiday Shop

Thurs, December 15

3rd-5th grade Drama Auditions after school

Fri, December 16

Oberweis Give Back

Wed, December 21, 9:15a

PTO Meeting

January 13

Art to Remember Final Late Orders (online or paper) due

The planning committee for the 2017 Soiree will be meeting Tuesday at 7pm. Look for date and venue information soon after!

Thanks to all who ate at Candlelite and spread the word - we earned $225 from our give back! Every penny counts!

 Box Top collection day is coming up - Monday, December 5th! Be sure to collect and send them in to earn a no uniform day for the kids and money for the school!

Our next PTO Meeting will be held on Wednesday, December 21st at 9:15am in the cafeteria. Hope to see you there!
Our next Restaurant Give Back has been approved and is scheduled for all day Friday, December 16. This is the same day as our Winter Concert - what better way to celebrate a great performance than ice cream with friends! Stay tuned for final details once we receive them, bur mark your calendars for now! Remember, flyer must physically be presented in order to qualify for the fundraiser, so be sure to print them out and send them around! Click HERE for the flyer. 

Our orders are scheduled to arrive next week. Great news!!! Late orders WILL be accepted! Final date to order online or turn in a paper form with check/cash is January 13th. Items will be shipped mid-February. (Online ordering is open - if you need your code please just let us know, we can get that to you no problem!)
Questions? Please contact us at!
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Solomon Elementary
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Chicago, IL 60659

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