Dear Solomon Family--

Big changes are coming to how we communicate with our parents and community, and I am excited to give the details at our Curriculum Night this Tuesday night (September 20, 6-7:30pm). We will start as a whole community in the gym from 6:00-6:25 before transitioning to your child's classroom(s). 

For a schedule of the evening, please click here.

This is an opportunity to hear from your child's teacher(s) about what you can expect this year and how you can contribute to a successful year. Student attendance is discouraged, but if childcare issues keep you from coming, please bring your child--we just want our parents and guardians there! We look forward to starting our year with a strong foundation of communication with our families, and we hope to see you at Solomon on Tuesday night!

As a reminder, there is no school on Friday due to the district-wide staff professional development day.

In partnership,

Chris Gamble


Hannah G. Solomon Elementary School

News and Notes

Congrats to Coach Tamborino and our 7/8 Girls Volleyball team, taking 2 of 3 sets from Thorp Elementary in their opening match. The 5/6 Girls Volleyball team, led by Coach Mulholland, have their first match next week. Go Cougars!

The sign-up period is now open for our Fall Session of Solomon After-School Programming (which the district calls "OST Programming"). The Fall Session runs from October 3 to December 16, and we have a variety of arts, athletics, academic, and social-emotional enrichment programming, all led by Solomon staff. And it is free!

Please review the programming options here. When you are ready, please complete this form to sign up for programming. Your enrollment will be confirmed in an email either this week.

We have the first draft of our year-long community calendar available here--LSC meetings, Friends of

Solomon School Parent Teacher Organization meetings, Walk Jog Roll-a-thon, and much more! We will be adding to the calendar as we go, but please check it out and save the dates on your calendars!

Friends of Solomon School Parent Teacher Organization (FOSS PTO)

We are looking for you to join the Friends of Solomon School PTO! By returning this document to the main office, we will add you to our email list and keep you updated on all of the great Solomon community events. First up for this year, a new Solomon event, join us from 4-8pm on October 28 for the Solomon Fall Festival! We will have a table set up at our Curriculum Night on Tuesday, and we hope to see you there!

Art to Remember is back at Solomon in 2022! Students will receive their materials this week, and we will be collecting artwork from students by September 27 so that orders can be delivered to families before the holidays. Did you know that if you have a child that does not attend Solomon, they can submit artwork to our main office as well. For questions about Art to Remember, please reach out to Joyce Baca at 

Health Protocol Reminders

  • Close contacts will not be excluded from school. 

  • Only those with a documented COVID positive test will be quarantined for 5 days.

  • When there is a positive case, everyone in the homeroom will be considered a close contact (due to eating together). This will mean that everyone in the homeroom, vaccinated or not, will need to mask for 10 days.

  • Email is the only way we communicate positive tests, quarantines, or mandatory masking. So check your email regularly for updates from me or your child's teacher(s).

  • Wearing a mask is still advisable, as is getting that vaccination.

  • If you are sick, COVID symptoms or not, please stay home.

  • Students who are quarantined are eligible for remote learning until they return.

  • Things can change, so keep an eye out for district updates.

Important Solomon Links

  • Information on how to sign up for YMCA before-school care and register interest in after-school programming.

  • All sports schedules for grades 5-12 in Chicago Public Schools, including Solomon, can be found at

  • To register as a Level 2 Volunteer at Solomon, which is a district requirement, please click here to complete the volunteer application.

  • Transportation reimbursement for eligible families: English and Spanish.

  • Solomon spirit wear purchases can be made through our partner, Squadlocker..
Solomon Calendar

All Solomon community events can be found on our school Google Calendar, linked at the Solomon website, You can also view our year-long calendar of community events here.

A few of the important upcoming dates:

Tuesday, September 20: Solomon Curriculum Night (6pm, in-person)

Friday, September 23: Professional Development Day (no school for students)

Wednesday, October 5: Friends of Solomon School PTO meeting, 6pm (lobby and virtual)

In case you missed it...

Congratulations on the Week 1 victory--looking great in the new Solomon unis!