Dear Solomon Family--

I want to congratulate our Class of 2022 and their families for the successful graduation from Solomon Elementary. We celebrated our graduation last Friday, and we have a picture below to share the joy with everyone in our community. We at Solomon are so proud of the perseverance and teamwork this group of 8th graders demonstrated. They will be taking their talents to Mather, Northside College Prep, Whitney Young, Lane Tech, Amundsen, Taft, Von Steuben, Senn, Chicago High School for the Arts, CICS Northtown, Lincoln Park, Notre Dame College Prep, Niles North, Mundelein, Sullivan, and Vaughn Occupational.

Tomorrow will be a Field Day for our students, going outside to participate in some activities, including their school-wide incentive for meeting our Walk Jog Roll-a-thon goal. Please make sure they bring a water bottle and put some sunscreen on in the morning!

In other end-of-the-year notes:

  • I am excited to announce that we will be working with the YMCA for our before and after school programming next year. The YMCA will be hosting before school programming at Solomon from 7-9am daily, and we are looking for community input on what our after school programming should look like. As I've told some families, our after school childcare programming attracted only a small number of families, so it is not a guarantee that we will be able to offer 5 days a week programming after school.

  • That said, we need your help! To request registration for before school childcare at Solomon and/or to tell the YMCA what you need for after school childcare in the 2022-2023 school year, please click here. As soon as we have sufficient responses, I will work with the YMCA to find the best solution for our school and our families.

  • We do plan on offering some free before and after school programming through our OST program several days a week, as we have the past several years. That will likely start in October 2022.

  • Calling all campers! Solomon Summer Camp is open for registration! We are hosting 12 days of programming for campers (current grades of K-3) and camp counselors (grades 5-7) this summer. This programming is free, and if you are looking for enrichment activities for your child this summer, I encourage to see if this option works for you. Registration will be capped at 10 campers and 2 camp counselors per grade level. Please see our fliers below for more information and to sign up for this summer programming with Solomon staff. Registration closes June 14.

  • We have one more Tot Time for prospective Pre-K parents (room 108 with Ms. Coppa) on Monday, June 14, at 2pm.

  • Construction crews were paving this weekend, but as of this moment, Door #1 continues to be closed until further notice due to demolition and reconstruction of the concrete area leading up to the main entrance. Rooms 107 (1st grade) and 108 (Pre-K): All entry and dismissal will happen through Door #3 (next to the basketball courts) through the end of the school year. If you need to enter the building, you will be directed to go to Door #5 (on Granville); if security or office staff is not available to greet you there, please call our main office at 773-534-5226 for assistance. Thanks for your flexibility!

  • Our summer main office schedule will begin on Friday, June 17. Please click here for information on when our main office will be open to the public over the summer, as well as registration of new students.

  • If your child will not be returning to Solomon for the 2022-2023 school year, please let us know in the main office (773-534-5226 or email by Tuesday, June 14, so that we can prepare documents for you prior to the start of our summer business hours. Documents will be prepared for family pick-up on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday this week during normal business hours (9am-4pm).

  • Please click here for our most recent letter to the Solomon community regarding a positive COVID exposure. We have only two more days of school for students in this school year, but please keep your child home if they are ill to help us prevent the spread of COVID-19.

In partnership,

Chris Gamble
Hannah G. Solomon Elementary School