Dear Solomon Family--

Good evening, everyone. This will be a shorter newsletter, because between the COVID quarantine emails and the Frozen musical postponements, I feel like I've already bombarded people with emails this weekend :( I am wishing everyone well.

A few bullet-points:

  • We did it! We reached our $20,000 school-wide goal for Walk Jog Roll-a-thon, with all proceeds going towards our playground improvements. We at Solomon are so grateful for everyone's contribution to making our community stronger. I am getting ready for the pies and water balloons on June 13. Thank you, Jamie Kaplan and our whole Friends of Solomon School PTO, for making this whole event happen.
  • McTeacher Night was a big hit as well--I don't have the final numbers yet, but I know it was over $1,000 in pies and tips, once again for our Friends of Solomon School PTO. Many thanks to Ms. Howsam for setting up this fun event.
  • We have one more restaurant giveback scheduled this year, June 1 at Lou Malnati's (see the flier below). Take a night off from cooking, enjoy some pizza, and support our Friends of Solomon School PTO.
  • The time and date of the re-scheduled Frozen Jr. musical for our community will be shared in the next few days. We are committed to giving our cast and crew the opportunity to show off their hard work.
  • If you received an invite for our Solomon Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast on Thursday, May 26, please RSVP no later than Tuesday evening.
  • Our last school tour of the year is scheduled for Friday, May 27, at 9:30am. If you know of anyone that would like to see us in action, please have them call the main office to RSVP a spot for the tour.
  • Construction starts on the ramp outside of Door #1 tomorrow (Monday, May 23). The only change for entry/exit procedures will be for Ms. Richard's 106AM class, who will now be dismissed from Door #3 at the regular time.
  • School supply kits through Teacher Tailored can now be purchased for the 2022-2023 school year through June 10. Kits will be delivered to homes by August 12, and a portion of the sales goes to our Friends of Solomon School PTO. Check out the picture below for more information on ordering; or, if you prefer the old fashioned method, you can find every general education homeroom's supply list here and then buy items individually.
  • Last, and importantly, our COVID infection rate is going up across the city, and we are seeing it at Solomon as well. Currently we have 3 staff and 2 students quarantined due to positive tests, and we have 31 students quarantined as unvaccinated close contacts. Please, if your child is ill, keep them at home until they are symptom free for 24 hours without the aid of medication. We are planning on holding all of our end of year events as scheduled, though we may need to be flexible if infection rates continue to climb.

In partnership,

Chris Gamble
Principal
Hannah G. Solomon Elementary School