Dear Parents and Community--

We are excited to welcome you for our annual Curriculum Night on Thursday, September 19, from 6-7:30pm. We will have a session for all families in the gymnasium from 6-6:25, and then classroom sessions from 6:30-7:30. This is a great chance to hear from your child's teacher(s) and team here at Solomon about the 2019-2020 school year. Translation services can be available as well.

Also this week, we have our first Friends of Solomon School-PTO meeting of the year on Wednesday, September 18, at 6pm in our library. On deck for this meeting is the election of officers and beginning planning on some of our upcoming events. We welcome everyone to attend!
J at School Program Registration
  • Registration for before- and after-school care (7-9am, 4-6pm) with J at School, our provider for the past two years, is now open. Click here for online registration.
  • Enrichment registration can be done here. This is the first week of iCook, Young Rembrandts, and Chess Scholars, and registration will close at the end of the week. Some programming may be cancelled if there is not sufficient enrollment, so sign up before it is too late!
Friends of Solomon School-Parent Teacher Organization Updates
Membership for our Friends of Solomon School Parent Teacher Organization (affectionately called FOSSPTO) is now open. Please see the attached form. We rely on parent leadership for our school to stay strong, and being a part of the organization is one way to contribute. The homeroom with the highest percentage of members will get an extra-special incentive!

Our first meeting of the year on Wednesday, September 18 at 6pm in our library. The year-long schedule will be shared by then. Attendance at the meetings is always welcomed but not required of our members.

News and Notes
  • Fee information: Our fees for this school year will remain the same as the past two years--$75 per student, and a reduced fee of $50 for each additional child. Fees support technology and text purchases, and timely payment of fees are helpful. Fees must be submitted to the homeroom teacher and not directly to the main office.

  • Fall sports sign-up for grades 5-8 is now available online, in addition to paper copies provided to the students by our Athletic Director, Mr. Martin. The available sports are Boys Soccer, Girls Volleyball, Co-Ed 16" softball, and Boys and Girls Cross Country. Applications are due online or to our main office by Friday, September 20. Meetings will start this week for those who signed up for Volleyball (Monday, 4pm) with Mr. Delgado and Cross Country (Tuesday, 4pm) with Ms. Huang.

  • The first Solomon Prospective Parent Tour is scheduled for Friday, October 4, at 9:30am. All tours except January 10, 2020, are on the first Friday of the month, and students will contribute by leading parts of the tour. Dates posted at solomon.cps.edu.

  • Similar to last year, if you would like to volunteer at Solomon this year, you must complete the district's volunteer application form, available here. If you applied and volunteered at Solomon last year, there is no additional action you need to take at this time--this is only for new volunteers and families new to Solomon.
Important Dates
The most up-to-date place where you can find important events at Solomon is our school website's homepage, solomon.cps.edu. Additionally, please be mindful of the following upcoming events:


September 18: Friends of Solomon PTO meeting (6pm, library)

September 19: Curriculum Night at Solomon (6pm, gym and then classrooms)

October 9: McTeacher's Night for Solomon at McDonald's (4:30-7:30, 3241 W. Peterson)
In case you missed it...
Our phenomenal community gardener, Mrs. Kirn, working with two students from 117 this past week..
Reading buddies started this week, with our 4th graders and Kindergarten students pairing up to build leadership and community between classrooms.
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In partnership,

Chris Gamble
Principal
Hannah G. Solomon Elementary