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Archive - May 14, 2012

Date

Upcoming Dates

Thursday, May 17: Early dismissal, 1 p.m. for district in-service.
Friday, May 18: Seniors’ last day.
Sunday, May 20: Commencement exercises, HS gymnasium, 2 p.m.
Monday, May 28: Memorial Day Holiday.
Tuesday, May 29: Last student day, 11:30 a.m. dismissal.
Wednesday, May 30: Teacher work day.
Please check out the school’s online calendar for many other upcoming events and schedules.

Old Gold Menu

Wednesday, May 16:
Meatloaf, baked half potato w/sour cream, winter veggie mix, apricot halves, fudge oatmeal bar.

Thursday, May 17:
Stuffed chicken breast w/gravy, mashed potatoes, spinach au gratin, citrus gelatin salad, frosted banana bar. BINGO.

Friday, May 18:
LS scalloped chicken, Malibu veggie mix, spinach Mandarin salad w/assorted dressings, strawberries w/shipped topping. Cards.

Monday, May 21:
LS beef stew, cornbread, Brussels sprouts, peach salad, ice cream cup.

Tuesday, May 22:

Raising funds for the first Solon Habitat for Humanity house

SOLON– Solon Habitat for Humanity is now selling “Best of Country Cookies Recipe Book” for only $10. Available at local Solon churches.
Also for sale are Habitat T-shirts from adult small to XXL. Contact Tawnia Kakacek at 319-624-3163 to order, or for more information.

Library foundation to elect officers

SOLON– The Solon Public Library Foundation will be electing officers at a meeting Thursday, May 17, at 7 p.m. at the Solon Public Library.

Movie Clips

“The Vow” (2012, PG13, Drama/Romance) A car accident puts Paige (Rachel McAdams) in a coma, and when she wakes up with severe memory loss, her husband Leo (Channing Tatum) works to win her heart again.
“Little Manhattan” (2005, PG, Family/Romance/Comedy) Two 11-year-olds find love in New York City. One of the kids is played by Josh Hutcherson (a.k.a. Peeta Mellark from “The Hunger Games”).

Last early out activity tomorrow

The final early out activity for this school year will be a balloon rocket craft on Thursday, May 17, from 1 until 2 p.m. for all Solon students. No registration is required. Elementary age students participating need to be picked up by their parent or caregiver at 2 p.m.

Senior meal and a movie Friday

Stone Academy to host open house events

SOLON– The Stone Academy, a country school located on Highway 1 just north of Solon, will host open house events as follows:
• Memorial Day weekend: May 27 from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m.;
• Fourth of July from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.;
• Beef Days weekend: July 21 from noon until 2 p.m.
The country school was built in 1842 and served Solon students for 111 years before closing in 1953. It is on the National Register of Historic Places and remains the property of the Solon Community School District.

Calendar conundrum

SOLON– For one Solon family, the committee responsible for setting Solon’s academic schedule has graced them with a difficult decision.
Though Lisa and Jeff Kaefring were forced to pick between attending the May 20 graduations of their son Adam– honors student and speaker for Mount Mercy University’s 2012 commencement exercises– and their daughter Hillary, who will walk across the stage in Solon the same day, Lisa says she still feels blessed.
“I am very proud of all my children, and how hard they have worked and what they’ve accomplished,” she said. “It’s a good kind of problem to have.”

Lady Spartan food drive at May 23 home opener

The Solon softball team requests that people who come to their May 23 game bring a nonperishable food item to donate to the Solon Food Pantry. It will be their first home game against Davenport Assumption. The junior varsity game is scheduled for 6 p.m., with varsity to follow at 7:30 p.m.
There will also be a “Strike Out Cancer” night on June 4. They will again be selling “Strike Out Cancer” T-shirts. Place a T-shirt order by calling 319-530-3262. Game time is 6 p.m.

Food Pantry announces grand opening May 27

SOLON– The Solon Community Food Pantry will host a grand opening ceremony on Sunday, May 27, from 9 a.m. until noon. The pantry opens for clients on Monday, June 4, and will be open weekly on Mondays from 3 until 6 p.m. at the Solon United Methodist Church, 122 N, West St., Solon.
Entry to the food pantry, located in the lower level, is through the back door of the church across from the Solon Fire Station.
Watch for weekly updates, volunteer opportunities, pantry news and needs in the Solon Economist.