Friday, December 14, 2012
Solon Patch has received a number of heart-felt comments about Martha Keeney, the Parkside Elementary principal who passed away earlier this week.
Martha Keeney, Parkside's beloved principal, will be buried today. In the week since her death, Solon residents, students and parents have shared their condolences and memories of Mrs. Keeney here on Solon Patch and on our Facebook page. We've collected a bunch of them and put them here. Feel free to add your own thoughts to this post too. Martha touched my life with grace; her warmth will be so missed. -Paula Mason She touched all four of my girls hearts and minds and for the reason she will always have a place in my heart. Thanks you Martha for being a part of the chain of love that will launch my children into beautiful lives. They will never forget you for you kind words, patient heart and ever present guidance. You will be missed. -…
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
The Solon School board appointed an interim principal at Parkside Elementary to replace the late Martha Keeney.
An assistant principal at Solon High School has been appointed to serve as interim principal at Parkside Elementary after the death of Martha Keeney. Erica Kosiorek was appointed to that role at Monday's Solon School Board meeting. "I know she’ll do an outstanding job," said Superintendent Joe Regano, who informed the staff at Parkside on Monday that Kosiorek would be taking over. "I think it's going to be an excellent fit." Kosiorek will be at Parkside full time after winter break, and will use the time until then to prepare herself, Regano said. The school board also approved a supplemental contract for Patricia Petrie for administrative assistant duties at Parkside. Regano said Petrie has done an outstanding job helping out at Parkside …
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
Superintendent Joe Regano said the half day will allow people associated with Parkside Elementary to attend Martha Keeney's funeral.
Parkside Elementary will have a half-day of school on Friday so people associated with the school can attend Martha Keeney's funeral service. Superintendent Joe Regano announced the decision in a note to parents: The loss of a principal is unchartered waters for us in Solon. We have thought long and hard about the best way to address the need for so many people associated with Parkside to attend Mrs. Keeney’s funeral services on Friday. After much reflection, we have decided to have just a half day of school at Parkside on Friday to enable staff and families who were close to Mrs. Keeney to be able to attend the services at 11 on Friday. This was not an easy decision but it seems to be the right decision. We will dismiss students at 10:20 …
Monday, December 10, 2012
Use the comments section in this post to share your memories of Mrs. Martha Keeney, the Parkside Elementary Principal who passed away Sunday night after a battle with cancer.
Martha Keeney was an educator in Solon for 20 years. During that time, she touched the lives of many students. Mrs. Keeney died Sunday night at the age of 59 after a long battle with cancer. You can read Solon Schools' tribute to Mrs. Keeney here. You can also use this post to leave your thoughts about Mrs. Keeney. Just head down to the comments field to share.
Monday, October 15, 2012
Students at Parkside had guests from around the community reading to them to mark the start of Read-A-Thon.
Students at Parkside Elementary School are going to be having fun reading for the next two weeks to raise money for school activities. The school kicked off the Read-A-Thon on Oct. 15 by having some special guest readers from around the community reading to classes to share their love of the written word with the students. Readers included Mayor Susan Drucker, Fire Chief Bill Shaw, Solon Superintendent Joe Regano, some Solon football stars and cheerleaders and Patch Local Editor Chris Mazzolini. Editor's Note: Thanks to the Parkside PTA moms for taking photos while we read!
Sunday, February 12, 2012
Check out photos from career day at Parkside Elementary School, uploaded by Patch reader Suzi Castiglione.
Thanks to Suzi Castiglione for uploading her photos from Parkside Elementary Career Day on Friday. For more photos from the event, check out the Solon Patch Neighborhood Gallery, where anyone can upload photos from local events or anything else that goes on around town. Learn more about the neighborhood gallery here. To submit photos, all you need is to login to your free Patch account (or sign up if you don't have one) and click the "Upload Photos and Videos" button on the right side of the Home Page.
Friday, October 28, 2011
A Halloween Party for the kids is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Parkside Elementary.
The Solon Early Childhood PTA has lots of events throughout the year. None are as scary as the Halloween Party. Actually, the party is more about fun than about scares. It is being held at Parkside Elementary School in Solon and is set to last from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. If you bring your little ghost or ghoul, expect a fun-filled morning of Halloween activities and lots of entertainment, including bounce houses, face painting, crafts, games and treats. Halloween costumes, of course, are welcome. Do your kids like creepy-crawley critters? Of course they do! So make sure to stay for Outback Ray, who hosts a cool animal show featuring everything from snakes to hissing cockroaches! The animal show is from noon to 1 p.m. Happy Halloween!
Thursday, October 20, 2011
The Fall Budget Bin organized by the Solon Council of PTAs begins today at 10 a.m.
Let the shopping begin! The Fall Budget Bin organized by the Solon Council of PTAs begins today at 10 a.m. Here is the schedule for the event, which is held at Parkside Elementary School: Thursday: Open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday: Open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday: Open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. (Bonus Day: 30 percent off prices) Monday: Open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. (Bonus Day: 30 percent off prices) Tuesday: 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. (Bag Day: Buy a bag for $5 and fill it with as much as you can!)
Tuesday, October 18, 2011
Consignment day for the popular semi-annual sale is Wednesday and the sale opens to the public on Thursday. The event is held at Parkside Elementary School.
Madness for a good cause. That's one way to describe Solon Council of PTA's Fall Budget Bin Sale, a giant consignment sale beginning Thursday at Parkside Elementary and running through Tuesday. On Wednesday, hundreds of consignors will flock to Parkside's gym to put their goods -- everything you can imagine -- up for sale. If an item sells, the consignor gets half the proceeds and the other half goes to the PTA's Lois Gazeley Scholarship Fund, which provides scholarships for Solon High School seniors. Last year, $34,000 was raised for scholarships, said Alison Borodkin, the Budget Bin co-chairwoman. The sale, which begins 10 a.m. Thursday, is great bargain-hunting opportunity. Nearly anything you can imagine will be there, from gently used…
Tuesday, August 23, 2011
You can hear the students now: If only the school year moved as quickly as this video
At about 7:43 a.m. today, buses rolled into Solon's Parkside Elementary School to begin another school year. Some of the kids hurried off the bus and ran toward the door – that's how excited they were to begin the school year. But the responsible adults helping the students off the bus were quick to slow the students to a safe walk, but not without encouraging words about the kids' excitement to learn. We at Patch encourage students to listen to their teachers, but we also wanted to have some fun on the first day of school by creating this sort-of time lapse video of this morning's grand entrance into the school. We distilled a roughly 15-minute process of unloading students from buses into about a minute and a half. We hope you enjoy it! …