by Marilyn Rogers-Bull & Percy
Solon, Maine 04979
Good morning, my friends. Don’t worry, be happy!
The First Quarter Honor Roll at Solon Elementary School is as follows: High Honors All A’s is Amelia Cooper, Katelyn DeLeonardsis, Kaitlyn Dellarma, William Rogers and Aaron Soosman. Honors – All A’s & B’s: Isabella Atwood, Karen Baker, Kaylynn Clark, Paul Craig, David Dixon, Gavyn Easler, Lane Frost, Cody James, Aiden McLaughlin, Joseph McLaughlin, Nevaeh Palmer, Gavyn Perigo, Riley Pelkey, Macie Plourde, Jordynn Rishardson, Jillian Robinson, Annabell Roderick, Mylee Roderick, Kaitlyn Soucle and Fisher Tewksbury.
This year Solon Elementary School is implementing a Positive Behavioral Intervention and Supports (PBIS) program. You will see posters with the behavioral expectations hanging all around the school. You will also see a large jar of pom-pons behind Mrs. Weese’s desk. Students receive pom-pons from staff members when they do a good job following the expectations. Our goal is to fill the jar and then enjoy a schoolwide reward.
On October 11, the Solon Fire department visited the school to do presentations about fire safety in conjunction with Fire Safety Week. Firemen Todd Dixon and Richard Kelly, of the Solon Fire department, talked to the students about how to keep safe in the event of a fire. The firefighters brought goodie bags for the students.
One of the things mentioned in this news letter was Attendance Matters! Do you consider letting your children stay home from school on Early Release Days? It’s only half a day. They won’t miss much learning time. Please think again! Early Release Days are four and a half hours long. A lot of learning happens in four and a half hours. If students miss school on one of these days, it will take a lot of time to make up the work they missed, either during recess time or at home. And they miss the advantage of their teacher’s instruction.
Please send your children to school every day, even on those shorter days. Attendance Matters!
And now for more news about our young people in this area. The Solon Pine Tree 4-H Club met on Saturday, November 10, with president, Cooper Dellarma presiding.
The club received the outstanding club award at County Achievement night. Laci Dickey received the outstanding secretary award; Autumn Ladd, the dog; Matt, the poultry; and Devyn Deleadis, the photograph awards. These awards were all county awards.
Several of the members attended the Swag workshop on Saturday afternoon.
The members voted to adopt a family at Christmas with a nice dinner. They also voted to have a Christmas Party at the next meeting.
Officers elected for next year were president, Cooper Dellarma; vice president, Hunter Soucer; secretary, Laci Dickey; assistant secretary, Desmond Robinson; treasurer, Devyn Delanardis, assistant treasurer, Jillian Robinson; reporter, Sarah Craig, flag bearers, Matt Ladd and Isabella Atwood; assistant flag bearers, Katilyn Delanardis and Kaitlin Dellarma.
The next meeting will be on Saturday, December 8, at 9:30 at the Solon Fire Station.
Hope you enjoyed reading about our young people, and all they are doing as much as I did….and thanks so very much to those who shared it with us.
Received the following e-mail, and again thanks so much for sharing! “Home Alone on Thanksgiving Day? Veterans? Just need a good, hearty meal? Join the Community United Methodist Church for Thankgiving dinner! No charge. Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 22, at the North Anson Community United Methodist Church Community Room (disabled accessible) Doors open at 10a.m., with refreshments, games and conversation. Full Thanksgiving dinner served at 2 p.m. Sponsored by the Community United Methodist Church of North Anson/Madison Congregation.”
And now for Percy’s memoir: “The courage of working for something you believe in, day in and day out, year after year, can be difficult but holds the greatest rewards. Find your ideal… and follow it.” (words by V. Sukomlin.)