by Marilyn Rogers-Bull & Percy
Solon, Maine 04979
Can’t begin to thank the Solon School News person who sent so much school news for me to send out to all you faithful readers, it made my day!
The following is the Principal’s Message: “The Solon staff and I wish to welcome our new students in grades Pre-K-5 and their families to our school and to welcome back those who have been with us before. I hope all of you enjoyed a wonderful summer.
“This will be a new kind of school year with new health and safety procedures and more online work for both in-person and remote students. We appreciate the great cooperation and super attitudes we have seen in our students and the support of our parents/guardians. Together as a team we can make this a great school year despite the changes necessitated by the coronavirus pandemic.
“I am the principal of both Solon Elementary School and Garret Schenck Elementary School so I split my time between the schools. I am here for half of each day. Our school secretary Mrs. Tanya McFadyen can help parents with any issues they may have and can help you make contact with me if you wish to.
“Mrs. Jennifer LaChance will serve as our lead teacher and will help me with schedules, planning, and discipline issues.
“Please contact us if you have any questions. Teachers are reaching out to parents to be sure you are comfortable with navigating through our digital platforms Seesaw and Google Classroom to access your child’s assignments on their at-home learning days or on all days if your child is a remote learner. Thank-you for your cooperation. We look forward to a great new year.”
Back To School News! Fifth Graders Learn FLAGETOQUETTE. Custodian Chad Hebert shows fifth graders Lane Frost, Isabella Atwood, and Paul Craig how to raise and lower the American flag. It is our tradition that fifth graders are responsible for the flag every day.
There will be a drive-thru food give-away, sponsored by RSU #74, Tuesday, October 6, 1:30-3 p.m., at Carrabec High School. Drive up and pick up a free box or bag of nonperishable food. Open to all families regardless of residence, income or whether or not you have children. Food donated by the Good Shepherd Food Bank.
Need Help With Remote Learning? Do you have questions about our digital platforms and other aspects of your child’s at home learning whether he/she is a hybrid student or a remote learner?
Join us for a better understanding of how to help your child when he/she is learning at home. Thursday, October 1, at 6 p.m., at Solon Elementary School; Masks will be required.
Solon PTO Fundraiser Update: The Solon PTO will continue where they left off with a spring fundraiser that was halted by the coronavirus in March. Students were selling calendar raffle tickets during the month of March with the drawings scheduled for the month of April. When the school closed on March 16, the fundraiser was put on hold.
Your child has received new calendar raffle tickets to sell in September for drawings during the month of October. If your child sold tickets and brought in the tickets and money in March, those tickets will be entered into the raffle. If you sold tickets but didn’t get to turn in the tickets and money, please send these in soon. They will be entered into the raffle along with new tickets sold by students this fall.
Even though the Embden Historical Society hasn’t been able to meet so far in 2020 due to COVID-19 and it doesn’t look good for the remainder of the year, dues were due in August. If you would like to join, please send your dues for $3 per person payable to Embden Historical Society, c/o Treasurer, Bob Donovan, 547 Dunbar Hill Road, Embden, ME 04958. I am planning to contact the speakers we had lined up for 2020 to see if they would be willing to hedge a bet it would “be a go” for 2021. This e-mail was signed by Carol Dolan with the words Thank you. Stay safe…. and thank you Carol for sharing your news!
And now for Percy’s memoir: When you are offended you have a choice of several reactions. You can ignore the situation and leave conditions unchanged; you can move away and avoid repetition through escape; you can retaliate and lower your standards to the level of the wrong-doer; or you can forgive and in that way try to heal strained or broken relationships. But in order to do this, you must be prepared to forgive frequently enough for your love and goodness to win their way into the hearts of the one who has wronged you.