SOLON & BEYOND: Solon Elementary School honor roll released

Marilyn Rogers-Bull & Percyby Marilyn Rogers-Bull & Percy
Solon, Maine 04979

Good Morning my friends, don’t worry, be happy!

Received the much welcomed Solon School News letter for February and will start this column with the Second Quarter Honor Roll.

All A’s: Karen Baker, Katelyn DeLeonardis, Kaitlin Dellarma, Cody James, Macie Plourde and Jillian Robinson.

All A’s & B’s: Isabella Atwood, Amellia Cooper, David Dixon, Lane Frost, Jayden McKenney, Madyson McKenney, Ella Mckinnon, Aiden McLaughlin, Riley Pelkey, Peyton Plourd, Mylee Roderick, William Rogers, Aaron Soosman, Kaitlyn Soucie and Fisher Tewksbury. Congratulations!

Fifth Graders Chosen For Chorus Festival: Two Solon students have been selected to represent RSU #74 at the District IV Chorus Festival to be held at Spruce Mountain School in Jay on April 3. Fifth graders Cody James and Elenoar McKinnon were nominated by their music teacher Mr. Gilbert to perform in the festival, and they were selected along with six other district students in fifth and sixth grade. This festival will include students from schools in Western and Central Maine.

Solon Elementary School is very proud of Cody and Ella!

Civil Rights Team at Solon Elementary School teaches about the Statue of Liberty. At an assembly on February 6, the Solon Civil Rights Team performed a skit on the book Her Right Foot about the Statue of Liberty. We learned a lot!

Preschool Applications Available At Solon School: If you have a child who will be four years old by October 15, stop by to pick up an application for our preschool program for the 2019-20 school year. Please call the school at 643-2491 for more information about our program.

Valentine Activities: Again this year Solon Elementary School scheduled some fun activities to celebrate Valentine’s Day. They held their annual Secret Cupid activity in which each of them decorated a heart with some kind words for another person in the school. The hearts are displayed on the bulletin board in the lobby.

As you faithful readers know, lately for lack of recent news, I’ve been using some old news in clippings that I collected over these many years. Was very surprised and grateful when I received an e-mail from Jeffrey M. Soper who lives in Windham. (I didn’t realize The Town Line goes that far!) Anyway, I don’t know how long Roland will let me stretch the BEYOND in this column, but I found Mr. Soper’s e-mail to be very interesting. He is trying to gather information about his ancestors for his grandchildren, who are interested. He wrote….”With information gained by my father years ago, I can trace my roots back to my great-grandfather William H. Soper.” He also wrote that he plans to come to Solon: “when the weather is better. Any information that you might be able to provide would be great.”

I wondered at first why he was interested in Solon and then I remembered about the old news I had been putting in The Town Line. …guess what? In the November 28, 2018, here was the answer…Mr. Will Soper owned the first automobile in Solon about 1905. It was a two cylinder Cadillac.” I think that is amazing and unusual and I won’t feel as guilty when I print old news now!

Afraid it’s going to take awhile before the weather improves, as I look out the window this morning the soft white snowflakes are silently drifting down!

The Solon Pine Tree 4-H Club held their annual town meeting dinner on Saturday with less people than usual supporting them. They did take in $141.00 from the food sale they always have also, which they donate to the Solon Food Cupboard. Thank you to Eleanor Pooler and all your helpers for what you do every year.

I will be writing about what happened at the annual town meeting last Saturday in next week’s column when I get the facts straight.

Jeffery Soper’s e-mail was addressed to Percy also. For all of you who knew Percy when he helped me write this column, you know what an unusual animal he was…..and since you still appear to like his memoirs, this is the one for this week: Heavenly angels, protect my cat so dear, whose loyalty and love are always sincere. Help me keep my friend from harm, purr-fectly happy, well-fed and warm. Bless this darling kitty forever at my side to kiss, to nuzzle and hold with pride.


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    john lawrence says:

    Marilyn, Thanks for this column and The Town Line. I have read it every week. I have returned to ME after living in NC for seven years and during that time your news helped me to feel connected with friends and family in Maine. My father used to talk about Soper’s store and car. My dad, Gus Lawrence was born in Wellington in 1909 but grew up in Solon and graduated from Solon HS in 1927.


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