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Archive - 2011

December 19th

Third grade vocal concert

The third graders have been working hard to prepare a concert showing their ability to sing, read and play the notes in a round. Please join us on Thursday, Jan. 12, at 6:30 p.m., in the middle school auditorium to hear their performance. Students have been practicing beginning harmony with their voices and instruments. They will be singing and playing several instruments.

Attention parents

Since winter weather is inevitable, the possibility of weather related cancellations exists. If it becomes necessary to cancel school due to inclement weather or other emergency weather situations, we will use the School Messenger Parent Notification system to inform you of weather related issues. Also please listen to radio stations WMT, KCJJ, KRNA, KHAK or KZIA or watch channels KWWL-7, KGAN-2/FOX 28 or KCRG-9. Announcements of school closings will be made as early as possible.

School board meetings

The regular January meeting of the Solon Board of Education will be Monday, Jan. 9, in the central office conference room beginning at 6 p.m.

Upcoming dates

Dec. 22: Early out at 11:30 a.m.
Dec. 23 until Jan. 2, 2012: Winter break.
Jan. 3: Classes resume
Please visit the school’s website at www.solon.k12.ia.us under the calendars tab for the online calendar listing all activities, times and locations. Events may be changed and this calendar is updated as changes do occur.

Old Gold Menu

Thursday, Dec. 22:
Meat loaf, baked potato half w/sour cream, winter veggie mix, apricot halves, fudge oatmeal bar. Bingo.

Friday, Dec. 23:
Closed for Christmas Holiday.

Monday, Dec. 26:
Ham and scalloped potatoes, lima beans, fresh melon, orange whip.

Tuesday, Dec. 27:
LS beef stew, spinach Mandarin salad w/dressings, corn bread, peach salad, ice cream cup. Bingo.

Wednesday, Dec. 28:
Salmon loaf, dill potatoes, Italian veggie mix, citrus gelatin salad, frosted banana bar. Fourth graders.

Movie Clips

In addition to the films noted below, the library has recently added several classic musicals, a Stanley Kubrick collection, yoga instruction and the popular “Arthur” PBS show to the collection. We have two copies of “The Help” and have just ordered a second copy of “Water for Elephants.”

“Rise of the Planet of the Apes” (2011, PG13, Sci-Fi /Action). During experiments to find a cure for Alzheimer’s disease, a genetically-enhanced chimpanzee uses its greater intelligence to lead other apes to freedom.

Holiday hours

Dec. 24: 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.
Dec. 25 and 26: Closed.
Dec. 27: No Storytime.
Dec. 31: 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.
Jan. 1, 2012: Closed.
Jan. 2: Normal hours.

Library decorations and displays

Before the holiday season is over, be sure to stop in to see the library’s decorations. Over 100 teddy bears are adorning the “beary” special Christmas tree in the Children’s Section of the library. There’s even a “partridge in the Bear tree.” The adult reading area by the west window features a tree decorated in gold, burgundy and green. Stained glass Santa Clauses from around the world are hanging in the windows behind the circulation desk. These Santa Clauses were all crafted by Charles Whetstine and are on loan to the library for the holiday season.

Last minute gifts

In the market for last-minute gifts? Don’t forget about items at the library. The commemorative poster “Of Time and Place” featuring past display windows by Toni Russo, is available either framed or unframed. There is a selection of gift-quality books for sale in the hallway near the regular book cart and holiday book cart, as well as items sold year-round such as fanny packs, tote bags and mouse pads. The Grant Wood note cards are always a popular stocking stuffer and we also have a few framed Grant Wood prints as well.

Adult reading prizes

The November winner of the adult reading prize is Linda Baker. Don’t forget to enter each time you read a book for a chance at the $10 monthly prize sponsored by the Friends of the Solon Public Library.