Kinsner News

Mr. Diedrick's Newsletter- September 17, 2021

Dot Day At Kinsner!

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Special thanks to Mrs. Moon and Mrs. Mikula for putting this together!

COVID Protocol Update

As a friendly reminder, all students and staff will be wearing masks until the situation is reassessed no later than September 24th. If your child is exhibiting any COVID-like symptoms, please keep your child home and monitor their symptoms.

Drop off and Pick Up Procedures- Please Read

Please ensure that you follow our drop-off and pick-up procedures shown on the map below. Recently, we have had a large number of cars pull in the bus loop or in the front parking lot to pick up or drop off, as buses are pulling in and out this is creating a large safety issue for our students.
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Conference Night

On September 30th and October 6th, Kinsner will be hosting parent-teacher conferences from 4:45-7:45. Your child's classroom teacher will be reaching out to you to have you sign up for an in-person or virtual conference. This is a great opportunity for you to meet your child's teacher and have a dialog about your student's academic success.

Levy Renewal Information

Did you know that Strongsville City Schools has a renewal levy (Issue 68) on the upcoming November ballot? This is a renewal levy, which means there are no new taxes. One of our District’s goals is “Financial Prudence.” We are proud of the national recognition our Treasurer’s Office has received for financial reporting, budget presentation, and overall fiscal transparency since 2016. Strongsville City Schools continues to appreciate and be good stewards of the financial support received from our community.

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Starts with Hello!

Monday-Wear Green-”Kick off Start with Hello Week””

Tuesday-Wear a Team Jersey-”We are a Team Day”

Wednesday-Wear Bright Colors-”Brighten Someone’s Day with Hello Day”

Thursday-Wear a Tie or Bow-”Including Others Ties Us Together Day”

Friday-Wear SCS/Kinsner Gear -”We are Family Day” We look forward to making a more inclusive Kinsner with you.


Click here for more infomation about Start with Hello Week!

Join PTA!!!!

Don’t forget to update your PTA membership for the 2021-2022 school year! We are planning many great events and “fun”draisers, and you won’t want to miss out! Plus, goodies for the kids for joining! Just follow this link:


https://kinsnerpta.memberhub.com/store

2020-2021 Yearbooks Are Still Available

The 2020-2021 yearbooks look AMAZING, and should already have gone home with your student. If you pre-ordered but didn’t receive it, please reach out to Mary Marconi or Christa Heckman (christa.heckman@gmail.com) so we can make it right. If you forgot to pre-order, don’t worry, we’ve got you covered! Follow this link to order, and the book will go home with your student ASAP.


https://my.cheddarup.com/c/2020-2021-yearbooks-are-still-available

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Kinsner Elementary Night at Pat Catan Stadium

Friday, Oct. 15th, 7pm

Pat Catan Stadium, Strongsville, OH, USA

Strongsville, OH

Mark your calendars! This year the SHS Football team will be hosting Mentor at Pat Catan Stadium at 7PM. All Kinsner students are invited to attend- this is Kinsner's Night to cheer on the SHS Mustangs! More details and information will come closer to October 15th.

Strongsville’s 3rd Annual Trike and Bike

September is Childhood Cancer Awareness month. Join the fight by registering your child for Strongsville’s 3rd Trike and Bike on September 26th at 9am at Volunteer Park. Kids will be able to create a personal fundraising page, and 100% of dollars raised will support life-saving pediatric cancer research at Cleveland Clinic Children’s. All participants will receive a Trike and Bike shirt and mask at the event. Click HERE for additional registration and donation information.
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Mustangs Lacrosse - FREE Skills Clinics

It’s that time of year again! Time for free lacrosse Fall skills clinics. These are for current players as well as kids who want to try out lacrosse as a new sport.


We are also looking for donations of old equipment for new players to try the sport. Please contact us if you have some to borrow or spare.


Please see the link below for more information:

https://www.strongsvillelacrosse.com/program/fall-skills/650

Strongsville Library News

Please post, publish, or share the following October 2021 Strongsville Branch Library information. Most of our events are currently VIRTUAL. Thank you!

Heather A. Timko

Branch Services Adult Supervisor

Cuyahoga County Public Library

Strongsville Branch

18700 Westwood Drive / Strongsville, OH 44136-3431

p 440.238.5530 / f 440.572.8685

htimko@cuyahogalibrary.org

www.cuyahogalibrary.org

***Please note the following October 2021 events being held on ZOOM virtually and presented by the Strongsville Branch Library. Registration and an email address are required for all events in order for us to send you the Zoom invitation. Please call (440) 238-5530 to register or for more information. Customers may also visit www.cuyahogalibrary.org to register and to see more library event information.

Cuyahoga Works – Need help with your resume or interview skills? A Cuyahoga Works Career Counselor will be at the Strongsville Branch on Thursdays from 1:00 – 5:00 p.m. to meet with individuals in need of job search assistance. For more information, visit https://cuyahogalibrary.org/Services/Cuyahoga-Works.aspx To schedule an appointment, please call (216) 475-2225.

English as a Second Language. IN PERSON Thursdays & Fridays from 9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Aspire Greater Cleveland is once again teaching IN-PERSON classes to help non-native speakers learn English and validate their skills. Students must attend an ESOL/Citizenship orientation session before beginning ESOL or citizenship classes. If you are interested in attending these ESOL classes, please call Aspire at 833.277.4732 to register.

Computer Classes
Cuyahoga County Public Library offers computer classes for beginners to advanced. Classes are currently being held VIRTUALLY using the program Screenleap which requires a web browser and an internet connection. There is no additional software to download. Google Chrome is the recommended browser. A valid email address is required for registration. Registrants will receive an email with a link to join the class at least an hour before the start time. Registration opens 30 days before the start of the class and closes prior to the start of the class. To see a full class list, descriptions, and to register, please visit
https://www.cuyahogalibrary.org/Events/Computer-Classes/Virtual-Classes.aspx

Take & Make At Home Crafts!
Stop into the Strongsville Branch to see what the current take it and make it craft of the month is for All Ages. Each month the Youth, Teen, and Adult Departments are offering free craft kits to take home while supplies last.

Fall Into Health. Tuesday and Wednesdays, October 5th, 6th, 12th, & 13th / 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.
CSU nursing students along with licensed RN will provide health screenings, one-on-one chronic disease education and general health education with the focus being overall health and wellness.

Young at Heart Virtual Book Discussion. Tuesday, October 5th / 7:00 – 8:00 p.m. BOTH VIRTUAL & IN-PERSON.
A book club for adults who love Children's and Teen books. The next discussion title is Prairie Lotus by Linda Sue Park, 2020. When calling or registering online, please select whether you will be coming in-person or will need the Zoom link for the virtual discussion.

Zoom Virtual Preschool Storytime. Tuesdays, October 5th, 12th, 19th from 11:00 – 11:30 a.m.
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays, and stories. You must register online to receive the Zoom link.

Zoom Virtual Toddler Storytime. Wednesday, October 6th , 13th, 20th from 11:00 – 11:30 a.m.
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays, and stories. You must register online to receive the Zoom link.

Zoom Virtual Storytime Baby & Me. Wednesday, October 6th, 13th, 20th from 3:00 – 3:30 p.m.
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays, and stories. You must register online to receive the Zoom link.

Zoom Virtual Family Storytime. Thursdays, October 7th, 14th, 21st from 7:00 – 7:30 p.m.
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays, and stories. You must register online to receive the Zoom link.

Cricut Basics. Tuesday, October 5th / 2:00 – 3:30 p.m.
Learn the basics of the Cricut Design Space in this VIRTUAL class! We will review the simple uses of the software and how to make a basic design. As a hands-on component, participants will get to create a tote bag with an iron on vinyl quote for fall. Participants will follow along with the instructor virtually from start to finish. **Must have an iron or heat press at home to complete the hands-on project** This class will be held virtually using Zoom, no download is required. Participants will be contacted by staff with a meeting link to access the class. Materials for this program will be provided by the library for participants to follow along at home.** Craft kits will vary from one to another, they will not be exactly the same.

Discuss & Design: Millennial Book Discussion. Wednesday, October 6th / 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.
Attention millennials we're going virtual! Are you looking for something fun and different to do with your friends? How about a book club with a twist. We meet bimonthly, alternating between children's, teen, and adult books. We discuss the assigned book and design something that complements the title, subject, or book cover. Maker kits will be available as a part of this program and can be mailed to a branch near you for pick up! Our next discussion will be on the book Witch of Blackbird Pond by Elizabeth George Speare. Register online to receive your materials and Zoom link to participate.

Virtual Studio Orientation. Saturday, October 9th from 9:30 – 10:30 a.m. or Monday, October 11th from 7:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Have you ever thought about recording your own music, making a video, digitizing memories and more? The Strongsville Branch Library is home to both Audio and Video Recording studios that can help you do just that! You must go through an orientation in order to use the spaces. These orientations will be held VIRTUALLY ONLY. Patrons 11 & up can participate in the orientation and must turn in the User Agreement form at the branch in order for the orientation to count. Register online to receive the Zoom link to participate.

Red Cross Blood Drive. Thursday, October 14th / 1:00 – 7:00 p.m.
In just an hour of your time you can help save up to three lives. Make sure hospital patients get the treatment they need. Donate blood today. For more information or to make an appointment visit www.redcrossblood.org or call the American Red Cross at 800-RED-CROSS (800-733-2767).

Declutter and Get Your Home Organized. Monday, October 18th / 7:00 p.m.
Known as the “Marie Kondo of Moving,” Ali Wenzke will help you declutter and get organized. Join us as the Art of Happy Moving author offers tips to make your home beautiful, simplified, and relaxing. Register online to receive the Zoom link to participate.

Wednesday Evening Book Discussion. Wednesday, October 20th / 7:00 p.m.
Our Wednesday Evening Book Discussion has gone VIRTUAL and will be live on Zoom at 7 p.m. on the 3rd Wednesday of each month. We welcome all adults interested in reading and discussing great books! Our next discussion title will be Heartland: a Memoir of Working Hard and Being Broke in the Richest Country on Earth by Sarah Smarsh. Copies of the book will be available for check-out at the circulation desk of the Strongsville Branch Library. Register online to receive the Zoom link.

Southwest General Health Talk: Vaccinations – The Facts You Need to Know. Wednesday, October 20th / 10:00 a.m.
Do you have questions about the flu, COVID, vaccines, or boosters? Are you wondering what you can do to protect your family? A Southwest General Pharmacist will discuss what you need to know now! Register online to receive the Zoom link to participate.

First Page Book Club. Monday, October 25th / 7:00 p.m.
The Strongsville Teen Librarian will read the first page of a few teen books of various genres to help you find your next great read. We will then discuss other books we have read and enjoyed. Register online to receive the Zoom link to participate.

Family Fright Night. Wednesday, October 27th / 7:00 – 7:30 p.m.
A Virtual Spooky Storytime for "ghouls" and "goblins" ages 5 & up with an adult. Did you ever experience shivers up your spine? Find a good spot at home, grab your blanket and snuggle up with some silly and spooky stories. Be prepared to be SCARED! Register online to receive the Zoom link to participate.

Questions? We Got Answers!!

If you have questions please feel free to reach out!


Important Phone Numbers to Note:


  • Attendance Line 440- 572-7003 choose Option 1 for Elementary Schools and then Option 2 for Kinsner
  • Mr. Diedrick, Principal 440-572-7120
  • Mrs. Hawk, Assistant Principal 440-572-7120
  • Mrs. Marconi, Secretary 440-268-5400
  • Kinsner Clinic 440-268-5916
  • Transportation 440-572-7060