Kinsner News

Mr. Diedrick's Newsletter- Feb 17, 2022

Asynchronous Learning Day: Friday 2/18

No School: President's Day, Monday 2/21

Asynchronous Learning Day

Asynchronous Learning Day Explore Boards have been sent out via email. Teachers have posted the learning board in thier Google Classrooms. If you still need assistance in locating the board, I have provided the links below.


Grades K-2


Grades 3-5


On Tuesday, students will share their reflections of their chosen exploration activity with their teachers and classmates. Each student who shares, will receive a ticket and be placed in a drawing for a classroom prize!


Have fun exploring.

Ohio State Testing Dates for Grades 3, 4 & 5

As you are planning doctor's appointments, family obligations, etc. please take note of our state testing dates.


All testings start at 9:30 AM


Grade 3:

ELA - April 5 & 6

Math - April 27 & 28


Grade 4:

ELA - March 29 & 30

Math - April 12 & 13


Grade 5

ELA - March 30 & 31

Math - April 12 & 13

Science - April 27 & 28

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Help support a great cause led by former Kinsner Student, Mackenzie Schulz!

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Scan the QR Code below to donate!

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Student Fees

Any students with any unpaid fees for this school year or for past school years will be receiving a notice with their students. Be looking for these notices to go home with your child. Parental access to PowerSchool will be disabled on February 28 for anyone with outstanding fee balances.
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Message from the PTA

**DON’T FORGET to SHARE PICS from MOTHER/SON NIGHT & VALENTINE’S PARTIES**

https://kinsneryearbook2122.shutterfly.com


Due to Liability Concerns, Rick Smith Jr. & his Magic Gives Back team was forced to make the difficult decision of canceling all January shows.

Kinsner PTA supports their difficult but responsible choice and CANNOT WAIT to Be AMAZED in April!!


KEY DETAILS:

Friday, January 28th Show RESCHEDULED... to SUNDAY, APRIL 10th @ 3pm

** Location REMAINS THE SAME (Strongsville High School) **

- All Purchased Tickets Auto Transfered to the New Date after 1 week Cancellation Window Passed -

* All Ticket Holders were emailed with the option for a refund *


Can't WAIT To Be AMAZED & Support KINSNER?! Buy Tickets!

https://tinyurl.com/MagicWithRickSmithJrApril10


Get to Know Local Phenom, Rick Smith Jr.!

https://tinyurl.com/MeetRickBeAmazed

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Strongsville Library Happenings

Please post, publish, or share the following March 2022 Strongsville Branch Library information. We have VIRTUAL & some IN-PERSON events. 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 March 2022 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 in-person as well as some VIRTUALLY 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/2021-Virtual-and-In-Person-classes.aspx
Strongsville Branch in-person classes:
Tuesday, March 15th / 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Internet Basics.
Wednesday, March 16th / 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. Word 1.


Storytimes:
Zoom Virtual Toddler Storytime. Wednesday, March 2nd, 9th, and 16th from 11:00 – 11:30 a.m.
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays, and stories. You must register online to receive the Zoom link.

In-person Toddler Storytime. Ages 19 – 35 months with caregiver. Wednesday, March 30th / 10:00 – 10:25 a.m. or 11:30 – 11:55 a.m.
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and stories. Group is small and registration is required. Please register each child separately. Only the participating child and one caregiver will be admitted to the program (no siblings, please), due to social distancing space requirements. In-person programs may be held over Zoom if required by CDC and CCPL guidelines. Participants may be recorded and/or surveyed to capture this program’s effectiveness. Learn more about parent options at www.cuyahogalibrary.org/parent-options.

Zoom Virtual Storytime Preschool Age 3-5. Tuesday, March 1st, 8th, and 15th from 11:00 – 11:30 a.m. and Tuesday, March 29th from 11:30 a.m. – 12:00.
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays, and stories. You must register online to receive the Zoom link.

In-person Preschool Storytime. Ages 3-5 (Not yet in kindergarten with caregiver.) Monday, March 28th from 10:30 – 11:00 a.m. and Tuesday, March 29th from 10:00 – 10:30 a.m. Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and stories. Group is small and registration is required. Please register each child separately. Only the participating child and one caregiver will be admitted to the program (no siblings, please), due to social distancing space requirements. In-person programs may be held over Zoom if required by CDC and CCPL guidelines. Participants may be recorded and/or surveyed to capture this program’s effectiveness. Learn more about parent options at www.cuyahogalibrary.org/parent-options.

Zoom Virtual Storytime Baby & Me. Wednesday, March 2nd, 9th, and 16th from 3:00 – 3:30 p.m.
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays, and stories. You must register online to receive the Zoom link.

In-person Baby & Me Storytime. Birth – 18 months with caregiver. Thursday, March 31st / 10:30 – 10:50 a.m.
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and stories. Group is small and registration is required. Please register each child separately. Only the participating child and one caregiver will be admitted to the program (no siblings, please), due to social distancing space requirements. In-person programs may be held over Zoom if required by CDC and CCPL guidelines. Participants may be recorded and/or surveyed to capture this program’s effectiveness. Learn more about parent options at www.cuyahogalibrary.org/parent-options.

Zoom Virtual Family Storytime. Thursday, March 3rd, 10th, 17th and 31st from 7:00 – 7:30 p.m.
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays, and stories. You must register online to receive the Zoom link.

Young at Heart Book Club. Tuesday, March 1st / 7:00 p.m. Register online. IN PERSON.
A book club for adults who love Children's and Teen books. The title for this month’s discussion is Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You by Ibram X. Kendi and Jason Reynolds, 2020.

Glitter Stress Balls Craft. Monday, March 7th / 7:00 – 8:00 p.m. IN PERSON.
All materials provided. Registration required. Please contact the Strongsville Branch Teen Librarian with any questions.

Pruning Basics: When, Why, & How? Tuesday, March 8th / 7:00 p.m. IN PERSON.
Interested in improving the appearance and increasing the vigor of your landscape plants? Learn from Cuyahoga County Master Gardeners as they discuss appropriate timing and proper techniques for pruning your shrubs.

Studio Orientation. Saturday, March 12th from 9:30 – 10:30 a.m. / VIRTUAL or Monday, March 21st from 7:00 – 8:00 p.m. / IN-PERSON.
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 to use the spaces. Patrons 11 & up can participate in the orientation and must turn in the User Agreement form at the branch for the orientation to count. Register online to attend the virtual or in-person sessions.

Wednesday Evening Book Discussion. Wednesday, March 16th / 7:00 p.m. IN PERSON.
Our Wednesday Evening Book Discussion meets the 3rd Wednesday of each month at the Strongsville Branch Library. We welcome all adults interested in reading and discussing great books! Our next discussion title will be Matrix by Lauren Groff. Copies of the book will be available for check-out at the circulation desk of the Strongsville Branch Library.

Blood Drive. Friday, March 18th / 10:15 a.m. – 3:15 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).

Scout’s Playlist. Tuesday, March 22nd / 7:00 p.m. VIRTUAL.
In this virtual even Scout's Playlist, audience members will get to know the various personalities of Maycomb County through discussions of the contemporary music that Harper Lee's beloved characters would likely have listened to. We will listen to famous recordings and explore the historical, social, and political contexts for music representing Scout, Atticus, Calpurnia, Tom Robinson, and the Ewells. Presented by Stephanie Ruozzo, Education and Engagement Associate at Cleveland Opera Theater.
Register online to receive the Zoom link to participate.

Celebrate National Goof Off Day. Ages 5 – 8. Thursday, March 24th / 7:00 – 7:45 p.m. IN PERSON.
Enjoy goofy stories, make a goofy craft, and guess what--- you get to be GOOFY! Did you know that there really is a National Goof Off Day, which is on March 22? We will have lots of goofy fun!

Celebrate Unicorns. Ages 5 – 8. Saturday, March 26th / 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. IN PERSON.
Join us over the rainbow for a magical celebration of all things unicorn. Come dressed in your rainbow finest to listen to unicorn stories, do a unicorn craft, and dance like a unicorn. Please register only the child attending.

Monday Afternoon Book Discussion. Monday, March 28th / 2:30 p.m. IN PERSON.
The Monday Afternoon Book Discussion meets at 2:30 p.m. in the Library on the 4th Monday of each month. No registration required. New members always welcome. We welcome all adults interested in reading and discussing great books! Our next discussion title will be The Island of Sea Women: a Novel by Lisa See. Copies of the book will be available for check-out at the circulation desk.

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