Early Learning Preschool

Week 10

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4th Annual Greet and Treat

Mark your calendars for the 4th annual “Greet & Treat” event at Strongsville Middle School on Monday, October 28 from 6:00pm - 7:30pm. Dress up in your best Halloween costume and collect candy and treats in a safe, family-friendly atmosphere. We will also be accepting donations of non-perishable items for the Strongsville Food Bank that evening. We hope to see lots of families at this year’s “Greet & Treat” on October 28!

The Food Pantry is in desperate need of canned tuna and peanut butter & jelly. Thank you!

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Parent Education Series

Join us FRIDAY NOVEMBER 1st at 10am at our Lunn Road Location for our second parent education series. In this series, you will hear from three of our district's speech language pathologists. They will be presenting information about early language development and how to facilitate communication.

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A Walk in The Park

Reading with your children CAN be a walk in the park!

Join us at Bonnie Park on Saturday, October 26th, as Strongsville City Schools puts on its first Literacy Walk (weather-permitting)! You and your child will enjoy walking, reading, and celebrating literacy in an inviting, family-friendly environment.

  • Walk around the Bonnie Park pathway

  • Take in the beautiful Metroparks scenery

  • Listen to a story read by our amazing Strongsville City Schools staff

  • Discuss literature with your child

  • Learn new, easy-to-use reading strategies that you can implement at home

Students in Preschool through 2nd grade are invited at 10:00 AM-11:00 AM.

Students in grades 3-5 are invited at 11:30 AM-12:30 PM.

Please be sure to attend the event as close to your assigned start times as possible, as we will need time to allow for families to access parking. Please park in the lot at Bonnie Park, and we will direct you from there.

As the seasons change and the leaves begin to fall, be sure to come and celebrate nature and literature during our Literacy Walks. It is sure to be a breath of fresh air!

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Strongsville Public Library Events

***Please note the following November 2019 events at the Strongsville Branch Library. Registration is required for most events. 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.

**All Library Branches and Administration will close on Wednesday, November 27th at 5:30 p.m. and all day Thursday, November 28th for the Thanksgiving Holiday. We will resume normal hours on Friday, November 29th at 9:00 a.m.

Year-Round Story Times!
Cuyahoga County Public Library offers story time sessions year-round for children Birth to Age 5. Our story times are in full swing for the Fall. Please call the library or stop by the Children’s Desk for more information.

State of the Art Recording Studio Open to the Public!
The Strongsville Branch Library has Audio and Video Recording Studios open to the public. Customers interested in using Garage Band, iMovie, and the Adobe Suite to create sound recordings, video recordings, and more are welcome to sign-up for studio time up to one week in advance. In order to use the studio, customers must first attend an orientation session. Drop-in orientations will be held on Tuesdays - Audio studio orientation from 2:30-3:00 p.m. Video studio orientation from 3:00-3:30 p.m. and Saturdays, Audio studio orientation from 9:30-10:00 a.m. and Video studio orientation from 10:00-10:30 a.m. No registration is needed. Please show up on time for these orientations. For more information on the studio and how to book studio time, please call (440) 238-5530.

Ohio Means Jobs. Tuesdays / 9 – 5:30 p.m.
An Ohio Means Jobs Employment Specialist is available for job placement and individualized job planning services. Please call ahead to confirm the Job Specialist's availability.

World War II Reenacting. Monday, November 11th / 7:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Come and hear dedicated reenactors talk about their love of the hobby. There will be displays and a chance to talk with the reenactors.

Get the Scoop: Smoothie Ingredients for a Super Brain. Tuesday, November 12th 6:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Heinen's registered dietitian, Melanie Jatsek, RD, LD, will show you exactly what to add to your blender for a balanced, energizing, and brain-loving smoothie. You will learn how to mix and match from and abundance of superfood ingredients to suit your personal tastes so that you may build a healthy, vibrant, and powerful brain!

Southwest Hearing Screenings. Wednesday, November 13th / 9:00 – 11:00 a.m.
The Community Nurses of Southwest General Hospital will be here to offer free hearing screenings. Reservations are required. Please call Southwest for an appointment at (440) 816-4037.

Computer Classes
Cuyahoga County Public Library offers computer classes for beginners to advanced users. Many of our classes offer Northstar Digital Literacy Certification. All classes are free. Registration begins 30 days before each class date. Classes are for adults age 18 and over. To see a full class list, descriptions, and to register, please visit https://www.cuyahogalibrary.org/Events/Computer-Classes.aspx

Here are the upcoming classes:
Thursday, November 14th / 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. Google Apps.
Thursday, November 14th / 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. Excel 1.
Friday, November 15th / 10:00 a.m. – Noon. Excel 2.
Saturday, November 16th / 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Excel Review.

Amazing Mazes. Grades K – 5. Saturday, November 16th / 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Build 3D mazes and have fun with marbles!

Parkfit Mall Walkers Wellness Talk: Antibiotics, Cold, & Flu. Tuesday, November 19th at 10:00 a.m.

Join us the third Tuesday of each month for this special wellness talk sponsored by Southwest Hospital. Join Rebecca Margevicious from pharmD who will discuss antibiotics & cold/flu. The ParkFit Mall Walkers Club is a combined effort of Southwest General and SouthPark Mall in Strongsville. The Club provides an opportunity for community residents to improve their health by walking for exercise in a safe interesting and climate-controlled facility. Walk at the mall first then come over to the Library for this informative wellness talk! For more information call (440) 816-4037.

Wednesday Evening Book Discussion. Wednesday, November 20th / 7:00 p.m.
Meets the 3rd Wednesday of each month at 7:00 p.m. New Members Welcome! For this month, we are reading Clock Dance by Anne Tyler. Books can be picked up at the check-out desk. Registration for this program is not needed. Join us for an evening of great discussion!

American Red Cross Blood Drive. Friday, November 22nd / 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 (216) 431-3010.

Monday Afternoon Book Discussion. Monday, November 25th / 2:30 p.m. Meets the 4th Monday of each month.
New Members Welcome! Our next discussion title will be A Shout in the Ruins by Kevin Powers. Copies of the book will be available for check-out at the circulation desk. Join us for great discussion!

Human Resources District Update

  • As district we receive Title I funds that help to provide additional personnel to assist students in literacy. As a result, you have the right to know about the teaching qualifications of your child’s classroom teacher. These qualifications include:

    • Whether the teacher has met the Ohio teacher licensing criteria for the grade level and subject areas in which the teacher provides your child instruction.

    • Whether the teacher is teaching under emergency or temporary status that waives state licensing requirements.

    • The undergraduate degree major of the teacher and any other graduate degree or certification (such as National Board Certification) held by the teacher and the field of discipline of certification or degree.

    • Whether your child is provided services by instructional paraprofessionals and, if so, their qualifications.

All teaching staff in the Strongsville City Schools are properly licensed for their position(s) with no one teaching under emergency or temporary status. You may access teacher licensing information via the Ohio Department of Education website: http://www.education.ohio.gov. Type “Ohio Department of Education Educator Profile,” in your search bar. Type in the educator ID listed above or the teacher’s first and last name then click “Search Educator.” You may also request degree information by emailing Jennifer Pelko at jpelko@scsmustangs.org.
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Please join the PTA! Sign-up forms are also on the PTA bulletin board in the lobby!