Whitney's Rockin' Review

Mr. Stacho's Newsletter - April 8, 2022

Reading Rocks at Whitney!

Spring Break is 4/15/22 - 4/22/22

Student Council Spirit Days

4/8: Dress like a teacher day

4/14: Wear Pastel colors for spring break/Easter

4/29: Whitney Reading Shirt

Bingo and Art show together!

Friday, April 8th

Whitney Elementary School

5:30 – 7:30pm

The doors will open at 5:30 so you can walk through the hallways and view the beautiful artwork created by each of our Whitney Artists. Bingo will begin at 6:00pm – A fun night of bingo, prizes and awesome artwork!

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PTA Executive Board for 2022-2023

Congratulations to the newly elected PTA Officers for the 2022-2023 School Year.

President - Amanda Donnellan

Vice-President - Laur Demchuk

Treasurer - Bethany Bixler

We are still in need of candidates for the positions of:

Recording Secretary

Council Delegate

If you are interested in either of these positions, please email Mr. Stacho at gstacho@scsmustangs.org so he can relay your name to the necessary representative.

3rd Grade Seatbelt Safety Program

Mr. Schibley's April Guidance Newsletter

Please click here to view Mr. Schibley's guidance newsletter.

Lets Make a Memorable Fifth Grade Presentation!

It has been such a pleasure to see all of the pictures coming into WhitneyFifthPics@gmail.com. At this point we have received pictures from a handful of parents. That is great. We want more! Please take a minute, open up an email on your phone, type in WhitneyFifthPics@gmail.com and attach some pictures of your wonderful kid. You can even go to your google photos and just share a photo with WhitneyFifthPics@gmail.com. We want to include pictures of as many of these amazing kids as possible. We are specifically looking for baby pictures and 5th grade pictures, however, we have some pretty cute pictures from plays, school, and get togethers that are fitting in nicely too. Thank you very much for your help to make this presentation as entertaining, fun, and memorable for all of our kids. --Sincerely, Your Fifth Grade Recognition Team

DARE Dance for 5th and 6th grades!

Happy Friday!! The DARE Dance for the 5th & 6th grades is scheduled for Friday, April 29th. This year tickets can be purchased ($15.00) online only. Below please find the link with all the details:


OST Testing Dates for Students in Grades 3, 4 & 5

Spring testing is upon us. We want to provide you with these dates because it is important that your child is in school on their assigned testing date prior to the start of the test. Students tend to do their best when their routine is consistent. We recognize that you are not able to control everything, but if you could be cognizant of these dates when making appointments, coming in late, etc. we would appreciate it. Note: If a child is late to school on a testing day, they are not able to enter the classroom if the test has already started.

***All Testing Starts at 9: 30 a.m.***

Math - Gr. 3 on Paper April 12th and 13th

Math - Gr. 4 April 12th and 13th

Math - Gr. 5 April 12th and 13th

Science - Gr. 5 April 27th and 28th

Are You Moving?

It is that time of year when we begin planning for next year. To that end, if you have moved recently or are planning to move, PLEASE call Mrs. Wynn at (440) 572-7180 option "0" and let us know your new address so we can help you process a withdrawal and support you as you register your child in their new school. This also helps us to plan for staffing based on class sizes for next year.

Additionally, if you know someone who has a student that should be starting Kindergarten in the fall, please make sure they know that they need to register NOW. Again, the more information we have allows us to plan accordingly in regards to staffing, supplies, and resources.

Thanks for your attention to this matter.

Mr. Stacho

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The Addams Family Musical at SHS!

Strongsville High School is proud to present The Addams Family Musical. Originally slated for a 2020 performance, COVID shut down that production. The staff, cast, and crew are excited to bring these classic characters back to life. Come join Gomez struggle with his keeping a secret from Morticia, Wednesday bringing a "normal" boy and his parents home for dinner, Pugsley and Grandma bonding over potions, Uncle Fester meeting the girl of his dreams, and Lurch...being Lurch.

Performances are Thursday April 7, Friday April 8, and Saturday April 9 at 7pm in SHS's Main Auditorium. Tickets can be purchased with cash at the door or online at https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/5405330. $10 for General Adult admission and $7 for Students/Seniors/SCS Employees.


Join us for the train like a pro 5k at the high school.

On Saturday April 30th at 9:00 am the 5k and wellness fair will begin. Proceeds will be going to our Positive Behavior Intervention and Supports programming.

PBIS incentives are good for student morale and supports Strongsville High School having a good culture for students.

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5th Grade Photos needed for Recognition Program

Dear Parents of Future Middle Schoolers:

It’s hard to believe, but these kids are going to middle school! As part of the celebration of moving from elementary to middle school, we are making a presentation with pictures and music.

You can provide the pictures in a few ways:

  1. Share the image from photos.google.com with:


  1. Email the image to:


  1. Send in the physical picture and we will scan it.

We are requesting a baby picture and a current picture for each student. Include your child’s name (however you prefer it to appear). In addition, we would love to have any of the following pictures:

  • Pictures with friends from school throughout their time at Whitney

  • Pictures involving school activities

We request all pictures be submitted no later than April 15th to ensure we have enough time to create the presentation and memory books.

Thank you so much! There are so many great kids in this grade and we are really looking forward to putting this together! If you have any questions, please send an email to WhitneyFifthPics@gmail.com.


Parent Picture Presentation People (P x 4)

Whitney 2022 Virtual Talent Show

Here is the link with the information for submitting a video to be included in our 2022 Virtual Talent Show.
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Would you like to follow Whitney Elementary on Twitter.... (Repeat Item)

For up to date highlights on Whitney Elementary, follow @WhitneyElement1 on Twitter!

Strongsville Public Library

***Please note the following April 2022 events being held on ZOOM virtually and presented by the Strongsville Branch Library. Registration and an email address are required for all events 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.

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
Strongsville Branch in-person classes:
Wednesday, April 13th / 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. Word 2.
Tuesday, April 19th / 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Word 1.

In-person Storytimes.
Strongsville Branch Library has resumed some Spring storytimes in-person. 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. To check for in-person storytime availability, please check our schedule online or call (440) 238-5530.

Zoom Virtual Preschool Storytime. Age 3-5. Tuesday, April 5th, 12th, 19, and 26th from 11:30 a.m. – 12:00.
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays, and stories. You must register online to receive the Zoom link.

Zoom Virtual Family Storytime. Thursday, April 7th, 14th, 21st, and 28th 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, April 5th / 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 A Clash of Steel by C.B. Lee.

Paint a Canvas Bag. Teens Grades 6 – 12. Monday, April 4th / 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. IN PERSON.
Paint your own canvas bag to carry library books, art supplies, and more. All supplies provided. Registration required.

Trails: How to Help Keep Them Beautiful. Wednesday, April 6th / 7:00 p.m. VIRTUAL.
Getting active outside has been a rewarding activity many people have enjoyed during the global pandemic. Visiting natural areas and hiking trails has many benefits and there is a lot you can do to help keep these spaces beautiful. Join The Nature Conservancy in Ohio staff for a simple presentation detailing some of the best practices for enjoying trails and preserves across The Buckeye State. At the end of the program, we will highlight some of the public trails on lands that we help to protect. A meeting link will be emailed to registered participants approximately one hour prior to the start of the program.

Studio Orientation. Saturday, April 9th from 9:30 – 10:30 a.m. / VIRTUAL or Monday, April 18th 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, April 20th / 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 All the Little Hopes by Leah Weiss. Copies of the book will be available for check-out at the circulation desk of the Strongsville Branch Library.

Blood Drive. Friday, April 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 800-RED-CROSS (800-733-2767).

Elephant & Piggie Storytime. Ages 6-7. Wednesday, April 20th / 7:00 – 7:30 p.m. IN PERSON.
Let's read stories and laugh at author Mo Willems' characters Elephant and Piggie. We're play trivia and make a simple craft, too.

Monday Afternoon Book Discussion. Monday, April 25th / 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 Inheritance: A Memoir of Genealogy, Paternity, and Love by Dani Shapiro. Copies of the book will be available for check-out at the circulation desk.