Surrarrer's Scoop

Week of October 4

Issue 68: Strongsville City Schools Renewal Levy

Did you know that Strongsville City Schools is a Google for Education Reference District? Districts with this distinction demonstrate excellence and thought leadership through the innovative use of technology to drive impact and positive learning outcomes. Over the past year, our District has continued to integrate new software and technology tools into the classroom to address the challenges of the pandemic. Issue 68 - the renewal levy for Strongsville City Schools on the November ballot - helps continue to provide our students with up-to-date technology and learning opportunities for all students.
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Surrarrer’s 2nd Annual Fun Run is Coming!

Be sure to register your student for the Fun Run by this weekend! We need 100% participation for this fundraiser to be a success! Please go to to register!

Big Weekend Challenge…..every student who earns a NEW $2 per lap or $60 flat donation get a bonus prize! Even more exciting…..the classroom with the highest pledges at the end of the weekend will get to pick the “theme” for Tuesday’s dress code!

Down Syndrome Awareness Month

Down Syndrome is one of the most common types of intellectual disabilities. So it’s no surprise that each year in October we recognize Down Syndrome Awareness Month to raise public awareness and advocate for acceptance and inclusion of people with Down Syndrome. Kids with Down Syndrome still face stereotypes, but they’ve shown time and again that the disability is just one part of who they are and doesn’t define them or limit their abilities. That’s why it’s so important that during Down Syndrome Awareness Month and all year long, we help spread the message of love, acceptance, inclusion and respect!! Let's open the door to inclusion and acceptance for all!!!

A video (for kids) that explains what Down Syndrome is. What is Down Syndrome? Video

A read aloud book: Everyone Counts: My Friend Isabelle

Tackling Literacy Program

The “Tackling Illiteracy” program encourages student-athletes from high schools across the nation to participate in weekly readings in second-grade classrooms. While in the classrooms, they are reading to the kids, passing out FREE books for the kids to take home and reminding the kids why it is so important to read. The 2nd and 7 Foundation created its own book series featuring a group of friends called the Hog Mollies; each book teaches valuable life lessons. Students may keep the books they have been given. If you are interested in learning more about this program and the foundation, Here is a link to the 2nd & 7 Foundation

  • Since we did not get to have this program last year, our current 3rd grade students will still receive a book which will be sent home with your child in the near future.
  • 2nd graders will receive their book after the classes have been read to by the participating athletes.
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Strongsville Library

***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 to register and to see more library event information.

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 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.