Kinsner News

Mr. Diedrick's Newsletter- March 25, 2022

5th Grade Parents: Please Read

Here is the link to register your child for their classes for the middle school. 6th Grade Course Registration Form 2022-23 . It is due NO LATER THAN MARCH 27th.

Field Day- Volunteers Need!

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SHS Spring Musical

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.

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PBIS Updates

  • We are going to begin using Think Sheets here at Kinsner. These reflection sheets will be used with students for both major and minor behaviors. These sheets are a great way for us to have a conversation with the students on the behavior that occurred and different ways they could have handled the situation. If your child brings this paper home, we are asking for your support in talking with your child and signing off on the reflection sheet. Please then send the sheet back to school with your child. Our goal is to provide opportunities for students to learn from setbacks, set goals, and make changes to positively impact their education. We appreciate your support in advance as we work to help all students have success with our PBIS initiative.
  • The 5 behavior expectations at Kinsner Elementary are Prepared, Respectful, Inclusive, Determined and Engaged (Kinsner PRIDE). By teaching, posting and reinforcing these expectations, we set the stage for a positive, safe learning environment. Students frequently hear staff refer to the expectations and our goal is for every student at Kinsner to know and exhibit them in all locations within the school and across the campus. Here is a copy of our matrix we use throughout the building to teach these behaviors.
  • At Kinsner, we strive to respond to challenging behavior fairly and consistently. In order to achieve this goal, we have developed this chart to assist staff in responding to unexpected behaviors. In addition, having explicit definitions for behaviors increases consistency in determining whether a behavior should be managed in the classroom or in the office. The chart and the definitions are referenced regularly by Kinsners’ teachers. Click here to access the behavior definitions.
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MUSTANGS TEAM SHOP - ORDER NOW THROUGH SUNDAY, MARCH 27TH

MUSTANGS TEAM SHOP - ORDER NOW THROUGH SUNDAY, MARCH 27TH

Looking to add to your Strongsville Mustangs wardrobe and get some updated Mustangs gear? Click HERE to visit our special, limited time Mustangs Team Shop for short-sleeve t-shirts, long-sleeve t-shirts, sweatshirts, hoodies, and MORE! Personalized merchandise is also available. Hurry - Team Shop closes at 11:59pm on Sunday, 3/27!
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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

Strongsville Women’s League Art Contest 2022

Strongsville Women’s League is holding an art contest for Strongsville residents currently enrolled in grades K-5th Grade. Have you ever thought about what makes your family yours? What are the traditions that create great memories year after year? This year the Strongsville Women’s League wants to know what makes your family unique. Please create an image which shows your favorite part of being you in your family. “My favorite tradition is…”. Entries will be accepted March 14 - April 14 and can be dropped off in the main office at any elementary school. There will be 1st, 2nd, and 3rd prizes for grades K&1, 2&3, and 4&5 students. Artwork will be judged and prizes will be awarded on Friday, April 29. Good luck and have fun! Please contact Karen Burgund (kmbrona@aol.com) or Barb Toth (barbt4908@yahoo.com) with any questions or concerns.

Message from the PTA

FIRST UP!!!!


The PTA wants you! Yes, YOU!!!!! Make new friends, have a blast, and help to make Kinsner a GREAT place by volunteering for the PTA!!!! No experience needed, just bring a positive attitude and a drive to do good!


https://tinyurl.com/MakeKinsnerPTAGreat22-23


SECOND UP!!!!


The PTA is having a Spring Spiritwear Flash Sale!!!! Items are going fast, so snag yours quickly by commenting on the Kinsner Moms Discuss It Facebook post. If you don’t have Facebook, reach out directly to Susan Thomas at Susan.thomas1124@gmail.com.


THIRD UP!!!!


Check out the spot on Mr. Lawrence, with a shout out to the Kinsner PTA and the Daddy-Daughter Dance on March 11’s “60 Seconds with the Superintendent!!!"


NEOhio born but nationally known magician Rick Smith Jr. is bringing his magical mystery tour to Strongsville as part of his Magic Gives Back program! This is a super easy, no effort way to take in a phenomenal family friendly show while bringing in money for the Kinsner playground improvement project! Want to do even more??? Many amazing prizes are offered for referring friends and family and scoring more ticket sales!!!


Info & Prize Details Flyers Sent Home on March 10th … Reminders Coming Home Next Week!!

GET THE BEST TICKETS Before They’re Gone!!

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/strongsville-schools-proudly-presents-magic-gives-back-tickets-216486455817

**RICK CAN’T WAIT FOR OUR SHOW!!**

Here’s a ‘Get To Know’ Video!!

https://youtu.be/i19Bsc5qt58

Show Us THAT Kinsner MAGIC!

Let’s Show Up, HAVE A BLAST & Support Our School at the same time!!!


*** Cash Only Concessions Will Be Sold at Intermission! ***

—- Volunteers Needed for Set Up, Intermission Sales & Breakdown —-

(See Sign Up Genius)

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Strongsville Library Happenings

**All Branches and Administrative offices of Cuyahoga County Public Library will be closed on Sunday, April 17 for the Easter Holiday. Normal hours will resume on Monday, April 18th at 9:00 a.m.

***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
https://www.cuyahogalibrary.org/Events/Computer-Classes/2021-Virtual-and-In-Person-classes.aspx
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.


Storytimes:
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.

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