The Muraski Tribune: Issue 19


A Message From the Principals

Good Morning Muraski Families,

There are few things great for students than finding out the night before returning to school that you are going to have a snow day! Although the method for receiving this information has changed, I remember watching the tv and listening to the radio, I'm sure our students are extremely excited to have a bonus day off!

Tell your kids to read a good book, play outside, and help out around the house, but most of all, ENJOY THE DAY!

It's going to be a great week!


Mike Griffen

Reminders About Covid Protocols - Beginning Tuesday 1/18

  • Masks are Still Required on School Buses. Just a friendly reminder that per the CDC, students riding a school bus to / from school or for athletic trips are required to wear a mask. Please remember to have your child keep some masks in his / her bag so that they are prepared for riding the school bus. The students have done a phenomenal job with this requirement the past two weeks, so let’s keep it going!
  • Masks are Still Required for Mask to Stay / Isolation Protocols. As a reminder, if your child is identified as a direct contact at school and is in the Mask to Stay quarantine protocol or is able to return on Day 6 of isolation due to having no symptoms, students must wear their mask through Day 10 of the quarantine / isolation period.
  • Social Distancing / Seating. At this time, we will maintain our current social distancing measures in terms of classroom desk arrangement and lunch procedures.
  • Visitors. Guidelines for visitors will follow the same plan that was in effect prior to winter break. You can click here to access our established visitor requirements.
  • Reporting Positive Results and/or Quarantines. Throughout the week, you may call your attendance line to report your child(ren) positive or if there is a need for them to quarantine based on a family/friend exposure. You may then be contacted by the building nurse and/or principal. Over the weekend, you may use our reporting link and either our Covid Coordinator or district nurse will get back to you with further instructions / information.

Muraski Night at the Chalet

Looking for a fun outdoor activity, Muraski night at the Chalet is back this year!! This is a private event for Muraski families only!!

Chalet rules state you must be 42 inches tall and you must wear gloves to go on the toboggans.

Thursday, January 27th 6-9pm. Click the link below to purchase tickets!! Limited number of tickets available. Only riders need to have tickets. Reminder that this is a family event, not a drop off event. Hope to see everyone there!!

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Muraski Art Students of the Week

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Muraski Rockstars of the Week

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Muraski MVPs of the Week

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PRIDE Ticket Winners!

We are excited to share that our students earned a total of 1,300 PRIDE tickets this week! Please take a moment to read who our winners are. We are very proud of our students.

Eve Salloum

Benjamin Cline

Savannah Mencl

Parker Gyorka

Lilliana Minter

Finn Mahring

Evangeline Wilson

Luke Bechtold

Amelia Kempton

Delaney DiFranco

Wynston Drozdowsky

Kingston Franklin

Cody Yee

Frank Favazza

Calvin Frost

Jonathan Benisek

Rasha Alnazar

Leah Geherke

Sydney Knazek

Alessandra SDomingo

Katerina Hutton

Reid Crable

Domenic Fabrizi

Alice Blech

Jenna Sulemiman

Delaney McCullough

Sharvani Nori

Beccan Mooneyham

Anthony Jacko

Jayden Javurek

Blake Miller

Kendall Whitford

PBIS Data & Vision Casting

As we take a look at our PRIDE data over the last two weeks, we are seeing that Respect, Prepared, and Engaged continue to be an area of need for our students. We (Mike and Katie) are planning to do some grade-level activities with the students to review what these expectations look like.

Our classroom teachers will also be doing some vision casting in their classrooms. Vision casting is taking the time before an activity (such as walking in the hallway to lunch) and allowing students to identify 3-4 expected behaviors. Students also identify 1-2 behaviors we do not expect to see. As the students are completing the activity, teachers take time to point out and praise the expected behaviors, while also creating teachable moments for unexpected behaviors. Finally, after the activity is complete the teachers and students reflect on the positive and negative behaviors that were seen.

Vision casting was used a lot in the beginning of the school year therefore we think it may be a good time to re-introduce it as we are moving into the second half of the year.

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School Climate Survey

It is very important to us at Muraski that we maintain a positive school culture and climate for our students and staff. We want students to feel safe and happy about coming to school each day. As a way to ensure we are doing everything here at Muraski to support your child at school, we are asking that you set aside 10-15 minutes throughout this next week to fill out a School Climate Survey. This survey consists of 21 questions where you are asked questions regarding your perception of Muraski's school cimate using a 4-point rating scale (ranging from strongly agree to strongl disagree). The survey will close on January 31st. Once the window has closed, we plan on using the information gathered from the survey to plan our next steps as a building after the holiday break. We will also be communicating these results with you in January. Thanks so much for taking the time to complete this survey. With the support and feedback you povide us, we are hopeful to continue providing our students with a safe, fun, and positive learning environment.


Valentine's Day Parties

Monday, Feb. 14th, 2:30-3:30pm

20270 Royalton Road

Strongsville, OH

NO CANDY should be sent in, ONLY Valentine's Day Cards for ALL students in the classroom.
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