Surrarrer's Scoop

Week of February 21, 2022

Important Dates

February 18 - Asynchronous Learning Day

February 25 - Trimester 2 Ends

February 22 - Twosday (look for some fun activities below)

March 9 - PTA Meeting @ SES 9:30 A.M.

March 14 - Asynchronous Learning Day

February 22, 2022 is calle a palindrome date. Palindrome dates happen when the date can be read forward and backward (2-22-22). This date is even more interesting because it falls on a Tuesday, the second day of the school week. Let's celebrate this special day by having some fun. On Tuesday, students can come to school wearing items to represent this once in a life time alignment of the numerical representation of this day. special day.


Here are some ideas:


  • Wear a Tutu
  • Find a friend and dress as a twin.
  • Wear 2 of something (2 shirts, 2 headbands/bows, 2 ties, etc.)
  • Dress in PJs because we are Too Tired


Not only will we be having fun celebrating Tuesday, 2/22/22 at school, but you can do some fun things are home too.


For example:


  • Taco Twos- Day
  • Play a game naming 22 famous pairs (Fred & Wilma, Tom & Jerry, etc.)
  • Read two books together
  • Create a piece of art out of 22 items
  • Create a time capsule with your child. They can open it on 3/3/33.
  • Play a family game for 22 minutes


Be creative! Have fun and create memories with your children!

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PBIS at SES

During the month of February, classrooms have been creating daily goals and writing the goal on a heart.Throughout the day, students work collaboratively to achieve their goal. If they achieve the goal, they place the heart on our tree. If we are able to get 75 hearts this month, students will win a popcorn party (using our new popcorn machine...thank you Council PTA). Take a look at our tree! Ask your child what goal(s) their classroom was able to achieve and place on the tree.

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Asynchronous Learning Day

Asynchronous Learning Day Explore Boards have been sent out via email. Teachers have posted the learning board in thier Google Classrooms. If you still need assistance in locating the board, I have provided the links below.


Grades K-2


Grades 3-5


On Tuesday, students will share their reflections of their chosen exploration activity with their teachers and classmates. Each student who shares, will receive a ticket and be placed in a drawing for a classroom prize!


Have fun exploring.

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

Spring testing will be here before we know it. 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.***


3rd Grade ELA: March 29 & 30

3rd Grade Math: April 27 & 28

***Third Grade Tests are Paper/Pencil***


4th Grade ELA: April 7 & 8

4th Grade Math: April 13 & 14


5th Grade ELA: March 31 & April 1

5th Grade Math: April 11 & 12

5th Grade Science: April 28 & 29

Parking Lot Reminder

With the snow piles increasing in size, our parking lot has gotten a tad smaller. If you are one of those people who arrive early, please make sure to pull up far enough (in line with the garbage r bin) to help we can maximize our space. Those who arrive early set the "tone" for the rest of the vehicles pulling in. Thank you for your help in this matter We appreciate it.
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Strongsville Library

***Please note the following February 2022 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 www.cuyahogalibrary.org to register and to see more library event information.


Zoom Virtual Toddler Storytime. Wednesday, February 2nd, 16th, and 23rd 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 Preschool Age 3-5 Storytime. Tuesday, February 1st, 15th, and 22nd 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, February 2nd, 16th, and 23rd 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. Thursday, February 3rd, 17th, and 24th from 7:00 – 7:30 p.m.
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays, and stories. You must register online to receive the Zoom link.

Blood Drive. Friday, February 18th / 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).

Monday Afternoon Book Discussion. Monday, February 28th / 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 The Lost Man by Jane Harper. Copies of the book will be available for check-out at the circulation desk.


***Please note the following March 2022 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 www.cuyahogalibrary.org to register and to see more library event information.

Cuyahoga Works – Need help with your resume or interview skills? A Cuyahoga Works Career Counselor will be at the Strongsville Branch on Thursdays from 1:00 – 5:00 p.m. to meet with individuals in need of job search assistance. For more information, visit https://cuyahogalibrary.org/Services/Cuyahoga-Works.aspx To schedule an appointment, please call (216) 475-2225.

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:
Tuesday, March 15th / 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Internet Basics.
Wednesday, March 16th / 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. Word 1.


Storytimes:
Zoom Virtual Toddler Storytime. Wednesday, March 2nd, 9th, and 16th from 11:00 – 11:30 a.m.
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays, and stories. You must register online to receive the Zoom link.

In-person Toddler Storytime. Ages 19 – 35 months with caregiver. Wednesday, March 30th / 10:00 – 10:25 a.m. or 11:30 – 11:55 a.m.
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.

Zoom Virtual Storytime Preschool Age 3-5. Tuesday, March 1st, 8th, and 15th from 11:00 – 11:30 a.m. and Tuesday, March 29th from 11:30 a.m. – 12:00.
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays, and stories. You must register online to receive the Zoom link.

In-person Preschool Storytime. Ages 3-5 (Not yet in kindergarten with caregiver.) Monday, March 28th from 10:30 – 11:00 a.m. and Tuesday, March 29th from 10:00 – 10:30 a.m. 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.

Zoom Virtual Storytime Baby & Me. Wednesday, March 2nd, 9th, and 16th from 3:00 – 3:30 p.m.
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays, and stories. You must register online to receive the Zoom link.

In-person Baby & Me Storytime. Birth – 18 months with caregiver. Thursday, March 31st / 10:30 – 10:50 a.m.
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.

Zoom Virtual Family Storytime. Thursday, March 3rd, 10th, 17th and 31st 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, March 1st / 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 Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You by Ibram X. Kendi and Jason Reynolds, 2020.

Glitter Stress Balls Craft. Monday, March 7th / 7:00 – 8:00 p.m. IN PERSON.
All materials provided. Registration required. Please contact the Strongsville Branch Teen Librarian with any questions.

Pruning Basics: When, Why, & How? Tuesday, March 8th / 7:00 p.m. IN PERSON.
Interested in improving the appearance and increasing the vigor of your landscape plants? Learn from Cuyahoga County Master Gardeners as they discuss appropriate timing and proper techniques for pruning your shrubs.

Studio Orientation. Saturday, March 12th from 9:30 – 10:30 a.m. / VIRTUAL or Monday, March 21st 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, March 16th / 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 Matrix by Lauren Groff. Copies of the book will be available for check-out at the circulation desk of the Strongsville Branch Library.

Blood Drive. Friday, March 18th / 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).

Scout’s Playlist. Tuesday, March 22nd / 7:00 p.m. VIRTUAL.
In this virtual even Scout's Playlist, audience members will get to know the various personalities of Maycomb County through discussions of the contemporary music that Harper Lee's beloved characters would likely have listened to. We will listen to famous recordings and explore the historical, social, and political contexts for music representing Scout, Atticus, Calpurnia, Tom Robinson, and the Ewells. Presented by Stephanie Ruozzo, Education and Engagement Associate at Cleveland Opera Theater.
Register online to receive the Zoom link to participate.

Celebrate National Goof Off Day. Ages 5 – 8. Thursday, March 24th / 7:00 – 7:45 p.m. IN PERSON.
Enjoy goofy stories, make a goofy craft, and guess what--- you get to be GOOFY! Did you know that there really is a National Goof Off Day, which is on March 22? We will have lots of goofy fun!

Celebrate Unicorns. Ages 5 – 8. Saturday, March 26th / 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. IN PERSON.
Join us over the rainbow for a magical celebration of all things unicorn. Come dressed in your rainbow finest to listen to unicorn stories, do a unicorn craft, and dance like a unicorn. Please register only the child attending.

Monday Afternoon Book Discussion. Monday, March 28th / 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 The Island of Sea Women: a Novel by Lisa See. Copies of the book will be available for check-out at the circulation desk.