The Muraski Tribune

Your weekly communication about all things Muraski.

Update from the Principal

Good Morning Muraski Families,


It is hard to believe, but we are in the final month of the school year. As May comes, please know that time will fly and the last week of school will be here before we know it. The last month will be full of learning, but also a great deal of fun. Here are a few things that are planned:


  • Friday, May 21st, 5th Grade Instrumental Music Concert: Live Streamed Event
  • Tuesday, May 25th, Field Day: All grades will participate in a two hour event
  • Wednesday, May 26th, 5th Grade Memories: Live Streamed Event
  • Thursday, May 27th, All School Awards
  • Friday, May 28th, Last Day of School


Although I know that many of the events above would include parent participation and volunteers, this year does not afford us that luxury. As we are still operating in a pandemic, we will continue to follow the guidelines that have been established by the district for this school year. With that said, we will work to provide our students with fun and exciting opportunities as we close the year.


Enjoy the first weekend in May!


Let's have a great week of school,


Mike Griffen

5th Grade Ohio State Testing Dates & Make-Ups

Please see the dates below. These will be the official dates for state testing at Muraski this year. More information will be provided as we get closer to these dates.


Science - Grade 5: May 3rd & 4th

Make-Ups - For 3rd & 4th Grade

CHROMEBOOKS NEED TO BE CHARGED FOR TESTING

Please assist us in ensuring that your child brings a fully charged chromebook to school, especially on testing dates. This will assist us in providing all students the necessary technology to participate in state testing.

Mark Your Calendars: Muraski Dinner Night Out

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‘RIGHT AT SCHOOL’ TO OFFER BEFORE- & AFTER-SCHOOL CARE IN OUR DISTRICT FOR 2021-22

Our District is excited to announce a partnership agreement with the nationally recognized school enrichment provider, Right At School, to provide before- and after-school care for elementary students this fall. Right at School will be offering before- and after-school care every weekday (Monday-Friday) at each of the elementary school buildings in our District, beginning in August, 2021. Recently, two Parent Forums were held to provide additional information about the programs being offered for SCS families. In case you missed it HERE is the video and HERE are the slides presented. For additional information, please visit their website dedicated to the newly established Strongsville Schools program (https://rightatschool.com/districts/Strongsville-oh).

Jeff Ellis' International Karate After School Enrichment Program

Join Jeff Ellis' International Karate After School Enrichment Program, with 100% of the proceeds going toward Strongsville Elementary Schools. This five class after school program begins Tuesday May 4th and is limited to the first 15 students to register. Click HERE for additional program information. Click HERE for the registration form.

Attention Parents of 5th Graders: 6th Grade Camp

Attention current fifth graders - don't miss your chance to zipline, swim, fish, and participate in lots of fun activities with your friends at the annual Sixth Grade Camp in the fall! The Sixth Grade Camp will be held at Skyview Ranch in Millersburg, Ohio from Friday, September 10 - Sunday September 12 (students attending the Sixth Grade Camp will be excused from school on Friday, September 10th). Cost per camper is $180.00 and includes transportation to/from Skyview Ranch, meals throughout the weekend, activities and rental fees, drawstring bag, camp t-shirt and hooded sweatshirt. Space is limited, and the deadline to register is July 1 - click HERE for additional information on the camp and to register!
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Attention 5th Grade Parents: Memories Program

Dear fifth grade parents,

We are beginning to work on putting together a video to show case each of our fifth graders and to commemorate their time at Muraski. We are requesting that you each send us a baby picture and a current school picture of your student. We would also like for you to share with us any pictures you have taken of school events, class celebrations, and other school related memories throughout the years at Muraski. We would like to have all pictures submitted by Friday April, 9th in order to give our committee enough time to create a video. You can send pictures to Margaret Bosela at soldwithmargaret@gmail.com or Rita Hajek at RJ@betterchoicetravel.com.

Feel free to reach out with any questions or concerns. We look forward to seeing all of your pictures.

Sincerely,

The fifth grade memories committee

Yearbooks are on Sale! CLICK LINK ABOVE THE FLIER

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April Opportunities @ the Strongsville Library

***Please note the following April 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 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. 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 VIRTUALLY using the program Screenleap 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/Virtual-Classes.aspx

Take & Make At Home Crafts!
Stop into the Strongsville Branch to see what the current take it and make it craft of the month is for All Ages. Each month the Youth and Adult Departments are offering free craft kits to take home while supplies last.

Young at Heart Book Discussion. Tuesday, April 6th / 7:00 p.m.
A VIRTUAL book club for adults who love Children's and Teen books. The title for April's discussion is Dear Justyce by Nic Stone, 2020. Incarcerated teen Quan Banks writes letters to Justyce McCallister, with whom he bonded years before over family issues, about his experiences in the American juvenile justice system.

This Isn’t a Road Show - The Divide between Antiques & Artifacts. Tuesday, April 6th / 7:00 p.m.
Join us for this VIRTUAL presentation by Rebekah Knaggs, park ranger at First Ladies National Historic Site in Canton. As American material culture becomes ever more present, people start to wonder what their family's possessions may be worth. What may hold sentimental value to one might hold no historical value to another. This talk will discuss how museum curators and collections managers decide what does and does not get preserved and the thoughts and issues that surround it. Do YOU have anything a curator might want now or in the future?

Discuss & Design: Millennial Book Discussion. Wednesday, April 7th / 7:00 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? Discuss & Design (Millennial Book Discussion) has been going on at the Strongsville Branch for over a year. 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! A millennial is defined as anyone born between 1981 and 1996. Our next discussion will be on All the Days Past, All the Days to Come by Mildred Taylor.

Zoom Virtual Storytime Baby & Me. Wednesdays, April 7th, 14th, 21st, and 28th 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, April 8th, 15th, 22nd , and 29th from 7:00 – 7:30 p.m.
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays, and stories. You must register online to receive the Zoom link.

Virtual Studio Orientation. Saturday, April 17th from 9:30 – 10:30 a.m.
Have you ever thought about recording your own music, making a video, digitizing memories and more? The Strongsville 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. During the COVID-19 pandemic these orientations will be held VIRTUALLY ONLY. We will offer orientations on both rooms, however, only the Video Studio is open during this time. The Audio Studio orientation begins at 9:30a.m. and the Video Studio orientation follows immediately after. 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.

Southwest General Health Talk: Stroke Prevention & Awareness. Tuesday, April 20th / 10:00 a.m.
Join us for this VIRTUAL Zoom presentation! Join Maureen Moore, RN, BSN, SCRN, Stroke Coordinator, from the Primary Stroke Center at Southwest General, as she presents the signs and symptoms of stroke, shares prevention strategies, and introduces Southwest General’s Grey Matters Stroke Prevention and Circulation Circuit Programs.

Zoom Virtual Preschool Storytime. Tuesdays, April 6th, 13th, 20th and April 27th 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. Wednesdays, April 7th, 14th, 21st and April 28th from 11:00 – 11:30 a.m.
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays, and stories. You must register online to receive the Zoom link.

Wednesday Evening Book Discussion. Wednesday, April 21st / 7:00 p.m.
Our Wednesday Evening Book Discussion has gone VIRTUAL and will be live on Zoom at 7p.m. on the 3rd Wednesday of each month. We welcome all adults interested in reading and discussing great books! Our April discussion title will be Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman. Copies of the book will be available for check-out at the circulation desk of the Strongsville Branch Library.