The Muraski Tribune

Your weekly communication about all things Muraski.

Update from the Principal

Good Morning Muraski Families,

Although it rained some this weekend, it was nice to have some warmer weather and get outside. I hope you were able to enjoy some time outside with your families this weekend. It's very hard to believe it, but we are in the month of March. Please read below for several important items and dates to be aware of. Here is a quick glance at a few important items:

  • March 4th is an Asynchronous Learning Day. Students will be provided independent activities to complete at home. These are required activities and need to be completed.
  • March 5th is a Non-School Day. This replaces the day originally scheduled in March and will be a day Professional Development with the staff.
  • March 9th is Picture Re-Take Day. Please look for information and the link below.
  • 5th Grade Parents: Please see information about your child's transition to the middle school.
  • There are several items below from our PTA.

Let's make it a great week at Muraski,

Mike Griffen

Principal of Muraski Elementary

Asynchronous Learning for Students

Thursday, March 4th, 9am-4pm

This is an online event.

Murski students will remain at home, completing asynchronous activities provided by their teachers. Remember, these activities are required and need to be completed and turned into the teacher to receive credit for their attendance.

Friday, March 5th will be a day off for students in the Strongsville district. This is a Professional Day for Strongsville staff.

Important for 5th Grade Parents: Middle School Announcement

Hello 5th grade students and parents,

As we approach the end of the school year, we are beginning to think about scheduling your student for 6th grade at Strongsville Middle School! This is an exciting time that can bring some anxiousness. To help you plan and transition your student for next year, please plan to attend our SMS 5th Grade Parent meeting on March 16, 2021

Please click HERE to ask questions prior to our meeting so we can address any of your concerns proactively during our live meeting.

Please click the links below to access the google meet during your selet time.

5th Grade Last Name A-L:

Time: 6:30-7:15 p.m.

Google Meet: Click HERE

5th Grade Last name M-Z:

Time: 7:15-8:00p.m.

Google Meet: Click HERE

We look forward to seeing you on the 16th!

Best Regards,

Mrs. Jessica Boytim


Muraski Media Center March Mayhem

lot of things are looking different this year . . . including the Muraski Birthday Book Club. Even with all the challenges of the past year, there is still a way to celebrate / honor your child or loved one and to give back to the school as well! Please use the CheddarUp link to sign up below and donate $20 $15 toward the purchase of a new book for the Muraski Media Center. A brand new book will be assigned to your child (we will do our best to consider age and gender). Then, a bookplate stating the book was donated in honor of your child will be placed inside the front of the book cover. This is not a fundraiser! All funds go toward the books and supplies.

If you are looking for a way to help out during these challenging times, or if you are trying to commemorate your child’s time at Muraski Elementary School, then please consider joining in this Muraski Media Center March Mayhem!

If you have any questions, please contact Joy Slonaker at 440-570-2845 or Thank you!

Muraski Band Student of the Month: Eddy M. Alto Sax

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Muraski Orchestra Student of the Month: Lilly S. Violin

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Lilly is a talented violinist and great team member of the Muraski Orchestra. She is always prepared for orchestra class and is willing to contribute to our class discussions. Congratulations to Lily!

Please Help our PTA

Clipping box tops is as easy as downloading the Box Tops for education app, creating an account and scanning your receipts! Just your normal grocery shopping can earn our school money! Questions: email Vanessa at or Missy at
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Strongsville City Schools - Elementary Makerspace March Activities

Leprechaun Hat

Have fun making a leprechaun hat with popsicle sticks!

Construction paper for the band and buckle! Be original and choose your own colors

Make yourself a rainbow.

Fruit loops, skittles, m&m’s or any colorful objects can be used to

make your own rainbow. Marshmallows, cotton balls,

or tissue paper can make your clouds!!

Celebrate Dr. Suess’ birthday (March 2nd) by making these adorable “Green Eggs and Ham” pretzel snacks.
You will need:
* Pretzel sticks * White Candy melts (can be found at Michael's or other craft store) * Yellow or Green M&Ms
1. Place pairs of pretzels onto a cookie sheet.
2. Place one white candy melt on top of each pair of pretzel sticks.
3. Put the cookie sheet in a 350 degree oven for 1-2 minutes or until melted.
4. Once out of the oven press M&Ms onto white chocolate.

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State of the Schools

The annual “State of the Schools” presentation by SCS Superintendent, Dr. Cameron Ryba, is scheduled for Wednesday, March 3 at 6:30pm and will be livestreamed on our District website ( We encourage our community to tune in for a review of the student and teacher accomplishments from this past year and the exciting path for the future of our District.
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Picture Retake Day

Tuesday, March 9th, 9-11am

20270 Royalton Road

Strongsville, OH

Any Muraski student, whether attending in person or remotely, can have retakes done or have pictures done if you missed out the first time.
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Waiver of Student Fees for Families that Qualify for Free Meals

If you are a family that would typically qualify for the Free Meals Program and want to be considered for a fee waiver for your students’ instructional fees, you must still complete the application for this school year. Otherwise, you will be responsible for student fees for this school year. Applications must be submitted annually for each school year and cannot be applied for fees from a previous year. CLICK HERE to obtain a copy of the application. completed applications can be returned to the Food Service Department or your child's school. If you have any questions regarding the application, please contact Tammy Ray at 440.572.7058 or

COVID-19 Notification

In order for us to provide a healthy and safe environment for all students, it is important that you continue to communicate with the district if/when the following happens:

  • Your child is showing symptoms of COVID-19 or tests positive.
  • Your child has been directly exposed to a person that has tested positive for COVID-19 and is identified as a direct contact. They will need to quarantine at home.

We will continue to be diligent with our communication,l contact tracing, and notifications when these instances occur.

We appreciate your assistance with this matter.

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When should I keep my child home?

In order to do your part in preventing the spread of germs, it is imperative that we are frequently doing symptom checks of our children at home. If your child is displaying any of the following symptoms, please keep them home and inform our front office. We will work to ensure that your child stays up to date with assignments and the teaching taking place in the classroom:

  • A fever of 100.4 degrees or higher. This is one of the strongest Covid Symptoms
  • Nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea
  • Persistent cough or runny nose
  • Loss of taste or smell
  • Sore throat

We need you to assist in helping us, by monitoring for these symptoms on a daily basis, and keeping your child home if they aren't feeling well.