The SES Scoop

Week of September 26

Shared Food Guidelines

If you are sending in a birthday treat, planning on purchasing/sending in a treat for our Fall Party on October 28, please make sure it meets the criteria set forth in the SCSD Shared Food Guidelines.

Extra Yearbooks

Did you miss out on ordering a 2021-2022 Yearbook? We have a few extras. If you are interested in purchasing one, it is not too late. They are $13. Stop by and see Mrs. Gory today.

Drop Off/Pick Up

If you are dropping off/picking up a child from school during arrival/dismissal, please make sure you are following the proper procedures. Only utilize the large lot where the basketball hoops are located. The small staff lot is not a designated drop off/pick up location. We have staff crossing parents and students as well as directing traffic in the larger lot. Thank you for maintaining a safe environment.

Join PTA

If you would like to join/rejoin the Surrarrer PTA for the 2022-2023 school year, please follow the link below to sign up and purchase. Prices are $6 for single membership/staff and $12 for family memberships. We are planning to have a fun year for students, families, and staff!


https://surrarrerpta.memberhub.com/store#


Join us for our first meeting on Wednesday September 14th at 9:30am in the PM Kindergarten room.

Registration opens soon! Don’t miss the fun!

Our Surrarrer Elementary 3rd Annual Fun Run is kicking off on Tuesday, 9/27, and we are thrilled about this year’s program! Our goal is to raise $23,000 for PTA events, activities, and equipment for your student and the Surrarrer community.

We had incredible success with previous Fun Runs and were able to provide so many wonderful things for the Surrarrer families! With the funds we were able to provide family fun, such as tobogganing, roller skating and BINGO night complete with awesome prizes. We were able to show appreciation for our teachers and staff with food trucks and meals during conferences. We surprised our students with Kona Ice and an inflatable bounce obstacle course!

That’s not all, we have completed the plans and building enhancements are in progress! We have purchased a permanent shed structure for the playground so students are able to access equipment, balls, jump ropes and more! We are completing a playground extension to add four additional swings! Finally, we are adding two benches to the paved lot for students!

All of this and more are possible due to the success of the Fun Run! Let’s keep it going!!!

Here’s how you can support Surrarrer Elementary School:

1. Register on mybooster.com tonight. It’s so easy!

2. Share about our fundraiser with your family and friends using the SHARE BUTTON on mybooster.com.

3. Give a donation, if you are able.

4. Volunteer to mark student laps on 10/6! Sign up here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0d44a4a622a46-funrun2

Thank you for supporting our school!. We can’t wait for the Surrarrer Elementary School Fun Run happening on 10/06/2022!

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From the Library:

Blood Drive. Friday, September 30th / 10:15 a.m. – 3:15 p.m.
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). 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).


***Please note the following October 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.

Storytimes:
IN-PERSON Storytimes.
Strongsville Branch Library has resumed 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.

Young at Heart Book Club. Tuesday, October 4th / 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 You Go First by Erin Entrada Kelly.

From Uptown Girls to Downton Abbey - How American Gilded Age Heiresses Invaded the UK Aristocracy. Tuesday, October 4th / 7:00 p.m. VIRTUAL.
Long before the British Invasion, the cash-strapped lords, viscounts, and dukes of Great Britain shifted their focus from hunting foxes and pheasants to more lucrative targets: cash-flush Gilded Age American socialites who were willing to trade their family’s money for an ancient title and often a chilly reception in the British aristocracy. Fans of “Downton Abbey” and “The Gilded Age” on television and film will delight as Anglophile and former U.K. resident Claire Evans recounts the tales of some of the famously loaded young Americans who infused bank accounts of many stately homes, including close relatives of Winston Churchill and Princess Diana. She will also give travel tips if you would like to create a Gilded Age tour for yourself. This event is virtual and will be held on Zoom. Please register online to receive a login.

Studio Orientation. Saturday, October 8th from 9:30 – 10:30 a.m. / VIRTUAL or Monday, October 17th 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.

Blood Drive. Wednesday, October 12th / 1:00 – 7:00 p.m.
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). 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).

Audiobook Narration 101. Ages 11 and up. Thursday, October 13th / 7:00 p.m.
Join us in learning the basics of recording yourself reading a book or written work! We will review the software available in our Recording Studio and offer basic instructions to record audiobooks using our Recording Studio. We will also review Studio Orientation materials so all participants will be free to use the Recording Studio after the program.

Fabulous Fibers: The Chemistry of Fabric. Grades 2 – 6. Saturday, October 15th / 2:00 – 3:30 p.m.
Come join us for fun, hands on activities that let you get close to the action! Be prepared to get in and get messy. Led by volunteers from the American Chemical Society. This program may include activities that could be considered harmful. In order for your child to participate you must sign the Release and Hold Harmless form and return to program location at least one week prior to the program start date. The form can be found at http://www.cuyahogalibrary.org/Kids-Teens/Parents-and-Teachers/Parent-Options.aspx

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
Tuesday, October 18th / 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. Word 3.
Wednesday, October 26th / 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. Excel 1.

Wednesday Evening Book Discussion. Wednesday, October 19th / 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 Klara and the Sun by Kazou Ishiguro. Copies of the book will be available for check-out at the circulation desk of the Strongsville Branch Library.

Friends of Strongsville Branch Library – Fall Bag of Books Sale! Saturday, October 22nd / 10:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Friends Preview 9am-10am Bag sale - Fill a bag for only $2! Buy a membership at the door to enter one hour early! All current members, renewals and new members purchased that morning at the friends’ preview receive a coupon for a CCPL reusable bag (available at the front desk.) The sale opens to the public at 10:00 a.m. Only $2 to fill a bag (bring your own bag that is no bigger than 15 x 15 inches) We will have bags for as long as they last. Lots of books for sale - for all ages! Fiction, non-fiction, audio visual materials, magazines & more!

Friends of Strongsville Branch Library – Fall Bag of Books Sale! Sunday, October 23rd / 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Fill a bag on Sunday for only $1.00! Please bring your own bag that is no bigger than 15 x 15 inches. Lots of books for sale - for all ages! Fiction, non-fiction, audio visual materials, magazines & more!

Friends of Strongsville Branch Library – Fall Bag of Books Sale! Monday, October 24th / 9:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
The Friends bag of books sale will conclude on Monday. All remaining items - fill a bag with books for only 50 cents! While Supplies Last!

Monday Afternoon Book Discussion. Monday, October 24th / 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 Midnight Library by Matt Haig. Copies of the book will be available for check-out at the circulation desk.

Presidents’ Wives from Ohio. Tuesday, October 25th / 7:00 p.m.
The Strongsville Historical Society in partnership with the Strongsville Branch Library will present this living history presentation with the Presidents' Wives from Ohio. Join us to see actors in full costume, as they present the eight First Ladies of the Ohio Presidents of the United States. Those in attendance will enjoy as they tell some interesting and little told facts of the lives of each of the First Ladies. Registration is required.

Meet Author Shelley Shepard Gray. Thursday, October 27th / 7:00 p.m.
Join us when author Shelley Shepard Gray visits to discuss her new inspirational romance novel, Happily Ever Amish. Books will be available for purchase courtesy of Mac’s Backs – Books on Coventry.

Halloween Storytime and Costume Parade. Ages 3 – 5. Monday, October 31st / 2:00 – 2:45 p.m.
Enjoy a friendly Halloween gathering with stories, music, and a craft. Costumes are encouraged. Then we'll parade through the library to collect goodies to take home!