Mr. Diedrick's Newsletter- May 13, 2022
Summer Learning Activities
- Have your child read what they want.
- Make time for smart play, including puzzles.
- Get out of the house. (You could visit the library, zoo, park, etc.)
- Promote imagination use by your child.
- Encourage your child to complete Lexia Summer Reading Bingo Boards.
- Summer Writing Calendars
Kinsner Band, Orchestra and Choir Concert
Thursday, May 12th, 9:30pm
19091 Waterford Parkway
Kinsner's Orchestra/Band/Choir Concert is scheduled for Wednesday, May 18th at 9:30am at Kinsner. The orchestra and band will perform first, and the choir performance will conclude the concert. The concert will last approximately one hour or one hour and twenty minutes. Parents, grandparents, families, etc. are invited to watch the concert in person at Kinsner. The concert will also be recorded and live streamed to watch live or at a later time. The link to the concert is...
No Tech Club- 5/19
REGISTER FOR ‘RIGHT AT SCHOOL’ SUMMER CAMP (6/6-7/29)
Drop Off and Pick Up Producers
To ensure our students safety, we encourage parents to follow the following guidelines
- Cars should remain in one lane.
- Car should not be speeding on school property.
- Students are prepared and ready to leave through the passenger side doors.
Important 5th Grade Parent Updates- Please Read!
- Our fifth grade classes will be traveling to SMS on the morning of May 9th to take a tour of the middle school. This will be a brief tour, as there are more extensive activities planned by SMS for “Sneak Peek” night on April 28th and 6th grade orientation in August. Please return the permission slip to your child’s teacher to permit them to attend the trip via school bus during the day.
- Due to space limitations for our 5th Grade Promotion Ceremony, each 5th grader is allowed to bring up to 4 guests to the promotion ceremony.
- In regard to the 5th grade Scene 75 event, we will not be able to supervise unattended 5th grade students due to the layout of Scene 75. We look forward to spending a great evening together with kids and parents!
Class of 2022 Last Blast orders are due TODAY!
5th Grade Panoramic Picture Order Form: see below
UPDATES FROM PTA
NEWSLETTER IMPORTANT INFO BELOW:
Yearbook Submissions: kinsneryearbook2122.Shutterfly.com
FUN RUN REGISTRATION:
Fun Run Day/After Party Volunteering on May 20th:
SPONSOR Fun Run $100 Sign Purchase:
PARENT Student Banner $15 SHOUT OUT Purchase:
FUN RUN PARENT ‘HOW TO’ VIDEO!!
Current & INCOMING Middle School Students will be ‘ROCKIN’ On The SMS Football Field’ for the Final Dance of this school year!!
** Friday, May 27th, 2022 **
6:00 to 8:30 PM
Theme: “Wear your favorite sports jersey or T-shirt”
**Students will enter and exit by the bleachers**
(Parents: Please Plan for Prompt Pick Up at 8:30)
Any Student who lives in Strongsville & is currently enrolled in grades 5-8 IS INVITED!
- No backpacks
- Restrooms will be available
- Flats or tennis shoes only (no heels of any kind)
- No gum
CONCESSIONS will be FOR SALE
** VOLUNTEERS ALWAYS APPRECIATED!! **
** Tickets Available Online for $10 **
(limited amount of tickets available at the door)
STRONGSVILLE EDUCATION FOUNDATION ANNUAL “JOCKEYS & JULEPS” EVENT
Custom Built Teacher Tailored School Supply Kits for grades Kindergarten-5th!!
Ordering is NOW available! Click the link to purchase ~
DON'T WAIT... ORDER TODAY: The deadline is July 1st!!
DON'T MISS OUT on this easy and convenient fundraiser!!
WHY shop for back-to-school supplies for the upcoming school year when you can have them delivered directly to Kinsner!! (PICKUP DATE will be sometime in August). Shopping for school supplies can be very time-consuming and stressful, 1stDay School Supply Kits eliminates the hassles associated with back-to-school shopping. The supply kits are custom built to match the teachers' supply lists for your child's grade (OFFERING Kindergarten-5th Grades) It's time to experience something convenient, easy, and exciting!
Strongsville Library Happenings
***Please note the following June 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.
Summer Reading Game Returns: June 4th – August 14th, 2022. In honor of Cuyahoga County Public Library's 100th anniversary our 2022 summer reading theme is "Celebrate 100 Years of Reading." Participants in our summer reading program track their reading in 20-minute increments to earn midpoint and completion prizes, and grand prize raffle entries. Register to participate online or in-person at your local branch. Visit www.ccplsummerreading.org to register to play online. Check out our Summer Reading youtube video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5DrdsX9RHwk Stop in to your local branch library beginning June 4th to pick-up a game board or download the Beanstack Tracker app to play on your mobile device. Track your reading and win some prizes along the way. Read all summer long for a chance to win some great prizes!
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.
Young at Heart Book Club. Tuesday, June 7th / 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 Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys.
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
Strongsville Branch IN-PERSON classes:
Thursday, June 16th / 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. PowerPoint 1.
Strongsville Branch Library has resumed some 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.
Zoom Virtual Preschool Storytime. Age 3-5. Tuesday, June 7th from 11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays, and stories. You must register online to receive the Zoom link.
Zoom Virtual Family Storytime. Thursday, June 2nd, 9th, 23rd, and 30th from 7:00 – 7:30 p.m.
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays, and stories. You must register online to receive the Zoom link.
Strongsville Studio Deep Dive. Teens Ages 11 – 18. Thursdays, June 9, 16, 23, & 30 / 10:00 a.m. – Noon.
Teens do you like movies, animation, photos, and music? Join us in the studios to create films, cartoons, memes, and music. In this on-going weekly series, teens will use their creativity and studio equipment to create multimedia projects, music, films, and more. No prior experience necessary, just bring your ideas. Space is limited and registration is required. Participants must complete a https://www.cuyahogalibrary.org/getmedia/c6d9bec3-159a-451b-99bb-bd3283086863/Release-and-Hold-Harmless-Agreement-1045.pdf.aspx Participants may be recorded and/or surveyed to capture program’s effectiveness. More information can be found at https://www.cuyahogalibrary.org/Kids-Teens/Parents-and-Teachers/Parent-Options.aspx
Studio Orientation. Saturday, June 11th from 9:30 – 10:30 a.m. / VIRTUAL or Monday, June 20th 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.
Library Birthday Summer Celebration. Saturday, June 11th / 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.
The Cuyahoga County Public Library system is turning 100 Years Old! Help us celebrate the Library with this event for all ages! Join us for steel drum music from local musician and steel drum player, Scott Sopata. The Kona Ice Truck will also be stopping by the Strongsville Branch Library parking lot with a cool treat for all to enjoy. This program is sponsored by the Friends of Strongsville Branch Library. This event will be held outside weather permitting. No Registration Required!
Cleveland Metroparks presents Ohio Animals. Ages 4 and up. Wednesday, June 15th / 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Join Cleveland Metroparks Naturalist Jenny McClain for a hands-on discovery of the amazing adaptations Ohio animals have that help them survive. You will get an up-close look at skulls, scat, furs, and feathers, and get the opportunity to meet one of our live animal ambassadors. 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.
Wednesday Evening Book Discussion. Wednesday, June 15th / 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 The Lost Apothecary by Sarah Penner. Copies of the book will be available for check-out at the circulation desk of the Strongsville Branch Library.
Discover Zoobs. Grades 1 – 6. Thursday, June 16th / 3:00 – 3:45 p.m.
Young builders will experiment with these open-ended building pieces to solve STEM challenges. Complete 3 STEAM challenges individually and in a group using ZOOBS to complete your goal. This open-ended building toy snaps together 20 different ways, so any device contraption, gadget or scheme that solves the challenge is correct.
Blood Drive. Friday, June 17th / 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).
Summer Canning Extravaganza Series. June 21st – June 23rd / 7:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Join Chef Jeremy Umansky of Larder Delicatessen & Bakery for a canning and preservation series! You will learn all there is to know about canning, pressure canning, and many other techniques that you can use to preserve your garden harvest or farmers market haul. June 21 - Part 1: Canning (high acid), June 22 - Part 2: Pressure Canning, June 23 - Part 3: Other Preservation, dehydrating, freezing, salting. Participants must be able to attend all three sessions of this series. Registration is required and begins on May 23rd at 9:00 a.m.
Discover: STEAM Mini Challenges. Grades 1 – 6. Thursday, June 23rd / 3:00 – 3:45 p.m.
Learn, experiment, and create with common household items.
Monday Afternoon Book Discussion. Monday, June 27th / 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 I Was Anastasia: a Novel by Ariel Lawhon. Copies of the book will be available for check-out at the circulation desk.
Mixed Media Journal. Teens Grades 6 – 12. Monday, June 27th / 7:00 – 8:15 p.m.
Decorate your own journal with a variety of art supplies. Journals and art supplies are provided. Due to social distancing space requirements, only the participating children will be admitted to the program.
Watching Her Thrive: Saving, Investing, & Planning for the Future. Tuesday, June 28th / 7:00 p.m.
Are you confident making financial decisions? With more women than ever responsible for their financial well-being, it is critical that you know how to save, invest, and plan for your future. Learn the six things you can do today to thrive financially. Presented by Leah Hadley, Best-Selling Author, Accredited Financial Counselor (AFC), Certified Divorce Financial Analyst (CDFA).
Discover: Index Card Bridges. Grades 1 – 6. Wednesday, June 29th / 3:00 – 3:45 p.m.
Using just one index card, can you make a bridge that can hold up to 2 pounds? Come on in and try! This bridge construction challenge will test your skills in figuring out which bridge design is the strongest.
Questions? We Got Answers!!
Important Phone Numbers to Note:
- Attendance Line 440- 572-7003 choose Option 1 for Elementary Schools and then Option 2 for Kinsner
- Mr. Diedrick, Principal 440-572-7120
- Mrs. Hawk, Assistant Principal 440-572-7120
- Mrs. Marconi, Secretary 440-268-5400
- Kinsner Clinic 440-268-5916
- Transportation 440-572-7060