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2/5/2016 Weekly Update

Full Day Kindergarten (FDK) Update

On Thursday, 1/28, the District held our annual kindergarten parent informational meeting. This was also the first opportunity for parents to put down a deposit to reserve a place for their child(ren) in the FDK program. We have reached our cap of 125 students for the FDK program for 2016-17 and will not be accepting any additional deposits at this time. However, parents that would like to have their child(ren) attend FDK can still submit an intent form and be placed on the waiting list, in the order received. Click here to access the intent form and additional information on the kindergarten registration process. To submit your intent form, you can email it to devangelista@scsmustangs.org or mail or drop it off at the address listed on the form. Should we enroll enough students that would warrant an additional section of FDK, parents on the wait list will be contacted in order of receipt of their intent form.


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February 25th - Middle School Transition Parent Meetings

Many parents are asking me about middle school. It is natural to have questions about your student's next step. I spent 12 years in Strongsville's middle schools, and I can assure you that everything will be in place for your student to have a fantastic experience. The first step in preparing you and your student will take place on the evening of Thursday, 2/25/16. Two meetings will be held at the Strongsville High School Auditorium, at 6:00 p.m. for incoming 6th graders, and 7:00 p.m. for incoming 7th graders. Middle School administrators and guidance counselors will be on hand to meet with parents to discuss all things middle school; courses, scheduling, and questions. I recommend that you add this to your calendar.

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Whitney Elementary Annual Wing Ding

On Saturday, 2/27/16, the Whitney PTA will hold its annual fundraiser at Bilo's Bar and Grill. If you have not received information and are interested in attending, please contact maryj8798@ yahoo.com.
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Have a Heart for the Hungry

During the week of 2/8-12/16, Whitney Elementary's Student Council will be hosting a food drive to benefit the Strongsville Food Bank. Boxes will be set up in front of the office in which students can drop off donations BEFORE they go to class. All non-perishable items will be accepted, but there is a need for peanut butter, jelly, detergents, soaps, shampoos, toilet paper and paper towels.


Currently, we need a volunteer to deliver our donations during Food Bank hours on Feb.16, 17, or 18. If you can help, please contact Renee Strong at rstrong@scsmustangs.org

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Dates to Remember

February:

11 – Parent/Teacher Conferences

12 – Marco’s Pizza Night

12 – Valentine Class Party

15 – No School – President’s Day

18 – PTA Meeting

19 – Bingo

25 - Middle School Transition Mtgs. - SHS Auditorium

27 – Wing Ding

March:

3 – Skate Night

4 – Rockin at the Rec – Green/St. Patty’s Day

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