Muraski Tribune: Issue 35


A Message From the Principals

Good Morning Muraski Families,

This weekend we were reminded why Strongsville, and Muraski specifically, is such a special place to be. On Friday, many of your know we had the opportunity to enjoy the Muraski Carnival. To see SO MANY students and families together, smiling, laughing, talking, and enjoying a beautiful night, was absolutely incredible. We were truly amazed by the turnout, and even more impressed with what our incredible PTA, led by Cinnamon Cifani, was able to put together. Although a few of the staff left cold and soaked from the dunk tank, it was an awesome experience and amazing memory.

This is the last week of school for us. We have fun and exciting things scheduled for the kids. Please make sure you're aware of everything going on.

Thank you for all of your time, effort, energy, and support this school year.

Good luck to our 5th graders, who we get to recognize on Friday, with our Memories Program!


Mike Griffen & Katie Hawk


Tuesday, May 24th, 9am-3pm

20270 Royalton Road

Strongsville, OH

Our Field Day will be held outdoors on Tuesday, May 24th. We are excited to hold this event for our students, although THERE WILL BE NO RAIN DAY.

Our 3rd, 4th, and 5th Graders will be participating in the morning, from 9:30-12:00.

Our K, 1st, and 2nd Graders will be participating in the afternoon, from 12:45, 3:15.


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Friday, May 27th, 9am-2pm

20270 Royalton Road

Strongsville, OH

The end of the day is an early release. Students will be dismissed and bussed home, starting at 2:00pm. Please be aware of this adjustment for May 27th.
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Chromebooks Over the Summer

Students in grades 3-8 will be keeping their Chromebooks over the summer break. Students will be responsible for keeping the Chromebooks and their cases in working order for use next year. If a student is leaving the district over the summer, please have their parent/guardian contact Dave Binkley ( More information to follow about Summer Chromebook Repair and Support.

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Last Dance of the School Year

The last dance of the school year will be “Rockin on SMS field!” The dance will be from 6:00 to 8:30 PM Friday, May 27th, 2022.

Theme: “Wear your favorite sports jersey or T-shirt”

Students will enter and exit by the bleachers please pick your student up promptly

Dance is open for any student that lives in Strongsville, in grades 5th through 8th

Tickets are $10 and may be purchased online, there will only be a minimal amount of tickets available at the door.

**Please note**
Concessions will be for sale

Strongsville Rotary: Kidsfest & Duck Race

Make plans to enjoy this year’s KidsFest and Duck Race, presented by the Strongsville Rotary, on Saturday, June 4 from 11am - 3pm at the Cleveland Metroparks Chalet. Enjoy pony rides, inflatables, face painting, food, and much more! Duck race begins at 2pm. Visit for additional details or click HERE for the event flyer.
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Strongsville Soccer Registration: Fall Session

Registration for Strongsville’s Fall Soccer league is happening now through July 20 for boys and girls ages 4-14. Visit or click HERE for additional registration information.
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6th Grade Camp Registration

If you have already registered your child for 6th Grade Camp, you should have received an email with information on final steps to complete registration. If you have not received email, please check your spam/junk folders for an email from "".

All steps for completing camp registration must be completed by June 15, 2022.

** Please note - Camp is full and registration is closed at this time **

Thank you!

Sixth Grade Camp Committee

May Events at the Strongsville Library

***Please note the following May 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 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.

Young at Heart Book Club. Tuesday, May 3rd / 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 Linked by Gordon Korman.

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
Strongsville Branch IN-PERSON classes:
Wednesday, May 11th / 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. Excel 1.
Thursday, May 19th / 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Excel 1.
Saturday, May 21st / 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Windows 10.

IN-PERSON Storytimes.
Strongsville Branch Library has resumed some Spring 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 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, May 10th, 17th, 24th and 31st from 11:30 a.m. – 12:00.
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays, and stories. You must register online to receive the Zoom link.

Zoom Virtual Family Storytime. Thursday, May 12th, 19th, and 26th from 7:00 – 7:30 p.m.
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays, and stories. You must register online to receive the Zoom link.

Studio Orientation. Saturday, May 14th from 9:30 – 10:30 a.m. / VIRTUAL or Monday, May 16th 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.

Wednesday Evening Book Discussion. Wednesday, May 18th / 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 Anxious People by Frederick Backman. Copies of the book will be available for check-out at the circulation desk of the Strongsville Branch Library.

Stomp, Chomp, & Roar. Ages 3 - 5. Saturday, May 21st / 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. IN PERSON.
Come explore DINOSAURS! Stories, center-based hands-on activities, and a craft will be presented. WARNING! You will get messy!

Monday Afternoon Book Discussion. Monday, May 23rd / 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 Finding Dorothy: a Novel by Elizabeth Letts. Copies of the book will be available for check-out at the circulation desk.

Sewing Basics for Teens and Tweens. Grades 5 – 12. Monday, May 23rd / 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. IN-PERSON.
Learn basic sewing skills and make your own sunglasses case. Participants will learn to identify machine components, thread a needle and will have the opportunity to experiment with different stitch styles. Participants may be recorded and/or surveyed to capture program's effectiveness. More information can be found at All participants must complete a Release & Hold Harmless form. Registration is required and will open one month before the program date.

Women in Jazz with Hip to That. Tuesday, May 24th / 7:00 p.m. IN PERSON.
Join the Hip to That trio for an immersive concert experience featuring jazz music performed and/or written by women. The band will not only perform the music but discuss the impact these women made on the genre and characteristics of their performances and work. Space is limited to allow for social distancing. Registration is required.

Blood Drive. Thursday, May 26th / 1:00 – 7:00 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 or call the American Red Cross at 800-RED-CROSS (800-733-2767).