Kinsner News

Mr. Diedrick's Newsletter- January 28, 2022

Parent-Teacher Conferences

On Tuesday, February 1st and Wednesday, February 9th from 4:45 - 7:45 p.m Kinsner will be hosting Parent-Teacher Conferences. More information will be coming from your child's teacher in regards to conferences.

Message from the PTA

Due to Liability Concerns, Rick Smith Jr. & his Magic Gives Back team was forced to make the difficult decision of canceling all January shows.

Kinsner PTA supports their difficult but responsible choice and CANNOT WAIT to Be AMAZED in April!!


KEY DETAILS:

Friday, January 28th Show RESCHEDULED... to SUNDAY, APRIL 10th @ 3pm

** Location REMAINS THE SAME (Strongsville High School) **

- All Purchased Tickets Auto Transfered to the New Date after 1 week Cancellation Window Passed -

* All Ticket Holders were emailed with the option for a refund *


Can't WAIT To Be AMAZED & Support KINSNER?! Buy Tickets!

https://tinyurl.com/MagicWithRickSmithJrApril10


Get to Know Local Phenom, Rick Smith Jr.!

https://tinyurl.com/MeetRickBeAmazed



Kinsner's Annual Mother Son Night IS BACK!!!

-- Friday, February 11th @ 7pm --

** Please RSVP: https://tinyurl.com/MotherSon2022Kinsner



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Winter Weather

Just a reminder that our recess policy is that students will go outside for recess when the temperature is 20°F or above and the wind chill is 10°F or above. Please ensure that your child has cold-weather clothing (gloves, hats, etc.) and that they are labeled with your child's name.

Save the Date!

The Kinsner PTA is looking forward to bringing back our Annual Mother/Son Date Night this year! There will be a flyer sent home soon, but until then Please save the date for FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 11TH FROM 7-9 PM. The event will be held at Kinsner Elementary.
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Strongsville Library Happenings

***Please note the following February 2022 events being held on ZOOM virtually and presented by the Strongsville Branch Library. Registration and an email address are required for all events in order 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.


Cuyahoga Works – Need help with your resume or interview skills? A Cuyahoga Works Career Counselor will be at the Strongsville Branch on Thursdays from 1:00 – 5:00 p.m. to meet with individuals in need of job search assistance. For more information, visit https://cuyahogalibrary.org/Services/Cuyahoga-Works.aspx To schedule an appointment, please call (216) 475-2225.


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.


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


Friends of Strongsville Library Winter Bag of Books Sale! Monday, January 24th through Monday, February 7th. During Library Hours.

The ongoing book sale area is overflowing with items for sale. Help us clear the shelves with this special bag of books sale. Fill our bag from the Ongoing Sale for only $2.00!! Bags will be provided. Thank you for supporting the Friends of the Strongsville Branch Library!


VIRTUAL Storytimes

Zoom Virtual Toddler Storytime. Wednesday, February 2nd, 16th, and 23rd from 11:00 – 11:30 a.m.

Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays, and stories. You must register online to receive the Zoom link.


Zoom Virtual Preschool Age 3-5 Storytime. Tuesday, February 1st, 15th, and 22nd from 11:00 – 11:30 a.m.

Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays, and stories. You must register online to receive the Zoom link.


Zoom Virtual Storytime Baby & Me. Wednesday, February 2nd, 16th, and 23rd from 3:00 – 3:30 p.m.

Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays, and stories. You must register online to receive the Zoom link.


Zoom Virtual Family Storytime. Thursday, February 3rd, 17th, and 24th from 7:00 – 7:30 p.m.

Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays, and stories. You must register online to receive the Zoom link.


Young at Heart Book Club. Tuesday, February 1st / 7:00 p.m. Register online.

A book club for adults who love Children's and Teen books. The title for this month’s discussion is New Kid by Jerry Craft.


Teen First Chapter Book Club. Monday, February 7th / 7:00 – 8:00 p.m. VIRTUAL.

The Strongsville Teen librarian will read the first page of a few teen books of various genres. We will then discuss other books we have read and enjoyed. Registration and an e-mail address are required to receive the link to participate. A meeting link will be emailed to registered participants approximately one hour prior to the start of the program.


Studio Orientation. Saturday, February 12th from 9:30 – 10:30 a.m. or Monday, February 28th from 7:00 – 8:00 p.m. VIRTUAL.

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. These orientations will be held VIRTUALLY ONLY. 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 receive the Zoom link to participate.


Teen DIY Print Making. Saturday, February 12th / 2:00 – 3:30 p.m. IN PERSON.

Learn to make greeting cards for your friends with Styrofoam. All supplies will be provided. Wear clothes you don't mind getting paint on. Due to COVID-19, there is limited seating so registration is required. Participants may be recorded and/or surveyed to capture this program’s effectiveness. This program may include activities that could be considered harmful. In order for your child to participant 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 and more information can be found here. Learn more about parent options, please visit www.cuyahogalibrary.org/parent-options.


Valentine’s Day Storytime. Monday, February 14th / 7:00 – 7:30 p.m. VIRTUAL.

Join us virtually for stories about kindness and caring. Children can create a home heart craft to share with their own valentine! Ages 4 & up with a parent/caregiver to help with the craft.


Future Proof Your Photo Memories. Tuesday, February 15th / 7:00 p.m. VIRTUAL.

In this virtual presentation, certified photo organizer, Lisa Griffis, will present the seven steps of photo organizing and how to accomplish them so you can create your own visual legacy. Registration and an email address are required to receive the Zoom link to participate. A meeting link will be emailed to registered participants approximately one hour prior to the start of the program.


Wednesday Evening Book Discussion. Wednesday, February 16th / 7:00 p.m. VIRTUAL.

Our Wednesday Evening Book Discussion has gone VIRTUAL and will be live on Zoom at 7 p.m. on the 3rd Wednesday of each month. We welcome all adults interested in reading and discussing great books! Our next discussion title will be Memorial Drive : a daughter's memoir by Natasha Trethewey. Copies of the book will be available for check-out at the circulation desk of the Strongsville Branch Library. Register online to receive the Zoom link.


Blood Drive. Friday, February 18th / 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).


Monday Afternoon Book Discussion. Monday, February 28th / 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 Lost Man by Jane Harper. Copies of the book will be available for check-out at the circulation desk.

Questions? We Got Answers!!

If you have questions please feel free to reach out!


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