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Week of March 28, 2022

Important Dates

March 29: OST Testing Begins (See below for more information)

April 15: Spring Break Begins

April 25: First Day Back to School (After Break)

May 24: Field Day (More information to come)

May 26: FIfth Grade Promotion @ 1:30 (More information will be coming)

May 27: Last Day of School

MUSTANGS TEAM SHOP - ORDER NOW THROUGH SUNDAY, MARCH 27TH

Looking to add to your Strongsville Mustangs wardrobe and get some updated Mustangs gear? Click HERE to visit our special, limited time Mustangs Team Shop for short-sleeve t-shirts, long-sleeve t-shirts, sweatshirts, hoodies, and MORE! Personalized merchandise is also available. Hurry - Team Shop closes at 11:59pm on Sunday, 3/27!

OST Testing Dates for Students in Grades 3, 4 & 5

Spring testing will be here before we know it. We want to provide you with these dates because it is important that your child is in school on their assigned testing date prior to the start of the test. Students tend to do their best when their routine is consistent. We recognize that you are not able to control everything, but if you could be cognizant of these dates when making appointments, coming in late, etc. we would appreciate it. Note: If a child is late to school on a testing day, they are not able to enter the classroom if the test has already started.


***All Testing Starts at 9: 30 a.m.***


3rd Grade ELA: March 29 & 30

3rd Grade Math: April 27 & 28

***Third Grade Tests are Paper/Pencil***


4th Grade ELA: April 7 & 8

4th Grade Math: April 13 & 14


5th Grade ELA: March 31 & April 1

5th Grade Math: April 11 & 12

5th Grade Science: April 28 & 29

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Strongsville Library

***Please note the following March 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.


In-person Toddler Storytime. Ages 19 – 35 months with caregiver. Wednesday, March 30th / 10:00 – 10:25 a.m. or 11:30 – 11:55 a.m.
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.

In-person Preschool Storytime. Ages 3-5 (Not yet in kindergarten with caregiver.) Monday, March 28th from 10:30 – 11:00 a.m. and Tuesday, March 29th from 10:00 – 10:30 a.m. 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.

In-person Baby & Me Storytime. Birth – 18 months with caregiver. Thursday, March 31st / 10:30 – 10:50 a.m.
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.


Zoom Virtual Family Storytime. Thursday, March 31st from 7:00 – 7:30 p.m.
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays, and stories. You must register online to receive the Zoom link.

Celebrate Unicorns. Ages 5 – 8. Saturday, March 26th / 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. IN PERSON.
Join us over the rainbow for a magical celebration of all things unicorn. Come dressed in your rainbow finest to listen to unicorn stories, do a unicorn craft, and dance like a unicorn. Please register only the child attending.

Monday Afternoon Book Discussion. Monday, March 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 Island of Sea Women: a Novel by Lisa See. Copies of the book will be available for check-out at the circulation desk.


***Please note the following April 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.

Strongsville Branch in-person classes:
Wednesday, April 13th / 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. Word 2.
Tuesday, April 19th / 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Word 1.


Storytimes:
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 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, April 5th, 12th, 19, and 26th 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, April 7th, 14th, 21st, and 28th 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, April 5th / 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 A Clash of Steel by C.B. Lee.

Paint a Canvas Bag. Teens Grades 6 – 12. Monday, April 4th / 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. IN PERSON.
Paint your own canvas bag to carry library books, art supplies, and more. All supplies provided. Registration required.

Trails: How to Help Keep Them Beautiful. Wednesday, April 6th / 7:00 p.m. VIRTUAL.
Getting active outside has been a rewarding activity many people have enjoyed during the global pandemic. Visiting natural areas and hiking trails has many benefits and there is a lot you can do to help keep these spaces beautiful. Join The Nature Conservancy in Ohio staff for a simple presentation detailing some of the best practices for enjoying trails and preserves across The Buckeye State. At the end of the program, we will highlight some of the public trails on lands that we help to protect. A meeting link will be emailed to registered participants approximately one hour prior to the start of the program.

Studio Orientation. Saturday, April 9th from 9:30 – 10:30 a.m. / VIRTUAL or Monday, April 18th 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, April 20th / 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 All the Little Hopes by Leah Weiss. Copies of the book will be available for check-out at the circulation desk of the Strongsville Branch Library.

Blood Drive. Friday, April 22nd / 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).

Elephant & Piggie Storytime. Ages 6-7. Wednesday, April 20th / 7:00 – 7:30 p.m. IN PERSON.
Let's read stories and laugh at author Mo Willems' characters Elephant and Piggie. We're play trivia and make a simple craft, too.

Monday Afternoon Book Discussion. Monday, April 25th / 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 Inheritance: A Memoir of Genealogy, Paternity, and Love by Dani Shapiro. Copies of the book will be available for check-out at the circulation desk.