Surrarrer's Scoop

Week of May 16, 2022

Important Dates

May 24: Field Day

May 26: Fifth Grade Promotion @ 1:30

May 27: Last Day of School: Early Release: CLICK HERE to access the arrival and dismissal times for the last day of school

Students WIll Be Keeping Their District Chromebook This 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 your student does experience any issues with their Chromebook over the summer, please click here or visit bit.ly/scssummertechticket to submit a Tech Ticket. A Tech Department member will contact you within two business days to assist. If your student is leaving the district over the summer, they will need to turn in their Chromebook on the last day of school. Please click here or visit bit.ly/2022scsexit to submit your student’s name to inform our department to collect the Chromebook.


If you have any questions, please contact Dave Binkley at dbinkley@scsmustangs.org.


Congratulations Miss Donna, The 2022 PTA Helping Hands Award Recipient!

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End of the Year Fun

Field Day 2022

Field Day is back on and will take place on TUESDAY, MAY 24 with the rain date scheduled for WEDNESDAY, MAY 25th.


Field Day provides our students with an opportunity to have fun and celebrate the end of the school year. Children get to participate in and learn new organized games such as gaga ball, relay races, chalk art, musical hoops, water balloon toss, limbo, let's dance and much more.


Students must wear tennis shoes (no sandals). We encourage students to wear clothing that has their class team colors which will be communicated by their homeroom teacher prior to field day. Please be advised that clothing may get wet and/or dirty! Please apply sunblock to your child at home since we will be outside for a majority of the days activities. Hats, sunglasses, and water bottles will be allowed. (Write child’s names on all items.)


Students will participate in their normal lunch and recess routines.


We look forward to this fun-filled event, learning the importance of teamwork and cheering each other on!

Fifth Grade Promotion & Band/Orchestra Concert

The Spring Band and Orchestra Concert: May 23 at 9:30 in our multi-purpose. We will have chairs set up for player's family members to view the concert in person. We recognize that seating is limited and spacing is tight, so we will also be live streaming the concert for people to view from the comfort of their home or from wherever they may be. Last year we had audience members from other countries join us! Our student body will be viewing the concert from their classroom.


Fifth Grade Promotion will be May 26. Doors for seating will open at 1:30. Students will be entering the multipurpose room at approximately 1:45. We will close the doors and lights will be turned off for a period of time once are students our in place (they have something planned to share with you). This year, our fifth grade class is large. We are anticipating that there will be many parents/guardians who want to see their child in person on this day. We also realize that some may not be comfortable in such a large group or may want to stay away from crowds, therefore, the ceremony to be live streamed (see link below). After the ceremony, refreshments will be served and students are able to leave with their parent/guardian (signed out in office).


Both events will be able to be viewed on SCS TV

Congrats Miss B!

Check Out Who Was in the Mustang Spotlight the Week!


Ms. Allyse Bialosky has spent three years teaching at Surrarrer Elementary. “Ms. B” currently teaches first grade. She earned her undergraduate degree from the University of Mount Union and is nearly finished with her graduate degree from Bowling Green State University. When she is not in the classroom, Ms. Bialosky can be seen at Progressive Field tossing t-shirts in the stands and working with Slider and the hot dog mascots (“I love seeing students and their families at games!”)

“Strongsville is a great community, and it continues to be very evident every day in the families and students who come through our doors. I have never been surrounded by more helpful, resilient, and loving students than I have here in Strongsville. It does not stop with the students, as we have immense support from families - and that makes a huge difference! With the support from families, I have been able to create lifelong learning and memories for my students,” said Ms. Bialosky.

“Surrarrer is a home away from home for me! I am grateful to be surrounded by our staff at Surrarrer. Each and every person, no matter their title, steps up to help each other and our students. We have created an environment that not only promotes student growth, but staff growth as well!”

Thank you Ms. Bialosky for bringing your positive energy to the classroom and providing valuable learning opportunities for all of your students! #WeAreStrongsville

PBIS THANK YOU

Thank you PTA for your continued support with implementation of Tier 1 PBIS throughout this school year. We could not do what we do without your continued and ongoing encouragement and support.
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Would you rather spend a summer day driving from store to store to purchase school supplies or get everything you need in one easy box? Great news! We are offering a prepackaged school supply program this year. Supply orders include the exact colors, quantities, and brands your teachers have approved for class. Get your back-to-school shopping out of the way early and enjoy your summer!


Place your order by: 5/23/22

Order online at: www.shopttkits.com

Enter our school’s account number: 7583


Questions? Contact Kelly at kellybecker5@hotmail.com.

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Strongsville Library

**All Branches and Administrative offices of Cuyahoga County Public Library will be closed on Sunday, May 29th and Monday, May 30th for the Memorial Day Holiday. Normal hours will resume on Tuesday, May 31st at 9:00 a.m.


***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 www.cuyahogalibrary.org 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.


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


Strongsville Branch IN-PERSON classes:
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.


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, May 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 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 www.cuyahogalibrary.org/parent-options. 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 www.redcrossblood.org or call the American Red Cross at 800-RED-CROSS (800-733-2767).


***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.

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
Strongsville Branch IN-PERSON classes:
Thursday, June 16th / 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. PowerPoint 1.

Storytimes:
IN-PERSON Storytimes.
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.