Kinsner News

Mr. Diedrick's Newsletter- April 8, 2022

Spring Break: 4/15-4/22

Congrats Mrs. Adams!

The Kinsner PTA, on behalf of Strongsville Council PTA, was thrilled to announce our beloved Mrs. Joanne Adams as Strongsville City Schools' 2022 "T" in PTA Outstanding Educator Award Recipient!!

Mrs. Adams has worked at Kinsner her entire career and has impacted every student in meaningful ways that help them grow far beyond the classroom!! We will recognize Mrs. Adams formally in May at the Annual SCS PTA Luncheon.

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DARE Dance

The DARE Dance for the 5th & 6th grades is scheduled for Friday, April 29th. This year tickets can be purchased ($15.00) online only. If you are interested in attending, please see the link below!

https://forms.strongsville.org/dare-dance-tickets/

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PBIS Updates

  • We are going to begin using Think Sheets here at Kinsner. These reflection sheets will be used with students for both major and minor behaviors. These sheets are a great way for us to have a conversation with the students on the behavior that occurred and different ways they could have handled the situation. If your child brings this paper home, we are asking for your support in talking with your child and signing off on the reflection sheet. Please then send the sheet back to school with your child. Our goal is to provide opportunities for students to learn from setbacks, set goals, and make changes to positively impact their education. We appreciate your support in advance as we work to help all students have success with our PBIS initiative.
  • The 5 behavior expectations at Kinsner Elementary are Prepared, Respectful, Inclusive, Determined and Engaged (Kinsner PRIDE). By teaching, posting and reinforcing these expectations, we set the stage for a positive, safe learning environment. Students frequently hear staff refer to the expectations and our goal is for every student at Kinsner to know and exhibit them in all locations within the school and across the campus. Here is a copy of our matrix we use throughout the building to teach these behaviors.
  • At Kinsner, we strive to respond to challenging behavior fairly and consistently. In order to achieve this goal, we have developed this chart to assist staff in responding to unexpected behaviors. In addition, having explicit definitions for behaviors increases consistency in determining whether a behavior should be managed in the classroom or in the office. The chart and the definitions are referenced regularly by Kinsners’ teachers. Click here to access the behavior definitions.

STRONGSVILLE EDUCATION FOUNDATION ANNUAL “JOCKEYS & JULEPS” EVENT

The Strongsville Education Foundation invites you to their annual “Jockeys & Juleps” event on Saturday, May 7 at 5:30pm at the Ehrnfelt Recreation Center. Join the fun-filled night which begins with watching the 148th running of the Kentucky Derby, followed by a “Night at the Races” fundraiser benefiting the Foundation. Click HERE for the event flyer or visit tinyurl.com/Jj-2022 to purchase tickets. The Strongsville Education Foundation raises and disburses funds to support and foster creativity, innovation, and outstanding achievement for the students, the teachers, and the community served by Strongsville City Schools.
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RUN LIKE A PRO

Join us for the train like a pro 5k at the high school.


On Saturday April 30th at 9:00 am the 5k and wellness fair will begin. Proceeds will be going to our Positive Behavior Intervention and Supports programming.


PBIS incentives are good for student morale and supports Strongsville High School having a good culture for students.


The QR code for the race is below.

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Custom Built Teacher Tailored School Supply Kits for grades Kindergarten-5th!!

Ordering is NOW available! Click the link to purchase ~

https://1stday.sale/81635


DON'T WAIT... ORDER TODAY: The deadline is July 1st!!


DON'T MISS OUT on this easy and convenient fundraiser!!

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WHY shop for back-to-school supplies for the upcoming school year when you can have them delivered directly to Kinsner!! (PICKUP DATE will be sometime in August). Shopping for school supplies can be very time-consuming and stressful, 1stDay School Supply Kits eliminates the hassles associated with back-to-school shopping. The supply kits are custom built to match the teachers' supply lists for your child's grade (OFFERING Kindergarten-5th Grades) It's time to experience something convenient, easy, and exciting!

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Ohio State Testing Dates for Grades 3, 4 & 5

As you are planning doctor's appointments, family obligations, etc. please take note of our state testing dates.


Grade 3:

Math - April 27 & 28


Grade 5

Science - April 27 & 28

Strongsville Women’s League Art Contest 2022

Strongsville Women’s League is holding an art contest for Strongsville residents currently enrolled in grades K-5th Grade. Have you ever thought about what makes your family yours? What are the traditions that create great memories year after year? This year the Strongsville Women’s League wants to know what makes your family unique. Please create an image which shows your favorite part of being you in your family. “My favorite tradition is…”. Entries will be accepted March 14 - April 14 and can be dropped off in the main office at any elementary school. There will be 1st, 2nd, and 3rd prizes for grades K&1, 2&3, and 4&5 students. Artwork will be judged and prizes will be awarded on Friday, April 29. Good luck and have fun! Please contact Karen Burgund (kmbrona@aol.com) or Barb Toth (barbt4908@yahoo.com) with any questions or concerns.

Strongsville Library Happenings

**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.

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
https://www.cuyahogalibrary.org/Events/Computer-Classes/2021-Virtual-and-In-Person-classes.aspx
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.


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 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 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).

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