The Muraski Tribune

Your weekly communication about all things Muraski.

Update from the Principal

Good Morning Muraski Families,

We are excited to get started with another week of in-person learning at Muraski. Our students continue to do a phenomenal job of meeting our guidelines in the classrooms, during lunch, and on the playground. I know you have heard it from me before, but I am extremely impressed with what everyone is doing to make our school safe each day.

Please take a minute and read the items outlined in this issue of the Tribune. We will continue to do our best to communicate important information for every grade level.

Have a great week!

Mike Griffen

DISMISSAL: Picking Up Your Child

Our dismissal process seems to be going rather smoothly, keeping students as spread out as possible and getting your children out of the building as efficiently and safely as possible. I will continue to assist with traffic and work to get all cars out of our parking lot as quickly as possible.


When you come pick up your child, please wear a mask. Although grade levels are spread out, and we are dismissing one class at a time, we would like all parents to wear masks while they wait for their child to exit the building. Please do your part in helping stop the spread at Muraski, keeping everyone safe at our school.

3rd Grade: Reading Ohio State Test

Tuesday, Oct. 20th, 9am to Wednesday, Oct. 21st, 9am

20270 Royalton Road

Strongsville, OH

Our 3rd Graders will participate in the 3rd Grade Reading OST, as required by the state for the Third Grade Reading Guarantee. We will do one section of testing each day on October 20th & October 21st.

State of Ohio Requesting Feedback

Kindergarten Bussing Information: Click on Link Below

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Halloween on Friday, October 30th

Although we are unable to have any holiday/seasonal parties at school, we are still going to try to keep with a few things to make our "fall party" something the kids can look forward to. We are still going to have the students dress up for our Fall Party, but with the guidelines we have currently in school, we will have some very specific expectations. If your child should choose to dress up, it will be on Friday, October 30.

Here are the expectations we will follow:

  1. Halloween masks or makeup will not be permitted (they must wear their regular masks).
  2. Costumes must be school appropriate.
  3. Students will not be permitted to bring accessories for their costumes.
  4. Costumes will be worn all day (including Encore classes, lunch and recess); they will not be able to change into the costumes during the day.
  5. Students must be able to move throughout the day (including lunch and recess) and complete daily school activities while in their costume.
  6. If your child does not want to wear his/her costume, they can wear a Halloween/Fall shirt, fall colors, etc.

As a school, we will be completing fall activities, playing some virtual games as a school and trying to make the day fun and special for our students. Again, there will be no parties, food or parents permitted in the building this day.

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Sign-Up for PTA

We know things are going to look different this year, but we want to come together to support our children, families, and teachers.

By becoming part of the PTA :

We are a Powerful voice for our children.

A Relevant Resource for families and communities.

A Strong Advocate for the education and the well-being of every child.

Remember, joining PTA does NOT mean you are required to volunteer or attend virtual meetings, but it does give you some extra information and additional resources to connect to other parents. We love new ideas and new faces. Click on the link below to join us!

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Please help us in continuing to make sure that your child is charging their chromebook every night, so they are usable at school each day.

Our kids in 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade should be using their district issued case and device each day.

When should I keep my child home?

In order to do your part in preventing the spread of germs, it is imperative that we are frequently doing symptom checks of our children at home. If your child is displaying any of the following symptoms, please keep them home and inform our front office. We will work to ensure that your child stays up to date with assignments and the teaching taking place in the classroom:

  • A fever of 100.4 degrees or higher. This is one of the strongest Covid Symptoms
  • Nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea
  • Persistent cough or runny nose
  • Loss of taste or smell
  • Sore throat

We need you to assist in helping us, by monitoring for these symptoms on a daily basis, and keeping your child home if they aren't feeling well.

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Important Information About Breakfast & Lunch

As it has been communicated throughout the last few weeks, breakfast and lunch are available to our students at no charge until December 31st, or until funds run out. Please take a look at the two fliers below, detailing the changes to our food service program.

Our team is working hard to provide students with sufficient time to eat. We are moving students through our lunch line and down to their classrooms to eat very quickly. This has gone very well thus far, providing students with ample time to enjoy their lunch with their classmates.


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