Muraski Mustang Memo

From the Desk of Mrs. J. Peters, Principal

Summer Time in Strongsville...

Dear Muraski Families,

It sure is quiet here this morning. The hallways are quiet, and the classrooms are empty. All the teachers and students are gone for the summer. I can only imagine the fun your families are having together right now!

Thank you so much for sharing your children with us. We are blessed to be working together in such a great school district. I'm so glad you have chosen to send your children to Muraski. It's a great place to grow and learn. Enjoy your summer vacation. We look forward to seeing you in August!

Mrs. J. Peters, Principal

Mark your calendars for the following dates!

AUGUST 22, 2016 - OPEN HOUSE AT MURASKI FROM 5:00-7:00pm


Future 7th Graders!!

If you are interested in playing a Fall Sport at Strongsville Middle School...please check out this flyer with information. Summer Athletic Info Flier

New Information When Writing Checks At School

Due to changes in federal banking regulations all check payments must be made payable to Strongsville City Schools which reflects the name on the District bank account. The bank will no longer be able to accept checks made out to individual school buildings, i.e. Muraski Elementary School, or Strongsville High School, etc.

This includes ALL checks received whether it is for food service, field trips, prom, pay-to-play, trainer fee, transcripts, school fees/fines, fund-raisers, etc. We encourage families to use the PayForIt (PFI) system when applicable.


If your daughter is interested in playing volleyball, click on the link for information and opportunities!

It's Summer Time in Strongsville!

Mrs. J. Peters, Principal




***Please note the following

June 2016

events at the

Strongsville Branch Library

. Registration is required for most events. Please

call (440) 238-5530 to register or for more information. All events sponsored by our Friends of Strongsville Branch Library.

Customers may also visit

to register and to see more library event information.

2016 Summer Reading Program begins

Saturday, June 4th and runs until Friday, August 6th. Register online, read, volunteer, and complete activities all summer long to win some great prizes! For more details and to register, visit


Year-Round Story Times!

Cuyahoga County Public Library offers story time sessions year-round for children Birth to Age 5. Our current story time sessions are back in session for the summer. Please call the library for more information about our Summer story time sessions.

Teen Writer Boot Camp. Ages 13 - 18. Meets June 6 - 10 from 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Review the fundamentals of creative writing and create new work in poetry, fiction and drama. Please bring along an example of your best writing. Registration is required as space is limited.

Young at Heart. Tuesday, June 7th

from 7:00 – 8:00 p.m.

A book club for adults who love Children’s and Teen books. Meets the first Tuesday evening of every month. Please register in person to pick up a copy of the book. Our next discussion will be on the book

We Were Liars

by E. Lockhart.

Book Discussion Group for Grades 3 - 4. Friday, June 10th

from 11:00 a.m. - Noon.

Children in Grades 3 – 4 are invited to join us to discuss a good book. Copies of the book will be available one month before the discussion. The title for June will be The Lemonade War by Jacqueline Davies. Please register in person.

Summer of Zen: Adult Summer Coloring Workshop. Saturday, June 11th from 10:00 - 11:30 a.m.

Coloring is not just for kids anymore! Research suggests that coloring is one of the best ways for adults to reduce stress & relax. We will meet the 2nd Saturday of each month from 10:00 - 11:30 a.m. Materials and different coloring pages will be provided each month, or participants are welcome to bring their own. We will have a quiet space for adults who want to join others who love to color! Registration is not required. Stop in once or join us for all three sessions this summer!

Just Keep Rowing! Author Visit with Katie Spotz. Monday, June 13th at 7:00 p.m.
Join us for this special presentation as local adventurer, Katie Spotz and her co-author, Mark Bowles, share information from their new book Just Keep Rowing: Lessons from the Atlantic Ocean by the Youngest Person to Row It Alone. It is a first person account of Katie’s remarkable 70-day journey across the ocean. Along with this empowering story, the presentation shares an educational lesson about the global water crisis and how to help those impacted by it. Katie has raised over a quarter million dollars for this cause. Books will be available for sale & signing after the presentation. Program sponsored by the Friends of Strongsville Library.

Thyroid Issues: Signs and Symptoms. Wednesday, June 15th at 7:00 p.m.
Please join us as endocrinoligist Dr. Sanjit Bindra MD from Southwest General Hospital presents this informative talk on "Thyroid Disorders." He will discuss the signs and symptoms of thyroid issues, how they are treated, and how to best take care of yourself if you have thyroid disease.

Wednesday Evening Book Discussion. Meets the 3rd Wednesday of each month at 7:00 p.m.

New Members Welcome! Our next discussion will be on

Wednesday, June 15th.

This month we will be discussing

The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin .

Copies of the book will be available to pick-up at the circulation desk. Registration for this program is not needed. Just read the book and join us for an evening of great discussion!

Safety First. Ages 8 - 12. Thursday, June 16th from 2:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Empower your child to be safe at home alone or when he or she is caring for little ones. Come to an interactive talk given by Southwest General Health Center’s Sondra Martin, Family Life Instructor and our Community Nurse Laurie Pfahler, RN. They will discuss how to prevent injury, what to do if injury occurs, and who to call for help. Children will learn about safety and get a taste of the Southwest Safe Sitters Class. Talk is geared to children ages 8-12, but parents are welcome to attend as well.

Happy Birthday, Strongsville! Saturday, June 18th

at 2:00 p.m.

Join us as we celebrate the 200th Birthday of the city of Strongsville with this special musical celebration. Musical group to be announced.

Road to Success Camp! Grades 4 - 6. Meets June 20 - 24th from 1:30 - 430 p.m.
Get on the Road to Success. Learn empowering skills that will help you succeed in school and life, while engaging your creativity through exciting activities. Registration begins on Wednesday, May 11th at 9:00 a.m..

Parkfit Mall Walkers Wellness Talk: Healthy Aging. Tuesday, June 21st 10:00 a.m.

Join us the third Tuesday of each month for this special wellness talk sponsored by Southwest General and Southpark Mall. The speaker this month will be Dr. Monika Demko from Southwest Hospital. She will be speaking on healthy aging and how to adjust to changes related to advancing age. The ParkFit Mall Walkers Club is a combined effort of Southwest General and SouthPark Mall in Strongsville. The Club provides an opportunity for community residents to improve their health by walking for exercise in a safe, interesting and climate-controlled facility. Walk at the mall first, then come over to the Library for this informative wellness talk!

I Can Dance, I Can Play! Thursday, June 23rd from 7:00 - 7:45 p.m.
Join local children's author and illustrator Betsy Snyder as she debuts her new books, I Can Dance, I Can Play. Readers become the stars of these innovative board books that cue little fingers to kick, splash and celebrate both independence and teamwork. Betsy will give the audience a peek behind the scenes of her books and share a finger puppet craft. Books will be available for purchase and signing. As part of the fun of pretending, children are invited to come dressed up as dancers or athletes.
Registration begins on Friday, May 27th at 9:00 a.m.

Book Discussion Group for Grades 5 - 6. Friday, June 24th from 11:00 a.m. - Noon.

Children in Grades 5 – 6 are invited to join us to discuss a good book. Copies of the book will be available one month before the discussion. The title for June 24th will be Crenshawby Katherine Applegate. Please register in person.

Monday Afternoon Book Discussion. Meets the 4th

Monday of each month at 2:30 p.m.

New Members Welcome!

Our next discussion will be held on

Monday, June 27th


This month we will be discussing

A Spool of Blue Thread

by Anne Tyler. Copies of the book will be available for check-out at the circulation desk. Join us for great conversation!

Strongsville High School Required Reading Book Club. Teens entering Grades 9 - 12. Tuesday, June 28th from 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Join us for a lively discussion of a Strongsville High School required reading book. Get a jump on your assignment and possibly earn some extra credit, too! Book will be announced when the required reading list is released. Registration is required.