Muraski Tribune: Issue 28


A Message From the Principals

Good Afternoon Muraski Families,

This week our students transitioned back into the lunch room. The transition ran much smoother than we anticipated. Our PBIS team is currently planning a fun Lunch/Recess challenge for our students. Each grade level will be working together to earn themselves compliments each day (up to 2, 1 for lunch and 1 for recess). As the students meet certain threshholds they will have some type of reward to celebrate with their grade-level team. More information will be shared soon!

This week's newsletter shares information regarding Say Something Week. Please be sure to read as there is information shared on Spirit Week for this week.

Half-day kindergarten parents - Please read below as there is informaiton regarding Blizzard Bags that will be coming home with your child soon.

Have a wonderful week!


Mike Griffen & Katie Hawk

Say Something Week

Strongsville City Schools is participating in Say Something Week. Each year, thousands of schools and youth organizations nationwide participate in Say Something Week, a week of celebrating the importance of trusted adults and upstanders your community! Students are encouraged to join us in our Say Something Spirit Week March 21-25.
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Blizzard Bags (Half-Day KG Only)

Students in Ms. Darrahs half day kindergarten class have one calamity day to make up. Ms. Darrah will be sending home assignments for students to complete by April 4. Please email Ms. Darrah with any questions.
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K & 1st Pride Ticket Winners


Wade Zamiska

Austin Pope

Carrie-Ann Yates

Ben Cline

Brooklyn Malinowski


Neil Slonaker

David Born

Johnny Janakovich

Ava Roggy

Kourtney Waters

Kayla Sastre

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2nd Grade Pride Ticket Winners

Bowen Hoover

Leo Jakstas

Sidney Schaffran

Giavanna Schneiderhan

Kevin Ramaswamy

Elijah Rodriguez

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3rd Grade Pride Ticket Winners

Olivia B.

Eva G.

Darek Miller

Londyn Flowers

Harrison Phillips

Maddie Langroth

Ellie Stepanik

Logan Anderson

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4th Grade Pride Ticket WInners

David Powell

Sai Rohith Nandyala

Ava Jacko

Kaden Mitchell

Carveah Rouse-Fomby

Shelby Ansley

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5th Grade Pride Ticket Winners

Ava Rade

Anthony Jacko

Ryan Yates

Nari Abboushi

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PBIS Student Climate Survey (Grades 3-5 only)

If you have a child in grades 3-5, you should have received an opt-out form in your child's take home folder on Friday. Throughout the week of March 21st, all of our third through fifth grade students will be taking a School Climate Survey during the school day. This virtual survey takes approximately 10-15 minutes and will give our students an opportunity to share how they feel at Muraski Elementary. We will then use this data to have some meaningful discussions during our next PBIS meeting to see what extra supports our students may need to feel successful at school.

HERE is a link to the opt-out letter for your convenience. You should only sign and return this letter if you choose to opt your child out of taking the survey.

March PBIS Data

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PBIS Behavior Definitions

As we shared a few weeks ago, our PBIS team has created a behavioral flowchart for Muraski to identify the process we use with students displaying minor and major behaviors when determining consequences and learning opportunities. We have attached the behavioral flowchart once again for your reference.

To help you understand what some of these terms mean on the flowchart, our PBIS team created some behavior definitions for those minor infractions throughout areas of the building. Please take a moment to look through these definitions.

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OST Testing Dates: Grades 3-5

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.

ELA Grade 3: April 6 & 7

ELA Grade 4: April 5 & 6

ELA Grade 5: April 7 & 8

Math Grade 3: April 27 & 28

Math Grade 4: April 28 & 29

Math Grade 5: April 12 & 13

Science Grade 5: April 27 & 28

Encore Students of the Week: Kaden S., David K., & Kendall T.

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Attention 5th Grade Parents: 6th Grade Camp Sign-Up

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Annual Breakfast with a Buddy Is Back!

Breakfast with a Buddy sign ups are still happening!

So far we have 171 people signed up to attend but we still need everyone's help to make this event a success.

Please consider donating your time or some supplies by clicking the sign up genius to volunteer.

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Strongsville Women's League Art Contest

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 ( or Barb Toth ( with any questions or concerns.

Birthday Book Club

It's back! The Muraski Birthday Book Club!

If you are looking for a way to help out, or if you want to commemorate your child’s birthday, or really for any reason at all . . . please consider joining the Muraski Birthday Book Club!

Click the link below for additional details and to donate $15 toward the purchase of a new book for the Muraski Media Center. All funds will go towards books/supplies!

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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!

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