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Bogan Enews 3/22/19

Posted on: March 22, 2019

Bogan E-News - March 22, 2019


Foreign Language/Coding Club/Big Brothers/Big Sisters

Reminder - Next week is Miami University’s Spring Break.  There will be no Foreign Language, Big Brothers/Big Sisters, and Coding Club.


Box Tops

Please send in your box tops to help support our school!  Next turn in day is March 27th!


ETC Space Camp Fundraiser

ETC Students are selling Butter Braids to raise money for their trip to Space Camp this May.   Orders are due by April 3rd! Please see link for information.

Spring Gifted Testing Opportunity

The Ohio Department of Education requires all school districts to offer two opportunities per year to parents/guardians to have their student assessed for possible gifted identification. All referrals for the Gifted Testing must be done using the electronic form linked below.  Phone calls to buildings or the Gifted staff will be referred to this form. We ask that parents understand that we have to schedule rooms, proctors, materials, etc. and that the earlier a parent/guardian requests testing using this form, the better it is for everyone.

Please note - formal gifted services do not begin until 3rd grade.   All second graders are assessed for gifted services in the spring.  Spring Testing requests are due by midnight on March 31st. Referrals after March 31st will be placed on a list for the next testing round in the fall.  Talawanda provides parents/guardians with written notification of any assessment results within 30 days of receiving those results.

Please use the link below for registration.


Summer School

Summer school is collecting gently used books.  Books that Pre-K through Grade 3 that kids can read independently would be appreciated. Please send donations to the Bogan office.


Oxford NAACP Information

The Oxford NAACP Education Committee is seeking nominations for the 2019 Diversity Educator of the Year.  The award will be presented to the recipient at the NAACP Freedom Fund Banquet on Sunday, April 7, 2016 at the MU Shriver Center.  The honoree will receive a $200 award to spend on educational materials which promote diversity awareness and are to be shared with all staff in the district.  The criteria for the Diversity Educator of the Year is for any employee of the Talawanda School District or McGuffey Montessori School who:


Promotes equality and fairness,

Demonstrates appreciation for diversity,

Exemplifies acceptance of all people, and

Challenges others to broaden their perspectives.


Previous recipients have been:

2007      Amy Young

2008      Darlene Mahaney

2009      Ruth Pettitt

2010      Joe O’Flynn (also recognized Kelly Spivey, diversity administrator)

2011      Mel Edwards (also recognized Vicki Brunn, diversity administrator)

2012      Lois Meade

2013      Linda Bucher (also recognized Jason Merz, diversity administrator)

2014      Alison Bridge (Honorable Mention Kari Croucher and Teri Morris)

2015      Jamillah Hamidullah (also recognized Amy Macechko, diversity administrator and honorable mention to Suzie Katto and Stephanie Aerni)

2016      Kari King (also recognized Ashley Sammons, Jeannie Lefevers-Cummins & Nate Silberstein)

2017     Elise McWilliams

2018      Stephanie Pierson and Ryan Steffan


Letters of nomination, with a description of activities by the nominee, should be sent to Ann Wengler at or to 610 David Drive, Oxford, Ohio 45056.  Nominations must be received by Friday, March 29, 2019.

There have been recent concerns about online safety of children.  Here are a few tips:

-Do not allow students to have underaged social media accounts (typically age 13)

-Check your students privacy settings on all accounts

-Use software that filters inappropriate content like Net Nanny or My Mobile Watchdog

-Create clear and defined rules for technology usage, continually have conversations about expectations and how to handle potential concerns

-Get to know who your child is communicating with both online and in person

-Keep your computer or tablets in a central location- be mindful to not allow your child to take their cell phones or tablets to their rooms, set time limits for technology usage

-Monitor what your student is posting

-Set a good example- teach your children about an “online reputation”


2019-2020 Kindergarten Registration Information


Miami is looking for teen volunteers to participate in a study.  Additional information can be found here:

Paid Research Study for Tween Volunteers

Understanding Emotions


HCC Vaping Information:

Here is the final HCC article on the topic of vaping.


Updating Student Information

Student Information/contact Forms are completed electronically.  Simply log into Final Forms using the email and password you created and make the changes you need.  If you forgot your email or password click forgot email or forgot password and follow the prompts.

Need to update a phone number or address - Go to the Contact Form

Need to update your pick up list - Go to the Transportation Form


Cold/Flu Letter from Dr. Theroux

TSD Community Flyers


Future Dates:

Thursday, March 28th - 4/5th Grade Concert 7pm

Friday, April 5th - Kids Night Out 6:30-9pm

Tuesday, April 9th - 2019/20 Kindergarten Orientation 6:30-7:15pm

Tuesday, April 16th - 2019/20 Kindergarten Registration

Tuesday, April 16th - 1st Grade Concert 7pm

Friday, April 19th-Sunday, April 28th - Spring Break, No School

Thursday, May 2nd - Kindergarten Concert 7pm

Tuesday, May 7th - Professional Development Day, No School

Friday, May 10th - Fun Day

Tuesday, May 14th - 5th Grade Tours TMS
Tuesday, May 14th - PTG Program 7pm

Friday, May 17th - Field Day

Thursday, May 23rd - Awards/Picnic, Talent Show, Last Day of School