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Bogan Enews 5/21/21

Posted on: May 23, 2021

Bogan Elementary Weekly E-News

May 21, 2021


Message from Dr. Niehaus

Happy Friday!

This will be my last communication through E-News.  I have been at Bogan since March as the Interim Principal and would like to thank all of you for the support shown to me.  Being with your children each day has been a joy.  From the little ones sent to my office for breaking a rule (which hopefully led to a “teaching lesson” ) and getting to know the students through tutoring them in my office, having them help me make morning announcements each day, watching them perform on stage at lunch, eating lunch with me in my office,, playing four square at recess and making certain they were safe at dismissal has been great! I have received about a hundred thank you cards from students --but this one was just precious: 


“Dear Dr. Niehaus. 

 You were a great principal! I will miss you! The day you 

stopped me in the hall to talk to me, I felt so good about myself.  




There is a saying in education that many years after your students leave--they will not remember the content that you taught them-but they will remember how you made them feel.

I hope S… will remember me fondly, if only for a short while.

We are planning a Clap Out for the 5th graders for when they leave the building on the last day of school.  5th grade parents are invited to participate (outside) for this event.  The final plan is to dismiss school at 3:15 on the last day of school (for all students).  5th Grade parents should be at Bogan and in place by 2:30 if they want to participate.  The purpose for starting early is to minimize bus and car congestion at dismissal time. A letter will be sent home to parents of 5th graders asking them to fill out information, in case they want to take their children home after the Clap Out.  This letter, which will need to be signed and returned, will help us streamline procedures for dismissal on the last day  and ensure the safety of each individual student.


Awards will be presented this year in each classroom.  Our goal is to capture the awards and provide a link for parents to view the award recipients.The link will be sent to you by May 25th.   


Final plans are being made for Switch Day, which will be held on Monday, May 24th.  The purpose of Switch Day is to provide exposure to the next grade level for our Bogan students.  We will be following Covid protocols, which will cause the Switch Day event to be quite short.  Bogan remote students are invited to attend.  They should report to the Bogan’s front porch at 2:00 pm to be signed in.  Individual students will be escorted to a classroom by 5th grade students.--following Covid protocols.  Masks are required for each student entering the school.  The classroom in which all students visit during this time, will not necessarily be the classroom in which they will be assigned for the 2021-2022 school year.  Each grade level will provide an activity for the students, in order to familiarize the students to the next grade level. Remote students should be ready to return to their parents by approximately 2:40


Music Department Video LInk: Mrs. Pitt’s, Bogan’s music teacher, will be providing a link of music videos from this year’s student performances  (due to Covid, no concerts were held and she wants to share her students’ talents with parents).  Be watching for the link to be posted on E-News on May 26th.



If your child has lost anything this year, please remind them to check the Lost and Found as we have lots of items that will be donated to a charity at the end of the year if they are not claimed.


For families with high school students:  Wednesday, May 26th will NOT be an asynchronous day.  The 26th will be an exam day. 


Have a great weekend!


Dr. B. Gayle Niehaus


PTG Meeting

Bogan PTG Meeting:

When: Tuesday, June 1st

Time: 6:00PM

Where: Collinsville Park

~children are welcome ~ childcare will not be provided~



Fee invoices have been sent home with students today.  If you have not paid school fees this year you can pay them via cash, check or money order at the school office.  You can stop by the office window or send your payment in an envelope marked “Office” with your child (please include your child’s name in the memo).  Online payments can be made at EZ Pay, please follow the link on the Talawanda website.  If you feel you may qualify for free or reduced lunch, which can help waive or reduce your child’s fees, please contact Mrs. Lyons at 513-273-3407 for a form to be sent home.  Remote learners can pay Chromebook insurance through EZPay.


Primary Health Solutions

Primary Health Solutions is accepting new patients now within the Talawanda School District and is willing to help Talawanda families with their medical and any vaccination needs.  They have multiple convenient locations. See the link to their local office.


Transportation Changes & Moving

If you will be requesting a change in bus transportation for your child for the 2021-2022 school year, please complete the attached Peterman Transportation Form and return to school before the end of the school year.  If you will be moving over the summer, please contact us as soon as possible.

 Transportation Form


Summer Food Program Distribution

Free Meal Bag- Ages 1-18 beginning June 10th.

Monday, May 24th, and Wednesday, May 26th will be the last days for TSD Food Distribution.  We are grateful to community partners for providing food for any child ages 1-18 throughout the summer, starting on June 10th.  Please see the flyer for more details.

Summer Food Program Distribution


Primary Health Solutions

Primary Health Solutions is accepting new patients now within the Talawanda School District and is willing to help Talawanda families with their medical and any vaccination needs.  They have multiple convenient locations. See the link to their local office.

Last 3 School Days- Early Release Dr. Theroux

As in previous years, TSD students will be released early on the last three days of school. Below is the schedule for all of the buildings.

Elementary: 3:15

TMS: 2:15

THS: 2:00


Hotspot Collection- Mr. Rand

If your student is NOW attending school in person, but you were issued a hotspot while the district was hosting remote learning, we will begin collecting hotspots from just those students that are now face-to-face.


You may return the hotspot to your child's school, in the main office.  We will mark each student down as we receive the hotspots back.


If you have any questions, please contact your child's school.


Survey- Mrs. Macechko

We need your feedback! A group of community partners serving the Oxford area, including the Coalition for a Healthy Community - Oxford Area, Talawanda Schools, Miami University, the Butler County Mental Health and Addiction Services Board, and McCullough-Hyde Memorial Hospital/Tri Health, are working on a project to reduce gaps and address barriers to substance use prevention, treatment, and recovery programs. Your participation in the following survey will help us identify priorities and areas of focus for this work. Your feedback is completely voluntary and will remain anonymous. 


If you have any questions, please contact Laura Brinson, Evaluator with Epiphany Community Services, at


Thank you for your support as we work together to make the Oxford area a healthier place to live, learn, work, and play!


Kindergarten Registration for 21-22 School Year

The Talawanda School District is currently taking calls for Kindergarten Registration for the 21-22 school year.  Please contact the elementary school for your area.  If you are unsure of which elementary school your child will attend each of our schools will help you get to the correct school.  When you call we will take down some information and then will email you a packet of information and a link to our online registration forms.  Please be sure to have an active email address.  






Talawanda Baseball Camp

Talawanda Baseball is excited to offer our summer baseball camp on June 7th-10th, from 9 AM -Noon!! See link for details and registration information!


Follow this link for information and registration details:

Talawanda Baseball Camp


Talawanda Cross Country and Track Camp

Brave Cross Country Camp June 14-17 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Brave Track and Field Camp June 14-17 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Talawanda Boys Basketball Camp Coach Davie

THS Boys Basketball is proud to offer a Youth Development Camp for students moving into K-8th grade next year! The camp info and registration form are attached. If you have questions about the camp, please don't hesitate to reach out! 

Boys camp will be June 1 - 4 and is open to students entering K - 8th grade next school year. 

Contact Coach Scott Davie at with any questions. 

THS Hoops Youth Camp 21-22 .pdf 

Talawanda Girls Basketball Camp- Coach Huismann

Girls camp will be June 7 - 10 and is open to students entering 1st - 8th grade next school year. 

Contact Coach Mary Jo Huismann at with any questions!

Talawanda Girls Basketball Camp June 7-10


Talawanda Bantam Football and Cheer

Talawanda Bantam Cheer Registration

Talawanda Bantam Football Registration


Attention Remote Learners & Community Members who use Kramer Elementary for the TSD Food Program:

****May Meal Distribution Locations new 5/7/21

Please see this new flyer for the Food Distribution Program 


Elementary Lunch Menu- Updated for May


Talawanda Community Events Page

Please use this link for the Talawanda Community Events Page.



May 24 - Switch Day

May 25 - Awards

May 25 - Early Dismissal at 3:15pm

May 26 - Early Dismissal at 3:15pm

May 27 - Early Dismissal at 3:15pm

May 27 - Last Day of School