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Bogan Enews 5/7/21

Posted on: May 7, 2021

Bogan Elementary Weekly E-News 

May 7, 2021 

Message from Dr. Niehaus 

Happy Friday! Just a reminder that your children will be involved in MAP Testing (Measure of Academic Progress) from May 10-21. 

Thank you PTG 

A big thank you to our PTG for making all of us feel so special during “Staff Appreciation Week.” We loved the coffee and donuts provided before school one morning. Also, we really appreciated how the parents adopted each one of our staff members and provided us with a few of “Our Favorite Things.” Lastly, thank you for the Friday Snack Cart, filled with goodies, for all of the staff members. What a great way to make us all feel special! 

5th Grade End of the Year Activities 

We are planning some end-of-the-year activities for our 5th graders that will fall within the Covid Protocols. On May 14th the 5th grade students will visit the Middle School and we will be having a pizza party for them after they return to Bogan. The PTG will be providing snow cones for 5th graders on May 21st. The 5th grade classroom teachers will also be organizing outdoor 

games/activities for the students on that day as well. 

We are planning a Clap Out for the 5th graders when they leave the building on the last day of school. 5th grade parents will be invited to participate (outside) in this event. I plan on finalizing the plans for the Clap Out and any other 5th grade activities at our Grade Level Meeting on May 12th. In case you need to plan ahead ( leave work early, etc.), school will dismiss at 3:15 on the last day of school. 5th Grade parents should be here and in place by 2:45. As I stated before, I will give you more specific details in the May14th E-News. 

Due to Covid, the typical end-of-year activities will still be occurring, but they will look differently. Field Day Is something that the students look forward to all year. It will be held on Friday, May 21st--but unfortunately, we will have to do this without parent volunteers this year (we sure do miss our parents). Since we have not been able to have concerts this year, Mrs. Pitts is working on making music videos to showcase the talents of our students. She will make the video available for students and parents to view. Look for the link in our E-News in the coming weeks! 

Awards will still be presented this year, but in each classroom. Our goal is to capture the awards and provide a link for parents to view the award recipients. 

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 2pm 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 they visit, during this time, will not necessarily be the classroom in which they will be placed 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 

Chromebooks (and chargers) will be collected this year. Please return them, as well as the chargers, to school no later than May 20th. 

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. 

Bogan’s Got Talent -this is an opportunity for students to share their talents. Please click HERE for more information. 

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

To all of the mothers out there--Happy Mother’s Day and enjoy your special day. Have a great weekend! 

Dr. B. Gayle Niehaus 

PTG Fundraiser 



WHEN: Friday, May 7 from 5pm – 7pm 


Bogan Elementary School 

5200 Hamilton Richmond Rd, Oxford, OH 45056 

Prizes will be included with your order at time of pickup! 

Last Call for Yearbook Orders 

Deadline to order a 2020-2021 Bogan yearbook is Friday, May 14th. Go to and use code 8480621 or search for Bogan Elementary, by selecting Ohio and Oxford. 


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. 

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. 

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 9AM-Noon!! See Link for details and registration information! 

Follow this link for information and registration details: _S-2_00aw3hVStG154cIRglWieLif1KyDzoxvGUv3/pub

Talawanda 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! 

THS Hoops Youth Camp 21-22 .pdf 

Survey Opportunity 

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! 

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

Please see this new flyer for the Food Distribution Program 

Elementary Lunch Menu- Updated for April 

Prescription Medication Take Back Day 

Dispose of unused and expired medications safely for you and the environment. Prescription Medication Take Back Day 

City of Oxford Health Needs Survey 

We are trying to understand the health needs of people in the Oxford community and how those needs could be better served. The study is being conducted by students and a faculty member at Miami University (Dr. Cameron Hay-Rollins), and the findings will be shared with the City of Oxford and all others interested in the health and well-being of our community. If you are a permanent resident of Oxford and are above the age of 18, please complete this online survey (should take approximately 5-10 minutes). 

Great Miami Rowing Center

Please see this flyer for information on the Junior Rowing Development Program. This is for grades 5-8. 

iSpace Camp- Virtual & In-Person Camp 

Please see this link for the iSpace Camp. 

Talawanda Community Events Page 

Please use this link for the Talawanda Community Events Page. 


May 7 - Remote Materials Pick Up Day 

May 13 - 2021-22 Kindergarten Document Drop-Off 

May 14 - Fifth Grade Tours TMS 

May 21 - Remote Materials Pick Up Day 

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