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Bogan Enews April 1, 2021

Posted on: April 2, 2021

Bogan Elementary Weekly E-News

April 1, 2021


Happy Thursday!  There is no school tomorrow, April 2, 2021.  Students return to school on Monday, April 5, 2021.


Message from Dr. Niehaus

Dear Parents,


We have had another busy week at Bogan.  A lot of time has been spent planning events and activities for the remainder of the year.  I have listed some of these below:

State testing in 3rd, 4th, and 5th grades will begin on April 12th and continue through May 7th.  If your child has a doctor or dentist appointment during those dates, please feel free to contact the classroom teacher for the exact dates and times of the testing. 


MAP(Measure of Academic Progress), Dibels (reading fluency and comprehension) and Title I (reading intervention) Testing 

 Will occur from May 10-21. 


Chromebooks will not go home on Friday April 9th and other dates, as needed, to ensure they are charged and ready to go on  testing days.


The PTG is kicking off a fundraiser today.  Fliers with details will be coming home today.  The fundraising items include cookies, pretzels, mixes for soup and dips,  and a variety of popcorn.  All of the purchases will be done online and you can pay with a debit or credit card. Thank you in advance for supporting our school.


Field Day, Awards Day and 5th Grade “Send Off”-Our teachers are working diligently to plan some of the traditional “end of year" activities to honor the students while remaining in compliance with CDC and Butler County Health Department Guidelines. They have some great ideas and I will share those plans as they are finalized.


I am completing my second week at Bogan and have been so impressed by the professionalism and care that the entire staff provides our students daily. I have witnessed teachers' tears as they describe a child with whom they have concerns, I heard one teacher say she wished that she could adopt a child that has had personal struggles. I've been in the classrooms and watched teachers work their magic as they teach through masks. I have observed the counselor developing relationships by lunching with children daily and have been invited into her office to engage with the students who wanted to know why I am called “doctor,“ but I don’t have give kids medicine (smile).   I have observed the social worker preparing backpacks of food for our needy families and have engaged many times in conversation with her relative to family needs.  When I walk through the cafeteria I am astounded that workers know each and every child in the building. Our Resource Officer not only keeps us safe, but engages in conversation ( and even coloring) with special students throughout the day. He also makes certain that we have a smooth and safe morning and afternoon “drop off." The nurse is always on her toes following Covid guidelines —and making sure all is well.  Our custodians check on everyone to make certain they have what they need while interacting with students as they clean tables, dividers and restrooms throughout the day.  Our office staff are miracle workers--they know every family in the building!  Their interactions in the busy office is always met with a kind face and warm heart. All the support staff (speech therapists, psychologist, educational assistants, physical and occupational therapist, etc.) are to be commended for their dedication to kids.  I wear a pin on my lapel that reads, “Children First.”  A student came up to me and asked me why I was wearing that—I told him that I believe that children are first and that they need all of us at school to help to make then stronger. After these last two weeks at Bogan, I am convinced that we have who and what we need here --to make that happen.


Enjoy your long weekend,


Dr. B. Gayle Niehaus


PTG Fundraiser

Bogan PTG Spring Fundraiser


The Bogan PTG Spring fundraiser will kick off on Friday, April 2. Our goal is to raise $5000 for future field trips and programs to support students and staff!  It's as simple as 1, 2, 3!


  1. Register TONIGHT at
  2. Share custom student support links with family & friends.
  3. Student Goal: 5 Online Supporters.


Key dates to remember:


  • Kickoff: 4/2
  • End date: 4/16


Fundraiser Links:



 On behalf of the Bogan PTG, thank you for your continued support and for making our fundraiser a success.

Covid Protocols

It is important for all of us to continue to be vigilant in taking precautionary measures in order to limit the spread of Covid-19 or the need for widespread quarantines.


If anyone in your household is being tested for Covid-19 and you are waiting for results, you must keep all of your children at home until you receive the results.  When you receive the results please contact our school nurse and she can provide you with further information.  


If anyone in your household is experiencing any of the following symptoms:  Cough, Shortness of Breath, or NEW loss of taste and/or smell, please keep all of your children home until you have more information from a doctor on the cause of the symptoms.  


If anyone in your household has two (2) or more of the following symptoms please keep all of your children home until you have more information from a doctor on the cause of the symptoms.  

  • Chills/fever
  • Congestion (nasal or sinus)/Runny nose
  • Fatigue
  • Headache
  • Muscle/body aches
  • Nausea/Vomiting/Diarrhea
  • Sore throat


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.  






Elementary Lunch Menu


Food Distribution Plan for those who are remote learning or in self-isolation

See information here: Food Distribution Program


Masks Are Mandatory at School

Here is a video in case you or your child has questions about masks.  Staff will help students with their masks.  Students who refuse to wear a mask properly may be moved to the online learning platform.  Thanks for your support.


Elementary Schedule

Students 9:30 - 4:15 (Dismissal begins at 3:55)

Early Dismissal Wednesday 9:30-3:30 (Dismissal begins at 3:15)


Talawanda Board of Education Public Participation Policy



April 2 - No School

April 13 - 2021-22 Kindergarten Document Drop-Off

April 16 - Remote Materials Pick Up Day

April 30 - Remote Materials Pick Up Day

May 4- Election Day- No School

May 7 - Remote Materials Pick Up Day

May 13 - 2021-22 Kindergarten Document Drop-Off

May 21 - Remote Materials Pick Up Day

May 27 - Last Day of School