Kramer Elementary School Blog

Kramer Enews 3/15/19

Posted on: March 15, 2019

Kramer- E-news 3/15/19


Happy Friday.  I hope you have had a great week.  We have a number of repeats for E-news this week.


Summer School

Collecting gently used books for Summer School!  

Send donations to the school office.  

We would like books that Pre-K through Grade 3 kids can read independently!


Spring Gifted Testing

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.


Rox the Fox

The 2nd comic book in “The Adventures of Rox the Fox” series went home last week.  We hope you enjoy the story about how Rox helps the children combat the screen zombies! We would love to hear your thoughts on the comic books so far.  Please visit to contact us!


Just a reminder: No Foreign Language on March 26th, due to Miami's spring break.


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.

From the Talawanda Band Program for 5th graders interested in band.  

2019-2020 Kindergarten Registration Information

All community events, flyers and information can be found at:

TSD Community Activities

Spring Pictures

Individual Spring & class pictures are March 26th.  Only students with money envelopes will be photographed for individual pictures.  All students will be photographed for group class picture. Flyers will be in friday folders in March.


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


Have a great weekend!

Jason Merz




March 26- Spring Pictures

April 9 - Title Family Activity Day K-3

April 10 - 3rd Grade Music Concert

May 2 - 3rd Grade Field Trip Gov. Bebb

May 2- Kramer Cultural Night

May 6- PTG Meeting 7:00 Kramer Cafeteria

May 7- No School- PD Day

May 8- Walk/Bike to School Day

May 8 - 2nd Grade Music Concert
May 16- Field Day