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Kramer Enews 3/17/23

Posted on: March 17, 2023

Kramer Enews 3/10/2023

School News and Information

Happy Friday!  With spring break just around the corner, we wanted to provide you with some important information and updates. The last day of school before the break will be on Friday, March 24th. Classes will resume on Monday, April 3rd.


When we return to school on Monday, April 3rd we will have back-to-back 4-day weeks.  There is no school on Friday, April 7th, and Monday, April 10th.

This will be the last E-News until after Spring Break.  Thank you for your ongoing support, and we hope you have a wonderful spring break with your family.


Great job to our 3rd-grade students and Mrs. Kelly on their concert last evening.  Thank you to all of the families that were able to attend last evening.  The students and Mrs. Kelly did a great job!


Spring State Assessment Dates for Grades 3 and 4:  April 17 to 28  Grade 5: April 17 to May 4


Conference Meals

Thank you to all of the families that donated food and drink items for conferences last night.  Thank you to the Kramer PTG for providing Chipotle for Tuesday evening.


Spring Author Visit K-2 Students- Oxford Lane Library

Thank you to Caitlin Campbell and the Oxford Lane Library for providing our Author Visit for this spring. Caitlin decided to go big and invite the author, Janay Brown-Wood and she accepted the invitation.  


JaNay Brown-Wood is going to visit all 3 Talawanda elementary schools on Friday, April 21, 2023.  Order forms went home with students this week to purchase signed copies of JaNay Brown-Woods books.  The links can be found here:

Author Visit Book Order

StoryWalk Spotlight: Miguel’s Community Garden


Lions Club Eyeglass Collection- Betsy Beaton

The Oxford Lions Club Sight Saving Committee is collecting used eyeglasses, as well as glasses cases! These glasses and cases are donated all over the world to children who are in need. The lenses and frames from the donated glasses are modified to meet individual children's eye needs. Every year, Oxford Lions Club collects and sends 900-plus pairs of glasses to children in need!  There are donation boxes in each building.


Kindergarten Registration 

Talawanda School District is now accepting Kindergarten registration for the 2023-2024 school year.  Any child whose fifth birthday is on or before August 1, 2023, is eligible to register for kindergarten for the 2023-2024 school year. 

Please call the school office at the school located within your attendance area to register your child.  If you are unsure of which school attendance area you live in, please call Petermann Transportation @ (513) 273-3150 for verification on which school your child will attend.  


Marshall Elementary School (513) 273-3600

Kramer Elementary School (513) 273-3500

Bogan Elementary School (513) 273-3400


After enrollment forms are completed, parents must furnish their child’s certified birth certificate, immunization records, certified-court stamped divorce decree with custody papers (if applicable), copy of parent(s) driver's license, and proof of residency in the Talawanda School District to complete their child’s Kindergarten enrollment. 


Spring Pictures

Order forms for spring pictures are going home today.  You can order an individual or a classroom picture.  Only prepaid students will be photographed for Individuals.   Spring Picture Day is Thursday, March 23rd.  I.D. #EVTWBJJ6M


Yearbook Orders

We are now taking yearbook orders for this year.  The deadline is April 7, 2023.  The cost is $15.

Yearbook ID Code: 7399323


F.R.E.S.H Air Fair

Family Resources and Education for Safety and Health

April 22, 2023


9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

F.R.E.S.H Air Fair


Contacting Legislators

Please consider taking a few minutes to advocate for fair school funding for Ohio.  The state of Ohio's funding for public schools has been found unconstitutional multiple times.  I will be reaching out to our legislators and please consider taking a few moments to do the same. 


Please consider writing to our Ohio Board of Education, and other state leaders and elected officials.  Check out the talking points and letters we've shared on our district website.


Contact Information for Ohio Officials


Talking Points & Sample Letters


National and International Holidays, Monthly Recognitions, and Interfaith Religious Observances

Thank you to our Equity and Diversity Team for creating Monthly Recognitions and Interfaith Religious Observances.



School fees can be paid on the Talawanda website via EZPay or by sending a check to the school with your child.  Please include the child’s name in the memo. 



If your child will be absent, please call the Kramer Attendance Line @ 513-273-3500 by 10:00 a.m. 


TSD Lunch Program

Student Meal Pricing

Breakfast - $1.50 

Lunch - Elementary $2.75 

Milk (Individual) - $.60

March Breakfast Menu

March Lunch Menu

April Breakfast Menu

April Lunch Menu


Food Need Availability in Oxford, Ohio

Please use this link for the Food Need Availability calendar for Oxford.


Talawanda Community Events Page

Please use this link for the Talawanda Community Events Page.

Have a great weekend!

Jason Merz




Educating and preparing students for life!

In partnership with the community, our mission is to educate and prepare our students for a rapidly changing world by instilling critical thinking skills, a global perspective, and a respect for our core values.


2022-2023 Calendar

March 23 - Spring Pictures

March 27-31- Spring Break

April 4 - Field Trip - First Grade (Katto & Marshall) to Chrisholm Metropark, Trenton, OH

April 5 - Field Trip - First Grade (Zimm & Tebbe) to Chrisholm Metropark, Trenton, OH

April 14-Field Trip - Fourth Grade to Cincinnati Art Museum

April 19- 4th Grade Music Concert- Mrs. Kelly

April 21- Janay Brown-Wood visits 2:20- 3:05 p.m.(presentation to K-2 classrooms)

April 21- Preschool Transition Day

April 21-Field Trip - Grade 4 - THS/Ag Day

April 28-Field Trip Mrs. Story - Cincinnati Zoo

May 5 - Field Trip - Kindergarten to Miami Whitewater Forest, Harrison

May 8 - Field Trip - Fifth Grade to BB Riverboats

May 12- Fourth Grade Field Trip - Carillon Park, Dayton

May 16- 3rd Grade Science Day

May 17- 4th Grade Science Day

May 18- 5th Grade Science Day

May 19 - Field Day 

May 19- Preschool Transition Day

May 22 & 23  - Field Trip - Fifth Grade to Camp Campbell Gard

May 22-24- 5th Grade GRIT Space Camp Trip

May 26- Last Day of School