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Kramer Enews 8/26/22

Posted on: August 26, 2022

Kramer Enews 8/26/22

School News and Information

Happy Friday!  We have had a great week at Kramer!  The students are learning the rules, routines, and procedures of their classrooms and building.  Some of the students have taken their MAP assessments and some great lessons are being taught in the classroom.  We are off to a great start!


Looking ahead, students will have a 4-day week for the next two weeks.  Students will be off of school on Friday, September 2, 2022, for a district PD day.  Students will also be off of school on Monday, September 5, 2022, for Labor Day.


The school day will begin at 9:30  am and we will finish at 4:15 pm. (3:30 on Wednesdays).  Students may enter the building for breakfast starting at 9:10 am.  Students that do not eat breakfast at Kramer may enter the building at 9:20 a.m.  Our first early dismissal Wednesday will be August 17th at 3:30.  


Please use the link below to see the morning and afternoon drop-off and pick-up procedures.

Drop-Off and Pick-Up Procedures

When dropping off in the vehicle line in the morning, please enter from Sycamore Street.  We ask that vehicles come up Sycamore Street and turn right into the Kramer parking lot to drop off students.  Thank you!


2022 District Levy Facts- Dr. Theroux and Mrs. Tafelski

Talawanda would like to provide the community with factual information regarding the 2022 operating levy that will be on the November ballot.  The link to the website can be found HERE


Kramer Sub Shortage- Ms. Morrish

We are writing to make you aware that in addition to the substitute shortage, today we have had a few additional staff absences due to illness/or close family illness that has burdened the system.


This issue is forcing us to use a creative approach to solve problems, and keep classrooms safe and covered while continuing to educate students.  Today we began combining some classes for some periods of the day.  We just want to keep our families in the loop.


Thank you so much for your understanding as we work through this tough situation.  If you have a specific question, don’t hesitate to call 513-273-3500.



Nurse Brittany will be at the open house ready to accept medications. Please make sure you have your doctor signed medication form when turning in your medications. 

School Medication Permit


Students Helping Students- Oxford Lane Library

"Students Helping Students" is a collaboration between the public library and Miami education students who volunteer to tutor our local middle school students.  They offer specialization in ELA and Math for grades 5 - 8.  Students can register for up to 2, 30-minute sessions each week in either or both subjects.  

Students Helping Students


Great Miami Valley YMCA

The Great Miami Valley YMCA is offering before and after-school care at Kramer for the 2022-23 school year.  The YMCA is pre-registering for before & after school care and will offer the program at Kramer.


Chromebook/IPad insurance cannot be waived.  School fees can be paid on the Talawanda website via EZPay or by sending a check to school with your child.  Please include the child’s name in the memo. 


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

TSD Lunch Program

For the past two school years, the USDA has offered waivers to food service programs across the US allowing us to offer all students breakfast and lunch at no charge.  Unfortunately, these waivers expired on June 30, 2022.  This means that families will be asked to complete and submit a Meal Benefits Application for the 2022-23 school year.  With the waivers, breakfast and lunch were free.  This year if students do not qualify for free/reduced lunch, they must pay.  The prices are listed below:

Student Meal Pricing

Breakfast - $1.50 

Lunch - Elementary $2.75 

Milk (Individual) - $.60


Talawanda no longer offers free lunch, we also no longer offer free side solutions. If a child gets milk and fruit they're being charged for those items.   Students may also buy any lunch items a la carte to go with their packed lunch or as an extra item, with their purchased school lunch (PBJ, Pizza, Cheeseburger, cracker/graham packs, milk, etc).  If you have any questions, please contact the cafeteria manager, Mrs. Pence.



The Kramer Lunch Menu has some changes (due to delivery issues).  Mrs. Pence has adjusted the menu and it is in the link below.  I will announce the menu the day before at school.  

August Breakfast menu

August Lunch Menu


Girls Flag Rugby

My name is Paige Roller and I am the Program Coordinator for Girls Rugby Cincinnati. We have registration open for our flag rugby teams in Oxford, Fairfield, and Norwood. 

Girls Flag Rugby


Destination Imagination- Bob Black 

Do you like science, music, acting, or engineering? Destination Imagination is a great way to work with a small team to solve this year's challenge using ALL these skills together as a team. Practice time will take place on Saturdays from 10 am to noon at Lane Library. Come to an informational meeting in Lane Library on Saturday, August 27th, or Saturday, September 3rd at 10 am and give DI a try!

Destination Imagination 


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

September 2 - No School/P.D. Day
September 5- Labor Day

September 6 - Lifetouch Picture Day (Fall Individuals)

October 12- Walk, Bike & Roll to School Day

October 14- Fall Break

October 18- Conferences 

October 20- Conferences 

October 20 - Lifetouch Fall Retakes & Candids

October 24-28- 3rd Grade Fall ELA Testing

November 23-25- Thanksgiving Break

December 19 - January 5- Winter Break

January 6- Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day

February 20- President’s Day

March 9- Conferences 

March 14- Conferences 

March 27-31- Spring Break

May 26- Last Day of School