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Kramer Enews 9/14/18

Posted on: September 14, 2018

Kramer- E-news 9/14/18


There is a PTG Meeting on Monday, September 17th at 7:00 pm in the Kramer cafeteria.  Please come out and here about volunteer opportunities and ways you can support the Kramer PTG.


Talawanda Homecoming is next week.  There will be a parade on Thursday, September 20th starting at 6:00 pm.   The THS football team will take on Little Miami in the homecoming game on Friday September 21st  at 7:00 pm. In previous years the elementary students have participated in spirit week. We will continue that tradition this year.  Below are the spirit week theme days:


Monday - Pajama Day (please make sure students can participate in specials and move around school)

Tuesday - Superhero Day

Wednesday - Twin Day

Thursday - Jersey Day * Homecoming Parade at 6:00pm

Friday - Talawanda Day * Homecoming Football Game at 7:00pm


Mrs. McWilliams Art Newsletter

Check out Mrs. McWilliam’s Art Newsletter


Mrs. Eckerle shared the following information:

This week I am introducing our #FitWithFamily bulletin board to classes!  Students are invited to bring in 1 picture of them getting fit with at least one other member of their family!  The picture needs to be 4x6 or smaller. Please send a picture in with your child.


Paws for a Cause

My name is Kate Marti and I am this year's awareness chair for Paws for a Cause Miami!


As you may know we are having an event again this year called 'Hike-a-Thon' at Miami Natural Trails. It is on Saturday, September 29th from 9:00-2:00. As an organization we are currently in the midst of fundraising to get a service dog park on campus. At Hike-a-Thon we have the opportunity to get some of our fundraising money matched, but only if we walk 2,000 miles on that day!


It's a great event for everyone and there are a few local booths plus different hiking trail opportunities. We will also have the dogs there at various points throughout the day!



DI Information

Destination Imagination is an innovative creative problem-solving STEAM program for participants in kindergarten through high school. Teams of 5 to 7 students are challenged to solve one of six unique Team Challenges and an Instant Challenge with no adult assistance. Teams pick one of six challenges providing an opportunity to explore science, technology, engineering, fine arts, improv, and service. The season culminates with each team presenting at a tournament in the spring. Grades 3-12 compete against other area teams to qualify for competition at the Ohio state tournament and grades K-2 do a non-competitive Rising Stars challenge. Interest forms have been sent home in today's Friday Folders!


Our regional tournament will be held in March at Springboro Schools. Teams forming will require a parent or other adult that is willing to volunteer their time to be a team manager. Free Manager/Coach training sessions are available in the fall.


It is time to begin forming and registering teams for this year. Please contact me in the near future if you are interested in helping to coach/manage a Destination Imagination team this year. Without managers, we cannot have teams. We will be hosting an information meeting about Destination Imagination on Wednesday, September 18th, from 6:30-7:30pm at the Oxford Lane Library upstairs meeting room. Parents and students are welcome to attend. We will explain the program, how teams are formed, and how to become a team manager. Sign ups will also be available for children interested in participating.


For more information about this program, go to and explore, or contact:



Shana Rosenberg

Destination Imagination Coordinator




2018 Free & Reduced Lunch Application  

The application can be returned to your child's school.

Free & Reduced Lunch Form


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

TSD Community Activities


Mark Iles, Assessment Coordinator and Instructional Specialist shared the following gifted testing information:

Gifted Testing Information


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

Enjoy the weekend!

Jason Merz




September 17- PTG Meeting 7:00 Kramer Cafeteria

September 19 - Fifth Grade ETC Field Trip to Knolls of Oxford

September 25 - Katto/Zettler Field Trip to Miami Art Museum

September 27 - Shaw Zettler Field Trip to Miami Art Museum

October 6- Kramer Carnival 2:00-5:00

October 10- National Walk and Bike to School Day- *New Event Just Scheduled

October 16 & 18 - Fall Parent Teacher Conference Nights

October 26 - Fifth Grade Field Trip Sunwatch Village, Dayton, OH

October 26- 3rd Grade Field Trip to Richmond Symphony

November 2 - 4th Grade Field Trip to Cincinnati Art Museum

November 6- No School- PD Day

December 3- PTG Meeting 7:00 Kramer Cafeteria

December 5 - 5th Grade Music Concert

January 4- No School- PD Day

January 26- Mother/Son Dance

February 4- PTG Meeting 7:00 Kramer Cafeteria

February 13- Kids Question Fair

March 4- PTG Meeting 7:00 Kramer Cafeteria

March 5 & 7 - Spring Parent Teacher Conference Nights

March 13 - 4th Grade Music Concert

April 10 - 3rd Grade Music Concert

May 6- PTG Meeting 7:00 Kramer Cafeteria

May 7- No School- PD Day

May 8 - 2nd Grade Music Concert