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Kramer Enews 9/15/23

Posted on: September 15, 2023

Kramer Enews 9/15/23


School News and Information

Happy Friday!  We hope this message finds you well and that you've been enjoying the cooler weather as much as we have here at Kramer. It has been an exceptional week of learning and growth in our classrooms


Kramer PTG- Carnival Information

Kramer Carnival is back this year! The PTG is excited to host the carnival on Saturday, September 30, 2023, 12PM to 3PM at Kramer. We hope to see all our students & their families there. Save time and avoid the line! Purchase your Kramer Carnival tickets and wristbands early and start enjoying the Carnival right away!

Ticket Order Form

The Kramer Carnival raises money to support educational opportunities and field trips for all Kramer kids. The PTG needs a lot of support from our PTG members to have a successful Carnival. There are a number of ways that you can get involved with Carnival to help ensure a fun day for Kramer families:

Each grade level puts together a grade level basket for the silent auction. Consider donating to the grade level raffle baskets Grade Level Gift Basket Information

Are you a gourmet baker? Donate a cake or other gourmet confection to the Cake & Pie Auction. Contact Jill Levenderis, to donate.

Cake & Pie Auction

You can also donate baked goods to the Dessert Dash, cookies & cupcakes & decorating supplies for the Decorating Station or candy for the game prizes.

We also need volunteers to set up & help run the Carnival. You can volunteer the night before to help setup, the day of Carnival for setup or 1.5 shifts during the Carnival. It's an easy & fun way to help out!


Hope to see you there!

Kramer Carnival


Drop-Off and Pick-Up Procedures

Thank you to our facilities director, Mr. Hubbard, for helping us get the line striping company to stop by Kramer and add the lanes for pickup at the end of the day.  The lines have been helpful and we’ve been able to ease the congestion of Sycamore Street.  Please remember when exiting Kramer, that you turn right onto Sycamore Street.  Turning left backs up the line and slows down the process.


If you need a card for your vehicle, please let us know.  We will be happy to provide you with a card for your dashboard.  If you can add the grade level of your car riders, that will help Mrs. Eckerle when she is calling out the names.


Oxford Multicultural Family Alliance

Oxford Multicultural Family Alliance is hosting a Community Meet & Greet on Sunday, October 1st, from 2 pm-4 pm at the TRI Community Center Playground/Field Area (6025 Fairfield Rd, Oxford) All are welcome! The goals of OMFA include creating a community of families to support and advocate for the diverse students of Oxford. Light snacks and refreshments will be provided. Invite your family and friends!



Could your little one use a Big?  Please see the link below from Big Brothers Big Sisters of Butler County.


Y Base Before and After School Enrichment

Please see this link for more information about the YMCA before and after-school enrichment program.

EZ Pay Link & QR Code

Do you need to add lunch money to your child’s account or pay school fees?  Pay here:

EZ Pay


Talawanda Classified Substitute Information

Please see the information below if you are interested in becoming a classified substitute for 

Talawanda School District.


Current job postings can be found here:
Talawanda Job Postings.


Please complete this form if you are interested in applying to become a classified substitute.

Talawanda Classified Substitute Application


Current classified substitute pay: Effective 8/1/2023


Educational Assistant$11.00/hour

Food Service$11.00/hour


Classified Substitute Requirements

All classified substitutes are required to have a background check. Background checks can be completed at the Miami University Police Department, by appointment. Information can be found on their website. Have a copy of the background check sent to the Talawanda School District.


In addition to the background check and drug screen, Educational Assistants Substitutes are required to have an Educational Assistant Aide permit through the State of Ohio. This permit must have the ESEA endorsement. To add the “ESEA qualified” endorsement to an educational aide permit, the individual must have successfully completed one of the following: 

  • The examination for paraprofessionals is prescribed by the State Board of Education (ParaPro Assessment). Candidates must request their test scores be reported directly to the Ohio Department of Education from the Educational Testing Service.

  • An associate degree (or higher) from an accredited institution of higher education; or at least two years of study at an accredited institution of higher education (defined as 48 semester hours or 72 quarter hours).

More information about obtaining an Educational Aide Permit can be found here.


Kramer Cafeteria- Mrs. Pence

Kramer Breakfast Menu- September

Kramer Lunch Menu- September


Miami Football Welcomes Talawanda School District

$20 tickets for Miami vs. Delaware State- September 23, 2023, 3:30 pm.

Miami/TSD Group Rate Tickets


Community Training- Mrs. Machechko

Please see the information for our community meeting for our Interact for Health Tobacco/Vaping.

Health/Tobacco Information


Saturday Art

Saturday Art is for students aged 4 years to adult.  You can learn creative projects and no experience is required.  Saturday Art


Lane Library- Caitlin Campbell 

Caitlin Campbell from the Oxford Lane Library has completed a how-to handout to help families better navigate Lane's catalog when looking for Accelerated Reader books.

Library AR Handout



2023-2024 Calendar

September 20- Title Open House- 3:30-5:00

September 22- Goggin Visits Kramer

September 30 - Kramer PTG Carnival
October 3- Kramer PTG Meeting- 7:00 pm 

October 13- No School- Fall Break

October 19 - Lifetouch Picture Retake

October 17 & 19 - Parent/Teacher Conferences

October 30-November 3- K-Kids Cereal Box Drive

November 7- No School- Data/Work Day

November 20-24- No School Thanksgiving Break

December 5- Kramer PTG Meeting- 7:00 pm 

December 21-January 5- Winter Break

January 15- No School Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day

February 6- Kramer PTG Meeting- 7:00 pm 

February 16-19- No School Presidents Day Weekend

March 7 & 12- Parent/Teacher Conferences

March 8- No School Data/Work Day

March 25-April 1- Spring Break

April 2- Kramer PTG Meeting- 7:00 pm 

May 6 & 7- No School PD/Data/Work Day

May 23- Last Day of School


Enjoy the 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.