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Kramer Enews 9/21/18

Posted on: September 21, 2018

Kramer- E-news 9/21/18


Kramer PTG Carnival Update

Thank you to everyone that attended the PTG meeting on Monday night.  We had a great turnout! Thank you to the carnival committee of, Betsy, Brian, Emily, Jill, Megan & Molly for organizing the Kramer Carnival. Please see the message from the carnival committee:


It's almost Kramer Carnival time!  The Carnival committee has been working hard to plan a fun & successful event for Kramer kids.  We need your help make Kramer Carnival a success! Our first sign-up is is for food donations (not gourmet for Cake & Pie auction). We need mass quantities of baked goods - both decorated & plain - as well as candy for prizes.  Please see the Sign-Up Genius for details.


Our second sign-up for the Kramer Carnival is to set up, work the event & break down.  We need approximately 85 volunteers to put on this event. We try to source volunteers from Miami, the high school, middle school & every service organization that we can find.  Ultimately, we need parents to help us out - 1 hour of your time to help run a game, setup or breakdown. This is our second largest fundraiser of the year - we made over $9,700 last year - and we want to continue to see it to be successful.


The Kramer Carnival is Oct. 6, 2018 from 2:00 pm -5:00 pm.  Watch your Friday folder for pre-order forms for tickets & bounce house bracelets.

Kramer Carnival Presale Order Form


TSD Information

The Marvin Wilhelm Sports Complex Dedication

Coffee with Dr. Theroux

2018 Athletic Hall of Fame


Artsonia Update from Mrs. McWilliams



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

Have a great weekend!

Jason Merz




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 9 - Kindergarten Field Trip to Wendel Farm

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

October 11 - First Grade Field Trip Oxford Fire Department

October 16 & 18 - Fall Parent Teacher Conference Nights

October 25 - Fourth Grade Field Trip to Ft. Ancient

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
May 16- Field Day