Kramer Elementary School Blog

Kramer Enews 9/6/19

Posted on: September 6, 2019

Kramer- E-news 9/6/19

Another great week in the books!  We had a short week, but it was jammed pack with some great lessons and learning.


New Elementary Report Card

For the past year teachers, parents, and administrators have met to discuss and give input on the EMONI grading system used to report how students are performing in the classroom.  After much input and reflection, Talawanda Elementary schools; Kramer, Bogan, and Marshall will be changing from the EMONI reporting system to a numerical system. The purpose of this reporting change is to better communicate with parents and students about the achievement of grade level expectations.  Students will be marked using a 4 point scale indicating how well a student has mastered the grade-level standards. 


Please use this link to view Mrs. Gregg’s letter about our new report card.

Kramer Music Update

Please use this link to see Mrs. Kelly’s beginning of the year music update.


Thank you to Amy Machecko, Health and Wellness Coordinator for sharing the following information- E-Cigarette Information for Parents


THS Basketball will be hosting several skills clinics.  This is for all boys or girls students who are interested in a skills camp. The cost is just $5.00 per day.  THS Skills Clinic

Destination Imagination

Destination Imagination is an innovative creative problem-solving program for participants from kindergarten through high school. Teams of 5 to 7 participants are challenged to solve one of six unique Team Challenges and an Instant Challenge using their own ideas and talents. Each of the six challenges offers participants an opportunity to explore STEAM (STEM + ART!) areas such as science, technology, engineering, improvisation, fine art, and outreach. Creating solutions requires creativity, teamwork, and learning new skills. See back side of this paper for info on signing up your student and/or volunteering as a team manager. 


We will be hosting an informational meeting about Destination Imagination on Wednesday, September 18th, from 6pm-7pm in the upstairs meeting room at the Oxford Lane Public Library located at 441 S. Locust Street. All are welcome to attend! We will explain the program and how teams are formed. Sign ups will also be available for students interested in participating. 


Shana Rosenberg shared the following Destination Imagination information.


Mr. Brink and TMS are having a sock fundraiser.  Use this link for the information sheet and this link for the order sheet.


Drop-off & Pickup

If you are dropping off or picking up your child in the vehicle line please remember the following procedures for the safety of all of the students.

-All Car Riders must be dropped off and picked up in the designated area. 

-AM: Drop-off beyond Main Entrance steps.

***Parents may not park or get out of their car in the car line.  We have staff that will assist the students.

-PM: Pick-up beyond Preschool steps.

***Parents may not park or get out of their car in the car line.  We have staff that will assist the students.

-Cars must only enter the Pick-up Line from Sycamore Street.

-Please do not block the crosswalks or the Bus Driveway!

-Pick-up of foot traffic should occur under the awning of the main entrance.  Please do not have your child walk and meet you along the street. Buses and cars are moving up and down Sycamore Street.

-The Talawanda Bus system is the most convenient, efficient and safe method of transportation.  It allows students to be delivered to the door of the school and allows for the smallest carbon footprint.  We strongly encourage all students to ride the bus each day. 

-Thank you for helping with the SAFE arrival and dismissal of students at Kramer Elementary!


We have implemented QuikApps, an online free and reduced meal application system, for the families in our district. QuikApps makes it easy for parents to apply for free or reduced meal status for their children using a simple, secure, step-by-step online form. Applications can be signed electronically, and eligibility for meal benefits is automatically determined once the application is complete.  Please use this link to access QuickApps 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

TSD Community Flyers


Have a great weekend!

Jason Merz



2019-20 DATES:

October 5- Kramer Carnival

October 15 & 17 - Fall Conferences

March 3 & 5 - Spring Conferences

March 11 - Third Grade Concert