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Kramer Special Enews 4/3/2020

Posted on: April 3, 2020

Kramer Elementary E-News

April 3, 2020


School News and Information

Hello Kramer Families!  


First, thank you for all the help and support that you are providing your child(ren) while they are learning at home.  Also thank you for your understanding and patience as we all figure this out. I would like to get us back to some sort of normalcy (whatever that is at this point).  With that said, you will notice that I am going to return to the normal weekly E-News on Fridays. If you are like me you are receiving more emails than before so I would like to get it back to 1 per week from me unless there is a major change in information.


Please remember, with our school building being closed, please feel free to contact me with any questions or needs. I can be reached at


I had a great meeting with our grade level chairs today.  We shared what is working, what is a struggle and the feedback you are providing.  The staff is adjusting their lessons daily and making the best of a tough situation.  Please continue to give us feedback and let us know how we can help. Please continue to encourage your child to do their best!


Mrs. Jutte and Mrs. Marconi Update

Please use this link to read an update from our amazing counselors, Mrs. Jutte and Mrs. Marconi. 

Technology Update and Reminders

If your child is having issues with their iPad or ChromeBook, please let your child’s teacher know.  We are working on swapping out the technology for working devices.

Speaking of technology, Mrs. Kelly created a website with music activities, games and lessons.  

Mrs. Kelly Website

Email any questions to:


Mrs. McWilliams shared the following information:

Here's the link to check out:  Elise and Jim McWilliams Youtube channel


We are going to be posting art videos of things we are working on, projects for the students, and just some fun links to other videos.   


Here are all of my links and passcodes if you want to join, or get the word out to parents and students:  


Remind: @emcwillia

Artsonia:  PSFJ-BMFB

  1. McWilliams'  Google classroom: 3fztglz

Flipgrid:  KramerArt1

Youtube channel


2020-21 Kindergarten Registration

Mrs. Ritcher sent the following information to incoming kindergarten parents earlier this week.


Kramer Elementary is postponing Kindergarten Orientation & Registration.  We are looking forward to meeting you and our new students and will notify you when we reschedule.  Thank you for completing your Final Forms and reviewing your packet.


Please feel free to email me with any questions.  Thank you.


Virtual Spirit Week

Thank you to the Kramer PTG for sponsoring the virtual spirit week!  If you have any other suggestions, please let us know!


Butter Braid Fundraiser Canceled

Before the building closed due to the COVID-19 spread, the Grade 5 ETC classes began a Butter Braids fundraiser. Due to the social distancing guidelines and time restrictions, that fundraiser has been canceled. We will NOT receive Butter Braids this year.


If you purchased a Butter Braid through our online store, we have already begun the process to issue you a refund for that purchase. You should see a credit on the card you used for that purchase from My Fundraising Place within the next 10 days. You will be reimbursed for the $1.49 Processing Fee, as well. 


If you purchased from a student and filled out their paper order form, they have been asked to contact you by April 14th to arrange the return of your money. 


We greatly appreciated your support and appreciate your patience at this challenging time. 


If you have questions regarding this fundraiser, please contact Mr. Heilman at


Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library

You may have heard that Dolly Parton's Imagination Library recently expanded to include all children Birth-5 in Butler County.  This is wonderful news, as each enrolled child will receive 1 FREE book a month in the mail until their 5th birthday. Here is the link:


Student Meal Program Flyer


Previous E-News Links


Article for Parents (Originally posted on 2/11/20) 


Below is a video on keeping structure/schedules at home.  (FYI It is 12 minutes long)



Health and Safety

Mrs. Pke, Kramer Social Worker provided a hub of national, state and local resources for families in need of financial support during this time.

This link was shared by the City of Oxford.  Thank you Mrs. Pke and City of Oxford!


For resources on addressing the coronavirus please visit:


During this time away from school please stay at home, cover your coughs using your elbow, avoid the touching of your eyes, nose and mouth, and wash your hands frequently.  The purpose of this closure is to slow the spread of the virus and this can only be done if each of us takes a few extra precautions. This also means not using the school grounds as a place to gather and play - our playgrounds and schools grounds are closed.  Be safe and stay healthy.


Jason Merz


Staff Email Addresses


Mrs. Birchfield-

Ms. Bucheit

Mrs. Mortimer-

Mrs. Tackett-


1st Grade

Ms. Katto-

Mrs. Korb-

Mrs. Zettler-

Mrs. Zimmerman-


2nd Grade

Mrs. Chaney-

Ms. Hughes-

Mrs. Johnson-

Mr. Rucker-


3rd Grade

Ms. Hargis-

Mrs. Kuhl-

Mrs. Pearson-

Mrs. Rucker-


4th Grade

Mrs. Cheatham-

Ms. Hamilton-

Mrs. Fitzgerald-

Mr. Oberschlake-


5th Grade

Mrs. Bowling-

Mrs. Davis-

Mrs. Riede-

Ms. Sams-


Mrs. Bucher-

Mrs. Eckerle-

Mrs. Geshan-

Mr. Heilman-

Ms. Hofmann-

Mrs. Kelly-

Mrs. Kobermann-

Mrs. Mattox-

Mrs. McWilliams-

Mrs. Meade-

Mrs. Rainey-

Mrs. Slager-

Mrs. VonStein-


Upcoming Dates

3/30 to 5/1 - Online Learning Days

5/4 - School Resumes (Based on 3/30/20 Order - Subject to Change)