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Marshall Enews 4/24/2020

Posted on: April 24, 2020

Marshall Elementary E-News

April 24, 2020


School News and Information

Happy Friday Marshall Families!


We all heard Governor Dewine’s statement on Monday that said that school buildings will remain closed for the remainder of the school year.  This means that we will continue with Learning at Home Online for the next 4 weeks.  We appreciate all of your hard work, patience, and support so far and we thank you in advance for the next 18 school days remaining.  


Tootles - I want to give you the opportunity to acknowledge how your child is being a PAX Leader at home.  Complete this form and let me know the positive things they have done while at home - this a great way to encourage the behaviors you want to see more of at home.  You will then receive an electronic tootle form in your email congratulating your child.  Tootle Form


Morning announcements will continue.  If your child would like to be featured saying the Pledge of Allegiance and/or the PAX Leader Pledge, please send it to me at  At this point I have used all of them that I received and will start to reuse previous ones if I don’t receive new ones.  As a reminder the link for morning announcements will be posted on the students Abre announcement screen, our Marshall Facebook page, and Marshall Twitter account.


Stay Connected with Marshall - #thisisMEtsd

Facebook   -  Marshall Elementary - Oxford, Ohio

Twitter  -  @TSDMarshall


Kindergarten Registration

We started collecting information about Kindergarten for next year before the school closings.  If we have not taken your information yet and you have a child who will turn 5 before August 1, please complete this form and we will email you further directions for registering your child for kindergarten.  

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 as soon as possible.  

Counselor’s Corner

Mrs. Elam, Counselor -

Mrs. Schwegman, Counselor -

Mrs. Rolfes, School Social Work -

Mrs. Owens, School Psychologist -


Zones of Regulation Video from Miss Chrissy

Worksheet 1

Worksheet 2


Self Care Plan for Younger Students Resource


Explaining the Coronavirus to Students Resource


Teaching Coping Skills with Kids Resource


Previously Posted Readings from the Counselors

The Color Monster: A Social Emotional Learning Read Aloud - Mrs. Elam

The Children Who Loved Books - Mrs. Schwegman

Listening With My Heart - Mrs. Elam

Jonathan James and the What If Monster - Mrs. Schwegman

When You Are Brave Read Aloud - Mrs. Elam

A Tale of Two Beast - Mrs. Schwegman

Art, Music, and PE Lessons

Here are the links to Art, Music, and PE lessons that you can incorporate into your schedule throughout the week.  Art Music     PE

From the Transportation Department

This is a reminder that a new Transportation Request Form for each school year.  The form can be downloaded from the Talawanda Website for each child so that we can make sure that we have the most current contact information.  Please remember that babysitting arrangements need to be filled out on the Transportation Form as well because it doesn’t always carry over from year to year.  Thanks for thinking ahead to next year.  


The next PAX Tools Virtual Workshop for parents is on Saturday, May 2, 10:00-11:30 am. It is a free training with free materials that will be mailed directly to participants. Registration link:


Sesame Street PSA- For Parents

To all the parents out there: you are doing an amazing job! But remember to take a moment for yourself, to breath, stretch, whatever you need to keep being your best self. Hang in there and keep up the great work!


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:  Also Check Out:  Good Night with Dolly


From the Lane Public Library

Lane Libraries has subscribed to:

Services include 1-to-1 tutoring in a ton of K-12 subjects, plus essay review/feedback within 12 hours of submission!  The service is now live on our website:

Click Here for more infromation.


Folks will need their library card and pin number to log in. If they don't have a card (or have misplaced it), they can sign up for a temporary e-card at


Bingo challenge from Lane - Attached you will find a kids, teen, and adult version.


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

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.

Staff Email Addresses



Mrs. Chasteen -

Mrs. Schaefer -

Mrs. Ziegler - Miss McKiski -


1st Grade

Mrs. Hickey -

Mrs. Kraushar -

Mrs. Seeger -


2nd Grade

Miss Beaton -

Mrs. Birkemeier -

Mrs. Rein -


3rd Grade

Mrs. Johnson -

Mrs. Meicenheimer -


4th Grade

Mrs. Bowers -

Mrs. Lykins -

Mrs. Mesler -


5th Grade

Mrs. Croucher -

Mrs. Slattery -

Mrs. Withrow -


Upcoming Dates

Now until 5/21 - Online Learning Days

5/5 - No School - Scheduled PD Day for Staff