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Marshall Enews 5/1/20

Posted on: May 1, 2020

Marshall Elementary E-News

May 1, 2020


School News and Information

Happy Friday! I hope you have had a great week!

Only a few new announcements this week.


We have made it to May!  The grade levels continue to collaborate, plan and share lessons.  Please continue to communicate with the Marshall staff.  Thank you for your commitment and engagement during this time.  Just a reminder that Tuesday is a scheduled PD day for staff so no school assignments will be made for this day.  Enjoy the weekend!  Be safe, stay healthy and wash your hands!


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 have started to reuse previous ones until I receive more.  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.  


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.  


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


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)


For resources on addressing the coronavirus please visit:


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 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 information.


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.


***This year Lane's summer reading program--rebranded as the Summer Reading Adventure--is starting early: May 1! 



The next PAX Tools Virtual Workshop for parents is on Thursday, May 7, 10:00-11:30 am. It is a free training with free materials that will be mailed directly to participants. 

PAX Information and Virtual Session from Mrs. Macechko


Healthy and Wellness Coordinator, Mrs. Machechko shared a link to a storybook to help children understand the virus and what their "superpower" can be - caring for others.


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!


PBS- Parents You are Enough -Parenting during the CoronaVirus.


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


Staff Email Addresses



Mrs. Chasteen -

Mrs. Schaefer -

Mrs. Ziegler -


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