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Marshall Enews 5/5/23

Posted on: May 5, 2023

Marshall Elementary Weekly E-News

May 5, 2023


School News and Information

Happy Friday!  Hopefully the warmer weather will be here to stay.  We have many things coming up in the next few weeks.


We have our Marshall picnic on Monday May 8th.  This is a time where you can come to school and have lunch and recess with your child.  The times are as follows:


11:15 to 11:40 - 1st Grade Lunch - Recess until 12:05

11:45 to 12:10 - 2nd Grade Lunch - Recess until 12:35

12:15 to 12;40 - KDG Lunch - Recess until 1:05

12:45 to 1:10 - 5th Grade Lunch - Recess until 1:35

1:15 to 1:40 - 3rd Grade Lunch - Recess until 2:05

1:45 to 2:10 - 4th Grade Lunch - Recess until 2:35


Please remember to bring your photo ID with you.  Also if you did not order a lunch for yourself or any non Marshall siblings please remember to bring your lunch.  If you did order lunch, remember to bring money ($5.00 per person) to purchase your lunch.  


Our 5th Grade Music concert will be on Tuesday May 9th at 7:00 PM in the Marshall gym.  


Our 4th Grade Music concert will be on Thursday May 11th at 7:00 PM in the Marshall gym. 


Check out the letter sent home with your students for more information.  Doors will open at 6:30 PM and students will staff with families in the gym until 6:45 PM when they will report to the cafeteria to get ready for the concert. 


Also next week we will have the Marshall Mile on Friday May 12th.  Students have been working since January on their running endurance and will get to see how far they have come.  We are looking for donations of HEALTHY SNACKS for the runners after they are finished.  Please send donations to the front office or the gym labeled Marshall Mile before May 11th.  


Parents and special guests are welcome to cheer on or run with their students.  We would suggest arriving a little bit early and meeting by the gym doors (the starting line).  Below is the starting schedule. 


1st- 1:30pm

K- 1:40pm 

3rd- 1:50pm 

5th- 2:10pm

4th- 2:30pm 

2nd- 2:50pm


Marshall PTG has planned a wonderful Teacher & Staff Appreciation Week May 8-12 to thank our teachers and staff for all they do. 

We are asking for YOUR help with Tootle Tuesday! 

Please consider writing a note to staff members that have made a positive difference for your child and let them know that what they do matters. Feel free to use this template, or your own, and send them to school Tuesday, May 9. 

PTG will also provide a dessert bar on Wednesday, May 10. If you would like to send in a dessert, please sign up here.  Thank you!

Transportation for Next Year

Please remember to sign up for transportation for the 23-24 school year if you live 2 miles or more from Marshall.  If you are unsure if you are outside of 2 miles please complete the form just in case.  If the form is not filled out and returned by June - transportation will not be provided.  


From the Marshall PTG

Mark your calendars! Marshall Mayfest which will take place May 19th from 6:00 to 9:00 PM.


Thank you to Marshall families for sending in donations and volunteering to help at Mayfest! We have nearly all of the soft drink and baked goods we need. We’re still looking for volunteers to help with carnival games, the prize room and inflatables.

Volunteer shifts are for half of the event (1.5 hours) - so you can volunteer for part of the event and still have time to enjoy the carnival with your children. Parents, teens, and grandparents all make great volunteers!


We are looking for:

23 more Volunteers

• 3 volunteers for inflatables (volunteers for inflatables must be 18+ )

• 15 volunteers for carnival games: Dino dig! Blinko & Fist Full-of-Fun! Bowling! Toilet Toss! Ring Toss! Golf! 

• 2 volunteers for the Prize Room

• 3 volunteers for Musical Squares game


2 more Donations:

• 1 more donation of soft drinks - cans or 2 liters

• 1 more donation of baked goods for the Musical Squares game


Sign up to volunteer and donate here:


If you have a connection to a community group looking for volunteer opportunities (student groups, scouts, 4H, etc). Please contact Sarah Fisher at about Mayfest volunteer opportunities.

If you have a business or are a vendor and would like to be part of the Mayfest Market or want to be a Mayfest sponsor please complete this form.  

Last 3 Days End of School Year

Talawanda will have early release the last 3 days of school (Wednesday-Friday) May 24-26.
THS Dismissal- 1:15 pm
TMS Dismissal- 1:30 pm
Elementary- 2:30 pm

Talawanda High School will host the GRADUATION ceremony Friday May 26th at 7 pm at Millett Hall.

Pay close attention to your child's school calendar (in the weekly enews) for individual school activities listed as we move closer to the end of this school year.


Marshall will be hosting Touch-a-Truck on the morning of Monday, May 15th.  If you or someone you know would be willing to share your time and vehicle with the event, please contact Teresa Peter at


Brave 5K

The high school and middle school Cross Country and track teams will be hosting the Brave 5K and kids fun run this summer.  See this Flyer for more information.


Community Event Flyers from Mrs. Macechko, Health and Wellness


Reily Township Community Day - Vintage Ball Game


Stepping into Spring - Hanover Township Walking Path


Recipe Makover Event


Oxford Swim and Dive Team


Mock Trial Camp for 5th Graders

Please see the attached flyer for Mock Trial Camp, June 12-23.  2023 Mock Trial Camp Information


Foster Grandparent Program

If you know of anyone over 55, the AmeriCorps Seniors program is looking for people to be Foster Grandparents and come help out in the school.  Please see the attached flier for more information.


Kindergarten Registration 

Talawanda School District is now accepting Kindergarten registration for the 2023-2024 school year.  Any child whose fifth birthday is on or before August 1, 2023 is eligible to register for kindergarten for the 2023-2024 school year. 

Please call the school office at the school located within your attendance area to register your child.  If you are unsure of which school attendance area you live in, please call Petermann Transportation @ (513) 273-3150 for verification on which school your child will attend.  


Marshall Elementary School (513) 273-3600

Kramer Elementary School (513) 273-3500

Bogan Elementary School (513) 273-3400


After enrollment forms are completed, parents must furnish their child’s certified birth certificate, immunization records, certified-court stamped divorce decree with custody papers (if applicable), copy of parent(s) drivers license, and proof of residency in the Talawanda School District to complete their child’s Kindergarten enrollment. 


Contacting Legislators

Holli Hansel has placed the information on the TSD website regarding contacting state legislators and the governor about school funding.  Please consider taking a few minutes to advocate for fair school funding for Ohio.  The state of Ohio's funding for public schools has been found unconstitutional multiple times.  I will be reaching out to our legislators and please consider taking a few moments to do the same. 


Please consider writing to our Ohio Board of Education, and other state leaders and elected officials.  Check out the talking points and letters we've shared on our district website.


Contact Information for Ohio Officials


Talking Points & Sample Letters


Reading at Home (RAH)

RAH will be back this year grades K-5 started today and continues each friday. Use this link to the RAH recording Sheet  For our upper level readers, chapter books count as 1 book for every 25 pages of the chapter book read.  One of the best ways for children to grow in their reading is to read.  Just like the expression goes - practice makes perfect.  RAH volunteers sign up


Food Need Availability in Oxford, Ohio

Please use this link for the Food Need Availability calendar for Oxford.


National and International Holidays, Monthly Recognitions, and Interfaith Religious Observances

Thank you to our Equity and Diversity Team for creating Monthly Recognitions and Interfaith Religious Observances.


Marshall Community Rewards Program

Thank you to everyone who already enrolled.  Have you enrolled in Kroger Community Rewards? It's easy to do & every shopping trip earns money for Marshall!  Just imagine how much we would earn if every family enrolled!  Encourage all of your family & friends to register!


Please enroll today if you haven't already done so! 

Organization Name: Marshall Elementary

Organization Number: EK110



School fees can be paid on the Talawanda website via EZPay or by sending a check to school with your child.  Please include the child’s name in the memo.  Chromebook insurance for 5th grade cannot be waived.  



If your child is going to be absent, please call the Marshall Attendance Line @ 513-273-3600 by 10:00 a.m. 


TSD Breakfast and Lunch Program

Student Meal Pricing

Breakfast - $1.50 

Lunch - Elementary $2.75 

Milk (Individual) - $.60

The Marshall Lunch Menu is posted on the website linked here.

Students must have their breakfast card to get a breakfast in the morning.  These cards were given out at the beginning of the year and should be kept in one location of the student’s backpack.  


Drop-Off and Pick-Up Procedures 

Pick up Sign Request Form 


Talawanda Athletics Ticket Information

Ticket Information for Talawanda Athletics- CLICK HERE


Join the Oxford Swim and Dive Team

Oxford Swim and Dive Team


YMCA Healthy Kids Day Event

YMCA Healthy Kids Day Event



Talawanda Community Events Page

Please use this link for the Talawanda Community Events Page.


Enjoy the weekend!

Chad Hinton




Educating and preparing students for life!

In partnership with the community, our mission is to educate and prepare our students for a rapidly changing world by instilling critical thinking skills, a global perspective, and a respect for our core values.


2022-2023 Calendar

May 2 - No School - Professional Development Day

May 3 - Last Day for Bookmobile - All items are returned

May 8 - Marshall Picnic During Lunch Times

May 8 - Marshall PTG Meeting 7:00 PM Cafeteria

May 9 - 5th Grade Concert 7:00 PM Marshall Gym

May 11 - 4th Grade Concert 7:00 PM Marshall Gym

May 12 - Marshall Mile 1:30 to 3:10 PM

May 15 - Touch a Truck 9:30 to 11:30 AM

May 16 - 3rd Grade to Miami for Science Day

May 17 - 4th Grade to Miami for Science Day

May 18 - 5th Grade to Miami for Science Day

May 19 - Marshall Mayfest 6:00 to 9:00 PM

May 24 - Field Day

May 25 - 5th Grade Graduation @ THS 7:00 PM

May 26 - Marshall Talent Show 10:00 to 11:00 AM

May 26 - Last Day of School

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