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Kramer Enews 5/1/2020

Posted on: May 1, 2020

Kramer 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 Kramer staff.  Thank you for your commitment and engagement during this time.


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 am going to continue having a video announcement during the week.  I’ll share birthdays, talk about the Kramer Code and read a story.  I will continue to share “celebrity readers”.  I am excited with our lineup of readers and can’t wait to continue pushing these out. Here is the link to the YouTube channel.

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.

2020-21 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. 


If you have any questions, please email Mrs. Ritcher for further directions for registering your child for kindergarten.



Student fees can be paid through EZPay on Talawanda Website.  Questions can be emailed to

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.  


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


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:


Enjoy the weekend!  Be safe, stay healthy and wash your hands!

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

Now until 5/21 - Online Learning Days

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