Trebein Tribune

September 2021

A Note from our Principal, Mrs. Walk

Hello Trebein Families,

I am so happy to have your kids with us for the 2021-2022 school year! We have been busy getting to know each other and learning new routines. You will be amazed by how much your child will grow this year...physically, academically, socially, and emotionally!

For those of you who are new to Trebein, you have landed in a very special place! We do our very best to meet our kids where they are and move them forward. Our staff is caring, knowledgeable, and very dedicated to your children.

I look forward to working with you and truly mean it when I say that I am always happy to talk, email, or visit - should you need anything at all.

Each year, I try to develop a theme for the year in my newsletter articles. This year, our Building Leadership Team is doing a study of the book Thrivers by Michele Borba, Ed.D. In a few months, I will also be inviting any parents who are interested to join me in a study of this book as well. This book discusses ways that we can help our children to flourish in our fast-paced, digital-driven, ever-changing world.

The first concept to consider is Self-Confidence. Here are some takeaways:

  • Kids who understand, value, and apply their Core Assets are happier and more resilient.
  • It's only when we have an accurate picture of our sons and daughters that we can nurture their strengths and help them compensate for their weaknesses.
  • Real confidence is an outcome of doing well, but the child is always the doer and director of his own triumphs.
  • Knowing your purpose steers kids closer to the path that brings deeper joy and pride, and aligns them with something bigger than themselves.
  • While we can't eliminate hardships, we can minimize potential negative effects by helping kids develop and apply their core strengths.

Self-confidence is the first Character Strength to steer kids toward becoming their personal best and piloting their own destinies.

Please know that we recognize that parents are every child's first teachers. We honor the work you do from home and thank you for trusting us with your sweet children.

Lisa Walk, Principal

Welcome Back - We're Glad You're Here!

Notes from the Main Office

If your child will be absent, arrive late, or needs to be dismissed early, please notify our Secretary and Office Assistant (in addition to your child's teacher) as early as possible each morning:

If your child will be absent or arriving late to school, you can also call the absence line (937-458-2300) and choose Option 1. This is a 24-hour line.

Counselor's Corner

Welcome back to another year at Trebein. I’m excited to announce that Sydney Boyle will be joining Trebein’s Counseling Department as an intern this year. She is a former teacher earning her Master’s in School Counseling at The University of Dayton. She brings a great deal of experience and excitement for teaching/school counseling to Trebein and has already begun to do wonderful things!

Trebein is also fortunate to have a full time School Social Worker this year. Last year, we had to share Jillyan Holman with another Beavercreek Elementary School, and this year we get her all 5 days at Trebein! In addition to assisting with the services listed below, Mrs. Holman also helps with the identification of students at risk, early interventions, and problem solving services to students, parents, school personnel, and community agencies.

As part of Trebein’s school counseling program, we work with all of the students by visiting each classroom once a month to discuss topics such as developing positive coping skills, conflict resolution, positive thinking, goal setting, and showing our good character. In the next few weeks, we will be visiting your child’s classroom to introduce ourselves or remind students of who we are and how we help here at Trebein.

In addition to classroom lessons, we facilitate small groups for students at Trebein as well on topics such as building self-esteem, changing families, developing good social skills, and handling stress/anxiety. Groups last for 30 minutes a week and usually run 4-6 weeks. We work with the classroom teacher to determine a time for group when students won’t miss any academic instruction.

Finally, we are also available to work with students individually for short term, solution-focused counseling sessions to help them problem solve, build confidence, and identify strategies that are helpful to them.

Please don’t hesitate to reach out to us should you need additional information for your child or your family.

Jillyan Holman, School Social Worker

(937) 458-2401

Heather Tate, School Counselor

(937) 458-2324

Optional Grade Level Character Education T-SHIRT SALE!

Beavercreek Schools strive to provide students with a well-rounded education that includes not only outstanding academic opportunities, but also instruction in a core set of ethical values.

At the core of the program are "pillars of character" that include caring, citizenship, fairness, respect, responsibility, and trustworthiness. These values are reinforced through curriculum initiatives, activities, and service learning opportunities that allow students to put what they've learned into practice.

Each month a different character trait is highlighted throughout the district. Your child will be asked to wear their grade level character education t-shirt on the trait's kick-off, which is the 1st Wednesday of every month. This year the district's focus is Beavercreek Stronger Together.

Kindergarten: Purple

1st Grade: Green

2nd Grade: Yellow

3rd Grade: Blue

4th Grade: Red

5th Grade: Orange

Shirts are $12.00 and can be ordered through Tuffy Brooks online. Please visit the following link to order:

The shirt sale will run from August 27th - September 10th.

Congratulations to Nicki Winger for being recognized as the 2021 Outstanding Educator of the Year, included is a picture of Nicki Winger holding her award plaque

Don't Miss Out on Being Included in the Trebein Directory!

Each year, the Trebein PTO puts together a directory that includes student/family contact information, such as Parent/Guardian Name(s), Address, Phone Number, and Email Address.

To complete your information for the directory, please visit:

*Note: If you choose to not include any of your information, only your child’s name will be included in the directory with their class.

September is Better Breakfast Month!

Breakfast is the Most Important Meal of the Day!

You've heard it said before--breakfast is the most important meal of the day--and while a healthy intake for all meals is important, research shows that breakfast does indeed have a high impact on our students' days. In fact, studies show that eating a healthy breakfast before school can improve concentration and academic performance, increase energy, and reduce behavioral problems. Further, eating a healthy breakfast lays the foundation for a child's daily metabolism and vitamins and minerals intake.

A balanced breakfast includes carbohydrates, protein, and fiber. Carbohydrates provide our bodies with the immediate energy source we need to start our days, while proteins sustain our bodies with longer-term energy levels. Fiber aids in our digestion and also helps to provide a feeling of fullness that communicates to our brains when it is time to stop eating.

Balanced Breakfast Ideas - High in Carbohydrates, Protein, and Fiber:

  • Whole-grain cereal with low-fat milk topped with fruit
  • Whole-grain waffles topped with peanut butter or ricotta cheese and fruit
  • Hot cereal topped with nuts or fruit sprinkled with cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, or cloves
  • Breakfast smoothie (low-fat milk or yogurt, fruit, and a teaspoon of bran)
  • Vegetable omelet with whole-wheat toast

To learn more about the importance of a healthy breakfast and for additional ideas, visit:

*Please note, while the Beavercreek City Schools Student Nutrition Department does offer a breakfast option, it is only available at Beavercreek High School, Ferguson Hall, and Parkwood Elementary School.

Follow that Up with a Healthy Lunch!

A Message from Student Nutrition Supervisor, Josh Ashley

The Student Nutrition department takes into account a number of considerations in the way we design our elementary [lunch] menu. These would include age-based food items that appeal to students, along with diversified offerings that introduce a variety of food items students may not have had up to this point in their young lives. We also strive to offer a variety of colors in our menued plate items, meaning we don't want a plate full of the same-colored foods. Along with keeping these two important factors in mind, we also must abide by the Child Reauthorization Act of 2010, a.k.a. the Obama school lunch guideline. These guidelines define what must be served each week that are then broken down by day.

Each day, we offer all 5 food categories (proteins, grains, fruits, vegetables, and dairy). Each of these groups has a different required amount that must be met either daily or weekly. For our proteins, we have to meet a 9 meat/meat alternative weekly while also offering a minimum of 10 grains for the week. We usually break this down and offer a minimum of 2 grains and 2 proteins each day. We serve a 1/2 cup of fruit each day while offering a full cup of vegetables and 8 ounces of milk. When it comes to our fruits and vegetables, we always offer a variety so that students have the choice each day and are not stuck with "what's menued" that day. We also offer fresh fruits and vegetables daily. For our vegetables, we must offer each of the following groups over the course of the week; dark green, red/orange, beans/peas, starchy, and what they define as other.

We operate on a 4-week cycle menu that we evaluate 3 months into the school year to determine the least popular items and then replace them with new, fun, and fresh recipes to hopefully reduce the staleness of a repetitive menu

September Staff Spotlight

Staff Spotlight featuring Kindergarten Teacher Mrs. Winger

Help Us Stock the Breakroom!

It is time for our FIRST Stock the Break Room of the 2021-2022 year! Please help us spoil our amazing staff by signing up to donate a few of their favorite items!

To sign up, visit:

Trebein PTO's 7th Annual Fun Run

The PTO is raising money for everything that makes Trebein fun, educational, and exciting for your children. The PTO uses donations to support and fund field trip transportation, special learning opportunities, curriculum, school equipment, and fun family events. There is no selling, no unwanted items to buy, just pure pledges from family and friends to help us reach our goal. When the kids receive pledge donations, they can earn class and individual prizes. Students can run, walk, skip, and jump with their class on Friday, October 8th to celebrate our success in raising money and building our school community through the PTO. Be on the lookout for pledge packets to come home with the kids on September 17th. More information to come!

Fall Book Fair Week

The Scholastic Book Fair will be at Trebein Elementary from Monday, September 27th through Friday, October 1st. Students will come to the fair during their scheduled IMC time. They may bring in money right away, or they can create a wish list to bring home, and then can bring in money to make purchases off their list.

You may also order books on the book fair webpage! Shopping will be open the same week as the fair. The school will still get credit for these sales.

To shop, visit:

To sign up to help at the book fair, visit:

Mark your calendars for FAMILY NIGHT on Friday, October 1st, 5:30pm-7:30pm. The fair will be open for your whole family during the Fall Festival.

To get started with eWallet, visit our school’s Book Fair homepage:

Infographic with details about eWallet option for students to purchase books
Infographic for All for Books, a change collection that provides books to students in need

Fall Harvest Festival - October 1st

Infographic for the Fall Harvest Festival on Friday, October 1st

Stay tuned for more information, and a SignUpGenius for donations and volunteers is coming soon!

Positive Parenting Flyer with information about September's informational sessions

Did you know as a parent or guardian of a student at Trebein, you are an automatic member of the PTO? The Trebein PTO, consisting of parents and teachers, works to support and enrich all students' school experiences.

PTO Executive Board Members

Want to stay up to date with PTO happenings at Trebein Elementary? Follow @TrebeinPTO on Facebook and share our page with your Trebein friends!

Win a School Supply Bar for Our Trebein Teachers!

Want to help our teachers win a school supply bar this fall? Nominate our school by Monday, September 13th to help our teachers win this awesome prize package, sponsored by Reading for Education.

To nominate Trebein Elementary, visit:
Infographic for Craft Supplies Donations for Mrs. Dapice

Upcoming Events

September PTO Meeting

Tuesday, Sep. 14th, 7pm

1728 Dayton Xenia Road

Xenia, OH

Join us for our monthly PTO Meeting to learn more about how you can get involved!

*Free childcare available

Fall Harvest Festival

Friday, Oct. 1st, 5:30-7:30pm

1728 Dayton Xenia Road

Xenia, OH

The leaves are falling, autumn is calling! Our Fall Harvest Festival will take place on Friday, October 1st.

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