Trebein Tribune

February 2021

A Note from our Principal, Mrs. Walk

Hello Trebein Families,

If we've learned anything this year, it is this...We can do hard things!!

This Growth Mindset statement is referred to in classrooms when we are learning new concepts or being pushed to really think deeply about something.

I believe that as a school community we have proven this to be true! I often tell my staff how proud I am of their hard work and dedication to our kids. But, I feel I need to extend that same message on to our parents! You have been faced with new learning scenarios for your children - whether your kids are virtual or in person. You have figured out solutions to changing schedules. You have graciously accepted my phone call when I've had to quarantine kids. You have learned more about social distancing, proper mask-wearing, and COVID-19 than you ever wanted to know. All of this is in addition to taking care of your families, working at your own job, and managing the stress that goes along with living through a pandemic. You are amazing!!

So, take a minute to pat yourself on the back for a job well done. Together, we are going to make it through, because we have proven that we can do hard things!

Thank you for sharing your sweet children with us.

Lisa Walk

Tell Us What You Think!

Trebein Intervention Specialist, Lauren Apple, and Adaptive Physical Education Teacher, Jodi Villars are doing research on the accessibility of Trebein's playground. They are interested in finding what changes parents would like to see!

If parents could complete the survey within the next week, they are excited to start analyzing the data.

Thank you so much for your help!! :)

Mark Your Calendars!

Community Forums

Our district will hold four community forums to share information regarding school funding, how school funding impacts Ohio schools and specifically Beavercreek City Schools, Beavercreek data compared to similar districts, and information about the May levy. In addition, we will provide a portion of the forum to serve as a Q&A session regarding topics related to the district. These forums will be held in the BHS Auditorium from 7:00- 8:30 p.m. and will be live-streamed, recorded, and available for viewing through the district website.

Please mark your calendars for the dates below, more information will be shared in the coming weeks.

Wednesday, February 24

Tuesday, March 16

Tuesday, March 30

Tuesday, April 13

CogAT Testing Changes

Cognitive Ability Testing

In order for us to more appropriately respond to the needs of our students amidst the pandemic and after seeking input from teachers, Principals met last month and decided to make adjustments to CogAT testing for this school year.

Grade 2 CogAT: Second grade CogAT testing, previously scheduled to begin this week, has been delayed until later this spring. Testing will now take place close to the end of the school year and will be scheduled to avoid the 3-5 state testing window.

Grade 4 CogAT: Fourth grade CogAT testing, previously scheduled to begin this week, has been delayed until Fall of 2021, when the students will be in grade 5. Students who are newly identified as gifted as a result of that testing will be able to begin gifted services in fifth grade, once test results are available. Test dates will be included on the initial testing calendar and will take place close to the beginning of the school year.

SUMMARY: CogAT testing will take place late this spring for Grade 2. During next school year, CogAT testing will take place in Fall of 2021 for Grade 5, and in Winter 2022 for Grade 2 and 4.

Can I Get a Connection?

Have you completed the Home Internet Access Survey yet? Help the district collect information about student internet capabilities. Click the link below!

Let's Hear it for our February Staff Spotlight!

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Creek United

The Beavercreek City Schools’ vision is to Inspire, Lead, and Empower our students. One of the ways in which we do this is through our Character Education Program. Our Character Education Program is a key component to helping our students understand what it means to lead and to be good citizens. Each year, Beavercreek selects a character education theme and a corresponding service-learning opportunity. This year’s service-learning theme is CREEK UNITED.

To implement the CREEK UNITED theme throughout the district, students and staff will

be working collaboratively with community members and organizations to promote unity and build community connections. Each year, the Character Education Committee also sells apparel to promote the character education initiative and raise funds for character education projects. Click on the link to find information about the CREEK UNITED apparel sale including a link to the online order system.

A Peek Inside the Classrooms

Mrs. Howard's first graders creating dens and nests for animals to hibernate!

Miss Malin's fourth grade classes working hard on fractions!

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Working Hard From Home

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What great programs did the PTO sponsor in January?

Our PTO does AMAZING things all around our school! Thank you for these important contributions!

Water Bottle Refill stations!

TShirts for Wolf Pack members!

Reading/Writing resources for 2nd Grade!

Celebrating Black History Month

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Kindergarten and New to the District First Grade Registration

Kindergarten & New to the District First Grade Registration for the 2021-2022 School Year

Due to the pandemic and social distancing requirements, Beavercreek City Schools (BCS) will be holding kindergarten registration the first three Thursdays in March at the Board of Education office by appointment only (no children please). Families must complete online enrollment forms and sign up for an appointment via sign up genius (available Feb. 12th). The dates for kindergarten registration are as follows:

March 4th – 7:30 am – 4:30 pm

March 11th – 7:30 am – 4:30 pm

March 18 – 7:30 am – 4:30 pm

Beginning February 12th, please visit to begin the online enrollment process. This webpage will direct you to the OneView link where you will create your parent account or sign in to your existing account. Once you are logged in, select the “New Student Registration” option. Once you have submitted your online enrollment information, please review the required documentation (listed below) and bring with you to your appointment.

Required Documentation:

ð Original/Certified Birth Certificate, Passport or Birth Record (no other documents are acceptable)

ð Custody documents if applicable (appointing custody, residential parent, etc.)

ð Adoption paperwork (Birth certificate listing adoptive parents or copy of adoption decree)

ð Immunization Records

ð Parent/Guardian must provide government issued I.D.

ð Proof of Residence (DP&L, Vectren or Water bill, not more than 60 days old – No other bills are acceptable)

o A new rental/lease agreement signed by the parent/guardian and the person or company renting the property can be used for initial registration (lease in effect for less than 45 days); however, a utility bill must be provided to the student’s school within 30 days of enrollment.

o A Residence Affidavit is required if the student meets any of the following criteria:

§ Student (less than 18 years of age) and parent/guardian are living with a family member or friend who resides within the district.

o A Superintendent Agreement form is required if any of the following criteria applies:

§ Parent/Guardian is in the process of building, purchasing or renting a home and is not physically residing at the address until after the registration process; a signed purchase contract or lease is still required and must show the approximate move in date. Per ORC, the occupancy date cannot exceed 90 calendar days from the student’s first day of school.

Kindergarten: Your child must be five years old on or before August 1st of the year in which he/she applies

Please Note: If your child is currently enrolled in BCS Preschool, please follow guidance from the Preschool regarding kindergarten registration.

First Grade (Newly Enrolling): Your child must be six years old on or before August 1st, of the year in which he/she applies and must successfully complete kindergarten at an accredited program and be recommended by the teacher for advancement to the first grade

Time to Order Yearbooks!

It's that time of year again! Time to order a Yearbook for your student! Look for the informational order forms that went home, or use the link below to order online!

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Attention!!! New Spring Picture Date

Spring pictures have been rescheduled!

The new date is February 24th.

The Power of Positive Parenting

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Kinship Caregiver Support

Are you a grandparent raising a grandchild or an aunt/uncle caring for a nephew? You are not alone! There is a free online kinship caregiver support group that meets every Thursday from 6:30-7:30pm open to kinship caregivers in Ohio. We have speakers present information and resources covering a variety of topics and also leave time for open discussion. Some topics we have covered so far are schooling from home, custody, public benefits, cyber safety, healthy lifestyles, connecting with educators and much more. There is no attendance requirement so you can attend whenever works for you. We also raffle off monthly grocery gift cards as an incentive for attendance. It would be great to have you join!

If you are interested in attending a support group meeting or learning more, please email or text/call 203-466-9821 .

You can visit the support group website for more information:

You can visit our YouTube page to watch videos of previous speakers:

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Heads Up! Upcoming Spring Sport Opportunities

Girls Lacrosse

Hello Beavercreek! Registration is open for Beavercreek Youth Girls Lacrosse! Super fun sport with a bunch of great kids. Lacrosse is a great complementary sport for Soccer, Basketball, Field Hockey, and others. We have openings for teams in grades K-2, 3-4, 5-6 AND 7-8. Lacrosse teaches great teamwork, hand eye coordination, provides great conditioning and enhances overall respect of each other, opponents and coaches. Lacrosse is also a great confidence builder! We are a feeder program to the Beavercreek HS junior varsity and varsity women's teams and would love it if your daughters would give us a try. The season begins in late February and Runs until the 2nd week of May. GAMES FOR THE K-6 TEAMS ARE PLAYED ON Saturdays and Games for the 7-8 TEAMS ARE PLAYED ON Mondays and Wednesday typically and occasionally on Fridays and Sundays. Practices are 2 to 3 days per week for about 1-1.5 hours from 5-6:30pm. Cost to register is $200 for the team and $35 for US Lacrosse (which provides access to teaching materials, videos and INSURANCE in the unlikely event that your daughter is injured in a game) Equipment? We have equipment to loan to about 20 players. If they would like their own.... The girls would need a lacrosse stick, goggles, mouth guard and cleats. OH... AND WARM WEATHER CLOTHES for the start of the season. Our practices and home games are played at Ankeney Middle School. Most of the Away games are played in Springboro for the K-6 TEAMS with an occasional trip to the Cincinnati area. Here is a link to the team website. Please feel free to contact us with any questions!


Daryle Mosby (Coach -D)

Beavercreek Girls Youth Lacrosse

Girls Fastpitch Softball

Registration is now available for the Beavercreek Fastpitch Association (BFA) Spring softball season!

8-12U Spring Registration: Jan 1 – Mar 1 (Game Season: Apr 17 – Jun 13). Beavercreek residents only priority registration ends Feb 1st. Open registration begins Feb 2nd.

14-18U Spring Registration: Mar 1 – May 1 (Game Season: Jun 1-Jul 12). Beavercreek residents only priority registration ends Apr 1st. Open registration begins Apr 2nd. 14U & 18U age groups will begin after school ball is complete.

Registration Options: Complete the registration form electronically at the bottom of this page OR written form by using the attached registration form and mail to BFA at: PO Box 340315, Beavercreek, OH 45432.

Payment Options: You can write a check and mail payment to BFA at: PO Box 340315, Beavercreek, OH 45432, OR send payment electronically through PayPal:

  1. Go to the Send icon or menu.
  2. Enter for recipient’s email address.
  3. Click Next.
  4. Enter payment amount (see player fees below).
  5. Use add a note box to type player(s) name.
  6. Click Continue to finalize payment.

Player Fee:
1 Player: $98
2 Players: $186
3 Players: $254
Additional players: $68 each

***A $10 late fee will be required after regular registration period expires***

Teams are limited, once the teams are full, registrations will no longer be accepted. Registrations will only be accepted via mail or online. Email or hand-carry registrations will not be accepted.

We hope to see you on the field soon!

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