Trebein Tribune

May 2021

A Note from our Principal, Mrs. Walk

Hello Trebein Parents,

When there is a school levy on the ballot we receive lots of questions and parents often wonder "How does this levy impact my child or my child's school?" I would like to provide you with specific information as to the financial impact on district programs and services without the funds generated by the May 4th Levy.

Please know this 5-year renewal levy is a zero tax increase for residents and it allows us to maintain our current level of programming and services. However, without the funds generated by this renewal levy, the following eliminations and reductions would be implemented next school year and the district would move toward state minimum services and programs.

Impact on All Students*

  • Reduction of nursing services: Eliminate registered nursing staff by 8 positions (currently 12). Students will have limited access to school nursing services.
  • Elimination of transportation services: Elementary and Middle Schools: any student residing within a two mile radius of their school.
  • High School and Ferguson Hall: all students.
  • Increase in participation fees for sports, clubs and activities: Athletics: $400-$600 (depending on grade level). Clubs/Activities: $15-$75 (depending on grade level).
  • Reduction of school counselors and social-emotional support staff.
  • Reduction of school security and police support
  • Elimination of field trips.

Impact on Elementary Students*

  • Physical Education classes would be eliminated.
  • Art classes would be eliminated.
  • Music classes would be eliminated.
  • Library (IMC) classes would be eliminated.
  • Skills Lab classes would be eliminated.
  • Kindergarten would be reduced to half day.
  • Shortened instructional day

Impact on Middle and High School Students*

  • Honors courses would be eliminated.
  • Scholarship courses would be eliminated.
  • Advanced Placement courses eliminated.
  • Reduced elective options.
  • Required study halls in lieu of elective class
  • Shortened instructional day (Middle School only).
  • Elimination of the JROTC Program

*These impacts result in the district eliminating approximately 100 positions in the district

These reductions and eliminations would drastically change our students’ school experiences. As a reminder, early voting began on April 6th and Election Day is on May 4th.


Lisa Walk


Trebein Elementary School

A Note From Our School Nurses

NURSING NEWS: National Nurses’ Week is May 6-12.

We thought you might want to know that school nurses do more than give out band-aids and

ice packs!

Our district currently provides a nurse presence in all of our schools. You will see a listing of 2 nurses per building, with 1 assigned to a building at any given time. 5 of our nurses are licensed school nurses via the Ohio Department of Education, and each LSN typically covers 2 to 3 buildings, with a physical presence at multiple buildings in a typical school year. We have 7 RN’s in classified positions to cover the clinics on the other days, due to the fact that the clinics need daily coverage to meet students’ health care needs. Here is a little information on what all we take care of during our work day:

You’ve probably seen or heard this year we do a lot more than just provide ice packs and

bandaids. Much of our job is to provide health education or referrals/resources to families. This year, due to the pandemic, we have spent MANY minutes during our working day talking to

families to provide guidance on quarantine protocols.

While we work in a school, our job is much different than that of other staff in the building.

● We work as the only medical professional in the building caring for both students and

staff. We are the first to respond in a medical emergency.

● On a daily basis our duties consist of caring for those who are acutely sick and injured on

top of scheduled nursing procedures, such as: tube feeds, diabetic care, catheterizations,

and medication administration.

● We provide educational lessons on growth and development and infection control to

students, and individualized education when it comes to nursing topics (wounds,

injuries, hygiene etc.).

● We track immunizations on all grade level students as well as perform hearing and vision

screenings on Pre-K, KG, 1st, 3rd, 5th, 7th, 9th, and 11th grade, as well as new students.

Scoliosis screening is also done by nurses at the middle schools.

● We attend meetings for the students to advocate for the medical needs that need to be

met during a school day and formulate individual health plans for them that are

reviewed yearly.

● We also train staff for administering medications during field trips and other events, and

for getting their CPR certification.

● And much more that is too extensive to list here.

● Also we’d like to note that 3 of our nurses have received staff members of the year awards

in their schools in just the last few years alone.

Here is some data from the 2019/2020 school year alone, which was a shortened year.

These numbers are for all of the 6 elementary schools combined. As you can see, our nurses

stay very busy!



Non-visit----1,761 (consultations with parents and staff, community/practitioner collaboration,

records and immunizations, health care plans, etc. )

Scheduled----2,148 (meetings, follow-up, screening classes, health teaching, staff training, etc)

Total visits----24,794


Treatments----2,799 (Skilled nursing procedures, diabetes care)

Screenings----3,883 (Mostly vision and hearing)

Let's Hear it for our May Staff Spotlights!

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Lost and Found

Our Lost and Found is overflowing again! Please ask your student to check for anything that might belong to them.

Field Day!

Calling all virtual and in-person learners! You are invited to participate in Field Day! Sign up using the links below. More information to come soon about this fun event!

Trebein Field Day Volunteer Signup:

Trebein Field Day Invitation for Trebein Virtual Students:

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Outstanding Educator Awards

Congratulation to Mrs. Turner and Mrs. Torbeck for receiving the award for Outstanding Educator of the Year. Mrs. Hoyer was named Outstanding Classified Support Staff Member of the Year, and Mrs. Chessman was recognized for her work in student nutrition. Thank you for making Trebein an awesome place!


Have you missed all of the fun PTO events this year? Are you looking forward to future festivals, carnivals, and everything in between? We need your help to make it all happen!

The Trebein PTO is looking for committee chairs for the 2021/2022 school year, and we are also accepting nominations for 2021-2023 executive board positions.

Please take a look at the open positions by clicking the link below, and consider signing up to help!

What great programs did the PTO sponsor in April?

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

*Dog Tags for Military Children

*Butterfly kits for 3rd grade

*Shirts for 1st grader's "Camp Trebein" week

*Donation to Beavercreek Character Ed Community Day Event

It is Teacher Appreciation Week!

Thank you to our amazing teacher always, but especially this week! Thanks for all you do everyday!

Please help us recognize Trebein teachers by donating one (or more) of the items listed, and/or by making a tax deductible donation towards this event:!/showSignUp/20f044ba8ac2ea5fa7-20212/34009199

A Peek Inside the School

Miss Malin's 4th Grade Students Participating in the Math Carnival

Thank you to all our Military Kids who were recognized during Purple Up Week!

Summer Camp Opportunities

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● Ages 4-18: All skill levels welcome (should be comfortable in the water)

● Short season (May 24-July 11)

● No practices on the weekends (most meets are on Tuesday/Thursday evenings)

● Morning and evening practices to accommodate all schedules (not mandatory to attend

all practices)

● Trained, enthusiastic coaches work with swimmers of all abilities

Registration is now underway! This year’s registration will be held ONLINE only. All who

register by April 30 will be entered into a drawing for one free registration! For more

information, email Monika Carpenter at, call the team at

937-705-5960, or visit our website at

Cardinal Hill Recreation Club – 1990 Wilene Drive, Beavercreek, Ohio 45432

If you have anything to contribute to the newsletter, please send an email to

Katrina Wrzesinski and Suzy Massengill at