A Note from our Principal, Mrs. Walk
Hello Trebein Parents,
Thank you for participating in your child(ren)'s parent-teacher conferences. The relationship between school and home is vital for student success. There are schools across the country that struggle to get parents to come in for conferences. At Trebein, we have 100% participation! This is not only great for kids, but it is a wonderful reflection on our families and the value they place on education.
As we continue our book study of Thrivers by Michele Borba, Ed.D., we will consider the topic of "self-control" this month. The ability to control your attention, emotions, thoughts, actions, and desires is one of the most highly correlated strengths to success and a surprising untapped secret to helping kids bounce back and thrive. It is also a better predictor of academic success than IQ or SAT scores. In fact, self-control influences virtually every area of our children's lives: it's that crucial.
Why is self-control so hard to teach?
* Technology encourages us to multitask...constantly!
* We're pushing our kids too hard, too fast.
* Kids aren't getting enough sleep.
* Kids aren't playing anymore.
Top Five Takeaways:
1. Self-control is like a muscle that gets stronger from regular daily exercise.
2. Taking a slow, deep breath and exhaling twice as long as the inhale helps kids gain control.
3. Odds that a child will adopt a self-control skill are more likely if he practices it over and over.
4. A child's ability to control attention, emotions, thoughts, and actions is one of the most highly correlated strengths of success and resilience.
5. We are living textbooks to our kids. Model self-control so your child catches it.
We enjoy your children and their unique and fun little personalities!
A Peek Inside The School
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:
- Secretary - April Vanderpool, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Office Assistant - Kathy Salley, email@example.com
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.
In November, we celebrate World Kindness Day. This is a special day to promote the importance of being kind to one another and fits well with our character education initiative, "better together." We are encouraging students to display acts of kindness to others here at school with this initiative. If you'd like to do the same at home, check out the kindness challenge below!
Wolf Pack members participating in Hallo-Fun-Aweenie in the Beavercreek community. We had a blast passing out candy, catching up with friends and neighbors, and seeing all the fun costumes!
GRR with Mrs. Frey
November Staff Spotlight
November is Family Literacy Month!
The National Center for Families Learning (NCFL) worked with Congress to recognize November as Family Literacy Month beginning in 1994. It serves to promote and celebrate literacy among families. Studies have shown a strong correlation between family literacy and educational success. A love of reading starts at home! Here are some suggestions to help nurture a love of reading in your family:
- Read together everyday! Make reading part of your daily routine. Whether it’s at bedtime, while waiting for the bus in the morning, or your child reading to you while you make dinner in the evening, try to carve out a consistent time each day--as little as 15 minutes a day will do!
- Make reading and writing fun and use your imagination! Mrs. Kahlig and Mrs. Long’s classes wrote spooky stories and read them by flashlights. First graders did pumpkin book reports by decorating pumpkins into their favorite characters.
- Play games! Games like Scrabble, Boggle, and Bananagrams help to foster literacy.
- Visit the library! Greene County Library https://greenelibrary.info/
- Start a book club or book swap with your friends and neighbors!
- Create a special reading area in your home! Mrs. Bolton has a great example in her classroom.
Writing Spooky Stories
Reading Spooky Stories by Flashlights
First Grade Pumpkin Book Reports
Fun Reading Space in Mrs. Bolton's Classroom
Holiday Shoppe 🎁
Thank You for Giving Back!
Fun Run Fundraising Update
Top Individual Earners
- Mason L.
- Alice S.
- Camden B.
Top Classroom Earners
- Mrs. Curliss
- Mrs. James
- Mrs. Goodnough
One of the many prizes students earned was the opportunity to squirt ketchup and mustard on Mrs. Walk, Mrs. Durham, and Mr. Ferguson. Thank you to them for being great sports!
The top individual earner got a ride home from school in Officer Brownlee's patrol car! Other prizes included pizza parties, popcorn parties, popsicles, stuffed animal day, pajama day, and electronics day!
Opportunities to Volunteer
Staff Appreciation Dessert Bar - Wednesday, November 17th
To volunteer, sign up here: https://bit.ly/3vTyybV
To volunteer, sign up here: http://bit.ly/3EM6JGe
As always, thank you for your generosity and continued support!
If you have any questions, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Spirit Wear Makes a Perfect Gift!
Visit our Fan Shop and place your order--t-shirts, sweatshirts, and more!
November PTO Meeting
Tuesday, Nov. 9th, 7pm
1728 Dayton Xenia Road
*Free childcare available