Trebein Tribune

November 2021

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!

Lisa Walk

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:

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.

Picture Retake Take is Thursday, November 11th

Counselor's Corner

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 Happenings

The Wolf Pack did a great job presenting at the October PTO meeting!

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

Student's in the Gifted Resource Room (GRR) with Mrs. Frey got to play with Ozobots!

November Staff Spotlight

November Staff Spotlight - Mrs. Kristy James, 1st Grade Teacher

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
  • 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

This year's Fun Run raised an amazing $52,733.83!!! A huge thank you to each and every student, family member, and staff that helped to raise this tremendous amount! It is your generosity that allows the PTO to provide resources and special events to our school. A special thank you to our top individual and class earners:

Top Individual Earners

  1. Mason L.
  2. Alice S.
  3. Camden B.

Top Classroom Earners
  1. Mrs. Curliss
  2. Mrs. James
  3. 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:

Junior Achievement:

To volunteer, sign up here:

As always, thank you for your generosity and continued support!

If you have any questions, email

Spirit Wear Makes a Perfect Gift!

Looking for the perfect gift for the holidays? Look no further than Trebein Elementary spiritwear!

Visit our Fan Shop and place your order--t-shirts, sweatshirts, and more!

Upcoming Events

November PTO Meeting

Tuesday, Nov. 9th, 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

Trebein Elementary PTO Calendar 2021-2022

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