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Counselor

Welcome to the Trebein Elementary Counseling Website

My name is Mrs. Tate, and I am the counselor at Trebein Elementary.   My background includes a Bachelor’s degree from Wright State University in Social Work and a Master’s Degree in School Counseling from the University of Dayton.  It is a great honor to be able to work with your children.  The elementary school years establish a crucial foundation for students to develop the skills, knowledge, and attitudes necessary to become successful, confident learners. 

 

What does a school counselor do?

School counselors work as part of a team with the school faculty, parents, and the community to create a school climate which is inclusive of all students. We provide education, prevention, early identification, and intervention, to ensure that all children achieve academic success.  This year through classroom, group, and individual guidance, we will focus on:

  • Developing a positive self-image
  • Showing respect for the feelings of others
  • Understanding the decision-making process
  • Maintaining effective relationships with peers and adults
  • Developing effective study skills
  • Being prepared to make the transition to middle school

 

How are students referred to see the counselor?

 

Students can be referred to meet with the school counselor by parents, teachers, or the principal.  Students can also ask to see the counselor on their own.

 

If you need to talk to me concerning your student, you can reach me at (937) 458-2324 or at heather.tate@beavercreek.k12.oh.us.

The Backpack Buddies program is intended to support the nutritional needs of young developing children in families experiencing financial hardships.   The students involved will be provided, weekly, with a free bag of food to take home, prepare, and eat over the weekend.  The food items will be delivered discretely and care will be taken to not draw attention to the child.   

 

Food will be made available by the local community and delivered to Trebein.  Some of the items included will be cans of fruit, vegetables, pudding, microwaveable items, as well as cereal, granola bars, peanut butter and fruit juice.  The food packages are meant to help families with a food source for their children over the weekend and also to help promote healthy eating practices. 

 
If you would like for your child to receive a weekly food bag, please print off the permission form and turn it in to the main office.
 
 
In an effort to provide support to our students in many areas, the school district has organized the Creek Clothing Closet. The closet provides clothing of all sizes, coats and jackets, some shoes and socks, and some personal hygiene items. This room is housed at the high school but is available to every student of Beavercreek City Schools. It is accessed through the school counselor at each school. If you are in need of any of these things, please do not hesitate to contact Mrs. Tate at 937-458-2324 or heather.tate@beavercreek.k12.oh.us and ask about it. There are no forms to fill out and no need to justify your need. Please call and I will be glad to help.

September: Counselor Introduction

 

  • Review of the role of the School Counselor at Trebein
  • Book: "I Promise" written by LeBron James. Discuss how success starts with us, and how we can make the promise to ourselves to strive for greatness each and every day.

AIM for the Handicapped, Inc

 

945 Danbury Road

Dayton, OH 45420
(937) 294-4611

This organization helps individuals with hearing, sight, emotional, learning, orthopedic and coordination problems to achieve their highest potential through the AIM method of Special Movement Education.  Services include one-on-one movement instruction, a water program, recreational activities for siblings and parents, referrals, information counseling and follow up, distribution of donated items, and a newsletter.

 

Alcoholics Anonymous

120 W. 2nd Street, Suite 202

Dayton, OH 45402
(937) 222-2211

Alcoholics Anonymous provides a variety of support and information for individuals wishing to be free of alcohol abuse.  Many AA groups meet throughout the area.  Call for the location nearest you.

 

American Cancer Society

1141 N. Monroe Drive

Xenia, OH 45385

The American Cancer Society provides support for individuals with or recovering from cancer, or those with life threatening diseases; a one week summer camp for children with cancer; transportation to treatments; medications; dressings; hospital stays; loans of medical items; community health education, including a speaker’s bureau; and “stop smoking” and cancer screening clinics.

 

American Diabetes Association

8899 Brookside Avenue, Suite 102

West Chester, OH 45069

Offers a one-time, one-month supply of insulin for families in need; free blood screening for at-risk persons; education; an outreach mobile unit; classes on the control of diabetes; a summer camp for children with diabetes; an informational telephone line; and education scholarships for persons with diabetes.

 

American Heart Association

124 N. Jefferson

Dayton, OH 45402
(937) 225-3571 or 1-800-242-8721

Provides several formal programs, including Cardiac Life Support Training; CPR Classes; The Culinary Hearts Classes Nutrition Program; the Worksite Wellness Program; the School Lunch Training Program; and various school site education programs.

 

American Red Cross, Greene County Service Center

130 W. Second St.

Xenia, OH 45385
(937) 372-9983 ext. 11

Provides emergency housing; youth services help for military and veteran families, including counseling; tutoring in English; health and safety education; assistance to food pantries; and loans of medical equipment to families in need.

 

A New Direction For Counseling

 

1411 N. Fairfield Rd.

Beavercreek, OH 45432

(937) 426-2686

 

Provides mental health services for children and adolescents. 

 

 Ask-a-Nurse

Good Samaritan Hospital

2222 Philadelphia Drive
Dayton, OH 45406
(937) 276-8773

Ask-a-Nurse provides health care information and referral 24 hours per day.

 

Big Brothers / Big Sisters

 

184 Salem Avenue, Room 235

Dayton, OH 45406

(937) 220-6850

 

This program pairs a child with an adult community volunteer (male or female) to serve as a "surrogate" parent to offer one-on-one role modeling, support and companionship.


Bridge Riding for the Disabled 

 

2981 E. Lytle-Five Points Road

Waynesville, OH 45068

 

Provides therapeutic and recreational horseback riding for children and adults with any disabilities recognized by the American with Disabilities Act (ADA), including physical disabilities, mental retardation, developmental delays, emotional disabilities, and learning disabilities.

 

Bureau of Vocational Rehabilitation

 

1147 Bellbrook Avenue

Xenia, OH 45385

(937) 372-4415 or (937) 426-1475

 

Provides counseling and planning, personal and work adjustment training, vocational training, training supplies and books, occupational supplies, and job placement services.  Babysitting is provided for all programs.

 

Child Care Clearinghouse

 

414 Valley Street

Dayton, OH 45404

(937) 461-0600

 

Provides a database of child care agencies and individuals, telephone counseling for families needing childcare, training and technical assistance to child care providers and support and advocacy for families.

 

Children's Medical Center

 

1 Childrens Plaza

Dayton, OH 45404

(937) 641-3000 or (937) 226-8300

www.childrensdayton.org

 

Provides assessment and management of childhood medical, developmental and behavioral issues with multidisciplinary teams, including doctors, nurses, dieticians, audiologists, occupational and physical therapists, psychologists, speech / language pathologists, and social workers.  Support groups are also available.   The website contains a great deal of resources as well.

 

FISH Food Pantry

 

(937) 222-5444 (Beavercreek location - locations also in Fairborn, Xenia, and Jamestown)

 

Pantries provide a three-day selection of non-perishable foods.

 

Greene County Children's Services Board

 

601 Ledbetter Road

Xenia, OH 45385

(937) 562-6600

 

CSB provides counseling, referrals, assessment and investigation of child abuse and neglect, and determination of need for protective custody; assistance with arranging supportive services such a homemaker and daycare; and foster parent training and child placement.  Families can receive services in the home.

 

Greene County Domestic Violence Program

 

PO Box 271

Xenia, OH 45385

(937) 372-4552

 

This program offers 24-hour emergency services for victims of sexual assault, child sexual abuse, and domestic violence; 24-hour assistance with related legal matters; a domestic violence shelter for women and children; support groups and counseling; court appointment; and outreach.

 

Greene County Educational Service Center

 

360 E. Enon Road

Yellow Springs, OH 45387

(937) 767-1303

 

Provides preschool services for children with special needs as well as typically-developing children in cooperation with the seven Greene County school districts.  Their website has a wealth of information and resources.

 

Greene County Public Library

 

3618 Dayton-Xenia Road

Beavercreek, OH 45432

(937) 426-4442

www.gcpl.lib.oh.us

 

 

Greene County Juvenile Court

 

2100 Greene Way Boulevard

Xenia, OH 45385

(937) 562-4049 (Contact Grace Winner) 

 

The Greene County Juvenile Court sponsors quite a few programs designed for families that may have concerns about the adolescent in their life.  These programs are designed as preventative programs prior to the child becoming court involved. 

 

Kettering Youth Services

 

5350 Lamme Road

Dayton, OH 45439

(937) 534-0125

 

Provides a comprehensive in-patient program providing assessment and therapeutic treatment for children ages 4-17 undergoing depression, anxiety disorders, behavior problems, etc.  Staff also provide family therapy and recreation groups.

 

Miami Valley Special Education Regional Resource Center (SERRC)

 

1831 Harshman Road

Dayton, OH 45424-5094

(937) 236-9965

 

The SERRC is one of 16 regional centers in Ohio that provide a continuum of services for schools, parents and children on issues related to disabilities.  Major tasks include identification, assessment, coordination of human/financial resources, in-service training, library of resources, and informational materials and assistance to parents.

 

Oak Tree Corner (A Place for Grieving children and their families)

 

2312 Far Hills Avenue

Dayton, OH 45419

(937) 285-0199

www.oaktreecorner.com

 

A place for grieving children and their families.

 

Ronald McDonald House

 

555 Valley Street

Dayton, OH 45404

(937) 225-0047

 

Provides private overnight accommodations for families with a child hospitalized at CMC, including telephones and stocked kitchens. Free parking is also available.  The Children's Medical Center is located directly across the street.

 

South Community Behavioral Healthcare

 

3095 Kettering Blvd

Moraine, OH 45439

(937) 293-8300

 

This community agency can assist with behavioral concerns.

 

TCN / Family Solutions Center

 

287 Cincinnati Avenue

Xenia, OH 45385

(937) 427-3837 

 

This community agency can assist with behavioral concerns.
 

Parent Mentor:

Ann McGuire - (937) 427-0996

Often times the best way to approach a difficult subject with a child, is with a book. The following website will give you many options of good books that handle difficult subjects.

BUILDING KIDS OF CHARACTER

 

2019-2020 Schedule

 

 

 

MONTH

PILLAR

SPIRIT DAY

September

Golden Rule / Kick-off Event

Wednesday, September 2

October

Respect: Yellow

Wednesday, October 7

November

Citizenship: Purple

Wednesday, November 4

December

Caring: Red

Wednesday, December 2

January

Responsibility: Green

Wednesday, January 6

February

Trustworthiness: Blue

Wednesday, February 3

March

Fairness: Orange

Wednesday, March 3

April

Review

Wednesday, April 7

May

Wrap-Up

Wednesday, May 5

 

 

 

Trustworthiness – Think True Blue

 

Be honest • Don’t deceive, cheat or steal • Be reliable — do what you say you’ll do • Have the courage to do the right thing • Build a good reputation • Be loyal — stand by your family, friends and country

 

Respect – Think the Golden Rule

 

Treat others with respect; follow the Golden Rule • Be tolerant of differences • Use good manners, not bad language • Be considerate of the feelings of others • Don’t threaten, hit or hurt anyone • Deal peacefully with anger, insults and disagreements

 

Responsibility – Think Garden or Money

 

Do what you are supposed to do • Persevere: keep on trying! • Always do your best • Use self-control • Be self-disciplined • Think before you act — consider the consequences • Be accountable for your choices

 

Fairness – Dividing an Orange in Equal Parts to Share

 

Play by the rules • Take turns and share • Be open-minded; listen to others • Don’t take advantage of others • Don’t blame others carelessly

 

Caring – Think Heart

 

Be kind • Be compassionate and show you care • Express gratitude • Forgive others • Help people in need

 

Citizenship – Think About Representation of State

 

Do your share to make your school and community better • Cooperate • Get involved in community affairs • Stay informed; vote • Be a good neighbor • Obey laws and rules • Respect authority • Protect the environment

As part of our school’s developmental guidance program, some students are invited to participate in small group counseling sessions during the school day. Children, who share a common goal, meet together with the counselor to receive support through talking, learning, and sharing. Participation in these groups is voluntary.  The following are group topics which are generally offered at Trebein Elementary every school year.  If you feel as if your child would benefit from participation in one of these group, please let me know.

 

Changing Families:
Changing Families will cover topics such as normalizing feelings that occur from family changes, providing support to children in the midst of family change, expressing feelings revolving around the change in a healthy way, and improving communication with family through change.
 
Worry Warriors:
Worry Warriors will address generalized anxiety experienced by elementary aged students using cognitive-behavioral techniques in order to alleviate the effects of the anxiety on school performance and family and social relationships. 
 
Building Champions:
Building Champions is a boy’s group for the elementary years which focuses on promoting self-discipline, self-control, positive mindset and responsibility. 
 
Girls Rule:

Girls Rule is girl’s group for the elementary years which focuses on promoting self-esteem and confidence in young girls.

 

 Groups offered at Trebein through Family Solutions Center

(Facilitated by Rachel Miller, Youth Prevention Specialist and Co-Facilitated by Mrs. Tate)
 
School Swag:

School Swag allows students learn fun ways to stay organized for school, study techniques to make studying fun and easy, how to use their agenda to prioritize their time, and how to set goals for school and take steps to achieve them.

 
Bubble Club:

Bubble Club focuses on building self-esteem, communicating with others, reading other people’s feelings, making and keeping friends, and respecting personal space for Kindergarten-2nd grade students.

Beavercreek City Schools utilizes the Olweus Bullying Prevention Program to improve peer relations and to make school a safer and more positive place for students to learn and develop.  As part of the Olweus Program, each classroom teacher will have regular classroom meetings which will allow students to have the opportunity to discuss what bullying is, review the school rules regarding bullying, determine what to do if bullying occurs, identify the roles of bystanders, learn how to avoid bullying, and understand the consequences for bullying behaviors. 

 
In order for something to be considered an act of bullying, it must:
 
  • Be an intentionally harmful act
  • Happen repeatedly over a period of time
  • Display an imbalance of power (which means the bully holds a higher social standing amongst their peers than the target).
 

Trebein’ s Anti-Bullying Rules:

1.       We will not bully others.

2.       We will try to help students who are bullied.

3.       We will include students who feel left out.

4.       If we know that somebody is being bullied, we will tell and adult at school and an adult at home.

Each month teachers from a specific grade level are able to nominate a student from their classroom for the SHINE award.  The SHINE award recognizes students who demonstrate exemplary character in a variety of settings. One student is selected each month from Trebein as the SHINE award recipient. Each SHINE award winner will receive recognition at the district level during one of two board meetings