Tuesday, December 12: South Side Night Tree Celebration, 6 p.m. North Side and Multi-Age Night Tree Celebration, 7 p.m.
Wednesday, December 13: Toddler Night Tree Celebration, 5:30 p.m. Kindergarten/1st Grade Night Tree Celebration 6:30 p.m.
Thursday, December 14: Alumni Night Tree Celebration, 6-7:30 p.m.
Thursday, December 21-Wednesday, January 3: CLOSED for Winter Break.
Thursday, January 4: Children return to school.
Monday, January 8-Friday, January 12: Week long residency with Artist-in-Residence Jim McCutcheon.
Winter Weather Preparation and Procedures
With the arrival of our first snow of the year it is evident that winter weather is here! Please be advised that the children will play outside as long as temperatures are 20 degrees or above. In order to enjoy the outdoors the children need to come equipped with heavy coats, hats and gloves, as well as snow boots/pants in snowy weather. Also, please make sure that your child’s extra clothes are appropriate for cold weather.
As winter progresses, we wanted to remind everyone to please use caution when driving on the hill to or from school. This is pre-treated when winter weather is anticipated, and plowed and salted as soon as possible. Even when treated the hill can be slippery, so please be aware and take the proper precautions when driving in snow or ice.
Overfield families will be notified via One Call Now by 6:30 a.m. if classes are cancelled due to inclement weather. Information may also be found by watching or logging on to the local news, WHIO Channel 7. Overfield does not delay due to the nature and length of our classes. We encourage you to use your own discretion when needed. Your safety is always first priority. Enjoy this lovely winter weather!
Are you missing any hats, gloves, lunch containers or other items? Be sure to check the lost and found located in the Gathering Place. Any items left unclaimed after Wednesday, December 20th will be donated during Winter Break. Thank you!
Join us for our Annual Night Tree Celebration!
Every year we have a winter celebration called Night Tree which is inspired by the book of the same title by Eve Bunting. The story chronicles one family’s annual tradition of making treats for animals and then traveling to the same tree in the forest to hang the tasty treats. For over sixteen years we have adopted a similar custom. We will spend the next few weeks stringing treats for the animals that live around Overfield. We will also transform the Gathering Place into an indoor forest decorated with lovely creations made by all the classes. Each class comes on a special night and celebrates by singing songs, reading the book Night Tree, hanging the pre-made treats on the trees outside for the animals, and eating treats ourselves. We hope to see you there!
South Side Night Tree: Tuesday, 12/12 at 6 p.m.
North Side and Multi-Age Night Tree: Tuesday, 12/12 at 7 p.m.
Toddler Night Tree: Wednesday, 12/13 at 5:30 p.m.
K/1 Night Tree: Wednesday, 12/13 at 6:30 p.m.
Alumni Night Tree: Thursday, 12/14 at 6:00 p.m.
At Overfield we believe that music is essential in the life of a young child. Music brings joy. It fosters camaraderie and community. It brings people together. Just as notes blend in a harmony, music itself helps children bond and strengthens relationships.
We know that a focus on music in early childhood helps children develop an ear for tonal and rhythmic patterns, as well as for melody and harmony. This builds a strong foundation for the development of musical literacy. Developing these skills impacts many other aspects of their life, including building proficiency in math and literacy.
The songs we sing at Overfield are from all over the world and reflect the cultural heritages of the children who attend our school. We use music as a way to pass down story, to preserve history and culture. We believe that music is universal; it transcends boundaries and builds bridges. Music brings people together. In the spirit of these aims, we are working to create a CD featuring Overfield children. We want to include the songs that we have been singing for the 57 years that we have been in operation and which reflect the identity and cultural history of our school.
Please visit our website to listen to the songs that will be included in the upcoming CD. Song lyrics are included so you can practice these Overfield favorites with your children! We are looking forward to showing everyone how beautifully Overfield Sings!