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.
Thursday, January 11: Celebration of Jim McCutcheon’s residency, 6:30 p.m. in the Gathering Place.
Monday, January 15: CLOSED for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.
Thursday, January 18: Overfield Family Partnership Meeting, 6:30 p.m. in the Gathering Place.
Monday, January 22: OFP Fundraiser at Jumpy’s Fun Zone, 4:00-8:00 p.m.
Join us in welcoming back The Guitar Man, Jim McCutcheon, for a one-week residency beginning January 8th!
A legend at Overfield, Jim McCutcheon has been bringing his love of music to our school for nearly two decades. The Guitar Man brings not only his guitar, but also an astonishing array of stringed instruments to the children. His goal is to share his wide-ranging wisdom about music and to share a variety of songs reflecting the history of the instruments themselves. We love that his passions embody the mission and joy of our school and that he has composed songs just for Overfield. Jim McCutcheon is an experience—in rhythm, physics, vibration, mathematics, history, movement, literacy, and friendship.
As a reminder, we ask that children please do not bring toys from home into school. It creates confusion and conflict when personal toys are brought into a group setting. Children who stay all day may continue to bring one stuffed animal for quiet time, which should stay in their bag until this time. Thank you for your cooperation and support!
Thank you to everyone who was able to attend the Mayflower Arts Center Paint Night. Participants enjoyed a wonderful evening of art and community, all while raising money for our school. Special thanks to Smith’s Boathouse, Hugh Kelly, and Carly Witmer for supplying drinks and a gift card to raffle, and to OFP leadership for organizing!
As you are unwrapping holiday gifts and enjoying food with friends and family, please remember that some of the “trash” produced during the holidays can be turned into “treasure!” We call these re-purposed materials Beautiful Stuff, and we kindly ask that you keep any beautiful or useful recycled materials that you come across to donate to the school after winter break.
We especially need:
lids/caps, beads, string, ribbon, yarn, baskets, trays, keys, gears or other interesting metal pieces, feathers, small seed pods and other natural materials.
Donations may be brought into the Gathering Place. Thank you in advance for your help with replenishing our stock of Beautiful Stuff!
Once again we had a lovely week of Night Tree celebrations. Our thanks go out to all of the families who brought cookies and treats for everyone to share. It was wonderful to see so many of our Alumni, as well! We are truly blessed to have such a special community, a community that values song, literature, and the natural world. Thank you all for being a part of Overfield.
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!
Wishing you and your family a warm and wonderful Winter Break!