Thank you to everyone who was able to make it to the OFP monthly meeting last night! We had a wonderful evening of dialogue and community building.
Our Communications Lead, Julia Sutherly, has written up meeting minutes for anyone who couldn’t make it. You can also join the Overfield Families Facebook page to watch a live-stream of the meeting. Our next meeting will take place on Thursday, March 16 at 6:30 p.m. in the Gathering Place. We hope to see you there!
Monday, February 20: CLOSED for Presidents’ Day
Tuesday, February 21: Book Week Begins
Wednesday, February 22 and Thursday, February 23: Grandparents/Special Friends Days
Saturday, February 25: Book Week Celebration at 10:30 a.m. at Jay and Mary’s Book Center.
Monday, February 27: Registration begins at 8 a.m. for current and alumni families.
Friday, March 3: CLOSED for Conference Preparation
Saturday, March 11: Open House from 1-3 p.m. Registration begins for new families.
Thursday, March 16: Overfield Family Partnership (OFP) meeting at 6:30 p.m. in the Gathering Place.
2016-2017 Overfield Annual Fund Drive
As an Independent School, Overfield relies on Annual Giving from our community to help balance our budget and support the programming and activities we believe are so essential to our philosophy. Earlier in the year, we reached out to grandparents, friends, trustees, and staff who have generously contributed over $17,000 toward our monetary goal of $25,000. Now we come to you, our current families, to help round out this year’s campaign.
You will be receiving a letter and pledge envelope in the mail next week from this year’s Annual Fund parent representatives imploring you to contribute whatever amount works for your family. Our goal for parents is 100% participation. Each year, 100% of our staff and trustees contribute to the Annual Fund. Being able to also report we had 100% participation from our families would greatly strengthen our chances of being considered for additional grant dollars. Please help us reach this important goal!
Many employers also have matching programs for charitable contributions made by their employees. Check with your employer’s HR department to see if this is something your employer offers.
Please contact Erin Johnston if you have any questions. 937-339-5111. Together, we can reach our goal and maintain the quality programming that is a hallmark of Overfield!
It’s time once again to gather, trim, and turn in Box Tops! This is an easy way to earn money for our school. We ask that you submit these to the Box Tops basket in the Gathering Place or turn them in to the communications baskets in your child’s classroom by Friday, February 24th. Thank you!
On Saturday, February 25, please join us at Jay and Mary’s Book Center to celebrate the wonderful world of children’s literature. It begins promptly at 10:30 with songs with Carla and readings of a couple delightful children’s books. The singing and stories last about 45 minutes. There will be a display of some of our favorite children’s books and some lovely images of our children reading. Jay and Mary generously give 10% of the total purchases back to the school. All we have to do is tell them we are from Overfield. We look forward to seeing you there!
Our kindergarten class has a collaborative painting on display at an annual art show titled Young Masters at the the Troy Hayner-Cultural Center. It is an honor to have work selected for this show, which features the work of K-12 students from Troy area schools. This is the first year that Overfield has participated in quite some time. The Overfield kindergarteners’ beautiful piece depicts a winter scene with a colorful sunset, trees and a snowball fight, and every member of the class had a hand in making it.
The artwork will be on display through March 26, 2017, and you can stop in to see the show during Hayner’s regular hours. There are many wonderful artworks on display. The Troy Hayner Cultural Center is located at 301 West Main Street in Troy. You can learn more about Hayner at their website.
2017-2018 Registration Information is Now Available!
It’s hard to believe that it’s already time to begin thinking about next school year. Registration begins February 27, 2017 for currently enrolled families and alumni. Families from the community may enroll beginning at our Open House, March 11, 2017 from 1-3 p.m. Each child will receive forms with our class options and descriptions for the 2017-18 school year. Please note a new option for this year, a combined kindergarten and first grade class. We are also offering a pilot program of Saturday Toddler classes for those who would like a weekend option; these will run April 22- May 20. A separate flyer about this program will go home with children next week. We are always looking for new ways to meet the needs and wishes of our families, and are looking forward to these expanded class offerings. Please let us know if you have any questions about class options, and don’t hesitate to consult your child’s teachers about specific class placement for next year.