Monday, January 7-Friday, January 11: Week-long residency with theater artist, Jake Lockwood. Celebration of the residency will take place on Friday, January 11th at 6 p.m. in the Gathering Place.
Thursday, January 17: Overfield Family Partnership (OFP) Meeting, 6:00 p.m. in the Gathering Place.
Monday, January 21: CLOSED for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.
Monday, January 28: Overfield night at Jumpy’s Fun Zone, 4:00-8:00 p.m.
Monday, January 28-Friday, February 1: Registration materials for the 2019-20 school year will be sent home with children and available on the Overfield website.
We are off to a fabulous start working with our first visiting artist, Jake Lockwood! The children are going to be putting together an entertaining performance that you are invited to on Friday, January 11th at 6 p.m. in the Gathering Place. This work includes an original play written by our K/1 children. Mark your calendars, and we hope to see you then!
Special thanks to the Ohio Arts Council, whose funding helps make these artist in residence experiences possible for the children of Overfield!
We hope you will join us for our next OFP Meeting on January 17th
featuring guest speaker
LINDA BRYANT CAVINESS, PH.D.
Linda Caviness has worked to combine her experiences in education, communication, literacy, and neuroscience to develop a science based approach to learning and teaching.
At the OFP workshop, she will offer an overview of basic principles to promote optimal learning guided by brain science. This has applications to education, parenting, and conflict resolution. Find out what works and what doesn’t when teaching our kids, and learn how emotional intelligence factors into parenting.
A graduate of Andrews University and University of California, Berkeley, Linda Caviness is degreed in communications, language and literacy, and educational leadership with emphasis on neuroscience and learning. A credentialed teacher and reading specialist in the State of California, she served on the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CCTC) as a panel reviewer evaluating teacher education programs in colleges and universities throughout California.
As chair of teacher education at La Sierra University’s Graduate School of Education, Linda oversaw professional teacher preparation at the undergraduate and graduate levels as well as graduate and doctoral research. Though recently retired, she continues to teach for La Sierra University in Riverside, CA during summer quarters. Throughout the school year she mentors students in academic research at the master’s and doctoral levels.
** Rescheduled from November 2018. Please note that this meeting will begin at 6:00 p.m. rather than the typical 6:30 p.m. Childcare is available. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your spot.
With all the spring-like weather we have been having, it is hard to believe we were playing in snow this time last year. I myself prefer cold white winters, and keep thinking it will arrive any day. There are probably one or two humans, and perhaps some of the local wildlife, not too upset about the mild start to our Ohio Valley winter.
The Hobart Preserve offers a smorgasbord of food for creatures great and small in our location. We have hanging feeders around the Overfield that not only offer sustenance to birds, they also are places where chipmunks, squirrels, and tall deer with long tongues are regularly observed. The Night Tree celebration left special dangling treats for our wild friends to pick and choose from. Last week I observed deer grazing throughout the school grounds, and of course, using the designated deer crosswalk. To the south of the school’s main entrance a large buck took a most striking stance in the neighbor’s front lawn. The scene was National Geographic perfect!
Bees are some of our smallest and most vulnerable creatures who I hope are being helped by the local mild temperatures. For our honeybees, the warmer the beehive, the less energy the bees need to expend keeping the queen warm, and the less food supplies required. I have regularly checked to make sure our honeybees have a backup source of food and protein in their hives; all seems well at this time. The Queens should be starting to lay eggs in a few weeks.
I would like to thank everyone for their warm holiday wishes, thoughtful cards and gifts. I am looking forward to the new year. Warm wishes and love, Deb
Music together with Beth Beane is coming to Overfield this winter!
We are excited to offer Music Together® in January 2019! An internationally recognized music program for children from birth through age 5—and the grownups who love them! Parents, primary caregivers, early childhood professionals—everyone is involved in the educational process. First offered to the public in 1987, Music Together has been a pioneer in the field of early childhood music with truly innovative, high-quality music education and outreach programs that redefine what musical means.
Visit the Overfield website learn more about this program or to register!
Did you know that there is a private group on Facebook just for Overfield families? Join the Overfield Family Point of Connection for information about play dates and Overfield events, and to connect with fellow families.