It is with heavy hearts that we mark the passing of a truly great man, William Hobart. He was a devoted husband to Julia, a dedicated family man, admired businessman, generous philanthropist, and staunch supporter of The Overfield School. We simply would not exist as a school without William’s support. We will miss his kind spirit, sharp mind, and steady influence, but will celebrate his life and legacy as we strive every day to uphold the values he embodied.
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.
Monday, January 29-Friday, February 2: Registration Information for the 2018-19 school year is distributed.
Tuesday, February 6-Thursday, February 8: Toddler Information Meetings, 10 a.m. on Tuesday and Wednesday, 8:45 a.m. on Thursday, in the Overfield Library.
Thursday, February 8: Kindergarten/1st Grade Information Meeting, 6:00 p.m. in the K/1 Building.
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.
We hope to see you this Thursday at 6:30 p.m. in the Gathering Place for a celebration of his residency. It is a fun night of music and fellowship that you don’t want to miss!
Overfield Family Partnership Meeting
January 18th at 6:30 p.m.
Teaching self-control is one of the most important things that parents can do for their children, because these skills are some of the most important for success later in life.
Please join Toddler teacher Jennifer Lightcap at the Overfield Family Partnership meeting on January 18, 2018 as she leads a discussion of strategies for setting limits that will give children the stepping stones to to learning self-control.
Snacks and drinks provided. Child care is available; please email firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your spot.
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!
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!