Monday, March 18-Friday, March 22: Week one of two-week residency with ceramics artist Kristen Cliffel.
Monday, March 25-Friday, March 29: CLOSED for Spring Break.
Monday, April 1-Friday, April 5: Week two of two-week residency with ceramics artist Kristen Cliffel.
Monday, April 8: Summer Camp brochure distributed and available online. Registration opens April 22nd.
Monday, April 8-Friday, April 12: Class Photos. Specific times to be announced.
Spend your summer at Overfield!
We are happy to offer full summer care at Overfield for the first time this year! Children must be 3 years old and potty trained by May 1, 2019 to be eligible. This full summer care includes six weeks of Overfield Summer Camp.
Summer Camp is still available a la carte to those who would like to attend any of the six weeks of camp offered. Registration for Summer Camp (apart from full summer care) begins on Monday, April 22nd.
Click here to register for full summer care: Summer Care at Overfield
2018-19 Class Photos Schedule
Paper picture forms are being sent home with children this week. To order a group class photo, please return the form and your $8 payment by April 11th.
Tuesday April 9 – 9:30am MTW South Side class photo
Tuesday April 9 – 9:45am MT Toddler class photo
Tuesday April 9 – 10am MTW North Side class photo
Wednesday April 10 – 9:45am Wednesday Toddler class photo
Wednesday April 10 – 10:00am K/1 class photo and individual shots
Thursday April 11 – 9:30am ThFri South Side class photo
Thursday April 11 – 9:45am ThFri Toddler class photo
Thursday April 11 – 10am ThFri North Side class photo
2019-2020 Registration is Now Open for All Families
There are still spots available in some classes, though we are filling fast! Click here to sign up and secure your spot: 2019-2020 Registration.
Please direct any questions to firstname.lastname@example.org, or call the school at 339-5111. We are so excited for next year! Thank you for trusting us with the education of your young child.
Now on display at the Hayner Cultural Center in Troy is an exhibit highlighting the creative efforts of K-12 students from Troy City Schools, St. Patrick School, Troy Christian Schools and Overfield. Nearly 400 pieces of student artwork are featured. The work will be hanging from now until March 31 and is always free to admire during Hayner’s business hours. Overfield’s contributions include drawings, sculpture, and collage from this year’s K/1 students as well as the large papier-mache deer, Luna and Luke, that students from across the school created for December’s Night Tree event.
Our 2019 Overfield maple sap has been harvested, and simmered into a sweet maple syrup. Last week I was able to work with a small group of children in each class. They all helped prepare cinnamon buttermilk pancakes, which were then served warm, and drizzled with maple syrup. I do believe this was our best year ever.
Last Wednesday afternoon, when the sun came out and gave us a taste of spring, I suited up and slipped into the apiary to check on our honey bees. The two hives were abuzz with activity; I was able to check the supplemental winter food and protein supplies, and our growing bee population. All seemed well, and very busy.
The vegetable garden has been waiting quietly for spring. On Saturday, the Krey family brought a load of mushroom compost for our raised beds. Zach Simmons and Zack DeCurtins also added their help to the project. Although chilly, it was nice to have the sun to make us feel much warmer. All the beds are ready for the Overfield children to get their hands dirty. Brooklyn and Milo Krey were able to prepare one bed, and planted lettuce and peas.
FYI! APRIL 6th! Mark your calendar for a Mulch Spreading, Hole Filling, Overfield Work Day! Bring shovels, rakes and work gloves. – Deb Overfield Naturalist
We hope you will join us for our next OFP Meeting on March 21 at 6 p.m.
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.
* Please note that this meeting will begin at 6:00 p.m. rather than the typical 6:30 p.m. Childcare is available. Contact email@example.com to reserve your spot.