• Dance Residency with Inlet Dance Theatre: Joshua Brown of Inlet Dance Theatre will be working with the children all next week, exposing them to movement and dance. Please dress children in loose fitting clothes that are easy to move in. Children will be dancing barefoot, so please no tights. This will be Josh and Inlet’s third residency at Overfield. We know from experience that it will be an exciting week. We are grateful to the Miami County Foundation for providing financial support for this residency.
  • Best of Dayton Nominee: The Overfield School has been selected as a finalist in the inaugural Best of Dayton event hosted by Dayton Magazine, in the category of Best Preschool. Hundreds of Dayton Magazine readers and the general public voted in their inaugural Best of Dayton, and we are pleased to announce that we made the list of three finalists in this category. This year’s finalists are being brought together for a showcase and celebration. Join us on Thursday, November 13, 2014, at the Mandalay Banquet Center from 5:30pm to 8:30pm for the Best of Dayton Celebration & Judging. As a finalist, we will be provided with the opportunity to showcase our school. In order to vote, you must be present at this event. To purchase tickets, visit thedaytonmagazine.com/BODAYTON and enter the promotion code: Finalist. Tickets are $10.00 and include 2 drink tickets, sampling of food and products from participating finalists, and a ballot to vote. Note: Tickets must be purchased in advance for the discount to apply and only a limited quantity is available. We encourage as many people as possible to attend in support of Overfield. Purchase your tickets today.
  • Residency Celebration, Thursday October 23, Get your FREE tickets! We hope you will make plans to attend our first residency celebration of the year next Thursday evening at 6:00 p.m. It will take place down the road at Heywood Elementary School, so that the dancers (Overfield Kindergarteners and two pros from Inlet Dance Theatre in Cleveland) will have adequate space and a floor more conducive to their movement. It also gives us a chance to share children’s work and an exposure to this incredible dance company with a broader part of the Troy community. In order to ensure that we don’t exceed fire capacity at Heywood, we will be distributing free tickets for the event. Flyers with ticket forms will go home Monday and can also be downloaded to print here. Return the form to an office communication basket by Wednesday or email the office and we will send tickets home with you. Tickets will be available on a first come, first served basis. We are happy to partner with Heywood for this event and are grateful to them for providing space.
  • After School Enrichments for Ages 7-11, beginning October 27:
    We are offering a four-week series of after school enrichments this fall with Alex Hamilton from the Miami County Parks. Six-week enrichments for Overfield-aged children will be offered in the spring. In the meantime, if you know any 7-11 year-olds who would be interested in hiking and exploring the outdoors on Tuesdays from 4-5:30, pass along the word and the link to this flyer/registration form.
  • Fulton Farms Night, October 28 at 5 p.m.: Flyers and registration forms for a family trip to Fulton Farms have been going home with students this week. This event that has become a fun, annual tradition, featuring a wagon ride, pumpkin picking, and dinner afterwards. If you did not receive a flyer, please ask in the office or download from our website by following this link.
  • Class Meetings, November 6: The Class Meeting originally scheduled for October 16th has been rescheduled for November 6 from 6-8:00. This will be an important meeting. We want to gather thoughts and ideas from parents and caregivers to use in writing a strategic plan for the next several years. All parents and caregivers are welcome. Complementary childcare is available by calling or emailing the office to reserve a spot.
  • Conference Prep Day, November 7: All classes but Toddlers will be closed November 7 so that teachers can collaborate and prepare for parent-teacher conferences in early December.
  • Best of Dayton Nominee:The Overfield School has been selected as a finalist in the inaugural Best of Dayton event hosted by Dayton Magazine, in the category of Best Preschool. Hundreds of Dayton Magazine readers and the general public voted in their inaugural Best of Dayton, and we are pleased to announce that we made the list of three finalists in this category.
    This year’s finalists are being brought together for a showcase and celebration. Join us on Thursday, November 13, 2014, at the Mandalay Banquet Center from 5:30pm to 8:30pm for the Best of Dayton Celebration & Judging. As a finalist, we will be provided with the opportunity to showcase our school. In order to vote, you must be present at this event. To purchase tickets visit thedaytonmagazine.com/BODAYTON and enter the promotion code: Finalist. Tickets are $10.00 and include 2 drink tickets, sampling of food and products from participating finalists, and a ballot to vote. Note: Tickets must be purchased in advance for the discount to apply and only a limited quantity is available. We encourage as many people as possible to attend in support of Overfield. Purchase your tickets today.