Welcome to the 2017-18 School Year!
We are happy you are here! At Overfield, we strive to communicate in many ways throughout the school year. One of these ways is through our weekly newsletter, “This Week at Overfield.” Look for this in your email inbox every Friday. This is designed to give you information about current and upcoming happenings, and to give you a glimpse into the wonderful experiences taking place in the classrooms across the school.
You will also receive a more in-depth look at what is happening in your child’s classroom through the Daily Reflections emailed by our teachers. This year, partially in response to parent feedback, we are striving to offer a balance of formats throughout the week. Some days these reflections will feature more pictures and shorter text, while on other days we will write a more thorough, detailed description that is truly reflective. This small change will allow our teachers to have greater amounts of time for focused analysis of the children’s learning, as put forth in the documentation on the walls in each classroom. The more frequent use of a primarily visual format will also enable us to showcase larger numbers of children.
We are always looking for ways to better communicate with families, and to improve our practice in the classroom. We hope you will continue to dialogue with us about the varied learning opportunities your children experience every day at school.
Please don’t hesitate to reach out if you ever have any questions about school happenings, our program, or your child’s classroom experience. We are looking forward to a wonderful school year; thank you for choosing Overfield!
Beth Poronsky – Overfield Program Lead
Monday, September 4: CLOSED for Labor Day.
Thursday, September 21: Overfield Family Partnership (OFP) meeting, 6:30 p.m. in the Gathering Place.
Monday, October 2: Chipotle Dine-to-Donate night, 5-9 p.m. at the Troy Chipotle.
2017-18 Overfield Staff
Sydney Baker: Kindergarten/1st Grade
Beth Beane: South Side & All Day
Carla Brigg: South Side, School Librarian
Laura Daehnke: Kindergarten/1st Grade
Deb DeCurtin: Naturalist
Stephany Deeter: Administrative Assistant, Before Care
Alex Hamilton: Fridays
Matthew Helke: North Side
Erin Johnston: Business Lead, Leadership Team
Heather LaVielle: Fridays
Jennifer Lightcap: Toddler Teacher
Amanda McGowan: Fridays
Megan Meyer: ThF Toddler Assistant
Elizabeth Perry: Atelierista, Leadership Team
Beth Poronsky: Program Lead, Leadership Team
Melissa Reineke: North Side & Multi-Age PM
Sarah Stevens: North Side & All Day
Shandar Thompson: South Side
Maggie Thorn: Fridays
Stacey Ward: After Care
Did you know?
We have four wonderful teachers who work with our K/1 and All Day children on Friday afternoons to allow our classroom teachers to have planning time together. Each of these teachers has expertise in a range of areas from reading instruction to the arts to nature education. This focus on collaboration for our teachers and enrichment for our children is just another facet of what makes Overfield great!