This Week at Overfield:March 14-18

Registration for Current Families…NOW OPEN

Notable Dates…
3/14         Ohio Arts Council-sponsored Residency with Migiwa Orimo continues
3/17         Residency Sharing & Celebration,                        6-7:30pm

3/25         CLOSED – Good Friday
3/28-4/1  CLOSED – Spring Break
4/15         State of the School, 6-7pm


State of the School

The State of the School is an annual meeting, hosted by the Board of Trustees, to talk with families about the current status as well as future plans of the school. Parents are enthusiastically invited to attend, ask questions and make suggestions. Childcare is provided.

State of the School 2016 is scheduled on Friday, April 15th from 6-7pm. We hope to see you there!


Visiting Artist-in-Residence: Migiwa Orimo
Sponsored  by the Ohio Arts Council

Migiwa Orimo will continue her residency with us this week. During her first week here, she worked with the Kindergarten, South Side and North Side classes. During her second week, she will see the Toddler and Multi-age All Day classes. She will also continue to work with Kindergarten, her core group for the residency, whose investigations of chandeliers this year inspired her residency’s focus on light and reflection. Migiwa also led teachers in a workshop last week that helped them think outside the box and collaborate. We invite families to join us this Thursday evening when we will share the wonderful work from the residency. Migiwa Orimo is an artist whose own work takes the primary form of installation.www.migiwaorimo.comWe are grateful to the Ohio Arts Council for their planning and funding in support of the residency.

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Ohio Voices for Learning
Statewide Conference

On March 5th, Overfield teachers, Beth Beane and Laura Daehnke, represented Overfield at the Ohio Voices for Learning statewide conference. Beth and Laura presented on the value of learning to work through conflict. This is just another example of how Overfield teachers are making a positive impact beyond the classroom.

Road to Respect:
The Value of Conflict in Early Childhood Education

Communities and classrooms are made up of people with diverse opinions and beliefs, backgrounds and situations that often collide. Our traditions encourage us to suppress conflict rather than seeing it as a tool for productive dialogue and negotiation. We propose that conflicts children encounter are tools, if viewed from a different lens and given space that will cultivate the kind of deep respect needed to become compassionate citizens who value social justice.

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