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.
Tuesday, April 9: Dine to Donate at Troy Chipotle, 4-8 p.m.
Wednesday, April 17 and Thursday, April 18: Grandparents and Special Friends Days.
Friday, April 19: CLOSED for Good Friday.
Monday, April 22: Summer Camp registration opens.
Wednesday, April 24 and Thursday, April 25: CLOSED for Family Conferences.
Saturday, April 27: Spring Work Party, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
Thursday, May 2: Spring Bee Fling Program, 6 p.m. at the Overfield Garden and Apiary.
What an amazing two weeks we had with Visiting Artist, Kristen Cliffel! Kindergarten and 1st grade parents enjoyed a collaboration night, where they were able to experience many of the things their children had been doing over the past two weeks. It was a lovely evening!
Many thanks to Kristen, who taught us so much about working with ceramics! We want to recognize our school atelierista, Elizabeth Perry, who works closely with our visiting artists, supporting their work and extending it after these artists leave. Our appreciation goes to the Ohio Arts Council, who generously provided a grant to partially support our artist in residence suite of programming for the year. Our heartfelt thanks also go out to all parents who provided food during this time. We so value the delicious food and the time it affords us to collaborate.
We are truly fortunate to have such a great community, one that is also so supportive of the arts.
The March 4th Nature news opened with the question, “Did March come in like a lion or a lamb?”, the April 1st question was, “How did March leave?” I feel it left like a lamb, with its wool coat on.
On our first day back from spring break, my group of five North Side children headed out to see how spring was progressing. They found green sprouts popping up in the gardens, but saw no bee activity in the apiary. The temperature was lingering at 32, and not warm enough for our honeybees to be out and about. They found daffodils, and deer tracks around the little log building, and invasive honeysuckle starting to leaf out. We gathered fallen daffodils from the South Side garden, which are now bringing sunshine to the North Side Nature room.
The deer are still stopping by for breakfast outside the Toddler building; the birds and squirrels are sharing time and space at the feeders. The groundhogs are back in all their glory, and the red fox has been spotted scampering across the drive. Spring peepers are heard singing on warm evenings, and the toads and frogs are trilling loudly from the Preserve. I feel no matter how March arrived or departed, Mother Nature is amazing. – Deb DeCurtins | Overfield Naturalist
What a wonderful surprise we received with our Garden Grant award from Whole Kids Foundation!
We are so excited to put these goodies to use in our garden. Thank you so much Whole Kids Foundation for supporting gardening education for young children!
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.
It’s not too late to donate!
Please consider giving to Overfield’s Annual Fund. We are still at 60% participation and need your help to get to 100%. If you haven’t made your contribution yet this year, you can do so by clicking this link to the Overfield Annual Fund or by dropping your contribution off directly in the office or in any communications basket.
Thank you to everyone who has contributed! Every gift matters.
Thank you, Overfield Leadership and the Board of Trustees