Night Tree
We look forward to continuing the family tradition of Night Tree this week. Children from all classes have been preparing animal treats and learning songs in preparation for these culminating events celebrating literature, nature and the act of sharing. Please join us on your class’s evening to enjoy the Night Tree story, sing songs, decorate Overfield trees for our animal friends, and enjoy treats together. Bring cookies to share, a blanket to sit on, and a flashlight for when we go outside.

Tuesday, December 17
5:30pm Toddlers
6:30pm Kindergarten
Wednesday, December 18
6:00pm South Side
7:00pm North Side and Multi-age
Thursday, December 19
6:00pm Alumni

Reggio Roundtable Discussion
If you are interested in talking with others about the Reggio-inspired approach to education and how it can play out on a daily basis at home, join us this Thursday, December 19.  Come to the Gathering Place after morning drop off to enjoy coffee, baked goods and meaningful conversation with other parents of young children.  Younger siblings are welcome to come and play in the Gathering Place while we talk.

Strawberry Festival
The Overfield Family Partnership is pursuing the idea of participating in the annual Troy Strawberry Festival. Teams are being formed now to work on two aspects of the festival:

1) People are needed to plan and build a float so our children can be in the parade. This would be a great way to showcase our presence in the community, as well as provide our children with a fun opportunity. If interested, please contact Wayne Perry.

2) People are needed to explore ideas for a fundraising booth during the festival. Again, this would get our name out in the community. It would also take pressure off of the Fall Festival. If interested, please contact Jeni Beck or Theresa Seiwert. Thanks for your continued support of the OFP and our efforts to enhance the educational experience of our children!

Roosevelt and Sparkles Need Homes
We are looking for homes for Roosevelt and Sparkles to spend the Winter Break. If you are interested in having one of these guinea pigs at home with you, contact our naturalist Deb Decurtins or call the school office.