Friday, December 20-Sunday, January 5: School CLOSED for Winter Break. School resumes Monday, January 6, 2020.
Monday, January 13-Friday, January 24: Two-week residency with Kathie Johnson, visual artist.
Thursday, January 16: Overfield Family Partnership (OFP) Meeting, 6:30 p.m. in the Gathering Place.
Now that the temperatures have dropped and snow is on the ground, please remember to send your child with a thick coat, hat, gloves/mittens, snow boots, and snow pants. We will go outside if it is 20 or above, and we want to make sure all children are properly outfitted to enjoy the winter weather! Thank you!
Did you know you can support Overfield just by doing things you already do?
Kroger has a wonderful program called Community Rewards, and it is very easy to sign up. Once you are signed up and select The Overfield School as your charity of choice, a percentage of every dollar you spend at Kroger comes back to Overfield! Check it out here.
Also, especially as the holidays approach, please remember to make sure you are signed into Amazon Smile when you are making your Amazon purchases! Please choose Overfield as your charity of choice and Amazon will also kick back a percentage of your purchases to Overfield. It’s that simple!
Overfield also has an Amazon Wish List you can access if you are interested in contributing needed items versus dollars to the school. Thank you for your support of Overfield!
Please join us in welcoming our first visiting artist, Kathie Johnson!
Kathie is a painter and sculptor working mostly with everyday images and color. She collaboratively works with her husband, Rob Gartzka, creating studio art furniture. Their individual and collaborative artworks have been exhibited regionally and nationally, and several Ohio Arts Council individual artist fellowships have been awarded to Kathie and Rob for their art furniture.
Kathie holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in drawing and painting from Arizona State University, and a Masters of Fine Arts in Sculpture from the University of Cincinnati. She has conducted over 25 Ohio Arts Council residencies and workshops including two at Overfield, as well as at Columbus School for Girls, Urbana City Schools, and Nevin Coppock Elementary in Tipp City, Ohio.
We are happy to welcome Kathie back–she spent 5 years as studio artist at Overfield! She then went on to serve 19 years as visual art teacher at The Miami Valley School working with grades K-5.
She says, “I enjoy sharing ideas and techniques that I use in my personal work with students and community. A residency is a way to create something new. By working together, many individual parts make a whole. I’m looking forward to meeting all of you in January.”
Rob and Kathie have one daughter, Atalie, who is a 1999 Overfield Alumni.
Winter Weather Procedures
With winter weather upon us, we wanted to remind everyone to please use caution when driving on the hill to or from school. This is pre-treated when winter weather is anticipated, and plowed and salted as soon as possible. Even when treated the hill can be slippery, so please be aware and take the proper precautions when driving in snow or ice.
Overfield families will be notified via One Call Now by 6:30 a.m. if classes are cancelled or delayed due to inclement weather. Information may also be found by watching or logging on to the local news, WHIO Channel 7. We do have a delay policy in place this year. If we delay, it will be a 2 hour delay. In this case, Toddlers and Before Care will be closed. School will open at 10:30am. and morning classes would still dismiss at noon, as usual.
We encourage you to use your own discretion when needed. Your safety is always first priority. Bundle up and stay warm, everyone!
Have a warm and wonderful winter break!