Monday, February 22, 2021: Registration opens to current/alumni families for the 2021-2022 school year, 8 a.m. online.
Saturday, February 27, 2021: Open House by Appointment for prospective families, 1-3 p.m.
Saturday, February 27, 2021 and Sunday, February 28, 2021: Book Celebration at Jay and Mary’s Book Center.
Monday, March 1, 2021: Registration opens to new families for the 2021-2022 school year, 8 a.m. online.
Thursday, March 18, 2021: Overfield Family Partnership (OFP) Meeting, a socially distanced Fireside Talk at 6:30 p.m. by the Overfield Fire Pit.
Visit this page to sign up for an Open House appointment. We hope to see you there!
Well, we are all able to add the “2021 Polar Vortex” experience to our nature journals, but it looks like it is coming to an end. I personally have enjoyed our snow cover this year. Unfortunately, we had to miss some school days. The temperatures are slowly rising this week, time to start tree tapping (although late this year) at Overfield. I am always excited about this annual tradition. The children drill holes into maple trees and tap spiles in for the sap collecting bags. Blue bags can be spotted hanging on the sides of our maple trees, slowly filling, drip by drip, with sap. There is a daily check of the blue bags and collection of sap, which begins the lengthy process of heating the sap in large kettles until it reaches the temperature of sweet sticky maple syrup we love to pour all over our pancakes and waffles. It takes 40 gallons of maple sap to create one gallon of glorious maple syrup.
Even though there is still snow on the ground, it is time to seriously start planning the Overfield vegetable garden. Seed catalogues are here and waiting for the students to make choices for the coming season.
The honeybees should come out for a cleansing flight soon. The queen bee started to lay eggs a few weeks ago, preparing for new bees to take over the jobs of the hard-working winter bees. The great horned owls are caring for their young right now, and the bald eagles should have their nests ready and laying their eggs between now and late March.
The deer have been our constant companions on the hill this winter. Sightings are daily, and their snow tracks are in the most unusual places. The white duck and its mallard companion have so far survived our harsh winter on the Hobart Nature Preserve Pond. Official Spring is in twenty-five days.
“If you truly love nature, you will find beauty everywhere.” -Laura Ingalls Wilder
Deb – Overfield Naturalist
Registration for 2021-2022
We are pleased to share information on the registration process information for the 2021-22 school year! Registration for current and alumni families begins on Monday, February 22nd at 8 a.m. online. Registration opens to new families on Monday, March 1st, also at 8 a.m. online.