Thursday, January 17: Overfield Family Partnership (OFP) Meeting, 6:00 p.m. in the Gathering Place.
Monday, January 21: CLOSED for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.
Monday, January 28: Overfield night at Jumpy’s Fun Zone, 4:00-8:00 p.m.
Monday, January 28-Friday, February 1: Registration materials for the 2019-20 school year will be sent home with children and available on the Overfield website.
Tuesday, February 5: Information Meeting for the Monday/Tuesday Toddler Class, 9:15 a.m. in the Library.
Wednesday, February 6: Information Meeting for the Wednesday Toddler Class, 9:15 a.m. in the Library.
Thursday, February 7: Information Meeting for the Thursday/Friday Toddler Class, 9:00 a.m. in the Library.
Thursday, February 7: Information Meeting for prospective Kindergarten parents, 6 p.m. in the K/1 building.
Thank you to everyone who was able to come to our Artist in Residence celebration and see the wonderful production of Lost Under the Sea. It was a packed house, and all of our actors were amazing!
We want to share our heartfelt appreciation for all of the delicious food provided by our families. Our families always go the extra mile, and both the teachers and the artists who join us are always so thankful for your generosity! Please check the South Side kitchen if you are missing any containers or serving utensils.
And finally, a special thanks to the Ohio Arts Council, whose funding helps make these artist in residence experiences possible for the children of Overfield!
We hope you will join us for our next OFP Meeting on January 17th
featuring guest speaker
LINDA BRYANT CAVINESS, PH.D.
Linda Caviness has worked to combine her experiences in education, communication, literacy, and neuroscience to develop a science based approach to learning and teaching.
At the OFP workshop, she will offer an overview of basic principles to promote optimal learning guided by brain science. This has applications to education, parenting, and conflict resolution. Find out what works and what doesn’t when teaching our kids, and learn how emotional intelligence factors into parenting.
A graduate of Andrews University and University of California, Berkeley, Linda Caviness is degreed in communications, language and literacy, and educational leadership with emphasis on neuroscience and learning. A credentialed teacher and reading specialist in the State of California, she served on the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CCTC) as a panel reviewer evaluating teacher education programs in colleges and universities throughout California.
As chair of teacher education at La Sierra University’s Graduate School of Education, Linda oversaw professional teacher preparation at the undergraduate and graduate levels as well as graduate and doctoral research. Though recently retired, she continues to teach for La Sierra University in Riverside, CA during summer quarters. Throughout the school year she mentors students in academic research at the master’s and doctoral levels.
** Rescheduled from November 2018. Please note that this meeting will begin at 6:00 p.m. rather than the typical 6:30 p.m. Childcare is available. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your spot.
Winter weather is officially here! Please be advised that the children will play outside as long as temperatures are 20 degrees or above. In order to enjoy the outdoors they need to come equipped with heavy coats, hats and gloves, as well as snow boots/pants in snowy weather. Also, please make sure that your child’s extra clothes are appropriate for cold weather.
With the arrival of our first major snow, 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 due to inclement weather. Information may also be found by watching or logging on to the local news, WHIO Channel 7. Overfield does not delay due to the nature and length of our classes. We encourage you to use your own discretion when needed. Your safety is always first priority.
Enjoy this gorgeous snow, everyone!