Monday, March 18-Friday, March 22: Week one of two-week residency with ceramics artist Kristen Cliffel.
Monday, March 25-Friday, March 29: CLOSED for Spring Break.
Monday, April 1-Friday, April 5: Week two of two-week residency with ceramics artist Kristen Cliffel.
Monday, April 8-Friday, April 12: Class Photos. Specific times to be announced.
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 email@example.com, 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.
Now on display at the Hayner Cultural Center in Troy is an exhibit highlighting the creative efforts of K-12 students from Troy City Schools, St. Patrick School, Troy Christian Schools and Overfield. Nearly 400 pieces of student artwork are featured. The work will be hanging from now until March 31 and is always free to admire during Hayner’s business hours. Overfield’s contributions include drawings, sculpture, and collage from this year’s K/1 students as well as the large papier-mache deer, Luna and Luke, that students from across the school created for December’s Night Tree event.
We hope you will join us for our next OFP Meeting on March 21 at 6 p.m.
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.
* 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.
Question; did March come in like a lion or a lamb? It seems to be open for discussion, depending on where you live. I personally feel it was lamb like, but naturalist Asteroid Alex said like a lion. The weather temperatures have been helter-skelter; not necessarily a traditional year for tapping maple trees and collecting sap. The children at the Overfield have helped drill, tap in metal spiles, and hang eight sap bags. We are still collecting, and cooking it down. The sap to syrup ratio is forty to one. Last year we were able to make one gallon of syrup. The children are looking forward to blueberry pancakes.
While hiking with the toddlers last week, Mrs. Lightcap heard the call of a red-winged blackbird, one of the first signs of spring. Our group headed for the pond at Hobart Preserve, and there they were, perched on the cattails in the wetlands. We were all excited with their arrival in our back yard.
Even though we were still in the single digits last week, and spring seems to be taking its time arriving, we are planning work days in our vegetable, pollinator gardens, and grounds work. We are going to make the garden more inviting by planning an Overfield Organic Veggie Garden spruce-up on March 16th (weather permitting), from 9am to 12:00pm.
You may contact the Overfield Office or text Deb @ 937-701-4673 to let us know if you are interested in helping. Please bring shovels and rakes. – Deb | Overfield Naturalist
We are excited to continue to offer Music Together with Beth Beane!
You can visit https://www.overfield.org/music-together-registration/ for more information about this program.
Spring Session registration is now open. Classes are fillling quickly! Register now to secure your spot: Music Together Spring 2019 Registration.
Spend your summer at Overfield!
We are happy to offer full summer care at Overfield for the first time this year! Children must be 3 years old and potty trained by May 1, 2019 to be eligible. This full summer care includes six weeks of Overfield Summer Camp.
Summer Camp is still available a la carte to those who would like to attend any of the six weeks of camp offered. Registration for Summer Camp (apart from full summer care) begins on Monday, April 22nd.
Click here to register for full summer care: Summer Care at Overfield
ANNUAL FUND 100% PARTICIPATION PROGRESS
We are still at 60% participation for current families, and we 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, dropping your contribution off directly in the office or in any communications basket, or giving to members of our OFP in the Gathering Place on Friday morning (who may even have coffee/treats and great conversation to share with you).
Thank you to everyone who has contributed! Every gift matters.
Thank you, Overfield Leadership and the Board of Trustees