Children were thrilled to see shoots of green emerging from the ground this week, and took care to protect them in tender ways from cold, snow, and in this picture, trampling feet. We look forward to many other signs of spring in the coming days and weeks.

  • Help us keep germs at bay! A team of parent volunteers will be meeting at the school tomorrow, January 15, at 1:00 p.m. to sanitize classrooms. Your help is welcome and appreciated. Meet at the front door.
  • Reggio Roundtable Discussion: The next meeting of our parent discussion group will be on Thursday, March 20 after morning drop off in the Gathering Place.
  • Family Partnership will meet Thursday, March 20th at 6:30pm in the Gathering Place. All parents and caregivers are welcome; it’s a great way to get to know other families and to contribute value support to the school. Free childcare will be provided; just call or email the office by Thursday morning to let us know. Among the topics on the docket this month, will be a new Strawberry Festival fundraiser…
  • Summer Camp Registration will begin Monday, March 24 during drop off, in the Gathering Place. Our naturalist Deb DeCurtins is heading up our camps this year, bringing her experience from running Miami County Parks’ Eco-Splorers Summer Camps to our incredible Overfield campus. Camp will run July 7–August 8, weekdays from 9–1 for children ages 3-10, and will include opportunities for fort building, gardening, sculpting, and learning and playing in the great outdoors.
  • Finally, we remind you to PLEASE be vigilant drivers when you’re at school. It is imperative for the safety of our children that all drivers go SLOWLY as they drive up the hill and around the school. Watch for pedestrians and other cars at all times. Also remember that cars coming up the Overfield hill and into the circle do not have a stop sign. Parents have reported some close calls with drivers who pull out from the stop sign at the top of the hill, expecting those coming up the hill to stop even though there is no stop sign for incoming traffic. Watch for signs, watch for children and go SLOWLY!