Monday, March 2: Registration begins for New Families, 8 a.m. in the Gathering Place.
Saturday, March 14: Overfield Family Partnership Gala for Growth in support of Overfield School, 6:30-10 p.m. at the Troy Country Club.
Monday, March 16-Thursday, March 19: Theater residency with Artist in Residence Michael Lippert. The final day of Michael’s residency and the culminating performance will be Thursday, April 2nd.
Monday, March 23: Summer Camp information available; registration begins Monday, April 20th.
Tuesday, March 24: Evening appointments for parent-teacher conferences.
Wednesday, March 25: CLOSED for parent-teacher conferences.
Tuesday, March 31-Thursday, April 2: Class pictures; schedule and order form will be distributed the week of March 16th.
Thursday, April 2: Celebration of Michael Lippert’s residency, 6 pm in the Gathering Place.
We can kiss an extra-long February goodbye–March arrived dressed as a lamb, and according to lore, it should leave as a lion. Our roller coaster weather is keeping us on our toes at Overfield, or at least in boots. One day it is mud puddles, the next day, we have sleds out. It was obvious Mother Nature did not fulfill my dreams of serious snow this winter, but the Kindergarten class managed to enjoy sledding on the hill next to McCarthy Woods on Friday.
The North Side classes have turned their artistic talents toward creating beautiful sculptures from recycled materials. Last week, North Side teacher, Augusta and I spent time talking “trash” with a group of her students. We discussed how much rubbish we create, where it goes after we throw it away, and the trash company hauls it off in a big truck. Our group then bundled up and headed outside with the school’s collection of plant and vegetable scraps; destined for compost bins by the garden, and a new life as dirt. Just as we arrived at the garden, we saw the Rumpke truck arrive to pick up our refuse; we all headed over to watch. It just so happened he was there for our recyclables; we introduced ourselves, and asked our new friend Joe a lot of questions. He told us where he takes our compostable matter, what happens to it and where it might end up. What a fortuitous surprise!
The maple sap has been flowing on warm days. It is now simmering and slowly turning into sticky, sugary, syrup. I am not psychic, but I think I see pancakes in the Overfield’s future.
We will be busy as bees in the coming weeks, getting into the gardens, and working in the bird hide. Speaking of Bees; it has been another tough year for honeybees; two of our three Overfield hives survived winter. All bees are having a tough time right now; please think of our pollinator friends when planning your landscaping this year.
Keep your eyes open for signs of spring! Deb – Overfield Naturalist
Registration for the 2020-2021 School Year
Thank you to everyone who has registered for the 2020-2021 school year! We are thrilled to be planning for our 60th year at Overfield. Registration is now open to all interested parties. Some classes have already filled, so we encourage anyone who is interested to enroll as soon as possible. As a reminder, class selection is granted on a first come, first served basis.
Beginning at 8 a.m. on Tuesday, March 3rd anyone may register online via www.enrollwithsmart.com or may bring completed registration paperwork and the enrollment fee to the office. If you are planning to register online, you MUST first speak with the office to confirm your preferred class choice has available space. After completing online registration, an enrollment folder can be picked up at the office or mailed to you. This secures your child’s class selection and completes your registration for the 2020-2021 school year. Within 2 weeks, you will receive email correspondence from SMART Tuition on behalf of Overfield with instructions for paying tuition and managing your account.
Completed enrollment paperwork is due by May 1st, 2020.
Please do not hesitate to call or email if you have any questions. We are looking forward to a wonderful year!