Thursday, May 26: 2nd/3rd Grade End of Year Celebration, 6:30 p.m. in the Gathering Place.
Friday, May 27: Last Day of School for the 2021-2022 School Year.
Tuesday, May 31: New Parent Orientation, 6 p.m. in the Gathering Place.
Thursday, August 25: Ice Cream Social/Open House for families with children enrolled for the 2022-2023 school year.
Monday, August 29, 2022: First day of school for the 2022-2023 school year.
Thank You, Jim McCutcheon and Overfield Families!
What a wonderful week we had with the Guitar Man, Jim McCutcheon, as our visiting artist last week! We are so thankful to the Ohio Arts Council for helping to provide this opportunity, where the children were able to learn so much about the guitar and its parts, as well as become familiar with the many stringed instruments from all over the world that Jim brings to our school.
We also want to extend a hearty thank you to all of our Overfield Families who cooked or donated money for delicious lunches, and to our OFP leadership and class ambassadors, who facilitated this process. Our artist and teachers so appreciate this kind gesture, which allows us to have more time to collaborate while we enjoy wonderful food. Special thanks to the Winteregg family for making us delicious crepes!
Lastly, what a wonderful time we all had at the family concert! It was a beautiful evening to enjoy some much needed time as a community. Thank you all for being a part of the Overfield family!
Thank you to everyone who made the final OFP event of the year a success! We couldn’t have asked for more perfect weather for the OFP picnic and Jim’s concert!
Parents, thank you all so much for your participation this year. Your support and involvement in the life of our school is what makes this such a special place! Please know we sincerely appreciation all the time you give to our school.
If you are interested in being a part of the leadership of OFP next year, please don’t hesitate to reach out to Kara Barnhart, OFP Chair, at firstname.lastname@example.org to Beth Poronsky, Overfield Program Lead, at email@example.com.
The Overfield organic veggie garden is coming along nicely, and I know it’s going to grow like crazy with next week’s heat! Robin and the children have been busy amending soil, planting, weeding, and tasting the goodies that have popped up so far! (My daughter Vera often gets in the car at noon smelling strongly of the chives she has munched.?) Starting 5/10, I will be working in the garden on Tuesdays 8:45-10a.m. Please stop by and enjoy a cup of coffee, admire the sprouts, pull a few weeds, and get to know this beautiful place on our campus.
Last summer, several families, and even neighbors and grandparents, signed up to help keep our garden thriving and producing throughout the summer. By August, it was a beautiful space in which children could learn and snack when they returned to school.
This year we would love to welcome even more families to join our 2022 Garden Crew community and help out. Below you’ll find a link to sign up to help keep our garden amazing all summer long. The benefits to you, your family, and our community are numerous:
Meet new friends and participate in the Overfield community
Learn new skills and/or share the gardening knowledge you possess
The garden space itself is beautiful, as is the surrounding flora and fauna
Watch things grow and bloom both in the veggie garden and in the adjacent pollinator garden
Enjoy the organic veggies of our collective labor
Kids are fascinated by the worms, rolly-pollies, frogs, toads, deer, and water, of course!
The gate locks, which is helpful for containing kiddos
If you have time in the early morning, come before it gets hot and enjoy a peaceful start to your day
Feel free to contact me with any questions, and thanks to those of you who’ve already communicated about joining our 2022 Garden Crew!
Overfield Family Partnership Garden Coordinator
The OFP celebrated a great year with our Overfield teachers and staff by providing a giant punch box! They had to show some trust and each take a turn to punch through a covered hole. They were warned that they might find some surprises…but in the end they were happily rewarded with lots of goodies and a gift card! Thank you to our Overfield Families for participating in our fundraising events through the year to help us provide this opportunity to give our teachers a little fun and a lotta love!
Take me out to the ballgame!! The Overfield School has been offered an opportunity to hold a fundraising event with The Dayton Dragons! We have secured Lawn Area B for the Wednesday, June 1st, 2022 game for our school to have a community evening. Come join friends, family, classmates, teachers, and Overfield School administrators for a fun night out at the Dragons ballpark. Game starts at 7:05pm, with gates opening at 6:00pm. Tickets are $10 each and $3 from every ticket sold will go back to Overfield. Tickets can be purchased online or you can fill out the attached form and submit it to our Dayton Dragons representative, Carl Hertzberg.
As of now, this entire lawn area will be just for our Overfield Families! ?? We have already sold out all our first round of tickets, so the Dragons’ coordinator has opened up 75 more tickets for our group. I don’t expect them to last long! If you are wanting to join our community night, our link to buy will close on May 20th. Hope you can all join us to kick off our summer fun! Please feel free to reach out to OFP if you have any questions.
We wish all of our Overfield Families a happy, restful, joyous summer! Thank you for choosing Overfield.
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