Wednesday, November 21-Friday, November 23: CLOSED for Thanksgiving Break.
Friday, November 30: Paint and Sip Parent Social, hosted by Overfield Family Partnership, 6:30 p.m. in the Gathering Place.
Tuesday, December 11: Night Tree for Overfield Alumni, 6:00 p.m. in the Gathering Place.
Wednesday, December 12: Night Tree for Toddlers, 5:30 p.m. in the Gathering Place. Night Tree for K/1, 6:30 p.m. in the Gathering Place.
Thursday, December 13: Night Tree for South Side, 6:00 p.m. in the Gathering Place. Night Tree for North Side, 7:00 p.m. in the Gathering Place.
Friday, December 21-Friday, January 4: CLOSED for Winter Break. School resumes Monday, January 7, 2019.
Fall has flown by, and we are now on the doorsteps of an early winter. The children at Overfield still run, laugh, and play despite the change of seasons. The birds surround the feeders; we are filling them daily. The bees are still observed at the apiary during warm afternoons. The groundhogs are all snuggled in their burrows and will hibernate until spring, like the toads, frogs and snakes. The children already miss them.
Children have spotted small shallow holes throughout the grounds, left by skunks still looking for grubs and worms before the earth freezes. When we looked up into a tree by the apiary, we noticed a squirrel dray (home) built on a sturdy limb of sticks and leaves, for protection from the cold and hungry predators. The squirrels have left lots of black walnuts on the ground; it seemed to be a mast year for nuts. The deer are still snacking on leftover pumpkins outside Toddlers. I spotted a large red fox on Overfield Hill on Saturday. At first glance, I thought he was romping with another fox. They seemed to be jumping in and out of the low growing shrubs. I caught another fleeting glimpse of them, and I thought it might be a large grey squirrel. They were not visible as I climbed the hill. As I turned right and looked toward the small lane east of the Bird Hide, there stood the awesome red fox, all alone. His opponent was nowhere in sight.
After the Thanksgiving Holiday, it is full speed ahead preparing for Night Tree. The children will be busy preparing treats for our wildlife friends on Overfield Hill.
We have two special families hosting our resident Guinea Pigs, Stella and Whiskers, for the Thanksgiving Holiday. We will be looking for host families for Christmas break. If you are interested, please email the Overfield office.
Enjoy your Holiday! – Deb
String treats, sing songs, and hear Eve Bunting’s beautiful wintertime story again. Bring a blanket and a flashlight, and wear warm winter clothes.
We’ll also have copies of our new CD, Overfield Sings, available for purchase.
Let us know you’re coming and find out who else will be there on
With the arrival of colder temperatures it is evident that although the calendar says fall, winter weather is 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.
As winter weather becomes more of a possibility, 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. Bundle up and stay warm, everyone!
A musical compilation of Overfield favorites featuring Overfield students, alumni, and our beloved musicians Carla Briggs, Beth Beane, and Jim McCutcheon.
Our new CD “Overfield Sings” is now available for purchase! You can buy your copy during school hours in the Overfield Business Office for $15 each. You may also order online and have the CD shipped to you for $20 per copy.
Many thanks to those who made this CD possible; we are so excited and proud to share these joyful songs with all of you!