Tuesday, December 1: Giving Tuesday. Please remember Overfield in your charitable giving!
Tuesday, December 8: Night Tree for Toddlers and K/1.
M/T Toddlers: 5:30 pm
Wednesday Toddlers: 5:50 pm
Thursday/Friday Toddlers: 6:10 pm
K/1 A: 6:30 pm
K/1 B: 7:00 pm
Wednesday, December 9: Night Tree for South Side and North Side.
South Side A: 5:30 pm
South Side B: 5:50 pm
South Side C: 6:10 pm
North Side A: 6:30 pm
North Side B: 7:00 pm
Thursday, December 10: Night Tree for 2nd/3rd Grade and Alumni.
2nd/3rd Grade: 5:30 pm
Alumni: 6:30 pm
Friday, December 18: Last day of school before winter break. School CLOSED December 19-January 4. School resumes on Tuesday, January 5, 2021.
Tuesday, January 5, 2021: School resumes.
Support Overfield on Giving Tuesday!
Join us in celebration of 60 years of #StoriesofOverfield evoked by honoring a glorious time in life: childhood. Support us in our mission to continue honoring this sacred and crucial stage in development for another 60 years and beyond.
It is easy to support us!
You can contribute via Facebook at this link.
Bring cash, credit/debit card, or a check directly to Overfield. Please make checks out to “The Overfield School.”
Not on Social Media and can’t make it to Overfield? Use this link to contribute using a credit or debit card.
AND…you have an opportunity to DOUBLE or TRIPLE your contribution on Giving Tuesday!
Once again, generous supporters of Overfield have offered to match up to $10,000 in contributions dollar for dollar for Giving Tuesday! All contributions received on Giving Tuesday are eligible for this match.
*Facebook will also match contributions made via this link beginning at 8:00 am on Tuesday, December 1st. Facebook will match $7,000,000 in total on a first come, first served basis. If you intend to contribute via Facebook, please do it as soon after 8:00 am as possible!
Without the generosity of our families and supporters like you, there would be no #StoriesofOverfield. Thank you for being a part of our community!
Night Tree 2020
Please join us in walking an illuminated storybook trail featuring Eve Bunting’s beautiful wintertime tale. The children will be busily preparing treats for our local animals, and making art to beautify the trail. We invite you to partake in the beauty of the Climbing Trees–which will be lit up with festive lights and feature some of our past Night Tree creations–and to enjoy an individually packaged holiday treat at the end of the trail.
Due to COVID concerns this event will be an outdoor only event. Each pod has a staggered arrival time; please stay physically distant from other attendees on the trail. See the schedule above for start times.
We hope to see you there!
If you are looking for a holiday gift, please consider purchasing some Overfield sweet honey! We still have 16 oz. jars available for purchase through the office.
Overfield spirit wear also makes a wonderful gift! Please visit this spirit wear shop that carries Overfield gear to purchase. You can find t-shirts, long sleeved shirts, hats, and more. Thank you for showing your support of Overfield!
The “S” word has been bandied about throughout the Thanksgiving holiday. I know there are some people who are not excited about it, but I am. What could be better than silent white flakes, by the billions, quietly blanketing Overfield Hill, the meadows, woodlands, and Hobart Preserve? Our first snow: step outside, you can smell it coming!
Our Night Tree event is fast approaching, and Santa’s Elves have nothing on the students at Overfield. This next week the children will be preparing treats for all of our winter friends. Garlands by the yard will be created from popcorn, cheerios, cranberries, and apples. They will drape and dangle from our evergreens. Pine cones slathered in sunflower butter and rolled in bird seeds will be ready for hanging from child high tree limbs (all the better for deer to reach). I am looking forward to the 2020 Night Tree celebration being held outside in the cold crisp air, the candle lit story trail, stars shining overhead, twinkle lights in the climbing trees, and the warmth of family sharing time together.
This November’s full moon on the 29th/30th is traditionally termed the “Beaver Moon”. Folklore says it was called this because beavers built their wood and mud lodges for winter during this period; this was also considered one of the best times to trap them. It is estimated there were 400 million beavers in America before the settlers arrived. The high demand for beaver pelts in Europe first brought trappers and traders to North America. Millions of beaver pelts were sent to Europe to create hats. The beaver was gone from Ohio by 1830. It took another 100 years before they were seen here again. At this time there are approximately 25 thousand beavers in our state.
One animal that has flourished in Ohio is the White-Tailed Deer. We have an abundance of them on Hobart Hill and in the Preserve. Last week I caught sight of a large buck and doe on the inside of the pollinator garden. I have no idea how they got in there, and obviously neither did the two rascals, because after seeing me, their attempts of throwing themselves against the mesh fence did not get them outside the enclosure. I opened the gate and walked around the outside of the fence. The buck came running up from the inside of the garden, stomped and snorted at me. I courageously clutched the shovel I had been using and dared him to make my day. He gallantly turned and headed through the gate with his mate. Deb – Overfield Naturalist
Winter Weather Procedures
As the snows have begun falling on Overfield hill, we wanted to remind everyone once again of our winter weather procedures. 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.
We also 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 delayed or cancelled due to inclement weather. Information may also be found by watching or logging on to the local news, WHIO Channel 7. If we delay, it will be a 2 hour delay; in this case, Toddlers and Before Care will be closed. School will open at 10:30am. and morning classes will still dismiss at noon, as usual.
We encourage you to use your own discretion when needed. Your safety is always first priority. Bundle up and stay warm, everyone!