With so many beautiful colors falling so quickly to the ground, the children found many things to collect during their outdoor walks this week. Perhaps you’ll have a chance to do some collecting together this weekend.

Free Money • Thanks to those who have been collecting and bringing in box tops! We just turned in over $195 in box tops; that’s free money for our school! We will be turning in box tops again in the spring, so please keep bringing them in. You can leave them in the Office Communications baskets located near children’s lockers.

Family Appreciation, November 9 • The members of the Board of Trustees and Overfield faculty would like to celebrate all of you who made Fall Festival 2013 a great success! Come, Saturday November 9 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m., to enjoy music with Carla Briggs, sit by the fire, explore our log cabin and enjoy delicious food and warm apple cider provided by members of our Board of Trustees. Please RSVP through the school office at 937-339-5111 or office@overfield.org by Thursday, November 7. We hope to see you there.

Have you ever wondered how to bring a Reggio-inspired approach into your daily life with children? Please join other parents and caregivers for a roundtable conversation Thursday, November 14 after morning drop-off in the Gathering Place. All will be welcome to share experiences, discuss what they are learning about the Reggio philosophy, and think together about how it can be played out on a daily basis in our homes. Coffee and baked goods will be served. Feel free to bring your young children along as we dialogue together.