Tuesday, September 17: Dine to Donate at Troy Rapid Fired Pizza, 10:30 a.m-10 p.m.
Thursday, September 19: Overfield Family Partnership (OFP) Meeting, 6:30 p.m. in the Gathering Place.
Tuesday, October 1: Class Meeting for North Side, 6 p.m. in the North Side Classroom. Class Meeting for Toddlers, 6 p.m. in the Gathering Place.
Tuesday, October 8: Class Meeting for K/1/2, 6 p.m. in the K/1/2 Building. Class Meeting for South Side, 6 p.m. in the South Side Classroom.
Friday, October 11: CLOSED for Conference Preparation.
Saturday, October 12: Autumn at Overfield, 4-8 p.m. on the Playground.
Monday, October 14: CLOSED for Professional Development.
Overfield Family Partnership Meeting
Thursday, September 19th
6:30 p.m. in the Gathering Place.
Would you like to learn more about the Reggio philosophy that inspires our teachers? Do you want to meet fellow Overfield parents? Do you like food?!
If you answered yes to these questions, then join us at the first Overfield Family Partnership meeting of the year. We will examine various aspects of the Reggio philosophy through the lens of a project based in our vegetable garden, sampling garden treats and getting to know each other as we discuss.
Babysitting is provided free of charge. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your spot.
diversity of wildlife, on and around the Overfield campus, naturally attracts and entertains inquisitive minds. This school year, as always, the children have taken an interest in the plethora of toads and frogs that inhabit our playground and gardens. Not a day goes by without a child running up with a squirming amphibian in their hands or crouching in a bucket. A group of K-2 children prepared a terrarium for a toad brought in by one of the students; they will care for it over the winter, and release it in the spring. North Side students’ curiosity landed on earthworms one day, and they started a home for earthworm observation. A South Side group found monarch caterpillars nibbling on a milkweed plant in the vegetable garden. Thanks to a parent’s love of monarchs (what’s not to love?) we have all been able to observe the metamorphosis of a butterfly. Several Toddlers took an interest in crickets; I am excited to say we are taking bug boxes and using our time together this week to go on cricket safaris.
The South Side, North Side, and K-2 children all helped extract honey last week, from the hard-working honeybees in our apiary. We harvested over 10 gallons of Overfield Sweet Honey this year. It will be available for purchase in the near future.
Our Bird Hide received a grant from the Troy Foundation. Woohoo! The Bird Hide and surrounding space have been in need of love and attention. A large area around the hide has already been cleared of invasive honeysuckle; we plan to continue our quest to eradicate it from the school. I purchased nine large balled and burlap bagged trees for the bird hide area at an auction over the weekend; they arrived today. Allen Jones has volunteered his equipment to dig holes and move trees. We could definitely use your help getting them in the ground. Please email the Overfield office, or call me at 937-701-4673, if you are able to help.
Deb – Overfield Naturalist
Mark your calendars!
Join us for lots of fall fun at
Autumn at Overfield
4 pm to 8 pm
Saturday, October 12th.
More details will be shared soon. We hope to see you all there!
Did you know?
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Overfield Family Partnership is also on social media! OFP has a closed Facebook group, which you can join to see the activities and events sponsored by OFP, as well as to link up informally with other Overfield families. You can also follow Overfield Family Partnership by liking their public Facebook page.