Friday, October 9: School CLOSED for preparation for parent-teacher conferences.
Monday, October 12: School CLOSED for teacher professional development.
Friday, October 16-Sunday, October 18: Autumn at Overfield, 6:30-8:30 p.m. on the Overfield Campus.
If your child will be absent for any reason, please call the office at 937-339-5111 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. It is important that all absence reports come through our office; we will notify the relevant classroom teacher(s). Thank you!
Please remember to go slow when on the driveway around our school. The speed limit on the drive is 10 mph for the safety of children and families.
We thank you also for not parking in areas where the curb is painted yellow. The yellow curbs denote an area where it is unsafe for cars to be parked due to blind spots and other hazards.
Thank you in advance for your cooperation!
The environment as an additional teacher.
“The environment should act as an aquarium which reflects the ideas, ethics, attitudes and culture of the people who live in it. This is what we are working towards.”–Loris Malaguzzi, founder of the Reggio philosophy
At the Overfield School, we are inspired by the fundamentals of the Reggio Emilia philosophy. Every morning we look at our classroom spaces with fresh eyes to see how we can use the environment to capture the attention and curiosity of the children. What elements of surprise can they find that encourage deeper investigations, encounters, and interactions? How can we encourage the building of relationships, both among children and between children and their environment?
Unfortunately, because of COVID-19 restrictions, parents aren’t able to see the inviting spaces that welcome the children each morning. In an effort to bring families into the classrooms as we would normally be doing in person, we will be sharing photos of classroom environments in this newsletter. Please enjoy these peeks into the learning spaces of Overfield.
As levels of COVID-19 are again on the rise in Miami County, we wanted to remind everyone of our plan in response to the Ohio Public Health Advisory System. We plan to operate in our current fashion as long as Miami County is at a Level Two or Level Three according to the Ohio Public Health Advisory System. To reiterate, there will be no changes to our current operation if Miami County is changed to a Level Three (red) county. In the event that we enter a Level Four situation, we will likely be closed and move to online instruction, since this Level mandates a stay at home protocol for our county. We will be sure to notify everyone with the utmost speed if there are any changes to our current mode of operation