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.
Tuesday, October 22: Dine to Donate, 4-8 p.m. at the Troy Chipotle.
Please join us for a relaxing evening that opens dialogue among parents, and between parents and teachers. Class meetings are a time for parents and teachers to share ideas, as well as to discuss the children and what is happening in the classroom.
These meetings will take place on Tuesday, October 1st for Toddlers and North Side parents, and on Tuesday, October 8th for South Side and K-2 parents. All class meetings are at 6 p.m. and will take place inte respective classrooms, with the exception of Toddlers, who will meet in the Gathering Place.
Childcare is available for this event on a first come, first served basis. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your spot.
Join us for Autumn at Overfield!
Autumn at Overfield is fast approaching! This fun-filled day will take place Saturday, October 12th from 4-8 p.m. We need your help to make this day a success!
Please click here to volunteer to set up, clean up, or to work one of many fun stations.
Chili Cook-Off. Do you have a winning chili recipe? Enter it into the Overfield Chili Cook-off! The soup with the most votes wins a $50 gift card and the soon-to-be-famous Chili Master trophy. Follow this link to sign up to bring your best chili, or sign up in the Gathering Place.
Pumpkin Glow – Buy a pumpkin from the Overfield Pumpkin Patch, which will be coming soon. Then, carve your favorite design and bring it back on the day of the event to add it to our 2nd annual Pumpkin Glow–an illuminated trail of carved pumpkins. Pumpkins and carving stations will also be available the day of the event. Pumpkins will be $5 and can be purchased by putting your money in the box labeled “Pumpkin Sale” in the Gathering Place, by bringing your money to the office, or by putting your money in an envelope marked “Pumpkin Sale” and leaving it in one of the office communications baskets. Once you have paid for your pumpkin, you can pick it out from the Overfield Pumpkin Garden (the Vegetable Garden across the street from the Gathering Place).
Other Exciting Activities – The day will also feature art experiences, nature activities, a hayride, face painting, an obstacle course, concessions for sale, music with Carla Briggs, a petting zoo, apple cider by the bonfire, Overfield honey for sale, and lots of fun games!
Food, fun, and more! This event is open to the community, so invite all of your friends. You don’t want to miss it!
Even though we still have hot days lingering about, summer has officially come to an end. Fall is stepping up to the plate and taking over. Due to the drought this year, we have leaves falling fast and furious. The buckeye trees are right on schedule, the first to lose their leaves. The Moraine Honeylocust on the Overfield playground are doing their annual fall game of depositing little yellow leaves for our imaginations to play with.
Last week, we noticed fresh evergreens scattered about the playground. In a nearby arborvitae we spotted a squirrel dray. The squirrels are constructing their warm winter home in the same location as last year. The resident chipmunks have also been spotted, leaping on to bird feeders, stuffing their cheeks with sunflower seeds, and scampering down to their underground bunkers.
The bird hide area has also seen a flurry of new activity. With the recent removal of invasive honeysuckle, and the placement of 9 new avian friendly trees on the 14th of September, we have moved closer to our goal of revitalizing this woodland setting. Thanks to Allen Jones (who brought his backhoe), and a group of Overfield families, we accomplished quite a lot. Our feathered friends are returning, and seem to like the new surroundings, and the special food left by the children. This all comes at a time when results of a study noting the loss of millions of North American birds was released. It makes our small project very special.
We have spent the last few weeks caring for Monarch caterpillars, watching them chow down on milkweed leaves, forming chrysalis, and transforming into adult butterflies. Alisha Lange (Delilah’s mother) brought the wonderful program to our attention, along with everything we needed for the project. We were able to release almost 10 monarch butterflies to the wild. Our fingers are crossed these brightly colored monarchs will winging their way to Mexico. I am sure this will be an annual event.
Head outside! Deb – Overfield Naturalist