This Week at Overfield: February 15-19

Overfield Community Gala
February 20th at 6pm

The Overfield Community Gala is this Saturday! Tickets can be purchased on our website www.overfield.org/gala or you can send in your RSVP card with a check. We have some fantastic items to auction this year, including:

Handmade Life-Sized Play Castle
Autographed Ukulele by Jim McCutcheon, “The Guitar Man”
Bourbon Tasting Party
Overfield Birthday Party
Special Hike Experience with Deb & Alex
Troy Country Club Social Membership
Furniture Featuring Art from Overfield Children
Special Event with the Troy Pop Rocks
And MUCH more!
www.overfield.org/gala

We look forward to spending a fabulous evening with you and raising money for a Natural Playground for our children!

Notable Dates…
2/17  Speaker Series: Carla Briggs, 6pm – “Read Me a Story, Sing Me a Song: The Value of Quality Literature & Music in the Life of a Young Child”
2/20   Overfield Community Gala
2/24   Grandparents & Special Friends Day
2/25   Grandparents & Special Friends Day
2/27   Jay & Mary’s Book Celebration,10:30am

2/29   Registration for Current Families Opens
3/4     CLOSED – Conference Prep
3/5     Teachers Attend Statewide Conference              at Antioch Midwest
3/7    2nd Artist in Residency:                                         Migiwa Orimo, Ohio Arts Council (3/7-3/18)
3/12  Open House, 1pm-3pm
3/17  Class Mtg / Artist Celebration 6-7:30pm

3/25  CLOSED – Good Friday
3/28-4/1  CLOSED – Spring Break

Not a pre-set curriculum but a process of inviting and sustaining learning. Once teachers have prepared an environment rich in materials and possibilities, they observe and listen to the children in order to know how to proceed with their work. Teachers use the understanding they gain thereby to act as a resource for them. They ask questions and thus discover the children’s ideas, hypotheses, and theories. They see learning not as a linear process but as a spiral progression and consider themselves to be partners in the process of learning. After observing children in action, they compare, discuss, and interpret together with other teachers their observations recorded in different ways, to leave traces of what has been observed. They use their interpretations and discussions to make choices that they share with the children. – Lella Gandini, from Values and Principles of the Reggio Emilia Approach

Grandparents &
Special Friends Day

We recognize and value the bonds between children and their grandparents and want to foster those relationships. At Overfield, grandparents and other special adults are encouraged to join us any time but we always set aside a few days in spring just for them. Grandparents Day offers a chance to spend time with a grandchild and experience Overfield’s days filled with drawing, painting, singing, reading and exploration of the school and grounds.

Please invite your child’s Grandparents and Special Friends to attend class with your child onFebruary 24th and 25th.