Tuesday, December 12:
Night Tree for Toddlers, 5:30 p.m. in the Gathering Place.
Night Tree for Kindergarten, 6:30 p.m. in the Gathering Place.
Wednesday, December 13:
Night Tree for South Side, 5:30 p.m. in the Gathering Place.
Night Tree for North Side, 6:30 p.m. in the Gathering Place.
Thursday, December 14:
Night Tree for 1st-3rd Grade, 5:30 p.m. in the Gathering Place.
Night Tree for Overfield Alumni, 7:00 p.m. in the Gathering Place.
Tuesday, December 19: Last day before Winter Break. School CLOSED December 20-January 3rd; school resumes Thursday, January 4th.
Thursday, January 4: School resumes from Winter Break.
Night Tree Celebration, 12/12-12/14
Each year around Thanksgiving break, we prepare for our annual winter celebration, Night Tree, based on the book of the same name by Eve Bunting. The children research our local animals and prepare food for them. They create beautiful art and gather natural materials to transform the Gathering Place into the forest depicted in the story. On the night of the celebration, families enter into this space to sing and celebrate literature, nature, and the simple joy of being together. We can’t wait to celebrate this wonderful tradition with all of you in the Gathering Place this week at the class times detailed above!
Lost and Found
We have accumulated many items that have become lost from their owners and are looking to find their way home! Please reply to this message or visit the Lost and Found basket in the Gathering Place if you recognize any of these lost items. Items that are unclaimed when we go to Winter Break will join the Overfield spare clothes supply. Please help us in the future by putting your child’s name on all items that come into school. Thank you!
Primary Charter Meeting Notes
Thank you to the families who came to discuss the next steps in the process of our establishment of our Primary grades. We had a very productive discussion about the history of our expansion into first, second, and third grade. We touched on the process of obtaining a charter to become a chartered nonpublic school recognized by the state of Ohio, and what the potential benefits and drawbacks of that would be, as well as what questions we are still looking to answer about that process and designation.
We will be sending a survey out to all familes in the coming week to give anyone who is interested a chance to share their questions, concerns, or opinions about this aspect of our program, so keep an eye out for that email. We will also discuss this topic again at our K-3 Information Night, which will take place on Tuesday, 1/23 at 6 p.m. in the Gathering Place. Please don’t hesitate to reach out in the interim if you would like more information, or have any immediate questions or concerns.
Beth Poronsky, Program Lead, email@example.com
Erin Johnston, Finance Lead, firstname.lastname@example.org
At Overfield, everything begins with the Image of the Child. It is the foundational precept for how we view children and is defined by our Reggio Emilia inspired belief that children are strong, capable, full of potential, and deserving of a voice in their own learning.
This month marks the official launch of our 2023 Annual Fund campaign! During this season of giving, please consider supporting the Overfield School and our mission to give children an incredible environment and unique approach to learning during the most important developmental stage of their life. We invite you to donate here: overfield.org/giving/