Monday, January 15: School CLOSED for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.
Monday, January 15: Dine to Donate at Troy Marion’s Piazza, 5-8 p.m.
Thursday, January 18: Overfield Family Partnership meeting, 6:30 p.m. in the Gathering Place.
Saturday, January 20: OFP Roller Skating Party, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at 36 Skate Club.
Monday, January 22-Friday, January 26: Class Options materials for the 2023-2024 school year published.
Tuesday, January 23: Kindergarten/1st/2nd/3rd Grade Information Meeting, 6:00 p.m. in the Gathering Place. This meeting is open to all current or prospective K-3rd grade parents interested in sending their child to Overfield K-3 for the 2024-2025 school year.
Monday, January 29: Toddler/South Side/North Side Coffee Chat, 8:30 a.m. in the Gathering Place. This informal meeting is open to all current parents interested in sending their child to Overfield preschool for the 2024-2025 school year and who have questions about the program or placement for their child.
Monday, February 5: Current/Alumni Family Registration for the 2024-2025 school year opens at 8 a.m. online.
Saturday, February 10: Open House for Prospective Families for the 2023-2024 school year.
Monday, February 12: New Family Registration for the 2024-2025 school year opens at 8 a.m. online.
Total Solar Eclipse, Monday 4/8/24
As most of you are likely aware, there is going to be a total solar eclipse on Monday, 4/8/24, and Troy is in the path of totality for this unique celestial event. This is the first time since 1806 that Ohio will be the site for a total solar eclipse, and this event is expected to attract a large number of visitors to our state, and particularly to our area, since Troy is near the centerline of totality. As the Ohio Department of Education has communicated to schools, there are many facets to consider because of this. As they write, “The event could impact schools as the timing of the eclipse will occur during most end-of-day dismissal windows. In addition, traffic is expected to be extremely heavy Monday and extending into Tuesday, and communication capabilities such as cell service and internet bandwidth could be diminished or unavailable in places.”
Due to these considerations, we will be following the lead of many local school districts–including Troy, Dayton, and Cincinnati–and closing school on Monday, April 8, 2024. This will allow families to safely view the eclipse and share in this once in a lifetime event together, prevent traffic issues for both families and teachers, and ensure that this is a positive memory for all involved. We are happy to convey that we will provide solar viewing glasses for each Overfield student to use at home to safely observe this special occasion.
Please don’t hesitate to reach out if you have any questions.
Beth Poronsky, Program Lead
Erin Johnston, Finance Lead
Overfield Leadership Team
Primary Program State Charter
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.
Linked here is a survey for anyone who is interested to have an opportunity to share their questions, concerns, or opinions about this aspect of our program. 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.