Monday, November 6: Evening Appointments for Parent-Teacher Conferences.
Monday, November 6: Andy’s Garden Fundraiser Orders Due.
Tuesday, November 7: School CLOSED for Parent-Teacher Conferences.
Tuesday, November 7: Dine to Donate at Troy Chipotle, 4-8 p.m.
Monday, November 13-Friday, November 17: Visiting artist, Muse Machine storyteller Omope Carter Daboiku, at Overfield for Week Two of two week residency.
Thursday, November 16: Overfield Family Partnership (OFP) Meeting, 6:30 p.m. in the Gathering Place.
Wednesday, November 22-Friday, November 24: School CLOSED for Thanksgiving Break. Classes resume Monday, November 27th..
What a fantastic first week with Mama O! Thank you so very much to all of the families who donated food for us to have delicious lunches while we collaborated with our visiting artist. Many thanks also to the Ohio Arts Council and Muse Machine for helping to provide this opportunity, where the children are immersing themselves in the world of storytelling. We are excited to continue to use this medium to explore cultural history and family stories, all through the language of food and gardening, when Mama O returns the week of November 13th! We invite you to read more about Mama O below:
Omopé Carter Daboiku is a cultural geographer, an award-winning teller of tales and a seasoned stage and voice actor with multiple production credits and accolades in theater and television. Working to share generational wisdom while aligned with arts-based, culturally relevant academic curriculum, Omopé reaches international audiences and has forged creative/educational partnerships with the U.S. State Dept., the Ohio Arts Council, the Cincinnati Arts Association, the Ohio Storytelling Network, the Association for the Study of African American Life and History, the Urban Appalachian Community Coalition and Sinclair College.
Omopé weaves together elements of storytelling, self-expression and sharing. Experiences uniquely designed for each classroom may utilize written explorations and readings, community presentations and creative curricular activities. “I listen and bring together what the teacher expects, what the children need and what the Universe asks of me.”