Our Core Values
The Deerfield community is one that truly cares about all students, families, and staff members. We strive to align our actions and behaviors with the following core values: Cooperation, Academic Excellence, Acceptance, Respect, Responsibility, and Effort. Forming the acronym CARE, our core values help us create an environment in which all students can learn and grow.
Joshua C. Baumer, Principal
Dear Deerfield Staff and Families,
I hope you all enjoyed the warmth and abundant sunshine today. What a beautiful kickoff to the spring season!
Last Thursday, I had the pleasure of acting as the “guest conductor” for our fifth-grade band. During our brief rehearsal session, the students and I worked through several pieces of music, each with intricate melodies, complex rhythms, and lush harmonies. The compositions required the students to both play their parts with strength and confidence and listen to their fellow musicians to find balance and blend. Our fifth-graders were up to the challenge and played the music with established skills and determination.
Today, I had the honor of narrating the “Open Classroom” with our fourth-grade band. The students first demonstrated how they have learned to tune with one another. They then played recognizable melodies and variations on these melodies. They played scales and harmonized with other instrument groups by playing the scales in a round. Finally, they began working on a new piece of music by, essentially, sight reading it on the spot. Our fourth-grade instrumentalists were also up to the challenge and played their music with emerging skills and perseverance.
These two musical experiences are representative of the depth of teaching and learning that takes place in our performing arts classes at Deerfield, which includes everything from music appreciation, music history, and music theory to student compositions, improvisation, and multiple levels of performance. Our students are fortunate to engage in these artistic opportunities under the masterful direction of our music educators.
Deerfield Elementary School
72 Deerfield Avenue
Westwood, MA 02090
Welcome to Deerfield School from your Deerfield Parent Teacher Organization (PTO)! We are looking forward to another successful and fun school year.
To learn more about your PTO, please visit our Welcome Packet and the PTO section of the website which includes information about how to Get Involved, Keep In Touch and also about our Mini Courses.
Thank you to all of the volunteers who help make your PTO a success! Your PTO works best when all members of our school community work together. Please consider volunteering with one of the many committees we have. There are many ways to get involved!
Click here to learn more about our committees and to find an opportunity that is a fit for you.
| Friday, September 23
|| 9:30 am
| Monday, November 14
|| 7:30 pm
| Friday, March 10
|| 9:30 am
| Monday, May 22
|| 7:30 pm
All meetings take place in the Deerfield Cafeteria.
Email us at DeerfieldPTO@gmail.com.