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.
Dear Deerfield Community,
Welcome back! I hope you all enjoyed a restful February vacation week!
With the spring fast approaching, I wanted to share some updated information regarding the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS), which is the statewide assessment taken annually by students in grades 3-12.
After canceling the MCAS last spring, the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) is requiring MA public schools to administer the exams to students in grades 3, 4 and 5 this year. However, the number of testing sessions has been reduced from previous years. Students in grades 3, 4, and 5 will take one English Language Arts exam and one Math exam. Students in grade 5 will also take one Science, Technology and Engineering exam. This modified MCAS administration will preserve the validity and reliability of the test at the school, district, and state levels. When combined with other data points, this approach will provide meaningful diagnostic data at the individual student level.
The tentative MCAS testing period runs from April 5th - May 28th. The WPS testing schedule for each grade is currently in draft form and will be shared with all families, as soon as it is finalized. I will also communicate details regarding the MCAS testing format and structure, when DESE releases additional information to schools. In the meantime, please let me know if you have any questions.
Thank you so much,
Deerfield Elementary School
72 Deerfield Avenue
Westwood, MA 02090
Winter is Around the Corner!
The Deerfield PTO would like to thank all our families, students and staff for a great start to this unique 2020-2021 school year! We are looking forward to planning some fun, enriching activities to connect our community over the upcoming winter months.
If you have questions about the Deerfield PTO, please refer to the 2020-2021 Deerfield PTO Welcome Packet please click here for a copy.
Upcoming Events and Fundraisers
As always, check AtoZ Connect for the most up to date information on volunteer opportunities.
- Deerfield's Online Holiday Gift Shop through Charleston Gift Wrap: Now through December 7th. Online gift wrap, housewares, gourmet food purchase program. Visit http://charlestonwrapstore.com/ to register (Organization ID: 19263) and shop!
- Save the Date! A Virtual Magic Show featuring Bonaparte to celebrate the holiday season! December 22 at 7:00 pm. Click here for details. RSVP here.
More Info about the Deerfield PTO
To learn more about your PTO, please visit the PTO section of the website, follow @DeerieldPTO on Instagram and join the Deerfield PTO Facebook Group (for members of the Deerfield Community only).
Email us at DeerfieldPTO@westwood.k12.ma.us.