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 Families and Staff,
The fall parent-teacher conferences will be held on the afternoons of Wednesday, November 2nd and Wednesday, November 16th and the evening of Wednesday, November 9th. If you have not yet scheduled a fall conference, please contact your child’s teacher to set-up a mutually convenient time to meet.
Although the communication between home and school is on-going throughout the school year, the conferences are valuable opportunities for parents and teachers to sit down face-to-face to discuss a student’s academic progress and social and emotional well-being. It is also a chance to talk through your child’s strengths and areas of need, identify goals, and create a shared vision for the year’s worth of learning and growth.
For the November conferences, parents will receive an Elementary Status Report for their child. This report primarily focuses on a student’s transition into his or her new grade and classroom, with an emphasis on the work habits and behaviors that have been worked on and developing since the start of the year. The Elementary Report Cards that parents receive in January and June focus more on the academic skills and content that a student has learned in his or her current grade-level.
In order to make the most of the parent-teacher conferences, I encourage parents to think of a few questions to ask your child’s teacher. If parents have a particular concern they would like to discuss, please consider sending a message to your child’s teacher prior to the conference to help the teacher prepare a response and to ensure you get the information you need. Finally, consider taking notes about your child’s progress and what goals he or she is currently working towards. This will help clarify the specific work in which your child is engaging and help to maintain a strong partnership between parents and teachers.
Thank you so much,
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.