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,
For this week's Principal's Message, I would like to highlight one of the announcements I sent out last week:
Due to a generous Foundation for Westwood Education grant and the generosity of the Deerfield PTO, Deerfield will be hosting a Family Yoga Night. Details regarding this upcoming event are listed below.
Deerfield Family Yoga Night! Come explore yoga with your family!
Date: Thursday, January 24th
Time: Session 1: 6:00pm - 7:00pm and Session 2: 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Location: Deerfield Gymnasium
Instructor: Tracy Affonso
What is Family Yoga?
It’s like no other yoga class you’ve ever been to! Move together mindfully, while working on flexibility, stability, and steady breathing. Family Yoga is a wonderful opportunity to promote wellness and strengthen the bond between you and your family members.
What Can I Expect?
Lots of movement, laughter, and fun. After warming up with some breathing exercises, we’ll stretch our bodies and minds with Sun Salutations for all levels, partner poses, group poses, fun yoga games, and an easy art project. We’ll end with a calming visualization. Class will be taught by Tracy Affonso, a former elementary school teacher and Deerfield’s yoga and mindfulness instructor.
How do I sign up?
If you are interested in participating in Deerfield's Family Yoga Night, please click the following link: Deerfield Family Yoga Night Sign-Up
Unfortunately, Tracy Affonso is only able to accommodate 15 families per yoga session. If more then 15 families sign up, then we will have a lottery to determine the participants for each session.
Please let Mr. Baumer, Mrs. Hardy, or Mrs. Mangiacotti know if you have any questions.
For more information, please click on the following link: Deerfield Family Yoga Night Flyer
Deerfield Elementary School
72 Deerfield Avenue
Westwood, MA 02090
We would like to officially welcome you to the 2018-19 School Year!
During the last week of August, your Deerfield PTO Welcome Packets are mailed home.
The Welcome Packet includes lots of useful info about your PTO including:
- Your PTO Mission Statement
- A listing of your PTO Board Members and Parent Reps
- Meeting Dates
- Tentative Calendar of PTO Events
- A breakdown of PTO Per Pupil Spending & Funding Sources
- A Financial Snapshot of the 2016-17 School Year
- Your PTO Membership Form (Due September 15th)
To access an electronic version of these documents, click HERE.
We are looking forward to another wonderful school year together!
Our first meeting of the school year is scheduled for Tuesday, November 13th at 7:00 pm. Please join us in the Deerfield Gym for this meeting. All are welcome.
Hope to see you there!
The Board of Directors provides the leadership and management to ensure that the PTO consistently achieves its goals and that it remains financially solvent. The Board of Directors is comprised of parent volunteers in the following positions:
- 2 Co-Chairs (First and Second-Year Chair)
- 1 Treasurer (plus an Treasurer-in-Training as necessary)
- 2 Secretaries (Communications & Recording)
- 2 Volunteer Coordinators (Lead & Assistant)
Members of the Board of Directors serve a two-year term with the terms of volunteers in each function overlapping by 1 year. For example, in any given year, the board will have one Chair in the second year of his/her tenure and another in his/her first year. Terms run July 1-June 30.
For a full description of the Executive Board including specific job descriptions, please click here. If you have more questions feel free to reach out to a current member of the board. We hope that many members of the Deerfield community will consider being part of this rewarding experience.
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 Support Your PTO.
Email us at DeerfieldPTO@westwood.k12.ma.us.