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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.

Principal's Message

January 24, 2022


Dear Deerfield Community,


This Thursday, January 27th is the 90th day of school and the official “halfway point” of the school year. In addition, students’ January Report Cards will be available at the end of the day on Friday, January 28th through the Aspen/X2 Portal. Instructions on how to access your child’s report card will be sent to all families later this week. 


This time of year provides an excellent opportunity to take stock of the teaching and learning that has taken place so far this year and set goals for the second half of the school year. Often, students begin applying new concepts and challenging skills with increased clarity and consistency. Students increase their stamina, allowing them to extend their learning by digging a little deeper and working a little harder on a given topic or in a certain content area. In addition, teachers and students operate within the strong learning communities they have built throughout the fall to support and collaborate with one another in ways that help all students learn. 


An essential component of the teaching and learning process is strong communication and partnership between school and home. Once parents and guardians have received and reviewed the January Report Card, I encourage you to reach out to your child’s teacher(s) with any questions and/or to share your own observations and insights into your child’s learning and discuss learning goals for the remainder of the school year.


In addition to individual conversations between teachers and students’ parents and guardians, it is important for us to continue to provide windows into the teaching and learning that happens throughout the school. I will continue to use the Principal’s Message or Weekly Announcements to keep you up-to-date on our school happenings. In addition, I will begin highlighting some of the specific teaching and learning that occurs each week in the Deerfield school through the Deerfield Twitter account (@deerfield_ps). I welcome your feedback on these methods of communication and suggestions for additional ways to share the wonderful work students and teachers are doing in our school.


Be kind. Work hard. Have fun!



Joshua Baumer



Joshua Baumer
Deerfield Elementary School
72 Deerfield Avenue
Westwood, MA 02090
781-326-7500 x8201


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PTO Updates & Information

The Deerfield PTO Welcomes Students, Families, and Staff to the 2021-2022 School Year!


We are looking forward to a fun year of learning and connecting!


This year we will be using our Deerfield School Membership Toolkit Website ( to share the most up to date information on PTO events, fundraisers, volunteer opportunities, and more throughout the school year.  


Please visit the site to register your family.


More Info about the Deerfield PTO

For additional information about your PTO, please visit the PTO section of the Deerfield Website. 


To stay up to date on the latest events and activities visit our Deerfield Membership Toolkit Website, follow @DeerieldPTO on Instagram and join the Deerfield PTO Facebook Group (for members of the Deerfield Community only).


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