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,
I hope you are all enjoying this beautiful fall weather we are having!
As we near the end of the 2016-2017 school year, I am finding time to reflect on the work we have done this year and the areas of focus for work we will engage in during the 2017-2018 school year.
At the beginning of this school year, I shared that one of our main areas of focus would be clearly defining the behavioral standards we hold for ourselves as a community. Our Deerfield Core Values: Cooperation, Academic Excellence, Acceptance, Respect, Responsibility, and Effort convey the importance of both personal behavior and the need to consider the needs of others in our actions. From these Core Values, I have drafted a collection of Community Standards that help to define what these Core Values look like when we are truly living them as a community.
Here are links to the three documents that I drafted last summer and shared with the Deerfield community this fall related to this work:
During the 2017-2018 school year, we will continue our work toward the goal of maintaining and strengthening a school environment in which all students are safe and all students can learn. I look forward to sharing the plan for this work with the Deerfield community in the fall. I thank you in advance for your continued partnership in keeping Deerfield a special place where all students can learn and grow.
Thank you so much,
Deerfield Elementary School
72 Deerfield Avenue
Westwood, MA 02090
It’s Almost April! The weather is warming, clocks have sprung forward, and your PTO has many events and fundraisers coming up!
We are currently seeking nominations to fill four board positions that will open up as of 6/30/2017. To nominate someone you think would be great (including yourself!), speak to one of your parent reps or a board member. You can also click the button below to submit your nomination. We will confirm with all nominees that they are prepared to serve before adding them to the slate of candidates. New board members will be voted into office at the May meeting.
|Volunteer Coordinator (2016-18)
|Volunteer Coordinator (2017-19)
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 or one of your parent reps. We hope that many members of the Deerfield community will consider being part of this rewarding experience.
We have a number of Spring events and fundraisers coming up. We will need volunteers to help out either on the day of an event or with preparations for an event. Shifts range from 1-2 hours on a given day.
- Field Day: 6/1 (tentative)
- Art Night: 6/9
To learn more about all our upcoming 1-day event volunteer opportunities, click the button below.
Our last meeting for the school year is on Monday, May 22 at 7:30 pm. Please join us in the Deerfield Cafeteria to learn more about:
- An update from Mr. Baumer
- PTO Board Member Nominations & Election
- Updates on PTO Initiatives including: Art Night, Year-End Family Picnic, Field Day Our First Annual Book Fair, Original Works Fundraiser, Parent Tailgate Social, and more.
Hope to see you there!
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.
Email us at DeerfieldPTO@westwood.k12.ma.us.