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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.

Forms & Documents

Principal's Message

Joshua C. Baumer, Principal


September 16, 2019



Dear Deerfield Families and Staff,


It was a pleasure seeing so many of you on Friday evening at our Welcome Back Community Picnic. Thank you to the PTO board and parent volunteers for organizing this wonderful community event. It was the perfect way to kick off the school year together.


Last Monday, we began this week with an all school assembly, during which we discussed Deerfield’s Core Values: Cooperation, Academic Excellence, Acceptance, Respect, Responsibility, and Effort. Our fifth-grade students sat in chairs during our assembly and served as models for how to behave when we come together as a school community. Several of our fifth-grade leaders volunteered to help us understand what our core values mean and how we can demonstrate our core values throughout each school day. We are fortunate to have a class of fifth-grade leaders to set a positive example for all of our students. To access the presentation slide deck for our assembly, please click the following link: Deerfield Core Values-All School Assembly-2019-2020


We care deeply about our core values at Deerfield. They help guide how we act and how we treat each other. As Deerfield students, staff members, and families, the Expected and Never Allowed behaviors ensure that Deerfield remains a school where every student is safe and every student can learn. These are the two most important goals for us to achieve as a school community. I encourage you to discuss these behaviors and our core values with your children. Help them recognize specific ways they stay safe and learn throughout the school day. In addition, help them identify how they can support and promote the safety and learning of all students by living our core values throughout the school year. Finally, as you send your children off to school each day, consider sending them with with what has become my favorite daily mantra: Be kind. Work hard. Have fun! 


Thank you so much,





Joshua Baumer

Deerfield Elementary School
72 Deerfield Avenue
Westwood, MA 02090

781-326-7500 x8201


PTO Updates & Information


We would like to officially welcome you to the 2019 - 2020 School Year!


Be on the lookout for your Deerfield PTO Welcome Packet, which is mailed home in late August.  


The Welcome Packet includes lots of useful information about the PTO, including: 

  • A listing of your PTO Board Members
  • A Tentative Calendar of PTO Events
  • A Financial Snapshot from the 2018-19 School Year
  • Your PTO Family Information and Dues Form (Due September 13th)

An electronic version of these documents can be found in the Digital Backpack section of our new AtoZ Connect Online Portal.

We are looking forward to another wonderful school year together!


First PTO Meeting of the Year

Our first meeting of the school year is scheduled for Wednesday, October 9th at 7:00 pm.  Please join us in the Deerfield Gym for this meeting. All are welcome. Hope to see you there!


More Info about Your PTO

To learn more about your PTO, please visit the PTO section of the website and join the Deerfield PTO Facebook Group (for members of the Deerfield Community only).


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