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,
It seems like we have officially transitioned to late fall weather. The recent cold and rain have made our morning arrival and recess times a little tricky. Please make sure your children come to school with plenty of warm clothes and layers.
November parent-teacher conferences continue this week with our evening conferences scheduled from this Thursday, November 16th. As I shared in a previous Principal’s Message, parent-teacher conferences provide a very important opportunity for parents/guardians and educators to begin or continue the year-long conversation that supports a child’s academic, social, and emotional progress.
Deerfield’s Library, Music, Physical Education, and Art Specialists are available to meet with you to discuss how your child is doing in their classrooms. Our Library, Music, and Physical Education Specialists will be available during the evening conference times on Thursday, November 16th. Due to the fact that we share our Art Specialists with other elementary schools, they may not be available during those conference days and may need to suggest alternate times to meet. Please email the specialists directly to set-up a conference time.
Mrs. Krass (Library): firstname.lastname@example.org
Mrs. Saada-Smith (Music): email@example.com
Ms. Wine (Physical Education): firstname.lastname@example.org
Ms. Goodwin (Art-M, Fr): email@example.com
Ms. Lafave (Art-Th): firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you so much,
Deerfield Elementary School
72 Deerfield Avenue
Westwood, MA 02090
We would like to officially welcome you to the 2017-18 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 for the school year is on Thursday, November 29th 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 or one of your parent reps. 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.