We are currently seeking volunteers to fill three upcoming vacancies for the 2018-19 school year.  In order to keep your PTO running smoothly and hitting its goals to support our kids, we need to fill vacancies for:


  • Act as a liaison between the board and the Deerfield Principal.
  • Ensure that the activities of the PTO are aligned to the goals our Principal has set for the school.
  • Work with your Co-Chair and the board to develop and oversee annual plan of fundraising events and activities to meet fundraising and community-building goals.


Recording Secretary

  • Prepare & circulate meeting agendas & minutes
  • Maintain updated calendar of PTO events 
  • Maintain updated PTO pages on Deerfield website (most updated annually)
  • Shadow and assist the Communications Secretary to learn the ropes for year 2 of term


Volunteer Coordinator

  • Connect with parents who express interest in volunteer opportunities on their PTO membership form to help them find a position that best fits their skills and situation
  • Create and update online signups to support Committee Chairs with committee and event volunteer recruitment
  • Lead volunteer recognition and appreciation
  • Shadow and assist the current Volunteer Coordinator to learn the ropes for year 2 of term


New Board members will be voted into office at our May Meeting. 


For a full description of the PTO Board and a description of each position, please see our PTO Board Handbook.  If you are interested in learning more about one of these positions, please email us at DeerfieldPTO@westwood.k12.ma.us or reach out to a member of the board or a parent rep.


2018-19 PTO Board Members

Co-Chair (2017-19)  Carolyn Aeschliman
Co-Chair (2018-20)   VACANT
Treasurer  Liza Gerber
Tax Treasurer  Maureen Preskenis
Communications Secretary (2017-19)  Jennifer Levering
Recording Secretary (2018-20)   VACANT
Volunteer Coordinator (2017-19)  Kerry Capodilupo
Volunteer Coordinator (2018-20)   VACANT


Image and link to nominate someone for the Deerfield PTO.


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.



Parent Representatives

Each grade level at Deerfield has a Parent Representative to the PTO whose role is to facilitate communication and broaden family involvement.


To this end, Parent Reps will:

  • Attend PTO Meetings (4 per year)
  • Facilitate communication between the PTO and Parents
  • Organize Deerfield Family Picnics
  • Help organize parent volunteers for PTO events, including grade specific enrichment events such as author or museum visits
  • Serve on at least one committee (e.g. Deerfield Directory, Art Night, Science Fair, etc)


Have a question about a volunteer opportunity?

Email us at DeerfieldPTO@westwood.k12.ma.us.

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