02/05/18Week of February 5th

Happy Birthday to You

 

We wish a Happy Birthday to the following students who are celebrating their birthdays this week at the Deerfield school:


Daniel Wasserman
Owen Zhang

 

Happy Half-Birthday to You

 

We wish a Happy Half-Birthday to the following students and staff members who will celebrate their birthdays during the month of August:

 

Jack Riley
Thomas Gerwig
Joseph Renzi
Antonio Ciampa
Jack Collins
Timothy Jessup
Shay Modi
Elissaios Schotland
Olivia Shea
Avery Medsker
Madeline Innis
Thomas Sibley
Caroline Gerber
Nia Simpson
Lucas Manning
Jillian Aeschliman
Sofia Perlovsky
An Pham
Victoria Thomas


Mrs. Solimine
Ms. Reed
Mrs. Marino
Ms. Bhide

 

 

Early-Release Day on Wednesday, February 7th

Wednesday, February 7th will be an early-release day for students. Students will be dismissed at 11:25am and lunch will not be served in school.

 

 

Valentine's Day

If your child is having a classroom celebration on or around Valentine’s Day, please make sure that any food items are approved by our School Nurse, Mrs. DeAngelis, at least two days prior to the event. She cannot safely approve food items the day of a classroom celebration.

 

If your child is bringing in cards for his/her classmates, please not include candy or food items. If candy or food is included with the cards, students will be instructed to not eat the items at school and bring them home unopened for parent approval.

 

WY&FS Structured Play Groups

The following message is from Westwood Youth & Family Services:

 

Dear School Partners,

 

We wanted let you know about openings for our upcoming 2nd/3rd grade Structured Play Group, which runs on Tuesdays starting next week February 6th. We are looking for at least three students to join this playgroup!

 

Do you know of a 2nd/3rd grade student who would enjoy a Structured Play Group? Perhaps they are interested in building friendships and meeting new students in Westwood, or they would benefit from practicing social skills in a small setting? There are several spots available, so a student could even sign up with a peer!

 

Although this group starts soon, we are happy to take students who register within the first couple of weeks. Please pass on the details below to any families who may be interested in this program. We also have additional openings for Kindergarten/1st grade groups listed below starting in March.

Thank you,
Nina

 

2nd/3rd Grade Structured Play Group

When:  Tuesdays 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM,  February 6 – April 3

Where:  Islington Community Center; 288 Washington Street

What:  These 8-week groups are designed to emphasize the continued development of adaptive social and conflict-resolution skills as well as self-esteem and social confidence. Organized play and drawing activities are used to reinforce weekly topics such as initiating & developing friendships, working cooperatively as a team, appropriate communication, decision-making, as well as appreciating one’s own strengths and the differences of others, etc.

Contact:  Nina Banozic, LICSW at (781) 320-1006 or nbanozic@townhall.westwood.ma.us

Register at: http://www.townhall.westwood.ma.us/yfs/programs_for_youth/programs_for_elementary_aged_residents/structured_play_group.htm

 

Kindergarten/1st Grade Structured Play Groups

Thursdays 4:00 – 5:00 PM, March 1 – April 26 at Hanlon Elementary
Wednesdays  4:00 PM – 5:00 PM,  March 14 – May 9 at Islington Community Center

What:  These 8-week groups are designed to emphasize the continued development of adaptive social and conflict-resolution skills as well as self-esteem and social confidence. Organized play and drawing activities are used to reinforce weekly topics such as initiating & developing friendships, working cooperatively as a team, appropriate communication, decision-making, as well as appreciating one’s own strengths and the differences of others, etc.

Contact:  Nina Banozic, LICSW at (781) 320-1006 or nbanozic@townhall.westwood.ma.us

Register at: http://www.townhall.westwood.ma.us/yfs/programs_for_youth/programs_for_elementary_aged_residents/structured_play_group.htm

 

 

Reminder: SEPAC Meeting (flyer)

Please read the attached flyer regarding the next SEPAC meeting on February 6th. The topic of that meeting will be Mental Health. A speaker from "Minding Your Mind" will share the presentation Just Talk About.

 

 

Reminder: Lost and Found

We have accumulated a large collection of items in our Lost and Found, including many articles of winter clothing. Please ask your child to check the Lost and Found for their missing clothing and/or please check the Lost and Found when you are at Deerfield.

 

Please check for items by Wednesday, February 14th. Any unclaimed articles of clothing will be donated to charity on Friday, February 16th. The Lost and Found is located near the main office in Deerfield.

 

 

School Committee Liaison

Deerfield's School Committee liaison for the 2017-2018 school year is Carol Lewis. Please feel free to contact Ms. Lewis if you have any questions or feedback to share regarding the Deerfield Elementary School or Westwood Public Schools. 

Carol Lewis, Chair
47 Ellis Street
781-329-2520
cswjlewis@gmail.com

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