10/15/18Week of October 15th

Happy Birthday to You


We wish a Happy Birthday to the following students and staff members who are celebrating their birthdays this week at the Deerfield School:


James Moses
Patrick Otey
Bridget Sullivan


Mrs. DeAngelis
Dr. Atkinson



Outdoor Classroom: Request for Leaves

The Outdoor Classroom needs your help!  Leaves are an important part of our composting program at Deerfield. We combine leaves with plant material from the garden, as well as some fruit and vegetable leftovers from snacks.  The combination of these materials allows our compost to work most effectively and efficiently.  As you are raking (and raking…and raking) your leaves this fall, would you consider donating one or more of your leaf bags to the Outdoor Classroom?  As the finished compost will be used in our vegetable beds, we’re asking for leaves to come from lawns that have not been treated with pesticides or herbicides (including tick and mosquito repellant).  You may drop your leaf bags off at any time in the Outdoor Classroom, or a parent volunteer will be happy to pick them up for you at your convenience.  


If you have any questions, please contact Jennie Goossen at jennie.goossen@gmail.com or DeerfieldOC@westwood.k12.ma.us.



Breast Cancer Awareness Fundraiser

The Deerfield Community is having a Breast Cancer Awareness fundraiser during the month of October. We are selling pink ribbons for $1 during each lunch from through Thursday, October 25th. The donations will go to the Susan G. Komen organization. On Friday, October 26th, we invite students and staff members to show their support by wearing their ribbons and pink clothing. Thank you for your support.



Deerfield Monster Dash on Saturday, October 27th (Monster Dash Flyer)

If you have not done so already, please sign up for the Deerfield Monster Dash. This fun community event will be held on the track around the Deerfield fields on Saturday, October 27th. Please plan to arrive at 4:15pm on race day. 


Please read the attached flyer for more information about registering for this event.



Halloween Costume Drive (Halloween Costume Drive Flyer)

Fourteen years ago, a Westwood family bean a Halloween Costume Drive to help children in need. The first year, 25 children received costumes. Through the generous support of our town, 12,000 children, who would not have been able to dress up for Halloween, have had the chance to do so. There are many more children waiting for costumes. Here's how you can make a child smile this Halloween.


Between now and October 28th, bring in a gently used costume labeled in a bag or ask your child to help you choose a new costume for another child who wished for one. Place the costume in one of the bins at any Westwood Public School or at 42 Partridge Drive. All costumes will be distributed throughout the state based on need. For all the children who will smile this year because of your generosity, thank you!



Create the Change Day Donation Opportunity (Project Giving Kids Flyer)

Deerfield parent, Wendy Thurmond, is helping with the Project Giving Kids Create the Change Day in Boston again this year. In the past, the Deerfield community has been so generous in helping collect items to be distributed to those in need.


This year we are collecting for The Jared Box Project. The goal of The Jared Box Project is to lift the spirits of children in the hospital by giving them special boxes filled with little toys and games. The boxes symbolize the importance of play and are filled with well wishes, hope, and love. Please read the attached flyer for more information regarding the donation items. We will be donating items at Deerfield through Friday, November 2nd.



SEPAC Event on November 6th (SEPAC Event Flyer)

The next SEPAC event will be held on November 6th. The topic of the event is scheduled to be the Massachusetts Anti Bullying law. Please read the attached flyer for more information.



Judge Baker Children's Center Speaker Series on November 8th (Judge Baker Children's Center Speaker Series Flyer)

The Judge Baker Children's Center will be sponsoring an event for parents and caregivers entitled Limit Setting in the Age of Technology: Effective Strategies for Kindergarten through 8th Grade. The event will be held in the Westwood High School Little Theater on Thursday, November 8th from 7:00pm - 8:00pm. Please read the attached flyer for more information.



School Committee Liaison

Deerfield's School Committee liaison for the 2018-2019 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

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