10/01/18Week of October 1st

Happy Birthday to You

 

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

Anderson Styer
Evelyn Kelleher
Molly Crummet
Deacon Pindel
Robert Popeo

 

Mrs. Saada-Smith

 

 

Spring 2017 MCAS Results and Parent Reports

The Parent Reports containing Spring 2017 ELA and Math MCAS results will be mailed home on Wednesday, October 3rd. These reports will only be received by parents of current fourth and fifth grade students at the Deerfield School. 

 

Please let Mrs. Miller or Mr. Baumer know if you have not received the Parent Report by Tuesday, October 9th. Also, please let Mr. Baumer know if you have any questions about the report or would like to discuss your child's results.

 

 

No School on October 8th

All Westwood Public Schools will be closed on Monday, October 8th in observance of Columbus Day.

 

 

Early-Release Day on Wednesday, October 10th

Wednesday, October 10th will be an early-release day for students. Students will be dismissed at 11:25am and lunch will not be served in school.

 

 

Kindergarten Parent Workshop: Understanding Young Mathematicians on Wednesday, October 10th

We will be hosting a district-wide workshop for Kindergarten parents entitled, Understanding Young Mathematicians. Deerfield's Math Specialist, Julie Galante, will facilitate the workshop. The workshop will be held on Wednesday, October 10th from 9:15am - 10:30am and will take place in the Deerfield School cafeteria. 

 

For more information, please click on the following link: Kindergarten Parent Workshop: Understanding Young Mathematicians

 

 

Updated: PTO General Meeting on Tuesday, November 13th at 7:00pm

The first Deerfield PTO meeting has been rescheduled for Tuesday, November 13th from 7:00pm – 8:00pm. The meeting will be held in the Deerfield gymnasium. All are welcome to attend.

 

 

Reminder: WESTWOOD YOUTH & FAMILY SERVICES – UPCOMING PROGRAMS

 

FRIENDS NETWORK (flyer)

Who:  Westwood residents in 3rd, 4th and 5th grades

When:  November 2018 – April 2019, Wednesdays from 5:15 – 6:15 PM or 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM

Where:  Patricia Carty-Larkin Senior Center, 60 Nahatan Street

What:  The Friends Network program matches young Westwood residents with high school aged residents in 1:1 pairs that meet weekly to engage in games and activities in a relaxed setting. This is a great way for children to engage with a positive role model while forming a special friendship and having fun!

Contact:  Mary Ellen LaRose at (781) 320-1006 or mlarose@townhall.westwood.ma.us

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

 

GIRLS GROUP (flyer)

Who:  Westwood girls in 4th – 6th grade

When:  Fall 2018, Wednesdays from 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Where:  Islington Community Center

What:  These 12-week groups will focus on navigating friendships and cliques, avoiding peer pressure, managing bullying situations, and exploring topics such as body image, confidence and self-esteem.  We utilize art projects, videos and games to help reinforce these important topics in fun and creative ways!

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/girls_group.htm

 

STRUCTURED PLAY GROUPS (flyer)

Who:  Westwood residents in Kindergarten – 5th grade

When:  Fall 2018 – Spring 2019, one afternoon per week from 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Where:  Islington Community Center; Hanlon, Martha Jones, and Sheehan Extended Day programs

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

 

Nina Banozic, LICSW
Youth Services Counselor
Westwood Youth & Family Services
Islington Community Center
288 Washington Street
Westwood, MA 02090

P: 781.320.1006
F: 781.251.9360

 

 

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
781-329-2520
cswjlewis@gmail.com

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