10/22/18Week of October 22nd

Early-Release Day on Wednesday, October 24th

Wednesday, October 24th will be an early-release day for students. Students will be dismissed at 11:25am and lunch will not be served in school.



Deerfield Site Council

We are still looking for one Deerfield parent to serve on the Deerfield Site Council this year. The Deerfield Site Council is a school advisory group that is composed on parents, teachers, and community members. The council members assist the principal in: 1) Adopting educational goals for the school that are consistent with local educational policies and statewide student performance standards, 2) identifying the educational needs of students attending the school, 3) reviewing the annual school building budget, and 4) discussing a school improvement plan.


The Deerfield Site Council meets monthly throughout the year. Our meetings are usually held on Monday's from 3:00pm - 4:00pm. Please contact Mr. Baumer if you are interested in serving on the Deerfield Site Council during the 2018-2019 school year.


The second meeting of the Deerfield Site Council will take place on Monday, October 29th from 3:00pm – 4:00pm. The meeting will be held in the Deerfield office. To access the meeting agenda, please click the following link: Deerfield Site Council Agenda and Minutes-10/29/2018



WY&FS Holiday Giving Program (Holiday Giving Program Flyer)

The following message is from Westwood Youth & Family Services:


We are pleased to announce that planning has begun for our Holiday Giving Program.  Having taken place since 1999, this is a confidential process in which gifts are donated to Westwood families who may not be financially able to purchase gifts on their own for the holidays. 


The Holiday Giving program is open to any resident of Westwood with children between birth to 18 years old, with no requirements as to the level of the need.  If a Westwood family identifies themselves to us as being in need of this program, we will include them.


If a family is interested in registering for the program they need to contact us directly at  youth@townhall.westwood.ma.us or 781-320-1006. The deadline to register is Friday, November 2nd.  


Here’s a link to a short promotional video that WestCAT produced on the program: WY&FS Holiday Gift Giving Video



Babson College Youth Day

Thanks to the McHugh family, The Babson Men's Soccer Team has provided soccer clinics to Deerfield students during our recess periods over the past several years. This Saturday, October 27th, several WPS students will be recognized at the beginning of the men's soccer game. The game begins at 2:00pm and will be held at MacDowell field.



Reminder: 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.



Reminder: 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!



Reminder: 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.



Reminder: 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.



Reminder: 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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