10/02/17Week of October 2nd

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:

Evelyn Kelleher
Molly Crummet
Courtney Walsh
Deacon Pindel
Robert Popeo
Louisa Keith


Mrs. Saada-Smith
Mrs. Nesbitt



MCAS Schedule for Spring 2018 (draft schedule)

The Spring 2018 MCAS schedule has been created for the elementary schools. The testing period runs between April 2nd - May 25th. As with past years, the testing sessions for each grade-level have been spread out as equitably as possible.

Please be aware that this is a draft schedule and is subject to change. 



Lost and Found

We have accumulated several articles of clothing, mostly sweatshirts and jackets, in our Lost and Found. Please encourage your children to check for their lost items in the Lost and Found. We will donate unclaimed articles of clothing periodically throughout the school year.



PTO General Meeting on Wednesday, October 4th at 7:00pm

The first Deerfield PTO meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, October 4th from 7:00pm – 8:00pm. The meeting will be held in the Deerfield gymnasium. All are welcome to attend.



Deerfield Site Council

We are looking for two Deerfield parents 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 will meet 4-6 times throughout the year. Our meetings are usually held on Mondays from 3:00pm - 4:00pm. Please let me know if you interested in serving on the council or have specific questions about the meetings.



No School on October 9th

All Westwood Public Schools will be closed on Monday, October 9th in observance of Columbus Day.



Reminder: Baby Items Collection Drive

Between September 27th and October 3rd, we will be collecting baby items at the Deerfield school. Wendy Thurmond, Deerfield parent and Project Giving Kids board member, has organized the collection drive as a part of the Create The Change Day 2017, which will be held on October 8th. 


The following is a list of requested items for each grade:
Kindergarten: Bibs
First Grade: Baby Board Books
Second Grade: Baby Bottles
Third Grade: Baby Wash
Fourth Grade: Baby Lotion
Fifth Grade: Beginner Forks/Spoons

If you are able to donate, please place the donating items in the bin in the front lobby of Deerfield.



Reminder: Candy Drive (picture)

The following message is from the Wellesley Dental Group regarding their Annual Community Candy Drive:

All Westwood Schools are invited to join Wellesley Dental Group's 10th Annual Community Candy Drive to benefit the U.S. Troops serving overseas. From November 1st to November 8th, we will be collecting candy, handwritten notes and cards for our soldiers.


Our goal is to teach the kids lessons in giving by encouraging them to share their extra Halloween candy with our troops overseas. These sweet treats and the handwritten cards are a reminder of home for these soldiers, and a reflection of our gratitude. The packages will be sent via CarePacks, a non-profit organization, along with oral hygiene supplies.


We are inviting all schools and organizations to participate in our Press Event - November 9th at 10:00 am. Local media and photographers will capture your generous donation. Principals, faculty, parents, and students (with the permission of their teachers, of course) are welcome to attend.


To schedule a candy drop-off, please call (781-237-9071) or email us at candydrive@wellesleydentalgroup.com.


Let's keep this fun tradition going! Thank you!



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

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