09/23/19Week of September 23rd

Early Release Day on Wednesday, September 25th

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



Important Reminders Regarding Arrival Procedures

Our school day begins at 8:25am. At 8:20am, a bell rings and students to line-up for morning announcements before proceeding to their classrooms. Students who arrive between 8:05am-8:20am will begin their day on the playground where staff members supervise a morning arrival time. In the case of inclement weather, students will proceed to the gym during this time. Please do not drop your child off before 8:05am. We are not able to provide supervision of students prior to that time.


Students who arrive after 8:25am are tardy and must check-in at the main office before proceeding to their classrooms. Please make every effort to help your child arrive before our 8:25am start time.


Please do not park in the painted spaces in the traffic circle between 8:00am-8:30am. If you choose to walk your child to the playground, please park in an available parking space on the side of the school. The traffic circle is reserved for cars with students who will walk themselves to the playground.


If you arrive as one of our vans is dropping off Deerfield students in the traffic circle, please do not pass the vans or stop too close behind the vans. The vans need to have unobstructed access to the curb ramp.


Foundation for Westwood Education Board of Directors

The Foundation for Westwood Education is actively recruiting volunteers to serve on their Board of Directors. The Foundation for Westwood Education has been incredibly generous with their support of many enrichment opportunities, ongoing projects, and new initiatives at Deerfield and all of the Westwood Public Schools. We are truly grateful for their continuous generosity and support.


For more information regarding the Foundation for Westwood Education's volunteer opportunities, please click the following link: Foundation for Westwood Education Board Member Appeal Letter






Thank you for Outdoor Classroom Summer Care 

Thank you so much to the following Deerfield community members who volunteered their time over the summer to help tend to our Outdoor Classroom school garden.

Mingmei Cai
Lauren Collins
Tracey Garcia
Natsuko Kuwahara
Kristin Styer
Stacey Theofilou
Dan Thunberg
Zhan Xu
Christina Zinno


Thank you so much to Jennie Goossen for her ongoing care for our school garden and for sharing her immense skills and knowledge with our students and teachers.



Reminder: Deerfield Site Council Members and First Meeting

We are looking for one or 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 meets monthly throughout the year. Our meetings are usually held on Mondays from 3:00pm - 4:00pm. Please contact Mr. Baumer if you are interested in serving on the Deerfield Site Council during the 2019-2020 school year.


The first meeting of the Deerfield Site Council will take place on Monday, September 23th from 3:00pm – 4:00pm. The meeting will be held in the Deerfield office. To access the agenda for our first meeting, please click on the following link: Deerfield Site Council Agenda and Minutes-09/23/2019



Reminder: Curriculum Night: Thursday, October 3rd from
6:15pm - 8:15pm

The Elementary Curriculum Night will be held at Deerfield on Thursday, October 3rd. This event provides our students' parents and guardians with an opportunity to hear an overview of the year’s curriculum, see their child’s classroom, and ask general questions regarding the school year.


The schedule for the evening is as followed:

6:15pm - 7:00pm        Classroom presentations for grades K-2

7:00pm - 7:30pm        Principal’s Welcome in the gym for all grades

7:30pm - 8:15pm        Classroom presentations for grades 3-5 


Please follow this schedule for the entire evening. Classrooms will only be open during the scheduled presentation time.


This evening is for adults only. Babysitting will be provided during the event. Please let Mrs. Steverman (jsteverman@westwood.k12.ma.us) know if you need babysitting at Deerfield by Tuesday, October 1st.



Reminder: Coffee with District Administrators on Friday, October 4th

Join District Administrators on Friday, October 4th, at 9am at the Hanlon School to discuss your perspective on the district and your hopes and expectations for your child's experience in school. The coffee is open to all families in the Westwood Schools.


To access the flyer for this event, please click the following link: District Administrator Coffee Flyer


Reminder: Public Library Closing at 1PM on Wednesday, October 16th

The Westwood Public Library will close at 1:00pm on the Wednesday, October 16th for a special community event to honor Westwood Town Administrator, Mike Jaillet, and celebrate his upcoming retirement. 



School Committee Liaison

Deerfield's School Committee liaison for the 2019-2020 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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