09/09/19Week of September 9th

Early Release Day on Wednesday, September 11th

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



Welcome Back Community Picnic

The Deerfield Community Picnic will be held on Friday, September 13th from 5:00pm - 6:30pm. Pack a picnic dinner and gather on the fields behind the Deerfield school to celebrate the new school year. There will also be pizza available to purchase. All staff members, students, and families are invited to this community event. 



SEPAC Back to School Popsicle Social

The Westwood Special Education Parent Advisory Council is hosting a Back to School Popsicle Social on Sunday, September 15th from 2:00pm - 4:00pm. This event will be held on the playground at the Downey Elementary School. All families are welcome! Please read the attached flyer for more details.


To access the flyer, please click on the following link: Back to School Popsicle Social Flyer



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.



Bus Code of Conduct

This week, all Deerfield students who ride the school bus in the morning and/or afternoon will bring home the Deerfield Bus Code of Conduct. This document states the Expected and Never Allowed bus behaviors, as well as the sequence of consequences students earn if Never Allowed behaviors occur. Once you have reviewed the behaviors and consequences with your child, please sign the Code of Conduct and return it to school. Thank you for your support in helping to ensure that our bus rides are safe for all students.


To access the document, please click on the following link: Deerfield Bus Code of Conduct 



Deerfield School Dismissal Form

The Deerfield School Dismissal Form is intended to help make sure our daily dismissal is safe and smooth for all students. If you have not done so already, please complete and return the form to Mrs. Steverman by Friday, September 13th. Please also make sure Mrs. Steverman has an accurate and updated dismissal schedule for your child throughout the school year.


To access the form, please click on the following link: Deerfield School Dismissal Form



Thank You So Much!

Thank you so much to Liz Spellman, Sachiyo Unger, and the entire Deerfield PTO for providing a delicious breakfast for our teachers on Wednesday, August 28th. This was the first official day back for teachers and having breakfast together was such a nice way to reconnect with each other and kick-off the year. We truly appreciate your generosity and ongoing support!



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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