Our Core Values
The Deerfield community is one that truly cares about all students, families, and staff members. We strive to align our actions and behaviors with the following core values: Cooperation, Academic Excellence, Acceptance, Respect, Responsibility, and Effort. Forming the acronym CARE, our core values help us create an environment in which all students can learn and grow.
Joshua C. Baumer, Principal
Dear Deerfield Families and Staff,
In a recent Principal’s Message, I shared several of the safety measures we have in place at Deerfield and across the entire Westwood Public Schools district. We review our safety measures and practice safety protocols with students and staff members throughout the school year. This helps us develop a common understanding of our safety measures and consistent implementation for when and how our safety protocols are followed.
I want to make you aware of new signs we have placed on some of the exterior doors. The signs reflect the protocols we have in place for guests visiting during the school day and will help ensure those protocols are followed consistently by members of the Deerfield community and visitors to the Deerfield school.
On the exterior doors by the outdoor classroom and on the doors to the playground, we have placed a new sign that reads, “This is not an entrance. All visitors must enter and exit through the front door of the school.” On the inside front door of the school, we have placed a sign that reminds visitors to press the call button for assistance from the main office staff and to sign in upon arrival. We have also added a reminder that read, “Please note: Students and faculty members are not permitted to open the doors for visitors.”
Please let me know if you have any questions about any of our school safety measures. I appreciate your cooperation and continued support.
Thank you so much,
Deerfield Elementary School
72 Deerfield Avenue
Westwood, MA 02090
We would like to officially welcome you to the 2017-18 School Year!
During the last week of August, your Deerfield PTO Welcome Packets are mailed home.
The Welcome Packet includes lots of useful info about your PTO including:
- Your PTO Mission Statement
- A listing of your PTO Board Members and Parent Reps
- Meeting Dates
- Tentative Calendar of PTO Events
- A breakdown of PTO Per Pupil Spending & Funding Sources
- A Financial Snapshot of the 2016-17 School Year
- Your PTO Membership Form (Due September 15th)
To access an electronic version of these documents, click HERE.
We are looking forward to another wonderful school year together!
Our fourth and final meeting for the school year is scheduled for Monday, May 21st at 7:00 pm. Please join us in the Deerfield Gym for this meeting. All are welcome.
Hope to see you there!
The Board of Directors provides the leadership and management to ensure that the PTO consistently achieves its goals and that it remains financially solvent. The Board of Directors is comprised of parent volunteers in the following positions:
- 2 Co-Chairs (First and Second-Year Chair)
- 1 Treasurer (plus an Treasurer-in-Training as necessary)
- 2 Secretaries (Communications & Recording)
- 2 Volunteer Coordinators (Lead & Assistant)
Members of the Board of Directors serve a two-year term with the terms of volunteers in each function overlapping by 1 year. For example, in any given year, the board will have one Chair in the second year of his/her tenure and another in his/her first year. Terms run July 1-June 30.
For a full description of the Executive Board including specific job descriptions, please click here. If you have more questions feel free to reach out to a current member of the board or one of your parent reps. We hope that many members of the Deerfield community will consider being part of this rewarding experience.
To learn more about your PTO, please visit our Welcome Packet and the PTO section of the website which includes information about how to Get Involved, Keep In Touch, and Support Your PTO.
Email us at DeerfieldPTO@westwood.k12.ma.us.