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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.

Principal's Message


November 25, 2019



Dear Deerfield Staff and Families,


As we near Thanksgiving and the upcoming winter holidays, I anticipate many fun seasonal celebrations will be scheduled in classrooms. We will also have many additional classroom celebrations of learning through the remainder of the school year. Often times, these celebrations include special snacks for our students. Our School Nurse, Mrs. Cucchi, and I have been discussing the challenges associated with having food in the classrooms. It is important that we manage the foods students are eating as carefully as possible to ensure students with life threatening food allergies are safe. To help with this important effort, we are implementing and/or continuing the following three procedures:


  • Allergy Letter: If a student in a classroom has a life threatening food allergy, all families will receive this allergy letter from Mrs. Cucchi at the beginning of the school year. 




Mrs. Cucchi and I are happy to answer any questions you may have about these documents and procedures. We are also happy to talk them through with you and/or make adjustments to make them more effective. 



Thank you so much,




Joshua Baumer
Deerfield Elementary School
72 Deerfield Avenue
Westwood, MA 02090
781-326-7500 x8201
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Forms & Documents

PTO Updates & Information


We would like to officially welcome you to the 2019 - 2020 School Year!


Be on the lookout for your Deerfield PTO Welcome Packet, which is mailed home in late August.  


The Welcome Packet includes lots of useful information about the PTO, including: 

  • A listing of your PTO Board Members
  • A Tentative Calendar of PTO Events
  • A Financial Snapshot from the 2018-19 School Year
  • Your PTO Family Information and Dues Form (Due September 13th)

An electronic version of these documents can be found in the Digital Backpack section of our new AtoZ Connect Online Portal.

We are looking forward to another wonderful school year together!


First PTO Meeting of the Year

Our first meeting of the school year is scheduled for Wednesday, October 23 at 7:00 pm.  Please join us in the Deerfield Gym for this meeting. All are welcome. Hope to see you there!


More Info about Your PTO

To learn more about your PTO, please visit the PTO section of the website and join the Deerfield PTO Facebook Group (for members of the Deerfield Community only).


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