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,
This week’s Announcements highlight several opportunities for community service at the Deerfield Elementary School. Supporting others is an integral part of the Deerfield culture. The Deerfield staff acknowledge and foster situations during which students are able to support one another academically and socially throughout each school day. We strive to instill in students the important understanding that we all play a role in the success of others and being helpful and supportive is one of our responsibilities as Deerfield community members.
We also believe that shared community service is a valuable experience that strengthens our Core Values of Cooperation, Acceptance, Respect, and Responsibility. In so many ways, we are a fortunate school community. The support of our district administration provides us with a wide-range of materials and resources that contribute to high-quality teaching and learning. The generous support of our parents and families enhances and enriches students’ learning experiences in so many ways. Demonstrating our own service to others and sharing community service with our students broadens their perspective and sends the message that we can all have a positive impact in the life of someone else.
I hope you and your children will consider participating in the Breast Cancer Awareness fundraiser, Halloween Costume drive, and/or make a donation for the Project Giving Kids Create the Change Day. There will be other community service opportunities throughout the school year. I also welcome any ideas, especially from our students, for ways to support the immediate and larger Deerfield community.
Thank you so much,
Deerfield Elementary School
72 Deerfield Avenue
Westwood, MA 02090
We would like to officially welcome you to the 2018-19 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 first meeting of the school year is scheduled for Tuesday, November 13th 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. 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.