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.

Forms & Documents

Principal's Message

Joshua C. Baumer, Principal


June 18, 2018


Dear Deerfield Students, Staff, and Families,


On Monday morning, the Deerfield community honored and celebrated our fifth-grade students at the Grade 5 Moving Up Ceremony. This event is always conjures up a mix of emotions for me. I feel pride in the accomplishments of our oldest students and in the skillful work of their teachers during their time at Deerfield. I feel gratitude for the leadership these students have contributed and for the support their families have provided our school. I feel sadness to see these students move on from Deerfield and excitement to hear what they will do in the future. And I feel a great deal of joy for the students, staff, and families that will return to Deerfield next and enthusiasm for the work we will continue to do together.


Thank you to our parents and families for all the time and attention you have given our school, staff, and students over the last ten months. Your generosity and support enriches the school experience for everyone. Thank you to the entire Deerfield staff for your individual contributions and for working so well as a team to make Deerfield such a special place to learn and grow. Our students are fortunate to have you in their lives. Thank you to our students for the Cooperation, Academic Excellence, Acceptance, Respect, Responsibility, and Effort you have demonstrated throughout the year. You are remarkable people who I am so lucky to work with and know.


I wish you all a restful and enjoyable summer! I look forward to beginning another terrific year together on Tuesday, September 4, 2018.








Joshua Baumer

Deerfield Elementary School
72 Deerfield Avenue
Westwood, MA 02090

781-326-7500 x8201


PTO Updates & Information



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!



Fourth PTO Meeting of the Year

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!



Board of Directors

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.



More Info about Your PTO

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.



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