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.
Dear Deerfield Community,
For this week’s Principal’s Message, I would like to repost a message I shared earlier this month regarding our daily arrival and dismissal procedures for students.
Our school day officially ends at 3:10pm each day. If you are picking your child up in a car at the end of the day, please do not arrive in the front circle prior to 3:05pm. We cannot begin dismissing students until 3:10pm and need to avoid cars blocking the flow of traffic on Deerfield Avenue.
Our goal is to get all students dismissed and safely to their cars, as quickly as possible. Typically, our dismissal takes approximately 15 minutes from start to finish. If you are able to arrive between 3:10pm - 3:15pm, that would be really helpful in preventing our front circle from filling up and causing a back-up onto Deerfield Avenue.
Here are a few reminders that will help arrival and dismissal run smoothly and safely:
- Please have a placard with your child’s name, grade, and homeroom teacher clearly displayed in the dashboard or passenger’s side window.
- Please pull forward as far as you can go.
- Please stay in your cars the entire time, if possible. We are happy to help open doors and buckle students’ seat belts.
- Please do not pass the cars in front of you. If there are no students actively getting in or out of a car, then Mr. Baumer or a staff member will stand on the outside of the parked car and wave you past to move the process along as quickly as possible. However, please do not pass a car unless you are directed to do so
Thank you for your support, cooperation, and understanding.
Be kind. Work hard. Have fun!
Deerfield Elementary School
72 Deerfield Avenue
Westwood, MA 02090
The Deerfield PTO Welcomes Students, Families, and Staff to the 2022-2023 School Year!
We are looking forward to a fun year ahead!
Once again, we will be using our Deerfield School Membership Toolkit Website (https://deerfieldschool.membershiptoolkit.com/) to share the most up to date information on PTO events, fundraisers, volunteer opportunities, and more throughout the school year.
Please visit the site to update your family information.
More Info about the Deerfield PTO
For additional information about your PTO, please visit the PTO section of the Deerfield Website.
To stay up to date on the latest events and activities visit our Deerfield Membership Toolkit Website, follow @DeerieldPTO on Instagram and join the Deerfield PTO Facebook Group (for members of the Deerfield Community only).
Email us at DeerfieldPTO@westwood.k12.ma.us.
The Deerfield School PTO is a tax-exempt organization under the Internal Revenue Code Section 501(c)(3). Our ID number is 04-3394630.