Message from the Principal
Hello Deerfield Families,
One of the benefits of being in a small school is that we can create opportunities for all of our students to interact in positive ways. I am excited to let you know about a new Student Council initiative that brought our students together and supported people in need during the holiday season.
On Monday, the entire school met in the Deerfield gym to participate in the Cards Because We Care project. The Student Council officers, committee members, and advisors developed the project as a way to help people in need during the holidays and bring our school community together. Classes were paired and worked together on cards for specific groups of people. The card recipients were identified by members of the Student Council. Here are the groups the students made cards for and the students who worked together to make the cards:
1K and 5H made cards for Boston Children's Hospital
1S and 5G made cards for Ellis Nursing Home
KG and 4UT Westwood Senior Center, Meals on Wheels, and Food Pantry
KB and 4S made cards for Franciscan Children's Hospital
3C and 2M made cards for Dana Farber
3CC and 2H made cards for 1/182 infantry battalion of the Massachusetts Army National Guard stationed at FOB Phoenix, Afghanistan
I really enjoyed seeing the students work together on such a worthwhile project. Our Student Council worked diligently to organize this event that will make many people happy. I hope that Cards Because We Care becomes a Deerfield holiday tradition.
Deerfield School Winter Concert
This week we also enjoyed the annual Winter Concert. Ryan Polansky played Deck the Halls on his violin and our 5th grade chorus sang a number of seasonal songs. The students dressed-up for the event and the looked and sounded wonderful. I want to thank the students for their effort and excellent performance, Mrs. Saada-Smith for preparing them and conducting the concert, and Miss Chen for accompanying on piano.
The staff and I want to thank the PTO and Deerfield parents who dropped off treats for us to enjoy. I loved eating the cookies, fruit, cupcakes, and other goodies. We appreciate your thoughtfulness, generosity, and culinary talents. Thank you!
2011 MCAS Dates
Tuesday March 20Grade 4Long Composition*
Wednesday March 21Grade 5ELA
Thursday March 22Grade 5ELA
Monday March 26Grade 4ELA
Tuesday March 27Grade 4ELA
Thursday March 29Grade 3ELA
Grade 4Long Composition make-up*
Friday March 30Grade 3 ELA
Monday May 7Grade 5Math
Tuesday May 8Grade 5Math
Wednesday May 9Grade 3Math
Thursday May 10Grade 3Math
Monday May 14Grade 5Science
Tuesday May 15Grade 5Science
Thursday May 17Grade 4Math
Friday May 18Grade 4Math
*The dates for the 4th grade Long Composition test and re-test are determined by the state. Students who miss other scheduled tests will make them up on days when they return.
Deerfield School Principal