|Issue XXVII, APRIL 6, 2012
Leaps and Bounds
April 6, 2012
CALENDAR OF EVENTS:
Fri, Apr. 6 Good Friday, No School
Tues, Apr. 10 PTO Play, 7:00 p.m.
Wed, Apr. 11 Early Release, 11:25 Dismissal
Math League Competition
Thurs, Apr. 12 School Committee, 7:30 p.m.
April 16 - 20 School Vacation
Message from the Principal
Dear Deerfield Families,
Parents often ask how class placements are made and what role they may play in the process. This letter is meant to answer those questions and to explain the process that is used in Westwood's five elementary schools.
After April vacation the classroom teachers, special education teachers, specialists, psychologist, and I will begin the process of class placement for September 2012. We review information about each child's academic, social, and personal characteristics. We use that information to place each child with the teacher and classmates that will foster learning. Our primary goal is to assign each child to a classroom in which s/he can develop academically and socially.
If you have information about your child's learning needs that you would like to share, please send it to me in writing (letter or email) by April 27, 2012. If you are the parent of multiples (twins, triplets, etc), you may specify whether you want your children placed in the same class or different classes. Requests will not be accepted for specific teachers. Letters and emails that name a teacher will be discarded. I will copy the letters and emails I receive and distribute them to the placement team members for consideration. Please note that letters and emails are not kept from previous years since children change and grow and we make decisions based on current information.
Class assignments will be indicated on report cards mailed home in June. All class placements are final. Please contact me if you have any questions about the process.
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Pledge Leaders April 5
Pledge Leaders April 13
Pledge Leaders April 27
Deerfield School Principal
Art Night is just around the corner. This year Art night will be held on Wednesday, May 16. This is a fun event for the family and a great way to come in and view your children's art work. In order to make this night a success we need to call on a few parent volunteers to help come in and mat the art work that will be displayed. We will also be looking for volunteers to help set up the day of the event.If you are able to help please contact Monica Esposito, email@example.com
. We will put together a schedule for volunteers. We will also be looking for someone to co-chair the event next year. We thank you in advance for all your support.
Monica Esposito & Anne Marie Piemontese
Art Night Committee
SPECIAL THANK YOU'S.......
Big thank you to Andrea Yanoff , Emily Murphy, Suzanne Bellanger and Stephanie Wasserman for chairing the Science Fair. Everyone had a great time. We also want to thank all the parents and alumni who mentored the students last night.
Thank you to our hospitality committee for providing a great meal for the staff on Tuesday night. Pam Witherall, Michelle Mackin and Rachel Vanderydt.
Thank you to Lauren Dayton and Laurie DeStefano for another great session of mini-courses!
| YEARBOOK NEWS
The 2012 Deerfield yearbook is now on sale. Yearbooks can be ordered online through www.coffeepond.com for $23.50 through April 27th. Please do not place orders for 5th grade students- these will be provided as a gift from the PTO. If you have any questions - please contact Jennie Conway firstname.lastname@example.org.
Physical Education News
GREAT NEWS! Deerfield School raised $1,600 dollars for our Jump Rope for Heart fundraiser! Thank you all for making this fundraiser such a success! OOPS! Unfortunately, the American Heart Association had a major computer glitch and the names of all the Deerfield students were accidentally erased. The American Heart Association wants to be sure that all the students who participated in the fundraiser receive their gifts. If you can please send the name of your child, grade, and the amount she or he raised for the fundraiser to Ms. Wine (email@example.com), that would be wonderful. We apologize for any inconvenience that has caused and we will ensure that this does not happen again next year. Thanks for your cooperation.
Director of Wellness
Westwood Public Schools
Westwood, MA 02090
Attention 3rd Grade Parents...
On Tuesday, April 10th at 7:30 PM, the Westwood Historical Society will present a special event "A Typical 1800s School Day." The event will describe the Historical Society's Third Grade program, which is one of the most unique in the state. Irene Buonopane, who coordinates the program, will be the featured speaker. The lecture provides an opportunity for parents to learn what their children will experience when participating in this program.
FROM THE HEALTH OFFICE:
Students entering 6th grade at Thurston Middle School in the fall, need a current immunization and physical exam form delivered to the health office before school begins. Please check the Thurston Middle School Health Office website for immunization requirements. I am able to accept forms from current Deerfield 5th grade students until the last day of school in June. After that, you must bring all forms directly to the Thurston Middle School.
Please call the health office if you have any questions.
Patricia DeAngelis, RN, BSN, NCSN
72 Deerfield Avenue
Westwood MA 02090
781-326-7500, ext 8202
Bus Transportation Registration Available Online
We are excited about our online registration and payment process and hope that you find this system informative and easy to use.
If you are interested in Bus Transportation for your child next fall, please visit the Westwood Public Schools' website at www.westwood.k12.ma.us and click on the Bus Transportation button on the home page. After reading through the Frequently Asked Questions Page, you can complete a Registration form and pay online for transportation. A valid registration form and payment must be received by June 30th. There is no guarantee that a seat will be available after June 30th.
If you have any questions about registration, please contact the business office at firstname.lastname@example.org or at (781) 326-7500 x1343
Please note that parents registering students for transportation will need their child's Student ID number which can be found in several places: elementary school lunch invoices, middle school lunch cards, report cards or Westwood High School ID cards. Please make sure to enter the grade the student will be entering next fall.
Director of Business and Finance
Sign up online now for next fall!
Transportation rates will not be increasing for the upcoming year.
All applications with payment are due by
WESTWOOD PUBLIC SCHOOLS
NO NEED TO WAIT!
NO NEED TO WAIT!
| DEERFIELD LOGO WEAR
You can now purchase your Deerfield Logo Wear at the school anytime. Order slips can be printed out from the Deerfield website, /index.cfm?pid=10208 You can find it under The Bulletin in Forms and Publications. Please send completed order forms with payment to the school office "Attention PTO-Logo Wear". Any questions please contact Sheri Webb Tibbetts at email@example.com