Leaps and Bounds
May 4, 2012
CALENDAR OF EVENTS:
Mon. May 7 Gr. 5 MCAS - Math
Tues. May 8 Gr. 5 MCAS - Math
Wed. May 9 Gr. 3 MCAS - Math
Site Council Meeting , 3:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Thurs. May 10 Gr. 3 MCAS - Math
Gr. 2 Field Trip to Wheelock Family Theater, 8:45 - 1:30
Mon. May 14 Gr. 5 MCAS - Science
Tues. May 15 Gr. 5 MCAS - Science
K Parent Information Night 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Wed. May 16 Early Release, 11:25 a.m. dismissal
Intergenerational Program, 11:30 - 1:00
Art Night - 5:00 - 7:30 p.m.
Thurs. May 17 Gr. 4 MCAS - Math
No School - Kindergarten only
School Committee Meeting, 7:30 p.m.
Fri. May 18 Gr. 4 MCAS - Math
No School - Kindergarten only
Mon. May 21 3Casey visits Fisher School, 8:45 - 1:30
Tues. May 22 3Chen visits Fisher School, 8:45 - 1:30
Wed. May 23 Gr. 3 to Sturbridge Village, 8:45 - 2:30
Gr. 2 to Plimoth Plantation, 8:45 - 2:30
Talent Show Auditions, 2:45 - 4:15
Thurs. May 24 Gr. 5 Parent Information Night @ Thurston, 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Fri. May 25 Memorial Day Program, 8:45 a.m.
Message from the Principal
Hello Deerfield Families,
Can you remove a wart with duct tape? Is it possible to make ice cream in a plastic baggie? What are the characteristics of rocks and minerals? What happens when you keep an egg in vinegar for a week? Is it possible to shoot a homemade rocket across the entire Deerfield back field? These are only a few of the many interesting questions our young scientists explored in preparation for the Deerfield School PTO Science Fair. Just prior to April vacation, over nearly 60% of Deerfield students volunteered to participate in this annual Deerfield tradition. That is our highest participation rate yet! Parents, teachers, and students learned about a range of interesting topics while viewing the projects. I am pleased to report that all participants enjoyed the experience, learned a lot of interesting information, and shared some wonderfully creative projects.
I am very proud of all of our young scientists! Their enthusiasm for their projects and for science in general was evident. It was obvious that they invested a lot of time and energy into their work. Many adults and Deerfield alumni also invested a lot of time and energy into the Science Fair: Andi Yanoff, Emily Murphy, Stephanie Wasserman, Suzanne Bellanger, Deb and Tony Cautela, and Abby Homiller were the parents who organized, set-up, cleaned-up, worked the door, mentored young scientists, and ran the entire show. They spent hours coordinating the logistics of the event which would not have happened without their hard work. In addition, we had several Deerfield alumni who helped out. It was great to see Samantha Bartholomew, Derek Yanoff, Aram Donabed, Nina Piemontese, and Thomas Keith back at Deerfield. I hope to see them, and all of you and your children, at the next Deerfield Science Fair.
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Deerfield School Principal
The PTO Board is starting to plan for next year. Thank you to everyone who volunteered to chair and work our events this year, we couldn't do it without your help. We are in the process of accumulating a list of open positions for next year. Please watch for an email in the next few weeks. If you have any new ideas or suggestions please call or email one of us.
Important dates for the next few months:
May 16 Night of the Arts 5:30 -7:30pm
May 29 PTO Meeting 9:15am
June 1 School Walk A Thon and Family Picnic 5:15pm
June 7 Field Day
Night of the Arts, Wednesday May 16, 5:00 - 7:30
This year the PTO is combining our annual art night with a book fair. The following is what will be happening the night of the event.
Art Display - Every student of Deerfield will have one of their works of art displayed. Mrs. Schaffner has saved one or two works from every student throughout the year.
Raffle - A few local artists have donated works of art for us to raffle at our Night of the Arts. Be sure to purchase raffle tickets for your chance to take home one of these masterpieces.
Music - Various students will be on hand to entertain us with their musical talents.
As for the book fair, Best Book Fairs will be on hand to sell a wide variety of quality books for students of all grades, with many new titles. Books make wonderful gifts; and with the end of the school year quickly approaching, this is also a great opportunity to purchase a book for your child's classroom. Teacher wish lists will be available at the book fair.
We are going to need a few volunteers during the night. If you would like to help with the book fair please contact Megan Coppola email@example.com
. If you would like to help out with the art portion of the night please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
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PMC Kids Ride - Sunday June 10th - Who are you Riding For?
Registration is now open for Westwood's 5th annual PMC Kid's Ride Sunday, June 10th at 9 am at the Martha Jones School. Please visit kids.pmc.org/westwood
to register, pick your route and start your fundraising. Last year, turnout was again fantastic with 500 riders raising over $58K in the fight against cancer. Volunteer registration is also open and we welcome parents and teens 14+.
Building on the huge success of this year's WESC social and fundraiser, the WESC steering committee is looking ahead to next year's event. WESC fundraises on behalf of all five elementary schools. Thanks to your generous support, this year's event raised $55,000; these funds are given to each elementary school PTA/PTO to use as needed.
Please join us for the initial kick off meeting which will be held on Monday, May 21 at the Westwood Senior Center at 7:30 p.m. We're looking for individuals to serve on the following committees: publicity, auction solicitation, corporate sponsorship, event planning, ticket sales, and design/layout.
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.
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.
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Transportation rates will not be increasing for the upcoming year.
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| 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