10/305/16Week of October 31st

Happy Birthday to You


We wish a Happy Birthday to the following student and staff member who are celebrating their birthdays this week at the Deerfield School:


Declan Murphy


Mrs. Wallace


Wednesday, November 2nd is an Early-Release Day

Wednesday, November 2nd is an early-release day for students. Students will be dismissed at 11:25am and lunch will not be served.


PTO General Meeting on Monday, November 14th at 7:30pm

The second Deerfield PTO meeting is scheduled for Monday, November 14th from 7:30pm – 8:30pm. The meeting will be held in the Deerfield gymnasium. All are welcome to attend.


Picture Retakes on Tuesday, November 15th

On Tuesday, November 15th, the Coffee Pond Photographers will be at Deerfield to take school pictures for anyone who was absent on Picture Day. If you are not satisfied with your child's photo, Coffee Pond will retake his/her picture on this day, as well. If you would like your child's photograph retaken, please return the original package by Monday, November 14th. Please keep the class photo.


Opt Outside Scavenger Hunt at Hale (flyer)

The following message is from Eric Arnold, the Executive Director of Hale:


As Thanksgiving approaches, Hale is excited to offer a new event to local families: our self-guided Opt Outside Scavenger Hunt, in partnership with REI. I’m hoping you’ll help us get word out at the Deerfield School about this fun way to #OptOutside.


On Friday, November 25th, seven geocaches will be hidden among Hale’s 1,137 acres. Geocaches are small boxes that contain information or objects. They’re hidden and known only by their geographic coordinates, which can be entered into a GPS device or smartphone.


Participants will be encouraged to park at Cat Rock, where they’ll pick up a map, instructions, and learn the coordinates of the geocaches. As they find each cache, they’ll place a sticker on their map, will learn about natural features in the area, and can post photographs of their adventure on Instagram.


Even better? There’s a prize. For every cache a participant finds, she or he will receive one entry in a drawing for a Membership Beach Session Bundle, valued at $520. Membership Beach families enjoy swimming lessons, arts and crafts, boating, fishing, archery, cookouts, and more.


Thank you in advance for your support. We hope you’ll #OptOutside at Hale on November 25th, and that we see you many times before and after the holidays.


All the best,


Milton Academy Program for Grade 4 Students

We have three additional spots available for the Milton Academy Saturday Courses. Any fourth-grade parents who would like their child considered for this enrichment opportunity, please submit the nomination paperwork to the Deerfield office by this Friday, November 4th. 


If you have any questions about the Saturday Course or the nomination process, please contact Mrs. Miller or Mrs. Baumer.


Foundation for Westwood Education Annual Spelling Bee

Registration for the 2016 Annual Spelling Bee, hosted sponsored by the Foundation for Westwood Education, ends this Friday, November 4th. The Spelling Bee will take place on Friday, January 6th.


For more information and to register, please click on the following link: 21st Annual Spelling Bee 


Babson Men's Soccer Team Championship

The Babson College Men's Soccer Team finished their season this past Saturday with a 3-0 shutout to capture first-place in the League. They will host the NEWMAC Tournament Semifinals on Saturday, November 5th at 10:30am. The game will be held at Babson College.


If you are looking for something fun to do on Saturday, please consider cheering on the Babson Men's Soccer Team in their semifinal game.

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