04/04/22Week of April 4th


Thank You: Parent-Teacher Conference Dinner

Thank you so, so much to the Deerfield PTO and all Deerfield families for providing a delicious dinner to the Deerfield faculty prior to our evening parent-teacher conferences last Thursday. We are so grateful for your generosity and on-going support!



Westwood Public Library Survey

The Westwood Public Library has created a survey to gather information about how the library can best meet the needs of the Westwood community.


To access the library flyer, which includes the survey link, please click on the following link: Library Survey Flyer



Reminder: Early Release Day on Wednesday, April 6th

Next Wednesday, April 6th will be an early-release day for students. Parent-teacher conferences will be held in the afternoon. Students will be dismissed at 11:50am and we will not have lunch or afternoon recess in school.



Spring Parent-Teacher Conferences

The final round for spring parent-teacher conferences will be held on the afternoon of Wednesday, April 6th. Parent-teacher conferences can be held virtually or in-person. Please contact your child’s classroom teacher to schedule a spring parent-teacher conference, if you still need to do so. Thank you so much!



School Committee Meeting on Thursday, April 7th

The Westwood School Committee meeting for April will take place on Thursday, April 7th at 7:00pm. The meeting will be held in-person at the Westwood Public Library and will be streamed by Westwood Media Center through the following link: www.westwood.k12.ma.us/live



Deerfield Site Council and April Meeting

We are still looking for one more Deerfield parent to serve on the Deerfield Site Council this year. The Deerfield Site Council is a school advisory group that is composed of parents, teachers, and community members. The council members assist the principal in: 1) Adopting educational goals for the school that are consistent with local educational policies and statewide student performance standards, 2) identifying the educational needs of students attending the school, 3) reviewing the annual school building budget, and 4) discussing a school improvement plan.


The Deerfield Site Council meets monthly throughout the year. Our meetings are usually held on the second Monday of the month from 3:30pm - 4:30pm. Please contact Mr. Baumer if you are interested in serving on the Deerfield Site Council during the 2021-2022 school year.


Our next meeting will be held remotely on Monday, April 11th from 3:30pm - 4:30pm. All are welcome to attend.



No School on Friday, April 15th

All Westwood Public Schools will be closed on Friday, April 15th in observance of Good Friday. 



No School on April 18th - April 22nd

All Westwood Public Schools will be closed from Monday, April 18th through Friday, April 22nd for the April vacation.



Reminder: Spring 2022 MCAS Exams

The testing window for the Spring 2022 MCAS exams is March 28th - May 27th. Students in grades 3, 4, and 5 will take two English Language Arts exams and two Math exams. Students in grade 5 will also take two Science, Technology and Engineering exams. 


The MCAS testing begins at Deerfield during the week of April 4th. To access the draft schedule for all Spring 2022 MCAS testing sessions, please click on the following link: 2021-2022_Deerfield_MCAS Schedule_For Families



Daily Messages: Week of March 28th

To access Mr. Baumer's morning messages from last week, please click on the following links:



School Committee Liaison

Deerfield's School Committee liaison for the 2021-2022 school year is Carol Lewis. Please feel free to contact Ms. Lewis if you have any questions or feedback to share regarding the Deerfield Elementary School or Westwood Public Schools. 

Carol Lewis, Chair
47 Ellis Street

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