05/16/22Week of May 16th


Thank You: Snack Cart

Thank you so much to the McDaniels family for all of the delicious snacks they provided last week! The Deerfield staff is so appreciative of your generosity and looks forward to these special treats each week!



School Committee Roundtable on Wednesday, May 18th

A School Committee roundtable forum will be held this Wednesday, May 18 from 7:00pm - 8:30pm in the Professional Development Room in the District Administration Office, located on the campus of Westwood High School. You may stop in at any time during the session and join the discussion with other members of the community. School Committee Vice Chair, Tony Mullin, and School Committee Clerk, Amanda Phillips, will be joined by Superintendent, Emily Parks.


If you would like to participate in the office hours session on Wednesday, please register using this Google Form.



Hanlon CommUnity Night on Wednesday, May 25th

The Hanlon School PTO has organized a CommUnity Night event, which will be held on Wednesday, May 25th. The Hanlon PTO has invited all members of the Deerfield school community. Boston Families of students who will be attending Hanlon in the fall through the METCO program expansion, have also been invited.


For more information, please click on the following link: Hanlon CommUnity Night



Early Release Day on Wednesday, May 25th

Next Wednesday, May 25th will be an early-release day for students. Students will be dismissed at 11:50am and we will not have lunch or afternoon recess in school.



No School on Monday, May 30th

All Westwood Public Schools will be closed on Monday, May 30th in observance of Memorial Day. 



Deerfield Art Show and Community Picnic

The Deerfield Art Show will be a gallery-style event that will take place during the week of May 31st. Family members are welcome to visit Deerfield before and after school during that week to enjoy the student artwork that will be displayed in our school hallways.


On Friday, June 3rd, we will have our end of the year Deerfield Community Picnic on the Deerfield fields beginning at 5:00pm. Family members are welcome to come inside the school and visit the Deerfield Art Show during the picnic, as well.



Inclusive Art Project in June

In celebration of Pride Month, this June all elementary schools in Westwood will be creating a temporary art installation on the fences that surround the playground areas at each school. This installation will include weaving hearts, rainbows, circles, words, and other symbols of inclusion into the fence to celebrate our inclusive, welcoming, and diverse Westwood School community. Deerfield students and staff will begin creating their art during the week of May 31st.


For more information about the inclusive art project, including an opportunity for Deerfield families to participate, please click on the following link: Inclusive Art Project Letter



Reminder: 2022-2023 WPS Calendar

The Westwood School Committee has approved the district calendar for the 2022-2023 school year. To access the calendar, please click on the following link: WPS SY23 Calendar



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. 


To access the 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 May 9th

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

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