05/23/22Week of May 23rd


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.



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



No School on Monday, May 30th

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



Deerfield Field Day: Monday, June 6th

The Deerfield Field Day is scheduled for Monday, June 6th (rain date: Monday, June 13th) from 9:00am - 12:00pm. Similar to previous years, we will have two Field Day play areas (Grades K-2 and Grades 3-5) on the Deerfield fields. Students will have a mid-morning popsicle break and Field Day will conclude with an all-school lunch (pizza, fruit, and water) from 11:30am - 12:00pm.



Deerfield STEAM Fair: Monday, June 6th

The rescheduled Deerfield STEAM Fair will take place on the afternoon of Monday, June 6th following Field Day and the all-school lunch.

  • Students will be invited to set up their STEAM Fair projects in the Deerfield gym at the end of the community picnic and art show on Friday, June 3rd. If they are not able to do that, then students will be able to set them up before school on Monday, June 6th or during morning arrival.
  • After Field Day in the morning and the all-school lunch, students will be asked to stand by their projects and family members will be invited to visit the STEAM Fair between 12:00pm - 1:00pm. After that, all classrooms will have a chance to visit the STEAM Fair before afternoon dismissal.
  • The day will end with an all-school recess from 2:30-3:00pm, supervised by all faculty and staff members, during which students can sign each other’s Field Day t-shirts.


Reminder: 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.



Reminder: 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 June 6th.


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



Daily Messages: Week of May 16th

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

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