11/07/22Week of November 7th


Deerfield Site Council

We are looking for one or two Deerfield parents 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. Our second meeting of the year will be on Monday, November 14th and will be held virtually. Please contact Mr. Baumer if you are interested in serving on the Deerfield Site Council during the 2022-2023 school year.


To access a draft agenda for the November meeting, please click on the following link: Deerfield's Site Council Agenda and Minutes_11/14/2022



School Committee Meeting: Wednesday, November 9th

The monthly School Committee meeting for November will be held on Wednesday, November 9th beginning at 7:00pm at Westwood High School.



Westwood Diwali Festival: Saturday, November 12th

Please read the following flyer about the Westwood Diwali Festival:


To access the flyer, please click on the following link: Diwali Festival Flyer



Safe Gun Storage Event: Wednesday, November 16th

The following message is from Deerfield's School Committee Liaison, Dori Parmelee:

Community members are encouraged to attend an upcoming program co-sponsored by Westwood Public Schools, Westwood Youth and Family Services and the Westwood Police Department. The community program will focus on the safe storage of guns and helping adults normalize conversations about gun safety. Held in collaboration with Everytown for Gun Safety, the program is scheduled for Wednesday, November 16th from 7PM – 8:15PM in the Wentworth Hall community room (273 Washington Street) and will include a presentation followed by Q&A and interactive discussion. 


For additional information, please click on the following link: Safe Gun Storage Flyer



WY&FS Winter Group Programming

The following message is from Youth Services Counselor, Shea Lonergan:

I am reaching out to share our Winter group programming for Kindergarten-5th graders through Westwood Youth and Family Services! We are currently accepting registrations for our Structured Play Groups, 8 week groups that focus on the development of positive social skills and self-esteem.


For more information about the groups, please click on the following link: Structured Play Groups Flyer


To register for a Structured Play Group, please click on the following links:



Reminder: WPS SEL Update

Please read the following letter from the Westwood Public Schools K-8 Social-Emotional Learning Coordinator, Dr. Donna Tobin.


To access Dr. Tobin’s letter, please click on the following link: WPS SEL Update for Families



Reminder: No School on Friday, November 11th

All Westwood Public Schools will be closed on Friday, November 11th for Veterans Day.



Reminder: Early Release Day on Wednesday, November 16th

Wednesday, November 16th will be an early-release day for students and the second day of fall parent-teacher conferences. Students will be dismissed at 11:50am and we will not have lunch or afternoon recess during the school day. Students are able to get lunch from school on early-release Wednesdays. They may stop by the cafeteria at dismissal and get a lunch to take home. If students are going to Extended Day, then they will have lunch at the Hanlon School when they arrive and do not need to get a lunch from the Deerfield cafeteria.



Reminder: Thanksgiving Recess

Students will be dismissed at 12:00pm on Wednesday, November 23rd and all Westwood Public Schools will be closed on Thursday, November 24th and Friday, November 25th for the Thanksgiving recess. In addition, there is no school for students on Monday, November 28th. This is a full day of professional development for all WPS faculty and staff.



School Committee Liaison

Deerfield's School Committee liaison for the 2022-2023 school year is Dori Parmelee. Please feel free to contact Ms. Parmelee if you have any questions or feedback to share regarding the Deerfield Elementary School or Westwood Public Schools. 

Dori Parmelee

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