10/03/22Week of October 3rd


No School: Wednesday, October 5th

All Westwood Public Schools will be closed next Wednesday, October 5th for Yom Kippur.



No School: Monday, October 10th

All Westwood Public Schools will be closed on Monday, October 10th for Columbus Day.



Curriculum Night Photo

We have added a beautiful new photograph to the homepage of the Deerfield website. It shows the gorgeous sunset over the Deerfield School at the start of our recent Curriculum Night. Thank you so much to current Deerfield parent, Trevor Laubenstein, for taking the photo and sharing it with us. Thank you to former Deerfield parent and professional photographer, Rick Bern, for helping to crop and enhance the photo for the website.



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 first meeting of the year will be on Monday, October 17th 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.



School Picture Day: October 13th

Deerfield's School Picture Day will be held on Thursday, October 13th. The order form for school pictures was sent home with students last week.



School Committee Meeting: Thursday, October 13th

The monthly School Committee meeting for October will be held on Thursday, October 13th beginning at 7:00pm at Westwood High School.



PTO Trunk-or-Treat Event: Friday, October 21st

The Annual Deerfield Trunk-or-Treat will be held on Friday, October 21st at 5:00pm. This is a wonderful Deerfield community event. Volunteers decorate the trunks of their cars and Deerfield students and families are invited to wear costumes and trick-or-treat in the parking lot behind the Deerfield School. 


If you are interested in decorating a trunk, please click on the following link: Deerfield School Membership Toolkit



Reminder: Curriculum Night Resources

It was such a pleasure to see so many of our Deerfield family members at Curriculum Night last week. If you were unable to make it to Curriculum Night, I encourage you to reach out to your child's teacher to receive any information that was shared during the classroom presentation.


In addition, here are some resources that were shared during Curriculum Night and will help orient you to the Deerfield School and/or the 2022-2023 school year:



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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