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Our Core Values

The Deerfield community is one that truly cares about all students, families, and staff members. We strive to align our actions and behaviors with the following core values: Cooperation, Academic Excellence, Acceptance, Respect, Responsibility, and Effort. Forming the acronym CARE, our core values help us create an environment in which all students can learn and grow.

Principal's Message


October 21, 2019



Dear Deerfield Families and Staff,


Our first General PTO meeting of the year was scheduled for this Wednesday, October 23rd at 7:00pm. Instead of holding that meeting, we are encouraging Deerfield parents to attend the first Elementary Building Project Community Forum. This is one of two opportunities to hear the Initial Information Presentation and participate in a Feedback Session


During this forum, Superintendent Parks will review the School Building Project process and share a “current status” update. You will have an opportunity to meet the design team, including the Project Manager and Architect. Finally, you will have an opportunity to participate in small break-out groups to discuss project priorities. The Elementary Building Project will help Westwood Public Schools modernize our schools and enhance student learning. Sharing information about the project and gathering input from the community is an important part of the process. 


The Elementary Building Project Community Forum will be held this Wednesday, October 23rd at 7:00pm in the cafeteria at Thurston Middle School. A second Initial Information Presentation and Feedback Session Community Forum will be held on Monday, November 4th at the same time and location. Participants can attend either session.


At 6:45am, prior to the Community Forum, we will hold a brief PTO meeting to share some Deerfield-specific information and hold a procedural vote for the PTO Executive Board. This meeting will also be held at Thurston Middle School. We look forward to seeing you on Wednesday evening.



Thank you so much,





Joshua Baumer
Deerfield Elementary School
72 Deerfield Avenue
Westwood, MA 02090
781-326-7500 x8201
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Forms & Documents

PTO Updates & Information


We would like to officially welcome you to the 2019 - 2020 School Year!


Be on the lookout for your Deerfield PTO Welcome Packet, which is mailed home in late August.  


The Welcome Packet includes lots of useful information about the PTO, including: 

  • A listing of your PTO Board Members
  • A Tentative Calendar of PTO Events
  • A Financial Snapshot from the 2018-19 School Year
  • Your PTO Family Information and Dues Form (Due September 13th)

An electronic version of these documents can be found in the Digital Backpack section of our new AtoZ Connect Online Portal.

We are looking forward to another wonderful school year together!


First PTO Meeting of the Year

Our first meeting of the school year is scheduled for Wednesday, October 23 at 7:00 pm.  Please join us in the Deerfield Gym for this meeting. All are welcome. Hope to see you there!


More Info about Your PTO

To learn more about your PTO, please visit the PTO section of the website and join the Deerfield PTO Facebook Group (for members of the Deerfield Community only).


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