01/11/16Week of January 11th

Pledge Leaders


Pledge Leaders for Friday, January 15th

Grace Routhier
Michelle Costello


Reminder: Workshop for Parents (flyer)

On Tuesday, January 12th (tomorrow night), author Lynn Lyons will present in Westwood. The title of her presentation is Anxious Kids, Anxious Parents: Interrupting the Worry Cycle at Home and School. The workshop will be held at Westwood High School in the Little Theater from 7:00pm - 9:00pm. All parents and staff members are welcome to attend.


Early-Release Day on Wednesday, January 13th

Wednesday, January 13th will be an early-release day for all students. Students will be dismissed at 11:25am and lunch will not be served in school.


Animal Shelter Drive

The following message is from Deerfield fifth-grader, Bridget O'Sullivan, and Deerfield fourth-grader, Ethan Walsh:

Our 4H Club, Horse Feathers, is doing an animal shelter drive. We are collecting any animal supplies, such as dog food, cat food, towels, blankets, chew toys, and beds. All donations will benefit the Medfield Animal Shelter. 

Please place all donations in or near the box in the front lobby of Deerfield. Thank you!


New School Lunch App (press release)

Please read the attached press release about a new smartphone app that provides information regarding school lunches in Westwood Public Schools. 


Teacher of the Year Nominations (flyer)

Each year the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education recognizes and honors outstanding educators through various recognition programs.  One way to recognize these educators is to nominate them to the Massachusetts Teacher of the Year program. Please consider nominating one or more of Deerfield's outstanding educators for this honor. Anyone (students, colleagues, parents, supervisors, community members) may nominate teachers to the program. 

If you have any questions, please email the EducatorRecognition@doe.mass.edu.


Structured Playgroup Openings (flyer)

Please read the attached flyer regarding openings in the Westwood Youth & Family Services Kindergarten/First-Grade Spring Structured Playgroups.  

Registration is online at http://www.townhall.westwood.ma.us/yfs. Please contact Nina Banozic with questions: nbanozic@townhall.westwood.ma.us.


New Laminator

Thank you so much to the Deerfield PTO for purchasing a new laminating machine for the Deerfield staff. We are truly grateful for your generosity and on-going support!


Student Services Program Guide (letter and guide)

Please read the attached letter from Director of Student Services, Abigail Hanscom, regarding the Westwood Public Schools Student Services Program Guide for the 2015-2016 School Year. The guide is also attached and will be posted on the Forms & Documents section of the Deerfield website.

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