10/289/23Week of October 16th


Early Release Day on Wednesday, October 18th

The next early-release Wednesday of the school year will be this Wednesday, October 18th. Students will be dismissed at 12:00am and we will not have lunch or afternoon recess during the school day. If students are going to Extended Day, then they will have lunch at the Hanlon School at the beginning of Extended Day.



Reminder: Pine Hill PTO Trunk-or-Treat Event: Friday, October 20th

The Pine Hill PTO is excited to host A Halloween Celebration at the Deerfield Fields on Friday, October 20th from 5:30-7:30p (with a rain date of Friday, October 27th). The event will include a Trunk or Treat, an outdoor Haunted House, and Halloween games/activities. The sensory friendly portion of the event will take place from 5:15-5:30p. In order to support the event, please consider volunteering, send in candy or non-candy goodies such as bubbles or stickers to feed the treat monsters which fuel the trunk or treat, and purchase your tickets in advance of the event. Thank you to everyone who has volunteered to make this a memorable evening! 


For more information, please click on the following link: Pine Hill Halloween Flyer



Reminder: Westwood Youth and Family Services Gift Giving Program

The following message is from Westwood Youth and Family Services:


We are pleased to announce that planning has begun for Westwood Youth & Family Services Holiday Giving Program.  Having taken place since 1999, this is a confidential process in which gifts are donated to families who may not be financially able to purchase gifts on their own for the holidays. 


The Holiday Giving program is open to any resident of Westwood with children between birth to 18 years old, with no requirements as to the level of the need. This includes ALL students enrolled in Westwood Public Schools and other children who live in their household.  If a family identifies themselves to us as being in need of this program, we will include them. Last year, 46 families and 97 children were supported by this program.


If you know of a family that may be interested in registering for the program they will need to contact us directly at mlarose@townhall.westwood.ma.us or 781-320-1006. The deadline to register is Friday, November 3rd


If you would like to learn more about the services we provide to Westwood children and families please visit our website: https://www.townhall.westwood.ma.us/departments/youth-family-services or follow us on Instagram and Facebook @westwoodyfs.


For more information, please click on the following link: WY&FS Holiday Giving Flyer



Reminder: Pine Hill Site Council

We are looking for Pine Hill parents to serve on the Pine Hill Site Council this year. The Pine Hill 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 Pine Hill Site Council meets several times throughout the year. Our meetings are usually held on the second Monday of the month from 3:30pm - 4:30pm. Please contact Mr. Baumer if you are interested in serving on the Pine Hill Site Council during the 2023-2024 school year.



Reminder: Time Capsule

We will be putting together Hanlon and Deerfield time capsules to install in the Pine Hill Elementary School. If you have items to be included, please consider contributing to the time capsules.


For more information, please click on the following link: Hanlon Deerfield Time Capsule Flyer

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