10/283/23Week of October 9th


Westwood SEPAC General Meeting: Wednesday, October 11th

The next general meeting for the Westwood Special Education Parent Advisory Council is scheduled for Wednesday, October 11th. The meeting will be held from 7:30pm - 9:00pm in the Westwood Public Library and via Zoom.


For additional information, please click on the following message: SEPAC General Meeting Flyer



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



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: School Committee Meeting: Thursday, October 12th

The monthly School Committee meeting for October will be held on Thursday, October 12th beginning at 6:30pm at Westwood High School.



Reminder: Spring 2023 MCAS Results and Student Reports

The Student Reports containing Spring 2023 ELA and Math MCAS results will be mailed home on Friday, October 6th. These reports will only be received by parents of current fourth and fifth grade students who attended the Deerfield School during the 2022-2023 school year. 


Please let Mrs. Abdou or Ms. Staulo know if you have not received the Student Report by Wednesday, October 11th. Also, please let Mr. Baumer or Mrs. Olson know if you have any questions about the report or would like to discuss your child's results.



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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