Deerfield News

March 27, 2020

Mr. Goetz's Corner

Dear Families of Deerfield,

We hope you are able to stay home and healthy. Your Deerfield family misses you tremendously and thinks of you often. We hope that you enjoyed Spirit Week this week! Thank you for sharing your pictures of you participating. We loved seeing your school spirit and smiling faces. Please continue to send your pictures to us. You cannot imagine how much it helps us as we adjust to this time away from our students.

This should be the final week of the at home learning packet. We appreciate all of the work that parents and students have been doing to keep skills fresh for when we return to school! The following week is our Spring Break, so there is not any work expected to be completed during that time.

We can't wait to see everyone back at Deerfield soon! Have a great weekend!

Mr. Goetz

Remote Learning Packet Drop-off-Rescheduled

Due to the shelter in place order, we will not be having remote learning packet drop off this Monday, March 30th. More information will be shared at a later time for packet drop offs.
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On-line Library Card Sign-up Available

In light of recent events, the Auburn Hills Public Library has been able to expand our online services to patrons. The Library now has a new page that displays more information about our online services (

Families now have the option to sign up for a library card online. To sign up you need to be:

  • Over 18 (we can't offer minors online sign up, unfortunately)
  • an Auburn Hills resident (Rochester Hills and Pontiac are offering similar services at their libraries for those residents)

The form can be found at the top of our digital page, linked above! An email will be sent to you with a Library card number and pin, which will be valid for 90 days. After we reopen, you can stop by the Library to get your card in person. For the time being, this card will give you access to all of our ebooks, audiobooks, movies, databases, and learning websites. Although we can't sign up minors, parents would of course be able to check out items for their families to enjoy.

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Chartwells Food Distribution

Today, Friday March 27th, Chartwells will be distributing boxes with breakfasts and lunches for children to any family that wishes to receive them. Please pull into the front Auburn Elementary, Woodland Elementary, or Avondale Middle School from 9am-11am or Noon-1pm to recieve one box per child. Your children do NOT need to be present.

Oakland Community Health Network Resources for Families

Oakland Community Health Network (formerly Community Mental Health) is staffed up to be able to provide help for students and other adults during this time of stress.

Resources and more information are available on their website at

Families can call the Crisis line at 800-231-1127 - 24 hours a day. They have text and chat services available particularly for students.

There is also a non-emergency help and substance abuse counseling at 248-464-6363, during the day.

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March is Reading Month Event

Brendan Johnson, a candidate for Michigan's House of Representatives of District 45, had planned to visit Deerfield to read stories to classrooms for March is reading month. Since that event could not occur, he will be doing a Facebook Live event reading some children’s books this Friday, March 27th at 3pm. Listen closely, because he will do a shout out to some of our Deerfield classes.

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Please Share Your Pictures With Us!

Please continue to send pictures of your children doing their remote learning and educational projects to Ms. Johnson. She is posting them on Facebook everyday. Share these pictures with your children. They would love to see pictures of their friends! Please email your pictures to

Ms. Marchand would also like pictures of your children doing art that she can share in the next Art Fair. Please send them to her at Save a favorite piece of art or two, and share them with her after school resumes. She would love to showcase some remote learning art!

Detroit Symphony Orchestra Webcast


Conducted by Michelle Merrill



Have kids at home or teaching students remotely? Social distancing and closed schools don't mean losing access to music education: join us tomorrow at 2 PM ET for a Watch Party on Facebook Live! Enjoy an archived DSO Educational Concert Series performance from April 2017 along with trivia questions, discussions, and an accompanying Resource Guide based on Common Core standards.

Classroom Edition concerts are great tools for students to learn critical listening skills while exploring orchestral music, music history, and composers. We can't wait to watch with you!

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Calendar of Events

April 14 - Students RETURN to School (Tentative)

April 15 - HALF DAY DISMISSAL @ 11:45 AM

May 7 - Art Fest, 6-8 PM (Tentative)

May 8 - Half Day, DISMISSAL @ 11:45 AM

May 13 - PTO Meeting @ 9 AM

May 14 - Mrs. Cartier's, Mrs. Scholz's and Mrs. Silver's Class Concert @ 7 PM (Tentative)

May 21 - Early Release, 1:35 PM

May 25 - Memorial Day, NO SCHOOL

May 26 - 3rd Grade trip to Lansing (Tentative)

May 29 - June 5 - Scholastic Book Fair

June 6 - Dad's Carnival 12-3 PM

June 9 - 5th Grade Honors Assembly

June 10 - Field Day & Family Lunch

June 11 - Half Day, 11:45 AM Dismissal

June 12 - Last Day of School, Half Day, 11:45 AM Dismissal