Deerfield News

October 16, 2020

Mr. Goetz's Corner

Dear Families of Deerfield,

We had a great week of learning together at Deerfield. The highlight for me was seeing all of our friends who were able to come out and have their picture taken on Wednesday. What a wonderful opportunity to interact, however briefly, with our students in that venue. Thanks to everyone who made the day a success, including our awesome staff and parents. A special thanks also, to those who committed to supporting the Stach family in their time of need, by purchasing masks and t-shirts. If you are interested in buying either a mask or t-shirt, please see the forms below.

Have a wonderful weekend!

Mr. Goetz

COVID-19 Nurse Presentation

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Avondale Schools Town Hall Replay - Oct. 14th

Here are the links to the video recordings of the Town Halls from October 14th.

Elementary video link:

Middle School and High School Video Link:

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Oct. 19 - Board of Education Meeting - 7 pm

Oct. 21 - Pink Out Day & "Fun Run" - 1 pm

Oct. 21 - COVID-19 Nurse Presentation - 6 pm

Oct. 21 - PTO Meeting @ 7 PM

Nov. 2 - PT Conferences 4:30-8 PM

Nov. 3 - No School - Election Day

Nov. 5 - PT Conferences 4:30-8 PM

Nov.11 - PTO Meeting @ 7 PM

Nov. 20 & 24 - Half Day, Dismissal @ 11:45 AM

Nov. 24 - End of 1st Trimester

Nov. 25-27 - No School, Thanksgiving Recess

Dec. 9 - PTO Meeting @ 7 PM

Dec. 11 - No School

Dec. 21-Jan. 1 - Christmas Recess

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Positivity Project Weekly Theme: Forgiveness

This week's theme is forgiveness. Forgiveness is a conscious decision to release your feelings of resentment or vengeance toward a person/group who has harmed you, regardless of whether or not they deserve your forgiveness.

"To forgive is to set a prisoner free and to discover that the prisoner was you." Lewis B. Smedes

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Get Your Deerfield T-Shirts & Masks, Only $10 Each!

Show your Deerfield pride and support the Stach Family (long-time members of our Deerfield family) at the same time. ALL proceeds from our mask and t-shirt sales will go directly to the Stach Family. For more information about the Stach Family please follow this link:

All T-shirts will be RED with BLACK ink with the image above. Masks are available in black or heather grey and will have the Deerfield Falcon imprinted on the front. Please see this flyer for for information about these masks Mask Information.pdf

Please use this google form to place orders:

Orders are due by Monday, October 19th!

We anticipate delivery at the end of October!

Please call the office at 248-537-6700 with any questions.

Pink Out Day and Fun Run

On Wednesday, October 21st at 1:00pm we are inviting families to take a walk through your neighborhood for breast cancer awareness. Help the cause, wear pink or the pink ribbon from our most recent supply pick-up.
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A Message from Mr. Stabnick (P.E.)

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A Message from Ms. Johnson (Music)

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Literacy Activity Calendar

Are you looking for fun ways to promote literacy with your kids? Jessica Guerra, an Avondale k-3 literacy coach, has made this fun calendar below to provide literacy activities that you can do with your children.

Cub Scout Recruitment Event

If you are interested in cub scouts, please join them at Avondale Middle School on October 25th at 1:00pm to find out all the fun activities that your child can participate in.
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We are fortunate at Deerfield to have a very active PTO group, which provides many of the enrichment activities that our students enjoy. Please consider joining our PTO for their meetings this school year. All meeting dates for this year will be 7:00 PM. Unfortunately, child care will not be available for PTO meetings this school year due to safety concerns, but Zoom links will be provided for those that wish to attend virtually.

Meeting Date for 2020-2021 School Year

October 21st, 2020

November 11th, 2020

December 9th, 2020

January 13th, 2021

February 10th, 2021

March 17th, 2021

May 12th, 2021

Please consider contributing to our PTO with the following fundraisers.

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Save the date for the Avondale Middle School Haunted Cruise! On Friday, October 30th. The Parking Lot of AMS will be decorated with tents and car trunks for children ages preschool through 8th grade to dress up in their favorite costume and trick-or-treat from their cars! Tickets cost $10 per vehicle and will be available to purchase online. There will also be a Basket Raffle. The event runs from 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM. Families must remain in their car as they drive the students through the trick or treating area. The tents and trunks will be socially distancing with masks on and will deliver candy touchless to the children in the car. Cash only(exact change) for the basket raffles. $1.00 for 1 ticket, $5.00 for 7 tickets or $10.00 for 15 tickets. Winners will be announced at 9:00 pm through Zoom (link will be provided night of). Please bring a bag to collect all of your goodies! RAIN OR SHINE! No refunds provided. For questions contact Robin Bovensiep (248)379-7454 or Andrea Yamarino (248)410-0958. See below for details, and to sign up to host a trunk/tent.

Employment Opportunities in the School District

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Return To In-Person Presentation - October 5, 2020

Here is a link to the Return to In-Person Presentation that was made at the October 5, 2020 Board of Education meeting. This link only includes the portion of the meeting that covers the presentation.
ASD BOE Presentation OCT5 2020 In Person Instruction Information

Safe for School Hotline

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Avondale GATE Magnet School provides a challenging and innovative learning environment in which gifted students maximize their academic and social/emotional growth. GATE serves students in second through eighth grade. Please see below for more information.
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Chartwells Food Distribution

Chartwells will be distributing breakfasts and lunches for children to ANY family that wishes to receive them every Monday and Wednesday (until schools resumes in-person instruction). Your children do NOT need to be present, and your children do NOT need to be enrolled in the Avondale School District to receive food. Please pull into the bus loop at Avondale High School, Avondale Middle School from 9am-12pm, or Deerfield Elementary from 6-8 pm, to receive one box per child.
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Free & Reduced Lunch Program - when school resumes in-person instruction

Families wishing to apply for the Avondale Free or Reduced Lunch program: can sign their student(s) up online through the Parent Portal:
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Blessings In A Backpack

Avondale families wishing to enroll their student(s) in our Blessings in a Backpack program, please fill out the form at this link:

Blessings in a Backpack provides simple meals at NO COST each week during the school year for families who need assistance. While Avondale Schools is conducting remote learning, meals will be disbursed in conjunction with the Chartwells Food Service Breakfast and Lunch distributions. (Watch for details about distribution dates, times, and locations.) Sign up today!

Helpful Google Tips

Remote learning as forced us all to pick up some new skills. Here are some tricks and tips for Google Docs, Google Sheets, Google Classroom and Gmail!