Deerfield March 2023 Newsletter
Calendar of Events
March 6-21- Cookie Dough Fundraiser
March 6- K-2ND Grade to Lied Center 10:00-11:00
March 8- Parent/Teacher Conferences
March 9- Parent/Teacher Conferences: NO SCHOOL
March 10- NO SCHOOL
March 13- 17- Spring Break
March 21- PTO meeting at 7 p.m. in the music room or attend via the link included in the newsletter
March 21- Eileen's cookie dough orders due
March 21- Deerfield Dines Out at Chipotle ( West location only) 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.
March 21- High Five nominations due
April 3-7- Penny Wars
April 11- PTO annual meeting at 7 p.m. Officer elections will be held.
April 29- Deerfield Carnival
Here is some great information to check out for incoming kindergartners!
Please visit our Kindergarten Orientation Google Site to learn more about our Kindergarten program and prepare for Kindergarten Orientation.
- Individually packaged snacks for students that are not able to provide their own.
- K-cups(and creamer)/ disposable coffee cups/ snacks for teacher's lounge/ soda for teacher's lounge
- Sandwich size Ziploc baggies for Nurse's office.
We are so appreciative of each and every donation! Thank you!!
From the Business Office: School Fee Balances
The district's current outstanding fee balances on active students is $934,826.84. If we add in outstanding fees for inactive students, the district's total is $1,012,031.89. Deerfield's outstanding balance for active and inactive students is $20,270.19 and $65.00 respectively.
Fees assessed to a student dated prior to May 1, 2023 will be sent to collections on June 15, 2023. March statements included a sticker with this deadline to make families aware of this date.
Districtwide, we have 1,354 students who qualify for free or reduced-priced lunches whose families have not submitted a Consent for Disclosure form. The Consent form is not required, but if it is completed and on file in the business office this allows certain fees to be waived.
PTO February News
Vice President-Melissa Pam
Secretary-Brooke Hesler Ramsey
Come to a PTO Meeting or Follow us on Facebook
TUESDAY, March 21, 2023, 7 p.m. in the music room. You can also join via our Webex link below.
Come learn about the ways PTO supports students and staff, find out how you can help, and VOTE on issues that matter to you, including how PTO spends its budget.
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We also share all of our events and announcements in the Deerfield Parents & Guardians Facebook group. Join the group here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1559532244201069 and invite all your Deerfield Facebook friends!
Remind (sends text reminders)
Text 81010 with the message @dfpto
Calling all Carnival Volunteers!
The Deerfield Carnival is back! It is scheduled for Saturday, April 29. If you are interested in planning and/or volunteering, please email email@example.com
Parent/Teacher Conference Meal Sign-Up
Deerfield Parent/Teacher Conferences are March 8 and 9. Deerfield PTO is asking for donations to provide teachers with a catered meal and some sweet treats. Sign up here to donate!
Help us Sell Some (Cookie) Dough to Raise Some Dough!
This Spring, Deerfield PTO is bringing back the Eileen's Colossal Cookie fundraiser! We are selling dough from Eileen's Colossal Cookies. Order forms will be sent home with students before Spring Break. Orders are due Tuesday, March 21. Please turn in order forms and payment to the Deerfield office. Payment due with order, cash or check only. Checks should be made out to Deerfield PTO. Dough pickup will be in April at Deerfield. Details on date and time for pickup will be provided at a later date. All cookie dough boxes are $17 each (each box makes 2-3 dozen cookies). To learn more about flavors, ingredients, and nutrition information visit: https://www.eileenscookies.com/products/flavors-nutrition-facts/
PTO Volunteer Opportunities
Deerfield PTO needs you! We have several committees who need chairpersons for the 2023-2024 school year. We'd love to secure some of those now so that the new chair can shadow the current chair. If you are interested, please email:
We are only as strong as our volunteers and we'd love to be able to continue to support our students, staff and families as much as we do now!
Committee chairs are needed for:
Deerfield Family Outreach
Fundraising Chair and Co-chair
Penny War Co-chair
Penny Wars to Take Place April 3-7
Start collecting coins to support your student’s classroom April 3-7 in a Battle to Fight Hunger! Pennies (and paper bills) earn “positive points” for the classroom, while silver coins can be donated to competing classrooms as “negative points”. No worries, all money raised will be a huge PLUS for Just Food — each $1 donated helps them provide 2 meals in our community.
Students can win daily mini-prizes if their classroom is in the lead, and the classroom to collect the most positive penny points over the whole week wins a Topper’s Pizza Party!
Deerfield Dines Out at Chipotle on March 21
33% OF EVENT SALES GET DONATED TO DEERFIELD PTO
TUESDAY, MARCH 21ST | 4-8PM
4000 W 6TH ST STE I, LAWRENCE, KS, 66049ORDER ONLINE FOR PICKUP USING CODE 3JJGPG2
Mrs. Hett is February’s High Five Winner!
Congratulations to our High-Five February winner, Mrs. Lori Hett!
Mrs. Hett is Deerfield’s cafeteria supervisor and library aide! She was nominated by Elijah Franklin, a student in Mrs. Fisher’s kindergarten class. Elijah thinks Mrs. Hett deserves a HUGE high-five because “Lori knows that I get worried at lunch and always makes sure to check on me!”
Congratulations Mrs. Hett! Thank you for all that you do for our students!
The beautiful flowers were donated by Dillons on Lawrence Avenue. Mrs. Hett, Elijah and his class will be treated to a pizza party from Toppers to celebrate!Thank you to all the students who nominated our amazing Deerfield staff and teachers this month. Nominations for March will be accepted until Tuesday, March 21st! Students can fill out a paper form in the library or complete an online submission here: https://forms.gle/K59vX78cMufd1bvc8
Deerfield VIP- Very Important People Volunteers
Please help us improve your volunteer experience! If you have been a VIP Volunteer this school year, please use the QR code below to complete a quick survey.
Changemaker of the week:
2/28-3/3: Joy Harjo
3/7-3/9: Jazz Jennings
3/21-3/25: Grace Vanderwaal
Equity Resource Guide
The Equity Resource guide was created by the Deerfield Equity team in the hopes that families can find resources, events and additional information to support our vision of all students attaining an equitable education. Expect 1 more guide to be sent out this year.
Deerfield Addendum to District Handbook
1st Grade: 11:00-11:25
2nd Grade: 11:25-11:50
3rd Grade: 11:30-11:55
4/5 Bates, Rich, Bailey: 12:00-12:25 (MTTF), 12:10-12:35(W)
4/5 Clover, Roman, Red Pipe: 12:05-12:30
Important Attendance Reminders:
All parents/guardians must come into the school to sign out their child if checking them out during school hours. This was our policy prior to Covid and we are now following this procedure again.
Breakfast & Lunch Menu
Breakfast -$1.80 Lunch-$2.80
Breakfast - $.30 Lunch - $.40
Breakfast - $2.55
Lunch - $4.65
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