Deerfield Elementary

Weekly Happenings

March 1st - 6th

Dear Deerfield Families,

This past Tuesday, during Doctor Matthews monthly building visit, our fourth graders presented him with 92 persuasive essays on why we should have a Snow Day. On Friday our 92 fourth graders were rewarded with Doctor Matthews' famous homemade cookies. He told them, their letters were so good, it not only earned Novi one snow day but two! Thank you Doctor Matthews; the cookies were thoroughly enjoyed.

Make A Blanket Day

What: Make a Blanket Day: Walled Lake/Novi presented by Kroger

When: Saturday, March 28, 2020, 12:00-5:00 p.m.

Where: Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi, MI

Who: Residents, students, companies, and organizations of Walled Lake, Novi, and other surrounding communities

Why: Every year, 30,000 kids in Michigan have to stay in the hospital for extended periods of time. They all deserve color, comfort, and connection. At this event, we have a goal to make 1,000 fleece blankets and each one with a video message of support for the patient that receives it!

Spring Parent Teacher Conferences

The spring parent teacher conferences will be held on Thursday, March 19th by appointment only. If the teacher/parent feel a conference is needed, the teacher will be reaching out to those involved to schedule a time. If you feel you need to meet with the teacher, please let him or her know.

Deerfield Science Fair Has Been Rescheduled For Wednesday, March 11th

WE NEED SEVERAL MORE VOLUNTEERS TO SIGN UP AS LISTENERS SO THAT STUDENTS CAN PRESENT THEIR PROJECTS! Please consider signing up, even if your child has a project in the fair. We only need about 20 minutes of your time. If you would like to volunteer, please see the Sign Up Genius below:

March Is National Reading Month

How do you get your kids to read? Make it FUN! The Deerfield PTO March is Reading Month Action Team and Ms. Taylor have put together an optional, fun reading activity calendar for the month of March to primarily be used at home (only a few of the activities are school-based) to encourage students to read. There is a different, fun reading activity for every day of the month. Students that choose to use the calendar will earn rewards based on the number of activities completed. In order to earn reading rewards, you must complete the calendar by MARCH 31st. Please have your student turn their completed calendar in to Ms. Taylor in the Media Center.

Reading Ambassadors

*SPOTS STILL AVAILABLE* March 2nd-5th. There are classes that still have spots available for a parent/grandparent/family member to come in and read. Bring in your child's favorite book to read during their media time! KIDS love this! Sign up through this link:

Night At The Library

Deerfield students will enjoy a Fun Night at the Novi Public Library! Students can come to the library in their pajamas and learn about all the great resources the library has to offer. Save the date for Friday, March 27th, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Registration is required. Please register for this event at:!/showRSVPSignUp/20f0c4cada62baafc1-night

Easy Fundraising Opportunity

We have exciting news about an easy way to earn money for Deerfield. If you use Shutterfly, this is for you! Deerfield will earn 8% back on any orders that are placed through this portal.

Thanks for your continued support!

Boxtops Update

So far we have been able to collect 2,850 boxtops for Deerfield. These, along with digital scans our families have been doing means we are expecting over $300 in funds! Great job Deerfield families. Keep collecting your boxtops, as an easy way, to help financially support our school.

Kroger Card Is Another Great Way To Support Your Deerfield Community

Many of us shop at our local Kroger stores. Kroger offers a community reward for every dollar you spend in their store. Here is how you can turn your weekly shopping into dollars for our school:

  1. Go to

  2. Click on: I’m a customer

  3. Sign in to your existing Kroger account or create a new one.

Organization name: Novi Community Schools Deerfield Elementary

Organization number: QK510


Mrs. Julie Bedford EdS

Upcoming Dates

Thursday, March 5th 1st Grade Spring Concert

Wednesday, March 11th Science Fair @ 6:00 pm

Thursday, March 12th 1/2 Day of School and Sharpen the Saw

Thursday, March 19th Conferences by appointment in the evening

Tuesday, March 24th 2nd Grade Spring Concert

Thursday, March 26th PTO Meeting @ 6:00 pm

Friday, March 27th Night at the Novi Public Library

Saturday, March 28th Report Cards available to view

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