May 19th, 2023
Mr. Goetz's Corner
Dear Families of Deerfield,
It is hard to believe we are already looking towards the end of the year and all of the fun activities that come with that. We will be having our Field Day and Family Picnic on May 31st, and our Deerfield Carnival on June 3rd. These are going to be so much fun! It will be great opportunities for students and their families to have fun and celebrate the approaching end of the school year. You can find more information on both events below.
This week we began implementing the use of our weapons detection system for all who enter our building, including students. This system has been in place for visitors for many weeks, and students have been able to acclimate themselves to the addition. This Thursday we began having all students pass through on their way into the building in the mornings. Avondale Middle School and High School have been utilizing this system with their students for a few weeks now, and we are happy to be now using it with our students. The decision to utilize this system with our students was made in the best interest of ensuring safety and security for all who are in our building, students and staff alike.
There is no school next Friday May 26th and Monday May 29th for Memorial Day. I hope you all enjoy the extra time with family, and hopefully nice weather.
Have a great weekend,
May 26-29- NO SCHOOL Memorial Day
May 31- Field Day and Family Picnic
June 3- Deerfield Carnival
June 7- 5th Grade Honors Ceremony and Picnic at Innovation Hills
June 8- Half Day
June 9- Half Day LAST DAY OF SCHOOL
Breakfast and Lunch Menu May 2023
Class Placement Requests
It is difficult to believe, but we are already making plans for next year. Each year the staff at Deerfield spends many hours and takes special care assigning students to their next year’s classes. In performing this task, many factors are taken into account, from governmental guidelines to social and academic considerations. The factors involved in this process are as follows:
- Balance of male and female students
- A range of reading, writing, and math abilities in each room
- Consideration of learning needs
- Separation of behavior conflicts
- Balance of students with strong leadership qualities
- Balance of students with independent study habits
In analyzing all these factors we strive to develop balanced classrooms, which will be minimally affected by the addition of new students as they move into our area. If you have additional information regarding your child's specific educational needs, we offer you the opportunity to share your input. This information must be submitted in writing to Mr. Goetz by May 21st (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Early Drop Off and Late Pickup Procedure
Fifth Grade Baby Pictures Needed!
The Deerfield Carnival is coming up on Saturday, June 3rd from 12-3. This is a great way to celebrate the end of a fantastic school year. There will be food, games, bounce houses, a photo booth, and fun for all! Admission to the carnival is free for all families. To make the event a success, we are looking for some donations and volunteers. Please visit the Signup Genius link below to sign up. Items can be dropped off in the main office by Wednesday, May 31st. Thank you for your help and generosity! We hope to see you at the carnival!
Art Fest Help
Field Day and Family Picnic May 31st
ATC Youth Theatre
Avondale Mom Squad
Covid-19 FREE Testing Kits Are Available
may arrange delivery to the school.
Busy Bee is Hiring!
Summer Camp Applications Now Open
Exciting Chocolate Selling Opportunity!
We have 10 boxes of chocolate bars that still need to be sold. We are offering a chance to win one of three great prizes to the students who help us sell the boxes. Please visit the following link: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70A0E4BAAA728A7FF2-chocolate1 to register and prepay the $60. No need to send anything into school. Boxes will be delivered to students during school hours. You may sign up to sell more than 1 box in order to be entered into the raffle more than once.
After all boxes have been signed up for, Mr. Goetz will conduct a raffle for 3 prizes during the morning announcements. The raffle is limited to the first 31 people to sign up. Thank you in advance for your help and support!
The prizes are:
First raffle ticket pulled: a pizza party with 3 friends
Second raffle ticket pulled: a Smencils bundle
Third raffle ticket pulled: a Deerfield swag bag
Oakland University Youth Writing Camp
Oakland University is hosting several writing camps for students this summer!
- Their unique camp draws in students from all over the US every summer. Students entering grades K-12 have the opportunity to explore their own voice and creativity while also exploring Meadow Brook Hall mansion and grounds. This is an experience every young writer will cherish.
- These week long camps are offered July 10th-August 11th for all age groups. We also have a virtual camp and a full day camp.
- To register or for more information, visit https://www.oakland.edu/mbwp/youthwritingcamps/ or contact Rebecca Vornberger.
Avondale Family Resource & Support Package
The Avondale Family Resource and Support Package has been created to support families, students, and staff during times of need. This is a document that continues to be updated based on resources available. Please review supports and use as needed. Families in need of any of our Avondale Support Team members may also connect with us by email or phone.