Deerfield September Newsletter
September 1st- 30th
Calendar of Events
Marathon club starts 1:35 pm
PJs & Pancakes at 6th St. Hy-Vee 8 a.m.- noon
Individual Picture Day!
Deerfield Night out at Epic 6:30-8:00 pm
Site Council 4:30 pm
PTO Meeting 7:00 pm
3rd Grade to Science City 8:30-2:45pm
3rd Grade Grandparent's Day Hour 9:30am-10:30am
Deerfield PTO Swim Night at Lawrence Indoor Aquatic Center 5:00-8:00 pm
Open House 6:00 pm-7:00 pm
5th Grade to Water Festival 8:15-2:45pm
Deerfield Carnival 3:00-6:00 pm
Vision and Hearing Screenings
Vision and Hearing Screenings
School Directory Information
The FERPA Annual Notice directs parents who object to the public release of directory information to request, complete, and return a Non-Disclosure of Student Information Form. If you wish to NOT have your child's contact information in our annual school directory please fill out this form and return to the school office by September 9th. If we do not receive this form your child's contact information will be listed as shown below....
CLASS PARTY SIGN -UPS
School Families: We want to call your attention to two online communication tools that the Lawrence Public Schools introduced last year. "Contact Us," found on a tab on our school and district websites, assists individuals who do not know who to contact about a question, suggestion, concern, or even a compliment. By completing a short online form and sharing their contact information, their inquiry is routed to the appropriate staff for a timely response.
"All Students Safe," also found on our website, serves as an online tool for reporting bullying or safety questions or concerns. Users of this tool may choose to hide their contact information. We do find it helpful, though, when investigating safety concerns to have contact information in case additional information is needed.
Please keep in mind that these online tools do not replace direct communication with your child's
school. If you have a question or concern relating to the classroom, please contact the teacher. If you have a question or concern about our school, please contact the school office.
We value open communication between home and school. Deerfield school sincerely appreciates your partnership as we seek to provide a safe and welcoming learning environment and a successful school experience for all students. Thank you!
Individual Picture Day September 9th
Deerfield students will have individual pictures taken on September 9th. Retakes will be October 14th.
Be on the lookout for our school directory, it should be emailed sometime next week!
Breakfast and Lunch
Breakfast is served from 7:35 to 7:50 am. Breakfast WILL NOT be served after 7:50 am.
2nd Grade: 11:00-11:25
5th Grade: 11:15-11:40
KB/D, KP: 11:35-12:00
1st Grade: 11:50-12:15
3rd Grade: 12:05-12:30
4th Grade: 12:20-12:45
Individual Picture Day September 9th
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Deerfield Website Calendar
Revised School Calendar
Click here to see the recently revised school calendar.
Breakfast & Lunch Menu
Breakfast & Lunch Menu Here!
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Deerfield Traffic Plan
Please review the Deerfield Traffic Plan carefully. We appreciate your cooperation to make for a safe and
efficient drop off and pick up at Deerfield Elementary School!
Daycare Center Vans
● Special education busses and all daycare center vans will pick up on the primary blacktop in one
straight line, pulling all the way to the east end of the blacktop to load children. Once children are
loaded, the vans and busses will exit the blacktop. We ask that no other cars pull on the blacktop.
The Circle Drive
If you use the CIRCLE DRIVE for drop off and pick up, please follow these expectations for a safe and quick
● The circle drive is ONE WAY. Use both lanes!
● Use whichever lane that has your child entering/exiting the car on the curb side. We don’t kids entering
or exiting your car from the middle of the drive.
● Observe the stop signs when there isn’t a crossing guard directing traffic.
● Upon entering the circle drive, pull all the way to the South end of the circle drive.
● STAY WITH YOUR CAR and advance with the traffic as it moves
● Morning drop off: Have your child ready to exit your car promptly.
● Dismissal: Wait patiently in the drive. Your child WILL find you.
** NOTE: Please observe the NO PARKING signs that are located from the north entrance of the circle
drive to the corner of Lawrence Ave and Princeton. These have been installed by the city to prevent
drivers from blocking the flow of traffic on Lawrence Ave. It is against the law to block the flow of
Staff Parking Lot
● Do not use the Staff Parking Lot for student drop off and pick up unless you have pulled into a parking
● We have one crosswalk in the circle drive and one crosswalk in the Staff Parking Lot. We ask that all
students and parents use the crosswalk and avoid walking in between cars! Please be a good model
for your child and observe the crosswalk expectation at all times.
Handicap Parking/Double Parking
● Please observe all handicap parking spaces. Do not pull into a handicap space to drop off your child or
wait for your child to be dismissed unless you have a handicap parking permit. We have many staff who
are arriving and departing throughout the day. Please do not double park or block parking spaces in the
Staff Parking Lot.
Thank you all so much for your cooperation!
Elementary Tardy/ Absence Policy
Leave: Student is gone for less than one hour at any other time throughout the school day.
Half-Day Absence: Student is gone 1 hour or more and less than 3.5 hours (excused/unexcused) at any time during the school day.
Full-Day Absence: Student is gone 3.5 or more hours (excused/unexcused) at any time during the school day.
Lawrence Public Schools offers math and reading academic support programs across all elementary schools. The district’s goal is to provide the opportunity for each child to reach their maximum academic potential. At Deerfield, math and reading are taught in the classroom for 90 minutes. Our instructional support staff offer services to supplement classroom instruction that include in-class assistance and pull-out small group instruction. The purpose of small group instruction is to teach and reinforce foundational skills necessary for classroom success.
Students are selected to participate in our math and reading small groups through a combination of factors. These factors include teacher recommendation, in-class performance and benchmark assessments. If your child is selected to participate in small group instruction, they will attend a daily 15-30 minute session with a math/reading instructor. A student’s instructional plans may change as progress is monitored throughout the academic year. You will receive communication via phone call, email or letter to confirm your acknowledgment of participation any time your child begins or stops receiving services.
If you have any questions regarding our Instructional Support Assistance programs, please contact Joni Appleman, Principal, 832-5660.