Deerfield Elementary

Weekly Happenings

March 8th - 14th

Dear Deerfield Families,


Our annual Sharpen the Saw day is Thursday. Please make sure you have registered your child for two sessions. The window for registration closes Monday.


SESSION 1: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b0d4ea8ae2ba7f58-sharpen6

SESSION 2: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b0d4ea8ae2ba7f58-sharpen7

PARENT VOLUNTEERS: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60B0D4EA8AE2BA7F58-sharpen8


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 To Wednesday, March 11

WE ARE IN NEED OF 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:

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70a0844abaa2caafd0-deerfield


March Is National Reading Month

Favorite Book Day - Is this week **THURSDAY, MARCH 12TH**

A flyer, with a name tag attached, should have come home on Friday. Parents, please help your child write the title of their favorite book on the name tag. Be sure to have your child wear the tag to school on Thursday, March 12th so he/she can talk about their favorite book and get ideas about new books to read.


  • Calendar - Hope your child is enjoying the optional, fun reading activity calendar for the month of March! There is a different 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 receive the reading rewards, your child must complete the calendar and turn it in no later than Tuesday, March 31st. Please have your student turn their completed calendar in to Ms. Taylor in the Media Center. If you have any questions, please contact Ms. Taylor at Kimberly.taylor@novik12@org or Jenny DeMore at thedemores@gmail.com.


  • 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, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Registration is required. Please register for this event at: https://m.signupgenius.com/#!/showRSVPSignUp/20f0c4cada62baafc1-night


  • Reading Ambassadors - Thank you to all of our Reading Ambassadors for taking time to read their special book to the students in the Media Center! Keep reading!


Scholastic Book Fair Is Coming

The Scholastic Book Fair will begin Monday, March 16th and run through Friday, March 20th. Additional details on the book fair will be sent out soon.


Lost And Found

The next donation day will be Friday, March 20th. We will donate any unclaimed items in the Lost and Found to charity. Please remember to label everything, including all hats, mittens, coats, boots, etc. with your child’s name. Please keep an eye out for things that did not return home and encourage your student to check the lost and found.


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. http://supportnovideerfieldpto.shutterflystorefront.com/

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.


A 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 https://www.kroger.com/account/communityrewards

  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



Regards,


Mrs. Julie Bedford EdS

Upcoming Dates


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

Thursday, March 12th 1/2 Day of School (@12:30 pm) 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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