Deerfield October Newsletter
October 1st -October 31st
Calendar of Events
Bully Prevention Week
4:30-5:30 Site Council Meeting
3:00-6:00 Fundraiser Pick-up
PTO Meeting 7:00-8:00pm
Deerfield Dine-Out @ Burrito King 7am-3am
3rd Grade to the Natural History Museum
Kindergarten to Pumpkin Patch
Music Program 1st Grade 6:30-7:30pm
Kona Ice (Parked in Deerfield Circle Dr.) 7:00pm- 8:30pm
District PD Day/NO SCHOOL
Elementary Plan Day/NO SCHOOL
Red Ribbon Week
4th & 5th Grade to Lied Center
3rd Grade to Lied Center
PTO Swim Night 5-8 pm
Trunk or Treat at Deerfield Park 3-4 pm
*Please see Below for party times*
NO SCHOOL/ Record and Report
The district’s crisis plans include ALICE strategies for us in the event of an intruder. The ALICE acronym stands for Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, and Evacuate. ALICE uses technology and age-appropriate information and training to prepare staff and students to make informed decisions in a crisis to keep themselves and others safe from harm. More information about ALICE can be found here:
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Note from the counselor:
Thanks so much for sharing your amazing students with me! This last month in our counseling lessons we have been doing mindfulness training. Students are stretching their mindful muscles by paying attention “on purpose.” All students should be able to show you the hand model for the brain and label the parts listed below. We explore together what happens when we have big emotions. Students have also practiced “core practice,” when we sit quietly and listen to a bell to refocus and quiet our brains.
How can we be more mindful?
How can we understand and control big emotions?
Brain stem—keeps body systems going
Amygdala (downstairs brain and “miggy”)
Hippocampus—stores names and memories
Pre-frontal cortex (smart part and wise owl)
Flipping your lid --when big emotions happen
Cortisol—the stress hormone that makes us feel cloudy
Deep breathing—how to put your lid back on
Check out these videos from the mindful institute to learn more:
Parts of the brain:
THANKS for your partnership!
Nicole Bobey, LSCSW
Deerfield Mental Health Professional
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It is our goal each and every day to ensure the individual differences of our students are respected and our school practices are inclusive. In our effort to reach this goal, we continually evaluate our practices and procedures using a cultural and inclusive lens.
After staff discussion and input from our school site council, it has been determined that we will continue to host Fall Parties, but will save costumes for those who celebrate Halloween after school hours.
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MESSAGE FROM THE OFFICE
Also, if you are in the building after the 8:00 bell you must exit from the front of the building.
DISABILITY RIGHTS TOOLKIT
To help families navigate disability rights processes that can intersect in complicated ways with other federal laws, this Equity Tool is intended to introduce students and families to their rights in common scenarios, promote educational equity for students with disabilities, describe potential recourse or remedies for educational discrimination, and provide resources to enhance equity within schools.