Deer Families

Deer Hill School News . March 25, 2022

Dear Deer Hill Families,

Today is a busy day for communication between school and home. In addition to this newsletter, progress reports have been published in Aspen. To access your child's progress report, please log in to your family portal. Another communication that you are receiving today is your child's DIBELS and iReady data. This information will be arriving home in an envelope in your child's backpack. Please take the time to read the cover letter.

Beyond today, conferences will begin next week with early release days (1:15 dismissal) on Tuesday March 29 and Wednesday March 30. This is such an important part of our home/school partnership. Thank you so much for taking the time to meet with your child's teacher so that she can share areas of growth and next steps as we move into the final term of the school year. Toward the end of next week, attendance letters will be also mailed to the families of students who have been absent for ten or more days this school year as of the conclusion of term 2 (March 17). As I shared in a previous newsletter, consistent school attendance is essential to student success.

Lastly, during the first full week of April, you will be receiving a Family-School Relationship Survey that was developed by the Deer Hill School Council. The School Council worked over several months to create this opportunity for you to provide feedback on your family's experience at Deer Hill. As I often tell students, when we know better, we do better. This is why we greatly appreciate your input.

As this summary of the next couple of weeks highlights, families are an integral part of the work we accomplish with students. Thank you for the role you play in student success.

All the best,

Alexandra L. Sullivan

Principal, Deer Hill School

P.S. Our next newsletter will be published in two weeks on April 8, 2022.

P.P.S. Follow me on Twitter @DeerHillSchool for ongoing info and joy throughout the week.

Need to Knows

  • It's come to my attention from our Director of Transportation that students are eating on the buses. Please reinforce with your bus riders that there is no eating allowed on the bus. This is particularly critical when we consider students on the bus with life-threatening food allergies who could be severely impacted if this rule is not followed.

  • Our transition back into our cafeteria has been so positive. I want to clarify that while students now enter their student id numbers for tracking purposes, a free snack and/or a free lunch is available to everyone for the remainder of this year. Second lunches and drinks for students who bring lunch from home may be purchased using the student id to access your family's MySchoolBucks account.

Keeping the Joy (happenings at Deer Hill)

  • We had TWO amazing concerts last week. The Deer Hill chorus sang beautifully at the All School Chorus Concert last Tuesday, and the Deer Hill band performed admirably last Wednesday at the All School Band Concert. Many thanks to Principal Mills of CMS for taking videos of both the chorus and band.

  • 3rd and 4th graders were treated to a live performance of the Tanglewood Marionettes' show, "Perseus and Medusa". This assembly is always a crowd favorite, and we're so appreciative of our PSO for organizing this enrichment opportunity.

  • Mark your calendars for April 28 from 7-8:30 pm: Favorites Art Night is returning after a two year hiatus! Stroll the hallways of Deer Hill and listen to live piano music while you view art on display from all Deer Hill students.

Deer Hill Dates

Term 2 progress reports published in Aspen: 3.25.22

Conferences (half days): 3.29.22-3.30.22, 1:15 (lunch is served)

MCAS administration dates: April & May (see Deer Hill calendar linked below)

Professional development (half day): 4.8.22, 1:15 (lunch is served)

Good Friday (no school): 4.15.22

Spring Break (no school): 4.18.22-4.22.22

Favorites Art Night: 4.28.22, 7-8:30 pm

CPS and Deer Hill calendars 2021-22 school year

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