4th Grade Tech Morning!

4th Grade Parents: We have been working on a special STEAM project that will combine artwork with circuitry lessons; which students have been learning in science this year.   We will be using the materials called CHIBITRONICS (chibitronics.com) to create a circuit to allow each student to attach (6) LED lights to illuminate his/her painting.  We Need Your Help.  We will need many adults to help guide them as student’s lay out their circuits.  You do not need any prior experience to help in this event.  Every volunteer will be shown how to help our student scientists/artists on the morning of the project.  

Friday, April 13, 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m., our students need your eyes, hands, and guidance.   If you have any questions, please email Mrs. North at joanne.north@novik12.org. Please make sure you have a background check filed in the office.  Mrs. North will contact you with further details. SIGN UP HERE!

Curriculum Night Presentation

Friday Rotation

April 13: Thursday
April 20: Monday
April 27: Tuesday
May 4: Wednesday
May 11: Thursday
May 18: Monday (Celebration of Learning)
May 25: Tuesday
June 1: Wednesday
June 8: Thursday
June 15: Monday


Interested in volunteering in the Art Room? We are looking for volunteers to help with many of our projects by preparing materials, assisting student artists, and cleaning art materials. If you are interested please email me with when you would like to volunteer. All school volunteers must have a background check on file with the office. Thank you! joanne.north@novik12.org

We are off to a fantastic start this year! All grade levels have begun to learn about the African Culture and the art of the African people. Look for beautiful artwork to arrive in the hallways soon!

Our kindergarten artists are learning new art concepts and experimenting with design elements. 

Spring Festival of the Arts: May 23, 2017
This is an evening to celebrate all of student artists both in visual and musical arts. Students will proudly present the visual art work they have created this year as we listen to the performances of many of our talented musical student artists as well.


Interested in volunteering in the Media Center? We are looking for help scanning, shelving, and organizing books Monday-Thursday mornings each week from 9:00-10:00. If you are interested please email me with what day(s) of the week you are available. Scheduling is very flexible and I am thankful for any help we can receive. All school volunteers must have a background check on file with the office. Thank you!

Thank you for your support in the Fall and Spring Book Fairs! We had just enough in sales that we earned a buy one get on free fair. As a thank you to all the families for their generous support we will be bringing the savings to you with our BOGO Book Fair, May 29-June 6. See you then!

Educators, order Osmo HERE!

Open House/Curriculum Night Handouts:
Guided Reading Levels Aligned with AR Levels
Culture of Creation
Accelerated Reader Home Connect
Type to Learn 4

Curiosity Kits 2017-2018

50 Movies All Kids Should Watch Before They're 12 
50 Books All Kids Should Read Before They're 12 
Best Book Series
NEW! Roblox: What parents must know about this dangerous game for kids 

Physical Education

Located on the wall in the entrance to the gym, there is a sign that reads "Deerfield students are Fitness All-Stars". I am asking you to send in a picture of your student(s) doing something that keeps him/her physically fit. I will then put it on the wall under the sign, where it will hang for the rest of the year. My wall does not say "sports all-stars" because physical fitness and Physical Education are way more than playing team sports. So, your student's picture could be something as simple as them riding their bike, playing basketball in your driveway, or doing yoga in your living room. As long as it shows them keeping themselves fit, it's fair game! (of course, team sports pictures are also welcome) Please consider the size of your picture. In the 5X7 range would be perfect. Also, please do not send them in with one that you would like back at the end of the year. It is my goal to get a picture from every student​​. I look forward to seeing what the students bring in, and proudly displaying the pictures in the gym.