President’s Message



Dear Deerfield families,

Welcome back to all of our returning Deerfield families and a warm hello to the new families who are joining us. We hope you made loads of fun memories this summer and are excited to start a new school year! Along with our new principal, Dr. Julie Hatchel, and our super star teachers and staff, the Deerfield Elementary Parent Teacher Association (Deerfield PTA) is excited to kick off another unforgettable year.

The Deerfield PTA is looking forward to continuing our long tradition of providing enriching and vital support to the Deerfield community at large. Many of our favorite programs will return this year, including the Reflections, Yearbook, Jog-A-Thon, talent show, assemblies, Book Fairs, Pancake Breakfast and Family Fun Night (a.k.a. International Potluck) to name a few. The Deerfield PTA is also excited to announce new activities to bring our community together through Dads Club, a carnival, Dine Outs, and a dance party among others. In addition, we’ll continue to render classroom support through teacher grants and salary supplements for selective classified staff.

In order for all of these wonderful things to happen at Deerfield, we need your support and assistance, especially via fundraising and volunteering. Thank you to all of you who have already and continue to share your resources and volunteer hours to our organization, our teachers and most importantly, our students! If you’re new to Deerfield or haven’t yet joined our efforts, please make this year the year you make a difference and get involved! For starters, please visit the PTA Welcome Tent during the first week of school to sign up for membership and volunteer opportunities and to simply say “hello!” We’d love to meet you!

Throughout the school year, please be sure to check our PTA website ( which will be updated with the latest and greatest in PTA news, programs and various sign-ups. Also, if you’re a Facebook user, please like our page, Deerfield Elementary PTA, and you’ll be connected to PTA updates.

Thank you for all your advocacy efforts on behalf of the Deerfield PTA. Without you, we would not be able to serve Every Child with One Voice. Best wishes for the new school year to all of us! Go Falcons!

Chantelle Labowe & Laura Lodin
PTA CO-Presidents

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2015 Silent Auction on Wednesday Night

When: Wednesday, May 20th (Same Night as Open House)
Time: 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Pick up Items:  8:00 pm to 8:30pm
Where: Multi-Purpose Room at Deerfield Elementary

Our annual Silent Auction will be here this Wednesday night! Take a look at all the wonderful items that are up for auction this year. There is sure to be something that you won’t want to miss. The auction will start at 5:00pm and will be open until 8:00pm. At that time, volunteers will highlight the winner’s names on each of the bidding sheets and the auction will be officially closed. Winners of the auction items can pay for and pick up their items the same night between 8:00 pm and 8:30 pm. If you are unable to stay, you will be notified the day after the auction.

Silent Auction Preview Auction Guide







All of our TK-6 teachers as well as Mr. Evans, Mrs. Smith, Mr. Gibbs, and our incoming principal, Dr. Hatchel have generously agreed to participate in the auction this year. These are always very popular items with the students. We will also have several other items up for auction such as:

• Theme Park Tickets – Disneyland, Knott’s, Magic Mountain, & Knott’s Berry Farm
• Samsung Galaxy Tab4
• Gift Cards – Shell, Bed Bath & Beyond, & Staples and more
• 2 kids bikes
• ……and more

The bidding for the lowest priced item starts at $4 for 5 Redbox 1-Day DVD Rentals

Don’t forget to stop by, help support your PTA, and bid on something in the MPR this Wednesday evening.

Posted in Silent Auction

Staff Appreciation Week

May 11th thru the 15th is Staff Appreciation Week at Deerfield. Join us in celebrating & honoring our AMAZING Teachers & Staff at Deerfield.  Let’s lavish them with love & show them just how much we appreciate all they do for our community!

Please have your child bring 3-4 single stem fresh flowers to school on Thursday, the 14th.  We will be giving one to their teacher and the extras to share with our amazing staff!


      • Monday the 11th – Side walk chalk signs
      • Tuesday the 12th – Breakfast for the Staff (food items needed by 7:15am in MPR)
      • Wednesday the 13th – Ice cream bar for the Staff (volunteers & food needed)
      • Thursday the 14th – Students bring in flowers for the Teachers & Staff (3-4 stems/child)
      • Friday – Lunch for the staff (food items needed)

Monetary donations are optional and can be dropped in the box in the front office.  If you have any questions or would like to volunteer your time or a food item, please email


Posted in Staff Appreciation, Teacher Appreciation

Deerfield Silent Auction

Coming soon
Wednesday, May 20, 2015
5pm – 8pm
Deerfield Elementary Multi-Purpose Room


A list of auction items with starting bids will be posted by the front office and on the PTA website ( by Friday, May 15th.  A few of the items that will be auctioned include:

  • Disneyland tickets
  • Six Flags Magic Mountain tickets
  • Angels Baseball tickets
  • Themed Gift Baskets
Donate an Item:

Fill out an online Donation Form by going to
Paper forms are available in the front office or you can click here and print one out.

Volunteers needed on the night of the event:

If you are available from 7:50pm to 8:30pm on May 20th to help with the auction, please fill out our online contact form or send an email to

Posted in Silent Auction

International Potluck

“Deerfield’s Crazy A to Z International Potluck”

International PotluckMark your calendars for this year’s International Potluck featuring cuisine that takes you through the alphabet and around the world! Join us on April 15th from 5-8pm for Food, Fun and Cultural Performances! Everyone is welcome to come and enjoy

Sign up sheets are in the front office or you can fill out the volunteer information below.

Sponsored by Deerfield PTA.

Posted in International Potluck

5th Grade Girls – Save the Date!

Who:    5th Grade Girls & their mothers (or other adult female)
What:   Annual Mother Daughter Tea
When:  March 24th @ 6:30 PM

The 5th grade “Mother Daughter Tea” is coming on Tuesday, March 24th at 6:30 PM. Remember to save the date on your calendar now. This is a health education program sponsored by the PTA. Invitations will be sent out 2 weeks prior to the actual event. If you would like to volunteer to help with this event, have any questions, or would like to bring a food item, please contact Chantelle Labowe.  Email:

Mother-Daughter Tea

Mother Daughter Tea Invitation

Posted in Mother Daughter Tea

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