DUFFY Eblast 5/06/18
Sun, May 13 5:30pm
Duffy Elementary School



June 8th - 5:00-8:00pm- Duffy Fair

June 14th - Duffy night at Hartford Yard Goats (NEW DATE)

June 13th - 5:00 -8:00pm- Duffy Fair (RAIN DATE)

June 15th - 8:45am - Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast
PLEASE NOTE - You can check the Duffy Master Calendar for the most up to date events on the Duffy Website.  Click here to view the calendar.
1.  Duffy Farmers Market:


The Farmers Market Committee will be working with local farmers to bring the best of the spring harvest to Duffy for an after school farmers’ market.  This fun event is designed to allow students to help plan and participate in making sales at the market.  


When:        Thursday, June 7th at dismissal

Where:      The lawn in front of Duffy 

*If Rains will be in Gym

What:          Seasonal produce from local farms will be for sale.


We Need Student and Parent Volunteers.  We are recruiting student volunteers to help us prepare.  All grades are welcome.  We also need additional parent volunteers.

If your child is/children are interested in volunteering they will need to attend a planning session on Wednesday May 23rd from 7:30 -8:20 am in the Media Center.   If you would like your child to volunteer, please email Betsy Udal at betsyaf@ymail.com with your child's name, grade, and teacher.
 Please also state if you can help during the prep time or the market.


Please email information to Betsy Udal at betsyaf@ymail.com by Monday May 21st. 

2. 2018-2019 Volunteer Form  & Room Parent Form- Be on the look out in your child's folder for the 2018-2019 Duffy Volunteer Form and Room Parent Form.  There are several ways to get involved and help out around school.  Please take a moment to look at these forms, fill out your areas of interest, and return them in your child's folder.  If you have any questions or would like to know more about the committees or being a room parent please contact Melissa Soltis (msoltis724@gmail.com), Whitney Guida (whit.guida@gmail.com), or Stacey Tompkins (staceytompkins@gmail.com).  See attached Volunteer Form and Room Parent Form.

3.  Save the Date for our Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast on Friday June 15th at 8:45am in the Duffy Cafe.  This is our opportunity to thank ALL of our wonderful volunteers who participate in countless ways throughout the year.   See attached Save the Date.

4.  Duffy Fair - MARK YOUR CALENDARS!!  The Duffy Fair is Friday June 8th from 5pm to 8pm.  Please bring the whole family for this fun filled fair!!  Guaranteed to be a blast!!  More details soon!!  See attached Flyer.

7.  The Duffy PTO is forming an Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Committee and we need your input! This committee will work to support the Duffy community on the issues of equity, diversity, and inclusion with a focus on developing programs and events for parents and students. If you are interested in getting involved and/or have any questions, please contact Amy Messinger at ajmick@gmail.com


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