Duffy e-blast 02.24.2019
Sun, Feb 24 5:02pm
Duffy Elementary School

 New!  Incoming Kindergarten Parent Meeting - March 21st @ 5:45pm

This meeting is for all families that have an incoming kindergartner.  If you haven't already, please email Leslie Carpenter to add your child's name to the list. 


New!  Spring Fundraiser

 Now through March 6th we will be having a Lyman Orchard Pie and Otis Spunkmeyer Cookie fundraiser.  In response to identified needs from our PTO survey, we are looking to raise $5,000 to ensure our teachers and students continue to have access to updated technology in classrooms. Click on this link to sign up and send out to your family & friends or use the order form that went home this week. Click here for details. Send questions to Molly Towne.


New!  Don't have time to sell pies and cookies but still want to help out? General monetary donations towards technology will also be accepted.  Please send cash or checks (made out to Duffy PTO) in an envelope marked PTO Technology Donation in your child's folder or drop off in the office.


New!  Box Tops

Yes, we collect BOX TOPS at Duffy!  The Duffy PTO is working with the Duffy Student Council to collect your 2018/19 Box Tops. Funds are used to support the Student Council's community outreach project and the charity of their choice(TBD). DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION IS THIS WEDNESDAY! There are TWO ways you can participate:

1) Submit your cut out Box Tops in an envelope marked BOX TOPS in your child's folder. There is a collection container in the Main Office.

2) Download the Box Tops Bonus App and designate DUFFY ELEMENTARY as your school. In the app, you can scan your grocery store receipt, find offers from favorite brands and retailers and earn bonus Box Tops.

New!  Conference Week Teacher Snacks

Conference week is quickly approaching!  The PTO organizes meals and snacks to support our teachers and staff during the extra hours needed to prepare for and participate in conferences. Please sign up here. Every contribution is greatly appreciated by our Duffy staff!


Duffy Cafeteria - Mix It Up Lunch

Come volunteer with the kids on March 21st in the cafeteria while they "mix it up" at lunch and meet new friends in their grade.  We are looking for 2 parent volunteers from 11:00-12:15pm to assist the 3rd, 4th and 5th graders. Please sign up here.



Supporting the Foundation for West Hartford Public Schools (FWHPS) directly impacts programs at Duffy!  Our teachers submit grant requests to the FWHPS annually to bring amazing programs into our school and classrooms! 

Some recent and upcoming Duffy programs that have been funded through the foundation are:

  • Science Mike(4th and 5th grade)
  • Hip Hop Hooray(school wide enrichment program coming next month)
  • Phase 1 of Books as Mirrors and Windows(Diverse guided reading books -K and 1st grade)
  • Books in Many Languages( expansion of our multi-lingual book selection for school library)
  • Be Somebody-Rob Surette in residence program this past Fall. 

Donations to the FWHPS in honor of classroom teachers at gift giving times and participation in the annual West Hartford's Cookin' 2019 fundraising event March 30th are great opportunities to support all of our children's learning experiences!!



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