Duffy e-blast 09.16.2018
Sun, Sep 16 6:00pm
Duffy Elementary School


September 20th @ 5:15 - Welcome Wagon Pizza Picnic

All families new to our Duffy community are invited to join us for a pizza picnic on Thursday September 20th from 5:15-6:00 pm on the school’s back field.

See attached flyer for details. 


September 20th @ 6:00 pm - Ice Cream Social

Join us for an ice cream social this Thursday.  RSVP hereSee attached flyer for details.


September 22nd @ 3:30 - Duffy Playground Play Date

See attached flyer for details.


September 24th @ 6:30 - Great by 8

Join Great by 8 for our first meeting of the school year at Charter Oak International Academy (425 Oakwood Ave.). See attached flyer for details.


October 11th @ 3:20 - Annual Fall Farmers Market

See attached flyer for details.


November 3rd @ 7:30 - Annual Duffy Parents' Night Out

We hope your calendars are marked for Saturday, November 3rd at 7:30 pm for our Third Annual Duffy Parents' Night Out! Similar to the past few years, we will have a silent auction to raise money for our students. We know there are some spectacular families within our school, and we don’t want to leave anyone out!  If you own a business and / or would like to donate or have a fabulous idea for a auction item please reach out to Molly Towne or Brittany Bass.  We hope you will be joining us in November!

Chess Club Returns September 28th

Contact Coach Lumelsky for more program information and to register. See attached flyer for details. 


Stop and Shop A+ School Rewards

Help earn money for Duffy each time you shop at Stop & Shop. Please visit stopandshop.com to register your 13-digit Stop and Shop Rewards Card number and choose Duffy (ID # 06504)


Important Tips:

  • You DO NOT need to re-register your rewards card number if you have previously registered and chosen Duffy. 
  • You can choose 2 schools to support.
  • Please encourage family and friends to register and support Duffy.

Our school receives a check at the end of the program. Duffy earned $3200 last year! Please see the attached flyers for additional information.


Fund It

The Fund It team would like to welcome you back to this 2018-2019 school year and remind you of a few things:

  • We are a completely free way for you to financially support Duffy by shopping at Stop and Shop just by using your prepaid card (NO FUNDRAISER ASSOCIATED WITH THIS)
  • All previously enrolled families will automatically be included in our distribution
  • New families to kindergarten or to Duffy in general will be able to contact us at any time to start receiving their colored pouches with their prepaid card
  • Please reach out to us if you have any questions about this most easy way for us all to support Duffy.
  • 1 new family to Duffy and 1 family with kids having already participated in Fund It from prior years will be entered into a drawing for a $25 Max gift card.

Thank you! Contact Peter McHugh (860-638-9739), Rebecca Raymond (860-803-0040) or Meghan Rich (860-748-1539) with questions.


Early Learning Playgroup

Starting in October, please join us on Wednesdays for a fun playgroup for children from birth through age 4. This playgroup is open to children who live in the Duffy neighborhood and/or have an older sibling attending Duffy School. See attached flyer for more information.


Duffy Elementary School PTO

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