Duffy e-blast 10.07.2018
Sun, Oct 7 5:34pm
Duffy Elementary School

New!  Walk/Bike to School Day - October 10th

All Duffy children welcome, including those who ride the bus! Volunteers are needed to help students who ride the bus experience a “walk” to school then meet in the Duffy morning line up. Please sign up to volunteer. Read more about International Walk to School Day here.


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

Front Lawn (In gym, if raining). Fresh Produce, Breads, Honey. Pumpkins for sale to decorate in the garden. CASH ONLY. Come early, we sell out fast!


New! "View of the Bridge" for Parent Leaders - Tuesday, October 9, 2018 @ 9:00 – 10:00 am

The Bridge Counseling Center, 1038 Farmington Avenue, West Hartford

Come learn about the Bridge's work in our community and schools, and to meet and network with parent leaders from other school organizations in town! Coffee, juice and pastries will be provided.  Please RSVP to Beth Ryan at beth@bridgefamilycenter.org  or call the Bridge at 860.521.8035.


Purchase Tickets to Duffy Parents' Night Out on November 3rd

Simply click here to RSVP and pay for your online tickets. Online tickets are $37 ($35 plus $2 processing fee) per person and $40 at the door. Tickets can also be purchased by check made out to the "Duffy PTO" for $35 by filling out the Parents' Night Out form that went home with your child this week.


New!  Duffy Cafeteria Parent Volunteers Needed

The Duffy Office is looking for help in the cafeteria for Wednesday's lunch hours from 11:00-1:30 throughout the school year. This is a great opportunity for parents to see their children at school and meet their friends! Sign up here if you are interested.


New!  Duffy Garden Club

  • Are you cleaning out your shed or garage? Have extras of things you forgot you had? Are you dividing perennials that need new homes? Garden Club is looking for repurposed items as we get back outside at recess to garden. We will have a bin in the office labeled “Garden” to drop off items. 
  • Garden Club is looking to get underway! Students can garden for as long or as little as they like during their recess, we just need some parent volunteers! Sign-up here
  • Come decorate pumpkins at the Duffy Farmers Market, on Thursday, October 11!  We’d love any extra sets of hands to help us out at this event. 

***We are in need of smocks (over-sized old T-shirts) and we’d love any extra sets of hands to help us out at this event.

If you have interest in any of the Garden Club activities, contact Marcia Lawlor lawlor@uchc.edu or Faydra Siegrist faydrasiegrist@gmail.com.



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