Duffy eBlast - 04.24.2022
Sun, Apr 24 8:48am

New!  Chalk the Walk for National Administrative Professionals Day - April 27th @ 2:00 pm 

Join your fellow Dragons after school to decorate the Duffy walkway in honor of Duffy's administrative professionals. They are the backbone of Duffy school--Let's show them how much we appreciate it! The PTO will have chalk to share!
 
New!  Duffy Garden Cleanup - April 30th @ 11:00 am
Drop in for our spring clean up next Saturday any time between 11:00 am -1:00 pm. Bring your rake and garden gloves, and let’s get the garden ready for spring!

 

New!  Teacher & Staff Appreciation Week - May 2nd - 6th

We have a week of fun planned!  Click here to see an itinerary by day, along with ways your student can show their appreciation for our Duffy staff.  Interested in providing an item for the staff breakfast?  There are only a few spots left! Click here to view the sign up sheet.  

 

Updated!  Duffy Yard Goats Night - May 6th @ 7:05 pm

If you purchased tickets for Friday's Duffy Yard Goats night, please look out for the tickets that will be sent home in an envelope in your child’s folder this week.  Any questions, please email Lisa Scoma.  If your child is performing in the Duffy choir, please refer to Mrs. Tierney’s previous flyer for timing/info.

 

Please check the Duffy calendar for a complete list of activities.

    

New!   Book Drive to Support NextChapter Used Bookstore in West Hartford Center

Duffy is running a book drive lead by Mrs. Daily to support the bookstore and post secondary students who are learning job skills. Children's books are most needed right now, but please feel free to donate what you can in gently used condition. A collection box will be in our lobby through May 6th. Click here to view the flyer.

 

Duffy Chess Program - Spring 2022

Award winning allClubs Chess instructor and coach, Alexander Lumelsky, continues his
instruction-based chess program for students grades K through 5, beginners welcome. The program runs for six weeks on Fridays. Click here for details. The registration deadline is April 25th.   

 

New!  Illuminating Conversations: How Books Can Help Us Talk About Identity, Diversity and Bias - April 27th @ 4:00 pm

Sponsored by: the West Hartford Parent Community Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Groups

 

Don’t miss this timely webinar for elementary and middle school parents, guardians, caregivers and educators.  Presented by ADL’s Director of Curriculum and Training, Jinnie Spiegler, this webinar will demonstrate how books can help children explore their identity, understand differences, and consider actions they can take to challenge bias and advance inclusion. Participants will leave with resources and tips for having illuminating conversations with children about identity, diversity and bias. Click here to register.

**Please register, even if you can't attend live.  Registered participants will have access to a recording of the event.

 

New!  Duffy Garden Club Needs Your Help
Anyone particularly skilled with repairing garden beds? One of the beds needs some TLC. Come check it out and contact Faydra Siegrist if you want the challenge. She will make sure sure you have the right materials.

 

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