Duffy eBlast - 1.29.2023
Sun, Jan 29 12:38pm



Upcoming PTO meetings 
February 3rd, in person at Duffy at 2pm.
Bingo Night
March 16 from 6:30 to 7:30


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


New! Paul Cryan pictures this week

Just a reminder! Paul Cryan will be at Duffy this week, T-F, January 31st, February 1st, 2nd and 3rd!  Please check your appointment time by using the link http:shorturl.at/nuCIZ .  If you need to cancel your appointment, reach out to Alison Bush 860-559-1723.  Please be there 5-10 minutes ahead of your appointment so we can stay on schedule.  In the event of a weather related cancellation of no school or after school activities, your Paul Cryan appointment will also be canceled. A makeup date will be provided to the appointments that are affected.  Thank you! 


New!  Souper Bowl Food Drive

The 2023 Souper Bowl Food Drive will go on February 6-February 10. During this week, students can leave food donations in the school entry to "vote" for the team they think will win the Superbowl. More info will come about what items are needed most, where the donations go at the end of the week, and, of course, which teams will be competing! If you'd like to help out with this event, please go to the sign-up sheet on Konstella.
New! Family to Family Connections
We've had several new families join our Duffy community in the past few weeks. The PTO would like to further our efforts to enhance the experience of all families at Duffy. If you are interested in helping to ease their transition into our community, whether answering questions via email, introducing them to other families, or grabbing a coffee together, please respond to Liz Normand at duffypto@gmail.com and let us know. Please include the age of your children to help with pairings.


Upcoming PTO meetings 
There has been a change to the next two PTO meeting times. Our next meeting will be on February 3, in person at Duffy at 2pm. The March PTO meeting will be held in person at HANOC. More information to follow, including updated info to access the meetings virtually. This info is also available on the PTO webpage under the last tab, "PTO Meeting Calendar".
Nominations for next year's PTO board
We are beginning to think about next year's PTO board. If you are interested in volunteering for the Board, please email duffypto@gmail.com or reach out to any of the Board members! If you are interested in joining a committee, you may do so year round. Just let us know what you would be interested in doing!

Bingo Night
Duffy Bingo Night will be held on Thursday, March 16 from 6:30 to 7:30. Bingo will be remote again this year. Stay tuned for more information as the event gets closer.
Clothing donations
Duffy called and you answered! Thank you to everyone who has donated snow pants, underwear, and blankets. Our school nurse, Mrs. Addamo, has said that she is now well stocked and out of storage space! Great job, Duffy community!
Board of Education presentation to the PTO
A BOE representative will be attending an upcoming PTO board meeting. If there is anything you'd like them to address in that meeting, send an email to duffypto@gmail.com and we will pass along the requests so that they can come prepared to respond.

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