Duffy eBlast - 10.09.2022
Sun, Oct 9 3:39pm




New!  10/10 - No School - Indigenous Peoples Day

New! 10/28 -  Picture Day


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


October Crazy About Sports Camps - October 10th!  Sign up Here

Program # 413344C  - Crazy About Sports Camp - 10/10/22

Crazy About Sports is a program that provides kids with the opportunity to play hard and have fun. This program gives kids the chance to develop the skills, confidence and the desire to be active. Kids will be introduced to a variety of games and activities that encourage great competition, great sportsmanship and great fun!


New!  Lyman Orchards Pie & Cookie Dough Fundraiser is LIVE!!
Do you want to feed your sweet tooth and support the school at the same time? You can order delicious cookie dough and pre-order your Thanksgiving dessert so you have one less thing to worry about at the end of November! All orders MUST be picked up on November 18 between 12-2:30 (this is a CORRECTION from a previous email, as it is a 1:30 dismissal day). Orders can be placed online HERE!


Make your annual PTO Donation!

To make your annual donation, go to Konstella and click on the “Fundraising” tab (or click Here), then click on the donate button.

Duffy has been growing, and so has our annual budget. The Board recently approved a $54,000 budget for this school year. That budget includes improvements to the school grounds and classrooms not otherwise funded; events including the teacher's luncheon, Welcome Wagon, Coffee on the lawn, and 5th grade events; holiday treats for our faculty and staff and periodicals; and it allows us to provide scholarships and support our larger community. So how do we fund that budget? With your help!! We hold various fundraisers, but also are helped by Amazon Smiles contributions (remember to reallocate to Duffy each year), charitable matching, and direct donations.
We appreciate your support in all the PTO does to support our wonderful school!


National Hispanic/Latinx Heritage Month 

National Hispanic/Latinx Heritage Month takes place between September 15th - October 15th each year since its inception in 1968. The Duffy Parent Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Committee is happy to share some resources for your family to learn more about this important time together. More information can be found Here.

Whether you want to help or want to learn or both, don't hesitate to reach out to Tracy Wu Fastenberg (tfastenberg@gmail.com) or join the Committee via Konstella!

New! Parents Night Out - Raffle Basket Collection

As part of our Parents Night Out fundraiser, the PTO will be putting together raffle baskets, and we need your help filling them!  This year's raffle basket themes are.....drumroll..... Lego, Pokemon, Harry Potter, and Arts & Crafts! 
Like last year, we are requesting donations of items only (save your money to buy raffle tickets in a few weeks!) that relate to one of the above mentioned themes. Donated items can be placed in the labeled box in the Duffy Office, or delivered directly to Steph Monteith (71 Newport Avenue) or Andrea DiMaria (98 Mountain Terrace Rd) and placed in bins outside of their house by Friday, October 14th.  

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Please send announcements you wish to have included in the weekly eBlast by Friday 3:00 pm to  Val Bischof and Molly Towne. Thank you.