Duffy eBlast - 10.22.2023
Sun, Oct 22 1:00pm



Picture Day: Friday, October 27th
Virtual Auction: October 29th - November 3rd
Parents' Night Out: November 3rd, 7-10pm @ New Park Brewing 
Please check the Duffy calendar for a complete list of activities.


NEW! Lyman Orchards Pie & Cookie Dough Drive - THANK YOU!
Due to your generosity, we made $3,070 for Duffy through our Lyman Orchards pies and cookie dough!  We appreciate your support and hope you enjoy your holiday desserts!
NEW! Raffle Basket Sales are Live TOMORROW!

Raffle basket ticket sales begin TOMORROW and run through Nov. 3rd at 8pm!! Every child will be sent home with a flyer showcasing the items in each basket and directions on how to purchase tickets.  Our six baskets this year are: 

Basket 1: Ultimate Arts & Crafts Bundle

Basket 2: Lego Bundle #1

Basket 3: Sleepover Fun

Basket 4: For the Gamer

Basket 5: Local Sports Teams

Basket 6: Around Town

For a sneak peek of what’s inside, click hereThank you to everyone who contributed items for our raffle baskets!


Parents Night Out - Tickets are selling fast - get yours TODAY!

Get your ticket to Parents Night Out at New Park Brewing on November 3rd from 7-10pm! Come grab a slice of Patty’s artisanal pizza, enjoy New Park’s selection of craft beer and wine, and mingle with Duffy parents as we celebrate the final countdown of the virtual auction. Don’t miss the raffle basket winner announcements AND your chance to bid on an exclusive list of LIVE auction items for attendees only! 


Tickets are $30/person and include pizza, salad and dessert. Tickets are limited and going fast (already 100 sold!), so don't delay - purchase your tickets on the auction website HERE!

Can’t make it to Parents Night Out, but still want to be a part of the action? 

No problem! There are two additional ways to participate:

1) Bid on items in the Virtual Auction between Oct. 29th and Nov. 3rd by clicking the “register to bid” button on the auction website. 
2) Donate! Every year as part of the Parents Night Out Fundraiser, we select one "big ticket item" to raise funds for based directly on feedback from Duffy teachers and staff. This year, we will raise money for a unique field trip experience for each grade at Duffy this year! Let's give our kids some extra, hands-on immersed enrichment outside of the classroom! Donations can be made on the auction website - link above. 
Duffy "Ski/Snowboard Wednesday" Program - Registration Open for Winter 2024!
We are pleased to announce that the "Ski/Snowboard Wednesday" Program is back for another year on the slopes of Ski Sundown, starting in January 2024. This parent-organized, co-op program is not affiliated with Duffy School or the Duffy PTO, and is a weekly ski program open for students in Grades 4 and 5 with a waitlist for Grade 3. 
More information, including costs, dates/times, lift and lesson packages, transportation options, and more can be found on our Program Flyer. Parents must complete a multi-step process with registration form, mandatory hand-signed waiver forms (2), and payment details. Registration & Payment Deadline: November 3, 2023. Bus transportation, however, is limited so register early!
Our current program leaders, Emily and Matt Rooney will be leaving Duffy after this year. We are looking to onboard a passionate and ski-loving 4th (or 3rd) grade parent(s) to take over the program next year, apprenticing with with us throughout this season to learn the ropes of running the program. We can't wait to have you join us!
For any questions and if interested in volunteering to help run next season's Program, please contact DuffySkiClub@gmail.com.
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