Duffy eBlast - 2.26.2023
Sun, Feb 26 1:23pm



Thursday, March 2, 7:00pm- PTO Meeting

Monday, March 6th - Friday, March 10th (Conference Week)

  • **1:30 Dismissal** Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, & Friday
  • **2:00 Dismissal** Wednesday
Bingo Night - March 16 from 6:30 to 7:30


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


New! PTO Board meeting this week
The PTO Board meeting will be on Thursday, March 2 at 7pm. This meeting will be held virtually only, and it is a special meeting in which Ari Steinberg will be joining the call on behalf of the Board of Education. Please join the call to hear what she has to say and ask any questions you may have. 
New! November Conference Week
WOW!! Thank you to all who have already signed up to bring in food items - the response has been amazing! There are still opportunities available on the sign up sheet to contribute breakfast and snack items. There are many openings for homemade baked goods which the staff LOVE - small or bite size are best, but any 1-2 dozen cookies, brownies, bars, cupcakes, etc. are appreciated.
Updated! Yard Goats Game 
Duffy families will convene at the Yard Goats Game on Friday, May 5! We've reserved a block of tickets which will go on sale March 27th. There is more information to follow.
****5th Grade Parents ONLY1-2-3-4 The 5th Grade Declare's a Penny War!
Ending on Friday, March 3rd-  the 5th grade will be raising money for their end of year events! We appreciate any support you are able to give to this fundraising opportunity. The class with the most points wins a choice of Extra Recess with Special Equipment, Matball Game with Mr Deveau or a Karaoke Party! If you have any questions please reach out to the 5th Grade Event Chairs Carrie Ann Cloud carrieann222@hotmail.com or Carla Corcoran at cpsempepos@yahoo.com
Garden Committee Planning Call
There will be a call on Monday, March 6 at 7pm to kick off planning for the Spring including clean up days, what to plant, and improvements we may want to make to the Duffy garden. Everyone is welcome to join! Use this Google Meet link.
We are building next year's PTO Board
We are looking for a parent/guardian who is excited about Duffy and has good communication skills to be next year's Vice President. This role could also be shared between two people. This role is essential to the operations of PTO and is a wonderful opportunity to get familiar with PTO activities and school staff. If you are interested in getting involved, please email current VP Dawn Gagliardi or Kim Molinaro.
KIDS & Social Skills Group 

We have a wonderful opportunity for students in grades 3-5 who are navigating separation and divorce ~ please contact our social workers, Laura Baker or Gregory Ganci, for further information or if you are interested in learning more about the group. The Bridge Family Center is offering KIDS (Kids In Divorce and Separation) group at Duffy Elementary School. The group will focus on age appropriate social skills, such as feelings identification, listening, respecting others, etc.


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