Duffy eBlast - 4.9.2023
Sat, Apr 8 6:53pm



Spring Break - Friday, April 7th - Friday, April 14th 
PTO Board meeting and game night on April 20th (in person at HANOC)
Note: there will not be a PTO meeting on April 6. The April Board meeting will be held on April 20th at HANOC
Read-A-Thon - April 17-April 23
School Dance - Wednesday, April 26th, 6pm-8pm
Yard Goats- May 5

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


NEW! Spirit Wear
Now that the spirit wear sale is done, items are in production and you should receive them in about two weeks.
NEW! April PTO Meeting
Please join us for the next Board meeting which will be held at the Hillcrest Area Neighborhood Outreach Center (HANOC), 105 Hillcrest Ave, West Hartford, CT 06110. This meeting will be in person only (no virtual option). Refreshments will be served and an activity for kids will happen concurrently. Agenda items include an update from Mrs. Laverty and planning for upcoming events, and we always welcome input from all attendees. If you plan to attend, please RSVP for yourself and any children you will bring so we can plan accordingly.

NEW! Volunteers Needed: Annual Duffy Art Show Prep!

The Duffy Art Department needs several volunteers to transform the hallways with Duffy students' amazing artwork. This beloved tradition takes a village to execute! 

From April 24-May 5, there are opportunities for matting up the artwork (this can also be done at home), prepping the bulletin boards, and hanging the artwork. Please click here to sign up: https://www.konstella.com/app/school/5798f743e4b05f6c59b78b3f/signups/642eeea147fc98623efe632d 



Get ready, set, read!  Monday, April 17th-Sunday, April 23rd our Duffy dragons will be participating in our FIRST EVER READ-A-THON!!  Everyone is invited to grab his or her favorite book and read, read, read.  It gets better.  There will be celebrations and ways to raise money for our school!  Added bonuses?  Through reading our children will build their reading skills, vocabulary knowledge, learn about interesting places, and become excellent page turners! Be on the lookout, more information will be sent home this week.

Yard Goats Game 
Duffy will be going to the Yard Goats again this year! Join us at the stadium on Friday, May 5th, and see the Duffy choir sing the National Anthem to open the game. Ticket sales will go live from Monday, March 27th - April 17th, and all sales will go through Konstella this year.
To purchase tickets, log on to Konstella, go to the drop-down menu labeled "more", and click "sales". Complete the online order form. Tickets will be sent home with students on May 1st. Questions? Contact Lisa Scoma
Please note tickets are non-refundable. If you purchase tickets and find you can no longer make it, tickets can be transferred to another family.
School Dance
We're looking for parent-volunteers to chaperone Duffy Dance night on Wednesday, April 26 from 6-8 (no dance experience required LOL) and help out with snack sales. This will be the first opportunity for Duffy Dragons to have a dance party SINCE 2019 and we need your help! If you're interested in helping us pull off this fun event, please email Duffy Dance Chair, Ashley Whitney, at ashleyrwhitney@gmail.com.
We want YOU! 
... for next year's PTO! We are on the hunt for parents and guardians looking to get more involved with PTO for the next school year. Some roles can easily be shared between two people. In particular, we need to fill the roles of VP and Treasurer Elect. If you are interested in getting involved, please email current VP Dawn Gagliardi or Kim Molinaro.

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