Duffy eBlast - 5.12.2024
Sun, May 12 4:54pm


5/17 - Save the Date - Duffy Night @ The Yard Goats


5/31 - Duffy Fair - 5-7:30

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



NEW! Duffy Fair

Duffy Fair is only a few weeks away!  We hope everyone can join the fun!  Flyers will be going home next week.  We also need many volunteers to make this event go smoothly!  Please sign-up for as many jobs as you are able. This year the planning committee is a small group and we will be looking for one person to be the "point person" for each station.  The responsibilities include coming to help with setting up your station, getting the first round of volunteers started, and checking in periodically during the Fair.  We are also looking for help filling 30 minute slots like we have in past years.  Thank you in advance for helping this event run smoothly!


NEW! Open PTO Board Positions: No Experience Needed!

 The Duffy community is made up of hundreds of parents and caregivers, but the Duffy PTO is run by a very small group of volunteers, and we're seeking new faces for the 2024-2025 school year. We can’t keep our events and fundraising efforts up and running without your help! This is a great way to meet other parents, help shape school events and get to know the Duffy school administration. No experience is needed and we will mentor you to help you get started.


Specifically, the following positions are open:

 Vice President: Seeking one or two people to work hand-in-hand with the current President during the upcoming school year and take over as President or Co-Presidents in 2025-2026. Influence events, help decide how to spend fundraising dollars and turn your ideas into action! 


Fundraising: Seeking two people to oversee Duffy fundraising events such as Parent's Night Out, and pie and popcorn sales; or, mix things up and try a new idea! This is a two-year commitment and our two current committee leads are remaining on the committee to help guide you through the process!


Secretary: Seeking one person to attend virtual and in-person PTO meetings to take detailed notes. 


Volunteer Coordinator: FILLED! Thank you to Ashley Whitney and Jennifer Anderson!


Communications: FILLED! Thank you to incoming K mom, Calla Leonardo!


Interested or have questions? Email Kim Molinaro (kimmolinaro@gmail.com) or Ashley Whitney at (ashleyrwhitney@gmail.com). 


Summer Singers with Ms Tierney - June 24th - June28th
Whole group choir - singing, games, drumming, movement. Taught by WHPS Music Teachers Sarah Chasse, Heather Schweger & Cheryl Tierney.  See attached flyer for more information.
Yard Goats Duffy Night - 5/17
Duffy Night at Dunkin' Park is Friday, May 17th at 7:10PM as the Hartford Yard Goats take on The New Hampshire Fisher Cats.

It was a busy week at Duffy and we're sending a big THANK YOU to several Duffy superstars:


  1. Courtney Pappalardo and Lila McKinley for stepping up to spearhead this year's Teacher Appreciation Week and showering our staff with the thanks they so deserve. 


  1. Caitlyn Ward for coordinating this year's K Registration events! Thanks, also, to Marisa Demankowski, Andrea DiMaria, Liz Spencer, Molly Towne, Karyn Turner and Ashley Whitney for volunteering to greet to all incoming students and parents.


  1. The fundraising committee--headed by Steph Monteith and Steph Dominello--for coordinating Duffy's popcorn fundraiser and raising over $3,000 for Duffy School. 


We SO appreciate all of your efforts! It takes a village and we're so happy you're all a part of ours! 

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