Duffy eBlast 02.21.2021
Sun, Feb 21 12:19pm


Chipotle Fundraiser - February 23rd @ 4:00 pm

Calling all Taco Tuesday Lovers!  Foil your dinner plans and stop by Chipotle at  966 Farmington Ave in West Hartford for our fundraiser from 4:00pm - 8:00pm.They'll donate 33% of the proceeds to Duffy. Download a flyer and mention the fundraiser at checkout.  Don’t want to wait in line?  Order using Chipotle’s app or website with promo code Y3FV73X. 


New!  Coffee & Conversation - February 25th @ 7:00 pm

Join Mrs. Laverty, Mrs. Mori, and Mrs. Detrick from 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm. Please connect to the virtual meeting using this link meet.google.com/fcc-nukz-jqo or by phone (US) +1 617-675-4444‬ PIN: ‪231 693 350 3204‬#


New!  Conference Week - March 8th - 12th

2:00 pm dismissal Monday - Friday. The PTO is coordinating snacks and meals for the teachers during the week. Click here to sign-up for a specific food item or monetary donations can be made to @Shannon-Pecorelli via Venmo. Thank you!

Spring Fundraiser
We’ll be holding another MCM Fundraiser to raise money for Duffy Elementary School - selling Butter Braid Bread, Cake Rolls and Otis Spunkmeyer Cookies. The fundraiser will run from February 22 - March 8th. Delivery/Pick Up will be on April 1st - more pickup details to follow. Please reach out to Molly Towne with questions.

***If you are ordering online Duffy's ordering code is: Y3FV73X*** 


Black History Month Resources

Teaching Your Child About Black History

It Has Stayed With Me

NPR's Codeswitch Playlist for Black History Month 2020

Black History Book List (Local Black owned book shops: People Get Ready, The Key)


Local Black History Month Events

In This Together: A Virtual Conversation with Parents and Community Members Around Support and Education 

hosted by the West Hartford Afriacan American Social & Cultural Organization (WHAASCO)

to come together as one community to support each other around issues affecting our Black/African American and other communities of color

Two sessions: Wednesday February 17th at 7:00 pm | Saturday, February 20th at 9:00 a.m.


How the 1619 Project Informs Health Inequity and COVID-19

produced through a collaboration between the West Hartford African American Social & Cultural Organization (WHAASCO), the Noah Webster House & West Hartford Historical Society, and West Hartford Community Interactive (WHCI) goes virtual.

A review of the content from the 1619 Project that provides history and insight regarding healthcare and race followed by a facilitated discussion about the legacy of racism and its link to the current disparities in healthcare faced by communities of color, the well-founded skepticism toward our healthcare systems, various efforts to address the disparities and skepticism, the ways history is reflected in the effects of the current pandemic, and how we should navigate our healthcare through this pandemic. One session: Thursday, February 25th at 6:30 p.m.


Additional Learning Resources for Families



Duffy Elementary School PTO

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