Duffy eBlast 02.23.2020
Sun, Feb 23 8:30am


New!  PJ/Slipper Spirit Day - March 2nd 

Have your child wear their favorite PJs and slippers!


New!  Read Across America - March 5 @ 6:00 pm

Join several of our Duffy teachers in the Auditorium from 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm as they read their favorite books in celebration of Read Across America!


View all activities on the Duffy Master Calendar.


New!  West Hartford Cultural Council Campaign

The West Hartford Cultural Council's campaign has started.  Donation envelopes and letters were sent home with your child/children after the February 13th performance of "Roots of Jazz: From Spirituals to Swing" by the jazz band, "The Cats."  Please consider returning these envelopes with a tax-deductible donation made payable to the West Hartford Cultural Council this week; no amount is too small.  These donations will ensure that the Duffy students will continue to benefit from these enriching cultural performances in future years.  Thank you for supporting the arts in education campaign!    


New!  Duffy After School Sports 

A new session of After School Sports is starting! Use program numbers below to register through RecDesk.  

Mondays (K & 1st): 411343 A

Tuesdays (1st & 2nd): 411343 B

Thursdays (3rd, 4th & 5th): 411343 C

* Tuesday and Thursday sessions start this week.


Duffy Coding Club - 4th & 5th Graders - Tuesdays

Learn how to code, increase your logic and problem solving skills while having fun! Details are attached here.


New!  Help treat our hard-working teachers during Conference Week!

The PTO is planning to treat our wonderful Duffy teachers by organizing snacks and meals for them to enjoy during March’s Conference Week.   
A big thank you to everyone who volunteered so far for the Snack and Breakfast days sign ups that went out just yesterday. We have just a few openings left. Click here to sign up.
We now need help funding the catered Lunch day for our teachers and staff.  How can you help? Please donate via Venmo to help fund the lunch. Even a few bucks ($3 to $5) helps a bunch! 
Donations can be sent via Venmo to @Shannon-Pecorelli 
This is just a little way that we can all contribute to say THANK YOU and WE APPRECIATE YOU to our fabulous Duffy teachers! 

New!  West Hartford's Cookin' - March 28th @ 6:30pm

The Foundation for West Hartford Public Schools is holding their annual West Hartford's Cookin' event on Saturday, March 28th from 6:30-9pm in WH Town Hall. Tickets are on sale now.  You can access the website to purchase tickets and learn more about the event and the Foundation by clicking on the following link: https://www.fwhps.org


This event will help raise funds to support educational projects, programs, and initiatives that enhance and enliven the classroom experience for all West Hartford Public School students, like the grant Duffy received this year for our Artist in Residence - DJ Red Supreme. It is a fun event with "celebrity chefs" from principals (like our very own Kristi Laverty) and administrators to local politicians and other well known community members. There will be food, drinks, and a live and silent auction.


Jenn O’Connell is serving as Duffy’s  representative on the planning committee this year, so please feel free to contact her with any questions you have. We hope to see you there! Click here for details.



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