Duffy eBlast 03.01.2020
Sun, Mar 1 12:21pm


PJ/Slipper Spirit Day - March 2nd 

Have your child wear their favorite PJs and slippers!


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!

6:00 Lewis | 6:15 Perriello | 6:30 Cavanaugh | 6:45 Ploof

View all activities on the Duffy Master Calendar.


New!  Conference Week Dismissal Schedule - March 9th -13th

  Wave One (K-2) Wave Two (3-5)
Monday 3:14 PM 3:20 PM
Tuesday 1:24 PM 1:30 PM
Wednesday 1:54 PM 2:00 PM
Thursday 1:24 PM 1:30 PM
Friday 1:24 PM 1:30 PM

*Please note that if your child participates in after school activities some programs are cancelled while others have been adjusted to begin after early dismissal. Check the Duffy master calendar to confirm.


Last Chance! West Hartford Cultural Council Campaign

Monday is the last day to turn in Cultural Council envelopes in order to be entered to win a four-pack of tickets to The Drowsy Chaperone at Conard High School. The winner will be announced on Tuesday. A sincere thank you to all the families who have already supported the arts in education campaign. There is still time to participate as donations will be collected through the end of the week.

Help the PTO treat our Duffy teachers during Conference Week!
A BIG thank you to everyone that has donated already, and for those of you who have volunteered for the Snack and Breakfast days sign ups.  
We are only $180 away from our goal! Help us be able to cater a nice lunch for our teachers and staff. Please consider donating, even $3-$5 goes a long way and helps us get there!
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!

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 pm - 9:00 pm 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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