Duffy eBlast 03.08.2020
Sat, Mar 7 8:55am


New!  Celebrate Duffy - April 4th @ 3:30pm

Please join us in celebrating our school community at CELEBRATE DUFFY on Saturday, April 4th from 3:30-5:30 PM! Join other Duffy families as we all take part in fun activities, enjoy great food, and get to know each other better.

Please click HERE to RSVP. Email a family photo to DuffyPhotoCollection@gmail.com to be included in the slideshow that we'll watch together. More details HERE



View all activities on the Duffy Master Calendar.


Reminder!!  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.

Update!  Help the PTO treat our Duffy teachers during Conference Week

We are thrilled to report that about 50 Duffy families contributed money or food items for Conference Week and we’ve collected 100% of our cash goal and 95% of our food donation goal!  *Just two hot breakfast dish slots remain open for this Friday (see sign up)


An enormous thank you to all who donated - we are so excited to be able to treat our wonderful teachers this week!

New!  Alice in Wonderland - Play at Sedgwick Middle School - April 3rd thru 5th



New!  Shrek - Play at Bristow Middle School - March 26th thru 28th



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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