Duffy eBlast 09.19.2021
Sun, Sep 19 9:16am


New!  Duffy Pack 161 Joining Night - September 20th @ 5:30 pm

Scouting is back in action this year, and Duffy Pack 161 is looking to welcome new scouts (boys and girls K – 5th) to the Pack! Meet us on the Duffy front lawn, and get to know our leaders and scouts, learn about upcoming activities, like s’mores at Westmoor Park and a camping trip, and see the Pinewood Derby track in action! Click here for more information, or contact Jen Hajjar with any questions.


Welcome Wagon Pizza Picnic - September 23rd @ 5:30 pm

ALL NEW Duffy families are invited to a casual pizza picnic in the Courtyard by the Duffy Playground! Please click here for details, and here to RSVP (important!).


Welcome Back Social (formerly known as Ice Cream Social) - September 23rd @ 6:00 pm

ALL CURRENT Duffy families are invited to a casual social hour from 6-7pm on the Duffy Playground! Please click here for details, and here to RSVP (important!).


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

New!  Duffy Chess Program Returns to In Person

Award winning allClubs Chess instructor and coach, Alexander Lumelsky, presents his instruction-based chess program for students grades K through 5, beginners welcome. The program offers class instruction on chess play and strategy and is intended for players of all and no prior skill or experience. Club meetings will be from 3:20 to 4:20 PM on Fridays: October 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 and November 5. Click here for details and registration instructions. Contact Alexander Lumelsky with questions.


PTO Donations

Now, more than ever, the Duffy PTO relies on voluntary annual donations to support everything from Enrichment Programs to the Duffy Directory to fun Duffy Events. Please consider a donation by sending cash or check into school in an envelope marked Duffy PTO, or donate online at Konstella.com and click Fundraising.  

We are $100 shy of our goal of $2,000. Let's surpass our goal to make sure we can provide all the fun, interesting, and important events and programs our Duffy Dragons deserve!


New!  Do you have a passion for planning events?  
We need volunteers to help plan and run this year's Family Night events.  Some of the most popular events include Bingo Night and the dance party with Red Supreme.  We need help with planning, executing and marketing these events to promote school-wide participation.  If interested, please email Shannon Pecorelli and/or Tiffany Dammarell.
New!  Have a green thumb and an hour of time to donate?
Come join our Garden and Grounds Beautification Committee!  Did you know the flower beds around the Duffy sign in front of the school are maintained by volunteers?  And that the amazing garden around back is taken care of by both our students and volunteers?  Grab your kids and come join us outside!  If interested, please email Shannon Pecorelli and/or Tiffany Dammarell

New!  Fall Decor Donation Drive

Help us make Duffy beautiFALL! As you and your family head out to local orchards in the coming weeks, consider picking up an extra mum or pumpkin! We will use your donation to make the front of Duffy look festive and fun! Donations can be dropped off at 5 Foot Path Lane, in the side yard to the right of the driveway.



Erin Gadarowski and Amy Janangelo, take an overdue bow! You've been running this PTO eBlast for a hundred years and WHAT would we do without you?! You're organized, detail-oriented, and fun to work with. The Duffy community would be lost without your clear presentation of important information and quiet leadership.


One Year, One Time! If you want to submit a shout-out to someone making Duffy better, please email Sarah Dolan, PTO President.



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