Duffy eBlast 09.26.2021
Sun, Sep 26 4:14pm


New!  Coffee and Conversation - October 7th @ 7:00 pm


New!  Duffy Parents Night Out - November 1st - 5th

Our annual fundraiser is BACK but virtual this year!   Be on the lookout for more information coming over the next few weeks.  


New!  CHALK THE WALK for National Custodial Worker's Day! - October 3rd 4pm - 5pm

Join your fellow Dragons to decorate the Duffy walkway in honor of our amazing custodial staff! They keep us clean, safe, and organized. Let's show them how much we appreciate it!

See attached for details.



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

New!  Duffy Cookie/ Pie Fundraiser  

For the 4th year, Duffy will be having a Lyman Orchard Pie Fundraiser.  This fundraiser will run from October 5th - October 19th. Click here to review the instructions and full details.


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.


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.
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

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.



Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion Committee Chairs Tracy Fastenberg and Thao Hau NAILED IT with this year's Welcome Back Social. And how about their volunteer squad: Amanda Ostapoff, Esther Gonzalez, Michelle Ignatowicz, Ashley Whitney, Brittany Bermingham, Laura Moran, Christina Gilliam, & Catherine Champigny. We really are Better Together and we raise our frozen treats in honor of you all to say THANK YOU!

We also raise our slice (with extra cheese) to the Welcome Wagon Pizza Picnic Team of Jane Torcia, Erin Ryan, Kaitlin Voglesong, Laurie Flanagan, and Pat Malanaphy, for providing a much-needed opportunity for new Duffy Dragons to connect. Cheers!


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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