Duffy eBlast 10.04.2020 - Updated Coffee & Conversation Topic
Sun, Oct 4 6:22pm

Red Group (A-K): In Home | Blue Group (L-Z): In School

Important links: In Home Specials Schedule 

Updated topic!  Coffee & Conversation - October 8th @ 7:00 pm

Join the Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Committee for a presentation by Duffy’s own Kristi Laverty and Christine Mori on the district’s Social Emotional Learning and Social Justice Curriculum. West Hartford Public Schools has committed to integrating these integral components into students’ every day curriculum. This is a wonderful opportunity for families of students learning hybrid and remotely to learn more and experience example lessons first hand, and build on information shared during Curriculum Night. We look forward to welcoming you for the EDI Committee’s first event of the year.  

Meeting Link: meet.google.com/vzy-hbik-gru

Join by Phone: (US) +1 402-865-0130‬ PIN: ‪449 769 693‬#


New!  Monday, October 12th - Indigenous Peoples Day

No school


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New!  Lyman Orchard Pie Fundraiser

For the 3rd year, Duffy will be having a Lyman Orchard Pie Fundraiser.  This fundraiser will run from October 5th - October 19th.  Order pickup will be on November 19th at 2:00 pm.   Last year this fundraiser was a HUGE success - we were able to make a profit of $1,700 from our sales. Click here for all the details.  Please email questions to  Molly Towne


New!  Don't have time to sell pies?

Please consider sending a PTO donation via Venmo to Molly Town. Her Venmo ID is @mhtowne.  


New!  Stop & Shop A+ Rewards

Help earn money for Duffy each time you shop at Stop & Shop. Please visit their site to register your 13-digit Stop and Shop Rewards Card number and choose Duffy (ID # 06504). Here are some important tips:

  • You DO NOT need to re-register your rewards card number if you have previously registered and chosen Duffy.
  • You can choose 2 schools to support.
  • Please encourage family and friends to register and support Duffy.
  • Our school receives a check at the end of the program. Duffy earned $3,000 last year!

Instructions can be found here and here.


New!  Fall Online Chess Club

The program is for kids K through 5 and will take place weekly Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm via Zoom video conference. The format includes a live online lecture class and pairings for supervised online practice play with other program players over Lichess.org. Assignments and other chess activities for home use will be provided. Click here for more details and to sign up. Please email questions to Alexander Lumelsky.


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