Duffy eBlast 11.07.2021
Sat, Nov 6 3:46pm


New!  PTO Meeting - November 8th @ 8:45 am

Our next PTO meeting will be held in person at Duffy with a virtual option. ALL parents, guardians, and staff are encouraged to join us at these important meetings. Click here to join via Zoom or call in 855-880-1246 |  Meeting ID: 928 0849 6945 | Password: 689062


New!  Coffee and Conversation - November 9th @ 7:00 pm

Join Mrs. Laverty, Ms. Bliss, Mrs. Detrick as they host their third Coffee and Conversation of the year. Topics for discussion include; feedback on communication efforts, preparing for your child’s conference, and supporting your child’s reading growth at home. Gather around the virtual table using this link


New!  Veterans Day - November 11th

Veterans Day will be honored and celebrated in all classrooms. Students will watch a video tribute honoring the Veterans in our Duffy community and then participate in Operation Gratitude’s letter writing campaign to say “thank you” to those who serve.


New!  Conference Week - November 15th - 19th 

Please note early dismissal times for the week.

1:30 pm Dismissal - Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, & Friday

2:00 pm Dismissal - Wednesday


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


New!  Parents' Night Out Fundraiser
Thank you to everyone who contributed to the Duffy PNO Fundraiser.  The event was a great success, and we're happy to report that we hit our goal of $4,100 for a new Gaga Pit to be installed at Duffy! Congratulations to our Raffle basket winners and all the high bidders in the auction.  Thank you all for your continued support.

New!  Native American Heritage Month

November is Native American Heritage Month. Please enjoy these resources that we’ve put together for you and your families! Whether you want to help or want to learn or both, don't hesitate to reach out to one of our co-chairs, Tracy Wu FastenbergThao Hau or  join the Committee via Konstella.

New!  Your PTO Needs Co-Vice Presidents!

Your Duffy PTO is in immediate need of two engaged parents/guardians to serve as Co-Vice President this year. The position would mainly involve shadowing Sarah Dolan on emails, etc. to learn the role of President and to then serve as Co-Presidents next year. Sarah's term will end this spring and the vacancy must be filled for the PTO to continue delivering events and enrichment opportunities for our kids. There's no time like the present to get involved! If interested, please email Shannon Pecorelli and/or Tiffany Dammarell.


New!  Teacher and Staff Conference Week Snacks

The PTO is planning to treat our amazing Duffy teachers and staff by organizing snacks and meals for them to enjoy during Conference Week (11/15-11/19).  You can help the teachers and staff in one of two ways:

  1. Donate via Venmo to help fund a catered bagged lunch. Just a small amount helps a bunch!  Donations can be sent by 11/12 via Venmo to @DianaYorkavich.
  2. Sign up to drop off a specific food item to Duffy.  View the sign up and drop off instructions here.

This is just a little way that we can all contribute to say WE APPRECIATE YOU to our fabulous Duffy teachers and staff.  Thank you in advance for your generosity!


The Virtual Parent's Night Out Auction was a technological feat of magic, and this committee knocked it out of the park! They managed a million details--including researching bidding platforms, procuring auction items, and loading all of the items onto the website--and still kept it fun. The PTO relies heavily on the PNO to raise money (total revenues coming soon!) and it's a good thing we have these folks in charge. THANK YOU to Fundraising Co-Chairs Molly Towne and Val Bischof, Raffle Basket Queen Jenna McClure, Communications Wizard Erin Gadarowski, and the PNO committee members: Stephanie Dominello, Stephanie Monteith, Bryanne Kelleher, & Dawn Gagliardi.

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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