Duffy eBlast 11.14.2021
Sun, Nov 14 9:06am


New! Pie Pickup - November 17th 12:30 pm - 2:45 pm

Pie and cookie pick up will be drive thru this year.  Please pull into Duffy's GREEN parking lot and pull through the entire parking lot.  Pick up will be closer to the exit (in the far corner), hoping to be as little disruption as possible to school dismissal.  Pies will be loaded into the trunk of your car.  Please make arrangements to pick up your purchase on Wednesday from 12:30 pm - 2:45 pm as this is the ONLY day for pickup!

Conference Week - November 15th - 19th 

Please note early dismissal times for this 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!  Face Mask Update
Thanks to your generous contributions this fall, the PTO was able to provide another batch of face masks for our little dragons. Click here to see a sampling of what we dropped off this week--more on the way!

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!  Bingo Night Volunteer

Do you have a knack for coordinating events? If so, the Duffy PTO is in need of your help.  We are looking for one or two volunteers to shadow Jenn O’Connell in the coordinating of Duffy BINGO night, with the plan of chairing or co-chairing the event next year. Bingo night is scheduled to take place on February 10th and will be virtual.  The staff at Duffy do most of the planning for the event, your job would  simply be to coordinate logistics with the staff, send out communications and coordinate prizes.  Thank you for considering volunteering your time to keep Family Bingo Night a fun tradition for our Duffy community.  If you are interested and/or have any questions please email Shannon Pecorelli and/or Tiffany Dammarell.


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.



What can we say about Jenn O'Connell? With her last child in fifth grade, she's paid her dues and should be taking it easy, but here is what she's up to instead: Chair of Duffy Wolfpack Night, Chair of Duffy Yard Goats Night, Chair of Holiday Cart for Teachers, Chair of Bingo Night, Our representative for Foundation for West Hartford Public Schools, Our representative on Parent Teacher Council, Co-Chair of Fifth Grade Events...and that's not even half of it! As Past-Sitting President, she is also a bank of institutional knowledge for the entire PTO. As Thanksgiving approaches we want to tell Jenn THANK YOU for everything she has made and continues to make possible for Duffy students and families. She's a gem. She's a unicorn. We're so lucky.

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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