Duffy eBlast 12.08.2019
Sun, Dec 8 9:29am


Coffee and Conversation - December 12th @ 8:35 am 
All are welcome to join an open conversation with the Duffy Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Committee for Coffee & Conversation on Thursday, December 12th from 8:35 am - 9:35 am in the cafeteria. Contact the Duffy EDI with any suggested discussion topics for this and/or future coffee hours. Click here for complete details.
PJ Day for the Kids at CCMC - December 13th
This is a day to show unity with and support for the kids at CCMC who spend days at a time, or longer, in their PJs. Every member of our school community is invited to wear his/her PJs and make an optional donation of $1.00 or more to benefit the Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders at CCMC. Duffy will participate as part of the West Hartford Public Schools team, and donations will be collected at school. Families and friends can also support our team by making an online donation via the Team Donation Page.
PJ Day Movie Night - December 13th @ 6:30 pm
Students and families are invited to join us for a PJ Day Movie Night. Toy Story 4 will be played in the Duffy Auditorium and the cost is free! See flyer for more information.  
Duffy Wolfpack Game Night - January 10th @ 7:15 pm
Duffy and the Hartford Wolf Pack will be teaming up as the kids will perform the National Anthem on ice! Please join us! Attached are details. If you wish to buy tickets via Konstella, click here.

View all activities on the Duffy Master Calendar.


New!  Hour of Code Week

The entire school is joining in on the largest learning event in history: The Hour of Code, during Computer Science Education Week (December 9-13). More than 100 million students worldwide have already tried an Hour of Code.

Our Hour of Code is making a statement that Duffy is ready to teach these foundational 21st-century skills. To continue bringing programming activities to your students, the Duffy teachers and staff want to make our Hour of Code event exciting for all students. They can connect their learning at school to your home. During the week of December 9th, please encourage your child to complete the BINGO sheet that will be coming home. See http://hourofcode.com/us for details, and help spread the word. 


New!  Books Bring Us Joy!
Do you have books at home that your children are no longer reading? If so, help spread the joy of reading to our Duffy community by adding to our book giveaway! Send in any gently used book donations this week, Monday 12/8 - Friday 12/12. A collection box will be in the main lobby. 
All Duffy students will have an opportunity to go "book shopping" the following week to take home a book to read for winter vacation. Let's share our love of books with others! Thanks for your help!

 Picture Retake Day - December 17th
  • Any student not satisfied with the original portrait - Return your complete package minus the class picture to the photographer on retake day.
  • Any student who was absent on the original day whether you are purchasing a package or not.
  • Any student who did not purchase on the original day and would like to purchase a package.

Order forms are available in the school office or online at mylifetouch.com use picture day id: RI239065Q1. Class photos will be reissued to all students with names included. Lifetouch apologizes for that oversight.


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