Duffy Fair Volunteers Needed!

Wed, May 22 6:59am

The Duffy Fair is next Friday, May 31st 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm (rain date June 7th) Thank you to those volunteers who signed up so far! We need 38 more time slots covered for our annual end of year fair. P ... [More]

Duffy e-blast 05.19.2019

Sun, May 19 8:59am

    Art Show Closing and STEAM Night - May 23rd @ 6:00 pm Come celebrate effort, diversity and creativity at the Duffy Spring Art Show. Works of art will be on display through May 23rd. The event will ... [More]

Duffy e-blast 05.12.2019

Sun, May 12 9:17am

      New!  Welcoming Schools Focus Group Meeting - May 14th @ 6:00 pm As part of the Welcoming Schools initiative, you are invited to attend a small group (8-10 people) discussion being conducted by ... [More]

Yard Goat Tickets and Teacher Appreciation Week Reminders

Mon, May 6 4:46pm

Yard Goat Tickets If you purchased Yard Goats tickets for Friday's game, your child should receive them in their folder by tomorrow (Tuesday). If they don’t, please contact your child’s teacher.   Tea ... [More]

Duffy e-blast 05.05.2019

Sun, May 5 10:13am

  New!  School Climate Survey Click here to take the annual School Climate Survey. Information gathered helps Mrs. Laverty and her team reflect on their work this year, and compare their growth from y ... [More]

Reminder: Hand Craft Requested Friday 5/3 in preparation for teacher appreciation week

Thu, May 2 10:34pm

Teacher Appreciation Week is next week! Help Us Show our Duffy Teachers how much we appreciate them! TRACED HAND CRAFT DUE FRIDAY 5/3!   Children can take any color paper, trace their hand on it, then ... [More]

Duffy e-blast 04.28.2019

Sun, Apr 28 10:38am

    Sharing Stories - May 2nd @ 7:00 pm  From 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm in the Duffy Library, Gloria Mengual, Capital Region Education Council (CREC) Diversity and Inclusion Coordinator will guide parents thr ... [More]

REMINDER: Last Chance to purchase tickets for Duffy Yard Goats Night!!

Wed, Apr 24 7:15pm

The Duffy School Hartford Yard Goats Night: May 10th @ 7:05 pm Deadline to purchase tickets is this Friday April 26th!! Please see flyer.  There are a limited # of tickets available.     Also, Reminde ... [More]

Duffy e-blast 04.21.2019

Sun, Apr 21 10:24am

  General PTO Meeting - April 25th @ 6:30 pm Hear an update about the RISE program, take a tour of the book room, meet with representatives from our WHPS Board of Education plus much more! Click here  ... [More]

UODATE: PIE/Cookie Dough PICK UP Schedule

Wed, Apr 17 11:53am

PIE/COOKIE DOUGH PICKUP TIMES TODAY- 11:45-12:45( recommended) TODAY 2-4 pm TOMORROW 7:30-8:30 am PLEASE COME DIRECTLY TO CAFETERIA DOORS  AS PIES ARE SET UP THERE No need to come via front office Tha ... [More]

****TIME CHANGE FOR THURSDAY COOKIE/PIE PICK UP***

Tue, Apr 16 7:51pm

If you ordered cookies/pies and are planning to pick up on Thursday morning, the NEW time will be between 7:30 am - 8:30 am.   We have VERY limited space to store these items so if you are able to pic ... [More]

Duffy e-blast 04.14.2019 - Corrected Coffee & Conversation Time

Sun, Apr 14 7:37pm

  Corrected!  Coffee & Conversation - April 16th  @ 8:45 am  Come to Duffy for a RISE/Book Room Tour.   School Spirit Day - April 18th  Join in on the fun for Hat Day!    General PTO Meeting - April 2 ... [More]

Duffy e-blast 04.07.2019

Sat, Apr 6 7:58am

  Coffee & Conversation - April 16th  @ 8:00 am Come to Duffy for a RISE/Book Room Tour.   School Spirit Day - April 18th  Join in on the fun for Hat Day!   New!  General PTO Meeting - April 25th @ 6: ... [More]

Duffy e-blast 03.31.2019

Sun, Mar 31 3:31pm

Tomorrow!  Safe School Climate Committee Meeting - April 1st @ 3:30 pm Everyone is welcome to join from 3:30 - 4:30 at Duffy.   New!  Light it Up Blue for Autism Awareness - April 2nd Wear blue in sup ... [More]

Duffy e-blast 03.24.2019

Sun, Mar 24 2:10pm

New!  Hip Hop Residency with Austin Dailey On Friday, students began exploring hip hop language, movement, art, history, and music in Physical Education. The hip hop residency will continue in class u ... [More]

Duffy e-blast 03.17.2019

Sun, Mar 17 5:19pm

Tomorrow!  PTO Board Meeting - March 18th @ 2:15pm - 3:15pm All Are Welcome!! Please Join Us to Find out what is going on at Duffy! View agenda here.   New!  Rock Your Socks - March 21st Please join u ... [More]

Duffy Cafeteria Opportunity

Tue, Mar 12 6:48pm

Duffy is looking for a cafeteria monitor during lunch time hours.   Monday - Friday, 11:00-1:30pm $13.84/hour. If you are interested, please contact Leslie Carpenter at leslie_carpenter@whps.org   

Duffy e-blast 03.10.2019

Sun, Mar 10 4:15pm

New!  PTO Board Meeting - March 18th @ 2:15pm - 3:15pm All Are Welcome!! Please Join Us to Find out what is going on at Duffy! Full agenda to follow.   New!  Hip Hop Family Fun Night - March 27th @ 5: ... [More]

Duffy Spring Fundraiser

Mon, Mar 4 1:42pm

Just a reminder that the Spring Fundraiser is running THROUGH Wednesday, March 6th.  No orders can be accepted after Wednesday afternoon.  In response to identified needs from our PTO survey, we are l ... [More]

Duffy e-blast 03.03.2019

Sun, Mar 3 12:34pm

New!  Please join us at our evening coffee hour on the topic of EQUITY this THURSDAY, MARCH 7th from 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. in the Duffy library. CHILDCARE will be provided!  For the first half hour, Mrs. L ... [More]

Duffy e-blast 02.24.2019

Sun, Feb 24 5:02pm

 New!  Incoming Kindergarten Parent Meeting - March 21st @ 5:45pm This meeting is for all families that have an incoming kindergartner.  If you haven't already, please email Leslie Carpenter to add yo ... [More]

Duffy Spring Fundraiser

Tue, Feb 19 8:31pm

Duffy Families,   Starting on February 20th through March 6th we will be having a Lyman Orchard Pie and Otis Spunkmeyer Cookie fundraiser.    In response to identified needs from our PTO survey, we ar ... [More]

Duffy e-blast 02.17.2019

Sun, Feb 17 1:22pm

 New!  West Hartford's Cookin'  Tickets are now on sale for West Hartford's Cookin' 2019.  Please see the flyer for more information and to purchase tickets.   New!  Duffy PTO General Meeting  Thursda ... [More]

Duffy e-blast 02.10.2019

Sun, Feb 10 5:26pm

  Tomorrow!  Coffee & Conversation - February 11th @ 8:45am Please join us in the cafeteria tomorrow  morning from 8:45 - 9:45. Mrs. Laverty, Mrs. Mori and Mr. Vose will join us to lead a conversation ... [More]

Duffy e-blast 02.03.2019

Sun, Feb 3 3:36pm

New!  Duffy Early Learning Playgroup Join us for the Early Learning Playgroup on Wednesday mornings at Duffy School from 10:15-11:15 am. All children from birth to age four are welcome to attend with ... [More]

CELEBRATE DUFFY!

Wed, Jan 30 6:58pm

We can't wait to see you at CELEBRATE DUFFY! Saturday, February 2nd  3:30-5:30 p.m.   Here's what you need to know!  Please RSVP HERE by this Thursday, 1/31.You can also indicate if you'll bring a sna ... [More]

Classroom Announcements from Mrs.Campbell and Mrs. Griffin were sent to whole school in error.

Mon, Jan 28 12:58pm

There has been a glitch in sending classroom announcements and they have gone out to entire school. Please disregard classroom specific details from Mrs. Griffin and Mrs. Campbell if you are NOT in th ... [More]

Welcoming Schools Survey

Mon, Jan 28 12:40pm

Below is our Welcoming Schools survey. Please take a few minutes to share your feedback and help shape our action plan. All responses are anonymous and very much appreciated!    Thank you!   https://g ... [More]

Reminders and notices

Mon, Jan 28 12:01pm

  Our Welcoming Schools survey is important! Please take a few minutes to share your feedback and help shape our action plan. All responses are anonymous and very much appreciated!  https://goo.gl/for ... [More]

6 Reminders

Mon, Jan 28 11:53am

Hi Families! 6 Reminders: Compliment Assignment is due 2/8, but welcome sooner! Already receiving a couple today! Student Teacher Permission Form for videoing lessons (coming home today) due 2/1. Our ... [More]

Duffy e-blast 01.27.2019

Sun, Jan 27 4:29pm

Celebrate Duffy - February 2nd @ 3:30 pm Please join us at Celebrate Duffy on Saturday, February 2nd from 3:30-5:30 p.m. Enjoy stops through art, dance, literature, music and food as we celebrate our ... [More]

HobbyQuest Photography Club

Mon, Jan 21 1:56pm

Looking for a fun winter activity? Hobby Quest Photography Club begins tomorrow! Students grade 1-5 are welcome to join.   Students will learn NEW photography techniques using a professional camera (p ... [More]

Duffy e-blast 01/20/2019

Sun, Jan 20 12:31pm

New!  Family Bingo Night - January 24th @ 6:00 pm Join us in the cafeteria for games, fun and snacks! We will be collecting non-perishable items for the West Hartford Food Pantry. Click here for all t ... [More]

Celebrate Duffy - February 2nd

Mon, Jan 14 1:32pm

Please join us at Celebrate Duffy on Saturday, February 2nd from 3:30-5:30 p.m. Enjoy stops through art, dance, literature, music and food as we celebrate our awesome Duffy community! Please send us a ... [More]

Duffy e-blast 01/13/2019

Sun, Jan 13 6:34pm

New!  General PTO Meeting - January 17, 2019 6:30 - 8:00 General PTO Meeting  this Thursday. Free babysitting available. Come hear about pulse survey results, hear more about school proposal for purch ... [More]

Duffy e-blast 01/06/2019

Sun, Jan 6 5:02pm

New!  Celebrate Duffy - February 2nd @ 3:30 Please join us at Celebrate Duffy on Saturday, February 2nd from 3:30-5:30 p.m. Enjoy stops through art, dance, literature, music and food as we celebrate o ... [More]

Duffy e-blast 12/30/2018

Sun, Dec 30 5:32pm

Winter Chess Club Award winning chess instructor and coach, Alexander Lumelsky, is offering this instruction-based chess program for students grades K through 5, beginners welcome. The program offers ... [More]

Duffy e-blast 12/23/2018

Sun, Dec 23 3:25pm

New!  Winter Chess Club Award winning chess instructor and coach, Alexander Lumelsky, is offering this instruction-based chess program for students grades K through 5, beginners welcome. The program o ... [More]

Duffy e-blast 12.16.2018

Sun, Dec 16 5:45pm

New!  WEDNESDAY LUNCH VOLUNTEERS NEEDED! We have a real need for volunteers to help the kids in the cafeteria during lunch times and with salad bar on Wednesdays throughout the year. Help as needed an ... [More]

Duffy e-blast 12/09/2018

Sun, Dec 9 5:48pm

PJ Day for the Kids at CCMC - December 14th This is a day for people to show unity with and support for the kids at CCMC, who spend days at a time or longer in their PJs. Duffy will participate as par ... [More]

2 tickets available for Wolfpack game

Fri, Dec 7 7:59am

Is anyone looking for 2 extra Wolfpack tickets for tonight’s Duffy family night?? Please respond to this announcement:)

Duffy Spirit Wear Deadline Extended - Orders due Tomorrow!

Thu, Dec 6 4:25pm

There’s 1 more day to get your Duffy Spirit Wear orders in! Please submit your orders by tomorrow, (Friday, December 7th). Contact Claudia Kemmerer with any questions at 860-857-3352.

Wolfpack Tickets Are Coming Home!

Mon, Dec 3 2:49pm

Tickets for Friday night's  Wolfpack game are being sent home. if you placed an order for tickets,  please check your child's folder for an envelope on Monday/Tuesday.   If you do not receive your ord ... [More]

Duffy e-blast 12.02.2018

Sun, Dec 2 6:19pm

 Tomorrow! Coffee and Conversation - December 3rd @ 8:45 am Please join us for a parent and caregiver coffee hour in the Duffy cafeteria! For the first half, Mrs. Laverty and Mrs. Mori will join us an ... [More]

Duffy Spirit Wear - Orders Due next Thursday!

Fri, Nov 30 12:30pm

Duffy Spirit Wear order forms are coming home in your child’s backpack. Please note that the deadline for orders is Thursday, DECEMBER 6th! Additional flyers will be available in the Duffy front offic ... [More]

Duffy e-blast 11.25.2018

Sun, Nov 25 6:04pm

Final Call!  We have had 48 responses to the PTO survey and are planning to wrap it up this week! We would love to hear your feedback and priorities to guide us in goal setting for the rest of the yea ... [More]

Duffy e-blast 11.18.2018

Sun, Nov 18 6:15pm

The Duffy PTO would love your feedback on general PTO climate, budget planning, communications, and access to information. Click here to share your feedback and responses so that we can make changes t ... [More]

Wolf Pack Order Deadline is Tuesday

Thu, Nov 15 5:31pm

THREE DAYS LEFT...   Duffy Wolf Pack Night is Friday, December 7th at 7:15pm at the XL Center, but ticket orders are DUE TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 20th.  Our Duffy Choir will be performing the National Anthem ... [More]

Duffy e-blast 11.11.2018

Sun, Nov 11 5:57pm

The Duffy PTO would love your feedback on general PTO climate, budget planning, communications, and access to information. Click here to share your feedback and responses so that we can make changes t ... [More]

Duffy e-blast 11.04.2018

Sun, Nov 4 5:00pm

New!  Election Day - November 6th No school this Tuesday   New!  Family Learning Night - November 8th @ 6:30 pm Please join Mrs. Laverty, Mrs. Mori, and Mrs. Carpenter from 6:30 - 8:00 in the Library ... [More]

Adjust Konstella Notifications

Sat, Nov 3 11:16am

App Instructions 1. Click the gear in the upper left hand corner   2. Once Options are displayed, click Notifications   3. Adjust the notification settings as desired   Browser Instructions 1. Click y ... [More]

Parents Night Out - THIS Saturday!

Wed, Oct 31 10:25am

The Duffy 3rd Annual Parents Night Out Fundraiser is THIS Saturday, November 3rd at 7:30 pm.   Get your tickets online today ($37 per ticket) or by purchasing at the door ($40 at the door).    ***Plea ... [More]

Duffy e-blast 10.28.2018

Sun, Oct 28 7:06pm

 New!  Annual Halloween Parade - October 31st @ 9:00 am Important Details: All students are encouraged to wear their costumes to school! Costumes must be appropriate for school. They should be simple ... [More]

Raffle Tickets on Sale!

Fri, Oct 26 11:15am

Raffle Tickets are now on sale for our Raffle Baskets to support Duffy’s Third Annual Parents Night Out Fundraiser - Duffy’s largest fundraiser of the year.  Raffle tickets are $1 per ticket. Winners ... [More]

FREE SQUASH CLINIC for kids 6-14

Sun, Oct 21 9:15pm

  Intro To Squash Opportunity with Robby Lingashi(Duffy Dad and former #60 in the world)   WHO: Kids 6-14 years of age WHAT: Free Intro to Squash Clinic WHERE: Wyvern Squash Club- 18 Highland Street , ... [More]

Duffy e-blast 10.21.2018

Sun, Oct 21 4:47pm

New!  Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) Committee Meeting - October 25th @ 6:30 pm  All Duffy Community Members are welcome (families and staff) to join the EDI Committee at SPOT Coffee. The Duffy ... [More]

General PTO Meeting Agenda and Updates

Wed, Oct 17 10:26pm

Hello Duffy Parents and Caregivers We are looking forward to our first general PTO meeting of the school year! Our goal is to include all Duffy parents in the process of supporting Duffy School and ou ... [More]

Duffy e-blast 10.14.2018

Sun, Oct 14 4:04pm

New!  PTO General Meeting and Budget Vote - October 18th @ 7:00 pm Please join us on Thursday 10/18 from 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm for our first General PTO Meeting of the year!  Come meet the PTO Board membe ... [More]

Duffy Playground Playdate TODAY-ALL are WELCOME

Sat, Oct 13 6:48am

THE EDI COMMITTEE INVITES YOU To a DUFFY PLAYGROUND PLAYDATE TODAY 10/13 3:30-4:30 Join your friends and meet new ones at this informal afternoon meet-up!

November 3rd Parent’s Night Out

Fri, Oct 12 8:59pm

You are invited to Duffy Parent’s Night Out Saturday November 3, 2018 Wampanog Country Club   Please join us for the 3rd annual Parents’s Night Out featuring a silent and live auction, raffle baskets, ... [More]

Fall Farmers Market Today!

Thu, Oct 11 9:29am

Today's farmers market will take place rain or shine. If raining, the farmers market and pumpkin decorating will be held in the gym. Please use the side entrance by the parking lot.  

Duffy e-blast 10.07.2018

Sun, Oct 7 5:34pm

New!  Walk/Bike to School Day - October 10th All Duffy children welcome, including those who ride the bus! Volunteers are needed to help students who ride the bus experience a “walk” to school then me ... [More]

eblast - 09.30.2018

Sun, Sep 30 4:33pm

New!  November 15th @ 6:00 to 7:30 - Family Bingo Night Save the date for this fun annual event. More details to come as the event gets closer.     New!  Duffy Parents' Night Out - Tickets on sale now ... [More]

Duffy e-blast 09.23.2018

Sun, Sep 23 3:21pm

November 3rd @ 7:30 - Annual Duffy Parents' Night Out We hope your calendars are marked for Saturday, November 3rd at 7:30 pm for our Third Annual Duffy Parents' Night Out! Similar to the past few yea ... [More]

Duffy e-blast 09.16.2018

Sun, Sep 16 6:00pm

  September 20th @ 5:15 - Welcome Wagon Pizza Picnic All families new to our Duffy community are invited to join us for a pizza picnic on Thursday September 20th from 5:15-6:00 pm on the school’s back ... [More]

Duffy Chess Club Returns September 28th

Sat, Sep 15 7:08am

Duffy Chess Club Returns September 28 after school (3:30 to 4:30 PM) Duffy Library   Award winning chess instructor and coach, Alexander Lumelsky, is offering this instruction-based chess program for ... [More]

Picture Day is Sept. 11th

Mon, Sep 10 10:47pm

Please visit  https://my.lifetouch.com/mylifetouch/#/pictureDayId and use Duffy code EJ418037Q0 to order pictures on or before Sept. 11   You will receive a code from Lifetouch when picture proofs com ... [More]

Duffy e-blast 09.09.2018

Sun, Sep 9 5:16pm

  September 11th - School Picture Day Lifetouch will be taking individual and class pictures. Visit Lifetouch to order packages before picture day using Duffy code EJ418037Q0.  Please note: The 5th gr ... [More]

Duffy e-blast 09.02.2018

Sun, Sep 2 4:51pm

September 6th - Curriculum Night This is your opportunity to learn about the curriculum for your child's grade. Classroom routines and procedures will also be communicated, and you'll have the opportu ... [More]

Duffy e-blast 08.26.2018

Sun, Aug 26 3:08pm

August 28th - Open House Duffy welcomes all parents and families to meet their new teachers and see their new classrooms before school starts! Kindergarten families are invited from 2:30 - 3:15. Grade ... [More]