DUFFY Eblast 6/17/18

Sun, Jun 17 5:54pm

June 20th - Last Day of School - Grade 5 Clap-Out! 1:45pm   PLEASE NOTE - You can check the Duffy Master Calendar for the most up to date events on the Duffy Website.  Click here to view the calendar. ... [More]

Celebrations, Appreciation and Moving Forward

Fri, Jun 15 8:53pm

Today was a day of celebrations and appreciation at Duffy! We started the day with an appreciation breakfast for our parent volunteers.  Whether you contribute toward teacher events, chaperone a field ... [More]

Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast is tomorrow

Thu, Jun 14 4:04pm

A reminder to  join us Friday, June 15th at 8:45am in the Duffy Cafeteria for our Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast.  All Duffy volunteers are invited to stop by and celebrate your dedication to suppor ... [More]

Mr. Deveau's Crazy About Sports Camp

Wed, Jun 13 11:13am

Crazy About Sports Crazy About Sports is a program that will provide kids the opportunity to play hard and have fun.  This program gives kids the chance to develop the skills, confidence, and desire t ... [More]

DUFFY Eblast 6/10/18

Sun, Jun 10 6:58pm

June 14th - Duffy night at Hartford Yard Goats June 14th - 5th Grade Fun Day at Camp Chase June 15th - 8:45am - Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast June 20th - Last Day of School - Grade 5 Clap-Out! 1:45 ... [More]

Yardgoats tickets are on their way

Thu, Jun 7 2:01pm

Yardgoats tickets are being sent home today. Please check your child’s folder for the envelope. Contact Jenn O’Connell jennifer.oconnell4@gmail.com with any questions.   And The Duffy Farmer’s Market ... [More]

Duffy Fair Volunteers

Thu, Jun 7 10:37am

Hello Duffy Families, The Duffy Fair is one day away and we need your help. There are still a few opportunities to volunteer for the evening. The open spots are covering times to supervise the childre ... [More]

This might be your last chance...

Mon, Jun 4 4:23pm

to help out at these upcoming events!   The Duffy Fair is Friday June 8th Thank you to everyone who has responded to our need for volunteers! We have spots in the later part of the evening that need s ... [More]

DUFFY Eblast 6/3/18

Sun, Jun 3 5:51pm

June 6th - Crazy Hair Spirit Day June 7th after school - Farmers Market June 8th - 5:00-8:00pm- Duffy Fair June 14th - Duffy night at Hartford Yard Goats June 13th - 5:00 -8:00pm- Duffy Fair (RAIN DAT ... [More]

Yardgoats tickets available

Fri, Jun 1 1:32pm

We were able to reserve additional tickets for Duffy Night at the Yardgoats on June 14th. The Duffy chorus will be singing the National Anthem prior to the game. If you would like to purchase tickets ... [More]

Duffy Fair and Yardgoats news

Thu, May 31 11:57pm

We are one week away from the Duffy Fair. Thank you to all who have signed up to help! We are still looking for volunteers to commit to supervising a station for 30 minutes. Due to safety concerns, we ... [More]

DUFFY Eblast 5/27/18

Sun, May 27 5:55pm

May 28th - No School May 30th 6:00 pm - Literacy Night and Art Show Closing June 6th - Crazy Hair Spirit Day June 7th after school - Farmers Market June 8th - 5:00-8:00pm- Duffy Fair June 14th - Duffy ... [More]

Duffy Night at the Yardgoats

Thu, May 24 9:29pm

Duffy Night at the Yardgoats is Thursday June 14th. Our amazing Duffy chorus will be singing the National Anthem prior to the 7:05pm game. Duffy has a section of seats reserved, but the Yardgoats are ... [More]

The Duffy Fair Needs Your Help!

Tue, May 22 4:03pm

We are just about three weeks  away from our Duffy Fair on June 8th and we really need your help! The Duffy Fair Committee has been hard at work planning this event since February.  It takes an incred ... [More]

Duffy Family Literacy Night Book Swap

Mon, May 21 9:06pm

Duffy Family Literacy Night is Wednesday May 30th 6:00-7:30pm All are invited to join teachers, administrators, and staff as they guide us through different reading and literacy activities. A book swa ... [More]

DUFFY Eblast 5/20/18

Sun, May 20 7:47pm

May 30th 6:00 pm - Literacy Night and Art Show Closing June 7th after school - Farmers Market June 8th - 5:00-8:00pm- Duffy Fair June 14th - Duffy night at Hartford Yard Goats (NEW DATE) June 13th - 5 ... [More]

The Duffy Fair Needs Your Help!

Tue, May 15 7:48pm

We’re  less than one month away from our Duffy Fair on June 8th and we really need your help! The Duffy Fair Committee has been hard at work planning this event since February.  It takes an incredible ... [More]

DUFFY Eblast 5/13/18 (Revised)

Mon, May 14 11:51am

    May 30th 6:00 pm - Literacy Night and Art Show Closing June 7th after school - Farmers Market June 8th - 5:00-8:00pm- Duffy Fair June 14th - Duffy night at Hartford Yard Goats (NEW DATE) June 13th ... [More]

DUFFY Eblast 5/13/18

Sun, May 13 9:35pm

    June 8th - 5:00-8:00pm- Duffy Fair June 14th - Duffy night at Hartford Yard Goats (NEW DATE) June 13th - 5:00 -8:00pm- Duffy Fair (RAIN DATE) June 15th - 8:45am - Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast ... [More]

DUFFY Eblast 5/06/18

Sun, May 13 5:30pm

    June 8th - 5:00-8:00pm- Duffy Fair June 14th - Duffy night at Hartford Yard Goats (NEW DATE) June 13th - 5:00 -8:00pm- Duffy Fair (RAIN DATE) June 15th - 8:45am - Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast ... [More]

Duffy Night at The Yardgoats Tickets

Fri, May 11 6:45am

Please see the flyer in your child’s folder today.  Duffy Night at the Yardgoats is Thursday June 14th. Please return the form to purchase tickets by May 31st.

Duffy Night at The Yardgoats Tickets

Thu, May 10 10:14pm

Please see the flyer in your child’s folder today.  Duffy Night at the Yardgoats is Thursday June 14th. Please return the form to purchase tickets by May 31st.    

The Duffy Fair

Tue, May 8 12:44pm

Hello Duffy Community, It is hard to believe that we are only one month away from our Duffy Fair on June 8th!  Our fair this year will feature bounce houses, photo booths, face painting, crafts, ballo ... [More]

Tuesday Teacher Appreciation

Mon, May 7 5:51pm

REMINDER: We’re celebrating Teacher Appreciation Week. On Tuesday students are asked to wear their teacher’s favorite color and to bring in the acrostic craft to give to their teacher.  Please see the ... [More]

DUFFY Eblast 5/06/18

Sun, May 6 6:10pm

    May 7th- School Spirit Day “Sports Day” May 9th - National Bike to School Day May 31st - 6:00-7:30pm Duffy Art Show (NEW DATE) June 8th - 5:00-8:00pm- Duffy Fair June 14th - Duffy night at Hartfor ... [More]

Family Fitness Night tonight

Thu, May 3 9:17am

Reminder: Family Fitness Night is tonight 6:00-7:30 pm. Join us on the back field for running, exercise stations, and yoga. Please bring a yoga mat or towel and a water bottle.

2018-2019 Volunteer and Room Parent forms

Thu, May 3 8:33am

The 2018-2019 Volunteer and Room Parent forms came home in your child’s folder today. Our volunteer opportunities are broken down by time commitment and each is briefly described. Please take a moment ... [More]

Family Fitness Night tonight

Thu, May 3 8:30am

Reminder: Family Fitness Night is tonight 6:00-7:30 pm. Join us on the back field for running, exercise stations, and yoga. Please bring a yoga mat or towel and a water bottle.

Teacher Appreciation Week May 7-11

Sun, Apr 29 10:54pm

All are invited to show appreciation for our teachers and staff next week (May 7-11). Please see the attached information and sign up.

DUFFY Eblast 4/29/18

Sun, Apr 29 7:11pm

May 3rd, 6:00-7:30pm - Family Fitness Night May 9th - National Bike to School Day June 8th, 5:00-8:00pm- Duffy Fair June 14th - Duffy night at Hartford Yard Goats (NEW DATE) June 13th, 5:00 -8:00pm- D ... [More]

DUFFY Eblast 4/22/18

Sun, Apr 22 6:04pm

April 25th , 5:30 - 8:30 pm- Duffy Fundraiser at SweetFrog May 3rd, 6:00-7:30pm - Family Fitness Night May 9th - National Bike to School Day June 14th - Duffy night at Hartford Yard Goats (NEW DATE)   ... [More]

Sweet Frog Fundraiser

Sun, Apr 22 11:02am

please note the correct date for Duffy Night at Sweet Frog is Wednesday April 25th 5:30-8:30. Sweet Frog will donate 20% of all proceeds to Duffy 5th grade events.

Two important updates

Fri, Apr 20 9:11pm

Please consider completing the attached survey about school start times.   Additionally, our Family Night at the Hartford YardGoats has been postponed. Please mark your calendars for Thursday June 14t ... [More]

2018-2019 PTO Board slate

Wed, Apr 18

The PTO nominating committee is pleased to present the nominations for the upcoming school year.    Past Sitting President: Lauren O'Meara Co-Presidents: Karyn Turner Joy Russell  (one year) Vice Pres ... [More]

After School Sports Starts Next Week!

Wed, Apr 18 9:18pm

After-School Sports Program   KINDERGARTEN & GRADE 1             414343 A            Fee: $30  Day/Time:  Monday, Dates:  April 23, 30  May 7, 14, 21 - 3:20-4:05 pm                                     ... [More]

DUFFY Eblast 4/15/18

Sun, Apr 15 6:09pm

Tues, Apr 17 - Change Your Name Spirit Day Thurs, Apr 19, 8:35am - Safety Policies & Procedures Meeting   PLEASE NOTE - You can check the Duffy Master Calendar for the most up to date events on the Du ... [More]

Bag It Up - Goodwill donations for Duffy

Wed, Apr 11 6:22pm

SPRING CLEANING? Please consider donating any of your unwanted items to the Goodwill. Each item donated before April 30th earns Duffy points towards money and prizes.   Be sure to mention Duffy Elemen ... [More]

DUFFY Eblast 4/8/18

Sun, Apr 8 5:50pm

Mon, Apr 9 - Fri, Apr 13 - NO SCHOOL Tues, Apr 17 - Change Your Name Spirit Day Thurs, Apr 19, 8:35am - Safety Policies & Procedures Meeting Thurs, Apr 19, 6-7:30pm - Duffy Cultural Night   PLEASE NOT ... [More]

Safety Policies & Procedures

Thu, Apr 5 8:22pm

Dear Families,   Every two years, we conduct a physical assessment of our campus and review all safety policies and procedures. As part of this process, we invite you for coffee and conversation on Th ... [More]

Duffy Kite Day

Wed, Apr 4 8:08pm

Duffy’s 2nd Whole-School PBIS Reward is Kite Day! Thursday May 3rd (weather permitting) we will fly our kites! Soon students will begin using Makerspace to design, build and decorate their own kites. ... [More]

Jump Rope for Heart

Tue, Apr 3 8:17pm

Dear Parent/Guardian,   On April 5th our school is holding our annual Jump Rope for Heart event to raise funds for the American Heart Association.  We hope you will support your child’s participation ... [More]

DUFFY Eblast 3/25/18

Sun, Mar 25 6:00pm

PLEASE NOTE - You can check the Duffy Master Calendar for the most up to date events on the Duffy Website.  Click here to view the calendar.     1. April 3rd - See attached flyer for info on Martin Lu ... [More]

DUFFY Eblast 3/18/18

Sun, Mar 18 7:51pm

Monday, March 19th - Duffy Spirit Day Wednesday, March 21st - Rock Your Socks for World Down Syndrome Day Saturday, March 24th 3:00pm - Duffy Family Day at Hartford Wolf Pack Game   PLEASE NOTE - You ... [More]

Important info for Friday March 16

Thu, Mar 15 10:56pm

Friday March 16th is the deadline to order Duffy Family Day Wolfpack tickets. The game is Saturday March 24 at 3:00 pm.  Come enjoy this Duffy tradition as students and families cheer on the Wolfpack ... [More]

Family Events

Wed, Mar 14 9:45pm

We are looking forward to seeing everyone at the Duffy Family Dance on Friday night! This is a family event. We understand that families will want to stay together and be on the dance floor together. ... [More]

DUFFY Eblast 3/11/18

Sun, Mar 11 6:26pm

Thursday, March 15th - EARLY DISMISSAL 1:30 PM Friday, March 16th 6:00pm - Duffy School Dance Monday, March 19th - Duffy Spirit Day Saturday, March 24th 3:00pm - Duffy Family Day at Hartford Wolf Pack ... [More]

DUFFY Eblast 3/4/18

Sun, Mar 4 8:21pm

Friday, March 16th 6:00pm - Duffy School Dance Saturday, March 24th 3:00pm - Duffy Family Day at Hartford Wolf Pack Game   PLEASE NOTE - You can check the Duffy Master Calendar for the most up to date ... [More]

Important! Please read information for the 2018/2019 school year.

Thu, Mar 1 10:39pm

The Nominating committee is a small committee of board and non-board Duffy school members developed by the Vice President. This is a diverse committee that identifies potential nominees for the open b ... [More]

DUFFY Eblast 2/25/18

Sun, Feb 25 7:03pm

Friday, March 2nd - Read Across America / PJ & Slipper Spirit Day Friday, March 16th 6:00pm - Duffy School Dance Saturday, March 24th 3:00pm - Duffy Family Day at Hartford Wolf Pack Game   PLEASE NOTE ... [More]

After School Sports

Wed, Feb 21 7:13pm

After School Sports starts next week!   See the attached flyer for more information.

DUFFY Eblast 2/18/18

Sun, Feb 18 7:15pm

Mon/Tues, Feb 19-20th - NO School - Winter Break Thursday, Feb 22 6:30pm - Equity & Diversity Night Friday, March 16th 6:00pm - Duffy School Dance Saturday, March 24th 3:00pm - Duffy Family Day at Har ... [More]

DUFFY Eblast 2/11/18

Sun, Feb 11 8:35pm

Mon/Tues, Feb 19-20th - NO School - Winter Break Friday, March 16th 6:00pm - Duffy School Dance Saturday, March 24th 3:00pm - Duffy Family Day at Hartford Wolfpack Game   PLEASE NOTE - You can check t ... [More]

DUFFY Eblast 2/4/18

Sun, Feb 4 5:54pm

Mon/Tues, Feb 19-20th - NO School - Winter Break Friday, March 16th 6:00pm - Duffy School Dance Saturday, March 24th 3:00pm - Duffy Family Day at Hartford Wolfpack Game   PLEASE NOTE - You can check t ... [More]

The vote is in....

Fri, Feb 2 9:35pm

Duffy has chosen the SuperBowl winner! In a tight race that varied day to day, the final decision is: Patriots- 393 Eagles- 347 Duffy citizens truly fulfilled their promise these past two weeks as the ... [More]

This Week at Duffy

Tue, Jan 30 9:54pm

 The Duffy “SouperBowl” continues through Friday Feb 2nd. Please consider donating food items for the West Hartford Food Pantry.  Tables are located in the lobby, place your donation to choose your fa ... [More]

DUFFY Eblast 1/28/18

Sun, Jan 28 7:15pm

Wed, Jan 31st 5:00-6:00pm - Family Math Night Mon/Tues, Feb 19-20th - NO School - Winter Break Friday, March 16th 6:00pm - Duffy School Dance Saturday, March 24th 3:00pm - Duffy Family Day at Hartford ... [More]

Roll Out of Bed Day

Wed, Jan 24 11:46pm

Reminder! Thursday January 25 is “Roll Out of Bed” day.  Students are encouraged to come to school just as they roll out of bed. Wear pjs, don’t fix that bed-hair, but please do brush your teeth!   Th ... [More]

DUFFY Eblast 1/21/18

Sun, Jan 21 6:00pm

Wed, Jan 31st 5:00-6:00pm - Family Math Night Mon/Tues, Feb 19-20th - NO School - Winter Break Friday, March 16th 6:00pm - Duffy School Dance Saturday, March 24th 3:00pm - Duffy Family Day at Hartford ... [More]

DUFFY Eblast 1/14/18

Sun, Jan 14 7:27pm

Mon, Jan 15th - NO School - Martin Luther King Day Wed, Jan 31st 5:00-6:00pm - Family Math Night Mon/Tues, Feb 19-20th - NO School - Winter Break Friday, March 16th 6:00pm - Duffy School Dance Saturda ... [More]

DUFFY Eblast 1/7/18

Sun, Jan 7 7:32pm

Mon, Jan 15th - NO School - Martin Luther King Day Wed, Jan 31st 5:00-6:00pm - Family Math Night Mon/Tues, Feb 19-20th - NO School - Winter Break       1. HAPPY NEW YEAR!!   2. AFTER SCHOOL SPORTS - S ... [More]

DUFFY Eblast 12/17/17

Sun, Dec 17 6:00pm

Mon Dec 25th thru Mon Jan 1st - NO School - Winter Break       1. Crazy About Sports Camp - Come and join the fun at Mr. DeVeau's Crazy About Sports Winter Vacation Camp!   When: December 27th - Decem ... [More]

Crazy About Sports Camp with Mr. DeVeau - December 27-29

Mon, Dec 11 9:31pm

Come and join the fun at Mr. DeVeau's Crazy About Sports Winter Vacation Camp!   When: December 27th - December 29th  9am-12pm   Please see the attached flyer for more information!  

DUFFY Eblast 12/10/17

Sun, Dec 10 5:58pm

Mon Dec 25th thru Mon Jan 1st - NO School - Winter Break       1. The CT Science Center is offering a unique opportunity to save money on admission and earn money for Duffy School.  Tickets are availa ... [More]

Pajama Day

Fri, Dec 8 12:12am

**REMINDER** Today Friday, Dec 8th is PJ Day for the Kids! All West Hartford schools are inviting everyone  to wear their PJs to school. Please consider an optional donation of $1.00 to benefit Connec ... [More]

DUFFY Eblast 12/3/17

Sun, Dec 3 6:06pm

Wednesday Dec 6th 7:00-8:00 pm- Grades 4&5 Winter Concert Friday Dec 9th - PJ Day for the Kids to support CCMC Mon Dec 25th thru Mon Jan 1st - NO School - Winter Break       1. The CT Science Center i ... [More]

DUFFY Eblast 11/26/17

Sun, Nov 26 6:02pm

Tuesday Nov 28th 5:30-7:30 Scholastic Book Fair Family Night Wednesday Dec 6th 7:00-8:00 pm- Grades 4&5 Winter Concert Friday Dec 9th - PJ Day for the Kids to support CCMC Mon Dec 25th thru Mon Jan 1s ... [More]

DUFFY Eblast 11/19/17

Sun, Nov 19 6:03pm

Thursday/Friday Nov 23-24 - No School - Thanksgiving Break Wednesday Dec 6th - Grades 4&5 Winter Concert       1. Great by 8 Monthly Meeting - Please see the attached flyer for information on Monday's ... [More]

CT Science Center tickets

Thu, Nov 16 4:25pm

CT Science Center Fundraiser: Each family will be receiving a flyer in your child ‘s folder this week along with an order form as part of our CT Science Center fundraiser. The Science Center is provid ... [More]

DUFFY Eblast 11/12/17

Sun, Nov 12 8:00pm

Tuesday Nov 14  Early Dismissal 1:30pm Wednesday Nov 15 Regular Dismissal 2:00pm Thursday Nov 16  Early Dismissal 1:30pm Friday Nov 17  Early Dismissal 1:30pm Thursday/Friday Nov 23-24 - No School - T ... [More]

Parent’s Night Out Wrap-up

Wed, Nov 8 4:46pm

Thank you to ALL of the families who supported our fundraising efforts through Parents Night Out. It was a huge success and the Parents Night Out event at Waypoint on Saturday was a ton of fun. I am p ... [More]

DUFFY Eblast 11/5/17

Sun, Nov 5 6:06pm

Tuesday Nov 7th - No School - Election Day Thursday Nov 9th 7-8pm - Family Learning Night Thursday/Friday Nov 23-24 - No School - Thanksgiving Break Wednesday Dec 6th - Grades 4&5 Winter Concert   1.  ... [More]

Parents Night Out is Saturday 11/4

Thu, Nov 2 11:03am

Parents Night Out:  Saturday, November 4th (7-10pm) at Waypoint Spirits in Bloomfield There’s still time to purchase tickets to Saturday’s biggest Duffy fundraiser.  Advanced tickets are $35 and then ... [More]

DUFFY Eblast 10/29/17

Sun, Oct 29 6:01pm

Tuesday Oct 31st, 2:40pm - Annual Halloween Parade Saturday Nov 4th, 7-10pm - Parents Night Out Auction Tuesday Nov 7th - No School - Election Day Thursday Nov 9th 7-8pm - Family Learning Night Thursd ... [More]

Looking for 1 Parent Volunteer on Weekly Basis

Fri, Oct 27 2:32pm

We need ONE parent volunteer for 15 minutes every Monday , Wednesday and Friday to come in at entry -8;30,  go to the cafeteria and pick up apx 10 breakfast bags and then deliver a certain number to e ... [More]

DUFFY Eblast 10/22/17

Sun, Oct 22 6:17pm

Tuesday Oct 31st, 2:40pm - Annual Halloween Parade Saturday Nov 4th, 7-10pm - Parents Night Out Auction Tuesday Nov 7th - No School - Election Day Thursday Nov 9th 7-8pm - Family Learning Night Thursd ... [More]

DUFFY Eblast 10/15/17

Sun, Oct 15 5:47pm

Tuesday Oct 31st, 2:40pm - Annual Halloween Parade Saturday Nov 4th, 7-10pm - Parents Night Out Auction Tuesday Nov 7th - No School - Election Day Thursday Nov 9th 7-8pm - Family Learning Night Wednes ... [More]

Reminder: Today Duffy Farmers Market and Bingo Night

Thu, Oct 12 7:05am

Duffy Farmers Market will be held today at dismissal on the front lawn. Cash only.   Duffy Bingo Night is tonight 6:00-7:30pm in the Duffy cafeteria. Duffy Family Nights Committee presents a fun event ... [More]

DUFFY Eblast 10/8/17

Sun, Oct 8 6:00pm

Monday Oct 9th - No School - Columbus Day Thursday Oct 12th, Dismissal - Farmers Market Thursday Oct 12th, 6-7:30pm - Duffy Bingo Night Tuesday Oct 31st, 2:40pm - Annual Halloween Parade Saturday Nov ... [More]

FundIt payment information

Wed, Oct 4 10:17pm

If you are paying for FundIt cards using a check this month, please make checks payable to "Duffy PTO".   Thank you. 

RSVP & Purchase Tickets to Duffy PTO Parents Night Out NOW

Tue, Oct 3 10:37am

DUFFY PARENTS NIGHT OUT - Tickets on sale now!!!   Simply click on the link (or cut and paste into your web browser) to RSVP and pay for your tickets to the 2nd Annual Parents Night Out taking place o ... [More]

DUFFY Eblast 10/1/17

Sun, Oct 1 5:37pm

Monday Oct 9th - No School - Columbus Day Thursday Oct 12th, 6-7:30pm - Duffy Bingo Night Saturday Nov 4th, 7-10pm - Parents Night Out Auction Tuesday Nov 7th - No School - Election Day Wednesday Dec ... [More]

Help earn funds for Duffy School

Tue, Sep 26 10:51pm

Here are 3 simple ways to earn money for all Duffy students. It will take a minute to sign up. Each time you shop at Stop and Shop or on Amazon, money will be donated back to Duffy School!   Duffy Fun ... [More]

Duffy Communications

Tue, Sep 12 11:04am

Just wanted to let everyone know that moving forward, school wide Konstella communications will be sent from our new " DUFFY PTO" Admin.  If anyone would like to post pertinent announcements or sign u ... [More]

Seeking Duffy Salad Bar Parent Volunteers

Thu, Sep 7 11:55am

Seeking Duffy Salad Bar Volunteers Who: Parents/Grandparents who are interested in managing and assisting children with salad bar What: job description is making sure salad bar is filled during lunch ... [More]