The Duffy Short

May 2, 2019



Our Duffy Promise:


As Duffy citizens, we show respect, demonstrate compassion, and take responsibility for our learning and our actions.

Duffy School Calendar


* KEY DATES MAY 2 TO MAY 16 *

Events are at Duffy unless otherwise noted.


Thursday, May 2nd
  • 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. - Kindergarten to Westmoor Park
  • 7:00 - 8:00 p.m. - Sharing Stories (The Cultural Timeline) (See Flyer)


Monday, May 6th - Friday, May 10th

  • National Teacher Appreciation Week


Monday, May 6th

  • 9:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. - Grade 4 to Spicebush Swamp


Tuesday, May 7th

  • First Day of Art Show (on display through May 23rd)
  • 9:30 - 10:30 a.m. - Spring Concert
  • 7:00 - 8:00 p.m. - Spring Concert


Wednesday, May 8th

  • Wear Classroom Teacher's Favorite Color Day
  • School Nurse Appreciation Day
  • 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. - Grade 2 to Westmoor Park
  • 11:00 - 11:30 a.m. - Egg Drop for Grades 3-5
  • 11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. - Egg Drop for Grades K-2
  • 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. - QUEST Investigation Celebration (at Webster Hill School)


Thursday, May 9th

  • 8:45 - 9:45 a.m. - Welcoming Schools Focus Group Meeting


Friday, May 10th

  • 8:45 a.m. - 1:45 p.m. - Grade 3 to Westmoor Park
  • 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. - Grade 5 Field Day
  • 7:05 p.m. - 9:05 p.m. - Duffy Night at the Yard Goats (Gates open 6:00 p.m.)


Tuesday, May 14th

  • 9:00 - 10:30 a.m. - SBAC Testing (Grades 3-5)
  • 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. - Welcoming Schools Focus Group Meeting


Wednesday, May 15th

  • 9:00 - 10:30 a.m. - SBAC Testing (Grades 3-5)


Thursday, May 16th

  • 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. - Grade 4 Field Day

Dragon Dirt

(Policies, Announcements, & Celebrations)


THE ART SHOW AND STEAM NIGHT ARE COMING!!!

Mrs. Schott and volunteers are hard at work displaying our Dragons' masterpieces for the Art Show, which will run from May 7th through May 23rd. On May 23rd, the Art Show will close with a special STEAM Night planned by the Enrichment Committee. So mark those calendars for an evening that's educational and FULL of fun for the whole family! More information about the Art Show, STEAM Night and supplies needed is contained in the following flyers. If a larger view is needed, or you'd like to print the information, just click on the picture!

CHOIR MEMBER FAMILIES

Information regarding upcoming choir practices, the Spring Concert, and singing at the Yard Goat game was recently sent home with your student. For your convenience, that information is also included here:


Practices & Concert

Yard Goats Game

LAST DAY OF SCHOOL & PROMOTION DATES

The last day of school is Friday, June 14th, and dismissal at Duffy will be at 2:00 p.m. School promotion celebrations and high school graduation have been scheduled as follows:


  • Duffy 5th Gr. Class Day - Monday, 6/10, 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. (FAMILIES INVITED);
  • Sedgwick & Bristow - Wednesday, 6/12; and
  • Hall & Conard - Thursday, 6/13.

SUGGESTION BOX

Check out the suggestion box located in the front lobby under the portrait of Louise Duffy. Feel free to drop in your anonymous comment, concern, or compliment. We appreciate your feedback. Thank you!


POLICIES & PARENT PORTAL

Want to know what time school gets out when the Superintendent announces early dismissal due to weather? Looking to find out how to update emergency contact information for your child? Information about the


  • Emergency Closing policy;
  • Outdoor Recess policy;
  • Public Act 16-189, An Act Concerning Student Data Privacy; and
  • Parent Portal


can be found here.


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Celebrating Equity, Diversity & Inclusion

Flyers

(Click on picture to view flyer.)

Publication & Submission Dates

Submissions can be sent to Kristi Laverty at Kristi_Laverty@whps.org and/or Martha Kehoe at martha_kehoe@whps.org.


Upcoming Publication Dates:

May 16th - Duffy Dateline. Submission deadline is Monday, May 13th.

May 30th - The Duffy Short. Flyer submission only by Tuesday, May 28th.