Welcome to Duffy Elementary School
On behalf of the teaching and support staff at Duffy
elementary school, I welcome you to our school community. I have written a quote by Herbert Hoover, “Children
are our most valuable natural resource.”
I agree with him wholeheartedly.
I am excited to meet you and your child/ren. Duffy School is a wonderful place for children
to learn. The staff at Duffy School will
do everything to help your child, our most valuable natural resource, reach his
or her greatest potential. We take pride in our school and will work
to ensure you and your child will have a great year at Duffy School. As a
school community we will do whatever it takes to put children first.
Parents/Guardians are welcomed to visit the school often so we can share the
love of learning and strong values instilled here.
Together we will have high
expectations and collaboratively we will help each child achieve their greatest
potential. The six pillars of character are a living document at Duffy
School. I have seen ‘Caring’, the children hold each other’s hands and
help in the hallway. I have seen staff
gently help children navigate the hallways.
I have seen ‘Fairness’ when parents have spoken, called or e-mailed me
with concerns or questions, together we have kept an open-mind and listened to
each other. ‘Trustworthy’ is at work at
Duffy as everyone is working together to provide the children the best
education possible and the children are showing ‘Respect’ and ‘Caring’ as they
greet me, each other and staff, and they hold doors for all. Citizenship is alive and well at Duffy School
as I have observed a classroom sign their classroom constitution they
created. I observed the students playing
together, being collaborative and helpful.
Duffy School is a community where everyone works at being a life-long
Duffy School community, want to help ‘every child feel valued and special. We will do ‘whatever it takes’ to help every
child work to his/her greatest potential. We will greet the children each
morning and take a moment to hear their thoughts. We will say good-bye
each afternoon and see their smiling faces. With your help the children
will know that they will be challenged in their classrooms. They will be
given the support they need to be successful and it is our, the school’s
communities obligation to make sure we do whatever it takes to ensure the
children receive a rigorous and relevant curriculum that they deserve. We
will take the time to celebrate small and large accomplishments. Speaking for
the staff at Duffy School we are happy to work alongside of you and to have fun
while we help the children become outstanding citizens who have the
tools/education to make our world a better place.
be our best school year yet and may all the children come home each week full
of excitement about what they learned at Duffy Elementary School!
Duffy Elementary School
There are only two lasting
bequests we can hope to give our children. One is roots; the other,
wings. Hodding Carter