Rise & Thrive News Week of October 4, 2021

Duff Elementary


Being optimistic is defined as feeling or showing hope for the future. Our AMAZING MUSTANGS make it much easier to be optimistic is a world that often seems chaotic and out of control. Ms. Prinz has provided a calendar below for Optimistic October. Feel free to print the calendar and post it on your fridge or other prominent place for your family to be intentional about practicing optimism.

Recent trends on Facebook, Tik Tok, Instagram and other social media platforms often highlight and celebrate pessimism, being unkind and disrespectful. Sadly, our children see and hear these ideas and interactions and then engage in that same behavior. If your children are exposed to these, please discuss with your child alternative outcomes that could put a positive and optimistic spin on the situation. We are working diligently on social emotional learning and helping students contribute to their family school and community in a positive way.

optimistic october

say cheese...october 14th is school picture day

Monster mash

dads engaged for excellence

pta reflections contest

We would love to see many of our very talented Mustangs participate in the PTA Reflections contest. The theme this year is: I will CHANGE the world by. . . We think some of the most amazingly creative kids in the world call Duff their school and we think the world would be inspired to know their amazing ideas about how they would change this world!

Dates to Remember

  • October 8th - Student Holiday
  • October 11th - Student Holiday
  • October 14th - Fall Picture Day
  • October 15th - 3rd Grade Silly Spooky Spectacular 9:00am & 6:30pm
  • October 15th - PTA Monster Mash Dance 7:00pm
  • October 22nd - Progress Reports
  • October 29th - Vocabulary Parade
  • October 29th - End of the 2nd Six Weeks

The Week in Review

Here are just a few pictures we captured this week! We will have more each week for you to enjoy!

Together, We Rise & Thrive

Blessings, Cindy & Tina

Thank you PTA for the wonderful lunch!!!!


Created with images by Kanenori - "mount fuji japan volcano" • castleguard - "heart leaf autumn"