Parents Association Events & Fundraisers

Parents Association events offer the opportunity to get to know other Durham Academy families, and many serve as fundraisers for the school. Click the links below to learn more about upcoming activities.

All-School Picnic: Oct. 22, 2017

This fun event is an opportunity for families and faculty to gather for a relaxed afternoon of music, games and picnicking. This year's event is set for Sunday, Oct. 22, 2017, from 4 to 7 p.m. Learn more.

Fall Gifts and Wraps Fundraiser: Fall 2017

Durham Academy's Fall Gifts & Wraps Fundraiser offers parents a simple way to support the school and purchase high-quality gift wrap and gifts at the same time! Learn more.

Turkey Trot 5K and Fun Run: Nov. 18, 2017

Hundreds of students, parents, faculty, staff and alumni trot, gallop or power-walk in the Turkey Trot each year, and we hope you'll join us for this annual event! The eighth-annual Turkey Trot is set for Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017. Learn more.

DA Night at the Hurricanes: Winter 2018

Join with Durham Academy families for a fun-filled night of hockey at PNC Arena! Learn more.

Benefit Auction: April 4-7, 2018

The benefit auction is Parents Council's signature fundraising event. A gala is held every other year, with the fundraiser being online-only in even years. The 2018 event is online-only and will be held from Wednesday, April 4, through Saturday, April 7. Learn more. 

Used Book Sale: April 19-21, 2018

This is a wonderful community event celebrating a love of reading — both for the DA family and for the larger Durham community. Learn more.

DA Night at the Durham Bulls: Spring 2018

Join DA families for a fun-filled spring evening at the Durham Bulls Athletic Park! Learn more.

Dine Out for DA: Various Dates

Take a break from the kitchen and support DA at the same time at these fundraising events held throughout the year! Learn more.

Affinity Programs

We have established affinity programs with several local and online stores. Every time you use your card or scrip, Durham Academy will receive a percentage back, and there is no additional cost to you! Learn more.

Box Tops for Education

Durham Academy Parents Association collects Box Tops for Education! These are found on many products that are likely already in your homes, such as Kleenex, Annie's brand foods, and Hefty products. Learn more.

CavClassifieds

CavClassifieds is an electronic advertising service provided by the DA Parents Association through which goods or services are advertised. Learn more.

Parents Council Calendar

  • January 2018
    • ThuJan18 Parents Council Meeting 8:15 AMMiddle School Board Room
  • February 2018
    • ThuFeb15 Parents Council Meeting 8:15 AMMiddle School Board Room
  • March 2018
    • ThuMar22 Parents Council Meeting 8:15 AMUpper School Conference Room
  • April 2018
    • WedApr04 Online Auction
    • ThuApr05 Online Auction
    • FriApr06 Online Auction
    • SatApr07 Online Auction
    • ThuApr19 Parents Council Meeting 8:15 AMMiddle School Board Room
  • May 2018
    • ThuMay17 Parents Council Meeting 8:15 AMMiddle School Board Room
Parents Association News
Order Whole Foods gift cards via Parents Association by Wednesday, Dec. 6, for early Dec. 8 delivery. These are perfect for gift baskets, stocking stuffers, teacher appreciation gifts, hostess gifts, and your own shopping. Even better, Whole Foods donates 10 percent of the total to Durham Academy when you purchase through Parents Association!
The Used Book Sale collection efforts are off to a terrific start, with thousands of books donated already. Many of these books are particularly appropriate for Preschool readers, so the Used Book Sale committee will once again host a Preschool Mini Used Book Sale on Friday, Dec. 1.
Purchase Whole Foods gift cards for Thanksgiving by Tuesday, Nov. 7, through Durham Academy Parents Association's partnership with the grocer — and DA will receive 15 percent back! These gift cards are perfect for your own grocery shopping, feeding hungry students, or giving as hostess gifts. Order now and pay on your DA student bill, or send a check.
Lace up your sneakers and join us on Saturday, Nov. 18, for the eighth annual Durham Academy Turkey Trot 5K and Fun Run! Registration is now open.
The entire Durham Academy community — students, parents, siblings, faculty and staff — is invited to attend the All-School Picnic, set for Sunday, Oct. 22, from 4 to 7 p.m. on the Lower School grounds. For new families and old, the All-School Picnic is a great way to meet members of the DA community, reconnect with old friends and enjoy a Sunday afternoon.
Durham Academy Parents Association collects Box Tops for Education, and the fall collection deadline is Oct. 25 — so start clipping and dropping them off!
The Durham Academy Used Book Sale collection efforts are off to a terrific start! Many of the books that have been collected are particularly appropriate for Middle School readers, so the Used Book Sale committee will once again host a special Mini Used Book Sale and Bake Sale for Middle School students on Tuesday, Oct. 17.
Durham Academy's Fall Gifts & Wraps Fundraiser offers parents a simple way to support the school and purchase high-quality gift items and gift wrap at the same time! Order are due by Friday, Sept. 22, with delivery expected by the end of October.
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