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. 21, 2018

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. 21, 2017, from 4 to 7 p.m. Learn more.

Fall Gifts and Wraps Fundraiser: Fall 2018

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, 2018

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 ninth-annual Turkey Trot is set for Sunday, Nov. 18, 2018. Learn more.

DA Night at the Hurricanes: Winter 2019

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

Benefit Auction: April 6, 2019

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 2019 event will take the form of a gala on Saturday, April 6. Learn more. 

Used Book Sale: April 25–27, 2019

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 2019

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

  • October 2018
    • ThuOct25 CavClassifieds Ad Deadline
  • November 2018
    • ThuNov15 Parents Council Meeting 8:15 AMMiddle School Board Room
    • MonNov26 CavClassifieds Ad Deadline
  • December 2018
    • MonDec17 CavClassifieds Ad Deadline
  • January 2019
    • ThuJan17 Parents Council Meeting 8:15 AMMiddle School Board Room
    • FriJan25 CavClassifieds Ad Deadline
  • February 2019
    • ThuFeb21 Parents Council Meeting 8:15 AMMiddle School Board Room
    • FriFeb22 CavClassifieds Ad Deadline
  • March 2019
    • ThuMar21 Parents Council Meeting 8:15 AMMiddle School Board Room
    • MonMar25 CavClassifieds Ad Deadline
  • April 2019
    • SatApr06 Benefit Auction 6:30 PM
    • WedApr24 CavClassifieds Ad Deadline
  • May 2019
    • WedMay22 Parents Council Luncheon and Meeting Middle School Board Room
    • FriMay24 CavClassifieds Ad Deadline
Parents Association News
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. 16, from 7:45 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. on the lower field. In addition to books, lots of snacks will be for sale!
Parents, please join us as we sort the generous donations of books that continue to stream in for Durham Academy's Used Book Sale.
Box Tops for Education are found on many products that are likely already in your homes, such as Kleenex, Ziploc, Nature Valley, Annie's brand foods, and Hefty products.
The entire Durham Academy community — students, parents, siblings, faculty and staff — is invited to attend the All-School Picnic, set for Sunday, Oct. 21, from 4 to 7 p.m. on the Lower School grounds.
Is your wrapping paper collection in need of a little sprucing up ahead of the holidays and another school year filled with birthdays? Are you on the hunt for some unique gift items? Durham Academy Parents Association's Fall Gifts & Wraps Fundraiser offers parents a simple way to support the school and purchase high-quality gifts and gift wrap at the same time!
Parents, please join us as we sort the piles and piles of used books that have been donated for Durham Academy's Used Book Sale over the summer.
It's time for pizza night! The next Dine for DA event is set for Tuesday, Sept. 25, from 4:30–9 p.m. at Blaze Pizza. Enjoy dinner with other DA families — and feel free to linger over an extra slice, because the next morning is a delayed start to the school day!
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