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

Parents Council Calendar

  • August 2018
    • ThuAug30 Parents Council Kick-Off Meeting 8:15 AMMiddle School Board Room
  • September 2018
    • ThuSep20 Parents Council Meeting 8:15 AMMiddle School Board Room
    • TueSep25 Dine for DA at Blaze Pizza 4:30 PM to 9:00 PM
  • October 2018
    • ThuOct18 Parents Council Meeting 8:15 AMMiddle School Board Room
  • November 2018
    • ThuNov15 Parents Council Meeting 8:15 AMMiddle School Board Room
  • December 2018
  • January 2019
    • ThuJan17 Parents Council Meeting 8:15 AMMiddle School Board Room
  • February 2019
    • ThuFeb21 Parents Council Meeting 8:15 AMMiddle School Board Room
  • March 2019
    • ThuMar21 Parents Council Meeting 8:15 AMMiddle School Board Room
  • April 2019
    • SatApr06 Benefit Auction 6:30 PM
  • May 2019
    • WedMay22 Parents Council Luncheon and Meeting Middle School Board Room
Parents Association News
From classmates' contact information to team schedules and division calendars, the Durham Academy App/online directory has what you need to prepare for and stay organized through the new school year.
Durham Academy Parents Association collects Box Tops for Education, and the next collection deadline is Monday, Feb. 26 — so start clipping and dropping them off!
The Durham Academy Used Book Sale and Bake Sale was a huge success, with thousands of books finding homes with appreciative readers and about $13,000 raised for Parents Association! The funds raised will make a tangible difference in the lives of students and teachers — by supporting student enrichment events, faculty wish list items, schoolwide community-building events, capital initiatives and faculty endowment initiatives, just to name a few.
It's time to make room on your bookshelves; the Used Book Sale and Bake Sale is next week! The sale — with thousands of books available in nearly every genre imaginable — will be open to the DA community Thursday, April 19, and Friday, April, 20 (7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. both days), and to the public Saturday, April 21, from 9 a.m. to noon.
Durham Academy Parents Association's Online Auction is now open, so log in and place your bids! The auction will be open through Saturday at 10 p.m.
Join with fellow parents, students and faculty on Friday, May 4, for a fun night of baseball and friendship at Durham Bulls Athletic Park — DA Night at the Durham Bulls! In addition, it's Star Wars Night, and the game will be followed by fireworks, so you won't want to miss it!
Mark your calendar for the next Dine Out for DA event, set for Tuesday, March 27, with Bull Street Gourmet & Market, Pop's Backdoor Pizza & Calzones and Tutti Frutti! Come spend time with other DA families, enjoy a delicious barbecue meal or snack, and raise money for Parents Association at the same time.
It is that time of year again! Durham Academy's Parents Council, the governing body of the DA Parents Association, is laying the groundwork for the 2018-2019 year and is calling for nominations for our executive committee and division representative positions.
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