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

Parents Council Calendar

Parents Association News
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.
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!
Summer break may be months away, but now is the time to line up camps — and Parents Association's Online Auction will offer parents the opportunity to bid on some of the area's most sought-after camps during a special Summer Camps Presale, from Monday, Feb. 5, to Friday, Feb. 9.
What do your kids' teachers and the Carolina Hurricanes have in common? Both look forward to seeing you on Friday, March 2!
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.
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